Abigail Bartoszewicz ‘17

Major: Integrated Media
Hometown:Wesford, PA

I am learning so much in the field I am studying, and I am already getting help from my professors to find doors that will open up to internships and job opportunities.

The Kershaw Lecture

About the Kershaw Lecture

The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts was established in 1960 by a bequest from Myrtie Allen Kershaw of Kent, Ohio, who indicated in her will that such a fund should go to a college chosen by her friend and executrix of her estate, Elizabeth Clark Bell. Because of Mrs. Bell's personal interest in Mount Union, where she was a student in 1932-33 and where her uncle, Robert E. Stauffer, was a teacher and librarian for many years, she designated Mount Union to receive the fund. The income is used to bring periodically to the College a person of distinction, for one or more lectures on ancient or modern poetry, the fine arts, or music or for an original performance in one of these fields.


Past Kershaw Lecturers


John Ciardi, professor of English, Rutgers University


Selden Rodman, poet, author and art critic


William D. Snodgrass, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet


Dame Alicia Markova, prima ballerina


Herman Shulin, Broadway producer and director


An Evening's Frost, a production featuring the works and letters of poet Robert Frost, starring Will Geer and with Anne Gee Byrd, Thomas Coley and Jack Davidson


Benjamin Franklin, Citizen featuring the words of Benjamin Franklin, starring Fredd Wayne


Boris Goldovsky, pianist


William McVey, sculptor


Fred Sherry and Charles Wuorinen, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, cellist and pianist


Mitchell Stern, violinist and Robert McDonald, pianist


Phyllis Bryn-Julson, vocalist


William Albright, composer, organist and pianist


Dragan Vukadinovic, senior creative designer, Hyundai/Kia American Design Center


Die Audio Gruppe, art group that builds and performs with electroacoustic clothes and dresses


Richard Dresser, playwright


Kenneth Huff, interdisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of traditional and new media


Boys of Lough, Celtic band


The Living Theatre Workshops

2010-11 Linden String Quartet
2011-12 Jim Clark, nature photographer
2013-14 David Gaines, writer, director and clown
2014-15 Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
2016-17 Kelli Anderson - "The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things - Uncovering Lo-fi Magic"
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