Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces November 2016 Public Events

October 13, 2016 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its November 2016 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.

Oct. 25-Dec. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum features two concurrent exhibitions:

  • The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 33rd annual juried member exhibition, “The Best of 2016,” showcasing works of clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media, in the Kuhlman and Mayhew galleries. An artist reception for the exhibit will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. Learn more at ohiocraft.org.
  • “Two by Two: Photographic Conversations,” an exhibition of images donated or directed to the museum by Raymond Merritt, emeriti member of the museum’s National Board of Advisors, in the West Gallery. A reception with Merritt will be held from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 17 in the museum, following his illustrated talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 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.

8 p.m. Nov. 1 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Chamber Orchestra conducted by part-time instructor Lucy Ginther, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Nov. 3 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Travis Ridout, Ph.D., co-author of “Political Advertising in the United States” and co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project. Ridout will discuss data and elections, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The Wesleyan Media Project analyzes all broadcast advertisements for federal and state election candidates in every U.S. media market. Ridout also is a political science professor at Washington State University. Learn more at public.wsu.edu/~tnridout. Each year, OWU’s colloquium takes an in-depth look at an issue of global importance. The 2016-2017 lecture series focuses on the growing importance of “Data in our Lives.” Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – Jim Dicke II, chairman and chief executive officer of Crown Equipment Corp., one of the world’s largest material handling companies, discusses “Leadership in Business and in the Wider World,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, Sandusky St., Delaware. With its global headquarters in New Bremen, Ohio, Crown Equipment now has 17 manufacturing facilities worldwide and more than 500 retail locations in 84 countries. During his presentation, Dicke will be awarded an honorary Ohio Wesleyan Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his exemplary leadership and contributions to the betterment of the world. Dicke’s presentation is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture Series. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

8 p.m. Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 – 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.

8 p.m. Nov. 4 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre presents a guest performance of “Mozart on the Move,” featuring highlights from Mozart’s operas “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Così fan tutte,” and “The Magic Flute” sung in English, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Nov. 5 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s fourth annual a cappella showcase, featuring performers from Ohio Wesleyan and surrounding college campuses as well as the Grammy-nominated a cappella group Committed, winners of the second season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” Learn more about the group at www.committedsings.com. Eric Gnezda, singer, songwriter, and host of American Public Television’s nationally distributed series “Songs at the Center,” also serve as master of ceremonies for the OWU event. Learn more about Gnezda, also an Ohio Wesleyan faculty member, at gnezda.com. The theme for this year’s A Cappellooza is movie theme songs. It will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are available at the door on a cash-only basis. Cost is $5 for general admission; $2 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and children under 12; and free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Those who buy of 10 tickets or more will receive a 50 percent discount. A Cappellooza is organized by OWU’s student Campus Programming Board. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 6 – UCELLI recital featuring part-time instructor Mary Fetherston, cello, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Nov. 7 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Tristan Perich, an artist and composer, discussing his work, which explores the boundary between data and its physical realization, in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Perich is particularly interested in the intersection of the physical world and the abstract world of computation and electronics. His “1-Bit Symphony” is an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip that “performs” its music live when turned on. Learn more at www.tristanperich.com. The 2016-2017 colloquium focuses on the growing importance of “Data in our Lives.” Admission is free. Learn more about at www.owu.edu/snc.

7 p.m. Nov. 8 – The Sagan National Colloquium and OWU Department of Music present pianist Vicky Chow performing composer Tristan Perich’s “Surface Image,” in Jemison Auditorium inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. “Surface Image” is a piece for solo piano and 40 channel 1-bit electronics. Chow performs with the New York-based sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars and is a founding member of DUO X88 and six keyboard ensemble GRANDBAND. Learn more at www.vickychow.com. The 2016-2017 colloquium focuses on the growing importance of “Data in our Lives.” Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc or www.owu.edu/music.

4 p.m. Nov. 9 – The Sagan National Colloquium and Richard M. Ross Art Museum host an opening reception for “Machine Wall Drawing,” an installation of three drawing machines designed and built by artist Tristan Perich, at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Perich’s machines, which will be on exhibit in the museum’s Humphreys Gallery through Dec. 15, create drawings using the precision of computer code coupled with the randomness of the physical environment, such as the ripple of the string attaching the pen to the machine’s motor. Learn more at www.tristanperich.com. The 2016-2017 colloquium focuses on the growing importance of “Data in our Lives.” Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc. 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.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 – OWU senior and student recital featuring Jessica Stanik, trumpet; Rachel Ballitch, soprano; and Bryson Tarbet, tenor in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

8 p.m. Nov. 11-12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13 – “ORCHESIS 16/17,” annual contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty, and guest choreographers, as well as the senior project of Jeremy Griffin-Jackson. The concert, featuring artistic direction by assistant professor Rashana Perks Smith, will feature 22 dancers in eight performances, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

7 p.m. Nov. 12 – Ohio Wesleyan senior student recital featuring Colette Siddle, soprano, and Liam Keller, double bass, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 13 – 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.

Noon Nov. 14 and 4:10 p.m. Nov. 15 – Award-winning poet Maureen McLane presents a poetry reading at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 14 and a lecture at noon Nov. 15 as part of OWU’s Poets & Writers Visiting Writers Series. Both events will be held in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. McLane’s books of poetry include “World Enough,” named one of 2010’s best by The New Yorker, and “This Blue,” a 2014 finalist for the National Book Award. McLane, Ph.D., also is a professor at New York University. Admission to both events is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference features a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the 2017 economy, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Panelists will be Ian Sheldon, Ph.D. the Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy at The Ohio State University; Bill LaFayette, Ph.D., owner of Regionomics LLC; and Mark Schweitzer, Ph.D., senior vice president of external outreach and regional analytics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The conference is sponsored by OWU’s Department of Economics and by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Each expert will speak for 15 minutes and then respond to questions and comments from the audience and from panel moderator, OWU associate professor of economics Goran Skosples, Ph.D. Admission is free. Call (740) 368-3545 or visit www.owu.edu/woltemade for more information.

8 p.m. Nov. 15 – 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.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 – Raymond Merritt, art patron, author, and emeriti member of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum’s National Board of Advisors, gives an illustrated talk and receives an honorary OWU Doctor of Humanities degree in recognition of his contributions to the art world, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. After his free presentation, guests are invited to the nearby museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. to meet Merritt and view the exhibit “Two by Two: Photographic Conversations,” which represents a portion of the hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of art he has donated or directed to the OWU museum’s teaching collection over the past 14 years. The collection will be on display in the west gallery through Dec. 15. 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.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan piano recital featuring students of part-time assistant professor Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.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 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.