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Instrumental ensembles to perform for MVNU Family Weekend

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, and Jazz Band will present a concert for MVNU’s Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. The community is invited to join us at 5 p.m. for light refreshments prior to the concert.

The concert will feature a variety of music performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble including music from the Broadway musical “Wicked” and a selection called “Instant Concert” by Harold Walters. This piece features musical quotes from over 30 famous classical works. The Jazz Band includes 22 student players who are studying Jazz and Jazz History by learning this American art form. They will be performing hits by Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and Norah Jones. The band will also perform a high-energy version of the tune “As Time Goes By,” a song made famous when it was included in the 1942 film “Casablanca.” The Flute Choir and Chamber Winds will also present several selections during the evening’s performance. Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble are directed by Dr. John Packard, the Jazz Band by Jim Puckett, and the Flute Choir by Jennifer Packard.

For more information on this or other musical events, please contact Tressa Daley at 740-397-9000, ext. 3000.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.

MVNU Music Scholarship Students to Perform

Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present some of the 2017-2018 music scholarship recipients in recital on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will take place in Thorne Performance Hall in the R.R. Hodges Chapel and a reception will follow. The community is invited to attend this free event. The concert will feature several instrumental and vocal performances and will include a variety of musical styles.

Music scholarship recipients who are scheduled to perform include:

Carina Clark, voice; William Dilts, French horn; Michael Forney, trumpet; Ethan Hutchinson, voice; Drew Juniet, marimba; Elizabeth Martin, marimba; Natalie Noble, voice; Emily Sater, flute; Shiloh Six, violin; Kathryn Suggs, flute; Allen Terwilliger, voice; Kendra Vosler, voice; Riley Zimmerman, piano.

For more information on this or other musical events, please visit or contact Tressa Daley at 740-397-9000, ext. 3000.

Welcome Stadium Hosts Regional Marching Band Competition on October 7

Prominent event is one of 20 regional championships held across the country this fall

Dayton – Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania will compete in one of the nation’s most prominent championships, Music for All’s Bands of America Dayton Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha, at Welcome Stadium (1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd) in Dayton, OH on October 7.

Music for All holds 20 other Bands of America regional marching band championships across the country that offer positively life-changing experiences for students, teachers, and fans and spectators. These championships are a celebration of music education at its finest, showcasing excellence, teamwork, and leadership.

The championship event, will feature 25 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, all of which will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 bands will advance to the evening finals competition, which will ultimately name the Regional Champion.

“Bands of America Championships are programs supporting our mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all,” according to Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. “Active experiences in music and the arts are integral to providing students with a well-rounded education. The performances of students at this Bands of America championship showcase the results that come from the dedication and teamwork necessary for the achievement of excellence, on the performance field and in life beyond. Bands of America events advocate for maintaining and growing our national commitment to music and arts education, with the student performers making the case in the most visible, artistic, and entertaining way possible, – something each and every American should witness and experience.”

Schedule

The preliminary competition begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:15 p.m. Gates will open for the finals at 6:45 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:45 p.m. All times are tentative pending the final schedule of performing bands. Current times will be listed at musicforall.org.

Ticket Information

Ticketing and schedule information is available online at musicforall.org or by calling 800.848.2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $18 for Preliminaries or Finals, or $27 for a Day Pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. A $5 off any general admission ticket (individual preliminaries, finals or full day passes) discount will be available at the gate for college students with an ID, spectators 11-18 years of age, military members and spouses (military ID required), and spectators age 62 and over.

About Music for All

Since 1975, Music for All, through its Music for All, Bands of America, Orchestra America, and choir programs, has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All’s vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment. Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the national honor concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.

Sponsor Information

Music for All efforts are supported through sponsorships, including current partnerships with National Presenting Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America; Official Uniform Sponsor: Fred J. Miller, Inc.; Official Student Travel Partner: Music Travel Consultants; Official Performance Equipment Sponsor: Wenger Corporation; Corporate Sponsors: Ball State University, United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Zildjian and Vic Firth Company, Visit Indy and the City of Indianapolis, and Strategic Advocacy Partner: NAMM; Associate Sponsors: Delivra, Vandoren, Director’s Showcase International, REMO, Tresona Multimedia, and Woodwind & Brasswind. J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. will be the Presenting Sponsor of Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finals Championships. Music for All is also supported by the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Ball Brothers Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc, George and Frances Ball Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., and Arthur Jordan Foundation.

News from The University of Alabama

Shelby C Pappas of Westerville Named to UA Dean’s List for Summer 2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL (09/18/2017)— University of Alabama student Shelby C Pappas of Westerville, OH (43081), was named to the Dean’s List for Summer 2017.

A total of 417 students enrolled during the 2017 summer semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.

Otterbein University Hosts Lecture on Asylum Seekers and Higher Education

Westerville — The Department of Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies at Otterbein University will host “Inclusion and Exclusion in Australian Higher Education: The Case of Young People Seeking Asylum,” a lecture by Dr. Julie White, at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, in room 110 of Towers Hall, 1 S. Grove Street. Dr. White is a professor and principal research fellow at The Victoria Institute, Victoria University in Melbourne Australia.

Dr. White is involved in multiple research projects focused on social justice. She pilots a large study on youth justice, investigating how education can better serve young people while they are incarcerated. In another project, she examines how the arts can support young people from refugee backgrounds in the combat of Islamophobia and racism. She has undertaken several studies about the education of young people who live with chronic health conditions and has written more than 50 scholarly publications about research methods, educational inclusion, and the contemporary university.

For more information about this lecture, contact Carla Corroto at ccorroto@otterbein.edu or (614) 823-1434.

Otterbein University is a private university nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein recently launched Kindness Matters, an initiative in partnership with Kind Columbus at The Columbus Foundation, in its effort to cultivate and inspire kindness throughout the greater Columbus region. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 15 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Its picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the 14th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.

Ohio Is 2017’s 9th Best State for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and a number of states, such as Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota, currently facing pension crises that adversely affect their educators, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

Teacher-Friendliness of Ohio (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

21st – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)

5th – Avg. Annual Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)

23rd – Quality of School System

26th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential

28th – Teacher Safety

For the full report, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-teachers/7159/

YSU Welcomes New Students

YOUNGSTOWN (09/22/2017)— Youngstown State University is proud to welcome more than 2,600 newly enrolled undergraduate students to campus for the Fall 2017 semester. Local YSU students new to campus this fall include:

  • Alyssa Pinkston, Galena, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science – Criminal Justice. Big Walnut (Sunbury, OH)
  • Maria Aventino, Westerville, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science – Electrical Engineering Technology. Westerville-South (Westerville, OH)
  • Samantha Chafin, Westerville, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science – Exercise Science. Westerville-North (Westerville, OH)
  • Jeanna Bondurant, Sunbury, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science – Medical Laboratory Science. Big Walnut (Sunbury, OH)
  • Kara Raines, Galena, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Pre-Business Management. Olentangy High School (Lewis Center, OH)
  • Kathleen Schad, Westerville, Ohio, working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Cloverleaf Sr (Lodi, OH)

Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that offers nearly 13,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known for its focus on academic research and creative programs that transform its students into successful professionals, scholars and leaders. Located in the heart of the Tech Belt between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, YSU provides opportunities for students to actively participate with accomplished faculty, often in one-on-one settings, on advanced research and creative collaborations. The beautiful 145-acre campus includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and performance facilities, a variety of on-campus housing options and recreational facilities among the best in the nation. For more information, visit www.ysu.edu.

News from University of Findlay

Corrina Talamo Placed Through UF Student Teacher Program

FINDLAY — Corrina Talamo, of Westerville, (43082) has been placed as a student teacher for the University of Findlay’s fall semester. Talamo is in a student teaching position at Van Buren Elementary School in Van Buren, Ohio.

Talamo is working on a degree in early childhood education.

The University of Findlay is one of the largest private colleges in Northwest Ohio. With a total enrollment of more than 4,000 students, the University of Findlay has nearly 80 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu.

The Ohio State University Alumni Association honors exceptional alumni

COLUMBUS – Kenneth Hale, associate director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery and co-director for Generation Rx in The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, is the recipient of The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumni Medalist Award, the highest honor presented to a graduate of the institution.

Hale’s work with Generation Rx has reached more than 37 million people throughout the United States. He helped lead the collaboration between the College of Pharmacy and the Cardinal Health Foundation to provide open-source educational materials for use by parents, teachers, health care providers and the public to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Hale will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Marriott Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Road. A three-time graduate of Ohio State (BS, Pharmacy, 1976; MA, Educational Theory and Practice, 1987; PhD, Educational Policy and Leadership, 1995), Hale is one of nine alumni who will be recognized during the award ceremony.

Other honorees include:

Dan L. Heinlen Award: Diane S. DeLawder (BS, Elementary Education, 1980)

Josephine Sitterle Failer Award: Posthumous honor for Patricia F.R. Cunningham (BA, Women’s Studies, 2002; MA, Educational Policy and Leadership, 2005; PhD, Educational Policy and Leadership, 2011)

Archie M. Griffin Professional Achievement Award: Charles F. Kurfess (JD, Law, 1957)

William Oxley Thompson Award: Ida Abdalkhani (BSBA, Entrepreneurship, 2005; BA, Interpersonal Communications, 2005; MBA, Marketing and Strategy, 2005)

· Ralph Davenport Mershon Award: Daniel E. Kimmet (BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1971; MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1972 )

Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award: James G. Roberts (BS, Civil Engineering, 1984); Kristen A. Catton (BS, Nursing, 1992)

Diversity Champion Award: Phillip D. Barnes (BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001; MS, Biological Engineering, 2004; PhD, Biomedical Engineering, 2010)

E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award: Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

News from Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan Students Present Summer Science Research Results

DELAWARE, OH (09/20/2017)— More than 30 Ohio Wesleyan University students shared the results of their summer science research projects and internships Sept. 18 at the university’s 25th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium.

Local residents presenting at the symposium were:

  • Ana Borish of Westerville presenting “Collecting Ground Control Data for a Study of Plant Gravity Perception on the International Space Station” — mentored by OWU faculty member Chris Wolverton, Department of Botany and Microbiology.
  • Kyle Davis of Sunbury presenting “Size Change in an Old World Sparrow” — mentored by OWU faculty member Dustin Reichard, Department of Zoology.

The students presented information and answered questions about their work, which was documented in posters outlining each project.

Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Ph.D., assistant director of OWU’s Summer Science Research Program, said the 10-week program helps to create the next generation of scientists.

“[S]tudents learn quickly that authentic research is quite different from classroom labs — more challenging, more creative, more frustrating, and, ultimately, more rewarding,” Tuhela-Reuning said.

Read the full research abstracts prepared by Ohio Wesleyan’s 2017 Summer Science Research Program participants and learn more about the program at www.owu.edu/sciencesymposium.

For more information about majoring in the sciences at Ohio Wesleyan, visit www.owu.edu/academics.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 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.

2017 PUBLIC EVENTS

Ohio Wesleyan University announced its October 2017 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a schedule of Battling Bishop athletics, visit www.battlingbishops.com.

Now through 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 taught painting, drawing, and modern art history in OWU’s Department of Fine Arts from 1967 to 2007. 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.

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 created specifically to be projected onto the museum’s front facade. The exhibit will open with a special celebration at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 20, complete with hot chocolate and hot cider. The 12-minute looping video will highlight materials from the archives of Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware County 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.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Neruda,” in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12:10 p.m. Oct. 6 – Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author and the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, reads from her works Oct. 5 and participates in a moderated talk Oct. 6. Both events will be in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Umrigar’s novels include “Bombay Time,” “The Space Between Us,” “If Today Be Sweet,” “The Weight of Heaven,” “The World We Found,” “The Story Hour,” and, most recently, “Everybody’s Son.” Her memoir, “First Darling of the Morning,” was a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors Award. Umrigar also has been named a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award, and she has earned the Cleveland Arts Prize, Lambda Literary Award, and Seth Rosenberg Prize. Learn more at http://umrigar.com. Her visit represents the 2017-2018 Katherine Kearney Carpenter Lecture, sponsored by the OWU Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English.

7 p.m. Oct. 5 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Laxmi Mehta, director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program and associate professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Mehta is the first female president/governor of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She specializes in women’s cardiovascular health/prevention and cardiac imaging. She 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.

8 p.m. Oct. 5-7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 – “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. The award-winning author adapted his powerful novel for the stage and presents an intense vision of a future where books are illegal. His insightful drama depicts the struggle of a professional book-burner, a “fireman,” who comes to realize the danger of his work. Will he risk everything for the right to think and communicate ideas? Directed by faculty member D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., “Fahrenheit 451” will be performed on the Main Stage inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

8 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. 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, $8 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.

7 p.m. Oct. 16 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents David Williams, the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of African American studies and sociology at Harvard University. The author of more than 400 scientific papers, Williams’ research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect health. Williams 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. Oct. 17 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Aquí y allá” (“Here and There”), in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A man returns home to Mexico after many years in the U.S. He hopes to make a better life with his family and pursue his dreams of starting a band. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu.

7 p.m. Oct. 17 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Menen Hailu, writer, director, and producer for Young Voices, New Dreams. A sociology/anthropology and black world studies graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University, Hailu also holds a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University, concentrating on child rights and women’s rights. She has taught human rights in combination with the creative arts to at-risk youth in New York. She will speak in the Phillips Hall auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.

8 p.m. Oct. 19 – Entrepreneur Daymond John of TV’s “Shark Tank” discusses “5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. John, also the founder and CEO of the FUBU brand, is presenting OWU’s 2017-2018 Milligan Family Leaders in Business Lecture sponsored by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Admission is free, but online registration is required for this event at https://owu-daymondjohnlecture.eventbrite.com. You must print your free ticket and bring a paper copy with you to the event. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.

Oct. 19-Dec. 14 – “Precious Objects,” featuring photographs by Cleveland visual artist Charles J. “Chuck” Mintz, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Mintz’s exhibit pairs images of people holding their self-selected “precious objects” (such as Loli’s letters from the mother she never knew) with hand-written statements explaining their choices. Learn more about Mintz, winner of two Ohio Arts Council grants, at www.chuckmintz.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.

8 p.m. Oct. 20-21 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Fall Senior Project Production,” featuring “The Bear” by Anton Chekhov and scenes from “Medea” by Euripides. “The Bear” is directed by junior Ares Harper and features seniors Adriana Rodriguez and Charlie Lennon. “Medea” is directed by senior Brenda Dressel and features senior Erin Fannin. The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The performances may contain adult themes and language. Tickets are free, but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

3:15 p.m., Oct. 22 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty recital featuring pianist Frank Chiou, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 – Ben Gelber and his Interfaith Ensemble will perform an evening of Judaica music. Gelber is well-known in the community through his 37 years as an NBC4 meteorologist. This event – campus location to be announced – is sponsored by the University Chaplaincy, OWU Hillel (Jewish student organization), and OWU Better Together (Interfaith Council).

7 p.m. Oct. 24 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Deborah McFarland, professor in the Department of Global Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. McFarland has been involved in health policy and health financing issues for 30 years with particular interest in the interface of disease-control programs and health systems, and the ethics and economics of resource allocation for public health priorities. McFarland will speak in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.

4:10 p.m. Oct. 26 – Elena Passarello, award-winning author and essayist, reads from her works, in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Passarello’s latest book is 2017’s “When Animals Strike Curious Poses,” which earned starred reviews and praise from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Marie Claire, and The New York Times Sunday Review of Books. Her first essay collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” won the Independent Publishers’ gold medal for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She also has earned the Whiting Award in Nonfiction. Passarello’s presentation is sponsored by the OWU Department of English. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/English.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a free screening and discussion of “Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona,” in Phillips Auditorium, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. Flamenco is one of the world’s few art forms believed to be passed down exclusively through bloodlines. This film explores how flamenco’s legacy is kept alive within Barcelona’s tight-knit Gypsy community. The movie may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, contact faculty member Andrea Colvin at arcolvin@owu.edu.

7 p.m. Oct. 26 – The Sagan National Colloquium presents Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and director of the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University. His work focuses on U.S. budget politics and policy; comparisons of health care policies across rich democracies, politics of U.S. health care “reform,” controlling health care costs, and politics and policy for Social Security and Medicare. White will speak in the Benes Rooms of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc.

7 p.m. Oct. 26 – Robert Ross, Ph.D., professor of political science at Boston College, discusses “The Rise of China and the New Balance of Power in East Asia,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Ross is an associate at the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and a member of the Academic Advisory Group, U.S.-China Working Group, U.S. Congress; the Council on Foreign Relations; and the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. His recent publications include “Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia,” “Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power, and Politics,” and “New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy.” His presentation is OWU’s 15th Annual Corinne Lyman Lecture on International Studies. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/internationalstudies.

3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – The Ohio Wesleyan Music Department presents a Choral Festival Day concert, conducted by associate music professor Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. High school singers will join the OWU Choral Art Ensemble for a community concert that includes a composition by native Ohioan Paul John Stanbery commissioned for the festival. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

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.

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