Ohio Wesleyan’s October calendar of public events includes the first Connection Conference on Oct. 6. The daylong event will feature students sharing academic, service, research, internship, and other projects. (Photo by Brian Rellinger)

A Month of Treats

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October 2022 Calendar of Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Now through Oct. 2 – “From OWU’s Studios,” featuring works by Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts faculty Kristina Bogdanov, Frank Hobbs, Jeff Nilan, and Karen Weeks, and “Then and Now: Fifty Years of Camera Vision,” featuring a photographic retrospective by Justin Kronewetter, retired OWU professor of Fine Arts and founding director of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. During the academic year, the Ross 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. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/Ross for more information.

Now through Oct. 11, with a Sept. 21 virtual artist talk – Works by Columbus-based artist and designer Nick Stull, in the Werner Gallery inside Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A 2007 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Stull specializes in murals, portraiture, painting, branding, design, and illustration. Stull will give an online artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Register for the Zoom event at owu.edu/NickStull. Learn more about Stull at www.nickstull.com. The Werner Gallery is located on the first floor of Edgar Hall. For exhibition hours, call (740) 368-3606. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/Ross.

Now through Jan. 4, 2023 – “Women’s Work,” featuring art created by Eliana Calle Saari in tribute to the work of women during the pandemic, in Gallery 2001 in Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. For several months in 2020, Saari was locked down behind the closed borders of the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The prints and books on display at OWU document her observations of the women of this island nation who continued to fulfill their duty as workers, mothers, and caretakers in a time of uncertainty, fear, and hope. Learn more at www.elianacallesaari.com. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the OWU Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/Ross.

7 p.m. Oct. 2 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty and guest recital featuring Columbus Symphony Orchestra members Alicia Hui and Robert Firdman, violins; Karl Pedersen, viola; and Wendy Morton, cello, presenting a program of string quartets by Brahms and Grieg, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – Serial entrepreneur and inventor Dawn Dickson, founder and CEO of PopCom, presents “Entrepreneurship: Are YOU Built to Scale?” She will speak in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Dickson has more than 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, and business development. In her presentation, she will discuss her journey and how listeners can leverage their unique skill sets to design the life and business they have always desired. Topics will include being self-aware in business, how to take a business from idea to product market fit, “You’re a CEO, now what?”, designing the life and business you desire, and finding your “Why.” Dickson’s presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022-2023 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture organized by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/Woltemade.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 – Fall 2022 OWU Connection Conference, featuring a day of student presentations and other programs highlighting Ohio Wesleyan’s signature experience, the OWU Connection. The student presentations will be tied to all four segments of the OWU Connection – research and independent scholarship, service, career development, and study away. Held in locations throughout campus, this first-of-its-kind conference will include the annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium, a Fine Arts showcase, and more. Admission is free. As events are finalized, they will be added to the conference webpage at owu.edu/ConnectionConference.

Noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts its first Black Wall Street event, in the Atrium of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Come learn, network, and shop from local BIPOC-owned businesses and BIPOC student-entrepreneurs who will promote their businesses during the Fall 2022 Connection Conference. This event is in partnership with The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship; Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU; and OWU Connection. Admission is free. As events are finalized, they will be added to the conference webpage at owu.edu/ConnectionConference.

Oct. 7-8OWU’s 2022 Homecoming Celebration will include the following public events. Learn more at owu.edu/Homecoming.

Friday, Oct. 7

4 p.m. – Rededication of Slocum Hall. This historic building reopens following a 14-month, $11.25-million-donor-funded restoration. The new home of the OWU Connection, the university’s signature student experience, Slocum Hall is highlighted by a 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling visible from its second and third floors. The rededication will be held at the building, 75 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event is free. Learn more about the building at owu.edu/SlocumHall.

Saturday, Oct. 8

11 a.m. – OWU field hockey vs. Denison, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is adults $5 and students and senior citizens $3. OWU students with a valid university ID and children 12 and under are admitted free. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

Noon-12:15 p.m. – Parade of Bishops. Show your Ohio Wesleyan pride and join the walking parade from the JAYwalk fountain to Selby Stadium, led by the football team, OWU Marching Bishops, and the Battling Bishop himself. The fountain is located in front of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The event is free. Learn more at owu.edu/Homecoming.

Noon-2 p.m. – Battling Bishop tailgate. Enjoy lunch as you get fired up for the OWU vs. Denison football game. Food trucks will have items for purchase outside Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at owu.edu/Homecoming.

2 p.m. – OWU football vs. Denison, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Halftime recognition includes Hall of Fame inductees and recipients of Team of Distinction Awards. Admission is adults $5 and students and senior citizens $3. OWU students with a valid university ID and children 12 and under are admitted free. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28 – Friday night skywatches, at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on weather conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/Perkins.

8 p.m. Oct. 11 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Richard Edwards, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Oct. 13 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Paul Martini, Ph.D., professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University. Martini will discuss “A Walk Through the Lyman Alpha Forest” at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. His current research interests include topics related to observational cosmology and instrumentation, particularly for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). Martini also is interested in the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of supermassive black holes, particularly quasars. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/Perkins.

4 p.m. Oct. 19 – Award-winning poet David Eye, author of “Seed,” gives a reading, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Of “Seed,” critics have said, “The poems in ‘Seed’ are luminous and intimate. With emotional clarity that surprises and enriches, David Eye has crafted a debut that illuminates how queerness shapes and shelters the self.” Eye’s work also has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Queer South, Hunger Mountain, and Lambda Literary. He is the recipient of a 2017 Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Poetry and a 2014 Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and is working as a visiting assistant professor this year at Ohio Wesleyan. Admission is free. Learn more about Eye at davideyesite.wordpress.com and more about OWU’s Department of English at owu.edu/English.

7 p.m. Oct. 20 – Yoshiko Herrera, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents “Russia’s War Against Ukraine,” in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. In a recent interview, she said: “I think it’s important to understand that this isn’t a conflict between ethnic Russians and ethnic Ukrainians. There isn’t a centuries-long hostility between the two peoples or nations. … [T]his is Vladimir Putin’s war.” Herrera’s presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2022-2023 John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics The free event is sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Learn more at owu.edu/InternationalStudies or owu.edu/Politics.

7 p.m. Oct. 20 – Ohio Wesleyan students compete in the first-ever Pitch OWU competition, in Merrick Hall, Room 301, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event is presented by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and enables students of all majors to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Admission is free. Learn more about OWU’s Woltemade Center at owu.edu/Woltemade.

1 p.m. Oct. 22, with a free noon tailgate – Bishop Backers Fall Community Day with free admission to the Ohio Wesleyan vs. DePauw football game, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. The day will begin with a free tailgate at noon featuring Delaware police officers and firefighters and Ohio Wesleyan Public Safety officers grilling hamburgers and hotdogs outside the stadium. The Bishops-vs.-Tigers game kicks off at 1 p.m. and will include faculty recognition during halftime. Learn more at owu.edu/BishopBackers or BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. Oct. 27 – OWU senior student recital featuring Hannah Watson and Luke Belinski, alto saxophones, with accompanist Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 – “Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill,” by Steph Del Rosso. Joni is single, lost, and moving a mile a minute. Joni must never be alone. After her five-year relationship ends, Joni must redefine her identity – and fast. Through strangers and friends, cheese plates, and spotlights, she embarks on a madcap journey to carve out a space for herself in a world that won’t quite let her. “Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill” is a comedy about how we see and value women – and how we don’t. It contains mature themes and is not appropriate for children. Directed by Ohio Wesleyan instructor Bradford Sadler, the play will be performed in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. To reserve tickets, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts beginning two weeks before the show debuts.

7 p.m. Oct. 30 – OWU senior student recital featuring Hayden Houpt, tuba, with accompanist Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

All Ohio Wesleyan public event information is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit owu.edu/Calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For more Battling Bishop athletics events, visit BattlingBishops.com.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/Experts or learn more at owu.edu.