Take Us Out to the Ball Game

Pitchers and catchers are reporting in Goodyear, which means it's time for a grumpy Clevelander's fancy to lightly turn to thoughts of spring training.

Make plans to join other Bobcats at the ballpark this summer when the Tribe takes on the Mets on Wednesday, June 16. This is also a "Fill the House for Charity" night that will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Before the game, OU alumni, family, and friends are invited to meet up at Flannery's for some pizza and assorted appetizers. (Cash bar available.) The pre-game event starts at 5; first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

So, if you've been keeping yourself "busy" at "work" by becoming a fan of Jobu on Facebook, click over to the events calendar on Ohio Alumni.org and reserve your seats. It's just $20 per person (includes game ticket, pre-game event, and a donation to OU scholarships).

Happy Birthday, OU!

Join students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world in celebrating Ohio University’s 206th birthday by wearing an item of green or white this Friday, Feb. 19.

Click the link below for more information on Founders Day events, including the Convocation, live musical performances, and historical exhibits.

Honoring the past and looking to the future: Founders Day promises to be a day full of history and discovery

Sibs Weekend

Know anyone who wants to head to Athens this weekend? Spots on the bus may still be available!

Several buses leave from the Cleveland and Akron areas on Friday and return on Sunday. Check the Sibs Weekend page on OhioAlumni.org for registration details.

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou . . .

Celebrate with your sweetie (or drown your sorrows!) at the Valentine's Day Wine Tasting sponsored by the OU Parents Club. Enjoy wines from around the globe along with delicious cheeses and tasty hors d'oeuvres.

Proceeds from the event benefit the club's scholarship fund. The Parents Club traditionally awards $1,200 scholarships each school year to OU students from the Greater Cleveland area. The number of scholarships available depends on the success of the club's fundraisers.

Sunday, February 14
4 to 6 p.m.

Crown Centre Building at I-77 & Rockside Road, Independence

$25 per person; includes donation to the club's scholarship fund

Contact Carol Godec by 2/11/10 to reserve your spot: cgodec1 at roadrunner.com; 216-328-7657

Bobcat Browsing with the OHIO Toolbar

The OUAA's OHIO Toolbar is a great way to stay connected to OHIO every time you are online. The toolbar provides drop-down menus with links to popular OHIO pages, giving you easy access to news, events, athletics, the Bobcat Store, and more.

The OHIO Toolbar can be downloaded from the Ohio University Alumni Association web site at
http://www.ohioalumni.org/toolbar. This web page also includes a photo of each toolbar button, highlighting the links that are available from each menu.