Bringing the Funk to Pasadena

The Ohio University Marching Band will perform in the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day.

The Tournament of Roses Parade is seen by approximately one million in-person spectators, a domestic audience of 40 million television viewers, and an additional estimated 350 million television viewers in over 100 countries.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. EST and will be nationally televised on the ABC and NBC networks, Hallmark Channel, Travel Channel, Univision and several others. The Marching 110 is scheduled to perform in the middle of the parade's more than 90 units.

Follow the band online:




Muck Farshall?

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

OHIO vs. Marshall University

Saturday, Dec. 26 — 1 p.m.

Join the crowd at Ford Field in Detroit for the fourth bowl game appearance in Ohio Football history.

Ohio is the home team, which means the cameras will be on the OU section of the stands throughout the game. You and your Bobcat gear could be on national TV!

Visit Ohio for complete details on
  • Game tickets
  • Bobcat Bash
  • Fan buses
  • Hotel accommodations

Pizza, Pizza!

OU heads back to Ford Field on 12/26 to face Marshall in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Complete details on the game and tickets are posted on Ohio

If you're going up for the game, be sure to enjoy kegs & eggs at the pregame party for all Bobcat fans. Information will be posted on Bobcat as it becomes available.

A Cleveland-area game watch party is in the works. Watch this space for details!

OU Football > MAC East Champs

Your Ohio University Bobcats are the 2009 MAC East champions!

The team heads to Detroit's Ford Field to face the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, December 4, at 8 p.m.

The Bobcat Bash starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy food and beverages with fellow fans before cheering on the team.

Get more information about the game and the bash on
MAC Championship Central. Order your tickets to both events on

If you can't see it in person, be sure to tune in to ESPN2 for complete coverage.

Go 'Cats!

Pizza Dough = Scholarship Dough

Support scholarships for OU students by enjoying a tasty meal at the California Pizza Kitchen in Legacy Village.

Just bring in
this flyer on Monday, November 30, and present it to your server when ordering. Twenty percent of your check will be donated to the scholarship fund of the Ohio University Parents Club.

The club traditionally awards $1,200 scholarships each school year to students from the Greater Cleveland area. The number of scholarships available depends on the success of the club's fundraisers.

Green Friday

And now, a special message from Ohio Athletics .  . . </Don Pardo>

Ohio Football Battles for MAC East Crown Friday

Bobcat fans, the game of the year is here — Ohio vs. Temple for the outright MAC East title!

Don't miss any of the action Friday in Peden Stadium as the 'Cats will host their last regular season game of the year and scratch for another MAC East title. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

This game is huge! All season ticket holders should have received a letter in the mail from Coach Solich offering an allotment of free tickets to this game as a way of saying thank you. As another form of saying thank you to fans, Ohio Athletics is offering all general admission tickets to the Temple game for only $5! That's only five bucks to see a game that will crown a champion.

The football team needs your support! Make Black Friday a green one. We'll see you in Peden Stadium!

The game will also be nationally televised on ESPN U. Go 'Cats!


More OU videos than you can click a mouse at are posted on the Ohio U Alumni's channel on YouTube.

From Marching 110 performances to student projects to beer cheese soup at the Pub (!), you can get your fill of Athens no matter where you are.


110 @ Ohio Theatre [Columbus]

On Monday night, the Marching 110 is going to rock out at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. The theater opens at 7 p.m.; the show — featuring all of the music played during the 2009 marching season — starts at 8. All 110 fans know that the show is well worth the trip!

Tickets are $8. Call the Marching 110 office (740.593.1110) or visit to purchase tickets or get more information. (Tickets are also available at the pre-show party and at the theater.)

Join the
Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends and the Central Ohio Alumni Chapter for a pre-show party at the Ringside Cafe from 5 to 7:30. The Ringside Cafe is located at 19 N. Pearl Street (off Broad Street, across from the Statehouse). There's no cover, but plenty of OU raffle prizes and drink specials!

Questions? Contact Dawn at 740-593-4300 or

Additional Notes

Go 'Cats!

The 6-3 Bobcats make a national TV appearance at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they battle Buffalo on
ESPN2's College Football Primetime. You can also listen online at Ohio

Plus, congrats to the members of the OU field hockey team for beating Miami and claiming the MAC championship! This is their third MAC title in four years.

The team takes on the ACC champs on Tuesday at 1. Follow the action on Ohio

Ohio Today - Online

This isn't your dad's alumni magazine . . . Check out the online edition of Ohio Today:

  • Exclusive commentary from award-winning photographer Herman Leonard, whose iconic images defined the jazz era of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday

  • A Q&A with the voice of the Chicago Bulls, alumnus Chuck Swirsky

  • “Postcards” from alumni, faculty and students who had exciting summer adventures

  • An inside look at the move-in weekend, the latest news and more!

Quiet Riot: Halloween 2009

Read all about it in The Post . . .

Monsters, convicts and even Jesus traveled to Court Street Saturday night to raise a ruckus - resulting in a few arrests and disputes.

Police said Halloween 2009 was uneventful, despite a couch fire on Palmer Street, and yielded about the same number of arrests as last year.

Homecoming: October 16-18

Now is the time to return to campus!

Weekend Highlights
  • Alumni Awards Gala
  • OHIO vs. Toledo Volleyball
  • Yell Like Hell Pep Rally & Hardwood Hysteria
  • Marching 110 Percussion Uptown Tour
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Bobcat Bash
  • OHIO vs. Miami Football
  • OHIO vs. Ball State Volleyball
  • Hayride & Historical Tour
  • Beer Tasting & Education Night

Click here for a complete list of events.

If you need more information, feel free to get in touch with the Ohio University Alumni Association via their Facebook page, Twitter feed (@OHIOAlumni) or Web site (

Football Battles Archrival Miami

On Saturday, Ohio Football returns to Peden Stadium for a Homecoming battle with rival Miami. The Bobcats are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the MAC, and are coming off two consecutive MAC road wins. The 'Cats most recently downed Akron 19-7 on Saturday, and you can read the recap here.

Kickoff for Homecoming is set for 2:00 p.m., and good seats are still available. "Be Seen in Green", as all fans are encouraged to wear GREEN to the game. To purchase tickets, visit the Ohio Athletics Ticketing Site here.

Don't forget about the Pepsi TailGreat Park either! To reserve your space call the Ohio Athletics Marketing Office at 740-593-1168.
Go Bobcats!

Bobcat Bash in Akron

If you're going to Saturday's OHIO vs. Akron football game, stop by the Barley House to get your green on at the Bobcat Bash!

Click here to get all of the details and RSVP.

Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the chapter newsletter for information about upcoming events:

Of special note:

Call for Nominations

Officer elections for the Greater Cleveland chapter are next month.

If you'd like to be more involved in the chapter, submit your proposal by October 15.

Bobcat Bash 10/10

Your Ohio Bobcats are coming to Akron this Saturday — stop by the Bobcat Bash at the Barley House and head to the new Infocision stadium to cheer them on!

Contact the ticket office to reserve your seats: 1-800-575-CATS.

Get Ready for Some Bobcat Football

Stand up and cheer when the Bobcats come north to tackle the Falcons and the Zips!

Join OU alumni, family, and friends for pre-game parties in Bowling Green and Akron.

Saturday, October 3
Click here for more info.

OU @ Akron
Saturday, October 10
Click here for more info.

Photos from Shuffle for the Roses

Ben Wallace wishes he were a Bobcat . . .

A table full of great raffle prizes, including two tickets to the Browns-Titans game, a golf package, a Marching 110 hat medallion, and assorted OU t-shirts and accessories . . .

A few members of the OU Parents Club decided to join in on the fun . . .

Rob Dintaman, left, from the Marching 110 Society of Alumni and Friends, created the event, which included entertainment from Dave Ritz.

Thanks for Supporting the 110!

Thanks to the more than fifty alumni & friends who braved the downpour on Friday and came to the Barley House!

About $400 was raised for the band's trip to the Rose Bowl Parade. That's kind of a drop in the bucket — a complete breakdown of expenses is posted here — but it's about $400 more than they had before, and every little bit helps!

Shuffling for the 110

Head downtown on Friday for Shuffle for the Roses, a party to support the Marching 110's trip to the 2010 Tournament of Roses parade.


Shuffle for the Roses
  • For just $20, you'll enjoy unlimited domestic draft beer, well drinks, house wine, and an appetizer buffet.
  • Some of your Athens favorites will also be available, like the classic Brainstomper, Junction Punch, and Black Widow.
  • Cash prizes, raffles, and other giveways will occur throughout the night.
  • Buy your very own souvenir pins like the one shown above! (Or, buy a set of 110 pins at the Bobcat Store.)

1261 West 6th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Friday, August 28
6 to 9 p.m.

Sign up on Facebook, or e-mail Rob Dintaman with the Marching 110 Society of Alumni and Friends.

Welcoming New Bobcats

New students and their parents are invited to join the
OU Parents Club for an informal reception with Ryan Lombardi, the dean of students, on Wednesday, August 19, at the Garfield Heights Civic Center.

It's a great chance to meet other first-year Bobcats, talk to some current students about life on campus, and get answers to last-minute questions.

RSVP to Carol Godec (216-328-7657 or cgodec1 at roadrunner dot com) by Sunday, August 16.

For more information:

Connecting Alumni

The Alumni Association works hard to keep OHIO alumni connected to each
other and the University.

The Gateway + Networking page serves as the hub of social media activity, easily connecting you to the following:

Shuffle for the Roses

Support the Marching 110's trip to the Rose Bowl Parade in classic OU style!

here for the details.

Support the 110

Every Bobcat loves the Marching 110, right? (I know: Silly question!)

You'll be able to show your love at the next alumni happy hour. The Greater Cleveland chapter is teaming up with the Marching 110 Society of Alumni and Friends for a special event to benefit the 110. The band will be marching in the Rose Bowl Parade in January 2010, but it needs our help to get there!

Come party with a purpose on Friday, August 28, at the Barley House in the Warehouse District. Stop by after work for food and drink specials, raffle prizes, and other contests and games.

In the meantime, here's a little "Long Train" to get you in the mood:

If you'd like to help with the event — perhaps by donating a raffle prize or displaying your 110 memorabilia — please contact Rob Dintaman, president of the Marching 110 Society of Alumni and Friends.

Want your own Marching 110 beer cozy?

Kappa Kappa Psi is selling them to raise money for the trip. Contact Allison Taylor for more information.

Ohio vs. UConn on

The Ohio-Connecticut football game, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, has been picked up by

Help sell out Peden Stadium when the Bobcats open the 2009 season against the Connecticut Huskies. Tickets to the UCONN game are available for only $5 before August 5. To order your tickets call 800-575-CATS (2287).

For more information, click

Celebrate Summer with Fine Food and Wine

Join OU alumni and friends for an Italian-themed event that pairs delicious food with these delightful wines:
  • Pinot Grigio

  • Chianti Reserva

  • Baby Super Tuscan

  • Moscato

First Course

Mozzarella Caprese

Fresh roma tomatoes drizzled with imported aged olive oil and balsamic. Topped with fresh basil, salt and pepper.

Cheese and meat course

Prosciutto with aged Romano cheese served with baguette bread.

Third course

Mamma’s Meatballs served in a pool of fresh tomato sauce. Topped with fresh herbs and shaved Romano cheese.


A homemade ricotta filled canolli dusted with powder sugar


$25 per person; includes a donation to the scholarship fund.


7:00 PM

Thursday, July 23

Corks Wine Bar

4084 Erie Street

Willoughby, OH 44094


Register online at Event Brite:


Contact Jason Nedley ( for more information.

2009 Bobcat Big Stick Challenge

Thanks to everyone who came out to Hilliard Lakes in Westlake for the annual alumni golf outing. We had great weather, great food, and great prizes!

Our Great Players ...

Team Prohaska

Team Kennard

Team Essenmacher

Team Stadler

Team Fatica

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Dave Prohaska
  • Sleeve of golf balls, courtesy of Hilliard Lakes Golf Course
  • OU rally towel, courtesy of OU Alumni Association

Closest to the Pin

Mike Essenmacher
  • OU golf umbrella

Longest Drive
P. J. Thomas
  • OU tailgate chair

Third Place

Team Stadler

  • 2 All Sports Passes, courtesy of OU Athletics
  • 4 OU t-shirts and OU license plate holders, courtesy of OU Alumni Association

Second Place

Team Prohaska
(64, including the two-stroke deduction for the Marsh-mulligan)

  • 4 OHIO football season tickets, courtesy of OU Athletics
  • 4 OU rally towels, water bottles, pins, and stickers, courtesy of OU Alumni Association

First Place
Team Essenmacher
  • 4 Indians vs. Mariners tickets, parking pass, and Terrace Club, courtesy of Larry and Sheila McHale
  • 4 OU rally towels, travel mugs, pins, and stickers, courtesy of OU Alumni Association

Thanks again to our 2009 sponsors!

Save the date for next year's event: The last Saturday in June. Keep an eye on Cleveland for details about this and other alumni activities.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Some photos from last night's Major League Monday . . .

A few of the raffle prize winners at the pre-game party at Flannery's

Our view of the action

In the stands . . .

Golfers: Early Registration Ends Soon!

This is the last week to save money by registering early for the OU alumni golf outing! 

Until Saturday, the fee is just $75 per golfer/$300 per foursome. 
Register online:

This fun event includes 18 holes, lunch, and dinner, plus your chance to connect with other OU alumni and friends.

Have we mentioned the prizes?!

  • Indians tickets, including access to the Terrace Club and a parking pass

  • an OHIO tailgate chair

  • an OHIO golf umbrella

  • tickets to OHIO sports, including football

  • Hope to see you there!

    Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

    Don't miss Major League Monday (June 15) with fellow OU alums!

    • All fans get a Rick Vaughn "Wild Thing" bobblehead.

    • Come early for a special pregame ceremony featuring Bob Uecker.

    • Stick around afterward for a totally awesome '80s fireworks show.

    Note: If you already have tickets to the game, be sure to stop by our pre-game get-together for your chance to win some OU swag! Just $7 for pizza and other apps; cash bar available.

    The pre-game event starts at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 15; first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

    Pre-game event is at Flannery's (4th & Prospect).

    $20 per person
    This includes the game ticket, the pre-game event, and a small donation to the OU chapter's scholarship fund.

    Contact Amy Hollis (; 440-220-2837)
    by June 14 to reserve your seats.

    Maybe You'll Actually Go to Class This Time

    Alumni College

    July 31 - August 2, 2009
    Ohio University, Athens Campus

    Alumni Gateway at Ohio University

    Want to "graduate" from college in just three days? 

    Relive your student experience and attend enriching workshops presented by OHIO's talented faculty on a variety of topics ranging from happiness and altruism to poetry and biofuels or hear top experts David Wilhelm, BA '77 and Professor Richard Vedder debate the economy. 

    Your professors for the weekend include:

    Visit Ohio for the complete schedule and online registration. (Save money by registering before June 10! The deadline for all registrations is July 10.)

    Bobcat Big Stick Challenge

    It's time for the annual golf outing, so dust off your clubs and put together a foursome . . .

    This year's event will once again feature the Marsh-Mulligan: Whoever hits a marshmallow the farthest can take two strokes off!

    Plus, we'll be raffling off some great prizes, including . . . 

    • an OHIO tailgate chair

    • an OHIO golf umbrella

    • a family pack of OHIO football season tickets

    • two All Sports Passes for volleyball, women's hoops, softball, and baseball

    For more details and online registration, visit

    If you or your company is interested in sponsoring part of the event, please e-mail the chapter president, Jason Nedley:

    Bobcat Caravan

    The Bobcat Caravan gives alumni and fans the opportunity to meet OHIO Athletic head coaches and administrators in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

    Bobcat Caravans are free of charge and offer light snacks and beverages. This a great opportunity to show your green & white pride!

    The Cleveland event will feature Ohio head football coach Frank Solich AND head men's basketball coach John Groce, PLUS head women's basketball coach Semeka Randall.

    May 11
    6 to 8 p.m.

    Great Lakes Brewing Company
    2516 Market Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44113

    Through events such as the Bobcat Caravans, the Bobcat Representative Club looks to enhance relationships with Bobcat fans, alumni and friends and Ohio University.

    Visit the Ohio Athletics Web site for more information about the Bobcat Representative Club and the complete schedule of the Bobcat Caravan:

    Beer Tasting @ Winking Lizard

    Come out on the 27th to sample some brews and chat with other area alumni. 

    You'll also have the chance to hear some news from the university, courtesy of the dean of the College of Education. 

    For more information and to register online, visit

    Lyric Duo

    Take a quick trip to Akron next week for a recital by the Ohio University Lyric Duo.

    April 13, 2009
    Guzzetta Recital Hall— University of Akron

    The Duo consists of Alison Brown Sincoff, flute & piccolo and Gail Berenson, piano, both faculty members of the Ohio University School of Music.

    The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

    For more information on the duo, please visit Gail Berenson's Web site:

    Spring Social

    It's finally spring!

    Come out to Corks in Willoughby to celebrate at our spring social.

    Check out the details and RSVP here:
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    A message from the athletics department . . .

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    Log on for featured video and audio highlights of all Ohio University sports, as well as special features involving student-athletes and coaches. is FREE for all fans.

    Singing Men of Ohio

    The Singing Men of Ohio are coming to the Cleveland area on their 2009 Spring Tour.

    Check out the Tour Page for details about the shows in Westlake and Bay Village this weekend (3/21 and 3/22).