Posted by Monty Siekerman on Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in December 1987 for a one-time performance, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the McIntosh Center. The concert is free and open to the public
“It began with the notion of starting a group with African-American students that would give them an opportunity to express their spirituality and have a voice in a community where they often felt like strangers,” said Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, Ph.D., the group’s founder and leader as well as vice president of student affairs at ONU.
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Friday, March 24, 2017
Michael Prescott, president of U.S. Bank’s Cincinnati market, will deliver the Lovett Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the business college. The title of his talk is “What I didn’t learn from textbooks. The talk is free and open to the public.
Prescott, who earned a bachelor’s degree with high distinction in accounting from Ohio Northern in 1984, is responsible for the bank’s activities and commercial-lending efforts in the Cincinnati region. He also has market responsibility for Florida; North Carolina; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Saint Louis, Mo. He holds the MBA from Ohio State.
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A variety of experts will share their insights on the topical theme of “Defining Immigration Law in a time of Terror” during the 40th annual ONU Law Review Symposium on Friday, March 24 in the College of Law.
9:15 a.m. -10 a.m. Amanda Frost, “Unmaking unauthorized immigrants.” Frost is professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law. She writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts and jurisdiction, immigration law and judicial ethics.
First time for Pirates on Freed stage in nearly a quarter century
Posted by Fred Steiner on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Story reprinted in part,
from The Northern Review.
By Nathan Grizenko
William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s whimsical and comedic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” will return to the Freed Center for the Performing Arts April 6-9 since its last showing in 1993.
Kirsten Osbun Manley, the program director of the Ohio Northern University’s musical theater program, is directing the show with the intention of exposing her students to a new style of music to challenge them vocally.
Manely decided to do an operetta since one has not been performed since the 1999 performance of “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Monday, March 20, 2017
The ONU Gospel Ensemble has proved that diversity and inclusion are themes that stand the test of time. The singing group, which was founded in fall 1987, will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the McIntosh Center ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
"The concert is intended to be a celebration of the values that make the Gospel Ensemble such a special group,” said Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, Ph.D., the group’s founder and leader as well as vice president for student affairs at ONU.
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Ohio Northern University Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24 in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The choruses will perform pieces from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gwyneth Walker, Heinrich Schütz, Stephen Schwartz and Felix Mendelssohn among others.
The Men’s Chorus is directed by Christopher Larsen, director of choral activities at ONU, and the Women’s Chorus is directed by Marilyn Roth Basinger, long-time area educator and lecturer in music at Ohio Northern