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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces November Public Events

Last Updated November 13, 2009

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its November lineup of public 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 copes with influenza concerns, however, 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. 24-Nov. 10 – “REMEMBERING MR. RICKEY: Memorabilia of Baseball’s Last Wise Man,” art exhibit of items related to 1904 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and legendary baseball coach Branch Rickey, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery 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. The Branch Rickey Collection, Ohio Wesleyan’s new digital archive of Rickey photographs and documents, also is available online.

Sept. 30-Nov. 16 – “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.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 1 – OWU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, professor of music, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

3:10 p.m. Nov. 3 – Lara Kretler, associate vice president and social media lead at Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations, speaks as part of the “Inside Advertising Speakers Program” of the Advertising Educational Foundation. Her presentation is sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. The program will be held in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091103_kretler.html.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – Andrei Codrescu, leading international poet, author, and National Public Radio commentator, discusses “What is an Immigrant, What Makes an American?” His presentation—co-sponsored by the Sagan National Colloquium, the OWU Department of Politics and Government, and the OWU International Studies Program—represents the 2009-2010 John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics. The program will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091103_sagan.html.

4:10 p.m. Nov. 5 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Modeling the Options for Sustainable Tropical Forestry: Can We Cut Tropical Forests to Save Them?” by College of Wooster faculty member Lyn Loveless, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

4 p.m. Nov. 6 – Bill Pierce, senior editor of the literary publication Agni Magazine, in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

6 p.m. Nov. 6 – OWU Men’s Swim Team against Urbana College, and OWU Women’s Swim Team against Urbana College and Ursuline College, at Pfeiffer Natatorium, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Nov. 8 – Opera Theater, performed by OWU students and directed by Jason Hiester, assistant professor of music, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $7 for students, senior citizens, and OWU employees. Call (740) 368-3700 for information.

8 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, and 20 – 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. Please note: Perkins Observatory will be closed Nov. 27.

1 p.m. Nov. 7 – OWU Football against Earlham College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091107_football.html.

4 p.m. Nov. 10 – “Ancient Greek and Roman Kissing: Occasions, Protocols, Methods, and Mistakes” will be the topic of an illustrated “how not to” lecture by OWU Humanities-Classics Department professor Donald Lateiner, Ph.D., in room 161 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. This lecture is sponsored by the Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Program.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 – Bonnie Honig, leading scholar of feminist theory from Northwestern University, discusses “Antigone, Interrupted: Greek Tragedy and the Future of Humanism,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This lecture is part of the 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium.

8 p.m. Nov. 10 – OWU Music Department faculty/guest recital featuring Nancy Gamso, professor of music, performing on clarinet with WindWorks, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

4:10 p.m. Nov. 12 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Migrating Birds and Zoonotic Disease,” by University of Southern Mississippi faculty member Jennifer Owen in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 – Heritage Day 2009: “The Mock Presidential Convention: Celebrating Civic Participation at OWU,” in Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091112_heritage.html. Ohio Wesleyan held it first Mock Convention in 1884 and has held a convention in almost every presidential election year since 1920.

8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 – “Orchesis 2010,” a dance performance by students in the OWU Department of Theatre & Dance, on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Thirteen choreographers explore wide-ranging themes and a variety of dance styles. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations.

1 p.m. Nov. 14 – OWU Football against Allegheny College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live on the internet at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091114_football.html.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 – OWU Music Department senior recital featuring Christopher Meadows performing on the Rexford Keller Memorial Organ, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The largest of six Klais organs in the United States, this four-manual tracker organ features 82 ranks, 55 stops, and 4,522 pipes.

6 p.m. Nov. 15 – OWU Men’s Soccer will host the North Coast Athletic Conference Division III second-round tournament championship game at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live online and archived afterward at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/athletics/091115_msoccer.html. OWU will play Transylvania University.

Nov. 16-Jan. 26 – “RARE MOMENTS,” a two-venue exhibit of abstract paintings by Barbara Frentsos Butler, Class of 1947, in both the Mowry Alumni Gallery, 16 Rowland Ave., and Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Mowry Alumni Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, but will be closed Nov. 20-29. Gallery 2001 is open 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. through Nov. 20. The library and gallery will be closed Nov. 21-22 and Nov.26-29. Library hours from Nov. 23-25 will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Nov 17 – John Milligan, OWU Class of 1983, president and chief operating officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., discusses “The Story of Gilead Sciences – Building a Business that Transformed a Disease,” in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event is presented by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, and is part of the annual Robert L. Milligan “Leaders in Business” Lecture Series. California-based Gilead Sciences specializes in the discovery, development, and commercialization of treatments for viral and other life-threatening diseases. This event will be viewable live online and afterward at stream.owu.edu/broadcasts/lecturesEvents/091117_milligan.html.

8 p.m. Nov. 17 – OWU’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, professor of music, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

4:10 p.m. Nov. 19 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Bee Ecology,” by Ohio State University faculty member Karen Goodell in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Nov. 19 –“New Vistas in Astronomy” lecture: “This is the Way the World Ends: The Long-Term Fate of Life in the Universe,” by Ohio State University faculty member B. Scott Gaudi. This lecture will be held at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware, and is geared toward adults. Tickets are $6. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

6 p.m. Nov. 24 – OWU Women’s Basketball against John Carroll University, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., 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.