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December 11, 2017

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How do you say "Merry Christmas" in many languages?

ONU's multi-cultural dinner is an expression of the phrase

The many cultures of Ada - on the ONU campus - got together on Tuesday to celebrate Christmas.

Monty Siekerman shares these photos of the party.

• Below - Briana White goes through the buffet line at an ONU multicultural dinner and Christmas party on Tuesday evening at Affinity Commons. The party included a time to be with friends during the holiday, a gingerbread house making contest, and crafts.

• A time to socialize with friends before heading home in all directions during break.

• Dinner and crafts.

ONU student's niche is in Ada-Liberty fire department

Max Roberts: "Working with the fire department gives me a sense of belonging"

Missing the brotherhood he found in the military, Ohio Northern student Max Roberts discovered that bond as a volunteer firefighter with the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department.
“Working with the fire department has given me a sense of belonging,” said Roberts, a civil engineering student from Mansfield. “I am working with people who have similar experiences to my own, including military veterans and those from law enforcement.”

Have a favorite memory?

Do you have a favorite memory of Heterick Memorial Library? The library will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in 2018, and the librarians are busy planning a special celebration. To add to the festivities, they would love for you to share any memories you may have of Heterick through the years. Whether you remember carrying books over in 1968 or seeing the first-floor renovation in 2016, they want to know about it.

Engineering professor coauthors book

Dr. John K. Estell, professor of computer engineering and computer science, is coauthor of the new book, "Engineering Design and the Product Life Cycle: Relating Customer Needs, Societal Values, Business Acumen, and Technical Fundamentals," published by Momentum Press. 


The book attempts to answer the question of “What is good design?” by exploring some of the fundamental principles associated with design. It also examines engineering design in a broader context through means of the product life cycle. 


Dr. North elected VP of Board

Dr. Christine North, associate professor of communication arts, was elected vice president of the Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB).The PACB is creating the first national exam to certify patient advocates. The first exam will occur in March 2018. PACB Board members come from a variety of professional backgrounds and have one thing in common – a passion for helping patients. It is their job to be sure that those advocates who assist patients professionally on their journey through the health care system bring a variety of important and proven skills to the relationship.

ONU band to play at Browns game

The ONU Marching Band, the “Star of Northwest Ohio,” will close its season with a halftime performance at the Cleveland Browns football game on Sunday, Dec. 17.  The marching band is under the direction of Dr. Charles Bates.


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