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Picture Perfect: Bradford Milligan Hall To Open This August

28 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This August, Ohio Wesleyan University’s residential accommodations for students are getting a major upgrade.

The first on campus student apartment complex is nearing completion. Bradford Milligan Hall will be home to 124 OWU seniors beginning with the fall semester.

The building will have four apartment layouts available. More…

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OWU Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Begins May 1

14 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The uniqueness of their artwork and the extraordinary conditions under which it was created has inspired “Unprecedented,” this year’s annual exhibition by Ohio Wesleyan University’s graduating fine arts majors.

The 2021 senior show will debut with a virtual reception at 5 PM on May 1. The live, online event will feature a conversation with the 10 student-artists facilitated by Tammy Wallace, assistant director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum.

“Unprecedented” will feature artwork selected by a jury of Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty. The pieces also will be on display for in-person viewing from May 2 through May 28 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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OWU Presents Twelfth Night, 2021

1 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher, Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present five free performances of “Twelfth Night, 2020,” an updated version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy rewritten by OWU alumnus, instructor, and actor Bradford Sadler.

The play will be performed at 7 PM on April 23, April 24, April 30, and May 1, and at 2 PM on May 2 in Ohio Wesleyan’s outdoor amphitheater, located beside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware. Admission is free, but people must register in advance to help ensure public health guidelines are met. To register, visit owu.edu/TwelfthNight,2020 or contact the box office at (740) 368-3855.

“This is the first time any full-scale faculty-directed and designed production will take place in the amphitheater, and we want it to be a meaningful, positive, and welcoming experience for all,” said Sadler, a 2005 Ohio Wesleyan graduate. More…

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A Weekend Of Battling Bishop Sports

30 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

There was sports action this past weekend involving teams from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Women’s golf, women’s soccer, men’s baseball, and women’s volleyball squads were all in action.

We thought that we would check in and give you the opportunity to read about how Battling Bishop teams are faring this spring. Click any link for a full story. More…

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Making The Connection At OWU

29 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University regularly highlights students who are “making the connection” with the world of work through internships, research, and other methods.

These short biographies introduce readers to a variety of stories — personal, in terms of the students making a difference; and topical, as Making the Connection posts concern a variety of fields and disciplines.

So far in March, three students have been the subject of these posts. Click on the link after the introduction to be taken to the full story. More…

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From Sandusky Street To The Screen: OWU Alumna Reviews Career

28 Mar , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

When teenage Wendie Malick was choosing a college, she got some good advice from her family.

“I remember my parents saying, ‘Why don’t we go to Ohio? They have more schools per capita than any state in the union,’” Malick recalled during a recent virtual interview conducted by current Ohio Wesleyan University senior Miko Harper.

“I discovered Ohio Wesleyan, and there was something about the vibe of that school that just made me feel like that’s where I was supposed to be,” said Malick, who graduated from OWU in 1972 with a major in fine arts and a minor in theatre. “I was like kismet. I just looked at it, and I could see myself on that campus.” More…

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April at Oh-Woo

19 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

 Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April 2021 lineup of public events. Nearly all events will be virtual. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” OhioWesleyanUniversityNews on Facebook. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

Now through April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum presents exhibits connected by the theme “Cityscape/Landscape.” The Kuhlman Gallery features “Pattern Drift: Cityscape,” a collection of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. More…

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Commence The Celebration

17 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Commencement is back!

Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones announced today, sharing preliminary plans for a May 29 graduation celebration honoring the Classes of 2021 and 2020.

“The graduates from each of these classes are united by their resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, and it is fitting that we can honor their achievements on what will be an historic day on the Ohio Wesleyan campus,” Jones, Ph.D., said in emails to the seniors, young alumni, and campus community. More…

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OWU Set For A “Robust” Return This Fall

12 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

This week, Ohio Wesleyan University announced plans and protocols for fall semester, which will include “a robust campus life,” President Rock Jones says.

In a message to students and employees, Jones, Ph.D., announced:

“Now, as vaccines are rolling out and infection rates are declining, I am delighted to announce that we have begun preparations for a fall semester with a robust campus life. … [W]e are bringing together faculty, staff, and administrators to develop plans for a safe, healthy, and engaged living and learning environment for our campus this fall. More…

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OWU Provost Named One of 25 Outstanding Women in Higher Education

8 Mar , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University Provost Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., is being honored as one of the nation’s top 25 outstanding women working in higher education in 2021.

The honor comes from Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine as part of its Women’s History Month edition, released this week. Those recognized “have made a difference in the academy by tackling some of higher education’s toughest challenges, exhibiting extraordinary leadership skills, and making a positive difference in their respective communities,” according to the magazine.

Maya Matthews Minter, Diverse’s vice president of editorial and production, said choosing each year’s list of honorees is “a tough task.”

“But we rely on the instincts and familiarities of our writers, reporters, and editorial board in deciding who will be included on the list,” said Minter, noting this is the magazine’s 10th year of honoring higher education’s outstanding women. More…

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2021 Delaware Great Decisions

4 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware’s Great Decisions sessions on U.S. foreign policy and international relations will kick off March 12 with eight virtual sessions addressing critical issues impacting the nation and world.

The community is invited to join the online Zoom discussions by registering in advance at delawaregreatdecisions.com.Each event will begin at noon and last for one hour.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for joining the programs. Please do not share your link; instead, please share the main weblink. Those who register will receive a program link each week by email. More…

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OWU Joins National Initiative To Support Student Mental Health

24 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is joining JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health. The nationwide program, part of The Jed Foundation (JED), is designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems.

“Ohio Wesleyan is committed to providing students with access to the counseling and mental health services they need to succeed in the classroom and in life,” said Doug Koyle, OWU’s associate dean for student success. More…

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