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Alumni & Friends News

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.

Mar 17
Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society to hold Fourth Annual Advocacy Event
The Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society will hold their Fourth Annual Advocacy Event, sponsored by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Ohio Capital Atrium in the Ohio Statehouse. This free event offers an opportunity for Ohio University alumni to meet and mentor current students, as well as discuss effective advocacy in a new age of politics.

Konneker Fund supports two new University-wide initiatives
Konneker Fund supports two new University-wide initiatives, one entails a museum complex and the other focuses on supporting first-generation college students.

Mar 15
Celebrate OHIO performing arts at On The Green Weekend
On The Green Weekend events highlight OHIO's performing arts with live jazz and theater.

Mar 13
Russ College alum brings Iron Man innovation to BMW
An automotive assembly line can demand great physical effort from workers who must lift heavy tools above their heads, and one Russ College graduate has proposed an innovative solution straight out of a comic book: exoskeletons.

Mar 10
PURF funds student trip to national flute convention
With assistance from the PURF award, student Sarah Solecki attended the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, gaining an invaluable music experience.

Mar 9
Past meets present as three friends revisit OHIO
Before June 2015, the last time friends Shelley Lloyd, Patricia Brown and Susan Sarapata had been together was March 17, 1973… the day they graduated from Ohio University. It was new beginnings for the three friends as they started their lives toward successful careers that they credit to the education and support they received from OHIO.

Mar 6
OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel
Students working in theater, including set builders, soundboard technicians, actors and stagehands, frequently visited the clinic complaining of concussion symptoms. The people working behind-the-scenes of a production have to move quickly through dark, crowded spaces with a lot of moving props, which creates additional hazards.

Mar 3
MDIA to introduce students to media industry at 2017 High School Media Workshop
This summer, the School of Media Arts & Studies will host its fourth annual High School Media Workshop June 20-24. The workshop is for high school students who are considering pursuing an education and career in the media arts and studies.

High School Journalism Workshop participants to work with faculty, industry professionals this summer
Each summer, since 1946, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosts their annual High School Journalism Workshop. The three-day workshop, July 12-15, consists of sessions in seven different tracks.

Mar 1
OHIO Alumni Association wins 10 CASE District V awards
The Association's total CASE district and international awards climbs to 20 within last 24 months

Tantrum Theater revives performance art scene
OHIO alumni and Dublin residents give to Tantrum Theater Support Fund, filling a performance art gap in the Central Ohio city.

CSD graduate links musical training and pitch perception
Two childhood experiences helped to determine Aurora Weaver’s career path: her mother’s single sided deafness (SSD) and a church choir mate who possessed a beautiful singing voice and the gift of absolute pitch—the rare ability to recognize a tone’s pitch by ear.

Feb 24
Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced
This year's Homecoming theme captures the spirit of OHIO's musical legacy.

Feb 20
BobcaThon dance marathon raises nearly $75,000 for area Ronald McDonald House
The year-long fundraiser BocaThon that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, ends with an all-day dance party.

Feb 15
Runners and walkers invited to lace up for Bobcat Dash
Lace up your sneakers for the annual Bobcat Dash 5k as part of On The Green Weekend 2017.

Arbeit: "Oh, the places you'll go!"
In her career as a speech-language pathologist, Holley Arbeit has traveled from Buffalo, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., and toured the world from England to Ecuador to South Africa.

Feb 13
University, community donations assist local food shelter during the holiday season
The Holiday Film Series, an annual staple within uptown Athens and one of its many ongoing partnerships with Ohio University, has donated approximately 4,300 pounds of food and more than $700 in cash to the local community since the seasonal event began over a half-decade ago.

OHIO Foundation Board honors McDavis’ lasting legacy
OHIO Foundation Board honored President Roderick J. McDavis’ legacy with an Urban Scholarship endowment last weekend.

Feb 8
Bush family lessens students’ financial burdens
Howard and Angie Bush established The Bush Green and White Award, which provides scholarships for full-time OHIO undergraduates who are experiencing extreme financial hardships.

Cast your vote for the 2017 Homecoming theme
Vote on this year's Homecoming theme.

Feb 3
OHIO alumni turn virtual gaming into reality
Tyler Blust and Anthony Mikicic founded GuessworkVR, a virtual reality start-up based in Columbus.

Feb 1
Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser
Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser held in Cleveland.

Chicago Networking Week calls students to connect with alumni, explore career paths
Students can connect with alumni in the Chicago area to learn about life after graduation.

Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship
Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship

Jan 31
VisCom alumna Lauren Pond wins 2016 First Book Prize
Congratulations to Lauren Pond, MA ’14 and a photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, who was selected by curator Peter Barberie of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to win the eighth biennial First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Test of Faith that document, as Pond writes, “a family of Pentecostal Holiness serpent handlers that I have photographed since 2011.

Jan 25
Calling all Bobcats: We want your Homecoming 2017 theme ideas
The OHIO Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs wants your ideas for this year’s Homecoming theme.

Spring Homecoming to host alumni and friends “On The Green”
On The Green Weekend, an annual event featuring academics and the arts for the entire OHIO community, is set for May 17-21.

The Bobcat Store has something special for your someone special this Valentine's Day
Find Valentine’s Day gifts for every relationship at The Bobcat Store

Jan 20
Alumni mark memorable spots in communications Historypin project
Communications students assemble a virtual walking tour on Historypin.org with alumni stories.

Jan 19
VisCom alumnus Matt Eich to exhibit, present photography of Southeast Ohio
Photographic essayist Matt Eich, BSVC ’08, will deliver a presentation about his photographs that feature the people and communities of Southeast Ohio on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center, 145. 

Jan 13
VisCom Alumna Megan Westervelt discusses Ecuadorian research project, documentary
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, hosted a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” which showcased her Fulbright research photography project and documentary.

Jan 11
Beneath the surface: Appalachian cemeteries analyzed
OHIO student's funded research reveals mortality trends in Appalachia dating back to the 1880s.

Not sidelined: Phillips family touts the power of teamwork in Ohio Today
The Phillips family demonstrated that teamwork is the winning combination to beating the cancer odds.

Jan 10
Alumna Megan Westervelt to hold public discussion, gallery reception on Jan. 12
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, returns to campus this week to work with students and host a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Schoonover 145. A reception will follow on the first floor of Schoonover Center and the VisCom Gallery.

Jan 6
Ohio Today Winter 2017 touts teamwork
The Winter 2017 issue of Ohio Today touts the power of teamwork.

Dec 14
Who’s Next? 2017 Alumni Awards Nominations
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association and OHIO Athletics honors alumni who have made their University proud, and the nominations for those awards come from Bobcats like you.

Finance alumnus awards department profs with cash, recognition for scholarly work
OHIO alumnus Ellsworth Holden established The Ellsworth Holden Award, which incentivizes high-quality research within the Department of Finance by awarding faculty members who publish in reputable financial journals.

Dec 12
OHIO alumnus David Malloy’s newest musical is a shining success on Broadway
Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates the glowing critical success of alumnus Dave Malloy’s (B.F.A. 1998) newest Broadway production of “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” directed by frequent collaborator Rachel Chavkin, which opened November 14 at the Imperial Theater.

Dec 7
Bibbees commemorate daughter through Match scholarships
Following his enlistment in the military, Shannon Bibbee, BA ’99, returned to Athens to begin a new job. That decision led him to his future wife and fellow Bobcat, Amanda, BSJ ’05, changing his life forever.

Dec 5
Alumni Answers: Ryan Ellis, Google
From Copeland to Google, alumnus Ryan Ellis reconnected with us to reflect on his experience as a #BusinessBobcat

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.