Events and Projects


February 11:  Gibbeted; a dramatized reading with original music that explores the connection of the Black Experience to popular culture. Produced by the New Works Writes Series In celebration of Black History Month.

February 12: 18th Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference 

April 16: Ohanami | Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 4-8 p.m.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Produced by the The Asian Studies Program and the Japanese Club, this celebration of Japanese culture and art commemorates the donations of cherry trees to BGSU by alumni and area businesses. It features free:

  • Japanese calligraphy
  • Origami
  • Traditional Japanese games
  • Rice-cake making
  • Kimono Try-ons
  • Taiko performance
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Japanese traditional dance
  • Taste sushi and authentic Japanese refreshments

February 12: 18th Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference




April 10:  Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal, performance as part of Improvisation in the Arts and Daily Life: A Weekend of Performances, Dialogues and Seminars"

September 4-30: "Fluent Expression: Modern and Traditional Chinese Painting"

September 19-24: "Choreographer/Dancer Jeya Raveendram"

October 21: "BGSU Oktoberfest"

October 21-28: "Dine Artist, Dancer, and Singer Wayne Wilson"

November 14: "Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing, Keynote Reader Tarfia Faizullah"


May 29 - June 8: A Old South End Mural Project 2012 with Mario Torero

March 29: College of Arts and Sciences Reading Series – A Reading By Filipina-American Poet Sarah Verdes Gambito

April 3:
Bilingual Reading Spanish-English w/ Salvadorian Writer Horacio Castellano Moya

April 5:
A Week of Hindustani (North Indian) Music Events Featuring Paul Livingston, Hom Nath Upadhya and Mamta Upadhyaya, BGSU Arts  (Kreischer Quadrangle, below the Sundial Dining Hall)

April 21: O-Hanami, Cherry Blossom Festival -- Japanese style taiko drumming; martial arts performances; Origami, Shodo brush writing; raffle for victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, traditional food and more!

April 26: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks: Mrs. Judy Cohen

June 12 - September 23: Glass Masters of Japan and the Studio Glass movement: A Conversation

September 6 - 23: Shadows of the Bolivarian Crescent: Spatial Literacy in Latin American, a Photographic exhibition by Dalton Anthony Jones and Jacinthe Jacques

October 24: Oktoberfest at BGSU: A Polka Festival



October 26 - 2, 2011: The Auction Project Performance

September 26 - 28 & October 6, 2011: Millennium Sculpture: Concepts, Craft, Traditions and Trends in Contemporary American Culture: Johnny Coleman Installation and Artist Talk

July 15 - 24, 2011: NOWOH Art Exhibition's First annual ECAP Award

May 26 to June 10, 2011: Old South End Mural Project with internationally renowned muralist/activist Mario Torero

April 20, 2011: Alixa and Naima, Climbing Poe-Tree - S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D./ "THE OUTLET" Presented by Urban Nu-Sense, LLC

April 9, 2011:Lecture-Demonstation by DZIAN

March 21, 2011: Superstar Balinese Guitarist Balawan and his band batuan Ethnic Fusion 

March 19, 2011: Sounds of Afrika: African Drum and Dance Troupe: African People's Association's Annual African Dinner

March 18 - April 3, 2011: "Here, There, and Elsewhere: Refugee Families in Milwaukee": A traveling photographic exposition on intimate portraits by John Ruehartsch and Sally Kuzma.

February 28, 2011: Micklina Kenyi and documentary "Lost Girls": Sudanese Woman's oral history, a film project tracing the experience of genocide, sexual violence and survival.



December 2, 2010: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music Featuring Steve Gorn and Pt. Hom Nath Upadhyaya

October 21, 2010:FLAMINGO: GIFTS (for you) - Music, Dance, Idenity and Culture: A Multicultural Concert Event.

September 24, 2010:Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit

April 15 - 16, 2010: Asian Popular Art 

April 12 - 13, 2010: Representations of Migration in Nahua Art

April 5 - 18, 2010:Old South End Mural Project, Charles Kanwischer, School of Art

April 3, 2010: BGSU African People's Association Annual Dinner

Spring 2010: Indigenous Voices: Native American Writers Series

February 28 - March 2, 2010:I Am That I Am: Woman, Black

February 18, 2010:Poetry: Transformation through Translation



November 5 - 6, 2009: The Music of Shringara Nepal

October 26, 2009:Paisito Screening & Conversation with Ricardo Fernadez Blanco



-Understanding Dine'Wag Navaip Art & Culture
-Play & Production: " Yellowman " by Dael Orlandersmith
Folk Stories from Culture Around the World

-Bernard Woma: Master Xylophonist & Prommer with Ruland Vazques & Band: Latin Jazz: Woma

-Japanese Music Concert



"Ballet meets Flamenco: The Dominquez Dancers." Arts Unlimited Continuing Education, International & Summer Program

Asian American Literary Caravan

Hidden Japan- Fine Arts Center Galleries:  Hidden Japan 1 &  Hidden Japan 2 
-Performance by Daidougei Featuring Edo Diakagura Troupe & Marionette Group
-Artist Lecture: Gita Hashemi

Concert of Koto Music

-International Dinner
-Africa Week-Presenting Africa: Peoples, Culture, & Society
-Post Colonial Cinematic Encounters by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
-Anisa in Holyland Play & Workshop:  Holyland 1 &  Holyland 2
-Bollywood Satirized

"Carnival Woman." The Universal Female Archetype as revealed in the Slave-Scripted chapters of the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival by Peta M. Bain

February  Voices of Africa Choral Ensemble
-Yoruba Texitile Artist for Nigeria, West Africa by Nike Davies Okundaye
-ULALI Residency Partnership for Community Action by Jane Rosser

-Assad Guitar Duo Mini-Residency



-Kwanzaa 2001: Culture through Dance
-Yumbambee:  Salsa Jazz Comes to Ohio Schools

-Atomic Bombing Exhibition
-Literary Caravan

-Julia Lesage Film Documentary

-Arabian Nights Poetry Reading Featuring Nathaniel Mackey

-Japanese Shakuachi Music by Taniguchi Yoshinobu and Michael Gould, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl Symposium

-Master Class and Performance with George Shirley
-Broadway Showstoppers
-Poetry Reading by Roberta Hill
Campus visit for Dr. Angharad Valdivia

-Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Black Issues Conference



-Kwanzaa 2000: A Celebration of African Culture

-Concert of Indian Classical Music by Kartik Seshadri