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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January Public Events

Last Updated January 19, 2010

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its January lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit events.owu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan appreciates your interest in attending our sporting events, lectures, and exhibits, and hopes you will visit campus often. However, we ask that you not attend public events if you are running a fever or exhibiting other flu-like symptoms.

Jan. 4-26 – “Rare Moments” art exhibit by Barbara Frentsos Butler, Class of 1947, featuring abstract paintings on display in both the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., and Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The Alumni Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday schedule: During the week of Jan. 4, Gallery 2001 (and Beeghly Library) will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only. The gallery and library will be closed Jan. 9-10 and then resume normal hours Jan. 5: 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.

8 p.m. Jan. 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 $7 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 – OWU Men’s Basketball against Denison University in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 – OWU Women’s Basketball against Denison University in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Jan. 14 – “New Vistas in Astronomy” lecture: “Galaxy Clusters: Evolution Without Elbow Room” by Paul Martini of The Ohio State University. 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.

4:10 p.m. Jan. 14 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Turtle Functional Morphology” by Gabrial Rivera, post-doctoral fellow at Iowa State University, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

5 p.m. Jan. 15 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Meet, Red Teams versus Black Teams, in Pfeiffer Natatorium, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Jan. 15 – Concert by “Dallas Brass” quintet in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are available for $12 each at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Jan. 16 – Bishop Backers “Community Day” celebration. All events are free. Those attending any or all of the Community Day events are encouraged to wear 1970s-era attire.

  • 1 p.m. – OWU Women’s Basketball against Wittenberg University in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.
  • 3 p.m. – OWU Men’s Basketball against Hiram College in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Kansas City Jammers psychedelic rock/folk pop concert in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan alumni Jasey Schnaars ’72, “Bullet” Bob Thompson ’71 and Geoff Greif ’71 will reunite for this special performance by the band, which enjoyed regional success in the early ’70s.

8 p.m. Jan. 16 – The OWU Performing Arts Series presents “The String Machine,” a performance by the Columbus Dance Theatre and the Carpe Diem String Quartet, with artistic direction by Tim Veach, at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. (Tickets are free for OWU students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID.) Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the Performing Arts Series messaging service at (740) 368-3629.

Jan. 17 and 18 – 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: “Diverse World – Common Goal”

Please note that program details are tentative and subject to change. For the latest information, visit mlk.owu.edu.

  • 3 p.m. Jan. 17 – The 25th annual MLK worship service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St., Delaware. The Rev. Sheri Smith Clayborn of Columbus will serve as keynote speaker. A youth theatre presentation of “The Story of Ruby Bridges” will be presented by Dramatic Impact. Original artwork by local children will illustrate the theme “Diverse World – Common Goal.”
  • 8:15 a.m. Jan. 18 – The 17th annual MLK breakfast celebration in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Clayborn of Methodist Theological School in Ohio will serve as keynote speaker. Individual breakfast tickets are $20, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $160. Reservations are requested, but tickets will be available at the door. For reservations, contact Rosalind Scott at (740) 368-3386 or rdscott@owu.edu.
  • Noon Jan. 18 Positive thoughts about Martin Luther King will be shared in an open mike meeting “What is Your Dream” in the atrium of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Attendees will be encouraged to write their favorite quotes, dreams, and thoughts on fabric that will be combined into a “Dream Quilt,” which will be unveiled at the “An Evening Out at Club OWU” event on Jan. 21 (see Jan. 21 listing for information). The quilt will then be on display in the atrium during the week of Jan. 25-31. The public is invited to attend these events.
  • 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 – “Kids Night Out at the Theatre” will feature a mini theatre production of “Emperor’s Nightingale” by Candace Mazur-Darman of Dramatic Impact. This event will be held in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 – Drum band “HeartBEAT Afrika” will perform African and Caribbean music, storytelling, theatre, and dance with nationally recognized performer, drum maker, educator, and entertainer Olugbala “Olu” Manns. A historic impression of a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King will be given by teaching artist Anthony Gibbs. Salima Smith, known as the “Kwanzaa Queen” also will do storytelling through creative poetry. This event will be held in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • Noon Jan. 20 – The LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Queer/Questioning) Advisory Board will host an “Open Forum” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams campus Center for individuals who identify as LGBTIZ and their allies.
  • 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 – David M. Walker, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology-geography, will present “Blackness-Whiteness: The Social Construction of Race” in a discussion that will explore contemporary forms of racism and racial discrimination. His presentation will be held in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • Noon Jan. 21 – Program to be determined.
  • 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 – “An Evening Out at Club OWU” will feature OWU faculty, staff, and students exploring diversity issues with music, song, poetry, and other methods in Benes Room C of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Jan.17 – OWU Music Department senior recital featuring John Landis on trumpet, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

Jan. 19-Jan. 31– “On and Off the Wall,” art exhibit of two- and three-dimensional pieces by OWU fine arts faculty, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 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 will be closed for winter break between Dec. 18 and Jan. 18.)

4:10 p.m. Jan. 21 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology” by Melissa Schultz of the chemistry department at The College of Wooster, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

5 p.m. Jan. 22 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Meet OWU QUAD Meet: Ohio Wesleyan, Capital, University, Muskingum University, and Hanover College will compete in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

6 p.m. Jan. 22 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams against Findlay College in Pfeiffer Natatorium, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

3 p.m. Jan. 23 – OWU Men’s Basketball against Earlham College in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 24 – OWU Music Department faculty recital featuring mezzo soprano Marilyn Nims, accompanied on piano by Robert Nims, professor emeritus, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

4:10 p.m. Jan. 28 – OWU Science Lecture Series: “Physics and Astronomy” by Maryam Farzeneh of the physics department at Denison University, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Jan. 31 – The OWU Performing Arts Series presents Cecile Licad, internationally known pianist, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Licad’s recent U.S. highlights include performances with Seattle Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Tucson Symphony, and at the La Jolla Chamber Music and Eastern Music festivals. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. Tickets are free for OWU students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the Performing Arts Series phone messaging service at (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 45 states and 57 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.