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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October Public Events

Last Updated October 15, 2009

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

Ohio Wesleyan appreciates your interest in attending our sporting events, lectures, and exhibits, and hopes you will visit campus often. As the nation braces for a potentially harsh flu season, we ask that you not attend public events if you are ill, especially if you are running a fever or exhibiting other flu-like symptoms.

Sept. 14-Oct. 31 – “Places: Remembered and Dreamt,” digitally influenced landscape paintings by Barbara Wiltshire Timmons, Class of 1954 (a former Ohio Wesleyan Distinguished Alumni Artist) in the OWU Alumni Gallery in the Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The gallery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sept. 24-Nov. 10 – “REMEMBERING MR. RICKEY: Memorabilia of Baseball’s Last Wise Man,” an exhibit related to alumnus and former OWU coach and athletic director Branch Rickey, Class of 1904. Rickey is best known for helping to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. The Rickey exhibit featuring photographs and other memorabilia is on display in Gallery 2001 in the lobby of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Sept. 30-Nov. 15 “Painted to Please,” paintings, drawings, and painted objects by Ohio Wesleyan’s 2009-2010 Distinguished Alumni Artist Marilyn Meek Webster, Class of 1963, along with “Malleable Thought,” ceramic pieces by various artists, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m.to 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and Saturdays.

8 p.m. Oct. 1 – Craig L. Symonds, U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus, author of 10 books, and winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize in 2006, discusses “Lincoln and His Admirals.” His presentation, Ohio Wesleyan’s 2009 Richard W. Smith Civil War History Lecture, will be held in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Oct. 2 to 4 – Homecoming & Family Weekend.

2:45 p.m. Oct. 2 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country All-Ohio Championship, at The Methodist Theological School, 3081 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Admission is free, but parking is $5 per car.

3 p.m. Oct. 2 – Artist Marilyn Meek Webster, Class of 1963, will lecture about her whimsical paintings, drawings, and painted objects in Room 121 of Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Afterward, she will meet with OWU community members and the public in a reception at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

4 p.m. Oct. 2 – Susan Eisenhower, president of The Eisenhower Group, discusses “America’s Energy Infrastructure: Renewing for Global Competitiveness.” Her presentation, part of the 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium, will be held in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

4 p.m. Oct. 2 – James McKeown, professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin, discusses “Anecdota Arcana: Roman History Outside the History Books.” His presentation, sponsored by the OWU Department of History and the Classics Club, will be held in Room 9 of Sturges Hall, 85 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

4 p.m. Oct. 2 – OWU Field Hockey against Washington & Jefferson College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Oct. 2 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Hiram College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091002_msoccer.html.

8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Oct. 11 – “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher, at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. In a New York City brownstone, a murder is about to happen...but who will it be...and where? Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations.

9 p.m. Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 – 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.

7:30 a.m. Oct. 3 – 5k Pumpkin Family Run/Walk. Sponsored by the OWU Alumni Office and City of Delaware Parks and Recreation Department. Proceeds will benefit a charity to be determined by participants. Children’s events begin at 7:30 a.m., and the 5k begins at 8:30 a.m., at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. For more information or to register, visit www.secondsoletotalsports.com/media/races/pr/pr09_registrationform.pdf.

11 a.m. Oct. 3 – OWU Women’s Volleyball against Allegheny College, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

1 p.m. Oct. 3 – OWU Football against Oberlin College, Selby Field, at 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091003_football.html.

5 p.m. Oct. 3 – OWU Music Department faculty gala performances, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – Delaware Crop Walk (annual 10k walk) to raise awareness and funds for Church World Service and Delaware’s People In Need, Inc. Sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan Community Service Learning and Delaware-area churches. Walkers should meet at the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

7 p.m. Oct. 6 – Rally for Mental Health Awareness. Sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Counseling Services Center and Department of Psychology; Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc.; Safe Harbor Outreach Centers; and Central Ohio Mental Health Center. Delaware County Treasurer Jon Peterson, OWU Class of 1976, will be the keynote speaker. Participants should gather on the lawn in front of University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Oct. 6 – OWU Women’s Volleyball against Denison University, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091006_vb.html.

4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 – OWU Field Hockey against Kenyon College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091007_fh.html.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Kenyon College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 8 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Plant Cellular Biology” by Biao Ding, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 – Kori Schake, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, discusses “Managing American Hegemony: American Power in a Time of Dominance.” Schake previously served as senior foreign policy adviser to McCain for President and as a senior State Department and National Security Council official. Her presentation, co-sponsored by the Sagan National Colloquium and the International Studies Program, is part of the Corinne Lyman Lecture Series. The program will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

4 p.m. Oct. 9 – Reception for ceramic artists exhibiting in the “Malleable Thought” exhibit, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

11 a.m. Oct. 10 – OWU Field Hockey against Denison University, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 11 – OWU Music Department faculty recital featuring baritone Daryl Yoder accompanied by Robert Nims, professor emeritus, on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Oct. 14 – OWU Women’s Soccer against Hiram College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware.

1 p.m. Oct. 15 – OWU Field Hockey against Centre College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Oct. 15 – Perkins Observatory New Vistas in Astronomy lecture, “Gamma Ray Bursts: The Biggest Explosions since the Big Bang,” by Kris Stanek, The Ohio State University. This lecture is geared toward adults; tickets are $6. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Wooster College, at Roy Rike Field, Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091017_msoccer.html.

Noon Oct. 20 – OWU emeritus professor Robert Flanagan reading from his work “Reply to an Eviction Notice” in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 – Richard Longworth, author and member of the Chicago Council on World Affairs, discusses “The American Midwest in the Age of Globalization.” His presentation, part of the 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium, will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the event, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091020_sagan.html.

4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 – OWU Field Hockey against Oberlin College, at Selby Field. 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Oct. 21 – OWU Women’s Volleyball against Kenyon College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091021_vb.html.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 – Andrew Revkin, environmental reporter for The New York Times, discusses “The Energy Quest.” His presentation, part of the 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium, is co-sponsored by the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, and the OWU Journalism Department. It will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Noon Oct. 23 – Fiction writer Wendell Mayo, a creative writing professor at Bowling Green State University, will speak in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 – OWU senior project performance, in the Studio Theatre of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

10 a.m. Oct. 24 – Public “Tree Trek” tours of OWU’s Jane Decker Arboretum. Meet at University Hall Plaza, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

1 p.m. Oct. 24 – OWU Football against Washington University (Missouri), at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091024_football.html.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 25 – OWU Music Department senior recital featuring Malory Rister on clarinet, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Oct. 25 – The OWU Performing Arts series presents “Archy & Mehitabel,” by actor, singer, dancer, and clown Gale McNeeley. His performance features original interpretations of newspaperman and humorist Don Marquis’ tales of a cynical cockroach (Archy, a poet in a previous life) and an irreverent alley cat (Mehitabel, Cleopatra in one of her prior lives) based in the early 1900s. The event will be held at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Admission is $20 for the general public, and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – Curtis Moll, chief executive officer and chairman of Valley City, Ohio-based MTD Holdings, Inc., and a 1961 OWU graduate, discusses “Ethical Conduct is Not Gray.” His presentation, sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, is part of the Heisler Business Ethics Lecture Series. It will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the event, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091026_heisler.html.

4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 – OWU Field Hockey against Earlham College, at Selby Field. 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Oct. 27 – The Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenichiro Matsuda, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

7 p.m. Oct. 28 – OWU Women’s Volleyball against Wittenberg College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Wittenberg College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the game, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091028_msoccer.html.

12:15 p.m. Oct. 29 – Byron Pitts, CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent, and a 1982 OWU graduate, discusses his life and career, and signs copies of his new book, “Step Out on Nothing,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The brown-bag lunch event also will be viewable live on the Internet, and archived afterward, at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091029_pitts.html.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 29 – OWU Science Lecture Series, “Plant Ecology” by Alyssa Hanna, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – Joshua Spero, associate professor of political science at Fitchburg State College presents “National and International Leadership through Service” A panel discussion will follow with OWU graduates Marija Ignjatovic ’03, Dan Sharpe ’06, and Lydia Spitalny ’08. The presentation, part of the 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium, will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This presentation will be viewable live on the Internet, or after the event, by visiting stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091029_sagan.html.

6 p.m. Oct. 30 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams against Wittenberg College, in Pfeiffer Natatorium, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

1 p.m. Oct. 31 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams against Denison University, in Pfeiffer Natatorium, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

11 a.m. Oct. 31 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country North Coast Athletic Conference Championship, at Liberty Park, 2507 Home Road, Powell.

7 p.m. Oct. 31 – OWU Women’s Soccer against Earlham College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware.

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 45 states and 39 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.