Ohio Northern University to celebrate undergraduate, pharmacy commencement ceremonies
Ohio Northern University will celebrate its 2014 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony and the Raabe College of Pharmacy Commencement in the Sports Center on Sunday, May 11. The pharmacy ceremony will commence at 9 a.m. followed by the undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m. Mark Butler, retired Air Force officer and former pharmacy consultant to the surgeon general and associate chief for pharmacy, will be the pharmacy commencement speaker. Elizabeth Broun, the Margaret and Terry Stent director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will serve as the undergraduate commencement speaker.
Students honored with Dankook Award
Ohio Northern University presented Dankook Awards to Jayce Born, a senior criminal justice major from Lancaster, Ohio, and Eric Ambos, a senior business management major from Botkins, Ohio, at ONU’s Honors Day on April 26. Presented since 1974, the Dankook Award is an annual reciprocal award exchanged between Dankook University in South Korea and Ohio Northern University. See photos from Honors Day.
Law graduates best in Ohio bar passage rate
Graduates of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law continued their record of outstanding achievement on the Ohio bar examination with an overall passage rate of 80 percent, which ranks first among applicants from all Ohio law schools who took the examination in February 2014.
ONU receives high marks for ROI
Ohio Northern is ranked among the top schools in the nation and in the state of Ohio for its students’ tuition return on investment (ROI), according to the recently released 2014 PayScale College ROI Report. ONU ranked third for private schools and sixth overall in the state of Ohio, along with institutions such as Case Western University, Miami University, University of Dayton and Denison University.
Spotlight: Faculty & Staff
Caragiu and Zaki co-author article in Fibonacci Quarterly
Mihai Caragiu, professor of mathematics at ONU, Mohammad Zaki, assistant professor of Mathematics at ONU, and Alexandru Zaharescu, professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, co-authored the article "On Ducci Sequences With Primes," which appeared in the journal Fibonacci Quarterly 52 (1), 32–38 (February 2014). Read the abstract. Abdel-Mohti publishes papers
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, assistant professor of civil engineering, has recently published three journal papers.
Crawford presents via Skype
Russ Crawford, associate professor of history, used Skype technology to present a paper on using that technology. On April 15, via Skype, he made a presentation, “Telebridging between Russia and Ohio: Skype conversations between students from Ohio Northern University and Perm State National Research University."
Presented in Russia, the presentation was for the XI international scientific-practical conference on Foreign Languages and Literature in the Context of Culture held at Perm State National Research University.
Gerber talks legal history
Scott Gerber, professor of law, was part of a panel for the League of Women Voters of the Lima area discussing the Bill of Rights, held April 23. On March 31 he presented "Clarence Thomas, Fisher v. University of Texas, and the Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education" to a faculty colloquium at the Georgia State University College of Law. On April 18, he presented "Liberal Originalism: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation" as part of the Cleveland State Law Review symposium about "History and Meaning of the Constitution." Mentions of the symposium were made on Legal History Blog and Originalism Blog.
Observatory to view Saturn near opposition
The ONU Observatory will be open from 9 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 2, weather permitting. The observatory will turn its telescopes toward Saturn for the Saturn near opposition. During opposition, Saturn is optimally positioned for viewing because it is at its closest approach to the Earth and it rises just as the Sun sets. The crescent moon, Jupiter and Mars will also be subject for observers. Check the observatory’s web page if the weather is cloudy.
Students in the News ONU defeats Notre Dame in robotic football
Students from Ohio Northern University’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering defeated the University of Notre Dame, 29-7, during the annual University of Notre Dame robotic football competition on Saturday, April 19, in South Bend, Ind. By defeating the Irish, the Polar Bears snared the Brian Hederman Memorial Robotic Competition Award for the second consecutive season.
ONU wins three awards at regional concrete canoe and steel bridge competition
Ohio Northern garnered three awards at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers’ regional concrete canoe and steel bridge competition held at the University of Detroit Mercy, March 28-30.
Design students to organize Grafik Intervention in Ada Business District
The upper-level graphic design students in Brit Rowe’s Advanced Visual Communication Design course will host a Grafik Intervention on May 9 from 9 to 10 p.m. in Ada. The event will take place at the historic Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, located in the business district.
Undergraduate co-authors article in International Journal of Number Theory
Thomas Steinberger, a senior in mathematics and physics from Waynesfield, Ohio, published the paper "Arithmetic Functions on Gaussian Integers" together with Dr. Mohammad Zaki, assistant professor of mathematics at ONU and Alexandru Zaharescu, professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The paper was published in "International Journal of Number Theory" 09, 1923 (December 2013). It investigates absolute value and the corresponding metric structure on the ring of complex-valued arithmetic functions on the ring of Gaussian integers.
ONU-Solve member recognized in Fibonacci Quarterly
Matthew Zirkle, a senior in computer engineering and applied mathematics from New Bremen, Ohio, and a member of "ONU-Solve," the Ohio Northern University Problem Solving Group, was recognized in the November 2013 issue of the journal Fibonacci Quarterly among the individuals and groups that provided correct solutions to the Problem B-1120.
MPPA student finishes first in IMA Student Manuscript Competition
Darren Miller, a graduate student in Ohio Northern University’s Master of Professional Practice in Accounting program, has won the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Manuscript Competition. ONU competes at SAE Aero Design East Competition
ONU’s student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) placed 16th at the SAE Aero Design East Competition in Cummings, Ga., from April 11-14. Forty-two teams participated in the weekend competition, including national championship teams from Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland.
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Bumbaugh winner in art show Jaye Bumbaugh, BSEd ’59, is one of the winners at this year’s ArtSpace/Lima 59th Annual Spring Show. Four other ONU alumni and students were accepted into this year’s juried exhibit.
Softball at OAC Tournament
Women’s Tennis at OAC Tournament Semifinals, Mason
Men’s Tennis at OAC Tournament Semifinals, Mason
6 p.m., Columbus Alumni Regional Event
7:30 p.m., ONU Symphony, Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Softball at OAC Tournament
9 a.m., Junior Discover ONU Day, Campus
9 a.m., ONU Parent Advisory Council Spring Meeting, The Inn at ONU
10 a.m., Women’s Tennis at OAC Tournament Finals, Mason
1 p.m., Baseball vs. Heidelberg, Wander Field
2 p.m., Men’s Tennis at OAC Tournament Finals, Mason
2 p.m., Junior Recital, Nicole Wells, Soprano, Snyder Recital Hall
4 p.m., Senior Recital, Marissa Mauro, Flute, Snyder Recital Hall
May 4 Annual Run for the Roses, Dial Roberson Stadium
Softball at OAC Tournament
1:30 p.m., Senior Recital, Amy Hemker, Flute/Composition, Snyder Recital Hall
4 p.m., Senior Recital, Travis Herteinstein, Bass Trombone, Snyder Recital Hall
7 p.m., Junior Recital: Chris Gray, Piano, Snyder Recital Hall