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 SRU's Kaleidoscope Adds Children's Day on April 16 



April 8, 2005

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine 724-738-4854;



SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A children’s adaptation of “The Tempest,” puppet shows and a choir performance by Moraine Elementary School students are new to  “Children’s Day” on April 16, the opening event of Slippery Rock University’s nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival.  Children’s activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., are free.

Many SRU students involved themselves in Children’s Day, said Dr. Diana Dreyer, assistant to the dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts.

Youngsters enrolled in classes taught by SRU dance majors will perform. Art students will assist with art activities. Music majors will perform with jazz and brass ensembles. Theater students will stage the puppet show “Robbed on the Way to the Globe,” as well as the production of “The Tempest.” Elementary education students will lead story-telling sessions. 

“Our goal is to heighten awareness of the arts and humanities to inspire and entertain children of all ages,” Dreyer says.

Events will be held on Morrow Way, next to the Russell Wright Alumni House. If it rains, they’ll be moved to Pearl K. Stoner Instructional Complex. The Children’s Day schedule:

                              10-10:30 a.m.   Moraine Elementary School Chorus

                               10-11 a.m.         Storytelling

                              11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Art activities

                                  11 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Balloon Sculptor

                                  11 a.m.             SRU Jazz Combo

                                  Noon                 Jay Hitt, acoustic musician

                                 1 p.m.                Children's dance performance

                                1:15 p.m.           Puppet show, “Robbed on the Way to the Globe"                                         

                                 2:30 p.m.            SRU Brass Ensemble

                                 3 p.m.                “The Tempest” for children

SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts launched Kaleidoscope four years ago to promote the arts, showcase the talent of students and faculty and build relationships within the region.

The festival runs April 16-24 and includes concerts, a film festival, a lecture/performance by poet Arnold Adoff and his son Jaimie, a sitar concert, plays, a flute concert, dance recitals and an outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring student artwork. Go to for the complete schedule and ticket information.

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