In Brief: January 25

BGSU, Bowling Green to address ‘Islamophobia’

In the wake of recent concerns about intolerance and violence targeting Muslims, the University and the city of Bowling Green are hosting two panel discussions on “Islamophobia” in this region. The events are part of the Not In Our Town initiative.

Representatives from the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition, BGSU and the Bowling Green community will address the term “Islamophobia” and the concerns facing Muslims in northwest Ohio and the United States.

The first discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206). A second event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Wood County District Public Library Atrium. Both events are free and open to the public. 

 See more information online.

Sponsored Programs and Research has moved

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research has moved to 400 E. Poe Road while University Hall is being renovated. Phone numbers for the office and staff will remain unchanged.

Auditions announced for ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

BGSU Firelands Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre are joining to present the classic musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” April 21-24. The collaborative production is part of BGSU Firelands’ 50th anniversary celebration.

Participation is open to youth, current students, BGSU and CCYT alumni, and community members. Open auditions will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands.

“Meet Me In St. Louis takes place in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and hinges on the possibility that banker Alonzo Smith might uproot his family to New York, scuttling his daughter Esther’s romance with boy-next-door John Truett and causing similar emotional trauma for the rest of the household.

The story was made famous in the 1944 MGM musical of the same name starring Judy Garland. Adapted for the stage in 1990, “Meet Me In St. Louis includes “Skip to My Lou,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “The Trolley Song.”

All ages and types are needed for “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Roles are available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 6 and up. The production has three separate ensemble age groups: 6-12, 13-19 and 20+. No experience is necessary.

Participants in “Meet Me In St. Louis must be age 6 or older by the first rehearsal on March 14. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings between from 5-9 p.m., and select Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons in April.

For complete audition preparation information, visit: and download the audition packet.

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:28AM