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ONU Hall of Famer's life experience are in a "league of their own"


Becoming a professional athlete in two sports—especially for a woman in the 1950s and 1960s—was nearly impossible. Jeneane Lesko, BA ’57, however, did just that, and her athletic career is only one headline of her amazing life.

June 30 Patriotic Pops concert brings LSO to ONU

Free event supported by 14 local and regional sponsors

The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s free, public Patriotic Pops concert will be held at Ohio Northern University on Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place on the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center between Presser and Weber halls.

ONU designated a Purple Star Campus

May 23, 2025__The Ohio Department of Higher Education has designated Ohio Northern University as a Collegiate Purple Star campus for its efforts to support students with military backgrounds.

Commencement 2024: One chapter ends, another begins

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Ohio Northern University celebrated Commencement 2024 the weekend of May 18-19 with three ceremonies: the College of Law ceremony held on Saturday, and the College of Pharmacy and Undergraduate/MSA ceremonies held on Sunday.

ONU dedicates state-of-the-art Haushalter Finance Lab

Ohio Northern University’s Dicke College of Business Administration dedicated its newest high impact learning space – the Haushalter Finance Lab on May 17, 2024. Named in recognition of donors David Haushalter, BSBA ’92, and Nikki (Bennett) Haushalter, BSPh ’92, PharmD ‘97, the lab is designed to simulate a trading room.

Ohio Northern students impress at 2024 Polar Pitch competition

Ohio Northern University had 71 teams showcase their entrepreneurial spirit in this semester’s Polar Innovation Exchange elevator pitch competition on April 17, 2024.

Student-led groups created a unique product for the marketplace and pitched it in under two minutes followed by a two-minute question session. It’s ONU’s own version of the “Shark Tank” minus the millionaire and billionaire investors.

Professor Kevin M. Ernst, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, organized the event with the assistance of volunteer judges.

The campus-wide competition started in 2008 and runs every semester, explained Ernst, with cash prizes awarded to first, second, and third place.

“It provides student with a chance to explore the concepts of marketing and presentational speaking by pitching the idea and business model to a panel of judges,” he said.