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ONU moves to virtual instruction

Starting on Monday, March 16, ONU is suspending all face-to-face instruction, with the exception of laboratory sessions, until April 17.

The following announcement is on the Ohio Northern University website:

Ohio Northern University is monitoring the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation state-wide and preparing for any potential impact to campus.  

ONU creates COVID-19 task force

Also has website for information and updates to campus community

Ohio Northern University has created a taskforce to address issues around the COVID-19 crisis that could impact the on-going operations of the university, according to Amy Prigge, executive director of the office of communications and marketing.

The taskforce is meeting and planning for the unlikely event of a local outbreak of COVID-19. The taskforce includes several members of the president’s cabinet, and leaders of operational units across campus.

ONU has also created a website for information and updates for the campus community concerning COVID-19 and campus safety,

CLICK HERE to access the site.

Watch two videos on the life of Dr. DeBow Freed

• Memories of Dr. Freed • The Life of DeBow Freed

The Ada Icon provides links to two video focusing on the life of Dr. DeBow Freed, President Emeritus of Ohio Northern University, who died in Ada on Feb. 8.

A memorial service and celebration of his life was held on campus on Saturday.

It included a display of mementos in the chapel, and a video on his life of service and the Freed years at Ohio Northern.

• Click here for the video Memories of Dr. Freed

• Click here for the video The Life of DeBow Freed


Grants help ONU HealthWise outreach initiatives

Megan Stephan works to provide health education outreach to Hardin County students

Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy resident Megan Stephan of New Madison, Ohio, has received two grants for a program she has spearheaded to provide health education outreach to students in Hardin County.

For her efforts, Stephan has been awarded a $8,500 grant from Buckeye Health Plan and a $5,000 ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Pharmacy Resident Research Grant. 

Stephan, a graduate of Tri-Village Local Schools, earned her PharmD degree from Ohio Northern in May 2019.

Moon and stargazing at ONU Observatory Friday

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will be open to the public for a moon and star-gazing event on Friday, March 6, 8-10 p.m.

The event is called "Moon in the Beehive" because “the moon will be passing through the 'Beehive cluster' in Cancer this evening.  We'll take on the challenge of seeing the stars, despite the bright moon being nearby,” said Dr. Jason Pinkney, professor of physics and astronomy at ONU.

Please note, you can arrive anytime during the scheduled event; there is usually no advantage to being early. If there is a presentation, this will occur in the middle of the event.

ONU student's social media skills at work in political campaign

Aaron Lee gets first-hand look at grassroots politics

Aaron Lee, a ONU double major studying philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and professional writing, has a strong passion for politics and law.  

He originally came to ONU for the PPE major offering. He selected this major due to having an interest in politics and law, along with wanting to study something that would be beneficial in law school.