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Ohio Wesleyan University announces December 2022 calendar of public events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its December 2022 public events offering. Unless otherwise stated, admission is free.

Until December 11th – “MOVE: Mobility and Migration”, featuring art exploring how movement shapes the world and “Check Me Out: Artwork from the Educational Materials Collection” at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum of Ohio Wesleyan, 60 S. Sandusky, St., Delaware. MOVE coincides with OWU’s new first-year seminar, How to Change Your World. For 2022, the seminar explores “Move: Mobility, Migration, and Belonging”, with the art exhibition showing how people, animals and things move and the potential conflicts of migration. “Check Me Out” includes two collections of photographs – “Landscapes” and “People, Places, Things” – with copies that customers can opt out of to see first-hand works by Kristin Capp, Lucien Clergue, Donna Ferrato and others enjoy . During the academic year, the Ross is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm; Thursday from 10am to 9pm; and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be closed for the Thanksgiving break from November 19th to 28th. The Ross is barrier-free and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit for more information.

Until December 11th – “Women’s Work,” featuring art created by Eliana Calle Saari in homage to the work of women during the pandemic, at Gallery 2001 at the Beeghly Library of Ohio Wesleyan, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. In 2020, Saari was locked behind the closed borders of the Caribbean island of Antigua for several months. The items on display at OWU document her observations of the island nation’s women continuing to fulfill their duties as workers, mothers and caregivers in a time of uncertainty, fear and hope. Learn more at Gallery 2001 on the ground floor of the library is open during library opening hours. See for times. The gallery is an offshoot of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit for more information.

7:30 p.m. December 2nd – OWU directs Class One acts. Produced and supervised by Professor Emeritus Ed Kahn, the plays will be performed at the Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Admission is free for everyone, no reservation is required. For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit

8pm December 2nd and 9th – Skywatches on Friday evenings at Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (US 23), Delaware. Content varies depending on weather conditions but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours and stargazing with the 32-inch Scotland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the box office. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at

7 p.m. December 4th – OWU Student Concert at the Jemison Auditorium at Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, see

7 p.m. December 5th – Lessons & Carols concert featuring carol sing-alongs and spiritual readings at the Gray Chapel at University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. In addition to the OWU artists, the concert will feature the Delaware Community Chorus and the Powell United Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Jason Hiester, Associate Professor of Performing Arts at OWU, will conduct the concert. Admission is free. For more information, see

8 p.m. December 8th – New Vistas in Astronomy Lecture by Mike Stamatikos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Astronomy at Ohio State University Newark, Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (US 23), Delaware. Stamatikos leads research in high-energy gamma-ray burst particle astrophysics and has won two awards from the American Astronomical Society for major advances in their scientific understanding. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the event and at the box office. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at

Dec 29 and Dec 30 – OWU Women’s Basketball Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Entry to all Hoops for Hope tournament games is free, but monetary donations will be accepted to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that provides free direct services to patients and families battling the challenges of cancer. Donations directly benefit families in Delaware County, and bishops are asking each visiting institution to raise $500 this year. You can find the donation link at Learn more about Hoops for Hope and other OWU athletics events at

  • 6pm Dec 29 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Otterbein
  • 8pm Dec 29 – Carnegie Mellon vs Hope
  • 1pm December 30th – Hoops for Hope consolation game
  • 3pm December 30th – Hoops for Hope Championship Game

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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through her signature experience, the OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to understand problems from multiple academic perspectives, to volunteer to serve others, to build a diverse and global perspective, and to translate classroom knowledge into real-world experiences through internships, research, and other hands-on learning. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and named to US News & World Report and Princeton Review Best Colleges lists. Connect to interview sources from OWU experts at or learn more at