Press Release, Student Life

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April 2017 Public Events

March 15, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April 2017 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” Ohio Wesleyan University News on Facebook. For a schedule of Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

Now through April 2 – “Accumulated Errors,” sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays of Columbus College of Art & Design, and “From One Thing to Another,” paintings by Louise Captein of Otterbein University, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. During the academic year, the Ross Art 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.

Now through June 2 – “With Radical Love & Fierce Resistance,” an installation created by artist Sam Gould and his Minneapolis print shop, Beyond Repair, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://red76.com/main. This exhibit is the first installation of the museum’s new “Inside/Outside” exhibition series and rebrands the Ross as a site for generative questioning, social cooperation, and bridge-building. During the academic year, the Ross Art 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.

7 p.m. April 1 – OWU’s 2017 Bishop Bash features indie bands The Mowgli’s and Never Shout Never, in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The Mowgli’s, whose hits include “I’m Good,” have been described as “the quintessential California band” and their music as “a joyous revival of rock ’n’ roll, a twisting indie-folk dance, and a heartfelt protest ballad.” Learn more about The Mowgli’s at www.themowglis.net and more about Never Shout Never at www.nevershoutnever.com. Advance tickets – available now at http://owutickets.com – are $20 for general admission, $15 for non-OWU students with valid student IDs, and $10 for OWU students and employees with valid university IDs. Ticket prices will remain consistent whether purchased in advance or at the door. Parking is free. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. April 1. Learn more at www.owu.edu/bishopbash.

7 p.m. April 3 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival presents “Chicken with Plums,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Satrapi and Parronaud, 2011, PG-13.) Set in Tehran in 1958, the film tells the story of a gifted violinist so miserable that he wills himself to die. Viewers learn the reason for his anguish is the end of his relationship with the beautiful Irâne, whose name assumes subtle allegorical significance, suggesting that she represents not only a lost love but a country misled. The film features English subtitles and includes introductions and post-viewing discussions led by OWU faculty and students. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mfl.

7 p.m. April 4 – OWU’s International Queer Film Festival concludes with “The Handmaiden” (South Korea, 2016, not rated). From famed director Park Chan Wook, this gripping and sensual tale is set in Korea under Japanese colonial rule. Lady Hideko lives an isolated life, attended to only by her handmaiden, Sook Hee, who plans to rob her of her inheritance with a conman pretending to be a Japanese count. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/news-media.

9:30 p.m. April 4 and 5 – The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Nostalgia for the Light,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Guzmán, 2010, not rated). This documentary explores life at 10,000 feet above sea level in the driest place on earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert, where astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. It makes unexpected connections between star-gazing and the Andean heights’ secrets: the human remains of Pre-Columbian mummies, 19th century explorers, and political prisoners “disappeared” after the fascist coup of 1973. (Spanish and English with subtitles.)The Community Film Series is an annual tradition created by OWU’s Department of English and the historic Strand. General admission is $7 or $6 with a valid Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

4:10 p.m. April 5 – Ohio Wesleyan alumna Maggie Smith, Class of 1999, reads and discusses her poem, “Good Bones,” which was shared thousands of times via social media following the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando. The poem is set to be featured in the April 9 episode of CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” starring Téa Leoni. Smith will speak in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Smith’s visit is sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

8 p.m. April 6-8; 2 p.m. April 9, 2017 – “Blood Wedding” by Federico García Lorca. Traditions, feuding families, and irresistible passion intertwine in this powerful story of blood ties and desire. A new gender-reimagined adaptation by OWU faculty members Edward Kahn and Eva Paris-Huesca unites contemporary questions with Lorca’s surrealistic tragedy. Directed by Kahn, the play will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

7 p.m. April 7 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival presents “May Allah Bless France!” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Malik, 2014, not rated.) The first feature by acclaimed French rapper and novelist Abd Al Malik, this coming-of-age story is based on Malik’s own youth. The film follows the struggles of Régis, a budding rapper who relies on petty crime to fund his passion for music. But as his fellow musicians get lured into drug dealing, Régis finds salvation in the classics of French literature and his conversion to Sufi Islam. The film features English subtitles and includes introductions and post-viewing discussions led by OWU faculty and students. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mfl.

8 p.m. April 7, 14, 21, and 28 – Friday 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 stargazing 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.

3:15 p.m. April 9 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, conducted by faculty member 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 10 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival presents “My Friend Victoria,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Civeyrac, 2014, not rated.) In this film, writer-director Jean Paul Civeyrac shifts the action of Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing’s story “Victoria and the Staveneys” from London to Paris, but otherwise remains faithful to Lessing’s tale of a young black woman’s uneasy relationship with a wealthy white family. In the most concrete terms, privilege is within Victoria’s reach, but never truly hers. The film features English subtitles and includes introductions and post-viewing discussions led by OWU faculty and students. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mfl.

8 p.m. April 11 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by part-time instructor Lucy Ginther, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 – The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Life, Above All,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Schmitz, 2010, PG-13.) Based on the award-winning novel “Chanda’s Secrets” by Allan Stratton, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Chanda as she fights fear and prejudice to get help for her mother, who is suffering from AIDS. She also fights for her best friend, who depends upon prostitution for survival. This film won the Black Film Critics Circle award for Best Foreign film and the François Chalais Award at Cannes. (Southern Sotho with English subtitles.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition created by OWU’s Department of English and the historic Strand. General admission is $7 or $6 with a valid Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

7 p.m. April 12 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival concludes with “The Marquise of O,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Rohmer, 1976, PG.) Adapted from the novella by early 19th century author Heinrich von Kleist, this film by Eric Rohmer deals with the quandary faced by the Marquise of O, a chaste young widow, when she finds herself inexplicably pregnant. While the film is faithful to the cool detachment of Kleist’s prose, keeping the viewer hovering between mirth and outrage, its moral ambiguity is certain to spark heated debate. The film features English subtitles and includes introductions and post-viewing discussions led by OWU faculty and students. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mfl.

4:10 p.m. April 13 – Ohio Wesleyan alumna Susan Phillips Read, Class of 1969, a former associate judge on the New York State Court of Appeals, discusses “Judicial Personae: Thoughts on the Wellsprings of Appellate Judging,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Read’s presentation is part of the Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs sponsored by OWU’s Department of Politics and Government and its Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/politics.

7:30 p.m. April 13 – Michael W. Flamm, Ph.D., OWU professor of history, presents “Axis Sally: Ohio Wesleyan’s Most Notorious and Least Understood Alum,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. During World War II, an American woman broadcast Nazi propaganda to Allied troops, who dubbed her “Axis Sally.” Her real name was Mildred Gillars, and two decades earlier she had attended Ohio Wesleyan. Three decades later, she returned to Delaware to receive her degree. Hear her tragic-but-true story from Flamm, author of “In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and the War on Crime.” His presentation represents OWU’s 2017 Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture sponsored by the Department of History. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.

April 15-May 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s senior fine arts majors exhibit works juried by their OWU professors, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will open with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at museum. During the academic year, the Ross Art 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 18 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring Rachel Ballitch, Stuart Cox, Ni Dong, and Jiamo Zhang, all piano students of part-time assistant professor Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 18 – OWU’s third 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.

9:30 p.m. April 18 and 19 – The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Like Father, Like Son,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Koreeda, 2013, not rated.) A doting father discovers his 6-year-old son is not his son when the hospital confesses two babies were switched shortly after birth. He insists the boys be switched back over his wife’s objections. It won a Jury Prize at Cannes. (Japanese with English subtitles.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition created by OWU’s Department of English and the historic Strand. General admission is $7 or $6 with a valid Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

3:15 p.m. April 20 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring Annie Spink, organ, and Rachel Ballitch, soprano, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

April 21 and 22 – Summit of Ohio (S.O.L.) Latinx conference, featuring free public presentations by Sonia Manzano, who portrayed “Maria” on TV’s “Sesame Street” for 44 years, and Angel Colon, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in June in Florida that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. Manzano will speak at 7 p.m. April 21 in the atrium of OWU’s Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. She will sign books afterward, and copies of her autobiography and children’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Learn more about Manzano at http://soniamanzano.com. Colon will speak April 22 at a time and location to be announced. Learn more about Colon at www.apbspeakers.com. The S.O.L. Latinx conference was created in 2016 to enable Latinx (a gender-neutral term encompassing Latino/a) students and their allies from Ohio colleges and universities to come together to discuss issues impacting them. Learn more at www.owu.edu/latinx.

3:15 p.m. April 23 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring sopranos Catie Kocian and Katie Miller, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. April 23 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Frank Chiou, piano, and Lucy Ginther, violin, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. April 25 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring works created by composition students, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 – The 2017 Community Film Series concludes with “Pride,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Warchus, 2014, Rated R.) Inspired by a true story, Pride recounts what happens when striking coal miners in a small Welsh village in 1984 receive outspoken support from an unexpected – and perhaps unwelcome? – source: a small but enthusiastic group of gay activists from London. It won the Queer Palm at Cannes. The Community Film Series is an annual tradition created by OWU’s Department of English and the historic Strand. General admission is $7 or $6 with a valid Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

7:30 p.m. April 27 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture features a panel of central Ohio experts discussing “Ethics from the Eyes of Community Leaders – Character, Culture & Community,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The panel will be moderated by Kip Morse, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, and will feature Bryan Haviland of FrazierHeiby (public relations); Lubna Najjar of Lubna Designs (clothing) and IL Moda (brand development); and David All of OneNineNinety (business communications). The Heisler Lecture sponsored by OWU’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

2 p.m. April 30 – Ohio Wesleyan Spring Dance Showcase, in the Jannuzi Dance Studio inside Simpson Querrey Fitness Center, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. 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.