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Arts and Sciences Talent Night Raises Scholarship Funds, April 24

Faculty and Staff Talent in College of Arts and Sciences Supports Student Travel, Books

April 1, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

As part of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Spotlight UB will host the first annual showcase of faculty and staff talent with performances and silent auction in a fundraiser for student books and travel scholarships on Thursday, April 24 beginning at 7 p.m. The event which will include a silent auction, will take place on the fifth floor of the Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The silent auction will open at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room, and the talent show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the adjacent Wright Theater.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Laura Bryan said that she recognized the wide array of talent and strong enthusiasm inside the college's community, and she encouraged her colleagues to put this energy to a great cause.

"The showcase is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the presence of arts in the college by bringing together our talented community," Bryan said. "We are collaborating to raise funds that will help our students."

All art forms will be represented throghout the evening, ranging from a choir performance of a new work by Integrated Arts Program Director Jeffrey Hoover to a 19th century ballroom dance, and from poems and prose recitations to stand-up comedy and Shakespearean performance. Artists across the college are donating original works for silent auction, including paintings, photographs, prints, books, handmade books, textiles, and crafts. Other items include theater tickets, Orioles tickets and gift certificates from local businesses.

Performers include: Lorraine Bergkvist, Bridget Blodgett, Claudette Booth, Kim Bryan, Dean Laura Bryan, Kelly Carr, Steve Cassard, John Chapin, Allison Clendaniel, Jane Delury, Roger Friskey, Sandy Hill, Robin Gunkel, Fred Guy, Jeffrey Hoover, Nancy Kang, Josh Kassner, Kendra Kopelke, Paul Kopelke, Kimberley Lynne, Arthur Magida, Stephen Matanle, Carey Miller, Betsy Nix, Daniel Page, Michael Palmer, Sujan Shertha, Jonathan Shorr, Joan Weber, Cheryl Wilson, Marion Winik, UB Provost Joseph Wood, and Betsy Yarrison.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for all students and seniors. Tickets are available at www.etix.com; search under University of Baltimore Foundation. Tickets also can be purchased at the venue beginning one hour prior to the performance. All proceeds will be used to support scholarship.

This event, as with all Spotlight UB events, takes place at the Wright Theater, located at 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Reduced rate parking is available on event nights at the Fitzgerald Garage on Oliver Street; a voucher will be provided at the box office, and the UB shuttle is available to transport patrons between the venue and the garage.

For more information about Spotlight UB, go here, or send an email to spotlightub@ubalt.edu.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.