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OWU in the News – 2008-09 Academic Year


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Note: All OWU in the News links below are active when posted, but may not be maintained by their respective news outlets.

July 2009

Date Description Link
July 6, 2009 WOSU AM-820, “U.S. Foreign Policy,” featuring Sean Kay discussing President Obama’s trip to Russia and other international news on “Open Line.” Link
June 27 - July 5, 2009 Associated Press, “Zest for job, life, keeps over-80 workers going,” featuring research professor Harry Bahrick discussing working after age 80. [This article appeared in the online or print editions of the Amarillo Globe-News; Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier; Daily News Journal (Rutherford County, Tenn.); Dallas Morning News; Denton Record Chronicle; Herald Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.); Houston Chronicle; Inland Valley (Calif.) Daily Bulletin; Kankakee Daily Journal; MLive.com (Michigan); Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser; News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.); Pasadena Star-News; Record Eagle (Traverse City, Mich.); Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pa.); San Bernardino Sun; San Francisco Examiner; San Gabriel Valley Tribune; Shreveport Times; Syracuse Post-Standard; The Tennessean; WFAA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth); Winston-Salem Journal; and Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette.] Link
June 25 - July 5, 2009 Associated Press, “Ideas for teaching kids the meaning of July 4th,” featuring Amy McClure discussing the use of children’s books to educate children about Independence Day. [This article appeared on the Today Show/MSNBC Web site and in the online or print editions of the Akron Beacon Journal; Argus (S.D.) Leader; Billings (Montana) Gazette; Chicago Sun Times, Coloradoan; Daily News Journal (Rutherford Co., Tenn.); El Paso Times; Foster’s Daily Democrat (North Carolina); The Herald (Monterey County, Calif.); Knox News (Knoxville, Tenn.); Macon (Ga.) Telegraph; Miami Herald; News Leader (Shenandoah Valley, Va.); News Sentinel (Ft. Wayne, Ind.); Orlando Sentinel; Rutland (Vt.) Herald; Seattle Times; Star Press (Indiana); South Bend Tribune; Texarkana Gazette; Thibodaux (La.) Daily Comet; Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.); Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News; Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News; and Wilson (N.C.) Daily Times.] Link
July 3, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Vets to receive tuition breaks,” featuring President Rock Jones discussing OWU’s joining the Yellow Ribbon Program to assist eligible veterans in obtaining their college educations. [This news also appeared online in Columbus Business First, Charlotte (N.C.) Business Journal, and Nashville Business Journal.] Link
ThisWeek Delaware, OWU offers veterans free tuition, featuring Rock Jones discussing the Yellow Ribbon Program. Link
July 2, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Gatz, OWU swim teams receive All-Academic honors,” featuring news of student David Gatz ’10 being named a Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, and the entire Ohio Wesleyan men’s and women’s teams being honored for overall team grade point averages of 3.53 for the men and 3.50 for the women.  
Delaware Gazette, “Some vets could get free tuition at OWU,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the Yellow Ribbon Program. Link
July 1, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, OWU swimmers plan Channel relay swim, featuring news Usman Javaid ’10 and David Gatz ’10 and their upcoming English Channel swim. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Holliday receives NCAC’s Don Hunsinger Award,” featuring news of alumnus Kyle Holliday ’09 winning the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Don Hunsinger Award for 2009. Link

June 2009

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June 2009 More magazine, “Age-proof your health,” featuring Harry Bahrick discussing mnemonic devices in the national women’s magazine, which has a readership of 1.3 million.  
The Answer Sheet, “Expert Advice: Building Affordability into Your College Search,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the importance of completing the FAFSA for high school students seeking to attend college. Link
“Get Free Cash for College 6th Edition,” a new book featuring Carol DelPropost discussing college scholarship essays and an OWU student’s composition as an example of strong essay writing.  
June 30, 2009 WTVN-AM 610, featuring Lee Harrell discussing OWU’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program with reporter Nicole Franks.  
June 29, 2009 Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times, “Young second team,” featuring news of student Rob Young ’10 being named to the All-North Athletic Conference second team for lacrosse. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Analyze that — Ohio high school students come to Delaware for advanced science coursework,” featuring the SLEUTHS science camp for gifted students in a Page1 article and photograph. Link
June 28, 2009 Delaware News, “Ohio Wesleyan programs target gifted, scientific students,” featuring Susan Paxton discussing the SLEUTHS and OWjL residential camps, sponsored by and held at Ohio Wesleyan for gifted high school and middle school students. Link
June 27 - July 5, 2009 Associated Press, “Zest for job, life, keeps over-80 workers going,” featuring research professor Harry Bahrick discussing working after age 80. [This article appeared in the online or print editions of the Amarillo Globe-News; Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier; Daily News Journal (Rutherford County, Tenn.); Dallas Morning News; Denton Record Chronicle; Herald Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.); Houston Chronicle; Inland Valley (Calif.) Daily Bulletin; Kankakee Daily Journal; MLive.com (Michigan); Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser; News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.); Pasadena Star-News; Record Eagle (Traverse City, Mich.); Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pa.); San Bernardino Sun; San Francisco Examiner; San Gabriel Valley Tribune; Shreveport Times; Syracuse Post-Standard; The Tennessean; WFAA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth); Winston-Salem Journal; and Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette.] Link
June 27, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWjL campers roost in Delaware,” featuring the OWjL residential camp in a full-page article and photo spread. Link
June 25 - July 5, 2009 Associated Press, “Ideas for teaching kids the meaning of July 4th,” featuring Amy McClure discussing the use of children’s books to educate children about Independence Day. [This article appeared on the Today Show/MSNBC Web site and in the online or print editions of the Akron Beacon Journal; Argus (S.D.) Leader; Billings (Montana) Gazette; Chicago Sun Times, Coloradoan; Daily News Journal (Rutherford Co., Tenn.); El Paso Times; Foster’s Daily Democrat (North Carolina); The Herald (Monterey County, Calif.); Knox News (Knoxville, Tenn.); Macon (Ga.) Telegraph; Miami Herald; News Leader (Shenandoah Valley, Va.); News Sentinel (Ft. Wayne, Ind.); Orlando Sentinel; Rutland (Vt.) Herald; Seattle Times; Star Press (Indiana); South Bend Tribune; Texarkana Gazette; Thibodaux (La.) Daily Comet; Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.); Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News; Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News; and Wilson (N.C.) Daily Times.] Link
June 24, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Campus Cruise,” featuring news of alumnus Andrew Bloom ’09 winning his third straight North Coast Athletic Conference decathlon title, setting an Ohio Wesleyan record with 6,270 points. Link
June 23, 2009 The Huffington Post, “Iran Uprising: Is Mousavi Becoming Irrelevant?” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi discussing the role of Iranian presidential candidate Mir-Hussein Mousavi. Link
WOSU AM-820, “Iranian Election,” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi discussing the elections in Iran on “Open Line.” Link
June 19, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Channel swim floats idea of peace,” featuring students Usman Javaid ’10 and David Gatz ’10 discussing their upcoming English Channel swim, with comments from coach Richard Hawes and Chaplain Jon Powers. Link
June 18, 2009 Inter Press Service News Agency, “Will ‘Changed’ Iran Complicate U.S. Engagement?” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi discussing the evolving Islamic Republic. Link
Huffington Post, “Iran Uprising: Experts Weigh in on What’s Happened and What It Means,” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi discussing the future of Iran. Link
June 17, 2009 Athletic Business, “More Facilities News,” featuring news of the groundbreaking for the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. Link
June 16, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Ensemble ends short summer series with strong showing,” featuring Cameron Bennett on piano for the Marble Cliff Chamber Players.  
June 15, 2009 WMRN-AM 1490, featuring a 15-minute interview with Gatz.  
June 13, 2009 Dayton Daily News, “Campus Tour,” featuring news of student Jordan Benner ’10 being named a Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Link
June 12, 2009 Los Angeles Times, “Iranians ready to decide presidency – and maybe much more,” featuring Ali Akbar Mahdi discussing Iran’s heated presidential election. [This article also appeared in the print or online versions of the Arizona Republic, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, New York Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.), and Iranquest.com. Link
June 11, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Gatz nabs All-America honors,” featuring news of student David Gatz ’10 being voted to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Men’s At-Large teams.  
Delaware Gazette, “Marble Cliff Chamber Players sterling in show at Asbury Church,” featuring Cameron Bennett on piano and instructor Korine Fujiwara on violin.  
June 10, 2009 WCPN-FM 90.3, “Pricing Puzzles,” featuring Alice Simon discussing consumer economics on Cleveland’s premier NPR-affiliate station. Link
Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator, “Gardner and Rowland earn Gold Glove Awards,” featuring news of student Josh Gardner ’11 earning an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Midwest Regional Gold Glove Award. Link
June 9, 2009 SwimmingWorldMagazine.com, “Lane 9 News,” featuring news of student David Gatz ’10 being voted to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Men’s At-Large teams. Gatz is a first-team selection. Link
June 8, 2009 CollegeSwimming.com, “Ohio Wesleyan Duo to Tackle Channel.” Link
June 5, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware: “New Ohio Wesleyan president enjoys first year on the job,” featuring President Rock Jones discussing his time at Ohio Wesleyan. Link
June 4, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Beeghly Library to host exhibit of quilters’ works,” featuring Tammy Wallace discussing the QSDS Invitation exhibit on display through Aug. 10.  
Columbus Dispatch, “Ensemble blends classics with modern compositions,” featuring Cameron Bennett and Korine Fujiwara discussing the Marble Cliff Chamber Players. Link
June 3, 2009 Delaware News, “Treacherous waters await OWU pair.” Link
Delaware Gazette, “ ‘Green’ projects discussed at first town-gown conference,” featuring news of OWU’s planned Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. [This conference, held at Ohio Wesleyan, was sponsored by the Ohio City/County Management Association and included 85 attendees from around the state.]  

May 2009

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May 29, 2009 Social Science Research News online, “Playing with Numbers: Data Exercises in Beginning and Intermediate Social Science Courses,” featuring Bob Gitter writing about how to use data sets as teaching tools. Link
May 28, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWU students to swim the English Channel.”  
Tri-City Herald, “Congress looked ugly on bailout bill, but system worked,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing the $700 billion bailout plan. Link
May 27, 2009 SwimmingWorldMagazine.com, “Ohio Wesleyan Duo to Tackle Channel.” Link
May 26, 2009 Examiner.com, “Four popular swimming strokes for an effective exercise workout,” featuring advice from Richard Hawes on the best way to incorporate swimming into a workout routine. Link
May 24, 2009 Miami Herald, “Poker players push ‘game of skill’ argument to lawmakers,” noting a study coauthored by Sean McCulloch in which 103 millions hands of Texas Hold ’Em were examined. [This article also appeared on TMCnet.com.] Link
Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Robert Olmstead’s ‘Far Bright Star’ is a spellbinding story of war and its price,” featuring a review of Robert Olmstead’s new novel. Link
Akron Beacon Journal, “Community News,” featuring news of Lauren A. Smith ’09 receiving an award at the 2009 joint scientific meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists for an outstanding presentation. Link
ThisWeek Delaware, “Student research,” featuring news of alumnus Max Schroeder ’09 presenting research with professors Jed Burtt and Laura Tuhela-Reuning, at the national American Society for Microbiology meeting. [This news also appeared in ThisWeek Big Walnut, ThisWeek Dublin, and the Delaware Gazette.] Link
May 22, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Hard times, soft hearts,” featuring Shari Stone-Mediatore discussing the effect of the recession on how people support and interact with each other. [This Associated Press article also appeared in the Dayton Daily News, Newark Advocate, WKYC-TV 3 (Cleveland) online, and WTTE Fox 28 (Columbus) online.] Link
May 21, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Homelessness near home,” featuring news of Mary Howard’s “Swept Out” documentary being screened May 26 at the Drexel East theatre in Bexley. Link
May 20, 2009 Discovery Channel online, “Sardonic grin has roots in poisonous herb,” featuring Don Lateiner discussing to origin of the term “sardonic.” Link
May 19, 2009 SchoolLibraryJournal.com, “Myers, Carle Named U.S. Nominees for Hans Christian Andersen Award,” featuring Amy McClure discussing the selections of Walter Dean Myers and Eric Carle as U.S. nominees for 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. McClure chairs the national selection committee. Link
May 18, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Honoring Wesleyan’s ROTC,” featuring OWU alumni Jack Hanson ’58, Stuart Purviance ’59, Stephen Sherwood ’70, and Charles “Les” Ferguson ’70, discussing their participation in the University’s ROTC program. Also included are comments from former Commandant Albert C. Weidenbusch, who was honored but unable to attend. Weidenbusch later served as OWU’s first director of planned giving, and as an OWU Trustee and treasurer. Link
May 17, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Colleges booked despite economy,” featuring Carol DelPropost discussing families’ commitment to college. Link
Delaware News, “OWU’s aquatics center to be heated, cooled by Earth,” featuring Eric Algoe discussing the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, with a comment from Rock Jones.  
May 16, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “Ground is broken for Ohio Wesleyan center,” featuring news of the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center groundbreaking, noting the contributions of Phillip J. Meek ’59, Nancy La Porte Meek ’59, George Conrades ’61, Patsy Belt Conrades ’63, and former U.S. Rep. David Hobson ’58. [This information also appeared in ThisWeek Big Walnut, the Delaware Gazette, and the Columbus Dispatch’s E-Team education blog.] Link
ThisWeek Delaware, “Events,” featuring news of Mary Howard’s “Swept Out” documentary being screened May 26 at the Drexel East theatre in Bexley. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Big Walnut and ThisWeek Sunbury.] Link
ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU graduation,” featuring a photograph of Ohio Wesleyan’s 165th Commencement ceremony. Link
May 14, 2009 eCollege Times, “The First 100 Days,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing President Obama’s performance, including creating a “proactive and energetic administration,” as he begins his presidency. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan Baseball: Five Bishops picked to All-NCAC squads,” featuring news of Zach Frentsos ’11 and Matthew Struble ’10 being named first-team All-NCAC selections, James DiBiasio ’12 being named a second-team all-conference choice, and Eric Livingston ’11 and Steve Ruygrok ’10 receiving honorable mention picks. Link
May 13, 2009 Columbus Dispatch E-team education blog, “College awaits,” featuring a list of Ohio colleges still enrolling students for fall. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Awards of Merit,” featuring two stand-alone photographs of David Robbins presenting the President Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award to Richard Spall and the Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award to Danielle Hamill during OWU’s 165th Commencement ceremony.  
May 12, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Groundbreaking for OWU pool Friday,” featuring news of the groundbreaking for the new Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, with lead funding from Phillip J. Meek ’59 and Nancy La Porte Meek ’59, and grant assistance from former U.S. Rep. David Hobson ’58.  
Marion Star, “Schmelzer earns OWU outstanding athlete award,” featuring news of student Leah Schmelzer ’09 earning the 2008-2009 Golden Bishop Award as OWU’s outstanding female athlete. Link
May 11, 2009 Columbus Dispatch E-team education blog, “OWU breaks ground on first ‘green’ building,” featuring news of the groundbreaking for the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, with lead funding from Phillip J. Meek ’59 and Nancy La Porte Meek ’59, grant assistance from former U.S. Rep. David Hobson ’58, and comments from President Rock Jones. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan graduates hear job-searching advice,” featuring two Page 1 photographs and news of Ohio Wesleyan’s 165th Commencement ceremony, including comments from keynote speaker Virginia “Ginny” Pearsall Kirkwood ’64 and new alumna Laura Bayer ’09. The article also notes the perfect 4.0 grade point averages achieved by Margaret Coleman, Kathryn Rieman, and Jenna Sroka, as well as faculty honors awarded to Erin Flynn, Danielle Hamill, and Richard Spall Jr. It also notes OWU’s retiring administrators and faculty, Tom Green, Helmut Kremling, Ali Akbar Mahdi, Jan Smith, and Lauren Wiebe. Link
May 9, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “College news: national awards,” featuring news of students Lauren Smith ’09 and Kristen Lear ’11 winning awards for outstanding presentations at the 2009 joint meeting of The Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Big Walnut.] Link
ThisWeek Delaware, “PIN opens campaign to raise $850K,” featuring comments from President Rock Jones, who served as keynote speaker for People In Need Inc’s campaign kickoff. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Heading Home, featuring a stand-alone photograph of Nicole Kaeser ’12 packing to return home to Connecticut for summer break.  
May 8, 2009 Youngstown Vindicator, “WR grad knows 8 is great,” featuring Lainey Kekic ’11 discussing her season on the OWU track and field team, including helping the Bishops to grab the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Link
Delaware Gazette, “OWU forms partnership with foreign university,” featuring Jon Powers and Kristina Bogdanov and news of OWU’s new “Partnership of Peace” with Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, which will include working with Potters for Peace to create ceramic water filters for poverty-stricken areas of the world.  
May 6, 2009 Lacrosse Magazine online, “Matchups & Predictions: MD3 First Round,” featuring an analysis of the OWU-Denison matchup. Link
Pocono Record, “Kirkwood to deliver commencement at alma mater,” featuring news of Virginia Pearsall Kirkwood ’64 delivering OWU’s 2009 Commencement address. Link
Columbus Dispatch E-team education blog, “OWU reaches across globe for peace,” featuring Jon Powers discussing OWU’s new “Partnership of Peace” with Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, which will include working with Potters for Peace to create ceramic water filters for poverty-stricken areas of the world. Link
West Side Sun, “St. Edward graduate ends Ohio Wesleyan baseball career on high note,” featuring news of the success of OWU’s “double play combination at the plate, senior shortstop Logan Hronis and freshman second baseman James DiBiasio.” Link
The (Ottowa County, Ohio) Beacon, “Nest with The Birds Festival set for Kelleys Island,” featuring news of Jed Burtt’s leading a bird walk during the festival. Link
May 5, 2009 U.S. News & World Report, “Oops, I forgot to apply to college,” featuring information about colleges still accepting students for fall, including Ohio Wesleyan. Link
New York Times blog, “What Admissions Frenzy? These 258 Colleges Still Have Room,” featuring information about colleges still accepting students for fall, including Ohio Wesleyan, with a photograph of the OWU campus. Link
Delaware Gazette, Rolling out the red flags, featuring a Page 1 stand-alone photograph of a city worker installing OWU flags in preparation for Commencement.  
May 3, 2009 Washington Post, “The Endless Options of the College Tour,” reporter Joel Achenbach writes about his daughter’s many college visits, including a trip to Ohio Wesleyan. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Food drive a high note for ensemble,” featuring news of the Central Ohio Symphony-Ohio Wesleyan University co-sponsored “Orchestras Feeding Delaware” concert raising a record amount of food for Delaware County’s People in Need, Inc. Link
May 2, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware: “Ohio Wesleyan University,” featuring a roundup of recent OWU news, including announcements of:
  • Alumna Virginia Pearsall Kirkwood ’64 serving as OWU’s 2009 Commencement speaker.
  • Alumna Gale Weidenbusch Wallar ’71 exhibiting art in the Mowry Alumni Center.
  • Student Evan Bai ’11 earning a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists.
  • Bai and student Beth Mayers ’10 earning awards for presentations at the American Society of Plant Biologists’ March meeting.
  • Students Britta Buchenroth ’09 and Max Schroeder ’09 earning spots on USA Today’s All-USA College Academic teams.
  • Former faculty and alumni leaving a combined $6 million in bequests to Ohio Wesleyan, with gifts from Richard Strasburg, Peter Kleist ’40; Marcia Sigler ’44; Jane Martin Sanders ’53, and Robert C. Manchester ’27.
  • Alumni Carol Galante ’76 and Glenn Cummings ’83 earning appointments to federal posts in the Obama administration.
  • Mark Cooper joining Ohio Wesleyan as OWU’s director of University Communications.
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May 1, 2009 Inside Higher Ed, “To tie the Yellow Ribbon?” noting Ohio Wesleyan’s intention to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program for veterans. Link

April 2009

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March/April 2009 The GLCA Beacon, “Unique exchange ‘student,’ ” featuring Bob Harmon and Satoshi Inaba of Japan’s Waseda University talking about Inaba’s visit to learn how Ohio Wesleyan teaches the liberal arts. (This edition of the Beacon also featured news of OWU’s 2009 Merrick Lecture and of faculty accomplishments by Kristina Bogdanov and Jed Burtt. Link
April 30, 2009 Business First of Columbus, “Ohio Wesleyan lands $6M in donations,” featuring Mark Shipps discussing news of the recent estate gifts from former faculty member Richard Strasburg and from alumni Peter Kleist ’40, Robert Manchester ’27, Marcia Sigler ’44, and Jane Martin Sanders ’53. Link
April 29, 2009 USA Today, “All-USA 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention teams excel,” featuring students Britta Buchenroth ’09 and Max Schroeder ’09, named to the third team and honorable mention team, respectively. Link
April 28, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “10 years of reading,” featuring a Page 1 photograph and Page 3 news article about the Buckeye Valley Reads program including Sue Pasters and students Aycan Garip ’09 and Kara Stevens ’10.  
April 1, 2009 New Scientist, “Poker skills tests could sway gaming laws,” featuring Sean McCulloch discussing his research into whether online Texas Hold’ em is a game of skill or chance. Link

March 2009

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March/April 2009 The GLCA Beacon, “Unique exchange ‘student,’ ” featuring Bob Harmon and Satoshi Inaba of Japan’s Waseda University talking about Inaba’s visit to learn how Ohio Wesleyan teaches the liberal arts. (This edition of the Beacon also featured news of OWU’s 2009 Merrick Lecture and of faculty accomplishments by Kristina Bogdanov and Jed Burtt. Link
March 2009 Reader’s Digest, “7 dumb things we do and 8 tricks to keep errors at bay,” featuring memory research conducted at Ohio Wesleyan. [This article also appeared in The Morung Express of India.] Link
March 31, 2009 Agence France-Presse, “New strategy for Afghanistan,” featuring Sean Kay discussing the April 3-4 NATO summit and Afghanistan. Link
Delaware Gazette, “OWU president to attend conference in Washington, D.C.,” featuring news of President Rock Jones’ participation in Sen. Sherrod Brown’s second annual Ohio College and University Presidents’ Conference to discuss higher education.  
Delaware Gazette, “Professors: Rising unemployment expected to continue,” featuring Bob Gitter and Goran Skosples discussing the economy in a presentation before the Delaware Rotary Club.  
March 30, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWU faculty recital on Sunday,” featuring news of the recital by professor Marilyn Nims and emeritus professor Robert Nims. Link
March 28, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Global population rise not causing spike in food prices,” featuring James Peoples speaking as part of the Great Decisions 2009 series.  
March 26, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “High school game has changed, but the ultimate prize hasn’t,” featuring sports columnist Rob Oller discussing the history of the state basketball tournament, hosted in OWU’s Edwards Gym. Link
March 21, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Brain Week at OWU,” featuring a Page 1 package of photographs taken during an OWU student visit to Dempsey Middle School. Included as part of the International Brain Awareness Week outreach is a photograph of student Kristin Kovach ’10 explaining the parts of the brain to Dempsey seventh-graders.  
Delaware Gazette, “Aid better answer to terrorism than guns,” featuring student Natalia Tariq ’09 speaking as part of the Great Decisions 2009 series. [An advance article on Tariq’s presentation was published March 19.]  
March 20, 2009 Columbus Business First, “Economy hasn’t soured business world’s interest in college interns,” featuring student Jacob Fields ’09 and Leslie Delerme discussing the importance of internships. The article includes a photograph of Fields on the job with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Link
March 18, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “First Amendment rights topic of week-long seminar at OWU,” featuring an announcement of the Journalism Student Board’s weeklong “Go Far” First Amendment rights celebration, which includes participation by Drew Lenox ’09, Chaplain Jon Powers, and assistant professor Ashley Biser.  
March 17, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Pre-spring studies,” featuring a stand-alone photograph of student Laura Bayer ’09, enjoying the warm weather and studying outdoors.  
March 16, 2009 Science World, “Flock Attack,” featuring Jed Burtt discussing why bird waste is white in this Scholastic Inc. publication distributed to more than 400,000 middle- and high-school students nationwide. Link
March 14, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “Students using spring break for service,” featuring students Janna Dagley ’09, William Kenny ’09, and Christina Yost ’11; Assistant Chaplain Chad Johns and Chaplain Jon Powers discussing the importance of service. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Olentangy.] Link
March 12, 2009 Voice of America News, “NATO, Russia revive dialogue,” featuring Sean Kay discussing world opinions on building relationships with Russia. [This article also appeared in Russian on the Web site inosmi.ru.] Link
Delaware News, “Development in Delaware,” featuring news of Delaware City Council approving OWU’s plans for the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center.  
March 7, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU graduate lauded for photos shot in Iran,” featuring alumnus Mohsen Shirzadian ’83 discussing his works on display in OWU’s Gallery 2001. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Dublin and ThisWeek Westerville.] Link
ThisWeek Delaware, “City OKs plans for aquatics center,” featuring Eric Algoe discussing the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Dublin. A short follow-up article appeared March 14 in ThisWeek Delaware and March 18 in ThisWeek Olentangy following City Council’s approval of the project plans.] Link
Delaware Gazette, “How to analyze college financial aid award letters,” featuring a guest commentary written by Lee Harrell.  
March 6, 2009 Parents.com, “Staying sane during college applications,” featuring a reprint of Carol DelPropost’s 2008 Family Circle magazine interview. Link
Parents.com, “The power of poetry,” featuring a reprint of Amy McClure’s 2001 Child magazine interview. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Proposed OWU aquatic center could put Delaware on ‘green’ map,” featuring Eric Algoe and Chris Setzer discussing the planned Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center.  
March 5, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “County’s unemployment rate grows, but still lowest in state,” featuring Dale Larson discussing Delaware’s future. Link
March 2, 2009 CollegeNews.org, “Expert on Latin American Politics to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan,” featuring an announcement of Mitchell Seligson’s upcoming Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture. Link

February 2009

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February 2009 The GLCA Beacon Newsletter, “Ohio Wesleyan continues to strengthen scientific careers,” featuring news of OWU’s sciences successes and noting the accomplishments of students/alumni Nick Baker ’09, Beth Mayers ’10, Cory Myers ’08, Rachael Roettenbacher ’08, Yun Kyoung “Claire” Ryu ’07, and Max Schroeder ’09. The article notes opportunities provided by the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium. The GLCA newsletter also includes information about Mary Howard’s “Swept Out” documentary and her honorable mention at the 56th annual Columbus International Film & Video Festival. Link
February 28, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “ ‘You’ve Got Mail’ opens Community Film Series,” featuring an announcement of Department of English-Strand Theatre film series written by OWU student Mark Dubovec ’10.  
February 27, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Focused,” featuring a stand-alone photograph of student Amy Herrington ’10 working on a photography class assignment.  
February 25, 2009 U.S. Census Bureau’s “Profile America” series, featuring alumni Branch Rickey 1904 and Charles Thomas 1906 as the day’s Black History Month highlight. The Census Bureau recounts Rickey’s insisting that Thomas be able to lodge with the traveling OWU baseball team in 1903, an incident that inspired Rickey to help break Major League Baseball’s color barrier later in life. Link
WTTE-Fox 28’s “Good Morning Columbus, featuring student Chris Meadows ’10 discussing his role in the Central Ohio Symphony’s “Planets” performance and playing the organ in Gray Chapel.  
WCMH-TV 4, “Officials, stores try to eliminate food waste,” featuring professor John Krygier discussing the importance of reducing food waste. Link
February 24, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Homework can pile up,” featuring a stand-alone photograph of student Eunice Golloh ’10 studying in Beeghly Library.  
WTVN-AM 610, “Students hope to save education funding,” featuring student Kyle Herman ’11 discussing his participation in Independent College Day at the Ohio Statehouse. Link
February 22, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Bourguignon savored,” featuring a review of the Paul-Henri Bourguignon exhibit now on display at OWU’s Ross Art Museum. Link
February 21, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Enforcement of human rights still an issue,” featuring James Franklin discussing universal human rights as part of the Great Decisions lecture series. [An advance article appeared Feb. 19 in the Gazette.]  
Delaware Gazette, “Final Pages,” featuring a Page 1 photograph of student Aaron McCown ’11 studying in the Slocum Reading Room.  
February 20, 2009 Statehouse News Bureau, “State workers may take short furloughs instead of pay cuts,” featuring Bob Gitter discussing the pros and cons of furloughs. [Statehouse News Bureau provides news to Ohio’s public radio and television stations.] Link
February 19, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWU in the ‘Zone,’ ” featuring a photograph of pink ribbons tied to OWU lamp posts and trees to promote the “Pink Zone” women’s basketball game against Oberlin, where fans were asked to wear pink to show their support for breast cancer research.  
Columbus Dispatch, “Dreary month a good time to break into guffaws,” featuring OWU’s Performing Arts Series as part of an interview with PAS performer Peter Schickele. Link
February 18, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “Main Street Delaware presents awards,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan being recognized with a Downtown Revitalization Award for the Memorial Gateway project. [OWU’s award also was noted in articles in the Delaware Gazette and Delaware News.] Link
February 17, 2009 CNBC guest blogs, “Obama’s Missed ‘Oomph,’ ”featuring alumnus Andrew Busch ’83, a panelist at OWU’s Economic Outlook Conference 2009, discussing his OWU visit and the economic stimulus plan. Link
February 14, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWU celebrates Darwin’s birthday,” featuring a photograph of Jed Burtt portraying scientist Charles Lyell during a celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday.  
Delaware Gazette, “Great Decisions: Kay leads Obama foreign policy discussion,” featuring Sean Kay discussing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy as part of the Great Decisions lecture series. [An advance article appeared Feb. 12 in the Delaware Gazette and Marion Star.] Link
Delaware Gazette, “Economic outlook conference set for Monday at OWU,” featuring Goran Skosples and John Boos discussing the annual forum, which includes alumnus Andrew Busch ’83 as a panelist.  
ThisWeek Delaware, “Student has top ranking in horse events,” featuring student Laura Noyes ’10 discussing her success in national and international equestrian events. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Dublin.] Link
Chicago Tribune, “The science of smooching,” featuring Don Lateiner discussing kissing customs among the ancient Greeks and Romans. Lateiner presented his research during the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago. [Lateiner also was featured or mentioned in news articles appearing in the print and/or online versions of the Akron Reporter, American Psychological Association, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, Canadian Television, Canoe Inc., the (Annapolis, M.D.) Capital, Charlotte Observer, Chicago Sun-Times, Chillicothe Gazette, China Daily, China Internet Information Center, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Globe and Mail, Grand Forks Herald, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, KATU-TV2 (Portland), Kitchener-Waterloo Record, KYW-TV3 (Philadelphia), Lawrence Journal World, Lima (Ohio) News, Los Angeles Times, Medina County Gazette, Middletown Times Herald-Record, Minneapolis Star Tribune, MSNBC, Muzi, National Geographic, New Kerala, New Orleans Times Picayune, New York Post, New York Times, Olympian, Omaha World Herald, Oregon World, Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, Park Hills Daily Journal, Perth Now, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Seattle Times, Springfield News Sun, the (Columbia, S.C.) State, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thaindian News, Times of India, Waterbury Republican American, WCMH-TV4 (Columbus), West Australian, Wired News, Xinhua, and Yahoo! News. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Wesleyan to mark year of the ox,” announcing the Chinese New Year celebration at Gray Chapel. Link
February 13, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “OWU music department presents three-concert festival,” featuring an announcement of the OWU : NOW series that included, among others, OWU’s Jason, Bahr, Cameron Bennett, Kimberley Burdett, Brett Burleson, Korine Fujiwara, Nancy Gamso, Larry Griffin, Mariko Kaneda, Marilyn Nims, and Daryl Yoder.  
Delaware Gazette, “Bishops make statement,” featuring the OWU men’s basketball team’s 38-33 win over Wittenberg, including comments from Mike DeWitt and a photo of Pat Pellerite ’12.  
February 12, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan named to presidential honor roll,” featuring news of OWU’s being named to the ‘President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction,’ including comments from President Rock Jones.  
February 11, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Frosty Walk,” featuring a Page 1 photograph of an OWU student walking outside the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center.  
Columbus Dispatch, “College guides unwittingly entertaining,” featuring youth team writer Kayla McGuire writing about her experience touring colleges, including Ohio Wesleyan. Link
February 5, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Political advisor will give Eddy lecture Wednesday,” featuring news of Joseph Nye Jr.’s visit to Ohio Wesleyan.  
Delaware Gazette, “Clubbing – OWU Style,” featuring a photograph of student Haley Hessler ’12 at the Pet Pals club during the OWU Club Fair.  
Marion Star, “Financial aid system is facing stiff test,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing tighter credit for college students in the current economy. Link
Marion Star, “How to analyze college financial assistant award letters,” featuring a guest commentary written by Lee Harrell. [This article also appeared in the Bellefontaine Examiner.] Link
February 3, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “Spongy treat serves as filling for book,” featuring an interview with Steve Ettlinger in advance of his Sagan National Colloquium-related presentation at Ohio Wesleyan. Link

January 2009

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January 2009 Buckeye Power Inc.’s Country Living magazine, “2009: The Year of Astronomy,” featuring Tom Burns discussing Perkins Observatory, research conducted at Perkins by Bob Harmon, and the observatory’s founding by Hiram Mills Perkins. Link
January 27, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan to join in on gender celebration,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan’s participation in National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Link
January 26, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “Dancing Stars,” featuring a photograph of community performers at the “Stars Among Our Midst” performance to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Featured in the photo are Sevilla Mills, Jayla Mills, and Cheree Warren.  
January 22, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Making History: OWU students return from inauguration,” featuring students Patrice Murphy ’10 and Ben Goodrum ’09 discussing their trip to Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration.  
Delaware Gazette, “ ‘60 Minutes’ reporter credits days in Delaware for his success,” featuring alumnus Byron Pitts ’82 discussing his OWU experience, including learning from veteran journalist Verne Edwards and mentor Ülle Lewes. Edwards also comments. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “NCAC: Revolutionary Conference,” featuring Nan Carney-DeBord discussing the NCAC and its impact on women’s athletics. Link
January 21, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Delaware County weighs in on history: Students recognize moment as ‘accomplishment,’ ” featuring students, faculty, and staff discussing the Obama Inauguration. Commenting in two articles are Ethan Baron ’11, Shade Fakunle ’09, Dianne Macasu ’12, Sophie Rosenthal ’12, Corey Turner ’09, Devon Walcott ’09, Constance Richards and Rosalind D. Scott. [The articles include four OWU photographs.] Link
January 20, 2009 Columbus Dispatch, “A shot in the dark,” featuring Tom Burns discussing light pollution. Link
January 19, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Mentor lends helping hand,” featuring student Kelly Haines ’09 discussing her participation in the Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) Mentor Program. Link
January 18, 2009 Marion Star, “Pleasant grad in Ohio Wesleyan’s production of ‘12th Night,’ ” featuring news of student Emily Yaksic’s appearance in the Theatre Department’s upcoming production. Link
January 16, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Snow-scattered students,” featuring photographs of students braving the cold and snow on the OWU campus.  
Columbus Dispatch, “Delicious dose of attitude accents works by Nebraskan,” featuring the Wanda Ewing exhibit at OWU’s Ross Art Museum. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “Some of the events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.,” featuring news of the Delaware-OWU church service and community breakfast. Link
January 15, 2009 Delaware Gazette, “Celebration begins Sunday,” featuring Rosalind D. Scott discussing the “One Humanity!” MLK celebration.  
Delaware Gazette, “Ohio Wesleyan invites public comment on programming,” featuring an announcement of OWU’s upcoming visit from the Higher Learning Commission and public comment period.  
January 12, 2009 The New York Times Upfront, “The New College Economics,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the importance of casting a wide net in the search for scholarships and other financial aid. [Upfront is a joint publication with Scholastic Inc. Link
CollegeNews.org, “Author, Presidential Expert to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan University,” featuring news of the upcoming Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture with Jeffrey Cohen. Link
January 9, 2009 ThisWeek Delaware, “Weeklong event to commemorate King,” featuring Rosalind D. Scott and Cole Hatcher discussing OWU’s weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Link
January 6, 2009 Inside Higher Ed, “Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural,” featuring news of Emmanuel Twesigye’s planned Jan. 20 lecture discussing “President Barack Obama and Dr. M.L. King’s Dream: Myth and Reality” as part of OWU’s observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Link
January 1, 2009 BuckeyeSports.com / scouts.com, “The Year 2008,” noting the Ohio Wesleyan-Ohio State celebration to commemorate the first official football game for each university. The game was played May 3, 1890, at Ohio Wesleyan. Link

December 2008

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December 2008 Magna newsletter, featuring a commentary about Jed Burtt’s annual birdathon as a model retention tool. Link
December 27, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Professor’s film honored at festival,” featuring Mary Howard discussing “Swept Out,” her documentary on homelessness in Columbus. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Dublin, and additional articles/listings appeared in the Columbus Dispatch and Delaware Gazette.] Link
December 24, 2008 Delaware News, “2008 eventful at Delaware schools, career center, OWU,” featuring news of OWU’s Mock Democratic Presidential Convention, Chelsea Clinton’s campus visit, multimillion-dollar gifts from alumni Phil and Nancy LaPorte Meek and George and Patsy Belt Conrades, Eric Algoe’s hire as vice president for Finance, Administration and Treasurer, and more.  
December 19, 2008 Columbus Business First, “Emphasis on technology hasn’t lessened the liberal arts,” featuring David Robbins and OWU alumnus Don Guilbert Jr. ’91 discussing the value of a liberal arts education. Link
Columbus Business First, “The classroom of the future – ivy-covered buildings housing streamlined technology,” featuring David Robbins discussing how to accommodate computers and other technology. Link
December 13, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Tree planted in memory of slain graduate,” featuring alumnus Don Hudler ’56 and President Rock Jones discussing the Ron Hudler Memorial Christmas Tree. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Dublin.] Link
December 8, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “University counselors awash in tense time,” featuring Colleen Cook discussing stressful times for college students. Link
Statehouse News Bureau, “Hunger activists try to show what it’s like to feed a family when there’s little to go around,” featuring Mary Howard discussing hunger issues. Link
December 7, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Local scene,” featuring an announcement of Bill Preble’s appointment as vice president of University Enrollment and Strategic Communication. Link
December 5, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Sports briefs,” featuring news that OWU’s basketball games are free for the winter season. Link
WCMH-TV 4, 5 p.m. broadcast, “Saving you money,” featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing ways to save $100 per month.  
North Coast Athletic Conference blog, featuring a photograph of workers pouring the new floor in Gordon Field House as part of the “Remembering Mr. Rickey” campaign. Link
December 4, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Banquet mimics food imbalance,” featuring students Christopher Kelley ’09, Samantha Spiridellis ’11, Tavish Miller ’09, Kathryn Sweeney ’11, Brittany Hymes ’12, and Rebecca Deatsman ’09, along with Mary Howard in coverage of OWU’s annual Hunger Banquet. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Food for Thought,” featuring students Christopher Kelley ’09, Bob Kuhlenberg ’12, Mollie Dixon ’12, and Eric Baker ’12, along with Joan McLean and Rock Jones in coverage of OWU’s annual Hunger Banquet.  
December 2, 2008 Marion (Ohio) Star, “Financial aid for college still attainable,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing tips for students seeking funding for their educations. Link

November 2008

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Fall 2008 Leadership Exchange magazine, “Student Mental Health: Choosing the Best Strategy,” featuring an article co-written by Colleen Cook discussing counseling services. [Leadership Exchange is published by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).] Link
November 2008 Coaching Women’s Basketball magazine, “Profiles in Coaching,” featuring a question-and-answer interview with OWU’s Nan Carney-DeBord by Beth Bass of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Link
The Hall of Fame Network online, featuring recognition of Jay Martin as one of college coaching’s “unsung legends.” Link
Campus Technology magazine, “N is for Now,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan’s installation of 802.11n wireless technology.  
November 29, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “1970s Afghanistan comes to Delaware,” featuring Mary Howard discussing the time she and her sister spent in Afghanistan and the upcoming Peace Corps volunteer documentary showing.  
Delaware Gazette, “Tips for completing college application form,” commentary by Carol DelPropost on how to succeed when applying for college.  
ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU banquet to highlight social issues,” featuring Mary Howard discussing OWU’s Hunger Banquet. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek Big Walnut and ThisWeek Dublin.] Link
November 25, 2008 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “OWU appoints new vice president,” featuring news of Bill Preble’s appointment as vice president of University Enrollment and Strategic Communication with comments from Preble and President Rock Jones. Link
November 17, 2008 Centre Daily (Pa.) Times, “Congress looked ugly on bailout bill, but system worked,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing the financial rescue plan. Link
November 16, 2008 Springfield (Ohio) Sun, “Central grad Halloran making waves at Ohio Wesleyan,” featuring Jordan Halloran ’10 discussing the men’s soccer season. Link
November 14, 2008 North Coast Athletic Conference blog, “OWU Basketball Doing Its Part for the Economy,” featuring Roger Ingles discussing free admission for the winter basketball season. Link
November 13, 2008 WSYX-TV6, 5 p.m. news, featuring an announcement of Ohio Wesleyan being listed in the new edition of “Colleges of Distinction.” The guide includes colleges that meet four key criteria: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.  
November 11, 2008 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “College notes from around the state,” featuring news of OWU’s inclusion in the 2008-09 edition of “Colleges of Distinction”with comments from Rock Jones. Link
Columbus Dispatch education blog, “OWU basketball games free for 2008-09 season,” featuring comments from Roger Ingles and Rock Jones. Link
United Methodist Reporter, “Another Depression era? Methodists recall church’s role in 1930s survival,” featuring substantial research provided by Carol Holliger and the Archives of Ohio United Methodism at Ohio Wesleyan University. Link
November 10, 2008 The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “A black woman’s truth; With Michelle Obama, many African-American women feel they finally have an accurate reflection of themselves,” featuring Joan McLean discussing Obama’s transition to first lady.  
November 9, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Transformation: Message, material linked in ‘green’ works, found-object pieces,” featuring a review of the Ross Art Museum’s “On the Shoulders of Ancestors” and “Discarded to Distinctive” exhibits. Link
November 2, 2008 New York Times, “Animal, vegetable, mascot,” featuring Ohio Wesleyan in college mascot quiz, including a photograph of the Battling Bishop. Link
October 19 - November 2, 2008 Associated Press, “Some investors grow leery of stocks in grim market,” featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing stock market investing after the Great Depression. [This article also ran in the print and/or online editions of ABCnews.com, the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Austin American-Statesman, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Denver Post, Economic Times, Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton Journal-News, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier-Journal, MSNBC.com, Munster, Ind., Times, New Orleans Times Picayune, New York Post, New York Times, Omaha World-Herald, Oregonian, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Times, Springfield News Sun, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Washington Post, and Washington Times.] Link

October 2008

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Fall 2008 Leadership Exchange magazine, “Student Mental Health: Choosing the Best Strategy,” featuring an article co-written by Colleen Cook discussing counseling services. [Leadership Exchange is published by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).] Link
October 2008 The Delphos Herald Guide to Area Colleges, featuring a column by Joan McLean on succeeding academically and two columns by Carol DelPropost on college visits and admission essays.  
Advance (Council for Advancement and Support of Education – CASE – newsletter), “An economic effect? Ohio Wesleyan alumni show commitment in difficult times,” 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 with comments from Patsy Conrades, Nancy Meek, and Mark Shipps ’70. Link
September-October 2008 Pottery Making Illustrated, “Photo Lithography Transfer on Clay,” featuring an article written by Kristina Bogdanov explaining the ceramic-making process that she helped to develop. OWU alumna Lisa Dorazewski ’08 is among the people recognized for assisting Bogdanov. Link
October 25, 2008 Austin American-Statesman, “Start applying for financial aid early,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing scholarship search strategies. Link
October 23, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Daughter vs. mom rivalry stays on the sidelines,” featuring news of Coach Marge Redmond and the Battling Bishops taking on Redmond’s daughter, Denison coach P.J. Soteriades, when the two teams played Oct. 25. Soteriades not only faced her mother but also her older sister, Nikki Wimsatt, an OWU assistant coach. Link
CollegeNews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre to Present Classic Scenes from Comic and Dramatic Operas,” featuring an announcement of the upcoming production with musical direction by Jason Hiester. Link
WOSU-AM 820’s “Open Line” with Fred Andrle, featuring Tom Burns discussing backyard astronomy. Link
October 22, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Delaware bankers weigh in on financial crisis,” featuring coverage of the “Financial Crisis” panel discussion co-sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and by the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce with opening comments by Dale Larson and Barbara MacLeod.  
October 19 - November 2, 2008 Associated Press, “Some investors grow leery of stocks in grim market,” featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing stock market investing after the Great Depression. [This article also ran in the print and/or online editions of ABCnews.com, the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Reporter, Alliance Review, Austin American-Statesman, Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Denver Post, Economic Times, Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton Journal-News, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier-Journal, MSNBC.com, Munster, Ind., Times, New Orleans Times Picayune, New York Post, New York Times, Omaha World-Herald, Oregonian, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Times, Springfield News Sun, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Washington Post, and Washington Times.] Link
October 18, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU student pushes local ties,” featuring WCSA President Rory McHale ’09 discussing OWU students’ involvement in the Delaware community.  
October 17, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Hail to the Chief,” featuring a photograph of President Rock Jones’ inauguration. Link
October 14, 2008 University Business UB Buzz blog, “30-City Tour for New Prez,” featuring news of President Rock Jones’ inauguration and his tour to gain feedback from alumni, parents, and friends. Link
October 13, 2008 CollegeRecruiter.com, “Internship Interviews Require Thank You Letters, Too,” featuring Leslie J. Delerme discussing the importance of thank you letters to help set candidates apart. Link
October 12, 2008 South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “Sarah Palin strikes a chord, personally, politically,” featuring Joan McLean discussing the GOP vice presidential candidate. Link
October 11, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU rings in their ‘Rock,’ ” featuring a Page 1 article on the inauguration of President Rock Jones with comments from Board of Trustees Chair Kathe Law Rhinesmith ’64.  
October 10, 2008 WCMH TV4, 5 p.m. broadcast, featuring video footage and news of the inauguration of President Rock Jones.  
WCMH TV4, 5 p.m. broadcast and online, “Where are your investments safe?”, featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing the economy and the stock market. Link
University Business, “Across Generational Lines,” commentary written by President Rock Jones about OWU’s unique Austin Manor. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Jones ready to guide OWU into future,” featuring a Page 1 question-and-answer interview with Rock Jones.  
WTVN AM 610, featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing what to consider when hiring a financial planner.  
October 9, 2008 AICUO Thoughts (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio blog), featuring news of the inauguration of Rock Jones. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “College voters: Ohio or home?”, featuring student Ethan Baron ’11 discussing his decision to vote in his home state instead of Ohio. Link
Columbus Dispatch E-Team education blog, “To vote here or at home. That is the question,” featuring Joan McLean discussing where students choose to vote. Link
Columbus Dispatch, “College distance runners meet match in hilly course,” featuring Kris Boey discussing the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Cross-Country Championships, which have been held in Delaware since 1967. Link
October 7, 2008 CollegeNews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan Awarded Federal Funds for Library Digitization Project,” featuring Theresa Byrd and President Rock Jones discussing OWU’s federal grant to collaborate with the Delaware County Historical Society to digitize rare and significant documents that tell “Our Shared History: Delaware, Methodism, and Ohio Wesleyan University.” Link
Columbus Dispatch E-Team (education blog), “Call him Chef Jones,” featuring news of President Rock Jones and Melissa Lollar Jones cooking a meal for students to kick off Inauguration week. Their recipe for Pasta Rocca is included. Link
October 6, 2008 Wilmington News Journal, “University posthumously honors Kittle,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan posthumously awarding a Founders’ Circle medal to Sara Rose Gallaher Kittle ’40 during an event with Rock Jones, Mark Shipps ’70, Rachel Boyd ’74, Laurie Connor ’77, and Carolyn Frobase. Link
October 5, 2008 McClatchy Newspapers, “Bailout confirms ‘democracy is messy,’ ” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing Congress and its response to the financial crisis. [This article has appeared in The Arizona Daily Star, The Charlotte Observer, The (Norwalk, Conn.) Hour Marketplace, The Kansas City Star, the Lexington Herald-Leader, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, and the New Haven Register.] Link
October 2, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Turnout of younger voters will be vital in central Ohio,” featuring students Lauren Ailes ’12 and Emily Herrold ’09 discussing the presidential election. Link
WCMH-TV 4 (NBC, Columbus), 11 p.m. broadcast, featuring OWU students discussing the vice presidential debate.  
New York Times politics blog, “Meghan McCain on her own,” featuring news of McCain’s visit to Ohio Wesleyan to campaign for her father, Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Sticky success for OWU sorority,” featuring a photograph of Delta Zeta sorority members and news of their Jell-O tug-of-war raising more than $700 for programs at the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center.  

September 2008

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Fall 2008 Leadership Exchange magazine, “Student Mental Health: Choosing the Best Strategy,” featuring an article co-written by Colleen Cook discussing counseling services. [Leadership Exchange is published by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).] Link
September 2008 Family Circle magazine, “The College Try: Staying Sane While Your Teen Applies,” featuring Carol DelPropost discussing how parents can best support their children in the college search and application process. Link
The Beacon (Great Lakes Colleges Association newsletter), featuring news of student Rebecca Deatsman’s Ohio EPA award, faculty member Bob Olmstead’s Ohioana Award for “Coal Black Horse,” and the environmental focus of the 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium. Link
Dance Teacher magazine, featuring OWU dance instructor Katie Teuchtler discussing the benefits of yoga and adding yoga to her modern dance courses.  
September-October 2008 Pottery Making Illustrated, “Photo Lithography Transfer on Clay,” featuring an article written by Kristina Bogdanov explaining the ceramic-making process that she helped to develop. OWU alumna Lisa Dorazewski ’08 is among the people recognized for assisting Bogdanov. Link
September 30, 2008 WOSU-AM 820’s “Open Line” with Fred Andrle, featuring Barbara MacLeod as a panelist discussing the national economic bailout and its implications. Link
September 25, 2008 Las Vegas Sun, “Centennial kid now playing for the Battling Bishops,” featuring Jerell Cephas ’09 and his status as senior running back for the Battling Bishops. “With all due respect to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz,” the author says, “the best nickname in college sports is the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University. …” Link
September 24, 2008 The Huffington Post, “McCain seeks to regain the offensive,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing campaign news coverage. Link
September 22, 2008 CollegeNews.org, “Ross Art Museum features eco-friendly exhibit,” announcing the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Discarded to Distinctive,” in conjunction with the Sagan National Colloquium. Link
September 19, 2008 CollegeNews.org, “Ohio Wesleyan University to examine issue of poverty,” announcing the University’s “Vote Out Poverty Week” events. Link
September 15, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU students getting feedback from fairgoers,” featuring professor Alice Simon, alumnus Phil Terry ’71, and students Casey Jeon ’09, and Cameron Blank ’11 discussing the surveys Simon created to gauge the opinions of Delaware County fairgoers. Professor Bob Gitter will analyze the survey data.  
September 14, 2008 Columbus Business First, MSNBC.com, “Housing market troubles spilling into college financial aid offices,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the current student loan market. Link
September 13, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “Making the Grade in College,” commentary by Joan McLean discussing how to successfully make the academic transition from high school to college.  
September 12, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU theatre season starts Oct. 3,” announcing the debut of “Fashion!” with Joanna Van Sickle ’10 as Mrs. Tiffany and Bonnie Milne Gardner directing. Link
September 7, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Eat, drink, be merry and study – all at college libraries,” featuring Theresa Byrd discussing modern college libraries and their amenities with a photograph of OWU’s Internet Café. [This article also appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.] Link
September 5, 2008 Columbus Business First, “As universities age, billions-worth of projects on table,” featuring President Rock Jones discussing infrastructure and alumni generosity at Ohio Wesleyan. Link
The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Russia’s Response to NATO,” featuring Sean Kay writing about the military situation in Russia, Georgia, and surrounding areas. Link
WHBC-94.1 FM (Canton), featuring Joan McLean discussing the Democratic presidential race with morning show hosts Rik Elliot and Kathy Vogel.  
ThisWeek Delaware, “Green initiatives gain momentum,” featuring Chuck Stinemetz discussing the 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium. Link
September 4, 2008 Delaware News, “Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Colloquium takes on green tinge,” featuring Chuck Stinemetz discussing the environmental awareness theme and interactivity of this year’s Sagan National Colloquium. Link
September 2, 2008 10TV.com/Alive.com, “Vote Yourself at Ohio Wesleyan,” featuring interviews with OWU students taking part in a voter registration drive.  
Columbus Dispatch E-Team (education blog), “OWU experts to discuss Russia-Georgia crisis,” featuring an announcement of the presentation by professors Mark Gingerich and Sean Kay. Link

August 2008

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August 2008 University Business, “Streamlining Admissions: Opening the Front Door,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the customized computer program OWU created to streamline matching students with endowed scholarships. Link
August 29, 2008 WHBC-94.1 FM (Canton), featuring Joan McLean discussing the Democratic presidential race with morning show hosts Rik Elliot and Kathy Vogel.  
August 28, 2008 Delaware News, “President: OWU encourages responsible alcohol use,” featuring President Rock Jones discussing the Amethyst Initiative. Link
August 26, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “WBNS TV, ‘Alive’ to register voters,” featuring news of WBNS 10TV and Columbus Alive’s Campaign Road Trip to central Ohio colleges to register voters and talk to students about the upcoming election. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Students lament the passing of summer,” featuring Kara Stevens ’10, Selby Majewski ’10, Madeline Hargis ’12, Cara Foley ’12, Emily Fitzgibbons ’12, Vance Brown ’09, Adele Whipps ’10, and staff member Donald Sherman discussing the end of summer and featuring a photograph of OWU’s new Founders’ Plaza.  
August 25, 2008 KUOW 94.9 FM, Puget Sound Public Radio, “NATO and Russia (And a New Cold War?)”, featuring Sean Kay in a discussion with Robert Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and Christopher Jones, professor of international studies at the University of Washington. Link
August 22, 2008 National Public Radio: “Jesse’s Story: An Urban Teen Beats the Odds,” featuring the success of OWU graduate Jesse Jean ’08. Link
Delaware Gazette, “Moved out, moved in” and “Scenes from OWU Convocation,” featuring President Rock Jones and students Christopher Ziska ’12, Juliet Partington ’09, and Rory McHale ’09 in separate photo spreads on new students moving into their residence halls and on ringing in the academic year during Convocation.  
August 20, 2008 Columbus Dispatch education blog, “Traditions celebrate return to college,” featuring OWU’s ringing of the hand bell to kick off the academic year. Link
August 19, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Dorms revive campus life,” featuring Wendy Piper discussing the benefits of residence hall living. Link
August 15, 2008 Marion Star, “Adjusting to life on campus,” commentary by Wendy Piper discussing how to make the most of the residence hall experience. [This article also appeared in the Delaware Gazette and Urbana Daily Citizen.] Link
August 13, 2008 WBNS-10TV, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts, featuring OWU’s fire safety training for resident assistants and interviews with Wendy Piper and student Chris Meadows.  
August 12, 2008 University Business online, “How They Did It: Increasing Annual Fund Contributions,” featuring Mark Shipps ’70 discussing the success of OWU’s recent Annual Fund campaign. Link
August 11, 2008 WOSU-820 AM, featuring Sean Kay on “Open Line” with Fred Andrle discussing U.S. foreign policy in a time of conflict. Link
August 7, 2008 Delaware News, “OWU lands among magazine’s elite,” featuring news of Ohio Wesleyan’s ranking in the Princeton Review.  
August 5, 2008 America.gov, “2008 presidential race shatters old barriers for candidates,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing the upcoming election. [This article also appeared in the Gulf Times (Qatar).] Link
August 2, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “Changing how college is done,” featuring Lee Harrell discussing the higher education opportunity act. Link
August 1, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “Program helps guide students to college,” featuring the “I CAN” program, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. Link

July 2008

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July 31, 2008 Columbus Business First online, “Princeton Review releases top colleges list,” featuring Ohio Wesleyan listed among the nation’s best colleges. Link
July 30, 2008 McClatchy Newspapers, “Experience called poor predictor of presidential success,” featuring Carl Pinkele discussing the upcoming election. [This article also appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, and the News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)] Link
July 27, 2008 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Town Hall Ohio” radio program, featuring Barbara MacLeod discussing the state of Ohio’s banks. Link
July 25, 2008 Youngstown Vindicator, “Steffi Graf recipient of OWU’s top honor,” featuring news of Graf’s being named OWU’s top scholar-athlete for 2007-08. Link
July 23, 2008 Reuters, “More U.S. troops may help but not solve Afghanistan,” featuring Sean Kay discussing additional military troops in Afghanistan. [This article also appeared in The Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Gulf Times (Qatar), Yahoo! News UK & Ireland edition, and MSNBC.com.] Link
July 22, 2008 Columbus Business First online, “Ohio Wesleyan appoints finance VP,” announcing the appointment of Eric Algoe as OWU’s new treasurer and vice president for finance and administration with a comment from Provost David Robbins. [This article also appeared in the Columbus Messenger.] Link
July 19, 2008 ThisWeek Delaware, “OWU grad takes healthier popsicle to new heights,” featuring Amanda Cullison ’05 discussing her Fruitique venture, created in the entrepreneurship class of Rusty McClure ’72. [This article also appeared in ThisWeek New Albany and was noted on ColumbusAlive.com.] Link
July 12, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “OWU student nabs GOP internship,” featuring student Maggie Herthneck discussing her summer internship with the Massachusetts Republican Party.  
July 6, 2008 Columbus Dispatch, “College freshmen scoping out roommates-to-be online,” featuring Wendy Piper and student Rachel Spetrino discussing technology’s effect on roommate assignments. Link
The Catholic Times, featuring news of students Laura Coonfield, Paolamantina Grullón, Kayla Mravec, and Marianne Rapacz – along with Associate Chaplain Kelly Adamson – attending the national Catholic Campus Ministry Leadership Institute in Philadelphia.  
July 3, 2008 Delaware Gazette, “School’s not out for the summer,” featuring OWU’s Summer Science Research Program and including President Rock Jones, Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Jed Burtt, and students Max Schroeder, Rachel Decker, and Andrew Riley.  
July 1, 2008 Columbus Dispatch E-Team blog, “Don’t forget to say hello,” featuring news that President Rock Jones has arrived on the OWU campus. Link
July 2008 College Planning & Management magazine, “An Intergenerational Approach to Campus Living,” featuring David Robbins, Jean Archer and student Carla Hoppe discussing the University’s unique Austin Manor. Link
QSR magazine, “Late-night dining at colleges and universities gives food for thought,” featuring Gene Castelli discussing OWU’s library café. Link
The Greentree Gazette, “Not your father’s freshman orientation – or is it?” featuring Cole Hatcher discussing the StART program for incoming students. Link

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