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Ohio Wesleyan University Rings in the New School Year
Convocation Ceremony Scheduled for Aug. 23

August 21, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan will welcome its Class of 2011 and celebrate the start of the 2007-08 academic year with a special convocation ceremony at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The event also will be streamed live.

As part of this year’s convocation, interim President David O. Robbins, Ph.D., will ring a ceremonial bell that has been used to call classes together at Ohio Wesleyan for 165 years. He also will encourage students to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“Ohio Wesleyan will provide you with the experiences, connections, and tools to develop into the person that you want to become,” Robbins plans tell the new class. “The choices are now yours, and the opportunities are endless.”

Ohio Wesleyan’s Class of 2011 includes students from 36 states and 24 countries, including India, Japan, China, Albania, Ethiopia, and Kazakhstan. The nearly 600 students have an average grade point average of 3.26, making them well-prepared for the rigors of an Ohio Wesleyan liberal arts education. A total of 26.4 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes, while 48.6 percent were in the top 25 percent.

For those who have declared majors, the largest group—10.5 percent—plans to study economics / economics management. That is followed by 6.5 percent who plan to study psychology and 6 percent who plan to study biology.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.