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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...


Chaplain publishes sermon in journal

Post date: 09/07/2016 - 3:08pm

The Rev. David MacDonald, Ohio Northern University chaplain, recently published the text of a sermon, “College Faith 101: Be Transformed,” in The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus. The publication is a semi-annual journal produced by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of...


History professor publishes biography on French historical figure Gustave Hervé

Post date: 09/01/2016 - 1:14pm

Ohio Northern University Professor of History Michael B. Loughlin recently published a political biography of the infamous French socialist and later national socialist Gustave Hervé. Loughlin’s volume is titled “From Revolutionary Theater to Reactionary Litanies: Gustave Hervé (1871-1944) at...


Pharmacy students earn prestigious scholarships

Post date: 08/30/2016 - 2:07pm

Ohio Northern University sixth-year pharmacy students Emily Ickes and Brittiany Feher recently earned prestigious National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Scholarships. Ickes received the NCPA Foundation J.C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship, and Feher was awarded an NCPA...


ONU Observatory to host viewing of Jupiter, Venus conjunction

Post date: 08/26/2016 - 10:09am

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host the first public event of the season from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 27. A highlight will be the opportunity to view a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, in which they pass as close as 4/60th of a degree from one another. The event is free and open...


Unintended benefits of Pokemon Go

Post date: 08/26/2016 - 9:29am

The current Pokemon Go craze has benefits that go beyond the joy of pursuing the game, two ONU faculty members explain.

For example, it breaks the gaming stereotype by encouraging interaction and building a sense of community among players, according to an Ohio Northern University...


Students get unconventional look at politics

Post date: 08/24/2016 - 1:55pm

Several Ohio Northern University students received an unconventional look at politics by attending the Republican and Democratic national conventions this summer. This type of educational opportunity allows ONU students to experience what they are learning in the classrooms and apply theory to...


Auditions slated for ‘The ONU Holiday Spectacular’

Post date: 08/23/2016 - 1:36pm

Ohio Northern University will hold children’s auditions for The ONU Holiday Spectacular at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the campus’ Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions will be held for singers and dancers, ages 5 to 12. Those who are auditioning may be asked to sing and should be ready to...