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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April Public Events

Last Updated April 20, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April 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 April 6 – “The History of the Future,” an exhibition of large-scale photographs depicting Mexican migration by Michael Berman and Julian Cardona, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Hours are 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.

Through April 7 – All-Student Spring Show, 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.

Noon April 1 – The Great Decisions lecture series presents Ohio Wesleyan history professor Michael Flamm, Ph.D., discussing “Sanctions and Proliferation: Pearl Harbor in Historical Review,” in the parlor in William St. United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided.

8 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23). 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; $5 for children and senior citizens. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

April 2 – OWU Women’s Golf against The College of Wooster, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander.

Noon April 2 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Denison University (doubleheader) at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

1 p.m. April 2 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Denison University (doubleheader) 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. April 2 – SpringFest 2011 featuring Reel Big Fish and Sam Adams, in Gordon Field House inside the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St. General admission tickets may be purchased online for $20 at www.OWUTickets.com. Tickets also may be purchased at the door for $25. Doors open at 6 p.m.

April 4-May 15 – “Responding to the Land,” an exhibit of collages by Pamela Becker, OWU Class of 1964, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

4 p.m. April 5 – OWU Women’s Tennis against Kenyon College, at the OWU Tennis Centre, 170 S. Henry St.

April 5, 6 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “The Headless Woman,” a psychological study of social class in Argentina. (In Spanish with subtitles). At 9:15 p.m. April 5 and 7 p.m. April 6 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

7 p.m. April 6 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against The College of Wooster, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

4 p.m. April 7 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Muskingum College, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

4:10 p.m. April 7 – OWU Science Lecture Series featuring Thomas Zawodzinski, Ph.D., discussing “Fuel Cells and Other Emerging Technologies for a Smarter, Green Future,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. Zawodzinski is the Governor’s Chair in Electrical Energy Storage with a joint appointment at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

3:30 p.m. April 7 – OWU Women’s Softball against Bluffton College, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. April 7 – The 26th Annual Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture featuring OWU assistant professor of geography David Walker, Ph.D., discussing “Immigrantification: Global Immigration and Landscape Changes – The Revitalization of the Morse Road Corridor in Columbus, Ohio,” in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Noon April 8 – The Great Decisions lecture series featuring Ohio Wesleyan sociology-anthropology assistant professor Alper Yalcinkaya, Ph.D., presenting “Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan: Continuity and Change,” in the parlor in William St. United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided.

7 p.m. April 8 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against Notre Dame College (Ohio), at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St.

April 9 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the Marv Frye Invitational, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. Field events start at 1p.m. and running events start at 3 p.m.

1 p.m. April 9 – OWU Women’s Softball against The College of Wooster, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. April 9 – Step Show 2011 featuring hip-hop artist Twista at this celebration of the National PanHellenic Council and fundraiser for the OWU Student Union on Black Awareness’s Student Retention Fund, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling (740) 368-3151.

1 p.m. April 10 – Women’s Lacrosse against Oberlin College at Roy Rike Field, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

4 p.m. April 10 – OWU’s Bishop Games, an event for special needs athletes designed by the Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Council (OWAC), at Selby Field 251 S. Henry St. To learn more, or to register to participate, visit www.owu.edu/BishopGames. An optional admission fee of $3 will be used to fund future Bishop Games events. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St.

3:10 p.m. April 12 – The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship presents Alaina Sheer discussing the future of marketing as a career, in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. This event will be streamed live archived at StreamOWU.

4 p.m. April 12 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Thomas More College, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

April 12, 13 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Days of Glory,” a movie about a band of Algerian recruits who fight to liberate France during World War II. (In French and Arabic with subtitles, 2006). At 9:15 p.m. April 12 and 7 p.m. April 13 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

3:30 p.m. April 13 – OWU Women’s Softball against Kenyon College, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

5 p.m. April 13 – Area high school students are invited to the AICUO Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts, held this year at Ohio Wesleyan. The college-student AICUO award finalists will participate in a panel discussion and critique artistic works of attending high school students from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. A reception and awards ceremony for the AICUO finalists will be held at 6 p.m., in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. High school students seeking more information may contact the OWU Office of Admission at (740) 368-3020 or owuadmit@owu.edu.

7:30 p.m. April 13 – The 2011 Fredrick Merrick Lecture featuring Lori R. Meeks, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and East Asian languages and culture at the University of Southern California, discussing “ ‘Talking Past’ Androcentric Religious Discourse: Gender, Agency, and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism,” in Benes Room B in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

4 p.m. April 14 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Otterbein College, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

4 p.m. April 14 – OWU Women’s Tennis against the College of Wooster, at the OWU Tennis Centre, 170 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. April 14 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: Robert Harmon, Ph.D., OWU professor of physics and astronomy, discusses “Seeing Stars in the Spot Light,” at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23). This lecture is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

Noon April 15 – The Great Decisions lecture series featuring OWU professor emerita of politics and government Corinne Lyman, Ph.D., discussing “Making Sense of Multilateralism,” in the parlor in William St. United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and tea provided.

3 p.m. April 15 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Kenyon 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. April 15 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against Washington & Jefferson College, at Roy Rike Field, 248 Park Ave.

7 p.m. April 15 – The 7th Annual OWU Documentary Film Festival featuring documentaries produced by students, at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter Street, Delaware.

8 p.m. April 15, 16, and 2 p.m. April 17 – OWU Music Department presents Opera Theater, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Directed by Jason Hiester, assistant professor of music. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for senior citizens, OWU students, and OWU staff. For ticket information, call (740) 368-3700.

8 p.m. April 15, 16 – The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents a concert by Orchesis, a student dance group, on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors and non-OWU students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call (740) 368-3855 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

 Noon April 16 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the All-Ohio Division III Championship Meet, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. General admission is $6 and $3 for students.

April 16-17 – OWU Men’s Golf hosts the Strimer Memorial Invitational. Play will be held April 16 at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 U.S. Highway 23 North, Delaware; play April 17 will be at Glenross Golf Club, 231 Clubhouse Drive, Delaware.

April 16-17 – OWU Women’s Golf hosts the Laura Bump Invitational Tournament, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander.

1 p.m. April 16 – OWU Women’s Softball against Allegheny College, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

April 17 through May 8 – The 2011 Senior Fine Art Majors Exhibit, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Hours are 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. A reception will be held for this exhibit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 in the museum.

1 p.m. April 17 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Wilmington College (doubleheader), at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

1 p.m. April 17 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse against Oberlin College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St.

April 19, 20 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Fallen Angels,” a movie about a hit man and the woman who sets up his hits (In Cantonese with subtitles, 1995) At 9:15 p.m. April 19 and 7 p.m. April 20 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

4 p.m. April 19 – OWU Men’s Tennis against Walsh University, in Gordon Field House in the Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St, or in the OWU Tennis Centre, 170 S. Henry St.—depending on weather conditions.

7 p.m. April 19 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against St. Vincent College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students.

8 p.m. April 19 – OWU Music Department’s Chamber Orchestra performs, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

4 p.m. April 20 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Marietta College, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 20 – The Sustainability Film Series, co-sponsored by the OWU President’s Task Force on Sustainability and Sustainable Delaware, presents “Dirt, the Movie,” in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. This 80-minute film explores the environmental, economic, social, and political impact of soil. A panel discussion will follow.

3:15 p.m. April 21 – OWU Music Department student recital, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

4:10 p.m. April 21 – OWU Science Lecture Series featuring Molly Morris, Ph.D. from Ohio University discussing “What Makes a Fish Sexy: Female Preferences in Swordtails,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 22 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse against Whittier College, at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

Noon April 23 – OWU Men’s Baseball against Oberlin College (doubleheader), at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. April 26 – Winona LaDuke, twice-nominated Vice-presidential candidate and environmental and social activist, will be giving a lecture “Recovering the Sacred: Religion, Faith, and the Land from a Native Perspective” in the Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theater, 45 Rowland Ave. This event is free of charge and is sponsored by the Tree House, the Interfaith House, Office of Multi-cultural Student Affairs, the English Department, Chaplain, Politics and Government, Women In Science, STAND, Amnesty International, the Philosophy Department, SLUPB.

April 26, 27 – The OWU Department of English and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “The Kids are All Right,” a movie about teens conceived by artificial insemination. Rated R for sexual content. At 9:15 p.m. April 26 and 7 p.m. April 27 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

3:30 p.m. April 27 – OWU Women’s Softball against Wittenberg University, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 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.