Ohio Wesleyan’s April calendar of public events includes a musical revue scheduled for three performances from April 8 through April 10 and the opening of the senior art exhibition April 9. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April 2022 Calendar of Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

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

Now through May 9 – “The Natural World,” featuring images by award-winning photographer Max Seigal, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2009, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Seigal combines his OWU degrees in biology and environmental science to capture breathtaking views of the natural world. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

8 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 – 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.

3 p.m. April 3 – Ohio Wesleyan music recital featuring students Jack Falko, trumpet; Hayden Houpt, tuba; Katie Lester, saxophone; Logan Page, trumpet; Abby Stepp, trumpet; and Noelle Weaver, organ, in Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. April 3 – Ohio Wesleyan music recital featuring students of faculty member Karl Pedersen, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

6:30 p.m. April 4 – Navin A. Bapat, Ph.D., the Dowd Professor in the Study of Peace and War at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, presents “Afghanistan and the End of the War on Terror,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Bapat’s talk will explore the background of al Qaeda’s campaign against the United States, the aftermath of Operation Enduring Freedom, the structural flaws in the U.S. strategy, and the aftermath of the Taliban victory. His presentation is OWU’s 2021-2022 John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics. The free event is sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Learn more at owu.edu/internationalstudies or owu.edu/politics.

8 p.m. April 5 – OWU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by faculty member Antoine Clark, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. April 7 – Ohio Wesleyan students compete in the first-ever Pitch OWU competition, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The event is presented by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and enables students to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $300, and $100, respectively, to support the further development of their ideas. Event sponsors include Delaware’s First Commonwealth Bank and Columbus-based Schneider Downs & Co. Inc. tax consultants. Admission is free, but tickets are required by visiting owu.edu/PitchOWU. Learn more about OWU’s Woltemade Center at owu.edu/woltemade.

7:30 p.m. April 8-9; 2 p.m. April 10 – NOTE: The April 1 and April 2 performances have been canceled. “Journeys of Love: A Festival of New Musical Theatre, Written by Professional Composers, Lyricists, and Book Writers,” directed by Brian Granger with musical direction by Jennifer Whitehead. This revue features eight new works themed around moving toward (or away from) things we love and includes songs and scenes from many of the most talented theatre-makers in the industry right now. The performance includes mature themes and may not be suitable for those under 13. The revue will be performed on the Main Stage of Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Facial coverings are not required but are encouraged. To reserve tickets (to be purchased at the door, cash only), visit owu.edu/JourneysofLoveTickets 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. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

April 9-May 7 – “Action Potential,” featuring works by Ohio Wesleyan’s graduating fine arts students, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit, featuring pieces juried by their OWU professors, will open with a public reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. 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 is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Learn more about OWU’s fine arts department at owu.edu/finearts. Learn more about the Ross by calling (740) 368-3606 or visiting owu.edu/ross.

7 p.m. April 10 – Ohio Wesleyan music recital featuring senior Princeton Vaugh, composition, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. April 12 – OWU music and composition studio recital featuring students Phoenix Ball, composition; Amanda Ciccone, voice; Linden Coldiron, composition; Madz Deckop, voice; Carlos Coello Escoto, composition; Anneliese Ingraham, voice; Rachel Madore, voice; and Maja Tadorovic, composition, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. April 14 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Amy Sardone, Ph.D., a National Science Foundation Astronomy Fellow and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at The Ohio State University. Sardone’s research involves understanding star formation, and she will discuss “Our Friendly Neighborhood Galaxies.” She will speak at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. 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. April 14 – Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards, in Gray Chapel, inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. April 15 – Terpsicorps student dance concert featuring eight pieces, including two senior dance films, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $3 (or two canned goods) for general admission and free for anyone with a valid Ohio Wesleyan ID. To reserve tickets and then pay (cash only) or contribute canned goods at the door, visit owu.edu/terpsicorps21-22. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. April 19 – Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner, in Gray Chapel, inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit 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 program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. 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.