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» A Christmas Carol, ArtseXtravaganza, New York Polyphony fill arts spaces
The holiday season takes off in a burst of music, arts and theater at Bowling Green State University this week. From “A Christmas Carol” to ArtseXtravaganza to the powerful harmonies of the New York Polyphony, the days and nights are filled with activities for the whole family.
» Army Veteran Geoff Roberts shares his story
Bowling Green State University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs for the third year in a row, and has moved up from 24th to 20th in the 2013 Military Times Edge rankings of “Best For Vets Four-Year College.”
» Active Learning Classroom opens in 126 Hayes
When you first enter 126 Hayes Hall, it hits you immediately — this is not your average college classroom. The tables are round and surrounded by five flat screen television monitors. The lectern isn’t at the front, but in the center of the room, with a large remote control-looking device anchored on top. By the entrance, a cabinet holds 36 iPads for student use.
» Musicians’ visit deepens student learning
Music education and performance reached a crescendo the week of Nov. 5 when the College of Musical Arts was visited by two nationally known professionals plus the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
Seated in a small room in the Moore Musical Arts Center on Nov. 7, a group of student composers and faculty sat listening to a recording of an orchestral composition, each intently following along on the large scores before them.
» Hurricane Sandy, Earthquake and Nor’easter in New Jersey.
As driving rains, pounding surf and howling winds from Hurricane Sandy converged on the town of Ho-Ho-Kus in northern New Jersey, residents were ordered to evacuate. However, as a lieutenant in the Volunteer Ambulance Corp., emergency medical technician (EMT), and a member of the community Office of Emergency Management (OEM), First Responder Gordon Hamm ’87 needed to stay and face the forces unleashed by Mother Nature and all the ensuing havoc.
» BGSU to face Yale Friday
The Bowling Green volleyball team is returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years as the Falcons fought back from a two-set deficit and fought off two match points to defeat Northern Illinois 20-25, 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 15-4 Sunday afternoon at the SPIRE Institute.
» Fall break trip offers service experience to 40 BG students
A group of BGSU students spent fall break exploring an aspect of New York City that most travelers ignore - the grassroots efforts to serve residents of the Bronx, the neighborhood most notorious for crime and poverty in our nation's largest city.
About 40 BGSU students piled into vans and camped on the basement floor of a church. They spent five days learning from the volunteers who are working to make an impact in the borough and some of residents who are continuing to struggle despite such assistance. Students engaged with groups offering service to ex-felons, at-risk children, homeless gay teenagers, and those involved in such risky behavior as drug use.
The stories they heard often lacked a happy ending.
» BGSU faculty shares economic impact of the Thanksgiving staple
Before you get your gobble on this Thanksgiving, learn about the economic impact of locally-raised turkeys. Dr. Michael Carroll, director of the BGSU Center for Regional Development and faculty member, explains how Ohio's $146-million turkey production industry puts the Buckeye state to work and 210 million pounds of turkey on dinner tables nationwide.
» The Falcons take on Kent State for a shot at the MAC East title!
It’s being called the biggest Falcon Football game in 20 years. Clearly, there is a whole lot on the line this Saturday when our Falcons (7-3, 5-1 MAC) host conference rival, #25 Kent State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) — trying to make it seven in a row. Notably, our six-game streak is among the top in the nation. Kent State, however, has its own impressive string of eight straight wins coming into The Doyt.
With just two games remaining in the 2012 regular season, the Falcons have everything to play for. At 5-1 in conference play, BGSU controls its own destiny if it wants to reach the MAC Championship game in Detroit. Wins over Kent State and Buffalo would guarantee a MAC Championship appearance and give the team a chance to win its first MAC Championship since 1992.
» Karen Root creates first online-only environmental science text
“I’m tired of having all these huge, glossy, heavy textbooks that are used for just one semester,” said BGSU biologist Dr. Karen Root. “And I’m tired of being limited to electronic content that only works with a single platform.”
Root has written the first online environmental science textbook. Published by Sinauer and using Ramas® software, “Environmental Science: Science-Based Problem Solving in Today’s World” will be available this month. Unlike print textbooks that have an online version or come with a CD, this book “only lives on the Web,” Root says, which means she is not “contributing to the proliferation of textbooks” — a key aspect for a conservation biologist, she noted. Also unlike most print books, each chapter contains labs with multiple interactive exercises that explore prevailing environmental issues.
» BGSU unites scholars, librarians, software developers to build new toolkit
With support from a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), BGSU is helping to create a Scholar’s Dashboard that will enable easier searching within and across these collections and deliver results and visualizations that best serve humanities scholars. The “tools” will be available through the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC), a federated collection of digital objects of all kinds that provides an infrastructure for participating libraries, cultural institutions and municipalities.
» BGSU Firelands offers theater for all ages
The theater arts have consistently played a significant role at BGSU Firelands College dating back to the opening of the campus in 1969 – even before it had a designated performance auditorium.
The theater program has always been not only an educational tool for students, but also a means of engaging the community and providing an opportunity for cultural enrichment. Some recent transitions in the two contemporary theater programs, Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre, have solidly reaffirmed the college’s commitment to those same ideals.
» Follow the experiences of a faculty member and student who are participating
Could you live on a food budget of just $33 dollars a week? That's what the participants of the Falcon Hunger Challenge are being asked to do the week of Nov. 5. During the Challenge, participants will limit their total food purchases to the weekly budget of a typical food assistance benefits recipient.
» Dr. Kenneth Pargament receives 2012 Samaritan Award
Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, is now part of a list that includes former first ladies Betty Ford, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter. Pargament was presented the 2012 National Samaritan award Nov. 1 during a ceremony in Denver.
» Lindsey Butterfield exemplifies high standards of Falcon student-athletes
It would be easy to transpose the numbers and the allegiances with Lindsey Butterfield — she covers a lot of ground.
First, there’s 2.88 — the kills per set she averages as an outside hitter on the BGSU Volleyball team. And there’s 3.89 — the GPA she maintains as a biology major.
Then there are her dual roles on campus that require the day be carefully divided between science and sport, with excellence the goal in both arenas.