Over 300 students check out Community Partnership Fair
Sean Smith (left), Brian Ellis and Thumbelina the chicken from The University Church greeted more than 375 students at the Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair Sept. 10. Hosted by the Office of Service-Learning each year, the fair is designed to introduce the BGSU community to the array of local organizations looking for potential collaborations and volunteers.
Mascaro steps 'Into the Fray' and wins national book award
It all started in 1987. Dr. Tom Mascaro, then a graduate student at the University of Michigan, received a small grant to do a study of documentaries. So he traveled to Silver Spring, Md., to stay with some friends for free while he trekked to Washington, D.C., in search of a subject for his study. That's where he met documentary producer Bob Rogers.
Today, more than 25 years later, Mascaro, telecommunications, is the winner of the 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Tankard Book Award, considered the highest honor for a book in journalism and mass communications.
And it is all thanks to that initial interview with Rogers.
The inspiration for Mascaro's book, titled "Into the Fray: How NBC's Washington Documentary Unit Reinvented the News," stems from that 1987 interview. Mascaro began digging into Rogers' papers, but the story quickly grew.
BGSU marks Constitution Day with talk on individual rights
The annual September commemoration of Constitution Day gives citizens the opportunity to reflect on the document that gave shape to the original United States and continues to shape its development as a nation today.
The University will mark the day with a look into the realm of individual rights that the original framers of the Constitution felt were basic to their beliefs.
Evan Zoldan, an assistant professor at the University of Toledo College of Law, will speak on "The Forgotten Bill of Rights: Individual Rights in the Original Constitution." His talk will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 16) in the Pallister Conference Room in Jerome Library.
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science with funding from the Bernard Mann Pre-Law Education Fund, the talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Be sure to attend the president's State of the University address next Tuesday (Sept. 17), at 11 a.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
The talk will also be streamed live on the Bowling Green campus. If you are unable to attend, you may view the address online.
The BGSU Firelands community can watch in 1011 Cedar Point Center.
Join President Mary Ellen Mazey as she outlines goals and priorities for this year, reports progress on the University's Strategic Plan, and takes a look back at the highlights from the last academic year.
Faith Jackson, 77, an associate professor emeritus of communication disorders, died Sept. 8 in Bowling Green. The mother of Dr. Judith Jackson May, leadership and policy studies, she taught at the University from 1971-93.