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Tickets on sale for 'Orange is the New Black' author's visit to BGSU

Tickets on sale for 'Orange is the New Black' author's visit to BGSU

Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” will visit Bowling Green State University on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to discuss her book and life story. Tickets for the event are $30 for dinner and $100 for the VIP event and dinner. More Information and Tickets

Important Information About Buying BGSU Textbooks

Important Information About Buying BGSU Textbooks

Buying textbooks is now done exclusively online using the BGSU Choose price comparison service.  Just open your class schedule in MyBGSU and click on the yellow Book List link. For more info visit BGSU.edu/FalconOutfitters

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY 2016

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY 2016

BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey shares the University's recent accomplishments and presents goals and strategies for the coming academic year. View Now

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BRADSHAW FELLOWSHIP TURNS LENS ON GERMAN DEMOCRACY, HISTORY

BRADSHAW FELLOWSHIP TURNS LENS ON GERMAN DEMOCRACY, HISTORY

Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, left the United States for Germany in June as the U.S. was gearing up for a major expression of its democracy, the conventions where each political party chooses its nominee for president. Read More

University Freshman Academic Scholarship Calculator

University Freshman Academic Scholarship Calculator

Incoming fall freshmen may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $8,000. The scholarship amount awarded is based on cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.  Calculate my scholarship

Countdown to Homecoming 2016!

Countdown to Homecoming 2016!

Join Falcon alumni and current students for Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – three great days of class reunions, festivities, Falcon Football vs. Eastern Michigan and the 50th anniversary of Doyt Perry Stadium. Experience the inspiring changes to campus and ongoing BGSU traditions that make us “Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon!” Homecoming 2016

Undergraduate Programs

Sunday, August 28

Descriptions below

10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. h2O Groups See h20church.com
12:00 p.m.
BGSU Men’s Soccer v. Appalachian State Cochran Field
2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Self-Defense Workshop Olscamp 101
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center
2:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Oakland Cochrane Field
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
"Kaffeeklatsch” Grounds for Thought
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Intro to Karate Workshop Olscamp 101
August 22 - 28 Free Falcon Fitness Classes Student Recreation Center (Fitness Studios, Work-Out Zones, and Pools)
Aug. 22 - Sept. 4 Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason Forrest Creason Golf Course

h2O Church

10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union 206

Every Sunday h2O meets for a church service, designed specifically for college students at BGSU. h2O comes to engage in worship, inform each other of the truths of the Bible, and inspire a life of faith in our community here at BGSU.

BGSU Men’s Soccer v. Appalachian State

12:00 p.m., Cochran Field

Admission FREE to all home soccer matches.

Self-Defense Workshop

2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m., Olscamp 101

The United Karate System Club is conducting a free self-defense workshop.  Space is limited to 100 participants.  Arrive early to secure your spot and complete paperwork. Topics include pre-contact tactics, defensive postures, single and multiple opponent principles and methods of efficiently generating force to escape grabs, holds and chokes.

Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL

August 22-24 and August 28-31 – times vary by day. See below for today’s time!
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center

The Climbing Wall is a highlight of the Student Recreation Center, at 35 feet tall! Outdoor Program staff are ready to help you get geared up for the new school year and give this unique sport a try. Climbing equipment and basic safety training provided. Limit one FREE “Try Climb” per student.

Women's Soccer vs. Oakland

2:30 p.m., Cochrane Field

Admission FREE to all home soccer matches.

"Kaffeeklatsch”

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Grounds for Thought

Enjoy coffee and pastries while having the opportunity to speak German.  Open to students of German at any level.  Sponsored by German Club.

Intro to Karate Workshop

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Olscamp 101

The United Karate System Club is conducting an Intro to Karate.  Space is limited to 75 participants.  Arrive early to secure your spot and complete paperwork. This workshop will introduce students to traditional martial arts training through footwork, stances, techniques and drills with the goal of relating these skills back to their uses in self-defense situations.

Free Falcon Fitness Classes

August 22nd – 28th, Student Recreation Center (Fitness Studios, Work-Out Zones, and Pools)
Save $5 on Group X passes purchased by August 28.

Try out any Falcon Fitness class this week for free! Group X classes are a great way to get all the exercise you need in a fun, motivational environment. The classes also provide accountability and structure, ensuring participants complete a well-rounded exercise routine from a certified instructor. Popular classes include Zumba (R), BODYPUMP (TM), various cycle classes, AquaFit, and Yoga. See the website for a complete schedule and class descriptions:http://www.bgsu.edu/recwell/falcon-fitness/groupx.html

Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason

August 22-September 4, Tee Time Required, Forrest Creason Golf Course

Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every freshman, and a free cart rental to returning students. No clubs, no problem, rentals are available. Call 419.372.2674 for tee times and enjoy a round on us!

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pre-Professional Programs - Open House 292 Hall—PPP Resource Room
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 pm Cheap Skate BGSU Ice Arena
Aug. 22 - Sept. 4
Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason Forrest Creason Golf Course
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Resume Rookie 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Bowling Green Undergraduate Political Science Association (BGUPSA) Opening Meeting 128 Williams Hall
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Talk Sex 115 Olscamp
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. h2O Groups See h20church.com
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center

Pre-Professional Programs - Open House

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 292 Hall—PPP Resource Room

Did you miss the Get with the Program event? Stop in at the PPP Open House to meet the staff and get acquainted with our resources and opportunities for the Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dent, Pre-Pharm, Pre-PA, Pre-OT, Pre-PT and Pre-Law populations.

Cheap Skate

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 pm, BGSU Ice Arena

With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason

August 22-September 4, Tee Time Required, Forrest Creason Golf Course

Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every freshman, and a free cart rental to returning students. No clubs, no problem, rentals are available. Call 419-372-2674 for tee times and enjoy a round on us!

Resume Rookie

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Are you considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you’ve gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! At this workshop you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover. Sponsored by Student Employment Services.

Bowling Green Undergraduate Political Science Association (BGUPSA) Opening Meeting 

 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 128 Williams Hall

Refreshments will be served. All Political Science majors, minors, and those who are still undecided are welcome! Join us to plan events and activities for 2016-17 focused on career planning, grad school test prep, resume building, internship opportunities, socializing. Presidential Debate and Election Night Watch Parties are already scheduled!

 

Talk Sex

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 115 Olscamp

Talk Sex with Peer Educators in our panel discussion to raise awareness about sexual responsibility. Learn about ways to practice sexual responsibility and get your questions answered by our knowledgeable panel. Sponsored by the Wellness Connection.

h2O Groups

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., See h20church.com

Groups are a gathering of college students who meet weekly for a meal and a conversation about life with God. We hope you will join us!

Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL

August 22-24 and August 28-31 – times vary by day. See below for today’s time!

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center

The Climbing Wall is a highlight of the Student Recreation Center, at 35 feet tall! Outdoor Program staff are ready to help you get geared up for the new school year and give this unique sport a try. Climbing equipment and basic safety training provided. Limit one FREE “Try Climb” per student.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Picnic on Park Avenue Lawn near the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering Building
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 pm Cheap Skate BGSU Ice Arena
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Campus Job Fair Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Money 101 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Carnival Fun Carillon Park, outside of the Business Administration Building, Education Building, and Jerome Library
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
h2O Groups See h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Resident Student Association Information Night and Welcome Bowen-Thompson Student Union 207
8:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. CRU LifeGroup Residence Halls, visit bgsucru.com for locations.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center
Aug. 22 - Sept. 4 Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason Forrest Creason Golf Course

Picnic on Park Avenue

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Lawn near the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering Building

Stop by to meet your classmates, professors and advisers. Enjoy lunch, camaraderie and fun. Open to everyone at BGSU. If it rains, we will go indoors. Sponsored by the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Cheap Skate

12:15 p.m.-1:15 pm, BGSU Ice Arena

With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

On Campus Job Fair

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Are you looking for a part-time job on campus? Come meet some of our on-campus employers looking for students to fill job vacancies. Dress to impress in business casual clothing and bring copies of your resume. For more information, contact Student Employment Services at (419) 372-2865.

PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Money 101

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

In college, students have more responsibility for making decisions on their own - including taking charge of money. PNC Bank's "Money 101" seminar covers the basics that you should know about good financial habits: budgeting, understanding credit, and protecting your identity.

Carnival Fun

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Carillon Park, outside of the Business Administration Building, Education Building, and Jerome Library

Come join the Department of Management for some carnival-themed fun! With events such as balloon toss, a 3-legged race, relay races, and more, this is a great chance to meet the department and have a blast!

h2O Groups

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., see h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you

Groups are a gathering of college students who meet weekly for a meal and a conversation about life with God. We hope you will join us!

Resident Student Association Information Night and Welcome

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union 207

Join RSA's Info Night to learn how you can get involved in your halls and campus. RSA is the governing body for on-campus students, representing their interests, and providing campus wide programs. Hear about opportunities to be a student leader and join and international organization of on-campus students.

CRU LifeGroup

8:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m., Residence Halls, visit bgsucru.com for locations.

Join our weekly Lifegroups in a Residence Hall near you! Join your neighbors and learn about what Lifegroup is, meet new people and enjoy free food!

Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL

August 22-24 and August 28-31 – times vary by day. See below for today’s time!

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center

The Climbing Wall is a highlight of the Student Recreation Center, at 35 feet tall! Outdoor Program staff are ready to help you get geared up for the new school year and give this unique sport a try. Climbing equipment and basic safety training provided. Limit one FREE “Try Climb” per student.

Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason

August 22-September 4, Tee Time Required, Forrest Creason Golf Course

Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every freshman, and a free cart rental to returning students. No clubs, no problem, rentals are available. Call 419.372.2674 for tee times and enjoy a round on us!

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Education Abroad Open House 325 Administration Building
11:30 a.m. – noon Welcome Brunch The Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cheap Skate BGSU Ice Arena
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wellness Wednesday Open House 214 Recreation Center
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Resume Rookie 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Your Future with the Falcon Internship Guarantee: F.I.G. Kick Off Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sport Management Alliance Fall Kickoff Meeting 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. h2O Groups See h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center
Aug. 22 - Sept. 4 Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason Forrest Creason Golf Course

Education Abroad Open House

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 325 Administration Building

No matter your major, you can study abroad at BGSU - and it's not as expensive as you think, especially if you begin to plan now.  From short-term summer, winter, or spring break programs to the entire academic year, and from programs led by faculty to international exchanges, we have the tools to help you choose the options that work best for you. You can even identify career-enhancing internship or service learning opportunities abroad. Come learn about the experience that students consistently rate as one of the most influential of their lives; we'll have information to help you get the ball rolling!

Welcome Brunch

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – noon The Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall

Join us before the semester’s first presentation, “Sexual Communication and Our Relational Satisfaction” and enjoy conversation and our fabulous yogurt bar.

Cheap Skate

12:15 p.m.-1:15 pm, BGSU Ice Arena

With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

Wellness Wednesday Open House

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 214 Recreation Center

Come join us for the Wellness Wednesday Open House!  Learn about the services that the Wellness Connection offers, enjoy interactive activities with Peer Educators, and speak with the Student Wellness Network organization to get involved with spreading health and wellness across BGSU's campus!  Ask about bystander intervention to receive a free t-shirt!

Resume Rookie

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Are you considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you’ve gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! At this workshop you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover. Sponsored by Student Employment Services.

Your Future with the Falcon Internship Guarantee: F.I.G. Kick Off

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Are you an incoming freshman and interested in working towards gaining an internship in your field? Join the BGSU Career Center for an evening of all things Falcon Internship Guarantee! Come enjoy refreshments while meeting other students in the F.I.G. and learning more about this exciting opportunity.

Sport Management Alliance Fall Kickoff Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union=

Are you interested in pursuing a career in sports? Sport Management Alliance (SMA) wants to invite students of all majors to join us for our 2016-2017 Kickoff to learn how we can help you achieve that! Come enjoy an evening where you'll get to meet new friends who share your passion, listen to speakers from our faculty and Athletic Department, get information on SMA and how we make an impact in building your career (hint: lots of real world experience), and of course take advantage of free snacks and giveaways.

h2O Groups

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., see h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you

Groups are a gathering of college students who meet weekly for a meal and a conversation about life with God. We hope you will join us!

Free “Try Climb” @ THE WALL

August 22-24 and August 28-31 – times vary by day. See below for today’s time!
7:00-10:00 p.m., Climbing Wall – Student Recreation Center

The Climbing Wall is a highlight of the Student Recreation Center, at 35 feet tall! Outdoor Program staff are ready to help you get geared up for the new school year and give this unique sport a try. Climbing equipment and basic safety training provided. Limit one FREE “Try Climb” per student.

Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason

August 22-September 4, Tee Time Required, Forrest Creason Golf Course

Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every freshman, and a free cart rental to returning students. No clubs, no problem, rentals are available. Call 419-372-2674 for tee times and enjoy a round on us!

11:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m.
Campus Fest Union Oval
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cheap Skate BGSU Ice Arena
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Libraries Fall Welcome Event Jerome Library
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Resume Rookie 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Professional Programs Open House 292 Hayes Hall PPP Resource Room
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Big Gay Welcome Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
7:00 p.m.
BGSU Women's Soccer vs. Detroit
Cochrane Field
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
h2O Groups See h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Multicultural Talent Showcase 101 Olscamp
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CRU Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Aug. 22 - Sept. 4   Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason Forrest Creason Golf Course

Campus Fest

11:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m., Union Oval

Looking to get involved or just get some free swag and meet people? Come to Campus Fest, an annual all-campus event with over 300 student organizations, departments, colleges, and businesses represented! Find out how to get involved and what organizations are active on our campus and in our community. Fellow Falcons, fun-filled activities, and great giveaways make Campus Fest a must-see destination. See you there!

Cheap Skate

12:15 p.m.-1:15 pm, BGSU Ice Arena

With valid BGSU ID, come skate for free at the Ice Arena. Beginner through advanced skaters are encouraged to give skating a try. Rental skates will be provided. Sponsored by Athletics.

University Libraries Fall Welcome Event

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Jerome Library

The Library and Learning Commons would like to invite all students to join us at the main entrance of the Wm. T. Jerome Library for our annual Fall Welcome Event on Thursday, September 1 from 2-4pm. Students can enjoy some sweet treats from the Library and the Learning Commons as well as take part in a mini scavenger hunt inside the building and will be eligible for some awesome falcon prizes.

Resume Rookie

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Are you considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you’ve gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! At this workshop you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover. Sponsored by Student Employment Services.

Pre-Professional Programs Open House

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 292 Hayes Hall PPP Resource Room

Did you miss the Get with the Program event? Stop in at the PPP Open House to meet the staff and get acquainted with our resources and opportunities for the Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dent, Pre-Pharm, Pre-PA, Pre-OT , Pre-PT and Pre-Law populations.

Big Gay Welcome

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom

The Big Gay Welcome is a fun and energetic Fall Welcome Program. This program highlights facets of LGBT social culture through drag king and queen performances and by showcasing the talents and community of LGBT and other underrepresented students. The Big Gay Welcome features mostly student acts and is hosted by leaders in the LGBT community on campus.

BGSU Women's Soccer vs. Detroit 

7:00 p.m., Cochrane Field

Admission FREE to all home soccer matches.

h2O Groups

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., see h2ochurch.com for the location nearest you

Groups are a gathering of college students who meet weekly for a meal and a conversation about life with God. We hope you will join us!

Multicultural Talent Showcase

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., 101 Olscamp

Come watch and enjoy your fellow classmates as they display a wide variety of talent! The event is free and open to everyone! Sponsored by  Multicultural Affairs and New Student Orientation.

CRU

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Meet new friends, win some prizes, and come hear some challenging thoughts on anything from faith, God, spirituality — to — roommate relationships, dating, culture, and current events. Check out the BGSU CRU website for more info and for any questions (bgsucru.com)!

Free Round of Golf at Forrest Creason

August 22-September 4, Tee Time Required, Forrest Creason Golf Course

Give golf a swing! Forrest Creason Golf Course, on the BGSU Campus, is offering a free round of golf for every freshman, and a free cart rental to returning students. No clubs, no problem, rentals are available. Call 419-372-2674 for tee times and enjoy a round on us!