Ohio Wesleyan University

Good Vibes, Great Voices

19 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University will host its seventh annual “A Cappellooza” voices-only showcase at 7 PM November 2 in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

This year’s performance is all about “Good Vibes,” focusing on the people, places, ideas, and possibilities that evoke positive, safe, and happy feelings,” said sophomore ZannaLee Carling-Sprewell, co-president of OWU’s Campus Programming Board, which hosts each year’s concert. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Announces November Public Events Lineup

17 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

, , , ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

Noted Civil War Expert To Speak At OWU

9 Oct , 2019  

American Civil War and military history expert Joseph T. Glatthaar, Ph.D., will discuss “Generalship and Army Culture: A Study of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac” at 7:30 PM October 24 at Ohio Wesleyan University. More…


OWU, Sports

Team of Distinction Ceremony Set for October 19

8 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University will recognize its 1992-93 men’s golf team, its 1998 men’s soccer team, and its 2001 women’s soccer team as part of the University’s third annual Team of Distinction ceremony on Saturday, October 19, during Homecoming & Family Weekend.

The Team of Distinction was created to recognize individual teams that have distinguished themselves and made extraordinary contributions to OWU athletics. More…

Ohio Wesleyan University

Hispanic Film Festival Kicks Off On Thursday

2 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2019 Hispanic Film Festival kicks off October 3 and continues through November 12, showcasing five movies from Spain and Latin America.

Each free screening will be held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Some films may contain mature themes and language. All screenings will conclude with a discussion led by Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty. This year’s featured films include: More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Professor’s Soon-To-Be-Published Book To Also Become Feature Film

25 Sep , 2019  

Amy Butcher recalls sitting in the passenger seat of “Mothertrucker” Joy Wiebe’s 59-foot tanker and watching in admiration and awe as the veteran truck driver maneuvered Alaska’s 414-mile Dalton Highway to deliver fuel to Prudhoe Bay.

Even then, Butcher, an award-winning essayist and assistant professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, knew the moment held special significance. “God brought you to me,” Butcher recalls Wiebe telling her several times during their time together in April 2018. “He wants you to tell my story.” More…



Battling Bishops Move To 3-0 On Foot Of Senior Kicker

24 Sep , 2019  

Senior kicker Anthony Sanfillipo (Delaware/Hayes) kicked a pair of field goals during the second quarter en route to one of the best kicking days in Ohio Wesleyan history, and sophomore quarterback Zane Ries (Barberton) ran for one touchdown and threw for another in a span of one minute later in the period to help the Bishops post 27 second-quarter points on the way to a North Coast Athletic Conference win over Oberlin this past Saturday at Selby Stadium. More…


Life in Delaware County

Grant Fuels Lifelong Learning Institute

20 Sep , 2019  

In July, SourcePoint awarded a $10,000 grant to the Lifelong Learning Institute of Ohio Wesleyan University. The funds helped support the institute’s start-up costs, including the hiring of a part-time director, promotion, printing of course materials, and fall term evaluation.

The Lifelong Learning Institute is modeled after similar programs at campuses across the country. Volunteers teach courses in a relaxed, peer-centered environment. Topics are designed to appeal to those ages 55 and older. More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

The Country House

20 Sep , 2019  

When a weekend at their summer home takes an unexpected turn, a group of famous and longing-to-be famous family members and friends are forced to improvise, inciting simmering jealousies, romantic outbursts, and passionate soul-searching.

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present three performances of “The Country House” by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Donald Marguiles at 8 PM October 4, 8 PM October 5, and 2 PM October 6. The play, described by Entertainment Weekly as “a valentine for the stage,” is intended for mature audiences. More…

, ,


Landmarks Of Delaware County: Selby Field

18 Sep , 2019  

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…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

October At OWU

17 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

Outstanding Teacher Educator

16 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University alumna and professor emerita Amy McClure, Ph.D., is being honored with the 2019 International Literacy Association (ILA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award.

McClure, who retired in May following a 40-year career with the university, will receive the award October 12 during the ILA Awards Ceremony and Reception in New Orleans. More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University, Sports

Bishop Backer Fall Community Day On September 28

15 Sep , 2019  

Everyone is invited to cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team for free September 28 during Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. The Battling Bishops will take on the Allegheny Gators at 1 PM at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

The September 28 game also will be a Coach to Cure MD event with fans invited to help support the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The one-day national event is a project of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. Over the last 11 years, Coach to Cure MD has raised more than $2.1 million for Duchenne research. More…

, ,

Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Rises In National Rankings

12 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has moved up in two categories in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the nation’s 2020 Best Colleges recently released.

According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked at: More…


Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Alum, Trustee Appointed To Rocky Brands Board Of Directors

9 Sep , 2019  

Rocky Brands, Inc. has announced the appointment of Tracie A. Winbigler to the Company’s Board of Directors as a Class I Director to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders and until her successor is duly elected. Ms. Winbigler has also been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. The election and appointment are both effective October 1. More…