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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 accounting.com. 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...


Student-led political activities earn ONU ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation

Post date: 05/08/2017 - 8:01am

Ohio Northern University has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Voter Friendly Campus initiative, which encourages college students to participate in the political process.

ONU is part of a select group of universities nationwide to earn this honor and one of only eight...


Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law ranks first in state for first-time bar passage

Post date: 05/02/2017 - 9:19am

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law ranks first among Ohio law schools for first-time bar passage.

In the results for the February bar exam released by the Ohio Supreme Court on April 28, Ohio Northern ranked first among Ohio law schools in first-time bar passage with a...


ONU student earns prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship

Post date: 04/27/2017 - 9:56am

In recognition of his community engagement, Ohio Northern University student Zachary Bragg of Vandalia, Ohio, has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow. Bragg is among 273 students nationwide to earn the prestigious one-year fellowship, which is sponsored by Campus Compact, a group working to...


ONU students distinguish themselves in recent competitions

Post date: 04/26/2017 - 8:20am

Ohio Northern University students continue to distinguish themselves through their academic and creative exploits. ONU students recently earned honors in the disciplines of accounting and finance, mathematics, and poetry. Although the achievements were in three distinct fields, they share the...


Ohio Northern University to host musical events

Post date: 04/24/2017 - 9:29am

Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra to present concert

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

This is the opening concert of the annual ONU Spring Band Festival, now in its 42nd...


Engineering students selected to participate in University Innovation Fellows program

Post date: 04/20/2017 - 8:03am

Four Ohio Northern University students have been selected as University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. The Smull College of Engineering students are Jared Emerson of Lakeview, Ohio; Jeanne Graessle of Chesapeake, Va.; Daniel Musci of North...


Business student and faculty member win Outstanding Paper Award at professional conference

Post date: 04/19/2017 - 8:30am

A paper presented by Ohio Northern University student Alexander Klouvas, a junior accounting major from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dexter Woods, professor of business administration, won the award for the outstanding paper published in the proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in...


Speaker to discuss hospitals and patient surveys during upcoming talk

Post date: 04/11/2017 - 8:07am

Leslie A. Theis will discuss “Embracing the patient: How hospitals can and should capitalize on CAHPS patient surveys” at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 in James F. Dicke Hall room 230 at Ohio Northern University. The event is free and open to the public.

Theis, a registered nurse, is performance...


ONU’s nursing program makes the mark in preparing students for their careers

Post date: 04/06/2017 - 8:17am

Ohio Northern University’s nursing program is making the grade in its ability to successfully prepare students for rewarding careers. RegisteredNursing.org recently ranked ONU’s nursing program as second among 84 programs in the state.

The ranking analyzes several factors and is based...


Panel discussion to address heroin epidemic from variety of perspectives

Post date: 03/30/2017 - 8:04am

An upcoming panel discussion at Ohio Northern University will take a multi-faceted look at the heroin problem that continues to wreak havoc. “The heroin epidemic: Responses of law enforcement and health care professionals” will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5 in the Forum of James F. Dicke Hall. It...