OWU in the News

Nate Axelrod ’18 Discusses Basketball Success

February 10, 2015 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Professor Emeritus Marty Kalb

Also in OWU in the News: Linda Ware ’62, Colin McMahon ’85, Sue Doody ’56, and Professor Emeritus Marty Kalb.

Nate Axelrod ’18

Nate Axelrod ’18

OWU men’s basketball player Nate Axelrod is featured in The (Columbus) Dispatch, with sports writer Mark Znider stating that: “At this point, there’s no question which player will be NCAC newcomer of the year. It should be Axelrod by a landslide.”

The 5-foot-7, 150-pound point guard has been a “major factor” in the Bishops’ success, Znider reports, and has left opponents asking, “How do you guard this quick, little guy?”

“I’m small,” acknowledges Axelrod, a graduate of Dublin Coffman High School and a finance major at Ohio Wesleyan. “Every coach I’ve had has questioned my size, but I’m quicker than everyone else. I use that to my advantage. Half my game is taking good shots. I have to be smart.”

Read the complete Dispatch article, “Axelrod is a little big man for Ohio Wesleyan.”

Linda Ware ’62

Linda Ware ’62

Linda Ware is named president for 2015-2016 for the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. The academy produces “programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture.”

A professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, Ware previously served as an academy member at large, as vice president of arts, and vice president of letters before being named board president.

“We need the imaginative life of stories and poems and paintings as much as we need the crystalline clarity of science and rational thought,” she says. “Whether the focus is education or immigration or equal rights, I believe that our growth and goodness as human beings depend upon transformative access to knowledge through science, to memory through history, and to metaphor through the arts.”

Read the complete announcement, “Wisconsin Academy: Board names Linda Ware as new president.”

Colin McMahon ’85

Colin McMahon ’85

Colin McMahon, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Tribune, is named as the newspaper’s associate editor.

In his new role, McMahon will “direct digital programming and audience development projects, and the Trib Nation live event program,” according to the paper. He also will oversee the entertainment department.

McMahon joined the Chicago Tribune in 1987 as a copy editor. In 2014, he was named to the newly created role of cross media editor, leading a major newsroom reorganization to support the launch of the Chicago Tribune’s new digital platform. “His core responsibilities as cross media editor will be folded into his new position, and he will continue to oversee the newspaper’s editing and presentation teams,” according to the paper.

While at the Tribune, he also has worked as a reporter covering national politics and crime in Chicago; a foreign correspondent with postings in Baghdad, Buenos Aires, Moscow, and Mexico City; foreign editor, overseeing coverage of war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan; and national content editor, overseeing nonlocal coverage for Tribune Publishing newspapers.

Read the complete article, “Chicago Tribune names new senior editors.”

Sue Doody ’56

Sue Doody ’56

Sue Doody and sons Rick Doody and Chris Doody are touted as central Ohio’s “First Family of Food” in a feature article in Stock and Barrel Winter 2014-2015.

In her interview with writer Kim Leddy, Doody talks about opening Lindey’s in German Village in 1981.

“I am humbled by this business,” she says. “It’s a never-ending quest to be better. I mean, we’re not saving lives, we’re just trying to provide a better dining experience.”

And, the writer contends, “that’s what put Lindey’s and the Doodys on the map.”

Read the complete Stock & Barrel article, “First Family of Food.”

Professor Emeritus Marty Kalb

Professor Emeritus Marty Kalb

Marty Kalb, OWU professor emeritus of fine arts, has one of his artworks acquired by the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The charcoal drawing, “Judenrein #1,” is part of Kalb’s “Holocaust Series.”

The Museo del Holocausto serves as “a museum, memorial, and moral reminder by telling the story of the Holocaust and its impact in Argentina and wider South America.”

The drawing is a depiction of the burial site at the Bergen Belsen concentration camp at the time of its liberation by the British army in 1945, Kalb says. This particular drawing has been included in 11 national invited and juried exhibitions in the United States since 1992, including a one-person show of Kalb’s work at the Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., and a national juried exhibition at The National Academy of Design, during which it was awarded the Fabri Prize in drawing.

A painting from Kalb’s “Holocaust Series” will be exhibited at Ohio Wesleyan in conjunction with the OWU Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Kindertransport” Feb. 18-21. The play is inspired by the real-life experiences of nearly 10,000 mostly Jewish children shipped out of Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia prior to the outbreak of World War II.

Lean more about Kalb and see images from the “Holocaust Series.”