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CAMPUS INVO L VEMEN T CENTER

• A YEAR IN REVIEW 2012–2013

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FROM THE DEAN

Dear Readers, I am excited to share with you ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 2012-2013 a year in review. This publication highlights the ways in which general fee money is used to enrich the student experience at Ohio University

CHAR KOPCHICK

As you enjoy this publication, we hope you feel the sense of excitement our students felt attending the wide variety of programs intended to enrich their experiences at Ohio University. Collaborating with student organizations , you will see the how Campus Involvement Center’s programming team was involved in planning a plethora of programs starting with Opening Weekend and concluding with our third annual Convo Event. Each quarter, students had numerous opportunities to engage in programs and events that were entertaining yet encouraged their overall holistic development. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Campus Involvement Center (CIC) recognizes that programming is one of the key elements critical to providing students with the best overall student experience on our residential campus. We take seriously, the role we play in keeping OHIO students engaged . If you have any questions or would like to learn more about student programming at Ohio University, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

CHAR KOPCHICK ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

2012–2013

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Blue Pencil Comedy Student improv in the Front Room

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Casino Night Baker Ballroon

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT STUDENT STAFF DESIGNERS HANNAH HITCHCOCK RACHEL KEAVENY PHOTOGRAPHERS LAUREN CUSTIS PRACTICUM STUDENTS KELLEE STEFFEN PUBLIC RELATIONS KATELYN MEFFERD HOLLY SCHNICKE GRADUATE ASSISTANTS MATT THOMSON BLAIR CROMBIE STUDENT PROGRAMMERS LADAWN CALDWELL SAMANTHA CAULFIELD

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS CHECK OUT: WWW.OHIO.EDU/INVOLVEMENT

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT CENTER

INVOLVE & INTERACT

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355 & 339 Baker ohio.edu/involvement 740-593-4025 involvement@ohio.edu @ou_involvement

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ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT CHAR KOPCHICK

OPEN STAGE 10

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS PROGRAMS ANDREW HOLZAEPFEL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH PROMOTION TERRY KOONS INTERIM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR GREEK LIFE BRIAN HEILMEIER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH PROMOTION KRIS WASHINGTON ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OFF-CAMPUS LIVING BARB HARRISON CAMPUS EVENTS PLANNER HANNAH CROFT ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR ANN ADDINGTON BUDGET ADMINISTRATOR KIM BAHR

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Kingsfoil Athens favorite plays in the lounge

CHRIS YOUNG 24 ANDY GRAMMER 25 WINTER WONDERLAND 26 KINGSFOIL 28 PSYCHIC FAIR 30 EASTON CORBIN 32 RODNEY ATKINS 33 CIRQUE DE OHIO 34 C ASINO NIGHT 36

SUNDAES ON MONDAY 12

MOMS WEEKEND 38

DONUT DAY 13

COLBIE CAILLAT 40

STREET SIGNS 14

PHILLIP PHILLIPS 41 CONVO COMEDY 42

ENGAGE & ENTERTAIN

special events OPENING WEEKEND 4

TIMEFLIES 44

REWIND & REVIEW

CHRIS MOON 16

LET'S BREAK IT DOWN 46

DADS WEEKEND 17

P ERFORMING ARTS SERIES 47

ROLLER SKATING 18 LASER TAG 19 PARENTS WEEKEND 20 DECADE DASH 22

MISSION STATEMENT 59

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OPENING WEEKEND 2012

STUDENTS DIVE INTO CAMPUS LADAWN CALDWELL Many students enter the fall semester ready to see what the Campus Involvement Center will bring to opening weekend. Incoming freshman come to meet new people, and returning students come out to see what’s new and to engage in one of the many opportunities for free fun at Ohio University. “It’s important to bring the incoming freshman together and give them a sense of unity at the university” says Olivia Nogales, Ohio University junior. This fall, the Campus Involvement Center kicked off the weekend with movie screenings on West Green and South Green. The movie, “The Avengers” and some fresh popcorn drew many students to these greens, and before long, the lawn was covered. The Larry’s Dog House ice cream and delicious Insomnia cookies were definitely a bonus for most in attendance. The night was full of wonderful treats while watching an amazing movie, and everyone left

I go [to Baker Bash] every year and every year it has gotten better and better. There is a variety of things to do, eat, have fun, and let’s not forget all the free stuff. BreJanee Ball, Junior studying Biological PreMed

pleased. What they did not know was that they would be exposed to even more fun the next night during the Campus Involvement Center’s annual Bobcat Bash. Even more students attended the Bobcat Bash. The first floor and the outside of Baker Center were covered

with Ohio University students ready to indulge in tons of fun. There was a casino area, karaoke, food, raffle, and for those who wished to listen to music, a DJ was set up outside. Many students rushed to participate in the activities provided seeking tickets for the raffle. The Campus Involvement Center invested in many high quality gifts for the students to win, ranging from iPod minis to a futon. This was more than many incoming freshmen had ever expected. “I liked Bobcat Bash because it brought all students new and old together. It was a fun time to see old friends and meet new ones. It’s a positive way to celebrate the new school year,” says Seiko Hostin, Ohio University senior. No one left with a bad thing to say about this fall’s Bobcat Bash. Overall, Opening Weekend was definitely a success and many students are eager for the return of great events like these next year.

OPENING WEEKEND

by the numbers

MOVIE ON THE GREEN Popcorn Kernels Popped: 36,000

BOBCAT BASH Karaoke:120 Songs Sung Hotdogs: 3,000 Caricatures: 160 Tattoos: 480 Casino: 2,000 Tickets Won

INVOLVEMENT FAIR # of Student Orgs: 253

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Holly Schnicke

undergraduate student public relations

“My experience with the Campus Involvement Center is one I will never forget. This job allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and learn about what the campus truly has to offer while lending a hand in creating and facilitating fun events for students. Connecting with CIC staff and Ohio U students has been my favorite part of this amazing experience.�

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EMERGING ARTIST SERIES

MATT THOMSON The Emerging Artist Series brings local and regional bands to Baker University Center’s Front Room Coffee House every Thursday evening during each semester. Students are greeted with free coffee and cookies during the performances. This is an ideal location for some chill music every week. As students are enjoying their beverages from the coffee shop they are surrounded by the sounds of some very talented musicians. Each

week the Campus Involvement Center brings in a different band ranging from solo acoustic performances to full bands. This year’s series brought musicians from Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and of course Ohio. With a focus on local talent this year, the series drew a lot of Ohio musicians to perform here on campus. This proved to be a very successful theme and always brought out a substantial crowd of students and community members alike.

KELLY LATIMORE|SEPTEMBER 20, MARCH 21 KINGSFOIL|SEPTEMBER 27

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CORBIN MARSH BAND|OCTOBER 11

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ZACH PARKMAN|OCTOBER 18, FEBRUARY 28 WAYFARERS|OCTOBER 25

DOLFISH|NOVEMBER 1

BURNING RIVER RAMBLERS|NOVEMBER 8

DAVID STORY|NOVEMBER 15

WILDERMAKER|NOVEMBER 29

SCUBA DOG|DECEMBER 6

ALEX MILLER|FEBRUARY 7

ANNIE YODER | FEBRUARY 21

ELLERY|MARCH 14

THE SATURDAY GIANT|APRIL 8

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OU IMPROV BLAIR CROMBIE OU Improv brought laughter to audiences of up to 200 or more each week throughout fall and spring semester. Performing in the Baker Theater every Thursday and the Bobcat Student Lounge every other Tuesday, OU Improv presented free, unscripted comedy based on words or ideas suggested by audience members. The 17-member improv group, which is made up of two comedy troupes: Six to Midnight and Black Sheep Inc., is comprised entirely of OU students from a variety of years and majors. Caleb Fullen, a senior Anthropology major, has been a part of the Six to Midnight troupe for two years. “You become best friends with the people you improv with,” Fullen said. “I can’t live without improv now.” Kyle Miller, a senior Audio Production major, is also a member of the Six to Midnight troupe. “OU Improv has absolutely defined my college career,” Miller said.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

LaDawn Caldwell undergraduate student programer

When hired for the position as Programming Assistant in the Campus Involvement Center, I had very little experience with programming. I have learned so much from this job, and have met many amazing people. I love working with the Campus Involvement Center, striving to make the students at Ohio University’s experience a memorable one. I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to work with such an amazing team, and I will definitely take the skills I have learned and apply them to my life after Ohio University.

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HOLLY SCHNICKE Every Saturday, Blue Pencil Comedy transforms the Bobcat Student Lounge in Baker University Center into a comedy house full of energy and lots of laughs, with rarely an empty seat . As Ohio University’s premier student-run stand-up comedy organization, these hilarious comedians certainly don’t disappoint and will have you rolling with laughter. Blue Pencil jokesters discuss common college-based issues and situations that the audience can relate to and appreciate. Their comedic take to these issues creates camaraderie the way only laughter can. For budding comedians looking to learn from the skilled Blue Pencil members, students can drop in to any of their meetings held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. During these “meetings” seasoned veterans help newcomers tailor their jokes and stage presence. This comedy troupe focuses on harnessing the power of laughter and encourages students to try their hand at comedic relief. So whether you are looking for a relaxing escape or want to be the next OU stand-out sensation, Blue Pencil will not let you down.

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OPENSTAGE BLAIR CROMBIE Open Stage provides an opportunity for students to share their talents and their creativity. Students are welcome to perform musical acts, stand-up comedy, poetry, and more. The Friday night shows at the Front Room have been so popular that a Wednesday night Open Stage is now available. Dave Foster, a graduate assistant for Peer Health Education in the Campus Involvement

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Center, sang and played guitar for an Open Stage show this fall. “Open Stage provided a great lowpressure opportunity for me to perform a small set of songs that I really enjoy,” Foster said. “It was great to be able to play simply because I like playing.” Bruce Dalzell, organizer of the Singer/Songwriter Circle, also hosts Open Stage each week. Dalzell emphasizes that all students are welcome to perform.

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SINGER SONGWRITER

CIRCLE BLAIR CROMBIE Musicians of all skill levels come together Tuesday evenings in Baker Center’s 1804 Lounge to sing, play, write, and work alongside other artists. Bruce Dalzell, a piano tuner at Ohio University’s School of Music, has been leading the group for the past six years. Bruce emphasizes that all participants are very supportive of one another and that everyone is welcome. “We are the nicest people on the planet,” Dalzell says. Mitchell Toler, a sophomore audio production major, has been participating in the Circle for the past year. “We get together, share ideas, and make our songs better,” Toler says. “It really helps us hone the craft. You are never too old to stop learning.” Some of the group’s activities include a group cowrite, during which all participants come up with an opening line and must work together to write a song in an hour, group brainstorming sessions, and individual song sharing and reviews.

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SUNDAES ON

MONDAY BLAIR CROMBIE On the last Monday of every month, the 3rd floor of Baker Center is transformed into a free ice cream shop. Students fill their bowls with three flavors of ice cream and countless toppings, including Oreos, sprinkles, whipped cream, and hot fudge. “Sundaes on Mondays are my absolute favorite days – I always look forward to them,” said Emma Clark, Graduate Assistant for Parent Outreach in the Dean of Students Office. “When I see the ice cream tables, my day instantly gets better.” Sundaes on Mondays was one of the CIC’s most popular events during both fall and spring semesters. Even during cold winter days, students, faculty, and professional staff alike took advantage of the free ice cream.

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DONUT DAY SEPTEMBER 17 & JANUARY 14

HOLLY SCHNICKE The third floor of Baker was consumed by the smell of fresh and warm donuts on September 17, 2012. The Campus Involvement Center worked hard to sweeten the day for OU students and what better way to do so than with free donuts! The line for fresh donuts wrapped around the hallway as students grabbed donuts between classes. “I loved Donut Day,” says OU senior, Allison Thobe, “It was so nice to walk through Baker and enjoy a sweet treat”. To share in the fun of Donut Day, the CIC invited the 3rd grade class from West Elementary School. Before watching dough turn into delicious doughnuts, they listened to “The Doughnuts” by Homer Price, read by Char Kopchick, the Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Involvement. Donut Day was such a huge success and fun way to give back to students, the CIC held another Donut Day on January 14, 2013. Donut Day is fun for all ages because after all, who doesn’t like a sweet, free treat!

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Signs KATIE MEFFERD Signs piled up high as students waited to customize their own street signs on Thursday, Sept. 27. Students had the option of choosing signs with various road types, names and colors as well as signs for doors and other living spaces, such as “Smile, you’re in ______’s Room.” “I thought the Street Sign Event hosted by the CIC was a great event,” commented Student Senate President Zach George. “It was a huge success with the student body and attracted a crowd that wrapped around Baker Third Floor from start to finish.” Each sign was unique and included personal names, nicknames and jokes. Personalized signs included things such as “Presidential

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Way”, “Cheese”, and “South Green Dr.” Every sign showed a little bit about the person and had a small story behind it. “The Street Sign Event was great! I had just moved into my new office and needed a ‘Hannah’s Way’ sign to spruce things up a bit,” said Hannah Croft, Campus Events Planner. The event went so well, the CIC decided to bring it back in during spring semester. On Monday, Feb. 4, students were once again able to customize their own street sign, however this time the CIC chose a different vendor who supplies actual green metal street signs. Students could make their very own Court St. sign or whatever they chose. It was just as big of a success the second time around.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

ENGAGE entertain The Campus Involvement Center looks to provide fun, innovative and interactive events for Ohio University students. This section illustrates the exciting events that brought in large crowds during the 2012- 2013 academic year. The CIC does many various annual events throughout the year such as the Bobcat Bash held in Baker University Center during Opening Weekend. This event helps introduce new freshman to the events the CIC puts on. It also helps to acclimate students to their university center which they will be sure to frequent often during their college career. The Cirque de Ohio Baker Bash held this spring was one of our most successful events of the year. The event drew a crowd of students and community members alike as everyone engaged in different circus activities like witnessing a hypnotist or petting animals courtesy of the Columbus Zoo. Roller Skating in Baker made a comeback this year after its initial success, and Parent’s Weekend always packs a big punch with comedy acts and dinner theaters. Finally, the first ever psychic fair held in Baker Ballroom gave students the chance to witness their futures or learn about their pasts. These are just a few examples of the successful events the CIC put on. Thanks to our Performing Arts Series and Concert Series big names such as Colbie Caillet, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins and many others were able to perform in Memorial Auditorium this past year. Andy Grammer as well as country artist, Easton Corbin were also featured this year allowing students and community members to attend affordable shows nearby. American Idol winter, Phillip Phillips even made it on a Thursday night to play in front of an energized crowd, ending this incredibly successful year with a bang during Senior Week. These are just a small selection of the events the CIC does to ensure students are having a safe and enjoyable time at OU. D I V I S I O N O F S T U D E N T A F FA I R S | O H I O U NI V ERS I TY

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CHRIS MOON HOLLY SCHNICKE What better way to kick off Halloween week than with a little ghost hunting? On Oct. 22, Chris Moon: Ghost Hunter spooked students with his ghost tales. From a young age, Moon knew that he had a special talent for interacting with the deceased. His first encounter occurred when his friend and he were kicking a ball and they were interrupted by an unseen player. From then on, eerie things began happening around his childhood home. Many years and several encounters later, with the help of his once skeptical father, Moon became a full-time professional paranormal investigator. In 2004, Moon was contacted by Frank Sumption who claimed to have created a telephone to the dead. Even Moon was initially skeptical, but quickly he was blown away with what he found on the other end of the line. Although it sounds pretty unlikely, Moon’s presentation was chock full of evidence, such as photos and sound bites, which helped turn many skeptics into believers.

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As a notoriously haunted campus, Ohio University students had an overwhelming amount of questions for the ghost hunter, many asking him to come investigate their dorms. Others wanted to use the Telephone to the Dead to communicate with their loved ones. We had such amazing response and excitement from students, the Campus Involvement Center plans to bring Moon back to campus in hopes to spend more one-on-one time with interested students. In addition to touring college campuses and regaling students with his haunted tales, Moon has been featured on many television shows and acts as the President and Editor of Haunted Times Magazine. For those who are still non-believers, that’s okay. Join us next time and we are sure that Moon will have you reconsidering your belief in the paranormal.

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DAD’S WEEKEND

JEFF GARLIN HOLLY SCHNICKE Curb Your Enthusiasm’s breakout start Jeff Garlin brought his talents to Ohio University on Nov. 9th as part of his “Built for Comfort” tour. This event helped kick off Dad’s Weekend with lots of laughs. Best known for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, students and fathers alike were prepared to laugh, but what Garlin brought to the stage was much more than anyone was expecting. Garlin started the night by kindly asking a photographer from The Post to shoot him from a better angle. The best angle just happened to be on stage. Garlin quickly became interested in the hesitant photographer, particularly with her choice of hat and dating life. In an attempt to help cultivate love, Garlin brought another student up on stage and asked them to slow dance. The fun-loving pair obliged as the audience enjoyed this awkward encounter. The antics continued as Garlin requested his dressing room table full of food to be brought out on stage. Garlin shared his delicious treats with his audience, but for a hilarious price. One fun loving student was rewarded with $100 after eating an entire row of pepperoni and barrel-rolling across the stage. Meanwhile, the audience was roaring with laughter at this non-traditional, student participation form of stand-up comedy. As the night sadly came to an end, Garlin confessed that this was one of his favorite performances and based on audience reaction, we have to agree. Garlin’s spontaneous and devil-may-care attitude set the tone for a great Dad’s Weekend!

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ROLLER SKATING HOLLY SCHNICKE Over the years, Baker Ballroom has been used to house many different events, but one of the Campus Involvement Center’s favorite events to host is roller skating. Each year, the CIC transforms the Ballroom into a roller skating rink complete with strobe lights and disco balls. Our very own Matt Thomson, Graduate Assistant for Campus

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Programming and part-time DJ, truly set the tone for the night with his musical styling’s. Combined with wild strobe lights and glittering disco balls, students felt as if they were transported back to the roller rinks of the 1970’s. This event was a great way for students to escape the world of homework and exams and enjoy an evening full of excitement and a little skating!

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LASER TAG KATIE MEFFERD With the excitement of Homecoming Week coming to an end, students were excited to have a laser tag event just days later. On Tuesday, October 23rd, the Campus Involvement Center was thrilled to bring such an exciting event to the students. In fact, the event was so popular that students waited anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour just to step onto the Baker Ballroom Battlefield. Black lights, glow sticks and glow in the dark obstacles illuminated the Baker Ballroom and set the mood for laser battle. Students, peers and community members took part in the event and some even enjoyed their experience so much that they waited to play three or four times. “I grew up in Athens. Since I was six-years old I’ve always though there ought to be a laser tag place in Athens,” said Jeff Fletcher, a senior at Ohio University. “My buds Seeder and Robert came with me and we got to play a few rounds.” This event lasted several hours and reached out to not only students, but also to community members. A few parents brought kids to enjoy a few rounds on the battlefield and compete with some of OU’s finest laser tag competitors. Students praised the atmosphere and high-quality equipment, both helping to make this event an exciting success. “It was a lot higher quality than what I’ve seen in the past too. Oodles of fun,” said Fletcher.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Matt Thomson graduate assistant

“I really enjoyed working in the Campus Involvement Center as a Graduate Assistant this past year. It has really given me the skills that I will need after graduation for planning student activities on universities campuses. I have gained a plethora of knowledge around booking talent, and developing marketing plans for events. I also really enjoy having a role in supervising students and helping them learn the skills that they are passionate about learning.”

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PARENTS WEEKEND

DINNER THEATER LADAWN CALDWELL On September 21, 2012 parents and students gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom to experience an amazing theatrical performance and dinner. Mystery’s Most Wanted traveled from Pittsburgh to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. As the performance progressed, and the audience indulged in a delicious meal prepared by Baker University Catering Services, the audience became more involved, which made it a more enjoyable experience for those in attendance. By the end of the show the suspense of what had occurred threw the audience for a loop. Not many expected the ending, but everyone had a chance to guess. Those who guess correctly win a special prize courtesy of Mystery’s Most Wanted. This Dinner Theater is an annual event that the Campus Involvement Center presents to campus, and has been a success from the first time presented. Those who attend always seem to have a great time, and never leave unsatisfied. “I always enjoy Mystery’s Most Wanted. Their dinner theaters are always entertaining and suspenseful” says Hannah Croft, Campus Events Planner. Many look forward to when we will host the next theater, and the Campus Involvement Center will continue to deliver.

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I always enjoy Mystery’s Most Wanted. Their dinner theaters are always entertaining and suspenseful.” HANNAH CROFT, CAMPUS EVENTS PLANNER

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Laughing Matters

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KELLEE STEFFEN America’s famed comedy troupe, The Second City, visited Ohio University on September 22, 2012 in its one-of-a-kind “Laughing Matters” tour. As a special Parents Weekend event, students had the opportunity to invite their parents to the show and the hilarious group definitely had the crowd laughing all night. The Second City was founded in Chicago as a small experimental and unconventional approach to theatre and comedy. The group went against the more popular comedy sketches and went for scenes that addressed the younger generation. As comedians came in and out of the troupe, Second City quickly became known for developing the finest comedic voices of every generation. The troupe has produced comedy superstars like Mike Myers, Steve Carell, John Belushi, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, and Tina Fey, making a large name for itself in the sketch comedy industry. The group now has training centers for thousands of students across the nation and in Canada, four international touring companies, and has received numerous awards for their excellence in professional theatre. With such a rich history, it will be interesting to see what all-star comedians come from the group that visited Ohio University. Overall, Second City most definitely brought their excellence to Parents’ Weekend and was a huge hit amongst everyone that night.

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Decade Dash SAMANTHA CAULFIELD It was October 5th, 2012 but students passing through Baker University Center that night may have been a bit confused about the exact era, as the Campus Involvement Center presented, “Decade Dash”. Each floor of Baker Center was transformed to resemble some of the greatest years throughout our history. Students could peruse the 1920’s speakeasy on the first floor, which included a cocktail bar and photo booth. After grabbing a bag of popcorn and their customized photo keepsakes, the next stop was the 1950s. From the second floor, the smooth tunes from our very own Elvis impersonator, greeted everyone to the era. Keeping in tune with the 50’s diner feel, food and refreshments included: create-

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your-own sliders, hot dogs and ice cream floats. Not far from the delicious food, a sign could be spotted outside of Baker Theater directing students to the “Ohio University Drive Inn Theater,” featuring Grease. The third floor of Baker Center came fully equipped with the best souvenirs of the 1980’s. Everyone could re-live their most beloved arcade games from the era like Mr. and Mrs. Pacman. Students were sure not to leave the era without a couple of glitter tattoos. Decorating shades and Frisbees with spin-art and glitter was also a huge hit. Before continuing the time warp, being transformed into a cartoon by a caricature artist was a must for all that attended. The last stop on this time travel was a short jump to the 1990s

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FIRST FLOOR

COCKTAIL BAR PHOTO BOOTH

SECOND FLOOR

PERFORMERS ASSORTED SNACKS

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THIRD FLOOR

CARICATURES AIRBRUSH TATTOOS SOUVENIRS

FOURTH FLOOR PSYCHIC FAIR

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Hannah Hitchcock

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undergraduate student designer

Working for the Campus Involvement center has been a great experience. I really got to put my design skills to the test and push myself creatively. My experience here has given me the opportunity to better prepare myself for life after graduation.

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to predict the future. The long line that formed along the railing was a result of the four psychics positioned on the fourth floor, waiting to tell eager students about their current life-paths and futures. While waiting in line, attendees could try to understand their futures in true 90’s fashion with cootie-catchers and MASH. Upon their turn to talk to the psychics, students were faced with a choice of an aura reader, ruin interpreter, numerologist or a palm reader. “I loved the psychics, especially the aura reader!” said Patricia Riley, an excited student attendee of the event. Whether walking away with a feeling of relief or worry, everyone got a peek into the future as a final memory to take from Decade Dash. Returning back to 2012 with many memories of the eras that came before us, students of Ohio University left Baker University Center with a new appreciation for this millennium.

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CHRIS YOUNG KATIE MEFFERD The rows of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium were quickly filled with a sea of plaid, cowboy boots and cowboy hats on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Special guest Joanna Smith took the stage at 7:30 p.m. with Chris Young soon to follow. Young has produced five consecutive #1 hits including “Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song),” “The Man I Want To Be,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow” and “Neon.” “Chris did a Meet and Greet before the show,” said Matt Thompson, Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs. “It was great to see how excited the fans were to interact with him before the show. It was truly a pleasure to work with Chris and his team.” Memorial Auditorium was ignited with energy as Young took the stage. Fans sang along and danced to the rhythm of Young’s music with enthusiasm throughout the entire show. Students and community members alike enjoyed the country twang of these two up and coming artists. With

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Chris Young brought his A game to OU. He kept everyone enthralled and it felt like only two songs had passed before the lights came up.” ALEX ELONEN, UNGRADUATE STUDENT

tickets $55 for the first 10 rows and $25 for the remainder, this was a concert many did not want to miss out on. “Chris Young brought his A game to OU. He kept everyone enthralled and it felt like only two songs had passed before the lights came up,” commented Alex Elonen, a junior studying Economics at Ohio University.

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ANDY GRAMMER SAMANTHA CAULFIELD On October 23, 2012, Ohio University students enjoyed a fall concert as the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium welcomed Andy Grammer and special guest, Chris Wallace. Grammer was on the road promoting his self-titled, debut album. He made a stop in Athens to bring together fans that came to enjoy his energetic show, fully equipped with a pop/rock vibe. Hannah Croft, Campus Events Planner, said, “I really enjoyed the show! His music really got the crowd up and moving. I was really pleased with the response from the audience.” Grammer played some of his bigger hits and crowd favorites, “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Fine By Me.” The audience sang along as Grammer and his band played on, introducing new songs and covers. Grammer was very interactive with the crowd, asking questions and encouraging them to clap along, stand up and repeat after him when necessary. At one point, Grammer emerged into the crowd, continuing to sing while simultaneously climbing across a row of chairs. Audience members took pictures as the singer/songwriter took his time returning to center stage. Introducing his encore with the quote, “We are all glow sticks and we can’t shine till we’re broken,” Grammer finished off his set with his most recent hit, “Miss Me.” Senior Katie Meffered commented on the end of the performance, “I really liked the quote he used before his last song and I am really glad I got to see him in concert, he is really entertaining!”

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Katie Mefferd undergraduate public relations

Working in the Campus Involvement Center is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done while at Ohio University. It has given me the opportunity to apply the skills that I’ve learned in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing to gain real work experience. I love working with different social media to publicize the events and interact with students on campus. I’ve been told that if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. Working in the CIC definitely gave that saying a whole new meaning.”

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WINTER WONDERLAND LADAWN CALDWELL The switch to semesters may have been difficult for some of Ohio University’s returning students, so the Campus Involvement Center thought of a way to lift the spirits of those on campus and in the community. The Winter Wonderland was an event that allowed the community and campus to come together and raise some holiday cheer. Those in attendance enjoyed the ice skating rink as well as the giant snow globe that allowed participants to step inside and have their photographs taken. If the rink and giant globe, alongside the delicious festive foods were not enough for these individuals to have a great time, those in attendance were given a wonderful performance from Ohio University’s Tempo Tantrums, a women’s a cappella group.

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The crowd was graced with their beautiful voices, which brought joy to everyone around. “I had such a great time” says Shanice Carter-Harris, a junior at Ohio University. “This definitely helped get me into the holiday spirit”. More than 200 individuals were able to enjoy the activities of Winter Wonderland. There is nothing like being in an amazing atmosphere during the holidays. Beautiful holiday lights and soft holiday music playing in the background while enjoying the different activities provided by the Campus Involvement Center, all for free, was more than many Ohio University students expected at the end of the 2012 fall semester. “I hope to see something like this again next year” says Ohio University junior Natea Selmon.

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FALL semester BEHIND THE SCENES

Kellee Steffen graduate practicum student

“My experience with the CIC this semester has been eye-opening and unforgettably fun! From planning Cirque de Ohio to connecting with students outside of Residential Housing, I have learned so much about programming and have gained a great appreciation for everything and everyone that goes into this work. This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I hope I get to work with these wonderful people in the future!�

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Kingsfoil A NIGHT TO REMEMBER WITH

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SAMANTHA CAULFIELD Fall Semester, the Campus Involvement Center had the biggest turnout for an Emerging Artist Series performance yet. The reason for the successful concert on September 27th, 2012-one word: Kingsfoil. Kingsfoil is a multitalented band originally from Central Pittsburgh. The band members include Jordan Davis (vocals) and band mates Tristan Martin (guitar, keys), Tim Warren (bass), and Frankie Muniz (drums). The excitement for the concert took over Ohio University. Students who had seen the band open for the Goo Goo Dolls and O.A.R. at Memorial Auditorium knew they were in for a night of great music and high energy. The night of the free concert, the Bobcat Student Lounge in Baker University Center came alive as students poured into the area hoping to get a good seat to observe all the action. Students were provided with free food and a cash bar while waiting for the performance to begin. Kingsfoil took the stage around 8:00 p.m. opening with some

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new songs off of their newest album, A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart. Some of the songs they played from this album included, “American Veins,” “Grapevine Valentine,” and their first single from the album, “What Your Mother Taught You,” which was featured on E! News shortly after their performance in Athens. Never one to disappoint their dedicated fans, Kingsfoil played a couple of songs off their earlier album, On Our Own Together. The band played old favorites such as, “Give It Up Now,” “Demons,” and, as a special request from an audience member, “Love Is A Carnival Goldfish.” After the concert, the band stayed until late into the night to take pictures and sign autographs for the long line of eager fans. While students waited in line to meet Kingsfoil, they could purchase a selection of items from the merchandise table. The night was one to remember and, after the outstanding performance the band gave, the Athens community is ready to welcome them back anytime!

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Spring Show KELLEE STEFFEN Fans who missed Kingsfoil plus Frankie Muniz in the fall received a second chance when the band returned to Ohio University for another visit this year. The CIC had planned for a free outdoor performance on South Beach on Friday, April 19 with food from uptown establishments, but due to impending weather conditions, the concert moved to later in the evening at Jackie O’s. Although it was short notice and a much smaller location, the band’s fans still packed the bar and rocked out all night with Jordan, Tristan, Tim and Frankie. With the band becoming quite a famous crew in Athens, they were stoked to play for such a stellar crowd. Kingsfoil has always been a hit at Ohio University and told The Post, “We have been able to play there a few times in the past and everybody at the school has been great to us. We love OU.” The new location provided a different feel for the performance, allowing for a more intimate music setting where the band could be more engaged with their fans. Kingsfoil played a variety of songs including newer tunes from their most recent album “A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart”. Throughout the show, attendees flew to the stage to capture their own picture of the “Malcolm in the Middle” child star, Frankie Muniz. At the end of the night, everyone enjoyed themselves and despite challenging weather, the event was a huge success.

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SAMANTHA CAULFIELD For the first time at Ohio University, students were invited to experience the Campus Involvement Center’s Psychic Fair! The psychics came from all over the country, ready to predict some futures on January 31st, 2013 in Baker Ballroom. They came fully equipped with tarot cards, ruin stones, aura chalk, pendulums and more. Upon arrival, students could pick from ten different psychics to chat with privately about any aspect of their lives. The psychic talents in the room included two aura readers, three palm and tarot card readers, one palm and fingerprint reader, a pendulum and gypsy card reader, computerized horoscope print outs, a ruin stone interpreter and a numerologist. The Psychic Fair had a large turnout of students and faculty. Lines for each psychic never dwindled as the ballroom became more and more crowded with eager attendees, hoping to gain knowledge about their futures. “It took me some time to get through the lines, but every reading was worth the wait! I hope they come back next year,” said junior and Spanish education major, Paige Kruse.

Although it was hard to determine which psychics were the most popular because of the constant flow of traffic, the aura and palm readers were never lacking new and curious people. Both aura readers gave every person that came to their station a souvenir that included their full aura reading and what each color meant. Looking at her over-all aura after her reading, junior journalism major, Sydney Cologie was more than pleased. “It was one of the coolest experiences I have had. Most of the predictions that were made about my past were spot-on,” Cologie said. As the last of the amazed students trickled out of the ballroom, the psychics began to collect their whimsical, intuitive items. They all agreed on the success of the event, claiming that the people of Athens had some of the best spiritual energies. The Campus Involvement Center was extremely happy with the outcome of the event. “The excitement from everyone that attended was so rewarding,” Campus Events Programmer, Hannah Croft commented. Croft stated that the outstanding number of attendants was so unpredictable—or was it?

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Samantha Caulfield undergraduate student programer

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PSYCHIC FAIR

Working in the Campus Involvement Center is, hands down, the best job I have had in college. The experience I have gained after just one year has been not only professional but also enjoyable. My co-workers are my second family—coming to work to plan the next big campus event with them is the best part of my day! Everyone looks out for each other; everyone wants each other to succeed. Event coordinating is something that I would like to pair with my PR degree. There has been no better place for me to learn the skills I need to be successful in my future career than the CIC.

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Easton Corbin KATIE MEFFERD The atmosphere was electrifying as fans began to pour into Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, January 17th. Dustin Lynch and Easton Corbin brought together students and members of the Athens community for a memorable show. “I’m a fan of both musicians and know their music well,” said Lauren Custis, a senior at Ohio University. “The best surprise was that they played covers of Lynrd Skynrd and Alan Jackson to keep the crowd upbeat. The vibe of the concert was amazing because of how well the artists interacted with the crowd.” Dustin Lynch, singer of “Cowboys and Angels”, could be seen interacting with fans before Corbin took the stage. The lobby filled with those dressed in cowboy boots, hats and plaid for a chance at a glimpse and perhaps a picture with Lynch. “The vibe of the concert was amazing. Both artists interacted with the crowd really well,” stated Custis. Easton Corbin’s songs, “Lovin’ You is Fun”, “Can’t Love You Back”, and “A Little More Country Than That” definitely got the crowd on their feet. It was not uncommon to see Corbin throw guitar picks into the crowd or shake hands with fans near the stage. At one point Corbin even took grabbed the phone of a fan taking video and walked around on stage recording himself, the band and the crowd. The first 10 rows of tickets were $45 with the remainder of seats priced reasonably at $20. This allowed many people to take advantage of the concert and led to a sold out auditorium. “I was very impressed with both performers and surprised by how much Easton Corbin sounded like George Strait. I also liked that they did covers of popular songs.” Sara Dorsten, a senior at Ohio University, added, “Not to mention they’re both very good looking.” Corbin and Lynch provided yet another memorable night of country music at Memorial Auditorium.

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Lauren Custis undergraduate student photographer

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“I have thoroughly enjoyed working as the Campus Involvement Center’s photographer. I’ve learned a lot about photographing events and working in a team when it comes social media, marketing, and magazine layout. I was able to apply what I’ve learned in class to my work with CIC as well as learn a lot about other aspects of journalism and publication that will help me in future jobs.”

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Rodney Atkins KATIE MEFFERD Memorial Auditorium is no stranger to a variety of country artists and Rodney Atkins was no different. Many people clad in plaid shirts and cowboy hats filed in the packed house on March 28th anticipating a great show. Tyler Farr began the show, followed by Josh Thompson with Rodney Atkins bringing down the house with fan favorites, “If You’re Going Through Hell” and “Watching You”. Atkins was the third country artist to perform in Athens this school year and he didn’t disappoint. Senior Sara Dorsten says, “I would say that Rodney Atkins was by far my favorite concert of the year. I had the opportunity to meet him before the show and he was super nice.” This concert had a unique flare because of the different performance styles of each artist. Dorsten continued, “Tyler Farr was acoustic, Josh Thompson had more of a rock feel and Rodney had more that twang country sound. The difference made it entertaining to watch and listen to.” Rodney Atkins definitely closed a year stock full of country artists with a bang!

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Cirque de KELLEE STEFFAN Animals, magicians, jugglers, OH MY! On March 15th, Baker University Center was transformed into Ohio University’s very own circus, Cirque de Ohio. Throughout the night, the floors were crowded with students and community members as they indulged in interactive variety performers, yummy circus food, face painting, caricature pictures, and other circus-themed fun. The first floor featured the most popular attraction, the Columbus Zoo. Students excitedly filled the first floor atrium as they waited to see which animals the Zoo would bring. While none of the animals were true circus animals, the Zoo still added a special touch the event. There were a wide variety of animals ranging from a more interactive crew like the palm civet and arctic fox to some awesome cats like a baby clouded leopard and an ocelot to some ornery fellows including a flamingo, penguin, and tortoise. Even though the animals’ stay was short lived, students reminisced all night about the Columbus Zoo being in Athens, Ohio. Later in the evening, students revisited the first floor in the Bobcat Student Lounge for a show by

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What’s Inside FIRST FLOOR POPCORN THE ZOO

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SPRING semester Chaz King, the hypnotist, to be stunned by his amazing magical abilities. Up the escalators, students were met with an assortment of circus food and snacks. All night students could munch on corndogs, nachos, cake pops, caramel popcorn, and root beer floats. When they weren’t roving the floors, the variety performers set up a show for the audience, smashing glass with their bare hands, hammering each other into a bed of nails, and amazing the crowd with a man on stilts. The performances were gruesome yet incredibly entertaining. The third floor featured pictures—caricatures and a photo booth! In the atrium, students stood in line waiting to get a cartoon-esque drawing with their friends while snacking on some tasty cotton candy. On the other side was a fun photo

booth where students could wear silly clown gear and take a picture as if they were part of the circus. Magicians shared their tricks with students as they waited in line. Finally, face painting and juggling kept students entertained on the fourth floor. Maddie, the face painter, kept busy all night, masking students’ faces as tigers, fairies, superheroes, and more. Everyone walked away with a smile and some color! Greeting students as they entered the event was some talented jugglers from Ohio University’s own juggling club, the Brick Street Jugglers. Their incredible talents set a high bar for the event! Cirque de Ohio had something for everyone. Circus-goers left with smiles, laughter, and great memories. It definitely turned out to be one of the most amazing events of the year!

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Casino Night LADAWN CALDWELL Students joined the Campus Involvement Center on March 20, 2013 as they presented the first Casino Night at Ohio University. The Baker University Center Ballroom was transformed into a casino, and students were able to experience a night worthy of the Las Vegas strip. Students enjoyed many different kinds of casino games including everything from slot machines to Texas Holdem. If the Black Jack tables and Razzle Dazzle dice games were not enough to keep these young men and women satisfied, the opportunity to win iPods, bicycles and many other prizes were enough to bring joy to anyone in attendance. Students could cash in their chips for raffle tickets to win any number of prizes. Tickets were pulled every fifteen minutes all night and almost $2,000.00 in prizes were given away throughout the evening. A flair bartender added even

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more entertainment to the event by throwing bottles and making a variety of mocktails for everyone. Christina Pullie, junior at Ohio University, had nothing but great things to say about the event. “I thought the event was great! The different types of games, along with the light refreshments were a great idea. I loved the concept of “playing to win”, and the time frame was nice because it allowed for people to come and go,” said Pullie. Junior, Shanice Carter-Harris, loved the bartender. She said “I really enjoyed the bartender drinks and how they were so different”. From the décor of this event to the entertainment provided, it was obvious that the students of Ohio University had an amazing time. The Campus Involvement Center did a remarkable job, and pulled off, yet again, another unique, memorable event.

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SPRING semester BEHIND THE SCENES

Blair Crombie graduate assistant

“Working in the Campus Involvement Center has been a wonderful learning experience for me. I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing team to plan a variety of unique and engaging events, to attend interesting, hilarious, and exciting performances and shows, and to learn the inner-workings of one of the most diverse and influential offices on campus. “

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MOM’S WEEKEND

Death & Taxes KATIE MEFFERD Mom’s Weekend is full of events across campus. Each year there are new and different events with longstanding favorites such as “The Mom’s Walk for the Cure” and “The Mom’s Market”, and the Campus Involvement Center’s Dinner Theater is sure to become a traditional favorite! Held in the Baker Ballroom on Friday, April 5, “Death & Taxes” entertained moms and students with an interactive play and dinner. Mystery’s Most Wanted, an acting troupe out of Pittsburgh, PA, returned to OU for their fourth performance since fall of 2011. Over 200 people were in attendance for the dinner show. When it comes to Mom’s Weekend, a guaranteed show and dinner can’t be beat! “Mom’s weekend was a blast. My mom and her best friend came down and the three of us thoroughly enjoyed the wide array of University sponsored events,” stated Sophomore Adam Brown. Brown commented on the Dinner Theater stating, “The strong chemistry that the actors had amongst themselves as well as with the audience was hilarious!”

Mom’s weekend was a blast. My mom and her best friend came down and the three of us thoroughly enjoyed the wide array of university sponsored events.” ADAM BROWN, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

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WINTER SPRING FALL semester quarter

MOM’S WEEKEND

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JESSIE CADLE It was not the first time Ohio University Improvisational Comedy had the chance to watch the Upright Citizens Brigade perform. UCB Touring Co. performed at countless improv festivals around the state at Oberlin and Ohio State over the past five years, but UCB had never before taken the Athens stage and OU Improv was lucky enough to open for them. UCB is an improv theater based primarily out of New York and California that spawned from the minds of four famous comedians, including Amy Poehler. UCB is known for performing long-form improvisational comedy, where full scenes are made up on the spot. UCB took valuable time out of their travel day to workshop with the members of OU Improv, a long-form improv group on campus. Led by members of UCB, OU Improv was led through a series of exercises aimed to grow them as performers. After the workshop, both UCB and three members of OU Improv, known as Ready for Men, headed to Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for a sound check. When the curtains finally opened to the cheering crowd at 8 p.m. that night, OU Improv had the opportunity to watch both their fellow members, in Ready for Men, and the members of UCB play on the biggest stage on OU’s campus.

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COLBIE CAILLAT

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SAMANTHA CAULFIELD The stage was set with an array of white paper lanterns lining the top curtains. Flowers sat on a small table next to a bright, white microphone and a stool. The band was purposefully placed in a semi-circle that framed the main event: Colbie Caillat. Students gathered in the Memorial Auditorium on Friday, March 22, 2013 to witness the anticipated Colbie Caillat concert. First thanking her opening act, Gunderson, Caillat let the audience know that she would be playing new songs throughout the night. Her new album will be released later in 2013. The overall tone of the concert was very laid-back and had a reggae/beach vibe. Audience members could feel intimate with Caillat, as she kept them entertained. She played familiar favorite songs such as, “I Never Told You,” “Bubbly,” “Realize,” and “I Do.” Caillat expressed her shyness on stage to her audience as she talked about her recent experience in Hawaii. She explained that some really powerful writers and performers joined her on her trip to help put together pieces for her new album. One new song in particular that she shared with the audience was with well-known singer/songwriter Common. Audience member and graduate student, Francis Tosca, was very impressed with the tone of the concert. “It felt like she [Caillat] was just having a conversation with friends. I loved how the atmosphere was so laidback. I also really loved the new songs she played—can’t wait to hear her new album!” Caillat and her band closed the concert with her hit single, “Brighter Than The Sun,” leaving fans shining with enjoyment all the way home.

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PHILLIP PHILLIPS SAMANTHA CAULFIELD American Idol fans at Ohio University were pleased to hear that the Campus Involvement Center’s spring concert series included season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips. On April 17, 2013 the Memorial Auditorium was packed, as promised, for the sold-out concert. Around 7:30 p.m. the multi-talented band, Churchill, opened for Phillips. After about an hour-long set, they exited the stage as Phillips and his band took over shortly after. Standing in front of his band—fully equipped with saxophone, keyboard and drum players—Phillips played familiar favorites such as “Gone, Gone, Gone,” and a cover of “Gangster’s Paradise.” Students of Ohio University that watch American Idol were happy to see the singer/songwriter live, as they had been watching his talent evolve from the beginning. Junior Taylor Musselman, was among the Idol fans that rooted for Phillips during his season. “I’ve followed Phillip Phillips since his audition for American Idol. It was awesome to be able to watch his career grow, and be able to see him here in Athens. He was very entertaining and put on a great show!” Musselman said.

Phillips closed the show with his biggest hit, “Home,” thanked the audience for a wonderful night and exited the stage. The house lights stayed off, ensuring the crowd that he was not finished. Students went wild as Phillips came on for his encore, a cover of Phil Collin’s “In the Air Tonight,” which he had performed on the Idol stage. Fans were left in a feel-good mood as Phillips said his final goodbye to Ohio Univeristy.

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THE LAUGHS SAMANTHA CAULFIELD Some of the biggest names in the comedian industry joined forces Thursday, April 18, 2013 to fill Ohio University’s Convocation Center with hours of comedy and laughs. Jim Gaffigan’s “White Bread Tour” made its way to Athens, Ohio along with opening act, Keenan Thomson (Saturday Night Live). The event took place at 7:00 p.m. and went until 9:30 p.m. Students were able to buy up to five tickets prior to the performance for $5.00. Student Senate, who collaborated on the event, and the Campus Involvement Center determined this low pricing. Students lined up at the Memorial Auditorium a month prior to the event for ticket pre-sale. LaDawn Caldwell, Campus Involvement Student Programmer said, “The line was never-ending and it just kept getting longer and longer in anticipation all day. We sold all of the closest sections and a lot of the upper seats.” The CIC handled all of the publicity for the Convo Comedy Concert, as they titled the show, making large banners that students couldn’t help but notice all over Baker University Center. Graduate Assistant, Matt Thomson, created a lot of these advertisements. “I really think the long banners in Baker helped push the ticket sales for us tremendously,” Thomson said. Originally, the tour was supposed to include Whitney Cummings (Whitney), but the comedian had to cancel her portion of the show due to medical conditions. “@WhitneyCummings: Ohio University, I’m so sorry I had to drop out of the show tonight-I got very sick and you don’t deserve to catch my diseases. So bummed.” Despite this last minute change, the event still attracted a large crowd, filling up the majority of the seats reserved for the event. As students arrived, they were handed wooden sticks with Jim Gaffigan’s face attached to it in decoration for his performance. The audience cheered as the background music was lowered and Student

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Senate President, Zach George, announced that Kenan Thompson would be dishing out the laughs first. He introduced him into center stage, followed by a roar of applause from the waiting crowd. Thompson appeared dressed in an Ohio University Athletics shirt. Observing the crowd, he began his set by simply explaining how he got to where he is, being sure to touch on all of the things he knew this 90’s generation crowd would appreciate including All That, The Mighty Ducks and Goodburger. At one point, he had the whole crowd join in on the All That theme song. Holding up his phone he gestured towards the fans. “Can you all get your phones out and sing with me? That would be cool,” Thompson said with a laugh as the crowd joined him. Thompson talked about his role on Saturday Night Live and told a couple of funny stories about conversations with the legendary Bill Cosby while filming Fat Albert. With that, he welcomed to the stage the headlining act, Jim Gaffigan. Gaffigan took the stage, commenting immediately on how much he loved the name of the school (“Ohhhh youuuu”) and started his comedic set, which lasted about an hour. The jokes centered around food, complimenting the title of the tour nicely. Fans of Gaffigan cheered the loudest when he began his infamous segment on Hot Pockets. The audience walked away from the Convocation Center still laughing, some even saying how their cheeks would be hurting for days. Junior education major, Paige Kruse said, “I thought it was a good show, it was nice having people as big as Jim Gaffigan and Kenan Thompson here on OU’s campus. That’s not something we see every day!” Overall, the event was a huge success. After the show was over, Gaffigan tweeted a picture of himself and Thompson thanking the university for a great show. “@JimGaffigan: Thx OU! Kenan and I hop@ WhitneyCummings feels better.”

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WINTER SPRING FALL semester quarter MEET & GREET WITH STUDENT SENATE AND JIM

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TIMEFLIES SAMANTHA CAULFIELD Cal Shaprio and Rob Resnick (Rez) make up both halves of the musical duo, Timeflies. On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 they took the stage at Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium for a weeknight performance. Students were surrounded with a techno/pop atmosphere as Rez, the music producer, mixed wellknown tracks and Cal provided the vocals. Around 7:30 p.m. opening act and Ohio University student, Bailee Moore, kicked off the show. After her set, the boys took their places on stage—Rez behind the computer equipment, Cal behind the microphone— and began over an hour-long set. Before performing their first song, Cal addressed the audience to “get close to the stage” and, despite the Mem Aud ushers’ efforts, frantic fans rushed to the front of the floor area. With a much more intimate setting,

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Timeflies played familiar favorites along with their own singles, “I Choose U” and “Swoon.” The crowd waited in anticipation as Cal announced he would do his freestyle that night with a twist— by using a list of Athens-related topics that were written down for him. Rez played a remixed version of Ke$ha’s “Die Young” as Cal freestyle-rapped about uptown restaurants, OU Twitter accounts and other Bobcat themes. Junior Education Major, Julie Zink, is a big Timeflies fan and couldn’t wait to attend the concert. “The concert was amazing! Timeflies is amazing! They really interacted with the audience so well and their energy on stage was insane!” Zink commented. The duo completed their set with some of their first Youtube hits, “Under the Sea” and “Wayward Son,” much to the audience’s delight.

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REWIND review Looking back the 2012-2013 academic year, was one of the Campus Involvement Center’s most successful. Thanks to our Performing Arts Series and our Concert Series, the same artists and shows that perform in cities like New York and Chicago were available right here in Athens. This fall the Performing Arts Series featured the international sensation “Tap Dogs” which delighted a packed house. The production was incredibly entertaining, delivering outstanding music and dance. The elaborate set transformed Memorial Auditorium making the audience feel as if they were in New York City. Spring semester, “ Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” was a fun-filled crowd pleaser. And who could forget the” Adams Family” the creepy and kooky macabre musical comedy. Catering to a wide variety of musical tastes, our concert series brought big names such as Phillip Phillips, Colbie Caillet and Chris Young, who delivered energetic and heartfelt performances. Individuals attending The Mountain Stage Tour had the unique experience of being part of a live radio experience, which was broadcast over 100 stations nationwide. For those interested in the jazzier side of things, Project Trio provided a jazz, hip-hop rock experience like no other. We would like to thank all of those units outside the Campus Involvement Center and the Division of Student Affairs who collaborated with us this year. You all played a large part in our success. THANK YOU!!

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29,090

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The CIC Programming team was involved in the planning of

226 events (GFF, Opening Weekend, PAS, Concert Series) with a total of 69,281 attendees

1,609 20 10.2% FACEBOOK LIKES FROM

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39,191 individuals participated in new General Fee Programming activities (200 events)

7,587

New Twitter Followers

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OU Men’s Basketball Kent State vs. Saturday, Feb. Convocation 16 || 7pm Center Blue Pencil Comedy Saturday, Feb. Bobcat Student16 || 8pm Lounge

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September 14, 2011, more than 14 million “America’s Got Talent” viewers watched as Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. walked away with the $1 million grand prize, a headlining show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and a recording contract with Columbia Records. Join us as he opens our 2012–13 Performing Arts Series season with his down-to-earth nature and incredible voice.

Friday 7:30 PM, September 21, 2012 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or follow us on twitter @ouperformingart

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Chris Young | SEPTEMBER, 20

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. | SEPTEMBER, 21

WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOANNA SMITH

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. opened the 2012–13 Performing Arts Series season. The Logan, West Virginia native was awarded the show’s top prize after a string of impressive performances of Rat Pack favorites like Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” and Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”

5 Consecutive #1 Singles!

2012 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year & Single Record of the Year Nominee. With the release of his third studio album, NEON, Chris Young leaves no doubt. Now is his time. Young’s career is ticking like a Swiss watch. The last five singles Chris Young has released have all hit #1 on the charts, including “Tomorrow” and the smash hit “Gettin’ You Home,” a song that earned him his first-ever Grammy nomination.

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NA SH VIL LE LE GE ND SS SINGER/SONGWRITER

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 8:00 PM Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts

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www.ohio.edu/performingarts or follow us on twitter @ouperformingart

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the LOST BROTHERS 

NOT LOST | NOT BROTHERS | SPELLBINDING

Sunday 7:00 PM, October 14, 2012 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS: Mem Aud ticket office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or on twitter @ouperformingart www.mountainstage.org

For 29 years,

Mountain Stage has established a proud tradition of featuring national & international acts in almost every style of music. A production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage is a twohour public radio show recorded before a live audience.

COME BE PART OF THIS LIVE RADIO EXPERIENCE – Recorded for Future Broadcast on Over 100 Stations Nationwide!

NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.

With support from:

RADIO NETWORK

Second City | SEPTEMBER, 22

Mountain Stage | OCTOBER, 14

SPECIAL PARENT’S WEEKEND EVENT

WITH LARRY GROCE

America’s famed comedy troupe, came to town in its one of a kind “Laughing Matters Tour.” From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation.

Ohio University Performing Arts Series and WOUB Radio Network were proud to welcome back Mountain Stage with Larry Groce to Ohio University!

For over 29 years, Mountain Stage has established a long tradition of featuring national and international acts in almost every style of music.

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Tuesday 7:30 PM, October 23, 2012

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Andy Grammer | OCTOBER, 23

Project Trio | OCTOBER, 24

WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS WALLACE

Trio is taking chamber music to a whole new level. The Trio, now in its fifth year, is pushing the boundaries of classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop, and rock. They are drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their 66 million You Tube views.

In 2011, ANDY GRAMMER emerged as one of the biggest success stories in the music business. He performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live with Regis & Kelly, he shared the stage with Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat, and he is the first male pop star since 2003 to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with his hit single “Keep Your Head Up” which is now a certified Gold Record quickly approaching Platinum. Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician made 2012 another huge year.

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TINARIWEN an evening of music from the deserts of Mali

Even a quarter century into a long and celebrated career, Tinariwen continue to innovate and revolutionize” - Paste Magazine

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012 8:00pm A limited number of free Arts for Ohio tickets are available for Ohio University Students RESERVED SEATS: $20 adv • $25 door BOX SEATS: $30 adv • $35 door

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Built for Comfort Tour Friday 8:00 PM, November 9, 2012 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or online at www.ohio.edu/performingarts

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Tinariwen | OCTOBER, 25

Jeff Garlin | NOVEMBER, 9

PRESENTED BY STUART’S OPERA HOUSE, OHIO UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES, & THE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

BUILT FOR COMFORT TOUR SPECIAL DAD’S WEEKEND EVENT

Tinariwen are guitar-poets from the southern Sahara desert. They are icons of freedom and resistance among their own people, the nomadic Touareg of the Sahara. The band made waves throughout the Desert playing what became the soundtrack for Touareg independence and reconciliation. They are the ambassadors of one of the oldest and proudest people on earth.

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From HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” As a multi-talented comedian who encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Second City in his hometown of Chicago.

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Winner of 11 International Awards, TAP DOGS premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival, moved on to London and New York, and has been a howling success all across North America, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.

“Guaranteed Good-Time Entertainment” - The Times

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 With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin made an auspicious entree with his self-titled debut album.

Easton Corbin: “Lovin’ You is Fun” “Can’t Love You Back” & “A Little More Country Than That”
Dustin Lynch: “Cowboys and Angels”

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BROADWAY’S SINGULAR SENSATION!

Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.           

Tuesday 7:30 PM February 5, 2013

at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

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Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or online at www.ohio.edu/performingarts

FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or www.twitter.com/ouperformingart

Lifetime Supporter

TUESDAY 7:30 PM FEBRUARY 26, 2013 @ Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or online at www.ohio.edu/performingarts

FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or www.twitter.com/ouperformingart

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A Chorus Line | FEBRUARY, 5

The Beatles with Rain | FEBRUARY, 26

This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine TonyAwards®, including “BestMusical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best!

“Heaven on Broadway!” The New York Times

AS “THE NEXT BEST THING TO SEEING THE BEATLES!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-fornote performance in this multi-media concert.

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Wednesday 7:30 PM March 13, 2013 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740) 593-1780 or online at www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or get the latest on twitter @ouperformingart

Friday 7:30 PM, March 22, 2013

@ Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or on twitter @ouperformingart

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Women of Ireland | MARCH, 13

Colbie Caillat | MARCH, 22

An innovative and exciting full stage concert production, which showcased the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. The show demonstrates the well of talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST
NOAH GUNDERSEN Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Colbie Caillat burst onto the scene in 2007 with the double-platinum album CoCo, and the radio-friendly hits “Bubbly” and “Realize.” In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, “Lucky”, which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music.

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Anderson Roe Piano Duo

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe www.andersonroe.com

CONCERT

Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:00 p.m. Memorial Auditorium

MASTER CLASS

Monday, March 25, 2013 12:55 - 2:45 p.m. School of Music Recital Hall

Thursday 7:30 PM March 28, 2013

@ Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Events are FREE and open to the public.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or on twitter @ouperformingart

Ohio University Performing Arts Series School of Music

Anderson & Roe | MARCH, 24

Rodney Atkins | MARCH, 28

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southampton Press) and “the intense synchronization of genius”.

SPECIAL GUESTS
JOSH THOMPSON & TYLER FARR

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Contemporary country singer Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country music listener. He’s had six #1 hits from his first three albums, from “Watching You,” “If You’re Going Through Hell,” and “These Are My People,” to his most recent smashes, “Take a Back Road,” and “Farmer’s Daughter.”

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A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

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Tuesday 7:30 PM, April 2, 2013

at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or on twitter @ouperformingart

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The Addams Family | APRIL, 2

Upright Citizens Brigade | APRIL, 6

A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

SPECIAL MOM’S WEEKEND EVENT

A smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, ribtickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice.

From the theatre that brought you comedy greats like Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, MTV’s Human Giant, the Daily Show’s Rob Riggle and many many more. The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of our theatres in NYC and LA directly to you. It’s your chance to see stars of today and tomorrow live on stage.

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Performing Arts & Concert Series Ohio University Concert Series Presents

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

UDrop

Jéan P

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 7:30 PM Ohio University Baker Ballroom

$7 ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF SHOW Tickets & Information: Tickets available at the Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office, online at www.ohio.edu/performingarts, or by phone 740-593-1780

Ace Hood | APRIL, 9

Timeflies | APRIL, 10

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JÉAN P & UDROP

WITH SPECIAL GUEST BAILEE MOORE

Ace became the first artist signed to dj khaled’s label “we the best” distributed by def jam records. His hot new single “cash flow” featuring t-pain and rick ross is currently blazing the radio waves everywhere. The song is setting the stage for ace’s debut album, gutta, with guest appearances from some of rap’s elite including trick daddy, flo rida, akon, plies and production from cool & dre, the runners, danjahandz and j.U.S.T.C.E. League, ace’s deck is definitely stacked.

Timeflies is a duo that originated in Boston and is currently located in Brooklyn, NY. Rob Resnick (Rez), producer, provides the beats while Cal is on vocals. Timeflies produces hip-hop, rap, and pop tracks. One Night, released in November 2012, debuted at #1 on the iTunes overall charts. They are currently working on our second all-original album to be released in Spring/Summer 2013. With another national tour planned for 2013. They were joined by Ohio University’s own – Bailee Moore.

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Wednesday 7:30 PM, April 17, 2013 @ Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office (740) 593-1780 or www.ohio.edu/performingarts FOR INFORMATION: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or on twitter @ouperformingart

Bomba Estereo & Grupo Fantasma| APRIL, 16 Phillip Phillips | APRIL, 17 Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosted a night of two of the finest acts in current Latin music with Bomba Estereo and Grupo Fantasma. You may remember Bomba Estereo for their unbelievable late night set at the 2011 Nelsonville Music Festival. Presented by the Stuarts Opera House in Nelsonville Ohio with sponsorship support from the Ohio University Performing Arts.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST
CHURCHILL The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/ guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills— and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold.

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Thursday, 7:30 PM April 18, 2013 at Ohio University’s Convocation Center

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TICKETS: OU Students: $5 with ID Non-Students: $20 Mem Aud ticket office or online atwww.ohio.edu/performingarts INFO: www.ohio.edu/performingarts or twitter @ouperformingart NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.

Convo Comedy Night | APRIL, 18 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
KENAN THOMPSON Sponsored by OU Student Senate, General Fee Programming Dollars, and the OU Concert Series

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The Campus Involvement Center’s mission is to provide meaningful, high quality out-of-class opportunities through programs and experiences that foster - student leadership and leadership development, - practical application of classroom learning, - the development of healthy lifestyles including low risk choices, - participation in student organizations - and involvement and service in Athens and the greater community; All guided to reflect the five core values of Ohio University:

character, community citizenship, civility and commitment.

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OUR MISSION The Division of Student Affairs at Ohio University prepares students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing learning-centered environments, meaningful out-of-class opportunities, and professional support services that help them learn through their experience and achieve academic success. IN SEEKING TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION, WE ARE COMMITTED TO: ENCOURAGING the development of the whole student and involving all students in the life of the University. CULTIVATING a caring and civil campus community that values responsible and ethical behavior, open and free exchange of ideas, and respect for all people. MAXIMIZING our effectiveness through responsible stewardship of resources, support of innovation, and creativity in problem solving. WORKING collaboratively and forming partnerships with each other, with our colleagues across campus and with the community. FOSTERING a participative work environment for our staff which encourages continuous improvement, collaboration, professional development and a balanced lifestyle.

CHARACTER - COMMUNITY - CIVILITY COMMITMENT - CITIZENSHIP


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