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Kevin P. Kern to Speak at LINC Luncheon

November 18, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Professor Kevin P. Kern, assistant professor of theatre at the University of Mount Union, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Tuesday, November 26 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus.

Kern will present, “Shakespeare Would Fail an English Class – But Would Ace a Business Course.”

From plagiarism and unoriginal thinking to spending way too much time writing off-color jokes and puns, William Shakespeare would make a terrible English student. But because of his focus on marketing, supply-side economics and yield maximization, the Bard should have a business school named in his honor. Kern will take a lighthearted approach to dissecting one of his favorite topics, dispelling a few myths and taking the mystery out of Shakespeare and his works.

Kern graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from California Lutheran University and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brandeis University's Professional Actor Training Program. He has served as associate artistic director of educational outreach with the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival in Los Angeles, was the founding artistic director of The Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre in northwest Florida and spent a semester teaching a course in Acting Shakespeare to inmates of Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala. Currently, Kern is creating "Shakespeare At The Castle," an outdoor Shakespeare festival produced by Mount Union at the Glamorgan Castle to be performed this July.

The community luncheon series was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise of Mount Union faculty and staff in light of Mount Union’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.

The cost of lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited. Lunch begins at noon, the program begins at 12:20 p.m. and the event concludes by 1 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Abby Honaker at Mount Union at (330) 829-8168 or honakeal@mountunion.edu.

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