Eileen O’Neill is living proof that an internship can lead to your future career. While earning a master’s degree in popular culture at BGSU, O’Neill interned at Discovery Communications. Twenty years later she is the president and general manager of The Learning Channel (TLC), a division of Discovery. Under her direction, TLC has added a number of popular reality series including “Cake Boss” and “19 Kids and Counting.”
O’Neill will be back on campus to talk about her career on Tuesday, Sept. 21. A public lecture will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A reception open to the public will follow. O’Neill will discuss the launch of the Planet Green channel, which she is credited with doing in less than a year, as well as how to put a creative team together and make decisions quickly.
This event is part of several lecture series: The College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Lecture, The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Lecture, and The Department of Popular Culture Colloquium Series.
Last April, O’Neill was honored as one of BGSU’s “100 Most Prominent Alumni.”
This presentation may not be recorded.
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Ever dream of being a firefighter? This Saturday (Sept. 18), you can see what it feels like to wear firefighting gear and learn about the job from local firefighters at the Firefighting and Safety Expo, from 3:30-6 p.m. outside Doyt Perry Stadium.
The expo is free, and guests may purchase half-price tickets to the BGSU vs. Marshall football game that begins at 7 p.m. There is a $5 parking fee for the event.
The expo will feature demonstrations of high-angle rope descents, a fire engine and ladder truck and the landing of the Mercy Life Flight helicopter at 4:30 p.m.
Hands-on activities for all ages include Fire Safety House presented by ProMedica, a Firefighter Survival Course hosted by Penta public safety students and Lowe’s Safety City with a DeWalt tool display. The Toledo Firefighters Pipes and Drums will perform a bagpipe and drum show.
The Firefighting and Safety Expo is hosted by State Fire School and BGSU’s Continuing and Extended Education.
For more information, call 419-372-8181.
See Red Green in Olscamp Hall
A few tickets remain for Red Green’s one-man " Wit and Wisdom Tour" appearance at BGSU Saturday (Sept. 18) in 101 Olscamp Hall.
Bluegrass band Deepwater warms up the crowd at 8 p.m. Red follows at 8:30 p.m., sharing his adventures in everyday life and the great outdoors, and, of course, the latest and greatest uses for the handyman's secret weapon - duct tape!
Make a pledge of $100 and receive a pair of tickets, the WBGU-PBS MemberCard and a Red Green lapel pin. Make a pledge of $50 and receive a single ticket and a lapel pin. Make your pledge online or by calling
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