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Northern Express — 10-14-2015

News from Ohio Northern University

Oct. 14, 2015 | Vol. 7, No. 24

News from ONU
Photo of the week: Freshman Chloe Ulmer and sophomore Georgia Snelling, right, demonstrate bima, a dance popular in northeast Ghana. The students performed the dance during a ceremony in McIntosh Center welcoming Benjamin Ayettey, a visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Music, to ONU.

Kerscher DedicationJoin us Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2:15 p.m., at ONU's newly renovated track and field and soccer complex for the formal dedication of "Kerscher Stadium." The stadium is named in honor of Robert Kerscher and his wife, Barbara Kerscher, for their generosity and their devotion to ONU. The stadium dedication will occur during a ceremony prior to the ONU women's soccer game against Capital University.

ONU Trike-a-Thon Last week, the ONU Honors Program, along with the ONU Child Development Center and Ready, Set, Grow Preschool, joined forces to make ONU's annual Trike-a-Thon much more than just a lesson on bicycle safety. While the event has always supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, this year, the ONU community set its sights on helping a family closer to home. Five-year-old Ada resident Amelia Griffin is currently fighting pediatric cancer, and the Trike-a-Thon raised money to help her family in their time of greatest need.

Student honoredSenior Hannah Peterson, a public relations major and communication studies and social media minor from Milford, Ohio, was named the 2015 Distinguished Undergraduate Student at the annual Ohio Communications Association (OCA) Conference at the University of Dayton on Oct. 2. Peterson was chosen for her outstanding service and commitment throughout her undergraduate studies and her demonstrated excellence in academics, student organizations and professional work.

South Korea blogWant to live vicariously through an ONU student as she experiences life in South Korea? Fifth-year pharmacy student Angela Chu kept a blog during her Hanyang Fellowship experience this summer. Each year three students from each ONU undergraduate college are awarded fellowships to Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, where they attend summer classes, travel, learn about South Korean culture and form lasting memories.

Dracula at the Freed Center

Get into the Halloween spirit with "Bram Stoker's Dracula," adapted by Charles Morey and performed by the Los Angeles Theatre Works, at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Toledo Alumni eventToledo-area alumni are invited to join President Dan DiBiasio and Chris Burns-DiBiasio for an ONU evening on Friday, Oct. 23. Network with local alumni and reminisce about your time and experiences at Northern. The event will include dinner, an update on the University from President DiBiasio, and a "Northern Perspective" from a current student. Register by Friday, Oct. 16.

Law symposium ONU's 39th annual Law Review Symposium, "Turning Point: An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Intersection of Privacy and Emerging Technologies," will be held in the Pettit College of Law's Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Friday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by the Ohio Northern University Law Review and Carhart Program in Legal Ethics, the symposium will present a panel of legal experts who will discuss the constantly changing world of technology, how it has evolved in the 21st century and its impact on the legal system.

Free violin concertGuest violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel and her accompanist Durval Cesetti will present a free public concert in the Snyder Recital Hall in the Presser Building on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. Vogel is the founder and artistic director of Magisterra International Chamber Music Festival and Academy.


International WeekCambodia and human rights will be the theme for a week of activities conducted by ONU's International Law Society, beginning Oct. 19. Guest speaker John Quigley, President's Club professor emeritus of law at Ohio State University, will kick off the week with "Cambodia 1979: The World's First Genocide Trial," in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m.

Symphony season beginsThe ONU Symphony's season opens with "Destiny and Dvorak," at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. Under the direction of ONU music director Travis Jurgens, the program opens with Verdi's "Overture to La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)" followed by George Hue's "Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra," which will be performed by Nicole Wells, a senior music performance major from Germantown, Ohio, who won the department's concerto competition.

ONU Wind OrchestraONU's Wind Orchestra will celebrate the music from Great Britain at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Thomas A. Hunt, the Northern Winds will perform a concert of music for winds and percussion, including Gustav Holst's "First Suite," Adam Gorb's "Yiddish Dances," Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances," and four Percy Grainger favorites.

ONU License Plates

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.

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