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UT Water Task Force established to address ongoing Lake Erie challenges

Building on resident faculty expertise focused on researching the causes and effects of algal blooms, the health of Lake Erie and the health of the communities depending on its water, UT officials announced the creation of a University of Toledo Water Task Force.

Comprised of faculty and researchers spanning the University’s colleges, UT Medical Center and UT Lake Erie Center, the UT Water Task Force will serve as a resource for officials at all levels of government as well as a coordinating group to organize decades of existing UT Lake Erie research and ongoing related investigative efforts on water resource management and water quality.

“As a public research university, Ohio taxpayers and U.S. taxpayers have invested in our researchers focused on the Great Lakes and water quality, in general. We have a tremendous return on that investment to offer, and this task force is an effort to create a single portal that governments and organizations can look to for answers and expertise,” said Dr. Frank Calzonetti, UT vice president for government relations and chief of staff to the president, who is chairing the task force.

“From water treatment, testing and filtration to public health issues, to effects on wildlife to the laws and policies of the Great Lakes, The University of Toledo has been literally immersed in Lake Erie research for decades,” said Dr. William Messer, UT vice president for research, who is also a member of the task force.

Last month, UT hosted an open forum for the public as an effort to describe the causes of and possible solutions to the ongoing algal blooms in Lake Erie.

“During the past 15 years, UT has made strategic investments in our environmental sciences, environmental engineering and medicine. Today, the result of that investment is tremendous depth and interdisciplinary breadth in environmental research at UT leading to an extensive body of knowledge on algae and water quality and a wide-ranging network of regional, national and international partnerships with academic and governmental organizations,” Interim President Nagi Naganathan said.

“Given our unique location on Lake Erie, this is not only an opportunity to affirm our role as one of the nation’s foremost leaders on the health of the Great Lakes, but also to demonstrate that it is a responsibility we take seriously. We look forward to working closely with our regional partners such as BGSU and others, as we strive for sustainable solutions to improve the human condition.”

Naganathan and Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins addressed the task force at its first meeting in August where the mayor said he and the city were committed to working with UT to move toward a long-term solution.

Members of the task force, who connect to other faculty both on campus and at other universities, are:

• Dr. Frank Calzonetti, UT Water Task Force chair, vice president for government relations and chief of staff, and professor in the Department of Geography;

• Dr. April Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine;

• Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences;

• Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, professor in the Department of Geography and Planning;

• Dr. Daryl Dwyer, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and director of the Stranahan Arboretum;

• Dr. Kevin Egan, associate professor in the Department of Economics;

• Dr. Cyndee Gruden, associate professor in the Departent of Civil Engineering;

• Dr. Isabel Escobar, professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and interim associate dean of research, development and outreach in the College of Engineering;

• Kenneth Kilbert, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Law;

• Dr. Patrick Lawrence, professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Planning, who led a restoration project of the Ottawa River;

• Chuck Lehnert, vice president of corporate relations;

• Dr. William Messer, vice president of research;

• Dr. Neil Reid, director of the Urban Affairs Center and professor in the Department of Geography and Planning;

• Dr. Youngwoo Seo, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering;

• Dr. Carol Stepien, director of the Lake Erie Center and Distinguished University Professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Sciences;

• Dr. Akira Takashima, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; and

• Dr. Michael Valigosky, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine.

Media Coverage
The Blade (Aug. 29, 2014)

U of Toledo announces Schoolcraft to U September events

Several special events will be offered as part of the Schoolcraft to U initiative, a partnership between Schoolcraft College and The University of Toledo.

Events include presentations from and information about UT’s Colleges of Adult and Lifelong Learning, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences.

September events are as follows:

•  Forensics Investigation and the Trial Process: Wednesday, September 10, 4:30 p.m.
•  RN/BSN Program Presentation and Program Application: Tuesday, September 16, 3-5 p.m.
•  College of Adult and Lifelong Learning Programs Overview and Student Panel: Thursday, September 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

All sessions will be held in room 308 of Schoolcraft’s Jeffress Center.

Schoolcraft students are able to obtain select UT degrees, in a classroom setting or online, without ever needing to leave Livonia.

The Schoolcraft to U program is housed in a 110,000 square-foot building, designed to look and feel like UT’s campus classrooms, located on Haggerty Road between Six and Seven Mile roads.

For more information, visit

Music Fest 2014 today at UT

The University of Toledo’s fifth annual Music Fest today will entertain thousands of fans at the free outdoor music festival.

Music Fest 2014 will begin with the Detroit band The Infatuations at 4 p.m. and conclude with popular singer/songwriter Mike Posner at 10 p.m., with a variety of artists in between. This year’s event is in a new location in the Rocket Hall Parking lot (Area 25) on the southwest corner of the UT Main Campus.

“Each year Music Fest gets bigger and better with top musicians performing hits from all genres for our community as they visit campus to help us kick off a new academic year and Rocket football season,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “This fifth year of Music Fest is even more exciting with a new location and the addition of a beer garden for fans to enjoy.”

The event lineup is:
4 p.m. — The Infatuations
5 p.m. — Pep rally
6 p.m. — Alexander Zonjic with Motor City Horns and Serieux
8 p.m. — David Cook
10 p.m. — Mike Posner

For more information about Music Fest 2014, visit or follow the event on Facebook at and Twitter at

Click here for the full news release.

Media Coverage
13 ABC and FOX Toledo (Sept. 3, 2014)

New UT Press book captures rock, blues stars

Were you lucky enough to see Elvis Presley when he performed at The University of Toledo’s Centennial Hall in 1977? How about KISS at the Toledo Sports Arena in the 1980s? Or Bob Dylan at Savage Hall in 1989? Or Richie Havens at the Poe Ditch Festival in Bowling Green in 1975?

If you missed any of these amazing musical events, do not worry. John Gibbs Rockwood was there, taking photographs that captured the once-in-a-lifetime moments. Not only was he there, but he was often back stage or in the first few rows, where he was able to catch these performers in candid, up-close shots. rock book cover image

More than 150 of Rockwood’s best photographs taken over the past four decades have been assembled in Can I Get A Witness, the newest publication of The University of Toledo Press.

“The reason I got up close was because I got a camera. And the reason I got a camera was, of course, so I could get up close. I was never afraid of getting right in the face of the performers, leaning down at their feet to feel the shot. I wanted the lines, the wigs and brims, the tear ducts, the sand, the life story in their faces,” Rockwood said.

To get his amazing photographic images, Rockwood worked as a driver, roadie and messenger for the musicians, often also becoming a confident. Not trained as a photographer, Rockwood nevertheless showed considerable skill in framing the expressions of many of the best-known musical stars of the day, and many who were less known but no less talented.

The book of black-and-white images includes not only rock stars, but also many blues and jazz performers: Muddy Waters performing in UT’s Student Union Ingman Room in the 1980s, B.B. King at the Sports Arena in the 1970s, and Howlin’ Wolf at Eastern Michigan University in 1973.

In addition to working odd jobs for musicians, Rockwood also played with many of them.

“John has introduced us to a nearly uncountable number of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and jazz musicians, sometimes performing with them, sometimes accompanying them on his camera like a musical instrument. He works in black-and-white the way Monet worked in pastels,” wrote Walter Salwitz of The Dynatones in the book’s introduction.

Other performers photographed by Rockwood in the book include Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, Tiny Tim, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Brubeck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Since most of the photographs were taken in concerts performed in and around Toledo, Can I Get A Witness also captures the history of the musical scene in northwest Ohio.

Rockwood was born in Cleveland, but has lived most of his life in Toledo. He has been a bandleader, a blues singer and a harmonica player who performs under the stage name of Johnny “Porkshop” DuPre, fronting for the band Voodoo Libido. He estimates he has taken more than 26,000 photographs over the past four decades, and selected his best for this book, which was designed by recent UT graduate Andrew Grady.

Rockwood will sign copies of Can I Get A Witness at the UT Barnes & Noble Bookstore Saturday, Aug. 30, from noon to 3 p.m.

Can I Get A Witness is $22.95 and is available from the UT Press website at and at the UT Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Media Coverage
The Blade (Sept. 7, 2014)

UTMC key participant in providing cardiac rehab, Medicare benefits for chronic heart failure patients

Heart failure is increasingly common. An estimated five million patients in the United States suffer from chronic heart failure (CHF), and an additional 500,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.

UTMC Cardiac Patient

Badenhop and Johns

Although rest was traditionally recommended, many patients often remained burdened by fatigue, diminished exercise tolerance, poor quality of life, recurrent hospitalizations and early mortality. Several studies have assessed the ability of exercise training to improve functional capacity in patients with heart failure and have observed relatively few complications during training.

The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) cardiac rehabilitation program participated in a National Institutes of Health study titled Heart Failure: A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training (HF-ACTION). HF-ACTION was a randomized, controlled trial of 2,331 medically stable outpatients with heart failure at 82 participating centers in the United States, Canada and France.

HF-ACTION was undertaken to determine whether aerobic-type exercise training reduces mortality and hospitalization and improves quality of life in patients with medically stable CHF when administered in addition to usual care.

Dr. Dalynn Badenhop, director of cardiac rehabilitation and professor of medicine, was UTMC’s principal investigator and the late Dr. Thomas Walsh was UTMC’s CHF cardiologist for the study. Other UTMC health care personnel involved in HF-ACTION included Katie Roberts, R.N.; Sandra Gardam, R.N.; Abby Steigerwalt, exercise physiologist; and Angie Petree, exercise physiologist.

The main results of HF-ACTION, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in April 2009, showed that patients in the cardiac rehab group experienced modest to significant reductions in mortality and hospitalization, a significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality and a significant reduction in heart failure hospitalizations compared to the usual care group.

In February 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services for beneficiaries with a diagnosis of chronic heart failure (CHF). Several studies have shown notable improvements in physical function, symptoms, psychological health, recurrent hospitalizations and death. Guidelines and policies from other countries have recommended cardiac rehabilitation coverage for CHF patients since 2010.

CMS stated the following in the conclusion of their decision memo: “Cardiac rehabilitation improves symptoms of CHF, decreases mortality and reduces hospitalizations. We conclude that the evidence that supports the clinical benefits of the individual components of cardiac rehab programs is sufficient to determine that participation in these programs improves health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with CHF.”

Cathy Johns, a patient in the UTMC Phase II cardiac rehab program, was one of the first to benefit from CMS’ decision to cover cardiac rehab for CHF patients.

“I was on vacation and I thought I was having a heart attack, but it turned out to be heart failure. The UTMC staff noticed some unexpected symptoms and discovered a virus that was attacking my heart and other vital organs,” Johns said. “I am still here because of their magnificent work and diligence. I owe my life to UTMC, that’s no exaggeration.”

“In the 1980s, we wouldn’t have considered cardiac rehabilitation an appropriate therapy for patients like Cathy. We didn’t know enough about the beneficial effects. After 25 years of research, we now have the proof that these programs have merit,” said Badenhop.

“I didn’t exercise at all before I got sick,” said Johns. “I can’t imagine not having a program like this to monitor my progress and help further heal my heart.”
During one of her final cardiac rehab sessions, Johns completed 72 minutes of exercise.

“Cathy showed great improvement over time. She started with the ability to walk 2700 feet in 12 minutes and she can now walk more than 3100 feet in 12 minutes,” Badenhop said. “Ultimately, the goal of cardiac rehab is to improve the patient’s quality of life. Numbers and statistics are great, but those improved numbers need to transfer to the patient’s daily activities.”

Johns was concerned that she would never be able to attend another Detroit Tigers game due to complications from CHF. Since going through UTMC’s cardiac rehab program, she was able to see her favorite team in action without incident; an example of how her participation in the program improved her quality of life.

“It was an incredible experience,” Johns said. “I was able to walk around the park and get to and from my seat without any issues.”

Johns has chosen to enroll in the Phase III maintenance program to continue the healing process. Phase III is similar to a gym membership, but with the added benefit of being in a medically monitored setting.

“I was worried about the cost, but it’s as affordable as being a member at a traditional gym. It’s the best investment I could hope to make,” Johns said.

“For CHF patients, UTMC is the place to be,” said Dr. Badenhop.

University of Toledo partners with Cavaliers to reach Northeast Ohio students

The University of Toledo is turning heads in the MAC conference by turning up the volume on its outreach in Northeast Ohio through a partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The partnership is designed to entice prospective students who are looking to be far enough away from home, but not too far, by promoting UT’s large selection of affordable, top-tier academic programs. Details of the partnership and UT’s objectives will be announced at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

“Northeast Ohio has always been important for recruiting students and we’re excited to be partnering with the Cavs, one of the region’s most influential organizations, to let students know about the outstanding educational opportunities available at The University of Toledo,” said Larry Burns, vice president for external affairs.

“It’s clear that Cleveland is going to be one of the best teams in basketball this year and in the coming years and I can’t think of a better place for the Rocket Nation to be than in Quicken Loans Arena,” Burns said. He noted that partnerships with professional sports teams in Detroit during the past eight years have resulted in a doubling of the UT student population from southeast Michigan and is hoping for the same from northeast Ohio.

The Cavaliers and University of Toledo’s partnership features integrated elements that includes season-long signage and in-game digital messaging aimed at future UT Rockets. In addition, details about how the Cavs and UT will team up to support prostate cancer awareness, a cause that is important to the UT medical community, will be shared at Thursday’s news conference.

UT Mens’s Basketball Coach Tod Kowalczyk and his team have embraced “Tie One On,” an annual event where bow ties are worn by coaches and handed out to fans in attendance at UT basketball games to support the fight against cancer. “To have the Cavs join us in this cause helps put the UT Medical Center’s anti-cancer work on the national stage,” Burns said, adding that this year’s bow tie design will be unveiled at the news conference.

“On top of having bragging rights to talk about a nationally-ranked university that’s just a few hours away from Cleveland, there is a lot of good that comes with welcoming the University of Toledo to the Cavaliers family of partners,” said Kerry Bubolz, Cavaliers president of business operations. “We applaud UT’s efforts to be a difference maker in the fight against prostate cancer and the Cavs are “All for One. One for All.” to help support the cause against a disease that touches millions of families across the country.”

Burns also said that as important as recruiting students to UT is, The University of Toledo is also committed to engaging with the community in Northeast Ohio. “We want to connect with businesses and non-profits in the Cleveland area to help UT students with internships to complement their classroom education and ultimately have the professional experience needed to get a job in Cleveland or at least in Ohio right after graduation,” Burns said.

UT sponsors Intern in Ohio, a free program matching students and businesses that is available to students across the state at

If attending, please enter Quicken Loans Arena at the Media/Team Member Entrance located on south side of The Q (facing Progressive Field). Paid parking is available in the Gateway East Garage.

For exclusive interview opportunities, photo requests and more information please contact: Lawrence Burns, Vice President of External Affairs The University of Toledo at 419.530.1228 or, or Paul Nagel, CEO Nagel Advertising at 330.764.9229 or

Media Coverage
The Blade (Aug. 21, 2014)
13 ABC and WTOL 11 (Aug. 29, 2014)

UT Youth Nations participants receive inspiration, win scholarships

The University of Toledo hosted Youth Nations, an inaugural global leadership conference, in late July.

Youth Nations is a weeklong camp for rising high school seniors designed to bolster confidence in leadership and presentation skills while igniting passion for global issues. Students were invited to participate based on academic standing.

Participants competed in persuasive presentation competitions. The students learned about complex global issues, developed leadership skills and worked in groups to develop and present problem-solving plans.

“When we conceived of Youth Nations, we wanted to provide students with enriching leadership opportunities and challenge them to tackle some of the most pressing issues that face our world. We invited national speakers so students could connect with people who have impacted their respective industries and devoted their lives to addressing issues that have a broader social impact,” said Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the UT Jesup Scott Honors College. “We wanted them to have an enjoyable experience and to connect with others who have similar academic aspirations. We wanted to get them thinking about broad global topics and how they can take action to address those issues.”

Youth Nations hosted 102 participants, divided into 18 groups, with five to seven students per team. Students were grouped into six countries and explored the issues of human trafficking, international cyber security or power and fuel sustainability.

“Overall, it was a great success. I had two main goals for the event: that it would be a great experience and memory linked to UT’s campus for these students. I also wanted the students to leave with a global perspective and have ideas how they could make a difference in the world,” said Paulette Bongratz, Youth Nations coordinator.

The groups competed in several presentation rounds, and the top three teams advanced to the final round.

Team Mexico, representing the issue of power and fuel sustainability, won the overall competition. Each student was awarded a renewable $6,500 UT Honors Award and a renewable $3,000 Youth Nations scholarship, sufficient to cover tuition and fees for four years.

Presentation judges included UT faculty and staff.

“The winning team had great content and a solid understanding of what they were presenting,” Bongratz said. “We asked the students to think of their assigned country as their own – they took that suggestion and ran with it. They were very passionate about their presentations.”

Members of Team Mexico: Fuel and Power Sustainability include Alexa Encheff from Millbury, Ohio; Nathan Ford from Maryville, Tennessee; Daniel Katz from Haddonfield, New Jersey; Abigail Moore from Maumee, Ohio; Kayla Neff from Lima, Ohio; Gabriel Scarlett from Maumee, Ohio; and Anthony Villandre from Anthem, Arizona.

UTMC’s new Edge technology allows surgery without a knife for cancer patients

Eradicating cancerous tumors without surgery now is possible at The University of Toledo Medical Center with the newest technology that kills cancer cells with minimal effects on normal tissues.

The $3.5 million Edge, manufactured by Varian Medical Systems, destroys tumors with high-dose, extremely focused radiation beams and is available at UTMC’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. UTMC is one of five medical centers in the world to have this advanced technology. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Edge radiosurgery system will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the Cancer Center.

“We call it ‘surgery without a knife’ because we can completely destroy these tumors, but with no incision, no pain and no recovery time,” said Dr. Changhu Chen, professor and chair of radiation oncology. “This technique instead uses radiation with pinpoint accuracy to obliterate the tumors without harming healthy tissue.”

This technique, called stereotactic radiosurgery, is a growing non-invasive treatment that is especially useful for metastatic disease, when cancer spreads from one organ or part of the body to another. It can treat tumors considered inoperable or too difficult to reach, as well as those affecting any part of the body, including the brain, liver, spine and bones.

Radiosurgery is particularly beneficial for treating tumors in organs that constantly move during breathing, such as the lungs and liver, because the technology is able to track that movement and follow the location of the tumor in real time.

“In the past, patients with cancer spread to distant sites in the body were often left with few options other than chemotherapy. Now that is no longer the case,” said Dr. Krishna Reddy, UTMC radiation oncologist. “Not only can we provide effective treatment to eliminate tumors in difficult locations, but we can do so in some cases with a single dose of treatment, and in others with just a handful of treatments over about one week. Treatments can be as short as 15 minutes, with patients in and out of the office in an hour.”

The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center also has a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator. The addition of the latest Edge technology with the center’s radiation oncology staff with years of experience will expand UTMC’s radiosurgery capabilities.

Media Coverage
The Blade (Aug. 21, 2014)
13 ABC, FOX Toledo and NBC 24 (Aug. 25, 2014)

Lung cancer screenings available at UTMC

In 2010, 220,000 people were diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States, and only 60,000 of those individuals survived. When it comes to lung cancer, early stage diagnosis is key to survival. The problem is that due to lack of symptoms, most lung cancer is found too late.

“Lung cancer is the primary cancer killer in the United States and is especially prevalent in Ohio,” said Dr. James Willey, the George Isaac Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at The University of Toledo. “Eighty-five percent of the patients I see are too advanced for a surgical cure and are going to die within a year or two. However, recent studies have determined that annual screening for lung cancer with a chest CT reverses this number. With screening, 85 percent of patients are diagnosed at early stage when they are candidates for curative surgery.”

That’s why the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center now offers lung cancer screenings for high-risk patients. Screenings are held from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.

The Dana Cancer Center began offering screenings to employees in July and now is offering them to community members. It is most effective for high-risk patients who are between the ages of 55 and 80 who smoke more than 30 packs of cigarettes a year or have quit within the last 15 years.

“It starts in the middle of the lung, and there are not a lot of pain fibers or anything else in the middle of the lung,” Willey said. “There is a lot of room to expand, so the tumor can just push other tissues aside and keep growing without giving a lot of symptoms.”

Just this year, the U.S. Preventative Health Services Task Force announced lung cancer screening as standard of care. Because of that recent change, only a few private insurance companies reimburse the cost at this time. However, the Affordable Care Act will require all private insurance companies to cover this cost starting January 2015.

“In the meantime, UT is offering the screening at a cost of $99, which covers all costs for the patient — the CAT scan, the interpretation by the radiologist, and a brief consultation with a pulmonologist to interpret the results and give them some initial recommendations,” Willey said. “Beyond the $99, there is no other cost to them for the screening.”

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 419.383.3927.

Enjoy live music at UT’s Music Fest 2014

Mike Posner, David Cook among performers

Music fans will converge on campus Friday, Aug. 29 to enjoy free performances by talented artists at The University of Toledo’s Music Fest 2014.

The outdoor music festival will kick off at 4 p.m. with the Detroit-based band The Infatuations bringing the Motor City sound to the Glass City and conclude with headliner Mike Posner taking the stage at 10 p.m. to entertain the crowd with his hit song “Cooler Than Me” and other favorites. 

“Each year Music Fest gets bigger and better with top musicians performing hits from all genres for our community as they visit campus to help us kick off a new academic year and Rocket football season,” said Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “This fifth year of Music Fest is even more exciting with a new location and the addition of a beer garden for fans to enjoy.”

Music Fest 2014 will take place in the Rocket Hall Parking lot (Area 25) on the southwest corner of the UT Main Campus.

The Infatuations will begin the festival with a 4 p.m. performance of a mix of pop, rock, soul and funk to recreate signature sounds of Detroit with a modern flair from their most recent album Detroit Block Party.

A pep rally will follow at 5 p.m. to get the Rockets and fans excited for the first home football game 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 against New Hampshire in the Glass Bowl. Get ready for college football season with Coach Campbell and the UT Rockets, cheerleaders, mascots Rocky and Rocksy, and the Rocket Marching Band.

Music Fest regular Alexander Zonjic returns to bring his signature jazz sounds to the stage at 6 p.m. This year the popular jazz flutist’s “Zonjic Meets Motown” performance will include the Motor City Horns and Serieux.

2008 American Idol winner David Cook will perform at 8 p.m. Fans will be excited to hear hit singles such as “Light On” and “Come Back To Me” from his successful self-titled debut album that sold more than 1 million copies.

And Mike Posner, a native of Detroit, will conclude Music Fest performing 10-11:30 p.m. His hit song “Cooler Than Me” from his 2010 debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also is the writer and producer behind Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Labrinth/Emeli Sande’s “Beneath Ur Beautiful.”

New this year, music Fans 21 and older can enjoy a Bud Light beer garden from the Treu House of Munch beverage company of Northwood with proceeds benefiting UT’s Tie One On fundraising initiative for cancer care, awareness and outreach.

Also new for 2014 will be a special encore performance by Red Wanting Blue on Saturday, Aug. 30 during football tailgate celebrations. The American rock and roll band of Columbus will take the stage at 4 p.m.

For more information about the Music Fest 2014, visit or follow the event on Facebook at and Twitter at

Click on the performer’s name to download a promotional photo:
The Infatuations
Alexander Zonjic
Motor City Horns
David Cook
Mike Posner
Red Wanting Blue
Music Fest 2014 logo

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Aug. 19, 2014)