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Ohio Wesleyan Announces April Events

March 16, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April lineup of special events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. April 5 – Screening of "alleyball,” an independent film written and directed by Ohio Wesleyan alumni Johnny Ray Meeks and Dan Consiglio. Following the screening, Meeks and Consiglio will be available for a question and answer session. Free and open to the public, both events will be held at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St.

7:30 p.m. April 5 – This year's Heisler Business Ethics Lecture will cover "Leadership and Ethical Behavior” and feature panelists Roy Lewicki, Ph.D., professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University's Fisher School of Business; Nancy King, EDM, chief operating officer and executive vice president of community services for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services; and Michael Mozenter, J.D., business consultant and principle founder of BizLogx. The event will take place in the Benes Rooms at Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

7:30 p.m. April 10 – Elijah Anderson, the Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center's Benes Rooms, 40 Rowland Ave. The event is part of the Butler Jones Lecture Series on Race and Society.

8 p.m. April 10 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ohio Wesleyan music professor Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61. S. Sandusky St.

7:30 p.m. April 11 – Ohio Wesleyan's Marty Kalb, professor of fine arts, will present "Understanding the Holocaust Through Art: Reflections on a Career in Art and World Engagement” in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center's Benes Rooms, 40 Rowland Ave.

7 p.m. April 12 – Robert Olmstead, associate professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan, will sign copies of his new novel, "Coal Black Horse.” The event will take place at Barnes & Noble at Easton Town Center, 4005 Townsfair Way.

4 p.m. April 13 – This year's Barger Family Lecture will feature a panel discussion of "The Bush Agendas and the New Congress.” The event will take place in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center's Benes Room B, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. April 13, 20-21, 27-28 – Ohio Wesleyan's Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, will hold its April evening programs on the dates listed. Program content varies, depending on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Call 740-363-1257 for reservations.

8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. April 22 – The Bard is back! Rebellion is brewing, and Prince Hal, the heir to the throne, sits in a tavern carousing with mischievous rascals. Will he live up to his potential or just keep on drinking? Join Hal, his cohort Falstaff, his rival Hotspur, in one of Shakespeare’s greatest histories. The long-standing tradition of Shakespearean production at OWU continues. Directed by Edward Kahn.

3:15 p.m. April 15 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61. S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. April 17 – Kenichiro Matsuda will conduct the Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra in a performance in Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61. S. Sandusky St.

April 21 through May 13 – Ohio Wesleyan student art exhibit at Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

8 p.m. April 20-21 and 2 p.m. April 22 – Ohio Wesleyan's Opera Theatre presents Britten's "The Turn of the Screw,” directed by Jason Hiester. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium at Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. General admission is $7 with discounts for students and seniors. Call 740-368-3700 for reservations.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book "Colleges That Change Lives.” The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.