Ohio Wesleyan associate professor of music Richard Edwards (right) will conduct a Symphonic Wind Ensemble performance March 21 for online viewing. Here, Edwards works with youths at 2019’s OWU Summer Music Camp. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

March 2021

Ohio Wesleyan Announces University’s Upcoming Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its March 2021 lineup of public events. Nearly all events will be virtual. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit battlingbishops.com.

Now through April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will feature two exhibits connected by the theme “Cityscape/Landscape.” The Kuhlman Gallery will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape,” a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The West Gallery will feature “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson,” bringing the works of contemporary photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Zig Jackson, and Martina Lopez into conversation with the work of 19th-century landscape photographer William Henry Jackson. During the academic year, the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, is open for in-person visits on 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 museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Visitors must follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. The exhibits also will have virtual tours available online at owu.edu/ross. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit the website for more information.

7 p.m. March 2 – Jim Sterne, author of “Artificial Intelligence for Marketing,” presents “Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: Current Practice and Ethical Considerations.” During the online event, he will discuss how AI is being used in business today and what ethical questions business leaders must consider as they implement AI tools. Sterne’s presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium* and is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit owu.edu/snc.

8 p.m. March 5 and March 6 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Spring Senior Project Production featuring a modern retelling of Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck,” written in the late 1830s. Senior Logan Kovach, a theater major and German minor, has translated and adapted Büchner’s work to depict “the plight of everyday workers.” The free performance will be held in OWU’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The audience will be limited and masks required. A recorded performance will be made available at owu.edu/stream. For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

8 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Virtual evening programs offered by Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory. Content of the online events will vary based on sky conditions and may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling (740) 363-1257. Only 100 tickets will be sold for each event. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

8 p.m. March 13 – “Scenes! 2021” showcasing the work of students in the directing class who, for their first main class project, each will direct a brief scene. Their scenes will feature the acting talents of first-year and new transfer students. The performance may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, and seating will be limited. Tickets will not be issued. The event will be held on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

7 p.m. March 18 – Jennifer Delton, Ph.D., a history professor at Skidmore College in New York and author of “Racial Integration in Corporate America,” presents “Racial Integration in Corporate America.” During the online event, she will discuss how some businesses led the way in creating an integrated society in the era before the Civil Rights Act. Delton’s presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit owu.edu/snc.

7 p.m. March 18 – Sydnie L. Mosley and Sharon Udoh participate in a virtual roundtable discussion on “Body Positivity: Radical Self-Love and Social Transformation.” The conversation will be moderated by OWU dance instructor Rashana Perks Smith. Mosley, M.F.A., is an award-winning artist-activist and educator from Harlem, New York. She produces experiential dance works with her collective, SLMDances. Udoh is s a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American composer, pianist, vocalist, educator, speaker, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. She has served in residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. The roundtable is part of a “Moving Bodies and Social Justice” series of events created in collaboration with dance faculty from the Five Colleges of Ohio, which also includes Oberlin College, Kenyan College, Denison University, and The College of Wooster. For more detailed descriptions of all series events, presenter biographies, and access to each free virtual presentation, visit https://sites.google.com/oberlin.edu/moving-bodies-social-justice.

8 p.m. March 18 – Michael Stamatikos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy at The Ohio State University, Newark, presents “Legacy of The Hubble Space Telescope: Celebrating Over Three Decades of Discovery.” His online discussion is part of the New Vistas lecture series offered by Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling (740) 363-1257. New Vistas series subscriptions, including archive access, also are available. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

3 p.m. March 21 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards. Featuring works by Omar Thomas, Norman Dello Joio, Michael Markowski, and Carolyn Bremer, this online performance will be performed without an audience. It will be streamed live and archived at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. March 22 – Courtney McCluney, Ph.D., an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University, presents “The Detroit Hustle: Creating New Ecosystems for Entrepreneurship.” During the online event, she will discuss her research in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and how the work of entrepreneurial support organizations can promote equity and inclusion for Black women entrepreneurs. McCluney’s presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit owu.edu/snc.

7 p.m. March 25 – Miroslav Volf, D.Theol., a professor of theology at Yale University and author of “Work in the Spirit,” presents “Faith and Work.” During the online event, he will discuss what religion has to teach us about the role of work in our lives and what it means to work well. Volf’s presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit owu.edu/snc.

Noon March 29 – A panel of women entrepreneurs will discuss “Women in Entrepreneurship,” focusing on the opportunities and challenges they face in their work and how they address them. Scheduled panelists for the online discussion are Kara Trott, founder and CEO of Quantum Health; Sonya Trent-Pellom, founder and CEO of Exquisite Wines and Cigars; Suzan Kounta, co-founder of Thiossane West African Dance Institute; and Barbara MacLeod, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan professor of business administration and an active angel investor. The panel is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit owu.edu/snc.

4:30 p.m. March 30 – T Kira Madden, M.F.A., essayist and the author of “Long Live The Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir,” presents a virtual reading of her work, which The New York Times calls “a fearless debut.” Madden’s memoir is a coming-of-age story exploring her identity as a queer, biracial teenager living in an environment of “cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight.” Her reading is part of the Poets and Writers Reading Series offered by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of English. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, send an email to eng@owu.edu. Learn more at owu.edu/english.

About the Sagan National Colloquium

Titled “The Intersection of the Liberal Arts and Business,” this year’s Sagan National Colloquium will explore how the liberal arts contributes to the best business ideas and how businesses can create positive social change. Established in 1984, the colloquium annually addresses in-depth an issue of national or global importance. Past speakers have included social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford. Learn more at owu.edu/snc.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

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 undergraduate majors than many universities its size 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. Learn more at owu.edu.