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Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, the temporary home of Ohio Wesleyan's weight room. Photo: news.owu.edu

OWU’s composting program does a disappearing act

Students had the opportunity last year to compost their food and paper waste in The Marketplace. However, this year that program has gone away due to location and inefficiency. Student interns, juniors Ellen Hughes and Reilly Reynolds, and other volunteers [...]

November 19, 2014 News
Construction continues on the Simpson-Querry Fitness Center, which will house the new dance studio. Photo: progress.owu.edu

Dancers, professors look forward to new dance studio

Ohio Wesleyan’s dance studio is finally moving back on campus after being located in downtown Delaware for the last five years. A new dance studio will be one of the features of the Simpson-Querrey Fitness Center opening in fall 2015. [...]

November 13, 2014 Entertainment
The construction surrounding the renovation of Merrick Hall has a large portion of academic campus sectioned off, which may affect the location of spring commencement. Photo by Ben Miller

Merrick Hall construction delays may have implications for commencement

Commencement this spring may take place on the Merrick Hall terrace, as long as construction stays on schedule. “Merrick Hall as one of our oldest and most historic buildings is a natural backdrop for commencement, the most important event of [...]

November 10, 2014 News
An overheated drying vacuum in a botany-microbiology lab forced students to evacuate Schimmel-Conrades Science Center last Monday. Photo by Ellin Youse

Fire at the Science Center wasn’t really a fire

Students and faculty evacuated the Schimmel-Conrades Science Center on the afternoon of Oct. 27 due to an overheated drying oven in a botany-microbiology department lab. There were never any flames, just a lot smoke, according to David Johnson, professor of botany-microbiology. [...]

November 5, 2014 News
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, the temporary home of Ohio Wesleyan's weight room. Photo: news.owu.edu

Packed like sardines: Athletes makes gym relocation work despite small space

The weight room located in Edwards Gym had been moved to a basement level garage in Hamilton Williams Campus Center due to construction, but coaches say they’ve made the most of the switch. When construction for the Simpson-Querrey Fitness Center [...]

October 22, 2014 Sports
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Elliot Hall: refurbished and ready to go

Renovations and repairs gave Elliott Hall new life as the building reopened this fall after a water main break last winter caused significant damage. Flooding and other water damage ruined most of the woodwork of the building, and some professors [...]

October 10, 2014 News
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Water main break had easy fix

A water main break on Williams Drive caused four fraternity houses to be without water for several hours on Sept. 29 while crews fixed the overflow. The pipe burst in front of Phi Delta Theta on the morning of Sept. 28. [...]

October 7, 2014 News
When construction fences came up around Simpson-Querrey Fitness Center and Merrick Hall, several trees and shrubs were removed to make room. 

Photo: Cole Hatcher http://progress.owu.edu/simpsonQuerreyFitnessCenterRenovationPhotos.php

Groundskeepers to replant trees over three year span

As construction went underway for Merrick Hall and the Simpson-Querrey Fitness Center, Buildings and Grounds removed several trees and shrubs from the surrounding areas to create more space for expansion and work. Delaware city ordinance requires that trees with a [...]

September 24, 2014 News
At the faculty staff meeting on Monday, April 21, 66 faculty members voted in favor of a Humanities-Classics department split and 12 voted against it. Graphic by Sarah Thomas

Department of Humanities-Classics to split

The divorce is finalized: the Department of Humanities-Classics has split into two separate disciplines, after a faculty vote during the faculty meeting on April 21. The reason for the split was that “there was little intellectual content holding Humanities and [...]

April 24, 2014 News
Alex Kerensky throws a frisbee during a tournament last fall. The team won its first tournament on April 5. Photo by Erin Gregory

Yetis look back at successful season

The women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, the Yetis, reflect back on their first tournament win of the season on April 5 in Miami. Senior team member Melissa Guziak said the team’s knowledge of the sport and strategies has improved this year, [...]

April 24, 2014 Sports