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Summer and Fall, 2016
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Monday, August 29 Undergraduate classes begin
Tuesday, August 30 Kim Ronald SmithOpening Convocation
11:00 a.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Kim Ronald Smith '77, speaker







Thursday, September 1 Muskingum Cross Country Invitational
4:00 p.m.

Women's soccer vs. Ohio Christian University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Friday, September 2 Undergraduate add/drop ends

Guest Recital: Ohio Trombone Quartet
7:30 p.m., Young Recital Hall, Walter Hall
Sunday, September 4 Men's soccer huddleMen's soccer vs. Adrian College
3:00 p.m., Soccer Field
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

Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the gallery

Lecture: Blending Utility and Design in Ceramic Art by Ken McCollum Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday until 3:30 p.m. by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8095 or 740-826-8102.
Wednesday, September 7 Men's soccer vs. Waynesburg College
4:00 p.m., Soccer Field

Women's soccer vs. Waynesburg University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, September 8 Women's volleyball hugVolleyball vs. Ohio Christian University
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Saturday, September 10 Men's tennis vs. Washington and Jefferson College
11:00 a.m., Tennis Courts

Women's tennis vs. Washington and Jefferson College
11:00 a.m., Tennis Courts

Women's soccer vs. Franciscan University
11:00 a.m., McConagha Stadium
Sunday, September 11 Women's soccer playerWomen's soccer vs. Westminster College
6:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Monday, September 12 Presentation of Cultural Mapping Projects
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., location to be announced

The Muskingum University fall semester undergraduate licensure candidates will be sharing their cultural mapping projects that reflect the results of their urban experience and learning. Candidates recently completed in-class experience at Lakewood City Schools.
Wednesday, September 14 Michael TorresWomen's tennis vs. La Roche College
3:30 p.m., Tennis Courts

Faculty Composition Recital: Michael Torres, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Thursday, September 15 Women's soccer vs. University of Pikeville
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Friday, September 16 Women's tennis vs. Waynesburg University
3:00 p.m., Tennis Courts
Saturday, September 17 Football player catching a ballMen's tennis vs. Adrian College
10:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Women's tennis vs. Adrian College
12:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Men's soccer vs. Transylvania College
1:00 p.m., Soccer Field

Football vs. Capital University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Monday, September 19 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP classes begin
Wednesday, September 21 Men's tennis vs. Geneva College
3:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Women's tennis vs. Geneva College
3:00 p.m., Tennis Courts
Thursday, September 22 No So Black and White book cover and Alexis Wilson headshotLibrary Author Talk: Alexis Wilson, "Triumph over Challenge"
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library

Alexis Wilson, author of Not So Black and White, will share her personal story of a “show-biz” upbringing and her non-traditional family.

Raised by same sex parents, abandoned by her mother, working in Broadway and ballet for years, being bi-racial, and taking care of her father and his life partner before she lost them both to AIDS, Wilson lends an intense density and power to her diverse speaking topics.
Friday, September 23 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP add/drop ends
Saturday, September 24 Men's soccer player kicking ballSoftball Alumni Game
10:00 a.m., Donna Newberry Field

Football vs. Marietta College

1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Men's soccer vs. Geneva College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Wednesday, September 28 Men's soccer vs. Washington and Jefferson College
4:30 p.m., Soccer Field
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
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
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
Tuesday, October 11 Men's soccer vs. Capital University
4:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Saturday, October 15 Women's volleyball blockAdmission 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.

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 Wind Ensemble
Home Tour Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Monday, October 17 Guest Recital: Wolfe-Helton Duo
featuring global music for saxophone & piano
5:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

Muskingum welcomes George Wolfe, saxophone, and James Helton, piano.
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 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 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 Muskie in Homecoming ParadeHomecoming 2016
Friday, October 28 Men's soccer vs. John Carroll University
4:00 p.m., Soccer Field
Saturday, October 29 Football vs. John Carroll University
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

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.
Sunday, November 13 25th Annual Instrumental YouthFest Concert
featuring the 2016 YouthFest Honor Bands
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
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
Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16 Undergraduate Final Examinations