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For Immediate Release
October 01, 2007
Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima announces Performing Arts and Lecture Series events

Autumn Quarter line-up includes dance, music and education

The quarterly Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) will showcase pianists, drums and dancers, and take on the risks of online communication, the art of growing old, and the dangers of dating violence on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and James A. Rhodes State College beginning this month.

All events are free and open to the public.

Howling at the Moon: Writing Our Lives: The Exquisite Art of Growing Old

12:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 2, 2007, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Howling at the Moon presents a variety of viewpoints about what it means to be growing older today. The material ranges from funny to deeply personal and includes inspirational monologues written by each presenter. Howling at the Moon performances have included the 2004 Senior Theatre League of America Festival in Las Vegas, the American University Women, the International Centre for Women Playwrights Theatre Research Institute Workshop, Ohio State University ’s Health Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and the Port Clinton Arts Festival.

Deana’s Educational Theatre, The Yellow Dress

12:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10, 2007, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for Performing Arts in Reed Hall

The Yellow Dress is a powerful dating violence prevention program that includes a 30-minute dramatic performance with a follow-up discussion. Post-performance discussions typically last at least 30 additional minutes immediately following the performance. It is an opportunity for audiences to discuss the dramatic play, raise questions about the issues of dating violence and sexual assault, and learn about campus and community resources.

Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre

12:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 8, 2007, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

The mission of the Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre is to preserve traditional African drum and dance heritage and promote cultural understanding by educating audiences of all ages about African countries through language, music and movement for a better appreciation of diversity. Bi-Okoto presents an eclectic repertoire of over ninety authentic traditional dances, music, dance-dramas, operas and new contemporary works from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa

Anna Stephenson, Pearls and Perils of Online Communities

12:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007, in Science 100

Online communities have emerged as a predominant tool for communication and social networking among students. Communities like Facebook, MySpace, Friendster and Xanga offer many appealing features for new students wanting to feel connected to others on their campuses and beyond, including a perceived anonymity and invincibility not found in face to face interactions. However, many students are unaware of the security risks and lasting effects these very public communities can perpetuate. This session examines the risks by reviewing real student profiles and offers suggestions on how to effectively discuss this topic with new students.

I-Chen Yeh, Pianist

12:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 19, 2007, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, pianist I-Chen Yeh has been a competition prize winner in Taiwan, Japan and the United States. In 1992, she studied piano in Vienna with Rudolf Kehrer, and in 1993 moved to California to study at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She has performed at the Internationale Wiener Musik Seminar (Austria), Aspen Music Festival, the International Music Camp of Marktoberdorf (Germany), Eastern Music Festival, Las Vegas Piano Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, and in the Tijuana Cultural Arts Center