|Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO” |
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.
|Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students|
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.
|“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity|
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.
|Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel|
Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University.
|Gear up for summer with The Bobcat Store|
Nothing says summer like a day outside with family and friends. Whether you want to relax or play, The Bobcat Store is THE place for proud Ohio University students, alumni, family and friends to buy OHIO gear for all of your outdoor activities.
|New blog illustrates scholarship impact on OHIO students|
The Office of Donor Relations is determined to answer a common question from donors, “where does the money go?” A new blog produced by the office within the Division of Advancement shows the direct impact of giving, validating current donor’s gifts and encourage future giving.
|Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts|
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.
|Alumni College courses to cover health, culture|
Alumni returning to campus for lectures from current faculty is a long-standing OHIO Alumni Association tradition. Back again for the third year in tandem with On The Green Weekend, Alumni College 2016 will feature issues of health in Appalachia, new scientific research discoveries and reflections on art, history and culture in the U.S. and at Ohio University.
|May 3 is Ohio University Day in Columbus|
The OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with OHIO Athletics to, in the words of “Voice of the Bobcats” Russ Eisenstein, ‘paint it green and white’ in Columbus on May 3. Alumni and friends will gather for various events around the city and post to social media using #OHIODAY2016.
|One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals|
Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend.
|Honors Tutorial College alumna supports individualized learning, establishes scholarship|
Sharon Fountain moved around the country a lot as a child. When she learned about Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program, Fountain knew there was no better place to settle than OHIO. As the most academically diverse tutorial-based honors college in the country, HTC emphasizes individualized learning through one-on-one or small group tutorials. To help students like her enjoy the singular benefits of an HTC education, Fountain established the Sharon Monahan and Ben E. Fountain Scholarship.
|Ohio Today “reinvents” Ohio University|
Fifty years ago, Ohio University revolutionized sports and business by creating a master’s degree in sports administration, the first degree-granting academic program of its kind in the world. Incarcerated students earn degrees from OHIO as a prime way to transcend their troubles. Alumna Katie Jackson Patel, BBA ’07, left behind a successful climb up the corporate ladder to work for a homeless shelter.
|On The Green Film Festival to celebrate decade classics|
A wise young man once said, “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you know what iconic 1980’s movie coined that phrase, you’ll be ecstatic about this year’s lineup for the On The Green Film Festival at the Athena May 19-21.