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6553-Malone University uses Arts in Stark grant to share African culture with area middle school children

6553-March 11, 2013

Malone University faculty will share African culture with local middle school children, thanks to a grant from Arts in Stark. Moses Rumano, Ph.D., assistant professor of education and Nancy Varian, Ph.D., director, Center for Professional Development, along with Rosie Gregg, assistant to the director of the Center for Professional Development, will share with two area middle schools (Heritage Christian and Minerva Middle School) the culture and art of Africa, with an emphasis on the country of Zimbabwe, home country of Dr. Rumano.  Both schools will follow up the visit by doing art projects based on the study and presentation.

Dr. Varian explained, "Dr. Rumano will be presenting. Afterwards – thanks to the grant -- the University will provide art teachers/schools with teaching materials and books to do projects with their students. The presentation will include actual artifacts (textiles, batiks, wood, weaving, recycling, masks, and musical instruments) which should give them a springboard to think of projects they can do, with this as a foundation."


Tuesday, March 12

Minerva Middle School – four sections of art students

7:30 – 9 a.m.:

Dr. Rumano presentation: The Culture and Art of Africa (with an emphasis on his home country, Zimbabwe).

Thursday, March 14

Heritage Christian School, Canton - all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in a school assembly

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Rumano presentation: The Culture and Art of Africa (with an emphasis on his home country, Zimbabwe).

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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