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Ohio Northern alumni gatherings Feb. 25-27

Ohio Northern Alumni have been invited to attend a Polar Bear Party during the weekend of Feb. 25-27. Across the country and virtually, alumni have opportunities to celebrate being a Polar Bear by reminiscing and connecting.

The Office of Alumni Egagement notes, "We will be celebrating in-person at events across the country and virtually where you are. You can host your own Polar Bear Weekend event at home with family and nearby friends, or hop on Facebook to join ONU’s virtual community online."

Virtual opportunities include:

Students reflect on the life of MLK and his visit to Ada

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, the Icon offers the following contribution from Ohio Northern University, where Dr. King spoke in January 1968.

In a new installment of the public policy series “Critical Questions,” ONU student fellows Kennedy Aikey and Hailey Trimpey reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK).

Aikey and Trimpey discuss Dr. King’s role in the civil rights movement, his legacy and the history of King’s visit to ONU in 1968, just months before he was assassinated. They note that King participated and contributed to the civil rights movement in many ways: 

Canvas & Cocktails hosted by The Inn on February 5

The Inn at ONU, 401 West College Avenue, is hosting Canvas & Cocktails from noon to 3 p.m. on February 5. The event combines the opportunity to create a winter scene on canvas or wood while enjoying a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.

Artist Nancy Boaz is the instructor. All supplies, instruction and a beverage are included. Reservations and prepayment are required. Choose a project medium: wood ($85.00) or canvas ($70.00). Call 419-772-4266 to reserve a spot.

Find this event and more on the Community Calendar

Dr. Michael Craig Cox Endowed Fund for Careers established at ONU

Ohio Northern University announced that it has received a $1 million gift commitment from 2000 alumnus Dr. Michael Craig Cox, PharmD, MHSc, BCOP.

A cancer researcher and small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor developer, Cox has made the gift to support students, faculty, research initiatives, and science-related programming. The Dr. Michael Craig Cox Endowed Fund for Careers in the Sciences will represent the first alumni-established fund of its kind at ONU.

ONU robotics challenge

ONU engineering students put the course in coursework at the first annual ONU Robotics Challenge on Friday, Dec. 10, in the lobby of the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building.

The video at shows how robots performed.

Students battled with wheeled robots that they programmed to follow a course made up of a twisting and turning black line. Two robots from competing teams started on opposite sides of the course and the winner was the first robot to make it back to its starting position, or catch up and bump the other robot from behind.

THE ROAR spotlights ONU International Services

Catch the latest slice of ONU campus life with THE ROAR. In this episode: International Services Advisor, Christopher Caldwell talks about the international students Thanksgiving celebration.

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