DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its May 2013 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule updates, visit Events @ OWU. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit BattlingBishops.com.
Through May 12 – “Marks Made,” graduating senior art exhibition, 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.
Through Sept. 21 – “Homecoming,” prints by Sherry Smith Bell, OWU Class of 1963, in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. An artist’s reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 18 at the alumni center.
4 p.m. May 1 – OWU Baseball versus Muskingum, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.
1 p.m. May 2 – OWU Baseball versus Capital, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.
8 p.m. May 3, 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.
May 4-May 5 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Golf hosts the NCAC Invitational, at Oakhaven Golf Club, 2871 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), north of Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.
1 p.m. May 12 – 169th Annual Commencement Ceremony, in Phillips Glen, outside of Phillips Hall, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Ohio Wesleyan alumnus and Internet technology pioneer George H. Conrades, Class of 1961, will deliver the keynote address. The event also will be streamed live online at StreamOWU.
May 13-May 14 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field hosts the Ron Althoff Invitational, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.
May 17-July 3 – “Unexpected,” the Quilt Surface Design Symposium Invitational, an exhibition of fine art quilts by students and teachers of the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Summer hours for the museum are Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The museum will be closed Monday, Friday, and Saturday, but groups are invited to call for special arrangements. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.
May 27-Sept. 20 – Photographs by Jessi Walker, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,822 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university 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 on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.