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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces May Public Events

Last Updated July 8, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its May 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 May 8 “Essentials,” the 2011 senior fine art majors exhibit, 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.

Through September – “Chronic Disquietude,” an exhibit of sculptures by artist Carol Boram-Hayes, 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. From May 9 through Aug. 22, the library will be open weekdays only. During the week of May 9, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May 16 through June 17, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and from June 18 through Aug. 21, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular hours will resume Aug. 22, when the 2011-2012 academic year begins. The library will be closed July 4.

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.

9 p.m. May 6, 13, 20 and 27 – 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. May 7 – OWU Baccalaureate, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Honoring the accomplishments of graduating seniors, this event will be viewable live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

1 p.m. May 8 – OWU Commencement featuring prize-winning author and political scientist Mary E. King, OWU Class of 1962, in Phillips Glen behind University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. This event is open to the public, but in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be relocated inside Gordon Field House, where admission will be restricted because of space limitations. This event will be streamed live online and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

9 p.m. May 12 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “The First Star in the Universe” by Jennifer Johnson. 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.

May 13-May 15 (Alumni Weekend) – Paintings by Marilyn Ashbrook, OWU Class of 1952, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

8 a.m. May 21 – The public is invited to participate in the Marv Frye 5k race, which will take participants on a scenic tour of Ohio Wesleyan’s campus. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in Selby Stadium, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $30 per person and includes an event T-shirt. Proceeds to benefit Team OWU, a fund-raising program that provides operating income for OWU’s 23 athletic teams.

May 26-28 NCAA Division III National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, featuring nearly 800 collegiate athletes, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Wristbands for admission will be sold at the gate. One-day admission is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Three-day admission is $20 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students. Children 3 under are admitted free. On May 26, Delaware County middle school students will be admitted free. Events start at noon each day. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit bishops.owu.edu/ncaatf.


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.