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Gospel Ensemble to mark 30th year with concert

Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in December 1987 for a one-time performance, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the McIntosh Center. The concert is free and open to the public

“It began with the notion of starting a group with African-American students that would give them an opportunity to express their spirituality and have a voice in a community where they often felt like strangers,” said Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, Ph.D., the group’s founder and leader as well as vice president of student affairs at ONU.

Lots of international flavor tonight at ONU

It's a fair that you won't want ot miss.

For one shining moment, the world comes together...at a multicultural fair at ONU on Friday evening.

This year's fair is from 5 to 8 p.m. in the ONU Sports Center. The event includes international free food samplings, displays and lots of fun.

The International Services, World Student Organization, Multicultural Planning Committee and ONU Student Senate sponsor the fair.

Last year 25 international flags were flying and they represented the countries which ONU students call home.

Stocktons give to engineering building

Lee and Shirley Stockton of Troy, Ohio, have made a major gift to the proposed engineering college building. Thus far, $12.3 million of the $15 million goal has been raised or pledged by donors.

 

The 105,000-square-foot facility will be nearly twice the size of the current Biggs Engineering Building and will feature space for collaboration, class projects and community-building,

 

Bank official to speak at ONU

Michael Prescott, president of U.S. Bank’s Cincinnati market, will deliver the Lovett Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the business college. The title of his talk is “What I didn’t learn from textbooks.  The talk is free and open to the public.

 Prescott, who earned a bachelor’s degree with high distinction in accounting from Ohio Northern in 1984, is responsible for the bank’s activities and commercial-lending efforts in the Cincinnati region. He also has market responsibility for Florida; North Carolina; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Saint Louis, Mo. He holds the MBA from Ohio State.

Thinking back to her undergrad experience at ONU

Laura Barnhardt Corle: "That's the best thing I ever did"

During Women's History Month the ONU Department of Art and Design features its outstanding graduates on its Facebook. This is one of those features.

Laura Barnhardt Corle (BFA ’77) is one of the first Ohio Northern students to graduate with a BFA degree. Forty years later, she continues to make a living as a professional artist.

Immigration topic of symposium

A variety of experts will share their insights on the topical theme of “Defining Immigration Law in a time of Terror” during the 40th annual ONU Law Review Symposium on Friday, March 24 in the College of Law.

9:15 a.m. -10 a.m. Amanda Frost, “Unmaking unauthorized immigrants.” Frost is professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law. She writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts and jurisdiction, immigration law and judicial ethics.

Pirates of Penzance sail into ONU in April

First time for Pirates on Freed stage in nearly a quarter century

Story reprinted in part,
from The Northern Review.

By Nathan Grizenko

William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s whimsical and comedic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” will return to the Freed Center for the Performing Arts April 6-9 since its last showing in 1993.

Kirsten Osbun Manley, the program director of the Ohio Northern University’s musical theater program, is directing the show with the intention of exposing her students to a new style of music to challenge them vocally.

Manely decided to do an operetta since one has not been performed since the 1999 performance of “H.M.S. Pinafore.”

Gospel Ensemble to celebrate 30 years with special concert

The ONU  Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in fall 1987, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the McIntosh Center ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

"The concert is intended to be a celebration of the values that make the Gospel Ensemble such a special group,” said Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, Ph.D., the group’s founder and leader as well as vice president for student affairs at ONU.

Chorus concert set for March 24

The Ohio Northern University Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24 in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. 

 The choruses will perform pieces from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gwyneth Walker, Heinrich Schütz, Stephen Schwartz and Felix Mendelssohn among others. 

The Men’s Chorus is directed by Christopher Larsen, director of choral activities at ONU, and the Women’s Chorus is directed by Marilyn Roth Basinger, long-time area educator and lecturer in music at Ohio Northern

He was one of four ONU Klondikes

Cody Meyer collected memories to last a lifetime

Even though Cody Meyer has only been Klondike for a little more than a year, the stories he’s collected and the memories he’s made will last a lifetime.

“Being Klondike has meant the world to me,” says the mechanical engineering major.

Cody is one of four seniors who are taking off the mask and publicly revealing who they are, something that is absolutely forbidden for them to do while they are active Klondikes.

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