february 2020

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Driven to lead

The latest episode of Ohio Today Radio follows one soon-to-be OHIO graduate’s journey into the world of sexual assault activism in the weeks after Ohio University hosted the first-ever It’s On Us National Student Leadership Summit. Hear her open and honest story.

Enjoy up to 50 percent off during The Bobcat Store’s winter clearance sale

A Ryors Hall reunion 50 years in the making

Fifty years after they abruptly parted ways in the wake of the University closing following days of protests, a group of women who resided in Ryors Hall as first-year students has reconnected online and reunited in Athens.

Hitting her stride

The loss of her mother drove alumna Tiffany Chenault to set a goal: Run a half marathon in all 50 states before turning 50. Read about how far this goal has taken her and the academic journey that grew from it.

Hope 101

Most of the students in Amy Donofrio’s class were considered “at risk.” Unfazed, the OHIO alumna motivated them to launch a movement that reframed the narrative and took Donofrio and her students to the White House, Capitol Hill and the TEDx stage.

TEDx is coming to Ohio University

TEDxOhioUniversity 2020, themed “Thriving in Rural Communities,” aims to highlight and spread positive thinking and ideas associated with the challenges and opportunities that exist when living, working and thriving in rural communities and beyond.


Q: Since 1958, Bird Arena has served as the home of Ohio University’s ice hockey team, but the building was originally built for what purpose?

A. Classrooms
B. A field house
C. Student housing
D. A community center

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

Alumnus starts fundraiser spurred by Heisman speech, raises over $500K for local food pantry

For Will Drabold, Athens County native Joe Burrow’s Heisman Memorial Trophy acceptance speech was a call to action.

Alumni postcard inspires student to enroll at OHIO, recruit future Bobcats

When she arrived on campus, Emily Weidig found herself wanting to help shape OHIO’s future in the same way the Postcard Project shaped hers.

A culture of community

Read about the six women, including four OHIO alumnae, who are bringing national acclaim to Ohio University’s award-winning Innovation Center.

Journalism for good

At OHIO, Caitlin Hunt found her calling to improve the world of indigenous journalism and became the first Native American Journalists Association Fellow at the University.

Seaside Harbors of Canada & England
Oct. 6-16, 2020

Please join us as we take in the beautiful seaside harbors of Canada and New England on an incredible 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Insignia. The early bird deadline has been extended to Feb. 27. Book now!

Stepping up: OHIO Dance Team claims titles while building community

University expands its commitment to affordability with OHIO Guarantee+

Board of Trustees updated on Strategic Framework, approves building name

Sixth annual BobcaThon to showcase students’ philanthropy, commitment to community

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upcoming events


Feb. 7
Alumni College in Florida
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sarasota, FL

Feb. 8
Akron Association of Ohio University Women: Bobcat Blankets 2020
1 - 3 p.m.
Akron, OH

Feb. 9
Ebony Bobcat Network Cleveland: Annual Theater Scholarship Fundraiser 2020
1 - 6 p.m.
Cleveland Heights, OH

Feb. 19
College of Business: OHIO Students and Seattle Alumni Networking Reception
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Seattle, WA

Feb. 27
Chicago Chapter: Cocktails & Connections
6 - 8 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Contact Us:

The OHIO Alumni Association has temporarily relocated to Lindley Hall to allow for some renovations at Konneker Alumni Center. You can visit the team on the second floor of Lindley on the north side of the building in offices N281-N289. Konneker and the rear parking lot are now closed for renovation.

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

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