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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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OWU Offering First Generation Investors Program

5 Apr , 2021  

BY Cole Hatcher, Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University student Reese Little is the first recipient of a new university-funded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grant. The grant program was launched this spring to support projects that advance the OWU campus as an antiracist space.

A junior from Short Hills, New Jersey, Little will use his DEI Grant to support an initiative he spearheaded fall semester when he created a campus chapter of First Generation Investors. The nonprofit 501(c)3 organization teaches high school students in underserved communities the power of investing and provides them with real money to invest.

“To be the first-ever recipient of the DEI grant is an honor,” said Little, a Business Administration major with a Marketing concentration. “Around 30% of Black Americans have retirement accounts versus 60% of white Americans. Furthermore, 83% of all the money in the stock market is held by the richest 10% of Americans. First Generation Investors was created to help bridge the wealth gap and educate underserved communities on the powers of investing. More…

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OWU Feature Stories Center On Statehouse Display And Career Transitions

16 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This month, Ohio Weselyan University has published two feature posts that highlight work of two different university departments. Both stories are by OWU’s Cole Hatcher.

In “A Capitol Collection,” Hatcher shares informtiomn about OWU’s first-ever display at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, which was recently installed.

An effort of the OWU Natural Historic Museum, the exhibit by students and staff member Lisa Tabak is on display through June 19 in four display cases in the Map Room of the Statehouse. More…

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OWU Spring Spanish Film Series

27 Feb , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s spring Spanish Film Series will offer 19 days of free streaming access to five films by acclaimed Spanish director Chus Gutiérrez.

The series – “The Agitated Gaze. An Approach to Chus Gutiérrez’s Cinema” – will run from March 1 through March 19. Gutiérrez’s films often tackle issues such as immigration, globalization, and multiculturalism. She has been described as “one of the foremost representatives of the new generation of women film directors in Spain.”

Films included in “The Agitated Gaze” series are: More…

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OWU COVID Testing Continuing To Show Low Positivity Rate

26 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This semester, Ohio Wesleyan University is continuing to publish statistics relating to the testing of students for COVID-19.

To get a true picture of the prevalence of the virus on camps, a sample of 200 students is chosen each week to receive the test. These students are selected at random, however those involved in moderate to high risk sports are being tested from one to three times each week consistent with NCAA guidelines.

Last week, no students tested positive out of 188 antigen and 137 PCR tests administered, and no students were in quarantine or isolation. The week before, 312 Antigen and 179 PCR tests produced one positive result. More…

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History/Tourism, OWU

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Edwards Gymnasium

8 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is home to 11 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a walk around its campus does evoke both a keen sense of the past and optimism for the future.

Perhaps this is most keenly felt in the interior of buildings like Edwards Gymnasium, long home to many OWU athletic offices and activities, and now transformed into a modern fitness and activities center.

Edwards began its life in 1906 as a 1,800 multi-purpose arena on the south end of campus. It came into existence thanks to the generosity of Trustee John Edwards of Leipsic, Ohio. More…

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OWU Lifelong Learning Institute Classes Beginning Soon

7 Feb , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Growing a garden. Becoming a citizen scientist. Reforming health care. Becoming an antiracist. Online classes on these topics and others are being offered this spring through the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Ohio Wesleyan University.

For a flat fee of $75, Delaware County residents 55 and older are able to take as many courses as they wish during the spring session, which begins the week of March 15.

To support personal safety, all spring classes will be held online via Zoom. The classes are taught by volunteers, including Ohio Wesleyan professors, practitioners, and others in a non-competitive environment. More…

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Liberal Arts And Business

28 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium will explore how the liberal arts contributes to the best business ideas, and how business can enable people to pursue what they love and also create positive social change.

Titled “The Intersection of the Liberal Arts and Business,” the series of free, public presentations is designed to resonate with a wide audience, said Matt Vollrath, director of this year’s colloquium and an OWU assistant professor of business administration.

“If you are interested in literature or ecology, marketing or theology, economics or psychology, this series has something for you, said Vollrath, D.B.A. More…

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25 OWU Faculty Selected As Leaders For New Equity Initiative

26 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its inaugural cohort of Equity Fellows. This spring, these 25 faculty will embark on a collaborative initiative aimed at fostering equity and anti-racism at Ohio Wesleyan.

The Equity Fellows program has been designed by Drs. Lisa Anderson-Levy and Catherine M. Orr of Beloit College, and is modeled after their innovative “Decolonizing Pedagogies” Project. Drs. Ashley Biser, Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Equity, and Nancy Comorau, Associate Professor of English, will work with Drs. Anderson-Levy and Orr to share their transformative process with the OWU campus. More…

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OWU Promotes Tenure Track Positions

26 Nov , 2020  

Are you, family members, or a friend harboring a desire to serve as a university professor?

If so, this might be an opportunity for you/them!

Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications now for 11 tenure-track professorships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The new faculty are being hired as a cluster with a focus on supporting the university’s ongoing work to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment.

The cluster hire is a first for Ohio Wesleyan, which in June launched a comprehensive antiracism action plan focusing on the areas of structure and policies, teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining students and employees, and campus climate. More…