The Mathematical Association of America has selected Ohio Northern University professor of mathematics Khristo Boyadzhiev as the winner of the 2013 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, which is given for articles of expository excellence published in Mathematics Magazine.
Ohio Northern University student Anna Sankovich, a junior music performance major from Bowling Green, Ohio, has been named a 2013 Presser Scholar Award recipient. As a Presser Scholar, Sankovich will receive a $4,400 grant.
The award is given to a student who shows excellence in academics and a passion for music. In order to present the scholarship each year, the University must have at least 40 undergraduate music majors enrolled in the program. The recipient must have at least one-third of their credit hours in an area other than music.
Ohio Northern University honored student leaders and organizations during the 15th annual President’s Leadership Dessert on May 1.
The DeBow Freed Leadership Awards, the highest level of recognition for excellence in student leadership, were presented to a male and female from each of the University’s undergraduate classes. In addition, three student organizations were honored with the Alice-Kay Hilderbrand Student Organization of the Year Award in recognition of their active leadership roles at ONU and positive contributions to the campus community.
Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law will celebrate its 2013 commencement ceremony in the ONU Sports Center on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. Approximately 100 students will be awarded degrees, and Dr. Daniel DiBiasio, Ohio Northern University president, will preside.
The ONU Sports Center is scheduled to open for the commencement exercises at 12:30 p.m. A musical prelude will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the procession of faculty and juris doctorate candidates.
Ohio Northern University will celebrate its 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony in the Sports Center on Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in the Sports Center. About 550 students will be awarded degrees.
Robert Manning, Mars Exploration Program chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., will address the graduating students as the guest speaker and receive an honorary degree from the University. Oscar J. and Judith D. (Jacobs) Mifsud also will receive honorary degrees.
Courtney Hetrick, graduating electrical engineering major from Frazeysburg, Ohio, will serve as the student speaker.
One hundred percent of Ohio Northern University’s December law graduates passed Ohio’s February 2013 bar examination on their first attempt, and 82 percent of all ONU law graduates passed. ONU’s Pettit College of Law ranks second among Ohio law schools in overall passage rate and first in the passage rate of first-time takers.
The 100 percent passage rate by ONU law students ranked first, along with the University of Cincinnati, among Ohio schools for the first-time test takers for the month of February. ONU’s perfect passage rate by first-time bar exam participants ranks 20 percent higher than the state average of 80 percent for first-time takers.
Ohio Northern Engineering micromouse team captured third place at the Region 2 IEEE-Student Activities Conference hosted by University of West Virginia in Morgantown on April 20. Region 2 covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Ohio (except Toledo), Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and West Virginia.
In a micromouse robotics competition, teams construct an autonomous robotic “mouse” that navigates to the center of a random maze from a specified corner in the shortest amount of time possible.
Ohio Northern University presented Dankook Awards to Jennifer Krauss, a senior mathematics major from Pickerington, Ohio, and Sean McKee, a sixth-year pharmacy major from Salem, Ohio, at ONU’s Honors Day on April 27.
Presented since 1974, the Dankook Award is an annual reciprocal award exchanged between Dankook University in South Korea and Ohio Northern University. The award recognizes students with outstanding records in academics, student leadership, co-curricular activities and service.
The Ohio Northern University Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team finished second overall at the Tennessee Tech Baja SAE Collegiate Design Series held April 18-21 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn.
The event featured approximately 100 colleges and university teams and was sponsored by Tennessee Tech.
In addition to its second-place finish, the ONU team garnered third place in the four-hour endurance race, sixth place in the suspension and traction category, ninth place in maneuverability, seventh place in acceleration, and seventh place in cost report.
Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law has announced that U.S. Congressman Tom Reed of New York will be the guest speaker at its commencement ceremony in the ONU Sports Center on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m.
Reed, a 1996 graduate of the ONU Pettit College of Law, was first elected to represent the 29th District of New York in a special election held Nov. 2, 2010. He took office during the “lame duck” session of the 111th Congress and began his own full two-year term in the 112th Congress on Jan. 5, 2011.