Northern Express 1-27-2016
Jan. 27, 2016 | Vol. 8, No. 2
ONU was honored to host the "Never Miss a Super Bowl Club" this past Sunday. Thomas Henschel, Larry Jacobson and Don Crisman have been to all 49 Super Bowls, and were in Ada to see Wilson Sporting Goods Co. make the balls for Super Bowl 50. The gentlemen were interviewed in Klondike's by a crew from "CBS This Morning" for a segment that will air during Super Bowl week.
Dr. Jenelle Sobotka, professor and endowed chair of pharmacy practice, was recently elected to the International Pharmaceutical Federation's (FIP) executive committee in the Academic Pharmacy Section (AcPS). Committee members on the FIP AcPS work together to advance pharmacy education around the globe.
All aboard! The Polar Espresso coffee shop opened Monday, Jan. 25, in the McIntosh Center. The shop is currently open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and sells baked goods, coffee and bottled drinks. Polar Espresso is the second phase of a series of improvements being made to McIntosh Center this year.
It's cold. It's windy. The Tundra is living up to its name. Is there a better time than now to look back at the first half of the year when the sun was shining and grass was green? ONU photographer Trevor Jones has assembled a photo essay of some of the memorable moments of fall semester at Ohio Northern University.
ONU's Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present New York City's Ballets with a Twist, which will perform "Cocktail Hour: The Show" on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. Created by artistic director and choreographer Marilyn Klaus, "Cocktail Hour" reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing-arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood's Golden Age with a sleek 21st-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of witty vignettes.
Andrew Bowser, BS '15, a former summer research fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-authored a paper appearing in Applied Organometallic Chemistry. His work describes a series of organic compounds (many of which were discovered and produced for the first time at ONU), and how effective these species are at supporting palladium to achieve a bond-formation.
A $5,200 Student Challenge Capstone grant, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and administered by the Ohio Aerospace Institute, will support a mechanical engineering team's project to design and build a modular unmanned air vehicle engine air particle separator. Once the design is built, the working prototype will be presented to the AFRL.
Dr. Manoranjan D'Souza, an assistant professor of pharmacology in the Raabe College of Pharmacy, is among 14 recipients of New Investigator Awards announced by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) on Jan. 14. His research, "Brain Kappa Opioid Receptors and Aversive Effects of Nicotine," provides a novel target for future smoking-cessation medications.
Mechanical engineering professors Drs. Louis DiBerardino and David Sawyers are the recipients of a $9,700 grant from the P&G Fund for Higher Education Program of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The funds will support the project "Biomechanics Measurements Using Wireless Accelerometers."
Drs. Bradley Wile and Amelia Anderson-Wile published an article describing original Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research. Their paper "Diamine Bis(phenolate) and Pendant Amine Bis (phenolate) Ligands: Catalytic Activity for the Room Temperature Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reaction" is published in Applied Organometallic Chemistry.
Dr. Edward S. Potkanowicz, associate professor of exercise physiology, recently spoke at the the annual general meeting of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) in Indianapolis, Ind. His talk, "Driver Science: An Update on Women, Gender Differences and Motorcycle Athletes," highlighted the work that he did this past summer in Wilcox, Ariz.
In each issue of Northern Express we will introduce you to a current student. Accounting major Breanna Hester knows growth comes from hard work and community support. Support from her "home away from home," Alpha Xi Delta sorority, helped her succeed both in the classroom and in life. As president, she's become a better leader, friend and person and has created lifelong friendships.
Embrace your inner artist with our PaintINN series at the Inn at Ohio Northern University on Monday, Feb. 2. Create a beautiful canvas under the guidance of a trained professional while enjoying delicious food and drink. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
"It's comforting to know that some of the food we are packing here today will stay in our area. It's nice to know that we are helping our neighbors in the community have nutritious meals."
--Kara Horvath, Perrysburg, Ohio