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For Immediate Release

March 25, 2009

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

Ohio State Lima announces Spring PALS events

Musicians, historians, poets and activists headline performances

The quarterly Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) will feature a poet and a crusading herpetologist, a classical quartet and an expert on the music of the 1960s. All performances run from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and are sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima and James A. Rhodes State College.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Phoenix Piano Quartet

Friday, April 3, 2009, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

Quartet members Violinist Jonathan Swartz, Violist Nancy Buck, Cellist Thomas Landschoot and Pianist Laura Melton. The Phoenix Piano Quartet has been performing chamber music recitals to critical acclaim across the United States since its founding in 2005. The ensemble has a wide repertoire, from classical masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven to exciting new works by modern day composers, including James DeMars and Stephen Hartke.

Music historian Barry Drake and 60s Rock – When the Music Mattered

Wed., April 8, 2009, in Science 100

The decade of the 60s was one of the most interesting periods in American history. Through all of the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, and yes, even The Monkees, were the sounds filling the airwaves through those turbulent years.

60s Rock - When The Music Mattered is an exciting multimedia trip through the 60s that will celebrate, examine, clarify and put into perspective one of the most exciting decades in our music history. Find out more at www.barrydrake.com or www.myspace.com/barrydrake.

Award Winning Poet Vivian Shipley

Wed., April 15, 2009 in Science 100

Co-sponsored by the Ohio State Lima Honors Program

Vivian Shipley is an accomplished poet, teacher, and editor. She has received numerous awards for her writings, among them, the 2006 Paterson Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement and the 2006 Connecticut Press Club Prize for Best Creative Writing. Shipley has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, first in 2002 for When There Is No Shore and again in 2003 for Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems.

Biologist/Herpetologist Tyrone Hayes

Wed., April 22, 2009 in Science 100

As a child, Tyrone Hayes was fascinated by frogs. That interest led him to earn degrees at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now a professor. His research focuses on the role of hormones in amphibian development, and his work addresses these questions on several levels. Named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic in 2004, he conducts studies in the U.S. and Africa that investigate how contaminants in water, including popular agricultural pesticides, can influence organisms’ hormonal systems, reproduction, and development.

GLBT Panel Discussion

Wed., May 27, 2009, in Science 100

Elizabeth Warren and a panel of students will hold a discussion to talk more about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community at Ohio State. Topics will include the challenges and rewards of being involved, how to take steps to become a more informed ally, and tips and resources that have been extremely valuable when creating a welcoming environment for all. This hour discussion will be a great place to get questions answered, hear from a student perspective and leave with tips and resources. Warren is an Intercultural Specialist in the Office of Student Life and works extensively with GLBT student initiatives.

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