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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October Public Events

Last Updated September 20, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 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 Nov. 13 – “Sarah Rhymes with Clara,” by Susan Paulsen, OWU Class of 1980, featuring photography from her new book, and “Microscopy” by Dennison Griffith, OWU Class of 1974, featuring paintings from Griffith, president of Columbus College of Art & Design. Both exhibits will be displayed 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. The OWU alumni artists also will participate in an illustrated talk at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., and a public reception at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Ross Art Museum.

Through Oct. 25 – Photographs by Ryan Spencer Reed depicting the war in Darfur, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. This exhibit is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium. 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. Reed will discuss his photographs at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium.

Through Oct. 28 – “Reflections” by Karen Poulson, Class of 1959, featuring multimedia paintings and drawings, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Poulson will deliver an illustrated talk at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in Room 121 of Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – OHIO WESLEYAN HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND

  • 7 a.m. Oct. 1 – The 2011 Pumpkin Run (5K run, one-mile walk, and children’s races) sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan and the City of Delaware, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Proceeds will benefit People in Need Inc. of Delaware County.
  • 1 p.m. Oct. 1 – OWU Football versus University of Chicago, in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.
  • 5 p.m. Oct. 1 – OWU Department of Music Ensemble Concert, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 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 adapted for modern audiences, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Not appropriate for young children. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $5 for senior citizens, non-OWU students, and OWU employees. Tickets are free for OWU students with a valid ID. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.
  • 1 p.m. Oct. 2 – OWU Field Hockey versus DePauw University, in Selby Stadium, 45 W. Henry St.
  • 4 p.m. Oct. 2 – OWU Department of Music Guest Recital featuring Victoria Browers, Class of 2003, soprano; Randolph Bowman, flute; and Rosemary Hyler Ritter, piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Oct 4 – OWU Women’s Soccer against Defiance College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 – OWU Field Hockey versus Wittenberg University at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Oct. 6 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents a free African folk music performance and lecture by James Makubuya, Ph.D., music department faculty member at Wabash College, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

7 p.m. Oct. 7 – OWU Volleyball against Marietta College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 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. Oct. 7, 8 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9 – OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Hedda Gabler,” in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Not appropriate for young children. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $5 for senior citizens, non-OWU students, and OWU employees. Tickets are free for OWU students with a valid ID. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

11 a.m. Oct. 8 – OWU Field Hockey versus The College of Wooster, in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 8 – OWU Volleyball versus Hiram College at 1 p.m. and OWU Volleyball versus Bethany College at 5 p.m., in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. The 5 p.m. game will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 9 – OWU Faculty Recital featuring Larry Griffin on trumpet and Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Oct. 11 – OWU Volleyball versus Bluffton University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Oct. 13 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: “Goldilocks and the Three Planets” by Scott Gaudi 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. Oct. 15 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus Wittenberg University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 – OWU Men’s Soccer versus Wittenberg University, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Oct. 18 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents Karin Ryan, Ph.D., director of the Human Rights Program at The Carter Center, discussing “The Dignity Revolution of 2011: Implications for U.S. Africa Policies,” in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Ryan works with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter on a range of issues, including their efforts on behalf of victims of human rights violations. This lecture is co-sponsored with the annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies.

4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 – OWU Field Hockey versus Oberlin College, in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. Oct. 19 – OWU Volleyball versus DePauw University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Oct. 19 – OWU Men’s Soccer versus The College of Wooster, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 20 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Keith Tarvin of Oberlin College discussing “What Does Your Bill Say about You, and Who Cares? The Function of Dynamic Bill Color as a Signal of Quality in American Goldfinches,” in Room 163, Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Oct. 21 – OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents its Senior Project Production, “The Ant Bed,” a wacky comedy by Charles Emery, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

October 22 – OWU COMMUNITY DAY

  • 10 a.m. Oct. 22 – Public walking tours of OWU’s Jane Decker Arboretum on the academic campus. Meet on the plaza in front of University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 1 p.m. Oct. 22 – OWU Football versus DePauw University, in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are free for this game as part of the OWU Community Day celebration. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.
  • 3:15 p.m. Oct. 22 – OWU Music Department Faculty Recital featuring Gulimina Mahamuti on piano and guest Selim Giray on violin, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. This concert is a preview of the Carnegie Hall performance the duo will make in January 2012.
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 22 – OWU Women’s Soccer against The College of Wooster at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are free for this game as part of the OWU Community Day celebration.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 22 – OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents its Senior Project Production, “The Ant Bed,” a wacky comedy by Charles Emery, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 – OWU Senior Student Recital featuring Jabez Co, accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. Oct. 25 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium presents American photographer Ryan Spencer Reed discussing his images depicting the war in Darfur, in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. (Reed’s photography will be on display in the library from Sept. 14 through Oct. 25.)

7 p.m. Oct. 26 – OWU Men’s Soccer versus Kenyon College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students.

5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27 – Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2011 Sagan National Colloquium presents Abena Busia, Ph.D., of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the groundbreaking “Women Writing Africa Project.”

  • On Oct. 26, Busia will screen the documentary film that she and her sister, Ama Busia, made about their brother: “The Prof, A Man Remembered: The Life, Vision and Legacy of Dr. K.A. Busia.” K.A. Busia rose from humble beginnings to become prime minister of the Second Republic of Ghana.
  • On Oct. 27, Abena Busia will discuss “Ghana in Search of Democracy: Civic Education and Democratic Governance in the Second Republic.” This presentation will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU. Both night’s events will be held in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 27 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Robert Last, OWU Class of 1980, of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Michigan State University discussing “Regulation of Biosynthetic Pathways of Importance to Flowering Plants,” in Room 163 in Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

6 p.m. Oct. 28 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams compete against Wittenberg University, in the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St.

11 a.m. Oct. 29 – OWU Field Hockey versus Kenyon College, in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

5 p.m. Oct. 29 – OWU Women’s Soccer versus Allegheny College, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Oct. 29 – OWU Men’s Soccer against Allegheny College at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and viewable afterward at StreamOWU.


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.