Happy New Year from Ohio Wesleyan University!!

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Happy New Year from everyone at Ohio Wesleyan University! I hope your winter break was both relaxing and restorative. As we all get back to the work of helping students find the right college for their interests and needs, I wanted to share some quick information about the kinds of academic support we provide to help ensure student success. In addition, I have included a few current student and fall semester highlights that I hope will be of interest.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the admission team if we can help students and families evaluate the opportunities available here at Ohio Wesleyan.

Best Wishes,

Stefanie D. Niles, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment and Communications
President, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Supporting Academic Success

Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan Academic Resource Center is ready to help students succeed in the classroom with a menu of services to address all needs. These include the Bishop Accessprogram, ideal for students with a diagnosis of a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or other learning difficulties.

As part of the Bishop Access program, an academic coach works one-on-one and in small groups with students to help them navigate university life, enhance study skills, and complete school work that requires planning, goal-setting, and managing time. Students who participate in the fee-based program receive assistance from the first week of classes through the last day of each semester.

Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan Academic Resource Center also offers academic advising as well as an academic skills center, disability services center, quantitative skills center, and writing center. In addition, it offers programs such as these to support OWU students:

  • TutorMe – a free 24/7 online service with more than 10,000 tutors in over 300 subject areas.
  • Academic Support & Achievement Program (ASAP) – a spring semester success program with seven academic skills workshops for students who experience academic challenges in the fall semester of their first year.
  • Guided Tutorial in Writing – a writing resource for students who need targeted support to improve their writing skills and be successful in one or more courses.
  • Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) – an online self-assessment to help students better understand their study skill strengths and challenges.

OWU Fall Review

Here’s a quick recap of the fall semester’s Oh-Wooo moments that may interest your students and parents:

  • The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University opened in October. The first-of-its-kind center is a collaboration with local municipalities. Entrepreneurial Center members have access to OWU student-interns to help them realize their business visions.
  • The OWU Department of Education added Integrated Science for Teachers, a new major that prepares secondary school educators to teach science in grades 7 through 12.
  • Ohio Wesleyan held a campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit that brought together more than 160 students, faculty, and staff to discuss how to create an environment that strongly embraces and supports all diversity.
  • The OWU Marching Bishops, complete with a color guard, returned to the field for the first time since the 1960s. The new band performs at athletics, spirit, and community events.
  • The Battling Bishop men’s soccer team won its 700th game under head coach Jay Martin, Ph.D. The victory made Martin the first NCAA men’s soccer coach in any division to reach the 700-win mark.
  • The OWU women’s rowing team made its intercollegiate debut. The team’s inaugural season will continue in March.
  • The new OWU men’s wrestling team made its NCAA Division III debut. The last time Ohio Wesleyan had a wrestling team was 1983-1984.

Wildlife Orphanage

Serena George ’19 (left) and Abbi Turner ’20 complete an OWU Connection experience at the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe working to conduct research and aid endangered animals.

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A Year in Japan

Robert Wu ’20 earns a Freeman-ASIA Award to support living in Tokyo and studying for a year at Waseda University. He also will complete an internship at a Buddhist monastery.

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