Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January 2016 Public Events

December 14, 2015 – by Cole Hatcher

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

Now Through 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. 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 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 owu.edu/ross for more information.

3 p.m. Jan. 2 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio Northern, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Jan. 4 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Baldwin Wallace, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6 p.m. Jan. 6 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Wooster, 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. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6 p.m. Jan. 8 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. DePauw, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6 p.m. Jan. 13 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Hiram, 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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. Jan. 13 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Wabash, 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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6 p.m. Jan. 15 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams host the OWU Triangular, at Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. Jan. 15, 22, and 29 – 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 $10 for adults, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. Jan. 16 – 52nd annual OWU President’s High School Band Festival, featuring high school musicians from around the region and Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by OWU music professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/music.

2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: ‘The Strength to Love – ALL’

  • 3 p.m. Jan. 17 – The 31st annual worship service, at Zion M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) Church, 140 S. Washington St., Delaware. The featured speaker will be The Rev. Curnell Graham of Linworth United Methodist Church in Columbus.
  • 7:45 a.m. Jan. 18 – The 23rd annual MLK Breakfast Celebration sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in the Benes Room of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The featured speaker will be Gregory Moore, editor of The Denver Post. Moore, a 1976 OWU graduate, has been named the National Press Foundation’s “Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year” and received both the Journalist of the Year Award from the New England Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. The breakfast buffet will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Individual breakfast tickets are $20, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $160. For more information, contact the OWU Chaplain’s Office at chaplain@owu.edu. Reservations and payment are requested before Jan. 8. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

6 p.m. Jan. 20 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Oberlin, 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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Jan. 20 – “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman discusses the 13 months she spent in a federal correctional institution and signs books, which will be for sale at the event. Kerman will speak in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventbrite.com. Learn more at www.delawarelibraryfriends.org.

8 p.m. Jan. 20 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Oberlin, 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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Jan. 23 Bishop Backers Community Day 2016

This family-friendly event will include children’s activities; an expo of area organizations and businesses; and OWU men’s and women’s basketball games. Admission to both games is free with a canned food donation.

  • Noon-3:30 p.m. – The expo opens in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Attendees will learn more about the community, including volunteer opportunities, and enjoy free children’s activities. Food will be available for sale. (Expo registration information will be posted soon at facebook.com/BishopBackers.)
  • 1 p.m. – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Denison, in the adjacent Branch Rickey Arena. The game will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.
  • 3 p.m. – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Denison, in Branch Rickey Arena. The game will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 – OWU Women’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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3 p.m. Jan. 30 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Hiram, 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 will be streamed live at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 31 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty recital featuring Frank Chiou, David Niwa, Mariko Kaneda-Niwa, Crystal Stabenow, and Jennifer Whitehead, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/music.

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 owu.edu.