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ONU receives Ohio Campus Compact grant

To support community outreach projects

Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in partnership with Ohio Campus Compact, announced a $325  grant for a campus project at Ohio Northern University as part of a new mini-grant program announced at the Propel Ohio 2019 Collegiate Leadership Summit at Bowling Green State University in November.  

Students who attended the Propel Conference were invited to apply for grants of up to $500 to support their community outreach projects. The award will be used toward a project to promote the use of reusable shopping bags.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen young people making their voices heard, getting involved, rallying, marching,” said Brown.

Choose Ohio First grant to ONU totals nearly $1.8 million

Funds will be invested over 5 years to support enrollment and fund scholarships and grants for students in computer science and computer engineering in the Smull College of Engineering

Ohio Northern University has been awarded nearly $1.8 million from the Choose Ohio First program to increase the number of students pursuing careers in the areas of computer science and computer engineering and, consequently, the number of computing professionals in the state.

The funds Ohio Northern has been awarded will be invested over five years to support enrollment and fund scholarships and grants for students enrolled in computer science and computer engineering disciplines in the ONU Smull College of Engineering. The goal is to increase first-time enrollment in these two programs. 

National honors to ONU student public relations society

Chapter earned Star Chapter Award for 10th consecutive year

The Ohio Northern University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) received several honors during the recent national conference in San Diego, Calif. 

The ONU chapter earned the Star Chapter Award for the 10th consecutive year.

This award recognizes chapters for achieving goals such as programming and relationship-building. The ONU chapter’s achievements include conducting workshops, excelling in client work for the student-run True North PR firm and offering members opportunities to learn more about the profession through tours of public relations firms in various cities.

Pharmacists recognized for accomplishments

ONU student chamber earns national awards

The Ohio Northern University student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) earned several awards at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

The ONU chapter received the 2019 NCPA Student Chapter of the Year Award. This award is given to the student chapter that demonstrates excellence throughout the year in promoting independent pharmacy and advocating for the profession.

Evaluation of chapters is based upon criteria such as program originality, innovation, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student chapter members, and collaboration with independent pharmacies and health care organizations.

ONU Archives open house Wednesday afternoon

"Visitors will learn more about ONU history and how we serve students, faculty, staff and friends of Ohio Northern," said Matt Francis, archivist

Ohio Northern University Archives will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Heterick Memorial Library, Room 301, according to Matt Francis, archivist.

"Visitors will learn more about ONU history and how we serve students, faculty, staff and friends of Ohio Northern," said Francis.

"During the event you will be able to participate in a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Archives, interact with historic materials, meet your friendly neighborhood archivist, and enjoy a free snack," he said.

In addition, all attendees can enter a drawing to win a $10 gift card for COSI at Northern.


Internationally-recognized artist's work in Elzay show

George McCauley exhibit here until Dec. 14

The work of ceramic artist George McCauley is on view now through Dec. 14 at the Elzay Gallery of Art on the ONU campus.

McCauley, a Greek-American potter, has had 30 solo shows and has been included in 300 exhibitions. He has taught and conducted workshops internationally.

He is recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts grants and the prestigious Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence for the Arts at Austin Peay State University. 

His ceramic and sculpture works are included in international collections in 12 countries.