Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January 2014 Public Events

CalendarIconDELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its January 2014 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit events.owu.edu. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit www.battlingbishops.com. For webstreaming information, visit stream.owu.edu.

2 p.m. Jan. 4 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Kenyon, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

5 p.m. Jan. 6 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Oberlin, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Wooster, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky 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. Jan. 10, 17, 24, and 31 – 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.

Jan. 14 through Feb. 2 – “FA8,” the biennial Ohio Wesleyan fine art faculty exhibition continues, featuring creations by eight OWU professors working in clay, metal, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting and drawing, and graphic design, 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 or visit ross.owu.edu for more information.

Jan. 14 through Feb. 25 – “Confederate Currency: The Color of Money,” featuring acrylic paintings by artist John W. Jones, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Jones’ paintings reclaim images of slavery appearing on currency used by the Confederate and Southern states in the 19th century. Jones will discuss his artwork and its meaning at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Bayley Room, located on the second floor of the library, with a reception afterward in Gallery 2001. Learn more about his artwork at www.colorsofmoney.com. When classes are in session, 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. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm or ross.owu.edu.

4:10 p.m. Jan. 15 – Alexander Wendt, the Ralph D. Mershon Professor of International Security and Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University, discusses “Quantum Mind and Social Science,” in Benes Room B inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His discussion is sponsored by the OWU Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Learn more at politics.owu.edu.

6 p.m. Jan. 15 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Hiram, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. Jan. 15 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Wabash, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

All day Jan. 17 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams host the OWU Triangular, 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.

1 p.m. Jan. 18 – OWU Swimming and Diving vs. Findlay, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Jan. 18 – 50th annual OWU President’s High School Band Festival, featuring high school musicians from around the region, and Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This event will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Jan. 18 – Robert Post Comedy Theater: The One-Man Variety Show, featuring Post in a performance that will “combine a quart of dry humor with three tablespoons of expert mime, versatile acting, and skilled juggling; add a keen sense of satire and the absurd; [and] blend in splendid timing and experience,” 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. Learn more at pas.owu.edu.

2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  • 3 p.m. Jan. 19 – 29th annual worship service featuring Pastor Kimberly Strain of Delaware’s Outreach Christian Center, speaking at Zion AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church, 140 S. Washington St., Delaware.
  • 7:45 a.m. January 20 – 21st annual MLK Breakfast Celebration sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in the Benes Room of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, Episcopal Leader of the Ohio West Area of the United Methodist Church, will serve as keynote speaker. The breakfast buffet will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Individual breakfast tickets are $20, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $160. For reservations, contact Rosalind Scott, celebration committee chair, at (740) 368-3386 or rdscott@owu.edu. Reservations and payment are requested before Jan. 16. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
  • 7 p.m. Jan. 20 – Ohio Wesleyan presents its first program of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” series, which uses documentary films to encourage conversations about America’s civil rights history, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of OWU’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Film clips and a discussion of “Freedom Riders,” an Emmy award-winning documentary, will be guided by Hasan Jeffries, Ph.D., associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. For additional information, contact Dee Peterson at 740-368-3240 or dmpeters@owu.edu. To view “Freedom Riders” prior to the program, visit createdequal.neh.gov/films/freedom-riders. Advance screening is encouraged but not required. “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its “Bridging Cultures” initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
  • 7 p.m. Jan. 23 – The Ohio Wesleyan President’s Commission on Racial and Cultural Diversity presents “White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America,” a documentary film based on the work of anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, who argues that society’s failure to come to terms with white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments. The screening will be held in Benes Room B inside OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Following the film, Paul Dean, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, will moderate an audience discussion.

Jan. 21 – The Original Harlem Globetrotters’ 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, 5:30 p.m. (magic tickets), 7 p.m. regular admission, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets start at $27 and are available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketweb.com, and the Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Office. Learn more at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Oberlin, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. Jan. 25 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Denison, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

3 p.m. Jan. 25 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Denison, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

7 p.m. Jan. 29 – John R. Deni, Research Professor of National Security Studies for the Strategic Studies Institute, discusses “The United States and Asia: The Future of Military Power and Conflict,” in Benes Room B inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His discussion is sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program and by the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Learn more at politics.owu.edu.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Wittenberg, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.


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, sequences, and courses of study, 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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