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A Cornucopia Of Events: November At OWU

17 Oct , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Now through Nov. 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” featuring works 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 being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are culled from the university’s permanent collection. During the academic year, the Ross 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 will be closed Oct. 13-17 for mid-semester break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

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

7 p.m. Nov. 2 – OWU’s 2021 Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “The Pearl Button,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. The 2015 Chilean film delves into the nearly religious significance of water, touching on its mystical origins, Pinochet’s coup d’état, and a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea. (Subtitled.) 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 older or those 12 and under. Senior citizens are eligible for an $8 deal that includes a small drink and small popcorn, and children 3 and under are admitted free. The festival is co-sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s 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 eeparish@owu.edu. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of World Languages and Cultures at owu.edu/languages.

7 p.m. Nov. 4 – Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., associate professor of history at The Ohio State University, presents the 2021 Richard W. Smith Lecture in 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, vaulted to success as a businessman, soldier, and very nearly one of the Civil War’s finest army commanders, Grimsley says, only to have “a single mistake in a single moment” all but destroy his reputation. At Ohio State, Grimsley teaches military history and 19th-century American history with an emphasis on the American Civil War. He also is the author of “The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865,” winner of the 1996 Lincoln Prize as “the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or the American Civil War era.” The lecture is free. Learn more at owu.edu/history.

8 p.m. Nov. 5 – Musical Theater Scenes, directed by faculty member Jennifer Whitehead, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, and 19 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware, hosts Friday night skywatches. Content varies based 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 tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. Nov. 6 – A Cappellooza, OWU’s voices-only showcase returns, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The concert will feature upbeat songs by student a cappella groups from different 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 valid university IDs. To reserve tickets (beginning Oct 18), visit owu.edu/acappellooza. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live with the link available by emailing cpb@owu.edu. A Cappellooza is organized by OWU’s student Campus Programming Board. Learn more at owu.edu/cpb.

4:10 p.m. Nov. 9 – OWU Creating Writing faculty Amy Butcher (essayist) and David Caplan (poet) will read from their new books and join in conversation with new and current students about the Creative Writing curriculum. Butcher, M.F.A., is the author of the forthcoming book “Mothertrucker,” which explores the silent epidemic of intimate partner violence. Caplan, Ph.D., is the author of seven books, most recently “Into My Garden,” which largely explores life in a Chassidic yeshiva, an institute for the study of Jewish texts. They will speak in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/English.

7 p.m. Nov. 9 – OWU’s 2021 Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “The Innocence,” at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. The 2019 Spanish film follows Lis, as she enjoys one more summer with her friends. (Subtitled/rated 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 older or those 12 and under. Senior citizens are eligible for an $8 deal that includes a small drink and small popcorn. Children 3 and under are admitted free. The festival is co-sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s 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 Theatre. For more information, contact Eva Paris, associate professor of Spanish, at eeparish@owu.edu. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of World Languages and Cultures at owu.edu/languages.

8 p.m. Nov. 9 – OWU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by faculty member Antoine Clark, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Nov. 11 – New Vistas in Astronomy lecture featuring Christopher Kochanek, Ph.D., professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University, discussing “If I explode, what happens to my partner – couples therapy for exploding stars.” Kochanek’s research involves 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 the explosions from most dust-obscured massive stars. He will speak at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the door. Reserve 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 Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-OWU students with valid student IDs. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with valid university IDs. To reserve tickets, visit owu/edu/orchesis. For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

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

8 p.m. Nov. 16 – OWU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

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

8 p.m. Nov. 30 – OWU Music Faculty Recital, featuring Garry Wasserman, double bass, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Wasserman has performed with outlets including the Florida Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, and Hong Kong (China) Philharmonic. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

All Ohio Wesleyan public event information is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit battlingbishops.com.

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