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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces November 2022 Calendar of Public Events
DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its November 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.
Through Dec. 11 – “MOVE: Mobility and Migration,” featuring art that explores the way 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 the launch of OWU’s new first-year seminar, “How to Change Your World.” For 2022, the seminar is exploring “Move: Mobility, Migration, and Belonging,” with the museum’s companion exhibit showcasing how people, animals, and things move and the potential conflicts that can arise from migration. “Check Me Out” features two collections of photographs – “Landscapes” and “People, Places, Things” – with copies that can be signed out to enable educators, art lovers, and students to experience them first-hand. “Check Me Out” includes works by contemporary photographers Kristin Capp, Lucien Clergue, and Donna Ferrato. 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. The museum 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 Jan. 4, 2023 – “Women’s Work,” featuring art created by Eliana Calle Saari in tribute to the work of women during the pandemic, in Gallery 2001 in 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 prints and books on display at OWU document her observations of the women of this 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 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.
8 p.m. Nov. 1 – OWU student recital, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
8 p.m. Nov. 4 – OWU Musical Theatre Scenes, directed by associate professor Jennifer Whitehead, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
8 p.m. Nov. 4, 11, and 18 – 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. Nov. 5 – OWU senior student recital featuring Katie Lester, horn, and Abby Stepp, trumpet, with accompanist Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
7 p.m. Nov. 5 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s annual voices-only showcase, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The two-hour concert will feature performances by student a cappella groups from Ohio Wesleyan and other colleges, as well as the professional a cappella group Musae. The all-women contemporary vocal band features “fresh, electro-pop sound.” Its members are veterans of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Pop TV’s “Sing It On,” and the popular film “Pitch Perfect 2.” A Cappellooza tickets are $5 general admission for individuals outside of OWU. The concert is free for Ohio Wesleyan 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. When available, the link to purchase tickets will be posted at owu.edu/acappellooza.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference features a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the 2023 economy, in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Panelists will be Bill LaFayette, Ph.D., founder of Regionomics; Mark Schweitzer, Ph.D., senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Ian Sheldon, Ph.D., Andersons Chair for Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The conference is sponsored by OWU’s Department of Economics and Business 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, Ph.D., OWU associate professor of economics. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/woltemade.
8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 12 – Orchesis 22/23 contemporary dance concert featuring original choreography and performances by Ohio Wesleyan student dancers. Directed by instructor Janet Schroeder, the concert will be performed in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free for everyone. To reserve tickets, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts or call the box office at (740) 368-3855 beginning two weeks before the show debuts.
7 p.m. Nov. 12 – OWU senior student recital featuring Linden Coldiron, composition, in Presser Hall inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
3 p.m. Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society and Chamber Choir, conducted by associate professor Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
8 p.m. Nov. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by instructor Kevin Turner, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
8 p.m. Nov. 17 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Don Terndrup, Ph.D., associate professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University. Terndrup will discuss “Why Some Astrobiologists Have It All Wrong,” at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Terndrup is an observational astronomer focused on the characterization of stars and stellar systems. He is known for his work on the structure and stellar population of the Galactic bulge, the angular momentum of low-mass stars, the distances to open clusters, and the structure of spiral galaxies. His recent work focuses on the physics of quasar winds and their impact on galaxy evolution. 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.
8 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Chamber Orchestra, conducted by instructor Deborah Price, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.
6 p.m. Nov. 28 – Lighting of the Hudler Memorial Christmas Tree, an OWU tradition since 2008, on the lawn near the South Sandusky Street-Park Avenue intersection, north of the Edwards Gym parking lot. The free community event will include brief remarks, music, and hot chocolate. Call (740) 368-3314 for more information.
4:10 p.m. Nov. 29 – Award-winning poet Anni Liu, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2013, reads from her book, “Border Vista,” winner of the 2021 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize from Persea Books. Liu will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Her poetry explores familial distance and intimacy, bureaucracy and state-sanctioned violence, racism and whiteness, the land, intimate partner violence, and the “minor feelings” and major joys of being an alien and finding home. Of her work, critics have said, “[E]ach line, vivid and visceral in its imagery and emotion, is meticulously composed, the internal rhythms and rhymes exquisitely expressive, the range of implication extending as the story moves into the shadows and light of the narrator’s adulthood.” Liu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Creative Writing concentration) from Ohio Wesleyan and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow Liu’s reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is free. Learn more about Liu at anniliuwrites.wordpress.com and more about OWU’s Department of English at owu.edu/English.
8 p.m. Nov. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty and guest concert with UCelli, a Columbus-based cello quartet featuring musicians Pei-An Chao, Mary Davis, Cora Kuyvenhoven, and Wendy Morton. The quartet will present a performance of contemporary works, including new compositions by students of Ohio Wesleyan instructor EunSeok Park, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ucelli.net or owu.edu/PerformingArts.
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.