Northern Express — 09-16-2015
Sept. 16, 2015 | Vol. 7, No. 22
Ohio Northern University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 from Sept. 25-27. All alumni, friends, family, faculty and students are welcome to attend. Highlighting the weekend is a family-friendly tailgate party before the Homecoming game against Heidelberg on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Inflatable activities, face painting, caricatures, activities tent and lunch will be available for all to enjoy. Tailgate tickets can be purchased through the Office of Alumni Relations.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio Northern University No. 2 among Midwest regional colleges in "Best Colleges 2016." Ohio Northern has appeared in the top 10 of the publication’s Regional College Midwest Rankings for the past 24 years and in the top five for the past 11 out of 12 years. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Midwest regional colleges focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and in fields such as business, nursing and education. Because most of the 364 colleges in the category draw heavily from nearby states, they are ranked by region.
Ohio Northern University is once again featured as one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition." ONU also is one of the 159 institutions that The Princeton Review recommends in the "Best of the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2016 Best Colleges by Region." Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.
Cardinal Health has awarded the Raabe College of Pharmacy a $113,000 grant to provide increased support for current and future pharmacy students with an interest in community and independent pharmacy. Ohio Northern was chosen as a recipient based on its commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession. The College of Pharmacy’s core curriculum, combined with its experiential learning and student-run organizations, provide unique, focused opportunities to educate students interested in independent pharmacy.
The Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice has announced that the 2015 graduating seniors in psychology, as a group, scored in the 98th percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT) in psychology. The MFT in psychology assesses the mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge in graduating psychology students. Nearly 1,500 colleges and universities employ one or more of the MFTs for student achievement and curriculum evaluation each year.
Saturday, Sept. 19 is Family Day at ONU! Registration is free for all ONU students and their families. Enjoy the 30th Annual Ada Harvest & Herb Festival beginning at 9 a.m. and end the day at Dial-Robeson Stadium for a Polar Bear night game vs. Baldwin Wallace.
ONU will observe Constitution Day with a panel discussion on "The President and the Constitution" in the Pettit College of Law's Celebrezze Moot Courtroom on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Scott Gerber, professor of law, will serve as moderator of the three-person panel presentation. Each speaker will tackle issues concerning the executive office and the U.S. Constitution.
The ONU Honors Student Program, ONU Child Development Center and Ready, Set, Grow Preschool will host a Trike-a-thon for preschoolers on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to raise money for Ada resident Amelia Griffin. Amelia is 5-year-old fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma. For information about how you can donate, please contact June Zimmerman.
Dr. Jennifer Moore, assistant professor of creative writing, published her debut collection of poetry The Veronica Maneuver. Moore’s poems have previously appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets, B O D Y, Columbia Poetry Review and elsewhere. At ONU, Moore teaches courses in creative writing, literature and composition; coordinates the department’s reading series; and advises the undergraduate literary magazine, Polaris.
Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present "Edges" from Sept. 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. "Edges" is a song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. A second show will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 p.m. There also will be a matinee performances on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Forrest Clingerman, associate professor of religion and philosophy, contributed the chapter "The Place of Narrative and Tradition in the Interpretation of the Text of Nature" to the recently published Hermeneutics-Ethics-Education. (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2015.)
Scott Gerber, professor of law, recently saw his essay "A Diversity of Viewpoints Is at the Heart of Learning" published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his review of Richard Epstein’s The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government published in the fall 2015 issue of The Historian.
Put some JazzInn Blues on your summer schedule. Visit The Inn at Ohio Northern University Friday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. for the last evening of live jazz and blues music, BBQ Ribs, corn hole games in the courtyard and much more. Bring your friends and family for a fun way to kick off your weekends.