Ohio Wesleyan University Announces January 2015 Public Events

20141215-CalendarDELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its January 2015 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit Events @ OWU. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit BattlingBishops.com. For webstreaming, visit StreamOWU.

Dec. 22, 2014 through Feb. 22, 2015 – Paintings by Adam Kiger, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Kiger’s work has been described as seeming to have “dark, almost Gothic overtones. A closer look, however, reveals the emotional underpinnings of these works, which are about the journey of the human spirit in the search for truth.” Learn more at www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/adam_kiger.aspx. Gallery hours coincide with library hours, posted online at library.owu.edu. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit ross.owu.edu for more information.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 – OWU Men’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.

8 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30 – 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.

1 p.m. Jan. 10 – OWU Swimming and Diving vs. Wooster, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

1 p.m. Jan. 10 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. Allegheny, 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. 10 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. Allegheny, 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.

Jan. 13 through Feb. 15 – “Ground Cover/Covering Ground,” an exhibition of installation drawings by Larry Cressman and an exhibition of works from the Ross Art Museum’s permanent collection. Cressman, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design, has spent years exploring drawing as a three-dimensional form of expression. His artwork often focuses on a “physical line and the inherent structural possibilities of the material paper.” Learn more at larrycressman.com. Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is located at 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. During the academic year, 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.

All day Jan. 16 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams host the OWU Triangular, at Gordon Field House, 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.

Bishop Backers Community Service Day 2015

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 – This free, family-friendly event will include children’s activities; a Delaware expo including community service organizations, businesses, and restaurants; and OWU men’s and women’s basketball games.

  • 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 – The Bishop Backers expo opens in Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more about the community, including volunteer opportunities, and enjoy free children’s activities. Food will be for sale from various local restaurants.
  • 1 p.m. Jan. 17 – OWU Women’s Basketball vs. DePauw, in the adjacent Branch Rickey Arena. Admission is free with a canned food donation as part of Bishop Backers Community Service Day. At halftime, a youth basketball exhibition will be held. The OWU basketball game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.
  • 3 p.m. 17 – OWU Men’s Basketball vs. DePauw, in Branch Rickey Arena. Admission is free with a canned food donation as part of Bishop Backers Community Service Day. At halftime, the 2014 OWU men’s soccer team will be recognized for a successful season that included the Bishops’ NCAA-record 37th Division III playoff appearance and 10th appearance in the national semifinals. The OWU basketball game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. Jan. 17 – 51st annual OWU President’s High School Band Festival, featuring high school musicians from around the nation and Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind 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.

2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: “Who in Our Midst is the Next MLK?”

  • 3 p.m. Jan. 18 – The 30th annual worship service at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware. Beryl D. Anderson, J.D., will discuss today’s youth and tomorrow’s history-makers as part of the 2015 theme, “Who in Our Midst is the Next MLK?” Anderson is a former international communications director for Rosa Parks and a former C-SPAN television personality and producer, covering the U.S. Supreme Court and related White House/Congressional issues. She is a previous Gahanna City Council member, who currently is president of her own media, business, and consulting company.
  • 7:45 a.m. Jan. 19 – The 22nd annual MLK Breakfast Celebration sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in the Benes Room of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Jennette B. Bradley, the first African American woman in the nation to be elected as a state lieutenant governor, will deliver the keynote address. In addition to serving as Ohio’s lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2005, Bradley also served as Ohio’s 45th state treasurer from 2005 to 2007. She currently operates a consulting business, J. Bradley Partners LLC. 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. 15. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

4:10 P.M. Jan. 20 – Daniel Haybron, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at Saint Louis University, discusses “The Moral Basis of Happiness Policy,” in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Haybron’s research focuses on the psychology of well-being and its connections with issues in ethical and political thought. His presentation is sponsored by the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. Learn more at arneson.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Jan. 20 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital featuring Brianna Robinson, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at music.owu.edu.

1 p.m. Jan. 24 – OWU Swimming and Diving vs. Oberlin and Notre Dame of Ohio, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

8 p.m. Jan. 24, 2015 – A Portable Theater presents “Tales from the Grave,” featuring four actors in a crowd-pleasing performance set in old-time-radio style. Based in central Ohio, A Portable Theatre works to provide professional theatre for the enrichment of communities statewide. “Tales from the Grave” will be performed in OWU’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, as part of the university’s annual Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. For tickets, visit pas.owu.edu, call (740) 368-3629, or email paseries@owu.edu. Learn more at pas.owu.edu or www.aportabletheatre.com.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 – OWU Men’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. The game will be streamed live at stream.owu.edu. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 – OWU Swimming and Diving vs. Kenyon, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

10 a.m. Jan. 31 – OWU Swimming and Diving vs. Denison, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at www.battlingbishops.com.

2 p.m. Jan. 31 – 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. 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 university offers 86 undergraduate majors 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 experience. OWU’s 1,750 students represent 46 U.S. states and territories and 43 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest 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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