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Alumni & Friends News

Apr 28
Ohio University Press author Kyle Kondik has won the Bowling Green Center for Archival Collections’ Local History Publication Award
Kondik, a 2006 Scripps alumnus and a widely cited expert on American elections, digs deep into Ohio’s political history to identify which places in Ohio have had the most influence on the statewide result.

Apr 26
Alumni go back to school and polish business skills at On The Green Weekend
Alumni College and Young Professionals Conference upgrade alumni's academic and business knowledge.

O’Bleness Hospital, Sports Administration invites Bobcats to Race for a Reason
Bobcats race in Athens and remotely around the globe for their favorite charities.

Honorary alumnus David McCullough releases book that features his 2004 speech at OHIO
Renowned historian and author David McCullough, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters after addressing graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies in 2004, recently released a book, “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” which features his speech from that day.

Apr 25
Scripps alumna Yvette McGee Brown inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
At the annual E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Awards Banquet Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82, was inducted into the 2017 Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 20 at the Ohio University Athens campus.

Apr 24
OHIO Phonathon teaches students life, marketing skills
Working at the call center hones students' interpersonal skills, needed for their future careers.

Apr 19
Alumni Association releases year-in review, nods to successful partnerships
Bobcat participation made 2016 one of the most outstanding and best-attended alumni programming years in OHIO’s history.

What is Yoga? Gawande Lecture explores modernization of the ancient practice
Professor Andrew J. Nicholson examines the connection between the historical roots of yoga and current practices.

Apr 14
Can’t-miss events all Senior Week April 17-21
Senior Week starts Monday! The annual, weeklong celebration is chock-full of events for seniors to ultimately relax and have fun before graduation.

Apr 5
Alumni and friends set to shoot hoops at new On The Green basketball competition
Alumni and friends are invited to partake in the new On The Green Weekend basketball tournament, 3:3 Basketball On The Bricks.

Mar 31
George Washington Forum focuses on history of freedom of speech
The international conference will delve into the topic from the 1500s to 1800s, and how past societies dealt with speech in the public sphere.

Spring 2017 Ohio Today lingers on the idea of legacy
Ohio Today devoted its spring issue to the theme "legacy" in part to coincide with the departure of OHIO’s 20th president, Roderick J. McDavis, BSED ’70.

Senior Week to provide entertainment, prizes and career preparation
Seniors celebrate their last days at OHIO, with the event-filled Senior Week.

Finals Week Survival Bags can be purchased at The Bobcat Store
The bags contain essentials to help students finish the school year strong and conquer final exams.

Patty Snider’s work in the Nursing Simulation Lab helps prepare students for careers as “safe, practicing nurses”
While many four-year-olds say they want to be nurses when they grow up, OHIO RN to BSN graduate Patty Snider meant it. Currently the coordinator of Ohio University’s Nursing Simulation Lab, Patty still remembers the day she decided to pursue a career in nursing.

Mar 29
Students experience city life, connect with alumni during Chicago Networking Week
Chicago Networking Week gave students the opportunity to connect with noteworthy alumni in the Chicago area and get a taste of life after graduation.

Collaborative alumnus-student design selected Homecoming 2017 logo
The logo for Homecoming 2017 symbolizes this year's theme and OHIO's musical heritage.

Mar 23
Celebrate Women conference embraces advocacy and wellness
This year’s conference theme, The Power of YOU: Advocating for Women, Wellness and Work, encouraged visitors to reflect on the power each person has to change their life and influence the lives of others.

Mar 22
Rev up for the 7th annual Cruise-In At The Convo
Cruise-In At The Convo returns to On The Green Weekend. Automobile aficionados are invited to bring their favorite vintage or modern wheels.

Mar 17
Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society to hold Fourth Annual Advocacy Event
The Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society will hold their Fourth Annual Advocacy Event, sponsored by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Ohio Capital Atrium in the Ohio Statehouse. This free event offers an opportunity for Ohio University alumni to meet and mentor current students, as well as discuss effective advocacy in a new age of politics.

Konneker Fund supports two new University-wide initiatives
Konneker Fund supports two new University-wide initiatives, one entails a museum complex and the other focuses on supporting first-generation college students.

Mar 15
Celebrate OHIO performing arts at On The Green Weekend
On The Green Weekend events highlight OHIO's performing arts with live jazz and theater.

Mar 13
Russ College alum brings Iron Man innovation to BMW
An automotive assembly line can demand great physical effort from workers who must lift heavy tools above their heads, and one Russ College graduate has proposed an innovative solution straight out of a comic book: exoskeletons.

Mar 10
PURF funds student trip to national flute convention
With assistance from the PURF award, student Sarah Solecki attended the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, gaining an invaluable music experience.

Mar 9
Past meets present as three friends revisit OHIO
Before June 2015, the last time friends Shelley Lloyd, Patricia Brown and Susan Sarapata had been together was March 17, 1973… the day they graduated from Ohio University. It was new beginnings for the three friends as they started their lives toward successful careers that they credit to the education and support they received from OHIO.

Mar 6
OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel
Students working in theater, including set builders, soundboard technicians, actors and stagehands, frequently visited the clinic complaining of concussion symptoms. The people working behind-the-scenes of a production have to move quickly through dark, crowded spaces with a lot of moving props, which creates additional hazards.

Mar 3
MDIA to introduce students to media industry at 2017 High School Media Workshop
This summer, the School of Media Arts & Studies will host its fourth annual High School Media Workshop June 20-24. The workshop is for high school students who are considering pursuing an education and career in the media arts and studies.

High School Journalism Workshop participants to work with faculty, industry professionals this summer
Each summer, since 1946, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosts their annual High School Journalism Workshop. The three-day workshop, July 12-15, consists of sessions in seven different tracks.

Mar 1
OHIO Alumni Association wins 10 CASE District V awards
The Association's total CASE district and international awards climbs to 20 within last 24 months

Tantrum Theater revives performance art scene
OHIO alumni and Dublin residents give to Tantrum Theater Support Fund, filling a performance art gap in the Central Ohio city.

CSD graduate links musical training and pitch perception
Two childhood experiences helped to determine Aurora Weaver’s career path: her mother’s single sided deafness (SSD) and a church choir mate who possessed a beautiful singing voice and the gift of absolute pitch—the rare ability to recognize a tone’s pitch by ear.

Feb 24
Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced
This year's Homecoming theme captures the spirit of OHIO's musical legacy.

Feb 20
BobcaThon dance marathon raises nearly $75,000 for area Ronald McDonald House
The year-long fundraiser BocaThon that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, ends with an all-day dance party.

Feb 15
Runners and walkers invited to lace up for Bobcat Dash
Lace up your sneakers for the annual Bobcat Dash 5k as part of On The Green Weekend 2017.

Arbeit: "Oh, the places you'll go!"
In her career as a speech-language pathologist, Holley Arbeit has traveled from Buffalo, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., and toured the world from England to Ecuador to South Africa.

Feb 13
University, community donations assist local food shelter during the holiday season
The Holiday Film Series, an annual staple within uptown Athens and one of its many ongoing partnerships with Ohio University, has donated approximately 4,300 pounds of food and more than $700 in cash to the local community since the seasonal event began over a half-decade ago.

OHIO Foundation Board honors McDavis’ lasting legacy
OHIO Foundation Board honored President Roderick J. McDavis’ legacy with an Urban Scholarship endowment last weekend.

Feb 8
Bush family lessens students’ financial burdens
Howard and Angie Bush established The Bush Green and White Award, which provides scholarships for full-time OHIO undergraduates who are experiencing extreme financial hardships.

Cast your vote for the 2017 Homecoming theme
Vote on this year's Homecoming theme.

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.