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For Immediate Release

May 3, 2010

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

Media Alert: Natalie Stovall’s May Week performance postponed by Nashville flooding

Singer and fiddler was scheduled on the Quad today

The kick off performance for the May Week celebration by singer/fiddler Natalie Stovall originally scheduled for today has been postponed due to flooding in Nashville. The new date will be announced as soon as it is available. The other events planned for May Week are not affected and will continue throughout the week. 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:

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.

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