Linda O’Horo

Solving a 20-Year Mystery

Each year, one student or recent graduate from an undergraduate institution and one student or recent graduate from a Ph.D. granting institution receives the national LeRoy Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate physics research from the American Physical Society (APS). Alex Howe ’11 of Norwalk, Ohio, has been named a finalist in this prestigious competition. APS will pay for his trip to Washington, D.C., to make a presentation about his research and compete with other finalists Sept. 1.

Ohio Wesleyan Senior Bikes Cross-Country, Rehabs Homes Along the Way

Ann Merrell wanted to combine her love for travel and adventure with her passion for helping others. She combined all of these interests this summer in a 4,003-mile bicycle ride from Rhode Island to California – averaging 70 miles a day. The trip ended on Saturday, Aug. 20. To date, the participants have raised $152,165, in addition to providing physical assistance in rehabbing or building houses for local Habitat for Humanity groups.

Ohio Wesleyan Faculty, Librarians, Students Collaborate on Digital Collections

Several digital collections have been produced by the Ohio Wesleyan Libraries with funding from a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation titled “Five Colleges of Ohio Next Steps in the Next Generation Library (NGL): Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum.” Librarians and faculty from the Five Colleges of Ohio (OWU, Oberlin, Kenyon, Denison, and The College of Wooster) are working together to create best practices, provide ongoing staff development, and purchase needed technology for the creation of digital material. On each campus, grants are available to fund faculty/librarian digital collections for use in the classroom.

Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Council hosts 2011 Bishop Champion Games

Children and adults with special needs came to Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium to compete in the Third Annual Bishop Champion Games on April 10. This community outreach event, planned and run by OWU student athletes, is only one of the campus events that resulted in OWU earning recognition on the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.

OWU Professors Amy Downing, Laurie Anderson Co-Author ‘Bioscience’ Article

An article titled “Transforming Ecological Science at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) through Collaborative Networks” in the May issue of BioScience journal demonstrates the value of institutions joining forces for research. Two of the authors who collaborated on this article are Ohio Wesleyan faculty members Laurie Anderson Ph.D. and Amy Downing Ph.D.

Ohio Wesleyan Faculty Receive Grant to Create Enhanced, Historical Maps of Columbus

Ohio Wesleyan University professors John Krygier, Ph.D., and David Walker, Ph.D., will lead a collaborative project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Five Colleges of Ohio Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum to create digital versions of rare, historic real estate atlas maps of Columbus neighborhoods. Their grant was written for The Five Colleges of Ohio, which includes OWU, Denison University, Kenyon College, The College of Wooster, and Oberlin College. This is a curricular collaboration project between faculty and the Ohio Wesleyan Library.