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Northern Express 12-9-2015

News from Ohio Northern University

Dec. 9, 2015 | Vol. 7, No. 28

White Coat
Photo of the week: Freshman Jaymi Horn sings with other members of the ONU Gospel Ensemble during the annual Kappa Phi Sing-A-Thon in McIntosh Center. The 24-hour event has been a holiday tradition for the past 36 years.

Introducing Klondike's

Klondike's, the new student lounge in McIntosh Center, is officially the campus hot spot. In terms of a functional transformation, you can't get much more radical than turning the ONU faculty and staff dining room into a space that would make an HGTV designer swoon. But Klondike's wasn't built to be an interior design showroom. It was built for fun.

Robinson Fin At Robinson Fin Machines Inc., a flat piece of metal is transformed into something that is complex, highly efficient and often one-of-a-kind. So it should come as no surprise that the Ohio Northern University accounting students who visited the high-tech manufacturing firm in nearby Kenton, Ohio, got a lot more out of their behind-the-scenes-look at a small business than a mere field trip. Robinson Fin manufactures folded metal parts, called fins, used to transfer heat to or from gases or liquids. The company is on the cutting edge in heat-transfer technology with products used in nuclear submarines, Formula 1 racecars and even the International Space Station. The family company is owned and operated by Sheryl (Haushalter) Sopher, BSBA '92, and her two brothers, David Haushalter, BSBA '92, and Mark Haushalter. Although it does business all over the world, Robinson Fin is still a small business that owes its success to key fundamental business practices. Last month, Sheryl and David welcomed 27 students from Dr. Jill Christopher's Intermediate Managerial Accounting 1 course to see how the concepts they are learning in class are used to run an industry-leading company.
Students recognized

Ellie Schmalzl, a senior accounting major from Walton, Ky., and Kaitlyn Cook, a Master of Professional Practice in Accounting (MPPA) candidate from Youngstown, Ohio, were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Toledo Chapter Student Awards Night in Perrysburg, Ohio, on Nov. 12.

Nick Reza awarded

Nick Reza, a senior manufacturing technology major from Ada, Ohio, was awarded a Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Merit Award for the 2015-16 academic year. Reza was selected by faculty members of the ONU Department of Technological Studies based on his participation in the ONU SME Chapter S186, scholastic accomplishments, financial need and application responses.


The ONU Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra each take a turn on the Freed Center stage and will perform works that point toward Christmas. The "Gaudete: The It's Not Quite Christmas Yet Concert" on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m., features reflective and provocative literature for the wind and symphony orchestra, including some selections best described as "sacred."


More than 250 Raabe College of Pharmacy alumni gathered in New Orleans, La., last weekend for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Midyear Clinical Meeting. The meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists and the longest running clinical meeting in the world. It was extra special for Ohio Northern as alumnus John Armitstead, BSPh '79, was named the ASHP president.

Hot Jazz

The ONU Department of Music presents a Jazz Ensemble concert, "Hot Jazz for a Cold Evening," in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature arrangements from the legendary bands of Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington. Tickets are available online at the Freed Center website.

Jason Duff

ONU Trustee Jason Duff, BSBA '05, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access on Thursday, Dec. 3, at hearing called "Tax Extenders and Small Businesses as Employers of Choice." Duff is the founder and CEO of Bellefontaine Ohio Properties, Ltd.

Kelly Moran

When Kelly Morman, BA '11, was a student at ONU, she studied the political aptitude of public school administrators for her senior thesis. She recently published an article based on that research in the Journal of School Public Relations entitled "Superintendents as Political Operatives: A View from the Front Lines," which she co-wrote with Dr. Robert Alexander.

Rob Alexander

Speaking of Dr. Rob Alexander, professor of political science and chair of the Department of History, Politics and Justice, he recently published an essay on The Huffington Post entitled "Hillary Clinton as the Great Uniter -- of Republicans." Alexander is a leading national authority on the Electoral College and presidential elections.


Dr. Khristo Boyadzhiev, professor of mathematics, recently published two research papers in the international journal SCIENTIA, Series A: Mathematical Sciences. The papers deal with problems from the classical mathematical analysis and investigate different techniques for solving integrals.

Meet Hannah!

In each issue of Northern Express we will introduce you to a current student. Our first is Hannah Peterson, a senior public relations major and campus leader who is heavily involved on campus. While she always seems to be busy with something, she makes sure to balance her activities with the one thing that makes college such a special time in one's life: FUN!

Giving Tuesday

Thank you to everyone who donated to Ohio Northern on #GivingTuesday last week. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 as a response to consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. It has become a day for donors to support non-profit organizations that make a difference in the world. Thank you for recognizing ONU as one of them.


Pamper your out-of-town guests with a special package just right for the holidays. When staying between now and Jan. 11, 2016, our Fresh Start Buffet is included daily! Book this offer online or call 866-713-4513 and mention the promo code: HOLIDAY to redeem this offer!

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