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Alumni & Friends News

Jul 20
OHIO named one of nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2017-18
OHIO named one of nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2017-18

Jul 19
Take your Bobcat spirit to new heights, be the OHIO Cheermeister
The OHIO Cheermeister Homecoming 2017 video contest and spirit award kicks off Aug. 1

Ebony Bobcat Network hosts a spirited weekend in Columbus for annual meet
The four-day meeting features a black authors luncheon, EBN National Board Meeting, and other activities focused on fellowship and experiencing Columbus

3rd Annual Lobster Fest: A day of food, Bobcat camaraderie, and scholarship
OHIO's founding father was honored with a day filled with historical tours, a feast, and raising funds for students

Jul 14
Going beyond boundaries prepares Cutler Scholars students for life
Cutler Scholars are encouraged to go beyond their personal and physical comfort zones through enrichment experiences that bring them to remote places around the world.

Jul 12
Welcome students with the ultimate OHIO care package
The Student Alumni Board has packed all the student essentials into the 'Welcome to OHIO' bag.

OHIO Alumni Association announces new board members
The OHIO Alumni Association welcomes four new members to the board of directors: Timothy Neal of Ypsilanti, Jeff Reed of Dublin, Ohio, Jillian L. Causey of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Jeffery S. Wright of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

Jul 3
David Bambrey named Interim Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations and Interim Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association
Bambrey joined the Alumni Relations team in January 2014 as the director of campus relations. In October 2015, he was promoted to senior director of campus relations.

Jun 28
Alumnus spotlights promising career paths and OHIO programs through donations
Marty Wall has established an internship, scholarship and other gifts to highlight career opportunities in association management and public affairs.

Jun 27
Third annual Lobster Fest commemorates OHIO founding father with food, historical tours
Feast on New England's prized crustacean while celebrating Manasseh Cutler and the founding of OHIO in Massachusetts.

Jun 23
A redesigned Ohio Today hits mailboxes
Summer issue is packed with stories about the issue’s theme: “creativity”

Jun 21
Patton alumna puts fashion first
Ellen Goldsberry scholarship and professorship to make a difference in retail merchandising program

Jun 15
Take OHIO on a road trip with new summer Bobcat Store gear
The Bobcat Store has what you need for your summer road trip, so you can travel across the country with ease, all while supporting your favorite university.

Founding member of OHIO rugby club inducted into Hall of Fame
The United States Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame honors Steve Finkel, founding member of Ohio University Men’s Rugby Club in the ‘70s, for his contributions to the sport as a player and coach.

Jun 13
Trump announces OHIO alum as U.S. Attorney candidate nominee
President Donald J. Trump announced his first wave of United States Attorney candidates, and among the eight nominees is OHIO alum Justin E. Herdman '96. And both Ohio senators applauded the nomination.

Jun 12
Scripps College of Communication holds Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication celebration
As part of its summer meeting, the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees gathered for a celebration of the state-of-the-art Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication on Thursday, June 8.

Sugar Bush Foundation promotes environmental sustainability by funding five projects for 2017-2018
The Sugar Bush Foundation’s yearly projects foster sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development and encourage community engagement.

Jun 2
Bobcats celebrated on Broadway for Tony nominations
Alumna Amy Marsico works behind the scenes on the Tony Award-nominated musical 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,' created by OHIO alumnus Dave Malloy.

Jun 1
Two outstanding OHIO alumni honored at State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 150 Ohio University alumni and supporters in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor alumni Ryan Miller and Jessica Cannon for their outstanding service to the state at the 34th Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 9.

May 31
Patton alumnus designs ‘One Foot in Front of the Other’ scholarship for the determined student
Dave and Liza Gettles give back to OHIO by supporting students seeking the right career path.

May 23
Celebration of Volunteerism Awards Ceremony Honors OHIO alumni for volunteer efforts
The OHIO Alumni Association gathered to recognize those volunteers and alumni chapters that keep Bobcats connected to OHIO.

Inaugural Food Truck Festival hits the spot with alumni
During On The Green Weekend, alumni and friends feasted on foods served from their favorite Athens eateries on wheels.

May 21
On The Green Weekend whips up OHIO nostalgia and Bobcat pride
On The Green Weekend, celebrating the OHIO academics and arts, brought alumni back to Athens for nostalgic events filled with Bobcat Pride.

May 18
Denise M. Penz receives Austin C. Furbee Award
Denise M. Penz, the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University's 2017 Austin C. Furbee Award recipient, was honored during an award dinner May 17.

May 12
The 4th annual On The Green Weekend reunites Bobcats with traditional and new events
The 4th annual On The Green Weekend, OHIO's spring homecoming, features events Bobcats look forward to each year, and new activities, like basketball.

May 10
Jennifer Lewis Neubauer to step down as executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations
Jennifer Neubauer, executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations, has accepted a new position at The University of Illinois.

Ohio University, Progressive Insurance partnership boosts Bobcat success
Ohio University and its partnership with Progressive Insurance includes employing OHIO graduates, scholarship, and industry internships.

May 8
Alumna Kallia Wright receives Distinguished Professor Award
Alumna Dr. Kallia Wright, MS ’05 and PHD ’09, was awarded the 2017 Harry Joy Dunbaugh Distinguished Professor Award at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday, April 28. This is considered the highest honor a faculty member can be awarded at Illinois College.

May 5
On The Green Weekend festivals tap food and film nostalgia
This year’s On The Green Weekend will feature its annual Film Festival May 18-20, and its first Food Truck Festival May 20.

Denise M. Penz to receive Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Denise M. Penz as the 2017 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of her dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference open for registration
The Sixth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference will gather public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from businesses and organizations to discuss “A New Era in Economic Resiliency.” The conference will take place 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 23, 2017, at Baker University Center.

Apr 28
Ohio University Press author Kyle Kondik has won the Bowling Green Center for Archival Collections’ Local History Publication Award
Kondik, a 2006 Scripps alumnus and a widely cited expert on American elections, digs deep into Ohio’s political history to identify which places in Ohio have had the most influence on the statewide result.

Apr 26
Alumni go back to school and polish business skills at On The Green Weekend
Alumni College and Young Professionals Conference upgrade alumni's academic and business knowledge.

O’Bleness Hospital, Sports Administration invites Bobcats to Race for a Reason
Bobcats race in Athens and remotely around the globe for their favorite charities.

Honorary alumnus David McCullough releases book that features his 2004 speech at OHIO
Renowned historian and author David McCullough, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters after addressing graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies in 2004, recently released a book, “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” which features his speech from that day.

Apr 25
Scripps alumna Yvette McGee Brown inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
At the annual E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Awards Banquet Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82, was inducted into the 2017 Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 20 at the Ohio University Athens campus.

Apr 24
OHIO Phonathon teaches students life, marketing skills
Working at the call center hones students' interpersonal skills, needed for their future careers.

Apr 19
Alumni Association releases year-in review, nods to successful partnerships
Bobcat participation made 2016 one of the most outstanding and best-attended alumni programming years in OHIO’s history.

What is Yoga? Gawande Lecture explores modernization of the ancient practice
Professor Andrew J. Nicholson examines the connection between the historical roots of yoga and current practices.

Apr 14
Can’t-miss events all Senior Week April 17-21
Senior Week starts Monday! The annual, weeklong celebration is chock-full of events for seniors to ultimately relax and have fun before graduation.

Apr 5
Alumni and friends set to shoot hoops at new On The Green basketball competition
Alumni and friends are invited to partake in the new On The Green Weekend basketball tournament, 3:3 Basketball On The Bricks.

Mar 31
George Washington Forum focuses on history of freedom of speech
The international conference will delve into the topic from the 1500s to 1800s, and how past societies dealt with speech in the public sphere.

Spring 2017 Ohio Today lingers on the idea of legacy
Ohio Today devoted its spring issue to the theme "legacy" in part to coincide with the departure of OHIO’s 20th president, Roderick J. McDavis, BSED ’70.

Senior Week to provide entertainment, prizes and career preparation
Seniors celebrate their last days at OHIO, with the event-filled Senior Week.

Finals Week Survival Bags can be purchased at The Bobcat Store
The bags contain essentials to help students finish the school year strong and conquer final exams.

Patty Snider’s work in the Nursing Simulation Lab helps prepare students for careers as “safe, practicing nurses”
While many four-year-olds say they want to be nurses when they grow up, OHIO RN to BSN graduate Patty Snider meant it. Currently the coordinator of Ohio University’s Nursing Simulation Lab, Patty still remembers the day she decided to pursue a career in nursing.

Mar 29
Students experience city life, connect with alumni during Chicago Networking Week
Chicago Networking Week gave students the opportunity to connect with noteworthy alumni in the Chicago area and get a taste of life after graduation.

Collaborative alumnus-student design selected Homecoming 2017 logo
The logo for Homecoming 2017 symbolizes this year's theme and OHIO's musical heritage.

Mar 23
Celebrate Women conference embraces advocacy and wellness
This year’s conference theme, The Power of YOU: Advocating for Women, Wellness and Work, encouraged visitors to reflect on the power each person has to change their life and influence the lives of others.

Mar 22
Rev up for the 7th annual Cruise-In At The Convo
Cruise-In At The Convo returns to On The Green Weekend. Automobile aficionados are invited to bring their favorite vintage or modern wheels.