Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 5 Announcements: January 30-February 3, 2012

Featured image: Visiting Artist Hind Benali and Assistant Professor Esther Baker-Tarpaga show a work in progress on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Drake.
performances & special events

The Ohio State University Department of Dance presents Rugged Play: an evening of new works by 3rd year MFA students Dante Brown and Abigail Zbikowski. Thursday-Saturday | February 2-4, 2012 in Pomerene Hall Gym (Room 316). 1760 Neil Ave. Limited Seating. Tickets available at the Drake Theatre Box Office or Ticketmaster. More information:, (614) 292-7977, or visit the event page on Facebook. Event will also be streamed online. Stay tuned for details!

Free performance of STOMP at Mershon! This Wednesday, February 1, 2012; 8pm at the Mershon Auditorium, the world renowned dance troupe STOMP will be having an exclusive, one night only performance for Ohio State students, staff, and faculty! Hurry over to the Ohio Union Information Desk and pick up your free tickets today! For over two decades, STOMP has been dazzling audiences around the globe with their unique blend of percussion and dance. One of the world's most renowned dance troupes, STOMP uses nothing but their bodies, and ordinary items to create stunning rhythms that have been keeping audiences transfixed for decades. We promise it's a night you won't soon forget!

Kim Dae-Kyuan, national treasure of Korean Tightrope Performance, presents a lecture/demo by Kim Dae-Kyun, on February 2, 2012 at 4pm. Meet in Stillman 100. Unfortunately, he will not be on the rope but he will be sharing and discussing his work shown via video and Q&A. Translation and interpretation will be provided throughout.
heath & wellness
Dr. Ashley Doyle Lucas, nutritionist and dancer, will give a nutrition presentation for contemporary dancers on Monday,  January 30th from 6:30-7:30. Meet in Lincoln Tower 554, 5th floor conference room. All OSU Dance students are welcome.

course planning & information

This Spring: Hoop and Street Performance. Dance 601.08 (28871). Saturday 10-12 | 2CR. Students will gain skills in hoop as well as an introduction to a number of other circus performance techniques including stilt, poi, slackline, basic tumbling and more. Using adult-sized, weighted hoops, students will build stamina and core strength by learning control and body articulation. More info: contact Erik Abbott-Main (abbott-main.1)

jobs, auditions & conferences
Apply to be a Student Facilitator Welcoming New Buckeyes to Ohio State! The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First year Experience is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in serving as facilitators for our Summer 2012 Pre-Enrollment programs. Student Facilitator Applications are now available for the 2012 Summer Pre-Enrollment Programs. We are seeking a talented, diverse, and a personable group of students who are energetic about Ohio State and possess a strong work ethic. Visit the FYE Student Leadership webpage to learn more about the programs and application process.

New job posting: Full-Time, Tenure-Track Dance Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA. More jobs listings available on the Professional Resources page.

Pay It Forward. The time has come for students to apply to play a crucial role in service at The Ohio State University. 2012-2013 applications for Pay It Forward (formerly ServeCorps) and Buck-I-SERV advisory board are now available. Questions? Email Amira at shouman.3. Additionally, internship opportunities with the Ward YMCA for Spring Quarter are now available. For questions regarding the YMCA Internships, email Adrian at All applications are due by February 18, 2012! Next, because of errors with our Buck-I-Serv spring break application, we have extended the deadline to Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5pm. If you applied for a trip and did not get a confirmation email from, your application did not go through so please reapply.

kudos & shout-outs
Welcome Oded! Oded Huberman has joined the OSU Dance staff for the remainder of this year and all of next academic year. He serves as the new Interdisciplinary Production Manager, based in EMMA, and also support for several upcoming productions. Send him a “hello” at huberman.1

What’s Behind My Teaching: Views from Winners of the Graduate Associate Teaching Award GATA winners will share what lies beneath what you might observe in their classrooms and labs. Thursday, February 2, 10:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held in RPAC meeting room #2 on Level 2. Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching.  RegistrationGATA award info. Direct any questions to Assistant Dean Kathleen Wallace (wallace.150) or to Karen Mayer, her assistant (mayer.113)

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session
Graduate students who are completing their Ph.D. or MFA degree program and who are interested in exploring options for faculty careers are invited to attend an  information session about the Graduate School’s Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF). The PFF program offers Ohio State graduate students the opportunity to learn about faculty careers at liberal arts colleges or smaller universities through an arranged mentorship with a faculty member at one of the Graduate School’s partner institutions. Select one meeting to attend: Monday, February 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. OR Friday, February 10, 9- 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 147 University Hall. Registration. Info on the PFF program. Direct any questions to Assistant Dean Kathleen Wallace (wallace.150) or to Karen Mayer, her assistant (mayer.113)

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