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Presidents' Day Open House a Success Despite Snow Storm

2/21/2011

Despite a storm that dropped a sheet of ice and another six inches of snow, Bowling Green State University and the College of Education and Human Development were inundated with high school students on Monday (Feb. 21) for the annual Presidents' Day Open House.

"I thought it was a great day," said Dr. Brad Colwell, Dean of the College. "It was terrific to see students come in from all over despite the inclement weather, and it was fun to see our faculty and staff showcasing a number of the excellent programs that we offer within the College. More than 50 faculty, staff and students volunteered and made it a great atmosphere and a great event that will hopefully yield many more students coming into the College next year and beyond."

Buses and students rolled in steadily throughout the morning. With the majority of the events scheduled for earlier in the day, the weather held off and allowed students and parents to enjoy their time on campus and get around without incident. However, by early afternoon, most of the buses were on their way home as the wind picked up and the snow began to fall once again.

"The Presidents' Day Open House is one of the premier recruitment events of the year," said Matt Webb, Director of Student and Academic Services for the College. "Congregating all the teacher education programs on the first floor of the Education Building created an engaging and festive atmosphere for our guests. While the snow and ice obviously deterred some visitors' plans, those who braved the elements were warmly received and reported that they could feel the 'BGSU spirit' of the faculty, staff and students who were on hand."