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ONU junior Andrea Hoffman to serve on new Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council

Ohio Northern University junior Andrea Hoffman has been appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine '72 to serve a two-year term on the Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council.

Ohio Northern University registering organizations, businesses, residents for ACE Day

Ohio Northern University is currently registering organizations, businesses and residents for its annual Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day to be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

A partnership with the village of Ada, the ACE Day program provides opportunities for ONU’s first-year students to not only engage with the community but also contribute to the village's beautification. Students will take part in one-hour shifts (9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., and 11 a.m.-noon)

ONU to hold children'ts auditions for roles in 'Holiday Spectacular,' 'Beauty and the Beast'

Do you know of a young singer or dancer between the ages of 5 and 12 who would love the opportunity to perform on stage? Ohio Northern University will hold children’s auditions this summer for its "Holiday Spectacular" extravaganza and for the role of Chip, an enchanted teacup, in "Beauty and the Beast."

Here's Hardin County residents who graduated from ONU

Over 50 students participate on spring commencement

Over 50 students from the Hardin County area participated in the spring commencement at Ohio Northern University. Those students and their hometowns are listed below:

Preparing to fly the coop

Farm project tests the ingenuity and career readiness of 5 ONU engineering seniors

In three years of engineering courses at Ohio Northern University, Anne Major’s professors continually stressed the importance of seeing things firsthand.

And then, one pleasant fall evening her senior year, sitting on a lawn chair in the middle of a farm field watching chickens enter a coop at sunset, Major got it. Because, quite frankly, the chickens weren’t behaving at all how she’d expected.

In the open: Ada's Rush brothers detail unlikely pandemic partnership

“He’s my best friend,” David said of Michael. “I would’ve never imagined that after I chased him with a Nerf gun and knocked the door hinges off, we’d be helping each other years later to do our jobs during a pandemic.”

Athletics and pharmacy typically aren’t entities that converge. Peanut butter and jelly? Yes. Stevie Ray Vaughan and a Fender Stratocaster? Indelibly. Nerf guns and brothers?

Absolutely, which actually brings us back to that seemingly incongruous athletics/pharmacy concept. 

“Being from two completely different professions, it takes a lot of stars to align for our worlds to cross, but that’s what happened,” said Ohio Northern University alumnae and professor Michael Rush, PharmD ’05, referencing his brother, David Rush, BSSM ’11, assistant athletics director for Kent State University.