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Upcoming events on campus include Yuval Ron Ensemble, Poverty Forum, Missouri Poets Laureate

on February 7, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Here’s a look at a few upcoming events on campus that are free and open to the public:


Sunday, Feb. 17: Workshop/Lecture at 3 p.m. in the Huttig Chapel; Concert at 8 p.m. in the Maryville  University  Auditorium 

yuvalronensemblememberThe Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide.

A workshop and lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in Hutting Chapel. The ancient use of music as therapy in the East and the recent brain and music therapy research that confirms some of these ancient applications of music for healing physical and mental conditions.

A concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Maryville University Auditorium. For more information on this event, contact Steve Di Salvo at


Tuesday, Feb. 19: 1:40 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. in Buder Family Student Commons

The presence of poverty is a real and growing issue in the St. Louis area. Community leaders, including President and CEO of MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries Lew Chartock, Ph.D., Roderick Jones of Grace Hill Settlement House, and Senior Director of Health at St. Patrick Center Ann Rotermund will present on their first-hand experiences with poverty in our area. This engaging forum will address how severe this issue is and what needs to be done to address it.


Friday, March 15: 7:30 p.m. in the Maryville University Auditorium

William TrowbridgeThe Medart Lecture Series of Maryville University, with the participation of St. Louis Poetry Center and St. Louis Writers’ Guild, welcome Missouri Poets Laureate Walter Bargen, David Clewell and the state’s most recently selected Poet Laureate William Trowbridge. Their readings, followed by a reception and book signing, are free and open to the public.  Come out for an extraordinary evening of poetry!

The St. Louis Poetry Center, with more than 65 years of serving those who love and write poetry, is the oldest center of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The St. Louis Writers’ Guild celebrates its 93rd year as the local chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild.  Both literary organizations are delighted to participate in Maryville University’s 2013 Medart Lecture Series. For further information contact:; or



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