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Bobcats get their green on!
Weeklong Homecoming celebration draws thousands  

Sep 29, 2008  
By Rick Fatica and Carrie Pratt  
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All of Athens turned "green" with pride this weekend as Ohio University celebrated Homecoming 2008 with fanfare, festivities and a football victory. With a theme of "Get Your Green On" to emphasize school spirit and environmental awareness, the weeklong observance drew thousands of alumni and students for an impressive array of activities. Events wrapped up over the weekend with a 51-31 Bobcat win over Virginia Military Institute.

"It was pretty special, I'll tell you that," said Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Graham Stewart, who celebrated his first Homecoming as a Bobcat. Highlights of the weekend included Friday's annual Alumni Awards Gala and the parade, he said. "I've been on a number of college campuses, and I have not seen the type of energy I saw at the parade and a lot of the events Friday and Saturday. It's always nice to hear alumni talk about how Ohio University changed their lives in so many important ways. They love this place."

-- Mariel Betancourt



Related Links
Awards gala recognizes outstanding alumni:  http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/08-09/September/52.cfm 
Ohio defeats VMI in offensive showdown:  http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/092708aaa.html  

Published: Sep 29, 2008 11:00 AM  

And the parade winners are ... 

Participation in the Homecoming Parade was up this year, and a new prize -- the honor of sitting on a "spirit couch" along the Peden Stadium sidelines during Saturday's football victory over VMI -- went to Alpha Phi Omega, first-place winners of the student organization float category.

A full list of winners:

Student organization, float  

  • First, Alpha Phi Omega  
  • Second, Student Alumni Board 
  • Third, Chi Omega/ Beta Theta Pi/ Alpha Kappa Alpha

Student organization, banner  

  • First, Kappa Delta Pi 
  • Second, Hillel Jewish Center 
  • Third, International Student Union

Community, float  

  • First, Athens County Children Services 
  • Second, WOUB ("Gridiron Glory") 
  • Third, Office of Sustainability

Community, banner  

  • First, Alden Library 
  • Second, American Music Therapy Association 
  • Third, O'Bleness Memorial Hospital


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