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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces August Public Events

Last Updated July 13, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its August 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. Note: Fall classes begin Aug. 22.

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 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 21. Regular hours will resume when classes begin 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.

Through Sept. 16 – “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. Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26 – 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. Aug. 11 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture, “Astrobiology: Not Just Little Green Men Anymore,” by David Ennis of The Ohio State University. This lecture will be held at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware, and is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

4 p.m. Aug. 18 – Ohio Wesleyan Convocation in Phillips Glen, located west of Phillips Hall, 60 S. Henry St. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward, at StreamOWU.

Aug. 18 through Sept. 16 – Sculptures by OWU emeritus professor Ebb Haycock and paintings by Marilyn Ashbrook, OWU Class of 1952, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Gallery 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.

3 p.m. Aug. 25 – OWU emeritus professor Ebb Haycock presents a gallery talk about his work in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. A reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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 23 NCAA 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 was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, 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.