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Political science professor elected to political science honorary executive council

Post date: 10/25/2016 - 9:14am

Robert Alexander, Ph.D., professor of political science at Ohio Northern University, was recently elected to serve on the executive council for Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science. This is an elected group of six individuals that serves as the governing body for the...


ONU Law included in The Princeton Review’s list of outstanding law schools

Post date: 10/24/2016 - 11:30am

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law is among the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The ONU College of Law is included in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual feature, “The Best 172 Law Schools.”

The rankings are based...


Experience ‘Polar Bear State of Mind’ during annual Homecoming activities

Post date: 10/21/2016 - 1:08pm

“Polar Bear State of Mind” will be the theme for Ohio Northern University Homecoming events Oct. 21-23. The annual occasion offers an opportunity for former students to return to campus and connect with their alma mater. A series of events is planned to capture the spirit of ONU.

The...


Voter Friendly Campus initiatives designed to engage students in election process

Post date: 10/20/2016 - 10:34am

Ohio Northern University will host several events this fall to encourage students to become more involved in the presidential election as informed voters. The efforts are part of the nationwide Voter Friendly Campus initiative, which strives to encourage student registration and voting,...


Concert by Another Round highlights rock ‘n’ roll class

Post date: 10/19/2016 - 10:46am

The group Another Round will headline a concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the McIntosh Center Bear Cave at Ohio Northern University. The concert is part of the “History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the 1960s” course this fall, which explores history through the lens of rock music. The concert is free and...


Noted researcher to discuss ecosystem restoration in upcoming Keiser Distinguished Lecture Series talk at Ohio Northern University

Post date: 10/18/2016 - 9:56am

Alan Steinman, Ph.D., will discuss “Ecosystem Restoration from the Everglades to the Great Lakes: Fact, Fiction and (Occasional) Frustration” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University. The talk, which is part of the Keiser Distinguished...


Author Laura M. Hartman to discuss consumerism, Christian ethics

Post date: 10/14/2016 - 9:50am

Author Laura M. Hartman will discuss the ethics of Christian consumerism during a discussion, “What would Jesus buy?” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the forum of James F. Dicke Hall at Ohio Northern University. The event is free and open to the public.

“The general question of what we consume...


ONU to present contemporary play ‘The Shape of Things’

Post date: 10/13/2016 - 11:29am

The Ohio Northern University Department of Theatre Arts will present “The Shape of Things,” a classic contemporary play by Neil LaBute, Oct. 27 through Oct. 30 in the Stambaugh Studio Theatre in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-show discussion of the play will take place at 7 p.m...


Spirit Week Challenge combines old tradition, new addition to Homecoming activities

Post date: 10/12/2016 - 11:23am

By student writer Haley Grigsby

Like many universities around the country, Ohio Northern University has an age-old tradition in Homecoming. For a few days in the fall, alumni, students, faculty and staff come together to bond over a shared affection for ONU. Fall 2016 marks a new chapter...


Microbiology textbook written by Ohio Northern University faculty members designed from students’ perspective

Post date: 10/10/2016 - 12:57pm

After six years and 1,185 bottles of Diet Dr Pepper, Ohio Northern University professors of biological science Rod Anderson and Linda Young have completed a textbook that reflects their zeal for connecting with students on the learners’ terms.

“Visualizing Microbiology,” published by...


High-impact capstone experiences help prepare public relations students to excel as professionals

Post date: 10/06/2016 - 2:38pm

One of the biggest transitions for a college student is the graduation to the “real-world.” It can come with many questions and concerns because, as a graduate, they are no longer in the proverbial “Kansas” anymore. Navigating through job responsibilities in a career can look starkly different...


You can talk out loud: ONU library renovations create learning space for today’s college student

Post date: 10/05/2016 - 3:05pm

Not only is it OK, but it is encouraged to talk out loud, write on the walls (selectively) and do other things that were previously considered un-library-like in the renovated first floor of Ohio Northern University’s Heterick Memorial Library. In fact, you can even check out a smoothie along...


ONU kicks off solar array project

Post date: 10/04/2016 - 3:42pm

Construction is beginning on a 2-megawatt solar array that will supply electricity to Ohio Northern University.

Under a 25-year power purchase agreement, ONU will purchase electricity directly from the array without needing to invest capital in the array’s construction and maintenance....


Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra to present concerts

Post date: 09/30/2016 - 11:15am

Wind Orchestra performance features works for winds and percussion

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the university’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas A. Hunt, Ph.D...


Parker and Parker Quartet to perform jazz concert at ONU

Post date: 09/28/2016 - 11:47am

The jazz group Parker and Parker Quartet will perform a concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Presser Hall’s Snyder Recital Hall at Ohio Northern University. The concert, which is presented by the ONU Department of Music, is free and open to the public.

The Parker and Parker Quartet features...


Department of Theatre Arts to present the Greek comedy ‘Lysistrata’

Post date: 09/22/2016 - 1:42pm

The Ohio Northern University Department of Theatre Arts will present the Greek comedy “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, with matinee performances at 2 p.m...


Law college alumnus to discuss challenges of defending attorneys in upcoming talk

Post date: 09/15/2016 - 9:45am

Robert Klein, a 1976 graduate of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, will discuss the difficulties in defending attorneys during a talk at noon on Sept. 29 in the college’s moot courtroom. The talk, “Defending Attorneys in the Courtroom: Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Jury...


Family Day emphasizes importance of connections

Post date: 09/14/2016 - 3:22pm

Students and their families can connect and enjoy a series of events during Ohio Northern University’s Family Day on Sept. 17.

“Family Day allows ONU students to share their college experience with their family members, which can strengthen those important bonds,” said Adriane Thompson-...


Making an impact

Post date: 09/13/2016 - 3:58pm

Ohio Northern University graduate student Julya Faulkner, BSBA ’16, has used the adversity she has faced to make an impact on others. Accordingly, she recently received the Beta Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration Award.

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization for accounting,...


Presidential campaign rolls through campus

Post date: 09/08/2016 - 1:34pm

Coverage of the presidential election is once again going through Ohio Northern University. For the second straight time, the C-SPAN Road to the White House Bus will travel to ONU and will be parked near the front of campus, between Hill and Dicke College of Business halls from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a...