Visit our Honors Day website for all the information related to this Ohio Northern University tradition. Purchase your tickets online (beginning March 25), learn about convocation and the faculty processional, see the schedule of events, and even find out what's on the menu for the Honors Day luncheon.
Visit the Honors Day website for all the information related to this great day
Published 03/17/2014 - 10:09am
Students crank things up at Mac
Published 03/12/2014 - 1:45pm
ONU students work up an appetite for bike-blended smoothies
Ohio Northern University’s McIntosh Center Dining Hall offered a treat for the do-it-yourself crowd today in the form of the Fender Blender, a bicycle-powered blender from RocktheBike.com. The innovative device lets students provide the energy required to make a delicious and nutritious smoothie, while burning a few calories along the way.
Depending on one’s pedaling prowess, smoothies can be mixed, blended, whipped or even frappéd. And don’t think it’s just for students. ONU’s president and first lady, Dan DiBiasio and Chris Burns-DiBiasio —both avid cyclists— each took a spin on the Fender Blender, churning and burning their way to a delectable treat.
RocktheBike.com provides Fender Blenders for a variety of public events and claims that their product “taps you into the magic of community power, the cleanest and best source of power currently available.”
Register Today for ONU's Student Research Colloquium - DEADLINE Friday, March 21
Published 03/12/2014 - 11:16am
The ONU Student Research Colloquium is now accepting submissions. The registration deadline is next week Friday, March 21, 2014.
Presenting at the colloquium is an excellent way to connect with peers in your field of study, learn from other dedicated scholars, develop important life skills, expand your résumé, and fulfill course or major requirements.
The colloquium is open to student in all disciplines. Both individual and group presentations are welcome. Presentation formats include both papers and posters.
ONU Habitat for Humanity takes part in Collegiate Challenge over spring break
Published 03/06/2014 - 12:57pm
This week, 130 students, faculty and staff from Ohio Northern University are spending spring break taking part in Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge. Three groups of Polar Bears are helping build homes in Dade City, Florida; Davidson, North Carolina; and Jackson, Mississippi.
While each included its own unique adventures, one thing they all have in common is the opportunity to help families fulfill dreams of adequate and affordable housing.
Habitat for Humanity is ONU's largest student organization and is active in the Ada community, Hardin County and around the country, building homes and changing lives. They have participated in Alternative Spring Break trips for more than 20 years.
"Habitat for Humanity of Ohio Northern is grateful for the support of our university community, our parents, families, and friends, without whom we would not be able to make these trips," says ONU Chaplain and ONU Habitat advisor David MacDonald. "Through Habitat for Humanity and our dedicated student volunteers, Ohio Northern University is making a difference far and wide."
ONU hosts largest career fair to date
Published 02/26/2014 - 10:28am
ONU hosts 111 recruiters at the largest winter career fair to date.
Ohio Northern University’s office of career services, Polar Careers, continued to provide students with an impressive array of companies, graduate schools and non-profit organizations at the 2014 Winter Career Fair held at the ONU Field House on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
The 111 employers/graduate schools were the most ever to attend a winter event. An ONU record 165 employers attend the fall career fair event last September. All career fairs provide students with networking opportunities in the morning, and opportunities to interview with firms in the afternoon. At the winter fair, 63 ONU students interviewed for positions, internships or co-op experiences, with more agreeing to on-site interviews at a later date.
Engineers appeared to be particularly in demand with more than half of the recruiters actively seeking those majors. HAWA Incorporated, an engineering consulting firm from Columbus, Ohio, attended its first career fair at ONU today.
“We came her today because we are looking for the right kind of engineer. We know we can find what we are looking for here at ONU,” says Ned Heminger, principal partner at HAWA.
More praise for the 2014 Winter Career Fair:
“I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to participate at the ONU Career Fair yesterday. The Xanitos Table had a great turn out. The students were very well-dressed and informed. I was very impressed by everyone I met. Thank you too for the lovely accommodations at the Inn on campus and the hospitality at the Career Fair. Well done!”
Human Resources Director
“On behalf of GSW, I want to thank you and the Ohio Northern University Polar Careers staff for running and administrating the Career and Graduate/Professional School Fair. Not only was this a great event, but we had the chance to meet and connect with some of ONU’s brightest students. We love the education, experience and insight that your Pharmaceutical Business students are receiving. It was a pleasure to be a part of this event and we look forward to attending the Pharmacy Career Fair on October 1, 2014. Thank you once again.”
HR / Operations Coordinator
GSW, Inventiv Health
“As first timers we were very impressed by the number and quality of the companies represented. For us this was a big indicator of the quality of the event and the ONU students. The overall organization and professionalism of the event was top quality. When we got to meet and interact with the students, our impressions on the quality of your students were reinforced. All the students expressing interest in Accubuilt were professional and well prepared. We met 16 fine young people yesterday, half of which are well qualified to fill our needs for engineering co-ops and interns, so we’ll have a tough task picking one or two. Later at lunch, we met another firm, who were similarly impressed. They have been coming for a few years and have hired ONU students with great success and satisfaction.”
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Only two more days remain to apply for the ONU-Hanyang Fellowship!
Published 02/13/2014 - 10:24am
Travel * Make new friends * Earn college credit * Experience a foreign culture * Burnish your résumé
Register by Friday, February 14, 2014
Study in South Korea This Summer!
June 26-July 27, 2014
This is a fabulous opportunity to study in South Korea this summer at very little cost to you.
Hear from a Hanyang Fellow in his own words.
ONU-Hanyang University Fellowship
Up to three students from each ONU undergraduate college will be selected to receive a fellowship to study at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, this summer.
The ONU-Hanyang Fellowship covers tuition, housing, excursions throughout Seoul, weekend trips and partial reimbursement for airfare—a value of over $7,100. A wide variety of courses in business, social sciences, political science, history, humanities, and more are available at Hanyang University, all taught in English and transferrable to ONU.
Students are responsible for paying for food, personal expenses, remaining airfare cost, and an ONU administrative fee. (These are estimated at $1,800 and qualify for financial aid.)
Students selected for the fellowship must share their experiences within their college and the university community through an approved activity.
For More Information
- Visit the Hanyang University International Summer School website (summerschoolkorea.com).
- Visit the ONU Study Abroad Hanyang Fellowship page (www.onu.abroadoffice.net/hanyang.htm).
- Check out the blogs of some of the over 90 ONU students who’ve participated in the past (www.onu.edu/features/onu_abroad_blog).
Contact one of the following:
ONU Study Abroad: Dr. Brian Keas, email@example.com
Arts & Sciences: Ms. Mary Drzycimski-Finn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Administration: Dr. Robert Kleine, email@example.com
Engineering: Ms. Lori Goldsmith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pharmacy: Dr. Kelly Shields, email@example.com
The Tillman Military Scholarship is accepting applications until March 6, 2014 for veterans
Published 02/13/2014 - 10:07am
The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Military Scholarship. As a supplement to the Post 9-11 GI Bill, the scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend, for eligible service members, veterans or military spouses who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as full-time students at a public or private, US-based accredited institution. The application for the 2014-2015 academic year will remain open until Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:59:59 EST at www.PatTillmanFoundation.org/scholarship.
ONU students can contact Mary Drzycimski-Finn for more information.
ONU's schedule of Black History Month events
Published 02/12/2014 - 4:15pm
Ohio Northern University celebrates Black History Month this February with a number of scheduled events. Several campus organizations will collaborate to provide diverse opportunities to celebrate African-American heritage. Here is the schedule of February’s activities:
Cultural Conversation Hour
“Thug Life: Beiber vs. Sherman”
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Join us for a discussion on whether race in the media influences our perspective. Lunch will be served.
Annual Kuumba Festival
Friday, Feb. 14
The festival’s master of ceremonies will be dynamic speaker, singer and motivator MarQo Patton, music business instructor at Pearl Cohn Comprehensive High School in Nashville, Tenn.
BHM Speaker: Ya’Ke Smith
“Art Reflecting Life, Life Reflecting Art: Cinema as a Social Tool”
Thursday, Feb. 20
McIntosh Center Activities Room
Ya’Ke Smith is a filmmaker whose work has won awards at more than 80 film festivals. His short, Katrina’s Son, was eligible for the 2012 Academy Award in short filmmaking, and his debut feature, Wolf, won several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Texas Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival.
During his lecture, Smith will discuss his experience as a filmmaker and how his work seeks to debunk negative stereotypes, while sometimes using those same stereotypes to expose truths in the Black community.
Annual Diversity Forum
Friday, Feb. 21
Large Moot Court Room
Sponsored by the Black Law Student Association
Annual Black History Month Fashion Show
Friday, Feb. 21
McIntosh Center Activities Room
Annual Soul Food Dinner
Sunday, Feb. 23
For more information on the Black History Month activities or the Office of Multicultural Development at Ohio Northern University, contact
LaShonda E. Gurley
Director of Multicultural Development
Ohio Northern University
Ada, Ohio 45810
Tel: 419-772-3145 • Fax: 419-772-3146
World famous zookeeper "Jungle" Jack Hanna visits the Freed Center
Published 02/11/2014 - 11:09am
The Freed Center is getting cray! It's literally and figuratively turning into a zoo with Jack Hanna!— Lauren Staley (@LaurenStaley2) February 8, 2014
The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts welcomed Jack Hanna on Saturday, February 8, for two performances of “Jungle Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live.” ONU took a trip to the wild side with America’s favorite zookeeper and many of his favorite animals from around the world.
Hanna has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as “Good Morning America,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Fox News programs, and “Late Show with David Letterman.” Hanna took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three of his own nationally syndicated television programs: “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild” and, most recently, “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.” Hanna and his TV crew have had the privilege to travel to Africa more than 40 times and visit each continent at least twice.
Our students took to social media to share their excitement.
Congratulations to the ONU Model UN!
Published 02/04/2014 - 11:43am