Education expert kicks off Centennial Speakers Series
Bestselling author Steve Perry will be the first speaker in the School of Teaching and Learning’s Centennial Speakers Series.
Perry, author of Man Up! Nobody Is Coming to Save Us and Raggedy Schools: The Untold Truth, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 30) in the Bowling Green Middle School Performing Arts Center, 530 W. Poe Road. He is an education contributor for CNN and the founder and principal of the Hartford, Conn., Capital Preparatory Magnet School, which prepares low-income students for college. Perry will address “Personal Responsibility,” focusing on the importance of the role of the family and how strengthening the family helps to build a better, stronger community.
Four education experts will be visiting Bowling Green as part of the series in the College of Education and Human Development. Each of the presentations will be free and open to educators and the general public.
Be part of campus diversity mosaic
The University community is invited to Project Mosaic: BGSU’s Diversity Day event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (September 30) in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event is an opportunity to learn about campus-wide diversity initiatives while gaining a deeper understanding of diversity.
During the event, students, faculty and staff may participate in the creation of a diversity video, entitled Project Mosaic. Participants will be filmed for five to 10 seconds and answer the prompt “I am …” The project will highlight the personal meaning of diversity to participants and therefore for campus as a whole. Information on how to create an “I am” statement is listed on the Office of Multicultural Affairs website at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/oma/.
The clips will be edited into a video to be used on the BGSU website as a recruitment tool for admissions and also as a visual aide for diversity peer education.
Diversity Day will be a day of fun and learning—an occasion to celebrate, improve and publicize diversity and acceptance on and beyond campus. Throughout the day there will be student theatrical and musical performances and cultural dance demonstrations and lessons.
Faculty may take this opportunity to encourage students to attend.