Close call Friday: Near Earth Asteroids The ONU Astronomy Club will host a look at near Earth asteroids on Friday, Feb. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. at the ONU Observatory. On Friday an asteroid called 2012 DA14 will come within 18,000 miles of Earth, closer than some geosynchronous satellites. “Although we will not be able to see 2012 DA14 from Ohio, we will look at other asteroids, along with telescopic favorites like Jupiter,” says Jason Pinkney, professor of physics. The event is free and open to the public. In case of poor viewing weather the event will not be held. Check the observatory website for the latest details.
‘Warriors Don’t Cry’ Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The production is being held in conjunction with ONU’s celebration of Black History Month.
‘Peace Corps: What it Means to Serve’ Ohio Northern University presents 2006 graduate Amanda Horvath, who will discuss “Peace Corps: What It Means to Serve,” in the Dicke Forum on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Attorney to speak on LGBT-related issues Tara McKenzie Allison, an attorney who practices in Columbus, Ohio, will discuss her personal experiences as a member of the transgender community and speak on other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Moot Room on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
Entrepreneur workshop covers pricing products The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) at Ohio Northern University continues its entrepreneurship workshop series in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26. 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.
Papers published Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, assistant professor of civil engineering and advisor of concrete canoe and steel bridge teams, has recently published three journal papers.
Law article published Deidre Keller, assistant professor of law, is author of an article, “Recognizing the Derivative Works Right as a Moral Right: A Case Comparison and Proposal,” published by the Case Western Reserve Law Review.
Learn to Swim Classes Registrations are now being accepted for swim classes for ages 4-12. Two sessions of learn to swim classes will be offered March 10, 17, 24, and April 7, 14 in the ONU Natatorium.
ONU goes mobile ONU students can download the new ONU mobile app to access everything from course information to events, maps and sports events. Then enter the ONU Mobile App Contest for a chance to win great prizes like an iPad, iPad mini or ONU Bookstore gift certificates.
Ohio Northern 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 and law students through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). To make an appointment or learn more, contact Dexter Woods at Ohio Northern University at (419) 772-2075.
True North Public Relations firm garners first place Ohio Northern University’s student-run firm, True North Public Relations, took first place in a competition sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to promote state parks in the Northern Ohio area. The competition called for teams to create promotional video and audio spots to be used regionally by the department.
Greeks honored at conference ONU’s Greek community received a number of honors at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values’ Central Fraternal Leadership Conference, held Feb. 7-9 in Indianapolis, Ind., in conjunction with the National Black Greek Leadership Conference.
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Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! 11 a.m., Worship Service, Chapel 11 a.m., Swimming and Diving at OAC Championships, Akron, Ohio Noon, Healthwise Total Body Conditioning Class, Sports Center Dance Room 4:30 p.m., Black Student Union’s “Touch of Red” game and activities night, McIntosh Activities Room 6:30 p.m., Computer Literacy Class, CEDC, Dicke Computer Lab 9 p.m., Fusion, McIntosh Lobby
Feb. 15 11 a.m., Swimming and Diving at OAC Championships, Akron, Ohio 6:30 p.m., Open Doors Group Bowling, NorAda Lanes 7 p.m., Kuumba Festival, MarQo Patton, maser of ceremonies, Dicke Atrium
Feb. 16 9:45 a.m., French Horn Day, Presser Hall 11 a.m., Swimming and Diving at OAC Championships, Akron, Ohio 1 p.m., Indoor Track and Field at Capital Last Call Meet 2 p.m., Men’s Basketball at Capital 3 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Capital, ONU Sports Center 7:30 p.m., Spring Dance Concert, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 17 1 p.m., Senior Recital: Jake Kovach, composition, Snyder Recital Hall 1 p.m., Wrestling at Davidson, N.C. 2 p.m., Spring Dance Concert, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 2 p.m., Warriors Don't Cry, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 6 p.m., Northern Christian Fellowship Prayer and Praise, Chapel 7 p.m., Greek Awards Banquet, McIntosh Center 7 p.m., Peace Corps: What It Means To Serve, Dicke Forum
Feb. 18 8:30 a.m., Experience ONU Day, Campus 5 p.m., Healthwise Total Body Strength and Endurance Class, Sports Center Dance Room 7:30 p.m., Men’s Basketball, OAC Tournament First Round 7:30 p.m., Women’s Basketball, OAC Tournament First Round
Feb. 19 11 a.m., Arts and Sciences Faculty Meeting, McIntosh Activities Room Noon, Healthwise Total Body Conditioning Class, Sports Center Dance Room 5:30 p.m., University Council, Dicke Room 230 6 p.m., Healthwise Yoga Class, Sports Center Dance Room 6:15 p.m., Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) Meeting, Meyer 206 7 p.m., Social Networking, McIntosh Center, Room 202 7:30 p.m., Men’s Basketball, OAC Quarterfinals 7:30 p.m., Women’s Basketball, OAC Quarterfinals
Feb. 20 Noon, Healthwise Pilates, Sports Center Dance Room Noon, Spending Plans, McIntosh Center Room 202 5 p.m., Mid-Week Prayer, Chapel 5:15 p.m., Healthwise Zumba, Sports Center Dance Room 6:30 p.m., Writing a Business Plan, CEDC, Dicke Building