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ONU livestreams Spanish drama

School of Visual and Performing Arts presents stage production of "The House of Bernarda Alba"

The Ohio Northern University School of Visual and Performing Arts will present a staged production of “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca from Friday, Feb. 26, through  Sunday, Feb. 28, via livestream on freedcenter.com.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

Drama synopsis
After the death of the family patriarch, well-to-do widow Bernarda Alba is determined to uphold the social propriety of the house and exacts an unyielding control over the lives of her five adult daughters.

ONU law grad appointed to Greene County court

Gov. DeWine names Amy Lewis as judge of common pleas

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Amy H. Lewis to the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division.

Lewis received her law degree from Ohio Northern University, and undergraduate degree from University of Kentucky.   

Lewis, of Xenia, will assume office on March 1, 2021, and will be replacing Judge Adolfo Tornichio, who was appointed to the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Lewis must run for election in November 2022 to complete the unexpired term ending December 31, 2024.

ONU President Daniel A. DiBiasio announces retirement

Became Northern's 11th president in 2011 • Retirement effective June 30, 2022

Daniel A. DiBiasio, Ohio Northern University president, annoucement that he will retire June 30, 2022. The announcement was made this weekend.

DiBiasio, 71, was hired in August, 2011, as Ohio Northern’s 11th president. His announcement to the campus community was in a letter, which stated that his stewardship here “has been – and for the next year and a half will continue to be – a great privilege and tremendous honor.”

$10,000 PPG Foundation grant to ONU

For College of Engineering funding Lima Senior High School STEM Learning

Ohio Northern University has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the PPG Foundation on behalf of its coatings services facility located in Lima.

The funds will support the ONU College of Engineering’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with students from Lima Senior High School.

With the grant funding, ONU’s engineering and computer science professors and students will provide interactive educational STEM experiences to students in the Engineering and Technology Program at Lima Senior.

The Engineering Technology Program is one of Lima Senior’s 11 Career and Technical Education offerings.

Dr. Karen Kier is Lifetime Leadership awardee

2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist award

Ohio Northern University pharmacy professor Dr. Karen Kier was recently recognized as a winner of one of the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards.

This is an annual awards program recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

Kier, professor of clinical pharmacy, director of assessment and director of the HealthWise Drug and Health Information Center at ONU, was winner in the “Lifetime Leadership” category.

Answering those taxing questions

ONU’s VITA program offering socially distanced income tax filing assistance

Ohio Northern University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is again offering free, socially distanced income tax preparation for community members who make $57,000 or less annually.

In turn, this service enables ONU’s Dicke College of Business Administration students to receive practical training with tax preparation software and interpersonal communication, and to become IRS-certified to help prepare basic and intermediate tax returns.

Students also gain experience in identifying and helping clients claim special credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly, which can significantly influence filing outcomes.