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ICAPP podcast interview with Bob Cupp

Ohio Northern students and ICAPP Fellows Hailey Trimpey and Kennedy Aikey got the chance to sit down with Ohio Speaker of the House Bob Cupp, who reflected on his accomplishments and the events that shaped his career in public service. This interview can be found in their newest podcast episode titled, “All That Goes Into Holding a Political Office.” The hosts dive into what motivated Cupp to pursue a career in politics and what advice he had for young people regarding the political process. 

The heat is on

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

In 1984, Glenn Frey recorded The Heat is On for the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop.  The single hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1985.  The song was written by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey for Glenn Frey.  This single was the highest charting solo by any member of the band known as The Eagles. 

Save the date: Polar Bear 5K on July 16

Here's the invitation for the July 16 Polar Bear 5K and registration link:

Join us for the third annual Polar Bear Virtual 5K in support of ONU’s Dimension Award Scholar Program! Only together, can we Polar Bears go further in developing student leaders who come from underrepresented backgrounds. This year, there are two ways to participate:

Wake up and smell the coffee

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

The idiom “wake up and smell the coffee” is used to refer to realizing the truth about one’s situation or to become more aware of what is happening around you. I have heard this phrase more in the last two years than in my previous years. The plethora of misinformation during the pandemic has truly been a difficult situation for healthcare professionals and unfortunately, much of the misinformation is still circulating. The suggestion has been made to wake up and smell the coffee regarding the facts surrounding the pandemic. This idiom applies to so much more as well.  

The DiBiasio years at ONU by the numbers

Editor's note: Ever get tired of making to-do lists? We recommend making a "done" list to put things in perspective. Here's a recently issued version of just such a list for outgoing ONU president Dan DiBiasio and first lady Chris Burns-DiBiasio.

Ohio Northern University released new data highlighting the combined accomplishments and achievements of President Dan DiBiasio and First Lady Chris Burns-DiBiasio one month prior to the couples’ retirement from ONU. This webpage and downloadable PDF provide quantitative examples of the University’s growth and impact during the couples’ 11 years in Ada.

The numbers show growth in areas such as operating budget and endowment, while also chronicling ONU’s contributions to the student experience and community from 2011-22. Much has been made of the DiBiasios’ impact on ONU over recent months, and the new project data puts the scope and scale of that impact into context.

My cup of tea

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

The idiom "my cup of tea" is used to refer to something one likes to do.  For example, I love to read historical fiction and recently finished a book by one of my favorite authors. Sandra Dallas as an author is my cup of tea! I became familiar with her works when she wrote The Persian Pickle Club about a quilting club in Kansas during the Dust Bowl. I enjoy her books to the point where I order them from the library without looking at the subject. So, I put a loan request in  (thanks, Ada Public Library) for her latest novel The Little Souls without thinking about the topic. Ironically, I started reading the first chapter and realized it was historical fiction about the 1918 influenza outbreak in the United States. My first reaction was enough with the pandemics, but she really is my cup of tea and I enjoyed the story.  

It may not be obvious, but I don’t want to talk about pandemics. I would rather discuss tea. Yes, tea!