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)





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