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September 2018

Glow in the dark pilates with the ONU dance team

Sep 28, 2018 - Comments: 0
Participants with the dance team after pilates. (Northern Review Photo/ Megan Place)

Ohio Northern’s campus organizations have always been known to hold food fundraisers. ONU's dance team threw in a new twist with their Glow in the Dark Pilates class that they held on September 26th in the Bear Cave to raise funds for new uniforms.The change in setting and fun theme made it an interesting study break for students to attend.

What's in your Amazon cart? A musical theater major shops for diverse merchandise

Sep 28, 2018 - Comments: 0

Matthew Brightbill's latest assortment of Amazon items consists of five items that are seemingly random and unrelated but are all interconnected upon closer examination. 

Matthew, a musical theater and public relations double major, is preparing his latest Amazon order.

“Whenever have money and I need something, it’s Amazon," Brightbill said. "I have Prime Two-Day Shipping, so I don’t have to wait. It’s the best.” 

ONU education professor uses professional storytelling background to promote anti-bullying

Sep 27, 2018 - Comments: 0
Dr Kevin Cordi is the assistant professor of ONU's education department as well as a professional storyteller. He advocates being a storyteller in his everyday life to help keep the art alive (photo/Barbara Allen)

The popularization of technology, the internet, and social media has had a dramatic impact on the way that people share things with one another. We often resort to the digital world when we have something we want others to hear. Assistant professor of ONU’s education department and doctorate of storytelling in education Dr Kevin Cordi prefers to use another method to get his messages, real or fictional, heard and shared.

What's in your Amazon cart? Shopping sprees with a communications major.

Sep 27, 2018 - Comments: 0
Joe Dunay with his brand new white board and Canon camera. (Northern Review Photo/ Karlyn Kirchens)

Someone’s online shopping cart reveals a lot about who they are. Amazon’s carts are the most telling because of the wide variety of products filling the site. Whiteboards, a motivational book, and camera lenses fill the Amazon cart of Joe Dunay, a junior communications and public relations double major at Ohio Northern University.

Alumni Affinity becomes focus of 2018 Homecoming

Sep 26, 2018 - Comments: 0
Barbara Meek ('90), Director of the Office of Alumni Relations, stands beside Dr. Holly Baumgartner, Dean of the Getty College, at the ONU Alumni House (photo/Helen Heinig).

ONU ‘90 alumna and director of alumni relations Barbara Meek took the podium at Senate’s most recent meeting Sept. 19. Meek, in preparation for Homecoming, wanted to address a couple of policy changes related to student organizations and the Homecoming tent.

According to Meek, the Office of Alumni Relations’ purpose is “to build, sustain, and recognize relationships to support ONU.”

ONU's student-led organization, Polar Merchandise, serves its community

Sep 25, 2018 - Comments: 0

Polar Merchandise is a student-led organization on ONU's campus that creates branded apparel, promotional items, and so much more. The student members work with clients to apply their techniques and skills towards creating products for the ONU campus and community.  

Chaplain David MacDonald is here for all students, not just Christians

Sep 24, 2018 - Comments: 0
Service is an important Benedictine tradition to MacDonald. As seen, he regularly serves with students on Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day. (photo/David MacDonald)

“Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life? What’s my purpose?” These are the kinds of questions Ohio Northern chaplain David MacDonald hears from students he counsels––from Christians to Muslims to Jews to agnostics. MacDonald is passionate about campus ministry in all its colors and kinds, compelling the Methodist elder to write his recent book “Benedict on Campus” about Catholic traditions.

Writing Center open house welcomes new interim director, Professor Darlene Johnston

Sep 13, 2018 - Comments: 0

The campus-wide power outage on Tuesday, Aug. 28 disrupted both lights and air-conditioning, but it didn’t discourage over 100 students from attending the Writing Center open house. Students found free snacks, a gift card drawing, and peer tutors explaining the center’s services as they entered the doors. These services have expanded ever since Dr. Justine Post joined the Ohio Northern faculty in 2015.

Fearless ShenANYgans kicks off a new year

Sep 12, 2018 - Comments: 0

Ohio Northern University’s improv comedy group Fearless ShenANYgans is back again this year with even more jokes. They’ll be having their first event this semester in the Biggs Theatre at the Freed Center, starting at 8pm on Friday, September 14th, 2018. Admission is free.

Normality Is Not A Specialty

Sep 07, 2018
ONU's Middle Childhood Education program allows its majors, like me, to obtain a generalist certification if they choose. (Northern Review Photo/Christopher Roesner)

At the local bowling alley, my friends are trying to find a pair of shoes that fit reasonably, a ball without gratuitously large finger holes, and, quite frankly, their bearings in what is a foreign spot to them. 

Unlike them, I came prepared. 

I haul up my bowling bag I brought along, packed with two custom bowling balls, a pair of shoes with interchangeable bottoms, a rosin bag, a towel, and a glove, among other small commodities. 

How the ONU counseling center helped me become a senior

Sep 06, 2018 - Comments: 0
The counseling center in Klondike's Den is home to professionals who take the time to know everyone who walks through their doors. (Photo/Sarah Mudd)

After facing a tragedy I was recommended to utilize ONU's counseling center as a resource. I quickly went from not even knowing where the building was to developing a strong relationship with the people who work there. My experience has been so amazing that I want to lead others in their direction.

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