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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Take Back the Night' challenges violence
against women

BGSU students and community members are joining with their counterparts around the world on Friday (Oct. 22) to "Take Back the Night." Women and men will join in solidarity for a rally, march and speak-out to promote ending violence against women.

The event begins at 5 p.m. on the University Hall lawn with information tables from sponsoring organizations and a DJ.

The 6 p.m. rally will include entertainment and education. At 7 p.m., the group will march through the city streets to signify the need for all members of the community to feel safe.

Back on campus at 8 p.m., at the Women's Center in 107 Hanna Hall, victims will have an opportunity to share their stories. Victim advocates will be on hand.

The Organization for Women's Issues is presenting Take Back the Night in collaboration with the Graduate Women's Caucus; Sisterhood in Serenity; Delta Xi Phi multicultural sorority; Honoring, Urging and Empowering; the Student Wellness Network; The LINK; Precious Stones, and the National Council of Negro Women, with funding from Coca-Cola.

For more information, go online.

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Acclaimed opera educator to give free master class

Ann Baltz
Ann Baltz

The College of Musical Arts will host nationally heralded opera educator Ann Baltz, the founder of OperaWorks, from Oct. 24-26.

This year's Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies, Baltz will coach students on performance and improvisation techniques and conduct career discussion sessions.

Her visit will also include a master class on performance techniques that is free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Through her deep commitment to new and experimental works, Baltz has earned distinguished posts as music director and
co-creator of Composer-Librettist Studios in
San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis, along with music director for New Works Projects at the Minnesota Opera Institute and Portland Opera.

Helen and the late Harold McMaster established this endowed professorship in spring 2000. Helen McMaster, a long-time Perrysburg resident, has supported the arts at BGSU for many years. Generous friends of BGSU, she and her husband previously donated to programs in music, business, science and the Center for Photochemical Sciences. College professors in the vocal, choral or opera area may nominate potential guests for this endowed professorship.

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October 20, 2010