Summer Fun for Alumni, Family, and Friends

It's Tribe Time!

Alumni, family, and friends are invited to a night at the ballpark on July 25. Enjoy a pre-game party at Flannery's with Kent State alumni before watching the Tribe take on the Tigers.
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Hit the Links

Golf for a good cause this summer!
Celebrity Golf Classic
Carter Nedley Classic


Relax and enjoy live music with OU alumni, family, and friends at Wade Oval Wednesdays - a "party in the park."  Look for the OU flag at the concerts on July 18 and August 29.
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Pass on Your Bobcat Knowledge!

Fellow Bobcats —

Are you looking for a new way to give back to Ohio University?

College Now Greater Cleveland is looking for OU alumni to match with first-year OU students as part of its innovative mentoring program.

Although the time commitment is minimal, the impact is not: Mentoring makes a big difference in graduation rates, especially for students who are the first in their family to go to college.

To sign up, contact Anthony Battaglia at or 440-785-3327.

Thanks for supporting these new Bobcats!

Amy Hollis, '96
President, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Ohio University Alumni Association

College Now Mentoring Program Overview

Time Commitment
College Now’s mentors interact with students 2 to 3 times per month through a guided curriculum online/via e-mail. College Now also hosts group mentee/mentor events 3 times per year. The alumni chapter will offer a few special giveaways and/or events for OU mentors and mentees throughout the year.

Application Process
Mentors will need to complete an online application* and a brief phone interview as well as attend a one-hour orientation and submit to a background check (which College Now processes and pays for). Applications are taken year-round. Mentors will be matched with their mentees in July, at which point they will receive a virtual introduction to one another via iMentor. In August there will be a kick-off event where mentors will meet their mentees for the first time.

*The online application will not ask about mentoring an OU student specifically. During the phone interview, Ohio alumni should request to be matched with a student who will be attending OU.

Contact Anthony Battaglia, an OU alumnus who is an advisor with College Now Greater Cleveland, at or 440-785-3327.

Wade Oval Wednesdays 2012

Calling all Bobcats! Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for Wade Oval Wednesdays!

What started out as a small Wednesday evening concert series has grown into a weekly "party in the park." More than 10,000 visitors each summer bring their families, friends, blankets, and lawn chairs to dance, relax, and enjoy music. There are food and drink vendors, or bring your own to enjoy or share.  Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs!

  • June 20 - 6 to 9 p.m.
    Brick House (Commodores tribute band)
  • July 18 - 6 to 9 p.m.
    Heart & Soul Band (R&B, Rock, Motown, Disco, Funk, 80s Pop)
  • August 29 - 6 to 9 p.m.
    The Soul Men (Blues Brothers tribute band) 

Meeting Place—If your back is to the stage and you are facing the concert goers, look for the white tent with green & white balloons and an OU flag.

Map—Click here for a map and driving directions. There are several parking lots surrounding the Oval, although the Botanical Gardens parking lot is very cheap and easy to access.

RSVP—RSVP is appreciated but not required. If you're planning to attend, contact Amy Hollis (; 440-220-2837).