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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces February Public Events

Last Updated February 23, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its February 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.

Jan. 22 through Feb. 18 – “Transitions: Selections from the Dresden Project,” large-scale photographs by Fred Marsh in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. 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.

4:10 p.m. Jan. 31 – A free screening of the 30-minute documentary “Playing Pastime: American Indians, Softball, and Survival,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. Produced by Native American filmmakers, the film outlines how Native Americans played a form of baseball prior to Caucasians arriving in the New World. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Through Feb. 20 – Two exhibits are on display in 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 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • “Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson: A Partnership in Vision & Courage,” featuring memorabilia related to Branch Rickey (OWU Class of 1904), Jackie Robinson, and Major League Baseball. As president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Rickey signed Robinson to a professional contract, effectively breaking baseball’s color barrier.
  • “Winfred Rembert: Memoirs in Paint,” featuring original hand-tooled and dyed leather artworks by African American folk artist Winfred Rembert. His images of life in rural, pre-Civil Rights South are hand-tooled on-to sheets of leather and dyed vibrant colors. A studio demonstration, panel discussion, and reception for Rembert will be held Feb. 10.

Feb. 7 through March 31 – An exhibit of works in permanent ink on canvas and paper by Diane Almendinger, OWU emeritus professor of art history, on display in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

8 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – 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.

1 p.m. Feb. 5 – OWU Women’s Basketball against Hiram College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students.

3 p.m. Feb. 5 – OWU Men’s Basketball against Hiram College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students.

7 p.m. Feb. 5 – MENding Monologues, a presentation by a male performance group that promotes ending violence against women, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. A question-and-answer session will follow. Sponsored by the OWU Women’s Resource Center, Campus Programming Board, Women’s House, House of Peace and Justice, Inter-faith House, Amnesty International chapter, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Mature content.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 6 – OWU Department of Music presents a piano recital by senior Samantha Spiridellis, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

6 p.m. Feb. 9 – OWU Women’s Basketball against Wittenberg University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be viewable live online and afterward at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Feb. 9 – OWU Men’s Basketball against Wittenberg University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be viewable live online and afterward at StreamOWU.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10 – African American folk artist Winfred Rembert will hold a studio demonstration to show how he creates his hand-tooled leather artworks, in Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St.

7 p.m. Feb. 10 – A panel discussion with artist Winfred Rembert, in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. Artist and educator Willis “Bing” Davis of Dayton, Ohio, will moderate the discussion.

8 p.m. Feb. 10 – A reception for artist Winfred Rembert and his exhibition, “Winfred Rembert: Memoirs in Paint,” at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St.

9 a.m. Feb. 12 – OWU Men’s Tennis against Wabash College, in Gordon Field House in the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

1 p.m. Feb. 12 – PINK ZONE GAME to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer: OWU Women’s Basketball against Kenyon College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students.

3 p.m. Feb. 12 – PINK ZONE GAME to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer: OWU Men’s Basketball against Kenyon College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students.

4 p.m. Feb. 12 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Capital University, in Gordon Field House in the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Feb. 12 – The OWU Performing Arts Series presents a concert by “Red Priest,” featuring an early music repertoire that combines chamber music with a rock influence, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. General admission tickets are $20; tickets are $5 for senior citizens and non-OWU students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at TicketWeb or by calling (740) 368-3629.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 13 – OWU Music Department presents a senior recital by soprano Sarah Maureen Kenny, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Feb. 15 – Nationally known AIDS activist Jonathan Perry discusses the impact of HIV and AIDS on African American and other communities, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

4:15 p.m. Feb. 16 – Gallery talk, followed by a reception, featuring Central Ohio photographer Fred Marsh, in Gallery 2001 of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

7 p.m. Feb. 16 – Ohio Wesleyan University and Sustainable Delaware co-sponsor a free public Sustainability Film Series event in Room 163, OWU’s Schimmel/Conrades Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will feature two films from the “Story of Stuff” series, that address “green” methods of making, using, and throwing away all of the “stuff” of daily life. Information also will be provided about participation in Delaware’s recycling program. A panel discussion will follow.

7 p.m. Feb. 17 – Xiao-ping Shen, Ph.D., vice president of Shanghai Sibo Technical College will present “Potential Career Opportunities in China for U.S. Graduates” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This free lecture is sponsored by the OWU Chinese Culture Club as a China Week activity.

8 p.m. Feb. 17 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “Strange Bedfellows: Microlensing Planets and Dark Energy” by Andy Gould. 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.

8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 – The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents Senior Project Productions including “Transitions,” directed and choreographed by Laurel Elliott, and “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” directed by Hannah Berger-Butler. These productions will be performed in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Seating is limited. Mature content.

11 a.m. Feb. 19 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the OWU Pentathlon Meet, in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Noon Feb. 19 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Fontbonne University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave.

7 p.m. Feb. 19 – 46th Ohio Wesleyan University President’s High School Music Festival band concert in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. High school musicians will perform and many will complete for OWU scholarships. Students will also perform with OWU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and OWU’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble. Some original compositions by high school students will also be performed.

2 p.m. Feb. 20 – OWU Chinese Culture Club presents a free China Week gala event in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Performers include the Ohio Chinese Arts Troupe and the OSU Chinese Students and Scholars Society.

8 p.m. Feb. 20 – OWU Music Department faculty recital featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

4:10 p.m. Feb. 24 – Science Lecture Series featuring Doug Nowacek (OWU Class of 1991) of the Duke University Marine Lab discussing “Foraging Ecology of Humpback Whales in the Western Arctic Peninsula” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus The College of Wooster, in Gordon Field House in the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

*CANCELED* 7 p.m. Feb. 24 – Nationally known political and social commentator Marc Lamont Hill discusses leadership and legacies in the African and African American communities, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

7 p.m. Feb. 26 – OWU Habitat for Humanity club and Youth United co-sponsor the HABITAT Talent Show in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. This event is a fundraiser for a new Habitat house in Delaware. To participate in the talent show, e-mail kekalino@owu.edu by Jan. 31. Tickets for the event are $3 for students, $5 general admission, and can be purchased at the door.

8 p.m. Feb. 27 – OWU Department of Music presents a faculty recital with Mariko Kaneda on piano, David Niwa on violin, and Pei-An Chao on cello, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 22 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.