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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces May Events

April 24, 2008

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

1:30 p.m. May 3 – Ohio Wesleyan will celebrate the 118th anniversary of its first football matchup with The Ohio State University, which occurred May 3, 1890 along the west side of Henry Street, across from Selby Field. Speakers will include two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, OSU president Gordon Gee, Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel, and historians Brent Carson and Jack Park. The event also will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu.

1 p.m. May 11 – Ohio Wesleyan University’s 164th commencement ceremony, featuring keynote speaker and noted Lyme disease researcher, Allen C. Steere, M.D. The event will take place at Phillips Glen outside of Phillips Hall, 50 S. Henry St. It also will be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu.

Through 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.

May 2-3, 9, 16-17, 23-24 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, will hold its May 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.

May 16 to July 3 – “Quilt & Surface Design Symposium Invitational Exhibition,” an exhibition of contemporary art quilts by artists around the county, coinciding with the symposium in Columbus and other exhibitions around Central Ohio. (In partnership with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, LLC.) The exhibit will be present 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 fall (TBD) – “From Generation to Generation,” a photography exhibit featuring the work of OWU student Amy Schweizer ’09 and OWU alumna Shirley Jeffrey ’54. The exhibit will run through the fall in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 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.