Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April 2018 Public Events

March 8, 2018

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April 2018 lineup of public events.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is free for these events.

For the latest Ohio Wesleyan event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews.

For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. April 3 – Barbara Terzian, J.D., Ph.D., OWU professor of history, presents “Notable and Notorious: Ohio and the 14th Amendment,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Did you know the Bill of Rights didn’t apply to the States? It took the 14th Amendment to protect free speech, religion, fair trials, and equal employment opportunities. To celebrate the amendment’s 150th birthday, Terzian, a civil rights attorney and historian, will explain its origins, its profound impact on our 21st century lives, and Ohio’s distinctive relationship to it – both notable and notorious. Her presentation is OWU’s 2018 Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture sponsored by the Department of History. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.

9:30 p.m. April 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 4 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “The Salesman,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. While acting in a production of “Death of a Salesman,” a husband and wife see their lives turned upside down when the wife is raped in their new apartment. A riveting, morally complex Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film. (PG-13, Farsi with English subtitles, Farhadi, 2016.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition of OWU’s Department of English and its Film Studies Program and the historic Strand. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.) Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

4:10 p.m. April 4 – Ohio Wesleyan alumnus David C. Colby, Class of 1967, retired vice president of policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and noted health services and policy researcher, discusses “Health Policy: Addressing the Challenges We Face,” in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Most recently, Colby, Ph.D., co-edited “Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America’s Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care.” His 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.

4 p.m. April 6 – Jacqueline Couti, Ph.D., associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Kentucky, discusses her research on 19-year-old Lumina Sophie dite Surprise, a seamstress who took part in the short-lived insurrection in southern Martinique in 1870. Today, the young woman represents freedom and women’s rights on the Caribbean island. Couti will speak in Room 201 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event, presented in English, is sponsored by OWU’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mfl.

8 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 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.

7 p.m. April 7Ohio Wesleyan’s 2018 Bishop Bash features comedian Hasan Minhaj, senior correspondent for “The Daily Show” and host of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Minhaj will be leaving “The Daily Show” this summer to launch his own Netflix show, becoming the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show. In addition to “The Daily Show,” Minhaj also has appeared on Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” HBO’s “Getting On,” and Comedy Central’s “@midnight.” His first stand-up comedy special, “Homecoming King,” debuted on Netflix last year. This event may contain mature content. Learn more about Minhaj at https://hasanminhaj.com. General admission tickets are $5 and are available online from Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/bishop-bash-2018-with-hasan-minhaj-tickets-43833571392. Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid university ID. This event is sponsored by OWU’s Campus Programming Board and President’s Club. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

8 p.m. April 10 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert, conducted by faculty member Lucy Ginther, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The concert features works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (“Scheherazade”). Also included are works by faculty member Jennifer Jolley and student Colin Pietron, who will conduct his own senior project. Admission is free. Learn more about Ginther, Jolley, and the OWU Department of Music at www.owu.edu/music.

9:30 p.m. April 10 and 7:30 p.m. April 11 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. A transgender teen tries to take his mother’s place in his small family of criminals, but experiences emotional upheaval when he becomes infatuated with the incorruptible new young neighborhood cop. (Not rated, Solito, 2006.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition of OWU’s Department of English and its Film Studies Program and the historic Strand. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.) Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

7:30 p.m. April 12 – G. Scott McComb, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Heartland Bank, discusses “Morality in Business,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. McComb joined the Gahanna, Ohio-based bank in 1999, and launched its first internet bank. Today, the company has more than $683 million in assets and 12 branches in the metropolitan Columbus area. Before joining the banking industry, McComb was an entrepreneur, launching several successful businesses, including a security system and installation company. He later sold the security business to a national firm and became one of its vice presidents. McComb’s presentation represents OWU’s 2018 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, and 21, and 2 p.m. April 22 – “Cabaret,” book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Join Ohio Wesleyan’s Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance for this Tony-winning musical’s memorable mixture of pleasure and politics set in 1930s Germany. Directed by professor Edward Kahn, the show features such unforgettable numbers as “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time,” and, of course, “Cabaret.” 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-OWU 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.

April 14-May 12 – Ohio Wesleyan’s graduating fine arts students show works juried by their OWU professors in their "11:11" exhibit, and Columbus-based artist Michael Kellner presents “Everything Is Possible,” an exploration of music and sound and their relation to what we can see and touch, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The OWU student exhibit will open with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Learn more about OWU’s fine arts department at www.owu.edu/finearts and more about Kellner at http://michaelkellnerart.com. 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 15 – Guest music recital featuring pianist Tianshu Wang, professor and head of the keyboard area at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music in Columbus, and violinist Wu Dan. They will perform in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about Wang at www.tianshuwang.com and more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. April 17 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring piano students of faculty member Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about Mahamuti at www.gulimina.com and more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music at www.owu.edu/music.

9:30 p.m. April 17 and 7:30 p.m. April 18 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “Boy,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. Before he directed last year’s “Thor,” Taika Waititi made this gem of a film about two boys being raised by their grandmother in an isolated Maori village and fantasizing about Michael Jackson and their absent father. When their father does appear, he turns out to be not a superhero but a comically incompetent petty criminal, played by Waititi. (Not rated, English and Maori, 2013.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition of OWU’s Department of English and its Film Studies Program and the historic Strand. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.) Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

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 through 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 19 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring music composed by students of faculty member Jennifer Jolley and performed by current OWU music students and young alumni, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Composition students whose work will be featured are Stuart Cox, Noah Green, Jase Jacobson, Jess Martich, Colin Pietron, Austin Wood, and Mi So Yoo. Students performing the compositions include Taryn Barnes, Veda Cost, Luis Gonzales, Noah Green, Kacy Gurewitz, Liam Keller (2017 graduate), Kathryn Lawson, Hannah Treadway, Austin Wood, Mi So Yoo, and Jiamo Zhang. Admission is free. Learn more about Jolley at www.jenniferjolley.com and more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music at www.owu.edu/music.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2018 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 year-long program is led by the Ohio History Connection and is an affiliate of the award-winning National History Day program. Admission is free. For information about serving as a volunteer judge for the statewide competition, visit the Ohio History Day State registration website. Learn more at www.ohiohistory.org and more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of History at www.owu.edu/history.

9:30 p.m. April 24 and 7:30 p.m. April 25 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “Tiny Furniture,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. The first woman to win the Director’s Guild Best Director Award, Lena Dunham of the HBO series “Girls” wrote and stars in this indie film about a young woman who returns to New York City to face the rest of her life after graduating from Oberlin with a film degree. (Not rated, 2010.) The Community Film Series is an annual tradition of OWU’s Department of English and its Film Studies Program and the historic Strand. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.) Learn more at www.owu.edu/english or www.thestrandtheatre.net.

2 p.m. April 29 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Spring Dance Showcase,” featuring informal performances and presentations by OWU dance students, 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 more than 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” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.