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Ohio University announces long-term investment in student media organizations

September 17, 2021 Generous gift from The Richard Salomon Family Foundation advances University’s commitment to independent student journalism through funds supporting The Post.

Private support for Ohio University tops $40 million for second consecutive year

September 9, 2021 In fiscal year 2021, 14,186 donors, including more than 8,400 OHIO graduates, made gifts totaling $40,859,282 to The Ohio University Foundation, surpassing University Advancement’s $30 million goal.

New executive leadership fellow program to provide students access to executives, mentorship and national leadership speakers

September 9, 2021 The new Raymond A. Lancaster Executive Leadership Fellow program will support an executive fellow, enhance a system of student mentorship and fund a new speaker series.

Five Bobcat alumni share their Tokyo 2020 Olympic experiences

September 9, 2021 On the other side of the world, Ohio University alumnus and NBC4 Columbus reporter Matt Barnes ran into a fellow Bobcat he had not seen in nearly 15 years, his OHIO tour guide, Michael Burns.

Innovative astronomer, Ohio University alumnus instills lessons for Class of 2020

September 9, 2021 The Class of 2020 finally got an in-person commencement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, and the commencement speaker was alumnus Dr. Keith Hawkins, BS ’13.

Derek Catsam writes where sports and politics collide

September 8, 2021 Derek Catsam's latest book focuses on the cataclysm of sports and politics in 1981 and shines a light on the intersection of sports and political activism today.

Ohio University holds Class of 2020 commencement

September 8, 2021 On Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, around 800 of OHIO’s graduates of the Class of 2020 came back to the bricks of Athens for an in-person commencement ceremony.

A powerhouse in the fight against pediatric cancer, alumna finds purpose in her daughter’s legacy

September 7, 2021 OHIO alumna Erin (Myers) Santos is continuing the work of her firstborn—a little girl who dreamed of a world without cancer and has changed the world for those affected by rare pediatric cancers.

2022 Black Alumni Reunion to be held Sept. 15-18

September 2, 2021 The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 2022 Black Alumni Reunion will be held Sept. 15-18, 2022, in Athens, Ohio.

December graduate receives national journalism award

August 23, 2021 The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded Ashton Nichols with the 2021 Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award.

60 years later, Bobcats reflect on OHIO learning, living and ‘the best years of our life’

August 3, 2021 For Dr. Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, OHIO is where he earned a doctoral degree, started a family and received sage advice from a professor that led to career that took his work to the moon and beyond.

Ohio University alumna named O’Bleness Hospital president

August 2, 2021 OhioHealth has announced that Ohio University alumna LeeAnn Helber, BBA ‘90, will serve as the new president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital.

Four OHIO alumni earn Pulitzer Prize recognition

August 2, 2021 Four Ohio University alumni were part of 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, adding to the numerous Bobcats who have been recognized by the prestigious award before.

Ohio University mourns the death of 18th President Charles J. Ping

July 28, 2021 Ohio University President Emeritus Dr. Charles J. Ping, whose visionary approach and gentlemanly demeanor helped shape the school into the transformative institution it is today, died July 27, 2021.

Ohio University announces transformative gift establishing the Ohio University BSN - Joyce N. Herrold, M.D. Nursing Program at Lancaster Campus

July 27, 2021 The Ohio University Foundation is announcing a transformational gift from Joyce N. Herrold, M.D., to extend the Ohio University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to the Lancaster Campus.