Symphonic Band to present ‘Praising Ohio’ The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band presents its spring concert, “Praising Ohio,” in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. The program will celebrate the music, musicians and great accomplishments of the Buckeye State.
ONU to host District 6 Science Day More than 200 students will compete in the Ohio Northern University District 6 Science Day in the Meyer Hall of Science and the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences on Saturday, March 23. Judging begins at 9:30 a.m., and an awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Community Economic Development Center to present entrepreneur workshop The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) at Ohio Northern University continues its entrepreneurship workshop series in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, March 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.
Construction closes Lima Avenue To allow construction on West Lima Avenue the street is officially closed from the Ada corporation line to Klingler Road/Township Road 35 until about Aug. 23. During this time, only residents who live along the construction area will have access.
Professors author personalized medicine textbook Three members of the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, along with a member of the Purdue University faculty, have collaborated to author a textbook titled “Pharmacogenetics, Kinetics, and Dynamics for Personalized Medicine.”
Fenton retained in Georgian constitutional crisis Howard Fenton, professor of law and director of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Program, is one of two U.S. legal experts retained by the nation of Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and the parliamentary majority to consult on the constitutional challenges posed by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s power to dissolve the government through undemocratic means. There are concerns that Saakashvili will try to replace the government elected this past October over Saakashvili's party and install his own before this power is removed from the Constitution following the October presidential election.
Moore’s poem published in literary magazine I wanted to let you know that Dr. Jenifer Moore, assistant professor of creative writing, is author of a poem "Cento" that has been selected for publication in American Letters & Commentary.
Honors Day, April 27 Honors Day will be held Saturday, April 27, in recognition of the scholarly achievement and service of ONU students and faculty. The convocation will be at 11 a.m. in the Sports Center, North Gymnasium, followed by a luncheon is at 12:15 p.m. in the Sports Center, Field House. Tickets for the luncheon are $12 and must be purchased in advance.
ONU Parent Advisory Group meets
March 16 saw another strong turnout for an ONU Parent Advisory Group meeting, which resulted in a successful exchange of ideas and suggestions regarding parental engagement with the University. The advisory group heard from several members of the ONU staff, including President Dan DiBiasio, Dr. Julie Hurtig, Justin Courtney, Betsi Werling, Kelly Anderson, Jennifer Lambdin and Karen Condeni. The advisory group has been reviewing the ONU web presence, including the Parent and Family site and the Northern Parent newsletter, has contributed testimonials and is willing to participate in other voluntary actions to aid ONU. This advisory group effort is designed to assist in tactically reaching the larger audience of ONU parents who can be helpful resources in terms of time, talent and other contributions. ONU faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute articles of interest to parents for the newsletter. Please send any suggestions, ideas and features to Karen Condeni, who has been coordinating the parent program. The latest edition of the ONU Parents Newsletter in now online and provides information about accreditation, career tips and updates on campus happenings.
New academic calendar online Want to plan ahead for class breaks? The new academic calendar for undergraduate and pharmacy students, covering the years 2013 through 2020, is now available online. There are a few changes from past calendars: The start of school is on a Monday with freshmen arriving the Thursday before and upperclassmen moving in on Sunday; fall break is back and there are no classes Thanksgiving week; to keep the number of MWF classes equal between fall and spring semesters, a Monday class schedule will run on the Tuesday after Easter break.
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March 21 7:45 a.m., Ohio Shale Oil and Gas Seminar, Engineering CEU program, Kokosing Construction Company, Westerville, Ohio 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Drive, McIntosh Activities Room 11 a.m., Worship Service, Chapel Noon, HealthWise Total Body Conditioning Class, Sports Center Dance Room 1 p.m., Swimming and Diving at NCAA III Championships, Shenandoah, Texas 3 p.m., Forums, Blogs and Chats, Moodle training, Heterick Library 3:30 p.m., Softball vs. Alma, Mich., ONU Softball Field 6 p.m., Lima Area Alumni Event, Shawnee Country Club 6:30 p.m., CEDC Exploring Self-Employment, Dicke Building Rom 139 7:30 p.m., Symphonic Band Concert, Freed Center for the Performing Arts 9 p.m., Fusion, McIntosh Lobby
March 22 1 p.m., Swimming and Diving at NCAA III Championships, Shenandoah, Texas 1 p.m., Outdoor Track and Field at Washington and Lee Carnival, Lexington, Va. 4 p.m., Sibs Weekend begins 8 p.m., University Singers, Men’s and Women’s Chorus Concert, Snyder Recital Hall
March 23 Sibs Weekend 8 a.m., District Science Day, campus http://www.onu.edu/academics/44525 1 p.m., Outdoor Track and Field at Washington and Lee Carnival, Lexington, Va. 1 p.m., Swimming and Diving at NCAA III Championships, Shenandoah, Texas 1 p.m., Men’s Tennis at John Carroll 1 p.m., Women’s Tennis vs. John Carroll, University Courts 1 p.m., Baseball vs. Denison, Wander Field 6 p.m., Chicago Alumni Event, Chicago 7 p.m., Annual Rubi Affair, hosted by Open Doors, McIntosh Ballroom
March 24 1 p.m., Baseball vs. Denison, Wander Field 6 p.m., Northern Christian Fellowship Prayer and Praise, Chapel
March 25 9 a.m., Junior Explore ONU Day, campus 5 p.m., HelathWise Total Body Strength and Endurance Class, Sports Center Dance Room
March 26 10 a.m., Introduction to ooVoo, Heterick Library Noon, HealthWise Total Body Conditioning Class, Sports Center Dance Room 3:30 p.m., Men’s Tennis vs. Malone, University Courts 3:30 p.m., Softball vs. Trine, Ind., ONU Softball Field 4 p.m., Baseball vs. Albion, Mich., Wander Field 5 p.m., Easter Egg Hunt, McIntosh Center 5:30 p.m., CEDC presents The “Norm Factor:” Going Beyond Customer Service Workshop, Dicke Forum 6 p.m., HelathWise Yoga Class, Sports Center Dance Room 7 p.m., Latino/a Student Union meeting, McIntosh room 7 7 p.m., Career Services present Negotiating Salary and Benefits, McIntosh Room 202
March 27 Noon, HelathWise Pilates, Sports Center Dance Room 1 p.m., Turnitin training, Heterick Library 3:30 p.m., Softball vs. Denison, ONU Softball Field 5 p.m., Mid-Week Prayer, Chapel 5:15 p.m., HealthWise Zumba, Sports Center Dance Room