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January 23, 2019

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ONU Homecoming photos

Lizzie Patterson, a 2017 graduate, competes in a football toss with Dean John Navin. BIZBASH was held at the Ohio Northern University Dicke College of Business Administration to coincide with Homecoming weekend. (Photo by Trevor Jones/ ONU)

ONU grad on TV tonight


Datus Puryear, a 2011 ONU graduate in fine arts, will play a police officer in episode six of the CBS television program Bull tonight (Monday, Oct. 29) at 10 p.m.

In addition to acting, Puryear has worked as a commercial model and has been featured in print advertisements for popular brands such as Pepsi, Samsung, United Airlines, Budweiser and American Greetings. 

He has also appeared in national television commercials for JCPenney, Burlington, Liberty Mutual and Cognizant, along with several appearances in fashion segments live on Good Morning America.

ONU Baja team places 8th

The Ohio Northern Baja team placed 8th out of 107 teams at the Midnight Mayhem competition in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 12-13. The team finished thirteenth in maneuverability, tenth in endurance, and ninth in barrel climb.

Canoe smashing

ONU engineering students smash a canoe at halftime of the Honecoming football game on Saturday. The engineering students compete in a cement canoe competition each spring. Since they have to build a new one each year, what do you do with the old one? Obliterate at Homecoming.

ONU band to perform Sunday

The Ohio Northern University Marching Band will celebrate the 2018 season during its annual “Band-O-Rama” concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Freed Center.

The band will perform selections from its program, “9-0,” which features music associated with the 1990s. Concertgoers will hear Anton Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” a European classical hit influenced by American music. The group will also perform Nirvana’s megahit “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. 

Field Commander Adam Grim leads the band in a special performance of his arrangement of the hit “Creep” by Radiohead.

Choral concert set for Friday

The Ohio Northern University choirs will present their traditional Homecoming weekend concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in Presser Hall. The “Choral Collage” will feature the women’s chorus, University Singers and Chamber Singers performing pieces by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and American composer Jake Runestad, and will conclude with the traditional singing of the ONU Hymn. The concert is free and open to the public.