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Young alumni awards presented during ONU Homecoming ’23

Two Ohio Northern University graduates received young alumni awards during Homecoming Weekend in October 2023.

The William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award was established in 2004 by the Alumni Advisory Board to honor and recognize William L. Robinson and the 50 years he dedicated to impacting Ohio Northern University students. This award recognizes alumni who graduated within the last fifteen years and who demonstrate passion and loyalty toward their profession, community and alma mater.

November 10 Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony

Wreath-Laying Ceremony 
11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023
Henry Solomon Lehr statue, near Main St. on the ONU campus

(If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Snyder Recital Hall located in Presser Building.)

2023 Veterans Day ceremonies at Ohio Northern University will include a program with veteran James Lee, Petty Officer 3rd class. Lee served in the U.S. Navy from June 2006 to November 2011.

Lee began his military career at boot camp in Chicago Illinois at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. During his time of service, he had two primary positions, a Bos'n Mate and an Aviation Ordnanceman.  While he was stationed in Guam on the USS Frank Cable AS40 he did multiple small deployments in the Pacific in support of submarine operations for 3 years. 

ICAPP poll takes early look at ‘24 election in Ohio

New ONU poll also finds strong dislike across party lines, deep concern about toxic state of politics

The Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAPP) at Ohio Northern University has released the Northern Poll, a web-based poll of 668 registered voters in Ohio taken from October 16-19. The margin of error is +/-3.8%. Leading the project are Robert Alexander, Ph.D., political science professor and ICAPP director; and John Curiel, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science.

The following results and statements were issued from the poll:

ONU HealthWise mobile clinic renews partnership with Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Clinic provides health screenings, occasionally addresses emergencies

A five-year partnership extension has been made between Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. The value of that collaboration was illustrated by a recent health emergency at a Lima, Ohio event, where the mobile clinic was staffed by ONU pharmacy students and faculty, as well as by physicians in St. Rita’s Internal Medicine residency program.

According to Raabe College of Pharmacy, the mobile health clinic was at a block party in Lima to offer free health screenings when a fourth-year pharmacy student detected high blood pressure in a woman who was 38 weeks pregnant. The team feared the cause was pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal prenatal complication.

“With help from the Mercy Health team on site, the patient was taken directly to the hospital” where a C-section was performed and a healthy baby delivered, said Pharmacy Dean Stuart Beatty, PharmD ‘03. Mother and baby are doing well.

What is healing? An interfaith discussion at ONU

The ONU Religion Program of the School for the Humanities and Global Cultures and the Office of Religious Life are co-hosting an interfaith dialogue titled "Healing: Perspectives from the Global Religions" on Thursday, November 9, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the English Chapel.

The conversation between Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Leaders
will feature Ven. Bhante Pemaratana, Rev. Elizabeth Kelly, Mr. Joel Oster, and Mr. Akeem Adeniyi.

ONU professor to present research on psychedelics and PTSD

Phillip Zoladz, Ph.D., Ohio Northern University professor of psychology, will present his research findings on psychedelics at a press conference to be held at the November 2023 Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C. His research explores the potential of psilocybin to enhance exposure therapy’s effectiveness in individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Zoladz is one of several presenters the Society selected to introduce their intriguing and important findings to journalists.