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University announces USDA loan

Post date: 09/11/2017 - 10:19am

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities Program has awarded Ohio Northern University a $67.2 million loan to support a variety of campus initiatives, including funds to help construct a new 105,000-square-foot College of Engineering building....

Speaker to discuss podcasts and elite knowledge in upcoming talk

Post date: 09/05/2017 - 5:58am

Emily Houh will discuss “On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (room 129) in the Ohio Northern University College of Law. The talk, which is part of the ONU Law Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the...

Mathematics manuscript includes research efforts by ONU students and faculty member

Post date: 08/28/2017 - 6:21am

A research monograph written by Mihai Caragiu, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Ohio Northern University, was recently released. “Sequential Experiment with Primes” (Springer Nature, 2017) is designed for fellow educators and advanced...

ONU’s Mobile Health Clinic offering free health screenings to area residents

Post date: 08/24/2017 - 8:09am

The Ohio Northern University Mobile Health Clinic will offer health screenings free of charge at the Forest, Ohio, food pantry from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Forest United Methodist Church, 111 E. Dixon St., Forest.


The 38-foot bus is in its first season of operation by...

Compassion Driving Force in Clinical Success

Post date: 08/19/2017 - 3:46pm

For Nathaniel Mabe, PharmD ’14, the Ohio Northern pharmacy roots run deep. His father, Robert, BSPh ’71, and brother, Stephen, PharmD ’10, are both alumni. Though he appreciated the connections, Mabe wanted to ensure he grew his own branch in the profession of pharmacy. 

“I knew before...

Education on-the-Go

Post date: 08/19/2017 - 1:18pm

By now, you may have heard that the ONU HealthWise Mobile Clinic has a new set of wheels. Thanks to recent support from CVS Health and Mercy Health in Lima, Ohio, ONU now delivers health care to Hardin County in a motor...

Community service efforts set tone for engaged learning as ONU begins 2017-18 academic year

Post date: 08/15/2017 - 8:28am

Ohio Northern University will put active learning and community involvement into practice with the annual Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19. The program is designed to engage incoming students with their college home and provide opportunities for ONU’s first-year...

Ohio Northern University observatory to host viewing of solar eclipse

Post date: 08/14/2017 - 1:08pm

The Ohio Northern University observatory will be open to the public to view “The Great American Solar Eclipse” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. The observatory is located on the west side of campus, off of Lincoln Avenue and near the baseball field.


“We will not...

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...