Ohio Wesleyan students slid into fall semester with welcome-home events including a ‘Benes Bash’ during orientation and a zipline party. Prior to classes resuming, a group also traveled to Chicago for the 2015 Interfaith Youth Core’s Interfaith Leadership Institute.
Work continues to transform Merrick Hall into the Home of The OWU Connection and to create both the new Simpson Querrey Fitness Center and newly renovated Edwards Gymnasium. OWjL campers also were on campus for three weeks in June building their futures with challenging-but-fun classes. Enjoy summer—the excitement builds for fall!
Ohio Wesleyan students are celebrating spring and serving others with Chi Phi’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for Delaware families and through Anchor Splash/Service for Sight and Relay for Life/American Cancer Society fundraisers. OWU students also are preparing for the end of the academic year with a “Countdown to Commencement” event for seniors, and they are enjoying the campus by grabbing Frisbees and footballs and spending time outdoors.
The wintry weather hasn’t chilled the OWU spirit! Students celebrated Valentine’s Day with a Spirit and Homecoming Committee-sponsored event that included decorating cookies, sending secret notes, and making cards for each other. Beeghly Library heated up with “Live @ the Library,” a first-time event with music, poetry, and improv comedy. OWU students celebrated Chinese New Year, or Lunar Year, with food and festivities. And Fraternity Hill found a group of brothers participating in a raucous game of pick-up football.
…And a season of singing, dancing, belly-flopping, and football. In addition to studying hard, Ohio Wesleyan students are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and participating in events such as A Cappellooza, Delta Zeta’s fundraising Dance-Off and Sigma Phi Epsilon’s belly flop competition, and the final football game of the 2014 season.
The end of October was a spirited one for the OWU campus! Students came together to support Chi Phi fraternity’s annual Chili Cook-Off and Kappa Kappa Gamma’s “Kappa Kakes” breakfast philanthropy, and the annual Halloween Costume Contest saw students and staff put on their best costumes to impress the judges. Spooktacular!
The beautiful autumn leaves hit peak color during the best time of year at Ohio Wesleyan, the Department of Theatre & Dance entertained the campus with “The Merchant of Venice,” and the Spirit and Homecoming Committee (SHO) organized fun activities for Homecoming Week, including cookie decorating and banner making. OWU and cookies, too? Delicious!
It’s more than just desserts at Ohio Wesleyan as Greek organizations turn whipped-cream pies and gooey, green gelatin into philanthropy; as colleagues surprise President Rock Jones with a birthday cake and candles; and as the Department of Theatre & Dance creates some delicious eye-candy costumes for its production of “The Merchant of Venice.”