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Upcoming Events

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.

The Learning Commons & Ziggy Points!

1/11/16 - 1/22/16, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Learning Commons - First Floor, Jerome Library
Sponsored by The Learning Commons
Event Description: Study at The Learning Commons during the first two weeks of the semester and earn Ziggy Points!

Resume Rookie Workshop

1/13/16, 1/20/16, 1/21/16, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
359 Education Building
Sponsored by Student Employment Services
Event Description: Are you considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You'll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you've gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! At this workshop you can begin to create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover. Space is limited; email Student Employment Services at stuemp@bgsu.edu to register.

Women's Basketball vs. Akron

1/13/16, 7:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Faculty Artist Series: Caroline Chin, violin

1/13/16, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center
Sponsored by College of Musical Arts
Event Description: Violin professor Caroline Chin joined the College of Musical Arts this fall, and is excited to make her recital debut on campus! Described by Time Out New York as “Incisive, industrious, and creatively restless…”

Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity

1/13/16, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)
Event Description: Undergraduate students from all disciplines will be presenting scholarly posters related to diversity in all areas, including culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and disability. There will also be a keynote speaker.

The Fulfillment of the Dream: Spoken Word, Songs & Theatre

1/14/16, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (206)
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs
Event Description: Join us as we explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the artistic delivery of songs, spoken word poetry, dance and dramatic interpretation. Each performance will relate to the teachings of Dr. King.

MLK, Jr. Day of Service Challenge

1/18/16, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom (morning) and various locations in Northwest Ohio
Sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
Event Description: MLK, Jr. Day of Service Challenge is an annual community service event that engages around 700 volunteers and serves  about 40 community organizations in Northwest Ohio through challenge projects. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by making it a "day on, not a day off".

MLK, Jr. Day of Service at Firelands

1/18/16, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Victory Kitchen and the Salvation Army
Sponsored by Firelands
Event Description: Come participate in BGSU Firelands Day-of-Service as we commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Leadership Week

1/18/16 - 1/23/2016
Various locations
Sponsored by Center for Leadership
Event Description: The Annual Leadership Week will celebrate and promote leadership across BGSU's campus through discussions, presentations, and information sessions. This week-long initiative will feature programs to get you involved and learning more about leadership opportunities and what being a leader at BGSU is all about.
How to Get Your Ziggy Points: Attend at least one of the Leadership week events between Tuesday(1/19) - Saturday (1/23) to receive 100 Ziggy Points. Note: Students are welcome to attend multiple events, but only 1 event will be counted for Ziggy Points.

Men's Basketball vs. Toledo

1/19/16, 7:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

2016 In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/19/16, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by President's Office, Provost, Office of Equity and Diversity, Division of Student Affairs
Event Description: Wil Haygood - A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the Washington Post, Wil Haygood has been described as a cultural historian. He is the author of a trio of iconic biographies. His "King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.," told the story of the enigmatic New York congressman and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. That was followed (after publication of a family memoir) by "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.," which was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor Music Biography Award, the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Legacy Award, and the Nonfiction Book of the Year Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2009, he wrote "Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson," which told the story of the famed New York pugilist known as much for his prowess in the ring as his elegant style outside of it. Haygood is an associate producer of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," the 2013 award winning film staring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack. Haygood is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio.

Get Involved Fair

1/19/16, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Campus Activities
Event Description: The Get Involved Fair is an excellent opportunity for student organizations, departments, and offices to reach out to the student population and/or increase organization membership in a fun and vibrant environment!

Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Miami

1/22/16, 3:00 p.m.
BGSU Recreation Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Men's Basketball vs. Kent State

1/23/16, 4:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

GRIT - Legos

1/25/16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Mezzanine
Sponsored by Counseling Center
Event Description: Build structures out of Legos! Completing a simple set of instructions with a visible end product will help you be achievement oriented. Free swag (temporary tattoos) for any student who finishes a structure!!

Global Leadership Certificate

1/28/16 - 3/17/16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Center for Leadership
Event Description: The Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), offered by the Center for Leadership, is a 7-session program that will help you develop tools and skills that will help you lead and communicate effectively on a global scale with people from a variety of cultures and experiences. As our society becomes increasingly globalized the importance of globalized leadership becomes more relevant. The GLC workshops incorporates our global citizenship competency into your leadership toolkit.

Hockey vs. Michigan Tech

1/29/16, 7:00 p.m.
BGSU Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

Gymnastics vs. Denver

1/30/16, 4:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

St. Baldrick's

1/31/16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Multipurpose Room
Sponsored by Residence Life
Event Description: St. Baldrick's is the National Residence Hall Honorary 4thth annual shave-a-thon. BGSU will be raising money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, providing funding for childhood cancer research. Join us by raising money through shaving, general donations, or support those who are standing in solidarity with children with childhood cancers. Honored families and performances throughout the day will accompany the shave-a-thon.

Nacho Ordinary Career Center Open House

2/2/16 - 2/3/16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Center (318 Math Science)
Sponsored by Career Center
Event Description: The purpose of this event is to show students the resources the BGSU Career Center has to offer them.

Annual Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition

2/7/16, 2/21/16, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries
Sponsored by BGSU Galleries
Event Description:
This juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art ranges from intricate metals and jewelry pieces to animations, from large-scale abstract sculpture to functional ceramic vessels, and from colorful graphics to delicate and detailed drawings. There is something for everyone to admire and be inspired by. Gallery hours are Tu-Sat 11 am to 4 pm, Thur evenings 6 to 9 pm and Sun 1 to 4 pm.

Ethnic Student Center Dialogue Series

2/8/16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ethnic Student Center, 318B Math Science
Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs
Event Description: Join in a discussion that focuses on Black Heritage and/or issues affecting the Black community.

Spring 2016 EXPO Job & Internship Fair

2/9/16, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perry Field House
Sponsored by Career Center
Event Description: This event is the annual spring job fair.

GRIT - Hula Hoops!

2/9/16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Mezzanine
Sponsored by Counseling Center
Event Description: Work on your hula hooping skillz! Work on building your endurance by practicing this fun, simple activity Free swag (temporary tattoos) for any student who participates.

Men's Basketball vs. Akron

2/9/16, 7:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Hockey vs. Miami

2/12/16, 7:00 p.m.
BGSU Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

Last Lecture

2/16/16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater
Sponsored by Dean of Students
Event Description: Last Lecture is an honor given to extraordinary professors whose lectures have impacted students. All BGSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend as Dr. James Pfundstein discloses the wisdom he would impart if this was truly his last opportunity to speak in front of an audience. Last Lecture is the signature event sponsored by Mortar Board Honor Society.

Women's Basketball vs. Toledo

2/17/16, 7:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Athletics

Common Reading Spring 2016 Event with Author Katherine Boo

2/23/16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by University Libraries, Undergraduate Education, Office of the Provost
Event Description: A presentation, Q&A, and book signing with Katherine Boo, author of the Spring 2016 Common Reading book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity." Find out more about the book here.

Music Faculty Scholar Series

2/24/16, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center
Sponsored by College of Musical Arts
Event Description: Our BGSU College of Musical Arts faculty are featured in this scholar series, lecturing on various topics in music. Students in the Honors College are encouraged to join us for these engaging discussions.

Inclusive Leadership Certificate

2/24/16 - 4/6/16, 5:30p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 316
Sponsored by Center for Leadership
Event Description: 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.

Big Playground

2/26/16, 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Perry Field House
Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness
Event Description: Feel like a kid again and enjoy a dance party, inflatables, caricature artists, arts and crafts, and FREE food at this annual student favorite. See the unveiling of the Party Smart Video Contest entries.

Voices Unite: Women's EmpowHERment Conference

2/27/16, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cedar Point Center
Sponsored by Firelands
Event Description: Join the women of BGSU Firelands as we look to pour into future and current college women to discuss ways to live life healthy and on purpose.  This half day conference is a time of inspiration and motivation.  Please come join us.

Hockey vs. Ferris State

2/26/16, 7:00 p.m.
BGSU Ice Arena
Sponsored by Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Miami

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

Women of Distinction

3/1/16, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
202 B, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Dean of Students
Event Description: The Women of Distinction is an event to recognize and honor women in the BGSU community. All members of the BGSU community are invited to hear from women who have demonstrated excellence, ingenuity and the ability to overcome barriers that still exist for women. The women selected for this honor represent a diversity of backgrounds, personal characteristics, life experiences and are lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls everywhere. During the event, the recipients share the stage on a panel to share their stories and answer questions from the audience.

Jazz Week: Jazz Faculty Recital

3/16/16, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center
Sponsored by College of Musical Arts
Event Description: A highlight of our annual Jazz Week, the BGSU College of Musical Arts Jazz Faculty will perform a recital. Come to hear jazz standards and pieces composed by our faculty in this small-group setting.

Summer Job Fair

3/16/16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Student Employment Services
Event Description: BGSU's Summer Job Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with employers from all over the region who are eager to hire BGSU students. Securing a summer job is not only a great way to earn money, but also a great way to gain valuable transferable skills such as time management, communication skills and problem solving.

International Karaoke Night

3/18/16, 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Education 115
Sponsored by International Programs & Partnerships
Event Description: Enjoy hanging out with friends? Ever sung in a different language? Come and enjoy some cultural fun with WSA and other collaborative multicultural organizations for some fun multilingual karaoke singing. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

PNC Bank Financial Literacy Seminar - Charge it Right

3/15/16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
309 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by PNC Bank
Event Description: PNC Bank's "Charge It Right" seminar will help participants understand credit and why it's important. The seminar will explain the purpose of credit cards, identify factors creditors look for when making credit decisions, and describe how to use a credit card responsibly.

Multicultural Conference

3/19/16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Access, Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Event Description: The Multicultural Conference: "Thriving in a Multicultural Environment" will raise awareness and recognize ways that diverse cultures contribute to life in Ohio and the United States as well as recognize that an issue for one demographic is an issue for all when it comes to addressing equity, diversity and inclusion.

GRIT Week

3/21/16 - 3/25/16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Mezzanine
Sponsored by Counseling Center
Event Description: Monday - Write down your negative thoughts and then put them through a shredder. THIS FEELS GOOD! Then, write a positive message and post it to a message board.
Tuesday - Make a mask that reflects the “face” you show to the world. Sometimes using the mask is worth the effort and sometimes being authentic is more productive, we’ll help you figure out when!
Wednesday - Work through an interactive maze that will help build your resolve. Prizes given for resiliency.
Thursday - Spin an activity wheel, practice a relaxation technique the wheel lands on, and win a prize!
Friday - Create a list that reflects your future self with an emphasis on how grit and determination will get you there and win a prize!

BGSU Creed Day

3/22/16, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Falcon's Nest, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Sponsored by Marketing and Communications, Undergraduate Student Government
Event Description: Celebrate the Inaugural BGSU Creed Day with your fellow Falcons! Join President Mazey and Mayor Dick Edwards for the Official Proclamation of BGSU Creed Day.

Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Composers

3/23/16, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center
Sponsored by College of Musical Arts
Event Description: This special recital features compositions by BGSU faculty members. Expand your idea of new, contemporary music, and enjoy hearing the freshest compositions from our award-winning faculty!

Women's Outdoor Track and Field vs. Toledo

4/1/16, TBA
Whittaker Track
Sponsored by Athletics

Baseball vs. Toledo

4/2/16, 1:00 p.m.
Steller Field
Sponsored by Athletics

ZiggyThon

4/2/16 - 4/3/16, 4:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perry Field House
Sponsored by Dance Marathon and Campus Activities
Event Description: Come out and join Dance Marathon at BGSU as they host their 21st annual ZiggyThon at the Perry Field House April 2-3 4pm to 4pm. This annual event benefiting Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo brings together students, staff/faculty, and community members to celebrate the end of the fundraising year for the organization as we dance, play games, and fight for every miracle kid and their family. This year our theme, Destination: Miracles, is sure to take you on the best 24 hour road trip of your life.

The Hatch

4/7/16, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by College of Business
Event Description: This event is free and open to all BGSU students. Students present their business ideas to a panel of alumni investors in front of a live audience, much like “Shark Tank.”  Come cheer on our Hatchlings.

Summer Splash

4/7/16, 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Student Recreation Center
Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness
Event Description: The Summer Splash late night event features water games, a "Dive-In" movie, music, food, and arts and crafts. A student ID is required for entrance.

Sibs N Kids Carnival

4/9/16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Residence Life
Event Description: RSA's annual Sibs N Kids Carnival is a chance for guests to come enjoy inflatables, activities, and caricature artists during the Sibs N Kids weekend.

Beyond BG

4/11/16, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by Alumni Association
Event Description: Beyond BG is senior celebration, welcoming our graduating seniors into Alumni status.  While this event's theme is to celebrate seniors, it is open to all students!  Come enjoy free food, free t-shirts, and free fun! There will be inflatables and some special appearances from your favorite "celebrities" on campus!

Tuition Raffle Grand Prize Drawing

4/12/16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Olscamp 101
Sponsored by Honors College
Event Description: Come join Tuition Raffle for their Annual Grand Prize Drawing! At this luau themed event, students will have the opportunity to play a variety of free games and be entered in prizes from businesses within the Bowling Green community.
Additionally, the grand prize winners for the two $1,500 tuition scholarships and two full book scholarships will be selected and announced! Tickets for this raffle can be purchased in advance or at the event. All proceeds from ticket sales from Tuition Raffle go to support Honors College scholarships that recognize students who exemplify leadership, academic excellence, involvement, pursuit of liberal arts education, or commitment to their community.

Softball vs. Miami

4/13/16, 1:00 p.m.
Meserve Field
Sponsored by Athletics

GRIT - Obstacle Course

4/15/16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Mezzanine
Sponsored by Counseling Center
Event Description: Complete a fun, interactive obstacle course! Work on building your resilience and perserverance and be a Grit Ninja. Free swag (temporary tattoos) for any student who finishes the obstacle course.

Greek Sing

4/17/16, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Stroh Center
Sponsored by Campus Activities - Fraternity and Sorority Life
Event Description: BGSU's fraternities and sororities dancing, singing, and performing in various ways. Lots of fun and lots of laughs.

Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship

4/23/16, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Olscamp Hall
Sponsored by Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS)
Event Description: Undergraduate students from all disciplines will be presenting posters as well as oral presentations on their research and scholarly projects conducted with faculty mentors. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

50th Anniversary Community Celebration at Firelands

4/23/16, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TBA
Sponsored by Firelands

Women's Tenns vs. Buffalo

4/24/16, TBA
Keefe Courts
Sponsored by Athletics

Latino Graduation

4/27/16, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 308
Sponsored by Latino Student Union and Multicultural Affairs
Event Description: The Latino Student Union, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, invites you to celebrate the graduation of Latino students at BGSU as part of the Latino Awareness Month celebration programs.