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A cornucopia of events

Ohio Wesleyan University announces public events for November 2021

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its public events lineup for November 2021. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

All college guests should wear face covers indoors, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Until November 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” showcasing work by women photographers and celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A sister exhibition is held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are taken from the permanent collection of the university. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed from October 13 to 17 for the mid-term break. The Ross is accessible to people with disabilities and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

Until December 13 – “From Our Collection: Covers for a Small Library”, with works by RB Kitaj, in the 2001 gallery inside the Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Kitaj is described as a key figure in contemporary European and American painting whose “very personal paintings and drawings reflect his deep interest in history; cultural, social and political ideologies; and identity issues. He died in 2007. Gallery 2001, located on the first floor of the library, is open during library hours, available at https://library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Free entry. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

7 p.m. November 2 – The 2021 OWU Hispanic Film Festival features a screening and discussion of “The Pearl Button” at the Strand Theater, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. The 2015 Chilean film explores the almost religious significance of water, evoking its mystical origins, the Pinochet coup and a mother-of-pearl button on the bottom of the sea. (Subtitled) Tickets are priced at $ 7 for general admission; free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID; $ 6 for other students, OWU employees, teachers and military personnel; and $ 5 for those 55 and over or 12 and under. Seniors are eligible for an $ 8 offer that includes a small drink and a small popcorn, and children 3 and under are admitted free. The festival is co-sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of World Languages ​​and Cultures, Film Studies Program, and Honors Program with support from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA), in partnership with The Strand. For more information, contact Eva Paris, Associate Professor of Spanish, at [email protected] Learn more about the Ohio Wesleyan Department of World Languages ​​and Cultures at owu.edu/languages.

7 p.m. November 4 – Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Ohio State University, presents the 2021 Richard W. Smith Lecture on Civil War History. Grimsley’s presentation, “General William S. Rosecrans and the Pitfalls of Command,” will be online only with the access link posted that day at owu.edu/SmithLecture. Rosecrans, a native of Delaware County, enjoyed success as a businessman, soldier and almost one of the best commanders in the Civil War Army, says Grimsley, for having “only one mistake in a single instant ”anything but destroying his reputation. At Ohio State, Grimsley teaches military history and 19th-century American history with an emphasis on the Civil War. He is also the author of “The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865”, winner of the 1996 Lincoln Prize as “the best scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American soldier of the Civil War, or the era of the Civil War. The conference is free. Learn more at owu.edu/history.

8 p.m. on November 5 – Musical theater stages, conducted by faculty member Jennifer Whitehead, in the Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Free entry. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. on November 5, 12 and 19 – The Ohio Wesleyan Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (US 23), Delaware, hosts Heavenly Vigils on Friday nights. Content varies depending on weather conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $ 10 in advance or $ 12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve your tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. November 6 – In Cappellooza, the display case reserved for OWU voices returns, in the Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The concert will feature catchy songs by a cappella student groups from various colleges and a performance by Six Appeal, an award-winning six-member vocal group from Minneapolis. Learn more at www.sixappealvocalband.com. Tickets are $ 5 for general admission (limited to 50 people) and free for OWU students and employees with a valid university ID. To book tickets (starting October 18), visit owu.edu/acappellooza. The doors will open at 6.30 p.m. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be streamed live with the link available by sending an email to [email protected] A Cappellooza is hosted by the OWU Student Campus Programming Council. Learn more at owu.edu/cpb.

4:10 p.m. November 9 – Amy Butcher (essayist) and David Caplan (poet) from OWU’s Creative Writing Faculty will read excerpts from their new books and participate in a conversation with new and current students about the Creative Writing program. Butcher, MFA, is the author of the forthcoming book “Mothertrucker,” which explores the silent epidemic of domestic violence. Caplan, Ph.D., is the author of seven books, most recently “Into My Garden,” which largely explores life in a Hasidic yeshiva, an institute for the study of Jewish texts. They will be speaking in the Bayley Room inside the Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Free entry. Learn more at owu.edu/English.

7 p.m. on November 9 – The 2021 OWU Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “The Innocence” at the Strand Theater, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. The 2019 Spanish film follows Lis, as she enjoys one more summer with her friends. (Subtitled / noted R.) Ticket prices are $ 7 for general admission; free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID; $ 6 for other students, OWU employees, teachers and military personnel; and $ 5 for those 55 and over or 12 and under. Seniors are eligible for an $ 8 offer that includes a small drink and a small popcorn. Children 3 and under are admitted free. The festival is co-sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of World Languages ​​and Cultures, Film Studies Program, and Honors Program with support from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA), in partnership with the Strand Theater . For more information, contact Eva Paris, Associate Professor of Spanish, at [email protected] Learn more about the Ohio Wesleyan Department of World Languages ​​and Cultures at owu.edu/languages.

8 p.m. on November 9 – OWU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by faculty member Antoine Clark, in the Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Free entry. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. November 11 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture with Christopher Kochanek, Ph.D., professor of astronomy at Ohio State University, discussing “If I explode, what happens to my partner?” Couples therapy for the exploding stars ”. Kochanek’s research focuses on time domain astronomy, including the variability properties of massive stars and quasars, and the discovery of new types of supernovae. His recent theoretical work explores the physics of explosions of most massive stars obscured by dust. He will speak at the Perkins Observatory in Ohio Wesleyan, 3199 Columbus Pike (US 23), Delaware. Tickets are $ 10 in advance or $ 12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve your tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

8 p.m. Nov 12, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov 13 – Orchesis 21/22 contemporary dance concert featuring eight works performed by 13 student dancers, on the main stage of the Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets cost $ 10 for general admission and $ 5 for seniors and non-OWU students with a valid student ID. Entry is free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid university ID card. To book tickets, visit owu / edu / orchesis. For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

3 p.m. November 14 – OWU Choral Art Society, conducted by faculty member Jason Hiester, in the Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Free entry. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. on November 16 – OWU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner, in the Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Free entry. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

7 p.m. November 18 – OWU Composition Studio Recital featuring works written by students of faculty member EunSeok Park, in the Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. November 30 – OWU Music Faculty Recital, with Garry Wasserman, double bass, at the Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Wasserman has performed with outlets such as the Florida Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, and Hong Kong (China) Philharmonic. Free entry. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

All information on Ohio Wesleyan public events is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop track and field events, visit 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 more than 70 undergraduate specializations and participates in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and holistic perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world contexts. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the “Colleges That Change Lives” book and is on the US News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Learn more at owu.edu.

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