Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October 2017 Public Events

September 18, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2017 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. 

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Now through Oct. 8 – “Marty Kalb Retrospective,” featuring paintings that span the 50-year career of the accomplished artist, a retired Ohio Wesleyan professor and Delaware resident, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Kalb taught painting, drawing, and modern art history in OWU’s Department of Fine Arts from 1967 to 2007. Learn more at www.martykalb.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. 

Sept. 20-Oct. 31 – “The Shadows We Cast,” an outdoor video exhibit by Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Running from dusk till midnight daily, the exhibit will feature an architectural-scale video created specifically to be projected onto the museum’s front facade. The exhibit will open with a special celebration at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 20, complete with hot chocolate and hot cider. The 12-minute looping video will highlight materials from the archives of Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware County Historical Society. Carbonneau, M.F.A., a video installation artist, is an assistant professor of art at Indiana University Southeast; Crum, M.F.A., a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist, conducts “research-based, site-specific projects that investigate the layers of history stored within public spaces.” Learn more at www.tiffanycarbonneau.com and www.susanna-crum.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. 

6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Neruda,” in the Bishop Café in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu

4:10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12:10 p.m. Oct. 6 – Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author and the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, reads from her works Oct. 5 and participates in a moderated talk Oct. 6. Both events will be in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Umrigar’s novels include “Bombay Time,” “The Space Between Us,” “If Today Be Sweet,” “The Weight of Heaven,” “The World We Found,” “The Story Hour,” and, most recently, “Everybody’s Son.” Her memoir, “First Darling of the Morning,” was a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors Award. Umrigar also has been named a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award, and she has earned the Cleveland Arts Prize, Lambda Literary Award, and Seth Rosenberg Prize. Learn more at http://umrigar.com. Her visit represents the 2017-2018 Katherine Kearney Carpenter Lecture, sponsored by the OWU Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English

7 p.m. Oct. 5 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Laxmi Mehta, director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program and associate professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Mehta is the first female president/governor of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She specializes in women’s cardiovascular health/prevention and cardiac imaging. She will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

8 p.m. Oct. 5-7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 – “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. The award-winning author adapted his powerful novel for the stage and presents an intense vision of a future where books are illegal. His insightful drama depicts the struggle of a professional book-burner, a “fireman,” who comes to realize the danger of his work. Will he risk everything for the right to think and communicate ideas? Directed by faculty member D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., “Fahrenheit 451” will be performed on the Main Stage inside Ohio Wesleyan’s 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 university ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance

8 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 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

7 p.m. Oct. 16 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents David Williams, the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of African American studies and sociology at Harvard University. The author of more than 400 scientific papers, Williams’ research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect health. Williams will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Aquí y allá” (“Here and There”), in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A man returns home to Mexico after many years in the U.S. He hopes to make a better life with his family and pursue his dreams of starting a band. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu

7 p.m. Oct. 17 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Menen Hailu, writer, director, and producer for Young Voices, New Dreams. A sociology/anthropology and black world studies graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University, Hailu also holds a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University, concentrating on child rights and women’s rights. She has taught human rights in combination with the creative arts to at-risk youth in New York. She will speak in the Phillips Hall auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

8 p.m. Oct. 19 – Entrepreneur Daymond John of TV’s “Shark Tank” discusses “5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. John, also the founder and CEO of the FUBU brand, is presenting OWU’s 2017-2018 Milligan Family Leaders in Business Lecture sponsored by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free, but online registration is required for this event at https://owu-daymondjohnlecture.eventbrite.com. You must print your free ticket and bring a paper copy with you to the event. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade

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. Oct. 20-21 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Fall Senior Project Production,” featuring “The Bear” by Anton Chekhov and scenes from “Medea” by Euripides. “The Bear” is directed by junior Ares Harper and features seniors Adriana Rodriguez and Charlie Lennon. “Medea” is directed by senior Brenda Dressel and features senior Erin Fannin. The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The performances 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

Canceled! 3:15 p.m., Oct. 22 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty recital featuring pianist Frank Chiou, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

8 p.m. Oct. 23 – Ben Gelber and his Interfaith Ensemble will perform an evening of Judaica music. Gelber is well-known in the community through his 37 years as an NBC4 meteorologist. This event – campus location to be announced – is sponsored by the University Chaplaincy, OWU Hillel (Jewish student organization), and OWU Better Together (Interfaith Council). 

7 p.m. Oct. 24 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Deborah McFarland, professor in the Department of Global Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. McFarland has been involved in health policy and health financing issues for 30 years with particular interest in the interface of disease-control programs and health systems, and the ethics and economics of resource allocation for public health priorities. McFarland will speak in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

4:10 p.m. Oct. 26 – Elena Passarello, award-winning author and essayist, reads from her works, in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Passarello’s latest book is 2017’s “When Animals Strike Curious Poses,” which earned starred reviews and praise from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Marie Claire, and The New York Times Sunday Review of Books. Her first essay collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” won the Independent Publishers’ gold medal for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She also has earned the Whiting Award in Nonfiction. Passarello’s presentation is sponsored by the OWU Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English

6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona,” in the Bishop Café in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Flamenco is one of the world’s few art forms believed to be passed down exclusively through bloodlines. This film explores how flamenco’s legacy is kept alive within Barcelona’s tight-knit Gypsy community. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu

7 p.m. Oct. 26 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and director of the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University. His work focuses on U.S. budget politics and policy; comparisons of health care policies across rich democracies, politics of U.S. health care “reform,” controlling health care costs, and politics and policy for Social Security and Medicare. White will speak in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc

7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – Robert Ross, Ph.D., professor of political science at Boston College, discusses “The Rise of China and the New Balance of Power in East Asia,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Ross is an associate at the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and a member of the Academic Advisory Group, U.S.-China Working Group, U.S. Congress; the Council on Foreign Relations; and the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. His recent publications include “Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia,” “Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power, and Politics,” and “New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy.” His presentation is OWU’s 15th Annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies

7 p.m., Oct. 28 – Guest recital featuring the Pharez Whitted Jazz Septet, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music

3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – The Ohio Wesleyan Music Department presents a Choral Festival Day concert, conducted by associate music professor Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. High school singers will join the OWU Choral Art Ensemble for a community concert that includes a composition by native Ohioan Paul John Stanbery commissioned for the festival. 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.