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Fall 2016
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Wednesday, September 7 to Thursday, October 6 Ken McCollum artBlending Utility and Design in Ceramic Art - Artwork by Ken McCollum
Louis O. Palmer Art Gallery

Lecture: Blending Utility and Design in Ceramic Art by Ken McCollum Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For gallery reservations during non-exhibition hours, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For additional information, go to the Gallery website.
Saturday, October 1 Softball vs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University
11:00 a.m., Donna Newberry Field

Volleyball vs. Heidelberg University

1:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

Women's soccer vs. Heidelberg University
2:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Monday, October 3 Muskingum Choral Society Rehearsals begin
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Room 204, Walter Hall

Rehearsals are on Mondays until the December 3 performance. Choral Society membership is open to anyone in the southeastern Ohio region, regardless of prior singing experience. No audition is required. A participation fee of $15 per singer pays for music and related supplies.

For more information, contact Dr. Zebulon Highben, director of choral activities, at 740-826-8103, or zhighben@muskingum.edu.
Tuesday, October 4 Women's soccer goalieVolleyball vs. Marietta College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

Women's soccer vs. Marietta College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium








Thursday, October 6 Meg Thompson and Whit ArnoldVisiting Writers: Meg Thompson and Whit Arnold
11:30 a.m., Room 18, Cambridge Hall

Meg Thompson and Whit Arnold return to campus to read personal works and to discuss poetry and storytelling. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the English Department.

Thompson is a 2004 Muskingum graduate, and her work has appeared in The Journal, the anthology Best of the Net 2015 and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In addition, she has a chapbook of poems, Farmer. She was a finalist for the 2016 Key West Literary Seminar Emerging Writer Awards. Thompson received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from West Virginia University and taught for 10 years around the country and in South Korea.

Arnold, a 2008 Muskingum graduate, is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at West Virginia University and is studying nonfiction writing. He is a co-investigator of a study conducted at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, where patients participate in storytelling and writing activities to help assess quality of life and to help facilitate advance care planning.

Saturday, October 8 Football vs. Otterbein University
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Men's soccer vs. Otterbein University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Monday, October 10 to Friday, October 14 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP Fall Break
No Classes
Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 12 Fall WeatherUndergraduate Fall Break
No classes
Wednesday, October 12 to Sunday, October 16 Wind Ensemble Fall Tour
"Fall Classics"

Wednesday, October 12

7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Logan, Logan, Ohio

Thursday, October 13
7:00 p.m., Mt. Orab Park, Mt. Orab, Ohio

Friday, October 14
1:30 p.m., Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, October 16

Home Tour Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

The program will include many standards of the wind band repertoire, including Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold; Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik; King Cotton by John Philip Sousa; Tennessee Salute arranged by Jay Dawson, featuring a Tennessee-medley of Your Cheatin' Heart, Wabash Cannonball, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Waltz, and Rocky Top.

For more information, contact David Turrill at dturrill@muskingum.edu or 740-683-5332.
Tuesday, October 11 Men's soccer vs. Capital University
4:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Saturday, October 15 GamesByTeens Learning Session
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room 204, Boyd Science Center

Contestants can range from middle to high school age (12 to 18 years old). Each contestant will be given four weeks to complete a video game based on a theme announced at this session. The program used for the contest is Game Maker, which is user-friendly for individuals who do not have previous programming experience.

The registration fee is $25. Prizes will be awarded for the top three games and also honorable mention prizes. Award winners will be announced November 12.

To register, visit the GamesByTeens' registration page. For additional information, visit the GamesByTeens' site.


Admission Open House
9:15 a.m.

High school juniors and seniors are invited for a fun and informative way to take a first look at Muskingum. Plan to join us for Open House to learn more about the people and the programs that make Muskingum University special. Morning refreshments and an introductory address are followed by presentations by University faculty and Student Life staff, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from admission and financial aid representatives, campus tours, and lunch.


Women's volleyball block
Volleyball vs. Baldwin Wallace University

1:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

Women's soccer vs. Baldwin Wallace University
1:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Sunday, October 16 Sunday, October 16
Home Tour Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Monday, October 17 Wolfe-Helton TrioGuest Recital: Wolfe-Helton Duo
featuring multicultural music for saxophone & piano
5:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

Saxophonist George Wolfe and pianist James Helton present a program consisting of compositions inspired by flamenco guitar, South Indian classical music, tangos from Argentina, Japanese Shakuhachi music, and American Jazz and ragtime. This multicultural recital offers several pieces that were inspired by music derived from ethnic music traditions.

Wolfe is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University, and Helton is an Associate Professor of Piano at Ball State University.

Tuesday, October 18 First half of undergraduate classes end
Wednesday, October 19 Second half of undergraduate classes begin

Men's soccer vs. University of Mount Union

4:00 p.m., Soccer Field

Science ForumFall Research and Internship Forum
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Lobby and Room 336, Boyd Science Center

Students from both the Science Division and other academic disciplines present their research and internship findings in a poster format that is typically associated with professional presentations in the sciences.
Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23 Uphill Both Ways
Directed by Diane Rao
Thursday to Saturday, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m., Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS: $5 each, available at the door prior to the performance or by calling the theatre box office at 740-826-8376. Muskingum University faculty, staff and students are admitted free with their university identification card.

The play features all first-year Muskingum students.
Thursday, October 20 A Pastor's Message book coverLibrary Author Talk: Sharon Campbell
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library

After reading messages from her father’s collections of sermons, Sharon Campbell decided to compile fifty-two of his messages into a book, A Pastor’s Message.

Campbell is a mother, teacher, and successful business person. Her father, the late Rev. Dr. Harold Willard Kaser, was a Presbyterian pastor and served the University as a trustee and trustee emeritus and as director of church relations.
Saturday, October 22 GamesByTeens Learning Sessions
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room 204, Boyd Science Center

Contestants can range from middle to high school age (12 to 18 years old). Each contestant will be given four weeks to complete a video game based on a theme announced at the first session. The program used for the contest is Game Maker, which is user-friendly for individuals who do not have previous programming experience.

The registration fee is $25. Prizes will be awarded for the top three games and also honorable mention prizes. Award winners will be announced November 12.

To register, visit the GamesByTeens' registration page. For additional information, visit the GamesByTeens' site.

Volleyball vs. Ohio Northern University

1:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

Women's soccer vs. Ohio Northern University
1:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Sunday, October 23 Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Concert
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

The performance includes pieces from Pictures at an Exhibition, West Side Story and Ravel’s Bolero. For additional information, visit SEOSO’s website.
Tuesday, October 25 Volleyball vs. Wilmington College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Wednesday, October 26 Women's soccer vs. Wilmington College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Friday, October 28 to Saturday, October 29 Homecoming 2016
Friday, October 28 Men's soccer vs. John Carroll University
4:00 p.m., Soccer Field

Varsity Revue
8:00 p.m., John Glenn Gym
Saturday, October 29 Muskie Fun Run
8:30 a.m., East Lawn

M-Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards
9:00 a.m., Anne C. Steele Center
by invitation only

GamesByTeens Learning Sessions
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room 204, Boyd Science Center

Contestants can range from middle to high school age (12 to 18 years old). Each contestant will be given four weeks to complete a video game based on a theme announced at the first session. The program used for the contest is Game Maker, which is user-friendly for individuals who do not have previous programming experience.

The registration fee is $25. Prizes will be awarded for the top three games and also honorable mention prizes. Award winners will be announced November 12.

To register, visit the GamesByTeens' registration page. For additional information, visit the GamesByTeens' site.

Muskie in Homecoming ParadeAlumni & Friends Homecoming Registration
10:00 a.m., East Lawn

Homecoming Tailgate and Family Activities
11:00 a.m., East Lawn

Homecoming Parade
12:00 p.m.

Greek Open Houses
12:30 p.m.

Football vs. John Carroll University

1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Fifth Quarter

3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., East Lawn

5th Annual Homecoming Collage Concert
featuring the Department of Music’s large ensembles, faculty and student soloists
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday, November 5 Football players hugFootball vs. University of Mount Union
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Musical Theatre Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Sunday, November 6 Fall Choral Concert
featuring the Concert Choir, Cardinal Chorale, & 2016 YouthFest Honor Chorus
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Friday, November 11 Admission Open House
9:15 a.m.

High school juniors and seniors are invited for a fun and informative way to take a first look at Muskingum. Plan to join us for Open House to learn more about the people and the programs that make Muskingum University special. Morning refreshments and an introductory address are followed by presentations by University faculty and Student Life staff, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from admission and financial aid representatives, campus tours, and lunch.
Saturday, November 12 GamesByTeens Awards Ceremony
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 336, Boyd Science Center
Sunday, November 13 25th Annual Instrumental YouthFest Concert
featuring the 2016 YouthFest Honor Bands
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20 The Shape of Things, a play by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jimmy Bohr
Thursday to Saturday, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m., Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS: $5 each, available at the door prior to the performance or by calling the theatre box office at 740-826-8376. Muskingum University faculty, staff and students are admitted free with their university identification card.

Set in a small university town in the American Midwest, the play centers on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other and explores love and people’s willingness to do things for it.
Thursday, November 17 Real Cowboys book cover and Kate Hoefler headshotLibrary Author Talk: Kate Hoefler
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library

Kate Hoefler, former Muskingum University Library Circulation Supervisor, is back on campus as an author of a picture book, Real Cowboys, illustrated by Jonathan Bean. In this realistic and poetic picture book about the West, the myth of cowboys and cowgirls is remade.

Hoefler received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan, where she studied as a Colby fellow. She has taught writing courses at the University of Michigan and Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chamber Ensembles
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Sunday, November 20

Muskingum Valley Symphonic WindsMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds: A Children’s Gallery
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for youths, and are available at the door before the performance or by calling 740-826-8182. Children younger than age 5 are admitted free. For more information, call Dr. Turrill at 740-826-8182.
Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP Thanksgiving Break
No classes
Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, November 25 Undergraduate Thanksgiving Break
No classes
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Administrative offices are closed
Thursday, December 1 Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops
7:00 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, Zanesville

FREE TICKETS: 740-826-8197 or www.seoso.org. For additional information, visit SEOSO’s website.
Saturday, December 3 Scholarship Day

Invited guests sit for an exam to increase initial scholarship amounts. Students and parents learn more about Muskingum and what they will experience here in and out of the classroom.

Home for the Holidays
featuring the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Choral Society, and more
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Sunday, December 4 SEOSOSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
featuring Dr. Laura Schumann, violin
3:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

TICKETS: 740-826-8197, www.seoso.org or at the door. For additional information, visit SEOSO’s website.
Friday, December 9 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday, December 10 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP classes end

Advent-Christmas Vespers
7:00 p.m., College Drive Presbyterian Church
Prelude music begins at 6:45 p.m.
Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16 Undergraduate Final Examinations