|Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing|
Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.
|Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts|
On Nov. 12, Stephanie Jamison presented “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” a lecture about ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law. The event took place in Ellis Hall as a part of the biannual Ohio University Gawande Lecture Series.
|Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers|
Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
|Finals Week Survival Bags now available|
The Student Alumni Board’s Finals Week Survival Bags are back! These survival bags help OHIO students during the tough week of Finals Week to study harder and making their grueling week less stressful. This semester’s bags include a stainless steel mug, a stress ball, vanilla chapstick, gum, great study tools (post-it notes, highlighters, etc.) snacks/candy and more!
|Sheila and Larry McHale receive John C. Baker Founder's Award|
On Thursday, November 12, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor upon alumna Sheila McHale and her husband Lawrence “Larry” McHale, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to The Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of The Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker
|Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees|
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to welcome four new Trustees to the Bobcat family this year. Sandra “Sandy” J. Anderson, Donald “Donny” L. Harrison Jr., Jeffrey M. Loewy, and William “Bill” D. Hilyard were elected during the June, 2015 Foundation Board meeting in Columbus. The first official board meeting for the new Trustees is Nov. 12-14, 2015.
|Open house to celebrate all OHIO women Nov. 19|
The Ohio University Women’s Center is teaming up with ohiowomen to host an open house celebrating all OHIO women on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 403.
|18th Annual Schey Sales Symposium on Nov. 12 to focus on relationship excellence|
The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre will host its 18th annual Schey Sales Symposium on Thurs., Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in Baker Ballroom. This year’s theme will be Relationship Excellence on the Front Line, with speakers in Athens, Ohio focusing on how to work effectively with the Millennial Generation. Dr. Adam Rapp, intergenerational engagement expert, will present research from thousands of millennials and managers to present breakthrough insights on leading, recruiting, training, and motivating millennial hires.
|OUAA seeks nominations for 2016 Alumni Awards|
Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards. Submit a nomination form for the 2016 Alumni Awards by Feb. 1, 2016 to recommend a nominee for Alumna/Alumnus of the Year, the Medal of Merit Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award and Honorary Alumnus/Alumna.
|Scholarship fund allows students to gain an education while in recovery|
Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E.), the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, received a gift from an alumna and her husband to establish the Friends of Recovery Scholarship Fund. As one of only three collegiate recovery programs in Ohio, R.I.S.E. provides support for students recovering from an addiction to alcohol and other drugs by creating a safe place for members to learn and grow.
|Ohio University celebrates The Promise Lives Campaign topping over $500 million|
The books are closed on Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – an effort that began in 2007 with a goal to raise $450 million in support of students, faculty, programs, outreach and facilities. On Friday, September 11, more than 225 members of the University community – students, faculty, alumni, donors and friends – gathered in Baker University Center to celebrate exceeding that Campaign goal by more than $50 million.
|Black Alumni Reunion 2016 UPDATE|
The Alumni Association has received feedback from alumni and friends following the release of the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion dates. The Association is committed to holding events that foster positive connections with our university community and our alumni. Given continued concern that has been shared by this valued group of alumni regarding the selection of a summer date to host the reunion, the Association – in consultation with university leadership – has decided to cancel the July 28-31 reunion dates and to pursue options to host the event in Fall 2016.
|Alumni in federal government gather for D.C. event|
Ohio University alumni came together at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 10 to reconnect with University officials and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.