DELAWARE – Ohio Wesleyan University announced its August and September lineup of public events.
Aug. 18-Oct. 8 – “Marty Kalb Retrospective,” featuring paintings that span the 50-year career of the accomplished artist, a retired Ohio Wesleyan professor and Delaware resident, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Kalb, M.A., taught painting, drawing, and modern art history in OWU’s Department of Fine Arts from 1967 to 2007. His early work has been described as having a “strong representational figural element with an experimental abstract expressionist background.” His later work includes tranquil water-inspired images as well as turbulent and powerful pieces inspired by the Holocaust. Learn more at www.martykalb.com. During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum 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 is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call 740-368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
9 p.m. Aug. 25 and 8 p.m. Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 – Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. (Aug. 18 is sold out.) Content varies based on sky conditions but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling 740-363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.
12:30 p.m. Aug. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan will dedicate its new small living unit (SLU) student residence, The Jim and Eilleen Dicke House, located at 110 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The duplex-style building, known on campus as a SLUplex, will house 24 students – 12 in each side of the duplex. It was funded with a $1.5 million gift from James F. Dicke II and his wife, Janet S. Dicke, and is named in memory of his parents. The dedication will include an open house, with student-residents on hand to discuss their new home. The event is free. Learn more about OWU’s SLU communities at www.owu.edu/slu.
7 p.m. Sept. 12 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Anton Gunn, one of former President Barack Obama’s top spokesmen for the Affordable Care Act. Gunn, M.S.W., will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Each year, OWU’s colloquium takes an in-depth look at an issue of global importance. The 2017-2018 lecture series is a semester-long exploration of “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century.” Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.
Sept. 14 (time to be announced) – Noted environmental historian William Cronon, Ph.D., the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak and be awarded an honorary degree, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Cronon, a former president of both the American Historical Association and the American Society for Environmental History, focuses his research on better understanding the history of human interactions with the natural world. He will receive an honorary Ohio Wesleyan Doctor of Humane Letters degree – the university’s highest honor. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.
Noon Sept. 18 – The Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium, featuring poster presentations by students who participated in Ohio Wesleyan’s 10-week Summer Science Research Program. The students will be on hand to discuss their original research. The event will be held in the atrium of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/ssrp.
7 p.m. Sept. 18 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Heather Lane and Adam Howard, both of the Delaware General Health District. Lane, D.V.M., an epidemiologist, is a veterinarian with a focus in veterinary public health. Howard, M.P.H., an environmental health program manager, focuses on protecting the water supply and reducing the potential for zoonotic disease transmission. Lane and Howard will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium, an exploration of “Global Health Challenges for the 21st Century,” at www.owu.edu/snc.
7 p.m. Sept. 19 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association. During his time with the OHA, Abrams, M.P.A., has helped to develop a strategic plan focused on advocacy, economic sustainability, and patient safety and quality for Ohio hospitals. Abrams will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.
Sept. 20-Oct. 31 – “The Shadows We Cast,” an outdoor video exhibit by Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Running from dusk till midnight daily, the exhibit will feature an architectural-scale video projection on the museum’s exterior. It will highlight materials from the archives of Ohio Wesleyan and the Delaware Historical Society. Carbonneau, M.F.A., a video installation artist, is an assistant professor of art at Indiana University Southeast; Crum, M.F.A., a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist, conducts “research-based, site-specific projects that investigate the layers of history stored within public spaces.” Learn more at www.tiffanycarbonneau.com and www.susanna-crum.com. During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum 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 is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call 740-368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
7 p.m. Sept. 21 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Daniel Derksen, the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair and Director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH), and professor and chair of the Community, Environmental, and Policy Department at The University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Derksen, M.D., oversees AzCRH programs including the State Office of Rural Health, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, and AzCRH Navigator Consortium. He works to improve insurance coverage and access to high-quality health care, emphasizing community-based, service-learning models in rural areas. Derksen will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival kicks off with a screening and discussion of “Ixcanul” (“Volcano”), in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents. This year’s Hispanic Film Festival, featuring five movies, is supported with a grant from Pragda, a New York-based cultural initiative, and by the Office of the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States Universities. The festival is co-sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s VIVA Latinx student organization, Modern Foreign Languages Department, Global Studies Institute, Latin American Studies Program, and new Film Studies Program. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at email@example.com.
5-9 p.m. Sept. 23 – Earthdance Ohio – part of the global Earthdance peace party to promote peace, justice, and sustainability – will be held in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This year’s theme is Re-Evolve and will feature a DJ and dance groups including Dances of Universal Peace. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be shared with the Second Ward Community Initiative, which seeks to provide a safe family gathering space as well as programming for the arts, mentoring and tutoring, senior citizens, and veterans. Learn more at www.EarthdanceOhio.org.
8 p.m. Sept. 23 – “New Student Scenes” featuring promising Ohio Wesleyan newcomers in scenes staged by the Department of Theatre & Dance’s directing class, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
7 p.m. Sept. 26 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Katherine von Stackelberg, Sc.D., research scientist at the Harvard Center for Global Health and the Environment, and an affiliate at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. She has nearly 30 years’ experience designing and implementing human health and ecological risk assessments to support sustainable environmental decision-making. Von Stackelberg will speak in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Pelo Malo” (“Bad Hair”), in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. A 9-year-old boy’s obsession with straightening his hair creates homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. (PG-13) Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. Sept. 28 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Lise Van Susteren, practicing general and forensic psychiatrist, and clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University. In 2011, Van Susteren, M.D., co-authored “The Psychological Effects of Climate Warming on the U.S. – Why the U.S. Mental Health System Is Not Prepared.” She will speak in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – Prize-winning Civil War author Joan Waugh, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Waugh is the author or editor of books including “The American War: A History of the Civil War Era,” “The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture,” “Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: A History of the Union Cause,” and “Unsentimental Reformer: The Life of Josephine Shaw Lowell.” Her presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History sponsored by the Department of History. Admission is free. Learn more about the annual Smith Lecture at www.owu.edu/history.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.