Ohio Wesleyan University’s Commencement was held May 9, 2010, in Phillips Glen.
Professor Robert Olmstead’s ‘Coal Black Horse’, published in 2007, continues to garner honors—the latest being inclusion on Choose to Read Ohio’s 2011 booklist. Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) is a project of the State Library of Ohio, in partnership with the Ohioana Library Association, the Ohio Center for the Book, Kent State University, the Ohio Channel, WOSU, and Ohio’s public libraries. CTRO spotlights Ohio authors and encourages promotes reading throughout the state. The program is adaptable for use in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, book clubs, families, and community groups.
Consider the three-spined stickleback, (Gasterosteus aculeatus), a small fish measuring about four to six centimeters, that is widely found throughout the northern hemisphere. This summer, Rachel Bowes ’11, one of several OWU students who is part of zoology professor Shala Hankison’s animal behavior laboratory, is conducting research on “Repeatability and Consistency in the Three-spined Stickelback.” These fish were chosen for this research because, as Bowes explains, they exhibit relatively easily quantified behaviors, and are easy to keep in captivity.