calendar 01/26 - 02/02

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Tuesday, Jan. 27
ICS Fellows Talk, “Criminals and Tourists: Prison History and the Museum-Going Public in Florence,” by Allie Terry, art history, 1:30 p.m., 201A Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The talk is part of the Institute for Culture and Society’s Scholars and Artists in Residence Series.
Pedagogies in Practice Workshop, “An Introduction to Service-Learning Pedagogy,” with Dr. Jane Rosser, director, Office of Service-Learning, 1-2:30 p.m., 1004 Cedar Point Center, BGSU Firelands. For more information or to register, call 2-9287 or email
Office Ergonomics Training Session, with Bess Huyghe, environmental health and safety, 2-3 p.m., 2 College Park Building. Advance registration is required by calling 2-2171 or registering online at
Documentary Screening, “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” with director Khashyar Darvich on hand for discussion, 7-9 p.m., Cedar Point Center Auditorium, BGSU Firelands.
Tuesday Night Film Series, “Grey Gardens” (U.S., 1975), 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
Spring Speaker Series, “Do Changes in Immigration or Family Structure Explain Arrest Changes within U.S. Metropolitan Areas?” with Dr. Michael Roettger, National Center for Marriage Research at BGSU, noon-1 p.m., 315 Union. Hosted by the Center for Family and Demographic Research.
Brown Bag Luncheon, “Feminist Pedagogy for the 21st Century,” with Cassandra Jones, ethnic studies, and Roz Sibielski and Angie Fitzpatrick, both women’s studies, noon-1 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.
Safety Training, “Shots Fired on Campus: When Lightning Strikes,” information and discussions on what to watch for and safety strategies for work areas and classrooms in dealing with such a crisis, 3-4 p.m., 117 Olscamp Hall. Training conducted by representatives from Human Resources, Risk Management and BGSU Police. RSVP to
Biological Sciences Seminar Series, “Gene Silencing, Metabolomics and Chemogenomics Reveal Multiple Roles of Programmed Cell Death in Soybean Disease Resistance,” with Dr. Terry Graham, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State University, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 112 Life Sciences Building. A social with the speaker will precede the lecture at 3 p.m.
Geology Colloquium Series, “The Ties That Bind Source to Sink: Within and Between New Guinea and New Zealand,” with Dr. Charles Nittrouer, University of Washington, 4:30 p.m., 095 Overman Hall.
Coming Out Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall.
Architecture Lecture Series, featuring Craig Dykers, a principal in the award-winning architectural firm Snøhetta that designed BGSU’s Wolfe Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m., Union Theater. A reception will be held at 5:30 in the adjacent lounge area.
Men’s Basketball vs. Ball State, 7 p.m., Anderson Arena.
Faculty Artist Series, Megan Fergusson, viola, and Thomas Rosenkranz, piano, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

Thursday, Jan. 29
Cultural Event, “Russian-American Song and Film,” featuring various Russian popular songs, songs with Russian themes, film and photography, presented and performed live by Dr. George Kalbouss, Ohio State University, 7 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall. Sponsored by the BGSU Russian Club and Russian Program with major funding from BGSU’s Ethnic Cultural Arts Program. Tickets are $1.
Reading Series, with Robert Olmstead, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer and director of the Creative Writing Program at Ohio Wesleyan University, 7:30 p.m., Prout Chapel.

Friday, Jan. 30
Presidential Installation and State of the University Address, 10 a.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Union. Doors open at 9:30 for refreshments; a reception will follow the address.
Faculty Focus Series, “Agile Software Factory for Student Service-Learning,” with Joe Chao, computer science, 11 a.m.-noon, Center for Teaching and Learning, 201 University Hall. Register at
Women’s Professional Development Series, “Applying to and Succeeding in Graduate School,” with Dr. Shannon Orr, graduate coordinator, political science, 1:30-3 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.
Benefit, “An Evening of Excellence,” with dinner and light entertainment, 7:30 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall. The event is a benefit for Project Excellence, which mentors and tutors Toledo inner-city youth; the money raised will go toward scholarships for two Libbey High School seniors. Tickets are $10 for singles and $15 for couples and are available at the Union information desk. For more information, contact Bobby Steele at or Tara Stamps at
Concert, featuring the BGSU Wind Symphony, 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Performance is part of the 51st annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic. Advance tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens, $10 for other adults. All prices increase by $3 on the day of performance. To order, contact the box office at 2-8171.

Saturday, Jan. 31
Women’s Track, Tom Wright Classic (IPFW, Notre Dame College, Toledo), 9:30 a.m., Perry Field House.
Faculty Focus Series, “Research and Service-Learning: Combining Agendas for Multiple Wins,” with Ralph Hanke and Kristine Hoover, management, 11 a.m.-noon, Center for Teaching and Learning, 201 University Hall. Register at or by calling 2-6898. Series hosted by the Office of Service-Learning.
Concert, featuring the Concert Band, 2 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Part of the 51st annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic.
High School and Middle School Honor Bands, 3:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Part of the 51st annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic.
Geology Colloquium Series, “Scientific Drilling at Lake El’gygytgyn, a 3.6-Million-Year-Old Impact Crater in Siberia,” with Dr. Jeff Snyder, geology, 4:30 p.m., 095 Overman Hall.

Sunday, Feb. 1
Video Presentation, “Social Activism and the Millennial Student,” followed by a discussion, 9:30-11 a.m., 201 Union. Held in recognition of Black History Month and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity and the ethnic studies department.
Faculty Artist Series, Sean Cooper, baritone, and Kevin Bylsma, piano, 3 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

Monday, Feb. 2
Black Issues Conference, “The Talented Tenth,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 202A Union. Contact Emily Monago at for more information.
Interaction Workshop, through the Center for Family and Demographic Research, noon-1 p.m., 316 Union.
Music at the Forefront Series,
featuring Odd Appetite, with Ha-Yang Kim, cello, and Nathan Davis, percussion, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Part of New Music Week, sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU.

Continuing Events
Jan 29-31
51st Annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic, featuring BGSU bands and various high school bands, with guest conductors Dr. John Climer, director of bands, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Dennis Zeisler, director of bands, Old Dominion University. Clinic sponsored by Rettig Music.

Jan 29-31
Dance Concert, “Changing Lanes,” featuring the BGSU Dance Program and University Performing Dancers. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (Jan. 29-31) and at 2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 31), Eva Marie Saint Theatre, University Hall.

Beginning Jan. 30

Art Exhibit, “You Call That Dancing,” Union Art Gallery. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

Beginning Feb. 2
Online Faculty Training, through the Center for Online and Blended Learning, “Blackboard Basics for Online Faculty,” one-week, self-paced course through Feb. 9. Register at or contact COBL at 2-6792.

Through Feb. 17
Art Exhibit, “Graphic Design,” by Deborah Thoreson, Little Gallery, BGSU Firelands, Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Through Feb. 27
Exhibit, The “Talented Tenth” display, the theme of this year’s Black Issues Conference, based on a quote from African-American leader W.E.B. Dubois, Jerome Library, first-floor lobby.

Through April 10
Planetarium Show, “Bad Astronomy,” showings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. No showings March 8-15. $1 donation suggested.

January 26, 2009