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Alumni & Friends News

Feb 14
2018 alumnus finds success with social networking app
It was the sense of community Logan Koshenka found at Ohio University that served as a driving force behind Skyway, the social networking app he founded.

Feb 13
World-renowned plastic surgeon and alumnus shares expertise with OHIO medical students
Dr. Frank Papay advised students in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on the necessity of mentorship, best practices for mitigating risk, and the importance of being a “Tigger in a field of Eeyores.”

Feb 8
Registration underway for 2019 Celebrate Women conference
The 13th annual Celebrate Women conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, on Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and will revolve around the theme “Challenge. Lead. Succeed!”

Feb 6
Scholarship honors Sports Administration Program’s visionary, baseball pioneer
Alumnus Dean Taylor is honoring the legacy of Walter O'Malley through a scholarship benefitting graduate students in Ohio University’s Sports Administration Program.

Alumna’s legacy, generosity lives on in OHIO’s Frontiers in Science lecture series
The 2019 Frontiers in Science lecture, featuring a live performance of the “Gastropod” podcast, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Jan 31
Alumni couple plan $2 million gift for engineering and technology
Brig. Gen. Mark Arnold and his wife, Karin, are donating $2 million to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The couple will bequeath the gift as part of a trust, ensuring that its impact will be felt for many years.

Jan 28
OHIO community ready to boogie for a good cause at BobcaThon 2019
Ohio University’s 2019 BobcaThon 12-hour dance marathon, to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, will be held Feb. 16.

Ohio University Southern scholarship pays tribute to resident’s life of service
The Zelma S. Holmes Scholarship benefits high-achieving, financially-eligible Ohio University Southern students who have a record of serving others.

Submit your Homecoming 2019 theme ideas
Homecoming theme ideas are being accepted now through Thursday, Feb. 28, and may be emailed to homecoming@ohio.edu.

Jan 25
Restorations underway for trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler
OHIO’s University Libraries has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant through the State Library of Ohio to restore a trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler, “the father of Ohio University.”

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with must-haves, specials from The Bobcat Store
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to show your love for someone special—and for Ohio University—look no further than The Bobcat Store.

Jan 18
Changes to OHIO Match Program allow for greater flexibility in scholarship giving
More than $580,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates over the past three fiscal years, thanks to donors who have contributed to a historic investment in student accessibility and affordability that is expanding in its final months to include regional campuses and specific programs.

Dec 17
Alumnus’ ‘Because I Said I Would’ aims to change the world through promises made, kept
Alex Sheen is the founder of “Because I Said I Would,” a social movement and nonprofit that aims to better humanity though promises made and kept.

A look back at some of 2018's 'OHIO Notables'
“OHIO Notables” highlights stories of graduates whose achievements have brought them and Ohio University notoriety and who remind us of the impact a single Bobcat can have on the world.

Dec 13
Ohio University earns four CASE awards
One of the world’s largest nonprofit education associations has recognized several Ohio University alumni programming and communication and marketing efforts as among the region’s best.

Dec 12
Scholarship donor, recipient connect over shared experiences
Ohio University alumnus Robert Long created the Long Family Communication Scholarship to help ease student debt and established an instant connection with the scholarship’s first recipient.

Dec 10
Listen to the latest episodes of ‘Dear Bobcat’
In the latest episodes of “Dear Bobcat,” Ohio Today radio’s podcast series, OHIO alumni read letters they wrote to their first-year selves live on stage during a special Homecoming event at Athens’ Casa Nueva.

Dec 6
Alumna’s art studio celebrates 20 years of bringing color, joy, opportunity to Athens
Twenty years ago, Ohio University alumna Patty Mitchell opened Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center that has defined the spirit of Athens.

Dec 3
OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors seeking nominations
The OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations through Dec. 31, 2018, for alumni willing to devote their time and talents to the alumni association.

Nov 30
Instructions for year-end gift processing
In anticipation of Ohio University being closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, the Division of Advancement is providing guidelines for year-end gift processing.

Nov 28
Senior Week invites graduates to relish in their final days as OHIO students
The OHIO Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board invite all December graduates to celebrate the culmination of their academic journey during Senior Week festivities, slated for Dec. 3-7.

Nov 20
Alumnus gives to Linguistics Department, lends expertise to OHIO curriculum development
James Stratman’s gift to Ohio University not only reconnected him to his alma mater but also opened the door for him to give of his talents and support new avenues of learning in the Linguistics Department.

Nominations sought for 2019 Alumni Awards
The OHIO Alumni Association and Intercollegiate Athletics are seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards Gala, honoring Bobcats who have distinguished themselves professionally and/or who have provided notable service and support to Ohio University.

Support a Bobcat through exams with a Finals Week Survival Kit
A fundraiser for the Student Alumni Board, the Fall 2018 Finals Week Survival Kit is packed to the brim with OHIO-themed goodies to keep students warm, healthy and happy—all while lifting their Bobcat spirits.

Nov 19
Read the 2018 issue of Ohio Women magazine
Ohio University’s magazine for female Bobcats is packed with stories of women who found their voice at OHIO and learned to use it to fight injustice, correct inequality and improve the world for us all.

Nov 14
The Bobcat Store debuts 2018 holiday merchandise, specials
’Tis the season of giving, and if you have an Ohio University Bobcat on your shopping list, The Bobcat Store has you covered, offering one-of-a-kind OHIO merchandise and holiday specials.

Nov 6
Former resident assistants reflect on experiences, benefits of serving students
Ohio Today news recently caught up with four OHIO alumni who held Housing and Residence Life positions during their time as students to discuss their experiences and how their positions impacted their post-graduation personal and professional lives.

Nov 5
Legacy Scholarship recipients continue proud Bobcat tradition
As children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of OHIO alumni, Ohio University Legacy Scholarship recipients are outstanding undergraduate students who continue the Bobcat tradition within their families and carry with them a deep appreciation for the University.

Nov 1
CARE Program plans 30th anniversary celebration
The Patton College of Education’s Creative, Active, and Reflective Educators (CARE) program will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its partnership with Federal Hocking Local School District on June 14-15, 2019, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Current and former CARE teacher candidates, mentor teachers, faculty, principals, and superintendents are invited to attend.

Oct 31
Alumnus and renowned international law expert returns to OHIO as Glidden Visiting Professor
One of the most recognized international criminal lawyers in the world, alumnus David Crane returns to his Bobcat roots this November, serving as Ohio University’s 2018-19 Glidden Visiting Professor.

Oct 30
Alumnus returns to OHIO classroom, shares his journey to Fortune Global 500 company
When Michael Gorshe stepped back onto the bricks of Athens, the Ohio University alumnus couldn’t help but reflect on his educational journey—one that began in a small town steeped in Ohio’s coal mining industry, continued at two OHIO campuses and landed him at a Fortune Global 500 company.

OHIO community bands together to support Baker Food Pantry
The Baker University Center Food Pantry’s success is dependent on donations from the Ohio University community, including Bobcat parents and alumni who recently stepped up to make a significant donation to the effort.

Oct 24
Bobcats revel in their ‘Athens State of Mind' for Homecoming 2018
Take a look back at Ohio University's 2018 Homecoming Week that left Bobcats reveling in their "Athens State of Mind."

Distinguished OHIO alumni, friends celebrated at Alumni Awards Gala
The OHIO Alumni Association hosted the 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala on Oct. 19, honoring 14 outstanding alumni and friends who have exhibited excellence in their professions and service to Ohio University and beyond.

Oct 22
Middle Tennessee Bobcats pay it forward at Hands On Nashville Day
Ohio University’s Middle Tennessee (Nashville) Chapter is only a mere three years old, but what it lacks in history, it’s more than made up for in legacy, drawing a growing number of Bobcats together for camaraderie as well as community service.

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.