Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces May 2019 Public Events

April 15, 2019 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its May 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or “like” For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit

Now through May 11 – “Converge,” featuring works by Ohio Wesleyan’s 10 graduating fine arts seniors juried by their OWU professors, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more about the fine arts department at 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 museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit for more information.

Now through May 19 – “From Here, From There” (Desde Aqui, Desde Alli),” featuring works by Carlos Frésquez, in Gallery 2001 inside OWU’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Frésquez’s art has been described as combining the formality of the masters with the pop of street graffiti. An assistant professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Frésquez has exhibited his drawings, sculptures, prints, installations, and paintings in at least 30 U.S. states and 10 countries. Learn more about him at Admission is free. Hours coincide with Beeghly Library hours, available at Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum and its satellite galleries, including Gallery 2001, at

9 p.m. May 3, 10, 17, 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. (No program will be held May 24 in observance of Memorial Day.) Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at

7 p.m. May 10 – Baccalaureate, a 60-minute 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 celebration is “Kaleidoscopes: Expanding Patterns of our Faiths,” representing the seniors’ journeys of spiritual self-discovery and increasing awareness of the world during their four years at Ohio Wesleyan. Learn more at

1 p.m. May 11 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 175th commencement ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Diane Y. Petersen, M.D., OWU Class of 1966, in front of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. In 1965, Petersen made history when she became the first African American woman in the nation to be initiated into the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Throughout her life, the now-retired otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon continued to break barriers. The commencement ceremony, including Petersen’s remarks, will be streamed live online at Learn more at

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 25 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