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Navin appointed appointed board of governors chair of Beta Gamma Sigma

Ohio Northern University James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Dean and professor John C. Navin, Ph.D., was recently appointed chair of international business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma’s (BGS) Board of Governors.
Navin will serve a two-year term as chair and then a one-year term as past chair.

ONU political science Pi Sigma Alpha chapter receives national award

Ohio Northern University's Pi Iota chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honors society, has been awarded a Best Chapter Award for 2022-2023. This is the sixth year that the chapter has received this award, which society Executive Director Tonya Schwarz, Ph.D., called “quite an achievement.”

These awards recognize local chapters that are particularly active in their institutions and communities and embody the society’s mission to stimulate scholarship and intellectual interest in political science. The Pi Iota chapter joins four other chapter award recipients from institutions similar in size, out of over 850 Pi Sigma Alpha chapters.

“We were impressed with the chapter’s achievements in developing activities supporting student leadership, especially given the significant challenges faculty and students around the world continue to face post-COVID,” said Schwarz.

ONU orientation leaders welcome new students starting Aug. 16

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When most Polar Bears move to campus on Aug. 16, and as Welcome Weekend commences to help students ease into the fall ’23 semester, Ohio Northern University’s decade-long Orientation Leader (OL) tradition will again be evident. Becoming a college student or transferring to a new campus can be daunting. OLs make this important rite of passage much less so by providing guidance, answering questions, and much more. In the process, they learn a lot about themselves, too.

Holiday Spectacular children's auditions on September 10

Ohio Northern University has announced children’s auditions for its 2023 Holiday Spectacular musical extravaganza.

Auditions for singers and dancers between the ages of 5 and 12 will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the Freed Center for The Performing Arts, 500 W. College Ave., Ada. 

Those auditioning may be asked to sing and should be ready to participate in a dance call (jazz and/or tap shoes). No prepared dance or vocal solos will be accepted.

The Holiday Spectacular will be performed on Ohio Northern University’s campus on Nov. 16, 17 and 18; and in Lima, Ohio on Dec. 1, 2 and 3.

For more information, contact Kirsten Osbun-Manley at [email protected].

Second annual Glow 5K to be held at ONU

UPDATE: Register for the GLOW 5K HERE.

National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week event

Ohio Northern University's Mental Health Prevention and Awareness Committee is hosting its second annual GLOW 5K Run/Walk on campus during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week. 

Center for Corporate Engagement launches professional development programs 

Ohio Northern University’s Center for Corporate Engagement (CCE), a resource for professional training and leadership growth, has opened enrollment for programs which provide "practical approaches with immediate applications."