Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University, Schools

Spend Your Whole Lifetime Learning

12 Jul , 2019  

Online registration begins July 15 and runs through September 4 for the inaugural session of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. Telephone and mail-in registration begin July 22. More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware: Slocum Hall

28 Jun , 2019  

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is getting ready to get even shinier.

The University is planning an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. Slocum Hall is one of 10 locations on campus included on the National Register of Historic Places. More…

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OWU Sets Forth Public Events For Remainder Of 2019

16 Jun , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to the many other concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions planned for OWU’s 2019-2020 academic year. What follows are cultural events at the University during the remainder of 2019. More…

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OWU Teacher Prep Programs Named Among Best In The Country

30 May , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s undergraduate elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs are among the best in the country, according to “Start Here to Become a Teacher,” a new book by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

For the book, NCTQ reviewed 872 undergraduate programs and selected 120 schools, including Ohio Wesleyan, as excelling in preparing teacher candidates to meet the demands of their future classrooms. More…


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Ohio Wesleyan Trustees Adopt Resolution Supporting Diversity, Inclusion

27 May , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution May 17 to “send a clear message” that it opposes current policies of the United Methodist Church that prohibit same-sex weddings from occurring in the church and prevent members of the LGBTQIA+ community from being ordained as UMC clergy.

According to the resolution, the Ohio Wesleyan Board of Trustees “remains unwavering in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and expresses its full support of the LGBTQIA+ community and all marginalized groups, whose collective impact upon the University has been, and will continue to be, both positive and profound.” More…


Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Painting The Town: Delaware Mural Project Workshops This Weekend

1 May , 2019  

The public is invited to participate in one or two three-hour workshops May 4 and May 5 to help inspire “Art for Everybody: The Delaware Mural Project,” a plan to create painted murals in downtown Delaware. The events are organized by Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. More…

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OWU Alumnus Earns Competitive National Science Foundation Award

30 Apr , 2019  

Nathan Scinto-Madonich’s interest in plant research is rooted in his classes and laboratory research at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Now pursuing a doctorate in plant science at Cornell University, Scinto-Madonich this month was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Valued at $138,000, the three-year fellowship includes an annual research stipend of $34,000 and a yearly cost-of-education allowance of $12,000. He will conduct his research in the laboratory of Cornell professor Miguel Piñeros. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

CSO Closes Landmark Season With Local Focus

27 Apr , 2019  

How do you finish a milestone 40th season? If you’re the Central Ohio Symphony, you do it in spectacular fashion, with a finale concert featuring five artists with Delaware connections. “Local Focus Presented by PNC Arts Alive,” the final performance of the Symphony’s 40th subscription season, will feature a piano soloist, a world renown photographer, and three composers, all with Delaware ties, all under the direction of conductor Jaime Morales-Matos.

The concert will take place at 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 27 at Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus.  It is made possible by a PNC Foundation grant through thePNC Arts Alive initiative.

“This is our fourth PNC Arts Alive grant,” said Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. “PNC’s generous support underscores its commitment to supporting a strong local arts community. We are grateful for their recognition of what the Symphony brings to this area.”

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year initiative of the PNC Foundation that challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking to expand audience participation and engagement.

“A thriving arts community bolsters our economy and provides personal value to all of us who live, work and play in central Ohio,” said Michael Gonsiorowski, PNC regional president for Columbus.  “Programs like the Central Ohio Symphony’s ‘Local Focus’ introduce theatre to new audiences and future theatre talent.”

The Symphony also received a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for this program and community events in conjunction with this event.

The concert is unique in that it features two world premieres of compositions, a world premiere of an orchestral version of a third composition, the professional debut of the concert pianist, and a world premiere film featuring America’s national parks. Hyer explained that while the Symphony has premiered numerous works over its 40 years, this will the first time where almost every work and artist, from photographer to composers to soloist, are experiencing firsts.

As has been the case for every subscription concert this season, the concert will open with a 40 second fanfare commissioned by the Symphony, this one by composer Danny Clay, who grew up in Delaware County and graduated from Buckeye Valley High School.  Clay’s work,Four Seconds, was composed in collaboration with the 4th graders of Buckeye Valley West Elementary. The first half of the program will feature Delaware native Jacob Miller, a doctoral student at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, making his professional debut as soloist on George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, and the world premiere of the filmExpedition by Frank Ruggles, the first ever Artist Ambassador to the National Parks Trust and a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. The film will play to the music of two original compositions, Blue Glacier Decoy by former Ohio Wesleyan composition professor Jennifer Jolley, and Kéyah, by composer and OWU graduate Lauren Spavelko. After the intermission, the orchestra will perform Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9“From the New World.”

Hyer commented on the ambitious and Delaware-oriented program. “‘Local Focus’ shows the amazing amount of talent that is available even in smaller communities, and how different artists—composers, photographers, musicians—can come together to create amazing art. This concert is an event to celebrate Delaware and those who contribute to it in so many ways.”

Asked what the audience could expect, Hyer summed it up expansively. “Concertgoers will hear two major works of the classical repertoire. Gershwin remains one of the most popular American composers some 80 years after his death and we are excited to have Jacob Miller perform this demanding work. With his New World Symphony, Dvořák captured the unique flavor and sounds of American music as he interpreted it from his European viewpoint.” It is one of the most popular symphonies, performed the world over.

“As for the film and the two compositions, this is a visual and musical painting of our land, of the grandeur and beauty of America. Frank Ruggles through his unique talent captures dramatic and stunning imagery that few of us ever have the opportunity to see. The compositions complement the film and the film was created to complement the music in return, giving the audience a unique exposure to America’s natural beauty.”

Community activities will take place in Delaware County during the concert week at the Symphony’s website,

Tickets for this concert may be purchased at the Symphony Source office, 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware or online at, or at the box office the night of the concert. Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students of all ages, and $4.00 for children.

More information about the concert and ticket availability is available on the Symphony website,, at the Symphony office at 24 E. Winter Street, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (, actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

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Connecting With The World

21 Apr , 2019  

This past week, Ohio Wesleyan University announced the awarding of more than $107,300 in spring semester Theory-to-Practice Grants to support 17 OWU Connection experiences around the world.

The OWU Connection uses Theory-to-Practice Grants, Travel-Learning Courses, internships and externships, semester abroad opportunities, and more to help students think big (understand issues from multiple academic disciplines), go global (gain international perspective), and get real (translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience). More…

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A May Full Of Events and Commencement At OWU

17 Apr , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its May 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or “like” For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit More…


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OWU Accounting Fellows Named; Two Delaware Countians Included

16 Apr , 2019  

The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected six students as 2019-2020 Accounting Fellows. Being selected as fellows gives the students access to enhanced internship, research, and other opportunities.

Two of these students have a Delaware County home base. More…

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Delaware, Ohio Wesleyan University

City, University Create Public Utilities Internship

7 Apr , 2019  

The City of Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University signed a memorandum of understanding this week creating a permanent OWU student internship within the city’s Department of Public Utilities and formalizing additional opportunities for city-campus collaboration.

The agreement creates one public utilities internship each semester for which the selected Ohio Wesleyan student will receive course credit. More…


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Learn About The Lifelong Learning Institute

4 Apr , 2019  

Area residents are invited to go back to school this fall through the new Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. The classes won’t include term papers or tests, but instead will create fun, engaging ways for older adults to continue to learn and grow.

The community is invited to learn more about the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) during a free “sampler” event from 10 AM to noon May 4 in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…


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OWU Shares Full Slate Of April Public Events

31 Mar , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or “like” us on Facebook. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit More…

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From Spain To Ohio: Troupe To Present Play

21 Mar , 2019  

The Spanish theatre company Teatro Inverso (Inverse Theatre) will present “Rosaura,” a contemporary adaptation of the 17th century Spanish comedy “Life is a Dream” March 24 at Ohio Wesleyan University. More…