Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces December 2015 Public Events

November 12, 2015 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its December 2015 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. 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.

Dec.1-Jan. 31 “In Close Proximity,” featuring seven OWU fine arts faculty members displaying their latest works, at the university’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. An artist reception will be held for participating faculty from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The OWU professors exhibit every other year at the museum, showcasing the depth, breadth, and caliber of their talents. Learn more about the OWU Department of Fine Arts at www.owu.edu/finearts. 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 close Dec. 17 for winter break and reopen Jan. 12. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Wooster, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. Dec. 3 – OWU student vocal recital featuring Allison Dawson, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

6:30 p.m. Dec 3 – Estela Harretche, Ph.D., and Ellen Kaplan, Ph.D., professors of Spanish and Theatre at Smith College, discuss “Spanish Theatre Today,” in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Their presentation is sponsored by the OWU Honors Program and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Admission is free. Visit www.owu.edu/mfl for more information.

6:30 p.m. Dec 4 – Spanish/English play “La nieta del dictador/The Dictator’s Granddaughter,” will be performed by Estela Harretche and Ellen Kaplan, professors of Spanish and Theatre at Smith College, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. The performance is sponsored by the OWU Honors Program and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Admission is free. Visit www.owu.edu/mfl for more information.

8 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 - Ohio Wesleyan Directing Class/Playwriting Class present “One Act Plays” featuring student-directors and playwrights creating works that are surprising, varied, and full of fresh talent and energy, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/theatre.

8 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, and 18 – 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. The observatory will be closed Dec. 26. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.

3:15 p.m. Dec. 6- Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, conducted by faculty member Jason Hiester, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3 p.m. Dec. 19 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Kenyon, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

2 p.m. Dec. 22 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Kenyon, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 – OWU Women’s Basketball Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission to all Hoops for Hope tournament games is free, but monetary contributions will be accepted to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, which supports breast cancer awareness, education, and research. The tournament will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

  • 6 p.m. Dec. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Brescia
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 29 – Oneonta State vs. Wilmington
  • 1 p.m. Dec. 30 – Hoops for Hope consolation game
  • 3 p.m. Dec. 30 – Hoops for Hope championship game

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 1,675 students represent 43 U.S. states and territories and 33 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.