Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This Month at ONU - August

Aug. 2, 1899 – Ownership of ONU transferred to M.E. Church

August 14, 1871 – classes begin at Northwestern Ohio Normal School, predecessor to ONU
in the Normal School Building - the first building on campus

First classes in Normal School Bldg. 
Aug. 15, 1871 – First two literary societies, Franklins and Philomatheans, organized (Adelphians   
                             organized 1880)


Aug. 17, 1953 – Library collection moved from Brown Hall to Presser Hall

Brown Hall - Demolished 1976 - Formerly in Front of Hill Bldg.
Aug. 22, 2011 – Classes under the new semester calendar begin

Aug. 25, 1925 – Pres. DeBow Freed born  in Hendersonville, TN

Aug. 26, 1941 – Former Pres. A.E. Smith died at his home in Findlay at age 80; buried in
                             Delaware, Ohio

Aug. 30, 2006 – Dedication of Affinity Housing


Aug. 31, 1977 - Pres. Samuel L. Meyer retires and became president emeritus

Pres. and Mrs. Meyer - Biggs Engineering to Rear

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Books: March 2015


About grief : insights, setbacks, grace notes, taboos / Ron Marasco and Brian Shuff
Alcohol : a history / Rod Phillips
America's bitter pill : money, politics, backroom deals, and the fight to fix our broken healthcare system / Steven Brill
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P. Money
Atheist awakening : secular activism and community in America / by Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Becoming a multicultural educator : developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action / William A. Howe, Connecticut State Department of Education, Penelope L. Lisi, Central Connecticut State University
Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future / Fariborz Ghadar
Bees : a natural history / Christopher O'Toole ; featuring photographs by Edward Ross
Beyond the university : why liberal education matters / Michael S. Roth
The biology of reefs and reef organisms / Walter M. Goldberg
Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal / Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
The boy who drew monsters : a novel / Keith Donohue
Can a renewal movement be renewed? : questions for the future of ecumenism / Michael Kinnamon
Casein painting : methods and demonstrations / by Henry Gasser ; edited by Arthur L. Guptill
Catholic dictionary / John A. Hardon
The chain : farm, factory, and the fate of our food / Ted Genoways
Charles Reid's watercolor secrets / Charles Reid
Chasing the wind : inside the alternative energy battle / Rody Johnson
Child 44 / Tom Rob Smith
Common core meets education reform : what it all means for politics, policy, and the future of schooling / edited by Frederick M Hess, Michael Q. McShane
Communication research : asking questions, finding answers / Joann Keyton, North Carolina State University
Creative illustration / Andrew Loomis
Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it / Ian Leslie
Dance anatomy and kinesiology / Karen Clippinger
Daniel : a commentary / Carol A. Newsom, with Brennan W. Breed
El Deafo / Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky
Discrete mathematics : proceedings of the international conference on discrete mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 2006 / volume editors, R. Balakrishnan, C.E. Veni Madhavan
Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary
Drawing ideas : a hand-drawn approach for better design / Mark Baskinger + William Bardel
Eating dangerously : why the government can't keep your food safe-- and how you can / Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown
Elections A to Z / Dave Tarr, Bob Benenson
Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life / William Deresiewicz
Fear and learning in America : Bad data, good teachers, and the attack on public education / John Kuhn ; foreword by Diane Ravitch
Field-coupled nanocomputing : paradigms, progress, and perspectives / Neal G. Anderson, Sanjukta Bhanja (Eds.)
Fighter pilot's daughter : growing up in the sixties and the Cold War / Mary Lawlor
The fog of paranoia : a sister's journey through her brother's schizophrenia / Sarah Rae
Freehand drawing and discovery : urban sketching and concept drawing for designers / James Richards
Fundamentals of industrial chemistry : pharmaceuticals, polymers, and business / John A. Tyrell, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine / Laurie J. Fundukian, editor
Galileo's middle finger : heretics, activists, and the search for justice in science / Alice Dreger
Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America / Jill Leovy
The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman
Graph theory as I have known it / W.T. Tutte, emeritus professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Hearing the voice of God : in search of prophecy / Mordecai Schreiber
A history of design from the Victorian era to the present : a survey of the modern style in architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, and photography / Ann Ferebee with Jeff Byles
The history of love / Nicole Krauss
How snakes work : structure, function, and behavior of the world's snakes / Harvey B. Lillywhite
How the Jews defeated Hitler : exploding the myth of Jewish passivity in the face of Nazism / Benjamin Ginsberg
Human physiology / Stuart Ira Fox
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick
Is the planet full? / edited by Ian Goldin
The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement / Taylor Branch
Life and death in the garden : sex, drugs, cops, and robbers in wartime China / Kathryn Meyer
The long fuse : an interpretation of the origins of World War I / Laurence Lafore
Material world : a global family portrait / by Peter Menzel ; introduction by Paul Kennedy ; text by Charles C. Mann ; photo editing by Sandra Eisert
More than a likeness : the enduring art of Mary Whyte / text by Martha R. Severens
Native America and the question of genocide / Alex Alvarez
The people in the trees / Hanya Yanagihara
Pharmaceuticals, corporate crime and public health / Graham Dukes, John Braithwaite, J.P. Moloney
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography / Laura Ingalls Wilder ; Pamela Smith Hill, editor
Place, memory, and healing : an archaeology of Anatolian rock monuments / Ömür Harmanah
Plants and the human brain / David O. Kennedy
Plein air painting in watercolor & oil / Frank LaLumia
Positioning theory and strategic communications : a new approach to public relations research and practice / Melanie James
Precarious prescriptions : contested histories of race and health in North America / Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers, editors
Public relations and the history of ideas / Simon Moore
Public relations ethics and professionalism : the shadow of excellence / Johanna Fawkes
Queer media images : LGBT perspectives / edited by Jane Campbell and Theresa Carilli
Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches / John W. Creswell
Richard Bell's Britain
Romance and history : imagining time from the medieval to the early modern period / edited by Jon Whitman
Routledge handbook of global environmental politics / edited by Paul G. Harris
Serena : a novel / Ron Rash
Should I go to grad school? : 41 answers to an impossible question / edited by Jessica Loudis, Bosko Blagojevic, John Arthur Peetz, and Allison Rodman
The Sibley guide to birds / written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley
Silent submission : formation of foreign policy of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania : period from mid-1920s to annexation in 1940 / Magnus Ilmjärv
The Silver Star. : a novel / Jeannette Walls
Smarter crime control : a guide to a safer future for citizens, communities, and politicians / Irvin Waller
Still Alice : a novel / Lisa Genova
The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be / Anya Kamenetz
Tightrope : a racial journey to the age of Obama / Gail Garfield
Trees of Eastern North America / Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle, and Richard Spellenberg ; illustrations by David More ; edited by Amy K. Hughes
Trees of western North America / Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, and Gil Nelson ; illustrations by David More ; edited by Amy K. Hughes
The urban sketching handbook : architecture and cityscapes : tips and techniques for drawing on location / Gabriel Campanario
The urban sketching handbook : people and motion : tips and techniques for drawing on location / Gabriel Campanario
Water, peace, and war : confronting the global water crisis / Brahma Chellaney
Why the Catholic Church Must Change : a necessary conversation / Margaret Nutting Ralph
William Newton's complete guide to watercolour painting
Wisdom sits in places : landscape and language among the Western Apache / Keith H. Basso
Women shall not rule : imperial wives and concubines in China from Han to Liao / Keith McMahon
World philology / edited by Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin A. Elman, and Ku-ming Kevin Chang

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Books: February 2015

All the truth that's in me / Julie Berry
The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution / Jonathan Eig
The book of strange new things : a novel / Michel Faber
Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson
Building a better teacher : how teaching works (and how to teach it to everyone) / Elizabeth Green
Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy / Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, Scott Swartzwelder, PhD, Wilkie Wilson, PhD, Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine ; with Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster
The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges / edited By Edwin Williamson
Chemical information for chemists : a primer / edited by Judith N. Currano and Dana L. Roth
The coldest girl in Coldtown / by Holly Black
Comparative guide to American hospitals : 4,383 hospitals with key personnel and 67 quality measures in treating heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, pregnancy and surgical infection prevention / [edited by David Garoogian]
Construction specifications writing : principles and procedures / Mark Kalin [and others]
Criminal / Terra Elan McVoy
The edge of nowhere / Elizabeth George
Escaping poverty : the origins of modern economic growth / Peer Vries
Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town / Beth Macy
From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic / Don Ringe
Fukushima : the story of a nuclear disaster / David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan, and The Union of Concerned Scientists
Gabi, a girl in pieces / by Isabel Quintero
Geriatric dosage handbook : including clinical recommendations and monitoring guidelines / senior editors : Todd P. Semla, Judith L. Beizer, Martin D. Higbee
The Great Trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel / Deborah Hopkinson
How children learn to write words / Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler
How to build a girl : a novel / Caitlin Moran
I'll give you the sun / by Jandy Nelson
Laboratory and diagnostic tests with nursing implications / Joyce LeFever Kee
Languages of the world : an introduction / Asya Pereltsvaig
Life unfolding : how the human body creates itself / Jamie A. Davies
Make it stick : the science of successful learning / Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel
Maya art and architecture / Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. O'Neil
Mexican muralists : Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros / Desmond Rochfort
Mushrooms of the Midwest / Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Navigating Early / Clare Vanderpool
Nursing diagnosis handbook : an evidence-based guide to planning care / Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig
One came home / Amy Timberlake
Ophelia : a novel / Lisa Klein
P.K. Pinkerton and the petrified man / Caroline Lawrence
The paper cowboy / Kristin Levine
Paperboy / Vince Vawter
Rain reign / Ann M. Martin
The red pencil / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
The screaming staircase / Jonathan Stroud ; illustrations by Kate Adams.
Serafina's promise : a novel in verse / by Ann E. Burg
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League / Jeff Hobbs
A smarter charter : finding what works for charter schools and public education / Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter
Station eleven : a novel / Emily St. John Mandel
Strike three, you're dead / Josh Berk
Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March / by Lynda Blackmon Lowery ; as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley ; illustrated by PJ Loughran
We were liars / E. Lockhart
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe
Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case / Michael H. Fox
Wildlife / Fiona Wood
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass / Meg Medina

Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Mingle

Find that special someone to share Valentine's Day with in the pages of a book.

Come check out the dating profiles of a wide variety of fictional men and pick your favorite to share Valentine's Day with. Set up between the New and Popular books on the first floor of the library.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Books and DVDs: January 2015

All I want / Margaret Johnson
Frozen pizza and other slices of life / Antoinette Moses
Murder maker / Margaret Johnson
Berlin Express / Michael Austen
High life, low life / Alan Battersby
Introduction to partial differential equations / Peter J. Olver
A survival guide for stage managers : a practical step-by-step handbook to stage management / Mary Ellen Allison
Models for quantifying risk / Robin J. Cunningham, Ph. D Thomas N. Herzog, Ph. D. ASA, Richard L. London, FSA
Selma to Saigon : the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War / Daniel S. Lucks
Deadly harvest / Carolyn Walker
Emergency murder / Janet McGiffin
Logic & reading review for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT / [logic review, Edward J. Rozmiarek ; reading review, Jo Norris Palmore]
Writing skills for the GRE and GMAT tests / Mark Alan Stewart

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Books and DVDs: December 2014


All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr
Art and architecture of viceregal Latin America, 1521-1821 / Kelly Donahue-Wallace
Assessment essentials : planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education / Trudy W. Banta, Catherine A. Palomba
Blockbuster drugs : the rise and fall of the pharmaceutical industry / Jie Jack Li
The book of unknown Americans / Cristina Henríquez

Cholera : a worldwide history / S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler
A chosen exile : a history of racial passing in American life / Allyson Hobbs
Conceptual physics / written and illustrated by Paul G. Hewitt, City College of San Francisco
Grothendieck-Serre correspondence / editors, Pierre Colmez, Jean-Pierre Serre ; translated by Catriona Maclean with the assistance of Leila Schneps, Jean-Pierre Serre
Crimes of the future : theory and its global reproduction / Jean-Michel Raba

The Dead Sea scrolls study edition / edited by Florentino García Martínez & Eibert J.C. TigchelaarDeep-sky video astronomy / by Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
L'éloquence du silence : dramaturgie du non-dit sur la scène théâtrale des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles / sous la direction d'Hélène Bilis et Jennifer Tamas

Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations. VII, chapitres 163-176 / Voltaire ; edited by Bruno Bernard, John RenwickEthics in science : ethical misconduct in scientific research / John D'Angelo
A fighting chance / Elizabeth Warren
Fortress commentary on the Bible. The New Testament / Margaret Aymer, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, David A. Sánchez, editors
Fortress commentary on the Bible. The Old Testament and Apocrypha / Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page Jr., Matthew J.M. Coomber, editors
A guide to writing as an engineer / David Beer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, David McMurrey, Austin Community College
Hidden riches : a sourcebook for the comparative study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East / Christopher B. Hay
Imperial identities : stereotyping, prejudice, and race in colonial Algeria / Patricia M.E. Lorcin ; foreword by Hugh Roberts
Interpreting the Ancien Régime : David Bien / edited by Rafe Blaufarb, Michael S. Christofferson and Darrin M. McMahon ; preface by Keith Baker
An introduction to music technology / Dan Hosken, California State University, Northridge
Introduction to nuclear concepts for engineers / Robert M. Mayo
An introduction to thermal physics / Daniel V. Schroeder
The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures / Christine Kenneally
Keywords in composition studies / edited by Paul Heilker, Peter Vandenberg

Left to tell : discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust / Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin
The library instruction cookbook / [edited] by Ryan L. Sittler and Douglas Cook
The linguistic cycle : language change and the language faculty / Elly van Gelderen
Making the grade : the aspiring actuary's guidebook to consistent exam success and advancement in the workplace / Nicholas Mocciolo
Midnight in Siberia : a train journey into the heart of Russia / David Greene
The militant song movement in Latin America : Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina / edited by Pablo Vila
National rhythms, African roots : the deep history of Latin American popular dance / John Charles Chasteen
The nature and origin of language / Denis Bouchard
No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state / Glenn Greenwald
The Oxford handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls / edited by Timothy H. Lim and John J. Collins
The Oxford History of English / edited by Lynda Mugglestone
Penser l'Europe au XVIIIe siècle : commerce, civilisation, empire / edité par Antoine Lilti et Céline Spector
Physics for scientists and engineers / Raymond A. Serway, Emeritus, James Madison University, John W. Jewett, Jr., Emeritus, California State Polytechnic, University, Pomona ; with contributions from Vahé Peroomian, University of California at Los Angeles
Physics of radio-frequency plasmas / Pascal Chabert, CNRS, Nicholas Braithwaite, the Open University
Poetic heroes : literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early biblical world / Mark S. Smith
Portraiture and politics in Revolutionary France / Amy Freund
Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing / Michael A. Lieberman, Allan J. Lichtenberg
Revival : a novel / Stephen King
Social and economic life in Second Temple Judea / Samuel L. Adams

Theatrical legitimation : allegories of genius in seventeenth-century England and France / Timothy Murray
Twentieth century design : a decade-by-decade exploration of graphic style / Tony Seddon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dr. Frederick Martin Ernsberger Display
A display on Dr. Fred. M. Ernsberger, an Ada native and ONU alumnus,  is in the main display case on the library's first floor. During his student days at Northern (1938 – 1941), Fred majored in chemistry and participated in a variety of clubs. 

After graduation, he enrolled at Ohio State University and was pursuing a PhD. Degree in Physical Chemistry at the outbreak of WWII. He joined the Manhattan Project’s work at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
For more information on his long and eventful career, please view the cases outside the Music Media Lab.