Local students named as Ohio Wesleyan Global Scholars
Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed 19 first-year students into its Global Scholars Program in recognition of their potential for high academic achievement and passion for international issues. Among them are Arianna Morris of Mansfield and Madelyn Seibel of Ontario.
The selective four-year scholars program is part of Ohio Wesleyan's Global Studies Institute, a hub where faculty and students from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts come together to explore issues from all academic disciplines and work toward real-world solutions.
The four-year Thomas W. Palmer '69 and Susan Palmer Global Scholars Program recognizes students' potential for high academic achievement and passion for international issues. In their junior or senior year, the Global Scholars receive a $4,000 university grant to pursue an approved, semester-long study abroad experience of their choice.
As seniors, the Global Scholars complete a faculty-supervised thesis or capstone project, which they present during a year-end conference. Students who successfully complete all requirements of the Global Scholars Program graduate with a Global Studies Institute certificate.
Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan's Global Scholars Institute at owu.edu/globalscholars.
More college news and notes
The following area students recently received diplomas from their respective universities:
● University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point — Jordan Beahr of Bellville, Bachelor of Science, Biology
● Palmer College of Chiropractic — Ryan LaChance of Galion, Doctor of Chiropractic
GOAL Digital Academy wraps up summer activities
GOAL Digital Academy has wrapped up a number of summer activities for students that began in June.
Summer Book Clubs were offered to all GOAL students. Twenty-one students participated. Each grade level group had specific books that matched their reading abilities and student interest. Students who participated received books and journaling supplies at no cost. The Summer AIM program is designed to prevent students from regressing in their reading and math abilities overthe summer while school is not in session. The program uses the online educational platform, iReady. The programcreates a personalized learning path for each student. iReady Summer Enrichment was a big success with 22 students completing 25 lessons or more during the five weeks of the program. Those students completing at least 25 lessons earned a $25 gift card, and thosecompleting at least 50 lessons earned a $50 gift card.
To help middle schoolers close achievement gaps and better prepare for high school math classes, a middle school math class was offered. Eleven eighth grade students passed this course to help them better transition into Algebra 1 in high school.
GOAL Digital Academy also offered art enrichment activities held at the Mansfield Art Center and the Mansfield Lab that saw several students participate in ceramics, mosaics and Chihuly glass. The Student Service Club had several students work to clean up area parks.
Credit Recovery Summer School offered high school students an opportunity to earn credits towards graduation throughout the five-week summer school session. Classes were offered in English, math, science, social studies, and a few electives including personal finance, health, physical education and careers. Thirty-five students earned credit during the summer session.
TSIA Comedy Club show set for Saturday
TSIA Comedy Club will host its 35th annual show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Theatre featuring comedians Karen Rontowski, Johnny Lampert and Steven Scott. Tickets can be purchased at the Renaissance Theatre.
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This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Ohio Wesleyan's Global Scholars announced, GOAL's summer programs