Ohio Wesleyan’s March calendar of public events includes the 2021-2022 Vogel Lecture, a look at the life of an OWU student from 1868 to 1871 based on letters written to his family. The online event is set for March 28. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces March 2022 Calendar of Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

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

Now through March 20 – “Deaf Republic” by James Stewart and “Into the Light” by Ron Anderson, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Stewart’s paintings and ceramics interpret Ilya Kaminsky’s award-winning book of poetry “Deaf Republic,” in which a young deaf boy inspires a town’s resistance to military occupation. Columbus-based Anderson’s figurative paintings bring African American stories of music, sport, and dance into the spotlight. 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 museum will be closed March 5-13 for spring break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

Now through May 9 – “The Natural World,” featuring images by award-winning photographer Max Seigal, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2009, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Seigal combines his OWU degrees in biology and environmental science to help him capture breath-taking views of the natural world. Gallery 2001, located 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 Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, and 25 – 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. March 10 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring David Weinberg, Ph.D., who studies the large-scale structure of the universe, dark energy and dark matter, the formation and evolution of galaxies and quasars, and the intergalactic medium. A professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University, Weinberg will discuss “Cosmic Acceleration: What We Know and Don't Know.” He will speak at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. 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. March 18-19 – Spring senior project production of Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” by OWU students Danny Rodriguez Hijo and Judson Nimrick, in the Studio Theatre of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve seating, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

3 p.m. March 20 – Ohio Wesleyan senior and junior recital featuring Gavin Abrams, trombone, and Grace Patrick, trombone, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7:30 p.m. March 24 – Pete Watson, executive chairman of the Board of Directors at Greif, Inc., presents “Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership,” in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Based locally, Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, with more than 16,000 workers in 41 countries. Watson’s presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021-2022 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.

7 p.m. March 26 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Chris Lizak, percussion, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

3 p.m. March 27 – Choral Art Society, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. March 28 – Ellen Arnold, Ph.D., associate professor of Premodern Environmental History at University of Stavanger, Norway, and former Ohio Wesleyan professor of History, presents “James Weber’s OWU Experience, 1868-1871,” online via Zoom. Arnold’s talk will examine Weber’s college experience, occurring soon after the Civil War, based on letters he wrote his parents in Caledonia, Ohio, while a student. Arnold’s presentation is OWU’s 2021-2022 Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History. The online event will begin with a memorial tribute to Ezra Vogel, Ph.D., who endowed the lecture in honor of his parents. Ezra Vogel, a retired Harvard University professor and author of the critically acclaimed book “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” died in 2020. To register for the free Zoom event, visit owu.edu/VogelLecture. Learn more at owu.edu/history.

4:10 p.m. March 29 – Groundbreaking poet, editor, critic, and activist Charles Bernstein receives an honorary degree, Ohio Wesleyan’s highest honor, and reads from his poetry collections, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A book signing is expected to follow. A retired English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Bernstein has written more than 20 poetry books and earned recognition including Yale University’s 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, the Roy Harvey Pearce/Archive for New Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Poetry Foundation describes his work as exploring “the wide-ranging uses of language within diverse social contexts. His poetry combines the language of politics, popular culture, advertising, literary jargon, corporate-speak, and myriad others to show how language and culture are mutually constructive and interdependent.” Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/english.

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.