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Ohio Wesleyan's 23rd Annual Vogel Lecture to Feature Retired Delaware Teacher


January 18, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University’s 23rd annual Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Retired teacher and Delaware native Brent Carson will present “Stories I’ve Heard from the People I’ve Met — Life in Delaware, Ohio.” The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu.

Carson retired in 2005 after a 31-year career as a social studies teacher at Willis Intermediate School to focus on local history projects. Most recently, he collaborated with Delaware-based Moonlit Studios to create a DVD titled, “Beside Our Springs and Streams: Stories of Delaware County's Native Americans and Early Settlers.” Carson also was recently appointed president of the Delaware County Historical Society.

The Vogel lecture was endowed by Ezra F. Vogel, a distinguished Ohio Wesleyan alumnus, a native of Delaware, and a professor emeritus of East Asian Studies at Harvard University. He endowed the lecture in the name of his parents “to promote among Ohio Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students, a better understanding of Delaware and the surrounding area.”

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.