Ohio Wesleyan Announces University’s Upcoming Public Events
By Cole Hatcher
DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its May 2021 lineup of public events. Nearly all events will be virtual. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.
May 1-May 28 – “Unprecedented,” featuring artwork by Ohio Wesleyan’s 10 graduating fine arts students, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. All pieces were selected for exhibition by OWU professors. The student exhibit will open with an online reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1. To register for the virtual event, visit owu.edu/Unprecedented. The in-person exhibit will open May 2. 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. It will be closed May 11-12 for Bishop Break days. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Visitors must follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.
7 p.m. May 1 and 2 p.m. May 2 – “Twelfth Night, 2020,” a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic that refocuses on contemporary issues. Adapted and directed by OWU instructor and 2005 graduate Bradford Sadler, the play focuses on LGBTQIA+ representation and the role of protest in expressing the voice of a community. All performances (including 7 p.m. April 23, 24, and 30) will be held in the outdoor amphitheater beside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest public health guidelines. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to support related community organizations. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
7 p.m. May 4 – Jay Martin, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan men’s soccer head coach and professor of Health and Human Kinetics, presents “Manage Like a Coach.” The winningest coach in NCAA men’s soccer history, Martin will discuss what his coaching philosophy has to teach managers in the world of business. His presentation is part of OWU’s 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium, an exploration of how the liberal arts contributes to the best business ideas and how businesses can create positive social change. To register for the free event or learn more, visit owu.edu/snc.
7 p.m. May 4 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin. The free performance will be pre-recorded and released online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
9 p.m. May 7, 14, and 21 – 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.
3 p.m. May 9 – Ohio Wesleyan music student recital featuring Luke Belinski, alto sax; Hunter Coon, voice; Madison Deckop, voice; Rachel Foster, double bass; Hayden Houpt, tuba; and Logan Page, trumpet. The free performance will be pre-recorded and released online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
8 p.m. May 13 – Ohio Wesleyan music composition studio recital, featuring works composed by students of faculty member EunSeok Park. The free performance will be pre-recorded and released online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
8 p.m. May 13 – Todd Thompson, Ph.D., professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University, presents “Black Holes Near and Far.” 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.
8 p.m. May 14 – “One Acts 2021” featuring the work of students from Ohio Wesleyan’s fall playwriting class and spring directing class, on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Original scripts written by student-playwrights will be directed by student-directors for their final class project. The plays will feature student-performers and may contain adult themes and language. Tickets will not be issued and seating will be limited based on the latest public health guidelines. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
8 p.m. May 17 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by faculty member Richard Edwards. The free performance will be pre-recorded and released online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
7 p.m. May 18 – “Astronomer Dreaming,” presented by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music in conjunction with the Department of Theatre & Dance. This unique and collaborative theatre and music performance will be directed by faculty member Jason Hiester. The free performance will be pre-recorded and released online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
10 a.m. May 29 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021 and 2020 Commencements, featuring remarks from a representative of each class. The event is ticketed and by invitation only, but will be streamed live online at owu.edu/stream.
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.