Schools

Three Delaware Countians Receive Recognitions At OU College Of Business

14 Apr , 2022  

Students in Ohio University’s College of Business are being recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities as part of 2022 award celebrations. The awards include success not only academic excellence, but also exemplary leadership, resilience and service in courses, student organizations, and co-curricular opportunities.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said Jackie Rees Ulmer, dean of the College of Business. “Business Bobcats work extremely hard to pursue their educational, professional, and career goals. It’s an honor to see them succeed and recognize their accomplishments.”

Each year the college celebrates business students, alumni, faculty and staff at various events and banquets that take place throughout the spring. This year’s list of student award recipients includes three residents of Delaware County. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware County Students Spend Spring Break In Service To Others

30 Mar , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Two teams of Ohio Wesleyan University students spent a week helping others as part of OWU’s annual Spring Break Service Week program. Two of those participating, one on each team, were from Delaware County.

The groups traveled between March 5 and 13, and gathered together March 23 to share images and insights from their experiences.

Before the teams left, and again at the return celebration, they received blessings from University Chaplain Chad Johns, director of Spring Break Service Week, who shared a traditional Franciscan blessing:

“May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships … with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth … with tears to shed for those who suffer so you will reach out your hands to comfort them and change their pain into joy,” Johns said. “And may God bless you with the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so you will do the things which others say cannot be done.” More…

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Schools

Olentangy Students Shine at Educators Rising Conference

21 Mar , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each year, hundreds of students and teachers gather for the Educators Rising Conference, a place where students interested in a career in education can meet their like-minded peers, participate in professional development sessions, compete in events that showcase knowledge, and gain skills needed to succeed in the teaching profession.

This year’s event was held on March 9-10 at Capital University in Bexley.

Twenty-three high school students from all four Olentangy high schools competed.

This is the first year Olentangy students have joined an Educators Rising chapter, which received awards for being an Honors Chapter, based on overall chapter GPA and service work, first place for Chapter Display, and first place for Service Project Competition. More…

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OWU

Musical Theatre Review Coming To Ohio Wesleyan

17 Mar , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Performing Arts will present a showcase in April of eight new musical theatre works, all themed around moving toward (or away from) things we love.

“Journeys of Love: A Festival of New Musical Theatre,” Written by Professional Composers, Lyricists, and Book Writers” features songs and scenes from many of the most talented theatre-makers working in the industry right now.

“This showcase allows OWU to announce itself as a space welcoming of exciting, contemporary voices, while also bringing those new visions in musical theatre to Ohio Wesleyan and the Delaware/Central Ohio community,” said Brian Granger, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre, who is directing the production. “This event is a must for all musical theatre lovers and a perfect way to celebrate spring.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Spring-Loaded At OWU

16 Mar , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Now through May 9 – “The Natural World,” featuring images by award-winning photographer Max Seigal, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2009, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Seigal combines his OWU degrees in biology and environmental science to capture breathtaking views of the natural world. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

7:30 p.m. April 1-2; 7:30 p.m. April 8-9; 2 p.m. April 10 – “Journeys of Love: A Festival of New Musical Theatre, Written by Professional Composers, Lyricists, and Book Writers,” directed by Brian Granger with musical direction by Jennifer Whitehead. This revue features eight new works themed around moving toward (or away from) things we love and includes songs and scenes from many of the most talented theatre-makers in the industry right now. The performance includes mature themes and may not be suitable for those under 13. The revue will be performed on the Main Stage of Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. To reserve tickets (to be purchased at the door, cash only), visit owu.edu/JourneysofLove. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Announces 14 Economics Management Fellows, Includes Delaware Countians

24 Aug , 2021  

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…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

The Cleveland Connection

13 Aug , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ten Ohio Wesleyan University students are spending the summer completing paid internships in Northeast Ohio – an opportunity made possible by the university’s Career Connection partnership with the Summer on the Cuyahoga program.

Ohio Wesleyan is one of only eight colleges and universities nationwide whose students are eligible for Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) internships. The program seeks to recruit talented college students and to help them explore the professional, civic, and social opportunities of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The hope is that some of them choose to return after graduation to live and work in the region. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Students Win Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships

14 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships to students across the state. The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.

Two Delaware County students were among the recipients. More…

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OWU

Making The Connection To The World Of Work: April

25 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The “Make the Connection” series shared by Ohio Wesleyan University is a compendium of stories about the world of internships for OWU students.

These students find experience through the internship process in a number of fields related to coursework. Each provides a bit of “real world” experience that can reinforce or alter career paths.

Some are close to home; others take OWU students overseas.

Here are links to the last four postings in the series published this month. Included are students gaining insight into the worlds of translation for immigrant workers; research on fish; community improvement in Ecuador; and animal care. More…

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Schools

Checking In With Delaware County’s Student News Operations

18 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The world of local media has been turned upside down over the last ten years, and that process is actually picking up steam, not slowing down.

Traditional news operations have been reduced dramatically on one hand, while independent, digital-focused sites like 1808Delaware have appeared in scores of American communities.

As you might imagine, a similar change has been happening in the country’s colleges and high schools, which have dramatically altered journalism and media curriculum to match these shifts.

At Ohio Wesleyan University, the country’s oldest continuously-run student newspaper, The Transcript, had a final run in 2020. More…

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