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OWU in the News – 2007-08 Academic Year


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June 2008

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June 29, 2008 Associated Press, “College aid available late in the game,” featuring information provided by Lee Harrell. [This article appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, Athens Messenger, Lima News, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, Indianapolis Star, and phillyBurbs.com.] Link
June 26, 2008 The Chronicle of Philanthropy, featuring news of the more than $6 million gift from alumni Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek.  
Zanesville Times Recorder, “Don’t give up the quest for college cash,” commentary written by Lee Harrell discussing what steps students should take if they still need funds for college in the fall. [This article also appeared in the Coshocton Tribune, Delaware Gazette.] Link
Delaware News, “OWjL hopes to craft gifted students into wise leaders,” featuring Susan Paxton and instructor Chet Snouffer discussing the program for gifted middle school students.  
June 25, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “NBA’s Daniels tells kids to dream big,” featuring Deborah Lipscomb, OWU’s Upward Bound director, and Antonio Daniels talking to children about thinking and dreaming big. Link
June 21, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan grad earns research award,” featuring news of Rachael Roettenbacher ’08 earning the Society of Physics Students’ “Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research.”  
June 19, 2008 Delaware News, “OWjL hopes to craft gifted students into wise leaders,” featuring Susan Paxton and Chet Snouffer discussing the popular camp for talented and gifted middle school students.  
June 13, 2008 SayCampusLife.org, “College philanthropy is alive and well,” noting OWU’s 2007 bequest from the estate of Robert C. Manchester ’27. Link
June 12, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Alterations at OWU,” featuring a page 1 photo of construction of the University’s new Memorial Gateway, noting that it is a gift from the Class of 1959.  
June 11, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Summer School: OWjL campers descend on Delaware,” featuring program director Susan Paxton in a page 1 article.  
June 6, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU sets its sights on athletics facilities project,” featuring comments from Mark Shipps regarding the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Young adults see Christianity differently from their parents: They focus on social justice,” featuring Renee Colvin ’09 and Lisa Ho discussing service and religion. Link
June 4, 2008 McClatchy Newspapers, “McCain, Obama race a study in contrasts,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing the fall presidential race. [This article also appeared in the Kansas City Star, Miami Herald and The (South Carolina) State.] Link
June, 2008 Pregnancy & Newborn magazine, “Daddy makes a difference,” featuring Ted Cohen discussing a father’s role in a baby’s development and socialization.  
April / June, 2008 The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, “Friendship across the generations,” featuring student and Boston native Juliet Partington and resident Pat Powers discussing Austin Manor.  

May 2008

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May 29, 2008 Delaware News, “Two large donations will help OWU athletics,” featuring comments from Roger Ingles regarding the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek.  
May 27, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Economy’s dip has colleges a bit anxious,” featuring Margaret Drugovich discussing how financing will affect OWU’s 2012 incoming class. [This article also ran in the Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Cincinnati Post, Coshocton Tribune, Defiance Crescent News, Lima News, Middletown Journal, Springfield Sun News, Times Bulletin, Youngstown Vindicator, Zanesville Times Recorder, and online at WCPO-TV 9 in Cincinnati.] Link
May 25, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Students get a glimpse of other side,” featuring Chaplain Jon Powers, Simon Brown ’08, and Kyle Herman ’11 discussing Ohio Wesleyan’s recent mission trip to Washington, D.C., to live and work in the nation’s largest homeless shelter.  
May 24, 2008 Philanthropy News Digest, “Ohio Wesleyan University Receives $12.25 Million in Gifts,” featuring news of the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek. Link
May 20, 2008 Columbus Dispatch online, “Ohio Wesleyan receives more than $12 million,” featuring news of the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek. Link
May 19, 2008 The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, “Grad reaches for the stars,” featuring Rachael Roettenbacher ’08 and Robert Harmon discussing Roettenbacher’s award-winning star research. Link
Columbus Business First online, “Ohio Wesleyan logs added $13M in alumni donations,” featuring comments from Mark Shipps regarding the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek. Link
May 17, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Students explore ins and outs of business world,” featuring John Boos, George “Rusty” McClure ’72, Amanda Cullison ’05, Will Murawski ’10, and David Curran ’09 discussing the University’s Entrepreneurship 365 course. Link
May 16, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Couples give $12.25M to OWU,” featuring news of the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek.  
WSYX-TV 6 & WTTE-FOX 28 (Columbus), 6 p.m. & 10 p.m. newscasts, featuring news of the $12.25 million combined gift from alumni George ’61 and Patsy Belt ’63 Conrades and Phil ’59 and Nancy La Porte ’59 Meek.  
May 13, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Top of the profs,” featuring a photograph of Vicki DiLillo, winner of OWU’s 2008 Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for the Encouragement of Teachers, and Ali Akbar Mahdi, winner of the 2008 Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award.  
Delaware Gazette, “Thinking about transferring schools?” a commentary written by Carol DelPropost with tips for students. [This article also appeared in the Englewood Independent, Morrow County Sentinel, and Urbana Daily Citizen.]  
May 12, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU bids farewell to students,” featuring a front-page article with David Robbins and commencement speaker Allen C. Steere, M.D.  
May 10, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Six degrees of education,” featuring a front-page article about the six generations of new graduate Jennifer Diem Kirsop’s family who have attended Ohio Wesleyan, including Eliza Allen, Martha Lucretia Kirk, Aveline Thomas, Martha Lou Dowler Diem, and Priscilla Sue Diem. Current student (and Jennifer’s brother) John Kirsop also is noted, as is alumnus (and Martha Lou’s husband) William Roy Diem Jr.  
ThisWeek Delaware, “Stars come out for historic football game commemoration ceremony” and “OSU football began in Delaware,” with the May article including a photo of OWU football captain Patrick Trenor, whose great-great uncle Joe Morrissey played for OWU against OSU in the first game at Ohio Stadium in 1922. Link 1
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May 7, 2008 Collegenews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan University’s Ross Art Museum to Exhibit Fine Art Quilts,” featuring Tammy Wallace discussing “The Quilting Surface IV” exhibit. [Also appeared on freequiltingpatterns.org.] Link
eSchool News, “Latest Wi-Fi standard on the march,” featuring Theresa Byrd discussing OWU’s decision to install 802.11n Wi-Fi technology. Link
The (OSU) Lantern, “Site of first OSU game dedicated.” Link
May 6, 2008 The (Cincinnati) Community Press & The Community Recorder, “Two local students involved in ornithological research,” announcing Kristen Lear and Jack Stenger’s presentations—and Stenger’s award—at the 2008 joint scientific meeting of The Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. Link
May 5, 2008 WNCI-97.9 FM, with morning show hosts Dave Kaelin and Jimmy Jam.  
Delaware Gazette, “Bucks & Bishops remember 1890 battle” & “Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio State football teams to celebrate 1890 matchup,” featuring Mike Hollway, Gene Smith, and Jim Tressel. The Gazette’s coverage included co-sponsoring a community trivia contest with a pair of front-row event seats for the winner.  
May 4, 2008 The Columbus Dispatch, “Site of first OSU game gets proper recognition,” featuring Brent Carson, Dick Gordin, Archie Griffin, and Jim Tressel. Link
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, “Buckeye Blog: The first Ohio State football game – 118 years later,” featuring a photo gallery from the May 3 event. Link
The New York Times, “Ohio Celebrates a Game of Foot Ball,” featuring Dick Gordin, Roger Ingles, and Archie Griffin. Link
May 3, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU seniors go out on perfect note,” featuring seniors Katie Ayers, Megan Dillhoff, and Philip Rademeyer who have 4.0 GPAs.  
BuckeyeSports.com, “Marking History,” with Brent Carson. [Additional online mentions have included BigTenNetwork.com, BuckeyeLegends.com, BucksInsider.com, FootballOutsiders.com, NCAA.org, SportsDay online, and SportsFeatures.com.]  
NBC4 (WCMH-TV) and 10TV (WBNS-TV), featuring station attendance and event coverage on the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.  
May 2, 2008 Columbus Sports Network’s 10 p.m. segment, featuring Roger Ingles and Dick Gordin.  
WNCI-97.9 FM, with morning show hosts Dave Kaelin and Jimmy Jam.  
May 1, 2008 CNNmoney.com, “Ohio Wesleyan Selects Aruba Networks’ 802.11N Solution for Its Ubiquitous Wireless Network,” featuring news release with comments from Theresa Byrd and Jason LaMar. [This also appeared on technology- and finance-related Web sites, including FoxBusiness.com, Wireless Networks Online, MSNmoney, Finance.aol, and Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance.] Link

April 2008

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April 29, 2008 WSYX-TV 6, featuring Roger Ingles, Dick Gordin, and Brent Carson.  
April 27, 2008 Erie Times-News, “Edinboro honors Heath, McLemore, Rhodes,” featuring an announcement of Claire Everhart being named one of OWU’s Top Eight at the Dale J. Bruce Scholar-Athlete Dinner. Link
WBNS-TV 10 and The CW, featuring Austin Manor retiree Pat Powers, professor Julian Arribas, and student Katie Ayers discussing OWU intergenerational apartment complex.  
ThisWeek Delaware, “Stars come out for historic football game commemoration ceremony” and “OSU football began in Delaware,” with the May article including a photo of OWU football captain Patrick Trenor, whose great-great uncle Joe Morrissey played for OWU against OSU in the first game at Ohio Stadium in 1922. Link 1
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April 26, 2008 The (Toledo) Blade, “Toledoan honored,” featuring an announcement of OWU honoring C. Peter Hauck ’52 by naming the Littick Field press box in his honor. Link
April 24, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Bucks & Bishops remember 1890 battle” & “Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio State football teams to celebrate 1890 matchup,” featuring Mike Hollway, Gene Smith, and Jim Tressel. The Gazette’s coverage included co-sponsoring a community trivia contest with a pair of front-row event seats for the winner.  
April 22, 2008 WOSU-820 AM, featuring Dennis Prindle participating in a part of a panel of Shakespeare scholars on “Open Line.” Link
Binghamton Pipe Dream, “Ohio Wesleyan honors BU professor,” featuring news of African scholar Ali Mazrui’s speaking on the OWU campus and receiving an honorary degree here. Link
WHBC-94.1 FM (Canton), featuring Joan McLean discussing the Democratic presidential race with morning show hosts Rik Elliot and Kathy Vogel.  
April 20, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “The Big Read,” featuring a photograph of Juan Armando Rojas participating in Delaware County Library District’s April 13 “Big Read” kickoff. [A photo of Rojas at the event also appeared in the Delaware Gazette.] Link
Newsweek’s Current magazine, “Vanguard Bird Brain,” featuring Max Schroeder ’09 and Jed Burtt discussing Schroeder’s bird feather research with a photograph by Richard Kolb. Link
April 18, 2008 The (Cincinnati) Community Press & The Community Recorder, “Oak Hills grad wins Ohio Wesleyan award,” featuring news of Beth Griffith ’08 being awarded a Charles J. Ping Award from the Ohio Campus Compact. Link
April 17, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “College seniors’ works make the grade,” featuring Jean-Jacques du Plessis ’08 discussing the OWU senior art show. Link
Delaware News, “New diamond brings OWU softballers back to campus,” featuring Cassie Cunningham and Margaret Pickett Sagan ’48 discussing the new Margaret Sagan Field. Link
April 15, 2008 Major League Baseball/Cleveland Indians online, “Tribe recognizes Robinson’s feats,” featuring OWU Jackie Robinson scholar Julia Smith ’08, who threw out the game’s first pitch. Link
WOSU-AM 820, featuring Sean Kay discussing NATO, Afghanistan, and issues regarding U.S. foreign policy in a time of conflict on “Open Line” with Fred Anderle. Link
April 12, 2008 The (Newark) Advocate, “Local dancer to perform in OWU production,” featuring Rachel Brumfield ’11 with Tim Veach discussing “Orchesis” and “The Photographer.” Link
Delaware Gazette, “College cinematographers tackle drugs in Delaware,” featuring Andrew Morinaga ’10 and Will Ruzek ’11 discussing the film they created in Professor Mary Howard’s film class.  
April 9, 2008 Delaware News, “After hot start, baseball Bishops cool down a bit,” featuring Tyler Mott discussing his first year as head baseball coach. Link
April 4, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “National City reviewing strategic alternatives,” featuring Barbara McLeod discussing the bank’s possible sale.”  
April 3, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “I didn’t get into my first-choice school, now what?” a commentary written by Carol DelPropost. [This commentary also has appeared in the Miamisburg News, Morrow County Sentinel, Fremont News Messenger, and Urbana Daily Citizen.]  
Columbus Dispatch, Weekender, “Delaware film series to offer Mexican chiller,” featuring OWU’s Community Film Series. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Jefferson would embrace records access that Moyer finds disturbing,” commentary by Jim Underwood on Ohio’s public-records law. Link
April 2, 2008 WHBC-94.1 FM (Canton), featuring Joan McLean discussing the Democratic presidential race with morning show hosts Rik Elliot and Kathy Vogel.  
April / June, 2008 The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, “Friendship across the generations,” featuring student and Boston native Juliet Partington and resident Pat Powers discussing Austin Manor.  
March / April, 2008 Next Step Magazine, “From the Caribbean to suburban Ohio,” featuring an essay by international student Paolamantina Grullon ’10. Link
Spring, 2008 College Outlook Magazine, featuring an editorial by Carol DelPropost. Link

March 2008

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March 28, 2008 The Marietta Times, “Marietta College unfazed by freeze,” featuring Margaret Drugovich commenting on college endowments. [This article also appeared in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.] Link
March 27, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Mission trips offer alternative to spring break,” featuring Paula Travis discussing her trip with students to Nicaragua.  
March 24, 2008 Akron Beacon Journal, “Community news,” noting the involvement of student Marisa Wintrow in Orchesis 2008 and “The Photographer.” Link
March 23, 2008 The Telegram (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), “Spending habits: Americans at all income levels tighten their belts,” reprint of Christian Science Monitor article featuring Alice Simon. Link
March 21, 2008 United Methodist Reporter, “Ohio Wesleyan helps students keep the faith,” featuring student Claire Everhart, Associate Chaplain Chad Johns, and Chaplain Jon Powers, along with a photograph of OWU’s weekly chapel services.  
Columbus Dispatch, “Next crisis? College loans,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing private, third-party student loans. Link
Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Cheers and Jeers,” featuring a cheer for OWU’s unique Austin Manor living complex. Link
March 19, 2008 Stow Sentry and Hudson Hub Times, “Stow student dances on stage at Ohio Wesleyan,” featuring Adrienne Scott ’08 with Tim Veach discussing “Orchesis” and “The Photographer.”  
WSFA-TV 12 online (Alabama), Christian Science Monitor, “Rich, poor, and in between, Americans tighten their belts,” featuring professor Alice Simon discussing spending habits of different generations. Link
March 18, 2008 WMRN-AM 1490 (Marion, Ohio), featuring Tom Burns discussing Perkins Observatory on the station’s Morning Magazine.  
March 17, 2008 Van Wert Times Bulletin, “Ricica involved in upcoming Ohio Wesleyan production,” featuring Abigail Ricica ’10 with Tim Veach discussing “Orchesis” and “The Photographer.”  
Erie Times News, “College clan,” noting the involvement of student Danielle Pomorski in Orchesis 2008 and “The Photographer.” Link
Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Canadian Roundtable coming to Delaware,” featuring Patricio Plazolles and retired professor Cliff Cook discussing the April 4 event.  
Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Ohio Wesleyan's Austin Manor is a home for juniors, seniors and senior citizens,” featuring students Amanda Baker, Carla Hoppe, and Raeven Rush; former OWU President David Warren; faculty members Julian Arribas and M. Saif Rahman; residents Phil and Pat Powers and M. Jean Archer; and building manager Sandy Hall. Link
March 14, 2008 Community Press & Recorder, Anderson resident involved in Ohio Wesleyan production, announcing the involvement of student Becky Brinkman in Orchesis 2008 and “The Photographer.” Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Ohio Wesleyan seniors want to add to legacy,” featuring Coach Mike DeWitt, senior center Jesse Jean, senior guard Casey Teeters, and senior center Dustin Rudegair. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “College revival: Campus spirituality on rise, as students explore faiths, get involved, make friends,” featuring Chaplain Jon Powers, Associate Chaplain Chad Johns, senior Amy Tuttle, and senior Caitlyn Nestleroth discussing OWU’s new weekly chapel services. Link
March 13, 2008 The CPA Technology Advisor, “Bracing for a business recession,” featuring Don Tecklenburg discussing proper asset management. Link
McClatchy Newspapers, “Speculation grows for ticket uniting Clinton, Obama,” featuring Joan McLean discussing the potential Democratic ticket. [This article appeared in the Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Kentucky Herald-Leader, Miami Herald, and Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)] Link
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March 12, 2008 WHBC-94.1 FM (Canton), featuring Joan McLean discussing the Democratic presidential race with morning show hosts Rik Elliot and Kathy Vogel.  
March 9, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Green flash near sunset eludes many,” featuring Tom Burns discussing the atmospheric event.  
Columbus Dispatch, “Blizzard of 2008: Spring break on campus,” featuring student Jaimito Fuentes ’10 discussing mission trip delays. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Works rooted in tangled underbrush of deep woods,” featuring OWU alumnus Christopher Davis ’86, whose works currently are on display at Ross Art Museum. Link
March 8, 2008 Globe and Mail, “Battle lines harden on the gender front,” featuring Joan McLean. Link
March 5, 2008 CNBC.com, “Market hedges bets on Democratic president race,” featuring Carl Pinkele. Link
March 4, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Ohio College Insider,” featuring Mike DeWitt talking about the OWU men’s basketball team’s successful season. Link
March 3, 2008 Washingtonpost.com, “Election sparks interest in politics among younger voters,” featuring student Shannon Hopkins ’08 discussing the deficit. Link
March 2, 2008 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “Ohio private colleges examine ways to make college more affordable,” featuring Margaret Drugovich. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Private colleges can’t join in,” featuring Margaret Drugovich. [This article also appeared in the Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Ashland Times Gazette, Canton Repository, Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, and Mansfield News Journal.] Link
Cincinnati Enquirer, “The final push,” noting actor Kal Penn’s visit to Ohio Wesleyan on behalf of Barack Obama. [Ohio Wesleyan also was listed in articles appearing in the Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Ashland Times Gazette, Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, Dayton Daily News, Fremont News-Messenger, Hamilton Journal-News, New Philadelphia Times Reporter, Port Clinton News Herald, Springfield News Sun, and Youngstown Vindicator.] Link
March 1, 2008 McClatchy Newspapers, “Women over 50 remain steadfast Clinton supporters,” featuring Joan McLean. [This article appeared in McClatchy publications including the St. Paul Pioneer Press.]  
March / April, 2008 Next Step Magazine, “From the Caribbean to suburban Ohio,” featuring an essay by international student Paolamantina Grullon ’10. Link
Spring, 2008 College Outlook Magazine, featuring an editorial by Carol DelPropost. Link

February 2008

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February 29, 2008 Washingtonpost.com, “Rising health care costs a concern among young voters,” featuring student Catherine Corrai ’10 commenting on universal health care. Link
February 26, 2008 McClatchy Newspapers, “Clinton camp sends Bill to small, remote venues,” featuring Carl Pinkele. [This article appeared in print or online in McClatchy chain publications including The Charlotte Observer, Detroit Free Press, Lexington Herald Leader, Miami Herald, and Myrtle Beach Sun News.]  
BunkerShot.com, “Eaton-Golf Pride National Coach of the Year Awards announced at the 2008 PGA Show,” noting OWU’s Jon Whithaus as the Division III Great Lakes Nominee. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Protocol alive and well in business world,” featuring Gene Castelli and Nancy Westfield discussing Ohio Wesleyan’s annual etiquette dinner.  
February 25, 2008 Christian Science Monitor, “Spending habits: Americans at all income levels tighten their belts,” featuring Alice Simon. [This article also appeared on the Web site of WXIX-TV (Cincinnati).] Link
February 23, 2008 Cape Cod Times, “Cape man stood for justice,” featuring Robert Walsh, who attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and OWU graduates Richard Best ’67 and Jack Enke ’67. Walsh and Best discuss marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Link
February 17, 2008 Associated Press, “Chelsea Clinton steps on political stage,” featuring student Erika Hankins.  
February 15, 2008 Delaware News, “OWU's Drugovich leaves ‘deep ties’ for presidential job.”  
February 14, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Display celebrates creativity of nonconformists,” featuring “The Space of Freedom” exhibit now on display at Ross Art Museum. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Looking for the youth vote.” Link
MSNBC online, “On the trail with Chelsea Clinton.” Link
Plain Dealer, “Chelsea Clinton stumps for her mom in Ohio,” featuring students Kyle Herman, Audra Pohlman, and Katlin Zimmerly. Link
February 13, 2008 Delaware News, “Chelsea stumps for mom, takes questions at OWU.”  
February 12, 2008 Good Housekeeping’s Quick & Simple Weekly, “Watch the lunar eclipse on Feb. 20,” featuring Tom Burns explaining how to enjoy the Feb. 20 event.  
University Business, “Hartwick chooses president.” Link
February 11, 2008 The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.), “Next ’Wick leader eyes local role.” Link
February 10, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU taps Obama at mock convention,” featuring students McKenzie Kugler, Stan Osei-Bonsu, Shan Song, and Shannon Hopkins, and a photograph of Andrew Doll. Link #1
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February 8, 2008 The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.), “Hartwick chooses president.” Link
February 7, 2008 BBC, featuring a live interview with Sean Kay. (Kay’s interview begins after a few minutes.) Link
Reuters, “Rice, Miliband in Afghanistan, urge more troops.” [This article also appeared in print or online in the Daily Mail (London), Christian Today (London), New Zealand’s One News, Washington Post, and Yahoo! News.]  
February 6, 2008 Reuters, “U.S. steps up pressure on allies over Afghanistan.” Link
Delaware News, “OWU students choose Obama at spirited convention,” featuring student McKenzie Kugler.  
Delaware News, “OWU offers middle schoolers experience, inspiration,” featuring Susan Paxton and Terree Stevenson discussing OWjL Camp.  
February 4, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Stunted Growth,” featuring professor Richard Fusch discussing anti-urban bias. Link
January/February, 2008 AARP The Magazine, “Dorms Beyond the Norm: Campus living isn’t just for students anymore,” featuring a look at Austin Manor’s intergenerational living style, with comments from retired resident Pat Powers and OWU student Mandi Mosier.  

January 2008

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January 28, 2008 Orlando Sentinel, “Like her or not, Clinton’s run engages women,” featuring Joan McLean discussing Clinton’s presidential bid.  
January 26, 2008 Columbus Dispatch.com, “Let the elections begin,” education blog entry featuring comments from student McKenzie Kugler. Link
January 24, 2008 Associated Press, “Work almost done on $3M restoration of Cincinnati Observatory,” featuring Tom Burns discussing the value of the observatory. (This article appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal, Columbus Dispatch, Coshocton Tribune, and WXIX-TV 19 online (Cincinnati). Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Ballet company performs with strings attached,” featuring D. Glen Vanderbilt discussing the Chamber Dance Project’s campus visit and performances. Link
January 22, 2008 Associated Press, “Young people, grudgingly, share tech turf with adults,” featuring OWU student Katie Jones ’08 discussing Facebook and other online social networks. (This article appeared in the print or online editions of media outlets around the nation, including USA Today, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, Las Vegas Journal Review, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Omaha World-Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury News.) Link
January 20, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Author, revisited,” featuring an interview with Tobias Wolff and an announcement of his visit to Ohio Wesleyan. Link
January 13, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Faculty talent glows in fulfilling show,” featuring “Celebrating Creativity,” the OWU fine arts faculty biennial exhibition. Link
January 10, 2008 Wilmington News Journal, “College admission essays: What’s the best approach?” commentary written by Carol DelPropost. (A link to this article also was included in a Jan. 21 “Colleges That Change Lives” e-newsletter.) Link
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, “Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.,” featuring a mention of Ohio Wesleyan’s MLK Day events. Link
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News, featuring Sean Kay discussing troops in Afghanistan. Link
January 8, 2008 Collegenews.org, “Robinson speech to address Haiti problems,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan’s upcoming Butler A. Jones Lectureship on Race and Ethnicity with author Randall Robinson. Link
January 7, 2008 Wilmington News Journal, “How to have a successful college visit,” commentary written by Carol DelPropost. Link
January 6, 2008 Marion Star, “Talent program prepares youths for the big stage,” featuring student Emily Yaksic discussing her theatre experience.  
January 4, 2008 Next Step Magazine, “What’s inside a financial aid office,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing assistance for students. Link
January 3, 2008 Wilmington News Journal, “Some advice for college-bound students,” commentary written by Margaret Drugovich. Link
January 2, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU’s past, future drew Jones to president’s post.”  
January/February, 2008 AARP The Magazine, “Dorms Beyond the Norm: Campus living isn’t just for students anymore,” featuring a look at Austin Manor’s intergenerational living style, with comments from retired resident Pat Powers and OWU student Mandi Mosier.  

December 2007

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December 30, 2007 Cleveland Plain Dealer, “A year of Harry Potter, Dennis Kucinich, a sobering NEA report and the Kindle,” year-end article featuring Robert Olmstead winning the Heartland Prize for Fiction. Link
December 28, 2007 Marion Star, “High & wide Heidi Heacock’s view of art,” featuring student Heidi Heacock discussing her paintings.  
December 23, 2007 This Week Delaware, “Ohio Wesleyan names new president.” Link
December 20, 2007 Inside Higher Ed, “New presidents or provosts.” Link
December 19, 2007 Delaware News, “Jones stands out among candidates for OWU presidency.” Link
December 18, 2007 Yahoo! Finance, “Poll: Gas prices will make ’08 economy sputter,” featuring Alice Simon explaining economic recession. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan University names Rock Jones, Ph.D., as 16th president.”  
Business First of Columbus, “Ohio Wesleyan names 16th president.” Link
Columbus Dispatch, “School picks new president.” Link
December 14, 2007 The Christian Science Monitor, “The art of Map Fest,” noting the work of John Krygier to document the growing interest of artists in maps. (Also appeared in the Dec. 23 Atlanta Journal-Constitution.) Link
December 13, 2007 Barack Obama’s Web site, “Ohio Wesleyan University students favor Democratic Party, Barack Obama, survey shows,” featuring reprint of OWU news release including a comment from student Amanda Matthews. Link
December 9, 2007 Chillicothe Gazette, “How to go for the dough when applying for college,” guest commentary by Lee Harrell. (Also appeared in the Dec. 10 Market Cap and Gown Weekly Education News summary.)  
Columbus Dispatch, “Strand to expand to ensure longevity,” featuring Margaret Drugovich and Kara McVay. Link
December 7, 2007 Business First of Columbus, “Curtain parts on historic Strand Theatre’s future,” featuring Margaret Drugovich, Kara McVay, and Delaware developer Joe Diamond discussing the new Strand Theatre and Cultural Arts Association. (Also appeared in the Washington Business Journal and on bizjournals.com.) Link
Chronicle of Higher Education, “Gifts and Bequests,” featuring information about the Schultz scholarship. Link
December 6, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, Weekender, “Bishops Battling for Shot at Championship Season,” featuring comments from Coach Mike DeWitt and photos and comments from OWU men’s basketball players Casey Teeters and Brian Cafarella. Link
December 4, 2007 Playbill, “Something's Coming: West Side Story Returns to Hell’s Kitchen Locale Dec. 4,” noting the involvement of OWU students and alumni in this New York production. Link
December 2, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Days will grow longer soon, but not warmer,” featuring Tom Burns explaining winter solstice. Link
December 1, 2007 Delaware Gazette, “How to go for the dough on college applications,” guest commentary written by Lee Harrell.  
December 2007 Ohio Magazine, “Head of the Class,” featuring Jed Burtt in an article showcasing a few of the magazine’s top college professors. Link

November 2007

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November 26, 2007 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “Gift adds to Ohio Wesleyan scholarship in honor of slain student,” featuring news of the Schultz scholarship gift and the full text of a Jan. 18, 1989, article published in the Dispatch following Schultz’s death. Link
Associated Press, “Ohio Wesleyan receives $308,000 gift in honor of Pan Am 103 victim,” announcing the William Frazee estate gift to the Thomas Britton Schultz ’90 Memorial Scholarship Fund. [Also appeared in online and/or print editions of the Boston Globe, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Ashland Times Gazette, Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, Coshocton Tribune, Danbury (CT) News Times, Marion Star, and Springfield News Sun.] Link
November 23, 2007 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “Ohio Wesleyan University a magnet for international scholars,” featuring Margaret Drugovich discussing OWU’s high percentage of international students. Link
November 21, 2007 WSYX-TV (ABC 6/FOX 28), Austin Manor intergenerational living, featuring Pat Powers, a retiree who has lived in Austin Manor for more than a decade, and Mandi Mosier, a senior at Ohio Wesleyan.  
November 19, 2007 Collegenews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan University Attracts High Number of International Scholars,” featuring Margaret Drugovich discussing the latest “Open Doors” report. Link
November 16, 2007 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “Ohio Wesleyan’s ‘dean’ of presidential politics,” featuring information about Joan McLean. Link
Voice of America, “Afghan War Losing Support in NATO Countries,” featuring Sean Kay discussing world opinion on military combat in Afghanistan. Link
November 15, 2007 The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “$85-Million Donated to U. of Wisconsin by Group of Donors; Other Gifts,” featuring an announcement of the Evan R. Corns gift.  
November 12, 2007 Delaware Gazette and Englewood Independent, “Admission Essays: What’s the Best Approach?” commentary written by Carol DelPropost.  
November 8, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Wesleyan homecoming lures chuckle-inducing alumni,” featuring Andrew Connor and Mike Mathieu of “The Cody Rivers Show.” Link
Voice of America,Defining NATO’s Role in Afghanistan,” featuring Sean Kay discussing NATO’s mission priorities. (Excerpts also appeared online in the Afghanistan Conflict Monitor.) Link #1
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November 7, 2007 Embassy, “Training Afghan Forces Won’t Guarantee End of NATO Mission,” featuring Sean Kay discussing Afghanistan’s forces becoming self-sufficient. Link
Embassy, “Afghan Story Needs Better Pitch,” featuring Sean Kay discussing opposition to and strategies for military operations in Afghanistan. (Embassy is Canada’s foreign policy newsweekly.) Link
Delaware Gazette and Englewood Independent, “Admission Essays: What’s the Best Approach?” commentary written by Carol DelPropost.  
November 5, 2007 Collegenews.org, “Environmental Researcher to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan University,” announcing Paul Robbins, OWU’s final speaker for the 2007 Sagan National Colloquium. Link
November 4, 2007 Chicago Tribune, “Paragraph of the Week,” featuring an excerpt from Robert Olmstead’s “Coal Black Horse.”  
November 2007 Univision.com, “Los peores errores de las admisiones (major admission errors),” featuring Carol DelPropost discussing college admission applications. Link
Lake/Geauga Family Magazine, “Get Through the College Search Process with Ease,” commentary written by Carol DelPropost. (This column also appeared in Cleveland and Akron editions of the magazine.) Link

October 2007

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October 31, 2007 Collegenews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan Graduate to Discuss Life as a Renowned Photojournalist,” featuring 1983 alumnus Stephen Donaldson. Link
October 30, 2007 Philadelphia Daily News, “Different wars, different reactions,” featuring Michael Flamm discussing the perception of Vietnam veterans. Link
October 29, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, "Recognition helps former Duke coach move on," featuring former OWU coach Mike Pressler. (Pressler also was featured on WCHM-TV4’s Oct. 27 evening news during Homecoming weekend.) Link
October 28, 2007 Chicago Tribune, “The Pull of Battle,” featuring Robert Olmstead discussing “Coal Black Horse.” Link
October 25, 2007 Springfield News Sun, "Ye Olde Skull back with Witt coaches," featuring football coach Mike Hollway discussing the unique Ohio Wesleyan-Wittenberg trophy. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Metro life,” featuring Justin Kronewetter discussing THE (sub)URBAN LANDSCAPE exhibition. Link
October 23, 2007 Sports Illustrated/Golf.com, “FOTs (Friends of Tiger) Enjoy a Senior Moment,” mentioning alumnus Jamie Green and former golf coach Dick Gordon. Link
Cincinnati Enquirer, “Book Notes,” announcing the selection of Robert Olmstead’s “Coal Black Horse” as the city’s 2008 community reading program selection.  
October 22, 2007 Broadwayworld.com, “John Jay College & Others Present ‘West Side Story’ Dec.4-8,” noting the upcoming production is in association with Ohio Wesleyan University and the Great Lakes College Association. Link
October 19, 2007 Collegenews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan to Host Race, Inequality Expert,” featuring information about Thomas Shapiro’s Sagan National Colloquium lecture. Link
October 15, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Advice expert walks thin line of diplomacy,” featuring OWU staff member and author Gretchen Hirsch discussing how to handle difficult conversations. Link
October 14, 2007 This Week Community Newspapers, “Student learns legal system as an intern,” featuring Tabrina Dolder ’08 and Professor Craig Ramsay. Link
Ohio News Network/Capitol Square, “Is America ready for a woman president?” featuring Joan McLean and Paul Kostyu, adjunct professor, as panelists on this weekly news talk show.  
Agence France Press, “Iran darkens 2008 White House race,” featuring Sean Kay discussing how candidates may respond to growing tension with Iran. (Also appeared in Qatar’s Gulf Times.) Link
October 9, 2007 CollegeRecruiter.com, “Top Transfer Questions Answered,” featuring Carol DelPropost discussing the “transfer advantage.” Link
October 5, 2007 The Plain Dealer, "Lake Erie College, Ohio Wesleyan receive major gifts," featuring news of the $3.25 million Evan Corns gift. (Also appeared in Business First of Columbus and The Chronicle of Higher Education.) Link #1
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October 2, 2007 The New York Times, “Girls Are Often Neglected Victims of Concussions,” featuring OWU student Sarah Ingles ’11 discussing a high school injury. (Also appeared on BlueRidgeNow.com.) Link
October 2007 Private Colleges & Universities, “Top Transfer Questions Answered,” featuring Carol DelPropost and student Emily Foster.  

Columbus Parent, “Advice from former freshmen,” featuring comments from and a photograph of student Paola Grullon ’10. (This is part of the 2007 Family Guide to Ohio Colleges.)

 

September 2007

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September 27, 2007 The Delaware Gazette, “Follow these steps for a successful college visit,” guest commentary by Carol DelPropost discussing college visit strategies.  
September 26, 2007 The New York Times, “Columbia still reeling over visit,” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi commenting on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad campus visit. (Also published by Xinhau, the official press agency of the government of the People’s Republic of China. Link #1
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September 21, 2007 The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Gifts and Bequests,” noting the Edwards Gymnasium renovation gifts from Harriet Edwards Gamper and Bill Myers. Link
September 20, 2007 The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Giving,” featuring information about the $2.3 million bequest to create a university chair from 1927 OWU alumnus George S. Peters and his wife, Louise.  
September 18, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Buckeye Birthplace,” discussing the historic site of the first OWU-OSU football game. Link
September 17, 2007 Collegenews.org, “Thomas Homer-Dixon to speak at Ohio Wesleyan University,” featuring information about the upcoming Sagan National Colloquium/International Studies Program lecture. Link
September 13, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Sleep, Study, Shop,” featuring information about Ohio Wesleyan’s Thomson Corner Store.  
September 10, 2007 Marion Star, “Advice for College-Bound Students,” guest commentary by Margaret Drugovich, discussing college search strategies.  
Knoxville News Sentinel, “Thompson standing out for now, but he has work to do,” featuring Joan McLean discussing Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign. Link
September 9, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “Scholarship honors memory of woman's college friend,” discussing the Phyllis McMullen Wynn bequest for the Barbara Van Sittert Scholarship. Link
September 8, 2007 “Chicago Connection,” WBBM-FM 96, featuring Carol DelPropost discussing OWU’s involvement in the “Colleges That Change Lives” tour.  
September 5, 2007 Delaware Gazette: “Some Advice for Students Looking Toward College,” guest commentary by Margaret Drugovich, discussing college search strategies. (Also appeared in The Morrow County Sentinel/Independent.)  
September 2, 2007 Columbus Dispatch, “$2.3 million bequeathed to Ohio Wesleyan,” announcing the George Stanley Peters and Louise C. Peters University Chair. (Also noted in The Chronicle of Higher Education online.) Link
September 2007 Case CURRENTS, “Supplies and Demand,” featuring Joshua Quicksall, assistant director of the annual fund, discussing work ethics.  
September 2007 Case CURRENTS, “Venture Philanthropy Nation,” featuring Mark Shipps discussing the Gordon V. and Helen Crider Smith gift.  
September 2007 Good Housekeeping, “Teen Jobs: The Big Payoff,” featuring Carol DelPropost, assistant vice president for admission and financial aid, discussing the value of work experience. Link

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