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Alumni & Friends News

Dec 2
A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna
A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna

Nov 23
Holiday shopping made easy at The Bobcat Store
No need to leave the house and face the crowds for holiday gifts your friends and family will love. Make it a “Happy Hol-OU-day” this year by shopping online at The Bobcat Store.

Bobcat Store artists combine passion and purpose in paintings
Betsy Ross Koller, an Ohio University alumna, and Passion Works Studio, a local art studio in Athens, have produced a variety of artwork recognized by people all over the world. With every stroke of the brush, Koller and the artists at Passion Works raise awareness for more than just their art. With the help of The Bobcat Store, Koller and Passion Works have created exclusive collections to benefit personal causes.

The Jim and Katie Kahler Scholarship Fund ensures longevity of sports administration programs
Jim Kahler lives by the notion that there are three important life decisions a person makes: to pursue an education, the occupation you choose and who you wed. For the past 35 years, Jim Kahler and his wife, Katie Kahler, have found meaning in each of those aspects through sports.

Nov 21
Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

Nov 16
ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking
ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking

The Bobcat Store offers three days of Black Friday savings
The biggest savings of the year at The Bobcat Store will be here just in time for the holidays. Explore the new offerings and save big with these Black Friday weekend specials.

Nov 9
Alum speaks to students about victims advocacy career
Ohio University alum Becky Filar '06 spoke with students in the Sociology-Criminology Club on Oct. 20.

Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]
Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]

Alum visits 50 states, sets sites on the world
Ohio University alum Michael Sliwinski is putting his History degree and Geography minor to work in D.C.

Nov 7
Finals Week Survival Bags now available at The Bobcat Store
As the end of fall semester nears, so does the start of finals week. During the most stressful time of the year, keep your student at ease. Order a Finals Week Survival Bag from The Bobcat Store to equip your student with all of the essentials to make studying more enjoyable!

Nov 2
Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes four new trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. David “Dave” P. Levy, Casey A. Christopher, Dr. Daryl R. Sybert, and R. Scott Durcanin were elected to the board during the June, 2016 Foundation Board meeting. The first official board meeting for the new trustees is Nov. 3, 2016.

Nov 1
OHIO admin gifts arts experiences to area children
Performances by Black Violin, Sybarite5 to be supported by Arts in Education Fund.

Alum to teach course on political campaigns, lobbying, ethics
Ohio University alum Justin R. McCaulley '01 is this year's “visiting professional” in Political Science. In Spring 2017, McCaulley will teach a one-credit course, POLS 4900 Special Topics in Political Science, which provides a behind-the-curtain view from a lobbyist’s perspective of the roles of and relationships between business, government, and society.

Physics alum returns to conduct experiment at Accelerator Lab
Physics & Astronomy alum Cody Parker spent five days recently conducting experiments at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Lab. Parker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge.

Oct 31
2016 Legacy Scholars carry on Bobcat family tradition
Many OHIO alumni proudly share stories from their Bobcat experience with their families. For some students with elders as Bobcats, following the family tradition and becoming a Bobcat was a no brainer. For OHIO Alumni Association 2016-17 Legacy Scholars, the decision to become a Bobcat is not only based on a Bobcat family legacy but also because of OHIO’s outstanding and accredited areas of study.

Oct 20
OHIO Alumni Association seeks nominations for 2017 Alumni Awards
Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards.

Oct 19
Alumnus Playwright Qui Nguyen and Tantrum Theater Puppeteer Jon Hoche Bring “Vietgone” to New York City’s Manhattan Theater Club
The Division of Theater celebrates the east coast premiere of alumnus (M.F.A. 2002) playwright Qui Nguyen’s award winning play “Vietgone,” at the Manhattan Theater Club, in New York City.

The 1804 Fund supports more than $400,000 in education and research initiatives
On June 15, the Grants and Funding Committee of the Ohio University Foundation awarded $402,384.53 from the 1804 Fund to invest in six new graduate/faculty proposals and nine undergraduate initiatives.

Oct 14
“Campus feminist” creates long legacy at OHIO with work in advocacy
When Beverly Jones, BSJ ’69 MBA ’75, began her college career at Ohio University years ago she didn’t realize the impact and legacy she would leave at her alma mater. Jones consistently broke down barriers and blazed her own trail, allowing women behind her to follow for decades.

Oct 13
The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss
The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss

Looking back at Homecoming 2016 [Video]
This year’s Homecoming theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” was selected by OHIO students, alumni and friends. These devoted Bobcats journey home to tap into the familiar energy they experienced as students; the youthful excitement of memories on this beautiful campus are like a magnet drawing us home after the long roads we travel through life.

Oct 10
2016 Alumni Awards Gala
The 76th annual Alumni Awards Gala honored 13 individuals whose outstanding professional achievements and service have made a significant impact on Ohio University.

Journeys converge for Homecoming 2016
Each fall, the electricity of Ohio University Homecoming weekend draws thousands of Bobcats from around the state of Ohio, the country, and the world, back to these bricks. Homecoming 2016, themed, “All Roads Lead Home,” was no exception.

Oct 7
Linguistics alumni couple off to Penn State for Ph.D.s
J. Elliott Casal and Alba Garcia Alonso (originally from Spain), left their life in Spain to live out their dreams, and Ohio University was one important stepping stone that helped them along the way.

Oct 6
Homecoming 2016 Hosts World’s Largest Cake Walk
Over 260 people gathered in the Baker University Center Parking Lot Wednesday evening to participate in The Guinness World Record’s largest cakewalk as part of Homecoming 2016.

WOUB to Stream Ohio University Homecoming Parade
The 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate “All Roads Lead Home” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

Oct 5
Paint the Town Green 2016 Winners Announced
Local Athens businesses and Ohio University departments showcased their Bobcat pride on the walls and windows of their establishments to compete for best Homecoming 2016 “Paint the Town Green” decoration display.

Oct 4
Breaking a World Record is a Piece of Cake
On Wednesday Oct. 5, BobcaThon is hosting a world-record-breaking Cake Walk in the Baker Center Parking Lot.

Sep 30
Libraries welcome OHIO community for Homecoming
University Libraries will have 19 tables full of archival historical materials that showcase the history of the University, especially student life.

Sep 29
All Roads Lead to Homecoming 2016
All Roads Lead to Homecoming 2016

Alumnus and partner announce gift for Appalachian Ohio, issue challenge
Ohio University alumnus Jeffery Chaddock and his partner Mark Morrow announced a groundbreaking gift during the annual gathering of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in Athens. The pair has planned for 97 percent of their estate to be given charitably. They also extended a challenge to others to make a pledge to invest in Appalachian Ohio through their estates.

Sep 26
15th Annual Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic raises funds for ITS students
The 2016 Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic was held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Athens Country Club. The event has raised nearly $200,000 to date to use for student scholarships.<br />

George Voinovich honored with tribute at Federal Government Alumni Luncheon
Ohio University alumni came together at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 to reconnect with the University and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation, Senator George V. Voinovich.

Sep 23
Dressing up rocks: Gawande Lecture addresses relationships with nonhuman world
Dressing up rocks: Gawande Lecture addresses relationships with nonhuman world

Homecoming 2016 promises to Paint the Town Green
Homecoming 2016 promises to Paint the Town Green

Sep 22
Support our troops and #BleedGreen for Bobcat Heroes Day
Support our troops and #BleedGreen for Bobcat Heroes Day

Sep 21
Black Bobcats represent and are “Straight Outta Athens”
The OHIO Alumni Association checked in more than 1,000 alumni and friends who registered to attend one or more of the 32 events that took place between Thursday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 18. Add students, faculty and staff attending the events, and the total guest count made #OHIOBAR2016 the largest on record.

In the studio with alumni artists
The inspiration and process behind artwork from The Bobcat Store.

Sep 20
Scripps College of Communication hosts Black Alumni Reunion reception, panel
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Scripps College of Communication welcomed Black Alumni Reunion attendees to the college for a reception and hosted a panel entitled “Black in Athens”. Alumni from all colleges were in attendance and were able to socialize in the Schoonover lobby before the panel began.

Sep 16
Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics
Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics

Sep 15
Communication alumni: Join us for a Homecoming reception!
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication once again invites alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to visit the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication during Ohio University’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ohio University Southern hosts Donor, Alumni Reception
Good food, good music and a room full of fellow Bobcats drew more than 50 alumni and donors together Sept. 9 for the annual Ohio University Southern Donor and Alumni Reception.

Sep 14
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

Sep 9
MSES graduate returns to Athens to give horses a Second Chance
Environmental Studies alumus Lucian Spataro, Jr. has returned to Athens to build his dream of renovating his family lands to become an extension of Last Chance Corral a non-profit haven for unwanted horses..

Sep 8
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.

Sep 7
Recent alumnus Will Drabold completes internship at Time magazine
This summer, Will Drabold covered national politics at Time’s Washington DC bureau. His articles were published online at time.com and some appeared in the print magazine as well.