A sampling of events happening in the coming month
Nov. 1, 2007
By Josh Gargiulo
There are plenty of events to enjoy throughout November before the university settles down for winter break. Here's a sampling of what's happening this month.
School of Music
The School of Music will host 10 events this month featuring visiting artists, students and faculty. The always-impressive Women's Chorale and Singing Men of Ohio will take the stage at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Orchestral clarinetist Maureen Hurd will perform on campus at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the School of Music Recital Hall. Also visiting this month are pianists Gloria Cook and Cynthia Lawning. They will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, also in the School of Music Recital Hall.
For a complete list of School of Music events, visit www.finearts.ohio.edu/music/pages/concerts-events/calendar.htm. For ticket and additional concert information, call 740-593-4244.
School of Theater
Throughout November, the School of Theater will present "MacBett," an absurd take on Shakespeare's most sinister play, in the Forum Theater of the Radio and Television Building. For performance dates, visit www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=artsforohio&&jsenabled=1
The "most exciting band in the land" will take its show on the road this month for a performance at the historic Ohio Theatre in Columbus – the state's busiest performing arts facility. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
For ticket info and directions to the Ohio Theatre, visit www.capa.com/columbus/venues/ohio_about.php.
If Columbus is too far, or you just can't wait that long, the band is performing its annual Varsity Show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Memorial Auditorium.
For more information, visit www.ohiou.edu/marching110/about/schedule/2007/varsity.html
Kennedy Museum of Art
The SCALE exhibit, which represents the culmination of three years of planning and more than a year's work by more than 100 people, will be on display through Dec. 16. Other exhibits you won't want to miss while visiting the Kennedy are "Art of the Zuni" and "Gallery 66: Selling the Southwest."
For additional information on the Kennedy Museum of Art and its exhibitions, visit www.ohiou.edu/museum/ or call 740-593-1304.
The Arts for Ohio Cinematheque film series, featuring classic art films and lively discussions, will screen five films in November: "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," " Kontroll," "The Great Dictator," "Cinema Paradiso" and "Milarepa."
Members of the Ohio University community introduce each film and lead the post-screening discussion. All films are free for Ohio University students and local high school students. The cost is $4 for others, and all screenings take place at the Athena, 20 S. Court St.
For more information, visit www.finearts.ohio.edu/artsforohio/.
The Ohio University football team plays its last game of the regular season at home against perennial rival Miami University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Peden Stadium.
Ohio men's basketball takes on Mercyhurst at home in an exhibition game Saturday, Nov. 3, and opens its regular season against New Mexico State and Cornell on Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 17, respectively. All games will begin at 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.
Men's and women's cross-country seasons will come to a close Saturday, Nov. 10, when the teams travel to Bloomington, Ind., to compete in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in hopes of earning a ticket to the Nov. 19 NCAA National Championships. The women won their second consecutive MAC championship this year and the men finished in fourth place, so they're both teams to watch.
The men's wrestling team will host its Green and White Intrasquad Exhibition at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats were picked in the preseason coaches poll to finish in a tie for third in the MAC with Northern Illinois.
The women's swimming and diving team takes on its first Mid-American Conference opponents of the year when it hosts Akron at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and Buffalo at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Aquatic Center. The women hope to capture their 10th MAC Championship this year after finishing second last year.
The nationally ranked women's volleyball team will look to stay atop the MAC East when it hosts Kent State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, as well as Central Michigan at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The women's last home match of the regular season is against Louisville at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
The women's basketball team will open its season at home with an exhibition game against the Showtime Skins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Regular-season play will open at home against South Alabama at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. The team takes on Presbyterian College at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
For information on team schedules and tickets, visit http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/ or call 740-593-1300 or 1-800-575-CATS. The Convocation Center ticket office is open year-round from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Peden Stadium North Tower ticket office is open three hours prior to kickoff on football game days.
Keep in mind the many activities going on at Baker University Center all day, every day. Special events this month include the annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Ballroom. This year's featured speaker is artist Synthia Saint James who designed the first Kwanzaa stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. which will be held For more information on Baker events, visit www.ohio.edu/center/ or call 740-593-4020.
Also, remember to submit any upcoming events planned by your departments, colleges or organizations to www.ohio.edu/outlook/announceform/ for inclusion in Outlook and to the universitywide calendar at www.ohio.edu/calendar/.