Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan Announces March 2016 Public Events

February 11, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its March 2016 lineup of public events. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit www.owu.edu/calendars. For Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com. For webstreaming, visit www.owu.edu/stream.

Now through March 27 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum is exhibiting four collections in its galleries at 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. On exhibit are:

  • “Looking Down to Look Up,” an exhibit of sculptures created by artist Walter Zurko, an art professor at The College of Wooster, using wood-derived products such as plywood and cardboard and carved with power tools. Learn more about his work at walterzurko.com.
  • “Art of the Print,” featuring screen, linoleum, and woodblock prints and artist books created by David Jansheski and donated to the museum following the artist’s death in 2014. The museum will host a memorial reception in honor of Jansheski from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 19. Remarks celebrating the Cleveland artist’s life and contributions will begin at 3 p.m.
  • “New on View,” a collection of never-before-exhibited pieces from the museum’s permanent collection including works by American photographers Ralph Gibson, Mark Klett, and Edward Weston; sculptor Luis Jimenez; painter/printmaker Frank Stella; and Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide.
  • An untitled exhibit also culled from the museum’s permanent collection featuring photographic portraits of such internationally known artists as pop artist Andy Warhol, painter and printmaker Jasper Johns, and photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

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. It will be closed March 5 through March 14 for spring break. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call 740-368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

9:15 p.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 2 – Community Film Series screening of “Ball of Fire,” a screwball comedy starting Barbara Stanwyck as a burlesque dancer/mob moll, 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.

5 p.m. March 2 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Centre, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. March 3 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Mount St. Joseph, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon March 4 – Robert Gitter, Ph.D., OWU’s Joseph A. Meek Professor of Economics, discusses “Mexican Migration to the United States” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. Gitter will speak in the Fellowship Hall of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/greatdecisions.

8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18, 25 – 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.

1 p.m. March 5 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Keuka, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon March 11 – Marianne Gabel of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) in Delaware discusses “The Road to a Stable Climate: What’s Next after Paris?” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. Gabel, joined by a group of CCL panelists, will speak in the Fellowship Hall of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/greatdecisions.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2016 Ohio History Day Region 6 competition, bringing hundreds of secondary school students to campus to present their projects for judging, in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Exhibits in the Benes Rooms will be open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Performances and documentary viewings will be open if space is available. Regional winners advance to the statewide Ohio History Day competition, which will be hosted in Ohio Wesleyan’s Gordon Field House on April 30. The yearlong program is led by the Ohio History Connection and is an affiliate of the award-winning National History Day program. To learn more about serving as a volunteer judge for either the regional or statewide competitions at OWU, visit the Ohio History Day website at oh.nhd.org/register.php.

4 p.m. March 15 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Ohio Northern, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

9:15 p.m. March 15 and 7 p.m. March 16 – Community Film Series screening of “Out of the Past,” featuring Jane Greer as a mob moll in this moody film noir, 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 and 6:30 p.m. March 16 – OWU Softball doubleheader vs. Muskingum, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. March 16 – OWU Baseball vs. Otterbein, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon March 18 – Michael Houlahan, a retired foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department , discusses “The Rise of ISIS” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. Houlahan will speak in the Fellowship Hall of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/greatdecisions.

8 p.m. March 18 and March 19 – OWU’s Spring Senior Project Productions featuring “Amicable Partings” by George S. Kaufman and Leueen MacGrath with senior Sarah Shulman and “A Number” by Caryl Churchill with seniors Chris MacDonald and Christian Sanford. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, but tickets are required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. Learn more at www.owu.edu/theatre.

12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 19 – OWU Baseball doubleheader vs. Transylvania, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. March 19 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Capital, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 19 – OWU Softball doubleheader vs. Alma, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. March 20 – The OWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Christina Wade, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:15 p.m. March 22 and 7 p.m. March 23 – Community Film Series screening of “Slumdog Millionaire,” starring Dev Patel as the biggest game show prize-winner in Indian television history, 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. March 23 – Sumit Ganguly, Ph.D., professor of political science at Indiana University, discusses The Significance of South Asia for World Politics,” in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia, Ganguly is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 20 books on the region. His presentation represents the university’s 27th Annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies.

3:30 p.m. March 24 – OWU Women’s Tennis vs. Denison, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7:30 p.m. March 24 – Steve Worland, Ph.D., president and CEO of eFFECTOR Therapeutics, discusses “The Importance of Alternative Perspectives in Business Ethics,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.” California-based eFFECTOR Therapeutics is working to develop a new class of therapeutics for cancer and other serious diseases. Worland’s presentation represents OWU’s 2016 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/calendars.

1 p.m. March 26 – OWU Men’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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 26 – OWU Baseball doubleheader vs. Mount Union, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. March 28 – Roberto Rodriguez, Ph.D., associate professor of Mexican-American Studies at the University of Arizona, discusses “The Violence of Not-Belonging: A Survivor of Police Violence Speaks on Institutionalized Violence against Indigenous, Black, and Brown Communities,” in Benes Room C of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist and the author of three books including “Justice: A Question of Race,” which documents his seven-and-a-half-year quest for justice from a near-fatal case of police brutality. His presentation is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Poverty, Equity, and Social Justice Course Connection; Honors Program; Modern Foreign Languages Department; Philosophy Department; Sociology/Anthropology Department; Women’s and Gender Studies Program; and Latin American Studies Program. Admission is free. For more information, contact Shari Stone-Mediatore at ssstonem@owu.edu.

9:15 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. March 30 – Community Film Series screening of “Cinema Paradiso,” about a famous Italian film director and his love for movies, 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. March 30 – Shaka Senghor, author of “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison,” discusses his inspirational story, in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Senghor served 19 years in prison for murder after killing a man in an argument over drugs. Today, he is the author of six books, a lecturer at the University of Michigan, and a leading voice on criminal justice reform. He also is scheduled to be interviewed March 13 on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) show, “Super Soul Sunday.” Senghor will sign books following his presentation, which is sponsored by OWU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Admission is free.

7:30 p.m. March 31 –Peter Turnley, award-winning photojournalist, discusses “The Human Condition” and his career, which has included working in more than 90 countries and witnessing most major news stories of international geo-political and historic significance over the last 30 years. Turnley will speak in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Best known for his photography of the realities of the human condition, Turnley has seen his work featured on the cover of Newsweek 43 times. Before his presentation, he will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree, the university’s highest honor. Admission is free. Learn more about Turnley at www.peterturnley.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.