Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April, May Public Events

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April and May 2014 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit Events @ OWU. For webstreaming, visit StreamOWU. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit BattlingBishops.com.

Through April 2 All Student Juried Spring Show, featuring artistic creations from OWU students of all majors, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery 2001 hours coincide with library hours, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Learn more at ross.owu.edu.

3:30 p.m. April 1 OWU Softball vs. Oberlin, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6 p.m. April 1 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. DePauw, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. This game is scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 1 – OWU faculty recital, “An Evening of Brahms,” featuring Crystal Stabenow, mezzo soprano; Karl Pedersen, viola; and Frank Chiou, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

4 p.m. April 2 – OWU Baseball vs. Ohio Northern, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7:30 p.m. April 2 – T.V. Paul, author of “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World” and a professor of international relations at McGill University, discusses the geopolitical setbacks Pakistan has faced in the past decades, in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His lecture is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s International Studies Program. Learn more about the program at is.owu.edu or more about Paul at www.tvpaul.com.

7 p.m. April 4 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Transylvania, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 4, 5, 11, and 12, and 2 p.m. April 13 – “Heartbreak House,” by George Bernard Shaw, an exhilarating comic masterpiece revolving around the eccentric Captain Shotover and his family at his country estate built in the shape of a ship. Hilarious events abound at a house party where unexpected guests arrive, and love, hope, and the folly of mankind are targeted. Directed by Elane Denny-Todd, the play will be performed on the Main Stage of 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.

8 p.m. April 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. 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.

April 5 and 6 – OWU Men’s Golf hosts the Strimer Memorial Invitational, at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), north of Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 5 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the Marv Frye Invitational, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

10:30 a.m. April 5 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Allegheny, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 5 – OWU Baseball vs. DePauw, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 5 – OWU Softball vs. Wittenberg, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 6 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Kenyon, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 6 – OWU Baseball vs. DePauw, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 6 – OWU senior recital featuring Joshua Boggs, countertenor, and Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

April 8 through May 14 – Photography by New Mexico artist Ray Belcher, featuring black-and-white, silver-and-gelatin landscape prints, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery 2001 hours coincide with library hours, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Learn more at ross.owu.edu.

8 p.m. April 8 – OWU Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event is scheduled to be streamed online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. April 11 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Wooster, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. This game is scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 12 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the All-Ohio Division III championship, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 12 and 13 – OWU Women’s Golf hosts the Laura Bump Invitational, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

April 12 through May 11 – Annual Juried Senior Fine Art Majors exhibition, featuring works by members of the OWU Class of 2014, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will open with a special Saturday reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 12. 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 ross.owu.edu for more information.

1 p.m. April 13 – OWU Softball vs. Mount Union, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 13 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event is scheduled to be streamed online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. April 13 – OWU senior recital featuring Rachel Parfenchuk, soprano, and Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. April 15 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event is scheduled to be streamed online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. April 17 – OWU piano recital, featuring students of faculty member Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

Noon April 18 – OWU Baseball vs. Wittenberg, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

Noon April 19 – OWU Baseball vs. Wittenberg, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 19 – OWU Softball vs. Case Western Reserve, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 19 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Wittenberg, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. This game is scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. April 22 – OWU Men’s Tennis vs. Adrian, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 22 – Rococoa Wind Quintet, featuring Leslie Maaser, flute; Steve Rosenberg, oboe; Nancy Gamso, clarinet; Heidi Wick, French horn; Emily Patronick, bassoon; and Nelson Harper, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

3:30 p.m. April 23 – OWU Softball vs. Hiram, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. April 23 – OWU Baseball vs. Capital, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4:30 p.m. April 23 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Wooster, 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. This game is scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. April 23 – Conundrum – a professional chamber musical ensemble featuring “audience-oriented new music played with passion, humor, and conviction” – performs as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Performing Arts Series, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Conundrum features Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; Danielle Hundley, flute; Marianne Breneman, clarinet; and Philip Amalong, piano. The ensemble’s OWU performance will feature several original works created by students from faculty member Jennifer Jolley’s composition studio. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by phone message at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu. Learn more about the OWU Performing Arts Series at pas.owu.edu and about Conundrum at www.conundrummusic.com.

Noon April 24 – OWU music composition recital featuring students of faculty member Jennifer Jolley, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. April 24 – OWU student recital featuring Alex Armstrong, organ; Matt Thoman, guitar; Caitlen Sellers, flute; and Meg Linebaugh, soprano, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A Department of Music award ceremony also will be held. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

1 p.m. April 26 – OWU Softball vs. Denison, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. April 26 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse 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 an Ohio Wesleyan ID. This game is scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4 p.m. April 30 – OWU Baseball vs. Muskingum, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 – 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.

8 p.m. May 10 – Baccalaureate, a celebration planned by graduating seniors to celebrate their OWU spiritual and educational journeys, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at chaplain.owu.edu.

1 p.m. May 11 – Ohio Wesleyan’s 170th commencement ceremony, featuring remarks from keynote speaker Stephen A. Ollendorff, president of the Ollendorff Center for Human and Religious Understanding, a nonprofit foundation that promotes tolerance among people of all faiths worldwide. Ollendorff and his mother spent a year living in the home of OWU sociology professor Guy Sarvis, Ph.D., and his wife, Maud, after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938. Commencement will be held in Phillips Glen outside Phillips Hall, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. The ceremony, including Ollendorff’s remarks, will be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at commencement.owu.edu.

May 12 and 13 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field host the Ron Althoff Invitational, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

4:30 p.m. May 16 – Merrick Hall renovation groundbreaking ceremony, at the construction site, behind University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan has received an anonymous $8 million gift to fully renovate this iconic building, one of 11 OWU sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more at blogs.owu.edu/connect2/ohio-wesleyan-receives-8-million-gift-to-restore-merrick-hall.

May 22, 23, and 24 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the NCAA Division III men’s and women’s outdoor track & field national championships, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. The three-day competition is expected to draw up to 15,000 participants and spectators to Delaware. Volunteers are needed and being signed up online now. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

May 23 through July 3 – Quilt Surface Design Symposium Invitational exhibition, featuring art quilts by former participants and teachers, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit ross.owu.edu 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, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, 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 practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 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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