Research Driven Ohio lawmakers consult ONU undergraduate research during debate of potential texting ban.
Two selected as Goldwater scholars Two Ohio Northern University students, Nathaniel Mabe, a third-year pharmacy and German major from Ashville, Ohio, and Mitchell Thayer, a senior chemistry and physics major from Painesville, Ohio, have been selected as Goldwater Scholars by the trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Ohio Northern students have received this honor, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. ‘Navigating Gender Issues in the Workplace’ The ONU College of Law and its Legal Association of Women will host a continuing education seminar, “Navigating Gender Issues in the Workplace,” from 1 to 4 p.m., April 8 at the College of Law. The event will end with a reception and dedication of a portrait of Lena Boggess Wilcox Mason, BS 1896, LLB 1896, the first female graduate of ONU’s College of Law. 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. Heroin to be the topic of panel discussion Ohio Northern University will host a panel discussion on the effects and use of heroin on local and international scales on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of Dicke Hall.
International Play Fest: Native American Theatre Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the ninth International Play Festival from Wednesday, April 6, to Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m., along with 2 p.m. shows on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. A preshow discussion will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:15 p.m., and a post-show discussion will take place on Friday, April 8.
Oklahoma! Enjoy the musical theatre classic with favorites like "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Can't Say No," "Oklahoma" and "Kansas City."
Tornado awareness month April is tornado awareness month. The University's outdoor warning siren is tested on the first Friday of each month at approximately noon. If threatening weather is in the area, the test will be canceled. A continuous siren blast sounds when a tornado warning is in effect. The siren will continue to sound until the danger has passed. Drupal group to evaluate user experience The next meeting of the Drupal Users Group will be noon, Wednesday, April 13 in McIntosh Room 205. Participants will discuss the user experiences and usability of the ONU Web pages. The meeting is open to anyone working with ONU's content management system, Drupal.
Medical professionals invited to program “Sepsis Management and the Role of Procalcitonin" is the title of a continuing education program for laboratory and other medical professionals scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., April 13 in Mathile 112.
Faculty present at state meeting Representatives from ONU’s School Partnership Group Committee gave a presentation, “Being and Giving: Journeying Towards Transforming a University Education Department into a Viable and Relevant Partner with Local Public Schools” at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) conference held March 17 in Dublin, Ohio. The members of the committee are Drs. Russ Crawford, Patricia Freeman, Deb Gallagher, Diana Garlough, Linda Lehman, Ron Kieffer and Jim Schul.
Paper presented and IEEE conference Dr. Sami Khorbotly, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented a paper titled "A modified approximation of 2D Gaussian Smoothing Filters for Fixed-Point platforms" at the Joint IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT-2011) and Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST-2011), March 14-16, at Auburn University, in Auburn, Ala. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Khorbotly and Dr. Firas Hassan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. The research was supported by the College of Engineering Summer Research Program.
Outreach ONU’s Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Museum has instituted its first off-campus exhibit. Through June, a selection of pharmacy antiques including cobalt bottles, torsion scales and varied mortar and pestles will be on display in the Bluffton Public Library.
HealthWise newsletter The latest HealthWise newsletter includes information on heart disease, colorectal cancer detection and prevention, bone health and nutrition.
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 log in to Luminis and look for the box named "Emergency Broadcast Sign-up."
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Concrete Canoe team advances to nationals The Ohio Northern University concrete canoe team placed second in the American Society of Civil Engineers' regional concrete canoe contest at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, April 1-3. This qualifies ONU for the national concrete canoe competition in Evansville, Ind., June 16-18.
Clarkson named to national post Joe Clarkson, a senior in communication arts from Huntingdon, Pa., has been elected national vice president for internship and jobs at the PRSSA National Assembly in Seattle, Wash. He is the tenth ONU student to be elected to PRSSA’s National Committee.
Elevator pitch competition, April 19 ONU students are invited to enter the Polar Sustainable Entrepreneur Pitch and Poster Competition, April 19 at the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration. The event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. In addition to the usual category winners a new award is available for students who are pitching products only. The top five product idea winners will be eligible to win a $250 prize, a senior design team will prepare a business analysis and design a prototype for each product idea winner, $2500 will be provided to construct a prototype, mentoring from faculty will be available, legal advice from a law student will be available, and chances to apply for further funding. All competitors must register by April 12 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Run for the Roses, May 1 The annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser, Run for the Roses, is now accepting registrations for the May 1 5K walk/run. Organized by ONU’s Athletic Training program, the event is held in memory of ONU graduates Angela Badertscher, who lost her fight with Cystic Fibrosis in 2008, and honors her sister Kim Badertscher, who has just received a lung transplant to combat the same disease. Runners/walkers can register online or make donations.
1 p.m., Women’s Golf vs. Otterbein at Wooster 8 p.m., Ninth International Play Festival, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Noon, Men’s Golf at Heidleberg Invitational 1 p.m., Law host “Gender Issue in the Workplace,” ONU Law and Legal Association of Women, College of Law 6 p.m., Sibs and Kids Weekend, campus 6 p.m., Dallas Regional Alumni Event, Arlington, Texas 8 p.m., Ninth International Play Festival, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Sibs and Kids Weekend, campus 10 a.m., Women’s Tennis vs. Central State, University Courts 11 a.m., Women’s Golf at Otterbein Invitational 11 a.m., Outdoor Track and Field All-American Invitational, Adrian, Mich. Noon, Men’s Golf at Heidelberg Invitational 1 p.m., Men’s Tennis at Marietta 1 p.m., Softball vs. Marietta, ONU Softball Field 1 p.m., Women’s Tennis vs. Marietta, University Courts 1 p.m., Baseball at Marietta 2 p .m., Ninth International Play Festival, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 6 p.m., San Antonio Regional Alumni Event, San Antonio, Texas 8 p.m., Ninth International Play Festival, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 8 p.m., ONU Symphony Orchestra Concert, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 8 p.m., Night Flight Air Force Jazz Band with Vince Dimartino, trumpet, Snyder Recital Hall 8 p.m., Annual Black Student Union Black and White Ball, Ballroom
11 a.m., Women’s Golf at Otterbein 11:15 a.m, Catholic Mass, Chapel 1 p.m., Annual Black Student Union Spring Fling, Multicultural Center 2 p.m., Ninth Annual International Play Festival, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 6 p.m., TnT Worship Service, Chapel 7 p.m., Greek Awards Banquet, Ballroom
Habitat Act-Speak-Build Week 7:30 p.m., “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 8 p.m., Keywords, McIntosh 202
3 p.m., Western Civilization Series, Dr. Jim Geistman, “Policing in Western Civilization, Hakes-Pierstorf 151 3:30 p.m., Softball at Heidelberg 3:30 p.m., Women’s Tennis at Heidelberg 4 p.m., Baseball vs. Wittenberg, Wander Field 4 p.m., University Faculty Meeting, McIntosh Activities Room
11 a.m., Chapel Worship Service, Chapel Noon, Drupal Users Group, McIntosh Room 7 1 p.m, Baseball vs. Heidelberg, Wander Field 3 p.m., National Spring Webinar Series, Interviewing, McIntosh 202 3:30 p.m., Men’s Tennis vs. Heidelberg, University Courts
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