calendar 9/29 - 10/6

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Monday, Sept. 29
Homecoming Kickoff, 7-10 p.m.,Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Faculty Focus Series, focusing on the Parent/Professional Partnership project, with Mary Murray, School of Intervention Services; and Vicki Snyder, director, and Timothy Floyd, family support specialist at the EduCare Center, 9-10 a.m., 201 University Hall. To register, call 2-6898 or email
Dissertation Defense, “Design and Synthesis of Organic Materials for Optoelectronics,” by Sujeewa S. Palayangoda, photochemical sciences, 1 p.m., 154 Overman Hall.
Administrative Staff Council Fall Reception, 2-4 p.m., 202B Union. Including announcement of the Michael R. Ferrari Award winner and scholarship presentations.
Public Lecture, featuring Keith Gandal, English, Northern Illinois University, in a discussion of his book The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobilization, 4 p.m., 201A Union.
6 O'Clock Series, Advanced Self-Defense for Women, 6 p.m., 314 Union. Pre-register for the free session at the information center in the Union. Class is taught by BGSU Police.
Tuesday Night Film Series, “Nerdcore Rising” (U.S., 2008), followed by a question-and-answer session with director Negin Farsad, 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Screening, “Iron Man” under the stars, 7:30-10 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium. A Homecoming event.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Hot Work Training Session, with Scott Goodwin, environmental health and safety, 9-11 a.m., 2 College Park Building. Register at 2-2171 or
Brown Bag Lunch Spirituality Series Kickoff, "My Faith and My Profession As ___," with Louis Orr, BGSU head men’s basketball coach, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 318 Union. Hosted by St. Thomas More’s Catholic Campus Ministries.
Brown Bag Luncheon, “Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Banned Books 101, A Question of Choice,” in recognition of Banned Books Week, with Mary Boone, public relations coordinator, Wood County Public Library, noon-1 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.
Dissertation Defense, “Audience Matters: Exploring Audience in Undergraduate Creative Writing,” by Christine Peter Cucciarre, English, 1 p.m., 206 East Hall.
Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies Master Class, with guest Ann Baltz, founder and artistic director of OperaWorks, 7 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 2
BG@100 Town Hall, providing information on theCampus Solutions (CSS) Graduate Admissions and Schedule of Classes “go-live” scheduled for Oct. 6, 113 Olscamp Hall.
BGSU Firelands Fire Safety Training, with John Curlis, environmental health and safety, 10-11 a.m., 1003 Cedar Point Center, and 2-3 p.m., 1004 Cedar Point Center. Register at 2-2171 or
BG@100 Open Forum, informal presentation and demonstration of the Schedule of Classes module of the CSS, 1:30 p.m., 315 Union.
Dissertation Defense, “Non-classical Convergence Results for Sums of Dependent Random Variables,” by Vidyadhar S. Phadke, mathematics, 4 p.m., 459 Mathematical Sciences Building.
International Exchange Program Meeting,informational meeting and celebration of the international exchange program between BGSU and Xi'an International Studies University in China, 4:30-5:45 p.m., 219 East Hall.
Hockey Face-Off Reception,
with raffles, auctions, celebrity waiters and the opportunity to meet coaches and players, 6-7:30 p.m., Sebo Athletic Center. For more information, contact Athletics at 2-2401.
Architecture Lecture Series, presentation on grass-roots sustainable technologies by Christopher Strayer, BGSU alumnus and principal architect, GDI Designs, 6:30 p.m., 400 E. Poe Road. Series organized in collaboration with the American Institute of Architecture Students. For more information, contact
BGSU Firelands Presentation, “Winds of Change:  Will America See the Light on Green Energy?” with Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, 7-9 p.m., Cedar Point Center Auditorium.
International Film Series, “Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (Turtles Can Fly)” (Iraq/France/Iran, 2004), 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater.
Homecoming Concert, featuring Soulja Boy and Yung Joc, doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m., Anderson Arena. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for non-students, and can be purchased with BGSU ID at the Union information desk with cash, check or BG1 Card.Presented by the University Activities Organization. Contact for more information.

Friday, Oct. 3
Dissertation Defense, “On the Correlation of Maximum Loss and Maximum Gain of Stock Price Processes,” by Ceren Vardar, mathematics, 8:30 a.m., 459 Mathematical Sciences Building.
Reading, by author Wendell Mayo, creative writing, 11 a.m., second floor of Jerome Library. A reception will follow in the Pallister Conference Room. RSVP by today (Sept. 29) to or 2-2856.Sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries.
Estate Planning Seminar, “How Gift Planning Options Can Benefit Your Personal Planning Goals, BGSU and Other Favored Charities: Practical Plans for Practical Purposes," presentation by Pamela Jones Davidson, 1-3 p.m., 206 Union. Reserve a spot by contacting Denise Freeman at 2-3878 or Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Development.
Dissertation Defense, “Tragic Dilemmas, Virtue Ethics and Moral Luck,” by Leanne Kent, philosophy, 1-3 p.m., 301 Shatzel Hall.
Board of Trustees, 1:30 p.m., 308 Union.
BGSU ARTalk, “Recent Work,” with graphic designer Dave Mason, Dundee, Ill., 5 p.m., 206 Union.
BGSU Homecoming Parade, followed by a pep rally on University Hall lawn, 5 p.m. The parade will start on Mercer Road, head west on Wooster Street and end at South College Drive.
Volleyball vs. Ohio, 7 p.m., Anderson Arena.
Guest Artist Concert, “Corridors,” by composer and saxophonist Alessandro Bossetti andByron Westbrook, audio/visual, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Movie, “Iron Man,” 9:30 p.m., Union Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Hockey Exhibition, vs. Wilfrid Laurier University, noon, Ice Arena.
Women’s Swimming Pentathlon, 3 p.m., Cooper Pool.
Homecoming Football Game
vs. Eastern Michigan, 4 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium.
Volleyball vs. Kent State, 7 p.m., Anderson Arena.

Sunday, Oct. 5
Concert, featuring the Concert Band, University Band and Wind Symphony, 3 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

Monday, Oct. 6
Firelands All-College Book Series, featuring the screening of “1984,” at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 115 West Building.

Continuing Events
Oct. 2-5
BGSU Theatre Production, “Raised in Captivity,” performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5, Joe E. Brown Theatre, University Hall. Tickets are $12 for students/adults and $5 for adults over 65 (children’s tickets will not be available for this show). Contact the theatre box office at 2-2719 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Through Oct. 5

Digital Printmaking Exhibition, “Perfect with Pixel,” curated by Shaurya Kumar, art, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Through Oct. 13
Art Exhibit, “Collection I,” by Krysta Sa and Brittany Culkowski, BGSU students, Union Art Gallery. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

Through Oct. 25
Art Exhibit, “V3:: Variations in Vision & Video, Recent Works by Jud Yalkut,” Willard Wankelman Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Through Nov. 25
Planetarium Show, “The Cowboy Astronomer,” showings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays (Oct. 4 and 25, and Nov. 15). $1 donation suggested.

September 29, 2008