|Athenians establish fund to benefit the Athena Cinema|
After living in Athens for more than three decades, two Athenians have demonstrated they are eager to give back to what they think is a community treasure. Ann Moneypenny, who graduated from Ohio University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in art history, and her husband, Michael Kleinman, established the Athena Cinema Support Fund, a non-endowed fund, which provides support for the operational costs of the university-owned theater.
|Sweet Science: Unearthing chocolate’s ancient history|
How sweet it is: The Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today dishes up two stories about alumni working in the chocolate industry. One of them, W. Jeffrey Hurst, a 1969 alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, has built a career analyzing the chemical properties of cocoa —in both its ancient (dating back to 1100 BC) and modern forms.
|OUAA celebrates in April: Senior Week, OUr Day|
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) teams with various organizations and campus units to celebrate “Senior Week,” a week filled with activities and events aimed at honoring OHIO’s upcoming Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week kicks off Monday, April 14 with members of the Student Alumni Board driving golf carts on the Athens Campus to offer t-shirts and other OHIO clothing to undergraduate seniors.
|Rock for Tots scholarship endowment continues event’s theme of assisting area youth|
A local musical fund-raising endeavor is extending its impact in a manner that strikes a chord with area youth by utilizing higher education to open doors for prospective students. The Rock for Tots, Inc. OU-C Scholarship Endowment, housed within The Ohio University Foundation, will provide financial support for an incoming Ohio University-Chillicothe freshman student from the region who demonstrates financial need and academic aptitude.
|Scripps alumni support of innovation, ideas|
Ohio University couple Andy Alexander and Beverly Jones, both seasoned professionals in the communications industry, believe one thing will always be constant: change. That’s why they recently committed to establishing three funds through their estate that will help OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication and The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs keep pace with the future of innovative thinking, projects and technology.
|Alumni Association successful with A Dinner with 12 Strangers|
Students gathered on February 9 to discuss their host’s past and the students’ future. A Dinner With 12 Strangers, a reoccurring event sponsored by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA), is an opportunity for students to strengthen their ties with alumni, learn about the possibilities after their time at Ohio University, and network with these professionals to help make their transition into the “real world” a bit easier.
|Charlotte Networking Week|
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter Network is hosting the 11th Annual Charlotte Networking Week on February 20-22. This program, taking place in Charlotte, N.C., is open to both current students and alumni.
|Alumni will meet “On the Green” during inaugural reunion weekend May 30-June 1|
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) will host an all-alumni reunion weekend in Athens from May 30 through June 1. The weekend will feature activities for the entire OHIO community, alumni and their families, and those celebrating class milestones and special reunions. Currently, reunion activities are planned for members of the Golden Classes of 1963 and 1964, Gospel Voices of Faith, the Department of Aviation and OHIO’s Emeriti Faculty.
|Rebuilding a Tributary|
Just months after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Christopher Thompson – associate professor of Japanese language and culture, and executive director of Japan Relations – organized a group from Ohio University to partner with Iwate Prefecture University (IPU) in relief efforts for northern Japan.
|OHIO benefactors establish arts program for regional K-12 students|
Athenians Marc and Ellen Fultz met while studying music at the Chautauqua Institution, a not-for-profit community in New York that hosts a unique mix of fine and performing arts each summer. Their shared passion for the arts moved them to establish a new fund at Ohio University that aims to expose K-12 children to the performing arts.
|President Roderick McDavis Visits Lancaster|
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis expressed thanks to supporters of the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center Thursday while meeting with alumni, donors and community leaders who have given their time, talent and financial support to the campus.
|"A Night in Athens...in Chicago" [Photo Essay]|
More than 400 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile on Dec. 12 for a special alumni event developed by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and co-hosted by the Chicago Regional The Promise Lives Campaign Committee.
|Cooperative energy partners pilot a microgrid in Athens County|
The Sugar Bush Foundation has funded a pilot project that will link the electrical energy systems for a cluster of about six low-to-moderate income households in Athens County, enabling them to work cooperatively to reduce their use of electricity and share the costs. Called a microgrid, this technology is often used on university campuses and at industrial parks and increasingly in developing countries to bring solar energy access to villages without reliable electricity. The pilot project aims to inform a greater movement toward the Appalachian region’s transition toward using renewable energy.
|Year-End Gift Processing: Ohio University Winter Closure Update|
Ohio University will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Campus mail will not be delivered. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit www.ohio.edu/yearendgift, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.