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New at ONU This Fall:

Mathile Center for the Natural SciencesThe Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences welcomes students when they return to campus. The three-story center, begun in 2007, offers more than 95,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and faculty office space. It connects the Meyer Hall of Science with the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy building.

Pharmacy Student LoungeThe Pharmacy Student Lounge , opened last March and is located on the south side of second floor of the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy building. It offers space for studying and relaxing, plus a flat-panel television, microwave and wireless Internet connection. This fall pharmacy students will find two additional areas on the second floor. On the north side of the building is a new student organizations room. The space provides storage closets for 13 student pharmacy organizations plus tables and chairs for meetings or work groups. In Room 228, a new student computer lab is opening. The area, designed for study, includes 10 study carrels with computes plus three tables with laptop hookups and lounge chairs.

Drilling geothermal wellsGeothermal heating and air conditioning is now available in the Founder's Hall complex and  Affinity Village A total of 192 geothermal wells were drilled to tap into the earth's heating and cooling potential.

Founder's Hall was renovated over the summer to provide new carpeting, furniture, air conditioning and closets. 

Affinity VillageAffinity Village has expanded as part of Phase II of ONU's housing commitment, and two new buildings have been added. One is a three-story building with two chapter houses offering 24,000 square feet. The other is a two-story building with two chapter houses about 18,000 square feet. The two buildings offer housing for 160 residents.

New in Dining Services , students can sign up in the cafeteria or the Resident Life Office to receive text messages (DTXT) that offer coupons and specials. In addition, every station in the White Bear Inn will be open for late night diners.

 

New Faces:

 

David C. CragoDavid C. Crago ,J.D., is serving as interim vice president of academic affairs. Also dean of the Pettit College of Law, Crago takes over from Dr. Anne Lippert, who has retired after 38 years with ONU.

 

Juliet HurtigJuliet Hurtig , Ph.D., assistant dean for admissions and advising in the T.J. Smull College of Engineering and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is now interim assistant vice president for academic affairs. She is taking on the role previously filled by Dr. Roger H. Goldberg, who is retiring after 40 years with the University. Dr. Goldberg was a professor in economics and then associate vice president.

 

Catherine AlbrechtCatherine Albrecht , Ph.D., is the new dean of the Getty College of Arts & Sciences. A graduate of Indiana University, she comes to Ohio Northern from the University of
Baltimore, where she taught in the division of legal, ethical and historical studies.

 

Saudi StudentsONU welcomes 30 Saudi Arabian professionals  who are enrolled in ONU's new two-year prison management certificate program. These managers, who already have bachelor's degrees and training, are studying the English language and criminal justice in the department of history, politics and justice.