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18 years – 110 flights of stairs – ONU still remembers 9/11 in a big way

9/11 Stair Climb – Roughly 100 students participated in the 9/11 Stair Climb, as well as local first responders and veterans

FROM THE ONU WEBSITE - On the evening of Sept. 11, 2019, Dial-Roberson Stadium was a sight to behold. Dozens of people made their way up and down the stadium steps over and over.

They marched for the victims, they marched for the first responders, they marched for those who answered the call to defend their homeland and our freedom.

The 9/11 Stair Climb, as it has come to be known, began as an ROTC effort, started by recent graduate Bryce Bouman, BS ’19, but this year marked the first time that it took place on ONU’s campus as an organized public event, hosted by the newly re-established Ohio Northern Veterans Organization (ONVO).

Love where you live day Sunday at ONU

More than 150 students are expected to participate in the third annual “Love Where You Live Day” on-campus community service event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29.

The students will be involved in activities such as cleaning, landscaping and painting.

The event, which is coordinated by ONU’s Office of Residence Life, is designed to help foster a sense of community service as part of the Ohio Northern educational experience. It is also intended to help them feel a deeper connection go their college home.

It also serves to kick off “Spirit Week,” leading up to homecoming weekend Oct. 4 through Oct. 6.

NYC Julliard instructor demonstrates dancing history

Saturday evening in the Freed Center

The Ohio Northern University Department of Theatre Arts will present a lecture demonstration, “Dancing History,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,  Sept. 28, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

Guest artist and dance historian Thomas Baird has been on campus working with ONU students to develop historical dance techniques. Audiences can expect to witness changes of period dance styles, dress and music.

Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for students and children. To order, visit freedcenter.comor call the box office at 419-772-1900.

ONU celebrates the college spirit

Homecoming Oct. 4-6 weekend

Ohio Northern University will give it the ‘ol college try with a full slate of activities on tap for Homecoming weekend Oct. 4-6.

The annual event offers a special time for former students to return to their college home, relive cherished memories, visit with longtime friends and reconnect with their alma mater.

The full schedule of activities is available online at onu.edu/event/homecoming.

Ada Icon takes a sneak peek

... inside the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building

Getting to know a new building in town is like meeting a newborn for the first time.

There are many questions, much anticipation and, finally after your first visit, you are sold.


The James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building on the Ohio Northern Campus is the newest building in Ada, Ohio 45810.

And it needs some getting used to, but upon your first visit, you will be sold. Ada Icon took a quick sneak peek of the building earlier this week. Viewers will discover lots more about the building this fall.

Receives diabetes educators award

ONU pharmacy faculty member, Michael Rush

Ohio Northern University faculty member Michael Rush has been recognized for his efforts in providing high-quality health care to rural residents of the surrounding region.

Rush received the American Association of Diabetes Educators 2019 Strategic Initiative Award during the association’s recent meeting in Houston.

Rush is director of ONU HealthWise and pharmacy residency programs, as well as assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the Raabe College of Pharmacy.