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A panel of Ohio Northern University alumni who are prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders will discuss “Business Success and Lessons Learned Along the Way” as part of the ONU College of Business Distinguished Lecture Series in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the panel are: — Robert C. Smith (’75), president and chief investment officer of Spero-Smith Investment Advisors, Inc. and a civic leader.... more
Norman J. Rex, educator and Ada community leader, was named Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 41st annual Town and Gown Banquet Monday night. A 1956 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Rex taught industrial arts at Ada High School before completing graduate work at Ohio University, Athens. He returned to Ada High School as coordinator of the industrial vocational department, and then served as associate professor of industrial technology at ONU from 1967 to 1981. In 1981 he became... more
Ohio Northern University will present O.A.R. (….of a Revolution) at the ONU Sports Center on Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. O.A.R. has been together for almost 10 years, releasing their first album, “The Wanderer,” in 1997. Some of their most popular songs from their past albums include, “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker,” “City on Down,” and “Hey Girl.” Coming off of their latest CD release entitled “Stories of a Stranger,” O.A.R. is known for their rock/... more
A ceramic exhibit by artist Jack E. Corle, a 1978 Ohio Northern University alumnus, is currently on display at Ohio Northern University’s Elzay Gallery of Art through Oct. 6. Corle received his master of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he went onto become an associate professor and co-director of the University of Findlay art department, where he remains today. Admission to the Elzay Gallery or Art is free and open to the public daily from Noon to 5 p.m. For... more
Ohio Northern University alumnus Clayton L. Mathile and his wife Mary Ann Mathile have pledged $5 million plus an additional $5 million in matching funds for the construction of science education and research facilities on the ONU campus. “This extraordinary gift, the largest in ONU history, will enable the university to both enlarge and enhance our science and math programs,” says Ohio Northern President Kendall L. Baker. The new building, covering more than 80,000 square feet and standing... more
Ohio Northern University continues to be the highest ranked Ohio university in its category in the U.S. News & World Report annual look at higher education. ONU is ranked No. 5 among Midwest comprehensive colleges in the 2007 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Comprehensive colleges are defined by U.S. News as institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs including liberal arts and professional fields. "We are very pleased to receive the... more