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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces November, December Events

October 15, 2008

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

Through Nov. 16 – “Discarded to Distinctive,” featuring environmentally friendly artwork in conjunction with the 2008-2009 Sagan National Colloquium, and “On the Shoulders of Ancestors,” featuring artwork by Willis “Bing” Davis, 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 Monday and Saturday. Admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information, including holiday hours.

8 p.m. Nov. 1, 7, 14-15, 21-22 and Dec. 5-6, 12, 19-20 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23). Content varies based 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 senior citizens. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

8 p.m. Nov. 1 – “Fifth Planet,” a one-act play by David Auburn, directed by student Michelle Jacobs for her senior project. The performance will take place in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 2 – Senior recital featuring Catherine Sheehan, clarinet; and Matthew Wentzel, saxophone. The performance will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 – Samantha Rufo, president of Powell-based nxtConcepts, Ltd., and myMarketingGuide.com, will present “Internet Advertising 2.0: Bring the World to Your Doorstep” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Rufo’s presentation also will be available online at stream.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 2 p.m. Nov. 9 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Opera Theatre, directed by Jason Hiester, featuring scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “The Medium,” “The Ballad of Baby Doe,” and more. The performance will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $5 for senior citizens, students with valid IDs, and Ohio Wesleyan employees. General admission tickets are $10. Call (740) 368-3700 for reservations or more information.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 – Anne Clifford, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Duquesne University, will speak as part of the 2008-2009 Sagan National Colloquium. Clifford is the author of Introducing Feminist Theology, winner of a 2002 Catholic Press Association award, and of nearly 20 articles on theology and science, ecological theology, and other topics. She will speak in the Benes Rooms at Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Nov. 11 – Faculty/guest recital featuring WindWorks Chamber Ensemble. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Nov. 12 – “The VH1 Best Week Ever Tour,” with comedians Greg Fitzsimmons, Nick Kroll and more commenting on current events. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The show will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. General admission tickets are $10, but free to Ohio Wesleyan students with ID. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 20 at the Student Involvement Office in the atrium of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., or at the door. Cash or check only. Call (740) 368-3182 for more details.

8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 – Orchesis Dance Concert, an Ohio Wesleyan contemporary dance tradition, will be performed on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Jill Becker, adjunct theatre and dance faculty member, will serve as artistic director.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 16 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The performance will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Nov. 18 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The performance will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 – Woodrow W. Clark II, Ph.D., a 1967 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and one of 2,000 scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to share the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” will speak as part of the 2008-2009 Sagan National Colloquium. Clark is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a lecturer in sustainable development at the University of California, Riverside. He serves as executive director of the Alternative Energy Center at the Heckmann International Center for Entrepreneurial Management in Palm Desert, Calif., and is co-author of “Agile Energy Systems: Global Lessons from the California Energy Crisis.” He will speak in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 pm Nov. 20 – Student recital featuring Chantel Deane, mezzo soprano; Sarah Kenny, soprano; Juliet Partington, mezzo soprano; Jessica Spafford, soprano. The performance will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

Dec. 4 to Feb. 8 – “Wanda Ewing Prints & Paintings” and selections from the permanent collection of the Richard M. Ross Museum, at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Ewing’s art uses imagery found in popular culture to address issues of race, beauty, sexuality, and identity. 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 Monday and Saturday. Admission is free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information, including holiday hours.

8 p.m. Dec. 5-6 – One-Act Plays, an annual event featuring original works by student directors and playwrights. The performances will take place in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

3:15 p.m. Dec. 7 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society fall concert, directed by Jason Hiester. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky 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 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.