ONU named a ‘Tuition Hero’
Ohio Northern University has earned the “Tuition Hero” designation by the Tuition Heroes website for the 2014-15 academic school year. Schools earn this honor if the institution has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5 percent or less, and if the school has a fixed rate tuition policy.
‘Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephan Schwartz’
ONU’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephan Schwartz” on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Veteran singers from Broadway will perform music composed by the legendary Schwartz, who has composed some of the most recognizable songs from movies and Broadway. In a career spanning more than four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.”
‘Leading from the Heart’ for educators
Two ONU education alumni, Julie (Herendeen) Travis, BA ’04 and Ryan Malany, BA ’05, will be sharing their experiences of moving from successful classroom teaching into innovative administrative positions in a program set for 7 p.m., Sept. 2 in the Dicke Forum. The event is free and open to the public. ‘I Dream of All Things’
ONU’s Elzay Gallery of Art opens its 2013–14 art exhibition and gallery season with “I Dream of All Things,” photographs by Emily Jay, Sept. 2—Oct. 10. Jay is an adjunct instructor in art at ONU. This semester she is teaching digital photography and visual literacy.
Metzger Nature Center celebrates 25th anniversary
ONU’s Metzger Nature Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an open house and picnic on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. in Tuscarawas County. ONU alumni and guests will have the opportunity to tour the grounds and participate in a number of family-friendly outdoor activities led by ONU students.
Spotlight: Faculty & Staff N’sia-Pepra publishes book
Kofi N'sia-Pepra, associate professor of political science, has published his book, "UN Robust Peacekeeping: Civilian Protection in Violent Civil Wars" (Palgrave MacMillan 2014). The publisher says, “This book examines the emergent conviction that UN robust peacekeeping works better than UN traditional peacekeeping in reducing civilian killings within contemporary post-cold war violent civil wars. In an unprecedented study, N'sia-Pepra has systematically and empirically documented the relationship between robust peacekeeping and civilian killings in violent civil wars using both statistical and case study models.
Karn publishes article
Nicole Karn, assistant professor of chemistry, and Courtney M. Olson, BS ’14, have published an article in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry titled “Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Compounds with Paired Linearly Conjugated or Cross-Conjugated Pathways.” The article describes how charge transfer occurs across large molecules. Their work adds to the body of knowledge that will be utilized to make molecular electronics feasible. The article was the featured on the cover of the journal.
Vemuru co-authors book chapter
Srinivasa Vemuru, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is co-author of the chapter, “Majority Logic Synthesis Based on Nauty algorithm,” in a new book, "Field-Coupled Nanocomputing: Paradigms, Progress and Perspectives" published by Springer.
Clingerman presents research
Forrest Clingerman, associate professor of religion and philosophy, presented his research, “Microcosm and Macrocosm: The Interconnections of Meaning Between Human and Climate Engineering,” as part of a panel discussing the relationship between human engineering and climate engineering. The presentation was part of the Climate Engineering Conference 2014, the first major international conference on climate engineering, held Aug. 18-21, in Berlin, Germany. The conference gathered 300 specialists from 40 different countries in order to examine the technological, social, political and ethical impacts of climate engineering.
North attends conference
Chris North, associate professor of communication arts, attended the Better Volunteering, Better Care workshop, held June 17-18 in London, England. She was part of a working group that looked at what schools and universities can do to help address the unintended consequences of voluntourism. The conference specifically focused on voluntourism in orphanages and the exploitation that can take place.
Students in the News
Classes are now underway but the festivities of Welcome Weekend set the tone for the academic year to come. Check out photos from move-in to convocation and Playfair to a movie on the Tundra.
The ONU Observatory will host a public event, Comet Rendezvous/Neptune Opposition,” from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public.
Planting Seeds of Science a success
“Planting Seeds of Science: Roots, leaves and STEM in the after-school and summer enrichment program,” a project funded by an American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) grant, is proving successful for both the middle school students involved and the ONU students who conducted the program.
Alumni News & Events
Campaign brings new titles, same faces Sarah Prasher Hays, BSME '05, has accepted a position in ONU’s Development Office and Annmarie Baumgartner will assume the role of interim director of Alumni Relations. Read more.
11 a.m., Worship Service, Chapel
6 p.m., Panhellenic Recruitment Open House, Affinity Commons
9 p.m., Northern Christian Fellowship, McIntosh Lounge
Volleyball hosts ONU Invitational, ONU Sports Center
4:30 p.m., Founders Hall Mud Volleyball, Men’s Division, Mud Volleyball Pits
5 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Ill. Wesleyan at DePauw Classic, Bloomington, Ind.
6 p.m., Cross Country at Bluffton Invitational
7:30 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Muskegon, Mich., ONU Invitational, Kerscher Stadium
7:30 p.m., Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz, Freed Center
Volleyball hosts ONU Invitational, ONU Sports Center
10 a.m., Founder’s Hall Mud Volleyball, Women’s and Co-ed Divisions, Mud Volleyball Pits
6 p.m., Women’s Soccer at DePauw, Bloomington, Ind.
7:30 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. DePauw, Kerscher Stadium