Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Announces New Indoor Athletic Events Mask Policy

5 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

This week, Ohio Wesleyan University updated its mask wearing policy as it applies to indoor athletic events. It reads as follows:

Ohio Wesleyan University has updated its policy for attendance at indoor athletics events, effective Jan. 3, 2022.

All spectators in indoor venues are required to properly wear a facial covering at all times regardless of vaccination status.  Medical or cotton facial coverings that include a strap around the ears and fully cover the nose, mouth, and chin should be worn. More…

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New Year, New Opportunities: OWU Announces January Public Events

18 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its January 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 status, and 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, with Jan. 16 opening reception – “Into the Light” by Ron Anderson and “Deaf Republic” by James Stewart, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Why Can’t We Wait: Delaware’s 2022 MLK Celebration Set

16 Dec , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University are hosting two days of events Jan. 16-17 to explore “Why We Can’t Wait” in the journey for racial justice.

The 2022 events will kick-off at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 16, with a free screening and panel discussion of the film “FUNDI: The Story of Ella Baker,” in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

The 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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Ross Art Museum Receives $1.25 Million Gift

7 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

In 2000 and 2006, the Richard M. Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University received major gifts from Elizabeth M. Ross to help establish the museum, named in memory of her husband, and then endow its directorship.

As the museum prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 2002 opening, another member of the Ross family – daughter and philanthropist Sarah “Sally” Ross Soter of Palm Beach, Florida – is contributing $1.25 million to the facility to create the William and Sarah Ross Soter Endowment. It will help to establish the museum’s first full-time curator of collections position.

“Sally Soter is a visionary whose family already has established an enduring legacy at the Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D. “This latest gift will help the museum connect more even broadly with the campus and community as it continues to expand its standing and stature in the museum world.” More…

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Lizard Lessons: Five OWU Students To Present Research At International Conference

27 Nov , 2021  

Five Ohio Wesleyan University students will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, in January to present two research projects at the 2022 meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

The students are Cece Colwell, a Genetics and Spanish double-major from Hilliard, Ohio; Wyatt McQueen, a General Zoology major and Geography minor from Heath, Ohio; Ciara Pettit, a General Zoology and Spanish double-major from Cleveland, Ohio; Sierra Spears, a Pre-Professional Zoology major and Chemistry minor from Bowling Green, Ohio; and Princeton Vaughn, a Zoology and Environmental Science double-major and Music Composition minor from Bowie, Maryland. More…

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Feature Stories From Ohio Wesleyan

22 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

From time to time, we share with our readers press release generated information from the Ohio Wesleyan University from its Office of University Communications.

At the same time, there are two sets of posts which are referred to by different names — one as “Make the Connection,” and the other as “Feature Story.” As these do not say release, we do not share these in their entirety but rather do include links to them in our 1808AM enewsletter.

These posts tend to be more in depth. We also do an occasional grouping of those stories in one of our regular posts, as we are doing now. The following six posts were published during November; click on any to be taken to the story. More…

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A December To Remember At OWU

17 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its December 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 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 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. Kitaj is described as a key figure in European and American contemporary painting whose “highly personal paintings and drawings reflect his deep interest in history; cultural, social and political ideologies; and issues of identity.” He died in 2007. Gallery 2001, located on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours, available at owu.edu/library. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross. More…

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OWU’s Ross Art Museum Receives Prestigious Grant

9 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is one of 15 organizations in the nation selected to receive 2021 grants from the New York City-based Andrea Frank Foundation.

The Ross will receive $25,000 from the nonprofit foundation, which works to preserve the legacies of artist June Leaf and photographer Robert Frank, widely considered one of the most influential photographers in U.S. history. The foundation announced the grants today, Nov. 9, on what would have been Frank’s 97th birthday. Frank, who died in 2019, is best known for the book “The Americans.”

“We are honored to have the Ross Art Museum recognized and supported by the Andrea Frank Foundation,” said Erin Fletcher, museum director. “This gift comes at a critical time when we are working to strengthen our staff and support future care and engagement of our photography collection.” More…

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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Sanborn Hall

27 Oct , 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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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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