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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces May Events

April 14, 2009

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

April 19 through May 10 – “No.16: Infinite Flux,” Ohio Wesleyan senior fine arts students exhibit their work at the 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 Mondays and Saturdays.

9 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. 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.

1 p.m. May 10 – Commencement in Phillips Glen (behind University Hall). If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St. The keynote speaker is Virginia Pearsall Kirkwood, a 1964 OWU graduate and a former director of the Peace Corps in Thailand. Kirkwood has led a life of service that began when she joined the Peace Corps during her junior year at Ohio Wesleyan. This event also will be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu.

8 p.m. May 14 – “Chemistry Meets Astronomy: The Role of Molecules in Understanding Stellar and Planetary Formation” will be presented by Eric Herbst at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, (U.S. 23), Delaware. This presentation is geared toward adults; tickets are $6.

May 15 and 16 – Alumni Weekend. Most events are for Ohio Wesleyan alumni and are by reservation only. The public is invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the site of the Meek Aquatic and Recreation Center at 4 p.m. May 15. The site is located on South Henry Street behind the shopping center.

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.