Two named the first Baker Scholars
Incoming Ohio Northern University freshmen Ashley Mast from Apple Creek, Ohio, and Teresa Duffy from Wilmington, Ohio, have been named the first Baker Scholars. The scholarship will provide $20,000 for each student over four years. The two students are the first individuals to benefit from the Dr. Kendall L. Baker, President Emeritus, Ohio Northern University, and Mrs. Toby Baker Endowed Scholarship, which was established to assist students with financial need, academic ability and a strong commitment to leadership and service.
Grants support ONU programs
Both large and small grants provide resources for Ohio Northern University to continue its mission of educating students. Click here to see some of the recent awards that support that mission
Spotlight: Faculty & Staff
Boyadzhiev publishes paper
Khristo Boyadzhiev, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, is author of a paper, “Evaluation of series with binomial sums,” which appears in volume 40, Issue 1, of the highly regarded “International Journal Alalysis Mathematica.” The paper deals with topics from advanced calculus.
Hill, Kisor publish article
Kevin Hill, professor of law, David Kisor, professor of medicinal chemistry, and others published a piece on pharmacogenetics and personal medicine in the refereed journal “Innovations in Pharmacy.” The article examined an experimental course they co-taught to pharmacy students using a blog.
ONU represented at AALL conference
At the Association of American Law Libraries Annual Conference, Brian Anderson, law reference librarian, presented a poster highlighting his field research in Rwanda, and hosted the coffee talk La Langue Française en Bibliothéconomie: A Conversation for Speakers of All Proficiencies. He also and demonstrated productivity apps for the iPad at the annual Cool Tools Café. At the same conference, Rick Bales, dean of the Pettit College of Law, moderated a deans and directors panel “Reinventing Law School Libraries for a Digital Age.”
Helmer publishes article
Elena Helmer, professor of law, is author of an article “Anti-Corruption: 2013” published in The International Lawyer's special issue, “The Year in Review.”
Keller publishes article
Deidré Keller, professor of law, is author of an article, "What He Said." The Transformative Potential of the Use of Copyrighted Content in Political Campaigns - or - How a Win for Mitt Romney Might Have Been a Victory for Free Speech,” just published in JETLaw. The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
She also spoke on copyright and political speech
on the July 11 edition of This Week in Law, an online program. See her comments beginning at the 15-minute mark.
Sage directors premier
Brian Sage, Department of Theatre Arts, is directing the world premier of the play “The Kings of Unionville,” at Northville’s Tipping Point Theatre in Northville, Mich., near Detroit. The play will run July 24-Aug. 24.
McManus’ class request spurs Dick Cavett's reminiscence
In a recent column for the New York Times, Dick Cavett wrote about his experience with the Yuwipi ceremony performed by a Sioux medicine man in New York City. The column was spurred by a request from Dr. Eva McManus, professor of English, for her extra-disciplinary class “Pushing Boundaries,” which will be offered again this fall.
Spiese publishes article
Christopher Spiese, assistant professor of chemistry, and Elvira Tatarkov, a senior in biochemistry from Bluffton, Ohio, have published an article in “Marine Ecology Progress Series.” This work details how a marine diatom (algal species) is able to produce dimethylsulfide by a specific enzyme activity. Dimethylsulfide, or DMS, is a key component of the global sulfur cycle and is responsible for about 50 percent of all the sulfur put into the atmosphere annually.
Craker quoted on ticks
Catherine Craker, visiting assistant professor of biological sciences, is quoted in a story on tick-borne illnesses in an article on WNDU, Channel 16, South Bend, Ind.