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Alumni & Friends News

Apr 16
Cleveland Bobcats gather for first family reunion event of the year
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted its first of three Bobcat Family Reunions on the road on April 9, bringing together 230 members of the OHIO community at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Apr 15
Order Balfour class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week
Graduation is a time for celebration. OHIO Graduates who want to take a piece of Ohio University with them can purchase customizable class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week.

Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions
Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions

Fifth annual Cruise-In fundraiser to be held at the Convo
The fifth annual Cruise-In at the Convo will be held May 16, and is being hosted by the OHIO Alumni Varsity Band (AVB). Vintage automobile car owners and the general public are invited to attend the free event. There will be door prizes and raffle drawings for those in attendance.

Apr 13
Sociology-Criminology Grads Discuss Criminal Justice Careers
Three recent Sociology-Criminology graduates returned to campus in March to talk to current students about applying for internships and entering the job market.

Sociology alumni find passions in business, non-profits, education
Sociology alumni returned to campus in March to talk to current students with stories about finding their passions and applying their skillsets in the business and non-profit worlds.

Apr 8
Lancaster Men's Chorus donates to Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign
More than 40 years ago, the Lancaster Men’s Chorus started performing its annual “Ham & Eggs Show” on the Wagner Theatre stage.  Now, The Chorus is giving back to the venue that has supported them for nearly four decades.  The Lancaster Men’s Chorus recently donated $1,000 from its general fund to the Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign.

Apr 3
Senior Week to feature games, gifts, and career preparation
Every spring, the Ohio University Alumni Association and several other units within the Bobcat community work together to launch Senior Week, a week-long celebration bursting with exciting events for all of OHIO’s soon-to-be Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week 2015 is scheduled for April 20-25.

Faculty and staff support OHIO undergraduate research and creative activities
Faculty and staff support OHIO undergraduate research and creative activities

Mar 30
Professor of food and nutrition to bust myths about obesity at Alumni College in May
Dr. Darlene Berryman, a professor of food and nutrition at Ohio University, hopes to inspire alumni’s interest in the obesity epidemic the same way the epidemic inspired her career.

OHIO’s ohiowomen launches to praise and excitement
To kick off the launch of ohiowomen, an extension of the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) program, women from all over Central Ohio gathered with students, alumnae, faculty and friends to celebrate all of Ohio University’s alumnae at the historic Worthington Inn in Worthington, Ohio.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: South Central Power Communications Specialist Cole Willis
It’s been nearly a year since Cole Willis of Canal Winchester walked across the stage to get his degree at Ohio University Lancaster.  Now Willis is using the skills and knowledge he acquired at OUL to help a local company tell its story to its employees and the community. Willis works at South Central Power as a Communications Specialist.

Mar 26
OHIO alumni establish scholarship to honor daughter’s legacy and love of athletics
Rebecca “Becky” Schultz died of cancer in 2012. To honor her enthusiasm for athletics, Michael and Ellen Sostarich established the Rebecca Sostarich Schultz Memorial Scholarship, which supports female athletes graduating from Athens High School who are enrolling at OHIO.

Mar 25
Scripps alumnus, stalwart supporter inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus Michel du Cille and Mike Philipps, a longtime supporter, partner and friend of the Scripps College of Communication, were officially inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a March 23 ceremony.

Finals week survival bags back for spring semester, available now
During finals week, a pick-me-up is a welcome gift for stressed students writing papers, finishing projects, and studying for final exams. Thanks to the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board (SAB), Finals Week Survival Bags provide that much-needed study-time support.

Mar 20
Student design selected for Homecoming 2015 logo
The theme for Homecoming 2015, scheduled for Oct. 5-10, is “Same Bricks, Different Stories.” The logo that was selected to illustrate the theme was submitted by junior music production major, Nathan Bodiker.

First-ever Bobcat Dash 5k will feature obstacles, special guest
An exciting new On The Green Weekend event, the Bobcat Dash, is a springtime 5k run and walk full of color and obstacles, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park.

Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO
Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO

Mar 17
Alum wins Einstein fellowship, studies black holes
Ohio University alum Dr. Jack Steiner (B.S. HTC Astrophysics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2006) has been named an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow.

Next stop for Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion: Cincinnati
Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion is back at it with this year’s second homecoming-themed celebration scheduled for May 6, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars
Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars.

The Promise Within 2015: Annual Faculty & Staff Campaign kicks off third year, in support of OHIO
Ohio University has re-launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign, once again, to great success and support from OHIO’s faculty and staff.

OHIO alumnus Clarence Page presides over annual Gridiron Club dinner
More than 650 journalists, media executives, diplomats, Cabinet secretaries, White House officials, and leaders of the Congress and the military came together for a night of satirical musical skits and biting political humor.

Mar 12
OHIO student trustees return to campus
Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will welcome student trustee alumni to campus for a series of events in order to celebrate their service to the Board.

Mar 11
Alumnus discusses his turn as visiting professor on the Athens Campus
Ohio University alumnus and Robert and Rene' Glidden Visiting Professor Harry Greenfield visits WOUB AM-1340, part of the WOUB Center for Public Media, and talks about alternative careers for accountants, financial literacy for college students, and what it’s like to teach to millennials.

On Tour with the Singing Men of Ohio
The Singing Men of Ohio (SMO) spent their spring break captivating and entertaining alumni, friends and fans across the Midwest.

College of Business professor to give alumni a new purpose for social media
Dr. Raj Agnihotri, the College of Business's Freeman Professor of Sales Leadership & Chair, is gearing up to teach alumni about the power social media marketing has on sales as part of Alumni College during the Ohio University Alumni Association’s 2015 On The Green Weekend event in May.

March 19 event to celebrate official launch of ohiowomen
Standing on the shoulders of Women in Philanthropy, ohiowomen aims to engage and support women of the Ohio University community. The official launch of the initiative will take place during a kickoff event to be held March 19, 2015 at The Worthington Inn in Worthington, Ohio from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Mar 9
Chemical engineering alumni use smarts to brew up new business
Two Russ College alumni are combining their chemical engineering knowledge and business acumen to establish a craft brewery and event space in Cincinnati this spring.

Mar 6
Division of Student Affairs exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports transformational student experiences
The Division of Student Affairs set out to raise $2 million during The Promise Lives Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of more than 10,650 donors, the division has far exceeded that goal, securing $2.9 million in gifts and commitments.

Alumni will get reacquainted with Athens during the 2015 International Alumni Reunion
International alumni will get to revisit Ohio University during this year’s International Alumni Reunion, April 15-18.

Weihes' Legacy of Support Continues With Academic Center Gift
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced a leadership gift of $500,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe as part of Ohio Athletics' Campaign for Academic Excellence.

Mar 3
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes

Feb 26
On The Green Weekend to feature “through the decades” film festival
During On The Green Weekend May 27-30, 2015 you can enjoy a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend in Athens, including some of the most memorable flicks of your youth.

Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions

Feb 24
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Columbus CEO Magazine Assistant Editor Kitty McConnell
In 1995, Kitty McConnell was in high school at Bloom Carroll and had dreams of being an actress.  McConnell started taking theatre classes at OUL while in high school through the Post Secondary Options Program and quickly learned that she loved being on stage.  She ended up taking classes at OUL for a couple of years after high school and remained a part of OUL Theatre.

Feb 23
Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences
Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences

Lancaster Campus Lunch with 12 Strangers connects students and alumni
Students and Alumni who share the Ohio University connection often form a bond that is difficult to break.  Several students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington now have a new Bobcat bond with a member of the Lancaster business community.

Feb 18
Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery supports program with potential for positive University-wide effect
The Trustees of the Ohio University Foundation Board approved $61,800 from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery to support a project that benefits OHIO students, faculty, and staff on the Athens campus at their February 2015 meeting.

Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions
Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions

Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion takes Cleveland
It’s a Bobcat Family Reunion: The first 2015 Ohio University Homecoming-themed celebration on the road is scheduled for April 9, 2015 at the Windows on the River in Cleveland, Ohio.

Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour
Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour

Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials
Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials

Sustainability plants the seeds for alumni group
The Office of Sustainability is working with OHIO’s Alumni Association to contact interested alumni. So far, the office has more than 2,000 people on their alumni contact list. The people they’re contacting graduated with some sustainability interest or were in sustainability-related fields.

Feb 16
Faculty and staff give back to own departments, programs
Every year, many dedicated staff and faculty like Overby invest in their own departments monetarily at OHIO in an effort to keep their programs alive and prosperous, all while encouraging growth and development.

Feb 6
Q&A with Kyle O’Keefe of Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative, a Sugar Bush Foundation initiative
Q&A with Kyle O’Keefe of Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative, a Sugar Bush Foundation initiative

Feb 5
Survey now available for Homecoming 2015 theme
Survey now available for Homecoming 2015 theme

Alumna’s Documentary to be Featured During OHIO International Reunion
Alumna’s Documentary to be Featured During OHIO International Reunion

Feb 4
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future

Feb 2
Gift from OHIO alumna supports documentary about art transforming pediatric cancer patients
Gift from OHIO alumna supports documentary about art transforming pediatric cancer patients