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Wednesday, May 28,2014

OU Alumni Assn. hosts big Green Weekend with arts’ focus

The Ohio University Alumni Association is hosting the first-ever "On the Green Weekend" today (Thursday) through Sunday. On the Green is a spring sister event to the annual Homecoming festivities, focusing on academics and the arts at the University.

Art-related programs and events will be ongoing throughout the weekend, including an exhibit highlighting OU's Chillicothe Campus and its impact on southeast Ohio. On display in Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center, the exhibit features a quilt made by the children of the campus's Child Development Center, a video highlighting the campus's role in the region, and other pieces.

The gallery will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Friday, alumni can take in a performance of "Lend Me a Tenor" by the OU Lancaster campus's performing arts department. The 7:30 p.m. show will be held at Baker Center Theatre. Admission is free.

On Saturday, the Alumni Association will host an On the Green Weekend OHIO Film Fest at the Athena Cinema on Court Street. From 3-5 p.m. documentary films by OU filmmakers will be shown, including: "Where's the Fair," a documentary about the World's Fair; "OHIO Women: 1940 - 2010," and "The 1900: Voices from the Athens Asylum."

Additionally, "The Longest Day," based on the 1959 history book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, will screen at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. University Libraries Curator of Manuscripts Doug McCabe will host a talk after the 9 a.m. screening. The Ohio University Libraries' Cornelius Ryan Collection includes about 21,000 primary sources Ryan accumulated for several books he authored about World War II, including "The Longest Day," a best-selling account of D-Day.

For more information about On the Green Weekend, visit


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