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Alumni & Friends News

Mar 25
OHIO mourns the passing of devoted alumnus Phil Muck
A trustee emeritus of The Ohio University Foundation and one of the OHIO community’s most loyal members, Phil Muck passed away on March 20.

Class of 1969 reminisces about OHIO experiences 50 years later
This year marks a significant milestone for the Class of 1969 and presents an opportunity for OHIO’s Golden Bobcats to reflect upon the years they spent in Athens.

Mar 24
Send some Bobcat cheer at the end of the year with a Finals Week Survival Kit
The Spring 2019 Finals Week Survival Kit includes an OHIO baseball cap, a deck of OHIO-themed playing cards, an OHIO dry erase scribbler and a Rufus decal.

Mar 21
OHIO to host first-ever Giving Day
On April 18, Ohio University will host a 24-hour campaign designed to galvanize the collective pride of Bobcat Nation and provide Bobcats an opportunity to have a lasting impact on Ohio's first and finest.

Ohio Today’s winter issue: All about ‘practice’
The issue focuses on OHIO alumni, faculty, staff, and students in the act of putting their noses to the grindstone to achieve their goals, understand their work more deeply, and learn about themselves—all through acts of practice.

Celebrate OHIO’s Class of 2019 with graduation gifts from The Bobcat Store
If you have a member of the Class of 2019 among your loved ones, The Bobcat Store has the perfect gift for your soon-to-be Ohio University graduate.

Mar 15
Online voting for 2019 Homecoming theme runs March 18-25
Cast your vote, from 8 a.m. March 18 through 5 p.m. March 25, for OHIO’s 2019 Homecoming theme.

50 years of the Convo: A keeper of OHIO memories, moments and milestones
Over the past 50 years, the Convocation Center has emerged as a gateway to OHIO’s Athens campus, a stunning focal point for aerial views of the community and a keeper of memories shared among those who have experienced this singular place.

Alumnae team up to create scholarship honoring women in business through The OHIO Match
The Patricia A. Pae ’90 and Monique Means McDonough ’95 Scholarship for Women Business Leaders was established through The OHIO Match, through which Ohio University is providing $0.50 for every dollar committed to eligible undergraduate scholarship endowments.

Mar 4
From Athens to the Supreme Court: Alumnus is making U.S. legal history
As a staff attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Ohio University alumnus William Messenger has argued three cases before the nation’s highest court.

Mar 1
Nominations being accepted for Sugar Bush Foundation Board of Directors
Online nominations are being accepted now through April 15 for an upcoming open position on the Sugar Bush Foundation Board of Directors.

Feb 26
Catching up with OHIO’s Cutler Scholars Program alumni
Five Cutler Scholars alumni reflect on favorite memories of the program and how it has contributed to their personal and professional success.

Feb 22
OHIO’s 2019 Black Alumni Reunion to be held Sept. 12-15
The Black Alumni Reunion, OHIO’s largest alumni reunion outside of Homecoming, is held every three years and open to all alumni and friends.

Feb 21
Alumnus’ Bobcat experience inspires giving through The OHIO Match
Wayne and Carol Pletcher’s longtime support of OHIO continues with a scholarship devoted to students studying the natural sciences and created in partnership with the University, which has pledged up to $25 million to strengthen its endowed scholarship program.

Feb 18
Ohio University mourns loss of dedicated alumna
Marilyn Allen, BSED ’58, a dedicated Bobcat educator, passed away the morning of Feb. 6 with family at her side. She was 82.

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.