ELECTRIC GUITAR ROCKS BGSU CONFERENCE
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in
Popular Culture” conference at BGSU March 27-28.
conference, which is being hosted in part by the Department of Popular
Culture, will consist of a combination of scholarly presentations and
“During the two-day forum, academics,
professionals, performers, hobbyists and fans will come together to
highlight and celebrate this iconic instrument,” said conference
co-organizer Dr. Matthew Donahue, popular culture.
popular culture and popular music are linked to the electric guitar,”
Donahue said. “Topics such as material culture, visual arts, cultural
studies, American culture studies, history, ethnic studies and gender
studies have a connection to the electric guitar.”
scholarly presentations and some of the musical performances will be
held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union; the evening musical
performances will be at Grounds for Thought, 174. S. Main St.
Among the speakers are Martin Popoff, former editor in chief of
Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles; Steve Waksman, professor of music and
American studies at Smith College, and Ken Haas, general manager for
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
THROUGH THE EYES OF 'GLOBAL GIRLS'
March 30, 2015
9a - 12p
BTSU 314, 315, & 316
BGSU takes "girl culture" international this year for its
celebration of Women's History Month. "Global Girls" is the
theme for the month's events, which include girls and women from
around the world. The month culminates March 30 with a research
symposium, guest speaker and presentation of awards and
The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Program will host the research symposium, featuring the work of
undergraduate and graduate students, with concurrent sessions from 9
a.m. to noon March 30 in 314, 315 and 316 Bowen- Thompson Student
Union. A fund-raising silent auction will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. in
308 Union, where the remainder of the events will take place,
including Women's Equity Action Legacy Award presentations at 1 p.m.
for undergraduate and graduate student winners of the research/writing
Keynote speaker Dr. Heather Switzer,
assistant professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona
State University, will discuss "Postfeminist Politics and Girl
Effects: Exploring the Limits and Possibilities of Girls Gone
Global" at 2 p.m.
CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE SIGNIFICANCE OF IMPROVISATION
Improvisation is not only central to music and art, in a world where
the only constant is change, it has become a necessary tool to deal
with society's daily uncertainties. As rules, guidelines and planning
become increasingly obsolete, qualities such as spontaneity,
inventiveness and creativity become important to our lives.
A two-day conference will explore "Improvisation in the
Arts and Everyday Life." Hosted by the Department of German,
Russian and East Asian Languages (GREAL), the symposium will be held
April 10-11 at BGSU and downtown Bowling Green's Clazel Theatre, 129
N. Main St. Throughout the event, experts on improvisation from
various fields will address recent advances in the understanding of
improvisation, its history and cultural significance, and its
relevance in today's society through performances, dialogues and seminars.
KIDS' TECH UNIVERSITY
Kids' Tech U is for students ages 9-12 who are interested in the
fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They will
learn from scientists who work in these fields, and participate in
hands-on activities that let them explore scientific concepts.
- Feb. 7 - Dr. Peg Yacobucci, a BGSU associate professor of
geology, will lead an interactive session titled "How Do
Fossils Reveal Our Planet's Past, Present, and Future?"
- Feb. 14 - Dr. Karen Lynn Snover-Clift, director of the Cornell
University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, associate director of
Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network (NEPDN), and national quality
manager of the network, will share "A Mighty Oak Tree Is Killed
in the Forest; DNA Can Tell Us Who Did It."
- March 28 -
Dr. Andrew Torelli, a BGSU assistant professor of chemistry, will
answer "What's the Best Way to Grow Crystals?"
- April 11 - Dr. John McDowell, a Virginia Tech professor of plant
pathology, will discuss "Why Are the Foods that You Love the
Most in Danger from Rusts, Blights, Molds and Mildews?"
Kids' Tech U Sign-up Information
- For students who live within a one-hour driving distance of
- $80 registration fee to participate; scholarships are
- Includes lunch card and a KTU T-shirt
- Students work with undergraduate and graduate students,
professors and STEM leaders from community organizations and local
Online registration is now open and will be
limited to 150 children.
Ohanami | Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015
6-9 p.m. Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
All activities/presentations are indoors
- Japanese calligraphy
- Traditional Japanese games
- Rice-cake making
- Taiko performance
- Martial Arts demonstrations
- Japanese traditional dance
- Taste sushi and authentic
FOR INFORMATION Akiko Kawano Jones 419-372-7136 or firstname.lastname@example.org