february 2019

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OHIO Beacons of Excellence

More than $580,000 and counting 

That’s how much scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates, thanks to donors who have contributed to The OHIO Match. The program ends June 30, 2019, and has been expanded to include regional campuses and donor-specified programs. Read about how you can contribute to this historic investment in student accessibility and affordability.

 Help OHIO find the next generation of Bobcats!

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Submit your Homecoming 2019 theme ideas

It’s time to channel your Bobcat Pride and help lay the groundwork for this year’s Homecoming festivities! Homecoming 2019 theme ideas are being accepted now through Feb. 28.

Registration underway for Homecoming Parade

Trustees release funding for new medical education facility

Construction on the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine academic building, part of OHIO’s new Union Street Green, is expected to begin in May and be completed in late 2020.

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Spread OHIO love with The Bobcat Store

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the OHIO Alumni Association’s official online store is offering free shipping on all barware and jewelry, excluding class rings sold through Balfour, throughout the month of February. 

LA Bobcats are gearing up for the annual Hollywood Bowl

In her footsteps

Kay Dauphin-Falkenhan and Anna Bekavac formed a special bond long before the young Bobcat followed her lifelong mentor’s path to Ohio University. Read about this Bobcat connection 15 years in the making.

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Restorations underway for piece of OHIO’s earliest history

A “traveling trunk” made by Manasseh Cutler in 1788 in preparation for his journey to the future home of Ohio University is being restored, thanks to a grant awarded to OHIO’s University Libraries.

Bobcat Nation welcomes new executive director of OHIO Alumni Association

Scholarship pays tribute to Ironton resident’s life of service

Jasmine Anderson and her family established the Zelma S. Holmes Scholarship to encourage Ohio University Southern students’ commitment to lifelong learning and community service. 


Q: John Newton Templeton holds a special place in Ohio University history as the first African-American OHIO graduate and only the fourth African-American to graduate from college in the United States. In what year did Templeton receive his OHIO degree? (Hint: One hundred years later, OHIO completed construction on Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, named after Templeton and Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn, the first African-American woman to graduate from Ohio University.)

A. 1827
B. 1828
C. 1829
D. 1830

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

Black Alumni Reunion planned for September 2019

Video spotlights fall semester achievements 

“Highlighting the Green” recaps the remarkable feats of Bobcat students, faculty, staff and alumni. Check out just a few of fall 2018’s points of pride.

ohiotoday radio

Ellis Hall renovation celebrated

Students, alumni, employees and friends marked the occasion by sharing memories of one of OHIO’s oldest and largest academic buildings. 

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

New fund supports Bobcats in short-term emergencies

Thanks to support from a generous donor, OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs has launched a new micro-grants program.

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

A legacy fulfilled

Three Margaret Boyd Scholars Program alumnae reflect on their experiences. Read about Bobcat women continuing the legacy of OHIO’s first female student. 

OHIO alumnus opens nation’s largest indoor adventure park 

National Academy of Engineering, OHIO award 2019 Russ Prize 

Five innovators behind the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention, previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty, are this year’s winners. 

Celtic Lands

University mourns Ellery Golos, founder of Honors Tutorial College and emeritus professor

Baker Fund awards nearly $50,000 to five faculty proposals

President Nellis creates Corporate Engagement Task Force 

The future (of engineering) is female

OHIO community ready to boogie for a good cause at BobcaThon 2019

Support OHIO

Give to the Ohio University Student Emergency Fund

upcoming events


Feb. 1
School of Music Society of Alumni & Friends — OMEA Reception
6 – 7:50 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Feb. 2
Greater Los Angeles Chapter — Bobcats Give Back
9 a.m. – Noon
Commerce, CA

Feb. 9
Akron Association of Ohio University Women — Bobcat Blankets for Ronald McDonald House 2019
1 – 3 p.m.
Akron, OH

Feb. 9
Houston Chapter — Houston Food Bank Volunteering 2019
1 – 4 p.m.
Houston, TX

Feb. 10
Austin Chapter — Austin Bobcats take on the Pubcrawler 2019
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Austin, TX

Feb. 10
Ebony Bobcat Network Cleveland — Annual Theater Scholarship Fundraiser 2019
1 – 6 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Feb. 10
Massachusetts Serving New England Chapter — Future Leadership Informational Meeting
1 – 3 p.m.
Ashland, MA

Feb. 11
OHIO College of Business Students and Atlanta Alumni Networking Reception
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta, GA

Feb. 13
Spring Bobcat Breakfast (Employer registration)
Spring Bobcat Breakfast (Student registration)
9 – 10 a.m.
Athens, OH

Feb. 16
OHIO Campus Rec: Alumni & Friends NIRSA Social
8 – 9 p.m.
Boston, MA

Feb. 16
Middle Tennessee Chapter — Bowling with Bobcats
2 – 4 p.m.
Hermitage, TN

Feb. 21
Pittsburgh Chapter — Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks Hockey Game
7 – 10 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

Feb. 23–28
Alumni Travel: Iceland — Reykjavik & The Northern Lights

Feb. 23
Chicago Chapter — Mimosas, Muffins & Bobcats Painting
10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Feb. 28
OHIO College of Business Students and Pittsburgh Alumni Networking Reception
5:30 — 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

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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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