Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘Hoops for Hope’ Increases Cancer Awareness

The Ohio Wesleyan women's basketball team will host a 'Hoops for Hope' tournament December 29-30. The event will raise funds for cancer research. (Photo by Doug Sampson)

It is a stark reality, but one in eight women living in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and by the end of this year, close to 240,000 new cases will be diagnosed. So when a women’s basketball tournament such as “Hoops for Hope” comes along, it not only helps to strengthen the coffers for much needed research, but also lifts spirits and the resolve necessary to stand up to this disease.

Visions of OWU Danced in Our Heads…

December 4, 2011: Holiday Arches in the Rain. (Photo by John Holliger)

OWU sports fans were dancing in the aisles to celebrate the men’s team taking the national title, OWU students were dancing in the atrium as they enjoyed the 2011 President’s Ball, and Terpsicorps members were dancing on stage in Gray Chapel. The semester also finished up with Jason Hiester’s “Civil War Reflections” and the traditional Midnight Breakfast, which included a gingerbread house-decorating contest. Sweet!

Soccer and Life: The Martin Lessons

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Throughout the United States, former Ohio Wesleyan soccer players, and in fact, the entire OWU family, are celebrating the success of this year’s team and its coach, Dr. Jay Martin. Tomight, the team won the University’s second national championship—and Martin became the country’s all-time winningest men’s soccer coach in any NCAA division, with 608 victories.