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Student team earns award for position paper at Model United Nations Conference

Post date: 12/14/2017 - 6:28am

A team of Ohio Northern University students won the award for best position paper at the recent American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.

“The position paper award was for the delegation of Lithuania we represented,” said Nusta Carranza Ko, assistant professor of political...

Engineering student finds his niche as member of local volunteer fire department

Post date: 12/07/2017 - 6:58am

Missing the brotherhood he found in the military, Ohio Northern University student Max Roberts discovered that bond as a volunteer firefighter with the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department.

“Working with the fire department has given me a sense of belonging,” said Roberts, a civil...

Community members invited to participate in course that examines history through architecture

Post date: 12/05/2017 - 6:00am

Community members can join Ohio Northern University students for the course “American Architecture: Understanding the World Around You” during spring semester 2018 at ONU. The course will examine the importance of architecture in understanding history and the built environment.

The first...

Wind and Symphony orchestras to perform concert for music department’s 90th birthday

Post date: 11/29/2017 - 7:17am

Ohio Northern University’s Wind and Symphony orchestras will perform at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts. This program begins a year of celebration to commemorate the ONU Department of Music’s 90th year.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $...

Sociology professor tackles opioid-use epidemic plaguing area youth

Post date: 11/14/2017 - 5:56am

Keith Durkin is a man on a mission. Durkin, professor of sociology at Ohio Northern University, has seen how drug use has ravaged the area during his seven years as a quality assurance specialist for the Hardin County Juvenile Court.

“The abuse of opioids is now at epidemic levels in the...

Chemistry professor earns patent for research that could lead to easier lead-detection in water

Post date: 11/09/2017 - 6:11am

The same natural curiosity that spurred Jake Zimmerman toward a career in science has resulted in a patent for a research project that could eventually lead to a breakthrough to more easily detect dangerous amounts of lead in drinking water.

Zimmerman, associate professor of chemistry at...

Ohio Northern to present ‘The ONU Holiday Spectacular’

Post date: 11/07/2017 - 5:46pm

A holiday tradition continues with upcoming performances of Ohio Northern University’s 23rd annual “ONU Holiday Spectacular” musical extravaganza. The show will be presented in ONU’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov.18, with a matinee performance at 2...

Military veteran, ONU alumnus to speak at Veterans Day event

Post date: 11/05/2017 - 7:02pm

Wynn Hauenstein will deliver remarks during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Henry Solomon Lehr Statue at the front of the Ohio Northern University campus.


Hauenstein will discuss what Veterans Day means to him, share his experiences from his...

Unique program offers ONU students inside look at prison life, corrections system

Post date: 10/31/2017 - 6:31am

Ohio Northern University students are going behind the bars and gates of prison to gain invaluable insights for their future endeavors through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. In this program, 10 ONU students, along with 10 inmates, attend class together at the Allen Oakwood Correctional...

College of Law ties for second in state in latest bar passage rate results

Post date: 10/27/2017 - 11:04am

Ohio Northern University’s law graduates continued their outstanding performance on the Ohio bar exam. In results released this morning by the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law tied with the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for second among Ohio’s...

All that jazz: Jam sessions give students real-life experience, influence ONU’s growing jazz culture

Post date: 10/26/2017 - 6:13am

Jazz culture is blooming at Ohio Northern University thanks to weekly jam sessions that expand learning opportunities for students in settings that extend beyond the classroom. A jam session is an informal gathering of musicians who play and improvise together, especially in jazz or blues, using...

Marching Band concert to feature selections from 2017 season

Post date: 10/25/2017 - 5:55am

The Ohio Northern University Marching Band will present a concert featuring its music from the 2017 season at 4 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 or faculty and staff members, and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at...

Outreach efforts stress community-service impact for pharmacy students

Post date: 10/23/2017 - 6:20am

Community service has become a way of life for Monica Coupe, an Ohio Northern University student from Fort Wayne, Ind. Coupe, a pharmacy major, is involved with an independent project in ONU’s College of Pharmacy that combines her interests in community service and her academic pursuits.


Award-winning science writer to deliver Keiser Distinguished Lecture

Post date: 10/19/2017 - 6:08am

Award-winning science writer and journalist David Quammen will deliver a talk at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University. He will discuss “Ebola to Zika and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World.” The talk, which is part of the Keiser...

Columbus business leader inducted into ONU business honorary

Post date: 10/16/2017 - 6:13am

Tom Powers, director of assurance services at GBQ Partners LLC in Columbus, was recently inducted as an honorary member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting and finance honorary at the Ohio Northern University Dicke College of Business Administration. Powers is a 1988 accounting and finance graduate...

Wind Orchestra concert to feature Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

Post date: 10/11/2017 - 6:05am

The ONU Wind Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Ohio Northern University in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through...

ONU Symphony concert to feature Austrian and German composers

Post date: 10/04/2017 - 6:15am

The ONU Symphony will perform at 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from...

Ohio Northern presents Young Alumni awards

Post date: 09/27/2017 - 2:19pm

Ohio Northern University alumni Stephanie (Spirer) Crandall and Justin Schultz are the latest recipients of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award from their alma mater. The award was established by the ONU Alumni Association to honor individuals who have graduated from the University in the...

Welcome Back!

Post date: 09/27/2017 - 1:32pm

As new and returning students were welcomed to Ohio Northern University this fall, many departments within the Getty College of Arts & Sciences took time to welcome students to campus in special ways. 

New Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology students take to the classroom....

Four new members inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Post date: 09/27/2017 - 10:48am

The Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four new members during recent ceremonies over Homecoming weekend at the University.


The inductees in the fall 2017 class are Ann Ringler Bassitt of Ada, Ohio, a 1997 graduate who majored in biology and played both...