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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces June, July Public Events

Last Updated May 16, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its June and July 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 September – “Chronic Disquietude,” an exhibit of sculptures by artist Carol Boram-Hayes, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays through June 17 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays June 18 through Aug. 21. Regular hours will resume when classes start Aug. 22: 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.

9 p.m. June 3, 10, 17, and 24 – 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.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 3 and 21 – Main Street Delaware’s annual “Artful Spaces in Downtown Places” historic building tour, including a stop at Ohio Wesleyan’s Slocum Hall Reading Room to see its leaded-glass ceiling. Tour tickets are $10 per person, available from Main Street Delaware. Call (740) 816-3859 for details.

8 p.m. June 9 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “New Planets from the Kepler Mission” by Marc Pinsonneault. This lecture will be held at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, and is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

8 p.m. July 4 – Central Ohio Symphony will perform its annual Fourth of July concert at Ohio Wesleyan in Phillips Glen, located between University Hall and Phillips Hall. Lawn seating is free, and limited seating is available in front of the stage for $3. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

4 p.m. July 9, 16, and 23 – Annual “Celebration of the Sun” events at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, to celebrate, discuss, and observe with special telescopes (weather permitting) the sun – our “day star.” Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

8 p.m. July 14 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “Capturing Light with Glass: The Art of the Telescope” by Barbara Ryden. This lecture will be held at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, and is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

9 p.m. July 29 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike. 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.


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.