Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law established
Ohio Northern has established the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, which will focus on international development in the rule of law sector. “We see the new center as a natural outgrowth of the work we are already doing educating the next generation of leaders in these countries,” said Howard Fenton, the director of the LL.M. program at ONU, who has been engaged in rule of law projects in Kosovo, Ukraine, Georgia and other former Soviet Republics. “With the establishment of this center, we can host visiting scholars, sponsor forums and speakers, fund raise, and even compete for contracts to do rule of law projects ourselves.” Pettit College of Law confers degrees
Renowned New York defense attorney Benjamin Brafman , JD ’74, was the speaker for the 2014 commencement ceremony for ONU’s Pettit College of Law on May 18. 100 students were awarded Juris Doctor degrees and 14 lawyers from transitional and emerging democracies received LL.M. degrees in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law. Brafman and John H. Genovese, JD ’79, received honorary degrees. See photos.
Bales proposes panel discussion
Richard Bales, dean of the Pettit College of Law, has successfully proposed a "hot topics" panel presentation, Deans and Directors Roundtable: Reinventing Law School Libraries for a Digital Age, for the Association of American Law Libraries Annual Conference, to be held July 13, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
Fenton proposed panel presentation
Howard Fenton, professor of law and director of the LLM program, has successfully proposed a panel presentation Choosing an LL.M. Program in the United States for the EducationUSA regional forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September.
Gerber to take part in conference
Scott Gerber, professor of law, will participate in a conference at Brown University on June 2, 2014, about freedom of expression, hosted jointly by Brown University and Northwestern University School of Law.
Agozzino completes Plank Fellowship
Alisa Agozzino, assistant professor of communication arts, was part of the selective Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations program. The program is designed to support leadership in public relations education and practice.
Brant quoted on Constitutional rights Joanne Brant, professor of law, has been quoted twice by two different NPR stations: KCRW-Cleveland on May 15, 2014; and WOSU-Columbus on May 19, 2014, regarding the distinction in protection between the Constitutional rights of public versus private employees.
Students in the News
Elizabeth Druesedow receives Presser Scholar Award
Elizabeth Druesedow, a senior music performance major from Sharon Center, Ohio, has been named a 2014 Presser Scholar Award recipient. As a Presser Scholar, Druesedow will receive a $4,400 grant, recognizing excellence in academics and a passion for music.
Two receive ASCP National Student Honor Award Emily Fruth, BS ’14, and William “Wes” Cruikshank, BS ’14, have been received the American Society for clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Student Honor Award.
Fruth, from Bucyrus, Ohio, received a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science while Cruikshank, from Elida, Ohio, earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical laboratory science.
Summer orientations begin June 13
Orientation sessions for incoming ONU students will be June 13, 20 or 27. Orientation is a chance for new students and their parents to schedule fall classes, learn about student support services and have a photo ID taken.