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BGSU CashCourse Crash Course
8/25/2014- 9/5/2014 (see description for details)
All sessions in 205 Moseley Hall
Sponsor: Student Money Management Services
Event Description: BGSU students have an incredible amount of FREE money management resources right at their fingertips! During this workshop, students will learn how to access and use the BGSU Cash Course online curriculums and resources available through the SMMS website.
This event has multiple sessions. Students will only be given points for attendance at one session.
Mondays, 8/25 and 9/1 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays, 8/26 and 9/2 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays, 8/27 and 9/3 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursdays, 8/28 and 9/4 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fridays, 8/29 and 9/5 10:30 – 11:30 am

How to get your Ziggy Points: Students are able to attend any session and will sign in at event entry. Students will only be given points for attendance at one session. Points will not appear on a student’s Ziggy Points account until all sessions are completed.

Visit the Learning Commons
08/25/2014-09/01/2014
During Learning Commons Open Hours
Learning Commons, Jerome Library
Sponsor: Learning Commons
Event Description: Visit the Learning Commons for tutorial services and receive Ziggy Points. Points are awarded for up to one visit between August 25 and September 1st. Points will not display in the Ziggy Points Portal until the end of the session.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at the Learning Commons during all open Learning Commons hours

Leadership Safari
08/25/2014
7:00pm-8:30am
BTSU Ballroom
Sponsor: Center for Leadership; NSOFYP
Event Description: You are invited to a NOT MISS PRESENTATION! This will be one of the most interactive and high energy experiences of your orientation. We will explore the dynamics of your college experience, develop a multitude of opportunities for success, and put you on a path to accomplishing your biggest personal and professional goals.
Ryan’s presentations are laced with hilariousness and practical strategies for exceeding as a student leader. Ryan is the founder of Take Back College, is the author of Degree in Ninja - A Student’s Guide to Study, Strike and Succeed, and acts as the Director of Professional Development at the University of Minnesota’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

RSA’s Casino Night
08/26/2014
8:00pm-10:00pm
Bowen Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsor: Residence Student Association and Office of Residence Life
Event Description: Come enjoy the annual Resident Student Association Casino Night during welcome week! Take a chance to win great prizes, play some amazing casino style games and get to meet other students and our campus celerity dealers!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry to earn points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

Mentalist Craig Karges
08/27/2014
8:00pm-10:00pm
BTSU Ballroom
Sponsor: New Student Orientation and First Year Programs
Event Description: Karges dazzles the mind as he challenges his audiences to question what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is impossible.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

Movie in the Park
08/27/2014
9:30pm-11:30pm
Wolfe Center Lawn
Sponsor: Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: Come out for a Late Night movie showing and watch The Amazing Spider Man 2 on our HUGE inflatable screen. Enjoy a Falcon theatre experience with movie-theatre-style popcorn and Coca-Cola. Bring a blanket or camping chair and enjoy a movie under the stars with UAO. Sponsored by the University Activities Organization
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

Multicultural Cookout
08/27/2014
11:30am-2:00pm
BTSU Ballroom
Sponsor: Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Programs; SMART and Project Search
Event Description: This event is open to all BGSU students as well as Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRIO, SMART and Project Search participants. Learn more about the programs and services of each of these offices, meet other students, and have great fun! Sponsored by Access, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, SMART and Project Search.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry to earn points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

Library and Learning Commons Fall Welcome Event
08/28/2014
2:30pm-4:30pm
Wm. T Jerome Library Entrance
Sponsor: University Libraries/Learning Commons
Event Description: Here’s the scoop, we’re going bananas for our Fall Welcome Event. University Libraries and the Learning Commons will serve banana splits at the main entrance of the building on Thursday, August 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry to earn points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

Dueling Pianos
08/29/2014
9:30pm-11:30pm
Olscamp 101
Sponsor: New Student Orientation & First Year Programs
Event Description: Dueling Pianos is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that will have you singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing. It is an all request-driven, live musical show. .
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

BGSU Volleyball vs. Pitt
08/30/2014
7:00pm
Stroh Center
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: BGSU Volleyball welcomes the Pitt Panthers to the Stroh Center as part of the BGSU Volleyball Invitational!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

Visit the Learning Commons
09/02/2014-12/05/2014
During Learning Commons Open Hours
Learning Commons, Jerome Library
Sponsor: Learning Commons
Event Description: Visit the Learning Commons for tutorial services and receive Ziggy Points. Points are awarded for up to one visit between September 2nd and December 5th. Points will not display in the Ziggy Points Portal until the end of the session.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at the Learning Commons during all open Learning Commons hours.

Meet the Greeks
09/03/2014
6:00pm-9:00pm
Olscamp 101
Sponsor: National Pan-Hellenic Council & Multicultural Greek Council; Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: Come and take advantage of the opportunity to meet all of the culturally and interest-based fraternities and sororities that comprise the National Pan-Hellenic Council (historically African American) and Multicultural Greek Council fraternities and sororities at BGSU. People who attend will learn about the councils and organizations, in addition to how to join each group.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

BG Stars Multicultural Talent Showcase
09/03/2014
7:30pm-10:00pm
BTSU Ballroom
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs
Event Description: The BG Stars Multicultural Talent Showcase is held during Welcome Week. All students are invited to showcase their special talent by performing in a non-competitive talent show. Auditions are held one week prior to the show.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Campus Fest
09/04/2014
11:00am-3:00pm
Union Mall, University Lawn, Old Campus
Sponsor: Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: 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 the second week of classes. See you there!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Look for one of the three Ziggy Points stations to swipe in for your points.

BGSU Football vs. VMI
09/06/2014
3:30pm
Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: The defending MAC Champion Falcons open the Dino Babers era against Virginia Military Institute with Military Appreciation Day!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair
09/09/2014
11:00am-3:00pm
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Ballroom
Sponsor: Office of Service-Learning
Event Description: The Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair is an expo style event that allows students to connect with Community Partners for volunteer opportunities, internships and potential employment. The Office of Service-Learning hosts close to 100 community partners and anticipates between 400-500 students to attend the event.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Where do you stand?
09/10/2014
3:00pm-5:00pm
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: Counseling Center
Event Description: This program addresses diversity in a unique way identifying and celebrating our differences.  The goal of this event is to empower students to be involved in a community of care, utilizing power to support self and others, and foster healthy dialogue about sensitive topics. Students will participate by physically responding to questions about themselves and their own experiences in an activity and engage in dialogue in small groups afterwards.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry.  Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.​

Falcon Family Game Night
09/13/2014
6:30pm-9:00pm
BTSU Ballroom (202) & Multipurpose Room
Sponsor: Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: The Office of Campus Activities invites students and their families to join us after the football game for an evening of entertainment! Come enjoy appetizers, a variety of card games, bingo, and FAMILY FEUD! Fun money will be provided to play casino-style games including poker, blackjack, and roulette. At the end of the evening, cash in your chips for a chance to win fun family BGSU gear!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry to earn points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event

BGSU Women’s Soccer vs. Detroit
09/14/2014
Noon
Cochrane Field
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: BGSU Women's Soccer welcome the Titans of Detroit to Cochrane Field!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime.

Counseling Center Open House
09/19/2014
11:00pm-1:30pm
College Park Building
Sponsor: Counseling Center
Event Description: Free chair massages, free food, aromatherapy and more fun!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

BGSU Men’s Soccer vs. Michigan State
09/24/2014
7:00pm
Cochrane Field
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: BGSU Men's Soccer welcomes the Spartans of Michigan State to Cochrane Field!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

Major Matchup
09/24/2014
12:00pm-3:00pm
BTSU 228
Sponsor: Pre-Major & Academic Planning
Event Description: This is a BGSU Majors Fair for students exploring all of our options. It is sponsored by the Office of Pre-Major & Academic Planning.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Hansen Series presents: THE MCGILL BROTHERS
09/29/2014
8:00pm-9:30pm
Donnell Theatre
Sponsor: College of Musical Arts
Event Description: The McGill brothers are a rare phenomenon. They’re young African-American men from the Chicago’s South Side, who are very accomplished classical musicians. Anthony, 33, who has been called “one of the best clarinet players in the country,” is the principle clarinet player for the New York Metropolitan Opera. He says his best role model has been his older brother Demarre, 37, who is the lead flute player for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

BG’s Got Talent
10/01/2014
7:00pm-9:00pm
Olscamp 101
Sponsor: Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: Sing! Dance! Juggle! Joke! Play musical glasses of water! Showcase your talent and ability with the best BGSU has to offer! So you think you have talent, prove it. Check out the BGSU Homecoming Facebook page for details. Sponsored by the Homecoming Student Steering Committee
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry to earn points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

Bed Races
10/02/2014
4:00pm-6:00pm
TBD
Sponsor: Office of Residence Life
Event Description: The Office of Residence Life hosts Bed Races as an opportunity for students across campus to come together for fun, competition, and falcon spirit as they race rolling beds! In teams of 5, students push one teammate on the bed, racing against another team down the road to victory. Participants are encouraged to show their BG pride and creativity during the races as we will be rewarding spirit as well as speed! The event occurs as part of Homecoming. Come participate or cheer on your favorite team!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Look for one of the Ziggy Points station to swipe in for your points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

BGSU Swimming and Diving- Tom Stubbs Relay
10/03/2014
4:00pm
Cooper Pool
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: BGSU Swimming along with the new BGSU Diving program host the Tom Stubbs Relays!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

Homecoming Kickoff
10/03/2014
Immediately following parade, approx. 6:00 PM
University Lawn
Sponsor: Homecoming Student Steering Committee and Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: Join the BGSU community to kick-off the 2014 Homecoming weekend with great music and games, human hamster balls, jugglers, magicians, and a dunk tank!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Look for one of the Ziggy Points station to swipe in for your points. Swiping stations are guaranteed during the first hour of the event.

Homecoming Pep Rally
10/04/2014
Time TBD
Falcon Tailgate Park
Sponsor: Homecoming Student Steering Committee and Office of Campus Activities
Event Description: Join this all-campus celebration to cheer on the Falcons as they Roll Along to victory!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Look for one of the Ziggy Points station to swipe in for your points.

Expo Prep Day
10/06/2014
12:00pm-4:00pm
BTSU 202
Sponsor: Career Center
Event Description: Network with employers and Career Center staff as you prepare for the Spring EXPO Job & Internship Fair. A variety of career topics including resume critiques by employers, job & internship fair preparation, interview information, and LinkedIn orientations will be discussed at each station.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Fall EXPO
10/14/2014
10:00am-3:00pm
Perry Field House
Sponsor: Career Center
Event Description: Gain access to employers representing numerous organizations. You are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume. Come early to take advantage of networking opportunities and learn about internships and career options. Please bring your BGSU ID card.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Harry and Rosemary Wong, Ed.D – Becoming an Effective Teacher
10/14/2014
7:00pm-9:00pm
TBA
Sponsor: College of Education and Human Development
Event Description: Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong, both former teachers and award-winning educators, have spoken to more than one million educators. The Wong’s have written the best-selling book in education, The First Days of School, that has sold more than 3.8 million copies. The Wong's will be on campus to speak about becoming an effective teacher through classroom management and preparation. In addition to their award-winning books, the Wong's operate a non-profit corporation that serves to help teachers and children around the world meet their needs and fulfill their dreams.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

Artist Talk & Performance by Nathalie Miebach
10/15/2014
6pm
Willard Wankleman Gallery, Fine Arts Building
Sponsor: The Fine Arts Center Galleries
Event Description: Nathalie Miebach will introduce a performance of one of her artworks by the BGSU Combustible Arts Ensemble, directed by Tom Rosenkranz. Prints and drawings by pioneering sound sculptor Harry Bertoia, Nathalie Miebach’s carefully plotted woven sculptures that interpret weather events and can be read as musical scores, and the BGSU gamelan – an Indonesian orchestra of percussion instruments built and tuned to stay together as a set and used to relate historical dramas, come together to celebrate the ways we interpret, understand and appreciate events and experiences through multiple senses.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in for the first hour of the event.

Art Exhibit: IDENTITY PROJECT: Telling Truths/Speaking Secrets
10/17/2014-11/19/2014
Various, see below for gallery hours
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Fine Arts Building
Sponsor: Fine Arts Galleries
Event Description: Visit this engaging art exposition featuring Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Confessions and the Sense of Self
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Hybrids, Aliens and Ghosts.
Curated by Jacqueline Nathano
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at gallery entrance between Oct. 17-Nov. 19th. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

"No Impact Week" Kick-Off Film Screening
10/20/2014
7:00pm
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater
Sponsor: Office of Campus Sustainability
Event Description: Did you know that there is a swirling mass of plastic garbage in our ocean that covers approximately twice the size of the continental United States? It's called the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". Come watch the gripping documentary, Plastic Paradise to learn all about this growing problem and what you can do to help. After the movie, there will be a facilitated discussion for participants to share their thoughts on the film.
How to get your Ziggy Points:
Students can swipe their card at the event entry. Swiping stations are guaranteed 30 minutes before event start and 30 minutes after.

BGSU Football vs. Kent State
11/12/2014
8:00pm
Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: The MAC Champion Falcon Football team welcomes the Kent State Golden Flashes to The Doyt!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

BGSU Hockey vs. Ohio State
11/15/2014
7:05pm
BGSU Ice Arena
Sponsor: Athletics
Event Description: BGSU Falcon Hockey renews their rivalry with the Buckeyes of Ohio State!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Swiping stations are guaranteed until halftime. 

Leadership Academy
11/15/2014
9:00am-5:00pm
Olscamp 101
Sponsor: Center for Leadership; Campus Activities; Residence Life
Event Description: Leadership Academy is the premier, annual leadership conference at Bowling Green State University. This one-day event takes place in November and engages students in educational sessions targeted toward their leadership development. Participants have the opportunity to explore personal and leadership values, network with other campus leaders, and develop the skills necessary for success.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Pre-registration is required. Visit the Center for Leadership website to register at www.bgsu.edu/leadership. All registered students who attend will receive Ziggy points.

Native American Heritage Week Events
11/17/14
6:00pm-10:00pm
Various, see description
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs
Event Description: Native American Heritage Week celebrations will occur throughout the week of Nov. 17-21, 2014. All are welcome to attend.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Attend at least one of the Native American Heritage Week events between November 17-21. to receive Ziggy Points. Swiping stations will be available for the duration of each event listed above. Note: Students are welcome to attend multiple events, but only 1 event will be counted for Ziggy Points.

Tunnel of Oppression
11/19-20/14
10:00am-10:00pm
BTSU 201
Sponsor: Office of Residence Life
Event Description: The Tunnel of Oppression, sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, is a self-guided interactive event with active and passive experiential opportunities to explore issues of difference. We encourage participants to think critically about issues of diversity, power, privilege, and social justice and to examine the world through others’ lenses.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
11/20/2014
Various Events throughout the day, See description for more details
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, BTSU
Sponsor: College of Business
Description: Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by attending one or more of these events.
Gasoline and Ethanol Supply Chain Integration Breakfast
8:30am-11am
Local experts will discuss supply chain and logistics of gasoline and ethanol
Agribusiness Advisory Panel
2:30pm-5pm
Panelists will discuss issues facing agribusiness including Succession, Good Agricultural Practices and GMO’s.
Case Studies in Agribusiness
5:30pm-7:30pm
Local businesses discuss the impact of Northwest Ohio’s agricultural industry throughout the world. Food sampling and entertainment will be provided.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Registration is required. Register at www.bgsu.edu/gweek. Attend at least one event to receive Ziggy Points. Swiping stations will be available at each event. Note: Students are welcome to attend multiple events, but only 1 event will be counted for Ziggy Points

Kwanzaa Celebration
12/01/2014
5:30pm-8:00pm
101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union (BSU) and BGSO
Event Description: Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. The BGSU Kwanzaa celebration will feature music, dancing, poetry and storytelling and craft making stations.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Pajama Party
12/04/2014
10:00pm-midnight
Perry Field House
Sponsor: Recreation and Wellness
Event Description: Relax and have fun before finals week approaches and wear your jammies! Free food, interactive games and late night fun for college students is planned.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at event entry for the duration of the event.

VCT Sustainability Event
12/08/2014
4:00pm-5:30pm
235 Technology Building
Sponsor: VC&TE
Event Description: Students in the Visual Communication Technology course, Sustainability in VCT, reverse engineer a product package. They research, test and re-engineer a packaging solution that best fits the product and is proven as sustainable. In an open-house format, join faculty, staff and other students to talk with about their sustainability projects.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can sign in at event entry for the duration of the event.

Finals S.O.S. (Study on Sunday)
12/14/2014
Noon-10:00pm
The Learning Commons
Sponsor: The Learning Commons, University Libraries
Event Description: Earn Ziggy Points while you prepare for your final exams at the Learning Commons! Free tutoring, food, fun and games!
How to get your Ziggy Points: Students can swipe in at the Learning Commons for the duration of the event.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Pre-registration required and open until _____, Event Date: 01/09/2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Ballroom
Sponsor: Office of Service-Learning
Event Description: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Challenge is a day for the students of BGSU to engage in direct service for a myriad of community partners. This day is designed to allow students to interact, serve, and reflect on the legacy of MLK.
How to get your Ziggy Points: Pre-registration required. http://www.bgsu.edu/service-learning.html