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Alumni & Friends News

May 25
OHIO Alumni Southern Chapter receives award for student networking
The Southern Chapter was recognized with the Lindley Student Networking Award, which celebrates the alumni association’s 150th anniversary and recognizes efforts which create opportunity for student-alumni networking.

May 21
Alumni connect while cruising Panama Canal
Two dozen Ohio University alumni connected with fellow Bobcats in paradise as they set sail on a relaxing 16-night cruise through the Panama Canal last month.

May 11
On The Green Weekend kicks off with uptown entertainment and fresh Athens cuisine
Join the Bobcat and Athens communities for Ohio University’s 5th annual On The Green Weekend, May 16-19. This year’s schedule is packed with events to help reconnect alumni with their favorite aspects of Athens.

May 9
University Advancement to welcome finalists for AVP for Alumni Relations/Executive Director of the Ohio Alumni Association position
University Advancement is entering the final stages of the search for OHIO’s next Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association.

May 4
Local childhood friends save Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy
When news broke that Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy was for sale, it took childhood friends Eli Flournoy, MBA ’17, and Jim Stricklin, BSED ’91, less than 48 hours to purchase it.

Scholarship provides financial support to Nepalese students at OHIO
Deserving students at Ohio University benefit from a broad range of scholarships, from university-wide to major-specific, which lessen their financial burden and allow them to focus more fully on their studies. The annually awarded Vishwa S. Shukla Memorial Scholarship provides this kind of targeted support to a Nepalese student enrolled or accepted into OHIO’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Professorship in OHIO’s College of Business fosters research, professional development
In 2004, the late Frances G. Shoolroy established the Robert H. Freeman Professorship in Ohio University’s College of Business in honor of her husband, Robert H. Freeman, BA ’35, who died in 1969. The professorship is awarded to faculty who exhibit excellence in research and teaching.

Pyles selected as 2018 Alumni Leadership Award recipient
Ohio University Southern has selected W. Brent Pyles of Ironton as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Dan Evans Alumni Leadership Award, which recognizes a graduate of the Southern Campus who exemplifies positive leadership in the community.

May 1
A Q&A with Dan Horn, OHIO alumnus and 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner
Ohio University alumnus Dan Horn was the lead writer on The Cincinnati Enquirer story, “Seven Days of Heroin,” which on April 16 won the newspaper’s second-ever Pulitzer Prize. He shared a few of his thoughts with Compass readers.

Alumni help Cincinnati Enquirer win Pulitzer Prize for heroin epidemic story
The Cincinnati Enquirer recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting thanks to the work of several Ohio University alumni, including lead writer Dan Horn. The project focused on an ordinary week for people affected by the area’s heroin epidemic.

Apr 30
Ohio University’s Marching 110 alumni reflect on OHIO experience
The Ohio University Marching 110 celebrates a tradition more than 50 years strong. The Marching 110’s name originally reflected the initial number of members in the band. Today, “110” represents the 110-percent effort expected from all 245 band members.

OHIO’s State Government Alumni Luncheon celebrates Voinovich School 10th anniversary
More than 130 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered at the Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio, on April 11 for OHIO’s 35th Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon to honor Cara Dingus Brook, AB ’02, MPA ’06, and Steven R. Schoeny, AB ’93, for their outstanding contributions to public service with the 2018 Ohio University Outstanding State Government Alumni Award.

  Women’s Leadership Symposium to celebrate Ohio women
This June, join the Ohio University and The Ohio State University alumni associations for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, a recognition and discussion of extraordinary women and women’s issues.

  Head back to the classroom at On The Green Weekend
Experience the renowned Alumni College, a series of lectures taught by OHIO faculty. Then, catch a historic tour of The Ridges or General Sherman’s birthplace or go behind the scenes at Athens three breweries.

Scholarship celebrates 50 years of supporting student leaders
Leona Hughes, BSED ’30, established the Leona Hughes Phi Mu Memorial Scholarship Fund 50 years ago to support graduate students from the Greek community and students involved in student affairs who show an interest in leading and who demonstrate achievement and academic merit.

Recent graduate, Alumni Association board member reflects on the OHIO experience
As a two-time Ohio University graduate, Kyle Triplett is an ardent ambassador for an OHIO education. Just six years after earning his bachelor’s degree in political science, he now attributes much of his early career success to the lessons and skills he learned both in and out of the classroom.

Apr 16
Inaugural meeting of School of Communication Studies Alumni Advisory Board held April 8-9
The School of Communication Studies (COMS) Alumni Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Athens April 8-9. The general mission of the COMS Alumni Advisory Board is to enhance relationships between the School of Communication Studies and its alumni. Its members serve as ambassadors in their spheres of influence and encourage alumni engagement with faculty and students, and with one another.

Apr 13
Informational kiosk to be unveiled at Emeriti Park during On The Green Weekend
The Emeriti Association will unveil an informational kiosk in Emeriti Park during On The Green Weekend in May. The kiosk will commemorate faculty with emeriti status and provide a history of the park.

Celebrate Athens’ classics with On The Green Food Truck Festival and Film Series
Fall in love with Athens and its charm all over again during 2018's On The Green Weekend. This spring homecoming welcomes alumni and community members alike for a weekend of celebrating academics and the arts. Both the Food Truck Festival and Film Series are the perfect events to attend to celebrate the best of Athens.

Apr 6
OHIO Pride Society rallies Bobcats for AIDS Walk Ohio
For the third consecutive year, the OHIO Pride Society invites the Bobcat community to participate in the Dr. Robert J. Fass AIDS Walk on April 14. As one of the state’s largest HIV/AIDS awareness events, the race raises money for HIV/AIDS service organizations in Central Ohio.

Ebony Bobcat Network announces bonus theater fundraiser for April 13
The Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) Annual Theater Fundraiser in February was such a hit with members of the Ohio University community that EBN has announced a second theater fundraiser for April.

Mar 30
Help a Bobcat breeze through finals week with The Bobcat Store’s Survival Box
Finals week is often associated with 2 a.m. study sessions and oodles of coffee (extra espresso, please!), but The Bobcat Store makes it bearable with its newest survival kit. is now available for $29.99, and the OHIO goodies inside are sure to help your special student brave finals week with confidence.

Logo for OHIO Homecoming theme, 'Athens State of Mind,' selected
The theme for Homecoming 2018, scheduled for Oct. 15-20, is “Athens State of Mind.” The idea, proposed by alumna Sharon Miller, BA ’14, is reminiscent of how Bobcats carry the spirit of Athens with them no matter where they go.

Mar 23
Alumna's career arc rooted in serving others
For alumna Katie Matney, a career dedicated to the service of others empowers her a leader, mother, and woman.

Alumna spreads Bobcat pride through OHIO Alumni Association service
Shara Glickman, BSJ '98, never lost her passion for OHIO after graduation. Today, she serves as a board member for the OHIO Alumni Association to help share that passion with fellow alumni.

Col. William R. Finnicum: teacher, leader, veteran
Alumnus Colonel William R. Finnicum reveals his passion for teaching and leading through a 27-year dedication to the Army.

Mar 14
Alumnus dedicates time and wisdom to OHIO's Career & Leadership Development Center
Alumnus David Levy, BS '78, and his wife Catherine 'Cathy' Levy  dedicate their time and wisdom to the University and to students who are preparing to enter the workforce.

Mar 8
The doctor is in: Alumnus devotes himself to advancing OHIO, its students
Timothy Law, DO '94, combines a love for mentoring and teaching as board member for the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant professor for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Vintage cars and theater stars will shine during On The Green Weekend
Cruise-In At The Convo and the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre return to OHIO's 2018 On The Green Weekend from May 16-19.

Mar 1
Music therapy camp gets boost from Baker Fund award
Two Ohio University professors will be expanding their research on using music therapy to boost the social skills of children with high-functioning autism after receiving support from the John C. Baker Fund.

Patton College endowed professorship supports meaningful research across four decades
Since 1974, the Robert L. Morton Professorship of Mathematics Education has enabled Patton College of Education faculty members to engage passionate students in meaningful research projects.

Feb 28
Ohio University's 2018 Homecoming theme, dates announced
The annual Homecoming celebration, October 15-20, will highlight the theme 'Athens State of Mind,' an idea that no matter how far you go, the spirit of Athens will never leave you.

Feb 24
Alumni News ¦ Iranian environmentalist dies in prison shortly after arrest
Ohio University alum Kavous Seyed-Emami '75, '76M died in an Iranian prison in January, shortly after he was arrested on espionage charges.

Feb 22
Urban Scholars recall their OHIO experience
Since 2005, the Urban Scholars Program has championed accomplished high school graduates from urban school districts in Ohio. Five former Urban Scholars recently reflected on their OHIO experience.

Ratchet up the competition at On The Green Weekend this May
If you’re itching for a reason to visit Athens, clear your schedule and join the OHIO Alumni Association for the 5th annual On The Green Weekend. Partake in friendly competition during annual events, such as 3-on-3 Basketball on the Bricks, Superhero Bobcat Dash and more!

BobcaThon's dance party raises $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House
BobcaThon, Ohio University's yearlong fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, leads up to a 12-hour dance marathon each February. This year, the participants fundraised $100,000 for RMHC.

Search committee named for Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association
The 17-member search committee will be co-chaired by Bill Willan, executive dean of Regional Higher Education, and Casey Christopher (BSC ’02), vice chair of the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Feb 19
Computer Science alumnus kick starts new, energy-saving technology
Ben Lachman's passion for software development has lead him to success as a serial entrepreneur.

Ohio University Southern alumna heading for the Academy Awards
Huntington, West Virginia Fire Chief Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University Southern’s nursing program and recipient of the 2017 Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award, will be attending the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 after “Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary featuring her, was nominated for Best Short-Subject Documentary.

Feb 16
Chillicothe librarian's legacy of discovery and acceptance lives on in rare book collection
Stanley Planton's passion and appreciation for discovery live on through the Quinn Library's Religious Tolerance Collection.

Gawande lecture explores potential dangers within guru-disciple relationships
Amanda Lucia, an associate professor of religious studies who specializes in guru-disciple relationships, addressed questions of sexual assault and culpability from a multicultural perspective during her lecture.

Scripps alumnus celebrates OHIO friendships through scholarship
Bill Brand, BSC '87, forged some of his most important friendships in Athens, at the house he and others rented: 73 West State St. Brand has commemorated his time at Ohio University by establishing the 73 West State St. Award for students in the Scripps College of Communication.

Feb 15
Cast your vote for the 2018 Homecoming theme
Your OHIO Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs have narrowed down the pool of Homecoming theme to three top theme ideas for your consideration.

Feb 13
Mother and daughter are powerful biological science duo
Alum Pam Groen and student Madeline Groen share a mutual dedication to Biological Sciences that has led them to pursue careers that serve others as they fulfill their passion for science.

Feb 12
Distinguished Russ College alumnus receives 2017 Konneker Medal
David Pidwell ventured from Silicon Valley to the Ohio Valley last week to receive the prestigious 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

Feb 8
Alumnus and wife celebrate diversity in the College of Business with new scholarship
Eric Peterson, BBA ’74, and his wife, Sandy, have established a new scholarship to celebrate and encourage diversity in Ohio University’s College of Business

On The Green Weekend returns this spring!
May 16-19, the OHIO Alumni Association's 5th annual On The Green Weekend will celebrate OHIO's academics and arts

Gawande Chair + Lecture Series enters fifth year of exploring Indian culture
Within just five years, the generosity of two longtime Athens and Ohio University community members has helped established OHIO as a leader in the teaching, research and discussion of Indian history, religion and philosophy.

Jan 31
ohiotoday's winter issue: All about Bobcat goodwill
ohiotoday's winter issue: All about Bobcat goodwill

Prepare for a day of dancing and donations with BobcaThon's dance marathon
Prepare for a day of dancing and donations with BobcaThon's dance marathon