2014 Alumni Weekend
Come back to Ohio Northern University for Alumni Weekend! This is a special weekend dedicated to our Golden Years Alumni (all classes celebrating 50 years or more).
The Class of 1964 will have a special celebration dinner on Friday, May 30 for their 50th Class Year Reunion. All other classes celebrating 55, 60, 65 and 70 years will also have celebrations immediately following the Alumni Association Luncheon on Saturday, May 31. Even if it is not a reunion year we encourage all alumni from the classes of 1964 and earlier to join us in celebrating ONU from your days!
We would like to thank the members of the Class of 1964 Reunion Planning Committee for all of their work on planning the weekend and for reaching out to classmates to encourage attendance.
Most importantly, we know that you will have a fun-filled weekend. We look forward to having you return to campus for our alumni college sessions, programs, events and a chance to meet with President Dan DiBiasio and his wife, Chris Burns-DiBiasio.
As you read through the following schedule of events, please contact us at 866-ONU-ALUM or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you back on campus during Alumni Weekend!
Please register online at onualumnicommunity.com/alumniweekend2014 on or before Monday, May 19, 2014. A username and password is not required to register online for events.
Friday, May 30
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 31
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
1:30 -2:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 1
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
|10:00 a.m. - Noon|
Coffee and Canvas
McIntosh Center, Activities Room
A list of area churches and worship times is available at the registration area.
Upon arrival, you should report to the registration area in the lobby of McIntosh to receive your weekend materials, including room assignments for Campus Village Apartments, tickets for events and any other information you should need. Registration will be open on Friday, May 30 from 1 - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Please use the registration area for any questions you may have about anything related to the weekend. We are here to help make this weekend memorable and enjoyable for you.
A festive atmosphere, including helpful student ambassadors, ONU yearbooks from 1964 and before, and music from your years on campus, will greet you at Alumni Headquarters. Make Alumni Headquarters your first stop when you come to campus.
We are pleased to offer you a room at the beautiful Inn at Ohio Northern University. You may reserve a room at this full-service luxury hotel, at a rate of $89 plus tax, by calling toll-free 866-713-4513. This block will be held through April 29, 2014. Please refer to Alumni Weekend when calling to make your reservation.
Also located on Northern’s campus are rooms in Ohio Northern’s Campus Village Apartments. These will be available to attendees of this year’s Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday nights at a cost of $35 per night. You may reserve a campus village apartment on the registration form. Check in will available during registration beginning on Friday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at the registration table. Check out is by noon Sunday, June 1. All keys must be returned to the registration table by noon on Sunday.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
The University Bookstore, located in McIntosh Center, will be open throughout the weekend so you may purchase ONU memorabilia. The bookstore’s hours of operation are below and will be posted at the registration area as well.
Friday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please visit the bookstore during these hours to take advantage of being on campus once again and to show your ONU pride when you return home.
Northern On Main
ONU’s own coffee shop will be open for business during Alumni Weekend, so be sure to stop by for a freshly brewed Starbucks coffee or grilled sandwich of your choice. Its hours of operation are below and will be posted at the registration area as well.
Friday – 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday – 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Northern on Main is located on Main Street adjacent to the front of campus, about a two-block walk from McIntosh Center.
Alumni will have an opportunity to relive the “Classroom Experience” with a variety of presentations and sessions from current faculty members. See the special information section for descriptions.
Sessions I and II
Read the same book that the ONU freshman read over the summer: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and then come and discuss this amazing true story which includes issues of race and medicine, healthcare, scientific ethics and much more with Dr. Pat Croskery. A complete reading guide and ONU discussion questions are available online at onu.edu/alumniweekend2014
(ONU Reading Questions: http://www.onu.edu/files/2013_onu_summer_reading_questions.pdf and Reader’s Guide from the Author’s website: http://rebeccaskloot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/HenriettaLacks_RGG.pdf)
Driving Rovers on Mars: 10 Years of Scientific Exploration
Did you know that ONU’s college of engineering dean, Eric Baumgartner, was a rover driver and lead system engineer for the robotic arms on NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers? This non-technical talk will describe the fast-paced design and development of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission which successfully landed the Spirit and Opportunity rovers on the Martian surface in January 2004. See pictures and results from the operation of the Opportunity rover including the discovery of a past water history at its landing site. The talk will also briefly describe the Curiosity rover which successfully landed on Mars in August 2012.