Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Professor Publishes Poetry Collection

10 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University professor and poet David Caplan’s newest work is described by one reviewer as “a book of devotional poems that speaks poignantly, often heartbreakingly, to the believers and nonbelievers of our present moment.”

Titled “Into My Garden,” the book is Caplan’s sixth and one of his most personal. Available now, it was published by Ben Yehuda Press and is part of its Jewish Poetry Project. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Lights, Camera, Action: Stuck At Home Film Contest Underway

9 Apr , 2020  

Are you a budding filmmaker? Now that you are homebound during the pandemic, your talent may be enough to qualify you for a bit of local fame.

The Greater Columbus Film Commission has announced a “Stuck at Home” Film Contest for anyone in the film industry in Franklin County or surrounding counties, including Delaware.

The contest includes cash prizes. More…

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OWU, Case Western Collaborating On New Masters Admission Pathway

8 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is joining with Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to create an early admission pathway for Ohio Wesleyan students seeking to earn a Master of Science in Management (MSM)-Finance degree from Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management.

Through the new agreement, Ohio Wesleyan students accepted into the Weatherhead School will receive a $10,000 scholarship for its MSM-Finance program – a STEM degree – and have the potential to receive additional merit-based scholarships. Applications are being accepted now, with application fees waived for OWU students. More…


Life in Delaware County

One Week In, Coronavirus Information Page Expanded

7 Apr , 2020  

Monday marked one week since the redesigned Delaware County Coronavirus Information Page went live.

In that time the site has drawn a substantial number of readers who click on its links to access resource guides for the virus; updates from the State of Ohio, Delaware County, local governments and school districts, and of course the Delaware General Health District; cancellations and the latest information from local non-profits and businesses; and much, much more. More…

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Invite President And Mrs. Hayes In For A Visit

6 Apr , 2020  

Here’s an idea for some family-friendly fun and education during the time when Delaware Countians are heeding calls to stay at home.

What better time is there to get to know Delaware County’s best-known native son just a bit better?

That is the opportunity this month during the closure of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont. While the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is shut down for the health and safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is offering online activities patrons can do. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Celebrates Native Plants Virtually This Month

5 Apr , 2020  

Delaware Countians have more than one way to interact with the area’s native trees and plants this spring.

Even with the current Stay-at-Home Order, Ohioans are still permitted to walk to exercise or get way in parks and recreation areas, provided that social distancing is maintained.

That includes the walking trails at some Preservation Parks areas and City of Delaware parks, and other locations. In those locations, the beauty of Ohio’s wildflowers and other native species will be clearly evident.

Spring is a time of renewal across Ohio’s beautiful landscapes, and this April marks the state’s first Native Plant Month, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Life in Delaware County

City Of Delaware Performing Roadwork During Schools Closure

4 Apr , 2020  

The closure of Ohio schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the decreased traffic resulting from an order requiring Ohioans to stay at home unless working for an essential business, have actually combined to provide an opportunity for the schedule on an important project to be moved forward.

Accelerated construction will be taking place on the East William Street Project in Delaware, with the contractor undertaking more daily work hours. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Supports Students During COVID-19 By Cancelling Tuition Increase

3 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University announced this week that it is canceling a planned 3% tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing dramatic financial challenges for some of our students and families, and we want to support them in this uncertain time,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D.

“We believe canceling next year’s tuition increase will help students continue their educations in the fall and persist to graduation,” Jones said. “The world will need their knowledge and leadership more than ever when we emerge from this challenging time.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Hospitals Remain Mum On Changes To Local Bed And Ventilator Counts

2 Apr , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Health gets daily updates on the total number of beds and ventilators that could be available for COVID-19 patients at hospitals throughout the state. But so far the agency hasn’t provided any hospital-by-hospital breakdown, and the agencies that collect capacity information on their behalf have also declined to release their assessments.

The result: Ohioans don’t know how many beds and respirators are available where they live. Timely and meaningful knowledge could benefit Ohioans from a health perspective, while also helping them understand the range of public policy issues surrounding the crisis. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio, Delaware County, Cities Census Response Rates Exceed National Average

1 Apr , 2020  

April 1 is known as “Census Day,” as it is the official reference date used for the US Census, conducted every ten years since 1790.

This year’s version will be different for a couple of important reasons.

First, this is the first federal census which has included the ability for residents to self respond not only via the mail, but also by phone and online. The form is also available in a total of 12 languages for the first time. More…


History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan Professor Creates 10-Episode ‘Great Courses’ Lecture

31 Mar , 2020  

The battle against polio, the Red Scare, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, and the birth of rock ’n’ roll.

Ohio Wesleyan University history professor Michael Flamm, Ph.D., covers these memorable moments and more in “How 1954 Changed History,” a new audio course recorded for “The Great Courses Series” from Amazon and Audible Originals.

“The goal was to show how 1954 was one of the most important years in modern U.S. history and present fascinating human stories with historical ramifications,” said Flamm, who joined the OWU faculty in 1998. “In 10 short episodes, you can relive some truly dramatic historical moments.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

The World Has Changed. The News Has Changed. 1808Delaware Is Changing.

30 Mar , 2020  

On Saturday, we launched the new Delaware County Coronavirus Information Page.

The last two weeks have altered the landscape in so many ways and for so many people, as Delaware County’s families and businesses have coped with the unthinkable. With each new day, the ground is shaken under our collective feet and we are finding ourselves working hard to maintain our balance. More…

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