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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October Events

September 15, 2008

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

Through Oct. 12 – “Vintage Quilts of Delaware County,” part of the Delaware County Bicentennial Celebration, in the Barbara Kuhlman Gallery at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 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 is closed on Monday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Oct. 1 to Nov. 16 – “Discarded to Distinctive,” in conjunction with Ohio Wesleyan’s 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium, at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 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 is closed on Monday and Saturday. Admission is free.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 4; 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11; and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 – “Fashion!,” the 19th century American comedy written by Anna Cora Mowatt, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The piece will be adapted and directed by Bonnie Milne Gardner, professor of theatre and dance, with costumes by New York and regional theatre designer Teresa Snider-Stein, a 1980 Ohio Wesleyan alumna. General admission is $7, and admission for students and senior citizens is $5. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations.

8 p.m. Oct. 3-4, 10, 17-18, 24-25, 31 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, will hold its October 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.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 5 – Faculty recital featuring Daryl Yoder, baritone; and Robert Nims, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

4 p.m. Oct. 7 – As part of the Department of English’s Fall Writers Series, Maggie Smith, a poet based in Columbus, Ohio, will present in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Smith is the author of “Lamp of the Body,” winner of the 2003 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, and “Nesting Dolls,” winner of the 2004 Pudding House National Poetry Chapbook Competition.

5 p.m. Oct. 11 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Faculty Gala. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Oct. 28 – The Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra, featuring conductor Kenichiro Matsuda. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

Noon and 4 p.m. Oct. 29 – As part of the Department of English’s Fall Writers Series, David Slavitt will take part in an informal discussion (noon) and a reading (4 p.m.) in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. A poet, translator, novelist, critic, and journalist, Slavitt is the author of more than 70 works of fiction, poetry, and poetry, and drama in translation.

8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – “Fifth Planet,” a one-act play by David Auburn, directed by student Michelle Jacobs for her senior project. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited.

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 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.