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Alumni & Friends News

May 25
OHIO volunteers honored at 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference
The OHIO Alumni Association hosted the 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference (ALC) Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 20 during On The Green Weekend, OHIO’s annual spring Homecoming.

Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies
Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies

May 23
Alumni swarm Athens for On The Green Weekend
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted more than 550 alumni and friends from across the country for this third annual event.

May 19
John S. Mattox receives Austin C. Furbee Award
An award dinner was held May 18 in honor of John S. Mattox who the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter named as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 18
COMS alumnus receives Sharjah Award for dissertation
Adil Al-Busaidi, MA ’12 and PhD ’14, received the prestigious Sharjah Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Administrative Science in the Arab Region for his doctoral dissertation.

New OHIO spirit award calls for video submissions, winner to be Homecoming 2016 guest of honor
The OHIO Alumni Association is giving alumni the chance to show off their OHIO spirit by competing in an all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest.

May 16
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.

May 12
Alumnus honored for outstanding public service at OHIO State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor OHIO alumnus Matt Evans for his outstanding service to the state at the 33rd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 3.

May 11
Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship
Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship

May 9
Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference explores regional business ecosystem
Statewide public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations have an opportunity to learn about, “Exploring our Business Ecosystem,” at the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University Baker Center in Athens, Ohio on May 17, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

John S. Mattox to receive Austin C. Furbee award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen John S. Mattox as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 6
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.

Apr 29
Alumnus Robert Föehl gives back to promote ethical leadership education
Alumnus Robert Föehl brings his Business Bobcat pride to the ends of the earth – in one case quite literally, as he displayed a Bobcat flag in Antarctica.

Apr 28
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.

Apr 25
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.

Apr 20
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.

Apr 19
OHIO JSchool alumnus Wes Lowery shares in second Pulitzer Prize
Wesley Lowery, an alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is part of The Washington Post staff that has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Apr 18
Senior Week will offer games, giveaways and career advice to Class of 2016
With graduation weekend on the horizon, the OHIO Alumni Association and several other campus organizations are gearing up for the annual Senior Week celebration. Senior Week is a week-long series of exciting events for all of OHIO’s soon-to-be Athens and regional campus graduates scheduled for April 18-22.

Women’s symposium unifies Bobcat leaders, CSU alumnae
The OHIO Alumni Association, in partnership with Cleveland State University, broke the mold for traditional women’s conferences on April 13, packing the Women’s Leadership Symposium in Cleveland with relevant panels and programming centered on salient issues for today’s female leaders.

Apr 15
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.

Apr 14
Reinvent what you know about OHIO and Ohio Today
Reinvent what you know about OHIO and Ohio Today

Apr 12
Faculty, industry professionals to work with students in summer High School Journalism Workshop
High school students considering a career in journalism have the opportunity to work with E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals during a two-and-a-half-day summer workshop held annually on Ohio University’s campus on July 13-16.

High School students to use state-of-the-art space in 2016 High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies will host its third annual High School Media Workshop July 13-16. The high school participants will be the first to use Schoonover Center’s new Sound Post-Production and Listening Lab, a space designed to provide real-world audio experience for media students.

Administrative Associate Becky Caesar ready for retirement after 35 years Reception is Friday in Baker Center’s 1804 Lounge
After more than 35 years of service to Ohio University – all in the Division of University Advancement – Administrative Services Associate Becky Caesar has decided to retire. Her last day in the office will be Friday, April 29.

Apr 11
Ethical Leadership Case Competition based on Apple/FBI scuffle
Imagine being asked to unlock your phone, switch devices with the person next to you, and then dig through every email, text, and photo on their phone.

Apr 8
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.

Apr 6
Ohio University Eastern alum named exceptional teacher
Ohio University Eastern graduate Erica Alexander is one of 10 exceptional West Virginia classroom teachers to receive the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award.

Apr 4
Celebration of life for Director Emeritus Chuck Scott to be held April 9
Alumni and friends are invited to return to Ohio University’s Athens Campus on Saturday, April 9 for a celebration of life for Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott. The event will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Schoonover Center for Communication, Room 450.

Mar 31
Students connect with alumni during inaugural DC Networking Week
Students connect with alumni during inaugural DC Networking Week

Alumnus’ strong connection to OHIO inspires scholarship
Yousef Faroniya, founder and CEO of YFM Inc., the Law Office of Yousef M. Faroniya, didn’t have any intention of practicing law when he graduated from Ohio University in 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism, but soon after leaving OHIO he realized that while he loved school, he hated the type of work he was doing. With a career change in mind, he started studying family law and alternative dispute resolution.

Mar 30
Visiting faculty member establishes scholarship to support students active in social justice
Thomas Costello, Jr. has never stopped wanting to learn since discovering an interest in history and civil rights as an undergraduate in University College. He decided to pay that interest forward by establishing a scholarship for students with a similar interest.

Mar 29
Patton College to host golf trip to historic East Canton golf course
The Ohio University Patton College of Education will host a one-day golf trip to historic Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, on Friday, April 15.

Mar 24
The power of “hello” resonates in alumnus Neelay Bhatt’s TEDx Talk
“Imagine yourself arriving in a foreign land for the first time. A place where you don’t know anybody, where you don’t speak the language, where you don’t even have a phone..."

Mar 21
Order your student a Finals Week Survival Bag
As Ohio University embarks on the final days of spring semester, the Student Alumni Board is gearing up to ease those end-of-semester blues with Finals Week Survival Bags.

Ohio University’s Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery award recipients announced
The Ohio University Foundation recently selected recipients of the fifth round of awards from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery. The 2015-16 awards total nearly $120,000 (over two years) and support two innovative programs designed to advance undergraduate learning, research, and graduate education.

Mar 16
Scripps alumnus Ken Ehrlich inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
ommunication Week, an annual Scripps College of Communication event, kicked off with OHIO alumnus Ken Ehrlich, BSJ ’64, being inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2016 on the Ohio University campus.

Mar 14
Consultant and triathlete Monique McDonough is no ordinary alumna
Monique McDonough found balance as working parent and is helping others do the same.

Mar 11
Register today for the Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration
Faculty, staff and students, along with members of the community, are invited to attend the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This free premiere event will showcase tomorrow’s Rising Startup Stars on March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom.

Mar 10
CSU, Ohio University to sponsor Women’s Leadership Symposium at CSU April 13
Cleveland State University and Ohio University will host a day-long women’s leadership symposium April 13, featuring panel discussions; breakout sessions; a career fair; health screenings by OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; and keynote addresses by Nancy Frates, the woman behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Rachel Talton, chief transformation officer of Flourish Leadership and the Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership.

Mar 9
Scripps to honor GRAMMY® producer Ken Ehrlich
Ken Ehrlich, longtime producer of the GRAMMYs® and a 1964 alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, will be inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, during Ohio University’s Communication Week.

On your mark, get set, go!
When Larry Starr, BSEd ’68, Med ’71, crossed the finish line after the 2015 Bobcat Dash 5K, he was named the inaugural event’s first champion. The 69-year old Alumni Association board member and former athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds can’t wait for On The Green Weekend 2016, and the chance to defend his title.

Event will celebrate the life of Will Konneker
Ohio University will celebrate the life of Wilfred R. Konneker with a special service in Galbreath Chapel on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Mar 7
Black Alumni Reunion 2016 dates announced
The OHIO Alumni Association will host Black Alumni Reunion in Athens, Ohio, Sept. 15-18, 2016. This fall weekend was among those recommended by the alumni community and selected taking into consideration feedback from alumni and campus partners.

Mar 1
A Bobcat’s inspirational legacy lives on through OHIO Match scholarship
When Michelle Lee Little was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma the week before her high school graduation, the first thing she asked the doctor was whether or not she’d be able to attend Ohio University in the fall.

10th annual Celebrate Women conference to embrace women’s wellness
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus will honor Women’s History Month with the 10th annual Celebrate Women, a day-long conference recognizing the work of women at the Lancaster Campus and throughout the community. The event is open for women of all ages and will be held at the campus’s Brasee Hall Friday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb 25
Ebony Bobcat Network theater event entertains alumni and friends, benefits OHIO’s Urban Scholars
Over 100 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered in Cleveland Heights to attend Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) 5th annual theatre fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Feb 24
Alumnus ranked 12th in Business Insider’s ‘30 most creative people in advertising under 30’ list
Alumnus Jeff Scardino, BSJ ’08, was recognized for a number of creative pieces, including a film titled “Dreams Reclaimed” and a personal project, “The Relevant Resume,” which was featured on the “Today Show” after going viral online last summer.

Homecoming 2016 dates announced, winning logo design revealed
Homecoming is Oct. 5-8, 2016; and this year’s celebration is all about coming home.

Feb 23
CLJC offers Northern Ireland legal education program for alumni
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture is hosting a continuing legal education program for lawyers and Ohio University Alumni in Northern Ireland.

CLJC and history alum prosecutes white collar criminals, sexual assault cases
Ohio University alumnus Elizabeth Pepper is Assistant County Prosecutor for the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and serves as Chief of the Criminal Division.