Ohio State University Joins Kent State University to Offer Free Summer Camp for Kids
Through a partnership between Kent State University and Ohio State University, the Research Center for Educational Technology is excited to announce a free summer technology camp for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. This camp will be held June 17-20 in the AT&T Classroom located at Moulton Hall on the Kent Campus. The first 25 participants registered for “Lights! Camera! Action! Let’s Make a PSA!” will have their fee waived.
During the camp, students will explore the importance of nutrition while developing their skills in technology and communications. Students will create individual and group public service announcements about nutrition that will be used by Ohio State’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program to teach other youth the importance of healthy eating habits. This opportunity was made possible from financial support provided by Buckeye Community Health.
For registration information or to find out more information about this camp and other summer camps offered by the Research Center for Educational Technology, contact Candice McDonald, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Miami String Quartet and Spencer Myer Open Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts
The Miami String Quartet and pianist Spencer Myer will open the Kent/Blossom Music Festival faculty concert series with a performance on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Kent State University. The concert will be held in Ludwig Recital Hall at the Music and Speech Center, located at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent on the university’s campus.
The performance will include such works as “String Quartet in F minor Op. 95” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major Op. 117” by Dmitri Shostakovich and “Piano Quartet in A major Op. 26” by Johannes Brahms.
Resident ensemble of Kent/Blossom Music Festival, the Miami String Quartet features Benny Kim and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin, Scott Lee on viola and Keith Robinson on cello. Meng Robinson and Robinson have been artists-in-residence since 2004 at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State. The quartet has performed extensively all over the United States and Europe, including recent appearances at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and its own concert series in Palm Beach, Fla.
Myer was the gold medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. In 2012, he began performing with cellist Adrian Daurov as the Daurov/Myer Duo.
“This is a full-throttle concert with some of the best offerings from the greatest composers from the classical, romantic and modern eras,” says Robinson, who also serves as the co-artistic director of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.
Myer’s involvement in Kent/Blossom Music began in 2007. He has performed as a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared with New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.
A six-concert subscription is $72 for adults and $60 for seniors. To purchase a subscription, call the Kent/Blossom Music Festival office at 330-672-2613 or visit www.kent.edu/blossom. Subscriptions may be purchased with check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Single tickets for adults are $15, $13 for seniors and $5 for students.
The Kent/Blossom Music Festival faculty concerts feature performances by the high-profile musicians - including members of The Cleveland Orchestra - who serve as faculty for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival summer program.
For more information about the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, visit www.kent.edu/blossom.
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Season Ticket Discounts and Perks Available for Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association
In appreciation of your continued support of Golden Flashes Football, all Kent State University Alumni Association members, faculty and staff are able to purchase 2013 football season tickets at the lowest possible rate.
Discounted rates start as low as $8 per game. For tickets, stop by the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center Ticket Office or call 330-672-2244.
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Leading Artists to Visit Kent State University School of Art for Free Lectures
Kent/Blossom Art will present guest lectures in June as part of the 2013 Public Lecture Series. On Friday, June 21, it will feature ceramic artist Julia Galloway, and Thursday, June 27, it will feature ceramic artist Marc Lancet. Both public lectures are free and open to the public, and will take place in Room 202 of the Art Building at 6 p.m.
Galloway creates porcelain ceramics with both aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. Galloway currently serves as the director of the School of Art at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont.
Galloway’s solo exhibitions have included shows at The Clay Gallery in Philadelphia, Lill Street in Chicago and the Clay Arts Center in New York. She received her MFA at the University of Colorado and her BFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. For more information on Galloway, visit www.juliagalloway.com.
Lancet’s body of work includes ceramic sculpture, studio pottery, ritual vessels, tea ware, bronze mixed-media sculpture and fire painting. He is a professor of art at Solana Community College in Vallejo, Calif.
Lancet co-authored the book Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics with Masakazu Kusakabe. Lancet earned a BA in fine arts, an MFA and an MA in education from University of California, Santa Barbara. For more information on Lancet, visit www.marclancet.com.
The Public Lecture Series gives the general public an opportunity to hear from top artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. The Kent/Blossom Art program also includes two-week intensive workshops in these areas of study, available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit http://dept.kent.edu/art or call 330-672-2192.
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