Ohio Wesleyan University Announces August, September Public Events

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its August and September 2012 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. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit BattlingBishops.com.

Through Sept. 16 – “Checkerboard Musings,” an exhibit of art quilts by Lorraine Torrence, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1963, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Through Sept. 20 – Papercut collages and paintings by Louise Captein, associate professor of art at Otterbein University, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.

Aug. 23-Oct. 7 – “Full of Grace: A Journey through the History of Childhood,” a collection of more than 150 photographs depicting childhood from artists including Dorthea Lange, Gordon Park, August Sander, Ralph Gibson, and Lewis Carroll, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 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.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – OWU Volleyball hosts the Bishop Invitational, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

  • 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 vs. Earlham
  • 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 vs. Wilmington
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 1 vs. Manchester
  • 2 p.m. Sept. 1 vs. Grove City

1 p.m. Sept. 2 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Bethany, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

4:30 p.m. Sept. 3 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Hendrix, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

Sept. 7-Sept. 8 – OWU Men’s Soccer hosts the Fred Myers-adidas® Invitational, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. The Battling Bishop games will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

8 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 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.

Sept. 8 –OWU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country hosts the OWU Invitational/Great Lakes Colleges Association Cross Country Championship, at Liberty Park, 2507 Home Road, Powell.

2 p.m. Sept. 8 – OWU Women’s Soccer vs. Washington & Jefferson, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

8 p.m. Sept. 9 – Jazz musicians Peter Brötzmann (saxophones) and Jason Adasiewicz (vibes) perform as part of the Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. 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 calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Denison, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Sept. 12 – OWU Men’s Soccer vs. Otterbein, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

7 p.m. Sept. 13“Bite!” – the 2012 Sagan National Colloquium – kicks off with an Ohio Wesleyan panel discussion about food, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Each year, the colloquium addresses an issue of global significance. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Sept. 15 – “8,” written by Dustin Lance Black, is a staged reading about California’s Proposition 8 (the rights of same-sex couples to marry), on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Reservations are required by calling (614) 271-5324 or emailing 8theplayOWU@gmail.com. Contains adult themes and language.

Sept. 15-16 – OWU Women’s Golf hosts the OWU Fall Invitational, location to be announced. For updates, visit BattlingBishops.com.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 16 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a senior recital featuring Elizabeth Blakeslee on the organ, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. , Delaware.

7 p.m. Sept. 17“Bite!” – the 2012 Sagan National Colloquium – presents Florence Reed, president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International, discussing the group’s work with rural Central American communities to implement sustainable land-use practices, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Sept. 18 – OWU Women’s Soccer vs. Otterbein, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Wooster, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Sept. 19 – OWU Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio Northern, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

8 p.m. Sept. 20 – Eric Foner, author of “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” will discuss the issue in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s emancipation policy announcement, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The lecture is the 2012 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

Sept. 22 – OWU Volleyball, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. These games will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

4-8 p.m. Sept. 22 – EarthDance Delaware 2012, a synchronized dance event promoting peace, justice, and sustainability though the universal languages of music and dance, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased online. The event will feature OWU dance professor Marin Leggat, OWU dance majors, Bellydance Columbus, Mid-Ohio Boogie Club, The Arts Castle, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Buckeye Bop, and T.A.N.G.O. Proceeds will benefit Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties.

7 p.m. Sept. 22 – OWU Football vs. Case Western Reserve, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

7 p.m. Sept. 22 – OWU Women’s Soccer vs. Wheaton (Ill.), at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

8 p.m. Sept. 22 – “The Cody Rivers Show,” featuring improvisational, comedic actors and Ohio Wesleyan alumni Andrew Connor (Class of 1999) and Mike Mathieu (Class of 2000), performs as part of the Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. 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 calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

Sept. 24-Oct. 15 – Selections from Ohio Wesleyan’s permanent art collection, as researched by OWU gallery management students, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.

7 p.m. Sept. 24“Bite!” – the 2012 Sagan National Colloquium – presents Bryant Terry, eco-chef, food justice activist, and author of “The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus,” in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

7 p.m. Sept. 25 – OWU Women’s Soccer vs. Wilmington, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

7 p.m. Sept. 25 – OWU Volleyball vs. Wittenberg, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

4 p.m. Sept. 26“Bite!” – the 2012 Sagan National Colloquium – presents Sinan Koont, associate professor of economics at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and author of “Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba,” in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Koont’s current research focuses on agrarian reform and macroeconomic policy in Central America and the Caribbean. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Sept. 26 – OWU Men’s Soccer vs. Case Western Reserve, at Roy Rike Field, 249 Park Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

4:10 p.m. Sept. 27 – Michael Cohen, author of “Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America,” discusses “American Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

7 p.m. Sept. 27 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Oberlin, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

3:10 p.m. Sept. 28 – Clark Winter, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1973, an internationally known investor and commentator on geopolitics and global financial markets, discusses “The Global Economy Going Forward – Making Sense of Apparent Nonsense,” in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The lecture is the 2012 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

Sept. 28 – OWU Volleyball hosts the OWU Quad, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

  • 5:30 p.m. vs. Oberlin
  • 7:30 p.m. vs. Carlow

11 a.m. Sept. 29 – OWU Field Hockey vs. Wittenberg, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. Sept. 29 – OWU Football vs. Hiram, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

8 p.m. Sept. 29 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Freshman Scenes,” showcasing promising newcomers in scenes staged by the 2012-13 directing class, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. May contain adult themes and language.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 30 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a senior recital featuring Samantha Mason, soprano; Angel Spencer, soprano; and Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.


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 47 states and 57 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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