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Fall 2016
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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 in Homecoming ParadeMuskie 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.

Alumni & 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
Wednesday, November 9 Wrestling vs. Lourdes University
7:30 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Thursday, November 10 Muskingum Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 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
Tuesday, November 15 Men's basketball vs. Kenyon College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
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
Friday, November 18 Women's basketball vs. Bethany College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Saturday, November 19 Senior Recital: Jessica Palmer, vocal
1:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

Senior Recital: Madeline Lobaugh, vocal
3:00 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
Tuesday, November 29 Women's basketball vs. Hiram College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Wednesday, November 30 Men's basketball vs. Oberlin College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Thursday, December 1 Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops
7:00 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, Zanesville

FREE TICKETS: 740-826-8197 or 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.

Men's basketball vs. John Carroll University
2:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

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, or at the door. For additional information, visit SEOSO’s website.
Wednesday, December 7 Senior Recital: Chase Myers, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Thursday, December 8 Women's basketball vs. Capital University
7:30 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Friday, December 9 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday, December 10 Graduate & Continuing Studies and MAP classes end

Women's basketball vs. Baldwin Wallace University
2:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

Men's basketball vs. Baldwin Wallace University
4:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center

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
Tuesday, December 20 Women's basketball vs. Otterbein University
7:30 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center
Thursday, December 22 Men's basketball vs. Westminster College
7:00 p.m., Anne C. Steele Center