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Ohio State News Tips - March 28, 2014

UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company to present ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ – April 4 -11. Thanks to the unique partnership between The Ohio State University and UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the RSC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew geared to younger audiences will be performed at Ohio State from April 4 to 11. This First Encounter production, aimed at 8-13 year olds, will be presented by the Ohio State Arts Initiative in Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive.

This is the third RSC production featuring RSC actors and geared to younger audiences for school-age audiences through the RSC/Ohio State partnership. An edited version of Hamlet came to Columbus in June 2011; in autumn 2012 a shortened version of King Lear was presented on campus. With the production of The Taming of the Shrew, more than 4,000 Columbus-area students have been introduced to Shakespeare through visiting RSC productions.
The ongoing collaboration between Ohio State and the RSC is centered on the tenets of the RSC’s Stand Up for Shakespeare campaign, which calls for young people to: Do Shakespeare on their Feet, See it Live, Start it Earlier. CONTACT: Victoria Ellwood, (614) 292-6299 or Damian Bowerman, (614) 292-8241. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/uk%E2%80%99s-royal-shakespeare-company-to-present-%E2%80%98the-taming-of-the-shrew%E2%80%99.

Taekwondo tournament is a first at Ohio State – April 5. The 2014 Ohio State Taekwondo Championships will be held this year beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Recreational Physical Activity Center (RPAC), 337 W. 17th Ave.
The tournament is officially sanctioned by USAT (the national governing body under the U.S. Olympic Committee). It is the first major martial arts tournament of any style to be held at the RPAC, and represents the starting point in either qualifying for the U.S. National Team or competing in the Olympics.
The event is being hosted jointly by the Ohio State Taekwondo and the Ohio State University Taekwondo Club. CONTACT: Crichton Ogle, professor of mathematics, tournament director and OSU Taekwondo Club advisor, ogle.1@osu.edu. SEE: http://www.ohiotaekwondo.org/?q=2014/state.

Veterinary Medicine holds open house – April 5. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host an Annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.Attendees are asked to donate cat or dog food, which will be given to area animal shelters and food banks. The event provides an opportunity for animal lovers and prospective veterinary students to learn more about animal care and health and professional career opportunities. Visitors can take tours of the Veterinary Medical Center, speak with veterinary students and professionals in the field of veterinary medicine, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities and displays designed for all ages and interests. CONTACT: prospective@cvm.osu.edu or Melissa Weber at (614) 327-6024. SEE: http://vet.osu.edu/AnnualOpenHouse.

The Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male holds Todd Bell Lecture Series – April 7. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Bell National Resource Center will hold its 9th Annual Bell Luncheon, featuring DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) as the keynote speaker. The fundraiser luncheon will take place on Monday, April 7 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 350 N. High St. Tickets are $40. CONTACT: Tai Cornute at 614-247-4765 or cornute.2@osu.edu. SEE: http://go.osu.edu/luncheon.

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