december 2018

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OHIO Beacons of Excellence

A place to gather

For more than 40 years, Francine Childs’ home has served as an extension of Ohio University’s Athens campus, welcoming students new to the community as well as those unable to travel home for the holidays. Hear from OHIO’s first tenured black professor and visit her Elliott Street home.

Read the 2018 issue of  Ohio Women magazine.

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Nominations sought for 2019 Alumni Awards

The OHIO Alumni Association and Intercollegiate Athletics are seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards Gala, honoring Bobcats who have distinguished themselves professionally and/or who have provided notable service and support to Ohio University. Submit your nominations by Feb. 1.

Registration underway for Homecoming Parade

The Bobcat Store debuts 2018 holiday merchandise

The official online store of the OHIO Alumni Association has released its annual commemorative ornament and other items designed to add some Bobcat spirit to your holiday festivities. 

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Alumnus and renowned international law expert returns to OHIO

David Crane has traveled the world and, in the process, made it a better, more just place. Read about Crane’s 40-year career and his return to his Bobcat roots as Ohio University’s 2018-19 Glidden Visiting Professor.

LA Bobcats are gearing up for the annual Hollywood Bowl

Alumnus’ Bobcat spirit lives on through scholarship, annual event 

In the aftermath of Tyler Weymouth’s death, Andrew Logan saw an opportunity — to honor his Bobcat brother’s legacy while giving back to a place they both loved. Read about the Tyler Weymouth Memorial Scholarship and TyAthlon.

What's your Bobcat personality?

What were you wearing?

Experience the powerful Ohio University art installation that asked Athens-area residents to share their personal stories by answering a question often asked of survivors of sexual violence in order to discredit them. 


Q: The Ohio University seal features three inscriptions. Which of the following is not a translation of those inscriptions?

A. The Seal of Ohio University
B. Religion, Morality, Knowledge
C. Religion, Learning, Civility
D. Virtue Before All Things

Think you know the answer? Click here to find out.

Black Alumni Reunion planned for September 2019

Year-end giving instructions 

As you make plans to give to OHIO before the end of this calendar year, please remember that Ohio University is closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. For more information, visit ohio.edu/yearendgift.

Black Alumni Reunion planned for September 2019

Here to be heard 

Deaf since age 3, student Kirsten Pribula is lifting up the community through accessibility advocacy and thought-provoking art.

ohiotoday radio

History professor makes a little history of her own 

Katherine Jellison’s expertise, combined with a remarkable period in U.S. political history, have carried both her and Ohio University’s name far beyond Athens, Ohio.

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

OHIO alumna surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award 

Krista Trent was the state of Ohio’s only recipient of the Milken Educator Award, dubbed the “Oscars of teaching.”

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

Legacy Scholarship recipients continue proud Bobcat tradition 

The four 2018-19 awardees’ love for and connection to OHIO began long before they stepped onto the bricks of an Ohio University campus. 

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

Alumnus brings his professional journey to OHIO classroom 

Michael Gorshe shared his educational pathway that began in a coal-mining town, spanned two OHIO campuses and landed him at a Fortune Global 500 company. 

Celtic Lands

University mourns Æthelred Eldridge, retired art professor and influential avant-garde artist

Former resident assistants reflect on experiences, benefits of serving students 

University releases 2019-20 Family Weekends dates 

upcoming events


Dec. 1
Charlotte Chapter: Bobcats Give Back: Samaritan’s Feet
9:30 a.m. - noon
Charlotte, NC

Dec. 1
Chicago Chapter: Ugly Sweater Fundraiser Party

2 - 5 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Dec. 4
Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland: Holiday Ornament / Gift Exchange

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lakewood, OH

Dec. 5
Bobcat Bash: OHIO Men’s Basketball vs. Xavier
4 - 6 p.m.
Cincinnati, OH

Dec. 6
Metro NYC Bobcats: Bobsnacks: A Night of Excerpts
6 - 10 p.m.
New York, NY

Dec. 7
Massachusetts Serving New England Chapter: Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
5 - 10 p.m.
Boston, MA

Dec. 8
Akron Association of Ohio University Women: Holiday Luncheon 2018

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Dec. 8
Middle Tennessee Chapter: Bobcats at The Ballet

7 - 9 p.m.
Nashville, TN

Dec. 12
Los Angeles Chapter: 5th Annual OHIO-in-LA Fall Screening

7:30 - 11 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA

Dec. 16
Austin Chapter: Austin Bobcats take on the Pubcrawler

2 - 4:30 p.m.
Austin, TX

Dec. 20
Ebony Bobcat Network Cincinnati/Dayton: EBN Connects

6 - 8 p.m.
Cincinnati, OH

Dec. 21
Ebony Bobcat Network Columbus: Bobcat Jingle, Mix and Mingle 2018

6 - 9 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Dec. 29
Ebony Bobcat Network Cleveland: EBN Connects: Cleveland

2 - 4 p.m.
South Euclid, OH

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Ohio University Alumni Association
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