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OWU Professor Publishes Poetry Collection

10 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University professor and poet David Caplan’s newest work is described by one reviewer as “a book of devotional poems that speaks poignantly, often heartbreakingly, to the believers and nonbelievers of our present moment.”

Titled “Into My Garden,” the book is Caplan’s sixth and one of his most personal. Available now, it was published by Ben Yehuda Press and is part of its Jewish Poetry Project. More…

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OWU Supports Students During COVID-19 By Cancelling Tuition Increase

3 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University announced this week that it is canceling a planned 3% tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing dramatic financial challenges for some of our students and families, and we want to support them in this uncertain time,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D.

“We believe canceling next year’s tuition increase will help students continue their educations in the fall and persist to graduation,” Jones said. “The world will need their knowledge and leadership more than ever when we emerge from this challenging time.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan Professor Creates 10-Episode ‘Great Courses’ Lecture

31 Mar , 2020  

The battle against polio, the Red Scare, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, and the birth of rock ’n’ roll.

Ohio Wesleyan University history professor Michael Flamm, Ph.D., covers these memorable moments and more in “How 1954 Changed History,” a new audio course recorded for “The Great Courses Series” from Amazon and Audible Originals.

“The goal was to show how 1954 was one of the most important years in modern U.S. history and present fascinating human stories with historical ramifications,” said Flamm, who joined the OWU faculty in 1998. “In 10 short episodes, you can relive some truly dramatic historical moments.” More…

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Accessible Artwork

29 Mar , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum Launches 3D Tour of Current Exhibit

For art lovers feeling a bit deprived these days, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is serving up a new visual – and virtual – feast.

“In this moment of global change and uncertainty, it is so important to connect to things that bring us inspiration, insight, and joy,” said Erin Fletcher, director of the Ross Art Museum. “Even though the doors to our building are closed, the Ross Museum staff are still at work. We encourage everyone to be safe, stay well, and follow us on Facebook.” More…

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OWU Announces Coronavirus Protocols; Cancels In-Person Classes

11 Mar , 2020  

On Tuesday, following the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine, Ohio Wesleyan University implemented the following protocols to help stem the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus): More…

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Happy Birthday, OWU!

7 Mar , 2020  

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178 years ago today, Ohio Wesleyan University was founded❗️ We are proud of the rich history and tradition on our campus, dating back to March 7, 1842. It truly is a #GreatDayToBeABishop ❤️ #OhWooo #FoundersDay

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Learning, Growing, Connecting Through OWU Funded Experiences

2 Mar , 2020  

Caring for baby penguins in South Africa. Learning about climate adaptation from lizards in France. Interning with a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

Ohio Wesleyan University students will complete these academic, research, and internship experiences – and others – using more than $42,000 in newly awarded Theory-to-Practice Grants, part of The OWU Connection program.

Ohio Wesleyan awards three rounds of the competitive, university-funded grants each academic year – one round during fall semester and two in the spring. More…


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Comedian And Actress To Perform At 2020 Bishop Bash

26 Feb , 2020  

Nicole Byer

Comedian, actress, and writer Nicole Byer, host of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated competitive baking series “Nailed It,” will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2020 Bishop Bash.

Byer will take the stage at 7 PM on April 3 in the Benes Rooms inside OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The show is intended for mature audiences. More…


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Faculty Exhibition Opens This Coming Week At the Ross Art Museum

22 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s fine arts faculty will share their latest creations and expertise in “From the Studio,” a new exhibition on display from February 25 through April 5 at the university’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. A free, public reception with the OWU artists will be held at 5 PM on February 26 at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

In explaining their 2019-2020 biennial exhibit, the artists state: More…

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OWU March Public Event Lineup Released

18 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its March 2020 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

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OWU Alum Inducted Into Hall Of Excellence

15 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Kara J. Trott, Class of 1983, is being inducted into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) Hall of Excellence as a powerful example of the value of a liberal arts education.

Trott of Columbus, Ohio, is the founder and CEO of Quantum Health Inc., a first-of-its-kind consumer healthcare navigation and care coordination company that helps guide consumers through the sometimes daunting and disorienting healthcare experience. More…

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Mock Presidential Convention Coming To OWU

10 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University students will select presidential and vice presidential candidates and approve a national Democratic Party platform during OWU’s 2020 Mock Presidential Convention.

The two-day event, replicating a U.S. nominating convention, will take place February 21-22 in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The public is invited to attend the free event, first held on campus in 1884. More…

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