Community Relations: Recent Activities
October 23: Residence Life Trick or Treat
ADA — To continue the positive partnership with Ohio Northern University and the village of Ada, ONU is introducing the first Ada Civic Engagement (ACE) Day on Aug. 21.
The ACE initiative is being introduced this year to not only provide an opportunity for ONU first-year students to engage in the Ada but to also contribute to the beautification of Ada.
Clyde Picket, co-organizer of the ACE Day said, “We are excited about this year's event and hope that through your participation we will build new relationships, meet various needs in the community and raise the visibility of service learning, in order to encourage students and the community to volunteer.”
Pickett said this initiative is important to both the students and the community.
“It's important for our students to understand that they are part of the greater Ada community in addition to being ONU students. We want to establish a sense of partnership and responsibility in the community through this program. We want our students to understand that responsible citizenship and service to ones community is critical. Service projects like this are mutually beneficial for all.”
ONU is in the process of finding ACE sites, business or residential locations, in need of student help. The ONU student volunteer contributions can range from painting, landscaping, planting trees to decorating and cooking.
As an ACE site, the respective business or residential locations are responsible for providing all materials, tools and directions for how the project is to be carried out as well as supervision at your project. Students will begin work at 2 p. m, and will work until approximately 5 p.m.
March 1, 2012 ONU president Dan DiBiasio and Chris Burns-Dibiasio, director of community relations attended the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at ONU’s McIntosh Center.
Feb. 7 Community and University leaders met in the Ada Historic Railroad Depot to discuss “Strategic Visioning: A Collaborative Effort between the Community of Ada and Ohio Northern University.”
Jan. 2012 The Ada Chamber of Commerce welcomed David Dellifield, Director of McIntosh Center & Dining Services, to the Chamber as ONU representative.
Ohio Northern faculty and staff donate nonperishable food items and toiletries to the Ada, Ohio, Restore and the Ada Food Pantry. The items were collected in conjunction with ONU's faculty and staff holiday reception.
Ada Mayor Dave Retterer and Dan and Chris invited leaders of Ada, Ohio, to a luncheon meeting to begin a conversation hoping to identify ways that the University and the community can work together to accomplish mutual goals.
Chris Burns DiBiasio, director of Community Relations spoke to the Ada Rotary’s luncheon meeting.
Chris met with the Ada Junior Civic League ( a service organization of women).
Chris and members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity make sandwiches to serve at ReStore in Ada.