Top Stories ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’
Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” from Thursday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, there will be two matinée performances: Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel is the extraordinary Irish drama that won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1992. Set in 1930s rural Ireland, narrator Michael recalls his childhood, his unwed mother and the four maiden aunts who helped to raise him. The story focuses on these five brave women and their spirited efforts to celebrate life in the face of poverty and the repressive cultural and religious forces of the day.
Mathematics professors recognized
Two Ohio Northern University professors of mathematics, Khristo Boyadzhiev and Mihai Caragiu, have been named to a list of the Top 25 STEM college professors in Ohio by StateStats.org, in conjunction with partner website OnlineSchoolsOhio.com.
Reid awarded IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award
Kenneth Reid, director of engineering education and first-year engineering and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded the 2013 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award for “pioneering undergraduate engineering education curriculum” for the development of ONU’s Bachelor of Science for engineering education program.
Vicki Motz, visiting assistant professor of biological sciences, and Linda Young, professor of biological sciences, conducted a workshop at 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology titled “Safe, Low Cost Microscale Microbiology Makes Wet Labs Practical.”
Michael J. Rider, professor of mechanical engineering, is author of Designing with Creo Parametric 2.0, a textbook with SDC publishers (April 2013, 532 pages, ISBN 978-1-58503-827-5). He will be using this textbook in his fall semester technical elective class, 3-D Modeling and Design. The book is appropriate for high school students as well as college engineering students.
Engineering Education Workshop Held
Kenneth Reid, director of engineering education and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, David Reeping, a sophomore in engineering education from Richfield, Ohio, and Tamara Knott from Virginia Tech, co-hosted a workshop at the First-Year Engineering Experience conference held Aug. 7 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (more)
Sheets included in all-Ohio art show
Luke Sheets, assistant professor of art and design, is one of the artists selected to exhibit work in the All-Ohio Ceramics Invitational at Heights Arts, Sept. 6 -Oct. 19.
Kinder shares potato research
David Kinder, professor of medicinal chemistry at ONU, is currently on sabbatical, researching medicinal plants of the Southwest. He is sharing some of his research in presentations at the Anasazi Heritage Center and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center both in Colorado. His topic, “Did the Ancient Ones Grow Potatoes,” is part of his research into early agriculture in the Four Corners area, includes his search for wild potatoes, a crop not normally associated with the early peoples of the area.
Kisor named to Pharmacogenomics SIG
David Kisor, professor of pharmacokinetics, has been named chair-elect of the Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for 2013-2014. He will become chair of the group for 2014-2015.
Tuition Exchange Information Session Full-time employees who will have a child enrolled in college during 2013-2014 as first-time freshmen and all other ranks, are invited to learn about the Tuition Exchange Inc. program in a special session at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in McIntosh Room 7. Questions may always be directed to Dr. Juliet Hurtig.
Observatory to view Venus
ONU’s observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Venus will be passing close to Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Although the planet will be too low to observe after about 8:50 p.m., other targets will be accessible including Saturn and a host of deep sky objects in the summer Milky Way.
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8 p.m., Country Concert, Tundra
8:30 p.m., Volleyball at Washington, Mo.
10 a.m., Cross Country at Calvin, Mich., Select Meet
11 a.m., Women’s Soccer at Carnegie Mellon, Pa.
11 a.m., Volleyball vs. Wittenberg, Washington, Mo.
1 p.m., Football vs. Alfred State, N.Y., War Memorial Stadium, Ada
1 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Kalamazoo, ONU Soccer Field
2:30 p.m., Volleyball vs. Pacific Lutheran, Washington, Mo., Invitational
11 a.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Allegheny, Pa., at Carnegie Mellon, Pa.
Noon, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Mass, Chapel
6 p.m., Northern Christian Fellowship Prayer and Praise, Chapel
10 a.m., Moodle Resources Level I, Taft 204
11 a.m., Cultural Conversation Hour, Heterick Memorial library, Room 301
4 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Wittenberg, ONU Soccer Field
5:30 p.m., Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker, sponsored by Latino/a Student Union, McIntosh Activities Room