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Alumni & Friends News

Feb 3
OHIO alumni turn virtual gaming into reality
Tyler Blust and Anthony Mikicic founded GuessworkVR, a virtual reality start-up based in Columbus.

Feb 1
Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser
Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser held in Cleveland.

Chicago Networking Week calls students to connect with alumni, explore career paths
Students can connect with alumni in the Chicago area to learn about life after graduation.

Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship
Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship

Jan 31
VisCom alumna Lauren Pond wins 2016 First Book Prize
Congratulations to Lauren Pond, MA ’14 and a photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, who was selected by curator Peter Barberie of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to win the eighth biennial First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Test of Faith that document, as Pond writes, “a family of Pentecostal Holiness serpent handlers that I have photographed since 2011.

Jan 25
Calling all Bobcats: We want your Homecoming 2017 theme ideas
The OHIO Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs wants your ideas for this year’s Homecoming theme.

Spring Homecoming to host alumni and friends “On The Green”
On The Green Weekend, an annual event featuring academics and the arts for the entire OHIO community, is set for May 17-21.

The Bobcat Store has something special for your someone special this Valentine's Day
Find Valentine’s Day gifts for every relationship at The Bobcat Store

Jan 20
Alumni mark memorable spots in communications Historypin project
Communications students assemble a virtual walking tour on Historypin.org with alumni stories.

Jan 19
VisCom alumnus Matt Eich to exhibit, present photography of Southeast Ohio
Photographic essayist Matt Eich, BSVC ’08, will deliver a presentation about his photographs that feature the people and communities of Southeast Ohio on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center, 145. 

Jan 13
VisCom Alumna Megan Westervelt discusses Ecuadorian research project, documentary
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, hosted a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” which showcased her Fulbright research photography project and documentary.

Jan 11
Beneath the surface: Appalachian cemeteries analyzed
OHIO student's funded research reveals mortality trends in Appalachia dating back to the 1880s.

Not sidelined: Phillips family touts the power of teamwork in Ohio Today
The Phillips family demonstrated that teamwork is the winning combination to beating the cancer odds.

Jan 10
Alumna Megan Westervelt to hold public discussion, gallery reception on Jan. 12
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, returns to campus this week to work with students and host a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Schoonover 145. A reception will follow on the first floor of Schoonover Center and the VisCom Gallery.

Jan 6
Ohio Today Winter 2017 touts teamwork
The Winter 2017 issue of Ohio Today touts the power of teamwork.

Dec 14
Who’s Next? 2017 Alumni Awards Nominations
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association and OHIO Athletics honors alumni who have made their University proud, and the nominations for those awards come from Bobcats like you.

Finance alumnus awards department profs with cash, recognition for scholarly work
OHIO alumnus Ellsworth Holden established The Ellsworth Holden Award, which incentivizes high-quality research within the Department of Finance by awarding faculty members who publish in reputable financial journals.

Dec 12
OHIO alumnus David Malloy’s newest musical is a shining success on Broadway
Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates the glowing critical success of alumnus Dave Malloy’s (B.F.A. 1998) newest Broadway production of “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” directed by frequent collaborator Rachel Chavkin, which opened November 14 at the Imperial Theater.

Dec 7
Bibbees commemorate daughter through Match scholarships
Following his enlistment in the military, Shannon Bibbee, BA ’99, returned to Athens to begin a new job. That decision led him to his future wife and fellow Bobcat, Amanda, BSJ ’05, changing his life forever.

Dec 5
Alumni Answers: Ryan Ellis, Google
From Copeland to Google, alumnus Ryan Ellis reconnected with us to reflect on his experience as a #BusinessBobcat

Dec 2
A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna
A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna

Nov 23
Holiday shopping made easy at The Bobcat Store
No need to leave the house and face the crowds for holiday gifts your friends and family will love. Make it a “Happy Hol-OU-day” this year by shopping online at The Bobcat Store.

Bobcat Store artists combine passion and purpose in paintings
Betsy Ross Koller, an Ohio University alumna, and Passion Works Studio, a local art studio in Athens, have produced a variety of artwork recognized by people all over the world. With every stroke of the brush, Koller and the artists at Passion Works raise awareness for more than just their art. With the help of The Bobcat Store, Koller and Passion Works have created exclusive collections to benefit personal causes.

The Jim and Katie Kahler Scholarship Fund ensures longevity of sports administration programs
Jim Kahler lives by the notion that there are three important life decisions a person makes: to pursue an education, the occupation you choose and who you wed. For the past 35 years, Jim Kahler and his wife, Katie Kahler, have found meaning in each of those aspects through sports.

Nov 21
Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

Nov 16
ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking
ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking

The Bobcat Store offers three days of Black Friday savings
The biggest savings of the year at The Bobcat Store will be here just in time for the holidays. Explore the new offerings and save big with these Black Friday weekend specials.

Nov 9
Alum speaks to students about victims advocacy career
Ohio University alum Becky Filar '06 spoke with students in the Sociology-Criminology Club on Oct. 20.

Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]
Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]

Alum visits 50 states, sets sites on the world
Ohio University alum Michael Sliwinski is putting his History degree and Geography minor to work in D.C.

Nov 7
Finals Week Survival Bags now available at The Bobcat Store
As the end of fall semester nears, so does the start of finals week. During the most stressful time of the year, keep your student at ease. Order a Finals Week Survival Bag from The Bobcat Store to equip your student with all of the essentials to make studying more enjoyable!

Nov 2
Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes four new trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. David “Dave” P. Levy, Casey A. Christopher, Dr. Daryl R. Sybert, and R. Scott Durcanin were elected to the board during the June, 2016 Foundation Board meeting. The first official board meeting for the new trustees is Nov. 3, 2016.

Nov 1
OHIO admin gifts arts experiences to area children
Performances by Black Violin, Sybarite5 to be supported by Arts in Education Fund.

Alum to teach course on political campaigns, lobbying, ethics
Ohio University alum Justin R. McCaulley '01 is this year's “visiting professional” in Political Science. In Spring 2017, McCaulley will teach a one-credit course, POLS 4900 Special Topics in Political Science, which provides a behind-the-curtain view from a lobbyist’s perspective of the roles of and relationships between business, government, and society.

Physics alum returns to conduct experiment at Accelerator Lab
Physics & Astronomy alum Cody Parker spent five days recently conducting experiments at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Lab. Parker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge.

Oct 31
2016 Legacy Scholars carry on Bobcat family tradition
Many OHIO alumni proudly share stories from their Bobcat experience with their families. For some students with elders as Bobcats, following the family tradition and becoming a Bobcat was a no brainer. For OHIO Alumni Association 2016-17 Legacy Scholars, the decision to become a Bobcat is not only based on a Bobcat family legacy but also because of OHIO’s outstanding and accredited areas of study.

Oct 20
OHIO Alumni Association seeks nominations for 2017 Alumni Awards
Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards.

Oct 19
Alumnus Playwright Qui Nguyen and Tantrum Theater Puppeteer Jon Hoche Bring “Vietgone” to New York City’s Manhattan Theater Club
The Division of Theater celebrates the east coast premiere of alumnus (M.F.A. 2002) playwright Qui Nguyen’s award winning play “Vietgone,” at the Manhattan Theater Club, in New York City.

The 1804 Fund supports more than $400,000 in education and research initiatives
On June 15, the Grants and Funding Committee of the Ohio University Foundation awarded $402,384.53 from the 1804 Fund to invest in six new graduate/faculty proposals and nine undergraduate initiatives.

Oct 14
“Campus feminist” creates long legacy at OHIO with work in advocacy
When Beverly Jones, BSJ ’69 MBA ’75, began her college career at Ohio University years ago she didn’t realize the impact and legacy she would leave at her alma mater. Jones consistently broke down barriers and blazed her own trail, allowing women behind her to follow for decades.

Oct 13
The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss
The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss

Looking back at Homecoming 2016 [Video]
This year’s Homecoming theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” was selected by OHIO students, alumni and friends. These devoted Bobcats journey home to tap into the familiar energy they experienced as students; the youthful excitement of memories on this beautiful campus are like a magnet drawing us home after the long roads we travel through life.

Oct 10
2016 Alumni Awards Gala
The 76th annual Alumni Awards Gala honored 13 individuals whose outstanding professional achievements and service have made a significant impact on Ohio University.

Journeys converge for Homecoming 2016
Each fall, the electricity of Ohio University Homecoming weekend draws thousands of Bobcats from around the state of Ohio, the country, and the world, back to these bricks. Homecoming 2016, themed, “All Roads Lead Home,” was no exception.

Oct 7
Linguistics alumni couple off to Penn State for Ph.D.s
J. Elliott Casal and Alba Garcia Alonso (originally from Spain), left their life in Spain to live out their dreams, and Ohio University was one important stepping stone that helped them along the way.

Oct 6
Homecoming 2016 Hosts World’s Largest Cake Walk
Over 260 people gathered in the Baker University Center Parking Lot Wednesday evening to participate in The Guinness World Record’s largest cakewalk as part of Homecoming 2016.

WOUB to Stream Ohio University Homecoming Parade
The 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate “All Roads Lead Home” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

Oct 5
Paint the Town Green 2016 Winners Announced
Local Athens businesses and Ohio University departments showcased their Bobcat pride on the walls and windows of their establishments to compete for best Homecoming 2016 “Paint the Town Green” decoration display.

Oct 4
Breaking a World Record is a Piece of Cake
On Wednesday Oct. 5, BobcaThon is hosting a world-record-breaking Cake Walk in the Baker Center Parking Lot.

Sep 30
Libraries welcome OHIO community for Homecoming
University Libraries will have 19 tables full of archival historical materials that showcase the history of the University, especially student life.