Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday of each year marking the birthday of the famed civil rights leader. It was signed into law by President Reagan in 1986, and first celebrated three years later.
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Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to enjoy its spring concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions. Events may change at any time, so please view each department’s webpage at owu.edu for the latest information.
The following concerts currently are scheduled to be performed without a live audience. More…
By Cole Hatcher
Ohio Wesleyan University professor David Caplan is well-suited for his new role. Literally.
After writing his first article for the Ivy Style website in October, Caplan, Ph.D., this month was named a regular columnist for the online publication. Launched in 2008, Ivy Style celebrates what is considered by some as the most enduring clothing style of the 20th century.
Caplan’s new column, “Office Hours,” is expected to appear every two or three weeks. In announcing their newest columnist, Ivy Style’s editors said: “Professor David Caplan’s recent articles were met with a warm reception, and so Ivy Style is honored to kick off the new year with a regular column for the tweedy professor. … Caplan will use it to continue exploring the intersection between traditional clothing and American culture past and present.” More…
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Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones, Ph.D., shared this message on January 7 regarding the state of the nation and our democracy:
Unprecedented. I had hoped to leave this word behind in 2020, relegating it to describing the year that COVID-19 emerged and launched a life-changing, worldwide pandemic. Yet, less than a week into the new year, unprecedented applies again – this time in response to an attack on the U.S. Capitol and, more importantly, on American democracy itself.
In covering yesterday’s assault on Capitol Hill, OWU alumnus and ABC News’ Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts ’82 shared his hope that the violence would create the turning point needed to help Democrats and Republicans – indeed, all Americans – begin to work together to find meaningful solutions for pressing problems. More…
By Cole Hatcher
The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite you to learn how to better promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within your area of influence during a virtual panel discussion debuting at 8:30 AM on January 18 on Facebook.
The panel, moderated by Dawn Chisebe, Ohio Wesleyan’s interim chief diversity officer, will feature local experts who will analyze civil rights issues and efforts over the past year and discuss the way forward to improve equality within their areas. The discussion marks the celebration committee’s 28th annual commemoration event. More…
Few institutions or organizations have been impacted by the pandemic to the extent faced by America’s colleges and universities.
This is certainly true for Delaware County’s four year seat of higher education, Ohio Wesleyan University.
Over the last nine months, 1808Delaware has carried several stories about how COVID-19 was affecting OWU. Here are just a sampling; click on any post title for access: More…
John Clark Mayden is “enjoying something of a moment,” according to a feature piece published just before Christmas in the venerable Baltimore Sun newspaper.
The post, entitled “For 50 years, a Baltimore photographer trained his lens on the city. Now he’s in the spotlight.” by the Sun’s Tatyama Turner, is a personal, probing, and powerful look at a man who began his college career right here, at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Tatyana Turner reports on African-American neighborhoods, life and culture with the Report for America national service program for The Baltimore Sun. 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…
Delaware’s native son Ezra Feivel Vogel passed away on Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
During his youth, Vogel assisted his father in his clothing store, the People’s Store in downtown Delaware. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1950, and subsequently obtained a PhD from Harvard University where he taught for over 20 years. His final position there was as the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences. More…
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Ohio Wesleyan University has appointed Destiny Coleman as the administrative director of The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Coleman most recently served as the director of education and administration for Opera Columbus.
At Ohio Wesleyan, Coleman will work to support The Woltemade Center’s strategic vision, benefiting students and building the center’s impact and visibility within the fields of economics, finance, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, accounting, and international business. She began her new role Dec. 14 and reports to Ohio Wesleyan Provost Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D.
“Destiny’s experience in entrepreneurial work in the arts brings a new, exciting dimension to The Woltemade Center,” said Crowley, who oversees the university’s academic curriculum. “A key component of her work will involve collaborating with OWU faculty and strategic employers to create a larger, more formalized internship pathway for students. More…
Three Ohio Wesleyan University students have earned 2020 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
OWU students earning competitive Gilman Scholarships this spring and fall are sophomore Jeremiah Anderson of Dayton, Ohio; senior Miko Harper of Sandy Springs, Georgia; and senior Megha Malik of Dublin, Ohio.
The scholarships help to fund study-abroad experiences that foster mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and other countries. The late U.S. Rep. Benjamin Gilman, R-New York, for whom the scholarships are named, has said living and learning abroad provides students “a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.” More…
Imagine military grade bulletproof elbow and knee pads.
That’s the product that took Trust Armor to victory in the Entrepreneur Pitch Competition held this week through the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center.
As we shared earlier this month, student teams in Steve Flaherty’s Business 425 Entrepreneurship class at Ohio Wesleyan spent a semester creating companies and brands based on patented technologies originally researched and developed by U.S. military-affiliated laboratories. More…