Bringing Relief with the Power of Purple | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


    • Bringing Relief with the Power of Purple

      Harvey Relief
      Capital Music Faculty Place Harvey Relief at Center Stage of Showcase /


      In another display of the Power of Purple, Capital University’s Conservatory of Music will host a faculty showcase performance to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Huntington Recital Hall.

      Featuring some of Columbus’s top artists and music educators, concert goers will enjoy a breadth of genres, instruments and personalities convening in a charitable chorus to lift up the people of Houston and nearby communities devastated by the storm. The performance is open to the public. In lieu of cost for admission, financial donations to Harvey Relief will be collected during the concert. All donations will benefit organizations providing immediate relief and ongoing support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

      Program details are still being finalized, but the following performers and educators have been confirmed:

      Purpler: A list of other CapFam relief activities in the works

      It didn’t take long for the CapFam to mobilize. Capital’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee organized a collection site in the lobby of Bernlohr Stadium Saturday during Capital Football’s season home opener.

      Larkin Joseph, junior middle childhood education major from New Philadelphia, Ohio, joined with fellow students, Derek Knabe, senior financial economics major from Cincinnati, and Andrew Rus, junior business management major from Cleveland, to collect new clothing, cash and food donations. Including collections from the Athletic Department, the team was able to donate several large boxes of clothing, household items and $200 to relief efforts.

      Paige Shalter Bruening, education professor, is leading efforts with the Capital University Education Society to adopt a classroom in Texas. Working through the organization, Teacher to Teacher, the department will connect with specific teachers in Houston and other affected areas to meet the needs of the classrooms they oversee. Needs could include everything from school supplies and teaching materials to baseline needs, such as clothes and personal care items.

      Student and Community Engagement is providing guidance to students who are interested in organizing service trips to Houston. “They are at the very early stages of planning and we are thinking of organizing a post-finals trip in December,” said Deanna Wagner, dean of engagement and success. “It’s too soon to know the details and logistics, so I’ll continue to meet with these student leaders throughout the next several weeks to make some decisions, and to help them plan to have the most impact with their efforts.”
      The student organization AMP, Activities Management and Planning, will use its Dine and Do Good event on Tuesday, September 26, from 5 to 7 pm on Schaaf Lawn, for relief support. This annual event will raise money for a Hurricane Harvey relief initiative yet to be determined.