Barnhart play recounts Kennedy assassination 50 years later
It’s been a half century since the nation witnessed President John Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. To recount the defining moment that changed America, Theatre Columbus State presents “A Friday in November: The JFK Assassination Remembered.”
Theater instructor Frank Barnhart wrote the docudrama using news stories, eyewitness testimony and historical documents. A portion of the story includes the man who shot the now infamous film – Abraham Zapruder. Video elements and photographs are featured prominently in the background as the story unfolds on the same weekend of the assassination - 50 years later.
The intense drama required close character studies for some of the actors. “I would grab my script and watch interviews of her for hours and repeat back the exact words that she would say until I thought I got it right,” says Sharon Kibe, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the play.
“It’s still recent history so I had a lot of material to work with, says Barnhart. “There are a lot of television interviews from the time period and of course the Warren Commission report.”
“A Friday in November” will be performed nightly at 8:00 p.m. November 20 through 23 in Nestor Hall Auditorium. There are additional matinees at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, and 12:45 p.m. Friday, November 22. Admission is free.
Zach Castle (left) as Abraham Zapruder and Charity Mack as Marilyn Sitzman in the Theatre Columbus State production of the play “A Friday in November: The JFK Assassination Remembered.”
Dean Bortz, associate professor in Construction Sciences, reads graduate names at the Spring Semester graduation last May.
Several faculty members are needed to read the names of each graduating student as they cross the stage to receive their diplomas Friday, December 6, at the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
A member of the faculty from each “section” of graduates—there are three sections alphabetically listed from Accounting through Veterinary Technology and AA/AS—will march in the student lines at graduation, take the stage in order, and read each student’s name as they are presented a card. After finishing each section, the faculty readers are then seated on stage for the duration of the ceremony.
Approximately 250 graduates will march in each section, and the entire ceremony takes about two hours from start (10:00 a.m.) to finish. If you are interested in attending the Fall Semester Commencement in this role, please contact Suzanne May in Marketing & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Christopher's Restaurant will be open on Thursday, November 21, for a buffet lunch only, from 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., or until supplies last! View the menu online here.
Columbus State’s second-year Dental Hygiene students recently worked with their faculty to complete a project fabricating sports mouth guards for the Columbus State Men’s Basketball team. The project was part of the students’ community service practicum in the program. Interestingly, research has indicated that basketball players have the highest rate of facial and dental injuries in sports. Although the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) doesn’t mandate mouth guards for players, the Cougars are now safely protecting their smiles! Supervising the students in the project were Beth Vetter, RDH and Daniel Collins, DDS.
Welcome Team Spring 2014 needs you—training offered in December
Spring Semester 2014 is just around the corner—classes begin January 13. The Welcome Team would like you to join them in offering assistance to our new and returning students on Monday and Tuesday, January 13 and 14, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Madison Hall. Your service is vital, appreciated, and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State!
RSVP to Barbara Allen, or call ext. 5297 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
Also recommended for new and returning Welcome Team volunteers is a training session to review some key changes and services provided at the college. Register at the link below:
As the holidays approach, the weather becomes cold making it hard to stay motivated to maintain your fitness program. Almost every holiday gathering involves the consumption of high-calorie treats! The combination of these two factors tends to cause people to gain weight during the holiday season. Columbus State wants to help you through this challenging time by offering this Holiday Challenge: Maintain, Don’t Gain!
Mt. Carmel Health representatives will weigh in participants before the Thanksgiving holiday and again after the first of the year. Those participants who maintain their weight within five pounds will receive a gift certificate! The challenge is open to the first 100 employees who sign up with Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator. Stay motivated over the holiday season! (Delaware Campus employees are included, contact Bowman-Glover for details)
Holiday Challenge Weigh-In: Wednesday, November 20, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., in RH 114; or Thursday, November 21, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in RH114
Reminder: Poinsettia Sale to benefit Landscape Club ends Nov. 22
Don’t forget to order your beautiful holiday poinsettias in your choice of eight different colors and six different sizes, in prices ranging from $7 to $45. The proceeds are being used by the Columbus State Landscape Association to help fund their travels to Colorado for Student Career Days, a national landscape competition and conference, in March! Contact Samantha August, president of CSLA, to order yours by Friday, November 22. All plants will be delivered during Finals Week, Dec. 2-6, for pick-up.
As central Ohioans deck their halls for the holiday season, Columbus’ Discovery District will spruce up for the season as never before. Bring the family down for a fun-filled day of exploring the many events that will be happening in the Discovery District on Saturday, December 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free! Click the flyer for details!