Monthly Archives: August 2011

Teamwork at Its Best

OWU’s women’s field hockey team and friends spent a recent Sunday afternoon picking corn for Delaware’s Common Ground Free Store Ministries. (Photo by Marge Redmond)

When the 17 members of Ohio Wesleyan’s women’s field hockey team were given the chance to “countrify” one of their recent afternoon team practices by picking sweet corn for Delaware’s Common Ground Free Store Ministries, they jumped on the service opportunity. So on a warm Sunday afternoon; the team, their coach Marge Redmond, and friends drove to a farm owned by a friend of Redmond’s in southern Ohio to do some serious picking.

Solving a 20-Year Mystery

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Each year, one student or recent graduate from an undergraduate institution and one student or recent graduate from a Ph.D. granting institution receives the national LeRoy Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate physics research from the American Physical Society (APS). Alex Howe ’11 of Norwalk, Ohio, has been named a finalist in this prestigious competition. APS will pay for his trip to Washington, D.C., to make a presentation about his research and compete with other finalists Sept. 1.

Ohio Wesleyan Senior Bikes Cross-Country, Rehabs Homes Along the Way

Ohio Wesleyan senior Ann Merrell is working to make a difference through her cross-country bike trip and service project. (Photo courtesy of Bike & Build)

Ann Merrell wanted to combine her love for travel and adventure with her passion for helping others. She combined all of these interests this summer in a 4,003-mile bicycle ride from Rhode Island to California – averaging 70 miles a day. The trip ended on Saturday, Aug. 20. To date, the participants have raised $152,165, in addition to providing physical assistance in rehabbing or building houses for local Habitat for Humanity groups.

Second Base Standout

James DiBiasio ’12 was selected as second baseman for the Prospect League’s Eastern Division All-Star Team. (Photo courtesy of James DiBiasio ’12)

Lucky No. 2 has been the key for James DiBiasio ’12 this summer. As a two-year veteran of the Lorain County Ironmen, he was selected as second baseman for the Prospect League’s Eastern Division All-Star Team and earned the most votes as well.

Major League News

OWU President Rock Jones discusses Ohio Wesleyan’s rich athletics and lacrosse history at an August 16 news conference to announce the Ohio Machine’s new head coach and home field—Selby Stadium. (Photo by Mark Cooper)

In the 11-year history of Major League Lacrosse, Commissioner David Gross said he’s heard just one fan complaint. And this particular fan was concerned that the thrill-a-minute competition provided “too much action.”

Right Place, Right Time

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When Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Bill Sutton, Class of 1973, was involved in a life-threatening accident on a Delaware roadway, the first person to stop was veteran Delaware City Police Officer Jake Hartman. But this was no routine response.