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Amy (Widner) Murray, who graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1995 with a degree in environmental studies, has been named the recipient of the 2009 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award. This award is given each year to an individual who is committed to Ohio Northern, his or her profession, and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, a 1961 graduate of ONU who has served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on... more
Time: 1:00 p.m., Registration and lunch; 2:00 p.m., Tee off  Date: Aug. 1, 2009 Place: Colonial Golfers Club Join the 18-hole scramble with teams of active Sigma Phi Epsilon members and alumni. Players may form their own four-member teams or be placed in a group of other alumni. Following the outing, everyone is invited to the Sig Ep house at ONU for a barbecue and distribution of prizes and awards. There will also be raffles for signed OSU items! Beverages will be provided... more
The $10 million invested with Westridge Capital Management was from the General University Endowment and will not affect any individual scholarship or program endowments held by the University. The University endowment is invested with the advice of Hartland & Company of Cleveland that advises universities and other non-profits throughout the Mid-West. Among other services, their professionals recommend managers to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees to oversee portions of... more
Dear Friends: As you may know, there have been stories in Ohio newspapers in the past couple of days about Bowling Green State University's $15 million investment in Westbridge Capital Management, Inc. We wanted to let you know that ONU's Endowment had a $10 million investment with this company as well. We have filed a redemption request and our attorneys are working aggressively to retrieve as much of our money as possible. For your information, below is the news release on this matter we... more
The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (EET), a dynamic traveling seminar, stops at Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. EET brings together speakers and students to spread the entrepreneurial mindset and share concepts that have helped make young entrepreneurs successful. As entrepreneurs, the speakers have all developed successful ventures and/or sold their companies for millions - all before the age of 25. The seminar will provide... more
The senior capstone project by four ONU civil engineering students, all now 2008 graduates, has won first prize in the 2009 Student Structural Design Competition, sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The students won for their capstone project: "Design for a Swinging Bridge on the Buckeye Trail's Miami and Erie Canal Towpath." They are Christopher Shearer of Strongsville, Ohio, now a graduate student at Georgia Tech, Jameson... more
As part of ONU's Polar Bear Nation year-long series of events and activities, alumni are invited to participate in the upcoming Campus Book Project. The ONU community is invited to read the book "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change," by New Yorker journalist and writer, Elizabeth Kolbert who tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Kolbert will be on campus to make a public presentation about her book on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Freed Center for the... more
Jason Duff, BSBA '05, has been named the recipient of the 2008 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award. The award is given each year to an individual who is committed to Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, BSEd '61, Hon. D. '05, H of F '05. Robinson has served ONU for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students and alumni. In honor of his award, Duff will be... more
A huge fireworks display will highlight Ohio Northern University's homecoming weekend festivities on Oct. 17-19. The fireworks extravaganza will cap a full day of activities on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. A variety of events are scheduled throughout the weekend, which has been billed as "Come Home to Polar Bear Nation." The annual Stefanie Spielman Walk/Run for Breast Cancer kicks things off Saturday at 8:30 a.m., followed by such activities as jewelry-making sessions, tours of the various colleges... more
The ONU Freed Center for the Performing Arts will feature Micky Dolenz of 1960s rock group The Monkees. Dolenz will perform Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Biggs Theatre as part of the ONU Homecoming festivities. Dolenz has been a figure on the entertainment scene for more than 40 years. He was chosen from more than 400 hopefuls to play the role of a singing drummer in "The Monkees," a fictional TV show about a rock ‘n' roll band of the same name. The concept for the show was the Beatles... more