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Gallagher Bluedorn receives grant to stop bullying

Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 319-273-3660, blake.argotsinger@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that it has received a project grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support the center’s It Gets Better performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.

It Gets Better, born from a simple YouTube video, has changed and saved the lives of countless bullied youth. The It Gets Better project is devoted to the mission of sharing a message of encouragement as seen in their projects headline, "It Gets Better." The renowned Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) commits to that message with the "It Gets Better" musical, written and sung in collaboration with UNI's Concert Chorale and West High School. The GMCLA will do a community residency early in the week to engage in conversation with high school students, university students and the community, culminating in their powerful performance Saturday evening. 

Funding for It Gets Better is made possible by UNI’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and an annual appropriation from the Iowa Legislature to the Arts Division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (Iowa Arts Council) and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Ticket prices for It Gets Better begin at $14 and can be purchased at any UNItix location, online at gbpac.com/ItGetsBetter or by phone at 319-273-4849.

For more information, contact Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, at 319-273-3660 or blake.argotsinger@uni.edu.