Ohio Wesleyan announces November events


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Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2015 lineup of public events. It includes:

• Through Nov. 13 – “Matter of Fact,” an exhibition of plein-air panoramic oil paintings by Todd Gordon, who grew up in Delaware, and “Sur,” an exhibition of large-scale watercolors by Paul Ching-Bor, at Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Gordon will present an illustrated artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 312 of OWU’s R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky. His presentation will be followed by a public reception from 8 to 10 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free.

• Through Dec. 8 – “Cultures of the World,” an exhibition of photography by OWU graduate and former alumni relations director Sally Christiansen Harris, Class of 1976, in the Alumni Gallery of Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Harris will give an illustrated artist talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky, followed by a reception at 8 p.m. in nearby Mowry Alumni Center. Admission is free.

• Through Dec. 10 – “Esochromatic,” an exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by Columbus artist David Senecal, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. An artist’s reception with Senecal will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 inside the gallery. Admission is free.

• 3:10 p.m. Nov. 4 – Artist and entrepreneur Will Day, OWU Class of 1979, will share his journey, which has seen him transition from a successful career on Wall Street to becoming an artist. He will speak in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building. Admission is free.

• 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 – Nieves Romero-Díaz, professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College, discusses “Breaking Bad, Doing Good: Public Women in Early Modern Spain,” in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library. Admission is free.

• 6 p.m. Nov. 6 – OWU men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. Mount Union, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center, 150 S. Henry St. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 – “Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities,” featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Opera Workshop, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. The program, featuring works by P.D.Q. Bach (also known as Peter Schickele), is directed by OWU faculty member Jennifer Whitehead. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 – Evening programs at OWU’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23). 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.

• Noon-6 p.m. Nov.7 – “Love Across the Spectrum: LGBT Christians Speak Out,” a half-day conference discussing issues of sexuality, morality and marriage; examining the Bible’s teachings for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and exploring the intersectionality of race, gender and identity. Keynote speaker Sara Miles, founder and director of The Food Pantry and director of ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, will discuss “Scandal, Folly and Freedom.” It will be held in OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. General admission is $40 and $20 for students. Register online at http://lats.owu.edu/registration.php. The deadline to register is Nov. 4.

• 1 p.m. Nov. 7 – OWU football vs. Allegheny, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID.

• 1 p.m. Nov. 7 – OWU men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. Bellarmine and vs. Findlay, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. Admission is free.

• 7 p.m. Nov. 7 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s third annual a cappella showcase, featuring performers from Ohio Wesleyan and surrounding college campuses as well as Street Corner Symphony, a professional a cappella group featured on NBC’s reality show “The Sing-Off.” Hosted by DJ Matt Ryan, this year’s event will have a ’90s throwback theme. It will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for non-OWU students, and free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID.

• 3:15 p.m. Nov. 8 – Ohio Wesleyan student recital including junior class vocalists Chris Gardias and Bryson Tarbet, in Jemison Auditorium, inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 10 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall. Admission is free.

• Noon Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heritage Day celebration, commemorating “Nobelest Achievements: Environment Echoes of Sherwood Rowland,” in the atrium of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Rowland, OWU Class of 1948, won the Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry for his work with chlorofluorocarbons and their impact on the earth’s ozone layer. Heritage Day commemorates the first day of classes held at Ohio Wesleyan on Nov. 13, 1844. Admission is free.

• 6 p.m. Nov. 13 – OWU men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. Davis & Elkins and vs. Urbana, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 14; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 – “ORCHESIS 15/16,” an annual contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty, with artistic direction by faculty member Rashana Smith. ORCHESIS 15/16 will be performed on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the theater box office at 740-368-3855.

• 1 p.m. Nov. 14 – OWU men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. John Carroll, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. Admission is free.

• 3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 – The Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel. Admission is free.

• 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference, featuring a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the local, national, and international economies, in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Each expert will speak for 15 minutes and then respond to questions and comments from the audience and from panel moderator, OWU faculty member Goran Skosples. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 17 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel. Admission is free.

• 3:15 Nov. 19 – Ohio Wesleyan composition concert featuring students of faculty member Jennifer Jolley, in Jemison Auditorium. Admission is free.

• Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 – OWU men’s basketball Great Lakes Challenge, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID.

• 10 a.m. Nov. 21 and Nov. 2 – OWU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host the Corbiere-Merion Invitational, in Meek Aquatics and Recreation Center. Admission is free.

• 6 p.m. Nov. 24 – OWU men’s basketball vs. Trine, in Branch Rickey Arena. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID.

• 8 p.m. Nov. 24 – OWU women’s basketball vs. Capital, in Branch Rickey Arena. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with a valid OWU ID.

For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit http://events.owu.edu. For Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

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Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.