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Ohio Wesleyan Establishes Fund for Student Artwork

May 31, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University has established the Marty Kalb Purchase Fund, dedicated to purchasing student artwork for a permanent collection on campus. The fund, named in honor of Kalb, a retiring fine arts professor, will focus on supporting and showcasing the artistic talent of Ohio Wesleyan students.

“It’s important to create a space on campus where students’ work can be permanently displayed, and this fund will help fulfill that need,” says James Krehbiel, chair of Ohio Wesleyan’s fine arts department. “There’s no better way to celebrate the accomplishments of our budding artists and involve the campus community at the same time.”

Kalb, who retired from Ohio Wesleyan at the end of the academic year, joined the university in 1967. His own artwork is included in major public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Artwork purchased through the Marty Kalb Purchase Fund will be displayed in various academic and administrative buildings on campus. Donations may be made by contacting the university’s Development Office at (740) 368-3300.

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.