Northern Express — 10-1-2015
Oct. 1, 2015 | Vol. 7, No. 23
Thank you to all the alumni, students, families and friends who came together to celebrate Homecoming 2015. Our motto this year was "Let the Good Times Roar," and they certainly did. If you weren't able to make it, or you just want to reminisce, ONU photographer Trevor Jones captured some of the weekend's most memorable moments in a photo gallery that you won't want to miss.
John Kramer, BSBA '15, and current MPPA candidate from Springboro, Ohio, was a member of a four-person team that took top honors in the "Project Run With It" competition at the 2015 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) conference last month in Milwaukee, Wis. "Project Run With It" is an opportunity for BAP members from schools around the world to work together to solve a real client issue for a not-for-profit organization.
Todd Bailey, BA '01, and Natalie DiPietro Mager, PharmD '01, were recently named co-recipients of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Award. The award is given each year to individuals who are committed to ONU, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, BSEd '61, Hon. D. '05, who served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students and alumni.
The ONU Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four new members on Friday, Sept. 25, as part of ONU's Homecoming weekend. The four inductees in the 2015 class are Jaclyn Dight, BS '03, Kristen (Barron) May, BS '97, William "Bill" Lang, BA '75, and David Grantier, BSME '88. To be inducted into the ONU Athletic Hall of Fame, one must have made great contributions to the field of athletics through their athletic performance at the University or meritorious efforts made on behalf of athletics.
Paul C. Carbetta II, BSBA '90, has been honored with an Outstanding Service Award. The award, given annually at Homecoming, honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to, and whose contributions have positively impacted, the Dicke College of Business Administration and Ohio Northern. This is the fifth year that Distinguished Alumni Awards have been presented by the college.
Alumni living in Ohio can purchase a license plate displaying the official Ohio Northern University logo. A portion of the funds generated from each license plate purchase is designated for the general scholarship fund. Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or online. Cost for these plates are an additional $35.00 annually plus the normal registration fees.
"Self-Management and Mindful Awareness in Law School and Beyond" will be the theme of the 2015 Kormendy Lecture. The program will feature Leonard Riskin, Chesterfield Smith professor of law at the University of Florida College of Law and Harris H. Agnew visiting professor at Northwestern School of Law. The program will take place in the Large Moot Court Room on Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.
Jeremy Telman, professor of law at Valparaiso University Law School, will present "Originalism: A Thing Worth Doing..." as part of the Pettit College of Law's Dean Lecture Series. The lecture will be in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. David Koh, assistant professor of pharmacology, and Steven Blake, a fifth-year pharmacy student and Goldwater scholar from Ravenna, Ohio, along with ONU pharmacy students Daniel P. Powell from Cranberry Township, Pa., and Joy L. Hoffman from Fremont, Ohio, are co-authors of a cancer research article published in Oncology Reports, an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to fundamental and applied research in oncology. The article, titled "Enhanced cytotoxicity in triple-negative and estrogen receptor-positive breast adenocarcinoma cells due to inhibition of the transient receptor potential melastatin-2 channel," looks at a unique protein that may allow chemotherapy to target cancer cells more effectively while reducing damage to healthy cells.
Europe and the current refugee/migrant challenge will be the topic of a presentation in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Professor Emeritus of political science, Andrew Ludanyi will share his observations on the mass migration of immigrants and refugees presently swarming into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa. He will reflect on the causes of this exodus and the complications it presents for the European Union, including a visible split between the Western and Eastern members of the community.
ONU's bachelor's degree programs in civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering have been re-accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. In addition, ONU's bachelor's degree program in computer science has been re-accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission by ABET, and the T.J. Smull College of Engineering.
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You've already got the Penguins and the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Polar Bears will fit right in. Congratulations on becoming the home to the newest ONU Alumni Club in 2015. Keep a look out for upcoming events!
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"The reason that so much of our infrastructure is broken is because we built things that don't function in the natural system. If I can tune our next generation of engineers into some of these concepts, they'll be better design engineers, and hopefully our systems will last longer because they'll work better." -Dr. Bryan Boulanger, associate professor of civil engineering