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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces September Public Events

Last Updated September 20, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its September 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 Sept. 16 – “Haycock Retrospective,” sculptures by OWU emeritus professor Everett “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.

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.

Through September – “Chronic Disquietude,” an exhibit of sculptures by Carol Boram-Hayes, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to midnight.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 1 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Andrew Stoehr of Denison University discussing “Consequences of Wing Pattern Variation in Cabbage White Butterflies,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 – OWU Volleyball Bishop Invitational, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Ohio Wesleyan takes on Wilmington College at 4:30 p.m. and OWU takes on Earlham College at 8:30 p.m.

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 – OWU Men’s Soccer hosts the Fred Myers Invitational at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Hamline University against Hiram College at 5 p.m., and Ohio Wesleyan versus Messiah College at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. These events will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Sept. 3 – The Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series presents Inlet Dance Theatre, an innovative contemporary dance company from Cleveland, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-OWU students and senior citizens, and free for OWU students and employees. Tickets may be reserved by emailing paseries@owu.edu, visiting the Performing Arts Series website, or calling (740) 368-3629.

9 p.m. Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 – 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.

Noon Sept. 3 – OWU Women’s Golf Team Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Volleyball Bishop Invitational, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Ohio Wesleyan takes on Manchester College at 10 a.m., and OWU takes on Grove City College at 2 p.m.

1 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Field Hockey versus Sewanee – The University of the South, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.

1 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus Hanover College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

7 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Football versus Denison University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Men’s Soccer host the Fred Myers Invitational, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Hiram College versus Messiah College at 5 p.m., and Ohio Wesleyan versus Hamline University at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 7 – Sculptor Carol Boram-Hays offers a gallery talk followed by a reception, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to midnight.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 – OWU Field Hockey versus Transylvania University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. Sept. 7 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus The College of Mount St. Joseph, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

7 p.m. Sept. 7 – OWU Volleyball versus Capital University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. This event will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Sept. 7 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents faculty member Richard Fusch, Ph.D., in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Fusch teaches courses in cultural, urban, and economic geography and is director of OWU’s interdisciplinary urban studies program.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 8 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Jamie Harden, OWU Class of 2006, a Ph.D. student at SUNY-Buffalo, discussing tumor immunotherapy in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Sept. 8 New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “Buckyballs are Everywhere” by Kris Sellgren 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.

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 – OWU Men’s Soccer hosts the adidas Invitational, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Capital University versus Carnegie Mellon at 5 p.m., and Ohio Wesleyan versus Wheaton College (Illinois) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. These events will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 – OWU Men’s Soccer hosts the adidas Invitational, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Capital University versus Wittenberg University at 5 p.m., and Ohio Wesleyan versus Carnegie Mellon at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. These events will be streamed live, and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country hosts the GLCA Championship/OWU Invitational, at Liberty Park, 2845 Home Road, Powell.

4 p.m. Sept. 10 – OWU’s Perkins Observatory features an Astronomy Fair sponsored by the observatory staff and The Columbus Astronomical Society. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but attendees are asked to arrive by 8 p.m. There is a $5 admission charge per vehicle.

7 p.m. Sept. 10 – OWU Football versus Wittenberg University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

7 p.m. Sept. 14 – OWU Volleyball against Wilmington College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 15 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Stephan Tanner, an assistant professor in The Ohio State University Division of Human Cancer Genetics, discussing vitamin B12 gene mutations, in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. Sept. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents Simon Gikandi, Ph.D., professor of English at Princeton University, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. His major fields of research are the Anglophone Literatures and Cultures of Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Postcolonial Britain; the “Black” Atlantic; and the African Diaspora.

7 p.m. Sept. 15 – OWU Field Hockey versus Trine University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live, and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

8 a.m. Sept. 16 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “W” Association holds its annual golf outing at Northstar Golf Resort, 1150 Wilson Road, Sunbury. The format is a four-person scramble, with carts departing at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $135 per golfer or $540 per foursome. The registration deadline is Sept. 2. For more information, contact mdufferm@owu.edu. 

7 p.m. Sept. 17 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Capital University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 18 – OWU Faculty Recital featuring Mariko Kaneda (piano), David Niwa (violin), and Pei-An Chao (cello), in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

Noon Sept. 19 – The Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium featuring Ohio Wesleyan students presenting the results of their 10-week summer research experiences, in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. Sept. 20 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents Julius E. Nyang’oro, Ph.D., professor and chair of Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. His primary area of research involves Africa’s comparative political economy, particularly the role of the State in national development.

7 p.m. Sept. 21 – OWU Volleyball versus Muskingum University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 22 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Sara Cline, a Ph.D. candidate from The Ohio State University, discussing plant cellular and molecular biology, in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 – The Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture Series featuring Andres Duarte, OWU Class of 1965, discussing “Survival Management in a Distorted Economy: the Venezuelan Model,” in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This event will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU. Duarte has more than 30 years’ experience in business development in South America and the Caribbean.

8 p.m. Sept. 22 – The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Freshman Scenes,” in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. These performances may contain adult themes and language.

6 p.m. Sept. 23 – OWU Field Hockey versus Denison University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.

4-10 p.m. Sept. 24 – EarthDance Delaware 2011, “Preserving the Forests,” in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by dancing at 7 p.m. The suggested contribution for dinner is $5. Additional donations will be accepted, with all proceeds benefitting the Stratford Ecological Center.

6 p.m. Sept. 24 – OWU Men’s Soccer versus John Carroll University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 25 – OWU Senior Student Recital by tenor Keith Tankersley, accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus Case Western Reserve University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

7 p.m. Sept. 27 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents faculty member Sean Kay, Ph.D., professor of politics and government and chair of the International Studies Program, discussing “Global Security in the Twentieth Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace,” in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Kay will examine the nature of three specific conflicts in Africa and how the international community reacted to them.

8 p.m. Sept. 27 – OWU Faculty/Guest Recital featuring Nancy Gamso on woodwinds and WindWorks, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – OWU Field Hockey versus Earlham College, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – OWU Volleyball versus Wittenberg University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Sept. 29 through Nov. 13 – Photography by Susan Paulsen, OWU Class of 1980, and paintings by Dennison Griffith, OWU Class of 1974, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 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.

8 p.m. Sept. 29 – The Richard W. Smith Civil War History Lecture presents noted author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Civil War scholar James McPherson, Ph.D., discussing “Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief,” in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus Hiram College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Sept. 30 – OWU Volleyball versus Allegheny College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Sept. 30 – OWU Men’s Soccer versus Hiram College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8, and 2 p.m. Oct. 9– OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Hedda Gabler,” a classic psychological drama by Henrik Ibsen that has been adapted for modern audiences, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Trapped in an unfulfilled life, Gabler battles to preserve her dignity and integrity with intense and startling results. This production is not appropriate for young children. General admission tickets are $10, $5 for non-OWU students and senior citizens, and free for OWU faculty and staff. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.


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.