Monday, October 20, 2014

Open Access Week: October 20-26

"Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research."

To find out more, visit the Open Access Week website:

The librarians at Heterick Memorial Library have put together a guide with links to a variety of Open Access sites:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Break Hours

Fall Break Hours

Friday, October 10  7:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturday, October 11  and Sunday October 12  Closed
Monday, October 13 8AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday, October 14 8AM - Midnight

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This Month at ONU

October 3, 1997 – Meyer-Biggs Annex dedicated

                                                                        Pres. Freed

October 4, 1970 – 50-bell Walter and Marian English Carillon dedicated
October 5, 1958 – Heterick Memorial Library dedicated
October 6, 1973 – Tilton Hall of Law dedicated

                                           Pres. Meyer at Podium - Looking W. to Taft Gym

October 6, 2006 – Dedication of Hakes – Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Education Center
October 6, 2000 – Dedication of Heterick Memorial Library expansion/ renovation
October 6, 2007 – Henry S. Lehr statue dedicated
October 7, 1967 – Law College retroactively granted the Juris Doctor degree to 454 alumni
October 8, 1891 – Campbell – McKinley debate


        Debate between Ohio Gov. Joseph Campbell and U.S. Rep. (Later President) Wm.  

                                                      McKinley Draws National Attention

October 9, 1949 – Pres. McIntosh inaugurated
October 11, 1964 – Founders Hall and Maglott Hall dedicated

                                                  Founder's Hall (C) Maglott Hall (R)

October 11, 1964 – Clark Hall Addition dedicated
October 11, 1996 – Groundbreaking for the Meyer-Biggs Annex
 October 13, 2003 – demolition starts on Huber Building

                                                           Note Dicke Hall to Left

October 13, 1995 – Pierstorff Annex (pharmacy) dedicated
October 14, 1949 – Dr. Frank Bringle McIntosh inaugurated as ONU’s sixth president
October 15, 1965 – Pres. Samuel Lewis Meyer inaugurated – first layman to hold that position
                                   since Dr. Lehr
                              - Wintzer Music Media Lab opened in Heterick Memorial Library    
October 16, 1959 - The first group of pledges was initiated into the local Zeta Kappa chapter of
                                   Delta Zeta

October 16, 1941 – Male students begin  registering under the Selective Service Act

October 13, 1995 – Dr. and Mrs. Ervin W. Pierstorf Addition to Pharmacy Building dedicated;
                                   construction began in Oct. 1994
October 14, 1995 – Annex to Wilson Art Building dedicated; construction begun May 22, 1995
October 18, 2008 – Dedication of Eugene Hanson Reading Room in Tilton Hall of Law
October 18, 1997 – Groundbreaking for expansion of Presser Hall

                          Prof. Charles Bates (L) Music Dept. Chair, Prof. Ed. Williams (R)

October 18, 1991 – WONB begins broadcasting from Freed Center
October 19, 2002 – Dedication of Burgett Pavilion, enlargement of chapel, removal of Young
October 19, 1958 – First units of Lima and Stambaugh Halls dedicated

                                                                  Stambaugh Hall

October 22, 1966 – Dedication of Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building
 October 29, 1955 – ground broken for Lima Hall
October 31, 1970 – Flame of Unity dedicated


Monday, September 8, 2014

Newly Tenured Faculty Display

Heterick Library has proudly created a display in honor of the newly tenured faculty here at Ohio Northern. Located just to the left of the circulation desk the display features a photo of the newly tenured faculty, a short write up, and a book in their discipline that was purchased in honor of their achievement.

Check out our staff picks!

The faculty and staff at Heterick Library have created a new display of books that they have loved and want to share with you! If you are looking for something fun to read, come check out our new Staff Picks display located on the first floor near the Popular and New Books sections.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Sept. 1, 1965 – Samuel L. Meyer assumes duties as seventh president; inauguration on Oct. 15th

Sept. 1, 1977 – Dr. Ray B. Loeschner became 8th president

Sept. 5, 2006 – Current version of the ONU Polar Bear, Klondike, unveiled at a news conference
                            on campus

                          1980's Version of Mascot 


                        Klondike circa 2009

Sept. 8, 1969 – Construction begun on Wesley Center; cornerstone laid Nov. 8th
Sept. 11, 1990 – “Topping off” ceremony held for Freed Center


                                Students and Faculty Autograph Last piece of Structural Steel

Sept. 13, 2004 – Dicke Hall dedicated
Sept. 19, 1979 – Dr. DeBow Freed named president on ONU

President & Mrs. Freed

Sept. 19, 2005 – Northern Review announces closure of Phi Kappa Theta house over the
                              Summer (Chapter house demolished August 2007)

                                                       Location West of King-Horn       

 Sept. 20, 1849 – John G. Park, ONU trustee and early faculty member, born
Sept. 22, 1941 – Phi Mu Delta fraternity host open house at their new quarters on S. Main
                              across from Hill Bldg.

                                          House in Late 1940's - Currently Apartments

Sept. 25, 2004 – Dial-Roberson Stadium Dedicated
Sept. 29, 2005  - Ground breaking for Affinity Housing and Stadium View Housing
Sept. 30, 1991 – Former Pres. McIntosh died at his home in New York City at age 96; buried in


Friday, August 22, 2014

1-2-1 Research Consultations

A librarian is still always on call or at the reference desk Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. However, that may not meet all of your research needs. That is why the librarians of Heterick Memorial Library will continue to offer 121 Research Consultations.

121 Research Consultations provide an individual or group an opportunity to schedule a 30-60 minute appointment with a librarian for an in-depth research consultation, which can cover anything from capstone consultations to database instruction to resource management to tracking an elusive citation or paper. Student, faculty, and staff are all invited to schedule a consultation.

To schedule, you can email or you can email the librarian of your choice (for information on each librarian, visit Meet the Librarians). Include days and times you are available and your topic.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014



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


August 14, 1871 – classes begin at Northwestern Ohio Normal School, predecessor to ONU

                                                       On site of Present Lehr Memorial

Aug. 15, 1871 – First two literary societies, Franklins and Philomatheans, organized (Adelphians   
                             organized 1880)

                          Window commemorating Societies - In Practice Room - Presser Hall

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

                                                   Reading Room in Brown Hall Library

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

                      May 1989 - Three Presidents - Dr. Freed (L) Dr. McIntosh (C) Dr. Meyer (R)