Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April Public Events

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule updates, visit Events @ OWU.

8 p.m. March 30-31 and 2 p.m. April 1 – Spring 2012 Opera Production, directed by Jason Hiester, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for senior citizens and children under 10; and free for OWU students and employees. Call (740) 368-3700 to reserve tickets.

Through April 1 – Ceramic wall hangings by Carolyn Dulin, OWU Class of 1954; paintings by Randall Tiedman; and “Pride of the Ross,” featuring pieces from OWU’s permanent art collection including works by Pablo Picasso and M.C. Escher, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. 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 for more information.

Through April 4 – “All-Student Spring Show,” featuring artworks by Ohio Wesleyan students, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.

Through April 25 – “A Journey Through the Camera Lens,” featuring photographs by Mohsen Shirzadian, OWU Class of 1983, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. The Alumni Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 3, 4 – The OWU English Department and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “True Grit,” a 2010 Coen Brothers film featuring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld. At 9:15 p.m. April 3 and 7 p.m. April 4 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

7 p.m. April 4 – Film producer Eren McGinnis screens and discusses the documentary “Precious Knowledge,” which examines Tucson’s Mexican-American ethnic studies program and the controversy surrounding its elimination,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

3:15 p.m. April 5 – OWU Music Department student concert featuring Samantha Rammaha, soprano, and Josh Decker, trumpet, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

4 p.m. April 5 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus Wittenberg University, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St.

4:10 p.m. April 5 – Marisa Eisenberg, postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University’s Mathematical Biosciences Institute, discusses “Mathematical Modeling and Human Disease,” in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. Sponsored by the OWU Science Lecture Series.

Noon April 6 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus DePauw University in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 6 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus The College of Wooster, at Selby Stadium 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. April 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. Call (740) 363-1257 for reservations.

April 7 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the Marv Frye Invitational meet at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. General admission is $5 per person, with children under 5 admitted free.

Noon April 7 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus DePauw University in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

4 p.m. April 10 – Peter Mansoor of The Ohio State University’s Mershon Center discusses “The Iraq War: Opportunities Lost, Lessons Learned, and the Way Ahead,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. Sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program.

8 p.m. April 10 – OWU Music Department faculty recital featuring Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano, and Robert Nims, piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

April 10, 11 – The OWU English Department and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” a tale of anti-authoritarianism set in present-day Tehran. At 9:15 p.m. April 10 and 7 p.m. April 11 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

4 p.m. April 11 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Wittenberg University, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St.

4:10 p.m. April 11 – David Bromwich of The Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Research Center, in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. Sponsored by the OWU Science Lecture Series.

7 p.m. April 11 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Wittenberg University, at Selby Stadium 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. April 11 – Ezra Vogel, retired Harvard University professor and 1950 OWU alumnus, discusses his acclaimed book, “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Vogel also will sign copies of his book from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the OWU Bookstore, located on the lower level of the campus center. Sponsored by the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and by the East Asian Studies Program.

8 p.m. April 11 – OWU Music Department composition recital, featuring composition students and faculty member Clint Needham, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. April 12 – OWU Music Department composition recital, featuring composition students and faculty member Clint Needham, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:30 p.m. April 12 – OWU Women’s Softball versus Oberlin College in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

7:30 p.m. April 12 – OWU economics professor Robert Gitter discusses “Mexican Migration to Central Ohio,” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. His presentation is part of OWU’s Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture Series.

7:30 p.m. April 12 – Celebrate the legacy of 1920 OWU graduate the Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale with Peale collaborator and best-selling “One Minute Manager” author Ken Blanchard and members of the Peale family. Blanchard will discuss “Norman Vincent Peale, My Mentor and My Friend,” followed by comments from Peale’s children, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Seating is limited and reservations are requested by emailing chaplain@owu.edu or by calling Sarah DuBois (740) 368-3083.

8 p.m. April 12 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture: Krzysztof Stanek of The Ohio State University discusses “All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae.” This lecture will be held at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware, and is geared toward adults. Tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, 21, and 2 p.m. April 22 – OWU Theatre & Dance Department presents “Ring Around the Moon,” a witty, whimsical comedy about mistaken identities and misguided love, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and OWU faculty and staff. OWU students receive free admission with valid university ID. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

April 14 through May 13 – The 2012 Ohio Wesleyan Senior Fine Arts Majors Exhibit, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The exhibit will open with a special Saturday reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 14. On May 13 (graduation day), the exhibit will be open until noon. The museum’s regular hours are 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 for more information.

April 14 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the All-Ohio Division III Championships at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. General admission is $5 per person, with children under 5 admitted free.

Noon April 14 and 15 – OWU Women’s Golf hosts the Laura Bump Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander.

1 p.m. April 14 – OWU Women’s Softball versus Denison University in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

1 p.m. April 14 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus Oberlin College, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St.

April 14 and 15 – OWU Men’s Golf hosts the Strimer Memorial Invitational, at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 U.S. 23 N., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. April 15 – OWU Music Department presents a Choral Art Society concert, directed by Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

7 p.m. April 16 – Film director Neil Simon screens and discusses his feature-length film, “Prisoners and Patriots: The Untold Story of Japanese Internment in Santa Fe,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St. His presentation, the 2012 Davies Lecture, is sponsored by the OWU Department of Humanities-Classics.

3:30 p.m. April 17 – OWU Women’s Softball versus Hiram College in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 17 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Kenyon College, at Selby Stadium 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. April 17 – OWU Music Department presents a Chamber Orchestra concert, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

April 17, 18 – The OWU English Department and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “In a Better World,” which chronicles connected stories in Denmark and Sudan. At 9:15 p.m. April 17 and 7 p.m. April 18 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

7:30 p.m. April 18 – Internationally recognized Princeton University biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant will receive honorary OWU degrees and discuss “How and Why Species Multiply: Evolution of Darwin’s Finches,” in Benes Room B inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The couple’s work has been called “the most important contribution since Darwin toward making evolutionary biology a science in which proof is possible.” Their presentation, part of the Clark Ornithology Lecture Series, is sponsored by the OWU Department of Zoology.

3:15 p.m. April 19 – OWU Music Department presents Percussion Ensemble, directed by Kimberley Burdette, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

7 p.m. April 19 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Colorado College, at Selby Stadium 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. April 19 – OWU Music Department presents a student recital featuring Thomas Reinman, percussion, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:30 p.m. April 20 – OWU Women’s Softball versus The University of Mount Union in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St.

Noon April 21 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus Wittenberg University in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

Noon April 22 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus Wittenberg University in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

3:15 p.m. April 22 – OWU Music Department presents a student recital featuring Hillary Fowler, soprano; Angel Spencer, soprano; and Jacob O’Day, trumpet, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

April 24, 25 – The OWU English Department and Strand Theatre present the Community Film Series screening of “Chi-Hwa-Seon: Painted Fire,” the story of a “dirt-poor genius who became a Korean cultural hero.” At 9:15 p.m. April 24 and 7 p.m. April 25 at the Strand, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.

4 p.m. April 25 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus John Carroll University, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 25 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus Wittenberg University, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

3:15 p.m. April 26 – OWU Music Department presents a student recital featuring Nathan Chaffee, piano; Rachel Parfenchuk, soprano; Brianna Robinson, soprano; Bret Irvine, tenor; and Joshua Boggs, alto; in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

4 p.m. April 26 – OWU Men’s Baseball versus Otterbein University at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St.

7 p.m. April 27 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Denison University, at Selby Stadium 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. April 28 – 8th Annual OWU Documentary Film Festival, at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St. OWU student-filmmakers will be recognized and participate in short discussions about their works.

April 28-29 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the NCAC Multi-Event Championship, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Ticket prices to be announced.

1 p.m. April 29 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus St. Vincent College, at South Field, adjacent to Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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