Mezzo soprano Marilyn Nims and pianist Robert Nims will present the program "Encantamiento: Songs of Spain and Latin America" at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Mezzo soprano Marilyn Nims and pianist Robert Nims will present the program "Encantamiento: Songs of Spain and Latin America" at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.

The Ohio Wesleyan University faculty recital will be in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

On the program will be Guridi's "Seis canciones castellanas," selections from "Tonadillas" by Granados and Falla's "Canciones de Maria Lejarraga," among other selections.

Marilyn Nims, an OWU voice professor, has been soloist with many area orchestras and choral groups, including the Cantari Singers and the Columbus Symphony. Her diverse repertory often highlights the vocal music of Spain and Latin America, and she has studied Spanish art song and zarzuela in Spain.

Robert Nims, who in 2002 retired from OWU as professor of voice and director of choral activities, since has taught voice at Capital University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Ohio State University, where he was an adjunct teacher of voice. He is now a member of Otterbein College's adjunct voice faculty.

For more information about the recital, contact musicd@owu.edu or www.music.owu.edu or call (740) 368-3700.


Civil rights pioneer Diane Nash will speak at Ohio Wesleyan University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Nash will present "The Civil Rights Movement: A Fifty-Year Perspective" in the Benes Rooms of OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

The program is a Black History Month event.

Nash in 1960 publicly questioned Nashville mayor Ben West about the morality of segregation, resulting in West's pronouncement that Nashville's lunch counters should be open to all. Nash then helped to found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, through which she planned and publicized lunch-counter sit-ins and "freedom rides" throughout the South.

In Mississippi in 1962, Nash was jailed for teaching African American children direct nonviolent protest techniques. Later, she helped to develop the strategy for the Selma, Ala., right-to-vote movement, which resulted in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. For her efforts, Nash received a "Rosa Parks Award" from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, presented in 1965 by Martin Luther King Jr.