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From Factory to Fine Arts: 106 years of Edgar Hall



Postcard from GreetingsFromDelawareOhio.com, about 1912

Postcard from GreetingsFromDelawareOhio.com, about 1912

The Edgar Hall building which currently houses part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Fine Arts department sits on the border of two historic districts in Delaware.  As part of the Sandusky Street Historic District, it was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  The Ohio Wesleyan buildings were [Read more…]

National Geographic Society Executive to Discuss Media’s digital Transiton

Tracie Winbigler CFOOhio Wesleyan Graduate Tracie Winbigler, Class of 1987, to Speak Oct. 23 at the University

Delaware, Ohio – As technology evolves and younger generations change how they consume content, the media industry needs to evolve as well, says Tracie Winbigler, chief operations officer for the National Geographic Society.

Winbigler, a 1987 Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, will return to her alma mater Oct. 23 to present “The Media Industry and the Digital Transition.” Her free presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Winbigler says questions that media outlets need to address include:
• How are traditional print newspapers and magazines leading their readers and employees to digital formats?
• How does the digital transition impact the traditional economics and business models?

At National Geographic, Winbigler chairs the Operations Council overseeing human resources, legal operations and business affairs, sourcing and production, finance, technology, corporate strategic planning, and business development. She also is a member of the National Geographic Channels International board. She joined National Geographic – one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world – in 2012 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for financial operations, technology, business development, global sourcing, and sustainability initiatives.

Winbigler previously worked for General Electric Co., serving in roles including executive vice president and chief financial officer of GE Asset Management, an investment management company with $120 billion of assets under management. At GE, she also served as HealthAhead finance leader; chief financial officer of GE Transportation; chief financial officer of GE Nuclear Energy; chief financial officer of GE Plastics Japan JV; and she spent more than five years with NBC Universal, where her roles included serving as executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer for NBC Universal Television Group and Digital Media.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Winbigler majored in economics management and accounting. She also participated in the Orchesis dance concert, performed with the OWU concert band, and volunteered with the Wesleyan Student Foundation, a group of student-ambassadors who collaborated with the admission office.

Winbigler’s Ohio Wesleyan presentation is part of the Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture Series, organized by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. The series was created in 1992 with an endowment gift from Robert L. “Bill” Milligan, OWU Class of 1922, and his wife, Mary Cook Milligan, an honorary 2002 OWU alumna, both deceased.

Learn more about Winbigler and the National Geographic Society at www.nationalgeographic.com. Learn more about the Woltemade Center and the Milligan Lecture Series at http://wcebe.owu.edu.

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Ohio Wesleyan Spanish Film Festival – “También la lluvia” (“Even the Rain”)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University will screen five contemporary Spanish and Latin American feature films between Sept. 18 and Oct. 6 as part of the university’s second annual Spanish Film Festival. Admission is free for all films, which will feature English subtitles.

All screenings, and subsequent discussions, will be held in the Benes Rooms inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.,

6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 – “También la lluvia” (“Even the Rain”): As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply (Drama-history/Spain, Mexico, France). The film will be presented by Juan Armando Rojas, Ph.D., associate professor of modern foreign languages.

The Spanish Film Festival is made possible with the support of Pragda, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture. The series is presented in collaboration with Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, the Water: Rites and Rights Course Connection and Department of English, Spanish Program, Film Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Office of the Provost, and VIVA cultural organization.

For more information, contact Nieto Cuebas at gynietoc@owu.edu or Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu.

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Ohio Wesleyan Spanish Film Festival – “Un cuento chino” (“Chinese Take-Out”)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University will screen five contemporary Spanish and Latin American feature films between Sept. 18 and Oct. 6 as part of the university’s second annual Spanish Film Festival. Admission is free for all films, which will feature English subtitles.

All screenings, and subsequent discussions, will be held in the Benes Rooms inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.,

6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 – “Un cuento chino” (“Chinese Take-Out”): Roberto sees a young Chinese man named expelled from a taxi and helps him to stand. The man does not speak Spanish but has an address tattooed on his arm. Roberto becomes involved with a fruitless search for the man’s uncle and learns the man’s dramatic story along the way (Drama/Argentina). The film will be presented by Andrea Colvin, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern foreign languages.

The Spanish Film Festival is made possible with the support of Pragda, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture. The series is presented in collaboration with Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, the Water: Rites and Rights Course Connection and Department of English, Spanish Program, Film Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Office of the Provost, and VIVA cultural organization.

For more information, contact Nieto Cuebas at gynietoc@owu.edu or Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu.

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‘Squishy Man’ To Speak October 9, at Ohio Wesleyan University

Kevin Barber aka "Squishy Man" to present in Delaware, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan.

Kevin Barber aka “Squishy Man” to present in Delaware, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan.

Therapist Kevin Barber’s Free Presentation Part of Mental Health Awareness Week

DELAWARE, Ohio – Traveling therapist and comedy counselor Kevin “Squishy Man” Barber will provide a “universal – and fun – voice of recovery” when he gives a free public performance at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Barber will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. His appearance coincides with national Mental Health Awareness Week – designed to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for equal care for mental health issues. Light refreshments will be served.

Barber is a licensed specialist clinical social worker, inspirational and motivational speaker, and culture diversity trainer who has performed across the United States with comics including Bernie Mac, Sarah Silverman, and Jimmy “JJ” Walker.

Of Barber’s performances, the Chicago Tribune writes, “It’s the best hour you’ll ever spend in therapy, without a huge co-pay!”

Barber’s Delaware presentation is sponsored by Active Minds, a student-run mental health awareness organization at Ohio Wesleyan, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Delaware & Morrow Counties.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Psychology at http://psychology.owu.edu, more about NAMI at www.namiofdel-mor.org, and more about Barber at www.squishyman.com.

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Washington Monthly Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Best

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University Included Among Top 50 in Nation for ‘Contribution to the Public Good’

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States for its “contribution to the public good,” according to Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings. OWU is one of only two Ohio schools listed among the top 50 liberal arts colleges.

According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan’s No. 49 ranking is based on outcomes in three categories:
• Social Mobility – recruiting and graduating low-income students.
• Research – producing cutting-edge scholarship and students who go on to earn doctoral degrees.
• Service – encouraging students to give something back to their country.

“We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they put students from lower-income families on the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders,” Washington Monthly’s editors stated in announcing the new rankings.

Featured in the magazine’s September/October edition, the rankings include 246 schools in the liberal arts category. Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin College are the only Ohio-based schools listed in the top 50.

In addition to being recognized by Washington Monthly for its contribution to the public good, Ohio Wesleyan also is one of only 40 U.S. higher education institutions featured in every edition of the highly regarded guidebook “Colleges That Change Lives.”

According to the 2013-2014 edition of the guidebook: “The character development that accompanies intellectual growth is exceptional. Few places pay so much attention to the whole person. Egos are small here, and hearts are big.”

Read more about Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings at www.washingtonmonthly.com and more about “Colleges That Change Lives” at http://choose.owu.edu/CTCL. Learn more about applying to Ohio Wesleyan at http://choose.owu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan Dives Into Exploration Of “Water In Our World”


‘Moby-Duck’ Author to Kick Off University’s 2014 Sagan National Colloquium Sept. 4

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DELAWARE, Ohio – “Spot a yellow duck dropped atop the seaweed at the tide line,” author Donovan Hohn states, “ask yourself where it came from, and the next thing you know you’re way out at sea, no land in sight, dog-paddling around in mysteries four miles deep.”

Hohn shares the results of his deep-water detective work in the book, “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them.”

Hohn will discuss the book and his exploration of man’s impact on the environment when he presents “The Blind Oceanographer: Lessons from the Hunt for Moby-Duck” at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

His visit will kick off Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2014 Sagan National Colloquium, which each year explores a topic of national or international importance through a series of lectures, panel discussions, films, art exhibits, and other events. This theme of this year’s 30th anniversary colloquium is “H2OWU: Water in Our World.”

Hohn’s Sept. 4 presentation will be followed Sept. 9 by an Ohio Wesleyan faculty roundtable about the book and the multiple academic perspectives involved in water studies. Participants will include Amy Butcher, M.F.A., assistant professor of English; David Lever, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; and Tom Wolber, Ph.D., associate professor of modern foreign languages.

Additional “H2OWU” Sagan National Colloquium event are as follows. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit http://snc.owu.edu.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 23 – “Our Freshwater Future: New Solutions for a Thirsty World,” presented by Sandra Postel, M.E.M., globally recognized freshwater activist, founder of the Global Water Policy Project, and Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Read her blog at http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/author/spostel.

• Dusk, Sept. 28 – The film “Tapped,” directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey. The documentary looks at the bottled water industry, including its economic, environmental, and social impacts. The location of the outdoor screening (weather permitting) will be posted when available at http://pas.owu.edu. Learn more at www.tappedthemovie.com.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 30 – “Resonance,” presented by John Sabraw, M.F.A., Ohio University associate professor of painting and drawing, who uses river pollutants to create pigments and richly colored paints. He will speak in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. In addition, Sabraw’s art will be on display between Aug. 25 and Oct. 6 in Ohio Wesleyan’s Gallery 2001, located inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at www.johnsabraw.com.

• 7 p.m. Oct. 7 – “Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers: The Importance of Physical Complexity in Rivers,” presented by Ellen Wohl, Ph.D., Colorado State University river geomorphologist and former Ohio resident. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~ellenw.

• 7 p.m. Oct. 21 – “Giibimosayaan Nibi Ohnjay: We Walk for the Water,” presented by Sharon Day, a native rights and religious activist from Minnesota. She will discuss her experience walking the Ohio River and her “Walk the Water” project in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at www.facebook.com/groups/morww.

• 7 p.m. Oct. 30 – “Visualizing Water’s Pasts: The Time and Space of Water Uses in the Po River Valley,” presented by Giacomo Parrinello, Ph.D., a Marie Curie Fellow at Louisiana State University. Parrinello’s geographic information systems (GIS)/history project examines industrialization and water in Italy’s Po River valley. His presentation will be held in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at http://giacomoparrinello.wordpress.com/po-river-valley.

• 7 p.m. Nov. 4 – “An Oasis in a Watery Desert,” presented by Dolly Jørgensen, Ph.D., president of the European Society for Environmental History. Jørgensen will discuss efforts to convert decommissioned offshore oil and petroleum rigs into artificial reefs. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at http://dolly.jorgensenweb.net/rigs-to-reefs.

• 7 p.m. Nov. 11 – “The Fourth Water Revolution: A Visit from the Other Side,” presented by David Sedlak, Ph.D., professor of engineering and co-director of the Berkeley Water Center. His latest book, “Water 4.0,” grew out of his work on water recycling and urban water systems. He will speak in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.water4point0.com.

• 4 p.m. Nov. 16 – The feature documentary “Watermark,” by award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky. The film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of its benefits and use. “Watermark” will be screened at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Learn more at www.edwardburtynsky.com/site_contents/Films/Watermark_Film.html.

• 7 p.m. Nov. 19 – “Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources,” presented by Robert Jackson, Ph.D., professor of environmental earth system science and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Precourt Institute for Energy. Jackson will discuss fracking in Ohio in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at https://pangea.stanford.edu/rob-jackson.

• 7 p.m. Dec. 5 – “The History of the Hydrosphere,” presented by John McNeill, Ph.D., award-winning global and environmental historian and author of “Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World.” He will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/mcneillj.

• 7 p.m. Dec. 10 – “Climate and Human Health: New Ways of Studying Infectious Diseases,” presented by Rita Colwell, Ph.D., former director of the National Science Foundation, 2010 Stockholm Water Prize winner, and expert on global infectious diseases, water, and health. Colwell will discuss her work with cholera, water diseases, and a technique called “sari filtration.” Colwell will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Learn more at www.umiacs.umd.edu/people/rcolwell.

Evening Program at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, August 29, 2014

8 p.m. Aug. 29, – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at http://perkins.owu.edu.

Evening Program at Perkins Observatory, August 22, 2014.

8 p.m. Aug. 22, – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at http://perkins.owu.edu.

OWU Officer First to Author Delaware’s Ghostly Encounters


Ghosts and its paranormal branches have been a very popular subject for millennia, appearing in countless publications, such as “Macbeth,” to the Bible, and now in John B. Ciochetty’s books “Ghosts of Historic Delaware, OH” and “The Ghosts of Stuyvesant Hall and Beyond.”

Front cover of Ciochetty’s book ‘The Ghosts of Stuyvesant Hall and Beyond’ written in 2007

Ciochetty currently holds a position at Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of [Read more…]