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Alumni & Friends News

Oct 19
OHIO offices, Athens businesses take top Paint the Town Green honors
One office in OHIO’s Patton College of Education, two offices within the Division of Student Affairs and two uptown Athens businesses took top honors in Homecoming 2018’s Paint the Town Green decorating contest.

Oct 17
OHIO offices, Athens businesses ‘Paint the Town Green’ for Homecoming 2018
Fourteen entities participated in the 16th annual Paint the Town Green decorating contest, a Homecoming tradition that challenges Athens businesses and organizations as well as OHIO offices to showcase their Bobcat pride. The winners will be announced at the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, on OHIO’s College Green.

Oct 16
WOUB, Immersive Media Initiative to live stream Homecoming Parade
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, WOUB and the Immersive Media Initiative will be live streaming from OHIO’s annual Homecoming Parade, offering both a traditional multi-camera live stream and an immersive 360-degree live stream.

Oct 12
History professor serves as national, global expert on first ladies
Professor Katherine Jellison’s expertise, combined with a remarkable period in U.S. political history, have carried both her and Ohio University’s name far beyond the bricks of Athens, Ohio.

Oct 11
40 alumni return for Salzburg 50th anniversary celebration
The Modern Languages Department celebrated the 50th anniversary of its study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, in September.

Libraries celebrates Homecoming with annual display
The display depicts 200+ years of Ohio University life and history. This includes photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student newspapers and other student publications, yearbooks, scrap books, student handbooks and numerous OHIO memorabilia.

2018 Homecoming Court announced; king, queen voting to begin
Online voting for Ohio University’s 2018 Homecoming king and queen begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and continues through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Anyone with an OHIO ID is invited to cast a vote.

Oct 8
Student engineering and technology leaders visit, network with alumni on business trip
Twelve members of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Karol A. and Jo Ondick Engineering Ambassador Program visited alumni and networked with future employers in Detroit earlier this month during the group’s annual corporate trip.

OHIO unveils a fully redesigned Bobcat Store
The Bobcat Store has undergone a complete makeover, including a new URL, a new logo, a new tagline, and fresh photographs and product descriptions on the 500-plus items available for purchase.

Oct 5
Alumnus’ Bobcat spirit lives on through scholarship, annual TyAthlon
In the aftermath of OHIO alumnus Tyler Weymouth’s death, Andrew Logan saw an opportunity—to honor his Bobcat brother’s legacy while giving back to a place they both loved and that had brought them together.

Oct 4
Crowl Professorship recognizes outstanding OHIO English faculty
Paul Jones is the second Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature—a title that has allowed him to more fully pursue his research, engage his students in American literature and carry on the legacy of his colleagues.

Alumnus’ OHIO experience comes full circle
When three-time OHIO graduate Stuart Blersch first came to Athens in the early 60s, he couldn’t have known the profound impact OHIO would have on his career trajectory.

Oct 3
OHIO offices, local businesses invited to ‘Paint the Town Green’ for Homecoming 2018
Homecoming Week 2018 will include the 16th annual Paint the Town Green decorating contest that challenges local business and organizations as well as OHIO offices to showcase their Bobcat pride.

Gawande Speaker Series examines the role of robots in ancient Indian tales
Signe Cohen, the first researcher to systematically study ancient robot tales, presented “I, Robot: Self and No-Self in Ancient Indian Android Tales” as part of Ohio University’s Gawande Speaker Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy.

Alumni, students reflect on Scripps Semester in D.C. experiences
Ohio Today news recently caught up with two alumni and three current students who participated in the first year of the Scripps Semester in D.C. program.

Sep 28
Southern Campus alumnus is Highway Patrol post commander
Sergeant Nicholas A. Lunsford graduated in 2000 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technologies. He said the education he received at Ohio University Southern provided a background for him to explore during his studies.

Sep 27
Ohio University Professor Emeritus Pete Souza Receives Federal Government Alumnus Award
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, today, honored Pete Souza with the Outstanding Federal Government Alumnus Award at OHIO’s Seventh Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon.

Sep 26
Town, gown gearing up for Homecoming Week 2018
Homecoming Week 2018 begins Monday, Oct. 15, with this year’s theme, “Athens State of Mind,” serving as a reminder of Bobcats’ forever home away from home.

Sep 21
Hollywood Bowl event brings together Bobcat alumni, students and leadership
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Sept. 8 OHIO Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl brought together past and present Bobcats as well as Ohio University leadership for an evening of fun, food and fellowship under the L.A. stars.

Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series brings alumna back to OHIO
Award-winning photographer Jo Ann Walters, MFA ’83, returned to the Athens Campus for an artist talk and roundtable discussion as part of the Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series.

Sep 18
Let the countdown begin: Homecoming 2018 kicks off Oct. 15
Bobcats past, present and future are invited to kick back with friends, family and fellow alumni for an Ohio University celebration that kicks off Oct. 15 and culminates in the annual Homecoming Parade and football game on Oct. 20.

Sep 14
2018 Alumni Awards recipients announced; Glenn Corlett named Alumnus of the Year
The OHIO Alumni Association will kick off Homecoming Weekend 2018 with its 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala, during which Glenn Corlett, BBA ’65, will be honored as this year’s Ohio University Alumnus of the Year.

1804 Fund invests over $393K in education and research
The Trustees of The Ohio University Foundation have awarded more than $393,000 of the 1804 Fund to 14 undergraduate learning, faculty research and graduate studies proposals.

Sep 12
Chemical engineering alumna receives federal early career award
An Ohio University chemical and biomolecular engineering alumna has received one of 84 early career awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Sep 11
Nominations being accepted for 2018 Homecoming Court
Nominations for this year’s Ohio University Homecoming Court are being accepted now through Sept. 21.

Sep 10
Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes new trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce and welcome eight new trustees and a new OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors representative.

Alumnus gives big to create better lives
The Daniel E. Innis and Douglas J. Palardy Scholarship will benefit incoming first-year students enrolled in the College of Business who demonstrate a financial need and academic merit.

Sep 6
Ohio University mourns distinguished engineering alumnus, university volunteer, benefactor
Ohio University is mourning the loss of alumnus, volunteer, board member, and engineer Cruse Watson Moss.

Ohio Today’s summer issue is all about grit
Ohio Today's summer issue, arriving in mailboxes and inboxes soon, is themed "grit," a simple word that sums up the Bobcat spirit.

Sep 4
Bobcat, Buckeye open their divided home for 30th annual picnic
Bobcats and Buckeyes from across the country gathered at the home of William and Sherry Rakatansky on Aug. 11 for the 30th annual OSU-OHIO Picnic at Lake Norman.

Aug 27
Bobcat Nation welcomes new OHIO Alumni Association executive director
Erin Essak Kopp, the new assistant vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association, officially joined the Bobcat family on Aug. 6.

Aug 26
Ohio University Southern alumna receives Emmy nomination for ‘Heroin(e)’ film
Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University Southern’s nursing program, recently celebrated an Emmy Award nomination for the Netflix documentary, “Heroin(e).” The film follows the drug epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia.

Aug 24
Registration underway for OHIO’s 2018 Homecoming Parade
Ohio University's 2018 Homecoming Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Members of the OHIO and surrounding communities are invited to participate with spirited floats, banners and displays celebrating the theme "Athens State of Mind."

Aug 20
OHIO Alumni Night at Hollywood Bowl brings Big Easy to La La Land
On Sept. 8, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter will hold its OHIO Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl, which this year brings the Big Easy to La La Land and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and First Lady Ruthie Nellis on their first gathering with the L.A. area Bobcats.

Aug 17
OHIO alumna finds success in the world of public relations
Relevance International founder and CEO Suzanne Rosnowski, a 2001 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has built one of the fastest-growing independently owned public relations firms.

Aug 9
OHIO alumnus brings nation's largest indoor adventure park to his hometown
Ohio University alumnus Greg Carlin is elevating fun and fitness and providing a boost to his hometown with Play:CLE, the nation’s largest indoor adventure park.

OHIO alumni share journeys to becoming published authors
Within the vast network of Ohio University alumni are many accomplished authors whose published works cover a wide-range of subjects and genres.

Aug 8
College of Business alumnus gives back through enhancement fund
Since graduating from Ohio University, Michael Rodarte, BBA ’04, has given back to the College of Business, offering students following in his footsteps advice, helping them build professional networks and connecting them with career opportunities – all as a means of ensuring their post-graduation success.

Aug 1
Chillicothe campus enrollment doubles for Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its 19th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 23 – 26, 2018. The AP Summer Institute introduces teaching methods, student exam expectations, and curriculum content.

Jul 30
Listen to Ohio Today radio’s latest podcast: ‘Dear Bobcat’
In its latest podcast, “Dear Bobcat,” Ohio Today radio asks Ohio University alumni to reflect on what they would say to their first-year selves.

Jul 27
EBN gearing up for largest annual fundraiser, old-school house party
Registration is underway for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s “A Think Tank Adventure,” featuring OHIO President M. Duane Nellis, and “A White House Affair,” including a decades-themed, old-school house party, on Aug. 11 at locations in the Columbus area.

Jul 26
Alumni gather to celebrate Industrial and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary
Russ College alumni reminisced and looked to the future with faculty, staff and students at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary celebration on July 14 in Athens, Ohio.

Jul 18
Ohio University aviation students lift up disabled, terminally ill kids with free flights
New Ohio University aviation alumni gave disabled and terminally ill children a chance to fly free last weekend with rides to the sky at the 15th annual Kids in Flight event in Cleveland.

Jul 11
Ohio University alumnus receives national award for aviation navigation tech enhancements
A Russ College alumnus has recently won the 2018 William E. Jackson Award for the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics.

Jul 6
Alumnus keeps Athens traditions alive and thriving
hroughout the year, thousands flock to Athens to enjoy the many unique annual events held on and off the bricks. From their live music, delicious food and local drinks, these treasured traditions are revived every year with the help of a few individuals, including alumnus and Athens native Brandon Thompson.

OHIO Alumni Association welcomes seven new board members
The OHIO Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of seven new members to its board of directors.

Jun 25
Sugar Bush Foundation continues its support of four projects, seeds three more projects
At its annual meeting in June, The Ohio University Foundation announced support for seven projects proposed by The Sugar Bush Foundation’s board of directors.

Jun 22
Ohio Fellows Return to Campus [PHOTOS]
The Libraries and University College welcomed back the original Ohio Fellows, June 1-3, by hosting an Ohio Fellows Reunion. The primary goal of the reunion was to record their personal stories.

Women’s Leadership Symposium brings inspiration to all
The Ohio University and The Ohio State University alumni associations joined forces this past weekend to host the first Women’s Leadership Symposium at The Ohio Union in Columbus. Rightfully titled, “A Day To Inspire,” the event drew more than 400 women.

From Tokyo to Athens, former student revisits Bobcat past
Retracing an Ohio University connection that has spanned 65 years and more than 6,000 miles, Bunya Tsujita and his wife, Hiroko, visited the Athens Campus last week for the first time since the 1950s.