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Events abound at OUS

Staff Report


The Ohio University Southern Office of Student Services and Council on Diversity and Inclusion have many educational events scheduled in the coming months.

• Dialogue on Diversity: Appalachian Music and American Popular Culture: All Strung Out. This dialogue and musical performance captures the spirit of Appalachian music within the context of popular culture. Dr. Charles Jarrett and musician Phil Osborne explore the historical roots of musical instruments indigenous to the Appalachian region. Students and community members will learn the importance of music on the Appalachian frontier and among Appalachians struggling to survive in a contemporary world.  Osborne lectures and performs so that students may learn the importance of music to the settlement of Appalachia.

DATE/TIME: Monday, 3:30-5 p.m.

LOCATION: Ohio University Southern, Bowman Auditorium

FACILITATOR: Dr. Charles Jarrett

CONTACT: Michelle Dotts, student assistant, at 740-547-3874 or md175310@ohio.edu.

• Clothesline Project: Fighting Violence Against Women

The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, Mass., in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide. Join us throughout the entire week as we honor victims of violence as well as remembering those who have lost their lives to such senseless acts.

DATE/TIME: Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 21

LOCATION: Shaffer Courtyard (weather permitting) or Rotunda

CONTACT: Michelle Dotts, student assistant, at 740-547-3874 or md175310@ohio.edu

• Dialogue on Diversity: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Women’s History Month honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social conventions and legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for the generations to come. They have demonstrated character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, CEOs and so much more. Through a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Kristi A. Barnes, women and girls will leave inspired to achieve their full potential, and men and boys will be encouraged to respect the diversity and depth of women’s’ experiences.


MODERATOR: Dr. Kristi A. Barnes, associate professor, psychology

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 18, 2:303:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ohio University Southern—Bowman Auditorium

CONTACT: Dr. Barnes at 740-533-4547 or barnesk@ohio.edu, or Michelle Dotts, student assistant 740-547-3874 or md175310@ohio.edu

• Film: Miss Representation

Writer and director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interwove stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from the likes of Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne and Gloria Steinem to provide an inside look at the media and its message. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality — not in her capacity to lead — making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective and asking the question, “What can we do?”

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, March 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  Ohio University Southern—Ironton, Bowman Auditorium

CONTACT:  Dr. Purba Das at 740-533-4595 or dasp@ohio.edu

• Dialogue on Diversity: Honoring Diversity by Advancing Inclusion

Since March of 2008, Thomas M. Costello Jr. has served as the leader of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, a 71-year-old human rights and civil justice organization based in Detroit. As a visiting professor at the Athens campus, Costello will address issues of diversity, access and equity. The lecture addresses how each person views the issues of diversity and inclusion through a different lens and how history plays a role in the present state of opportunity, access and justice.

DATE: Thursday, March 20, 4:45 p.m.

LOCATION: Ohio University Southern—Bowman Auditorium

CONTACT: Dr. Purba Das at 740-533-4595 or dasp@ohio.edu

• Storyboard—Defining Moments

This program is about helping people find stories in themselves. Students are encouraged to explore the “defining moments” in their lives by participating in lecture and workshop activities based on the principles of creative writing. Stories are written in the first person, based on fact, and shared with facilitators and other participants through roundtable discussions where rough drafts are refined as short stories, poems or lyrical narratives. Charles Jarrett will facilitate this two-day seminar with Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, (Joggling Board Press) and Teresa Bruce, author of The Other Mother.

DATE/TIME: March 27-29, 2014

LOCATION: Ohio University Southern Proctorville Center

FACILITATOR: Dr. Charles Jarrett, Susan Kammeraad-Campbell and Teresa Bruce

CONTACT: Michelle Dotts, student assistant at 740-547-3874 or md175310@ohio.edu.