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Women's indoor track & field ranked No. 18 in USTFCCCA Division III computer rankings

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's indoor track & field team is ranked No. 18 in the fourth weekly USTFCCCA computer rankings.

The Polar Bears received 40.62 points.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh claimed the top spot with 177.09 points, Wartburg (Iowa) is second with 162.09 points and Illinois Wesleyan is third with 88.01 points.

Northern has a record of 22-7 on the season and finished 7th of 18 teams at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday.

The Polar Bears will be in action again on Saturday at the Meindel Last Call Meet at Capital.

Community Economic Development Center at ONU to present entrepreneur workshop on pricing products

The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) at Ohio Northern University continues its entrepreneurship workshop series in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The workshop will be preceded by a networking event at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will follow the networking event and conclude at 7 p.m.

The topic of the workshop will be “Pricing Your Product” with Daniel Fox. This event is free and open to the public.

Fox is a licensed practicing attorney and a certified public accountant. He currently serves as an assistant professor of law and chair of the marketing/hospitality management department at the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Women's basketball ranked No. 4 in latest D3hoops.com poll and USA Today sports coaches poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up to a season high ranking of No. 4 in this week's D3hoops.com poll and USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches poll.

The Polar Bears received 522 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was 25 more than they received in last weeks poll.

DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 23 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 603 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 563 points.

No. 17 wrestling settles for OAC tri-championship after 21-11 upset at Heidelberg

By Tim Glon

Heidelberg upset No. 17 Ohio Northern 21-11 in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual meet Tuesday night at Sieberling Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears fall to 15-3 overall and are OAC tri-champions with a 4-1 league mark.

The Student Princes improve to 11-8 overall and 4-1 in OAC action. Mount Union also shared the league title with a 4-1 record.

Defending national champion, three-time All-American and top-ranked senior Kyle Kwiat posted his NCAA-leading 20th tech fall at 174 pounds to lead ONU.

He won 18-0 in 4:19 to improve to 34-3 on the season.

ONU to present speaker on LGBT-related issues

Tara McKenzie Allison, an attorney who practices in Columbus, Ohio, will discuss her personal experiences as a member of the transgender community and speak on other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Moot Room on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.

Allison is an active public speaker on LGBT-related issues and has been a presenter at the TransOhio Annual Transgender and Ally Symposium (2008-10). She also spoke at the 2010 Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference and the 2011 Equality Ohio CAUSE Conference at Columbus State Community College.

ONU to present ‘Warriors Don’t Cry’

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Warriors Don’t Cry” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The production is being held in conjunction with ONU’s celebration of Black History Month.

“Warriors Don’t Cry” is a one-woman play based on the searing civil rights memoir of the same name by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals.

As one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School in 1957, Beals and her eight fellow student-warriors captured the world’s attention as they endured untold hatred and violence in pursuit of an education equal to that of their white counterparts.