Monday, March 30
GIS Workshop, through the Center for Family and Demographic Research, noon-1 p.m., 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Toons @ Noon, enjoy live music while you eat lunch, noon-1 p.m., McDonald North. Presented by University Activities Organization.
Faculty Focus Series, “Exploring Latino/a Culture through Service-Learning,” by Valeria Grinberg Pla, romance and classical studies, noon-1 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page10718.html.
Women’s Research Network, “Oral Histories in/and Qualitative Research: Writing Women’s Narratives,” by Dr. Vikki Krane, director of the Women’s Studies Program, and students, 2:30 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall. Presented as part of Women’s History Month.
Performance, North Indian Classical Dance, by Dr. Sarah Morelli, Harvard-educated ethnomusicologist, 8 p.m., Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St.
Tuesday, March 31
Instructional Design Discussion, “Active and Team-Based Learning,” 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page10718.html.
EcoBreak Seminar Series, “Upground Reservoirs: Yellow Perch Habitat?” by Ryan Crouch, biological sciences, 11:30 a.m., 332 Life Sciences Building.
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Finding Meaning Through Making,” by John Balistreri, art, 4-5 p.m., Union Theater. A reception will follow the lecture.
Tuesday Night Film Series, “The Terror of Tiny Town” (U.S., 1938), 7:30 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall.
Concert, BGSU’s University Choral Society will present a preview concert of its upcoming performance of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Wednesday, April 1
Brown Bag Luncheon, “Keys in One Hand, Pepper Spray in the Other, and a Whistle in Your Mouth: Recognizing and Challenging Women’s Safety Messages,” with Diane Docis, Sexual Assault Education & Prevention Program, University of Toledo, noon-1 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall. Held in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Pallister Francophone Canadian Lecture Series, featuring Monique Proulx, author and screenwriter, with a tribute to the late Dr. Janis Pallister at 4 p.m. and reception at 5 p.m. before the Proulx reading at 6 p.m., Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library. Hosted by BGSU’s Canadian Studies Center. Visit www.bgsu.edu/cast for more information.
Coming Out Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 107 Hanna Hall.
ICS Lecture Series, “Racial Reparation,” presented by David Eng, English, comparative literature and Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, 7 p.m., Union Theater. The talk is part of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society’s “Intimate Publics” lecture series.
New Music Ensemble, 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Thursday, April 2
10th Annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health, “Building a Healthier America,” 2-3:30 p.m., with reception to follow from 3:30-4:30 p.m., 228 Union. The format will be a panel discussion featuring moderator Dr. J. Nick Baird Jr., chief executive officer of the Alliance to Make US Healthiest, and panel members Stephanie B.C. Bailey, chief of Public Health Practice of the Centers for Disease Control, and Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, (Ret.), commanding general of Joint Task Force Katrina. For more information, visit www.bgsu.edu/colleges/hhs/dean/page26390.html.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop, “RefWorks: Bibliographic Management Software,” 2:30-3:45 p.m., Electronic Reading Room, 142 Jerome Library. Register at www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page10718.html.
Creative Writing Reading Series, with Craig Paulenich, alumnus and poet, 7:30 p.m., Prout Chapel.
Student Jazz Combos, 8 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Activism Workshop, hosted by FREEDOM in partnership with the Office of Service-Learning, to train individuals to be socially aware and active in their daily lives, as well as in their communities, by discussing topics related to activism, 9 p.m., 208 Union.
Friday, April 3
19th Annual Fayetta M. Paulsen Lecture, “Leadership in Changing Times: Class-V Rapids Ahead!” by Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Jablonski, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 9:30 a.m., 308 Union. A reception will follow the lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Women’s Research Network, “How Far Have We Come? Examining Perceptions of Title IX and Women in Sport,” with Dr. Amanda Paule, human movement, sport, and leisure studies, 1:30-3 p.m., Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.
Festival Forum, in conjunction with the Festival Series, 7:15 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Festival Series, the Louise F. Rees Memorial Concert, “Scott Joplin and The Original Kings of Ragtime,” by Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets are $30, $25 and $18 in advance, and $33, $28 and $21 on the day of the performance. To order, call the Moore Center box office at 2-8171.
Event, featuring Chris Carter, mentalist, 8 p.m., Union Ballroom. Held as part of Sibs N Kids Weekend and sponsored by Student Union Programs.
Saturday, April 4
Ohio Flute Festival, featuring master classes, guest recitals and student ensemble rehearsals, all day, Moore Musical Arts Center. For a schedule, contact Nina Assimakopoulos at 2-2233. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K Walk/Run, to help spread awareness about sexual assault and raise money for Wood County Victims Services and future Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the run starting at 10 a.m., Student Recreation Center. Cost is $10 for students and $15 for others. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 participants. Sign up at registration tables in the Union. For more information, contact the Wellness Connection at 2-9355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Charity Golf Scramble, sign up in teams of four for 18 holes of golf, noon-4 p.m., Forrest Creason Golf Course. Tickets are $75 per golfer. Register at http://www.bgdancemarathon.com/. Sponsored by Dance Marathon with all proceeds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital.
Planetarium Show, “Bells! A Concert of Handbells,” 3:30 p.m. $1 donation suggested.
Ohio Flute Festival Final Concert, 3:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Sibs N Kids Weekend Outdoor Picnic, featuring subs, chips, refreshments, outdoor activities and corn hole with the American Marketing Association, 5-7 p.m., Alumni Mall. Alternate location will be the Union Ballroom. Sponsored by UAO, the American Marketing Association and Coca-Cola.
Feature Film on the Fifty Yard Line, bring a blanket and enjoy a screening of “High School Musical 3” on the Falcon Vision scoreboard, 7:30 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium. Sponsored by Sibs N Kids, UAO and Coca-Cola.
Sunday, April 5
Sunday Matinee Series, “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum” (U.S., 1933) and “Woman Haters” (U.S., 1934), 3 p.m., Gish Film Theater, Hanna Hall. “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum” will be introduced by Dr. Ben Urish, broadcast and cinematic arts, Central Michigan University, and a BGSU alumnus.
Funk-A-Thon, a performance of famous funk music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, arranged and performed by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 5 p.m., 228 Union.
Movie, “High School Musical 3,” 9:30 p.m., Union Theater.
Monday, April 6
Instructional Design Discussion, “Pragmatic Practices for Teaching Assistants,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., 201 University Hall. Register at www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page10718.html.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Discussion, “Why All Professors Should Blog,” 1-2 p.m., 201 University Hall. Register at www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page10718.html.
Informational Workshop, covering the changes to Federal Work Study at BGSU beginning in fall 2009, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 201 Union. To attend, contact Linda Snyder at 2-9671 or email@example.com. Hosted by the financial aid and student employment offices.
Beginning April 1
Hatha Yoga Classes at BGSU Firelands, Wednesdays from April 1-May 13, 7:30-9 p.m. The fee is $69; the class is designed for more experienced students. Participants should bring a floor mat and wear comfortable clothes. For more information or to register, call 2-0617 or visit the Web site www.firelands.bgsu.edu/offices/oeo.
Beginning April 2
Pilates Classes at BGSU Firelands, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-30, 4-5 p.m. The fee is $99; an exercise mat and towel are required. For more information or to register, call 2-0617 or visit the Web site www.firelands.bgsu.edu/offices/oeo.
Theatre Production, “Into the Woods,” April 2-4 (Thursday-Saturday) at 8 p.m. and April 4 and 5 (Saturday and Sunday) at 2 p.m., Eva Marie Saint Theatre, University Hall. Tickets are $12 for students and other adults, $6 for children under 12, and $5 for adults 65 and older. Group rates are available. Call the box office at 2-2719 for tickets.
Sibs N Kids Weekend. A complete list of events can be found at www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/getinvolved/page14371.html.
Personal Training Certification, become an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer through this training, which includes lectures, demonstrations, and written and practical exams. BGSU students, faculty and staff receive a 25 percent discount. Sign up at http://www.afaa.com/ or by contacting Felix Rojas at 1-800-466-2322, ext. 277. Hosted by BGSU Recreational Sports.
Through April 5
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman and Bowen-Thompson Student Union galleries. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays at the Bryan and Wankelman galleries, and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays at the Union gallery.
Beginning April 6
Social Justice Week 2009, featuring various programs and events that invite students and staff to become more engaged with their community and raise awareness about issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion. Presented by the Office of Residence Life's Social Justice Task Force.
Through April 10
Planetarium Show, “Bad Astronomy,” showings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. $1 donation suggested.