World-Renowned Labyrinth Artists To Share 'Stories From The Labyrinth' At UCO April 9

April 1, 2013

Media Contact: Stephanie Turner, Coordinator Public Relations and Communications, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-5408, sturner27@uco.edu

WORLD-RENOWNED LABYRINTH ARTISTS TO SHARE ‘STORIES FROM THE LABYRINTH’ AT UCO APRIL 9

The University of Central Oklahoma will welcome Debi and Marty Kermeen, renowned labyrinth artists and owners of Labyrinths in Stone, to present "Miracles Along the Path:  Heartwarming Stories from the Labyrinth" at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the Education Building, Room 115 on the UCO campus.  The presentation will focus on the history and function of labyrinths around the world.           

The Kermeens are currently on campus creating an 11-circuit permanent paver Medieval labyrinth in Heartland Plaza, set to be completed in May.             

"It is a privilege to host the Kermeens on campus because they are passionate about creating labyrinths, which is evident in their work and the sharing of their stories," said Diane Rudebock, Ed.D., RN, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies and coordinator of the UCO Campus Labyrinth Project.           

As members of The Labyrinth Society, an international organization, the Kemeens’ creation and support of labyrinths has taken them all over the country and overseas.  Most recently, they completed the labyrinth at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.  The pair previously created labyrinths in Oklahoma for the cities of Tonkawa and Ponca City.            

UCO will be the first public university in the state to have a labyrinth, and will join the current group of 69 universities across the country to have one on campus, according to the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator.                   

"Labyrinths provide a space that can be used for a walking or a moving meditation, and are created in a multitude of settings such as universities, hospitals, schools, parks, and prisons,” said Rudebock.           

The presentation is free and open to the public.           

For more information, contact Rudebock at 405-974-5230. Visitor parking will be available at Nigh University Center for one dollar for the first hour and two dollars for every additional hour.  Flyers with directions to the Education building will be available at the information desk located inside the second floor main entrance of the Nigh University Center.

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