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Captive Tigers, Tumor Tissue Composition, And Common Wall Lizards: OWU Students To Share Research

14 Sep , 2020  

Nineteen Ohio Wesleyan University student-scientists will share the results of their 10-week summer science research projects at the university’s first online and 28th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium.

During the event, students will present information about their projects and answer questions about their findings in live, interactive video sessions accessible at owu.edu/ssrp. The symposium will be held from 12:40 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Sept. 21 and archived online afterward.

“While so many things have changed in the past few months, one constant is the talented science students at Ohio Wesleyan and their meaningful contributions to scientific research and connection to their faculty mentors,” said Laura Tuhela-Reuning, director of OWU’s Summer Science Research Program (SSRP). More…

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OWU Hosting Elections Researcher

11 Sep , 2020  

Rachel Bitecofer, Ph.D., elections researcher and public policy expert, will discuss “Fear and Loathing in the 2020 Election: The Negative Partisanship Forecasting Model” during an Ohio Wesleyan University virtual lecture at 7 PM on September 16..

Bitecofer’s online presentation represents Ohio Wesleyan’s 2020 Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs. Registration is required for the Zoom presentation by visiting owu.edu/MarshLecture.

The senior fellow, elections, for the Washington, D.C.-based Niskanen Center, Bitecofer says negative partisanship is fueling the American people and influencing the 2020 election. Negative partisanship is the idea that voters form their political opinions based on disliking the other party. More…


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OWU COVID-19 Testing Numbers

8 Sep , 2020  

Testing Dashboard

We tested all OWU students as they returned to campus this fall, and we will continue testing a random sampling of students each week throughout the semester. Test results will be posted here and will be updated by noon each Monday through Thanksgiving week. *Students go into isolation if they have tested positive.

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OWU Shares CARES Act Report

2 Sep , 2020  

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funding to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is Ohio Wesleyan University’s fourth report on grants in May, June July and August 2020.

With regard to CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1), Ohio Wesleyan University acknowledges and assures that: More…



Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The First OWU-OSU Football Game

30 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Football, or the lack of it, is on sports fans’ minds these days, and so we thought we would share a gridiron-related post on this last weekend of August.

The storied football history of The Ohio State University started right here in Delaware County. Here are details about the school’s first football contest, hosted by the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Date: May 3, 1890

Final Score: OSU 20, OWU 14 More…

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

24 Aug , 2020  

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…

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Ohio Wesleyan Senior Is Student Government’s First Hispanic President

23 Aug , 2020  

As a high school student in Clinton, North Carolina, Jose Armendariz Matute knew that he wanted to go to college, but he was at a loss as to how to make it happen.

“One day I scheduled a meeting with my school’s college adviser to talk about my future plans post-high school, and I realized that there was an immense barrier that could halt all of my aspirations: my legal status,” says Matute, a first-generation college student who will graduate in May from Ohio Wesleyan University. More…

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New Guidebook Features Ohio Wesleyan Among Nation’s ‘Best Colleges’

20 Aug , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degrees, according to The Princeton Review’s newly released guidebook, “The Best 386 Colleges: 2021.”

“Our goal in publishing college rankings – and our ongoing mission at The Princeton Review – is to help students find, get accepted to, and thrive at the colleges best for them,” said Robert Franek, the guidebook’s editor-in-chief. “We recommend every one of the 386 colleges in the new edition of our book as a ‘best’ choice, and we salute them for their exceptional offerings.”

Only about 14% of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, according to its editors, and they are chosen based on information collected annually from students and college administrators. More…


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A Research Splash: OWU Study Designed to Keep Athletes in the Swim of Things

17 Aug , 2020  

One of the latest research articles published by the peer-reviewed Sport Journal is authored by four Ohio Wesleyan University alumni – three members of the Class of 2020 and their professor, 2007 OWU graduate Andrew Busch.

The 2020 graduates – Morgan BarnardTyler Mansfield, and Liz Mayio – were all Health and Human Kinetics/exercise science majors and members of the Battling Bishop women’s swimming and diving teamBusch, Ed.D., was an OWU sports and exercise major and currently is an assistant professor of Health and Human Kinetics.

Their co-written journal article is an exploration of how the Ohio Wesleyan swim team’s 2018-2019 season affected the shoulder strength of both its male and female members. The article, “Gender Differences in Shoulder Strength, Range of Motion, and Functional Movement across a Division III Collegiate Swim Season,” appears in the journal’s July 17 edition. The Sport Journal, founded in 1998, is published by the U.S. Sports Academy in Alabama. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

14 Aug , 2020  

The National Science Foundation is awarding Ohio Wesleyan University a one-year, $86,735 grant to oversee the creation of online teaching tools that advance field ecology and data science.

Laurel J. Anderson, Ph.D., OWU professor of botany-microbiology, is the principal investigator on the federal grant. She also is president of the Board of Directors for the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN), a consortium of colleges and universities that will work together to create the new teaching tools. Dr. Anderson will partner with Dr. Tim McCay from Colgate University to administer the project.

“The pandemic has created an urgent need to reimagine our teaching of field ecology, which is usually done with in-person field trips,” said Dr. Anderson, who helped to found EREN in 2010. More…

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OWU Professor’s New Short Story Collection Published

7 Aug , 2020  

Jeffrey Ford’s latest book, “The Best of Jeffrey Ford,” is earning praise as one of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy offerings, but the Ohio Wesleyan University part-time instructor isn’t resting on his laurels.

The acclaimed author of 11 novels, seven short-story collections, and hundreds and hundreds of individual stories and essays currently is working to complete a new story collection, which includes editing every day and penning three new pieces.

“After that,” Ford says, I’m excited to start a new novel.” More…

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Fall Sports Suspended At OWU

23 Jul , 2020  

The North Coast Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council and Ohio Wesleyan University have suspended intercollegiate athletic competition for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year, the organizations announced today.

“With the coronavirus continuing to spread, it was becoming more and more difficult to ensure that Ohio Wesleyan and NCAA intercollegiate athletics could take place in an environment safe for all involved,” said Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D. “We are heartbroken, but the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, the Ohio Wesleyan campus, and the Delaware community are our highest priority.” More…

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