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As ONU embarks on a new academic year, we’d like to share with you some of the changes on campus. Here at Northern, we are continually working to provide our students, faculty and staff with improved facilities, programs and educational opportunities. This year is no exception.

Arts & Sciences

Astronomy Observatory
This fall, an astronomy observatory will open on the northwest side of campus. Its mission is to educate and inspire the students of Ohio Northern University, as well as the surrounding community, about the rapidly evolving and exciting science of astronomy. There will be three permanently-mounted telescopes, a roll-off roof and high-tech CCD equipment to connect the telescopes with computers and monitors.

Energy efficiency
Geothermal heating and air conditioning is now available in the Founder’s Hall complex and Affinity’s village.

Saudi Arabian PMCP
ONU welcomes the second year of the two-year prison management certificate program for 30 Saudi Arabian professionals. These managers, who already have bachelor’s degrees and training, will continue to study the English language and criminal justice in the department of history, politics and justice.


Three wind turbines were introduced to campus last spring
Each three-blade wind turbine is 220 feet tall and generates 400 kilowatts of power. The University will use the collective 1.2 megawatts of power generated by the wind turbines on the ONU campus. The trio of turbines will meet five to 10 percent of the University’s electricity needs.

New Director of Development
Jacque Daley-Perrin has joined Ohio Northern as director of development for the College of Engineering. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she holds a bachelor and master’s degrees in education.


New Faculty at the College of Law
Professor Deidre’ A. Francis joined the College of Law faculty in August 2010 as an assistant professor. She teaches property, law and literature, and advanced trademark and copyright. Her teaching interests also include First Amendment (freedom of speech). Prior to joining the faculty, Francis practiced law in Atlanta, Ga., with the firms of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, LLP and Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.

Professor Hilary Kao also joined the College of Law faculty in August 2010 as an assistant professor. He teaches Business Organizations I, Business Organizations II and Securities Regulation for the J.D. Program and Legal Concepts of American Business for the L.L.M. Program in Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law. Before joining the College of Law faculty, Kao practiced law for over a decade at the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in the Global Project Finance Group in their New York offices. 

In academic year 2010-2011, Professor Boris N. Mamlyuk will be teaching International NGOs, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence and will lead the Rule of Law Seminar. Mamlyuk joins ONU from Cornell Law School, where he served as a visiting scholar in 2007-2008, and 2009-2010.

Celebrating 125 Years
The Pettit College will reach a milestone in 2010 as the college celebrates 125 years of training attorneys. The college, which was officially established at Ohio Northern in 1885, is  planning a number of exciting events to take 
place during academic year 2010-2011.  Distinguished speakers, special dedications,  alumni events, and symposia are all planned.


Alumni and Friends Entrance Plaza
To celebrate the past 125 years of pharmacy education at Ohio Northern University, the Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy has created the Alumni and Friends Entrance Plaza, featuring a recognition area for alumni and friends, and providing expansive outdoor space for students, faculty, events and activities.

Business Administration

New Faculty in the College of Business Administration
Dr. Tammy Schakett is ONU’s new assistant professor of entrepreneurship. In this position, she assumes responsibility as the point person for entrepreneurship activities - curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular on the ONU campus. Schakett has an associate and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Touru University.  Schakett has owned an accounting and tax practice specializing in small businesses and start ups, which she sold after 7 years.  She and her husband also owned a travel agency for ten years.  They sold this business to concentrate on a consulting business that assists people with disabilities in starting small businesses.  During this period she has been active with several organizations and served on a variety of boards. Schakett has been an adjunct at several colleges for over ten years.  She teaches a variety of entrepreneurship, management and marketing courses.  She has also taught computer literacy, accounting, and entrepreneurship courses for several nonprofit organizations.  

Alyssa Ahlers has joined the college of business as an admissions counselor. She received her bachelor of science in business administration in May, 2010, from Ohio Northern University's James F. Dicke College of Business Administration with a double major in marketing and communication.

A new “Wall of Honor,” an original piece of art created by American Trim, has been installed and a dedication is planned

Dining Services

Affinity Commons C Store
The new store will be open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and will feature “home replacement meals” that can be purchased with a meal swipe. Other items offered will include cereal, milk, bread, soups and frozen entrees.

New Locations

-The Health Center has moved to the community room in Lakeview Apartments

-The Counseling Center has moved to the community room in Klondike's Den

-Career Services will be soon be moving to McIntosh Center

-The Multicultural Center will move into the former Career Services building