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October 19, 2017

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ONU Inn's next PaintINN

Here is the picture for The Inn's next PaintINN to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Supplies, food and drink are included. For reservations, call 419-772-2500.

Trick or treat at ONU Oct. 24

The annual trick or treat event at Ohio Northern will begin with registration at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the McIntosh Center activities room. ONU students will then lead the youngsters through residence halls beginning at 5:15 p.m. 

The event will also include dinner at 6 p.m. in the McIntosh Center ballroom and a costume contest and raffle at 6:30 p.m. before wrapping up at approximately 7 p.m.

 The event, which is open to area children, is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up and join the fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult to attend the festivities. The outing is presented by ONU’s office of residence life.

PTSD topic of talks

Two ONU professors will speak on their NIH research pertaining to post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects on the heart and memory formation.

Boyd Rorabaugh, professor of pharmacology and cell biology, and Phillip Zoladz, associate professor of psychology, will speak at Ada Chats, which is a series of talks sponsored by the Ada Public Library and Heterick Library.

The presentations by the professors will take place at Heterick at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. The program is free and open to the public.

A future engineer?

A future engineer? Dr. Bryan Boulanger, chair of environmental engineering, with daughter Eala, 2, at the groundbreaking of the new ONU engineering building.

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Engineering chat

Bruce Burton (left), retired dean of engineering who came to ONU in 1958, chats with Kevin Freese of Cleveland, an ONU graduate who is chairman and CEO of Groovy Candies. Freese serves as Campaign for Engineering co-chair, helping to raise millions of dollars for the new building and its furnishings.

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Momentous day in the history of ONU

300 gather for $30 million engineering building groundbreaking

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Today (Friday) was a momentous day in the history of Ohio Northern when about 300 people gathered for a groundbreaking  ceremony at the site which will become a $30 million College of Engineering building located just east of pharmacy.


Wind Orchestra to perform Oct. 22

The ONU Wind Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on  Sunday, Oct. 22 in the Freed Center..

Thomas Hunt, professor of music, will conduct this opening concert. The first half of the program will feature “Vision Fanfare” by American composer Eric Knechtges, “Musica Boema” by Czech composer Zdenek Lukas, “Overture for Band” by German composer Felix Mendelssohn, “October” by American composer Eric Whitacre, and “March of the Belgian Parachutists” by Belgian composer Pierre Leemans.

The second half of the program will feature “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

ONU Polaris members learn about moveable type

Members of "Polaris," ONU's literary magazine, learned about moveable type printing presses and assembled letters to each spell out a favorite quote. Prof. Melissa Eddings-Mancuso showed the students different types of prints: regular, ghost, reverse, and shadow. Today's printed material is all prepared with the help of computers, whether actually printed on paper or presented to readers online, like the Ada Icon.

ONU Symphony to perform Oct. 15

The ONU Symphony will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 in the Freed Center.  Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at

ONU law professor co-edits labor law book

The book argues that American labor law should be reconsidered and reformed

Cambridge University Press has announced that it will publish "The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law: Reviving American Labor for a 21st Century Economy."

The book will be co-edited by Richard Bales, professor of law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and Charlotte Garden, professor of law at Seattle University School of Law, with an expected publication date of fall 2018.

More than 40 leading labor law scholars from throughout the United States will contribute.