A sampling of this month's university events
Sept. 5, 2007
By Alison Wayner
New students, new books, new classes, new meetings. In the back-to-school whirlwind, don't forget about some of the great events taking place throughout September during this hectic and exciting time of year.
Performing Arts Series
Once you get into the swing of the new school year, get a blast from the past with the Broadway musical hit "Hairspray" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. The winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards, this cult classic musical comedy has wide popular appeal.
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 ticket office begins regular business hours today. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Season tickets and single-event tickets are available.
A fall season full of anticipation and expectations is brewing with women's volleyball, women's field hockey and women's cross country all predicted to repeat top honors in the MAC this year, according to preseason coaches' polls. All three women's teams were MAC champions last year. With conference titles this year, the volleyball team would be the first team since Western Michigan (1983-87) to claim five-straight MAC regular-season and tournament titles and the cross country team would capture a league-record 10th cross country title.
The football team also was picked to continue last year's momentum and repeat as MAC East Division champions for 2007. The women's soccer team, which placed second in the MAC last season, was picked to finish third this year in the preseason coaches poll, and the men's and women's golf teams both begin their seasons Sept. 10.
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 during football game days.
Football can't be mentioned without also noting the Marching 110, which will travel to Dover, Ohio, Saturday for the Dover Band Festival. Then it's off to Blacksburg, Va., where the Bobcats will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies Sept. 15. "The Most Exciting Band in the Land" returns to Athens to support the Bobcats as they battle Wyoming and Kent State on Sept. 22 and 29, respectively.
For more information on where to find the Marching 110 this season, visit www.ohiou.edu/marching110/about/schedule/schedule.html.
School of Music
Each year, the School of Music presents more than 100 concerts and recitals. A major highlight this month will be the Washington National Opera Live Simulcast of Puccini's "La Boheme," presented by the School of Music's Opera Theater at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
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
There's still time to view the faculty, staff and student collaboration SCALE, the exhibition that helps viewers to visualize the universe and their relative place within it. SCALE will be displayed at the Kennedy through Dec. 16.
On Sept. 14, the Kennedy Museum will unveil its full range of Zuni stone, shell and inlay silverwork and fetishes for an exhibit of the jewelry of the Southwest titled, "Art of the Zuni."
For additional information on the Kennedy Museum of Art and its exhibitions, visit www.ohiou.edu/museum/ or call 740-593-1304.
Family and friends are invited to make their way to Athens Sept. 28-30 for Parents Weekend, the first family weekend of the school year. Planning is still under way and a complete schedule of the weekend's events will be available at www.ohio.edu/familyweekends/parents/.
And don't forget Homecoming, Oct. 12-14, featuring the Alumni Awards Gala, the annual parade and Bobcat football vs. Eastern Michigan. More information appears at www.ohio.edu/homecoming/.
Keep in mind
Thought intramural sports were just for students? Think again. Faculty and staff can and do participate in intramurals. Sign-ups begin Sept. 10. For more information, visit www.ohiou.edu/recreation/is/ or call 740-593-9908.
Also keep in mind the many activities going on at the Baker University Center all day everyday. For more information on Baker Center events, visit www.ohio.edu/center/ or call 740-593-4020.