OHIO Alumni

Featured Event
Come out for a picnic with the Charlotte Chapter at Lake Norman, held
Aug. 11.

Join the Ebony Bobcat Network for a Social and Open Meeting, held Aug. 17-18.

More August events

Points of Pride

New OHIO Medical School in Dublin
Ohio University will soon have a new medical school in Dublin, Ohio. Ohio obtained 60 acres of real estate which will be divided to build the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and to also build education and technology related partnerships that will support the city.

'Trash Man'
Leaves Legacy

Ed Newman, also known as "Trash Man," retired on June 30 after 22 years of being the Recycling and Refuse Manager for Ohio.

Newman has left his mark by co-creating the campus competition, RecycleMania, and he was awarded the Tim McClure Award for Outstanding Environmental and Community Leadership in September, 2008, by the National Recycling Coalition.

OHIO Researcher Li Xu Fine Tunes Cochlear Implants
Ohio University researcher Li Xu has been researching ways to improve hearing devices for tonal language speakers for the last decade. Currently, people who use a cochlear implant struggle to communicate because they use a tonal language and the device cannot help differentiate the pitch levels. Click here

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The 2012 Alumni College and Golden Reunion Weekend was attended by 50 alumni and friends from as far away as Texas, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Florida. Attendees took in lectures by 10 Ohio University professors while enjoying the "OH, I dO" vow renewal ceremony, many social events, campus tours and a golf outing. In addition, 15 Class of 1962 graduates were inducted into the Golden Society. President and Mrs. McDavis, front center, joined the group, along with Vice President for Advancement Bryan Benchoff, as they celebrated with a "graduation" photo. To see more photos from the weekend, click here.

Bobcat Bashes for the 2012 football season
Ohio University will host five Bobcat Bashes for away Bobcat football games this season and one Homecoming Bash in Athens. Click on the school name to register for any bash. Tickets for games can only be purchased through OHIO Athletics at 1-800-575-CATS.

The first Bash will be at Penn State September 1 at 9 a.m. close to Beaver stadium. On Sept. 15, the Bobcats will play Marshall and the Bash will be held at John C. Edwards Stadium. OHIO will play UMass Sept. 29 and the Bash will be held in the Gillette Stadium parking lot. There will be a Homecoming Bash on Oct. 13 before OHIO plays Akron at Peden Stadium. On Oct. 27, there will be a Bash in Miami before the Bobcats play the Redhawks. The last Bash of the season will be outside Schumann Stadium on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. when OHIO plays Ball State.

Ohio University Alumni Association makes partnership with the Athens Block Art Studio
The Ohio University Alumni Association is proud to announce its partnership with the Athens Block Art Studio. Alumni and friends can now customize and purchase unique Athens Block ceramic tiles on the online Bobcat Store. Green ceramic tiles measure 7.5” x 3” and are made to represent the historic bricks found throughout Athens and Southeastern Ohio. Tiles are available in five different designs, including: paw prints, last name and class year personalization and attack cat. Currently tiles are available for pre-order with shipping beginning in September.

The Athens Block Art Studio was re-established in 2001 by Ohio University alumni, James and Erin Robinson. While obtaining his Master of Fine Arts at Ohio University, James Robinson realized the cultural significance of the "Athens Brick" and wanted to celebrate it by making these ceramic replicas. Learn more about Athens Block Studio.

Marching 110 to perform on the national stage
Marching 110 fans can see the band on two NFL stages in September. On Sept. 9, the Cleveland Browns host "Ohio University Day" on their 2012 season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, including a performance by the Marching 110 at halftime. On Sept. 16, the Marching 110 performs again as the Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns.

Other upcoming Ohio Marching 110 appearances include the Aug. 26 Freshmen Convocation and Parade of the Greens on the Athens campus, the Homecoming Parade and performance Oct. 13 at the OHIO vs. Akron game, the Oct. 18 Circleville Pumpkin Show's "Parade of the Bands," and a standalone performance on Nov. 12 at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. For a full schedule, visit marching110.org.

Federal government alumni luncheon
On behalf of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis will be hosting the Inaugural Ohio University Federal Government Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 13 in Washington, DC. The event honors Ohio University alumni involved in public service to the nation. There will be a social at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Capital Visitors Center.

For more information, contact Amista Lipot at 740-597-1558 or lipot@ohio.edu.

Ohio Today wins CASE Gold Award
Ohio Today MagazineThe Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named Ohio University’s Ohio Today magazine a Gold Award winner of its 2012 Circle of Excellence awards program. Ohio Today was recognized for its 2011 redesign.

A panel of experts selected the institution’s entry in the Magazine Publishing Improvement category. This is Ohio Today's first Circle of Excellence award, building on recognition received at the CASE regional level awards program in recent years. Silver and bronze winners in the category were Wake Forest University and Oberlin College, respectively.

This year, 567 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 2,800 entries in 40 categories for consideration in the Circle of Excellence program.

CASE is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 74 countries.

Ohio Today is published by University Advancement.

Spotlight on volunteers

OUAA Board Elects Seven New Members
The OUAA Board of Directors elected seven new members at their Annual Meeting. New members, whose terms begin July 1, 2012 are: Craig A. Brown BS '82, Wapakoneta, Ohio; Lt. Col. Michael E. Jackson B.S.Ed.'‘68, HON '12, Tipp City, Ohio; Matthew J. Latham AA '06, Columbus; Jeffrey A. Laturell MBA '82, Painesville, Ohio; Dustin E. Starkey BS '98, Columbus; Larry M. Starr BSEd '68, Coral Springs, Fla.; and Stacia L. Taylor BSC '82, Mason, Ohio. Terms for the new members are three years, with a potential of renewing an additional three years. Retiring from service to the Board this year are: Arlene Greenfield BSHE '71, Arlington, Va.; Todd D. Calamita BBA ‘93, Charlotte, NC; Charles Christopher Crews BSIS '93, Houston, Texas (formerly of Columbus); J.D. Hupp BSSE '99, Ontario, Canada; and John Wharton BBA '71, Athens. The 22 board members are chosen to represent the diversity of the 200,000 OHIO Bobcats, with a charge to connect, inform and engage.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 9
Denver Alumni Chapter August Happy Hour
5:30-8 p.m.

Aug. 11
Greater Charlotte Chapter: 24th Annual Alumni Lake Norman Picnic
Noon-7 p.m.
Cornelius, NC

Aug. 17-18
The Ebony Bobcat Network for the 2nd Annual Social & Open Meeting

Aug. 19
San Diego Chapter: Picnic on the Bay
1-5 p.m.
San Diego

Aug. 21
Central Ohio Alumni August Happy Hour
5-7 p.m.

Aug. 21
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Dinner with 12 Strangers
7-9 p.m.
Washington, DC

Aug. 23
Greater Cleveland Chapter: Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Tasting
7-9 p.m.

Aug. 23
Central Ohio Alumni Network: Spend Time with Art
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Ohio Cornhole Tournament
1-3 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Aug. 25
Philadelphia Chapter: Friday Nights Under The Stars
5-10 p.m.
Toughkenamon, PA

Aug. 26
Ohio Bobcats at the Boston Red Sox
1:35-5 p.m.
Boston, MA

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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