march 2018

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OHIO Alumni Association Year In Review

Your OHIO Alumni Association recognizes that without the hard work of volunteers across the nation, we would not have the success, support and Bobcat pride that we do. That's why we focused on volunteerism for the 2017 annual report. Watch Bobcat teamwork in action here.

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Nico Karagosian named vice president of OHIO Advancement

OHIO President M. Duane Nellis recently named Nico Karagosian as vice president of University Advancement and president and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. Karagosian brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions, most recently at the University of Cincinnati.

Global Health Initiative sparks generosity and widespread change

Established in 2012, OHIO’s Global Health Initiative program has helped passionate Bobcats learn about international health issues and create real-world solutions to these problems. Read about the impact students are leaving through this successful program that fosters goodwill and global change.

Choose your own On The Green Weekend experience

On The Green Weekend returns May 16-19. Take control and design your own OTG schedule! Can’t make it until Saturday? Want to catch the Film Festival but skip the Bobcat Dash? No problem! Mix and match events to create a unique, memorable weekend in Athens that includes exactly what interests you.

Submit an original logo design for Homecoming 2018!

Bobcats, we have a winner! The 2018 Homecoming theme is "Athens State of Mind," a creative nod to the experience of college life in our spot on the map. The annual event, scheduled for Oct. 15-20, will need a new brand to bring the theme to life. Read more about the inspiration for the theme and how to enter our logo competition. All submissions are due March 20 to homecoming@ohio.edu.


Q: It’s March, Bobcats! You know what that means: March Madness! In 2012, OHIO’s mens basketball team defeated what team to advance into the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament?

A) University of Michigan Wolverines
B) Indiana University Hoosiers
C) University of South Florida Bulls
D) The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Tar Heels

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

BobcaThon’s day of dancing raises $100,000 for charity 

OHIO’s student-run fundraiser, BobcaThon, culminated with its annual 12-hour dance marathon, raising $100,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Watch the video.

Look your Bobcat best with a T-shirt or polo from The Bobcat Store

This month, ditch those long-sleeved shirts and add to your OHIO apparel collection with T-shirts and polos from The Bobcat Store! Enjoy free shipping on these items throughout the month of March.


OHIO professor honors former student at NYC Marathon

Haden DeRoberts’, BSS ‘16, zeal for life inspired everyone he met. Less than a year after DeRoberts’ passing, one OHIO professor carried on his former student’s story by raising money for cancer research.

Chillicothe librarian’s legacy of discovery and acceptance lives on in rare book collection

Stanley Planton’s passion and appreciation for discovery live on through the Quinn Library’s Religious Tolerance Collection, which features philosophical works that explore a variety of religions and introduce the principle of acceptance.

Robinson Center for Reading fosters passion for learning

The Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading recently reopened after the completion of the remodeling of the Patton College of Education, giving OHIO students the opportunity to encourage a love for reading and learning in K-12 students.

New Zealand

OHIO Basketball shoots to make a difference in Athens

OHIO Urban Scholars experience success and prosperity since graduation

upcoming events


March 3
Middle Tennessee Chapter: Annual Beat the Heat, Cooler Sort-a-Thon
1 – 4 p.m.
Nashville, TN

March 3
ACRN Alumni Columbus Meetup

5 – 8 p.m.
Columbus, OH

March 4
OHIO Alumni & Friends Reception at NIRSA
9 – 10:30 p.m.
Denver, CO

March 6
DOSA – NASPA OHIO University Alumni & Friends Reception
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA

March 8
Metro NYC Bobcats – Museum of Modern Art After-Hours Tour
5:30 - 7 p.m.
New York, NY

March 9
Greater Los Angeles Chapter – OHIO Night at Cavs vs. Clippers

6 – 10 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA

March 10
Chicago Chapter – Private Yoga & Post-Class Beverages
10 a.m. - Noon
Chicago, IL

March 13
Denver Chapter: The Pig & The Sprout for Pints

6 – 9 p.m.
Denver, CO

March 17
Greater Cincinnati Chapter – Bobcats Care: Volunteer Opportunity
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Cincinnati, OH

March 23 - 25
SMOSAF – Singing Men of OHIO Alumni Weekend 2018

Hermosa Beach, CA

March 23
OHIO in the Arts Reception
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

March 24 - April 7
New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud
New Zealand

March 24
OHIO Softball Alumni Weekend & Stadium Dedication
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 24
SAFTE – Robert P. Comer Spring Education Conference
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 24
Ohio Women’s Ensemble Alumnae Society – Title IX Alumnae Day
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 24
The Post Alumni Society – Annual Alumni Reunion 2018
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 24
Student Senate Alumni Society – Annual Meeting 2018
1 – 3 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 24
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter – OHIO Alumni at The Blue Jackets 2018
5 – 10 p.m.
Columbus, OH

March 24
Student Senate Alumni Society – Reception and Senior Toast
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Athens, OH

March 29
Akron Association of Ohio University Women – Bobcat Beer School
7 – 9 p.m.
Akron, OH

March 30
San Diego Chapter: Hockey Night with the Gulls
7 – 9:30 p.m.
San Diego, CA

March 31
San Francisco Chapter: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

Contact Us:

Ohio University Alumni Association
Konneker Alumni Center | 52 University Terrace | 1 Ohio University | Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-593-4300 | Fax: 740-593-0970
Email: alumni@ohio.edu

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