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Delaware’s Union General

19 Oct , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

In Sunbury stands an equestrian statue of William Starke Rosecrans, a native of Delaware County who vaulted to success as a businessman, soldier, and very nearly one of the Civil War’s finest army commanders.

Arguably a single mistake in a single moment destroyed a great reputation, said Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University.

“This destruction was made more complete, according to some, by a ruthless effort at character assassination by another native Ohioan, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who minimized Rosecrans’ successes and let no one forget his failures,” said Grimsley, who will discuss Rosecrans’ legacy when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2021 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. More…

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A Cornucopia Of Events: November At OWU

17 Oct , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 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 Nov. 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” featuring works by women photographers and celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A sister exhibition is being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are culled from the university’s permanent collection. 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 Oct. 13-17 for mid-semester 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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OWU Adds Job Experts in Academic Areas

8 Sep , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Career Connection center is expanding its “Career Communities” to include dedicated job experts this fall in seven academic areas.

The experts – known as “career catalysts” – work with students in the career communities of economics and business; education and communication; entrepreneurship; humanities and fine arts; pre-health; social impact (such as pre-law, psychology, and international studies); and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Targeted Assistance

“Within these career communities, students can engage with their specialized career catalyst, receive targeted job opportunities, participate in industry-specific events with alumni and employers, and have access to a wealth of career-specific resources,” said Leigh Mascolino, director of career development. More…

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OWU Scores Another Strong Recommendation

9 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The new “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022” lists Ohio Wesleyan University as one of “the ‘best and most interesting’ schools in the United States, as well as in Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.”

According to the guidebook, released this week, “Ohio Wesleyan offers a solid liberal arts education focused not on bells and whistles, but on practical, career-related experience.”

In addition, the Fiske Guide outlines the benefits of Ohio Wesleyan’s signature program, The OWU Connection. More…

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Front Of Mind: New Sculpture Erected At OWU

24 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s first artist-in-residence, Andrew Wilson, smiles broadly when he discusses the work involved in designing, creating, and installing his “Back Porch” outdoor sculpture – a 14-foot high, 8-foot wide, and 8-foot deep metal artwork that honors generations of OWU Black lives and legacies.

“Challenges are incredible opportunities,” said Wilson, a 2013 Ohio Wesleyan graduate who began working in January to design, create, and install the Corten steel cuboid sculpture. It was erected this week on the lawn outside OWU’s historic Elliott Hall. More…

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An Artistic Escape At Beeghly Library

14 Jun , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Beeghly Library has “gone to the dogs” with a new art exhibit in its Gallery 2001.

The exhibit, on display now through Aug. 7, features 13 paintings by artist and author Becky Gehrisch of Delaware.

The paintings, acrylic on canvas, are illustrations from Gehrisch’s forthcoming children’s book, “Escape to Play.” The book, Gehrisch’s first, chronicles a day of fun by three mischievous farm dogs. It is set for release in July, along with an accompanying coloring book. More…

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Meet Six New Bishop Faculty

18 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University is adding six assistant professors this fall who will work collaboratively to help advance OWU academics and support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment.

Provost Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., said the cohort hire, Ohio Wesleyan’s first, will help to ensure the university continues to provide “the best liberal arts experience nationally” for current and future OWU students. “This unique cohort was built around the three foci of flexibility, interdisciplinarity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI),” said Crowley, who oversees Ohio Wesleyan’s academic experience.

“Faculty will be flexible, or able to teach in a variety of ways that support the most innovative pedagogy, such as experiential and project-based learning. More…

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Making The Connection To The World Of Work: April

25 Apr , 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.

Here are links to the last four postings in the series published this month. Included are students gaining insight into the worlds of translation for immigrant workers; research on fish; community improvement in Ecuador; and animal care. More…

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A Full May At OWU

19 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its May 2021 lineup of public events. Nearly all events will be virtual. 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 battlingbishops.com.

May 1-May 28 – “Unprecedented,” featuring artwork by Ohio Wesleyan’s 10 graduating fine arts students, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. All pieces were selected for exhibition by OWU professors. More…

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OWU Grad, Retired U.N. Official To Speak On Nation’s Role in the World

17 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

During more than 22 years working for the United Nations, Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Stephen Tull, Ph.D., completed assignments in Afghanistan, Chad, Kazakhstan, Russia, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslavia.

Tull, a member of OWU’s Class of 1982, will share his insights on “The Role of the U.S. in the World: How Others See Us” during a free Zoom lecture at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 20. For access to the lecture, visit owu.edu/Tull.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Tull was a double-major in Math and Philosophy and a double-minor in Political Science and Physics. He spent a semester in Yugoslavia during his senior year and became fascinated with the country’s history and diversity. The overseas experience set him on a path to become a Yugoslav specialist during its breakup and subsequent wars. More…

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OWU Names Alum As New Director Of Human Resources

8 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has appointed Imogene Gregory Johnson as OWU’s Director of Human Resources. A 1980 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in HR management.

Johnson will begin her new role June 1, and will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing programs to attract, develop, retain, and advance talented administrative and support staff. She also will collaborate with members of the university’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to catalyze Ohio Wesleyan’s efforts to advance goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. More…

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OWU Receives Grant For STEM Scholarships

7 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has received a five-year, $830,466 Choose Ohio First grant to fund scholarships for Ohio residents pursuing degrees in the STEM fields of science (including medicine), technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Higher Education announced Ohio Wesleyan’s grant today. The Choose Ohio First (COF) grants are part of a state initiative designed to “help create the talent needed to make Ohio’s businesses competitive in the 21st century knowledge economy.”

“Ohio Wesleyan is honored to be recognized for its role in helping to build a stronger Ohio through our faculty’s work to educate students in critical STEM fields,” said Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D., noting that was the first time OWU had applied for COF grant funding. More…

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