MEDIA ADVISORY John A. Ruthven featured speaker at Cincinnati State Middletown

May 7, 2014

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
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John A. Ruthven featured speaker at Cincinnati State Middletown

The Middletown Community Foundation and Cincinnati State President, Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens will 
sponsor a guest speaker event May 12th at the Cincinnati State Middletown Campus. The featured guest 
speaker is John A. Ruthven, a naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of 
wildlife art. He is also known as the “20th Century Audubon.” 

 A Walnut Hills native, John’s childhood dream was to become influential in preserving wildlife through art. 
“I continually took my sketch pad with me wherever I went.” He went on to paint a brilliant career that has 
earned recognition from the highest. In 1994 Ruthven was honored by the Cincinnati Museum of Natural 
History with a major retrospective exhibit displaying 100 of his most important works.

The event takes place at the Cincinnati State Middletown campus, 1 North Main Street, Middletown, Ohio 
from 9:30am-11:00am. The event is RSVP only as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Maria 
Gruber by May 9th at 513-569-1494 or email 

This event is sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation providing 
grants to area organizations and scholarships to area students.

Cincinnati State ( offers more than 110 associate degree and certificate 
programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and 
sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op 
programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.