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January 8, 2004
Founders Day right around the corner!
By Joseph Hughes

Now that we've finished wrapping (and unwrapping) presents, spending time with loved ones and making (and subsequently breaking) New Year's resolutions, it's time to help Ohio University commemorate a birthday that's been 200 years in the making!

Next month, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, the University will mark its 200th birthday from noon to 6 p.m. in the rotunda of the new lecture facility, adjacent to the beautifully renovated Grover Center and across the street from both Peden Stadium and the Convocation Center.

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Join past presidents, guest speakers, dignitaries and other special guests in commemoration of the University's past, present and future. You'll have the chance to enjoy musical presentations as well as purchase bicentennial- and University-themed merchandise ...

... plus get a slice of a HUGE birthday cake!

Later that night, see an original multimedia extravaganza including an original score, live dance and video segments, as well as the presentation of Founders Citations, taking place at 8 p.m. in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Please take a second to watch this exciting segment of the most recent "Ohio Extra" from the Ohio versus Northern Illinois basketball game. The piece examines the early history of Ohio University, dating back to 1786, and helps preview the exciting multimedia presentation.

To learn more about Founders Day, shop in the Bicentennial Marketplace or see others pay tribute to Ohio University, visit today and see why we have so much to celebrate!

Joseph Hughes is a writer for University Communications and Marketing


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