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November 10, 2016




Theatre Columbus State presents ‘The Children’s Hour’

Lillian Hellman’s classic, but controversial play, “The Children’s Hour,” will run Wednesday through Saturday, November 16-19, at 8:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium, with a special matinee on Thursday, November 17, at 3:00 p.m. The play is directed by Sonda Staley, adjunct faculty in Theater.

 Originally banned in Boston, Chicago, and London, “The Children’s Hour” went on to become a huge hit on the New York stage. At the time, it was illegal for homosexuality to even be mentioned on stage. But the play was a commercial and critical success, and so revered that the law was not enforced.

The Children’s Hour is about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns into scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was false, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

The play is free and open to the public. It is suggested for mature audiences only.


Carey at podium

Honoring our veterans

John Carey, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, addresses the audience Wednesday at the Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony. The event was one of several special events held in conjunction with Veterans Day, including a special cookout for veteran and military students, a veterans’ business seminar, a resource fair, and the annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade today.










Gospel Ensemble to perform Saturday at Festival

The Columbus State Gospel Vocal Ensemble will perform at the Columbus International Festival on Saturday, November 12, at 1:25 p.m. in the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave. 

The 61st Columbus International Festival goes on Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Nov. 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Fairgrounds, and includes live entertainment, ethnic foods and cooking demonstrations, global activities for kids, an international shopping bazaar, and a Parade of Nations at 3:00 p.m. both days.  Adult tickets are $7 and students with ID are $5. Children under five are free.


Gallagher to speak at dietetic meeting

Paula Gallagher, annually contracted faculty in Nutrition, will co-present a session at the Columbus Dietetic Association meeting Thursday, November 17.  She will speak on “Microbiome-Related Diseases IBS, SIBO, and Leaky Gut” with Dr. William D. Salt II, a gastroenterologist.


Fannin promoted

Kelly Fannin has been promoted from office associate in Veterinary Technology to program coordinator in Veterinary, Imaging and Surgical Technologies.


Elevator maintenance scheduled

Elevator maintenance will be conducted in Eibling Hall on Monday, November 14, and in Nestor Hall on Wednesday, November 16.  While maintenance is being done, only one elevator will be out of service at a time, leaving the others in operation. 



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