Potato Bowl Champs!

It was a nail-biter there at the end, but OU came away with the victory!

Thanks to the 50+ OU alumni, family, and friends who came out on a snowy night to watch the game together at the Harry Buffalo in Lakewood.

More photos are posted on the Cleveland Bobcats Facebook page: 2011 Potato Bowl Game Watch

Bobcats Are Bowl Bound

Your OHIO Bobcats are shaking off the MAC loss and heading to Boise for a bowl game!

Join fellow alumni & friends to watch OHIO tear up the blue turf when it faces Utah State at Bronco Stadium on Saturday, December 17.

We'll have some fun door prizes and great OU freebies, so gather your buddies and come back the Bobcats!

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
OHIO vs. Utah State

Saturday, December 17
5:30 p.m.

Harry Buffalo
18605 Detroit Ave.

More info:
Facebook Event: Potato Bowl Game Watch
Ohio Accepts Invitation to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

MAC Championship - Game Information

Going to the MAC Championship in Detroit on Friday?

 Download a flier with all the the info: [PDF]

Cats vs. Dogs in MAC Championship

OU has claimed the 2011 MAC East title, and your Bobcats are headed to Ford Field on December 2 to face the Northern Illinois Huskies for the MAC Championship!

Cleveland Game Watch Party 

Join us at the Barley House to cheer on the 'Cats. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. No cost associated; pay as you go.

Friday, December 2
7 p.m.

Barley House — Warehouse District
1261 West 6th Street (just South of Lakeside Avenue)
Telephone: 216-623-1700

More info: MAC Championship Game Watch - Downtown 

Questions? Contact Amy Hollis: 440-220-2837; president@clevelandbobcats.com

If you're road-tripping to Detroit for the game, visit OhioAlumni.org and OhioBobcats.com for all the info on the pre-game party, the official hotel, and the game itself.

2011 MAC Championship

OU has claimed the MAC East title and is headed to Ford Field on December 2 for the MAC Championship.

There will be a game watch party in Greater Cleveland, but if you're road-tripping to Detroit for the game, here's all the info on the pre-game party, the official hotel, and the game itself.

2011 MAC Championship Bobcat Bash
Sponsored by the Ohio University Alumni Association and Ohio Bobcat Club

Friday, December 2, 2011
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

  • $25 per person; includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Game ticket and Bobcat Bash ticket required for admittance.
  • RSVP by Thursday, December 1.

2011 MAC Football Championship Hotel 
Marriott Detroit at the Renaissance Center

  • Call 313-568-8000 or reserve online.
  • $109 per night; use the code  'MAC' code.
  • Limited rooms are available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

MAC Championship Game
Friday, December 2
7 p.m.
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

  • Game tickets are $20 each.
  • Call the Ohio Athletics ticket office at 740-593-1300 or order online.


The Bobcats vs. the Redskinshawks is always a classic matchup, and we've got two big games coming up soon!

The Ohio Bobcat volleyball team and the OU Alumni Varsity Band will be playing in the first round of the MAC Tournament at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 18. The tournament is being held at the Spire Sports Plex in Geneva.

We are the #2 seed and our opponent will be none other than Miami, so let's get a good OU crowd there!

If Ohio wins, the team and the band will be back for round 2 on Saturday night at 5 pm.

More info

Ohio (7-3) is at the top of the standings, and has a great chance to go to the MAC championship game in Detroit on December 2.

First, though, the Bobcats have to close out the regular season with a strong showing against our big rivals, Miami (3-3).

Miami comes to Athens on Tuesday, November 22, in a game that will be featured on ESPN 2. Join fellow Bobcat fans at a game watch party near you!

Southeast — Twinsburg
8870 Darrow Rd.

West  — Lakewood 
Harry Buffalo
18605 Detroit Ave.

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. There is no cost associated; pay as you go.

More info
Cleveland Bobcats - Events Calendar
Cleveland Bobcats - Facebook

Calling All Alumni

Now is a great time to get more involved with the Cleveland alumni chapter!

Planning Meeting - Greater Cleveland Chapter

Saturday, November 12
9 to 10 a.m.

Panera Bread
6700 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131

We are meeting on Saturday, November 12, since many people have mentioned that they are busy on weeknights. Contact Amy Hollis or Ron Smith with any questions or to RSVP.

If you are interested in chairing or serving on a committee, simply review the committee descriptions on ClevelandBobcats.com and let us know of your wish to participate. All listed position are open. Once committees are formed, they choose their own time to meet and work on projects.

Can't make the meeting? Please complete the Volunteer Survey on ClevelandBobcats.com and return it by e-mail to Amy or Ron.

OU Alum's Whale of a Tale

An unexpected critical hit of the fall season, The Whale opens November 4 in Cleveland, after winning coveted Critics’ Picks endorsements from both the New York Times and the Washington Post.

The film was brought here by Ohio University alumnus Eric Desatnik ('01), who joined superstars Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson as the film’s executive producers.

The Whale emphasizes the importance of family and home,” said Desatnik, “so to be able to bring this film to my family and to my hometown is a dream come true.”

The Whale, the true story of a young killer whale who lost contact with his pod and tried to make friends with humans, runs from November 4 through November 10 in both the Capitol Theatre in Cleveland and the Chagrin Cinemas in Chagrin Falls. It is rated G.

More information about the movie:

Website: www.thewhalemovie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewhalemovie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thewhalemovie

A Night at the Races

The Akron Association of Ohio University Women invites you to A Night at the Races. Meet a whole new group of OU alums and enjoy a fun evening together!

You can own and name a horse for just $20, and there's also an auction with some great prizes. All proceeds will be used for a scholarship for a qualified local student attending Ohio University.

Saturday, November 12,  6 to 10 PM

Silver Lake Country Club
1325 Graham Road (at Route 8), Silver Lake, OH  44224
(Dress is "country club casual" —  no jeans, no T-shirts.)

$35 per person  (includes dinner)

Click here to register online through the Ohio University Alumni Association's Web site. The registration deadline is November 7.

Contact Barbara Gazella at 330-686-9029.

Bobcat Blackout

OU Athletics wants you to pack Peden Stadium to cheer on the 'Cats in a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN.

The special package includes a ticket for the OU-Temple game, a commemorative t-shirt, a chance to win $10,000, and more!

For more info, visit  OhioBobcats.com/BobcatBlackout.

Mimosa Brunch and Holiday Auction

An announcement from the Ohio University Women's Club   


It's the most wonderful time of the year again.  It's time for...

The Annual Ohio University Women's Club "Mimosa" Brunch and Auction! 
New Location: Sleepy Hollow in Brecksville

What: Brunch, door prizes, a Chinese raffle, a silent auction, and a live auction; all money  raised at the auction goes to the OUWC scholarship funds!

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 -- 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

Where: Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Clubhouse, 9445 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, Ohio 

Who: OU alumnae, family, and friends  are welcome

Price: $30 

Register by October 29.
        Online:  Click here to register at  OhioAlumni.org.
        Mail:        Download a registration form here.

We are looking for donations for both the live auction (handcrafted items of all sorts...be creative!) and the Chinese raffle (should be new and have a retail value of over $50.00). The donation items must be collected by Wednesday, October 26

The contacts listed below are the "collectors" of the goods and are all happy to make arrangements with you for your donations. Feel free to contact whoever will be the most convenient for you. Baked goods and last-minute items will be welcome the morning of the auction.
        Northeast:        Kelly Baylog 216-513-0482kelly.baylog@gmail.com
        West:                Dee Wirkiowski 216-226-3138cdwirk@aol.com
        Southeast:        Deanna Etling 330-562-8930deannaetling@windstream.net
        Southeast:        Sheila McHale 330-562-8481srmchale@aol.com
        Southwest:        Gail Jordan 216-524-3030gail@naswgr.com

Please contact me with ANY questions.

Kelly M. Baylog
Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland

Football, Football, and More Football

Meet up with fellow Bobcats at an upcoming Bobcat Bash or Game Watch Party!

Saturday, October 22
InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field, Akron

A $15 cover ($8 for kids) gets you pre-game food and beverages from 1:30 to 3:30. Register online at OhioAlumni.org. (Note that tickets to the football game need to be purchased separately.) 

Wednesday, November 2
Barley House, Downtown Cleveland

Join us at the Barley House to cheer on the 'Cats when they take on Temple. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m., but come early to put your smarts to the test in the weekly trivia game. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. There is no cost associated; pay as you go.

Tuesday, November 22
Harry Buffalo, Lakewood
Panini's, Twinsburg

Yell "Muck Fiami" as our 'Cats defeat the lowly Redhawks! The game kicks off at 7 p.m.  Enjoy food and drink specials as you cheer on the Bobcats. There is no cost associated; pay as you go.

Happy Homecoming!

The official Web site for Homecoming 2011 is ohioalumni.org/homecoming-2011.

One recent update is that the parade will be streamed on WOUB. You can find a link on "Schedule of Events > Saturday," below the parade listing.

If you're not going to be in Athens this weekend, wear your green and white to our game watch party at the Harry Buffalo in Lakewood. The game starts at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon; more info is on ClevelandBobcats.com.

Go 'Cats!

Apply for a 2012 Freshman Scholarship!

The Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland will be awarding a scholarship to a high school senior woman from the Greater Cleveland area who will be attending Ohio University as a freshman in the fall of 2012. Since 1951, more than 100 such scholarships have been awarded to OU-bound women!

These awards are based on the following criteria, along with an essay:
·         An unweighted 3.5 accumulated GPA on a scale of 4.0 for six semesters
·         An ACT score of at least 25 and/or an SAT score of at least 1140

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying for this scholarship, please use the link below for the scholarship application. 

Applications can also be picked up from your local Greater Cleveland area high school guidance counselor or can be requested from Karen Shallcross, the OUWC Student Relations Chairperson: 216-524-0863; kshallx@prodigy.net.

This scholarship can range in value from a partial scholarship, up to a full tuition scholarship, for the freshman year only. The maximum a student can receive is an amount, when considered with other awards, that totals tuition only.  

All scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Good luck!

Game Watch Party: Homecoming 2011

Ohio takes on Ball State for Homecoming 2011. If you're not making the trip to Athens, watch the game with fellow Bobcats at the Harry Buffalo in Lakewood!

Enjoy food & drink specials, win some raffle prizes, and cheer for the 'Cats. There's no cover charge; pay as you go for your food and beverages.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Game starts at 3:30 p.m.

Harry Buffalo, 18605 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH
(Click here for a map.)

We’ll be in the upstairs area at the back, but you may want to come early to get a seat — we've had wall-to-wall Bobcats at some of our game watch parties!

An RSVP is not completely necessary, but you can let us know that you're coming on Facebook:

OHIO vs.Ball State — Homecoming Game Watch Party 

Interviewing Intelligence

Please join the Ohio University College of Business's Society of Alumni and Friends and the student organization CONNECT for an event this fall where you can share your experience, advice, and expertise about interviewing.

Interviewing Intelligence

Saturday, September 24, 2011
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Copeland Hall, Ohio University

The goal of the event is for alumni to share interview knowledge and best practices with students. At the end of the day the students will be able to leave with a large inventory of knowledge about looking for, landing, and leaving a legacy at any interview.

Other notes:
  • The SAF Board will be creating interviewing best practices and centralizing all interview materials (tips, questions, etc) and coaching the alumni in attendance.
  • The location and format will have students and alumni in classrooms throughout Copeland Hall.
  • A keynote speaker will kick off the event and lunch will also be served.

Please contact Erin James, Event Chair and SAF Secretary, at erinlmjames@gmail.com or TJ Simonik, SAF Vice President, at Thomas.j.simonik@gmail.com.

Please also take the time to RSVP to the event at the link below to confirm your interest and attendance: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/OUL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=77665

Beyond the Bricks > Homecoming 2011


October 15 will be here before you know it!

The OU Alumni Association's Web site contains all the information you need to start planning your trip back to Athens.

Use the links below to access hotel information and a complete schedule of events.

Mark Your Calendars

Enjoy these end-of-summer events for OU Alumni!

Friday, August 5
OU alums bring the dance party from the Union to Anatomy.

Friday, August 12
Join the Ebony Bobcat Network for good food and great music in support of OU's Urban Scholars program.

Wednesday, August 17
Enjoy a Wade Oval Wednesday with fellow Bobcats.

Saturday, August 20
Hit the links to win some great prizes and raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Monday, August 22
Add some flair to your wardrobe with Silpada jewelry and support breast cancer research.

FYI: A Message from the Dean of Students

August 1, 2011

Dear OHIO Parents and Families,

Today, The Princeton Review released its annual 'party school' rankings list. I am extremely disappointed that this year OHIO was placed at the #1 spot. I do not believe that this is an accurate reflection of the OHIO University experience or the sentiment expressed by the majority of our students.

The first thing to note is that this ranking is arbitrary and unscientific. The information is obtained anonymously from students via an electronic survey. The survey respondents total only 122,000 of the 12.1 million students enrolled in public or private 4-year institutions across the country. According to The Princeton Review, each campus is likely to have as few as 300 student respondents. In our case, that equates to less than 1.5% of our student population.

In a release from The Princeton Review, you can see details about how they arrive at the rankings they have publicized, http://www.princetonreview.com/college/college-rankings.aspx.

Though Ohio University has received notoriety from some large, off-campus street-festivals, we continue to work closely with the City of Athens to minimize the dangerous behavior that may occur. As I have repeatedly stated to each student who enrolls at Ohio University, students are accountable for their behavior both on and off campus. It is also important to note that more than half of all the arrests that take place at these street festivals are students from other universities who come to Athens to visit and partake in this behavior.

Ohio University does not tolerate high-risk or underage drinking behaviors. Each year students make choices that cause them to be suspended for alcohol or drug violations of our Code of Conduct. The Princeton Review can create a false sense that we are not concerned or do not hold students accountable. It is important for you to know that we are concerned about this high-risk behavior and continue to proactively address and respond to the consequences of this behavior.

This data is not representative of our students. Other research efforts by Ohio University, such as our Alcohol and Other Drug survey and our Student Involvement Study, have shown recent decreases in the incidence of alcohol consumption.

Additionally, the Princeton Review ranking can overshadow the many efforts we have undertaken on campus to educate students about the dangers of high-risk behavior. Several of these initiatives are listed below:
  • Since 2005, we require a mandatory alcohol education program (AlcoholEdu) for all incoming new students.
  • We provide peer-to-peer education through Greek Life organizations, Learning Communities, first-year seminars, and in the residence halls
  • We continue to be involved in a social media campaign entitled "Stop at the Buzz," which focuses on harm reduction and education.
  • We have implemented a strict two-strike alcohol policy for those who use alcohol in an illegal or irresponsible manner. This includes parental notification for those under the age of 21.
  • We conduct an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) survey every two years to gain information about high-risk behaviors of our students.
  • Beginning this fall, we will increase our judicial fines/fees for alcohol and other drug infractions from $100 to up to $200-250.
  • Beginning this fall, for each alcohol or drug offense, students found in violation will be mandated to complete hours of service to the Ohio University and/or Athens community.

As a result of these initiatives, I'm pleased to report that we have seen significant positive progress in the behavior of our students, including:
  • A 49% decrease in the number of alcohol-related judicial violations since 2005-06.
  • A 18% decrease in the number of first-year students who report high-risk drinking behaviors since 2007.
  • An 8% decrease in the number of overall students who report high-risk drinking behavior since 2007.

We have made significant progress in changing the culture at Ohio University. The Princeton Review ranking does not reflect this progress or the expectations we have of our students. Please support our continued efforts by using this opportunity to have an honest conversation regarding high-risk behaviors with your sons and/or daughters.

I appreciate your continued support of our efforts, and our collective role in helping to promote an excellent experience for all Ohio University students.


Ryan Lombardi
Dean of Students

Alumni Forum

As fellow Bobcats, we're asking you for a very important favor on behalf of OU.

We would like to harness your passion, talent, and excitement for Ohio University to help launch a new Cleveland experience.

Please join us as our guest for dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, at Mavis Winkle’s in Independence.

Our plans are to gather to hear, first hand, your advice on key issues concerning Cleveland alumni leadership and programming.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event's page on OhioAlumni.org.

Ball Game! </Tom Hamilton>

Thanks to the 25+ Bobcats, family, and friends who attended last night's Indians game and pre-game party at Flannery's. You'll notice that our presence obviously made a difference, since the Tribe finally beat the Rockies!

Congrats to Erin  Haprian,  Emily Bacha, Jeff Cornett, Mallory Drennen, and Laura Kortemeyer, who won some awesome raffle prizes --

a nifty OHIO Frisbee

an OHIO reusable tumbler (Deal of the Week at the Bobcat Store!)

a limited edition Marching 110 coozie

Here are a few photos of the Bobcat section in the stands...

We'll be doing it again next year, so mark your calendars!

OU Night at Progressive Field

Enjoy a summer night at the ballpark with OU alumni, family, & friends!

On Wednesday, June 22, the Cleveland Indians take on the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field. Before the game,  join OU and Kent State alumni at Flannery's  for pizza, tasty appetizers, raffle prizes, and fun OHIO giveaways.

The pre-game event starts at 5; first pitch is 7:05.

Cost: $20 per person (includes game ticket, pre-game event, and a donation to OU scholarships). This is also a Fill the House for Charity night, so the Indians will make a donation to Special Olympics Ohio for every ticket sold.

Buy your tickets on the event's secure registration page at OhioAlumni.org:   https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/OUL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=72602


Indians 2011: What If ... ?

The Indians got off to a great start this season, and all Indians fans are welcome for this joint event with OU and Kent State alumni.

On Wednesday, June 22, we're going to head to Flannery's at 5 for some pizza and other tasty apps — plus a few raffle prizes and other goodies — before the Tribe takes on the Rockies at 7:05.

Get your tickets for just $20 a person — which includes the pre-game festivities!

Online Registration at Ohio Alumni.org

Calling All Bobcat Fans

All OU alumni, family, and friends are invited to the Bobcat Caravans in Cleveland and Akron/Canton next week. These events are fun for the entire family and include free food, insider updates and prizes!

Coach Frank Solich and Coach John Groce are confirmed for both the Akron/Canton and Cleveland Bobcat Caravans, so you can get updates on the OU football and basketball teams and ask questions about plans for the upcoming seasons.

These events are free, but please register online with the OU Alumni Association. Links are posted below.

For more information, contact Rob Norris at 740-593-1999 or norrisr1@ohio.edu.

Akron/Canton/Youngstown Caravan

Cleveland Caravan


It's Tribe Time!

The Tribe's off to a great start this season!

Join fellow OU alumni, family, and friends for a night out at Progressive Field on Wednesday, June 22.

The Indians take on the Rockies at 7:05, and a portion of every ticket sold will benefit Special Olympics Ohio as part of the Indians' Fill the House program.

Before the game we'll meet up at Flannery's on E. 4th for some pizza, appetizers, and socializing with Kent State alumni. The pre-game party starts at 5.

The party and game are just $20 per person. Online registration is available through June 20.

Online Registration at OhioAlumni.org

Questions? Contact Amy Hollis: president@clevelandbobcats.com.

OU-COM receives major transformative gift

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations’ $105 million award to Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine represents the largest private donation ever given to a college or university in Ohio. 
This gift will be used to address some of the most pressing health care issues across the state and the nation – the impending shortage of primary care physicians and the diabetes epidemic.

  • Click here to read more about this milestone gift to OHIO.
  • Click here to view a slideshow of images from the announcement.
  • Click here to read a message from Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis about the transformative gift.

Spring Luncheon at Stancato's

All OU alumnae are invited to attend the OU Women's Club's spring luncheon on April 30. Enjoy a delicious lunch, meet the new scholarship winners, and learn more about the Women's Club.

For more information and online registration, visit the event's page on the OU Alumni Association's Web site.

Celebrating OUr Day

Celebrate OUr Day on April 14!

What's OUr Day? A day to enjoy being a Bobcat!

Wear your green and white, trash talk some of the other MAC schools, and stop by the Harry Buffalo in Lakewood for happy hour, OU-style.

More info

Other Upcoming Events
Spring Luncheon - OU Women's Club
Bobcat Caravan - OU Athletics
Indians Game - Greater Cleveland Chapter

Bobcat Caravan Comes to Northeast Ohio

The 2011 Bobcat Club Caravan is coming to a location near you this month.

All alumni, Bobcat Club members, fans, and supporters are invited to attend these free events and visit with Ohio Athletics staff and coaches. The event is fun for the entire family and includes free food, insider updates and prizes!

Coach Frank Solich and Coach John Groce are confirmed for both the Akron/Canton and Cleveland Bobcat Caravans, so you can get updates on the OU football and basketball teams and ask questions about plans for the upcoming seasons.

These events are free, but please register online with the OU Alumni Association. Links are posted below.

For more information, contact Rob Norris at 740-593-1999 or norrisr1@ohio.edu.

Akron/Canton/Youngstown Caravan

Cleveland Caravan


Music Notes

A few musical groups with OU/Athens connections are coming to Northeast Ohio in the next few weeks. Enjoy!

McGuffey Lane
McGuffey Lane will be playing at the Winchester Tavern and Music Hall on Saturday, April 2, at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15. For tickets, call 216-526-5103.

Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
12112 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

More about McGuffey Lane:
McGuffey Lane on Wikipedia
McGuffey Lane's Web site

OU Women's Chorale  
The Ohio University Women's Chorale comes to Lakewood on Friday, April 8. The performance at Lakewood United Methodist Church begins at 7:30. The concert is free and open to the public, although donations to the group are accepted. For more information, contact Marj Ruhl (mjruhl@aol.com).

Lakewood United Methodist Church
15700 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44107

More about the OU Women's Chorale:
OU School of Music
OU Women's Chorale on Facebook 

OUr Day - Celebrate OU Alumni

Show your school spirit on April 14 as part of OUr Day. To learn more about OUr Day, click here.

If you need some new OU gear, you can save 20 percent at the Bobcat Store through 3/31. Use the code OURDAY at checkout.

If you have ideas about what Bobcats in Northeast Ohio should do to celebrate OU — Have a happy hour? Participate in a community service project? — please share them in the comments.

St. Pat’s in the Flats 2011

St. Pat's in the Flats

The Ohio University Green and White Club presents the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in the Flats at the Barley House on Saturday, March 12

All OU alumni and friends are welcome! Get complete details here.

MAC Madness Comes to Cleveland

Join OHIO alumni and fans in Cleveland for the MAC tournament, March 10-12.

Thursday, March 10

OHIO faces No. 4 seed Ball State @ the Q Thursday; game should start around 9:30 p.m.

Basketball game tickets will be $32. Visit www.ohiobobcats.com or call 800-575-CATS for tickets and information.

A Bobcat Bash, including free appetizers and happy hour-priced drink specials, will be held two hours prior to tip off for all OHIO men’s MAC tournament games at Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria.

Zocalo Mexican Grill & Tequileria 2071 E. 4th Street (Downtown Cleveland)

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More Info
For more information on the MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena, including game times as the tournament progresses, click here.

March Traditions: Beer & Basketball

St. Pat's in the Flats

The Ohio University Green and White Club presents the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in the Flats at the Barley House on Saturday, March 12

All OU alumni and friends are welcome! Get complete details here.

2011 MAC Tournament

Ohio's basketball teams may be coming to Cleveland March 10-12 for the MAC Tournament.

Check OhioBobcats.com  for game times, ticket information, and details on any pre-game events.

A Free Man of Color

Enjoy an Ohio University production right here in Cleveland!

The Ensemble Theater presents A Free Man of Color at Notre Dame College's Performing Arts Center. The show is about John Newton Templeton, the first African-American graduate in Ohio, graduating from Ohio University in 1828. For a more detailed description, visit the Facebook page  "Free Man of Color."

The play opens on February 10 and runs through February 27. Current Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will be in attendance on the 10th.

Thursdays @ 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm

Call 216.321.2930
E-mail info@ensemble-theatre.org
Click here to order online.

Meet the Ensemble

  • The play is being directed by Tony Sias, who is an MFA graduate of Ohio University and the Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  
  • Diane Mull, who plays the part of Jane Wilson is also a BFA graduate of Ohio University. 
  • Free Man of Color is the Cleveland premiere of playwright Charles Smith, the head of the Professional Playwriting Program at Ohio University. A recipient of the 2008 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, he is also a member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, and an alumnus playwright of the Tony Award-winning New Dramatists in New York. Smith will give a talk back and greet the general public after the Feb. 19 performance. 

Click Your Way Down Memory Lane

Remember the house or apartment where you lived in Athens? Wonder what it looks like now?

If you're not a fan of the Ohio University Alumni Association on Facebook, you've been missing out on the recent photo albums depicting popular streets around town.

Here are some links to get you started:

If you lived in the dorms, check out this photo collection from the University Archives.

An easy way to view OU yearbooks online is through a tab on Alden Library's Facebook page.


Sibs Weekend 2011

One of the first and best family weekends! Big and little sibs are invited to have a taste of college life and to bond with their brother or sister. Cousins and other family members are welcome, too!

Check the Parents/Family page of the OU Web site for a schedule of events as well as for details on how to purchase event tickets and arrange for on-campus accommodations in Weld House.

For information about bus transportation to campus from the Cleveland and Akron areas, visit the Sibs Weekend page on the OU Alumni Association's Web site.

It's Basketball Time, Everybody

Bobcat Bash
Sponsored by the Akron Association of OU Women

On January 12, OU comes to Akron to face the Zips at James A. Rhodes Arena (7 p.m. tip-off).
Head to Brubaker's Pub before the game to get your green on with other OU fans! 

There will be a raffle and prizes. There is no cost associated, pay as you go. 

We hope to see you there! Go Bobcats! 

Wednesday, January 12
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Brubaker's Pub
357 S. Main St.
Akron, OH

Basketball Game
Ticket Info
If you would like to order game tickets as a group, please contact Ann Cousins at 330-245-1944 or kndgmom@sbcglobal.net by Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Or, you can always call the Ticket Office at 800-575-CATS for seats in the OU section.