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Henderson receives inaugural pharmacy award

Dr. Metta Lou Henderson, a retired Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy faculty member, recently received an inaugural award, named after her, that recognizes excellence in academic members, from Kappa Epsilon (KE), a professional pharmaceutical fraternity celebrating its centennial anniversary this year.

Dr. Henderson received the first Dr. Metta Lou Henderson Award for Excellence in Academia at KE’s virtual convention held in August. Steven Martin, Pharm.D., ONU College of Pharmacy dean, presented the award in person to Henderson at her home in Tucson, Arizona.

Beauty and the Beast at Freed Center in October

The Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present "Beauty and the Beast" on October 2-3 and October 14-16.

To purchase tickets visit https://bit.ly/3hdfqPT

Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress.

Sept. 22 5k Glow Run/Walk POSTPONED

Ohio Northern University's 5K Glow Run/Walk, originally scheduled to be held on campus Wednesday, Sept. 22 for Suicide Prevention & Awareness Week, will be postponed due to inclement weather that is being predicted. 

The event will be rescheduled.

ONU Child Development Center moving to new, larger facility

Ohio Northern University’s Child Development Center will be expanding in physical space and enrollment to provide enhanced services to the campus community and the public.

Construction on a 4,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin this fall directly across from the existing 1,600-square-foot center at 209 Union St. A fall semester 2022 opening is tentatively planned.

The new facility will incorporate more space for learning, play and conferencing, and accommodate more families. Architectural renderings have not yet been created, but administrators are planning to build a one-story brick building with basic design elements that will blend with the rest of campus.

U.S. News & World Report gives ONU high placement

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ohio Northern University third in Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest and No. 4 in the Midwest for Best Value. Ohio Northern was also placed at No. 6 in Washington Monthly’s Best Bachelor’s Colleges category and captured Niche.com’s No. 8 spot out of 45 Top Private Universities in Ohio.

The annual rankings examine various criteria ranging from student-to-teacher ratios to socioeconomic elevation.

U.S. News & World Report

ONU administrator to sing national anthem at Cleveland Browns game

Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in an empty NFL stadium in 2020 was still a dream. This time around, Ohio Northern University’s V.P. for Student Affairs Adriane Thomson Bradshaw, Ph.D., will be belting out the same patriotic number in the same place, but to a packed house for the Cleveland Browns’ home opener this Sunday, Sept. 19. The team will take on the Texans at 1 p.m. EST.

Thompson-Bradshaw, a Cleveland native, is known for her musical acumen, which she honed as a child during church services and has continued to cultivate over the years. In 1987, she formed ONU’s Gospel Ensemble. She calls singing “one of the passions of my life.”