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ONU’s PRSSA chapter to host social media workshop

Post date: 03/28/2017 - 7:57am

A workshop to help area professionals sharpen their social media skills will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 in the Hakes-Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Education Center Building, rooms 157 and 158, at Ohio Northern University.

The cost of the daylong workshop, including lunch,...

Shirley and Lee Stockton’s gift pushes engineering campaign closer to goal

Post date: 03/24/2017 - 7:55am

Lee Stockton’s legacy of contributing to the success of Ohio Northern University’s engineering students continues with a recent lead gift he and his wife, Shirley, made to the University’s “Campaign for Engineering: Building Impact at ONU.” The endeavor will help fund a new building for the T.J...

Michael Prescott to deliver Lovett Distinguished Lecture

Post date: 03/23/2017 - 8:22am

Michael Prescott, president of U.S. Bank’s Cincinnati market, will deliver the Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. on March 28 in the forum of Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke Hall. The title of his talk is “What I didn’t learn from textbooks.”

The talk is free and...

Detroit Symphony Orchestra string trio to perform at Ohio Northern University

Post date: 03/22/2017 - 8:36am

A string trio from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present a concert at 8 p.m. on March 27 in the Snyder Recital Hall of Presser Hall at Ohio Northern University. The trio consists of Eric Nowlin, Yoonshin Song and Wei Yu. The concert is free and open to the public.

Nowlin is...

Human rights advocate Juan Mendez to talk at ONU

Post date: 03/20/2017 - 8:48am

Globally recognized human rights expert Juan E. Mendez will discuss “The status of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment in the United States and world today” at 11:30 a.m. on March 31 in the Forum inside James F. Dicke Hall at Ohio Northern University. The talk is...

Gospel Ensemble to celebrate legacy in upcoming 30th anniversary concert

Post date: 03/16/2017 - 8:30am

Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in fall 1987 for a one-time performance, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on April 2 in the McIntosh Center...

JD Yoder named next dean of the College of Engineering

Post date: 03/14/2017 - 8:16am

Long-time faculty member and administrator John-David “JD” Yoder, Ph.D., has been named dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, effective June 19. Yoder, who joined the ONU faculty in 2001, is currently professor of mechanical engineering and chair of the...

Kosovo ambassador to deliver talk at College of Law

Post date: 03/08/2017 - 8:08am

Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija from Kosovo will give a presentation titled “The Leadership Roles of Women in Transitional States” at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 in the Ohio Northern University College of Law Moot Courtroom. Sahatqija is head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Kosovo...

Symphonic Band concert to honor memory of Catherine ‘Kitty’ Freed

Post date: 03/07/2017 - 8:25am

The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, at 4 p.m. on March 19 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.


The concert will feature motivational and special music...

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.


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...