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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces March Public Events

Last Updated March 17, 2011

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

Through March 18 – “Alterations,” an exhibit of clothing and accessory items transformed into sculptural garments to demonstrate identity, body image, and self esteem in contemporary culture, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours through May 9 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. During spring break the library will be closed March 5-6 and March 12-13, be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and resume regular hours at 8 a.m. March 14.

Through March 31 – “Serenity,” an exhibit of works in permanent ink on canvas and paper by Diane Almendinger ’66, OWU emeritus professor of art history, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. The gallery is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

March 1 through April 6 – “The History of the Future,” an exhibit of large-scale photographs by Michael Berman and Julian Cardona, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The exhibit will include photographs related to U.S.-Mexican border issues and Mexican migration, and is part of OWU’s 2010-2011 Sagan National Colloquium. 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.

7 p.m. March 1 – The 8th Annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies with Elaine Byrne, Ph.D., of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, discussing “Economic Crisis in Europe: How Corruption Led to the Rise, and Fall, of Ireland,” in Benes Rooms A and B in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This lecture is co-sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government.

March 1, 2 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Man’s Favorite Sport, ”a 1964 comedy about an uptight fishing outfitter lured into a fishing derby by a flirtatious prankster. (Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss.) At 9:15 p.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 2 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

1 p.m. March 2 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Grove City College in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

3:10 p.m. March 2 – The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship hosts John Siegfried, Ph.D., professor of economics at Vanderbilt University and secretary-treasurer of the American Economic Association, discussing “Better Living Through Economics” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward, at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. March 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.

8 p.m. March 10 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “The Next Decade in Cosmology” by David Weinberg. This lecture will be held at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware, and is geared toward adults. Tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

Noon March 11 – The 2011 Great Decisions series, which features free lectures on important global issues of the current era, presents Ohio Wesleyan Professor of Economics Barbara MacLeod’s lecture “Banks, Governments, and Debt Crises” in the parlor of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

1 p.m. March 13 – Reception with artist Dianne Almendinger ’66 and her exhibit of works in permanent ink on canvas and paper in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave.

7 p.m. March 15 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against Urbana University, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St.

March 15, 16 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Double Indemnity,” a film noir masterpiece that features an insurance agent conned into helping a scheming wife murder her husband. (Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, 1944.) At 9:15 p.m. March 15 and 7 p.m. March 16 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

Noon March 16 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Mount St. Joseph College at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. March 16 – The OWU Department of Politics and Government presents the Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs with Paul A. Beck discussing “Obama and the Tea Party: Unsettled American Politics in an Polarized Era”, in Benes Room B in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This event is co-sponsored with the Arneson Institute for Public Affairs and Practical Politics. Beck is a professor of political science at The Ohio State University.

4:10 p.m. March 17 – OWU Science Lecture Series with Joseph Stickler ’64 discussing “Medicine Wheel Park: Beyond the Classroom Walls,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. Stickler is chair of the Division of Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education at Valley City State University in North Dakota.

Noon March 18 –The 2011 Great Decisions series, which features free lectures on important global issues of the current era, presents Delaware native, Ohio Wesleyan alumnus and former trustee, and President and CEO of Douglas Communications Corp. Douglas Dittrick talking about “Rebuilding Haiti” in the parlor of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

3 p.m. March 18 – W. Joseph Campbell, OWU Class of 1974, will talk about his new book, “Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism,” and sign copies of the book in the lounge near the OWU Bookstore on the lower level of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 18 – An event to promote the HaitiOWU Initiative, an ongoing service project that involves students, staff, faculty and alumni, will be held on the lower level of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Entry is from the Spring Street parking lot into the garage. This “mix and mingle” event will include the painting of a vehicle that will be used within the Delaware community to educate others about the HaitiOWU Initiative. Information about the orphanage and OWU’s initiative also will be available.

7 p.m. March 18 – Delta Gamma Sorority holds its annual Anchor Splash fund-raising event to benefit The Delta Gamma Foundation’s Service for Sight, at the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St. Admission is $3, or three box tops for education, or three Campbell’s Soup labels.

8 p.m. March 18, 19, 25, 26 and 2 p.m. March 27 – The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Photo Plays! Flashes of Brilliance,” with performances scripted and directed by OWU students, in the studio theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Professor Bonnie Milne Gardner is the artistic director. General admission tickets are $10, $5 for students and senior citizens. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations. Mature content.

1 p.m. March 19 – OWU Women’s Softball against Marietta College, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

March 20-April 7 – The All Student Spring Show art exhibit, 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.

3:15 p.m. March 20 – The OWU Department of Music’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The ensemble is conducted by Larry Griffin, OWU professor of music.

March 22, 23 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” a classic Old West movie that was director John Ford’s last masterpiece. (John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, 1962.) At 9:15 p.m. March 22 and 7 p.m. March 23 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

3:10 p.m. March 22 – Shaun Ethier and Katy Garibay of Northlich, a Cincinnati-based advertising agency, will present “From a Soap Box to Social Media: How to Inspire Word of Mouth for Your Brand” in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. This lecture is sponsored by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship and Advertising Educational Foundation.

4 p.m. March 22 – OWU Men’s Tennis against Denison University, in Gordon Field House in the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

7 p.m. March 22 – Ohio Wesleyan Assistant Professor of English Zackariah Long will present “The Well-Organized Mind: J.K. Rowling and the Archetypal Imagination” in Benes Room C, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. March 22 – The OWU Department of Music’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble performs, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The ensemble is conducted by Larry Griffin, OWU professor of music.

3:30 p.m. March 23 – OWU Women’s Softball against John Carroll University, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

4 p.m. March 23 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Heidelberg University, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. March 23 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Oberlin College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. March 23 – The Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society featuring Morris Dees discussing “With Justice for All,” in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. This lecture is sponsored by the OWU departments of Sociology/Anthropology and Politics and Government; the OWU Women’s and Gender Studies Program; the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs; the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs.

3:10 p.m. March 24 – The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship sponsors a free presentation, “A Marketer’s Insider Guide to Social Media Marketing,” by Samantha Rufo of nxtConcepts, Ltd., in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward, at StreamOWU.

4:10 p.m. March 24 – OWU Science Lecture Series featuring Geoff Smith of Denison University presenting “Little Fish, Big Effects: Mosquitofish in Small Ohio Ponds,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. March 24 – Photographers Michael Berman and Julian Cardona will discuss their exhibit “The History of the Future,” which includes photos featuring U.S.-Mexico border topics. This discussion will be moderated by Christie Mazuera Davis of the Lannan Foundation, sponsor of the exhibit. A reception with the photographers will be held afterward at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St.

March 25 – Ohio Wesleyan University and Global Village Collection sponsor “OWU Salsa for Education,” a dinner and dance to raise funds for three international education efforts. This event will be held in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $40 for the 6 p.m. dinner and dance, or $12 for only the dance, which starts at 8 p.m.

Noon March 25 – The 2011 Great Decisions series, which features free lectures on important global issues of the current era, presents Ohio Wesleyan Professor of Politics and Government James Franklin talking about “Germany’s Ascendancy” in the parlor of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.

1 p.m. March 26 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against Allegheny College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward, at StreamOWU.

Noon March 26 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Kenyon College in a doubleheader game, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

Noon March 27 – OWU Men’s Baseball against The College of Wooster in a doubleheader game, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

3 p.m. March 26, 27 – The Central Ohio Symphony performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the OWU Department of Music’s Choral Art Society and Capriccio!, a Columbus-area choral group, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The director is Jason Hiester, OWU assistant professor of music, and the music director is Jaime Morales-Matos of Central Ohio Symphony. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $17 for senior citizens, $6 for students, and $4 for children. Tickets may be purchased from the Central Ohio Symphony online at www.centralohiosymphony.org. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward, at StreamOWU.

4 p.m. March 28 – OWU Women’s Tennis against Capital University, at the OWU Tennis Center, 170 S. Henry St.

March 29, 30 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Breakfast on Pluto,” a movie about a foundling who has a woman’s soul trapped in a man’s body. Actor Gillian Murphy was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance. (Produced in Ireland and Jordan, 2005.) At 9:15 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. March 30 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

7 p.m. March 29 – 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. March 30 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against The College of Wooster, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St.

4:10 p.m. March 31 – OWU Science Lecture Series featuring Janet Best of The Ohio State University discussing mathematics and bioinformatics, in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry 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.