OWU announces March events


Staff Report



Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its March 2016 lineup of public events.

• Now through March 27 – Ross Art Museum is exhibiting four collections in its galleries at 60 S. Sandusky St. On exhibit are: “Looking Down to Look Up,” an exhibit of sculptures created by artist Walter Zurko, an art professor at The College of Wooster; “New on View,” a collection from the museum’s permanent collection, including works by photographers Ralph Gibson, Mark Klett and Edward Weston, sculptor Luis Jimenez, painter/printmaker Frank Stella and Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide; an untitled exhibit culled from the museum’s permanent collection featuring photographic portraits of such internationally known artists as pop artist Andy Warhol, painter and printmaker Jasper Johns and photographer Alfred Stieglitz; “Art of the Print,” featuring screen, linoleum and woodblock prints and artist books created by David Jansheski and donated to the museum following the artist’s death in 2014. The museum will host a memorial reception in honor of Jansheski from 2 to 4 p.m. March 19. Remarks celebrating the Cleveland artist’s life and contributions will begin at 3 p.m.

• 9:15 p.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 2 – Community Film Series screening of “Ball of Fire,” a comedy starting Barbara Stanwyck as a burlesque dancer/mob moll, at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs. The series is sponsored by the OWU Department of English and The Strand.

• 5 p.m. March 2 – OWU men’s lacrosse vs. Centre, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

• 7 p.m. March 3 – OWU women’s lacrosse vs. Mount St. Joseph, at Selby Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

• Noon March 4 – Robert Gitter, OWU’s Joseph A. Meek Professor of Economics, discusses “Mexican Migration to the United States” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. Gitter will speak in the Fellowship Hall of William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Evening programs at OWU’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling 740-363-1257.

• 1 p.m. March 5 – OWU women’s lacrosse vs. Keuka, at Selby Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

• Noon March 11 – Marianne Gabel of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) in Delaware discusses “The Road to a Stable Climate: What’s Next after Paris?” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. Gabel, joined by a group of CCL panelists, will speak at the William Street United Methodist Church. Admission is free.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 – Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2016 Ohio History Day Region 6 competition, bringing hundreds of secondary school students to campus to present their projects for judging, in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Exhibits in the Benes Rooms will be open to the public from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Performances and documentary viewings will be open if space is available. Regional winners advance to the statewide Ohio History Day competition, which will be hosted in OWU’s Gordon Field House on April 30.

• 4 p.m. March 15 – OWU men’s tennis vs. Ohio Northern, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St. Admission is free.

• 9:15 p.m. March 15 and 7 p.m. March 16 – Community Film Series screening of “Out of the Past,” featuring Jane Greer as a mob moll in this moody film noir, at The Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs.

• 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. March 16 – OWU softball doubleheader vs. Muskingum, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St. Admission is free.

• 4 p.m. March 16 – OWU baseball vs. Otterbein, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St. Admission is free.

• Noon March 18 – Michael Houlahan, a retired foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department , discusses “The Rise of ISIS” as part of the 2016 Great Decisions Community Discussion Series on U.S. Foreign Policy at the William Street United Methodist Church. Admission is free.

• 8 p.m. March 18 and March 19 – OWU’s Spring Senior Project Productions featuring “Amicable Partings” by George S. Kaufman and Leueen MacGrath with senior Sarah Shulman and “A Number” by Caryl Churchill with seniors Chris MacDonald and Christian Sanford. Performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., and may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, but tickets are required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call 740-368-3855.

• 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. March 19 – OWU baseball doubleheader vs. Transylvania, at Littick Field. Admission is free.

• 1 p.m. March 19 – OWU women’s lacrosse vs. Capital, at Selby Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

• 1 and 4 p.m. March 19 – OWU softball doubleheader vs. Alma, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St. Admission is free.

• 3:15 p.m. March 20 – The OWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Christina Wade, in Gray Chapel. Admission is free.

• 9:15 p.m. March 22 and 7 p.m. March 23 – Community Film Series screening of “Slumdog Millionaire,” starring Dev Patel as the biggest game show prize-winner in Indian television history, The Strand Theatre. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs.

• 7 p.m. March 23 – Sumit Ganguly, professor of political science at Indiana University, discusses “The Significance of South Asia for World Politics,” in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. A specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia, Ganguly is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 20 books on the region. His presentation represents the university’s 27th annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government. Admission is free.

• 3:30 p.m. March 24 – OWU women’s tennis vs. Denison, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center. Admission is free.

• 7:30 p.m. March 24 – Steve Worland, president and CEO of eFFECTOR Therapeutics, discusses “The Importance of Alternative Perspectives in Business Ethics,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. California-based eFFECTOR Therapeutics is working to develop a new class of therapeutics for cancer and other serious diseases. Worland’s presentation represents OWU’s 2016 Heisler Business Ethnics Lecture and also is part of the university’s ongoing Science Lecture Series. Admission is free.

• 1 p.m. March 26 – OWU men’s lacrosse vs. Kenyon, at Selby Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students, and free for anyone under age 5 or with an Ohio Wesleyan ID.

• 2 and 5 p.m. March 26 – OWU baseball doubleheader vs. Mount Union, at Littick Field. Admission is free.

• 4 p.m. March 28 – Roberto Rodriguez, associate professor of Mexican-American Studies at the University of Arizona, discusses “The Violence of Not-Belonging: A Survivor of Police Violence Speaks on Institutionalized Violence against Indigenous, Black, and Brown Communities,” in Benes Room C of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Rodriguez is the author of three books including “Justice: A Question of Race.” Admission is free. For more information, contact Shari Stone-Mediatore at ssstonem@owu.edu.

• 9:15 p.m. March 29 and 7 p.m. March 30 – Community Film Series screening of “Cinema Paradiso,” about a famous Italian film director and his love for movies, at The Strand Theatre. Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $5.50 for students with valid student IDs.

• 7 p.m. March 30 – Shaka Senghor, author of “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison,” discusses his story, in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Senghor served 19 years in prison for murder after killing a man in an argument over drugs. Today, he is the author of six books, a lecturer at the University of Michigan, and a leading voice on criminal justice reform. Senghor will sign books following his presentation, which is sponsored by OWU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Admission is free.

• 7:30 p.m. March 31 – Photojournalist Peter Turnley discusses “The Human Condition” and his career, which has included working in more than 90 countries and witnessing most major news stories of international geo-political and historic significance over the last 30 years. Turnley will speak in the Benes Rooms of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Before his presentation, he will be awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts degree, the university’s highest honor. Admission is free.

For the latest OWU event information, including schedule changes, visit www.owu.edu/calendars. For OWU athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com. For webstreaming, visit www.owu.edu/stream.

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Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.