It's where Ada gets its news!
October 25, 2020

You are here

Ohio Northern University

DeBow Freed, Alice-Kay Hilderbrand leadership, community service award winners announced

Ohio Northern University students, organizations honored

Several Ohio Northern University students have been recognized for their leadership on campus.

The DeBow Freed Award for Outstanding Student Leadership as an Undergraduate Student is presented annually to one male and one female student from each undergraduate class. The award recognizes recipients for their positive leadership in the campus community.

The first awards were presented in 1999 and are named in honor of the former president and president emeritus of the university, who dedicated his life to the virtue of servant leadership.

I am pleased to confer upon you...

ONU and Ada HS commencements have a new look this year

I am pleased to confer upon you…

It was a first for Ohio Northern University on Sunday – and later this month it will be a repeat first for Ada High School.

The 2020 commencements at ONU and Ada HS will be viewed via video. To watch the ONU commencement video click here. (The link goes to the ONU Facebook)


Ohio Northern to resume in-person education this fall

In alignment with state government required safety measures and consistent with CDC guidelines and other community health safeguards

Ohio Northern University will resume in-person, residential education this fall. It will do so in alignment with state government required safety measures and consistent with CDC guidelines and other community health safeguards.

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are paramount as Ohio Northern engages several work groups to develop a comprehensive safety program based on social distancing in classrooms, labs, residence halls, campus apartments and other facilities; on enhanced and frequent cleaning of spaces and surfaces throughout campus; on increased access to hygiene products and PPE, and on availability of frequent testing and contact tracing.

ONU faculty, students, alumni recognized

Several ONU faculty, students and alumni received recognition this spring. Those annoucements follow:

John Estell
John K. Estell, professor of computer engineering and computer science at Ohio Northern University, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). 

ONU student earns Newman Civic Fellowship

Based upon her commitment for community engagement

Ohio Northern University student Madison Carpenter of Kinsman, Ohio, has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow for her commitment to community engagement.

She is among students nationwide to earn the one-year fellowship, which is sponsored by Campus Contact, a group working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

Carpenter, who graduated from Perry High School in Massillon, is a junior at ONU. She is majoring in political science and philosophy with minors in public policy, international relations, and gender and sexuality studies.

ONU will hold virtual degree conferral ceremony May 10

University plans to hold an in-person ceremony later at a date to be announced

In recognition of this landmark event in the lives of its students and with an understanding of current circumstances, Ohio Northern University is holding a virtual degree conferral ceremony, which will be posted on Facebook at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at www.facebook.com/OhioNorthern/.

This is the date that commencement ceremonies were originally scheduled for students in the ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy and undergraduate colleges, as well as the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program. The Pettit College of Law ceremony was scheduled for May 17.