Northern Express 2-10-2016
Feb. 10, 2016 | Vol. 8, No. 3
John Armitstead, BSPh '79, system director of pharmacy services at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral, Fla., and the 2015 president of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), will be the guest speaker for the seventh annual Sebok Pharmacy Lecture presented by the ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy.
The ONU Board of Trustees awarded President Daniel A. DiBiasio with a Resolution to Honor at their winter meeting on Jan. 29. Between his tenures at Wilmington College and at ONU, DiBiasio is the longest-serving president at private universities in the state of Ohio, with 20 years of continuous service.
Taxpayers in Hardin and surrounding counties can find free income tax assistance from ONU business students through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). As part of this program, ONU students receive training and become IRS-certified to help prepare basic and intermediate tax returns and identify special credits.
ONU's Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present "Picnic" from Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. There also will be two matinee performances on Feb. 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Picnic" is set in an idyllic small town in Kansas with two houses, one backyard and change in the air. The play was first performed on Broadway in 1953 and was adapted into a motion picture in 1955.
ONU's Alpha Eta chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity will hold the fifth annual Polar Plunge philanthropy event in the Polar Bear Pond outside the ONU Sports Center on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. More than 150 students and members of the community will brave the elements to raise money for the American Red Cross.
Celebrate Valentine's Day laughing with comedians Jon Reep and Etta May at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. They are sure to put some laughter in your evening out!
Two Raabe College of Pharmacy faculty members and one ONU alumnus were voted to the 2016 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) House of Delegates. Dale English II, BS '93, PharmD '05, and Mary Ellen Hethcox, assistant professor of pharmacy, were elected junior delegates, and Karen Kier, BSPh '82, a professor of clinical pharmacy, returns as a senior delegate.
The College of Law's Jessup International Moot Court Team advanced to the final round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The Jessup competition is the largest moot court competition in the world with participants from more than 550 law schools and 80 countries.
Andrew LaMont Eanes, BA '79, has been nominated by President Obama for deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Eanes earned his degree in political science from ONU and has spent the past 14 months serving as a senior advisor to the acting commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn Colvin.
ONU's Pettit College of Law presents Andrew Kimler, experienced litigator and partner in the New York law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP (VMM), as part of the Dean's Lecture Series in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Thursday, Feb. 11, at noon. The title of Kimler's presentation is "Finding Your Niche: Creating and Growing a Specialty Practice Area."
Pettit College of Law alumnus Benjamin Brafman, JD '74, Hon. D. '14, is once again proving to be one of the most sought after defense attorneys in the United States. Brafman, who has an excellent record litigating high-profile cases, was recently hired by former drug executive Martin Shkreli.
Dr. Joseph Blankson, educational technology manager at ONU, coedited the recently published Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses. Blankson is an advocate of using emerging technologies to promote excellence in teaching and learning.
In each issue of Northern Express we will introduce you to a current student. So far, there's been Orlando and Las Vegas. Next up, it's Washington, D.C. That's where Thomas McArdle is headed with his Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) team. The business management major is part of a five-member team that spends months analyzing the problems and opportunities that real companies face.
Embrace your inner artist with our PaintINN series at the Inn at Ohio Northern University on Tuesday, March 1. Create a beautiful canvas under the guidance of a trained professional while enjoying delicious food and drink. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
"I think I will benefit from this project academically and professionally. There are already several companies that know who I am because of what I'm doing with this."
--Gabriel Russ, North Canton, Ohio