|Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts|
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.
|Alumni College courses to cover health, culture|
Alumni returning to campus for lectures from current faculty is a long-standing OHIO Alumni Association tradition. Back again for the third year in tandem with On The Green Weekend, Alumni College 2016 will feature issues of health in Appalachia, new scientific research discoveries and reflections on art, history and culture in the U.S. and at Ohio University.
|May 3 is Ohio University Day in Columbus|
The OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with OHIO Athletics to, in the words of “Voice of the Bobcats” Russ Eisenstein, ‘paint it green and white’ in Columbus on May 3. Alumni and friends will gather for various events around the city and post to social media using #OHIODAY2016.
|One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals|
Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend.
|Honors Tutorial College alumna supports individualized learning, establishes scholarship|
Sharon Fountain moved around the country a lot as a child. When she learned about Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program, Fountain knew there was no better place to settle than OHIO. As the most academically diverse tutorial-based honors college in the country, HTC emphasizes individualized learning through one-on-one or small group tutorials. To help students like her enjoy the singular benefits of an HTC education, Fountain established the Sharon Monahan and Ben E. Fountain Scholarship.
|Ohio Today “reinvents” Ohio University|
Fifty years ago, Ohio University revolutionized sports and business by creating a master’s degree in sports administration, the first degree-granting academic program of its kind in the world. Incarcerated students earn degrees from OHIO as a prime way to transcend their troubles. Alumna Katie Jackson Patel, BBA ’07, left behind a successful climb up the corporate ladder to work for a homeless shelter.
|On The Green Film Festival to celebrate decade classics|
A wise young man once said, “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you know what iconic 1980’s movie coined that phrase, you’ll be ecstatic about this year’s lineup for the On The Green Film Festival at the Athena May 19-21.
|Register today for the Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration|
Faculty, staff and students, along with members of the community, are invited to attend the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This free premiere event will showcase tomorrow’s Rising Startup Stars on March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom.
|CSU, Ohio University to sponsor Women’s Leadership Symposium at CSU April 13|
Cleveland State University and Ohio University will host a day-long women’s leadership symposium April 13, featuring panel discussions; breakout sessions; a career fair; health screenings by OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; and keynote addresses by Nancy Frates, the woman behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Rachel Talton, chief transformation officer of Flourish Leadership and the Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership.
|Scripps to honor GRAMMY® producer Ken Ehrlich|
Ken Ehrlich, longtime producer of the GRAMMYs® and a 1964 alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, will be inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, during Ohio University’s Communication Week.
|On your mark, get set, go!|
When Larry Starr, BSEd ’68, Med ’71, crossed the finish line after the 2015 Bobcat Dash 5K, he was named the inaugural event’s first champion. The 69-year old Alumni Association board member and former athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds can’t wait for On The Green Weekend 2016, and the chance to defend his title.
|Event will celebrate the life of Will Konneker|
Ohio University will celebrate the life of Wilfred R. Konneker with a special service in Galbreath Chapel on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.
|Black Alumni Reunion 2016 dates announced|
The OHIO Alumni Association will host Black Alumni Reunion in Athens, Ohio, Sept. 15-18, 2016. This fall weekend was among those recommended by the alumni community and selected taking into consideration feedback from alumni and campus partners.