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Feature Stories From South Sandusky Street

23 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In addition to a regular series of press releases, Ohio Wesleyan University publishes posts as a “Feature Story” every few weeks.

These stories look in depth at a particular OWU-related topic or student/staff profile.

Today we are pleased to share links to four of the most recent Feature Story posts. More…

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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Sanborn Hall

22 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The location of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Sanborn Hall hearkens back to a key part of the university’s history.

It stands on Elizabeth Street on the Monnett Hall campus, an area named for the former Monnett Hall which stood near it. That building was constructed in 1857 to house the Ohio Wesleyan Female College, and for most of its life served as a women’s dormitory before its demolition in 1978.

That area seemed ideal to OWU Trustees when they received a generous gift from an alumna earmarked for a new music building. More…

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OWU Announces March Event Lineup

16 Feb , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its March 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” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit battlingbishops.com.

Now through April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will feature two exhibits connected by the theme “Cityscape/Landscape.” The Kuhlman Gallery will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape,” a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The West Gallery will feature “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson,” bringing the works of contemporary photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Zig Jackson, and Martina Lopez into conversation with the work of 19th-century landscape photographer William Henry Jackson. More…

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Making The Connection To The World Of Work

15 Feb , 2021  

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. More…

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Moving Bodies And Social Justice

11 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is offering a series of online workshops and speakers this spring designed to educate and engage all bodies who want to move within the dance community.

Titled “Moving Bodies and Social Justice,” the free virtual events are being created in collaboration with dance faculty from the Five Colleges of Ohio, which also includes Oberlin College, Kenyan College, Denison University, and The College of Wooster.

Ohio Wesleyan dance instructor Rashana Perks Smith, M.F.A, said the workshops are intended to help students examine the systems in which they study and perform as well as to help them create support systems for themselves as body-conscious dancers. More…

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Take A Video Tour Of The “New” Branch Rickey Arena

9 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

On Monday of this week, we took a narrative look at the venerable Edwards Gymnasium on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University. Today, we continue that theme by sharing a video of the nextdoor and newly renovated Branch Rickey Arena.

As we shared back last April, the facility, home of the Battling Bishop wrestling, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams, received a $4 million renovation in 2020. That post can be read here.

To celebrate the return of the “new” Branch Rickey Arena to full operation, a video has been created and shared showing several of the highlights of the project. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan Launches Grant Program To Support Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

4 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is launching a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grant program to support projects by students and employees that advance the OWU campus as an antiracist space.

The university-funded program will award grants twice each year of up to $1,500 for students and $5,000 for faculty and staff. All grants will be awarded and overseen by Ohio Wesleyan’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“Ohio Wesleyan’s DEI Grants enable everyone on campus to think about and act upon ideas to improve the campus climate,” said Dawn Chisebe, Ohio Wesleyan’s interim chief diversity officer and chair of the DEI Council. “Everyone is excited by the potential the grants have to help us continue to advance the university and the environment it provides.” More…

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Museum Reopening With Exhibits Celebrating Urban And Rural Spaces

2 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will take visitors on journeys to both urban and rural worlds with its new “Cityscape/Landscape” exhibits.

‘Negotiation Site’ by Amze Emmons combines graphite, gouache, and watercolor to depict its element of city life. The artwork is included in the Ross Art Museum’s ‘Cityscape/Landscape’ exhibit, opening Feb. 3. (Image courtesy of Amze Emmons)

The dual exhibitions will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape” by Amze Emmons, a Philadelphia-based printmaker and 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, and “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson,” a showcase of work by four contemporary photographers alongside historic images by William Henry Jackson from the museum’s permanent collection. More…

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When Delaware County Welcomed: Congressman John Lewis

17 Jan , 2021  

A Civil Rights Legend

Ohio Wesleyan Remembers Congressman John Lewis’ 2014 Campus Visit UPDATE: U.S. Congressman John Lewis, 80, died July 17, 2020, following a battle with cancer. In 2014, he spoke at Ohio Wesleyan and received an honorary degree from the University — OWU’s highest honor.

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Let Us Entertain You: OWU Shares Spring Arts Calendar

17 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to enjoy its spring concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions. Events may change at any time, so please view each department’s webpage at owu.edu for the latest information.

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The following concerts currently are scheduled to be performed without a live audience. More…

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Stylish Scribe: OWU Professor Becomes Columnist For National Publication

13 Jan , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University professor David Caplan is well-suited for his new role. Literally.

After writing his first article for the Ivy Style website in October, Caplan, Ph.D., this month was named a regular columnist for the online publication. Launched in 2008, Ivy Style celebrates what is considered by some as the most enduring clothing style of the 20th century.

Caplan’s new column, “Office Hours,” is expected to appear every two or three weeks. In announcing their newest columnist, Ivy Style’s editors said: “Professor David Caplan’s recent articles were met with a warm reception, and so Ivy Style is honored to kick off the new year with a regular column for the tweedy professor. … Caplan will use it to continue exploring the intersection between traditional clothing and American culture past and present.” More…

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OWU President Speaks About US Capitol Assault

9 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones, Ph.D., shared this message on January 7 regarding the state of the nation and our democracy:

Unprecedented. I had hoped to leave this word behind in 2020, relegating it to describing the year that COVID-19 emerged and launched a life-changing, worldwide pandemic. Yet, less than a week into the new year, unprecedented applies again – this time in response to an attack on the U.S. Capitol and, more importantly, on American democracy itself.

In covering yesterday’s assault on Capitol Hill, OWU alumnus and ABC News’ Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts ’82 shared his hope that the violence would create the turning point needed to help Democrats and Republicans – indeed, all Americans – begin to work together to find meaningful solutions for pressing problems. More…