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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...


Pursuing lessons in leadership

Post date: 08/22/2016 - 1:52pm

Dr. Kelly Shields, associate dean at the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, recently completed the American Association Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). The year-long fellowship began in July 2015, and finished with a commencement ceremony...


Building community connections

Post date: 08/16/2016 - 3:06pm

Ohio Northern University will put active learning and community involvement into practice with the fifth annual Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 20. The program is designed to engage incoming students with their community and provides opportunities for ONU’s first-...


Community members can join ONU students for a history class that rocks

Post date: 08/16/2016 - 2:52pm

Ohio Northern University will offer a history course that is hard to beat, or at least has a beat, during fall semester. “History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in the 1960s” will explore history through the lens of rock music.

The course will explore how society and rock music in the 1960s influenced...


Gift continues pioneering athletics legacy at ONU

Post date: 08/02/2016 - 11:10am

Family members of former Ohio Northern University professor and women’s athletics pioneer Dr. Helen Spar Ludwig have made a $508,000 gift to support the scholarship fund that bears her name. James “Jim” Ludwig, Helen’s son, passed away in April 2015 and requested that the remaining value from...