Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan Announces April 2016 Public Events

March 15, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April 2016 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

March 21 through Sept. 21, with April 7 artist talk – “Crystal Synergy: The Confluence of Science and Human Imagination,” featuring abstract art created by 1966 Ohio Wesleyan graduate Thomas “T.H.” Saunders by growing and photographing microscopic crystal structures made from wine, coffee, and aspirin – and other materials. Saunders’ exhibit will be showcased in two OWU venues: Alumni Gallery, located inside Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and the nearby Gallery 2001, located inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Both venues are satellite galleries of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. At 4:10 p.m. April 7, Saunders will present an illustrated artist talk in the library’s second-floor Bayley Room, with a reception immediately following in Gallery 2001. Gallery 2001 hours vary daily and are available online at http://library.owu.edu. Alumni Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free to both galleries and the artist talk. Learn more at www.owu.edu/ross.

7 p.m. April 1 – OWU student recital featuring Allison Dawson, soprano; ZoAnn Schutte, clarinet; and Brooke Waite, flute, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. April 1 – OWU Tournées French Film Festival screening of “Girlhood,” featuring the story of a 16-year-old who assumes responsibility for her younger sisters while their mother works nights, but, who seeing limited possibilities for her future, succumbs to the Parisian pleasures of raising hell at malls in Les Halles and impromptu dance-offs on the Métro (French with English subtitles). The screening will be held in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan students Ornella Bisamaza, Onyinye Okoli, and Victor Soder will introduce the film. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/frenchfilms.

8 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 – 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 $10 for adults, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.

All day April 2 and 3 – OWU Men’s Golf hosts the two-day Strimer Memorial Invitational, at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 U.S. Highway 23 N, Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 2 – OWU Softball double header vs. Wittenberg, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 2 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Sisters United student group presents the play “Butterfly Confessions” and Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of “The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative for Black Women in America,” facilitates a community dialogue about issues impacting today’s women of color, in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The play contains adult content and is intended for mature audiences. After the dialogue, Winfrey Harris will sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase on site. This event is sponsored by Sisters United, the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/omsa.

10 a.m. April 3 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Allegheny, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

10 a.m. April 3 – OWU Women’s Tennis vs. Allegheny, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 3 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, conducted by Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. April 4 – OWU Tournées French Film Festival screening of “Li’l Quinquin,” a dark, slapstick comedy about a series of grisly murders, two bumbling police officers, and a group of local youths who investigate on their own. The film also takes stock of the racism and xenophobia plaguing this small seaside town (French with English subtitles). The screening will be held in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan student Julia Stone will introduce the film. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/frenchfilms.

3:15 p.m. April 5 – OWU student vocal recital featuring Catie Kocian, Katie Miller, Melody Smith, and Pat Tang, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. April 5 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Wittenberg, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

9:15 p.m. April 5 and 7 p.m. April 6 – Community Film Series screening of “7 Boxes,” a gritty thriller with a poor pushcart delivery boy offered $100 to make seven boxes disappear for a while – then reappear (Spanish with English subtitles), at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs. The series is sponsored by the OWU Department of English and The Strand. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

4 p.m. April 6 – OWU Baseball vs. Muskingum, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4:30 p.m. April 6 – OWU Women’s Tennis vs. Wittenberg, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 7 – OWU student recital featuring Alescia Austin, viola; Alyssa Clark, voice; Toby Phongmekin, violin; and Rachel Ward, clarinet, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

4:10 p.m. April 7- Jennifer Hellmann, Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University, discusses, “Neighbor Effects: The Influence of Colony-Level Social Structure on Within-Group Dynamics in a Social Fish,” in Room 163 of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event is part of OWU’s ongoing Science Lecture Series. Admission is free.

7 p.m. April 7 – Writer, poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned presenter on issues of black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace, and racial justice, will read poetry and sign books, in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Of Sanchez, Maya Angelou has said, “This world is a better place because of Sonia Sanchez: more livable, more laughable, more manageable.” Learn more at www.soniasanchez.net. Sanchez’s Ohio Wesleyan visit is sponsored by both the Sisters United and Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs student organizations and by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more about the office and its mission at www.owu.edu/omsa.

4 p.m. April 8 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Rose-Hulman, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6:30 p.m. April 8 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Wooster, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. April 8 – OWU Tournées French Film Festival screening of “Farewell, My Queen,” an adaptation of Chantal Thomas’s 2003 novel about the chaos at Versailles on the eve of the 1789 revolution as seen through the eyes of Sidonie, the besotted reader to Marie Antoinette (French with English subtitles). The screening will be held in Room 301 of OWU’s Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan students Caroline Anderson, Jessica Sanford, and Meg Teitelman will introduce the film. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/frenchfilms.

8 p.m. April 8, 9, 15, and 16; 2 p.m. April 17 – “Red Hot & Cole,” an exhilarating musical revue of the life and music of Cole Porter, featuring more than two dozen internationally famous Porter songs, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The revue is being co-produced by OWU’s Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance with stage direction by Elane Denny-Todd and music direction by Jason Hiester. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for OWU students with a valid university ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at 740-368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/theatre.

All day April 9 – OWU Track & Field hosts the Marv Frye Invitational, at the George Gauthier Track inside Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 9 – Ohio Wesleyan presents “Powerful Women Paving the Way,” featuring back-to-back panel discussions on “Women in Finance” (1:30 p.m.) and “Women in Entrepreneurship” (2:45 p.m.), followed by networking and mingling, in the Benes Rooms inside OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This first-time event is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Economics; Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship; Office of Alumni Relations and Parents Council; and Office of Career Services. Admission is free, but reservations are requested via email before April 4 at careers@owu.edu.

All day April 9 and 10 OWU Women’s Golf hosts the two-day Laura Bump Invitational, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 9 through May 8, opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 9 – The annual juried exhibition by fine arts majors from the OWU Class of 2016, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. During the academic year, the museum 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 is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

3:15 p.m. April 10 – OWU senior student recital featuring Alex Armstrong, organist, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

4 p.m. April 11 – OWU Baseball vs. Capital, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. April 11 – Josh Lepawsky, Ph.D., associate professor of geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, discusses “Electronic Waste or How to Love a Mind Bomb,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Lepawsky studies connections between geography and technology with a focus on the trade and traffic of e-waste in Southeast Asia; relationships between waste and value in global commodity chains; and prospects for “ethical” trade in e-waste and electronic rubbish. His presentation is part of OWU’s 2015-2016 Sagan National Colloquium, “The Place of Waste: Exploring Asian and Western Perspectives on Waste, Sustainability, and Environment.” Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

8 p.m. April 12 – OWU Chamber Orchestra performance conducted by faculty member Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:15 p.m. April 12 and 7 p.m. April 13 – Community Film Series screening of “The Piano in a Factory,” a poignant, comic tale of a Chinese steelworker trying to win his daughter’s heart during a divorce by supplying the girl with a much-desired piano (Mandarin with English subtitles), at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs. The series is sponsored by the OWU Department of English and The Strand. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

7 p.m. April 13 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Kenyon, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 14 – OWU recital featuring music by students in faculty member Jennifer Jolley’s compositions classes, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

All day April 16 – OWU Track & Field hosts the All-Ohio Division III Championship, at the George Gauthier Track inside Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 16 – OWU Baseball double header vs. DePauw, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 16 – OWU Softball “Strike Out Cancer” double header vs. Case Western Reserve University, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 17 – OWU Baseball double header vs. DePauw, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 17 – OWU Softball double header vs. Adrian, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 17 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Allegheny, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 18 – Peter Wynn Kirby, Ph.D., an environmental specialist and waste ethnographer in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, discusses “Smuggling, Burning, Burying, Shredding, Knowing: Varieties of Waste Work in East Asia,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. His research focuses on toxic waste and nuclear risk in Japan – notably the irradiated aftermath of the 2011 tsunami – and on transnational flows of waste and the resulting toxic fallout in China and beyond. His presentation is part of OWU’s 2015-2016 Sagan National Colloquium, “The Place of Waste: Exploring Asian and Western Perspectives on Waste, Sustainability, and Environment.” Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

3:15 p.m. April 19 – OWU student recital featuring Rachel Ballitch and Jiamo Zhang on piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

5 p.m. April 19 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. DePauw, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. April 19 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. DePauw, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

9:15 p.m. April 19 and 7 p.m. April 20 – Community Film Series screening of “Frame by Frame,” a documentary following four Afghan photographers and exploring the urgency of photojournalism in recording life in present-day Afghanistan (Dari with English subtitles and English), at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs. The series is sponsored by the OWU Department of English and The Strand. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

3:30 p.m. April 20 – OWU Softball double header vs. Hiram, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 20 – OWU’s second annual Student Symposium, featuring presentations that showcase the research and creative work of Ohio Wesleyan students utilizing poster presentations oral presentations, music performances, student-artist talks, and more, in Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/studentsymposium.

3:15 p.m. April 21 – OWU student recital featuring Liam Keller, double bass; Emily Phillips, percussion; Jacob Simpson, guitar; Annie Spink, organ; and Quenton Stokes-Brown, trombone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

1 p.m. April 23 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Wooster, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 23 – OWU Softball double header vs. Denison and senior recognition day, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 23 – OWU Women’s Tennis vs. John Carroll, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 24 (time to be announced) – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Wabash, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:30 p.m. April 26 – OWU Softball double header vs. Oberlin, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 26 – Tour d’ Anches reed trio recital featuring music faculty Nancy Gamso, flute/clarinet; Karen Pfeifer, oboe; and Emily Patronik, bassoon, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:15 p.m. April 26 and 7 p.m. April 27 – Community Film Series screening of “While We’re Young,” a comic drama by acclaimed “indie” director Noah Baumbach, featuring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, and evoking the spirit of Woody Allen’s best films, at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs. The series is sponsored by the OWU Department of English and The Strand. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

4 p.m. April 27 – OWU Baseball vs. Heidelberg, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2016 Ohio History Day statewide competition, bringing hundreds of secondary school students to campus to present their projects for judging, in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The yearlong program is led by the Ohio History Connection and is an affiliate of the award-winning National History Day program. Admission is free. Learn more at Ohio History Day website at http://oh.nhd.org.

Noon April 30 – OWU Baseball double header vs. Wittenberg, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.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 87 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world experience. OWU’s 1,750 students represent 46 U.S. states and territories and 43 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.