Life in Delaware County

OWU Planning A Fabulous February

16 Jan , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its February 2020 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 Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

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OWU President Shares Thoughts On Possible Methodist Split

15 Jan , 2020  

Proposed split of United Methodist Church over LGBT issues is welcomed by Methodist college leaders

Leaders of Methodist colleges welcomed a recent proposal to split the United Methodist Church as a possible resolution to conflict over whether to remain affiliated with the church after it moved last year to strengthen prohibitions on the ordination of LGBT individuals and the performance of same-sex marriages.

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OWU Creates New International Scholarship Remembering Rutherford B. Hayes

11 Jan , 2020  

In 1878, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, a native of Delaware, took action that helped the Republic of Paraguay to survive and thrive.* Today, with the help of another Delaware president, Hayes continues to aid the South American country.

In October, Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones met Ambassador Manuel Cáceres from the Embassy of Paraguay as part of the unveiling of the Hayes commemorative statue in downtown Delaware. Their discussions have resulted in a new Rutherford B. Hayes Scholarship Program that will benefit Paraguay’s best and brightest high school students. More…

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Middle School Musicians To Descend On OWU

7 Jan , 2020  

The Department of Music at Ohio Wesleyan University is not only home to many fine musical ensembles that present concerts throughout the academic year, it also hosts budding musicians who come together to learn from talented instructors and directors.

Such will be the case later this month, when OWU hosts the OWU Middle School Honor Band Festival. Nearly 175 middle school students from across the state will practice and then perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall. More…

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Landmarks

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Selby Field

4 Jan , 2020  

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…

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Life in Delaware County

MLK Celebration Set; Tickets Available

3 Jan , 2020  

This post has been updated with new information.

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to join together in “Pursuing the Dream” during the 2020 observance of King’s life and legacy.

The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, with the 35th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. More…

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OWU Students Spend Semester Learning Off Campus

22 Dec , 2019  

Nearly 40 Ohio Wesleyan University students spent fall semester completing study-away experiences across the country and around the world.

Those studying off campus and their experiences included: More…

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Business

Delaware Project Awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit

20 Dec , 2019  

On Thursday, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $24,565,849 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 24 historic buildings. Together, the projects are expected to leverage approximately $261 million in private investments in seven communities, including Delaware.

“Preserving the historic charm of Ohio communities enhances the quality of life in our downtowns and neighborhoods,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “These buildings will be transformed creating new opportunities for economic growth.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Invites Adults 55 And Older To Start Registering For Spring Session

19 Dec , 2019  

Are you ready to explore the “Scientific Evidence of Life After Death”? Travel “The Long Road to Health Care Reform”? Or take “A Nickel Tour of the Universe”?

These courses and more are part of the spring session of the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Ohio Wesleyan University. Based on feedback from the inaugural group of students, the LLI has expanded the number of weekday classes this spring as well as added Saturday and evening courses. More…

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Busy January Ahead At Ohio Wesleyan

16 Dec , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its January 2020 lineup of public events. For the most up-to-date 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…

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Nick Did It!

8 Dec , 2019  

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In October, Ohio Wesleyan University sent out a call to help accounting major Nick Braydich win $500 in the national “ThisWayToCPA” student video competition sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

That request was featured on 1808Delaware (our story is here). More…

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Bishop Backers Winter Community Day Set

4 Dec , 2019  

The Bishop Backers invite you to save the date for Winter Community Day 2020, a countywide celebration of Delaware that includes free admission to an Ohio Wesleyan University women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo that showcases local nonprofit organizations and businesses. More…

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OWU Awards Grants to Support Academic, Research, and Internship Experiences

21 Nov , 2019  

Coastal erosion in Puerto Rico. Pan-Africanist ideology in Ghana. The Apostle Paul’s influence in Greece and Italy.

Ohio Wesleyan University students will research these topics and others using nearly $67,000 in newly awarded Theory-to-Practice Grants, part of The OWU Connection program. Overall, the 10 university-funded grants will enable nearly 50 students and eight employees to complete academic, research, and internship experiences on campus and in Argentina, Canada, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, West Africa, and the State of Virginia. More…

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OWU Announces December Public Events Lineup

20 Nov , 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…

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Catch A Concert This Week

19 Nov , 2019  

One of the many advantages for Delaware and Delaware Countians of living close to a nationally respected university is access to good music on a regular basis.

Opportunities arrive this week to enjoy two very different musical groups affiliated with Ohio Wesleyan University

On Tuesday evening at 8 PM, OWU’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble will appear in concert, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner. More…

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