Monthly Archives: March 2012

Live from Ireland

Sean Kay

At 11 a.m. March 15 – in advance of St. Patrick’s Day – Kay will be a call-in guest on WOSU radio’s “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” on which he will discuss contemporary political issues in the Emerald Isle.

Ohio Wesleyan Professor Interviewed for History Channel’s ‘America’s Book Of Secrets’

Jim Underwood

In January 1950, Cadet Richard Cox vanished from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Sixty-two years later, the Mansfield, Ohio, man’s disappearance remains unsolved. Cox’s story, including an interview with Ohio Wesleyan University adjunct journalism professor Jim Underwood, is scheduled to be featured March 17 on the History Channel series “America’s Book of Secrets.”

Ohio Wesleyan to Host Expert in Jewish Biblical Interpretation, Liturgy

Laura Lieber

Laura Lieber, Ph.D., associate professor for the Department of Religion, assistant director of Jewish Studies, and director of the Center for Late Ancient Studies at Duke University, will present, “Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight: Scriptural Drama and Biblical Playfulness in Antiquity” at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in Benes Room B of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

Focus on Energy

Panel members (left to right): Gordon Aubrecht, physics professor at The Ohio State University (Marion Campus); Paul Centolella, commissioner at the Public Utilities Commision of Ohio; Sean Kinghorn, energy conservation and sustainability coordinator at OWU; and Andrew Meyer, economics professor at OWU. (Photo by Rex Welker)

Members of the Ohio Wesleyan community and friends had the opportunity to attend the first Environmental and Natural Resource Symposium on February 27, to hear about and discuss many of the challenges, opportunities, and choices pertaining to energy conservation, as well as innovations in both conventional and alternative energy sources.

Before Title IX

February 18, 2012: Women in Sports Ceremony. (Photo by Mike Serbanoiu '15)

The entire gym floor was filled with athletes who contributed to the diversity and prestige of Ohio Wesleyan. Women of all ages gathered to recognize the female athlete’s impact in all sports, especially prior to Title IX.

OWU on the Go

February 20, 2012: China Week - Lion Dance (Photo by Chris Henchey '14)

There’s never a shortage of opportunities to learn and get involved at Ohio Wesleyan. Recent events keeping OWU students on the go include performing “The Vagina Monologues,” relaxing at a dive-in movie, celebrating China’s heritage, and raising funds through HaitiOWU to help Haitian orphans.

Best-Selling Author to Discuss Ohio Wesleyan Alumnus Norman Vincent Peale

On April 12, Ohio Wesleyan will celebrate the legacy of 1920 graduate Norman Vincent Peale, author of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking,’ with a presentation by best-selling author Ken Blanchard and reflections from Peale’s family. (Photo courtesy of the New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection)

The Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, a 1920 Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, is credited with improving millions of lives during his lifetime with his uplifting sermons and books, including “The Power of Positive Thinking,” and Guideposts magazine, which he founded in 1954. On April 12, Ohio Wesleyan will celebrate Peale’s lasting legacy with a free public lecture by best-selling author and Peale collaborator Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.