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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the dance program at Ohio Northern University, dance alumni will collaborate with current members for a performance that pays homage to the program and revisits favorite performances. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts will host two showings: Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. There will be a pre-show discussion on Oct. 11 at 7:15 p.m. Returning alumni will share their expertise as teachers, dancers and... more
The Alumni Association of Ohio Northern University presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during the Alumni Awards Banquet on May 31. The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Edward "Ed" Gmyrek, BSEd '65; Floyd Keith, BSEd '70, H of F '03; Michael Rencheck, BSEE '83; Patricia "Pat" Parteleno, BSPh '90, PharmD '96; James Patsiavos, BSPh '53; and Judy (Reed) Weir, BSBA '60. The banquet was part of Northern's 2008 Alumni Weekend, held May 30 through June 1. Gmyrek... more
Neff named to Crain’s Cleveland Business Class of 2007 Forty Under 40 Brett Neff, BSCE ‘93, has been named to Crain’s Cleveland Business Class of 2007 Forty Under 40 list. Neff, vice president of R.E. Warner & Associates in Westlake, Ohio, is a successful business leader in Northeast Ohio and is primarily responsible for projects concerning commercial and government markets. He has been a devoted employee of Warner since his graduation in 1993 and has held several positions within the... more
The Ohio Third District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in one criminal case in the Moot Court Room of Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18. The oral arguments will be held before a three-judge panel consisting of presiding Judge Stephen R. Shaw and Judges Richard M. Rogers and John R. Willamowski. Rogers, Shaw and Willamowski are all Ohio Northern law alumni. The case to be heard is State v. Goode (Allen County), an appeal of Goode's... more
Ohio Northern University will commemorate Black History Month this February with a number of scheduled events. Several campus organizations will collaborate to provide diverse opportunities to celebrate African-American heritage. Here is the schedule of February's activities: Tuesday, Feb. 5 "Spirituality as Liberation in the Lives of Two African-American Women: Jarena Lee and Zilpha Elaw" Presentation by Dr. Margot Cullen, associate professor of English 5 p.m. - McIntosh Center Faculty Dining... more
Ohio Northern University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences adjacent to the Meyer Hall of Science on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. This new student-centered academic research and learning facility will blend trademark hands-on teaching excellence with advanced technology in a functional modern environment. The building will include 21 classrooms, five seminars/conference rooms, 21 laboratories, 34 offices and four storage spaces. The 95,145-... more
Ohio Northern University has received more than $4 million from alumni estate contributions.The estate of Dr. Anthony and Doris Martin provides more than $2.5 million for the benefit of the existing Dr. Anthony J. and Doris E. Martin Pre-Medical Student Scholarship Fund. The University additionally received $1.5 million from the estate of Dwight L. Carhart for the benefit of the Pettit College of Law and to establish the Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics.Dr. Martin, BA '31, who... more
Ohio Northern University has received a gift of more than $3 million from the estate of Eugene A. Beeler. Beeler, who passed away in October of 2006, graduated from ONU in 1949 with a bachelor of arts and science degree and a major in accounting. Beeler was a certified public accountant and a founding partner in Howard & Beeler in Lima, Ohio, now known as Lentol, Violet Kientz & Co. The distribution of the gift will be applied to ONU’s endowment fund and will benefit the ONU general... more
Ohio Northern University senior, Jeremy Lee Schroeder, a civil engineering major from Columbus Grove, Ohio, has received an Award of Excellence from the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. The award will enable him to pursue a master's degree in civil engineering at the University of Virginia. Schroeder is one of only 100 students nationwide to be honored by Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and Awards of Excellence.Since its creation in 1932, these honor society awards have provided nearly $380,000 annually... more
One Ohio Northern University student and two ONU alumni received three of four top honors at the Central Ohio Public Relations Society of America PRISM Awards Luncheon March 20.Current student Kevin Saghy, a senior from Hiram, Ohio, received the “Outstanding Graduate PRISM Award.”Jamie Chabra, a 2006 ONU graduate from Copley, Ohio, received the “Rising Star PRISM Award.” She was a past president of ONU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and currently works for... more