Saturday, Apr 30, 2016

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Alumni & Friends News

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.

MDIA graduate research class designs Ohio BMV survey
The School of Media Arts & Studies has created a partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to conduct research on customer satisfaction. Dr. Drew McDaniel, director of the School of Media Arts & Studies, has connected his graduate Quantitative Communication Research (MDIA 6020) course with this project.

Feb 18
Second-annual BobcaThon raises more than $40,000 for children and families in need
As OHIO Alumni Association Executive Director Jennifer Neubauer finished the countdown to signal the start of the second-annual BobcaThon, more than 180 student dancers jumped to their feet. The dancers, dressed in their team colors from head to toe, shook out their legs, snapped team selfies and prepared to spend the next 12 hours dancing for a cause.

Feb 17
Cruise into this years On The Green Weekend
On Saturday, May 21, the Cruise-In at the Convo will be flashing hot rods and classic cars as a new feature of the annual spring Homecoming celebration, On The Green Weekend.

Feb 11
Immigrant sisters give gift of education through OHIO Match
The Sretenovic Family Scholarship will provide awards to full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated academic merit who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission at OHIO.

First place Disney Imaginations team includes MDIA student and alumnus
The first place prize went to a four-person team that included Courtney Irby, a senior in the School of Media Arts & Studies studying games and animation, and Media Arts & Studies alumnus Geoffrey Backstrom, BSC ‘15.

Feb 10
Ebony Bobcat Network to feature two plays at 6th Annual Scholarship Theater Fundraiser
The Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) invites all OHIO alumni to join them for an afternoon at the Ensemble Theater in Cleveland Heights, Ohio for the 6th Annual EBN Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 21. This year, EBN and the Ensemble Theater will feature two plays for attendees to select from.

Feb 9
“Flat Webster” travels the world, connects HTC alumni
From riding on a motorcycle taxi in Cotonou, Benin to teaching anatomy at Brown University, Dean of the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) Jeremy Webster tagged along with HTC alumni for many adventures and professional endeavors this year.

Feb 5
Survey results for 2016 Homecoming theme, logo competition now open
This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been for many generations of Bobcats. Between twitter and the online survey sent to alumni, faculty, staff and students, 2,236 votes were collected to decide this year’s theme; “All Roads Lead Home.”

Feb 4
Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Feb 3
OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion
Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University. 

Feb 2
CLJC and economics alum ¦ Minichello practices civil litigation in Chicago
Ohio University alum Dennis Minichello is currently a shareholder in the Chicago law firm of Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.

Alum finds inspiration and puts skills to work in Turkey
The cries of a street vendor, riding through the early morning street on a bicycle cart, peddling a Turkish bread ring covered in sesame seeds, mingled with the early morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque frequently serves as Lydia Deakin’s wake-up alarm.