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Alumni & Friends News

Nov 23
Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and stalwart volunteer Charles R. Emrick Jr.
Charles R. (Chuck) Emrick Jr. died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on November 16, 2015. A long-time Ohio University volunteer, Emrick had served on the Ohio University Board of Trustees from 1992 through 2000 (chair: 1996-97) and as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation from 1979 through 2001.

Nov 19
Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts
On Nov. 12, Stephanie Jamison presented “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” a lecture about ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law. The event took place in Ellis Hall as a part of the biannual Ohio University Gawande Lecture Series.

Nov 17
OHIOs Tadeusz Malinski receives major gift for Down syndrome research
A private donor’s passion to support research that may improve the daily lives of those who suffer from Down syndrome led to a major gift for one of Ohio University’s premiere scholars and researchers.

Nov 16
Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers
Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Finals Week Survival Bags now available
The Student Alumni Board’s Finals Week Survival Bags are back! These survival bags help OHIO students during the tough week of Finals Week to study harder and making their grueling week less stressful. This semester’s bags include a stainless steel mug, a stress ball, vanilla chapstick, gum, great study tools (post-it notes, highlighters, etc.) snacks/candy and more! 

Sheila and Larry McHale receive John C. Baker Founder's Award
On Thursday, November 12, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor upon alumna Sheila McHale and her husband Lawrence “Larry” McHale, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to The Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of The Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker

Nov 12
University mourns distinguished engineering alumnus, decorated WWII vet
Ohio University is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus and decorated World War II veteran Ret. Brigadier General James M. Abraham. He died Sunday at the age of 92 after a second battle with cancer. <br />

Nov 10
Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to welcome four new Trustees to the Bobcat family this year. Sandra “Sandy” J. Anderson, Donald “Donny” L. Harrison Jr., Jeffrey M. Loewy, and William “Bill” D. Hilyard were elected during the June, 2015 Foundation Board meeting in Columbus. The first official board meeting for the new Trustees is Nov. 12-14, 2015.

Open house to celebrate all OHIO women Nov. 19
The Ohio University Women’s Center is teaming up with ohiowomen to host an open house celebrating all OHIO women on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 403.

Nov 9
Combat Veterans Club continues honorable legacy through community service, student-funded scholarship
Ohio University’s Combat Veterans Club aims to connect student veterans who have served in a combat zone. The organization allows veterans on campus to bond through their similar experiences while giving back to the Athens community.

Nov 6
College of Business celebrates expansion to serve students
Valued alumni, College faculty, and distinguished guests joined the College of Business for a renovation preview on Friday, Oct. 16.

Nov 4
From OHIO to OU: Three Bobcats Represent at Environmental Journalism Conference
Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University.

Oct 29
18th Annual Schey Sales Symposium on Nov. 12 to focus on relationship excellence
The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre will host its 18th annual Schey Sales Symposium on Thurs., Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in Baker Ballroom. This year’s theme will be Relationship Excellence on the Front Line, with speakers in Athens, Ohio focusing on how to work effectively with the Millennial Generation. Dr. Adam Rapp, intergenerational engagement expert, will present research from thousands of millennials and managers to present breakthrough insights on leading, recruiting, training, and motivating millennial hires.

Oct 28
Gawande Lecture Series explores women and law in ancient India
Ohio University’s biannual Gawande Lecture Series presents, “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” presented by Stephanie Jamison on Nov. 12.

Oct 23
OUAA seeks nominations for 2016 Alumni Awards
Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards. Submit a nomination form for the 2016 Alumni Awards by Feb. 1, 2016 to recommend a nominee for Alumna/Alumnus of the Year, the Medal of Merit Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award and Honorary Alumnus/Alumna.

Oct 22
Zanesville Campus invites the community to participate in International Education Week
A lineup of more than 20 activities scheduled at the Zanesville Campus for IEW

Oct 19
Korean alumni use golf to remember the good times
The Seoul, South Korea chapter’s golf club gives alumni the chance to play while they reflect on their time in Athens.

Oct 16
Scholarship honoring alumna Barbara Strom Thompson
Scholarship honoring alumna Barbara Strom Thompson

Siblings move from South Korea
Siblings move from South Korea

Oct 14
Russ College alumni sweep Recent Graduate Awards for service, entrepreneurship
Two Russ College grads who are transforming the world around them received the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award during Homecoming.

Same Bricks, Different Stories: OHIO Homecoming 2015
Homecoming 2015 recap video.

Oct 12
Homecoming 2015 Highlights
Homecoming 2015 Highlights

Alumni Awards Gala celebrates 75 years, honors 13 outstanding Bobcats
Alumni Awards Gala celebrates 75 years, honors 13 outstanding Bobcats

Oct 8
Celebrate Throwback Thursday with vintage Homecoming videos
University Communications and Marketing reached into the archives to create four short Throwback Thursday Series videos from the 1960 Homecoming celebration and a slideshow featuring other Bobcat Homecomings.

Oct 7
Homecoming parade, WOUB’s live stream kicks off at 10 a.m. Oct. 10
Ohio University's annual Homecoming parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and will be streamed live by WOUB.

Paint the Town Green 2015 office-decorating winners revealed
Over 30 Ohio University departments competed in this year’s Paint the Town Green event, a Homecoming-themed decorating contest sponsored by the Student Alumni Board and the Campus Involvement Center.

Oct 5
OHIO alumni share success from experiences abroad
With Homecoming just around the corner, the Office of Global Opportunities reached out to a few alumni who had one or more global experiences during their undergraduate studies.

Oct 1
Alumnus exhibition showcases historic photographs of OHIO campus riots from 1970
collection of black and white photographs taken by Ohio University alumnus Ken Steinhoff, BFA ’70, is on display at the Athens County Historical Society and Museum exhibit entitled “The Sky Has Fallen - Troops, Turmoil and Teargas."

Golf outing connects civil engineering students, alumni
Russ College civil engineering students hit the links with alumni to raise money and network during the 9th annual American Society of Civil Engineers golf outing.

Sep 30
Homecoming 2015 to celebrate same bricks, different stories
Ohio University’s 93rd Homecoming celebration will feature a week full of exciting activities guaranteed to get all OHIO students, alumni, faculty and friends pumped up with Bobcat pride for the OHIO vs. Miami game.

Sep 25
Make your school spirit known by making it your own
Fall is the season of change, so why not change up the way you wear your school pride? This year, The Bobcat Store has teamed up with The Scene Magazine to show you how to personalize your Bobcat pride with fun, fashion-forward ways to style your favorite Ohio University T-shirts.

Sugar Bush Foundation celebrates a decade of giving back
This year marks a decade of support the Sugar Bush Foundation has given to projects that impact the Appalachian Ohio region. The innovative funding program supports collaborative projects that feature a product or programing idea created by regional non-profits and small business innovators and Ohio University faculty at the Athens Campus and at all regional campuses. To date, the Sugar Bush Foundation has provided 17 unique projects with $1,666,019.

Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit
Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit

Sep 24
Looking to continue your education? Consider OHIO's full-time MBA program
Ohio University’s full-time MBA program brings students from diverse backgrounds together for a comprehensive business education in one year.

Meet the College of Business Professor: From mountains to teaching, Tammy Reynolds keeps climbing higher
Executive-in-Residence Reynolds switched from the corporate world to academia without missing a beat

Students conduct research and solve real world business problems for big-name clients in the College’s Consumer Research Center
Last year, the College of Business added a sixth Center of Excellence to its catalog: the Consumer Research Center, or CRC. The CRC gives students the opportunity to gain marketing research experience by working with top consumer brands.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast releases Episode 2: 10 steps to finding your dream career
There is no one-size-fits all formula to finding your dream career, and it’s not easy—otherwise, it wouldn’t be a “dream” career. But there are ways to help you get on the right track.<br />In this episode, Assistant Director of Career Management for the College of Business, Tracy Corrigan shares her top 10 recommendations for finding the right path.

Sep 23
Scholarship fund allows students to gain an education while in recovery
Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E.), the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, received a gift from an alumna and her husband to establish the Friends of Recovery Scholarship Fund. As one of only three collegiate recovery programs in Ohio, R.I.S.E. provides support for students recovering from an addiction to alcohol and other drugs by creating a safe place for members to learn and grow.

Sep 18
Ohio University celebrates The Promise Lives Campaign topping over $500 million
The books are closed on Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – an effort that began in 2007 with a goal to raise $450 million in support of students, faculty, programs, outreach and facilities. On Friday, September 11, more than 225 members of the University community – students, faculty, alumni, donors and friends – gathered in Baker University Center to celebrate exceeding that Campaign goal by more than $50 million.

Sep 17
Visit your old residence hall during Homecoming 2015
Take a walk down memory lane and tour your old residence hall at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 during this year’s Homecoming Week 2015.

Sep 16
Black Alumni Reunion 2016 UPDATE
The Alumni Association has received feedback from alumni and friends following the release of the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion dates. The Association is committed to holding events that foster positive connections with our university community and our alumni. Given continued concern that has been shared by this valued group of alumni regarding the selection of a summer date to host the reunion, the Association – in consultation with university leadership – has decided to cancel the July 28-31 reunion dates and to pursue options to host the event in Fall 2016.

Alumni in federal government gather for D.C. event
Ohio University alumni came together at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 10 to reconnect with University officials and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.

Sep 14
Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online “takes flight”
Ohio Today Online soars this summer—literally. How so? Through the theme of “Taking flight.” The edition, arriving soon, reaches cruising altitude in all sorts of ways!

Sep 10
Football frenzy: How two alumni climbed the NFL ladder
Ohio University’s sports administration alumni Chad Estis and Kevin Abrams talk about their career trajectory, OHIO, and football

Office of Career Management expands offerings for the 2015-2016 school year
Wondering what the Office of Career Management, #OCM, and #OCMonday are all about? Hear from the source as the Executive Director, Career Management & Student Services Jen Murphy talks about the College’s Office of Career Management

Alumna returns to Ohio to cast new CNBC Show
Alumna returns to Ohio to cast new CNBC Show

Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online soars
Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online soars

Sep 4
‘Paint and sip’ to raise money for Dayton alumni chapter scholarship
Alumni in the Dayton, OH area will gather for a special cherry blossom-themed “paint and sip” fundraiser from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Centerville’s Raise Your Brush Studio, to support the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Dayton Chapter Scholarship Fund.

Aug 28
Nationwide opens OHIO vs. Marshall photo contest to fans
The 2015 football season kicks off with OHIO Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd on Sept. 12 at Peden Stadium. As you wait with other Bobcats in anticipation of the game, Nationwide is giving you a chance to score early for our team.