Friday, July 25, 2014

July - New Library Resources

New Resources include: 

  • Wall Street Journal Online :  Online access is available from 1984 through the present.  
  • JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collection III : This collection contains archival journals in languages and literature as well as essential titles in art history, music, history and religion.  

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Books and Media: May

Advanced modern control system theory and design / Stanley M. Shinners
Against expression : an anthology of conceptual writing / edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith
Alfred Jarry : a pataphysical life / Alastair Brotchie
Algebra / Michael Artin
Amy Lowell anew : a biography / Carl Rollyson
Animals and objects in and out of water : posters by Jay Ryan 2005-2008 / Jay Ryan
Applied methods and techniques for mechatronic systems : modelling, identification and control / Lei Liu, Quanmin Zhu, Lei Cheng, Yongji Wang, Dongya Zhao, editors
The art of P. Craig Russell / edited by Joe Pruett ; designed by P. Craig Russell, Joe Pruett

New Books and Media: April

Abstract city / Christoph Niemann
Acts of desire : women and sex on stage, 1800-1930 / Sos Eltis
Against democracy : literary experience in the era of emancipations / Simon During
The American sign language phrase book / Lou Fant and Barbara Bernstein Fant ; illustrations by Betty G. Miller
Analytic combinatorics / Philippe Flajolet & Robert Sedgewick
Art & fear : observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking / David Bayles, Ted Orland
Art in Latin America, 1990-2010 / Iria Candela ; translated by Chris Miller
The art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien / Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull
Artist's journal workshop : creating your life in words and pictures / Cathy Johnson
Astrophysical techniques / C.R. Kitchin, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Astrophysics of planet formation / Philip J. Armitage

More after the break...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This Month @ ONU: July

July 2, 1905 Brown Hall dedicated
July 2, 1943 – Dr. Robert O. McClure named ONU president
July 11, 1977 – Unification of East and West campus marked by “Ribbon Tying” ceremony
                           during Alumni Weekend
July 20, 1905 – Pres. Albert Edwin Smith inaugurated as ONU’s third president
July 20, 21, 1897 – Founder’s Day first observed at Ohio Northern
July 27, 1902 – Cornerstone laid for Dukes Bldg.
July 28, 1903 – Name of institution changed from Ohio Normal University to Ohio Northern  
July 31, 1979 – Pres. Ray B. Loeschner resigned

Monday, June 16, 2014

POLAR (Library Catalog) Downtime: UPDATED

POLAR (the library catalog) and the library databases off-campus are back up and running, after downtime Monday, June 16, 2014, for a system conversion.

Thank you for your patience if this outage affected you.

Friday, May 30, 2014

This Month @ ONU: June


June 1, 1912 - The Zeta chapter of Sigma Pi was installed at Northern. It incorporated a local

                          fraternity, Phi Chi Psi, which had been founded in 1909. The chapter’s charter  

                          was revoked effective December 14, 2012.

June 1, 1949 – Dr. Frank Bringle McIntosh becomes Northern’s sixth president

June 1, 1952 – Former President McClure died at his home in Winter Park, FL at age 65; buried in Evansville, IN

June 3, 1910 – Pres. William Howard speaks at commencement

June 11, 1977 – Ribbon tying ceremony commemorating unification of East and West Campus held to mark the removal of the last of 29 houses that stood between two areas at the start of Pres. Meyer’s administration

June 12, 1874 – First commencement at Northern, 11 students graduated

June 13, 1965 – A $700,000 bequest from Dr. and Mrs. Robert Heterick announced; Dr.

                        -   McIntosh retired to become president emeritus

June 14, 1897 – First alumni reunion held

June 18, 1944 – Former Pres. Williams died at Van Wert at age 60; buried in Van Wert

June 26, 1970 – Mrs. Sarah Lehr Kennedy, daughter of Pres. Lehr, died

Monday, May 12, 2014

Heterick Memorial Library Summer Hours

The library will be open the following hours over the summer:

Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Closed July 4

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

140th Commencement Display!

Please visit the display on the library's first floor which commemorates commencements at ONU and Prof. Charles Johnson, formerly of the Communication Arts Department.
One of the Ohio Northern University’s longest-standing traditions will be observed for the 140th time when the class of 2014, several hundred-strong,  graduates.  The first Commencement, held on Friday, June 12, 1874, involved just eleven students.

The ceremony was held in the Normal School Building, the only structure on campus at that time. The event was preceded by the Anthem Gloria from Mozart’s 12th Mass. A reporter from the Lima Allen County Democrat noted that the “…intelligent and delighted” audience was also treated to numbers by the Ada Silver Coronet Band.   The day’s events began at 9AM when President  Lehr called for silence.


Commencements in the nineteenth century featured rather more student participation than is the case today. Indeed, all of the eleven either read an essay or gave an oration.
These presentations were interspaced with musical offerings and consisted of:


·       Salutory ……What Shall We Live For …………………………… C.W. Butler

·       Oration …….Will Our Structure Stand? …………………..……R.C. Eastman

·       Essay …….….As the Day Go Shall Thy Strength Be ………..Sue Fogel

·       Essay ……….. Mental Beauty ……………………………………..…Metta Ferral

·       Oration ….… Visions of the Mysterious ………………………..S.P. Gray

·       Essay ……….. Act Well Your Part, There All Honor Lies ….Sallie Lindsey

·       Oration ……...Make Use of The Keys …………………………….A.D. Snively

·       Oration ........ Intellect and Genius ……………………………….E.L. Sinclair

·       Essay ……….…The Roughest Stone May Be a Diamond…. Anna Stayner

·       Essay …………..Social Growth………………………………………… Mollie Schoonover

·       Valedictory … Nature and Power of Science ……………….. J.W. Zeller


The day’s festivities concluded with a class farewell, an element included in many commencements prior to 1900.

                         FAREWELL CLASS SONG

By Heaven's rich blessings we are brought

To see the present day,

And reap rewards, by labor sought

In years now passed away.

Our star of future hope is bright;

With joy our fond hearts swell;

Yet sorrow's tears may dim our sight

When we pronounce farewell.

'Tis here we've toiled to knowledge gain,

And thus spent happy hours,

That in our mem'ry we'll retain.

And cherish there as flowers.

We've had our petty trials too

That were thought sad to tell;

But if our future knows as few

We will in truth FARE WELL.

'Tis hard to tear ourselves away

From scenes we love so well,

For in this live we ne'er can say

What future days may tell.

We know not where our boats may land

In sailing o'er life's sea,

So as we take the parting hand

We'll say, farewell to thee.


Our life work scarcely is begun

This but the first degree

We hope another to gain soon

That truly earned will be.

With thanks to teachers, good and kind

Whose work hath been done well,

We join our hearts and join our hands

In this, farewell-FAREWELL.


Afterwards, the graduates, with the exception of Mr. Zeller, were treated to dinner at the president’s home prepared by Mrs. Lehr. In helping to establish a Northern tradition of employable graduates, Mr. Zeller had to make do with a lunch in order to catch an early train. His destination – a successful  job interview.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Library Hours - Dead and Finals Weeks

Heterick Memorial Library will be open for extended hours for dead and finals week starting on Monday, April 28th.  

Hours for Dead Week:

Monday, April 28            7:30AM - 2AM
Tuesday, April 29           7:30AM - 2AM
Wednesday, April 30      7:30AM - 2AM
Thursday, May 1            7:30AM - 2AM 
Friday, May 2                7:30AM - 10PM
Saturday, May 3            10AM - 10PM

Hours for Finals Week: 

Sunday, May 4          10AM - 2AM
Monday, May 5          7:30AM - 2AM
Tuesday, May 6         7:30AM - 2AM
Wednesday, May 7    7:30AM - 2AM
Thursday, May 8        7:30AM - 2AM
Friday, May 9            7:30AM - 4:30PM