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Kent State Alumna Nancy Seibert to Exhibit Paintings at Kent State University School of Art Downtown Gallery

Kent State Alumna Nancy Seibert’s art studio
Kent State Alumna Nancy Seibert’s art studio

The Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Life Force: Paintings by Nancy Seibert. The exhibition will be on display from June 29 to July 30, with a reception open to the public on Thursday, June 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery. The gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, is open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nancy Seibert's philosophy of art involves a synergy of paint and energy produced in brushstrokes reflecting a certain rhythm in nature,” says Anderson Turner, director of galleries for the School of Art at Kent State. “Nature is the source of her inspiration as she molds oils, pastels, acrylics and canvas in masterful works of art.”

Seibert began her art studies in Washington, D.C., at George Washington University. She graduated from Kent State earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Seibert spent three years living in Japan, teaching art and gaining valuable experience in Japanese calligraphy. During this experience, she began to sense a feeling for space and mark-making in her artwork.

Nancy Seibert is a resident of both Ohio and Florida, and has displayed her works in numerous exhibitions in both states.

For more information, contact Turner at or 330-672-1369.

Posted June 26, 2011

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Golden Flashes Club/Varsity “K” Annual Golf Outing Set for July 27

Varsity K Golf Outing
Golden Flashes Club/Varsity "K" Annual Golf Outing
takes place on July 27 at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in
Ravenna, Ohio.

Celebrate and support the success of the Kent State University Intercollegiate Athletic Department by participating in one of the most popular annual department events. Participation in the Golden Flashes Club/Varsity “K” Annual Golf Outing helps provide scholarship support to more than 400 deserving student-athletes.

The event is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. While out on the course, golfers will have the opportunity to meet many Kent State student-athletes, coaches and administrators who will be greeters at select holes.

The outing will take place on Wednesday, July 27, at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, Ohio. The course offers five sets of tee boxes to level the playing field for all participants, including seniors and women. Windmill Lakes is the collegiate home of British Open winner Ben Curtis.

The foursome with the lowest gross score will advance to represent Kent State in the Acura College Alumni Team Challenge at Pinehurst, plus take home other first place prizes!

Sponsorships are available to companies, businesses or individuals.

For more information, visit To register, please call 330-672-8399 or email

Posted June 26, 2011

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Last Chance for Chicago at Porthouse Theatre; Make Plans for The Sunshine Boys

Performers from Porthouse Theatre's acclaimed production of Chicago.
Performers from Porthouse Theatre's
acclaimed production of Chicago.

Porthouse Theatre’s razzle-dazzle 2011 season is off to a great start with an acclaimed production of Chicago. The Plain Dealer calls it a “tasty treat,” and Roy Berko of Cool says “the production sizzles, and is creative and fun!”

Only a few chances remain to sample the sizzle of Chicago at Porthouse, Kent State University’s outdoor summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center. Performances are June 28 - 30 and July 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.

The second production of the season is The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon, which runs July 7- 9, July 12 - 16 and July 19 - 23 at 8 p.m.; and July 10 and July 17 at 2 p.m. The Porthouse Theatre season closes with the iconic musical Hello, Dolly!

Single ticket prices range from $25 - $33 for adults and seniors and $17 - $20 for students. The box office is located in the Music and Speech Center on the corner of Main Street and Horning Road on the Kent Campus. For more information, call 330-672-3884 or visit

Posted June 26, 2011

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United Way 5K Race Steps Off On July 2

United Way logo
United Way will benefit from the Ametek

Mark your calendars for the Ametek Tree City 5K for United Way on Saturday, July 2.

The Tree City Race course is a scenic point-to-point course, which will run from Dix Stadium through the Kent Campus, and finish near downtown Kent by the DuBois bookstore.

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30 p.m. - Shuttles begin running from finish area DuBois bookstore in Kent to start at Dix Stadium
  • 6 – 5:45 p.m. Registration and check-in (rain or shine)
  • 7 p.m. - 5K Race starts (no strollers permitted in race)
  • 8 p.m. - Course closes

The pre-registration fee is $18; registration on the day of the race is $23. For more information and to register, visit

The race is being held in conjunction with the 2011 Kent Heritage Festival, the city of Kent’s celebration of its heritage and America’s independence. This annual daylong celebration features the Jeff Graham Memorial Fireworks, Kent Historic Train Rides, Ducks Over the Falls, live music and entertainment on three stages, a children’s play area and more than 100 food and craft booths and local displays. The United Way of Portage County funds 17 nonprofit agencies locally that help adults, children and families in crisis and promote health and wellness initiatives in the community. The United Way of Portage County also operates the 2-1-1 call center, which connects individuals to more than 800 local community services. To learn more about the United Way of Portage County, visit the organization’s website at

Posted June 26, 2011

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