JuniorJacob Schwab earned All-American status with an eighth place finish in the 400-meter dash in 49.86 at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday evening, hosted by Capital University.
Students raise funds for Japan In response to the disasters in Japan, ONU’s Japanese students are spearheading an effort to raise funds for American Red Cross relief efforts. Beginning March 17, donations will be accepted at the McIntosh Center. During the week of March 21, those donating a minimum of $5 will receive an original wristband to show their support of Japan. All donations received will be sent to American Red Cross. Online donations to the American Red Cross can be made at www.redcross.org/ or visit the ONU Japan Earthquake Donation Facebook page for up-to-date information on ONU’s fund raising efforts and current news from Japan. English Department to host prominent poet and novelist Ohio Northern University’s Department of English will host a literary reading from award-winning novelist and poet Chris Abani in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
Social entrepreneur to speak at Spotts Lecture Dr. Paul Polak, founder of the Colorado-based nonprofit organization International Development Enterprises (IDE), will be the featured speaker for the Ohio Northern University Spotts Lecture in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. His speech, "Design for the Other 90 Percent," is free and open to the public.
Kritzler lecture, March 22 Dr. Paul W. Bohn will deliver Ohio Northern University's 2011 Kritzler Lecture, titled "Integrated Microfluidics in 3-D Scientific Challenges in Putting Your Hospital's Clinical Lab on a Key Ring," in 107 Meyer Hall of Science on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m.
Visit days scheduled Prospective students are invited to four special visit days during March and April hosted by ONU’s Office of Admissions.
Men’s Chorus begins spring tour The Ohio Northern University Men’s Chorus will present its seventh annual spring concert tour from March 19-21. The 60-voice choir is under the direction of professor Dennis L. Kratzer, director of choral activities and associate director of opera. Law to host talk on same-sex adoption law Leading adoption law specialist Denise St. Clair will speak about same-sex adoption law at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law on Thursday, March 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the Moot Court Room. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
University Singers, Defiance Choral Union to perform combined concerts The University Singers from Ohio Northern University and the Defiance College Choral Union are joining forces for the first time for two combined concerts. The first concert will be Sunday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Lima, and the second concert will be Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Church of Christ in Defiance. Author and expert on stereotypical images of Muslims to speak Dr. Jack Shaheen, internationally acclaimed author and media critic, will address stereotypical images of Muslims at Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center For the Performing Arts on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Shaheen’s lecture, “Reel Bad Arabs,” focuses on the documentary and book of the same name.
'Star Trek Live' Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "Star Trek Live," a creation of Mad Science Productions, on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
'Three Cups of Tea' Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Three Cups of Tea” as part of its “One Book, One Community, One Play” series on Wednesday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Gerber authors book A new book by Scott Douglas Gerber, professor of law, will be available in May. Titled "A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787," the book is a comprehensive critical analysis of the origins of judicial independence in the U.S. Pharmacy professor awarded Ohio PACE Grant Andrew Roecker, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy, has received a $73,950 grant from the Ohio Partnership for Adherence through Collaborative Education (Ohio PACE), a group associated with the Cleveland Clinic, for his proposal, “Improving Patient Adherence – Tools for Success.”
Fenton elected to national post Howard N. Fenton, professor of law and director of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M., was elected chair of the post-graduate legal education section of the American Association of Law Schools for 2011-12 at the organizations annul meeting in January. He has also been appointed co-chair of the Administrative Law Reform Subcommittee of the Ohio State Bar Association Administrative Law Committee and is serving as chair of the Judicial Review Working Group of the subcommittee. In addition, his chapter, “When too little judicial deference can impair the administrative process: The case of Ukraine,” has been published in a new book “Comparative Administrative Law,” edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman of Yale Law School and Peter L. Lindseth of the University of Connecticut Law School, and published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of the Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series.
Science Fair judges needed Faculty, staff and students 21 and older or who have junior status can still volunteer as judges for District Science Day. This year’s science day will be Saturday, March 19.
Debate slated “Civil Liberties, National Security Policy, and Targeted Killing in the War on Terror: Change versus Continuity from Bush to Obama” will be the topic for a debate on April 6, hosted by the Phi Beta Delta International Forum.
Academic Information Fairbrings recruiters to campus ONU’s Spring Career and Graduate School fair on March 9 brought 97 recruiters from 56 organizations to campus to meet with students in Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering. This was twice the number that took part last year. Recruiters were seeking candidates for full-time, internship and co-op positions. Graduate and professional schools were also present to talk about post graduate programs. A total of 107 students/alumni attended. Following the open fair, eight companies remained to interview 33 candidates for a total of 41 interviews. Other recruiters plan to call potential candidates to schedule interviews in the future.
Learn to swim Swim lessons will be offered April 3,10,17 and May 1 and 8 by students in the coaching theories of competitive swimming class with proceeds to benefit the ONU men and women's swimming and diving team. Cost is $50. For details, contact email@example.com
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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Pharmacy student appointed vice chair of ASHP Executive Committee Ashley Overy, an Ohio Northern University fifth-year pharmacy student from Grafton, Ohio, has been appointed vice chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Student Forum Executive Committee for the 2011-12 academic year beginning in June. Last year, Overy was the national student representative serving on the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Management.
Panhellenic Council honored at conference Representatives of ONU’s Panhellenic Council attended the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Central Conference, Feb. 10-13, in St. Louis, Mo., and returned with honors for the organization.
ONU Law students meet with U.S. Ambassador to Iceland U.S. Ambassador Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga: "I had the pleasure to welcome at my residence a group of Icelandic law students from Háskóli Íslands who were hosting a group of law students from Ohio Northern University as part of an ongoing 40-year program of exchange visits between both universities.
Students to help with tax preparation Elderly and low-income tax payers in Hardin and surrounding counties can find free income tax assistance from Ohio Northern University business administration and law students through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Kappa Psi to host 5K and health fair Kappa Psi will host a 5K run and health fair, beginning at 8 a.m., March 19, at the ONU Sports Center. The free health fair will offer information on asthma, heartburn, proper drug disposal and medication information. Entry fee for the 5K race is $10, or $20 including a T-shirt. Register at the door.
WANTED: Alumni B.E.A.R.S. note card writers Alumni volunteers are needed to write at least 10 note cards to prospective ONU students who have been accepted. You will receive the student’s contact information, note cards, envelopes, stamps and a sample script, but you are encouraged to add your own personal touch! Note cards need to be completed and in the mail by Monday, April 11. Visit the B.E.A.R.S. Web site for more information or e-mail Erin Chandler, BA '06, assistant director of admissions.
11:45 a.m., Cultural Conversation Hour, Heterick Memorial Library Room 301 5 p.m., College of Engineering, E-Week, tour and exhibits 7 p.m., Behavioral-based interviewing, McIntosh 202
7 p.m., Mad Science presents: Star Trek, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 7 p.m., College of Engineering E-week, game night 8 p.m., 5UP/NOHO bingo
Kappa Psi Mac to Track 5K Challenge, Sports Center 9:15 a.m., Cleveland Alumni Club Service Event, Cleveland 10 a.m., Softball at Maryville, Tenn., tournament 10 a.m., Women’s Tennis at Muskingum 10 a.m., Ray’s Spring into Wellness Health Fair, Ray’s Clocktower Plaza, Lima 11 a.m., Outdoor Track & Field at Cincinnati Early Bird Noon, Softball vs. Young Harris, Ga., at Mayville, Tenn. 2 p.m., Men’s Tennis vs. John Carroll, University Courts 2 p.m., Baseball vs. Marian, Wander Field 2 p.m., Softball at Maryville, Tenn.
9:45 a.m., Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati, AHA 5K run, Cincinnati 10 a.m., Softball at Maryville, Tenn., tournament 6 p.m., TnT Worship Service, Chapel 7 p.m., Men’s Chorus Concert, Snyder Recital Hall
7 p.m., Self-introduction Workshop, McIntosh 202 7 p.m., Resume Workshop, McIntosh 205 7 p.m., Spotts Lecture, Dr. Paul Polak, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
11 a.m., Chapel Worship Service, Chapel 11 a.m., Swimming and Diving, NCAAs at University of Tennessee 3:30 p.m., Softball at Trine, Ind. 4 p.m., Columbus Alumni Club Service Activity, Grove City, Ohio 4 p.m., Baseball vs. Bluffton, Wander Field 4:30 p.m., Women’s Tennis at Kenyon 5 p.m., Greek Scholarship Banquet, Wishing Well 8 p.m., One Book, One Community, One Play, Three Cups of Tea, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 9:30 p.m., One Book, One Community, One Play, Three Cups of Tea, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
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