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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January, February Events

December 9, 2008

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

Through Feb. 8 – “Eye of the Beholder,” featuring Nebraska artist Wanda Ewing, who uses imagery found in popular culture to address issues of race, beauty, sexuality, and identity, and “Building the Collection,” featuring sculpture, photography, basketry, and more from Ohio Wesleyan’s permanent collection, 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. The museum is closed Monday and Saturday. Admission is always free. For more information, call (740) 368-3606.

8 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 – 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 $7 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 18 – Faculty recital featuring Carpe Diem String Quartet with Cameron Bennett, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Jan. 24 – Directed by Indira Satyapriya, artists from the Nalanda School of Dance will perform on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The professional dance artists, including Anish V. Doshi and Santha Parmeshwaran, will showcase traditional and contemporary dances based on the Bharatnatyam style, one of the major classical dance styles of India. Admission is $20 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 25 – Senior recital featuring Jessica Merrill, soprano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 – Thomas J. Christensen, Ph.D., professor of politics and international affairs and director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University, will discuss “Crafting a China Strategy: Some Recent Lessons for the New Administration.” From 2006-2008, Christensen served as deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. He will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 – Jeffrey Cohen, Ph.D., political science professor at Fordham University and visiting senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, will discuss President Barack Obama and his administration, in Benes Rooms B and C of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2009; and 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 2009 – “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identities and intrigue, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The play will be directed by Elane Denny, professor of theatre and dance, with costume design by Jacqueline Shelley and scenic design by guest artist Jeff Gress. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and non-OWU students with a valid ID. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 8 – Senior recital featuring EvaCecilia Koh, soprano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 – Joseph Nye, Ph.D., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will present “The Powers to Lead” in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Feb. 19 to April 5 – “Recurring Themes,” featuring the works of Paul Henri Bourguignon, at Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Bourguignon’s later paintings have been described as “expressionistic, often with whimsical, vulnerable, or tragic figures revealed in delightfully complex interactions of brushstrokes and texture.” 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. For more information, call (740) 368-3606.

8 p.m. Feb. 19-21 – “OWU / NOW,” a three-concert festival celebrating “The Music of Our Time.” On Feb. 19 and 20, Ohio Wesleyan presents “The Music of Our Time.” On Feb. 21, the university presents “Schickele Mix,” hosted by Peter Schickele. All three events will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Feb. 22 – “Peter Schickele & PDQ Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour,” starring Peter Schickele. The show will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $20 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

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.