Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces March 2017 Public Events

February 15, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

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

Now through April 2 – “Accumulated Errors,” sculpture by Carol Boram-Hays, and “From One Thing to Another,” paintings by Louise Captein, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

  • Boram-Hays, who teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design, uses metal reclaimed from industrial sites as well as steel ductwork, conduit, and electrical wiring to create art that explores “our conflicted relationship with industrialized culture.” She casts the metal within concrete poured into forms and then uses mason stains to color their surfaces. Learn more at carolboramhays.com.
  • Captein, who teaches at Otterbein University, is originally from the Netherlands. Her paintings are based on sketches of brightly colored paper collages. Each painting is an exact copy of the original collage and involves a careful mixing of colors and meticulous application of thin layers of paint to create a smooth surface. Learn more at otterbein.edu/public/About/Faculty/LouiseCaptein.aspx.

Note: The museum will be closed March 12 to March 20 for Ohio Wesleyan’s mid-semester break. 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.

Feb. 21 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. Gould is the co-founder of Red76, a publication that works toward “the formation of publics through the implementation of ad-hoc educational structures and discursive gatherings.” 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, Director Erin Fletcher says. Note: The museum will be closed March 12 to March 20 for mid-semester break. 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. March 1 – OWU’s International Queer Film Festival presents “Circumstance,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. (Iran, 2011, Rated R.) Atafeh dreams of fame and adventure, and explores Tehran’s underground scene with her best friend, Shireen. Meanwhile, Atafeh’s brother, Mehran, returns home from drug rehab and replaces his once obsessive practice of classical music with more destructive pursuits. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/news-media.

3:15 p.m. March 2 – OWU student recital featuring Quenton Stokes-Brown, trombone, and Jiamo Zhang, piano, in Presser Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7:30 p.m. March 2 – Kate Doyle, M.A., a senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive, discusses “Proving Genocide: Historical Archives and the Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes in Guatemala,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Doyle’s presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017 Robert Kragalott Lecture on Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Human Rights. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.

8 p.m. March 3-4 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre presents the musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” This hilariously dark comedy by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken features such hits as “Skid Row,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly, Seymour.” Performances will be in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students, and free for Ohio Wesleyan employees and students with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash or check only) and reserved by calling (740) 368-3702. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

8 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 – 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. March 6 – OWU’s International Queer Film Festival presents “Margarita with a Straw,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. (India, 2014, not rated). Laila is a young romantic, a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, causing a rift within herself and with those she is closest to. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/news-media.

8 p.m. March 7 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring the Rodin Duo – Mariko Kaneda, piano, and David Niwa, violin – performing works by Debussy and Szymanowski, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

9:30 p.m. March 7 and 8 – The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Something Wild,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. A genre-bending screwball comedy and thriller, “Something Wild” captures the cultural Zeitgeist of the mid-1980s, with its clash between Yuppie suburban life and free-spirited bohemianism. (Demme, 1986, Rated R.)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. March 9 – OWU student recital featuring Christopher Brinich, violin, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. March 20 – OWU’s International Queer Film Festival presents “Beautiful Boxer,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. (Thailand, 2004, not rated). Based on the true story of Thailand’s famed transgender kickboxer, Parinya Charoenphol, this poignant action drama punches straight into the heart and mind of a person who fights fiercely to be able to express themselves as a woman. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/news-media.

7 p.m. March 21 – Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim elected to a state legislature, discusses the state of the nation and the impact of her election, in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Omar’s presentation represents OWU’s 2017 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/soan.

9:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 – The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Chinatown,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Polanski, 1974, Rated R.) This neo-film noir follows private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), by turns confused and intrigued as he attempts to solve the mystery of the “California water wars” of 1930s Los Angeles. 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.

5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 23 – Writer, poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned presenter on issues of black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace, and racial justice, will read poetry and sign books at 7 p.m., in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Prior to her reading, beginning at 5:15 p.m., Ohio Wesleyan will screen the 2015 documentary “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez,” also in the Benes Rooms. Learn more at www.soniasanchez.net. Admission is free. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and its mission at www.owu.edu/omsa.

7 p.m. March 24 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival presents “School of Babel,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Bertuccelli, 2013.) This documentary uses an intimate fly-on-the-wall style to follow a year in a Paris schoolroom for children who have recently immigrated to France. 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. March 24-25, 2017 – Ohio Wesleyan Spring Senior Project Production featuring “Extensions” by Murray Schisgal, directed by senior Gabe Caldwell and featuring seniors Courtney Dunne and Reginald Hemphill. The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and may contain adult themes and language. Tickets are free, but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

7 p.m. March 25 – OWU student recital featuring Alyssa Clark, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. March 26 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. March 28 – Taedong Lee, Ph.D., director of the Environment, Energy, and Human Resource Development Center at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, presents “Translocal Relations and Climate Change in East Asia,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Lee’s research interests include global and sub-national environmental politics and policy, non-governmental organization (NGO) politics, international political economy, and social network analysis. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/politics.

8 p.m. March 28 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by part-time instructor Kevin Turner, 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. March 28 and 29 The 2017 Community Film Series presents “Winter’s Bone,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. (Granik, 2010, Rated R). Amid the hardscrabble rural poverty of the Missouri Ozarks, Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) must locate her missing father in order to save her family’s home. (Rated R, 100 minutes.) 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.

8 p.m. March 29 – Guest recital featuring pianist Kristofer Rucinski performing Scriabin Etudes Op. 8, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. March 30 – OWU student recital featuring Kayleigh Zander, bassoon, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. March 31 – OWU’s third annual Tournées French Film Festival presents “Mustang,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. (Ergüven, 2015, PG-13.) The film begins at the point when the childhoods of five orphaned sisters come to an abrupt end. When their grandmother and uncle learn they have been seen splashing around in the sea with boys, they lock the sisters up inside the house. From there, things only get worse. 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.


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.