Homecoming Weekend kicks off Friday ONU will celebrate Homecoming 2012 from Oct. 5-7. All alumni, friends, family, faculty and students are welcome to attend. With its “Where in the World’s Klondike?” theme, Homecoming weekend will include activities for all ages. To register, or for more information, visit onualumni.com
College of Law to dedicate renovated rare book room The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law will formally dedicate the David C. Crago Rare Book and Special Collections Room on Friday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. The Taggart Law Library renovated its rare book and special collections room during summer 2012, transforming it into an elegant new space to house the law library’s rare books and special collections.
ONU to present ‘Energy Economics’ seminar The Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering will host a seminar, “Energy Economics – Keeping the Lights On,” at The Inn on the campus of ONU on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Jan Klaiss, a senior planning analyst at Consolidated Edison (ConEd) in New York City, will be the featured speaker.
Community Economic Development Center scheduling consultations, workshops The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) at Ohio Northern University is scheduling one-on-one consultations and has planned workshops and classes to support individual and small business owners in Hardin, Hancock, Allen and Wyandot counties. The recently opened CEDC’s mission is to cultivate the entrepreneurial mindset and to create employment opportunities in the four-county area.
Alice Tan Ridley to perform Oct. 6 The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents Alice Tan Ridley in concert with the ONU Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Ridley, who began her career singing in the New York subways, gained acclaim through her YouTube videos and was nicknamed the “New York City Subway Idol.” 2012 Kritzler Lecture to focus on discovery of drug to treat epilepsy, migraines Bruce E. Maryanoff will deliver Ohio Northern University’s 2012 Kritzler Lecture, titled “A Story of Adventure: The Discovery of the Drug TOPAMAX® Topiramate for Treating Epilepsy and Migraines,” in The Freed Center for Performing Arts on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.
Entrepreneur workshop presents ‘How to Connect, Position Yourself and Create Success’ The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) at Ohio Northern University opens its entrepreneurship workshop series in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The workshop will be preceded by a networking event at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will follow the networking event and conclude at 7 p.m. The topic of the workshop will be “How to Connect, Position Yourself and Create Success” with Matt Brown and Jason Duff. This event is free and open to the public.
Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture takes on health care reform Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration will present “Will Health Care Reform Improve Your Health,” a lecture by Brian Smith, as part of the Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture Series in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.
ONU to present panel debate on ‘fracking’ The controversial issue and policy of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” will be the discussed by a panel in the Ohio Northern University Dicke Forum on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. as part of the 72nd annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Economist and Political Scientist (OAEPS).
Engineering professor awarded grant to research algorithms Dr. Srinivasa Vemuru, Ohio Northern University professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) grant to conduct a collaborative research project with the University of Akron, the University of Toledo and Norfolk State University.
Altstaetter speaks for Hispanic Awareness event Dean Altstaetter, coordinator of outreach and recruitment, spoke on “Understanding Hispanic and Latino Culture” at Rhodes State College on Sept. 13. The lecture was a part of a diversity action training and experience program during Hispanic Awareness month. The lecture described the growing population of the Hispanic and Latino culture at the national and local levels. He said, “I presented the issues Hispanic students face in self-identifying with their culture. I also shared some personal reflections from my childhood growing up with a Panamanian mother and American father.”
Professor co-authors article on ‘Gender Disparity in Video Game Usage’ Dr. Mark Cruea, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of communications studies, and Dr. Sung-Yeon Park of Bowling Green State University co-authored an article, “Gender Disparity in Video Game Usage: A Third-person Perception-based Explanation”that has been published in the refereed scholarly journal Media Psychology.
Student safety week to focus on ‘Navigating Your Way to Personal Safety’ Ohio Northern University will begin its second annual student safety week on Oct. 8. The theme this year is “Navigating Your Way to Personal Safety.” Sponsored by the ONU Security Office, in partnership with ONU’s Department of History, Politics and Justice and the Office of Business Services and Risk Management, the event will touch on subjects such as identity theft, relationship abuse and human trafficking. Watch video.
Grant funds debates, watch parties The Department of History, Politics and Justice, and the student organizations of Pi Sigma Alpha, College Democrats, College Republicans and College Libertarians, received an $800 grant from the Ohio Campus Compact’s Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) to support on-campus activities aimed at increasing student voter engagement and participation.
Flute recital and masterclass set Sunday ONU’s Department of Music will present a flute recital and masterclass with Dr. Christina Guenther from Stephen F. Austin State University on Sunday, Oct. 7. The recital is at 1 p.m. and the masterclass will follow, starting around 2:45 p.m.
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Oct. 6 Homecoming Weekend Men’s Golf at Wittenberg Fall Invitational 1p.m., Women’s Volleyball vs. Baldwin Wallace, ONU Sports Center 1:30 p.m., Football vs. Baldwin Wallace, Dial-Roberson Stadium 4:30 p.m., at Baldwin Wallace 7 p.m., Men’s Soccer at Baldwin Wallace 8:30 p.m., Alice Tan Ridley and the ONU Symphony, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 7 Homecoming Weekend Men’s Golf at Wittenberg Fall Invitational 6 p.m., Northern Christian Fellowship Prayer and Praise, Chapel