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Ohio Wesleyan to Rededicate Renovated Merrick Hall Aug. 20

Ohio Wesleyan will rededicate historic Merrick Hall on Aug. 20 as part of its convocation ceremony to welcome incoming students. Following its yearlong, donor-funded renovation, Merrick Hall will house The OWU Connection. (Photo by Jessica Vogel)

When Ohio Wesleyan University’s Merrick Hall opened in 1873, it was devoted to the study of science and was among the earliest U.S. college buildings built for such a single academic purpose. When the 142-year-old building reopens Aug. 20 – following a yearlong, $8-million, donor-funded restoration – Merrick Hall again will be cutting-edge in its academic vision and purpose.

Sun Spot!

Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory will host daytime ‘Celebration of the Sun’ events on July 11, 18, and 25 instead of its regular Friday night skywatches. (Photo by Paul Molitor)

For three weekends in July, Ohio Wesleyan University’s “Place for Space” also becomes the “Sun Spot” as Perkins Observatory hosts its popular “Celebration of the Sun” daytime skywatches.