By Cole Hatcher
In Sunbury stands an equestrian statue of William Starke Rosecrans, a native of Delaware County who vaulted to success as a businessman, soldier, and very nearly one of the Civil War’s finest army commanders.
Arguably a single mistake in a single moment destroyed a great reputation, said Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University.
“This destruction was made more complete, according to some, by a ruthless effort at character assassination by another native Ohioan, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who minimized Rosecrans’ successes and let no one forget his failures,” said Grimsley, who will discuss Rosecrans’ legacy when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2021 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. More…
By Cole Hatcher
Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.
All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.
Now through Nov. 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” featuring works by women photographers and celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A sister exhibition is being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are culled from the university’s permanent collection. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed Oct. 13-17 for mid-semester break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…
One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days.
The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. Slocum Hall is one of 10 locations on campus included on the National Register of Historic Places. More…
Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2021 Hispanic Film Festival, “The Poetics of Empowerment,” kicks off October 5 and continues through November 9, showcasing five award-winning movies from Spain and Latin America at the historic Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware.
All films will begin at 7 p.m. and be screened in their original language with English subtitles. Each explores the ways in which their subjects or communities face and overcome economic, social, sexual, educational, and racial struggles while working to gain agency and build identity.
Some films may contain mature themes and language. All screenings will conclude with discussions with guest artists. More…
By Cole Hatcher
In July 2014, Ohio Wesleyan University launched its $200 million “Connect Today, Create Tomorrow” comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Seven years later, the most successful campaign in OWU history has concluded with $237,995,578 in gifts and pledges – surpassing even its $225 million stretch goal by nearly $13 million.
“I am grateful to every one of the 19,900 donors who supported this historic effort,” President Rock Jones, Ph.D., said in announcing the fundraising total. “Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, students, employees, parents, friends, foundations, and corporations, the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign is transforming Ohio Wesleyan University with record-setting support for our students, faculty, and physical campus.” More…
Special to 1808Delaware by Cole Hatcher
Enjoy a pre-game tailgate and then cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team – all for free – during the October 9 Bishop Backer Fall Community Day at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. 9j Delaware.
The tailgate will begin at 11:30 AM with Delaware police officers and firefighters, and Ohio Wesleyan Public Safety officers grilling up free hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone attending the game. Then watch the Battling Bishops take on the Hiram Hornets at 1 PM.
“On behalf of the Bishop Backers, we’re excited to welcome the community back to campus for our free Fall Community Day,” said Doug Zipp, OWU athletics director. “We can’t wait to see the tailgate and the stands filled with football fans cheering on the Bishops.” More…
Special to 1808Delaware
Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for six tenure-track professorships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The new faculty will be hired as a cohort with a collective focus on supporting the university’s work to provide the most connected, innovative, and relevant education possible.
The new cohort will build on the success of last year’s group hire, which brought six new faculty to campus this fall – each focused on furthering OWU’s strategic areas of focus.
Both cohorts represent an important ongoing commitment to Ohio Wesleyan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, launched in June 2020. The plan focuses on the areas of structure and policies, teaching and learning, recruiting and retaining students and employees, and campus climate. More…
Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its October 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.
All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow any other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.
Now through Oct. 24 – “Baltimore Lives,” featuring images by nationally recognized photographer and 1974 Ohio Wesleyan graduate John Clark Mayden, is on exhibition in the West and Mayhew galleries of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…
Kyle Jenkins is ready to power up Ohio Wesleyan University’s new esports program.
On Oct. 1, Jenkins will join the university as its first esports program coordinator and head coach. He currently is the video coordinator/esports manager and head coach at Western Colorado University. Jenkins will report to Dwayne K. Todd, Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for student engagement and success.
“We are immensely excited to find someone with Kyle’s experience to lead our new esports program forward,” said Todd, Ph.D. “Kyle brings a high level of energy and knowledge to this role, and he has a passion for gaming that I know will be readily apparent to potential team members. His proven track record provides great promise that we will see some exciting things in our new program at OWU!” More…
By Cole Hatcher
Ohio Wesleyan University’s Career Connection center is expanding its “Career Communities” to include dedicated job experts this fall in seven academic areas.
The experts – known as “career catalysts” – work with students in the career communities of economics and business; education and communication; entrepreneurship; humanities and fine arts; pre-health; social impact (such as pre-law, psychology, and international studies); and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
“Within these career communities, students can engage with their specialized career catalyst, receive targeted job opportunities, participate in industry-specific events with alumni and employers, and have access to a wealth of career-specific resources,” said Leigh Mascolino, director of career development. More…
Special to 1808Delaware
Before naming Ohio Wesleyan University as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduates, The Princeton Review asked students what makes the university special.
OWU students told the editors that they appreciate “the ‘smaller school’ experience of a ‘liberal arts education’ along with the ‘fantastic financial aid,’ ‘scholarship money,’ and ‘opportunity to play a collegiate sport’ available at a ‘global’ university.”
Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges – including Ohio Wesleyan – are profiled in The Princeton Review’s newly released guidebook, “The Best 387 Colleges: 2022.” More…
By Cole Hatcher
Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 14 first-year students as its 2021-2022 Economics Management Fellows. The competitive, four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.
Students from Delaware County are included in the mix.
The fellows are selected based on their high potential for success at Ohio Wesleyan and their interest in business-related studies. More…