OWjL Camp earns grant


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Ohio Wesleyan’s OWjL Camp brings together middle school students from 10 central Ohio counties for classes such as ‘You Are What You Eat’ (shown here). The program has earned its second consecutive grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.

Ohio Wesleyan’s OWjL Camp brings together middle school students from 10 central Ohio counties for classes such as ‘You Are What You Eat’ (shown here). The program has earned its second consecutive grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.


News from University of Evansville

Local Students Accepted to University of Evansville

EVANSVILLE, IN (02/21/2019)— The University of Evansville has announced those students accepted to UE for the Fall 2019 semester. They include: Brandon Hibbitts of Galena, OH (43021); Zachary Ryan of Westerville, OH (43082); Charlotte Sprecher of Galena, OH (43021); Ian Taylor of Sunbury, OH (43074).

Located in Evansville, Indiana, the University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university with over 80 majors and more than 100 areas of study in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. UE’s diverse student body represents 44 states and 56 countries. UE is the first in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its changemaking culture empowers students to improve the world around them. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as the number 7 Best College in the Midwest among private schools and one of the top 10 best value schools in the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.evansville.edu.

News from University of Findlay

UF Bands Perform in Winter Pops Concert

FINDLAY, OH (02/22/2019) — The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble recently performed “Disney Goes to the Movies.” The band performed music from “Pocahontas,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Planes,” “Aladdin,” “Mary Poppins” and other favorites. The annual winter concert was directed by Jack Taylor, University professor of music.

Local students include: Rachel Renz of Galena (43021); Alivia Olson of Westerville (43081).

UF Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List

FINDLAY, OH (02/18/2019) — The dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Local students include: Jonathan Allen of Westerville (43081); Kathleen Fullin of Westerville (43082); Emma Graham of Sunbury (43074); Cecelia Klein of Westerville (43081); Chloe Marburger of Westerville (43082); Kate Miltko of Westerville (43082); Alivia Olson of Westerville (43081); Alyssa Parsio of Galena (43021).

Cecelia Klein Qualifies for IHSA Regional Tournament

FINDLAY, OH (02/27/2019) — Cecelia Klein, of Westerville, 43081, will participate in the IHSA Regional Tournament to be held March 2 at the University of Findlay.

UF members of the IHSA Western and IHSA Hunt Seat teams qualified to compete by accumulating points in tournaments throughout the year. Students will compete individually and as a team for a chance to progress to the 2019 Nationals.

Cecelia Klein Qualifies for 2019 IHSA Semi-Final Tournament

FINDLAY, OH (03/11/2019)— Cecelia Klein, of Westerville, 43081, a member of the University of Findlay’s IHSA Western team, will compete individually in the 2019 IHSA Semi-Final Tournament to be held March 16-17 at the Unversity of Findlay.

Students qualified for this level of competition by placing first or second in their event during the 2019 IHSA Regional Tournament.

Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the City of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay, and the University is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

News from Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech Graduates Announced

ATLANTA, GA (02/13/2019)— The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 256th Commencement exercises on December 14-15, 2018, at the McCamish Pavilion, including: Marinice Bauman of Galena (43021) — Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication; Adam Smith of Westerville (43082) — Master of Science in Computer Science.

One of the nation’s leading research universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology is in the business of creating the next — the next idea, the next technology, and the next legion of agile minds well equipped to imagine and engineer our future. More than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, and Georgia Tech is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information visit www.gatech.edu.

News from Georgia State University

Cassidy Ryan, of Galena, Named to the Fall 2018 President’s List

ATLANTA, GA (02/14/2019)— Cassidy Ryan of Galena (43021) was named to the Fall 2018 President’s List at Georgia State University.

To be eligible for the President’s List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at least 4.0 for a minimum of nine semester hours of academic credit taken at Georgia State during the fall or spring term with no incompletes for the semester. Eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all classes taken at Georgia State.

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

The student body of nearly 52,000 demonstrates that students from all backgrounds can achieve at high rates with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

Ohio Wesleyan Program Receives Ingram-White Castle Funding to Support Gifted Middle School Students

DELAWARE, OHIO – The Ingram-White Castle Foundation is awarding Ohio Wesleyan University’s OWjL Camp a three-year $11,250 grant to provide scholarships for talented and gifted middle school students selected to attend the weeklong academic camp.

The award is the second consecutive Ingram-White Castle Foundation (IWCF) traditional grant given to OWjL Camp. The Foundation selects its funding recipients based on criteria that include serving disadvantaged students and helping them achieve academic success; helping prepare students for the world of work; strengthening educational institutions; and addressing critical human service needs.

Susan Paxton, executive director of OWjL Camp, said the Ingram-White Castle Foundation funds will help enable six economically disadvantaged students to attend the camp during each of the next three years. “For many students attending camp,” she said, “this is the first time they recognize ‘it’s cool to be smart.’ ”

Each summer, Ohio Wesleyan hosts three week-long residential sessions of OWjL Camp for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties. Students attending OWjL Camp select courses from an academic program that includes mathematics, logic, computing, science, humanities, and creative development. Cultural, recreational, and social activities round out the experience.

Pronounced “owl,” the camp’s acronym stands for Ohio Wesleyan/Junior League of Columbus, which founded the program 40 years ago. Since then, nearly 16,000 children have benefited from the OWjL experience.

OWjL was created following a two-year study that determined talented and gifted middle school students were underserved during the school year with programs to promote discovery and foster skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, research, leadership, and communication. Learn more at www.owu.edu/owjl.

About the Ingram-White Castle Foundation

The Columbus-based Ingram-White Castle Foundation supports programs that serve disadvantaged students and help them achieve academic success; help prepare students for the world of work; strengthen educational institutions; and address critical human service needs. Learn more at http://ingramwhitecastlefoundation.org.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

News from Rochester Institute of Technology

Local students named to Dean’s List at RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (02/14/2019)— The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester: Alex Aquilina of Galena (43021), who is in the game design and development program; Gabrielle Robinson of Westerville (43082), who is in the ASL-English interpretation program; William Steele of Westerville (43081), who is in the game design and development program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

News from Saint Francis University

Evan Feltz named to the Dean’s List at Saint Francis University

LORETTO, PA (02/14/2019)— Evan Feltz, Marketing major, from Westerville, was named to the Dean’s List at Saint Francis University. Feltz was among more than 550 students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester.

To achieve this list, a minimum quality point average of 3.500 must be earned on 12 or more credits during a single semester, with no continuing or incomplete grades.

Saint Francis University (www.francis.edu) in Loretto, PA is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of generosity, respect, discovery and joy.

News from St. Lawrence University

Erin Lescinsky of Galena Named to St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List

CANTON, NY (02/25/2019)— Erin Lescinsky of Galena has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall 2018 semester.

Lescinsky is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in global studies. Lescinsky attended Big Walnut High School.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

About St. Lawrence University: Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan’s OWjL Camp brings together middle school students from 10 central Ohio counties for classes such as ‘You Are What You Eat’ (shown here). The program has earned its second consecutive grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.
https://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2019/03/web1_OWjL-Camp-Photo-by-Kirsten-Whitford-19-.jpgOhio Wesleyan’s OWjL Camp brings together middle school students from 10 central Ohio counties for classes such as ‘You Are What You Eat’ (shown here). The program has earned its second consecutive grant from the Ingram-White Castle Foundation.

Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

Information for this story was provided by OWU and readMedia Newswire.

Information for this story was provided by OWU and readMedia Newswire.