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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April Events

March 27, 2008

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

8 p.m. April 1 – Faculty/guest recital featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Cameron Bennett, piano, and guest Charles Wetherbee, violin. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. April 3 – Student recital featuring Sarah Kenny, soprano; Chantel Deane, soprano; and Annie Spain, soprano. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. April 3The Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies, featuring Fawaz A. Gerges, Christian A. Johnson Chairholder in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. Gerges will discuss “The Future of Islamist Militancy: A Theoretical and Historical Footnote.” Sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s International Studies Program, the event will take place in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. April 4-5, 11, 18-19, 25-26 – 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.

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 “Drawing on Nature: Photographs and Drawings,” an exhibition 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 – “Witness,” 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.

3:15 p.m. April 6 – Faculty recital featuring Robert Griffith, organ. The recital will take place in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

7:30 p.m. April 7 – The annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture, featuring Artie Isaac of Young Isaac, Inc. Isaac will discuss “Shop Talk: The Ethics of Speech in Business.” Sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship, the event will take place in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., and also will be streamed online at stream.owu.edu

8 p.m. April 8 – Faculty recital featuring Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. April 10 – Dwight D. Carlson of Ann Arbor-based Coherix, Inc., will discuss “Entrepreneurship – The Greatest Sport on Earth!” Sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship, the presentation will take place in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. The event also will be streamed online at stream.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. April 10 – Student recital featuring a percussion ensemble. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. April 11-12; 2 p.m. April 13 – “The Photographer,” by Phillip Glass and “Orchesis 2008,” the university’s annual dance concert choreographed by students. Both shows will take place on the main stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. General admission is $7, and admission for students and senior citizens is $5. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations.

3:15 p.m. April 13 – Directed by Jason Hiester and Kenichiro Matsuda, the Choral Art Society and Ohio Wesleyan’s Chamber Orchestra will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. April 15 – “OWU NOW – The Music of Our Time” will be performed in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. The concert will feature Black Angels; Carpe Diem String Quartet; Duvall Trio; Nancy Gamso, clarinet; Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano; and John Pellegrino, double bass. (This event was rescheduled from Feb. 17).

7:30 p.m. April 16 – Ohio Wesleyan University will host Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, as an honorary degree recipient and lecturer. The event will take place in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

3:15 p.m. April 17 – Student recital featuring James Miller, bass; Meagan Dow, soprano; Lauren Spavelko, soprano; and Heather Young, alto. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. April 18 – Ohio Wesleyan University’s annual SpringFest, featuring indie/hip-hop fusion band Gym Class Heroes. The concert will take place at Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Physical Education Center, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets, which are $10 for Ohio Wesleyan students and $20 for all others, are available on www.TicketWeb.com or at the university’s Information Desk (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

April 20 to May 11 – “Senior Fine Arts Majors Exhibition,” the annual multi-media juried exhibition of artworks by Ohio Wesleyan senior art majors, 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.

3:15 p.m. April 20 – Directed by Larry Griffin, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

7 p.m. April 21 – African scholar Ali A. Mazrui, Ph.D., will present “The United States as a Universal Nation: Between the Islamic Crescent and the Star- Spangled Banner.” The event will take place in Benes Rooms A&B in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Mazrui also will receive Ohio Wesleyan’s honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters that evening.

8 p.m. April 22 – Directed by Larry Griffin, the Park Avenue Jazz Band will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. April 25-26, 2008 – As part of a senior project production, Caryl Churchill’s “Vinegar Tom” will be performed in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

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.