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Northern Express — 06-03-2015

News from Ohio Northern University

June 3, 2015 | Vol. 7, No. 18

Graduate Caitlin Sabol hugs her uncle Jim Ingram of Powell. The 131st annual pharmacy commencement was held Sunday at Ohio Northern University for 147 graduating students.
Photo of the week: Graduate Caitlin Sabol hugs her uncle Jim Ingram of Powell, Ohio. The 131st pharmacy commencement was held Sunday, May 11, at Ohio Northern University for 147 graduating students.

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Hope and Sorrow in southeast Asia Most people have heard of Cambodia, and most people could find this Asian country on a map. But not many people know about the atrocities set upon the Cambodian people during the ’70s. Known as the Cambodian Genocide, this dark time in the country’s history saw the deaths of millions of people. The event has had far-reaching effects up until the present day, and its perpetrators are just now being to justice. For whatever reason, some blame Vietnam War fatigue, the Cambodian Genocide has escaped widespread attention from a lot of Americans, especially those born after the fact. ONU law professor Kevin Hill is trying to change that by taking groups of ONU law students to Cambodia as part of a January Term course.
Ohio Northern University to celebrate Fourth of July with Lima Symphony Orchestra

Ohio Northern is welcoming a special guest this Fourth of July for a free concert on the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center. Please come early and enjoy an evening of music with family, friends and neighbors on the scenic ONU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Ed Gmyrek, a 1965 graduate, and Gayle Gmyrek of The Villages, Fla.

Ed Gmyrek, BSEd '65, and Gayle Gmyrek of The Villages, Fla., look at photos of the class of 1965. ONU hosted Alumni Weekend this past weekend and celebrated the 50-year reunion of the class of 1965. Visit Facebook to see more photos from the event, and Youtube for a video recap.

The Cadets to perform at ONU on June 14

The Cadets, one of the oldest and most honored continuously operating drum and bugle corps in the country, will perform at Dial-Roberson Stadium on Sunday, June 14, at 8 p.m. The Cadets have spent the past month at ONU practicing for their upcoming summer tour.

All-Americans Dan Arkin and Emily Richards

Sophomore Dan Arkin and freshman Emily Richards both earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday, May 23, at the Merrick-Pinkard Track on the campus of St. Lawrence University.

Terry Keiser helps 13-year-old McKenzie Long.

The Liberty Belles and Boys 4-H of Ada helped plant this year’s Affinity Garden. The project has transformed the green space of Affinity Village residence community into a modern-day victory garden where student organization-adopted raised beds are growing fresh organic produce for the Ada Food Pantry.

Register for the 2015 ONU Summer Academic and Honors Institute

Time is running out to register for the 2015 Ohio Northern University Summer Academic & Honors Institute. Give a young person in your life a wonderful learning experience at ONU’s signature summer camp for gifted high school students. REGISTER BY JUNE 13

Carrothers and Durkin Textbook cover

Drs. Keith Durkin and Bob Carrothers, professors in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, have published an introductory sociology text "Sociology: Beyond Common Sense" through Bridgepoint Publications. The book is currently available as an e-book through

Dr. Khristo Boyadzhiev

Dr. Khristo Boyadzhiev, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has co-authored a paper that contributes to the theory of numbers and makes a connection between that theory and classical analysis. "Euler sums of hyperharmonic numbers" is in the Journal of Number Theory (Volume 147, pp. 490-498). Boyadzhiev authored the paper with Dr. Ayhan Dil, professor of mathematics at Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey.

Dr. Ed Potkanowicz presents research geared at motorsports athletes

Dr. Edward S. Potkanowicz, assistant professor of exercise physiology, presented research addressing the need for the development of a non-invasive biosensor to assess the body temperature of motorsports athletes at the 2015 Institution of Electrical Engineers and Electronics-Electro/Information Technology (IEEE-EIT) Conference in DeKalb, Ill., May 21-23. His paper, "A Temperature Data-Acquisition System for Open-Wheel Series Racecar Drivers," is co-authored by Dr. Sami Khorbotly, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Valparaiso University, and will be published in the IEEE’s digital library "Xplore."

Lisa Robeson publishes article on medieval chivalry

Dr. Lisa Robeson’s article "Warre and worshyppe: Depictions of Battle in Malory’s Morte Darthur" will appear in Volume 32 of the journal Arthurian Literature. The article, which is her second on warfare in Morte Darter, explores the way in which Sir Thomas Malory uses realistic details of 15th century warfare to build his picture of chivalric soldiers. Robeson, a professor and chair of the Department of English, applies her research to her TREX course "The Medieval Warrior: Past and Present," where students investigate the historical facts of medieval warfare as well as the ideals that the soldiers held and how they relate to our present-day ideals of veterans and soldiers.

Dr. Ray Person's passion for writing fuels his teaching.

Dr. Ray Person Jr., a professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion recently had his book Deuteronomy and Environmental Amnesia recommended by The Christian Century as one of the 10 books on the Old Testament to "Take & read."

ONU photographer Trevor Jones's first-place entry.

ONU photographer Trevor Jones won first place in the University Photographers Association of America (UPAA) Monthly Image Competition. His portrait of Scott Swanson, associate professor of exercise physiology, was voted the best image in the People & Portraits category. View more of Trevor's photos at the Northern Views photo blog.

JazzInn Blues at the Inn at ONU.

Put some JazzInn Blues on your summer schedule. Visit The Inn at Ohio Northern University every Friday night at 5 p.m. for live jazz and blues music, BBQ Ribs, corn hole games in the courtyard and much more. Bring your friends and family for a fun way to kick off your weekends.

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