Sunday, February 1, 2004

Volunteer Spotlight: Morleen "Moe" Rouse



Morleen Getz Rouse, known to everyone as "Moe," has been focused the past year on the March 27 fund-raiser for the Cincinnati SPCA, "Best In Show." Set for the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, the evening will feature canine delicacies created by Elegant Fare: German Shepherd pie and P.E.T.A. bread with hummus. There will be an auction of doggie items, including a signed Wegman photograph.

Rouse and her husband, Jack, live in North Avondale. For nearly 30 years she was a professor of electronic media/communications at the University of Cincinnati.

Currently, Rouse is a trustee of WGUC-FM and a board member of the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Ballet, Greater Cincinnati Film Commission and the Arthur Mitchell Academy Charter School in New York. She is founder of Designer Donations for Cincinnati Charities.

Most rewarding experience: The opportunity to team with her husband, 12 musicians and 11 performers to entertain the American troops in Southeast Asia in 1967.

Biggest hit: Scurrying to last-minute details prior to the opening of the Contemporary Arts Center, Rouse collided with a panel of plate glass, which resulted in a broken nose.

Best advice ignored: Framed in her home office is Rouse's seventh-grade report card which states, "Morleen would be a good student if she would just stop talking."




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