|2016 Ohio University Homecoming parade scheduled for Saturday, October 8|
Ohio University’s 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate this year’s theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the OHIO and the surrounding community.
|Welcome to Black Alumni Reunion Sept. 15-18, 2016 [VIDEO]|
Built on partnership and collaboration – beginning with a planning committee comprising 11 alumni and one student and extending to college and campus partners – this weekend OHIO will host more than 500 alumni and friends in Athens during Black Alumni Reunion 2016.
|Ohio University mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle|
The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle, former University first lady and wife of Ohio University’s 16th president, Claude R. Sowle. She was 84 years old.
|For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality|
For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality
|Two hearts give as one|
Starkey and Holtz met in Columbus through the Ohio University Young Alumni of Columbus, a subchapter of the OHIO Alumni Association’s Central Ohio Alumni Network. They wed in Athens this past June. But, true to their philanthropic nature, they replaced a traditional wedding registry with a request that guests support a scholarship endowment they established, the Holtz/Starkey Endowed Scholarship for Arts and Sciences.
|Celebrating 100 Years of the National Parks Service: Alum combines art and cartography across all 59 national parks|
When Karla Sanders came to Ohio University from Cincinnati to study art, she never imagined that she would fall in love with geography. But her undergraduate general education requirement in geography opened the door to a new world, and she quickly found herself uncovering the treasures of an interdisciplinary career in art and environment. Ultimately, she earned a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) degree from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, along with master’s degrees in geography and cartography.
|Alumna travels world to benefit others|
Reagan, a 1978 graduate of the Scripps College of Communication, trekked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago in Sept. 2012. The journey is a network of mountainous routes across Spain and Europe that leads to the tomb of the apostle St. James in northwestern Spain. As she prepares to repeat the trek in Sept. 2016, she reflects on her first journey, which raised funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions.
|Multicultural Greek organizations celebrate milestones, reflect on legacy|
Three Ohio University multicultural greek organizations celebrated milestone anniversaries during the 2015-16 academic year. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Psi Lambda and Kappa Alpha Psi commemorated landmark years with alumni-filled events. Current and former Greek members reflected on their chapters’ milestones and the legacies they leave behind.
|Bobcat lands an Olympic scheduling feat|
If you’re one of the 5 billion people around the world estimated to be watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, chances are you’ve watched a broadcast transmission scheduled thanks, in part, to Ohio University alumnus Jamie Stutz.
|Giving back to OHIO ‘a given’ for mid-90s grads|
Kemelgor and his wife Leslie, AB ’96, established the Kemelgor College of Business Endowed Scholarship, which supports fulltime undergraduate students in or accepted to the College of Business who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Scholarship endowments lessen the financial burden of college costs and allow students to focus more on their studies.
|OHIO Alumni Association selects three new Board members|
The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the selection of three new members to its Board of Directors. Damian J. Clark of Chicago, Illinois, Shara A. Glickman of Arlington, Virginia, and Gregory T. Moore of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, begin their terms July 1, 2016.
|Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO” |
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.
|Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students|
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.
|“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity|
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.
|Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel|
Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University.