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Human rights advocate Juan Mendez to talk at ONU

Post date: 03/20/2017 - 8:48am
Globally recognized human rights expert Juan E. Mendez will discuss “The status of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment in the United States and world today” at 11:30 a.m. on March 31 in the the Forum inside James F. Dicke Hall at Ohio Northern University. The talk is...


Gospel Ensemble to celebrate legacy in upcoming 30th anniversary concert

Post date: 03/16/2017 - 8:30am
Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in fall 1987 for a one-time performance, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on April 2 in the McIntosh Center Ballroom...


JD Yoder named next dean of the College of Engineering

Post date: 03/14/2017 - 8:16am
Long-time faculty member and administrator John-David “JD” Yoder, Ph.D., has been named dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, effective June 19. Yoder, who joined the ONU faculty in 2001, is currently professor of mechanical engineering and chair of the...


Kosovo ambassador to deliver talk at College of Law

Post date: 03/08/2017 - 8:08am
Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija from Kosovo will give a presentation titled “The Leadership Roles of Women in Transitional States” at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 in the Ohio Northern University College of Law Moot Courtroom. Sahatqija is head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Kosovo in New York...


Symphonic Band concert to honor memory of Catherine ‘Kitty’ Freed

Post date: 03/07/2017 - 8:25am
The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, at 4 p.m. on March 19 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.   The concert will feature motivational and special music designed to reflect...


Professor emeritus receives Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana from the Republic of Estonia

Post date: 03/02/2017 - 10:19am
Ohio Northern University Professor of Communication Arts Emeritus Nils Riess has been awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana from the Republic of Estonia. The Republic of Estonia bestows as gratitude and recognition various state decorations on persons whose activities have maintained and...


Public relations students earn honorable mention in global competition

Post date: 02/28/2017 - 9:13am
By student writer Haley Grigsby The public relations program at Ohio Northern University won an honorable mention and $500 in the global Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism campaign during the 2016-17 academic year. Hosted by EdVenture Partners, Facebook and the U.S. Department of Homeland...


College of Engineering honors two with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Post date: 02/27/2017 - 8:17am
Ohio Northern University’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering recently honored Charles Leader and Daniel Walker with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Leader, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1960, founded Leader Engineering Fabrication in Napoleon, Ohio, in 1984...


Upcoming law forum to explore discrimination and implicit bias

Post date: 02/21/2017 - 8:20am
“Discrimination and implicit bias: An exploration of unconscious bias and remedies provided by the law” will be the topic of a law diversity forum at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 in the large Moot Court Room in the Ohio Northern University College of Law. The program is free and open to the public. This...


CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo delivers Sebok Pharmacy Lecture

Post date: 02/20/2017 - 6:01am
Larry J. Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Health [NYSE: CVS], delivered the Sebok Pharmacy Lecture at Ohio Northern on Feb. 16. “As change accelerates in health care, pharmacy can drive important solutions in the areas of cost, quality and access,” Merlo said during his remarks...


Musical performances are slated at Ohio Northern University

Post date: 02/17/2017 - 9:23am
Ohio Northern University Symphony to perform world premiere of Civil War music The Ohio Northern University Department of Music presents the Ohio Northern Symphony concert “Glory, War and Peace” at 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature a world...


University of Chicago faculty researcher Ka Yee Christina Lee to deliver Kritzler Lecture

Post date: 02/15/2017 - 8:06am
Ka Yee Christina Lee, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and senior associate vice president for research at the University of Chicago, will discuss “The science of breathing: Wrinkle-to-fold transitions in long surfactants and other elastic sheet” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Dicke Hall Forum at Ohio...


Architects to discuss designs for emerging workplace during upcoming talk

Post date: 02/14/2017 - 7:59am
Architects Paul Orban and Drew Suszko will discuss “Design for Impact: The Workplace for the Emerging Professional” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University. The talk, which is part of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering Spotts Lecture Series...


Bequest gift from Nellie Hoghe will benefit future Ohio Northern University students

Post date: 02/09/2017 - 8:28am
Nellie M. Hoghe cherished the quality education she received at Ohio Northern University, and her generosity will help to ensure that future students receive the same type of educational experience. Hoghe, a Van Wert, Ohio, native who passed away in February 2016 at the age of 98 in her hometown,...


Ohio Northern University inducts four new members into Athletics Hall of Fame

Post date: 02/08/2017 - 8:59am
The Ohio Northern University Athletics Hall of Fame inducted four new members on Feb. 3. The inductees in the 2017 class are Ed Chessar, a 1993 pharmacy graduate and football player from Hudson, Ohio; Kristen Hancock, a 1989 electrical engineering graduate and basketball player from Aurora, Ill...


Legal scholar, author Stephen B. Presser to discuss conservative, liberal approaches to constitutional law

Post date: 02/07/2017 - 9:01am
Legal scholar and author Stephen B. Presser will discuss “Do Law Professors Really Understand American Law?” at noon on Feb. 16 in the moot courtroom (room 129) in Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law. His talk, which is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by ONU’s...


Technology studies students, faculty present at annual professional meeting

Post date: 02/06/2017 - 8:44am
Ohio Northern University technical studies students Brady Schulte, a senior manufacturing technology major from Ottawa, Ohio, and Eric Radford, a senior construction management major from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, presented their research findings “Energy Conservation Audit of a Technology Program” at...


ONU to host question-and-answer session with Indians senior vice president of public relations, radio announcer

Post date: 01/31/2017 - 8:07am
Robert “Bob” DiBiasio, the Cleveland Indians senior vice president of public affairs, and Jim Rosenhaus, the Indians radio announcer, will conduct a question-and-answer session from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 7 in James F. Dicke Hall on the campus of Ohio Northern University. The event is free...


ONU is a leader in high-impact learning opportunities, per survey

Post date: 01/30/2017 - 8:25am
According to The College Student Report 2016, Ohio Northern University students continue to pursue high-impact learning opportunities at a higher rate than most college students. The report, produced by National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), details responses from more than 300,000 first-...


Gift by John and Tabitha Coler continues their support of ONU students

Post date: 01/25/2017 - 8:38am
John and Tabitha Coler of Philo, Ohio, have made a lead gift to establish The Shrivers Pharmacies and Coler LTC Endowed Scholarship Fund at Ohio Northern University. The endowment will support scholarships for Ohio Northern students majoring in pharmacy and related allied health sciences as well as...