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"Habitat" invites all on spring break mission

Feb 05, 2014

Here at Ohio Northern, we have our very own collegiate Habitat for Humanity chapter where it holds multiple service events throughout the whole school year. Our chapter's biggest event is our spring break trips. 

This spring break, we have the privilege to go to three awesome locations: Davidson, NC , Jackson, MS, and Dade City, FL. Students who go on these trips have an awesome opportunity to help others by donating their time over spring break to help build a habitat home. 

Winter apparel tips help stave off frostbite while staying fashionable

Feb 05, 2014

Polar bears, I would like to acknowledge everyone who braved the cold temperatures last week and decided to #PolarBearUp on their way to MacIntosh for lunch or dinner. I know it is not very enjoyable bundling up in your winter coats, scarves and mittens, but it is necessary to stay warm during the extreme temperatures. Even though the temperature has improved, it is still important to dress warm this week. Winter isn’t over yet. 

Here are a few fashion ideas for people who want to be warm. It’s important to stay warm, even if you look ridiculous:

Lacks family: Henrietta "will always live"

Jan 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Ohio Northern University welcomed two very special people to the Freed Center for a cozy evening of stories and laughter. For the students, it was a learning experience, but for the two women who came to visit the campus, it was an opportunity to share their grandmother's story, the amazing phenomenon of Henrietta Lacks. 

Lacks' Legacy bridges science, ethics and race

Jan 22, 2014
Henrietta Lacks was the focus of "A Meeting with the Lacks Family." (photo courtesy by

The Department of Multicultural Development and the Cultural and Special Events Committee sponsored A Meeting with the Lacks Family on Jan 21. The event was made open to the public, free of charge. The main focus: a woman named Henrietta Lacks. She was a poor, black tobacco farmer from the south. Her cells were cultured to become some of the first cells that could ever be grown in a laboratory.


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