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Event Name Date Location Info
Merrick Hall GroundbreakingFri., May 16, 2014Merrick HallInfo
CommencementSun., May 11, 2014Phillips GlenInfo
BaccalaureateSat., May 10, 2014Gray ChapelInfo
Golden Bishop Awards CeremonySat., Apr. 12, 2014Benes RoomsInfo
Congressman John Lewis PresentationMon., Mar. 31, 2014Gray ChapelInfo
Culture FestSat., Mar. 29, 2014Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Kyle Roth '03
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014Bayley Room in Beeghly LibraryInfo
Vogel Lecture
Featuring Tim Prindle '12
Tue., Mar. 18, 2014Benes RoomsInfo
Heisler Business Ethics Lecture
Featuring Susan Willeke
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014Benes RoomsInfo
Environmental and Natural Resource SymposiumMon., Feb. 24, 2014Benes RoomsInfo
Artist's Talk with John W. JonesTue., Feb. 18, 2014Bayley Room in Beeghly LibraryInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Anne Cohen
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Marshall Shepherd
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Anthony Leiserowitz
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Heritage DayWed., Nov. 13, 2013Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Lonnie Thompson
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Economic Outlook ConferenceMon., Nov. 11, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Love Across the Spectrum Conference Keynote
Featuring Pádraig Ó Tuama
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Love Across the Spectrum Conference Keynote
Featuring Justin Lee
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring David Schimel
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Mary Lou Zeeman
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Alexander Thompson
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium: Panel Event
Featuring Christiana Peppard, Madeline Ostrander, and Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Smith Civil War Lecture
Featuring Allen Guelzo
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Michael Dorsey
Thu., Sep. 26, 2013Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Caleb Cain Marcus
Thu., Sep. 12, 2013Phillips AuditoriumInfo
2013 ConvocationThu., Aug. 22, 2013Phillips GlenInfo
Merrick Hall Gift AnnouncementWed., Jun. 26, 2013Phillips GlenInfo
CommencementSun., May 12, 2013Phillips GlenInfo
BaccalaureateSat., May 11, 2013Gray ChapelInfo
Golden Bishop AwardsSat., Apr. 20, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Dale Bruce AwardsThu., Apr. 18, 2013Benes Rooms 
TEDxOWU TED TalksSat., Apr. 13, 2013Jemison Auditorium 
42' RoundtableFri., Apr. 12, 2013Phillips AuditoriumInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Rich Baker
Thu., Apr. 11, 2013Bayley RoomInfo
Heisler Lecture
Featuring Jeff Long '82
Wed., Apr. 3, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Alaina Shearer
Thu., Mar. 21, 2013Bayley RoomInfo
Environmental and Natural Resource SymposiumTue., Feb. 19, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Center Lecture
Featuring Steve Drongowski
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013Bayley RoomInfo
Kragalott Lecture
Featuring Dr. Timothy Snyder
Wed., Jan. 30, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
2013 High School Band FestivalSat., Jan. 19, 2013Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Center Lecture
Featuring Amy Marshall
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012Bayley RoomInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Fabio Parasecoli
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Walter Willett
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Ben Hewitt
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012Phillips Hall AuditoriumInfo
Woltemade Center Lecture
Featuring Mary Brett Whitfield
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012Bayley RoomInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Avesta Saaty
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Abram Kaplan
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
First Lady Michelle ObamaMon., Oct. 15, 2012Branch Rickey Arena 
Economic Outlook Conference 2012Thu., Oct. 11, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Panel Discussion
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Kelly Klein
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Anjali Bhatia
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Milligan Lecture
Featuring Clark Winter '73
Fri., Sep. 28, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Sinan Koont
Wed., Sep. 26, 2012Phillips Hall AuditoriumInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Florence Reed
Mon., Sep. 17, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring OWU Panel Discussion
Thu., Sep. 13, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
2012 ConvocationThu., Aug. 23, 2012Phillips GlenInfo
2012 CommencementSun., May 13, 2012Phillips GlenInfo
2012 BaccalaureateSat., May 12, 2012Gray ChapelInfo
Golden Bishop CeremonySat., Apr. 21, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
Lecture: "Social Media, Search-Engine Optimization"Thu., Apr. 5, 2012Bayley RoomInfo
Environmental and Natural Resource SymposiumMon., Feb. 27, 2012Benes RoomsInfo
President's High School Band FestivalSat., Jan. 21, 2012Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Ousmane Badiane
Tue., Nov. 15, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
2011 Economic Outlook Conference
Featuring Bill LaFayette, Ian Sheldon, and Guhan Venkatu
Mon., Nov. 7, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Deborah Brautigam '76
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Abena Busia
Thu., Oct. 27, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring James Makubuya
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011Gray ChapelInfo
Smith Civil War Lecture
Featuring James McPherson
Thu., Sep. 29, 2011Gray Chapel 
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Sean Kay
Tue., Sep. 27, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Milligan Lecture
Featuring Andres Duarte
Thu., Sep. 22, 2011Benes Rooms 
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Julius Nyan'oro
Tue., Sep. 20, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Simon Gikandi
Thu., Sep. 15, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring OWU Student Panel
Tue., Sep. 13, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Richard Fusch
Wed., Sep. 7, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
OWU ConvocationThu., Aug. 18, 2011Phillips GlenInfo
2011 Alumni College Session
Featuring Shirin Siddiqi Tahir-Kheli '61: "The Importance of Public Service: Trying to Make a Difference"
Sat., May 14, 2011Corns 312Info
2011 Alumni Recognition CeremonySat., May 14, 2011Gray ChapelInfo
2011 Alumni Weekend ConvocationSat., May 14, 2011Gray ChapelInfo
2011 Alumni College Session
Featuring Bruce Alton '61: "Lessons from the Academic Presidency"
Fri., May 13, 2011Benes AInfo
2011 Alumni College Session
Featuring Jackson Winters '61: "The Greatest Generation"
Fri., May 13, 2011Benes AInfo
2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships - BanquetWed., May 25, 2011Gordon Field HouseInfo
OWU CommencementSun., May 8, 2011Phillips GlenInfo
OWU BaccalaureateSat., May 7, 2011Gray ChapelInfo
Golden Bishop Award CeremonySat., Apr. 16, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Alaina Sheer
Tue., Apr. 12, 2011Bayley RoomInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Samantha Rufo
Thu., Mar. 24, 2011Bayley RoomInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring John Siegfried
Wed., Mar. 2, 2011Corns 312Info
Heisler Business Ethics Lecture
Featuring Branch B. Rickey
Thu., Jan. 27, 2011Gray ChapelInfo
Baseball Roundtable Discussion
Featuring Branch B. Rickey, Bob DiBiasio '77, Ken Schnacke, and Roger Ingles
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Scott Bellows
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010Bayley Room 
Heritage Day 2010 - "Stand and Be Counted: Risking It All for the Stage"Thu., Nov. 11, 2010Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Altha Cravey
Tue., Nov. 9, 2010Benes Rooms 
Economic Outlook Conference
Featuring George Mokrzan, Ph.D.; Mark E. Schweitzer, Ph.D.; Nader Nazmi, Ph.D.
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring David Carruthers
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010Benes Rooms 
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Bruce Dickson
Wed., Oct. 27, 2010Benes Rooms 
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring OWU Professor Barbara MacLeod
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010Corns 312 
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Kennedy Walibora Waliaula
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010Benes Rooms 
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Mon., Oct. 11, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Gloria Steinem
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Patrick Cronin
Thu., Sep. 30, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Saba Fatima '02
Mon., Sep. 27, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Dr. Herbert DuPont
Mon., Sep. 20, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture
Featuring Sheila Croucher
Tue., Sep. 7, 2010Benes Rooms 
2010 ConvocationThu., Aug. 19, 2010Gray ChapelInfo
2010 CommencementSun., May 9, 2010Phillips Glen 
2010 BaccalaureateSat., May 8, 2010Gray ChapelInfo
Golden Bishop Awards CeremonyTue., Apr. 20, 2010Benes RoomsInfo
Lecture
Featuring Poet Nikki Giovanni
Thu., Apr. 15, 2010Gray ChapelInfo
Vogel Lecture
Featuring Pete Kakel '69
Thu., Apr. 1, 2010Benes Room B 
Fairtrade Coffee in Southern Mexico: Organics, Opportunities, and El Norte
Featuring Seth Gitter
Tue., Mar. 30, 2010Bayley RoomInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Alaina Sheer
Thu., Mar. 25, 2010Bayley RoomInfo
Economic Outlook Conference 2010Mon., Feb. 15, 2010Chappelear Drama CenterInfo
Milligan Lecture
Featuring John Milligan
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Heritage Day 2009: "The Mock Presidential Convention: Celebrating Civic Participation at OWU"Thu., Nov. 12, 2009Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "What is an Immigrant, What Makes an American?"
Featuring Andrei Codrescu
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Woltemade Lecture
Featuring Lara Kretler
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009Bayley RoomInfo
Byron Pitts '82 Presentation
Featuring Byron Pitts '82
Thu., Oct. 29, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "National and International Leadership through Service"
Featuring Joshua Spero
Thu., Oct. 29, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Heisler Business Ethics Lecture
Featuring Curt Moll '61
Mon., Oct. 26, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "The American Midwest in the Age of Globalization"
Featuring Richard Longworth
Tue., Oct. 20, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "Managing American Hegemony: American Power in a Time of Dominance"
Featuring Kori Schake
Thu., Oct. 8, 2009Benes Rooms 
OWU Founders' Plaza DedicationFri., Oct. 2, 2009Founder's Plaza (in front of Slocum Hall)Info
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "The Afghanistan Inheritance"
Featuring Nathaniel Fick
Mon., Sep. 28, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
"Combating Climate Change: From the Grease Trap to the Gas Cap - The Case for Biodiesel"
Featuring John and Spencer Gordon
Thu., Sep. 17, 2009Benes Rooms 
Convocation 2009Thu., Aug. 20, 2009Gray ChapelInfo
2009 CommencementSun., May 10, 2009Phillips GlenInfo
Golden Bishop CeremonyTue., Apr. 21, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Barger Family Lecture Series: "Obama's First 100 Days: U.S. Domestic and International Political Fortunes and Problems"Fri., Apr. 17, 2009Corns 312Info
Heisler Lecture: "Recent Major Frauds and Business Oversight"
Featuring Mark Morze
Tue., Mar. 31, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Panel Discussion: "The Theological and Sociological Implications of Finding Life in the Universe"Tue., Feb. 24, 2009Benes Rooms A&BInfo
2009 Economic Outlook ConferenceMon., Feb. 16, 2009Chappelear Drama CenterInfo
Marsh Lecture: "Prospects for Presidential Leadership in the Early 21st Century: The Obama Case"
Featuring Jeffrey Cohen
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium
Featuring Woodrow "Woody" Clark II, Ph.D. '67
Wed., Nov. 19, 2008Gray ChapelInfo
Internet Marketing
Featuring Samantha Rufo
Thu., Nov. 6, 2008Benes Room BInfo
Milligan Lecture
Featuring Gregory S. Carpenter
Thu., Oct. 23, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Financial Crisis Panel DiscussionTue., Oct. 21, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Inauguration of Rock Jones
Featuring Rock Jones
Fri., Oct. 10, 2008Gray Chapel 
National Forum, "Whither the Liberal Arts"Fri., Oct. 10, 2008Main Stage, Chappelear Drama CenterInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "Missing in Action: Climate and the 2008 Election"
Featuring David W. Orr, Ph.D.
Tue., Sep. 30, 2008Benes Rooms 
Convocation 2008Thu., Aug. 21, 2008Gray ChapelInfo
Alumni Recognition CeremonySat., May 17, 2008Gray ChapelInfo
CommencementSun., May 11, 2008Branch Rickey ArenaInfo
OWU/OSU Commemorative EventSat., May 3, 2008East of Phillips HallInfo
Barger Family LectureFri., Apr. 25, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Lecture
Featuring Dwight Carlson
Thu., Apr. 10, 2008R.W. Corns Building, Room 312Info
Heisler Business Ethics Lecture: Artie Isaac of Young Isaac, Inc.
Featuring Artie Isaac
Mon., Apr. 7, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Richard W. Smith Lecture featuring Richard Carwardine, Ph.D.
Featuring Richard Carwardine, Ph.D
Thu., Mar. 27, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Lecture
Featuring Samantha Rufo
Thu., Mar. 20, 2008Bayley Room, Beeghly LibraryInfo
2008 Economic Outlook ConferenceThu., Feb. 28, 2008Benes Rooms 
"What Exactly Are the Liberal Arts?"Mon., Feb. 25, 2008Smith Piano RoomInfo
Joseph and Edith Vogel Lecture: "Delaware: A Bicentennial Remembrance"
Featuring Ed Lentz
Thu., Feb. 7, 2008Benes RoomsInfo
Connecting with Consumers: Retail Formats for the Future
Featuring Mary Brett Whitfield
Thu., Nov. 8, 2007Bayley Room 
Barger Lecture Series: The Bush Agenda and the Democratic Congress
Featuring Craig Volden
Mon., Nov. 5, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Milligan Business Leaders Lecture SeriesThu., Oct. 25, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "The Hidden Cost of Being African America: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality"
Featuring Thomas Shapiro, Ph.D.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2007Gray ChapelInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "Jim Crow's Last Stand: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Suburban North"
Featuring Thomas J. Sugrue, Ph.D.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Eddy Lecture: "Why the World is Watching Ohio: American Politics in the Age of Globalization"
Featuring Strobe Talbott
Tue., Oct. 9, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "Can Cities Survive? Global Threats to Global Urbanization"
Featuring Thomas Homer-Dixon, Ph.D.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "Metro Nation: How the United States is Changing and What it Means for National Policy and Politics"
Featuring Bruce Katz
Tue., Sep. 25, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Lecture
Featuring Jeff Slutsky
Wed., Sep. 19, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
Sagan National Colloquium Lecture: "World Cities and the Myth of a Golden Age"
Featuring Larry Ford, Ph.D.
Thu., Sep. 13, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
2007 ConvocationThu., Aug. 23, 2007Gray Chapel 
Alumni Weekend - Convocation
Featuring Dr. Myron McCoy '77
Sun., May 20, 2007Gray ChapelInfo
CommencementSun., May 13, 2007Phillips Glen 
Heisler Business Ethics Lecture: Leadership and Ethical Behavior
Featuring Roy J. Lewicki, Nancy Koury King, and Michael J. Mozenter
Thu., Apr. 5, 2007Benes Room BInfo
Spring Break Mission Trip CelebrationFri., Mar. 30, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
Poetry Reading
Featuring Adam Kirsch
Thu., Mar. 29, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
Richard W. Smith Civil War History Lecture: "Taking Leave: Fugitive Slaves and the Coming of the Civil War"
Featuring Richard Blackett
Thu., Mar. 29, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
"Social Justice: Peace and Reconciliation"
Featuring Rev. Steve Stockman
Tue., Mar. 27, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
"Reality and Justice"
Featuring Adam Kirsch
Tue., Mar. 27, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
Poetry Reading
Featuring Tyrone Williams
Fri., Mar. 23, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
Lecture
Featuring Mark Whitman
Thu., Mar. 22, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
"Building Strong Brands"
Featuring Bill Faust
Tue., Mar. 6, 2007Bayley RoomInfo
"Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism"
Featuring Greg Grandin
Tue., Mar. 6, 2007Benes RoomsInfo
2007 Economic Outlook ConferenceMon., Feb. 26, 2007Chappelear Drama CenterInfo
Frank Shannon DaySat., Feb. 10, 2007Conrades?Wetherell Science Center AtriumInfo
Vogel Lecture: "Stories I've Heard from the People I've Met Life in Delaware, Ohio"
Featuring Brent Carson
Thu., Feb. 8, 2007Benes Room 
Barger Family Lecture: "The 2006 U.S. Elections: What Happened? Why? What's Next?"Wed., Nov. 15, 2006Benes RoomInfo
Woltemade Lecture: "Why Retail Differentiation Is Important Now"
Featuring Mary Brett Whitfield
Thu., Oct. 26, 2006Corns Building Room 312Info
SNC and John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics: "The End of Poverty"
Featuring Jeffrey Sachs
Thu., Oct. 5, 2006Gray ChapelInfo
Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture: "China's Automobile Industry"
Featuring Toshi Amino
Tue., Oct. 3, 2006Beeghly Library Bayley RoomInfo
SNC Lecture: "Global Warming and the Abrupt Climate Change"
Featuring F. Sherwood Rowland '48
Tue., Oct. 3, 2006Benes RoomInfo
SNC Lecture: "Sustainable Solutions to Poverty and Deforestation in Central America"
Featuring Sarah Kennedy
Thu., Sep. 28, 2006Phillips Hall AuditoriumInfo
2006 ConvocationThu., Aug. 24, 2006Gray Chapel 

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