History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Slocum Hall

14 Oct , 2021  

By: 1808Delaware

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days.

The University is undertaking 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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The 2021 Hispanic Film Festival: The Poetics Of Empowerment

6 Oct , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2021 Hispanic Film Festival, “The Poetics of Empowerment,” kicks off October 5 and continues through November 9, showcasing five award-winning movies from Spain and Latin America at the historic Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware.

All films will begin at 7 p.m. and be screened in their original language with English subtitles. Each explores the ways in which their subjects or communities face and overcome economic, social, sexual, educational, and racial struggles while working to gain agency and build identity.

Some films may contain mature themes and language. All screenings will conclude with discussions with guest artists. More…

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Creating Tomorrow: OWU Raises Staggering $238 Million In Fundraising Campaign

3 Oct , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

In July 2014, Ohio Wesleyan University launched its $200 million “Connect Today, Create Tomorrow” comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Seven years later, the most successful campaign in OWU history has concluded with $237,995,578 in gifts and pledges – surpassing even its $225 million stretch goal by nearly $13 million.

“I am grateful to every one of the 19,900 donors who supported this historic effort,” President Rock Jones, Ph.D., said in announcing the fundraising total. “Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, students, employees, parents, friends, foundations, and corporations, the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign is transforming Ohio Wesleyan University with record-setting support for our students, faculty, and physical campus.” More…

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Fall Community Day October 9 At OWU

30 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware by Cole Hatcher

Enjoy a pre-game tailgate and then cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team – all for free – during the October 9 Bishop Backer Fall Community Day at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. 9j Delaware.

The tailgate will begin at 11:30 AM with Delaware police officers and firefighters, and Ohio Wesleyan Public Safety officers grilling up free hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone attending the game. Then watch the Battling Bishops take on the Hiram Hornets at 1 PM.

“On behalf of the Bishop Backers, we’re excited to welcome the community back to campus for our free Fall Community Day,” said Doug Zipp, OWU athletics director. “We can’t wait to see the tailgate and the stands filled with football fans cheering on the Bishops.” More…

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OWU Looking To Hire Six Tenure-Track Professors

26 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for six tenure-track professorships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The new faculty will be hired as a cohort with a collective focus on supporting the university’s work to provide the most connected, innovative, and relevant education possible.

The new cohort will build on the success of last year’s group hire, which brought six new faculty to campus this fall – each focused on furthering OWU’s strategic areas of focus.

Both cohorts represent an important ongoing commitment to Ohio Wesleyan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, launched in June 2020. The plan focuses on the areas of structure and policies, teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining students and employees, and campus climate. More…

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A Happening Harvest: OWU Announces October Public Events

22 Sep , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its October 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow any other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Now through Oct. 24 – “Baltimore Lives,” featuring images by nationally recognized photographer and 1974 Ohio Wesleyan graduate John Clark Mayden, is on exhibition in the West and Mayhew galleries of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Game On: OWU Hires First Esports Program Coordinator, Head Coach

20 Sep , 2021  

Kyle Jenkins is ready to power up Ohio Wesleyan University’s new esports program.

On Oct. 1, Jenkins will join the university as its first esports program coordinator and head coach. He currently is the video coordinator/esports manager and head coach at Western Colorado University. Jenkins will report to Dwayne K. Todd, Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for student engagement and success.

“We are immensely excited to find someone with Kyle’s experience to lead our new esports program forward,” said Todd, Ph.D. “Kyle brings a high level of energy and knowledge to this role, and he has a passion for gaming that I know will be readily apparent to potential team members. His proven track record provides great promise that we will see some exciting things in our new program at OWU!” More…

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OWU Announces 14 Economics Management Fellows, Includes Delaware Countians

24 Aug , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 14 first-year students as its 2021-2022 Economics Management Fellows. The competitive, four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.

Students from Delaware County are included in the mix.

The fellows are selected based on their high potential for success at Ohio Wesleyan and their interest in business-related studies. More…

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Your OH-DOOO List

17 Aug , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its lineup of public events for the remainder of August and the month of September. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow any other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, visit www.owu.edu/COVID-19.

Aug. 16-Dec. 13 – “From Our Collection: Covers for a Small Library,” featuring works by R.B. Kitaj, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…

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The Cleveland Connection

13 Aug , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ten Ohio Wesleyan University students are spending the summer completing paid internships in Northeast Ohio – an opportunity made possible by the university’s Career Connection partnership with the Summer on the Cuyahoga program.

Ohio Wesleyan is one of only eight colleges and universities nationwide whose students are eligible for Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) internships. The program seeks to recruit talented college students and to help them explore the professional, civic, and social opportunities of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The hope is that some of them choose to return after graduation to live and work in the region. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan Offers $25,000 in Financial Aid for New, Vaccinated Students

27 Jul , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is opening its doors wide – with $25,000 scholarships – for new students who wish to attend a campus where all classes are in-person and all students are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“Currently, only a handful of colleges in Ohio are requiring all students to be vaccinated,” said Stefanie Niles, Ed.D., Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for enrollment and communications. “We know that many students out there would prefer to live and learn on a campus where they feel safe and where they know they won’t have to experience another year of mask-wearing and social distancing. We can offer that at Ohio Wesleyan.” More…

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OWU Joins New Ohio College, Community College Consortium

19 Jul , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Exciting news this week in higher education in Ohio!

Ohio Wesleyan University is part of a new consortium that will bring together 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges across Ohio to create pathways for community college students to earn four-year bachelor’s degrees in English, psychology, and biology.

The new “Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts” is being created with leadership from The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and funded with a newly awarded grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. More…

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