A Weekend 175 Years in the Making
To formally kick off the public phase of the seven-year Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign, we invited everyone. The kickoff’s timing on Oct. 20 during Homecoming and Family Weekend was designed to encourage as many alumni, family, friends, and faculty and staff to take part in the festivities as possible. After the Board of Trustees’ noon vote to take the campaign public (see Campaign Kick-Off Week story and OWU Timescapes article) the big moment came that evening when the total raised in the three-year leadership phase of the campaign was revealed during a party in Edwards Gymnasium. The party also featured the debut of a special four-minute campaign video, which can be viewed at owu.edu/campaign.