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 email@example.com