Highlights from the move-in of first-year and transfer students into their residence halls at Ohio Wesleyan University on August 18, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
My first glimpse of Ohio Wesleyan University emeritus professor Everett “Ebb” Haycock was not what I expected. He walked into the Ross Art Museum wearing a cut-off button-down shirt, holding a sketchpad, and looking almost as spry as in some of his exhibit photographs, showing him climbing 10-foot ladders while in his 30s.