Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and alumni make headlines every day with their expertise and accomplishments. Here are a few of the latest highlights…
Jeffrey P. Long ’82
Jeff Long, athletics director at the University of Arkansas, is tapped as the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, helping to decide which teams play for the 2014 national championship. The 13-member committee also includes former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Read the full StarTribune article, “Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to lead College Football Playoff selection committee.”
Steve C. Walton ’77
Cosmetic and family dentist Steve Walton DDS, helps patients by volunteering at free and reduced-cost community health clinics. Currently, he works with the OPTIONS program (Ohio Partnership To Improve Oral health through access to Needed Services.)
Read the full press release.
Robert Griffith ’62
OWU music professor emeritus Robert Griffith discusses the Oct. 25-26 concerts to celebrate the restoration of Ohio Wesleyan’s 4,644-pipe Rexford Keller Memorial Organ in Gray Chapel. Guest performer Alan Morrison “will be playing pieces that have never been played on the Gray Chapel organ,” Griffith tells writer Melissa Dilley. “We hope the people will come out both nights to hear the instrument because of the changing programs and because the organ sounds and shines perhaps even better than it did when it was new.”
Read the full ThisWeek Delaware News article, “OWU organ ready to debut new sound.”
Learn more about the celebration concerts.
OWU politics and government professor Sean Kay discusses how students can succeed in college as part of Cleveland Magazine’s October 2013 Guide to Education. “It’s important that professors create a good dynamic in which students understand that it’s a sign of strength to come and ask for help,” says Kay, Ph.D. “On a more practical level, read the syllabuses and take advantage of office hours. You want the professors to know who you are.”
Read the full Cleveland Magazine article, “Ask the Experts: Answer Key.”