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Ohio Wesleyan Plans Action-Packed Alumni Weekend

May 8, 2008

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will hold its annual Alumni Weekend celebration May 16 through May 18. More details about the weekend’s events are below. Unless other noted, events are closed to the general public but media are invited to attend.

OWU Mock Election 2008 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 16 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the registration table in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center). Votes will be cast during check-in, and results will be read Saturday evening during the class dinners.

“From Generation to Generation” exhibit opening and reception (5-6 p.m. May 16 in Beeghly Library’s Gallery 2001). A photography exhibit featuring the work of alumna Shirley Holzer Jeffrey ’54 and current student Amy Schweizer ’09.

Alumni Recognition Ceremony (11 a.m. May 17 in University Hall’s Gray Chapel). The Distinguished Achievement Citation—the Alumni Association’s highest honor recognizing alumni for professional accomplishments and/or outstanding service to humankind—will be bestowed this year upon Carol Scott ’53, U.S. Rep. David Hobson ’58, Jay Ankeney ’43, and Richard North Patterson ’68.

Parade of Classes (12:15 p.m. May 17 in University Hall lawn). Alumni young and old will gather to march from University Hall lawn to Branch Rickey Arena.

Alumni College Sessions (various times and locations May 16 and May 17). Options include “Love Letters,” a theatrical reading by Robert “Buzz” Pine ’63 and his wife, Gwynne Pine, in Chappelear Drama Center (2 p.m. May 17) and “Imagining Reality: Writing Best Selling Fiction,” presented by Richard North Patterson ’68 in Room 312 of the RW Corns Building (3 p.m. May 17). Patterson is the author of several international bestsellers, including “Protect and Defend.” The public is invited to attend.

Art Show and Open House (2-4 p.m. May 17 at Austin Manor). In addition to Austin manor’s annual open house, the intergenerational facility will feature the artwork of alumna Kati Henning ’06. An assortment of her abstract paintings will be on display and available for purchase in Austin’s main lobby.

All-Alumni Convocation (10 a.m. May 18 in University Hall’s Gray Chapel).

A full schedule and online registration materials are available at weekend.owu.edu.

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.