5:30 p.m. Fireside Friday at The Inn at ONU


5:30 p.m. Fireside Friday at The Inn at ONU

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ONU journalism students earn 11 national awards

Shane Tilton is chapter advisor

The Ohio Northern University chapter earned 11 awards for excellence in college journalism in the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ (SCJ) annual contest.

Graduating senior Grant Pepper was the most awarded collegiate journalist for the second year in a row with seven individual awards. He earned first- and second-place prizes in the radio sports package category for his work on “The Pep Talk.” He also won first place in the sports news category for his article “Where does ONU stand on kneeling?” Additionally, Pepper earned three second-place awards for continuing coverage, sports features and hard news. He also was awarded an honorable mention in the hard news category.

Dont' forget Saturday's health fair carnival

Lots of games, door prizes and health awareness activities

The Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy will host a community health carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

The pharmacy is located in the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building at ONU, located at 511 W. Lincoln Ave. in Ada.

The event will allow individuals to learn about their health, play games and win prizes. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Information will be offered on health topics such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sun safety, drug abuse/addiction, immunizations and plans to quit smoking. Further, medication reviews will be offered.

Future ONU HealthWise outreach events involving the pharmacy and mobile clinic include:

Clark Hall will be grass soon

The wrecking crew has arrived. Work began in demolishing Clark Hall on Monday morning. Here are photos of the north wing of Clark being torn down. Thanks  to the camera work of Paul Logsdon, here are photos of Clark being torn down.  Below is his story on the history of Clark, which over the years, served as lodging for many ONU students.

By Paul Logsdon, ONU archivist

“Well done thou good and faithful servant….”

Kelley Lewis receives Catherine Freed award

Kelley Lewis of Bellefontaine has received the 2018 Catherine Freed Outstanding Senior Female Leadership and Service Award from Ohio Northern University. Lewis, who attended Bellefontaine High School, graduated from ONU this spring with a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing.


Awards presented for campus leadership

Several Ohio Northern University students have been recognized for their leadership on campus. The DeBow Freed Award for Outstanding Student Leadership as an Undergraduate Student is presented annually to one male and one female student from each undergraduate class. The award recognizes recipients for their positive leadership in the campus community.


The awards were first presented in 1999 and are named in honor of the former president and president emeritus of the University, who has dedicated his life to the virtue of servant leadership.


ONU expects 6,000 visitors in camps and conferences this summer

Not to mention sstudents taking summer courses

By Monty Siekerman
College campuses aren’t quiet places in the summer.

ONU expects 6,000 people to attend camps and conferences here this summer. Sports camps and clinics include football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track and field.

Conferences will draw people to campus for religious retreats and academics, as well. There will be orientation sessions for incoming students and their parents, and alumni weekend is just around the corner.