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Ryan Waldschmidt, fifth-year pharmacy student's story

FROM ONU FACEBOOK - This summer the ONU Board of Trustees endorsed the University’s COVID-19 safety plan for resuming in-person education for fall semester 2020. This story tells how it has worked on campus this fall. More details of the plan are at the bottom of the story.

Early on in the planning for in-person education to happen this fall semester, the University’s COVID-19 task force recognized the importance students were going to play in a successful fall semester.

ONU livestreams Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11

Keynote speaker is dean of law school

Ohio Northern University will hold its annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

The event will take place under the Tent on the Tundra on campus, and will also be livestreamed on the ONU Religious Life Facebook page at the following link:


The commemoration will include comments from ONU President Dan DiBiasio and village of Ada Mayor Dave Retterer, who is also a visiting associate professor at ONU.

“A Chamber Music Soirée” you may watch from home

ONU Symphony performs Friday

The Ohio Northern Symphony’s fall program “A Chamber Music Soirée” features various small ensembles performing compositions written in a wide range of musical styles and from different musical periods.

 “A Chamber Music Soirée” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, via livestream on www.freedcenter.com. 

The program will feature the orchestra in four smaller chamber ensembles: String Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra.

National award for lifetime leadership

Recipient is Dr. Karen Kier, ONU pharmacy professor

Ohio Northern University pharmacy professor Dr. Karen Kier was recently recognized as a winner of one of the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards, an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

Celebrating the 19th amendment

ONU graphic design program women's right to vote poster design workshop

The Ohio Northern University Graphic Design Program hosted a poster design workshop on Oct. 21 focusing on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 

The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. It was the first legislation for women’s voting rights. Not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 were voting rights of all women protected and enforced.

Some of the poster examples are part of this story, taken from the ONU Art and Design Facebook.


Here's a theatre production you can watch from home

The Ohio Northern University School of Visual and Performing Arts will present the musical “Blocked!” from Oct. 29-31 via livestream on freedcenter.com.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 31.

“Blocked!” is the story of four teenagers trying to make connections online at a time when online is the only means they have.

These four teens each face social anxieties and isolation in their own lives that are only exacerbated when schools are shuttered and in-person activities are disbanded.