Black Alumni Reunion 2022

Start Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2022
End Date:
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location:
Ohio University's campus and Athens
Various Locations
Athens, OH 45701

Welcome back to Athens for the 2022 Black Alumni Reunion! Your Ohio University Alumni Association has planned a great weekend with activities for the entire Black alumni community. Join the conversation about BAR on the Bobcat Network.

Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) is a signature alumni weekend that takes place on the Athens campus every three years. The weekend features an engaging mix of casual and formal events — from networking and learning opportunities to entertaining and festive occasions. All programming is designed to welcome the University’s Black alumni and celebrate their ties to OHIO.

Registration Cost
Registration is $15, with additional charges for some events. BAR is a cashless event, but credit card payments will be accepted on-site.  

COVID-19
For current information about Ohio University's COVID-19 response, visit the Be Safe Bobcats page

Learn More About BAR
Visit ohio.edu/black-alumni-reunion for more information about this event. If you have any questions, please contact Tyrone Carr at carrt@ohio.edu or Annette Talbert at talbert@ohio.edu or 740.597.1216. 

Black Alumni Reunion 2022

Event Schedule

Note: Ohio University Alumni Association event titles are in a green font. All other event titles are listed in a gray font.
 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Registration (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center, 1st floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other BAR 2022 materials.
 
Blue & White Happy Hour (4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Broney's
Kickoff Phi Beta Sigma, Epsilon Omicron Chapter 50th celebration weekend early with beverages and hors d’oeuvres at Broneys! If you have questions, contact Bill "Clark" Kent at billkent@me.com or 210.884.9609. There is no cost to attend this event.

Welcome Reception (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Location: College Green, Memorial Auditorium Portico
Let's come together opening night of Black Alumni Reunion to kick off the weekend! Enjoy chicken or pulled pork sliders, macaroni and cheese, wings, desserts, and more. Registration costs $20 for this event.
 
Sigma Comedy Show (9:00 p.m.)
Location: Athena Cinema
Professional comedian and Sigma Walter Campbell delivers his stand-up routine to set the stage for BAR 22 weekend shenanigans. If you have questions, contact Bill "Clark" Kent at billkent@me.com or 210.884.9609. There is no cost to attend this event.  

Friday, Sept. 16

Registration (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center, 1st floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other BAR 2022 materials.

Hospitality Suite (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center, 4th floor, Honors Collegium
Offering guests a space to relax, meet and play some cards while enjoying complimentary refreshments.

Student & Alumni Networking (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker Center Theater
During this panel discussion, students and alumni will share their stories about campus life with alumni also sharing stories about life after Ohio University. This event includes lunch. Registration costs $15 for alumni; students can attend for free. 

College/School Open House (1:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m.)
Location: To be determined by individual colleges
Visit your college/school to interact with the faculty and administrators that were here when you were enrolled as a student. Colleges/schools also may plan activities to showcase their facilities, offer tours and hold receptions.

College of Health Sciences & Professions Welcome Reception for Black Alumni Reunion (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Location: Grover Center Atrium
Enjoy this open reception with refreshments in the Grover Center Atrium from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. with remarks from Dean McCarthy at 2:00 p.m. Faculty will offer tours of the nursing simulation labs, and food and research labs. If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Miller at millerr9@ohio.edu.

Gala Reception (6:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m.)
Gala Dinner (7:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center Ballroom
The 2022 Black Alumni Reunion Gala will pay tribute to Ohio University's African American heritage while honoring Trailblazers Awardees. Enjoy an elegant night of dining, listening to music and spending time with friends. Registration costs $70 for this event. 

BAR OHIO Esports Night (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Location: OHIO Esports Arena, Scripps Hall, Ground Floor
Come join us for a night of video games and socializing at the new OHIO Esports Arena. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we'll be hosting a competitive gaming night for BAR attendees. Games on offer range from competitive titles like Call of Duty, Apex Legends and NBA 2K to more casual gaming like Jackbox Party Pack 7 and Minecraft. Bring old friends or make new friends! Whether you are a lifelong gamer or have never played video games before, there's a place for you to have some fun with fellow BAR attendees. If you have any questions, contact Jeff Kuhn at kuhnj1@ohio.edu.

Gala After Party (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
Location: Baker University Center Ballroom
Get on your dancing shoes and enjoy the evening! A DJ will be playing music from each era to take you back in time, and a cash bar will be available just in case you want to enjoy some spirits while dancing the night away.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Memorial Run (7:00 a.m. registration and walk starts at 7:30 a.m.)
Location: Walter Fieldhouse & Bike Path 
This 5K is a time to remember or pay tribute to a loved one(s). Registration costs $10 (includes a T-shirt) for this event. 

Soccer Tournament (8:00 a.m. registration and first game starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Walter Fieldhouse
A World Cup-type fun event that will encourage interaction among staff, students and alumni, especially international alumni returning for 2022 BAR. If you aren’t interested in competing, come and cheer on your favorite team. GOAL!!! After you register for this event, if you are planning to play in the tournament please complete this form so the tournament organizers have more information about your participation. Spectators do not need to complete the form. 
 
Registration (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center, 1st floor
Visit the registration table to pick up your nametag and other BAR 2022 materials.

Hospitality Suite (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker University Center, 4th floor, Honors Collegium
Offering guests a space to relax, meet and play some cards while enjoying complimentary refreshments.

Ebony Bobcat Network Breakfast (8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Location: Walter Hall Rotunda
This signature event is where attendees can learn all about the Ebony Bobcat Network, find out how to get involved, get updates on activities from the past year and learn more about the Urban Scholars Endowment Program. Registration costs $20 for this event.

Family ReOUnion Kappa Vs. Alpha Basketball Game (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Ping Recreation Center
We’re calling all Bobcats past and present hOUme for The Family ReOUnion. Join us for the Kappa vs. Alpha Basketball Game from 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Ping Recreation Center. Come ease your mental health and get some much needed R&R with your Bobcat family and former classmates. If you have any questions, contact Siraaj Woods at siraajwoods@gmail.com.
 
President's Town Hall (11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Location: TBD
President Hugh Sherman, Ph.D., the 22nd president of Ohio University, will be giving a state of the university address and answering your questions. This event is open to the general public, but limited seating is available.
 
Through the Decades Cookout (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: Tailgreat Park
You're not going to want to miss this BBQ! Come ready to engage by decade and participate in decade photos while enjoying good fellowship and food with your classmates! Registration costs $20 for this event.

Family ReOUnion Day Party (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
Location: Jackie O's Brewpub
We’re calling all Bobcats past and present hOUme for The Family ReOUnion. The Family ReOUnion Day Party will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Jackie O's Brewpub. Every ticket comes with a FREE drink. Come ease your mental health and get some much needed R&R with your Bobcat family and former classmates. If you have any questions, contact Siraaj Woods at siraajwoods@gmail.com.
 
Sigma 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Gala (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Location: Baker Center
The members of Phi Beta Sigma, Epsilon Omicron (EO) Chapter, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on the campus of Ohio University. The chapter was chartered on May 20, 1972. If you have any questions, contact Bill "Clark" Kent at billkent@me.com or 210.884.9609. Registration costs $30 for this event. 

Variety Show (7:00 p.m.)
Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Enjoy songs, dances, dramatic sketches and a step show. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Farewell (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Location: College Green
Conclude your weekend with some refreshments and singing by Gospel Voices of Faith (combined choir) on Sunday morning. Capture some photos and say goodbye to Ohio University until 2025.
 
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