Inauguration of the President
Schedule of Events
Inauguration Food Drive: BGSU fights hunger and feeds families
Monday, November 28Inaugural Academic Symposium
"Geography in the Changing World of Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges"
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206)
Featuring Dr. M. Duane Nellis
President, University of Idaho
About Dr. M. Duane Nellis
The U.S. recession, major state level budget cuts, and our overall global economic turmoil have brought significant stress to most in academia. There are also complex transitions in the U.S. and global economy that relate to the need for a more educated citizenry, growth in multinational companies and e-commerce, and increases in innovation capacity. During this time of tremendous change, geography must continue to re-position itself to take advantages of the opportunities these national and international changes present. Geography and geographers can be key in helping address issues linked to such themes as the rapid spatial reorganization of the economy and society, and climate variability and its impact in areas like food production and distributions. Geography also has a key role to play in helping move our nation toward better strategies of sustainability and can contribute to more engaged service learning opportunities while assisting local communities in each of our states. Overall, during this time of great challenges, geography as a discipline has a unique opportunity to assist with some of our world's most pressing problems, while also controlling geography's strengthening role in academia.
Dr. Rodney Rogers, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. Kefa Otiso, Associate Professor and Director of Global Village, Geography Department
Dr. Karen Johnson-Webb, Associate Professor, Geography Department
Dr. Arthur Samel, Chair and Associate Professor, Geography Department
Tuesday, November 29
Roll Along with President Mazey
Help celebrate Inauguration Week with President Mazey as honorary coach at the Falcon women's basketball game vs. Western Kentucky University
From 5:45-6:45 p.m. - two BGSU Shuttles will have special routes to the Stroh Center
- Falcon Frenzy Shuttle will pick up from the Bowen-Thompson Student Union pay lot (by the Black Swamp Pub)
- Campus Life Shuttle will pick up from Conklin North
Students who ride the special shuttles to the game will receive:
- One raffle ticket: Prizes will be given away throughout the pre-game celebration, and one lucky student will win an iPad (drawing to be held immediately following the end of the game). Students must be present to win.
- A special, commemorative T-shirt (first 250 students through the door)
- A free bag of popcorn (first 250 through the door)
A valid BGSU ID is required
Sponsored by the Presidential Inauguration Committee
For more information, contact 419-372-2147
Food donations will be collected at the Stroh Center for the Inauguration Food Drive.
Wednesday, November 30
Student Research Symposium
5-6 p.m., Poster presentations; 6-7 p.m., Oral presentations, McFall Center Gallery
To highlight the some of the significant research that is being done by BGSU students
Friday, December 2
The event will be streamed live to BGSU Firelands.
1:45 to 2:15 p.m. - Procession Assembly
Faculty, staff and visiting officials assemble for the procession
Stroh Center – First floor near the Schmidthorst Pavilion
1:45 p.m. – Stroh Center doors open to BGSU Community and General Public
2:15 p.m. – Faculty-led Inaugural Procession
Faculty and dignitaries in full academic regalia will process leading President Mary Ellen Mazey into the Stroh Center arena.
2:30 to 4 p.m. – Installation and Inauguration ceremony
The public is invited to join the BGSU community and state and local officials at the inauguration ceremony for Mary Ellen Mazey as the 11th president of Bowling Green State University.
4 to 5 p.m. - Inauguration Reception - Open to all
Food and refreshments, in honor of President Mary Ellen Mazey's Inauguration, will be available immediately following the inauguration ceremony on the second-level concourse at the Stroh Center.