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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces March Events

February 21, 2008

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

Through April 6 – “The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad, 1964-1986,” a three-dimensional recreation of a Soviet-era apartment, including “non-conformist” artworks that the Communist Party attempted to eliminate between 1956 and 1979, 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.

Through April 6 “Distinguished Alumni Exhibition,” an exhibition of drawings, photographs, and digital images by 1986 Ohio Wesleyan graduate Christopher Davis, 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.

Through April 6 – “Enameled Metals,” an exhibition of metal-enameled jewelry by Kathleen Browne, 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.

7:30 p.m. March 4 – “It’s Not Over Yet,” featuring internationally known author, historian, and scholar Na’im Akbar, Ph.D., of Florida State University. Touted by Essence Magazine as “one of the world’s pre-eminent psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach in modern psychology, he will speak in Benes Room A of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

9:15 p.m. March 4, 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and 7 p.m. March 5, 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2008 Community Film Series will kick off in March, with showings at 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through April, with the exception of the university’s mid-semester break—March 11 and 12. Admission is $6 per film. All showings will be held at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St. Film titles and more details can be found at english.owu.edu/community_film_series.html.

8 p.m. March 1, 7, 14-15, 28-29 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, will hold its March 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. March 18 – Faculty/guest recital featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Nancy Gamso, clarinet, and guest Chris Weait, conductor. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. March 28-29; 2 p.m. March 30 – Directed by Jason Hiester, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Opera Theater will present an operatic double bill, featuring Giacomo Puccini's, “Suor Angelica” and Thomas Booth's “Gentlemen in Waiting.” The shows will be performed in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Call (740) 368-3700 to purchase tickets.

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.