Ohio State Dance Emerita Professor Lucy Venable died peacefully Tuesday morning, January 29, 2019. She is survived by her five nieces and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother and parents.
Interim Executive Dean and Vice Provost Janet Box-Steffensmeier surprised Dance Professor Karen Eliot at the faculty meeting on Monday, January 7 with a presentation of the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award. The Ratner Awards recognize faculty for making a difference in
Harmony Bench, associate professor in the Department of Dance, shines a light on trailblazing female dance giants in a recent episode of Voices of Excellence.
The Columbus City Council passed a Resolution of Expression at their November 19, 2018 meeting to "recognize and celebrate" Ohio State Dance's 50th Anniversary. Department Chair Susan Hadley spoke at the meeting and acknowledged our exceptional legacy.