In Brief: April 14

Paulsen Lecture to offer lessons from the past

“Stories: What Tales of Our Professional Ancestors Can Teach Us about Student Affairs Today” will be the topic of Dr. Janice Gerda, director of residence life at Case Western University, on Friday (April 15).

Gerda will present this year’s Fayetta M. Paulsen Lecture at 11 a.m. in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The BGSU Office of Residence Life hosts the annual event.

Vocal screenings, performance part of World Voice Day event

“Explore Your Voice. Imagine Where It Will Take You” is the theme of the April 18 World Voice Day celebration. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in 202 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

There will be free vocal health screenings, information about vocal health, and musical entertainment by students from the College of Musical Arts. All those with concerns about their voice are welcome to attend. Parking for the general public is available at the Union.

Speech-language pathology graduate students, who are supervised by licensed, certified speech-language pathologists, will provide the free vocal health screenings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m. Vocalists from the College of Musical Arts will demonstrate the power and beauty of the voice when they perform from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  

The celebration is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, College of Musical Arts, BGSU NSSLHA, and the Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.

For more information, contact Dr. Ronald Scherer at 419-372-7189.

‘Noises Off’ offers side-splitting fun

The Department of Theatre and Film closes its 2015-16 season with “Noises Off,” a comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn.

The production, classified as a farce, is actually a play within a play that offers a peek behind the scenes of a cast of traveling actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing On.” The BGSU play is directed by Dr. Geoff Stephenson, theatre.

Shows are at 8 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23, and at 2 p.m. April 23 and 24 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online, by calling 419-372-8171 or in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Guests with disabilities should indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in the event. Contact BGSU Disability Services, theatre and film, prior to the event at or 419-372-8495.

BGSU Firelands 50th anniversary
‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ is family entertainment

Tickets are now available for the BGSU Firelands Theatre production of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” onstage April 21-24 at the McBride Auditorium on the Huron campus.

The American classic is adapted from the beloved film by the same name and tells a story of happiness and family love that all ages will enjoy. As the curtain rises on the famous 1904 World's Fair, the musical follows the Smith family and the move that threatens to change their lives forever, accompanied by memorable tunes like "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Directed by Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brian Marshall, “Meet Me in St. Louis” combines the talents of 58 BGSU Firelands students, faculty, alumni and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre students.

The 2 p.m. April 23 performance is part of the Firelands 50th Festival: A Community Celebration, and tickets will be given out free at the event on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show.

The production is rated G.

Tickets for the other performances cost from $6 to $14, and can be purchased by calling 419-626-1950 or online.

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:31AM