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Cartwright to be installed as president, give address

This Friday (Jan. 30), BGSU will install Dr. Carol Cartwright as its 10th president. Be sure to be there, at 10 a.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Immediately afterward, Cartwright will deliver the State of the University Address.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments, and a reception will follow her talk.

AAUW book scholarships available

The Bowling Green branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce its annual Book Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to women who are enrolled in a higher education program, demonstrate financial need and are permanent residents of Wood County. Two $600 scholarships are available.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of study in a degree program. Nontraditional female applicants who have returned to school to retrain or to begin or finish a degree, and who use Wood County as their permanent address, will be given preference.  

The application form for the 2009-10 AAUW Book Scholarship is available at Applications must be received by March 20.

Guest singer, scholar to explore Russian popular song

Enjoy an evening of Russian-American popular song Thursday (Jan. 29), when Dr. George Kalbouss of Ohio State University visits campus. His presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.

Kalbouss will sing and discuss Russian popular songs, both pre-revolutionary and Soviet; songs from Russian-American cabarets from 1900 to the 1950s; popular songs from Russia that became hits in the United States (with new, English lyrics), and songs of U.S. origin but on Russian themes. He will illustrate his presentation with film and photography.

Sponsored by BGSU’s Russian Club and Russian Program, the event also has major funding from the Ethnic Cultural Arts Program.

Tickets are $1. For more information, contact Dr. Mila Shevchenko at, or the German, Russian and East Asian languages department at 2-2268.

BGSU to showcase contemporary music Feb. 2-6

The College of Musical Arts will host a week of contemporary music events Feb. 2-6. Free and open to the public, all of the concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

On Feb. 2, as part of its Music at the Forefront concert series, BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music presents New York-based cello and piano duo Odd Appetite. Described as “expert virtuoso players” by Kyle Gann of The Village Voice, composer-performers Ha-Yang Kim (cello) and Nathan Davis (percussion) will perform their own pieces and works written for them, including a new piece, “Cant,” by Matthew Tierney.

Music at the Forefront is an annual series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music.

On Feb. 3, the week’s events continue with BGSU’s New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth Thompson, presenting works by Scott Hawkinson, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Scott McAlister and Iannis Xenakis.

In a Feb. 4 concert, faculty and students will perform compositions by BGSU music faculty members Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios and Marilyn Shrude. The following night, doctoral students from BGSU’s contemporary music program will present a varied program featuring music by John Harbison, BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon, Olivier Messiaen and Steve Reich, among others.

The week concludes Feb. 6 with a concert of music by BGSU student composers.

January 26, 2009