january 2020

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Through the Survivors’ Lens

Sometimes, words are not enough – a truth made apparent in a moving exhibit held this fall on the Athens Campus. Experience OHIO’s “Through the Survivors’ Lens” exhibit through this immersive, interactive, 360-degree video.

Add a little Bobcat cheer to your new year with free shipping on orders of $50 or more throughout the month of January at The Bobcat Store

Bobcats are Boise bound for fifth consecutive bowl appearance

The Ohio University Bobcats are returning to the scene of their first-ever bowl victory, taking on the Nevada Wolf Pack in the 23rd Famous Idaho Potato on Friday, Jan. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

A look back at OHIO alumni who made headlines in 2019

Ohio University graduates make news – and their alma mater Bobcat proud – every day. The second annual “OHIO Notables” highlights just a few alumni whose achievements in 2019 have brought notoriety to both them and their alma mater.

Art of the maternal

Self-described “mother-artist” and OHIO alumna Courtney Kessel infuses her work with her experience as a mother. See Kessel’s artwork and hear her discuss how her craft has changed as her daughter and their relationship have matured.

From Japan, with love

Over 6,700 miles separate Ohio University and Japan’s Chubu University, but the connection between these strategic partners has endured for 45 years. Read about this international relationship that has resulted in the exchange of talent and knowledge and so much more.

Alumnus spends 45 days in mock spacecraft for NASA research

In September, Bob Ferguson made history, “landing” back on Earth after a simulated mission to the largest moon of Mars as part of a NASA research expedition. Read about this Bobcat’s time in “The Hab.”

To serve and to heal

Dr. Frank Papay learned the merits of servant leadership through the teachings of revered OHIO Professor Rush Elliott. Today this leadership model shapes the way this world-renowned surgeon relates to his patients, their families and his colleagues.

Homecoming 2020 dates announced!

OHIO’s 2020 Homecoming Football Game will be held Saturday, Oct. 10. Read more about the 2020 Football schedule here and stay tuned for more details about Homecoming Week 2020!

Art installation reveals myriad forms of contrasting relationships

Stillness with movement. Traditional with digital. Silk with plaster. Those are just some of the contrasting relationships revealed in “Lacuna,” a multimedia art installation created by two OHIO faculty members. Experience “Lacuna” through this virtual gallery and hear from the artists behind it.


Q: Ohio University changed its academic calendar from quarters back to semesters in the fall of 2012. When was the last time the University operated on the semester system?

A. 1966-67
B. 1967-68
C. 1968-69
D. 1969-70

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

Alumnus honored for decades of mentorship inspired by Alden, Rollins and Ohio Fellows

A job Frank Zammataro landed on campus in 1962 steered him to a successful career in business and inspired him to serve OHIO students.

Full circle coach

Ali Johnstone is one of the most-decorated athletes in Ohio Field Hockey history – and is beginning a new chapter of success as the team’s coach.

Alumni invited to help recruit OHIO’s Class of 2024 through the Postcard Project

The program asks graduates to send hand-written postcards to prospective students, congratulating them on their admission to OHIO and sharing with them their Bobcat experience.

OHIO gifts share knowledge, wisdom and love

OHIO’s public lecture series have been bringing notable speaker to Athens for decades, enriching campus and community through the open exchange of knowledge.

I’m listening. Let’s talk.

In his role as OHIO’s ombudsperson, Mac Stricklen is a deep listener, a sounding board and a creative problem solver.

To serve and protect

Tracy Plouck has devoted her career to helping women in recovery. Now she’s helping offset Appalachia’s opioid crisis in a new role at OHIO.

Glaciers & Wildlife of Alaska
July 13 - 23, 2020

Space is still available on this extraordinary Oceania Cruise! A Denali pre-cruise program and Vancouver post-cruise program are also available. Book now!

Fall Commencement speaker asks graduates to ‘be a good friend and hard worker’

New members of Bobcat alumni family reflect on OHIO experience, share plans after graduation

Bobcat Esports club places OHIO as leader in global gaming industry

The last word with Jana Houser

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upcoming events


Jan. 2
Pittsburgh Chapter: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks 2020
7 – 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

Jan. 3
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Bobcat Bash
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Boise, ID

Jan. 17-18
Blueline Boosters: Hockey Hall of Fame Weekend 2020
Athens, OH

Jan. 18- Feb. 3
Alumni Travel: Oceania Cruise – Tasman Sea Traveler

Jan. 18
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter: Bobcats at the Blue Jackets 2020
7 – 10 p.m.
Columbus, OH

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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