Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October 2016 Public Events

September 15, 2016 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2016 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

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Now through Oct. 11 – “A Show of Horses,” featuring paintings by Nancy B. Frank, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1971; sculpture by Lebanon, Ohio, artist Lynda Sappington; and artifacts from the Goshen, New York-based Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Frank has spent time at Delaware’s Little Brown Jug harness race and created large-scale portraits of horses participating in the annual event. Learn more at www.nancybfrank.com. Sappington creates bronze sculptures of horses at her Whimsy Hill Studio. Learn more at www.thesculptedhorse.com. The Harness Racing Museum houses more than 40,000 harness racing artifacts and the world’s largest collection of Currier & Ives trotting prints. Learn more at www.harnessmuseum.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.

1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 – Delaware CROP Hunger Walk, part of an international effort to “end hunger, one step at a time,” begins at OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the walk at 2 p.m. Funds raised support Delaware’s People in Need Inc. and the work of Church World Service, especially its hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. Learn more about the annual event at www.crophungerwalk.org/delawareoh. For more information, contact Lisa Ho, assistant chaplain, at llho@owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 2 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring pianist Frank Chiou, D.M.A., in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Oct. 4 – Charlotte “Mama C” O’Neal, a poet, musician, visual artist, and former Black Panther, presents “The Power of Art in Building Community,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Now living in Tanzania, O’Neal and her husband, Pete, founded the United African Alliance Community Center there to promote community development in rural Africa. The couple is featured in the award-winning PBS documentary, “A Panther in Africa.” The event is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Black World Studies Program. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/blackworldstudies.

7 p.m. Oct. 5 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Anna Flagg, a data journalist and interactive reporter for the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focusing on the American criminal justice system. Flagg has covered NSA surveillance, campaign finance, military spending, and the environment for other news organizations, including Al Jazeera, ProPublica, and the Center for Responsive Politics. Learn more at www.annaflagg.com. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. 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.

4 p.m. Oct. 6 – Emily Austin, Ph.D., assistant professor of classics at the University of Chicago, presents “Grief and the Hero: A New Look at Hector and Achilles,” in Room 330 of Slocum Hall, 75 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Austin is a specialist in the epic poetry of Homer and the tragic drama of Sophocles. Her forthcoming book is “Grief, Anger, and the Iliadic Hero.” Learn more at https://classics.uchicago.edu/faculty/austin. Her presentation is the first in this year’s series of Department of Classics guest talks. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/classics.

8 p.m. Oct. 6-8; 2 p.m. Oct. 9 – “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen. Truth, honor, lies, and politics. These current themes run rampant in this drama, directed by professor Elane Denny-Todd. One man stands alone against a town filled with ambition and greed as toxins in the water supply threaten the money-making tourist trade of their town. Opposing personal ethics battle in this intense and timely play, which 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-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.

8 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 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.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 9 – OWU student recital featuring members of the Mu Pi Chapter of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity, in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Oct. 10 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents cyber security expert Paco Hope, co-author of “Web Security Testing Cookbook” and “Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security.” Hope is an expert on security testing, privacy, electronic voting, and penetration testing. He also is a member of the European Advisory Council for the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, which is the world’s largest IT security organization. He will speak in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. 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.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 16 – Baroque Chamber recital featuring Dennette McDermott, baroque flute, and Joseph Musser, harpsichord, in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. McDermott is a professor of flute and coordinator of graduate studies in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Musser is an OWU professor emeritus of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

8 p.m. Oct. 18 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring the Tour d’Anches reed trio – Nancy Gamso, flute/clarinet; Karen Pfeifer, oboe; and Emily Patronik, bassoon – along with pianist Frank Chiou, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7 p.m. Oct. 19 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Nathalie Miebach, an artist whose work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, Miebach translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into complex woven sculptures. Learn more at http://nathaliemiebach.com. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. 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 p.m. Oct. 20 – Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy presents a poetry reading and discussion, in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A Scottish poet and playwright, Duffy is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the poet laureate’s post in its 400-year history. Currently a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, Duffy’s poems often address issues of oppression, gender, and violence. Her presentation is the university’s 2016 Katherine Kearney Carpenter Lecture and is sponsored by the Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 – John David Smith, Ph.D., the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presents “African-American Troops in the Union Army,” in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His presentation is the 2016 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History and is sponsored by the OWU Department of History. Smith’s books include “We Ask Only for Even-Handed Justice: Black Voices from Reconstruction, 1865–1877,” and his teaching and research interests include the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era, Slavery and Emancipation, and Abraham Lincoln. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.

8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 – Ohio Wesleyan Fall Senior Project Production featuring “The Art of Remembering” by Adina L. Ruskin with direction by senior Anderson Molina. These 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. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 23 – OWU senior student recital featuring Colette Siddle, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 – Juliet Johnson, Ph.D., professor of political science at McGill University, presents “The New Financial Nationalism in Europe,” in Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Johnson’s research focuses on the politics of money and identity, particularly in post-communist Europe. Her most recent book is “Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World.” Johnson’s presentation is OWU’s 14th Annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies.

Oct. 25-Dec. 15 – The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 33rd annual juried member exhibition, “The Best of 2016,” featuring works of clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This year’s juror is Kate Lydon, director of exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s exhibition will include an artist reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Ross Art Museum. Learn more about the group at http://ohiocraft.org. 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. Oct. 25 – Guest recital featuring pianist Philip Thomson, associate professor of music at the University of Akron, in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Thomson came to international attention in 1991, when he made the world premiere recording of Franz Liszt’s “De Profundis” with the Hungarian State Orchestra. During his career, Thomson has performed in the United States, England, Ireland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, and China. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 27 –Kerry Howley, M.F.A., assistant professor with the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, reads from her critically acclaimed book “Thrown,” a darkly comic look at cage fighting, in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A New York Times notable book of 2014, “Thrown” is described by critics as “compulsively readable, informative, hilarious.” Howley will take questions following the reading. Learn more at www.kerryhowley.com. Her visit is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of English and is part of the Poets and Writers Reading Series. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/english.

7 p.m. Oct. 27 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Hamid Khan, founder and lead organizer for the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grass-roots coalition seeking to raise public awareness and action on police spying and surveillance. As founder and former executive director of South Asian Network, Khan helped create the first grassroots community-based organization in Los Angeles committed to informing and empowering South Asians in Southern California to act as agents of change in eliminating biases, discrimination, and injustices. Learn more at http://stoplapdspying.org. He will speak in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. 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 p.m. Oct. 29 – OWU senior student recital featuring Melody Smith, soprano, and Patrick Tang, tenor, in Jemison Auditorium inside OWU’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 30 – OWU senior student recital featuring Annie Spink, organ and Joshua Zoppa, trumpet, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Spink will play on Ohio Wesleyan’s Rexford Keller Memorial Organ, which was custom-designed for its venue and includes 4,644 pipes. 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.