Top Stories Students move in at ONU When the 2011-12 academic year began on Monday, more than 800 new undergraduate students, a 12 percent increase from fall 2010, joined the ONU family. Among the new students are 74 international students from 10 countries. Of that group 32 are degree-seeking or exchange students and 15 are enrolled in the new Intensive English Program. See photos from the weekend. Community invited to join ONU Men’s or Women’s Chorus New members are invited to join ONU’s Men’s or Women’s chorus for the coming season. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings.
'Holiday Spectacular' children's auditions set ONU will hold children's auditions for the annual "Holiday Spectacular" a 6 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.
This week on 'Leverage' Actor Matt DiBiasio, son of President Dan DiBiasio and his wife Chris Burns-DiBiasio, will be seen in a role on the television series "Leverage" (TNT) on Sunday, Aug.28, 9 p.m (EST). Matthew, 27, is a professional actor in Portland, Ore. In this week's episode, he plays a chess player who appears in scenes with actor Timothy Hutton.
New Faces Meet the new members of the ONU faculty. New faculty members as well as new students are starting the new academic year at ONU. Grant to fund history education Dr. James Schul, assistant professor of education, has received a $12,603 grant from the Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources program. Schul and Dr. Russ Crawford, assistant professor of history, will work with teachers in the Allen East School District as well as ONU teacher candidates in the project.
Faculty exhibit opens 2011-12 gallery season The Art Department of ONU opens its gallery season with a reception for the faculty art exhibition from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, in the Elzay Gallery. Associate Professor of Art & Design Melissa Eddings will speak about her work during a public lecture at 5:15 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sept. 18.
Freed Center receives Ohio Arts Council grant A $10,563 stainability grant from The Ohio Arts Council for 2011-2012 will be used to assist the Freed Center for the Performing Arts in providing professional arts experiences to Ohio Northern students and area residents.
Chapel services begin Thursday, Aug. 25 With the new academic year, chapel service will move to 11 a.m. on Thursdays. The first service will be outdoors between Heterick Library and the chapel with retiring Chaplain Vern LaSala speaking on "Make Room for God."
Career and Graduate Fair, Sept. 8 ONU’s Fall Career and Graduate School Fair will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 8, in the Field House. Organized by the Office of Career Services, the event will allow students to explore career and graduate school options. In addition, faculty members are invited to network with recruiters to learn more about job and internship opportunities either before or after the fair or at the recruiters’ lunch. To learn more, contact Jane Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org HeathWise Newsletter available The August issue of ONU’s HealthWise newsletter is now available online with features on glucosamine and chondroitin, herbal supplements and topical products.
HealthWise Wellness Classes Free fitness classes are offered for ONU employees, beg inning the week of Aug. 29. Classes include total body strength, yoga and Zumba. Full details are available online or contact Assistant Professor Sara Terrell at ext. 3137 or at email@example.com
Learn to swim Children from ages 4 through 12 are invited to take part in five-week swim lessons offered by the ONU swimming and diving student athletes. Two sessions will be offered, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2 and 16. To learn more, contact Coach Petty Ewald at firstname.lastname@example.org Registration is due by Sept. 4.
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Fall Career Fair Students in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering are encouraged to take part in ONU’s fall career and graduate school fair on Sept. 8. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., students can meet with potential employers and graduate school representatives. To learn more and to register, go to the career services web site, www.onu.edu/career
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