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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January Events

December 10, 2007

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

Through Feb. 3 – “Celebrating Creativity,” a multimedia exhibition by members of the Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty, at Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (The museum will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 14 for mid-year break.)

8 p.m. Jan. 11, 18-19, 25-26 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, will hold its January 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. Jan. 20 – Senior recital featuring Matt Jackson, alto saxophone. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3 p.m. Jan. 20 – 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship service, featuring Frank W. Hale Jr., Ph.D., vice provost and professor emeritus at The Ohio State University. The service, organized by Ohio Wesleyan and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St.

8 a.m. Jan. 21 – 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast celebration, featuring Frank W. Hale Jr., Ph.D., vice provost and professor emeritus at The Ohio State University. The breakfast, organized by Ohio Wesleyan and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, will take place in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Individual breakfast tickets are $15, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $120. For reservations, contact Theresa Byrd at (740) 368-3246.

Noon Jan. 21 – Food for Thought and for the Soul, Martin Luther King Jr. Day brown bag luncheon featuring Aaron Granger ’93, a respected attorney, discussing how he lives King’s dream and how others can achieve the dream as well. The event will be held in Benes Room A of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

1 p.m. Jan. 21 – Dreams in the Beloved Community, Martin Luther King Jr. Day-inspired discussion to explore ways to fulfill being the dream within the community. The discussion will be held in the Internet Café in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 – Peace Celebration Ceremony, Martin Luther King Jr. Day event featuring OWU students and employees demonstrating how they personify King’s dream and sharing messages of peace. Song, dance, poetry, skits, and more will be incorporated. The evening will conclude with a “Prayer for Peace.” The ceremony will be held in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 a.m. Jan. 21 – Creation of a Dream Quilt, Martin Luther King Jr. Day event with people asked throughout the day to share how they embody King’s dream by sharing their visions, thoughts, and insights on squares of multicolored fabric that will be sewn into a dream quilt. Fabric will be available in the atrium of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., and at the information desk of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Jan 22 – Senior recital featuring Peace Twesigye, violin. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 23The Butler A. Jones Lectureship on Race and Ethnicity featuring author Randall Robinson, founder and past president of TransAfrica. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, the event will take place in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Jan. 25 – The Chamber Music Project, featuring music director and recording artist Christopher C. Lee. This rising New York City string quartet will perform a late 19th century repertoire. The show will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Admission is $15 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

8 p.m. Jan. 26 – The Chamber Dance Project, featuring the contemporary ballet and dance of artistic director Diane Coburn Bruning and others, with live string quartet accompaniment. The performance will be in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Admission is $15 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 27 – Senior recital featuring Corey Strinka, piano. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.