DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its May 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 schedule of Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com.
Now through May 12 – Art exhibitions “11:11,” “When the Muses Speak,” and “Everything Is Possible,” at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., with additional “11:11” exhibitions at the Werner Student Art Gallery inside Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. “11:11” features art by 11 Ohio Wesleyan graduating seniors and juried by their fine arts professors. “When the Muses Speak,” by Columbus artist Queen Brooks, includes the new outdoor mural at the Ross. “Everything Is Possible,” by Columbus artist Michael Kellner, explores music and sound and their relation to what we can see and touch. During the academic year, the Ross 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 facility is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information. The Werner Student Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends by request. Call (740) 368-3607 for more information.
9 p.m. May 4, 11, and 18 – 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. May 11 – Baccalaureate, a celebration planned by graduating seniors to celebrate their OWU spiritual and educational journeys, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The theme of this year’s baccalaureate is “Awakenings,” representing the seniors’ journeys of spiritual self-discovery and increasing awareness of the world during their four years at Ohio Wesleyan. Learn more at www.owu.edu/chaplain.
1 p.m. May 12 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 174th commencement ceremony, with keynote speaker Paul R. Schimmel, OWU Class of 1962, in front of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Since graduating from Ohio Wesleyan, Schimmel’s groundbreaking research has helped to launch the human genome project, uncover a vast new area of biology, and support the development of new types of biopharmaceuticals to halt debilitating disease. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be indoors and, because of limit seating, tickets will be required. The commencement ceremony, including Schimmel’s remarks, will be streamed live online at www.owu.edu/stream. Learn more at www.owu.edu/commencement.
May 18-June 29 – “See My Voice,” a juried exhibit of art quilts presented in conjunction with the 2018 Quilt Surface Design Symposium, and “When the Muses Speak,” an exhibition by Columbus artist Queen Brooks including her outdoor mural, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S Sandusky St., Delaware. For this summer show, the Ross will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and gallery admission is always free. Call (7400 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
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.