ohiotoday Editor Mariel Jungkunz, MS ’07 Art Director Sarah McDowell, BFA ’02 Contributors Lindsey Burrows, BSJ ’09 Kandlyn Collins, BSJ ’14 Allison Evans, BSJ ‘15 David Holman, BSC ‘16 Jeff Kallet Dale Keiger, BSJ ’76 Elizabeth Prince, BSJ ’14 Mary Reed, BSJ ‘90, MA ‘93 Kelee Garrison Riesbeck, BSJ ’91 Ben Siegel, BSVC ’02 Chealsia Smedley, BSJ ’14 Printer The Watkins Printing Co.
President Roderick J. McDavis, BSED ’70 Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Renea Morris
Kathleen Vandervaart BSJ ’10
Executive Director of Development Jennifer Shutt Bowie, BSJ ’94, MS ’99 Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Executive Director of the Alumni Association Jennifer Neubauer Director, Advancement Communication and Marketing Janis Miller-Fox, BFA ’77
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contributors Mariel Jungkunz, MS ’07, has been the magazine’s editor-in-chief since 2008, and served as its assistant editor prior to that. Formerly a newspaper reporter and the editor of an alternative newsweekly, she helped launch Ohio Today’s award-winning redesign. This is her last issue as editor; this summer, she will return to her first love of writing, trying her hand at freelance work, and will spend more time with her newest love: her 2-yearold daughter. Mariel and her husband, Assistant Professor of Political Science Vince Jungkunz, live in Athens.
Board of Directors William D. Hilyard, BSED ’67, Chair Julie Mann Keppner, BBA ’02, Vice Chair Melissa W. Arnold, BSJ ’99 Robin S. Bowlus, BFA ’98 Craig A. Brown, BSC ’82 Cynthia Calhoun, BSEE ’88 Casey Christopher, BSC ’02 Brenda J. Dancil-Jones, AB ’70 Steven Ellis, BS ’92 Alissa Galford, BSC ’05 Todd Grandominico, BBA ’00, CERT ’00 Paige S. Gutheil Henderson, DO ’02 Mike Jackson, BSED ’68 Matthew Latham, AA ’06 Jeffrey Laturell, BSC ’80, MBA ’82 Timothy Law, DO ‘94 Connie Lawson-Davis, BSED ‘67 Lyndsay A. Markley, BA ’02 Dustin Starkey, BS ’98 Larry Starr, BSED ’68, MED ’71 A. Cita Strauss, BFA ’77, MA ’06 Stacia Taylor, BSC ’82 Ronald Teplitzky, AB ’84 Robert Wolfinger, AA ’73, BSG ’80 Jackson Lavelle, Student Alumni Board president Ohio Today is published twice a year in fall and spring. Ohio Today Online is published at ohiotodayonline.com. The magazine is produced by University Advancement with funding provided by The Ohio University Foundation. Views expressed in the magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or university policies.
Kandlyn Collins is a senior journalism major with a history minor at Ohio University. After graduation, she hopes to write and edit for a magazine, and move to Toronto. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, paint, bake and shop for shoes. She may be developing a slight addiction to Netflix, but seriously, who isn’t?
Dale Keiger, BSJ ‘76, is associate editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine in Baltimore. He has been a magazine journalist for more than 35 years, and also works as an essayist and photographer.
Misty Thomas-Trout is pursuing her master of fine arts degree in graphic design at Ohio University. She is interested in the dialogue that exists at the intersection of graphic design and art. Misty shares her love of typography and the letterpress with her daughter — who is the real artist in the family.
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Spring 2014 issue of the Ohio University alumni magazine, Ohio Today.