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Ohio Northern University faculty member publishes paper on risks and ethical dilemmas of 3-D printing

Post date: 11/08/2016 - 9:37am

Ohio Northern University faculty member Erica Neely published an article, “The Risks of Revolution: Ethical Dilemmas in 3-D Printing from a U.S. Perspective,” in the October 2016 edition of Science and Engineering Ethics.

“The paper focuses on two ethical issues in relation to 3-D...

AEP Foundation gift supports ONU’s engineering facility campaign

Post date: 11/04/2016 - 8:27am

The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has made a gift of a $50,000 grant to Ohio Northern University in support of the University’s “Campaign for Engineering: Building Impact at ONU.” The campaign supports construction of a new 105,000-square-foot engineering building.


Distinguished law professor William R. Casto to speak at ONU

Post date: 11/03/2016 - 9:54am

Professor William R. Casto of Texas Tech University will present “Advising Presidents: Private Advice and Public Advocacy” at noon on Nov. 10 in the large moot courtroom at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. The talk, which is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open...

Dedication held for Mifsud Collaborative Learning Center in Heterick

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

The Oscar J. and Judith D. Mifsud Collaborative Learning Center on the first floor of the Heterick Memorial Library at Ohio Northern University was formally dedicated during a ceremony held Oct. 14.

Recent renovations to the first floor of Heterick library have...

Manufacturing technology professor receives distinguished service award

Post date: 11/01/2016 - 1:33pm

Paul Nutter, associate professor of manufacturing technology and chair of the Department of Technological Studies at Ohio Northern University, received a Distinguished Service Award from the IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Society during its IEOM Detroit Conference in...

Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law receives $2 million grant for international competition

Post date: 10/31/2016 - 9:03am

Ohio Northern University’s Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to administer the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Afghanistan...

Greek organizations and members earn recognition, participate in national events

Post date: 10/27/2016 - 9:18am

Several Ohio Northern University sorority and fraternity chapters and its members have recently earned recognition for their accomplishments and have participated in national events.

Greek life at ONU serves an important role in helping many students connect on campus as well as adding...

ONU gives out William L. Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Awards

Post date: 10/26/2016 - 7:23am

Ohio Northern University alumni Tonya J. Hunter and Chester Kaczor are the latest recipients of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award from their alma mater. The award was established by the ONU Alumni Association to honor individuals who have graduated from the University in the last 15...

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.


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...