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September 22, 2019

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Electronic sports coming to ONU in the fall

Esports is the newest, fastest-growing trend to hit collegiate athletics

 Ohio Northern University is launching an esports (electronic sports) program in fall 2019.

This initiative continues ONU’s emphasis on offering students well-rounded, high-impact learning experiences that allow them to pursue both their professional and personal areas of interest.

Esports will continue that focus in much the same way students have opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities such as intercollegiate and intramural athletics, the arts, and other pursuits that add to the richness of the college experience, expand students’ horizons and provide opportunities to interact with other students who have similar interests.

ONU law college seeks auction items

For public interest auction Feb. 8

The Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law’s annual public interest auction is set for noon, Friday, Feb. 8, in the large court room in the Law College.

"We are seeking donations for the auction,” said Jane Ward, director of law career services.  

"The auction provides funds to help ONU law students with their living expenses as they volunteer their time over the summer providing legal services to the underprivileged and those who would otherwise not be able to have needed legal assistance,” she said.

We are asking for donations of items that can be purchased at the live auction, the silent auction, and a raffle.

Carol Channing - a Polar Bear at heart

She performed the first-ever concert in the Freed Center, April 27, 1991

This note from the ONU Facebook:
"Even though Carol Channing wasn't an ONU alumna, she will always be a Polar Bear in our hearts.

"Ms. Channing performed the first concert at ONU's Freed Center for the Performing Arts on April 27, 1991, and absolutely knocked it out of the park.

Apart from her obvious talent, she was an incredibly kind and thoughtful person, even sending us personal Christmas cards after her one visit to Ada. Thank you, Ms. Channing!"

Ms. Channing died at 12:31 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes.

Martin Luther King Day has special meaning in Ada

The text of King's 1968 speech at ONU is linked to this story

Martin Luther King Day always has special meaning in Ada because the civic rights leader spoke on the ONU campus. The date was Jan. 11, 1968.

Matt Francis, ONU's archivist, made available the text of King's speech in Taft gymnasium.

CLICK HERE to read the entire text. This link also shows a video and photographs of Dr. King while at ONU.

King's concluding remarks at ONU, mentioning his own hope for the future follows:

She wanted to become a pharmacist since her junior year in high school

Shreya Sebastian says ONU has helped her combine her many passions into an incredible college experience

Pharmacy major Shreya Sebastian loves ONU because the University has helped her combine her many passions into one incredible college experience.

Shreya is involved in the Indian Student Association (ISA), College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP), Yoga Club, and mud volleyball – outlets that help her express her passions for her culture, her future career and her outside hobbies. Each organization fosters an important part of who she is.

ONU men's soccer team excels in the classroom

Sets new academic team records

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team continued to demonstrate the program's storied tradition of success in the classroom during the 2018 campaign under 21st-year head coach Brent Ridenour, establishing new academic records for the program this season.

With a conference-record 70 players on the 2018 roster, the program posted its third-highest team GPA for the fall academic semester in school history with a 3.42 grade point average.

The outstanding academic performance follows the 2017-18 school year in which the program topped the Ohio Athletic Conference with the highest team grade point average for the entire academic year.