Ohio Wesleyan Announces November 2015 Public Events

20141215-CalendarDELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its November 2015 lineup of public events. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit events.owu.edu. For Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com. For webstreaming, visit stream.owu.edu.

Through Nov. 13 – “Matter of Fact,” an exhibition of plein-air panoramic oil paintings by Todd Gordon, who grew up in Delaware, and “Sur,” an exhibition of large-scale watercolors by Paul Ching-Bor, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Gordon’s oils are inspired by industrial zones in Brooklyn and Queens. Now living in Stockholm, Sweden, Gordon will return to central Ohio to present an illustrated artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 312 of Ohio Wesleyan’s R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. His presentation will be followed by a public reception from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the nearby art museum. Learn more about his artwork at toddjgordon.com. Ching-Bor’s work captures Manhattan’s urban scenery. Learn more at www.paulchingbor.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. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit ross.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

Through Dec. 8 – “Cultures of the World,” an exhibition of photography by OWU graduate and former alumni relations director Sally Christiansen Harris, Class of 1976, in the Alumni Gallery of Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Harris will give an illustrated artist talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, followed by a reception at 8 p.m. in nearby Mowry Alumni Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit ross.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

Through Dec. 10 – “Esochromatic,” an exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by Columbus artist David Senecal, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Of his work, Senecal says, he is “afflicted with the serious desire to ‘art.’ ” An artist’s reception with Senecal will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 inside the gallery. Gallery 2001 hours coincide with library hours, posted online at library.owu.edu. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit ross.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

3:10 p.m. Nov. 4 – Artist and entrepreneur Will Day, OWU Class of 1979, will share his journey, which has seen him transition from a successful career on Wall Street to answer the colorful call tugging at him to become an artist. He will speak in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more about the world-renown painter and his art and life at www.willdayart.com. His campus visit is sponsored by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Call (740) 368-3545 or visit wcebe.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 – Nieves Romero-Díaz, Ph.D., professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College, discusses “Breaking Bad, Doing Good: Public Women in Early Modern Spain,” in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Her presentation is sponsored by the OWU Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Learn more about the department at mfl.owu.edu. Admission is free.

6 p.m. Nov. 6 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Mount Union, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information. Admission is free.

8 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 – “Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities,” featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Workshop, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. The program, featuring works by P.D.Q. Bach (also known as Peter Schickele), is directed by OWU faculty member Jennifer Whitehead. Call (740) 368-3700 or visit music.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

8 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 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. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at perkins.owu.edu.

Noon-6 p.m. Nov.7 – “Love Across the Spectrum: LGBT Christians Speak Out,” a half-day conference discussing issues of sexuality, morality, and marriage; examining the Bible’s teachings for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals; and exploring the intersectionality of race, gender, and identity. Keynote speaker Sara Miles, founder and director of The Food Pantry and director of ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, will discuss “Scandal, Folly and Freedom.” The event is co-sponsored by the OWU Chaplain’s Office and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. It will be held in OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. General admission is $40 and $20 for students. Register online at lats.owu.edu/registration.php. The deadline to register is Nov. 4. Email lats@owu.edu or visit lats.owu.edu for more information.

1 p.m. Nov. 7 – OWU Football vs. Allegheny, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID. The game is scheduled to be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information.

1 p.m. Nov. 7 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Bellarmine and vs. Findlay, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information. Admission is free.

7 p.m. Nov. 7 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s third annual a cappella showcase, featuring performers from Ohio Wesleyan and surrounding college campuses as well as Street Corner Symphony, a professional a cappella group featured on NBC’s reality show “The Sing-Off.” Hosted by DJ Matt Ryan, this year’s event will have a ’90s throwback theme. It will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $2 for non-OWU students, and free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. A Cappellooza is organized by OWU’s student Campus Programming Board. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 8 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital including junior class vocalists Chris Gardias and Bryson Tarbet, in Jemison Auditorium, inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3700 or visit music.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

8 p.m. Nov. 10 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu. Admission is free.

Noon Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heritage Day celebration, commemorating “Nobelest Achievements: Environment Echoes of Sherwood Rowland,” in the atrium of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Rowland, OWU Class of 1948, won the Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry for his work with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and their impact on the earth’s ozone layer. Heritage Day commemorates the first day of classes held at Ohio Wesleyan on Nov. 13, 1844. Learn more at heritageday.owu.edu. Admission is free.

6 p.m. Nov. 13 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Davis & Elkins and vs. Urbana, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information. Admission is free.

8 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 14; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 – “ORCHESIS 15/16,” an annual contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty, with artistic direction by faculty member Rashana Smith. ORCHESIS 15/16 will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit theatre.owu.edu.

1 p.m. Nov. 14 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. John Carroll, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information. Admission is free.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 – The Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3700 or visit music.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference, featuring a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the local, national, and international economies, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and by The 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 from panel moderator, OWU faculty member Goran Skosples. Call (740) 368-3545 or visit economics.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

8 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3700 or visit music.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

3:15 Nov. 19 – Ohio Wesleyan composition concert featuring works by students Alex Armstrong, Saleem El-Hajj, Andrew Kandasamy, Jacob Miller, Colin Pietron, and Chrissy Vankovich, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Call (740) 368-3700 or visit music.owu.edu for more information. Admission is free.

Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 – OWU Men’s Basketball Great Lakes Challenge, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information.

  • 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 – Calvin vs. Waynesburg
  • 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Alma
  • 1 p.m. Nov. 21 – Alma vs. Waynesburg
  • 3 p.m. Nov. 21 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Calvin

10 a.m. Nov. 21 and Nov. 2 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams host the Corbiere-Merion Invitational, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information. Admission is free.

6 p.m. Nov. 24 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Trine, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information.

8 p.m. Nov. 24 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Capital, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit www.battlingbishops.com for more information.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers 86 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world experience. OWU’s 1,675 students represent 43 U.S. states and territories and 33 countries. 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.

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