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For Immediate Release

April 27, 2010

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

May Week takes a step back into Medieval times

The annual May Week celebration at Ohio State Lima will feature live music, games and food beginning Mon., May 3, and continuing until Fri., May 7, 2010. This year’s Medieval theme will include jousting, inflatable movies and LAIRE games on the Quad of the shared campuses of The Ohio State University at Lima and Rhodes State College.

Highlights include:

Mon., May 3

Kick-off performance by singer/fiddler Natalie Stovall at 12:30 p.m. Natalie and the band have opened for artists such as Little Big Town, Los Lonely Boys and Josh Gracin, and were invited by the President to sing God Bless America at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. Natalie is one of the most-booked artists on the college scene and military base circuit.

Tue., May 4

All students, faculty and staff are invited to get their free hot dog at 11 a.m. while supplies last. The giant inflatable chair will also be available for photo ops, complete with medieval props, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Marketplace on the Quad will also be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student organizations will be selling treats and hosting a variety of activities to raise money for their clubs.

Wed., May 5

May Week participants can get their own caricature drawings and henna tattoos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and learn their future from a fortune teller from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Marketplace on the Quad will also be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Third Annual All-American Baseball game will follow at 3 p.m. on Barons Field, pitting the students against the faculty and staff in a nine inning contest playing by the original rules of baseball. In other words, no gloves. Hot dogs, apple pie and soft drinks will be served.

Thur., May 6

Test your medieval skills with inflatable jousting and Live-Action Interactive Roleplaying Explorers (LAIRE) games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will end with a showing of the 2008 movie “Role Models” on an inflatable screen at dusk on the Quad.

Fri., May 7

May Week Clean up will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up with a volunteers’ pizza lunch and drawing for prizes at noon in Reed Hall 160.

Ongoing events throughout the week:

Private off-campus housing facilities will be hosting evening activities for students during the May Week celebration. Activities include live music, volleyball tournaments, food and games.

The Undergraduate Research Forum will display Ohio State Lima’s undergraduate research projects in the library until Fri., May 7. Students will be able to vote for the best projects and winners will receive cash prizes.