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ONU student-athletes named Academic All-OAC for 2023

Seventy-one Ohio Northern student-athletes were named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference in the 10 spring sports for 2023.

Women's track and field and cross country led all teams with 14 honorees. Men's track and field had 12 award winners, women's lacrosse had nine, and men's lacrosse had eight.

The award winners must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 3.50.

Ohio Northern University earns ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation

National organizations are recognizing Ohio Northern University’s efforts to encourage students to vote.

Led by Institute for Civic and Public Policy’s (ICAPP) campus voting initiatives, the work has resulted in ONU’s designation as a Voter Friendly Campus, a fourth annual program led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. ICAPP student Fellows, led by institute director and political science professor Robert Alexander, Ph.D., worked with organizers to set goals, submit a statement of interest, form a coalition, draft an action plan.

2023 ONU commencement ceremonies for undergraduates, MSA, law and pharmacy

Ohio Northern University’s Commencement Weekend ’23, May 20-21, celebrated its many outstanding graduates. Three students were selected to speak at each of the ceremonies, Other exceptional seniors are also highlighted here.

Video coverage can be viewed here:

2023 Undergraduate/MSA Commencement ONU

2023 Law Commencement ONU

2023 Pharmacy Commencement ONU

ONU Law maintains U.S. News & World Report ranking for trial advocacy

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report placed Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law in the top 25% of law schools throughout the nation for trial advocacy, coming in at No. 47.

The ranking tied ONU with 11 other elite institutions such as George Washington University, the University of Notre Dame and William & Mary Law School.

ONU Chamber Orchestra concert on May 12

The Ohio Northern University Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May, 12 at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The orchestra will perform under the direction of Dr. Sarah Waters. The program includes a variety of music from under-represented composers, as well as orchestral standards. It will feature two soloists: Florin Simioanca (viola) on Stamtiz’s Concerto in D Major, and Rayanne Nye on Vivaldi’s Concerto for Bassoon in d minor.

For tickets, call 419-772-1900 or visit

ONU bowling coach Jeff Robinson brings 40 years of experience

New opportunities are forming in the Ohio Northern University Athletic Department as bowling becomes the newest sport for the Polar Bears.

Ohio Northern will field both men’s and women’s bowling teams for their inaugural seasons October through March.

The bowling program will be led by well-known bowling coach Jeff Robinson, who has about 40 years of coaching experience. Joining the Athletic Department in Feb. 2023, he already feels at home in orange and black.