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From hesitant to confident: How Omega Hollies found her calling and where it will take her next

Oct 17, 2018
ONU's International Students Services Coordinator (ISSC) Omega Hollies first entered the Multicultural Center four years ago. On October 23, she will leave it for the last time. (Photo/McKenzie Wilson)

Four years ago, no one wanted Omega Hollies to be a teacher. The recent Grand Valley State graduate ran around from small job to even smaller job. She filled orders at a local yarn shop one day and nannied a couple young children the next. In the time she had to herself, Hollies checked the web. She hoped every day there would be more than four positions open teaching high school sociology.

A high school never popped up on her server, but Ohio Northern University did.

Cultural Conversation Hour investigates importance of griots and oral history to black America

Feb 20, 2016 - Comments: 0
Griots were storytellers in charge of remembering and passing on the histories and traditions of their tribe. (photo/Wikipedia)

What’s your story? How much of your family’s history do you know?  Who is the storyteller in your family?

As part of Black History Month this year, the Office of Multicultural Development sought to discuss these questions in the context of black America; more specifically, the relevance of oral history to the story of black Americans.

'Opening The Way' reception opens doors for international students

Sep 09, 2015 - Comments: 0
Members of the Black Student Union talking to a student about their organization. (Northern Review photo/Sam Pontarolo)

On the evening of September 1, all eight of the multicultural student organizations at Ohio Northern were in attendance for the third annual ‘Opening The Way’ reception. 
The reception was held in the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, with each organization having their own booth to display and interact with attendees.  

'No, I'm not a terrorist' - Muslim speaker addresses stereotypes through humor, facts

Mar 13, 2015 - Comments: 0
Speaker Zohra Sarwari talks about what Islam really is and why the religion should not be equated with terrorism. (Northern Review photo/Khadijah Bagais).

The Office of Multicultural Development hosted speaker Zohra Sarwari on Wed., Mar. 11 in the McIntosh Ballroom. The event, titled "No, I'm not a terrorist," sought to address misconceptions, media biases, and the real facts behind what terrorism really is through the use of humor, personal stories, and data. Over 150 people attended the event. 

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