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ONU’s True North Public Relations firm garners first place

Ohio Northern University’s student-run firm, True North Public Relations, took first place in a competition sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to promote state parks in the Northern Ohio area.

The competition called for teams to create promotional video and audio spots to be used regionally by the department. The students who participated on the project will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 20.

Matt Comer, wildlife biologist with the ODNR, stated, “This is the first time I have been asked to organize a venture like this, and working with the ONU team on this project has been a wonderful experience.

ONU to present discussion of ‘Peace Corps: What it Means to Serve’

Ohio Northern University presents 2006 graduate Amanda Horvath, who will discuss “Peace Corps: What It Means to Serve,” in the Dicke Forum on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Horvath joined the Peace Corps in 2007 and, as part of her Peace Corps duties, spent 30 months in Paraguay working with Paraguayan teachers and developing extracurricular programs for children. While in Paraguay, she formed a youth eco-club with a core group of about a 10 high school and college-aged students.

Ohio Northern University to conduct Experience ONU Day

Ohio Northern University welcomes high school seniors to campus for Experience ONU Day on Monday, Feb. 18.

Prospective students will learn about specific Ohio Northern programs; meet with current students, faculty and staff; and attend informational admissions and financial aid sessions. A complimentary lunch and campus tour also will be provided.

Participants can immerse themselves in the total collegiate experience by visiting actual classes, talking with current students, meeting with deans and faculty members, having lunch in the dining hall, and getting a glimpse into the daily lives of ONU students. Registration for Experience ONU Day closes on Monday, Feb. 11.

ONU to present Carrie Newcomer

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present Carrie Newcomer on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Newcomer is a rare breed of singer/songwriter, the kind who illuminates life with startling depth, humor and clarity. She has the ability to blend her rich alto voice with a poetic lyricism on a skillfully arranged and performed collection of folk root tracks, with Appalachian and classical influences.

Newcomer has produced 13 solo albums and has received numerous awards for her music and related charitable activities. She has done numerous collaborations with authors, academics, philosophers and musicians.

ONU to present ‘Suicide in B Flat’ by Sam Shepard

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Suicide in B Flat” from Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. with two matinee shows on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m.

The production, done by ONU students, revolves around two detectives attempting to sort out a murder/suicide in a darkly comic, jazz-inspired parody of a detective story written by Sam Shepard, one of America’s greatest contemporary dramatic voices.

This wild ride of a play, first produced in 1976, is situated at the crossroads between Shepard’s experimental past and his more commercial future.

ONU’s Mu Delta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi recognized as superior chapter

Ohio Northern University’s Mu Delta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized as a Superior Chapter for the 2011-12 academic year. In recognition of this achievement, the chapter received a check for $275 sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.
Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for accounting and financial information students, achieved a superior rating for excelling in service to the profession, the campus and the community.

Dexter Woods, ONU professor of business administration, also received recognition for his leadership of the organization during the 2011-12 academic year.