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The Ohio Northern University 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, a 2003 biology/premed graduate and track and field athlete from Weirton, W.Va.; Kristen (Barron) May, a 1997 environmental studies graduate from Bowling Green, Ohio; William “Bill” Lang, a 1994 sociology major from Garfield Heights, Ohio; and David Grantier, a 1988 mechanical engineering major from Canton,... more
Ohio Northern University has named 2001 graduates Todd Bailey and Natalie DiPietro Mager as 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 Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, a 1961 Ohio Northern graduate who served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students... more
Ohio Northern University’s Dicke College of Business Administration honored Paul C. Carbetta II, a 1990 graduate, with an Outstanding Service Award on Saturday, Sept. 25. 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.... more
Ohio Northern University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 from Sept. 25-27. All alumni, friends, family, faculty and students are welcome to attend. With its “Let the Good Times Roar” theme, Homecoming weekend will kick off on Friday, Sept. 25, with a Law Alumni Luncheon at 11 a.m. and Law PAD CLE at 1 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., former athletes will be honored during the ONU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet. The ONU Choral Collage will perform in the Snyder Hall Recital Hall in... more
The Ohio Northern University 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 mean score of the 221 institutions using the MFT in the 2014-15 academic year in psychology was 156. ONU psychology students scored 180. ONU’s performance was equally impressive in each of the four subsets: learning, cognition and memory (95th percentile);... more
Dr. John K. Estell, Ohio Northern University professor of computer engineering and computer science, and ONU student David Reeping, a senior in engineering education from Richfield, Ohio, were recipients of the Best Paper Award, Third Place, from the First-Year Programs Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) during the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference held June 14-17 in Seattle, Wash. Their paper, “Providing Authentic Experiences in the First Year: Designing Educational... more
Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a banquet on May 30. The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Mike Smith, Robert Mabe, Scott Shutt and Kevin Freese. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2015 Alumni Weekend, held May 29-31. Smith, a 1968 ONU graduate, is the president and chief operating officer of The Washington Center, an educational institution housed in Washington, D.C., that has given more than 50,... more
Rachael McKee, BA ’05, was keynote speaker for the communication and media studies department’s second annual PR alumni dinner held at The Inn at Ohio Northern University on March 21. She spoke of her adventures abroad and how she and her husband adjusted to living in a new country. She  encouraged the students to reach out to the alumni if they need help. Then, she challenged the alumni to think of ways they could help students become better professionals. Hannah Peterson, president of the... more
Alisa Agozzino, BA'01, Ph.D., and Candace Kaiser, BA ’14, have published an article in the Journal of School Public Relations. Their chapter, titled "Social Media as a Practical Approach in Engaging Key Stakeholders in School Crisis Communication Plans: A Qualitative Analysis," focuses on the use of social media in crisis situations.The Journal of School Public Relations is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies and descriptions of best practices in six critical... more
Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a banquet on May 31.The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Jason Duff, James Gallagher, Michael Grandillo and Steven Roebuck. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2014 Alumni Weekend, held May 30 to June 1.Gallagher, a 1979 graduate of the ONU Pettit College of Law, is the president and director of One Fund Boston and chairman of the board of trustees for Catholic... more