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OWU Senior Wins Ping Award For Leadership, Service

25 Mar , 2022  

By: Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University senior Anna Fender is one of 10 students statewide being honored with a 2022 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award in recognition of her “outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning.”

Fender of Sullivan, Illinois, also is one of two 2022 Ping Award recipients selected to receive $250 Legacy Award mini-grants to be contributed to her charity of choice. The honors are bestowed annually by the Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit consortium of 40 colleges and universities working to strengthen the overall capacity of the schools “to educate students for civic and social responsibility and to improve community life.”

In nominating Fender for the Ping Award, Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D., said: “She is the embodiment of Ohio Wesleyan’s ideal of excellence in leadership and service. … As evidenced by her body of work, Anna is already engaged as a member of this next generation of civic leaders and problem-solvers. Her kindness, intellect, and determination will make the future better for all of us.” More…

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Feature Stories From Ohio Wesleyan

22 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

From time to time, we share with our readers press release generated information from the Ohio Wesleyan University from its Office of University Communications.

At the same time, there are two sets of posts which are referred to by different names — one as “Make the Connection,” and the other as “Feature Story.” As these do not say release, we do not share these in their entirety but rather do include links to them in our 1808AM enewsletter.

These posts tend to be more in depth. We also do an occasional grouping of those stories in one of our regular posts, as we are doing now. The following six posts were published during November; click on any to be taken to the story. More…

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Your OH-DOOO List

17 Aug , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its lineup of public events for the remainder of August and the month of September. 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 (CDC). For more information, visit www.owu.edu/COVID-19.

Aug. 16-Dec. 13 – “From Our Collection: Covers for a Small Library,” featuring works by R.B. Kitaj, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. More…

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Front Of Mind: New Sculpture Erected At OWU

24 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s first artist-in-residence, Andrew Wilson, smiles broadly when he discusses the work involved in designing, creating, and installing his “Back Porch” outdoor sculpture – a 14-foot high, 8-foot wide, and 8-foot deep metal artwork that honors generations of OWU Black lives and legacies.

“Challenges are incredible opportunities,” said Wilson, a 2013 Ohio Wesleyan graduate who began working in January to design, create, and install the Corten steel cuboid sculpture. It was erected this week on the lawn outside OWU’s historic Elliott Hall. More…


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Museum Reopening With Exhibits Celebrating Urban And Rural Spaces

2 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will take visitors on journeys to both urban and rural worlds with its new “Cityscape/Landscape” exhibits.

‘Negotiation Site’ by Amze Emmons combines graphite, gouache, and watercolor to depict its element of city life. The artwork is included in the Ross Art Museum’s ‘Cityscape/Landscape’ exhibit, opening Feb. 3. (Image courtesy of Amze Emmons)

The dual exhibitions will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape” by Amze Emmons, a Philadelphia-based printmaker and 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, and “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson,” a showcase of work by four contemporary photographers alongside historic images by William Henry Jackson from the museum’s permanent collection. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan Sees Boost In Influential Rankings

18 Sep , 2020  

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Ohio Wesleyan University among the nation’s “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” and among its 2021 “Best Value Schools” and “Top Schools on Social Mobility.”

According to the magazine’s list of “2021 Best Colleges,” released earlier this week, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked at:

  • 93 among the nation’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” According to U.S. News, its new rankings assess 1,452 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality to determine the rankings of the “best.”
  • 50 among the National Liberal Arts “Best Value Schools,” up eight spots over last year. These rankings “place significant emphasis on affordability for students who may be eligible for need- More…

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OWU Professor’s Poetry Recognized

2 Aug , 2020  

Alfred Lord Tennyson. Emily Dickinson. Thomas Hardy. And Ohio Wesleyan University professor and poet David Caplan.

All four are being recognized this summer as having one of the “10 of the Best Poems about Architecture and Buildings” by InterestingLiterature.com.

Created in 2012 by writer and educator Oliver Tearle, the website serves as “an online library of all that is most interesting and captivating about literature.” Also honored on its “10 of the Best” list are such literary notables as George Herbert, Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Christina Rossetti, William Empson, Philip Larkin, and Derek Walcott. More…

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OWU Named As One Of The Best And Most Interesting Schools

24 Jul , 2020  

According to the new “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021,” Ohio Wesleyan University is one of “the ‘best and most interesting’ schools in the United States, as well as in Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.”

Ohio Wesleyan is a “small school with a big commitment to providing its students with a well-rounded education,” the guidebook states, with the hallmarks of an OWU education including “strong preparation for graduate and professional school, a solid grounding in the liberal arts, real-world experience, and an emphasis on having fun outside the classroom.” More…

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Ross Art Museum Returns

18 Jul , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will reopen to the public Aug. 20 with a continuation of “From the Studio,” an exhibition of works created by six OWU fine arts faculty members. “From the Studio” will be on display from August 20 through October 13 at the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

According to the show’s artist statement:

“Here you will find a diversity of voices, but also a united sense of purpose and a common goal. For the OWU studio faculty, the art that they produce in their respective studios, and in some cases further afield, is an ongoing exploration of the particular aspects of the visual that intrigue them, much as a scientist might undertake a program of experimentation or as a historian might examine different aspects of a moment in time. … The common goal is in presenting works that are not only visually engaging but also eloquent representatives of the processes of investigation behind them.” More…

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North Coast Athletic Conference Adopts Principles For Fall Competition

10 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delawaare, North Coast Athletic Conference

It’s going to look and feel a bit different for college sports this fall for Ohio Wesleyan University athletic teams, and likely different between OWU and other North Coast Athletic Conference schools.

Facing the challenges of a pandemic that continues to impact almost all areas of collegiate life, a NCAC steering committee created, and NCAC President’s Council adopted, a set of principles to guide all fall intercollegiate competition. Those include: More…

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