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November 15, 2019
 

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ONU women’s tennis sweeps St. Francis

ONU men even record at 5-5

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team lost only eight games en route to a convincing 9-0 victory over NAIA opponent Saint Francis (Ind.) on Sunday afternoon at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 9-3 on the season, while the Cougars fall to 2-15.

$404,889 grant from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Boyd Rorabaugh, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and cell biology, principal investigator; Manoranjan D’Souza, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, co-investigator

The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy has received a $404,889 grant from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute to study the impact of methamphetamine on the heart.

Boyd Rorabaugh, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and cell biology, is principal investigator, and Manoranjan D’Souza, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, is a co-investigator on the project.

This funding will provide opportunities for more ONU students to become involved in research while enhancing understanding of the long-term impact of methamphetamine abuse.

Suicide-attempt survivor

Noted mental health advocate Kevin Hines to speak at ONU

Kevin Hines, a suicide-attempt survivor, will discuss suicide prevention at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in the King-Horn Sports Center gymnasium at Ohio Northern University. Hines is also a renowned mental health advocate and filmmaker. The event is free and open to the public.

Two years after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge at the age of 19. He is one of only 34 individuals (less than 1 percent) to survive the fall and the only one to regain full physical mobility.

ONU men’s golfers rally for 9th at invitational

Junior Ryan Tatman (West Chester/Lakota East) finished 29th out of 87 golfers to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a ninth place finish at the Mount Saint Joseph Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the Golf Course at Yankee Trace.

The Polar Bears (14-33 overall) rallied from a 10th place standings after the first round to finish ninth out of 13 teams with a 336-323—659.

VITA tax prep program at ONU recognized

For its proficiency while providing service-learning experience

Ohio Northern University’s VITA tax preparation program recognized 

for proficiency while providing service-learning experience

Ohio Northern University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was recently recognized by the Beta Alpha Psi national accounting and finance honorary for processing the most tax returns per member for the 2017 tax year.

The VITA program provides both community service for area residents and career preparation for Ohio Northern students.

In terms of community service, the VITA Program offers free tax help to persons who generally make $55,000 or less who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Traffic Stop

Woman featured in HBO documentary speaks here on Tuesday

Breaion Shanique King will participate in a panel discussion to address “Traffic Stop,” the HBO documentary about her violent arrest, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the McIntosh Center activities room at Ohio Northern University. The event is free and open to the public.

King was slammed to the ground by the arresting officer when she was stopped for speeding in Austin, Texas, in June 2016. Austin police Chief Art Acevedo later apologied to King for the incident and pledged to initiate a series of administrative investigations and increased training.

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