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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.

Healthwise program aims to provide resources, support to those who want to quit tobacco

Feb 19, 2016 - Comments: 0
ONU Healthwise offers a variety of services to students, faculty, staff, and dependents. (Northern Review photo/Khadijah Bagais)

Healthwise's free tobacco cessation program is available to all ONU students, faculty, staff, and dependents. For those wanting more information regarding the program, you can contact Brittany Long via email at b-brock@onu.edu or healthwise@onu.edu or by calling 419-772-2299.

VITA tax program aids community with free tax filing

Feb 18, 2016 - Comments: 0
ONU's students are offering tax services to the Hardin and surrounding counties as part of the VITA tax program. (photo/debtfighters.com).

ONU's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is providing free tax filing to lower income individuals in the Hardin and surrounding counties. Professor Dexter Woods is overseeing the program, which is being held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. in the Dicke Business College until April 5. 

'ONU’s One for You' program is encouraging acts of kindness in Ada one post-it note at a time

Feb 03, 2016 - Comments: 0
One person wrote a positive message on this post-it note before sticking it on the board in Northern on Main. Each note can be redeemed for a $1.29 coffee. (Northern Review photo/Khadijah Bagais)

As a first semester freshman, Derek Price had an idea. What if he created an initiative encouraging random acts of kindness? Buy a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza for someone else to cash in; spread a smile and some happiness someone else’s way.

After a lot of planning and hard work, that’s exactly what he did. The program, called ONU’s One for You, officially launched on January 25 in Northern on Main and Viva Maria’s.

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