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Homecoming 2011 - Peace. Love. ONU.
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It’s Homecoming at ONU and YOU are invited! Join alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for a magnificent time throughout the entire weekend. Whether you are celebrating with your reunion year classes or you just want to come back to enjoy the day, there is something for everyone to enjoy! We encourage you to read through the schedule and make notes of the times and events that interest you!
A special note to reunion year classes: Reunion Class photos will occur following the All Alumni meeting on Saturday outside of McIntosh Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. The Class Reunion Celebrations will occur at The Inn at Ohio Northern University beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be a special reunion area at the tailgate luncheon (noted on the schedule).
View the Homecoming 2011 program
Schedule at a Glance
Homecoming is a time of reunions and celebrations with alumni, friends, family, faculty and students.
Friday, September 30
1-4 p.m. - Continuing Legal Education – Pettit College of Law Moot Court Room
2-6 p.m. - Registration – McIntosh Center
5 p.m. - Dedication of the Alumni Moot Court Room – Pettit College of Law
5:30 p.m. - College of Law Reception – Clemens Lounge, Pettit College of Law
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Reception - Good Girls, an exhibit by ONU alumnus, Marilyn Lysohir, BA ’72 – The Elzay Gallery of Art
6:30 p.m. - Law Donor Recognition Dinner – Hanson Reading Room, Taggart Law Library, Pettit College of Law (RSVP required)
6:30 p.m. - Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Alumni – Conference Room 7, McIntosh Center
6:30 p.m. - ONU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet – Ballroom, McIntosh Center
8 p.m. - Choral Collage – Presser Recital Hall
8 p.m. - Bonfire and Open Mic – near the mud volleyball courts (west campus) sponsored by the Student Planning Committee.
Saturday, October 1
8:15-9:15 a.m. - The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Breakfast Buffet – James F. Dicke Hall
8:30 a.m. - Stefanie Spielman Walk/Run for Breast Cancer – Pavilion behind Fraternity Circle, west campus
8:30 a.m. - Pettit College of Law Alumni and Friends Breakfast – Wishing Well, McIntosh Center
9:15-10:30 a.m. - The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Alumni Awards Ceremony and College Tours – James F. Dicke Hall
9:15 a.m. - PRSSA Chapter and Alumni Brunch – Dr. Steve Iseman’s home
9:30 a.m. - Education Alumni Gathering – In front of Dukes Memorial
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Tours of the Claude W. Pettit College of Law – meet at the Tilton main entrance
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Tours of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering – meet at the Biggs main entrance
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Tours of the Raabe College of Pharmacy – meet at the Hakes-Pierstorf entrance
9:30-11:30 a.m. - Alpha Xi Delta Teddy Bear Alumnae Tea – Alpha Xi Delta Chapter House
9:45 a.m. - Delta Sigma Phi Golf Scramble – Hidden Creek Golf Course, 6245 Sugar Creek Road, Lima, Ohio
10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Parade – Main Street, village of Ada
11 a.m. (approx.) - All Alumni Meeting (immediately following parade) – Outside McIntosh Reunion Class Photos – Outside McIntosh (immediately following the All Alumni Meeting)
11 a.m. - Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Cookout – Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter House
11 a.m.-3p.m. - Mock Trial Alumni reunion – Hill Building
11:30 a.m. - Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Cookout – Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter House
11:30 a.m. (lunch served until 1:30 p.m.)
Tailgate Party/Pre-Football Game Activities – Join alumni, students and friends for a magnificent time at Dial-Roberson Stadium. Northern will offer numerous activities around the stadium, including music, festivities and rides. And, of course, we’ll have plenty of food on the grill waiting for you, your family and friends!
11:30 a.m. - ONU Alumni Jazz Band Performance at Tailgate
- Raabe College of Pharmacy Alumni Gathering – Dial-Roberson Stadium
- Pettit College of Law Alumni and Friends Tailgate party – Dial-Roberson Stadium
- Getty College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Gathering – Dial-Roberson Stadium
- The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Alumni Gathering – Dial-Roberson Stadium
- T.J. Smull College of Engineering Alumni Gathering – Dial-Roberson Stadium
1 p.m. - Sigma Pi Alumni Luncheon – Sigma Pi Chapter House
1 p.m. - Women’s Volleyball game vs. Mount Union – King Horn Center
- Pre-game festivities
- Introduction of the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
- Recognition of all Athletic Hall of Fame members
- Recognition of William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award recipient
- Football game vs. Mount Union – Dial-Roberson Stadium
- Homecoming King and Queen Coronation Ceremony – halftime
3:30 p.m. - Delta Zeta Alumnae Gathering – Delta Zeta Chapter House
4 p.m. (approx.) - “Punt, Pass, Kick” contest for children 6-12 (immediately following the football game) – Dial-Roberson Stadium
4 - 7 p.m. - Class Reunion Reception – Meeting Room 1-2, The Inn at ONU
4 p.m. (approx.) - Phi Kappa Theta Reunion – Meeting Room 3, The Inn at Ohio Northern University
4 p.m. - Phi Delta Chi Alumni Cookout – Phi Delta Chi Chapter House, 125 S. Gilbert St.
4:30 p.m. - N-Men Reverse Raffle – N-Men Building (open for ONU N-Men, families and friends before and after the football game)
5 p.m. - Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Picnic (following football game) – Presser Hall
5 p.m. - Kappa Psi Alumni Reunion Dinner – Ada VFW
5 p.m. - Delta Sigma Phi ACB Meeting – Chapter’s Sunken Lounge
6 p.m. - Delta Sigma Phi Dinner and Awards Presentations (7 p.m.) – Chapter House
6-7:45 p.m. - Balloon Glow on the Tundra
7 p.m. - Getty College of Arts & Sciences Celebration Reception – Stambaugh Studio Gallery
7:45 p.m. - Fireworks on the Tundra
8 p.m. - Black Student Union Homecoming Dance – McIntosh Ballroom
8:30 p.m. - Homecoming Concert – The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley
Sunday, October 2
9:30 a.m. - Sweethearts Brunch – McIntosh Center, Wishing Well
CLASS REUNION INFORMATION
Welcome back classes of ’06, ’01, ’96, ’91, ’86, ’81, ’76, ’71 and ’66! Whether you come alone or with your family, we guarantee a wonderful time for your reunion gathering. We encourage you to attend the morning activities, athletic events, festivities and your alma mater’s reunion celebration during the tailgate picnic on Saturday afternoon. Reunion class photos will be taken immediately following the All Alumni Meeting outside of McIntosh Center on the north side (Tundra side). To see who’s coming back from your class, visit the registration page at http://onualumnicommunity.com
All Alumni Association Meeting
The second annual All Alumni Meeting will take place at Homecoming 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 1, immediately following the Homecoming Parade to the north (Tundra side) of McIntosh Center. Please, join members of the ONU Alumni Board and meet Dan DiBiasio, Ohio Northern University president, and his wife, Chris Burns-DiBiasio, at this meeting. Hear updates on the University, win prizes, listen to the alumni pep band and much more! We look forward to seeing you there!
There are a limited number of reservations at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Marriott Courtyard in Lima and the Comfort Inn in Bluffton. For The Inn at Ohio Northern University please call 866-713-4513. For the Marriott Courtyard in Lima, call 419-222-9000 and mention “ONUS” for the special Ohio Northern Alumni rate. For the Comfort Inn, call 419-358-6000 and mention “Ohio Northern University” for the special rate. Discounted rates at both locations will be available until Aug. 30.
The registration area will be in the McIntosh Center Lounge from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday evening and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. A registration area also will be at the track to the west of Dial-Roberson Stadium on Saturday afternoon. You need to register to receive your bracelet for meals and rides. Please pre-register to ensure that we allow enough spaces for the various programs and activities throughout the day and so that our caterer can prepare enough food for each event. Kindly return your RSVP or register online at onualumnicommunity.com by Sept. 23. We welcome you to enjoy the entire weekend or the event, but we cannot guarantee proper accommodations to those who do not pre-register.
The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
Join Dean Jim Fenton, college faculty and students for a continental breakfast in the Dicke Hall Atrium from 8:15-9:15 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 1. At 9:15 a.m. in the Dicke Forum, the college’s annual Alumni Service Award will be presented to Joanne (Griffith) Lipski, BSBA ’72. Ms. Lipski is a CPA in Perrysburg, Ohio. We hope you will join us as we present award for outstanding service to Ohio Northern University. Tours of James F. Dicke Hall will also be conducted by current students of the College of Business Administration.
Pettit College of Law
The College of Law has a number of activities planned for the weekend. On Friday from 1-4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, a CLE sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta-Willis Chapter and the College of Law will be offered on “Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse.” The CLE is open to all attorneys and is approved for 2.5 CLE hours (1 hour Ethics, ½ hour Substance Abuse, and 1 hour Professionalism). Separate registration, directly with the College of Law, is required. The registration fee is $40 for Lehr Society law alumni, $50 for law alumni, and $65 for non-law alumni. Register online at www.law.onu.edu, call 419-772-3051 or email CLE@onu.edu by Sept. 23. The college will dedicate the newly renovated Alumni Moot Court Room on Friday at 5 p.m. followed by a reception for all law alumni in the Clemens Lounge. The college will host its annual Law Donor Recognition Dinner on Friday evening.Separate RSVP is required. On Saturday, join David Crago, dean of the College of Law, along with former deans and faculty members, at the Law Alumni and Friends Breakfast in the Wishing Well. Then plan to join us under the big-top tent as the Student Bar Association invites you to visit the College of Law booths at the tailgate party.
Join other College of Law alumni and friends in a designated area to enjoy lunch. Contact Mindi Wells, JD ’98, BSBA ’93 assistant dean for administration and student services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy has your prescription for all the fun and “cool” activities on Saturday. From 9:30-10:30 a.m., faculty, students and staff will provide tours of the Raabe College of Pharmacy starting at the new Alumni and Friends Entrance Plaza. “Hang loose” at the pharmacy area of the Homecoming tailgate tent with “cool cats” like Dr. Jon Sprague, dean of the College of Pharmacy, and fellow Polar Bear pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff and students and celebrate “Peace… Love… and ONU: The Raabe College of Pharmacy – Where Learning is ‘Groovy’!” Alumni can enter to win their own “out of sight” College of Pharmacy tie-dyed T-shirt and test their knowledge by taking the ’60s and ’70s TV and pharmacy quiz. Kids can pick up their “hip” neon sunglasses and formulate their very own spin art to take home with them. So come back and visit the Raabe College of Pharmacy – where learning is “groovy”!
T.J. Smull College of Engineering
On Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m., the college will host a Continuing Professional Development Program followed by a reception for all engineering alumni. Information will be sent to all engineering alumni about the program. Email Laurie (Kahl) Laird, BSME ’86, director of corporate and alumni relations, at email@example.com with any questions. On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., faculty and students will provide tours of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering building; meet at the main entrance of the Biggs engineering building. Also on Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visit with Eric Baumgartner, dean of the College of Engineering, and your fellow engineering alumni, faculty and students at the engineering area of the alumni tent during the tailgate picnic. We look forward to seeing you!
The Getty College of Arts & Sciences
The Getty College of Arts & Sciences invites you to share peace, love and the ONU spirit at a celebration reception hosted by Catherine Albrecht, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will warm the October night as you mix, mingle and celebrate ONU. Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7-8 p.m. at the Stambaugh Studio Gallery located off the Freed Center Lobby.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet
Join us at the ceremony and banquet Friday evening as six new members are inducted into Ohio Northern University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Sandra (Hoying) Paeltz, BS ’00, BSMT ’01, Ben Shaffer, BSPh ’99, James Shaw, BSCE ’87, Karla (Thobe) Siereveld, BS ’96, Jeremy Thompson, BSBA ’00, and Mandy (Miller) Yates, PharmD ’02. All 2011 Hall of Fame inductees will be featured in the Homecoming Parade and announced at the Ohio Northern football game against Mount Union. All Hall of Fame inductees also will have special seating at the game.
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
The Kappa Psi fraternity will hold an Alumni Reunion dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. The event will be held at the Ada VFW starting at 5 p.m. The dress is casual, and families are welcome. Plates are $10 each. To reserve a plate, please send your money and names to Elissa McCracken, 402 W. College Ave. Unit 2134 Ada, OH 45810.
SPC Bonfire and Open Mic
Reminisce, enjoy fresh s’mores and sing around the bonfire near the mud volleyball pits. Bring your acoustic guitar to join in the open mic festivities. Refreshments provided. This event is brought to you by the Student Planning Committee.
High school students interested in learning more about Ohio Northern should make an appointment through the Office of Admissions for an interview and tour of campus. Call 419-772- 2260 to make an appointment. We encourage you to bring your sons, daughters, relatives or friends to campus.
On Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. there will be performances by: Men's Chorus, University Singers, and a A Cappella Ensemble all under the direction of Dr. Ben Ayling. There will also be a performance by the Women's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Denise D'Arca. The performances will be held in Presser Hall.
Education Alumni Gathering
Join Dr. Tena Roepke, director of teacher education, faculty from the Center for Teacher Education, fellow alumni and current students to watch the Homecoming Parade in front of Dukes Memorial. Visit with faculty and friends and hear updates about the programs before moving to the tailgate picnic.
PRSSA Chapter and Alumni Brunch
Join current members and alumni of ONU’s PRSSA chapter for brunch on Dr. Steve Iseman’s front porch at 225 N. Gilbert (corner of Gilbert and Highland). Following brunch, head to Main Street with the group to watch the annual Homecoming Parade. For more information, please email Dr. Alisa (Dentinger) Agozzino, BA ’01, assistant professor of communication arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Picnic
Come relive old memories with Tau Beta Sigma at the fourth annual Alumni Picnic. The picnic will begin at 5 p.m. by Presser Hall. Scrapbooks and pictures from previous years will be on display. Families are welcome, and food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Emily Erven at email@example.com
Forensic Biology and Criminal Justice Alumni
The Association of Future Forensic Professionals invites you to visit with current students and professors at the Homecoming tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. We will offer identification kits for all ages as well as many great giveaways.
Honors Program Alumni
Stop by and visit with Pat Croskery, director of ONU’s Honors Program and associate professor of philosophy, at the Homecoming tailgate from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mock Trial Alumni
Join your fellow mockers on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hill Memorial for drinks and snack bar and to reminisce about your favorite mock trial memories. For more details, contact the mock trial program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Northern University’s chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will show off its remote control competition plane in this year’s Homecoming Parade. Please join them at the tailgate picnic to see their display of planes and to try their flight simulator.
N-Men’s Reverse Raffle
N-Men’s Reverse Raffle will happen after the ONU football game at the Alumni N-Men’s Association. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 330-674-3055.
12th Annual Stefanie Spielman Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research was established by Stefanie and her husband, former All-Pro NFL linebacker and Ohio State standout Chris Spielman. The fund has raised more than $8.5 million to be dedicated to breast cancer research at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Come join us in supporting this cause on Saturday morning with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. and the race starting at 8:30 a.m. The race will take place on ONU’s “Green Monster,” a 2.5-mile course around the outside of ONU’s campus. To register or for further information, visit onualumnicommunity.com or call 419-772-2300. One hundred percent of the donations will go to breast cancer research.
Homecoming… Live on WONB
WONB 94.9FM will broadcast live from Main Street from 8:30 a.m. until the end of the Homecoming Parade in front of The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration. Throughout the afternoon, WONB will make live broadcasts from the Homecoming tailgate as well as provide live coverage of the football pre-game, game and halftime show.
Did you meet your mate at Northern? Join other ONU sweethearts at the seventh annual Sweethearts Brunch at the Wishing Well in McIntosh Center on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Good Girls Art Exhibit
A renowned ceramicist from Sharon, PA, Marilyn Lysohir studied at Ohio Northern University (B.A. in 1972), at the Centro Internazionale Di Studi in Verona Italy (1970-71) and at Washington State University (M.F.A. in 1979). She has taught at various schools such as the Kansas City Art Institute, the Ohio State University and New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. In 2000, she was a visiting artist in residence at Ohio Northern University’s department of art & design.
ONU Alumni Jazz Band
On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 a.m., the ONU Alumni Jazz Band will be performing at the homecoming tailgate. The afternoon will be filled with big band standards as well as favorites of the band.
The Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley You haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling yet! Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers brings his flawless recipe of rock, rhythm and blues. As inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the brothers performed together for more than 40 years. Look forward to the classics “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Unchained Melody” and Dirty Dancing’s “I’ve Had the Time of my Life.”
There will be a beautiful fireworks display at dusk – a perfect ending to the day! The best view is from the Tundra.
Throughout Homecoming Weekend, we encourage you to reminisce with your Greek chapter. You soon will receive information from your fraternity or sorority about their individually planned events.
Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae
The sisters of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta are happy to invite all alumni to the annual Teddy Bear Tea. Refreshments will be served from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the morning of Oct. 1, 2011. Join the sisters to celebrate the strong tradition of strong women here at ONU by sharing stories from past years and connecting with past and present Alpha Xi sisters. To confirm your attendance or inquire about the Teddy Bear Tea, please email Gena Loe, alumni chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Zeta Alumnae
The Zeta Kappa Chapter of Delta Zeta is elated to be able to celebrate its 52nd Homecoming at Ohio Northern University! All alumnae are invited to join us in our celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1, and we encourage you to bring your families and friends!
Our chapter house will be open for tours, and we would love for you to share stories with us about life on campus, life in Delta Zeta, and other great memories you have of your time at ONU! A late luncheon will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and we look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Clara Harrod, alumnae chair, at email@example.com
Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae
The sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta would like to invite their alumnae and their families to an afternoon cookout at the chapter house immediately following the Homecoming Parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We would be honored if you would be able to come and enjoy an afternoon of good food, great company, and a chance to remember the wonderful bonds of sisterhood. Following the cookout, the sisters would like to invite their alumnae to accompany them to the Homecoming football game to cheer on the Polar Bears. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Molly Wascher, alumnae relations officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae
The current sisters of ZTA invite you to join us at our house at 625 Union Street for fun, food, and games at 11:30 a.m. (immediately following the Homecoming Parade). We look forward to celebrating Homecoming with you as well as the successes and achievements of all our talented ZTA sisters! Join us in cheering on the Polar Bears at the football game! Please contact alumnae relations co-chair, Dana Pikovnik at email@example.com or 216-559-0223.
Phi Kappa Theta Reunion
Please join the alumni of Phi Kappa Theta following the football game for reminiscing and fun in the Phi Kappa Theta meeting room at The Inn at Ohio Northern University.
Phi Mu Delta Alumni
Phi Mu Delta’s are encouraged to visit our table located in the tailgate tent to meet with local chapter alumni. After the game, alumni and their families will gather at the Picnic Pavilion, (behind Sigma Pi, near the radio station tower) for a cookout and informational meeting. Please RSVP with number attending to Dave.Smittle@phimudelta.org, then pay at the event.
Delta Sigma Phi
Delta Sigma Phi has several events planned for their alumni. There will be a golf scramble starting at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Hidden Creek Golf Course. The cost for this event is $40, which includes golf, a cart, beverages and prizes.
On Saturday evening at the chapter’s sunken lounge, there will be the ACB meeting, an informal update of the previous year’s chapter and ACB activities, along with ACB member nominations. Following the meeting, the annual Homecoming dinner will take place. All alumni, family, friends and actives are welcome; the cost is $12 per person. There will be an award presentation immediately following dinner. The Loren Schoenberger Distinguished Alumnus Award will be given.
Many activities will occur throughout the day, including an informal lunch, a corn hole tournament and visiting with undergraduate brothers. Don’t forget that Dial-Roberson stadium is just a brief walk from the Alpha Eta Chapter house.
To register for any of the events, please visit www.delta-sig.org or contact ACB Homecoming Co-chair Ryan Cupp at firstname.lastname@example.org, Chapter Homecoming Chair Kevin Carper at email@example.com, or Chapter President Jared Holzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Delta Chi
The brothers of Phi Delta Chi would like to invite their alumni to a cookout at the chapter house, 125 S. Gilbert Street, following the completion of the football game. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact Tyler Bolanz at email@example.com
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balloon Glow
The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon would like to invite everyone to the fifth annual Balloon Glow! Once again, Sigma Phi Epsilon and ONU will bring hot air balloons to the Tundra to light up the night sky! Live entertainment will tentatively begin at 5 p.m., followed by the glow at 6 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served. We also will auction raffle baskets at the event. All proceeds benefit YouthAIDS, our fraternity’s national philanthropy, to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS. After the event, alumni and family are encouraged to come back to the house.
The brothers of Sigma Pi would like to invite their alumni to a luncheon at their chapter house on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m.