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STEM, Pharmacy and Rock ‘n’ Roll summer camp registration

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ONU has a full slate of academic, music, and athletic camps for students in middle school and high school for summer 2024. The following opportunities are available:

Pathways to STEM Camp will be offered June 9-13, 2024. Open to students entering their junior or senior year, this camp will give students the opportunity to explore different areas related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  

Pharmacy Camp will be offered June 9-13, 2024. The camp, which is open to students entering their junior or senior year, includes hands-on experiences that will expose them to a vast array of pharmacy disciplines. 


Ohio Northern dedicates Durbin-Hileman softball stadium

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With nearly 250 donors and fans in attendance, Ohio Northern University dedicated its new state-of-the-art softball facility – Durbin-Hileman Softball Stadium – on April 27, 2024. The stadium is named in recognition of lead donors and longtime University supporters Melinda (Durbin) Hileman, BA ’87, and David Hileman, BSBA ’86, BSPh ’86.

Jed Marquart wraps up 33 years of teaching at his alma mater

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The Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering recently celebrated the career of Dr. Jed Marquart, BSME ’80, ahead of his upcoming retirement after more than 30 years of service to the university.

A native of Bluffton, Ohio, he has had a lifelong affinity for Northwest Ohio. After graduating from ONU, he worked in the engineering workforce and obtained graduate degrees from the University of Dayton. In 1991, he returned home and spent the next 33 years teaching at his beloved alma mater.

9 to 5, The Musical, takes Freed Center stage

The Freed Center for Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University continues its 2023-24 Season with 9 to 5, The Musical on April 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 and 27 at 2 p.m. in the Freed Center's Biggs Theatre.

GIRLS summit addresses political aspiration gap

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By Paula Pyzik Scott

In early April, the second annual GIRLS summit (Girls Increasing Representation Leadership) at Ohio Northern University brought middle school girls from Ada, Kenton and Upper Scioto Valley schools to meet and interact with local women in elected office as well as with women studying political science.

The guests were greeted by young women from the ONU Institute for Civics and Public Policy and Leaders’ Council. Emcee Alison Ringhiser, a sophomore Political Science Major, opened the event by encouraging the participants to “increase representation of women in any and all sectors.”

The event was created in response to research done by Dr. Theresa Schroeder Hageman, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science, on why the United States has a greater gender gap in elected office than other countries.


Keiser Lecture to feature evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant

2024 Keiser Lecture
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17
McIntosh Ballroom at Ohio Northern University

Evolutionary biologists Peter R. Grant, professor of zoology, emeritus, and B. Rosemary Grant, senior research biologist, emeritus, both within the Princeton University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be the featured speakers for the 2024 Terry Keiser Distinguished Lectureship in the Life Sciences. Their presentation, titled “The Nature of the Galapágos,” is free and open to the public.