Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces March 2018 Public Events

February 13, 2018 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its March 2018 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 list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com

Now-March 30 – “Range of Vision,” featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s fine arts faculty exhibiting works in clay, metal, painting and drawing, fabric, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and graphic design, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Participating faculty are Kristina Bogdanov, David Bugay, Cynthia Cetlin, Frank Hobbs, James Krehbiel, Jeffrey Nilan, and Jonathan Quick. Learn more about them 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. 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. March 1 – Carol A. Newsom, Ph.D., the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, discusses “Hope in a Time of Climate Change: A Conversation between the Bible and Science,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Newsom also is a senior fellow at Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Her presentation is the 2017-2018 Merrick Lecture sponsored by the OWU Department of Religion. Admission is free. Learn more about the department at www.owu.edu/religion

Noon March 2 – Rex D. Matthews, Th.D., Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, discusses “The Methodist Educational Vision,” in Room 108 of Phillips Hall, 51 S. Henry St., Delaware. His presentation is the Earl Russell Fund Lecture sponsored by the OWU Department of Religion. Admission is free. Learn more about the department at www.owu.edu/religion

6 p.m. March 2 – OWU’s second annual International Queer Film Festival presents “Cloudburst,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. (Not rated, 2011). The film stars Oscar-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis. A woman breaks her partner out of a nursing home, and they drive to Canada to get married. Admission is free. Learn more about the film festival at www.facebook.com/owuiqff and more about OWU’s Spectrum Resource Center at www.owu.edu/spectrum

8 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 – 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, $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins

9:30 p.m. March 6 and 7:30 p.m. March 7 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “GoodFellas,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. Martin Scorsese’s classic film stars Ray Liotta as the wannabe gangster who makes good, rising in the mob until he becomes its target. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Paul Sorvino co-star. (Rated R, 1990.) 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

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2018 Ohio History Day Region 6 competition, bringing hundreds of secondary school students to campus to present projects for judging. An information/registration table will be set up in Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Exhibits will be set up in nearby Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., and open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Performances and documentary viewings will be open if space is available. Admission is free. Regional winners will advance to statewide Ohio History Day competition April 21 at Ohio Wesleyan. The year-long program is led by the Ohio History Connection and is an affiliate of the award-winning National History Day program. For information about serving as a volunteer judge for the Region 6 or statewide competitions, visit the Ohio History Day Regional or State registration website. Learn more at www.ohiohistory.org and more about OWU’s Department of History at www.owu.edu/history

5 p.m. March 20 – Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Ph.D., director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies and retired professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, discusses “Beowulf and Archaeology: Text and Material Culture,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Owen-Crocker is the author of several books including “Rites and Religions of the Anglo-Saxons,” editor-in-chief of the Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450, and co-editor of the series, The Material Culture of the Anglo-Saxon World. Her lecture is presented by OWU’s Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, with support from the Department of Fine Arts and the Jarvis Stewart Lecture Fund. Admission is free. Learn more about OWU’s Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at www.owu.edu/amrs

8 p.m. March 20 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society Concert, conducted by professor Jason Hiester, 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 20 and 7:30 p.m. March 21 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “Body Heat,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. Inspired by the classic films noir “Double Indemnity” and “Out of the Past,” Lawrence Kasdan’s directorial debut launched the career of Kathleen Turner, who plays the femme fatale who ensnares William Hurt and makes a murderer out of him. (Rated R, 1981.) 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 p.m. March 22 –Joshua W. Busby, Ph.D., associate professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, discusses “Climate Leadership without the U.S. Federal Government,” in Benes Rooms B and C of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Busby is the author of “Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action” and has published widely on climate change, global health, transnational advocacy movements, and U.S. foreign policy. His presentation is sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies

8 p.m. March 23-24 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Spring Senior Project Production,” featuring Kōbō Abe’s “The Man Who Turned into a Stick,” directed by senior Audrey Castaneda-Walker, and Howard Brenton’s “Gum and Goo,” directed by junior Ares Harper. These one-act plays will feature performances by seniors Alanna Easley, TJ Galamba, Kacie Iuvara, and Rachel Scherrer. 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. Learn more at www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance

3:15 p.m. March 25 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, 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

8 p.m. March 27 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble Concert, 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 27 and 7:30 p.m. March 28 – The 2018 Community Film Series presents “Girl Interrupted,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 W. Winter St., Delaware. Based on the best-selling memoir by Susanna Kaysen, this film features Winona Ryder as a young woman confined to a mental institution, and Angelina Jolie as a charismatic fellow patient. Vanessa Redgrave, Elisabeth Moss, and Whoopi Goldberg co-star. (Rated R, Mangold, 1999.) 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

3:15 p.m. March 29 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring senior Rachel Ballitch, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

7 p.m. March 30 – Ohio Wesleyan’s student-run dance troupe performs its annual showcase, “Terpsicorps 2018,” in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $3 or two canned goods for general admission. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Food Pantry. For more information, email kamccalm@owu.edu. Learn more about OWU’s dance program at 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.