History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Klais Organ In Gray Chapel, OWU

17 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The term “landmark” can certainly be applied to things other than buildings. A relatively new object can also be a landmark, depending on the context.

A good case in point is the magnificent Rexford Keller Memorial Organ in University Hall’s Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

The instrument, built and installed in 1980 by the Klais organ company in Bonn, Germany, is a four manual, tracker action organ with 82 ranks, 55 stops, and 4,644 pipes. It is the largest of the 12 Klais organs in the United States; as it so happens, one of the others is also in Delaware at Asbury United Methodist Church. More…

,

OWU

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…

, , ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Begins May 1

14 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The uniqueness of their artwork and the extraordinary conditions under which it was created has inspired “Unprecedented,” this year’s annual exhibition by Ohio Wesleyan University’s graduating fine arts majors.

The 2021 senior show will debut with a virtual reception at 5 PM on May 1. The live, online event will feature a conversation with the 10 student-artists facilitated by Tammy Wallace, assistant director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum.

“Unprecedented” will feature artwork selected by a jury of Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty. The pieces also will be on display for in-person viewing from May 2 through May 28 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

, ,

OWU

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…

,

OWU

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…

, ,

Landmarks

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Selby Field

7 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s one of the iconic early 20th football fields that have survived into the 21st century, still used for its original purpose.

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Field is the home of the Battling Bishops football team, as well as field hockey, track & field, and lacrosse. With a seating capacity of 9,100, all seats fall between the 15 yard lines of the field, making it a remarkable place to watch a sports contest. It remains one of the country’s largest Division III stadiums. More…

,

OWU

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…

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Presents Twelfth Night, 2021

1 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher, Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present five free performances of “Twelfth Night, 2020,” an updated version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy rewritten by OWU alumnus, instructor, and actor Bradford Sadler.

The play will be performed at 7 PM on April 23, April 24, April 30, and May 1, and at 2 PM on May 2 in Ohio Wesleyan’s outdoor amphitheater, located beside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware. Admission is free, but people must register in advance to help ensure public health guidelines are met. To register, visit owu.edu/TwelfthNight,2020 or contact the box office at (740) 368-3855.

“This is the first time any full-scale faculty-directed and designed production will take place in the amphitheater, and we want it to be a meaningful, positive, and welcoming experience for all,” said Sadler, a 2005 Ohio Wesleyan graduate. More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University, Sports

A Weekend Of Battling Bishop Sports

30 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

There was sports action this past weekend involving teams from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Women’s golf, women’s soccer, men’s baseball, and women’s volleyball squads were all in action.

We thought that we would check in and give you the opportunity to read about how Battling Bishop teams are faring this spring. Click any link for a full story. More…

,

Ohio Wesleyan University

Making The Connection At OWU

29 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University regularly highlights students who are “making the connection” with the world of work through internships, research, and other methods.

These short biographies introduce readers to a variety of stories — personal, in terms of the students making a difference; and topical, as Making the Connection posts concern a variety of fields and disciplines.

So far in March, three students have been the subject of these posts. Click on the link after the introduction to be taken to the full story. More…

,

Ohio Wesleyan University

From Sandusky Street To The Screen: OWU Alumna Reviews Career

28 Mar , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

When teenage Wendie Malick was choosing a college, she got some good advice from her family.

“I remember my parents saying, ‘Why don’t we go to Ohio? They have more schools per capita than any state in the union,’” Malick recalled during a recent virtual interview conducted by current Ohio Wesleyan University senior Miko Harper.

“I discovered Ohio Wesleyan, and there was something about the vibe of that school that just made me feel like that’s where I was supposed to be,” said Malick, who graduated from OWU in 1972 with a major in fine arts and a minor in theatre. “I was like kismet. I just looked at it, and I could see myself on that campus.” More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

April at Oh-Woo

19 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

 Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April 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” OhioWesleyanUniversityNews on Facebook. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

Now through April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum presents exhibits connected by the theme “Cityscape/Landscape.” The Kuhlman Gallery features “Pattern Drift: Cityscape,” a collection of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. More…

, ,