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College of Engineering and Dean Baumgartner recognized for entrepreneurial excellence

Post date: 01/19/2017 - 12:34pm
The Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering received two awards at the recent Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) national conference in Jacksonville, Fla. The College of Engineering earned the 2016 KEEN Outstanding Institution Award, and ONU College of Engineering...


ONU faculty members receive NIH grant for interdisciplinary research project

Post date: 01/17/2017 - 6:34am
Ohio Northern University faculty members Boyd Rorabaugh, Ph.D., and Phillip Zoladz, Ph.D., have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of chronic psychological stress on the heart. Their work has implications for patients who have heart attacks while...


‘Made in Ada’ festival celebrates village’s connection to the Super Bowl

Post date: 01/13/2017 - 6:52am
Few things are as American as football, except perhaps the northwestern Ohio village that produces the pigskins used in the biggest game of the year. In a real slice of Americana, a small town and its connection to the Super Bowl will be celebrated during the “Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival...


3rd District Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at ONU Law

Post date: 01/11/2017 - 8:09am
The Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the large Moot Court Room. The oral arguments will be held before a three-judge panel consisting of Judges Stephen R. Shaw, Vernon L. Preston...


Biology professor’s passion for science drives her to prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Post date: 12/21/2016 - 1:08pm
Ohio Northern University faculty member Katherine Krynak’s zeal for animals has led her to a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship opportunity in South America. Krynak, assistant professor of biology, has been selected to study in Ecuador for three months beginning March 2017. Krynak’s study, “Effects...


Placement rates confirm ONU’s commitment to preparing students for success

Post date: 12/20/2016 - 9:17am
Ohio Northern University continues to fulfill its mission of preparing students for rewarding careers and lives of purpose, as indicated by the placement rates for the most recent graduating class. According to the University’s Office of Polar Careers, 94 percent of students who graduated in 2016...


Law graduate earns prestigious Fulbright-Clinton Student Award

Post date: 12/12/2016 - 1:15pm
Anne Mulhern, a recent graduate of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship beginning this fall. She has been assigned to work in Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as a member of...


Gift continues partnership between College of Engineering and Marathon Petroleum Company funds will help support student organization activities

Post date: 12/06/2016 - 8:26am
Marathon Petroleum Company LP, which is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, recently made a gift of $5,000 to the Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering as part of Marathon’s Adopt-A-College program. The funds will be used to support student organization activities in ONU’s College...


ONU names new provost/vice president for academic affairs

Post date: 12/01/2016 - 8:15am
Maria Cronley has been named provost/vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) at Ohio Northern University. She will begin her duties Jan. 12, 2017. Cronley is currently associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Miami University in Ohio. “We are very pleased that Dr....


Wind and Symphony Orchestras to perform ‘Gaudete’

Post date: 11/30/2016 - 9:57am
The Ohio Northern University Department of Music presents “Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet” concert, performed by the ONU Wind and Symphony orchestras, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. The program begins with the ONU Wind Orchestra under the direction...


WONB celebrates 25 years on the air at ONU

Post date: 11/22/2016 - 8:47am
For 25 years, the WONB radio station has allowed Ohio Northern University students to find their voice. The station, an integral part of the University’s multidiscipline learning experience, is marking its silver anniversary this fall. The first broadcast over the air took place at 9:49 a.m. on...


Sociology professor serves as guest editor of Behavioural Neurology

Post date: 11/21/2016 - 8:31am
Ohio Northern University professor of sociology Keith Durkin is pursuing his research passion as guest editor of an upcoming special issue of the journal Behavioural Neurology. In this issue, the link between criminology and neurodevelopment is closely examined, with the goal being to bridge the...


Staff members deliver presentation at statewide library conference

Post date: 11/16/2016 - 3:07pm
Ohio Northern University Heterick Memorial Library staff members Kathleen Baril and Kelly Kobiela delivered a presentation, “Community Engagement: Renovating Space with Participatory Design,” at the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s annual conference in October. Baril is director of the...


College of Pharmacy holds Professional Commitment Ceremony

Post date: 11/15/2016 - 8:53am
The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy recently conducted its annual Professional Commitment Ceremony in the ONU Sports Center. Dr. Chet Kaczor, Ohio Pharmacists Association president elect and director of pharmacy services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was the keynote speaker...


Ohio Northern to present ‘The ONU Holiday Spectacular’

Post date: 11/10/2016 - 10:52am
A holiday tradition continues with the upcoming performance of Ohio Northern University’s 22nd 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. 17, Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, with a matinee performance at...


Col. David D. Kretz to speak at Veterans Day event at Ohio Northern University

Post date: 11/10/2016 - 10:52am
Col. David D. Kretz will deliver reflections during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Henry Solomon Lehr statue on the front of the Ohio Northern University campus. Kretz is commander of the 88th Mission Support Group, 88th Air Base Wing, based at Wright-Patterson...


College of Business Administration presents Outstanding Service Award

Post date: 11/09/2016 - 8:42am
Jeff Gillson, of Mansfield, Ohio, received the Outstanding Service Award from Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration during a recent Homecoming ceremony on campus. The award honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to the college...


Ohio Northern University faculty member publishes paper on risks and ethical dilemmas of 3-D printing

Post date: 11/08/2016 - 9:37am
Ohio Northern University faculty member Erica Neely published an article, “The Risks of Revolution: Ethical Dilemmas in 3-D Printing from a U.S. Perspective,” in the October 2016 edition of Science and Engineering Ethics. “The paper focuses on two ethical issues in relation to 3-D printing:...


AEP Foundation gift supports ONU’s engineering facility campaign

Post date: 11/04/2016 - 8:27am
The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has made a gift of a $50,000 grant to Ohio Northern University in support of the University’s “Campaign for Engineering: Building Impact at ONU.” The campaign supports construction of a new 105,000-square-foot engineering building. ONU recently...


Distinguished law professor William R. Casto to speak at ONU

Post date: 11/03/2016 - 9:54am
Professor William R. Casto of Texas Tech University will present “Advising Presidents: Private Advice and Public Advocacy” at noon on Nov. 10 in the large moot courtroom at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. The talk, which is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to...