December 3, 2021

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Ohio Wesleyan Selects 20 Initial-Yr College students as 2021-2022 Palmer World Students

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is welcoming 20 initial-calendar year students into its Thomas W. Palmer ’69 and Susan Palmer Global Scholars System in recognition of the students’ prospective for higher academic achievement and enthusiasm for intercontinental difficulties.

The selective four-yr application is section of Ohio Wesleyan’s Worldwide Scientific tests Institute, a hub the place school and college students from the purely natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fantastic arts appear together to check out challenges from all academic disciplines and function toward actual-planet options.

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021-2022 World wide Scholars are:

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  • Natalie Buravlov of Aurora, Colorado
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  • Abby Charlton of Newark, Ohio
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  • Joey Egleston of Akron, Ohio
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  • Kelly Farran of Haymarket, Virginia
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  • Emmy Fellenstein of Aurora, Ohio
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  • Wes Horton of Columbus, Ohio
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  • Aniya Johnson of Roanoke, Virginia
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  • Gray Kennedy of Marengo, Ohio
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  • Marvella Kurniawan of West Jakarta, Indonesia
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  • Brooke Lenigan of Massillon, Ohio
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  • Camila Morales of Chicago, Illinois
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  • Timothy Webpage Jr. of Harper Woods, Michigan
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  • Maizy Pratt of Columbus, Ohio
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  • Andrew Staley of Columbus, Ohio
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  • Josie Stark of Castalia, Ohio
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  • Ella Teather of Woodbury, Minnesota
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  • Digvijay Tekade of Pune, Maharashtra, India
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  • Amelia Thrasher of Delaware, Ohio
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  • Kennedy Watkins of Blacklick, Ohio
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  • Greyson Wells of Columbus, Ohio
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All new World Students participate in a crew-taught program throughout their very first semester in which they examine a one difficulty in depth.

This year’s seminar, “A Globe of Foodstuff: The Political Financial state, Science, and Lifestyle of Foods,” is getting co-taught by Global Students co-directors Mary Ann Lewis Cusato, Ph.D., associate professor of Present day Overseas Languages, and Jeremy Baskes, Ph.D., professor of Background and earlier application director.

The seminar will introduce Ohio Wesleyan students to a range of international subjects related to the generation and usage of foodstuffs. Whilst it could possibly appear to be a straightforward problem, students will appear to see how foodstuff is central to knowing the earth it influences culture, religion, international relations, the atmosphere, and many other main issues central to global scientific tests.

The World Students also take as a team the university’s very first-semester course, “The OWU Knowledge.” This yr, the system is taught by Nathan Rowley, Ph.D., one more software co-director and associate professor of Environmental Studies.

In “The OWU Experience” training course, the scholars discover about the liberal arts, the role of schooling in shaping equally expertise and character, and how to make the most of their educational expertise about the subsequent 4 years.

In their junior or senior year, the International Scholars obtain a $4,000 university grant to go after an authorized international analysis or examine project of their selection.

As seniors, the Global Scholars total a school-supervised thesis or capstone undertaking, which they current to a single another in a 12 months-close meeting. College students who correctly comprehensive all of the prerequisites of the International Students Plan graduate with a Global Reports Institute certification observed on their transcripts.

The Global Students Plan is endowed with $2 million in presents from Ohio Wesleyan graduate and college Trustee Thomas W. Palmer, Class of 1969, and his spouse, Susan Palmer.

“This program not only allows activities of world relationship for all those instantly involved but also for other folks in sharing conversation,” the Toledo, Ohio, pair claimed. “In this, OWU continues to differentiate by itself as a university dynamic in affording distinctive understanding chances.”

Discover more about Ohio Wesleyan’s International Students Institute at owu.edu/globalscholars.


Launched in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one particular of the nation’s leading liberal arts universities. Situated in Delaware, Ohio, the personal university delivers a lot more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sporting activities. Via its signature software, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches college students to combine information throughout disciplines, develop a numerous and world wide point of view, and use awareness in authentic-entire world configurations. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Alter Lives” and provided on the U.S. News & Earth Report and Princeton Overview “best colleges” lists. Find out far more at owu.edu.