Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University, Schools

Spend Your Whole Lifetime Learning

12 Jul , 2019  

Online registration begins July 15 and runs through September 4 for the inaugural session of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. Telephone and mail-in registration begin July 22. More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware: Slocum Hall

28 Jun , 2019  

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is getting ready to get even shinier.

The University is planning 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…

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OWU Sets Forth Public Events For Remainder Of 2019

16 Jun , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to the many other concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions planned for OWU’s 2019-2020 academic year. What follows are cultural events at the University during the remainder of 2019. More…

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Middle Schoolers From Ten Counties Descend Upon Delaware

8 Jun , 2019  

Everyone calls it “owl” for short, but the gifted-and-talented children who attend the Ohio Wesleyan/Junior League of Columbus (OWjL) camp each summer also call the weeklong program a life-changing experience that teaches them it’s OK to be smart.

Students invited to attend OWjL camp are nominated by principals, guidance counselors, or teachers from more than 120 middle schools in 10 central Ohio counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties. The sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders all have earned high test scores on nationally normed tests and demonstrated exceptional talent, creativity, or leadership. More…

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OWU Teacher Prep Programs Named Among Best In The Country

30 May , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s undergraduate elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs are among the best in the country, according to “Start Here to Become a Teacher,” a new book by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

For the book, NCTQ reviewed 872 undergraduate programs and selected 120 schools, including Ohio Wesleyan, as excelling in preparing teacher candidates to meet the demands of their future classrooms. More…


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Ohio Wesleyan Trustees Adopt Resolution Supporting Diversity, Inclusion

27 May , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution May 17 to “send a clear message” that it opposes current policies of the United Methodist Church that prohibit same-sex weddings from occurring in the church and prevent members of the LGBTQIA+ community from being ordained as UMC clergy.

According to the resolution, the Ohio Wesleyan Board of Trustees “remains unwavering in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and expresses its full support of the LGBTQIA+ community and all marginalized groups, whose collective impact upon the University has been, and will continue to be, both positive and profound.” More…


Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Painting The Town: Delaware Mural Project Workshops This Weekend

1 May , 2019  

The public is invited to participate in one or two three-hour workshops May 4 and May 5 to help inspire “Art for Everybody: The Delaware Mural Project,” a plan to create painted murals in downtown Delaware. The events are organized by Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. More…

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OWU Alumnus Earns Competitive National Science Foundation Award

30 Apr , 2019  

Nathan Scinto-Madonich’s interest in plant research is rooted in his classes and laboratory research at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Now pursuing a doctorate in plant science at Cornell University, Scinto-Madonich this month was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Valued at $138,000, the three-year fellowship includes an annual research stipend of $34,000 and a yearly cost-of-education allowance of $12,000. He will conduct his research in the laboratory of Cornell professor Miguel Piñeros. More…

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Connecting With The World

21 Apr , 2019  

This past week, Ohio Wesleyan University announced the awarding of more than $107,300 in spring semester Theory-to-Practice Grants to support 17 OWU Connection experiences around the world.

The OWU Connection uses Theory-to-Practice Grants, Travel-Learning Courses, internships and externships, semester abroad opportunities, and more to help students think big (understand issues from multiple academic disciplines), go global (gain international perspective), and get real (translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience). More…

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A May Full Of Events and Commencement At OWU

17 Apr , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its May 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or “like” For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit More…


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OWU Accounting Fellows Named; Two Delaware Countians Included

16 Apr , 2019  

The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected six students as 2019-2020 Accounting Fellows. Being selected as fellows gives the students access to enhanced internship, research, and other opportunities.

Two of these students have a Delaware County home base. More…

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Delaware, Ohio Wesleyan University

City, University Create Public Utilities Internship

7 Apr , 2019  

The City of Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University signed a memorandum of understanding this week creating a permanent OWU student internship within the city’s Department of Public Utilities and formalizing additional opportunities for city-campus collaboration.

The agreement creates one public utilities internship each semester for which the selected Ohio Wesleyan student will receive course credit. More…


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Learn About The Lifelong Learning Institute

4 Apr , 2019  

Area residents are invited to go back to school this fall through the new Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. The classes won’t include term papers or tests, but instead will create fun, engaging ways for older adults to continue to learn and grow.

The community is invited to learn more about the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) during a free “sampler” event from 10 AM to noon May 4 in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…


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OWU Shares Full Slate Of April Public Events

31 Mar , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or “like” us on Facebook. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit More…


Poetry Reading To Feature Poet, Filmmaker, And Artist

28 Mar , 2019  

Poet, filmmaker, and artist D.A. Powell is known for his concentration on contemporary culture and topics related to the AIDS crisis. Of his work, New York Times critic Stephen Burt has said, “No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible.”

Powell will read his poetry at Ohio Wesleyan University at 4 PM on April 4 in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky Sreet., Delaware. His presentation is free and open to public. More…