october 2018

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OHIO Beacons of Excellence

Betty bounces back

The new issue of Ohio Today magazine is all about grit, and nothing says grit like jumping back into roller derby after major surgery. Check out Amy Meeks’ story at ohiotoday.org.

Register for Homecoming 2018, Oct. 15-20! 

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Connecting mountains and educational institutions 

Ohio University students trek the Tetons and learn by doing — thanks to the vision and support of Ralph Haberfeld, AB ’69. Read more about this place-based educational endeavor 50 years in the making.

Registration underway for Homecoming Parade

Onward with OMSAR 

Data shows that multicultural students don’t always thrive on predominantly white campuses, but OHIO’s Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention is turning the tide. Click here to learn about OMSAR’s efforts and successes

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Get nostalgic with this year’s Homecoming Instagram contest

Return to your “Athens State of Mind” by recreating one of your favorite OHIO photos or one from University Archives. Click here for contest rules and some #OHIOThenAndNow photos to inspire you.

LA Bobcats are gearing up for the annual Hollywood Bowl

Homecoming specials at The Bobcat Store

The official store of the OHIO Alumni Association is offering free shipping on all apparel throughout October and is selling the official 2018 Homecoming shirt with an opportunity to send an inspiring message to an admitted student.

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Town, gown gearing up for Homecoming Week

It’s time for Bobcats to channel their “Athens State of Mind” as town and gown prepare to join together for the collective community’s biggest and most spirited celebration of the year: Homecoming 2018.

Registration underway for Homecoming Parade

Glenn Corlett named Alumnus of the Year 

The OHIO Alumni Association will kick off Homecoming Weekend 2018 with its 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala, honoring individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to the University, to their fields and to their communities. 

What's your Bobcat personality?

We survived! 

Ohio Today magazine reflects on OHIO’s ultimate story of “grit” — years of weathering repeated flooding of the Athens Campus and the epic task of relocating the Hocking River. 


Q: In 1926, Ohio University’s civil and electrical engineering departments were moved into this building on President Street. The building was demolished in 1976 and was later replaced by the Bentley Hall Annex. (Hint: The building was named after a two-time Ohio University president.)

A. Howard Hall
B. Crewson Hall
C. Crook Hall
D. Super Hall

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

Black Alumni Reunion planned for September 2019

More grit from Gipe

Author Robert Gipe’s 2015 “Trampoline” was hailed as a landmark event in Appalachian literature. The novel’s sequel, “Weedeater,” takes aim at the opioid epidemic.

ohiotoday radio

An advocate for all

Jordyn Zimmerman finds strength in persistence and champions inclusivity on campus. Read about how this education major persevered against the odds.

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes new trustees 

Get to know the board’s eight new trustees and the new OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors representative at ohiotoday.org.

Celtic Lands

1804 Fund invests over $393K in education and research

Fight or flight: Students step outside comfort zones in thesis competition

upcoming events


Oct. 4
College of Business — Chicago Alumni Networking Reception
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Oct. 6-20
Alumni Travel: New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud

Oct. 6
Houston Chapter — 5th Annual Alumni BBQ

6 – 9 p.m.
Houston, TX

Oct. 11
Metro NYC Bobcats — One World Trade Center Homecoming Sunset Happy Hour
6 – 8 p.m.
New York, NY

Oct. 11
Middle Tennessee Chapter — Bobcats Way Late Play Date
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Nashville, TN

Oct. 13-24
Alumni Travel: Oceania Cruise — Glorious Greece

Oct. 13
Bobcat Bash: OHIO Football vs. Northern Illinois
Noon – 2 p.m.
DeKalb, IL

Oct. 15-20
2018 Homecoming Week: Athens State of Mind

Athens, OH

Oct. 19-20
Ohio Women’s Ensemble Alumnae Society — 2018 Homecoming

Athens, OH

Oct. 19
OHIO Alumni Association — 2018 Annual Alumni Awards Gala

5:30 – 9 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
Housing & Residence Life Homecoming Brunch

8 – 9:45 a.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
College of Business: Homecoming Breakfast and Parade Watch

9 – 11 a.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
Division of Student Affairs Homecoming Tailgate

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
Varsity Ohio — Homecoming 2018 All Sports Reunion

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
Russ College Homecoming Tailgate 2018

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 20
Akron-Canton Chapter — Meet & Greet at Missing Mountain Brewing Co.
4 – 8 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Oct. 21
Atlanta Chapter: Bobcat Soccer Outing

3 – 5 p.m.
Atlanta, GA

Oct. 24
Charlotte Chapter — All Ohio Happy Hour

6 – 8 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

Oct. 26
Denver Chapter — Halloween Party

7 – 11 p.m.
Denver, CO

Oct. 27
Ebony Bobcat Network Cincinnati/Dayton — Paul Dunbar House Screening: Beyond the Mask

Noon – 4 p.m.
Dayton, OH

Oct. 31 – Nov. 8
Alumni Travel: Autumn in Provence-Burgundy-Beaujolais

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