Daniel A. DiBiasio, president of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, was named the next president of Ohio Northern University after the University Board of Trustees approved his appointment on Feb. 4.
DiBiasio becomes the 11th presidentinOhio Northern University history and assumes his new duties on Aug. 1, 2011. He replaces the departing Dr. Kendall L. Baker, who in 2010 announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year.
“I am extremely proud and happy to introduce Dan DiBiasio as the next president of Ohio Northern University,” said John Bishop, head of the presidential search committee and vice chair of Ohio Northern’s Board of Trustees. “He is a proven and experienced leader who is very well prepared to both address future challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities for the University.” Read more.
ONU to celebrate Black History Month Ohio Northern University will commemorate Black History Month this February with a number of scheduled events. Several campus organizations will collaborate to provide diverse opportunities to celebrate African American heritage.
University Singers plan spring trip Ohio Northern’s University Singers will begin their spring tour on Feb. 25 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and continue through March 6 in Athens, Ga.
Freed Center presents 'Proof' Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "Proof" on Thursday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Freed Center. There also will also be an afternoon show on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.
Wind Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Reiner Hobe Ohio Northern University’s Wind Orchestra will present its "Music of the Third Millennium" concert in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. The performance will feature German guest conductor Reiner Hobe.
Symphonic Band to present 'Colors' The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band presents its Winter Band Concert on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.
'It's Only Life' Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "It's Only Life" on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Written by esteemed American composer John Bucchino and performed in the past by talents such as Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli and Art Garfunkel, "It's Only Life" is a musical revue about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and, ultimately, wisdom.
'Late Nite Catechism 3: 'Til Death Do Us Part' Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "Late Nite Catechism 3: 'Til Death Do Us Part" on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. One of the longest-running shows in United States theatre history, "Late Nite Catechism" returns to ONU by popular demand.
Spotlight: Faculty & Staff Zoladz published in Physiology and Behavior A collaborative research paper jointly authored by Dr. Phillip Zoladz, assistant professor of psychology, and four ONU students has been accepted for publication in Physiology and Behavior. The paper explores the effects of stress on human memory and one’s ability to learn.
Mamlyuk to speak at workshop Boris N. Mamlyuk, visiting assistant professor of law, will speak on “Comparative International Law” at the Sixth Annual Comparative Law Workshop, Feb. 10-12 at Yale Law School. Mamlyuk is teaching International NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), Administrative Law, Jurisprudence and leads the Rule of Law Seminar. Mamlyuk came to ONU from Cornell Law School, where he served as a visiting scholar in 2007-2008, and 2009-2010. Alexander quoted on unemployment payback In an interview with WOSU, Dr. Robert Alexander, associate professor of political science, talked about Ohio’s unemployment insurance debt and interest payments due to the federal government. Listen to the interview.
Law to host alumni at Biltmore Estate The ONU College of Law is hosing an alumni event and continuing law education program, March 25-26 at the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, N.C. In addition to a guided tour of the historic estate and an alumni reception and dinner, participants can take part in a professionalism and ethics education session.
Osteoporosis screening ONU HealthWise will provide osteoporosis screenings on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HealthWise Clinic (pharmacy room 211). Walk-ins are welcome from 10 to 11:30 a.m.. From more information or to schedule a 10 minute appointment between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., contact Jamie Amero.
Scholarship Days coming in February The final 2011 scholarship event, Distinguished Achievement Day, will be Feb. 12. To learn more, contact Courtney Nign in the Office of Admission, ext. 2263.
Science Fair judges needed Faculty, staff and students 21 and older or who have junior status, are invited to volunteer as judges for District Science Day. This year’s science day will be Saturday, March 19.
Join the Relay for Life Teams are being organized for Relay for Life’s April 29-30 event on the ONU tundra. The event begins at 6 p.m., April 29 and ends at noon April 30 with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. To learn more about forming a team for this event, contact Jaclyn Purgert.
Academic Information Fair Academic departments and professional organizations can showcase their programs to recruiters at ONU’s Spring Career and Graduate School fair, March 9, sponsored by the Office of Career Services. The academic information event will coincide with the Career and Graduate Fair so recruiters can maximize their time on campus. Faculty members can network with recruiters and make connections for internships and jobs. The Academic Information Fair will be in the Field House where recruiters can visit before or after the open fair which is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. To reserve a spot, e-mail Jane Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Messaging: Emergency on campus? Classes delayed or cancelled? Sign up for ONU’s emergency text messaging. Just login to Self-Service Banner and look for the box named "Emergency Broadcast Sign-up."
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Alumni News & Events WANTED: Alumni B.E.A.R.S. Want to help grow the Northern family and reconnect with your alma mater? The Alumni B.E.A.R.S. (Building Energetic Alumni Resources for Students) program is looking for alumni across the nation to write note cards to prospective students in their area, represent ONU at college fairs in over 10 states, and be a featured Bear on our website. Visit the B.E.A.R.S. Web site for more information.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., HealthWise Osteoporosis Screening, (walk-in from 10-11:30 a.m.; taking appointments 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., contact email@example.com Pharmacy Room 211 6 p.m., Raleigh Durham, N.C., Alumni Event 7 p.m., JV Wrestling, Black Swamp Dual, vs. Heidelberg, ONU Sports Center 8 p.m., “Proof,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
7 p.m., Lima Complex Casino Night 8 p.m., “The Last Five Years,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
8 a.m., Distinguished Achievement Scholarship Day, Campus 10 a.m., ONU Men & Women’s Basketball Alumni Games, ONU Sports Center 11 a.m., Men and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, All-Ohio Championships, Otterbein Noon, Wrestling at Baldwin-Wallace 2 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Union, ONU Sports Center 2 p.m., “Proof,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts 4 p.m., Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Union, ONU Sports Center 7 p.m., Annual Barristers Ball, Bar of Modern Art, Columbus 7 p.m., Annual Kuumbaa Festival, McIntosh Ballroom 8 p.m., “Proof,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
8 a.m., Trip to the Charles H. Wright Center for African American History, Detroit, Mich. 11:15 a.m., Catholic Mass, Chapel 2 p.m., “The Last Five Years,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts 4 p.m., ONU Wind Orchestra Concert, The Freed Center for the Performing Arts 6 p.m., TnT Worship Service, Chapel 8 p.m., “The Last Five Years,” The Freed Center for the Performing Arts
1 p.m., Student Recital, Snyder Recital Hall 3 p.m., Pharmacy students offer health screening and education at Lima Rescue Mission 5:30 p.m., University Council, Dicke Hall Forum 6:30 p.m., Kold Kutz: A Black Barbershop Experience in Ada, ONU Multicultural Center 6:30 p.m., JV Wrestling vs. Heidelberg, ONU Sports Center 7:30 p.m., Wrestling vs. Heidelberg, ONU Sports Center 8 p.m., Instrumental Ensembles Concert, Snyder Recital Hall 10 p.m., Pack the Chapel, Chapel
11 a.m., Chapel Worship Service, Chapel 11 a.m., Pharmacy student conduct community health screening for Senior Expo at Old Barn Out Back, Lima 7:30 p.m., Men’s Basketball at Wilmington 7:30 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Wilmington, ONU Sports Center
Women's basketball sponsors Think Pink In addition to hosting OAC opponent Mount Union, the Ohio Northern women's basketball team will host its annual "Think Pink" game, Saturday, Feb. 12. at the ONU Sports Center. All proceeds raised through donations and raffles will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer fund.
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