Monday, Sept. 24
Homecoming Kickoff, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Oval. Rain location: Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Currier Lecture, "Beyond the Fighting Dogs and Attack Blogs: Practicing Real Sports Journalism in the New Media World," by New York Times sportswriter Lynn Zinser, 7 p.m., 115 Olscamp Hall. Sponsored by the Department of Journalism and the Office of Residence Life.
Film Director Series, “Before Sunset” (2004), directed by Richard Linklater, 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” 9:30 p.m., Union Theater.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Concert, BGSUAfro-Caribbean Ensemble, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Student Lounge, first floor of North Building, BGSU Firelands.
Brown Bag Luncheon, “Violence within the Home of Early Colonial Maryland,” presented by Amanda Miracle, history, noon-1 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.
Charity Benefit, All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Dinner to benefit Fisher House, a public-private partnership that supports America’s military families in their time of need, 7 p.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Union. Sponsored by the Homecoming Student Steering Committee.
Jazz Spotlight, guest jazz pianist Bill Carrothers,accompanied byBGSU’s Jazz Lab Band I, directed by Scott Gwinnell, 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $8 for other adults. To order, contact the box office at 2-8171.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Homecoming Campus Spirit Decorating Contest, judging will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at participating campus locations.
Support Grant Workshops, sponsored by Partnerships for Community Action (PCA) and the Center for Innovative and Transformative Education (CITE), 10 a.m.-noon, 1004AB Cedar Point Center Auditorium, BGSU Firelands.
Service-Learning Community Partnership Forum, United Way of Greater Toledo, presentation by Tim Tegge, director of United Way in Wood County, and Emily Murphy, manager of United Way’s Volunteer Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, 201 University Hall.
Faculty/Staff Night, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Black Swamp Pub, Union.
International Film Series, “It Happened Here”(1965), U.S., directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Visiting Writer Series, with award-winning writer and poet Gary Gildner, 7:30 p.m., Prout Chapel. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.
Guest Recital, with pianist Sergei Babayan of the Cleveland Institute of Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Friday, Sept. 28
Continuing Education Opportunity, “Navigating the Ethical Uncertainty of Your Profession,” 8:30 a.m.-noon, 228 Union. Sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services.
Board of Trustees, 1 p.m., 308 Union.
Women’s Research Network Seminar, “‘Clean Your Plate but Don’t Get Fat’: What Young Children Know About Eating and Body Size,” presented by Dr. Dara Musher-Eizenman, psychology, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Center.
Women’s Soccer vs. Northern Illinois, 4 p.m., Cochrane Field.
ARTalk, by graphic designer, typographer and illustrator Marian Bantjes, typography and editorial design professor at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, 4-5 p.m., 110 Olscamp Hall.
Lecture, “John Stuart Mill: Romantic Liberal,” by Nicholas Capaldi, the Clarence A. and Mildred Legendre Soule Distinguished Scholar Chair in Business Ethics,Loyola University, 4-6 p.m., 301 Shatzel Hall. Sponsored by the Social Philosophy and Policy Center (SPPC).
SPPC Fall Reception, immediately following the lecture by Nicholas Capaldi, 6-8 p.m., Social Philosophy and Policy Center, 225 Troup Avenue.
Homecoming Parade, 5 p.m., beginning at Doyt Perry Stadium and ending at University Hall.
Homecoming Pep Rally and Royalty Crowning, 6 p.m., University Hall lawn. Rain location: Anderson Arena.
Movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Union Theater.
Festival Series, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on the Lois M. Nitschke Memorial Concert, 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets are $18, $25 or $30. To order, call the center box office at 2-8171.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Homecoming Freddie and Frieda 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start time, Student Recreation Center. Sponsored by the Student Alumni Connection; registration fee is $10 for participants 18 and under, 60 and over and for BGSU students, and $20 for all other adults. For more information or to register contact the Office of Alumni and Development at 888-839-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Western Kentucky, 6 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Women’s Soccer vs. Western Michigan, 1 p.m., Cochrane Field.
Concert, Concert Band, University Band and Wind Symphony, 3 p.m., Kobacker Hall.
Sunday Matinees, “The Whales of August” (1987), U.S., directed by Lindsay Anderson, with Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Ann Sothern, Vincent Price, Harry Carey Jr., Tisha Sterling and Mary Steenburgen, 3 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall. With commentary by film historian Dr. Jan Wahl. In remembrance of Lillian Gish’s birthday on Oct. 14, 1893, in Springfield, Ohio.
Movie, “Evan Almighty,” 9:30 p.m., Union Theater.
Monday, October 1
ICS Artists and Scholars in Residence Series,"Errand to Africa: Boston King, the British Empire and the Founding of Sierra Leone," by Dr. Andrew M. Schocket, history, 2:30 p.m., 207 Union. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society.
Theatre Production, “Proof,” by David Auburn. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (Sept. 27-29) and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 30), Joe E. Brown Theatre, University Hall. For tickets call the box office at 2-2719; the cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
Sept. 30-Nov. 9
Art Exhibition, “You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby,” showcases childhood self-portraits from 60 of America's top illustrators,Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
Through Sept. 29
Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Western Spring Break Trip,” Union Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
Through Sept. 30
Art Exhibition, "HEROES," approaching the mystique of the hero with a lively mix of media from painting to knitting, and styles ranging from pop-culture collage to naturalistic portrait sculptures. Featuring work by Matthew Friday, Mark Newport and Scott Fife, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
Through Oct. 24
Art Exhibition, Paintings by Diane Pribojan-Rabak, Little Gallery, BGSU Firelands. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.