Talk with any OWU professor, and you can’t help but notice their passion for teaching. And if you ask students what they like best about Ohio Wesleyan, teaching excellence heads the list, time after time.
For those Ohio Wesleyan alumni who celebrated their reunions at Alumni Weekend earlier this month, it was a special time to experience and savor the excitement of a college campus in motion, and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of dear OWU friends.
We know it is time for Alumni Weekend when…the green grass and fragrance of the flowers beckon throughout the day and when the excitement generated by Commencement is matched by the thoughts of welcoming hundreds of Ohio Wesleyans sons and daughters—and their families—back to campus.
Ohio Wesleyan seniors Megan Buys and Stephanie Toole have earned both well-deserved recognition for their academic accomplishments and great honor for their papers, which recently were presented at the Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at Ohio Northern University.
Their missions are manyfold. But at the core of each of Ohio Wesleyan’s 2014 Spring Break Mission Team Trips, are dedicated OWU students who want to step outside their comfort zones—to places as far away as Haiti and Nicaragua—and make life better for their fellow human beings.
Three Ohio Wesleyan alumnae are working at their dream jobs with the likes of cheetahs Bibi and Zemba, surrounded by hundreds of animal species residing at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio.
Thinking well on her feet is one of Courtney Durham’s many strengths. Add to that her ability to speak articulately, which came in handy when she recently—and unexpectedly—worked a 10-minute shift with President Barack Obama at Martha’s Table, a Washington, D.C., shelter, on Columbus Day.
Welcoming 12 students to the 2013 Economics Management Fellows Program (EMF) on August 23, Alice Simon, the Louis A. Simpson ’58 Endowed Faculty Director of the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship; and the James Heisler Professor of Economics.
Ohio Wesleyan’s relationship with Gakushuin University in Tokyo has been strengthened even further by a special invitation extended to an OWU student from a Japanese governmental organization, the Japan Foundation.
It’s not terribly surprising that history and pre-medicine double major Kassel Galaty ’13 became fascinated by nineteenth-century epidemiologist Dr. William Budd’s advocacy of the germ theory of disease.
Ohio Wesleyan senior Megan Fris recently has received the Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (OBASM) 2013 Career Workshops Award, and recent graduate Rachel Fleming Pritchard ’08 was awarded this honor as well.