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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.

Pack Away Hunger creates 20,000 meals for Haiti

Feb 03, 2017 - Comments: 0

The 2017 Pack Away Hunger (PAH) event on Jan. 28 had nearly 90 students pack just over 20,000 meals to be sent overseas and distributed in the local community. 

The United Methodist University Senate Visits Ohio Northern for Reaccreditation

Nov 13, 2015 - Comments: 0

In February of 2015, the Higher Learning Commission made its once every 10-year visit to verify that Ohio Northern University met the criteria for re-accreditation.  The evaluation team gave ONU five stars on five criteria, from mission to teaching methods.  This past Monday, November 9, a different kind of re-accreditation evaluation took place as the United Methodist Church’s University Senate made their regular re-accreditation visit to Ohio Northern. 

Ohio Northern’s Methodist affiliation is first and foremost evident in the University’s mission statement:

Ada Friends prepares for new wave of bigs and littles

Aug 30, 2015 - Comments: 0
Ada Friends mentors ("Bigs") and their "Littles" kick off the 2014-15 school year with a trip to Suter's Corn Maze. (photo/ Ada Icon)

ONU's Ada Friends mentorship program that pairs ONU students with at-risk Ada youth is looking for volunteers for the coming school year. These "Bigs" will hang out with their "Littles" throughout the school year, participating in a wide range of events. Applications to be a mentor are due Sept. 12.


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