Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Senior Wins Ping Award For Leadership, Service

25 Mar , 2022  

By: Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University senior Anna Fender is one of 10 students statewide being honored with a 2022 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award in recognition of her “outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning.”

Fender of Sullivan, Illinois, also is one of two 2022 Ping Award recipients selected to receive $250 Legacy Award mini-grants to be contributed to her charity of choice. The honors are bestowed annually by the Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit consortium of 40 colleges and universities working to strengthen the overall capacity of the schools “to educate students for civic and social responsibility and to improve community life.”

In nominating Fender for the Ping Award, Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D., said: “She is the embodiment of Ohio Wesleyan’s ideal of excellence in leadership and service. … As evidenced by her body of work, Anna is already engaged as a member of this next generation of civic leaders and problem-solvers. Her kindness, intellect, and determination will make the future better for all of us.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Pioneering Poet To Receive Honorary OWU Degree

19 Mar , 2022  

By: Cole Hatcher

Groundbreaking poet, editor, critic, and activist Charles Bernstein is the author or editor of nearly 100 books, including his latest, “Topsy-Turvy.”

“Not set out to be a book about the pandemic,” The Bookseller states in its review of the tome, “this rowdy collection of poems, performances, and translations nevertheless speaks volumes about the upside-down world we have all found ourselves living in.”

Bernstein will read from his works and sign books at 4:10 p.m. March 29 in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

At the free public event, Bernstein also will be awarded an Ohio Wesleyan Honorary Doctor of Literature degree in recognition of his decades of contributions to his craft. An honorary degree is the highest award bestowed by the university. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Spring-Loaded At OWU

16 Mar , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Now through May 9 – “The Natural World,” featuring images by award-winning photographer Max Seigal, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2009, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Seigal combines his OWU degrees in biology and environmental science to capture breathtaking views of the natural world. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

7:30 p.m. April 1-2; 7:30 p.m. April 8-9; 2 p.m. April 10 – “Journeys of Love: A Festival of New Musical Theatre, Written by Professional Composers, Lyricists, and Book Writers,” directed by Brian Granger with musical direction by Jennifer Whitehead. This revue features eight new works themed around moving toward (or away from) things we love and includes songs and scenes from many of the most talented theatre-makers in the industry right now. The performance includes mature themes and may not be suitable for those under 13. The revue will be performed on the Main Stage of Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. To reserve tickets (to be purchased at the door, cash only), visit owu.edu/JourneysofLove. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University, OWU

Memorable Moments For March: OWU Releases Event Schedule

17 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

DELAWARE –

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its March 2022 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 and booster status, and must follow 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 March 20 – “Deaf Republic” by James Stewart and “Into the Light” by Ron Anderson, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Stewart’s paintings and ceramics interpret Ilya Kaminsky’s award-winning book of poetry “Deaf Republic,” in which a young deaf boy inspires a town’s resistance to military occupation. Columbus-based Anderson’s figurative paintings bring African American stories of music, sport, and dance into the spotlight. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed March 5-13 for spring break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Charting A Cosmic Course: OWU Professor Named Co-Chair Of National Panel On Sciences In Space

14 Feb , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University professor Chris Wolverton, Ph.D., has a new title to add to his already impressive curriculum vitae.

In addition to being an OWU professor of Biological Sciences and a NASA-funded researcher, Wolverton is now co-chair of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s panel on Biological Sciences in Space.

The National Academies panel is one of three that makes up the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space 2023-2032. Ultimately, the survey will “generate recommendations for a comprehensive vision and strategy for a decade of transformative science” intended to help NASA “advance scientific knowledge, meet human and robotic exploration mission needs, and provide terrestrial benefits.” More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware County: OWU Student Observatory

10 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

In 1896, the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed a substantial new addition — a wonderful observatory constructed, according to a college catalogue of the time, “…after the most approved modern ideas.”

The building was the idea of noted OWU Professor Hiram Mills Perkins, himself an institution and one of the foremost academic astronomers of this day. He was so esteemed as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy that the building was soon referred to as Perkins Observatory.

Perkins taught at OWU from 1873 to 1907. You can read more about Perkins here. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Awards Nearly $47,000 in New Theory-To-Practice Grants

31 Jan , 2022  

Ohio Wesleyan University students will explore conservation and sustainable development in Peru, food allergy policy in the United Kingdom, the mental health effects of music in the Black community, and other topics using nearly $47,000 in newly awarded, university-funded Theory-to-Practice Grants.

The nine new TPG awards are part of Ohio Wesleyan’s signature program, The OWU Connection. The program is designed 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).

Previous grant recipient Elliot Spicer, a sophomore from Newark, Ohio, used his funds to visit Iceland for two weeks last semester to study the costs and benefits of ecotourism. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

An Update From OWU On Community Day

25 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Bishops will battle in a basketball doubleheader Feb. 19, but the Bishop Backers are canceling Winter Community Day 2022 in recognition of the ongoing pandemic.

For those who attend the day’s basketball games, admission still will be free with a canned food donation to benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance, a United Way of Delaware County initiative. Facial coverings are required at this and all indoor OWU public events.

Any individual or organization that has purchased tablespace for the planned Delaware Expo will be contacted with a refund. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Making The Connection To The World Of Work: December and January

17 Jan , 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 four postings in the series published in December and earlier this month. Included are students gaining insight into the worlds Hispanic film making; navigating lamguage differences in other countries; climate change in Alaska; and identity in French-speaking countries. More…

Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

MLK Celebration Moving Online

10 Jan , 2022  

To help support everyone’s health and safety, the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University are moving all Jan. 16-17 MLK programming online. The virtual events will explore “Why We Can’t Wait” in the journey for racial justice.

The 2022 events will kick off at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, with an online panel discussion of the film “FUNDI: The Story of Ella Baker.” The free event will focus on the erasure of Black women, such as Baker, from the Civil Rights Movement. Baker has been called the “godmother of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.”

Scheduled panelists are the Unity Community Center’s Karriejoi Coit, executive director, and Ruchelle Pride, president of the Board of Directors, and Ohio Wesleyan’s Brianna Mack, Ph.D., assistant professor of Politics and Government; Antron Mahoney, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies; and Anna duSaire, student and member of the Black Student Union. More…

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