Ohio Wesleyan’s December calendar of public events includes a free ‘Lessons and Carols’ concert. The holiday happening will be held Dec. 5 inside Gray Chapel and feature Christmas carols and spiritual readings. (Photo by Mark Schmitter ’12)

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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces December 2022 Calendar of Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its December 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Through Dec. 11 – “MOVE: Mobility and Migration,” featuring art that explores how movement shapes the world, and “Check Me Out: Artwork from the Educational Materials Collection,” at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky, St., Delaware. “MOVE” coincides with OWU’s new first-year seminar, “How to Change Your World.” For 2022, the seminar is exploring “Move: Mobility, Migration, and Belonging,” with the art exhibit showcasing how people, animals, and things move and the potential conflicts of migration. “Check Me Out” features two collections of photographs – “Landscapes” and “People, Places, Things” – with copies that can be signed out for patrons to enjoy first-hand works by Kristin Capp, Lucien Clergue, Donna Ferrato, and more. During the academic year, the Ross 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. It will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Nov. 19-28. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

Through Dec. 11 – “Women’s Work,” featuring art created by Eliana Calle Saari in tribute to the work of women during the pandemic, in Gallery 2001 inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. For several months in 2020, Saari was locked down behind the closed borders of the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The items on display at OWU document her observations of the women of the island nation who continued to fulfill their duty as workers, mothers, and caretakers in a time of uncertainty, fear, and hope. Learn more at www.elianacallesaari.com. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit https://library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 – OWU Directing Class One Acts. Produced and mentored by professor emeritus Ed Kahn, the pieces will be performed in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free for everyone, and reservations are not necessary. For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 – Friday night skywatches, at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on weather conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. Dec. 4 – OWU student recital, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. Dec. 5 – Lessons & Carols concert, featuring sing-along Christmas carols and spiritual readings, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. In addition to OWU performers, the concert will feature the Delaware Community Chorus and Powell United Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Jason Hiester, OWU associate professor of Performing Arts, will conduct the concert. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Dec. 8 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Mike Stamatikos, Ph.D., associate professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University Newark, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Stamatikos leads research in high-energy particle astrophysics featuring gamma-ray bursts and has won two prizes from the American Astronomical Society for major advances in their scientific understanding. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 – OWU Women’s Basketball Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission to all Hoops for Hope tournament games is free, but monetary contributions will be accepted to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that provides free direct services to patients and families fighting the challenges of cancer. Donations will directly benefit families in Delaware County, and the Bishops are challenging each visiting institution to raise $500 this year. The link for donations is available at www.pinkribbongirls.org/central-ohio-donation-form. Learn more about Hoops for Hope and other OWU athletics events at battlingbishops.com.

  • 6 p.m. Dec. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Otterbein
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 29 – Carnegie Mellon vs. Hope
  • 1 p.m. Dec. 30 – Hoops for Hope consolation game
  • 3 p.m. Dec. 30 – Hoops for Hope championship game

All Ohio Wesleyan public event information is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For more Battling Bishop athletics events, visit battlingbishops.com.

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 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature experience, the OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to understand issues from multiple academic perspectives, volunteer in service to others, build a diverse and global perspective, and translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience through internships, research, and other hands-on learning. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at owu.edu/experts or learn more at owu.edu.