Monday, Aug. 17
Dissertation Defense, “A Perfectionist Defense of Free Speech,” by Jonathan Miles, philosophy, 1-3 p.m., 317 Shatzel Hall.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Information Session, regarding the new Leave Bank Program, through which eligible University employees can donate hours to help a seriously ill/injured colleague who has no accrued leave, 9-10 a.m., 115 Education Building. For more information, visit www.bgsu.edu/offices/ohr/employment/page68395.html.
Personal Protective Equipment Training Session, 9-10:30 a.m., 2 College Park Building. To register, call 2-2171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/page22440.html.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Personal Protective Equipment Training Session, 7-8:30 a.m., 1004 Cedar Point Center, BGSU Firelands. To register, call 2-2171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/page22440.html.
Classified Staff Council, 10 a.m.-noon, 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Wii Fit Wednesdays, last session of the summer, noon-1 p.m., Student Recreation Center Lounge. Center membership or pre-registration is not required for this free event, which qualifies for the Employee Wellness Incentive Program.
Thursday, Aug. 20
Information Session, on the new Leave Bank Program, see above, 9-10 a.m., 115 Education Building.
Friday, Aug. 21
Dissertation Defense, “Multiple Comparisons under Unequal Variances and Its Application to Dose Response Studies,” by Hong Li, math and statistics, 2:30 p.m., 459 Mathematical Sciences Building.
Saturday, Aug. 22
Men's Soccer vs. Ohio Wesleyan (exhibition), 3 p.m., Cochrane Field.
University Welcome, 9:30-10 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium. The rain site will be Anderson Arena.
Late Nite @ The Rec, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Student Recreation Center.
Sunday, Aug. 23
First-Year Welcome Picnic, 6-7:30 p.m., University Hall lawn (rain site: dining halls). To sign up as a picnic volunteer, visit
Partners in Excellence Meeting, 8 p.m., 308 Union. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Monday, Aug. 24
Fall Semester Begins.
Beginning Aug. 17
Art Exhibit, paintings by John Nativio, Little Gallery, BGSU Firelands. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Beginning Aug. 19
Art Exhibit, “Loss and Desire,” Union Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
Through Aug. 21
WellAware’s Walking to Wellness Program, free use of the indoor track on weekdays during the summer, noon-1:30 p.m., Perry Field House. This event qualifies for the Employee Wellness Incentive Program.
Move-In Weekend. Contact the Office of Campus Activities at 2-2343 to volunteer for a three-hour shift as a department or individual.
Beginning Aug. 24
Wellness Week, featuring free personal training sessions and group exercise classes, Student Recreation Center. Stop by the Wellness Connection in the recreation center for more information.
Beginning Aug. 24
Intermediate/Advanced Adult Karate Classes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 7. No class will be held Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11 or Nov. 25. The fee is $100 for full time and $50 for half time (one day per week); the cost of uniforms is not included in the class fee. For more information or to register, call 2-8181 or visit http://pace.bgsu.edu.
Beginning Aug. 24
Free Use of the Climbing Wall, 5:30-9:45 p.m. nightly, Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall. Registration and waiver required; wall membership and belay certification not required.
BGSU Firelands Sweets and Treats Welcome, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, The Pit, Firelands.