Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association recognizes the outstanding achievements of OHIO alumni through the Alumni Awards. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners in-person in 2021.
This year, Homecoming looked different. We’re thinking of you, wherever your OHIO experience has taken you.
That’s why we brought your alma mater to you with a week of engaging virtual events and activities (and even a few surprises).
While nothing can replace our on-campus Homecoming celebration, we hope this week was reminder that we all can return home to OHIO in our hearts and minds, no matter where you are.
What usually draws you back? Pick your favorite topic below or check out all the activities that happened during OHIO’s first-ever virtual Homecoming.
OHIO colleges and divisions joined in the virtual Homecoming spirit and created videos unique to their faculty experts. You might even learn something new!
Join OHIO's director of strength and conditioning as he and Rufus teach some basic exercises and stretches to keep you active and healthy over Homecoming and beyond—a great activity for Bobcats and their families!
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Florenz Plassmann loves to study decision making, as in elections. As in what if there was no Electoral College? It’s not as simple as one might think, he says as he applies several different voting theories to the 2000 presidential election results (Bush/Gore).
College of Business
Breaking news! The Schey Sales Centre’s news anchors, Dr. Lisa Beeler and Dr. Colin Gabler, bring you this update from the lobby of Copeland Hall. This newscast includes segments from the field with Dr. Andrew Pueschel on College Green leading a session on positivity, mindfulness, and gratitude; Dr. Heather Lawrence-Benedict demonstrating a four-minute workout; and Dr. Adam Rapp at The Ridges with a weather report. College of Business faculty are creating video concepts like this and trying interactive practices to keep students engaged in their classes.
College of Health Sciences & Professions
As one of the largest health-focused colleges in the country, CHSP is not only committed to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals—they're also dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in our communities. While a worldwide pandemic continues to create confusion and challenges, CHSP is stepping up to provide health-focused support in numerous ways.
College of Fine Arts
The pandemic’s reach has forced us to reimagine how we deliver the truly student-centered education for which OHIO is known and respected. However, as artists, pivoting, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity are part of who we are. So, here in this unprecedented time, we have used the power of the arts to engage our students and audiences in a new virtual world.
Diversity & Inclusion
The OHIO Division of Diversity and Inclusion wishes all our Bobcats a very Happy Homecoming 2020! Today and forever, our community will remain united in our desire to make Ohio University an ever-more inclusive, vibrant, and equitable community. See for yourself how we celebrate the many diverse experiences and identities at OHIO—and consider posting your own #SixWordsStory! To support the Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) Urban Scholarship Endowment or the Hodson LGBT Student Support fund: Please visit ohio.edu/give, select "Give Now" and go to the drop-down menu and select "Diversity and Inclusion." Select "Fund Designation." Please choose your fund from there: Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholarship-en or Tom and Jan Hodson LGBT Student Support Fund. Thank you for your past, present, and future support of diversity and inclusion at OHIO!
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Brian C. Clark, Executive Director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute, OHF Clybourne Endowed Research Chair, and Professor in the Biological Science discusses the work happening through research in HCOM to improve the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Honors Tutorial College
Alumni of the Honors Tutorial College know better than anyone that there is no universal HTC experience—every student story is as unique as our program. We don’t have time to tell them all, but we’ve selected just a few to give you an idea of the incredible achievements our students continue to pursue, even in the midst of COVID-19.
Patton College of Education
Begin your Patton College adventure in McCracken Hall’s state-of-the-art demo kitchen where Hospitality students and their professor show you how to make healthy Bobcat Trail Mix (you can follow along with the downloadable recipe). Then head out on the trails at the newly developed Bailey’s Trail System where Recreation faculty share the college’s role in making it happen and how their students learn and benefit from it.
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Computers are everywhere, and at Russ College of Engineering and Technology, our faculty and students are putting them to good use. Dive into the field of computer-aided manufacturing and advanced machining with Dr. Zaki Kuruppalil, and then use your computer to explore the exciting opportunities to Create for Good at OHIO.
Scripps College of Communication
Whether they’re writing news stories or screenplays, producing music or designing games, making infographics or taking photographs, Scripps College of Communication students and alumni spend their lives creating. Join us to learn more about the creative process and use what you learn to start a podcast with your family!
Ohio University students and alumni remember forever the first time they set foot on campus. They remember the friends they made at orientation and the foundation they built that would support them in their time at OHIO. This year, a global pandemic meant students participated online in orientation and connected virtually with new friends in their first-year seminars. University College rose to the challenge of virtually welcoming a new class of Bobcats and launching them on their Bobcat path. We engaged students in reflection and storytelling through unique and creative projects.
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Lack of high-speed internet has long been a barrier to economic development in Southeast Ohio, becoming even more apparent with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as families struggled to work and learn from home. Learn how Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is supporting and working with the Southeast Ohio Community Leaders Group to expand broadband access using Ohio CARES Act funding, along with generating additional future investment in this area.