A sampling of events happening in the coming month
Sept. 28, 2007
By Josh Gargiulo
As temperatures and leaves begin to fall, consider adding some color to your busy October schedule. Here's a sampling of campus events to consider taking in this coming month.
Kennedy, Frontiers in Science lectures
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward will visit the Athens campus to deliver a Kennedy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The lecture, to be held in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, is free and open to the public. Woodward will offer an analysis of the behind-the-scenes debate, decisions and potential consequences of U.S. policies in Iraq and the war on terror.
The following week, Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will present this year's Frontiers in Science lecture, "From Scopes to the Creation Museum: The Persistence of Antievolutionism." The free lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Scott will examine the origins of the creation science movement and its modern-day manifestations, with an emphasis on Ohio. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
This year's festivities -- set for Oct. 12-14 -- kick off earlier than usual that Saturday. The parade begins at 9 a.m., taking a new route past Baker University Center, where the Ohio University Alumni Association has activities planned leading up to the Bobcats' noon kickoff.
The Marching 110 will be joined for the parade by alumni band members as they funk their way down Court Street. Alumni will also join the band in halftime and after-game performances. Ohio faces Eastern Michigan in the game, which will be nationally televised on ESPN Plus (check local listings or visit http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/ot/tv-coverage.html for details).
Friday's highlights include the Alumni Awards Gala Reception and the Yell Like Hell pep rally.
Watch for a story next week with more details on Homecoming (www.ohio.edu/homecoming).
Performing Arts Series
Don't miss the chance to witness the innovative musical works of the Ethos Percussion Group and Lark Quartet, whose sounds merge rock, hip-hop, jazz and world music. Catch them in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Also coming in October are the Golden Dragon Acrobats, a touring company of Chinese acrobats. Their award-winning show combines acrobatics with traditional dance, theatrical technique and contemporary music. It's at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
For ticket information about all Performing Arts Series events, visit www.ohio.edu/performingarts/tickets.cfm or call the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium box office at 740-593-1780.
The men's and women's cross country teams will participate in a number of big tournaments in October, including the All-Ohio Championships in Delaware, Ohio, on Oct. 5, and the MAC Championships in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Oct. 27.
The nationally ranked women's field hockey team hosts four-straight home games this month beginning Oct. 13 against Ball State, Miami, Kent State and Missouri State. The team has swept MAC Player of the Week awards three times this season.
The women's volleyball team will defend its four MAC championships at home this month against Toledo, Akron, Ball State and Buffalo on Oct. 13, 14, 19 and 20, respectively.
The women's soccer team hosts rival Miami on Oct. 7, as well as Northern Illinois and Western Michigan later in the month.
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.
School of Music
The School of Music will host 11 events this coming month featuring visiting artists, students and faculty. The Chung Ang Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct 29, at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium.
For a complete list of this fall's 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.
Kennedy Museum of Art
Make sure to view the Kennedy's full range of Zuni stone, shell and inlay silverwork and fetishes in an exhibit of the jewelry of the Southwest titled, "Art of the Zuni." A related exhibit is a collaborative work by three Ohio University graduate students known as "Gallery 66: Selling the Southwest."
The exhibition SCALE will continue through Dec. 16.
For additional information on the Kennedy Museum of Art and its exhibitions, visit www.ohiou.edu/museum/ or call 740-593-1304.
Ohio University regional campuses
The heritage and accomplishments of Appalachian women will be celebrated at the Women of Appalachia conference, to be held on the Ohio University Zanesville campus Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20. The annual event includes multiple sessions on diverse topics, from Appalachian games and art to women's influence on natural resource policy in Appalachia. A juried art exhibit of works by women of Appalachian Ohio will open on the 19th in conjunction with the conference, which also will feature Appalachian music, food and workshops. Registration is required.
More information is available at www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/ce/wac, or call 740-588-1401.
Meanwhile, the Eastern campus in St. Clairsville will officially kick off a yearlong celebration of its first 50 years with a Fall Festival at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Open to the public with no admission charge, the event will include music, food, antique cars, campus tours and children's inflatables, and will conclude with a laser light show.
More information about Eastern's first 50 years is available at www.eastern.ohiou.edu
Keep in mind the many activities going on at Baker University Center all day, every day. 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/.