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Explore your passions and interests, build bonds with fellow falcons, and make the most of your experience at BGSU!

With 50+ Ziggy Points events per semester, there are plenty of chances to earn rewards and qualify for grand prizes while playing an active role in the BGSU community and culture. Learn about Ziggy Points events below and take advantage of the plentiful opportunities offered on campus.

**Unless otherwise noted, Ziggy Points are earned by swiping your BGSU ID during the event.

BGSU Banking Basics by PNC

All semester, Anytime, Any campus or personal computer
Sponsored by PNC Bank

BGSU Banking Basics by PNC aims to teach students about the essentials of money mangement, from depositing checks to understanding income and how to create a budget.  Students can gain insight into how well they manage their money, and they can find more information at PNC's Achievement Sessions website.  http://bgsu.pncbankingbasics.com  ©2016 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved.  PNC Bank, National Association Member FDIC

*You must go to http://bgsu.pncbankingbasics.com and register for the Banking Basics Course.  Once the course has been completed, you will receive your Ziggy Points.

RSA's Casino Night

8/23/16, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Residence Life

RSA’s Casino Night is one of RSA’s biggest events and takes place during Welcome Week. Come try your luck at RSA's Casino where you can play Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, and several other exciting casino games, including slot machines with a chance to win great prizes!

Dueling Pianos 2016

8/24/16, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by New Student Orientation

Dueling Pianos is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that will have you singing, cheering, laughing, and maybe even dancing! It is an all request-driven, live musical show.

School of Cultural and Critical Studies Welcome Back Event

8/25/16, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., 101A Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by School of Cultural and Critical Studies

Students are invited to attend the SCCS Welcome Back Event to find out about the School of Cultural and Studies and the majors and minors offered by its four units: American Culture Studies Program, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Popular Culture, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Craig Karges - Mentalist

8/25/16, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by New Student Orientation

Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball vs. Louisville

8/27/16, 2:00 p.m., Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Multicultural Welcome

8/27/16, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs

Come learn about student resources provided by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, SMART, LGBT Resource Center, Project Search, International Student Services and multicultural student organizations. Enjoy food, games, music, dancing and giveaways!

Men's Soccer vs. Appalachian State

8/28/16, 12:00 p.m., Cochrane Field
Sponsored by Athletics

Women's Soccer vs. Oakland

8/28/16, 2:30 p.m., Cochrane Field
Sponsored by Athletics

PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Money 101

8/30/16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union 316
Sponsored by PNC Bank

In college, students have more responsibility for making decisions on their own - including taking charge of their money. This comprehensive presentation covers the basics they should know about good financial habits: budgeting, understanding credit, and protecting their identity.

FACE IT Exhibition

8/30/16 - 10/6/16, Various, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
Sponsored by BGSU Art Galleries

An expanded definition of photographic portraiture is explored in this exhibition of renowned artists curated by Lynn Whitney, Andrew Hershberger & Jacqueline Nathan.  Following the BGSU showing, it will travel to Slocumb Gallery and the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University.  A catalogue with an introduction by Andrew Hershberger accompanies the exhibition.  Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Thursday, 6-9pm; and Sunday 1-4pm.  The gallery is closed on university holidays. 

Welcome Back Fest

8/31/16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Firelands Campus Courtyard (Rainsite: North Building Pit Area)
Sponsored by Student and Campus Activities

Come partake in our welcoming celebration! See how to get involved by visiting our student organization tables, playing games and enjoying one another at this BGSU Firelands Community event.

Campus Fest

9/1/16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Oval and Beyond
Sponsored by Campus Activities

Get excited for Campus Fest 2016! Campus Fest is an annual organization and merchant fair sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities at Bowling Green State University. Each year, over 300 student organizations, local merchants, community partners, and University offices host a table to advertise their involvement and engagement opportunities available for students.

Multicultural Talent Showcase

9/1/16, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and New Student Orientation

If you enjoy singing, dancing, spoken word and other forms of entertainment, come watch your classmates as they share their diverse talents. Featuring a live band, MC's and audience participation!

your Fellow Falcon

9/8/16, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m., 117 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Communication Center

Join yFF for our annual Fall Meeting! Get your free t-shirt and hear about the cool stuff we have planned for the Fall Semester.

Football vs. North Dakota

9/10/16, 3:00 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

Expand Your Horizons Fair

9/14/16, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Center for Community & Civic Engagement, International Programs & Partnerships, Career Center, Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education

Your BG Experience goes beyond the classroom.  Get out and see what you can do!  At Expand Your Horizons, you will find information about the following:  Community-based learning; volunteer opportunities; study abroad; internships, co-ops and practicums; undergraduate research/scholarly/creative opportunities in all disciplines; STEM education opportunities.

Global Leadership Certificate

9/15/16 - 11/3/16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., TBD
Sponsored by Center for Leadership

The Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), offered by the Center for Leadership , is a program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for global leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. Employers are looking for leaders who value and develop global leadership competencies. The GLC is the perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more globally aware community.

Football vs. Middle Tennessee State

9/17/16, 12:00 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

ArtTalk: Jess T. Dugan: A Decade of Visual Activism

9/19/16, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Sponsored by BGSU Art Galleries

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Dugan’s first monograph Every breath we drew was published in 2015 by Daylight Books and she was selected by the White House as a 2015 Champion of Change.

Nacho Ordinary Open House

9/20/16 and 9/21/16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Career Center
Sponsored by Career

Looking for an internship? Need a job? Wondering where to start? Stop by the “Nacho Ordinary Career Center” Open House and learn about Career Center programs, resources, and services and meet the staff. We are here to help you! Free Food, Fun, Prizes and Nachos!

Major Match-Up

9/21/16, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union 228
Sponsored by Pre-Major and Academic Planning

This is a Majors fair designed to showcase majors to all students but with a focus on deciding students.

Record Listening Club

9/21/16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., 142 Jerome Library
Sponsored by University Libraries

The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives has started a Record Listening Club! This is a series of events where we invite faculty and staff from across campus to select an album from the Sound Recordings Archives that's significant to them either personally or as part of their research and lead a group discussion about it. From 7pm-8pm we'll host a listening of the album and discussion will start at 8pm. See you there!

Volleyball vs. Miami

9/22/16, TBD, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Counseling Center Open House

9/23/16, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Counseling Center (104 College Park Building)
Sponsored by Counseling Center

Come relax at the Counseling Center during our annual Open House! We'll have chair massages, aromatherapy, yoga and stretching, coloring/painting, and food - all for free!

Women's Soccer vs. Ohio

9/23/16, 7:00 p.m., Cochrane Field
Sponsored by Athletics

Disability Awareness: An Uncomplicated Discussion with Paul Daughtery

9/24/16, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Cedar Point Center Auditorium-Firelands Campus
Sponsored by Student and Campus Activities

Daugherty shares his memoirs of being a proud parent of a daughter with Down syndrome. Book signing to immediately follow the speaking presentation.

Men's Soccer vs. Ohio State

9/24/16, 7:00 p.m., Cochrane Field
Sponsored by Athletics

Fall EXPO Job & Internship Fair

9/27/16, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Perry Field House
Sponsored by Career Center

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.

Know the Ballot Discussion Series: Political Rhetoric of Ethnic Minorities

9/28/16, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., North Building Expansion Classroom 163 - Firelands Campus
Sponsored by Student and Campus Activities

The Know the Ballot Discussion Series is a platform to engage in conversation surrounding topics that impact local, state and national political initiatives. The focus of this session will center on political rhetoric of ethnic minorities, especially Hispanics and immigrants.

Bed Races

9/29/16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Parking Lot N
Sponsored by Residence Life

Bed Races will take place on Thursday, September 29th in Parking Lot N, located right behind the Jerome Library.  Teams can have up to five members to race rolling beds.  Prizes will be awarded based on speed, spirit, and style!   Participating in Bed Races is a great opportunity to build spirit and celebrate homecoming!

Taste of BG

9/30/16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Lawn between Mileti Alumni Center and Stroh Center
Sponsored by Homecoming Student Steering Committee

Taste of BG is our official kick-off event to the 2016 Homecoming weekend! The purpose of this event is to unify current students, alumni, and the community through all of BG’s favorite small town businesses. Enjoy live entertainment and your local Falcon Favorite restaurants!

Football vs. Eastern Michigan

10/1/16, 3:00 p.m., Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

Hispanic Heritage Month: Kideny Education and Wellness Fair

10/5/16, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Cedar Point Center Auditorium - Firelands Campus
Sponsored by Student and Campus Activities

The purpose of the Health and Wellness Fair is to provide interactive activities to enhance participants knowledge of health, wellness and wholistic living habits. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Kidney Foundation will also be present to facilitate kidney screenings and presentations on the impacts of kidney disease within the Hispanic community.

Forensics Showcase: It Takes a TEAM!

10/5/16, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 408 Kuhlin Center
Sponsored by Department of Communication and Falcon Forensics and Debate Team

An evening of interpretive performances, speeches and debate co-sponsored by the Falcon Forensics and Debate Team and Department of Communication. Audience members will have the opportunity to see award winning dramatic, prose and poetry performances; informative, persuasion and after dinner speeches; as well as various forms of debate. This is the first showcase of four held during the 2016-2017 season. A great time for all!

Latino Arts Extravaganza

10/6/16, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and Latino Student Union

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Latino Student Union at the Latino Arts Extravaganza, Thursday (Oct. 6), 4:30-6 p.m. in 202B BTSU. The event will feature Toledo’s El Corazon de Mexico Ballet, founded in 1996 to educate about the history and culture of Mexico through folkloric dance.

Business Analytic Symposium

10/7/16, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Applied Statistics and Operations Research

The Fall 2016 Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium will feature leading experts in the business analytics field. The theme is "Analytics + Insights = Coming Together."

Hockey vs. Western Michigan

10/14/16, 7:00 p.m., Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

your Fellow Falcon

10/17/16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Business Administration 1003
Sponsored by Student Enrollment Communication Center

Check in with yFF and see what we are up to for the month of October.  We will be featuring one of our initiatives!  Check our Facebook page for updates to find out more: www.facebook.com/yourfellow.falcon

Financing Your Education

10/18/16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., 3rd Floor Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

There is more to understanding the cost of college than simply tuition! This workshop will assist you in understanding the true costs of your education, different ways to fund your education, how to manage your expenses across your entire collegiate experience, and the practice of thinking ahead.

Inclusive Leadership Certificate

10/18/16 - 11/29/16, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., TBD
Sponsored by Center for Leadership and Multicultural Affairs

The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC), offered by the Center for Leadership and Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Employers are looking for leaders who value and develop inclusive leadership skills. The ILC is the perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more inclusive community.

Know the Ballot Discussion Series: Political Rhetoric of Those with Disabilities

10/19/16, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., North Building Expansion Classroom 163 - Firelands Campus

Sponsored by Student and Campus Activities

The Know the Ballot Discussion Series is a platform to engage in conversation surrounding topics that impact local, state and national political initiatives. The focus of this session will center on political rhetoric of individuals with dis-Abilities.

Performance and Exhibition: The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramer

10/19/16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
Sponsored by BGSU Art Galleries

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner is a mixed media installation by The Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles). "May Elizabeth Kramner (1867-1977) was a recluse and an artist of the type now dubbed 'outsider.' Her life work consisted of a model of the town in which she lived. Each house was represented by a tent and on each tent was sewn the manner of death of a person (or persons) who lived in that house at some time during her life. May Elizabeth's work was witnessed by no person outside of her immediate family during her lifetime. After her passing, the Deathworks were discovered by Charles and Dorothy Winright, the acclaimed anthropologists, but were destroyed in a fire shortly thereafter. In 2011, The Poyais Group recreated the artworks based upon Dorothy Winwright's notes from her initial survey of May Elizabeth's tents and pavilions.”

Monster Mash Halloween Bash

10/20/16, 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Student Recreation Center
Sponsored by Wellness Connection

Monster Mash Halloween Bash! Join us in a spooky celebration of Halloween. Come enjoy free food, campus lantern tours, face painting, crafts, Zombie Zumba, and and a DJ! Wear your best costume for a chance to win a $25 Chipotle giftcard.    Date: Thursday, October 20 Time: 10 PM-1 PM  Location: Student Recreation Center  This event is sponsored by the Wellness Connection.

Hockey vs. Ohio State

10/21/16, 7:00 p.m., Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

Football vs. Miami

10/22/16, TBA, Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

Volleyball vs. Toledo

10/22/16, TBA, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

GRIT Week

10/24/16 - 10/28/16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Mezzanine
Sponsored by Counseling Center

Got grit? Show us! Stop by the GRIT Week table in BTSU for short, interactive tasks designed to increase your persistence and resilience. Take away some swag and a little bit of encouragement! And check online to find pics of your gritty classmates - #BGritty

Common Reading Presentation and Book Signing with Author Warren Berger

10/26/16, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Undergraduate Education, University Libraries, Office of the Provost

The 2016-2017 Common Reading author Warren Berger will present information about his writing of A More Beautiful Question--followed by a book signing.

2nd Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair

10/27/16, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by The Graduate College

The Graduate and Professional School Fair will allow students to learn more about graduate program options both at BGSU and at other institutions around the country. We will be featuring approximately 75 programs/universities, so that students can explore all of their options for earning postgraduate degrees.

Leadership Academy

10/29/16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Center for Leadership, Campus Activities, and Fraternity & Sorority Life

Leadership Academy is the premier leadership conference at BGSU. This annual, one-day event offers sessions to engage students and develop leadership skills. The conference begins with an opening session to introduce the day and provide a common foundation. Students then move to assigned smaller groups and take part in activities that facilitate growth and success. Lunch is provided at no cost.

*Students will need to register for the event ahead of time in order to attend and receive Ziggy Points.

University Libraries Lecture Series with Piper Kerman

11/1/16, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., 101 Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by University Libraries

Piper Kerman is the best-selling author of "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison."     Her book chronicles the author's 13 months spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. In her compelling, moving and often hilarious book, she explores the experience of incarceration and the intersection of her life with the lives of the women she met while in prison: their friendships and families, mental illnesses and substance abuse issues, cliques and codes of behavior.

Native American Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration

11/1/16, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Mileti Alumni Center
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, Ethnic Studies, School of Media and Communication

The Native American Heritage Month kick-off celebration will feature food, music and a brief presentation. We hope to see you there!

BGSU Scholarships 101

11/3/16, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., 3rd Floor Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships provide money for college that you don't have to repay. Staff from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will review BGSU Scholarship opportunities, the application process, as well as local and national scholarship searches. Reduce your debt with FREE money!

Hockey vs. Ferris State

11/5/16, 7:00 p.m., Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

The Tunnel of Oppression

11/8/16 & 11/9/16, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Residence Life

The Tunnel of Oppression is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. It explores issues of power, privilege, diversity, and social justice.

The event is self-guided and untimed. It can take as long or short as you'd like. Staff members are on hand to assist with concerns.

Forensics Showcase: Showcase of ONE!

11/9/16, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 408 Kuhlin Center
Sponsored by Department of Communication and Falcon Forensics and Debate Team

An evening of interpretive performances, speeches and debate co-sponsored by the Falcon Forensics and Debate Team and Department of Communication. Audience members will have the opportunity to see award winning dramatic, prose and poetry performances; informative, persuasion and after dinner speeches; as well as various forms of debate. This is the second showcase of four held during the 2016-2017 season. A great time for all!

Women's Basketball vs. Cincinnati

11/15/16, TBA, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Football vs. Kent State

11/15/16, TBA, Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

Men's Basketball vs. UKMC

11/19/16, TBA, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Men's Basketball vs. Murray State

11/21/16, TBA, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Football vs. Buffalo

11/25/16, TBA, Doyt Perry Stadium
Sponsored by Athletics

Pajama Party Late Night Event

12/1/16, 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Student Recreation Center
Sponsored by Wellness Connection

Pajama Party Late Night Event.   Unwind and relax at the Pajama Party Late Night Event!  Put on your favorite (appropriate) pajamas and enjoy a fun-filled night of FREE food, board games, arts and crafts, and yoga.  The first 100 participants receive free sleep kits.  Wear your pajamas for entry into a $25 Chipotle giftcard.  Thursday, December 1 from 10PM-Midnight at the Student Recreation Center.  This event is sponosred by the Wellness Connection.  

Women's Basketball vs. Virginia

12/4/16, TBA, Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Hockey vs. Michigan Tech

12/9/16, TBA, Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics