Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces February 2016 Public Events

January 13, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its February 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.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Wittenberg, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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 is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

2016 Republican Mock Presidential Convention: OWU students will create a GOP Party platform and select presidential and vice presidential candidates. The two-day event, which simulates a national nominating convention, will take place Feb. 5-6 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.owu.edu/mock.

  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 5 – OWU’s 2016 Mock Convention will kick off with opening ceremonies followed by platform debates.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 – Mock Convention-goers will select their 2016 Republican Party ticket in preparation for the November presidential election.

8 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26 – 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.

Feb. 9 through March 27 – Sculpture by Walter Zurko and works from the Richard M. Ross Art Museum’s permanent collection, at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Zurko’s wood sculptures often reflect an interest in the architecture of tools and implements, specifically those related to agriculture. Learn more at http://walterzurko.com. 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.

All day Feb. 12 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams host the OWU Open, at Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Feb. 12 – The 12th Annual OWU Documentary Film Festival, featuring five short films created by Ohio Wesleyan students enrolled in the university’s Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking Class. The film festival will be held at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Brief discussions with the student-filmmakers will be held after each screening. Some of the films contain adult language and content intended for mature audiences. This event is sponsored by the OWU Department of Sociology/Anthropology and the Office of Media Services. Admission is free.

Noon Feb. 13 – OWU Women’s Tennis vs. Capital, at Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. Feb. 13 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Allegheny, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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 is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3 p.m. Feb. 13 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Allegheny, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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 is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3 p.m. Feb. 13 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Capital, at Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Feb. 16 – Patricia Hill Collins, Ph.D., sociology professor at the University of Maryland, presents “From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter: Gender, Sexuality and Black Social Movements,” in Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Collins’ presentation represents OWU’s 2016 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/soan.

8 p.m. Feb. 18-20; 2 p.m. Feb. 21, 2016 – “Artifice” by 1988 Ohio Wesleyan graduate Anne Flanagan. Eight wacky characters get snowed in during a gallery reception in upstate New York, and hilarity erupts over mistaken identity, secret schemes, jealous lovers, and financial ruin. Winner of three national comedy awards, Flanagan’s romp is a farcical take on celebrity and an affectionate tribute to loyalty and love. This play will be directed by Ohio Wesleyan faculty member Bonnie Milne Gardner and 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 for any of the four performances, call the Theatre Box Office at 740-368-3855. Learn more at www.owu.edu/theatre.

1 p.m. Feb. 20 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. DePauw, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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 is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3 p.m. Feb. 20 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. DePauw, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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 is scheduled to be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 21 – OWU student music recital featuring Natalie Wood and McCall Gorbach Foster, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

4 p.m. Feb. 24 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Mount Union, at Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Feb. 25 – Tiernan Brady, M.A., political director of Yes Equality and policy director of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) in Dublin, Ireland, presents “How a Minority Won a Majority – The Irish Marriage Referendum,” in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Brady’s presentation represents OWU’s 13th Annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/politics.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 – Campbell Scribner, Ph.D., OWU assistant professor of education, presents “One Room Schoolhouses and the Search for a Democratic Past,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Scribner offers a reappraisal of the one-room schoolhouse and describes ongoing project to photograph the one-room schoolhouses still standing in Delaware County. His presentation represents OWU’s 2016 Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.


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.