Pam Besel

Truth Be Told


The spring edition of ‘OWU Magazine’ features several students and professors who share their favorite places to travel and learn, as well as to think and create.

OWU Commencement 2015

Ohio Wesleyan celebrated its 171st Commencement on May 10 with historic Merrick Hall as the backdrop. More than 350 OWU students became OWU alumni during the ceremony, which featured keynote speaker Wil Haygood, author of ‘The Butler.’ (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Raindrops didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending Ohio Wesleyan’s 171st Commencement ceremony May 10, as more than 350 graduates, their families, and friends celebrated this special day.

Rocking the Votes

Adam Fleischer ’16

First came an intense interest in history, which eventually led Ohio Wesleyan junior Adam Fleischer to the political arena, as a senior at Olentangy High School in Delaware County.

‘Getting Real’ with OWU’s Green Screen Studio


Ohio Wesleyan’s new Green Screen Studio offers members of the campus community the space, time, and acoustically sound environment in which to shoot and produce video interviews and creative projects. And all of the magic is happening in a small converted classroom on the lower level of Beeghly Library.

UPDATED: No Higher Honor


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.

Bishops Abroad

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“La dolce vita” means something extra special to 36 members of Ohio Wesleyan’s football team who traveled to Italy in May for nine days of football, cultural enlightenment, and what turned out to be an incredible culinary experience as well.

Coming Home for Alumni Weekend 2014


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


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.