Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Named As One Of Best And Most Interesting Colleges

26 Jul , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the “best and most interesting” colleges in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland, according to the newly published “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023.”

In addition, the news guidebook states that Ohio Wesleyan provides its students:

  • “A solid liberal arts education focused not on bells and whistles, but on practical, career-related experience.”
  • “Strong preparation for graduate and professional school.”
  • “A variety of research, travel, and internship programs, notably New York Arts and Wesleyan in Washington” semester-long internship programs.
  • “Expanded campus housing in recent years as part of efforts to enhance the residential experience.”
  • An honors program that “offers qualified students one-on-one tutorials and a chance to conduct research with faculty members in areas of mutual interest.”
  • “A North Coast Athletic Conference powerhouse” for students who become Battling Bishop varsity athletes.

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Making The Connection To The World Of Work: June And July

7 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The “Make the Connection” series shared by Ohio Wesleyan University is a compendium of stories about the world of internships for OWU students.

These students find experience through the internship process in a number of fields related to coursework. Each provides a bit of “real world” experience that can reinforce or alter career paths.

Some are close to home; others take OWU students overseas.

Here are links to the last five postings in the series published in in June and July. Included are students involved in marketing, software planning, conservation, health care, and the environment. More…

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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Sanborn Hall

6 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The location of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Sanborn Hall hearkens back to a key part of the university’s history.

It stands on Elizabeth Street on the Monnett Hall campus, an area named for the former Monnett Hall which stood near it. That building was constructed in 1857 to house the Ohio Wesleyan Female College, and for most of its life served as a women’s dormitory before its demolition in 1978.

That area seemed ideal to OWU Trustees when they received a generous gift from an alumna earmarked for a new music building. More…

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OWU Professor’s New Book Nominated For Ohioana Book Award

27 May , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Amy Butcher, Ohio Wesleyan University’s director of creative writing, is one of five finalists for the 2022 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction for her best-selling book, “Mothertrucker.” The Ohioana Awards are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation.

Beginning June 1, the Ohioana Library Association will profile all of its 2022 finalists with a “30 Books, 30 Days” social media feature. Also in June, Ohioana will invite people to vote for their favorite finalist book as part of its Readers’ Choice Award poll.

Butcher’s book – “Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America – explores the life of Joy Wiebe, Instagram’s “Mothertrucker” and the only woman driving a fuel tanker on northern Alaska’s treacherous Dalton Highway before she was killed in a rollover accident in 2018. Simultaneously, the book documents Butcher’s journey to understand and escape from intimate partner violence. More…

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OWU Students, Delaware Countians Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

11 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University inducted 38 new members this spring into its Eta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society. The new inductees join a historic organization that counts 17 U.S. presidents, 42 Supreme Court justices, and more than 150 Nobel laureates among its members.

Nationwide, only 10 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and each of these 290 chapters selects only 10 percent of their graduates annually to join through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process.

Two Delaware Countians were among those honored.

Based in Washington, D.C., Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, and its name originated from the motto “Love of learning is the guide of life.” Ohio Wesleyan’s Eta Chapter was founded in 1907. More…

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Blind Eye Work On Slocum Hall Has Begun

10 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Slocum Hall on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University has been a busy place this spring.

Sitting just north of Sturges Hall, Slocum Hall was built as a library and opened in 1898. The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate the building including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. For more about the building, here is an October 2021 Landmarks of Delaware County post: More…

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‘Generation C’ Graduates From OWU

9 May , 2022  

Ohio Wesleyan University celebrated its 178th commencement ceremony May 7, with keynote speaker Amy Acton, M.D., M.P.H., encouraging the Class of 2022 to “get in some John Lewis good trouble … create the conditions in which all of us can lead flourishing lives … (and) lead with courage and compassion.”

“You are not an ordinary generation,” said Acton, who served as the senior health adviser to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because we’ve never before had the entire world go through the same thing at the same time in quite this way.

“I’ve started to think of you as Generation C, and that is not for just COVID, or chaos, or all of the challenges you have faced,” said Acton, who was awarded a 2021 Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for her pandemic leadership. “But I think of it … for your courage, for your compassion, that you’re collaborative, that you’re change agents.” More…

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Expanding The OWU Connection

2 May , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has appointed two current employees to fill new leadership roles within the OWU Connection as the program is expanded and fully incorporated into the student curriculum.

David Markwardt, Ph.D., professor of Biological Sciences, becomes the OWU Connection’s new associate dean, and Megan Ellis, M.Ed., executive director of the OWU Career Connection, becomes executive director of the OWU Connection. Both appointments are effective May 16.

Ohio Wesleyan’s faculty approved a plan in January to reimagine an OWU education, which includes incorporating the OWU Connection into all aspects of the curriculum as of fall 2023. The OWU Connection helps students to think big (understand issues from multiple academic disciplines), go global (gain international perspective), get real (translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience), and do good (volunteer to help others). More…

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World Ranked: OWU Recognized As A Leading University

26 Apr , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is ranked among the top 8.3% of 19,788 universities worldwide, according to the 2022-2023 edition of the Global 2000 list.

The new list was released April 25 by the Center for World University Rankings, based in the United Arab Emirates. According to the Center, the Global 2000 list is the largest and “only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”

“This is an outstanding accomplishment,” Nadim Mahassen, Ph.D., president of the Center for World University Rankings, said in sharing news of Ohio Wesleyan’s latest ranking.

For 2022, Ohio Wesleyan achieved an overall rank of 1,623 among the world’s 19,788 world universities, as well as a regional ranking of 333 in the United States and Canada, a national ranking of 297, an education rank of 62, and an employability rank of 152. Among the Five Colleges of Ohio and 13 Great Lakes Colleges Association schools, only Ohio Wesleyan, Antioch College, and Oberlin College are included on the Global 2000 list. More…

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Golden Bishop Awards Honor OWU Students

18 Apr , 2022  

Award recipients include Delaware Countian

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is honoring students with Golden Bishop Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements in leadership, community service, and campus involvement during the current academic year.

Students recognized April 12 at an on-campus ceremony and their awards are as follows:

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

  • The Bridge Builder Award
    • Jeremiah Anderson of Dayton, Ohio
    • Clay Sturts of Mansfield, Ohio
  • The Sara Paullin Casto Student Humanitarian Award
    • Horizons International, which works to “enhance understanding and dialogue between international students and the broader campus community.”
  • The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award
    • Anna Fender of Sullivan, Illinois
  • The Patricia G. Young Award for Leadership in Service to Children and Youth
    • Allyson Amstutz of Orrville, Ohio

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