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Fall issue of Ohio Today invites readers to virtually come home to OHIO

Published: September 29, 2020 Author: Staff reports

“Home isn’t a place; it’s a feeling.” – Cecelia Ahern, Irish novelist

Bobcats know that feeling well, but the sentiment has never been truer than it is right now as many of us remain apart from each other because of how much we care about one another.

The fall 2020 issue of Ohio Today invites the entire Ohio University community to virtually come home to OHIO from wherever you may be and feel that Bobcat spirit at a time when it’s much needed.

The digital issue of the magazine is available at ohiotoday.org. Some highlights of the fall issue include:

  • Where it all began — An immersive 360-degree experience that allows you to walk the brick pathways, hear the sounds, learn some of the history behind the most historic buildings and landmarks, and even download a photo of yourself on OHIO’s College Green. 
  • Time Machine: Homecoming — A feature on the history of Homecoming at Ohio University and how University Archives and Alden Library are pivoting to create a virtual, interactive Homecoming 2020 display that invites all to share their OHIO memories.
  • It’s personal — How the Ohio University Alumni Association’s new alumni success team and initiatives are supporting and connecting students and graduates.
  • A star among the stars — A story, video and audio feature on alumnus Ken Ehrlich, a legend in the music industry who earlier this year closed out 40 years as producer of the Grammy Awards.
  • Countdown to the 1970 closing — An infographic highlighting two years of student activism that culminated in the closing of the University.
  • Last Word — A Q&A with Associate Professor Dr. Linda Trautman who talks about her decision to teach political science, her thoughts on America’s political system and some things that might come as a surprise to those who don’t already know her.
  • Our town family — An OHIO graduate reflects on 13 years spent in Athens, where strangers become family and community becomes home.  
  • Zeroing in on zero waste — A look back at 10 years of the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and the building of a zero-waste movement and economy.
  • Cooped Up? Dance On! — How OHIO alumnae’s drive-in dances brought adventure and the arts to Seattle in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • On the record — A conversation with the four contributing editors of the 1969 Post who reflect on their pathways to distinguished careers and the past, present and future of the news industry.

To read these stories and more, click here. 

Ohio Today is Ohio University’s alumni magazine and is a publication of The Ohio University Foundation. For additional information about Ohio Today or to provide feedback, please email ohiotoday@ohio.edu.