Pam Besel

Coming Home for Alumni Weekend 2014

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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.

Welcome Home, OWU Bishops!

The Parade of Classes is an OWU Alumni Weekend tradition. This year’s celebration will be May 16-18. (Photo by Paul Molitor)

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.

Competing Against the Elite

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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.

Ohio Wesleyan Students on a Mission…or Nine

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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.

Warm-Up Just Ahead

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Understanding the whys and wherefores of our ever-changing weather doesn’t make it any more comfortable, walking around outdoors during this month’s sub-zero temperatures.

Serving the World at Martha’s Table

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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.

Integrating Theory and Practice of Business

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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.

Only at OWU

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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.

From OWU to Boston University…

Reverend Robert Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, greets a crowd of hundreds gathered for Tuesday night's candlelight vigil honoring the dead and wounded in the bomb attacks near the Boston Marathon finish line. (Photo by Cydney Scott)

Numerous OWU alumni living in the Boston area as well as the community of Boston University, led by Reverend Robert Allan Hill ’76, Chaplain and Dean of Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, came together to open their hearts and homes to the families and victims of Monday’s horrific explosions that occurred toward the end of the Boston Marathon.