Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces November 2017 Public Events

October 12, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its November 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

Oct. 19-Dec. 14 – “Precious Objects,” featuring photographs by Cleveland visual artist Charles J. “Chuck” Mintz, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Mintz’s exhibit pairs images of people holding their self-selected “precious objects” (such as Loli’s letters from the mother she never knew) with hand-written statements explaining their choices. Learn more about Mintz, winner of two Ohio Arts Council grants, at www.chuckmintz.com. 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. 

8 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, and 17 – 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

3:15 p.m. Nov. 2 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring senior Jiamo Zhang, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

4:10 p.m. Nov. 2 – Maggie Smith, Ohio Wesleyan alumna, poet, and part-time instructor in the OWU Department of English, will read from her new book of poetry, “Good Bones,” in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The title poem from Smith’s book was shared online by thousands of people as a message of healing and hope following the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shootings in Florida. The poem since has been named the Official Poem of 2016 by the BBC/Public Radio International, and Smith, of Bexley, has been named the 2016 Ohio Poet of the Year. Learn more at www.maggiesmithpoet.com. Her presentation is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Poets and Writers Series. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English

7 p.m. Nov. 2 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents a panel discussion, “Looking Global, Looking Local: A Conversation about Community, Quality of Life, and Health Equity,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The discussion will be moderated by Christopher Fink, OWU associate professor of health and human kinetics, who currently directs “Cooking Matters,” a cooking, food, and nutrition-education program focused on reducing food insecurity. The panel discussion is part of the colloquium’s semester-long exploration of “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century.” Admission is free. Learn more about the six panelists and the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

8 p.m. Nov. 3 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Theatre presents “Waiting Rooms,” featuring four portraits of longing expressed through the music of Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Stephen Sondheim. The performance will be held in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

7 p.m. Nov. 4 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s fifth annual voices-only showcase, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The concert will feature classic rock theme songs performed by student a cappella groups from multiple colleges and universities. The event also will feature a performance by The Filharmonic, a five-member vocal group that made the semi-finals of NBC’s Sing-Off and was featured in the movie “Pitch Perfect 2.” Learn more about The Filharmonic at www.thefilharmonic.com. Tickets are available for presale by emailing cpb@owu.edu or purchased at the door. Cost is $5 for presale general admission, or $7 at the door, and $3 for children 12 and under, non-OWU students with valid student IDs, and senior citizens. Admission is free for OWU students and employees with valid university IDs. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A Cappellooza is organized by OWU’s student Campus Programming Board. Learn more at www.owu.edu

3:15 p.m. Nov. 5 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Gulimina Mahamuti, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

Nov. 7 - Dec. 14 – “Together: Superheroes,” featuring artists with developmental disabilities from Ohio-based Creative Foundations and exploring how artists collaborate or conceptualize relationships in their work, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will be located in the front hallway gallery and is part of this year’s Sagan National Colloquium, “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century.” 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. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

4:10 p.m. Nov. 7 – Kelly Sundberg, author of the forthcoming memoir “Goodbye, Sweet Girl,” will read from her writings, in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Sundberg’s essay “It Will Look Like a Sunset” is featured in Best American Essays 2015, and her essay “Like Mourner’s Bread” is listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. She is a doctoral candidate in creative nonfiction at Ohio University, where she serves as managing editor of Brevity Magazine: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Her presentation is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Poets and Writers Series. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English

7 p.m. Nov. 7 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Tasiana Njau, psychologist and faculty member at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and a clinician at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Njau is trained in mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and has received additional and more focused trainings in life coaching, addiction, research, and teaching methodology. Njau will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about this year’s colloquium, “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century,” at www.owu.edu/snc

8 p.m. Nov. 7 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by faculty member 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. 9 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Cecilia Makafu, technical director of ICAP Global, Health, Action, under the management of Columbia University in Tanzania. A medical doctor, Makafu has worked for 10 years on tuberculosis/HIV projects, nutrition, child survival, and malaria. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about this year’s colloquium, “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century,” at www.owu.edu/snc

7 p.m. Nov. 9 – Terence Roehrig, professor of national security affairs and director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College, will discuss “The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: From Solving to Managing,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 165 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Not all problems in international relations can be solved, and it seems North Korea is one of them, says Roehrig, past president of the Association of Korean Political Studies. As a result, he says, the world needs to start thinking about managing, not solving, the situation. His presentation is sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies

7 p.m. Nov. 9 – Laura Wexler, co-director of Yale University’s Public Humanities Program, will discuss “Frederick Douglass: On Photography,” in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. In the 1860s, Douglass lectured and wrote about the new invention of photography, envisioning it would help to foster a more democratic society. Wexler will discuss his perspective in a contemporary context that includes the Black Lives Matter movement. At Yale, Wexler also is the founder and director of Yale’s Photographic Memory Workshop. Her presentation is the 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Lecture. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/wexler

8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 11 – ORCHESIS 17/18, “The Time It Takes,” Ohio Wesleyan’s annual contemporary dance concert. This year’s event will be an immersive, non-stop, and interactive experience with one unending performance that includes dancers in the lobby and on the catwalk, as well as on the stage. Witness, observe, join, and be a part of this unique evening of contemporary dance. Featuring artistic direction by faculty member Rashana Perks Smith, “The Time It Takes” will be performed 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-OWU 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

3:15 p.m. Nov. 12 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

3:15 p.m. Nov. 14 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring piano studio students of faculty member Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference features a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the 2018 economy, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Panelists will be Bob Lamb, economic development director for Delaware County; Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Andrew Will, global macroeconomic strategist for Hartford Investment Management Co. 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 panel moderator Goran Skosples, OWU associate professor of economics. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade

8 p.m. Nov. 14 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

3:15 p.m. Nov. 16 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring compositions written by students of faculty member Jennifer Jolley, 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. 30 – Ohio Wesleyan senior and student recital featuring Rachel Ballitch, soprano, and Catie Kocian, soprano, 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 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.