Ohio Wesleyan University Announces February Public Events

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its February 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 Feb. 5 – “Mixed Messages,” Ohio Wesleyan fine arts studio faculty exhibition, 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 Feb. 10 – 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.

Through Feb. 10 – 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 at library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

4 p.m. Feb.2 – The OWU International Studies Program presents David J. Lynch, senior writer with Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C., discussing “The Global Financial Crisis and Its Implications for the 2012 Election,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St.

4:10 p.m. Feb.2 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Matt Shawkey, Ph.D., of the University of Akron discussing dinosaur and bird evolution, in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Feb. 3 – The Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series presents The Rose Ensemble performing “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims,” in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-OWU students and seniors, and free for OWU students and employees. To reserve tickets, email paseries@owu.edu, visit pas.owu.edu, or call (740) 368-3629. This event is co-sponsored by the OWU Department of Religion.

8 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 – 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.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 5 – Senior music recital featuring Brandon Koehler on trumpet accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda, D.M.A., on piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

6 p.m. Feb. 8 – OWU Women’s Basketball versus The College of Wooster, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live archived at StreamOWU.

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

4:10 p.m. Feb. 9 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Ian Howat, Ph.D., of The Ohio State University discussing glacier modeling, in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

8 p.m. Feb. 9 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Christopher Kochanek, Ph.D., of The Ohio State University discussing “In Search Of: The Eruptions of Massive Stars.” This lecture will be held at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), and is geared toward adults; tickets are $7. For reservations, call (740) 363-1257.

5 p.m. Feb. 10 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams host the OWU Open, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

4 p.m. Feb. 10-Noon Feb. 11 – 2012 Republican Mock Presidential Convention, an OWU tradition since 1884, enabling students and community members to experience a presidential nominating convention, including debating and approving a party platform and selecting presidential and vice presidential candidates, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Learn more at mock2012.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Feb. 10 – The Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series presents Emmy Award-winning actor Anthony Zerbe performing “It’s All Done with Mirrors,” highlighting the poetry of E.E. Cummings, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-OWU students and seniors, and free for OWU students and employees. To reserve tickets, email paseries@owu.edu, visit pas.owu.edu, or call (740) 368-3629.

2 p.m. Feb. 11 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus Otterbein University, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Feb. 14-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, 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.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 16 – Artist’s gallery talk by painter Randall Tiedman, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. His talk will be followed by an exhibit reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

4:10 p.m. Feb. 16 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Amy Downing, Ph.D., OWU professor of zoology, discussing “Do rare species even matter for the stability of aquatic ecosystems?” in Room 163 in the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

1 p.m. Feb. 18 – OWU Women’s Basketball versus Wittenberg University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

1 p.m. Feb. 18 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus Allegheny College, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

3 p.m. Feb. 18 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Allegheny College, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

3 p.m. Feb. 18 – OWU Men’s Basketball versus Denison University, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

Noon Feb. 19 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus DePauw University, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. Feb. 23 – Senior music recital featuring mezzo soprano Elizabeth Memmott accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda, D.M.A., on piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

4:10 p.m. Feb. 23 – The OWU Science Lecture Series presents Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Ph.D., of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discussing “Sustainability as a Framework for Environmental Protection: A Focus on Sustainable Water Resources,” in Room 163 of the Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St.

11:30 a.m. Feb. 25-26 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track teams host the two-day NCAC Combined Event Championship, in Gordon Field House in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Noon Feb. 25 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus Concordia University Wisconsin, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students.

3 p.m. Feb. 25 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Thiel College, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 – 2012 Environmental and Natural Resource Symposium, discussing recent innovations in conventional and alternative sources of energy, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Scheduled panelists include Gordon Aubrecht, Ph.D., physics professor for The Ohio State University at Marion; Sean Kinghorn, OWU’s energy conservation and sustainability coordinator; and Paul Centolella, J.D., commissioner for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.


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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