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ONU Music, Fine Arts Programs Ranked Among Top 200 in Nation

Jul 15, 2008

Creative Colleges

Two Ohio Northern University academic programs were mentioned in the second edition of "Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers." The department of music, and the department of art and design were included in the list of the top 200 creative programs nationwide. Ohio Northern's theatre opportunities also were acknowledged.

Written by Elaina Loveland, "Creative Colleges" is aimed at college-bound creative students, giving them the information and resources necessary for picking the right programs. This step-by-step guide to getting into college includes helpful tips about auditions, admission essays, artistic résumés and portfolios, the SAT and ACT, and financial aid. Students can see real-life profiles of students in each discipline and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Loveland meticulously researched programs from across the country before selecting the final 200. Dr. Lisa G. Robeson, interim dean of the Getty College of Arts and Sciences, attributes ONU's inclusion to the caliber of performances the University hosts each year, and the opportunities for students to showcase their talent.

"We're really pleased that Ohio Northern's music and fine arts programs have been selected for inclusion in ‘Creative Colleges,'" said Robeson. "I think our arts scholarships, the many visiting professional artists who do workshops here, and our opportunities to get students into performance or juried competitions have really made a difference."

Karen P. Condeni, vice president and dean of enrollment, remarked, "The endorsement of Ohio Northern in the ‘Creative Colleges' guide will assist talented prospective students who are searching for that ‘right fit.' Through the guide's extensive research of our programs, Northern will now be listed as a quality college experience for students seeking creative opportunities."