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2021 Delaware Great Decisions

4 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware’s Great Decisions sessions on U.S. foreign policy and international relations will kick off March 12 with eight virtual sessions addressing critical issues impacting the nation and world.

The community is invited to join the online Zoom discussions by registering in advance at delawaregreatdecisions.com.Each event will begin at noon and last for one hour.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for joining the programs. Please do not share your link; instead, please share the main weblink. Those who register will receive a program link each week by email. More…


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Theological Commons To Host Speaker On Immigrants And Sanctuary

3 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio’s Theological Commons is hosting speaker Isaac Villegas on February 23, who will share a free public lecture entitled, “Providing Sanctuary as Witness: Standing in Solidarity with Immigrants.”

The Theological Commons is a vehicle through which the School connects with the wider community. The goal is to present topics “at the intersections of religion, scholarship and society,” according to the School’s website. More…


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Creative Conversation: Museum’s Artist Talks Continue

9 Dec , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum is continuing its “In the Studio” series of Facebook Live events with artist talks on Dec. 13 and Jan. 17. The free talks will be accessible on the museum’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RossArtMuseum.

2 PM on December 13 – Johnny Coleman. An interdisciplinary artist and educator, Coleman is a professor of Studio Art and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. He describes his sculptural work and sound installations as “intentional gestures in homage and prayer.”

Coleman states, “My work is centered upon themes of the crossroads: a focal point/threshold of challenge and transformation. For the last 30 years, I have been composing spaces activated as prayers: requests for guidance, conscious statements of intent, and thanksgiving.” He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California at San Diego. Learn more at www.peasandricepress.com. (This event is rescheduled from Nov. 22.) More…

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Perkins Offering Free Programming In October

29 Sep , 2020  

You’re invited to join Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory in October for a free online New Vistas in Astronomy lecture and free virtual skywatches or planetarium talks each Friday.

At 8 PM on October 8, Scott Gaudi, Ph.D., of The Ohio State University’s Department of Astronomy will discuss “The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory.” At OSU, Gaudi is the Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration. His research focuses on the search for extrasolar planets, as well as topics in gravitational lensing.

Gaudi’s free presentation is part of Perkins Observatory’s New Vistas in Astronomy adult lecture series. More…

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Bats And Coronavirus

16 Apr , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University alumna and bat conservationist Kristen Lear (pictured above) will deliver a free Zoom lecture at 1:30 PM on April 16 discussing “Social and Ecological Complexities of Bat and Coronavirus Ecology.”

At Ohio Wesleyan, Lear majored in pre-professional zoology and spent two summers researching Evening Bats in Texas. Her work, supported by an OWU Connection Theory-to-Practice Grant, involved determining the style of house that attracted the most bats to live near the region’s pecan orchards. The bats help to control destructive, boring insects and reduce the need for chemical pesticides to protect the valuable trees. More…

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Explore New Visits At Perkins

28 Dec , 2019  

If you are curious about the latest astronomical updates and stargazing scoops, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory has some out-of-this-world news for you.

Each month in 2020, Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), will host a Thursday night “New Vistas in Astronomy” discussion. Experts from Ohio Wesleyan and The Ohio State University will share the latest space-related news and research during the mini-course, which is geared toward adults. More…

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Looking Up For New Vistas

18 Nov , 2019  

Did you know that the fine folks at Perkins Observatory offer a monthly lecture series aimed at adults who want to learn more about astronomical topics?

New Visits in Astronomy meets on one Thursday night each month and is geared toward a more adult audience. It is a “mini-course” in astronomy, in which OSU and OWU professors discuss their current research and any new findings in their area of expertise. More…

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MTSO Williams Institute To Feature Noted Lecturer

23 Oct , 2019  

Scholar, author and activist Pamela Lightsey will deliver MTSO’s Williams Institute lectures November 5.

The first lecture, “Dying Towards Life: A Queer Womanist Theology of Hope,” begins at 1 p.m. The second, “Soul Tending Amidst Body Snatchers,” begins at 7 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. They are free and open to the public. No registration is required. More…


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Rural China Expert To Speak

28 Feb , 2019  

Researcher and rural China expert Christopher Coggins will present “God Mountains and Fengshui Forests: China’s Village Watersheds as Relict Sacred Space in the Anthropocene” when he speaks March 7 at Ohio Wesleyan University. More…

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Historian, Preservationist To Speak At OWU

23 Feb , 2019  

Columbia University-trained historian and preservationist Michael Henry Adams will present “Seeking Harlem: Lost and Found” February 27 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Adams will speak in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event is free and open to the public. More…


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Hot Chicken Takeover At OWU

7 Feb , 2019  

It’s a bit of a chicken theme today on 1808Delaware!

Joe DeLoss, founder, owner, and head fryer of Columbus-based Hot Chicken Takeover, will discuss his company’s efforts to provide supportive jobs for people working to overcome past incarceration, homelessness, and other barriers to successful employment, during a moderated chat February 21 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

DeLoss will speak at 7:30 PM in Benes Room B of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His presentation will be a fireside-style chat moderated by 2006 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Dan Sharpe, vice president for community research and grants management for The Columbus Foundation. More…


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US Legal History Expert To Speak On Fourteenth Amendment

7 Sep , 2018  

Michael Les Benedict, Ph.D., an expert on U.S. Legal and Constitutional History and the Civil War and Reconstruction, will present “The Transformative 14th Amendment: The Constitutional Amendment that Reshaped America” at 7:30 PM on September 20 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

A retired professor from The Ohio State University, Benedict will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His free presentation is the 2018 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of History. More…