Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Announces October 2019 Events

September 16, 2019 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2019 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 list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

Sept. 22 through Dec. 12 – “Making the Delaware Mural Project,” documenting the work of California-based artist Brett Cook and featuring art by citizens who participated in previous community workshops and collaborated in the mural-creation process. The exhibit will be displayed in Gallery 2001 inside OWU’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Prior to its opening, Cook will be installing two outdoor murals – one at Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St., from Sept. 15-18 and one at the Second Ward Community Center, 50A Ross St., Sept. 19-22. The Gallery 2001 exhibit will open with Cook giving an artist talk at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Bayley Room, on the second floor of OWU’s Beeghly Library. His presentation will be followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m. in the first-floor gallery. During the event, a shuttle will be available to take people to view both murals. Learn more about Cook at www.brett-cook.com. Gallery 2001 is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery, a gift from the OWU Class of 2001, is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

Now through Oct. 18 – “portraits” featuring works by Stephen Hoskins, OWU Class of 2007, in Mowry Alumni Gallery inside Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Hoskins renders portraits that reflect the complex perceptions we have of individuals based on our assumptions, experiences and recollections. Mowry Alumni Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session. It is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/ross.

Now through Oct. 20 – “After/Before” featuring photographs by JoAnn Verburg, OWU Class of 1972, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A renowned photographer whose work has been shown at venues including New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Verburg focuses her camera on mundane objects for “After/Before.” Alternating between still life and snapshot, she considers the items we consume, as well as their environmental impact when discarded and forgotten. Verburg organized the exhibit in collaboration with Erin Fletcher, director of the Ross Art Museum. Learn more about Verburg at http://joannverburg.com. 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.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 – Dave Kaufman, CEO of Encova Insurance, discusses “Integrated Leadership,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Encova Insurance – formerly Motorists Insurance Group and BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. – is ranked in the top 20 mutual insurance companies in the United States. A 1981 OWU graduate, Kaufman serves on several industry boards including the American Association of Insurance Services. He also is a board member of Columbus Partnership and Columbus Chamber of Commerce. He is the founder of Future Possibilities Inc., a nonprofit organization that delivers a life-skills coaching program to inner-city youth in Columbus. His presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture, organized by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “Birdboy,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Based on the comic Psiconautas by Alberto Vazquez, this 2015 animated coming-of-age film from Spain follows the title character, a shy outcast in a post-apocalyptic society, and Dinky, a teenage mouse runaway fleeing her desolate island home. (Spanish with English subtitles.) The festival is hosted by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Spanish Program, in collaboration with the Film Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Global Studies Institute, and VIVA Latinx student organization. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Eva Paris at eeparish@owu.edu.

7 p.m. Oct. 4 – A panel of young Ohio Wesleyan alumni discuss “How to Change the World?” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The panel will include Memme Onwudiwe, Class of 2015, a double-major in international studies and French; Carolyn Thompson, Class of 2014, a triple-major in history, Spanish, and Latin American studies; and Emma Drongowski, Class of 2016, a politics and government major. The discussion is part of the 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium*. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

8 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6 – “The Country House” by Donald Margulies. A theatrical family and friends return to a summer home in the Berkshires. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margulies provides a witty, yet piercing look at relationships as a family of performers come to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives. Directed by faculty member Elane Denny. “The Country House” 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. 4, 11, 18, and 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 star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 6 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, “Music for Those Who March and Danse to Different Beats” conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14, 16, and 18 – Connection Week, part of the 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium*, featuring interactive, open-house format opportunities to explore how Ohio Wesleyan works to connect students to the world. Each of the three events will be held in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Event topics will be, in order, The OWU Connection, Career Connection, and Alumni Connection. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

Noon Oct. 17 – Poetry readings by Marwa Helal and Amy Lemmon, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Delaware. Helal, OWU Class of 2003, is the author of “Invasive species,” described as “a hybrid of poetry and prose that strips bare the United States’ stance on foreigners and immigrants.” Lemmon, OWU Class of 1985, is the author of three books of poetry, including “The Miracles,” containing glimpses of her children and their father, who died in a senseless accident, making “heartbreaking leaps in time, finding beauty and solace in small, perfect moments” Both writers are faculty members at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Their readings are sponsored by the Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English. 

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 17 – Acclaimed photographer JoAnn Verburg, OWU Class of 1972, and friends discuss “Careers in Art,” in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. It will be followed at 6 p.m. by a walk-through of Verburg’s “After/Before” exhibit at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit is on display at the museum through Oct. 20. The discussion is part of the 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium*. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

7 p.m. Oct. 18 – OWU music faculty gala recital featuring Nancy Gamso, clarinet; Larry Griffin, trumpet; and Jeremy Smith, trombone, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

8 p.m. Oct. 19 – Award-winning Hollywood actors Wendie Malick (“Hot in Cleveland and “Just Shoot Me”) and Dan Lauria (“Independence Day” and “The Wonder Years”) present the play “Love Letters,” on the Main Stage inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Malick is a 1972 OWU graduate. “Love Letters” is an emotionally rich love story between childhood friends – dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively artist Melissa Gardner – as their bittersweet relationship unfolds through the reading of the letters of their lifelong correspondence. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased online at https://community2.owu.edu/hfw/2019/2019-love-letters.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “Everybody Knows,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Laura and her two children travel from Argentina to Spain to attend her sister’s wedding in this 2018 film. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic when her older daughter is kidnapped – revealing a dark web of hidden secrets. (Spanish with English subtitles.) The festival is hosted by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Spanish Program, in collaboration with the Film Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Global Studies Institute, and VIVA Latinx student organization. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Eva Paris at eeparish@owu.edu.

7: 30 p.m. Oct. 24 – Joseph T. Glatthaar, Ph.D., Stephenson Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, discusses “Generalship and Army Culture: A Study of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac.” He will speak in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A 1978 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Glatthaar’s books include “The American Military: A Concise History,” “Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee (Civil War America),” and “Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers.” Glatthaar’s presentation is the 2019 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History and part of the 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium*. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history and www.owu.edu/snc.

8 p.m. Oct. 25-26 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Fall Senior Project Production” featuring performances highlighting the university’s 2020 theatre majors. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, but tickets are 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. 27 – High School Choral Art Concert, conducted by Ohio Wesleyan associate professor of music Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “Everybody Leaves,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Featuring a cast consisting mostly of expatriate Cuban actors, this 2015 film is a celebration of freedom and a confrontation of the authoritarian Cuban regime of the 1980s, which led to one of the country’s worst economic crises. It was shot in Colombia because the director didn’t get permission to film in Cuba. (Spanish with English subtitles.) The festival is hosted by Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Spanish Program, in collaboration with the Film Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Global Studies Institute, and VIVA Latinx student organization. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Eva Paris at eeparish@owu.edu.

About the Sagan National Colloquium

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium – “OWU: Our World Needs You” – is an exploration of the many ways OWU graduates are working to change the world. Now in its 35th year, the colloquium previously has featured social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

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 www.owu.edu.