Ohio Wesleyan University Announces December Public Events

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its December 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.

Through Dec. 16 – “Consuming the American Landscape” by John Ganis, M.F.A., OWU Class of 1972, featuring photographs that chronicle man’s impact on the U.S. environment. His work is on display in both OWU’s Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., and OWU’s Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery 2001 hours coincide with library hours and are available online. The Alumni Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 1, 2011, through Feb. 5, 2012 – Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty exhibition, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. An artists’ reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. 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. It will close for winter break Dec. 17 and reopen Jan. 17. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

4:10 p.m. Dec. 1 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Christine Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and environmental science at Capital University, discussing the effects of forest fragmentation on the abundance, distribution, and population genetic structure of white-footed mice, in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

6 p.m. Dec. 2 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams versus Urbana University, in the Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 – OWU Department of Theatre & Dance presents Student-Directed One Act Plays, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. These productions may contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, and 16 – 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 $7 for adults, and $5 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257.

1 p.m. Dec. 3 – OWU Women’s Basketball versus Allegheny College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

3 p.m. Dec. 3 – OWU Men’s Basketball versus Allegheny College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

6 p.m. Dec. 4 – OWU’s Department of Music presents “Civil War Reflections,” a multi-media choral presentation conceived and directed by Jason Hiester, assistant professor of music, featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society, Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, and Men’s Ensemble, and Columbus Dance Theatre, as well as projected images, dramatic readings, poetry, historic speeches, dance, and heart-wrenching letters from battle-worn soldiers, in Gray Chapel, inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 – Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in memory of Ron Hudler (OWU Class of 1956), in front of Sturges Hall near the intersections of South Sandusky Street and Park Avenue. The event will feature music and refreshments.

6 p.m. Dec. 7 – OWU Women’s Basketball versus Denison University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. Dec. 7 – OWU Men’s Basketball versus Kenyon College, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU.

4:10 p.m. Dec. 8 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents, Keith Tarvin, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Oberlin College, discussing what scientists can learn from the bill color of American Goldfinches, in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Dec. 8 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Rick Pogge, Ph.D., astronomy professor at The Ohio State University, discussing “A Most Agreeable Spectacle: The Transits of Venus,” at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. This lecture is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257.

Dec. 21, 2011, through Feb. 10, 2011 – Floral photographs by Julia Hollingsworth McLemore, featuring images that capture and share the interior beauty of plants, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours coincide with library hours and are available online.

Dec. 21, 2011, through Feb. 10, 2011 – 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., but will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.

6 p.m. Dec. 29 – OWU Women’s Basketball hosts the Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope tournament, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Ohio Wesleyan will play Penn State University-DuBois at 6 p.m., and Marietta College will play Ursuline College at 8 p.m. This two-day event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU. Admission to the tournament games is free, but monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund ®, which supports scientific research related to women’s cancers.

1 p.m. Dec. 30 – OWU Women’s Basketball hosts the Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope tournament, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. The consolation game will be played at 1 p.m., with the championship game at 3 p.m. This event will be streamed live and archived afterward at StreamOWU. Admission to the tournament games is free, but monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund ®, which supports scientific research related to women’s cancers.


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 2010 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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