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Group reading project helps freshmen make college transition, fosters sense of learning community

Post date: 08/11/2017 - 6:09am

Through a common reading project, Ohio Northern University utilizes the power of the written word to connect with new students and further the learning community on campus. The endeavor, which began in 2013, involves freshman students reading a book and then discussing it during “transition...

Recent Ohio Northern University graduate Rebecca Carman earns award for design project

Post date: 08/10/2017 - 6:04am

Rebecca Carman of Bellefontaine (Bellefontaine High School), a 2017 Ohio Northern University graduate, recently earned an inaugural Award for Student Excellence from the New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U). The award recognizes students for their knowledge and experience in...

ONU student uses summer to prepare for future pursuits at summer research program

Post date: 08/08/2017 - 5:45am

While many college students favor a swimming pool’s diving board as part of their summer routine, Ohio Northern University student Ky’la Sims prefers to use this time as a springboard.


Sims, a rising senior at ONU, is investing in her future this summer by participating in the...

Chaplain David MacDonald receives award for his support of higher education

Post date: 07/27/2017 - 7:22am

The Rev. David MacDonald, D.Min., Ohio Northern University chaplain, recently received a Francis Asbury Award for his support of higher education and campus ministries within the United Methodist Church. The award is supported by the church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM...

Ohio Northern University College of Law establishes partnership with Notre Dame College

Post date: 07/20/2017 - 10:09am

Notre Dame College students hoping to pursue a career in the legal field will have a faster path to completing their degrees thanks to a partnership with Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law. Notre Dame College is located in South Euclid, Ohio.

The 3+3 Legal Education...

Register your organization or business for ONU’s ACE Day

Post date: 07/19/2017 - 7:07am

Ohio Northern University is currently registering organizations, businesses and residents for its fifth annual Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19.


A partnership with the village of Ada, the ACE Day program provides opportunities for ONU’s...

Holly Lynn Baumgartner named dean of Getty College of Arts & Sciences

Post date: 07/10/2017 - 8:42am

Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Getty College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio Northern University, effective July 1. She was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, a position she held since 2013.



Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who make impact in their professions, communities

Post date: 06/29/2017 - 10:22am

Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a recent event on campus.


The awards recognize alumni who have demonstrated loyalty to their alma mater, their community and their profession.


Those recognized were...

Recent ONU graduates earn Dankook Awards

Post date: 06/23/2017 - 6:08am

Ohio Northern University presented Dankook Awards to graduating students Rebecca Lifer, a biological sciences major from Shelby, Ohio, and Zachary Woods, a pharmacy major from North Canton, Ohio, during the recent commencement ceremony on campus.


The award recognizes two...

ONU students win multiple awards in Society for Collegiate Journalists contest

Post date: 06/20/2017 - 6:53am

Ohio Northern University students won multiple awards in the 2017 Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) annual national contest.

Grant Pepper, a senior multimedia journalism major from Centerville, Ohio, was awarded honorable mention in the category of “Breaking or Hard News Stories...

ONU’s Master of Science in Accounting program ranked among top in the nation

Post date: 06/14/2017 - 5:59am

The Ohio Northern University Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program has been ranked in the top 50 nationally by This website uses the metrics of acceptance, enrollment, retention, graduation, placement rates, average loan-default rates and student-to-faculty ratio to...

Lima Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘Patriotic Pops’ concert at ONU

Post date: 06/12/2017 - 1:34pm

The Lima Symphony Orchestra will again celebrate Independence Day with a “Patriotic Pops” concert at 7 p.m. on July 1 on the campus of Ohio Northern University. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center between Presser and Weber...

Faculty member earns Fulbright Scholarship

Post date: 06/09/2017 - 6:39am

Ohio Northern University faculty member Robert Waters, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Ghana and gain firsthand involvement with a region he has researched and written about extensively.

Beginning in July, Waters will spend five...

ONU students make an impact through community service

Post date: 06/07/2017 - 7:22am

Community service is an important part of the college experience for many Ohio Northern University students. Each year, approximately 1,500 ONU students are engaged in about 50,000 hours of community service in their college home.

“Working with other students at ONU to help the...

Students, organizations honored with DeBow Freed, Alice-Kay Hilderbrand awards

Post date: 06/01/2017 - 6:20am

Several Ohio Northern University students have been recognized for their leadership on campus. The DeBow Freed Award for Outstanding Student Leadership as an Undergraduate Student is presented annually to one male and one female student from each undergraduate class. The award recognizes...

Chris and Barbara Claypool make lead gift to engineering campaign

Post date: 05/24/2017 - 6:48am

When Ohio Northern University launched the “Campaign for Engineering: Building Impact at ONU,” 1972 engineering graduate Charles “Chris” Claypool, and his wife, Barbara, didn’t hesitate to make a lead gift to help get the initiative off the ground. After all, as a member of the team that...

Engineering student wins ONU’s Catherine Freed Leadership Award

Post date: 05/23/2017 - 7:34am

Kayla Hummell of Hilliard, Ohio, has received the 2017 Catherine Freed Outstanding Senior Female Leadership and Service Award from Ohio Northern University. Hummell, who attended Davidson High School, graduated from ONU this spring with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor...

College of Law extending reach through unique program to improve instruction in international classrooms

Post date: 05/17/2017 - 9:43am

Seven international students who are on a mission to improve legal education in their home countries will be among the graduates when the Ohio Northern University College of Law holds its commencement ceremony on May 21.

Six law instructors from Kosovo and one from Afghanistan have spent...

College of Pharmacy earns grant to provide hepatitis C virus screening for Hardin County residents

Post date: 05/11/2017 - 9:14am

The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy has been awarded a 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Excellence in Pharmacy Education Scholarship. The $20,000 grant will support a two-year program to utilize the college’s Mobile Health Clinic to screen 1,...

Upcoming commencement exercises to celebrate student achievement

Post date: 05/09/2017 - 8:04am

Ohio Northern University will celebrate the success of its students during upcoming commencement exercises in the ONU Sports Center Field House. ONU President Daniel DiBiasio will preside over the ceremonies. The College of Pharmacy and undergraduate colleges will hold their ceremonies on May...