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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...


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...


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,...


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.

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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”...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...