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For Immediate Release

Sept. 14, 2011

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

Performing Arts and Lecture Series announced for Autumn Quarter

The Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) brings a social media expert, postmodern dancers, a barbershop quartet and a master puppeteer to the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and Rhodes State College during Autumn Quarter 2011.

Campus Computing and the Law with C.L. Lindsay

12:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 27, 2011, Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Attorney, author, and student advocate C.L. Lindsay presents "What You Do Online CAN Come Back to Haunt You!" Learn how to stay clear of trouble at "Campus Computing and the Law." Learn from this well-versed professional about potential employers and online information, computing privacy, plagiarism and intellectual property online, Facebook and Myspace rights, and much more.

Beautiful Struggle, The Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project

12:30 p.m., Thur., Oct. 13, 2011, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

The Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project presents Beautiful Struggle, a new physical dance theatre work that blends live music, contemporary African dance, hip-hop and postmodern dance. This complex choreographic terrain intersects with race, gender, class and nation. Beautiful Struggle explores how media images, family history, ancestor history and empathy allow both violence and love to exist in the body. The Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project is a transnational contemporary dance company based in Columbus and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Prestige (Barbershop Quartet)

12:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 18, 2011, in Reed Hall 160

The 2011 Gold Medal winners of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Collegiate Competition perform on campus. Prestige members include Nick Gordon, Drew Ochoa, Dave Parrett, and Gordie Howe. These talented gentlemen from Bowling Green State University are known for their mastery of four-part harmony, under the tutelage of Douglas Wayland.

TV Puppets Unplugged with Michael Earl

12:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 25, 2011, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Emmy Award-winning U.S. puppeteer, Michael Earl (formerly Mr. Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street), will speak about his 30-year career in TV and film. Earl will share clips from Sesame Street, The Muppet Movie, Team America, and other popular puppetry projects he’s worked on throughout the past three decades. Included in his presentation is a behind-the-scenes look at Muppet stories and secrets and a live on-camera demonstration of how TV puppetry works. Earl may also call upon audience members to assist him in puppeteering an improvised scene with puppets.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.