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ONU fall term will start Aug. 10

Term will end with final exam week Nov. 16-20

All academic programs, except law, at Ohio Northern University will begin on-campus instruction on Monday, Aug. 10, with classes held on Labor Day and during the traditional two-day fall break of Oct. 12-13. 

That announcement is on the ONU website. 

The term will end with a final examination week from Nov. 16-20.

Students studying in the College of Law will start on Monday, Aug. 24, concluding on Friday, Nov. 20, and complete their two-week final examination period remotely. 

According to the announcement: “This revised calendar is one way in which the university is following guidance from the CDC regarding the coronavirus”. 

Ohio Northern University publishes undergraduate research journal

The editorial board of Aurora: The Undergraduate Research Journal at Ohio Northern University, announced the publication of its inaugural issue. 

The first issue is titled “Better You, Better ONU: Advances in athletics, public health and safety,”  and it showcases student-authored research using methods in pharmacy, kinesiology, civil engineering, biology and more to address pressing issues.

Among topics are active learning in classrooms, PTSD as a disease, training for increased lung capacity and breath-hold, streetlights and road safety, and a comparative analysis of athletes in soccer and lacrosse.

Both essay-length articles and posters are presented.

ONU faculty member a national "rising star"

J. Blake Hylton, engineering faculty member, receives 2020 National KEEN award

Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering faculty member J. Blake Hylton, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2020 National KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) Rising Star Award.

The honor recognizes faculty members who display an entrepreneurial mindset in their careers as educators and who contribute to the profession in that manner.

Hylton will receive a $10,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation to advance KEEN’s mission and will receive his award at the 2021 KEEN National Conference.

Hylton, who joined the ONU faculty in 2015, is assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

ONU alums helping in the reach for the stars

Just ask Dr. Jed Marquart, professor of mechanical engineering

FROM ONU FACEBOOK - There is just something about space exploration that people remember. 

Just ask a 60-year-old where they were when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, or someone in their 40s about the Challenger tragedy. You’ll get more than an answer. You’ll get a story about where they were and what they were doing. They’ll even tell you how they felt.

Impact on both the university and area communities

Cincinnati student receives Freed leadership and service award

Hannah Smith of Cincinnati has received the 2020 Catherine Freed Outstanding Senior Female Leadership and Service Award from Ohio Northern University. Smith, a graduate of McAuley High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern this spring.

Busy spring even while students are off campus

Update on ONU faculty and student awards and honors

Several Ohio Northern University faculty and students have received recognition this spring. Here is a summary of awards and new notes.

Students recognized by Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education
Two students were recognized for excellence from the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education in 2020. Senior criminal justice student Katie Klamut earned the OCCJE Undergraduate Research Paper of the Year award for “Connecting Through the Wire: The Relationship Between Class, Race, Gender, and Police Brutality”  Law student Genc Nimoni earned the OCCJE Graduate Research Paper of the Year for “Rule of Law on State-building Societies - Republic of Kosovo.”