calendar 03/23 - 03/30

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Monday, March 23
Movie, “Quantum of Solace,” 9 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.

Tuesday, March 24
Supervisory Series 2, “Human Resources—Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act,” with Donna Wittwer, associate director, Human Resources, and Leslie Fern, employee relations specialist, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 2 College Park Building. The fees are $89 per session, or $79 per session if you register for the entire series. To register, call 2-8181 or visit
Community Partnership Series, “Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce,” by Earlene Kilpatrick, director, Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, 10-11 a.m., 201 University Hall. Register at
EcoBreak Seminar Series, with Amanda Kuntz, 11:30 a.m., 332 Life Sciences Building.
BGSU Teachers on Teaching Series, “Engaging Students in Peer-to-Peer Presentations of Course End-of-Chapter Questions,” noon-1 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at
36th Annual Business Symposium, “Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour & Presentation,” noon-4 p.m., North Building Student Lounge, BGSU Firelands. Sponsored by BGSU Firelands, the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Huron City Chamber of Commerce, and EHOVE.
Baseball vs. Findlay, 3 p.m., Steller Field.
36th Annual Business Symposium Keynote Presentation,
by Michael Simmons, co-founder, Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-8 p.m. keynote, Cedar Point Center Auditorium, BGSU Firelands. Sponsored by BGSU Firelands, the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Huron City Chamber of Commerce, and EHOVE.
Brain Awareness Day,
“Environmental Toxins and the Brain,” reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by lectures beginning at 6 p.m., 101A Olscamp Hall. Lectures by Diane McClure, toxicologist, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Air Pollution Control; Dr. Ted Schettler, science director, Science and Environmental Health Network, and Dr. R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, Morrill Science Center at the University of Massachusetts. Presented by the J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior, and Graduate Students for the Interdisciplinary Study of Neural and Cognitive Sciences.
Tuesday Night Film Series, “Freaks” (U.S., 1932), 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
The Last Lecture Series, “To Suck the Marrow out of Life: Living a Life of Consequence,” by Dr. Paul Moore, biology professor and director of the University Honors Program, 7:30 p.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Union. Presented by Mortar Board and the University Activities Organization. For more information, visit or contact

Wednesday, March 25
Conference, “Sustainable U: Environmental Sustainability in the University System of Ohio,” 9 a.m. welcome by BGSU President Carol Cartwright, followed by the keynote address by Dr. Peter Bardaglio, senior Fellow at Second Nature. Presentations continue through 3:30 p.m. in the Union Theater. Pre-registration is not required but is encouraged. For more information or to register, email The conference is presented by the BGSU Forum for Campus Sustainability and the Center for Environmental Programs, with support from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, Health and Human Services, and Technology, along with the School of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Interior Design Program Master Lecture Series and the BGSU grounds crew. Also providing funding and support are Green by Design, Starbucks, Home Depot and Sherwin-Williams.
Center for Family and Demographic Research Spring Symposium, “Sexual and Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood,” featuring “Pathways in the Development of Romantic Relationships” by Dr. Catherine Surra, director, School of Human Ecology, University of Texas at Austin; “The Tempo of Romantic and Sexual Relationship Progression” by Dr. Sharon Sassler, policy analysis and management, Cornell University, and “Back to the Future: Speed-dating and its Contributions to the Initial Attraction Renaissance” by Paul Eastwick, psychology, Northwestern University, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 201 Union.
Brown Bag Luncheon, “The 11th Annual Bring Your Favorite Professor/Mentor to Lunch,” noon, 107 Hanna Hall. Dr. Cartwright will give the welcome address.
Held in recognition of Women’s History Month.
Instructional Design Discussion, “Reflecting, Writing, and Collaborating to Learn Using BGSU Blogs,” 2:30-3:45 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at
Baseball vs. Cleveland State, 3 p.m., Steller Field.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series,
“Using climate models to predict potential changes in Eastern forests,” with Dr. Louis Iverson, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, and adjunct professor, School of Environment & Natural Resources, 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.
Coming Out Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall.
Faculty Scholar Series, as part of the College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series, “Purism vs. Production: Fifteen Years of the Best of College A Cappella,” by Dr. Joshua Duchan, ethnomusicology, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Presentation, “Feminism 101,” by students from the Organization for Women’s Issues, 9 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall. Held in recognition of Women’s History Month.

Thursday, March 26
Electrical Safety Training Session, 8-11 a.m., 1 College Park Building. Register for this session by calling 2-2171 or visit
Geology Colloquium Brown Bag Series, with Benhur Tedros, 11:30 a.m., 274 Overman Hall.
Softball doubleheader vs. Purdue, 2 p.m., Meserve Field.
Women’s History Month Keynote Address, by Carol Perry, a Navajo tribal court judge, who will share her expertise with relationship building through storytelling in the native tradition, 4 p.m., Prout Chapel.
CEO Lecture Series, featuring Robert Clasen, CEO of Starz and BGSU alumnus, 4-5 p.m., 201B Union. Hosted by the College of Business Administration.
Presentation, “Human Trafficking,” by Rachel Sparks, founder, The SOLD Project, 4-5:30 p.m., Cedar Point Center Auditorium, BGSU Firelands. 
Visiting Writer Series, featuring Anthony Doerr, award-winning author and 2009 College of Arts and Sciences Accomplished Graduate, 7:30 p.m., Prout Chapel.
Presentation, “The Power of Words in Native American Literature and Oral Tradition,” by Frances Washburn (Lakota/Anishinabe), American Indian studies and English, University of Arizona, 7:30 p.m., 115 Olscamp Hall. A book signing will be held following the talk. Presentation is part of the Native American Writers Series called “Indigenous Voices” and is supported by the Ethnic Cultural Arts Program.
Presentation, “God, Sex, and the Meaning of Life,” 8-11 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Gaming For A Cure Fund Raiser, win prizes in video game and card tournaments with a $5 contribution, to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, 8-11:30 p.m., 201 Union.

Friday, March 27
BGSU Teachers on Teaching Series, “The Elements of Teaching Critical Thinking,” 9-10 a.m., 201 University Hall. Register at
Behavioral Health Series, “Ethical Practices for Professionals,” with Judi Fischer, consultant and manager of Lakeshore Educational and Counseling Services, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Cedar Point Center, BGSU Firelands. The fee for the session is $59. For more information or to register, call 419-433-5560 or visit
Women’s Tennis
vs. Toledo, 1 p.m., Perrysburg Tennis Center.
Event, first-person interpretation of Pearl S. Buck by Karen Vuranch, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Central Lounge, BGSU Firelands.
Reception for Accomplished Graduates, honoring business college alumni who have been selected as BGSU Accomplished Graduates, 3:30-5 p.m., David J. Joseph Business Hub, Business Administration Building. Those to be honored will be Keith Grass, CEO of the David J. Joseph Co.; Debra Box, senior vice president of Bank of America, and Joe McAlesse, CEO of Bendix.
Movie, “Quantum of Solace,” 9 p.m., Union Theater.

Saturday, March 28
Third Annual Students for Global Competitiveness Conference, “Social Networking for Good,” with Robyn Tippins, community manager, Yahoo! Developer Network; Ed Brill, product development director, IBM Software Group, and Ivan Boothe, creative director at, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 201 and 206 Union. To register, go to For more information, contact
Animarathon, featuring multiple anime screening rooms, informational panels, video game competitions, dealers, artists and performances by Hayubashi Taiko, a traditional Japanese drum group at BGSU, and G.A.M.E., BGSU's Game & Anime Music Ensemble, 10 a.m.-midnight, Olscamp Hall. Hosted by Anime in Northwest Ohio, the anime club of BGSU.
Literacy in the Park, family-fun activities with children’s book author Steven Kroll, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Union. Sponsored by the Joseph and Judith Conda family, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Teaching and Learning and the Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center.
Young People’s Concert, “Funharmonia,” with the Bowling Green Philharmonia and narration of “The Story of Babar” by BGSU President Carol Cartwright, 11 a.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Women’s Tennis vs. Eastern Michigan, 1 p.m., Perrysburg Tennis Center.
Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition, preliminaries at 1 p.m. and finals at 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
vs. Toledo, 2 p.m., Meserve Field.
Documentary Screening, “Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis at 100,” 6 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.

Sunday, March 29
Softball vs. Toledo, 1 p.m., Meserve Field.
Sunday Matinees Series, “The Old Dark House” (U.S., 1932) and “The Chimp” (U.S., 1932), with commentary by Dr. Jan Wahl, 3 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Concert, Men’s Chorus Chamber Ensembles, featuring the HeeBeeBGs, 3 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

Monday, March 30
GIS Workshop, through the Center for Family and Demographic Research, noon-1 p.m., 316 Union.
Toons @ Noon, enjoy live music while you eat lunch, noon-1 p.m., McDonald North. Presented by UAO.
Faculty Focus Series, “Exploring Latino/a Culture through Service-Learning,” by Valeria Grinberg Pla, romance and classical studies, noon-1 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at
Women’s Research Network, “Oral Histories in/and Qualitative Research: Writing Women’s Narratives,” by Dr. Vikki Krane, director of the Women’s Studies Program, and students, 2:30 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall. Presented as part of Women’s History Month.

Continuing Events
March 25-27

Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,Union Theater and 228 Union.

March 25-April 29
Stress Management Support Group, focusing on coping with anxiety and stress, and learning relaxation and communication skills in a supportive group environment, every Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., 300 Psychology Building. If you plan on attending or would like more information, call 2-2540. Hosted by the Psychological Services Center.

March 26-28

University Dance Alliance Spring Showcase, 8 p.m. Thursday (March 26) and Friday (March 27), and 2 p.m. Saturday (March 28), Whitney Dance Studio, 222 Eppler North. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for others.

Through April 5
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman and Bowen-Thompson Student Union galleries. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays at the Bryan and Wankelman galleries, and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays at the Union gallery.

Through April 7
Art Exhibit, “Sculpture,” by James Parlin, Little Gallery, BGSU Firelands, Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Through April 10
Planetarium Show, “Bad Astronomy,” showings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. $1 donation suggested.

March 23, 2009