Theme: “Loyal Hearts Sing: Music, Mission, and Memories”

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The second Heritage Day celebration was the first one to be held on November 13th, the opening day of classes in 1844. The focus of the celebration was on Ohio Wesleyan’s Methodist roots through song. The OWU Choral Arts Society performed songs that reflected important periods in Ohio Wesleyan’s history. One song was sung by some of the school’s Chinese students, emphasizing the rich missionary history of OWU. To go along with the singing, there were readings depicting important segments of OWU’s history. The program ended with a presentation about where Ohio Wesleyan is today spiritually, and how the school celebrates its diversity and tradition of service. Based on the theme, special invitations were extended to local Delaware area churches and Ohio high school choirs.