A total of 383 students received diplomas May 8 when Ohio Wesleyan University celebrated its 167th commencement in a ceremony held outdoors in the glen just south of Phillips Hall.

OWU graduates 383 students

A total of 383 students received diplomas May 8 when Ohio Wesleyan University celebrated its 167th commencement in a ceremony held outdoors in the glen just south of Phillips Hall.


Author and political scientist Mary E. King was the speaker. The 1962 OWU graduate urged students to spend less time on social networking and building their address books. Instead, she suggested they "strive to bring about concrete change in crucial areas of human need "


Class president Alina Ruzmetova of Pataskala, told her fellow students to "chart a course for our own personal quest."


"OWU gave us the confidence we would need to change the world," she said.


For more on OWU's graduation, visit http://commencement.owu.edu/2011Congratulations.html.

OWU senior awarded NSF fellowship


Ohio Wesleyan University recent graduate Sean Williams has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The national fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend for three years, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities and access to the TeraGrid scientific supercomputer network.


Williams, a pre-professional zoology major from South Boston, will use the education allowance to pursue a doctorate at Michigan State University.


3 p.m. on the second Tuesday; 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. The next meeting is June 25. Cost is $10 a year.