Division of Student Affairs
Celebrating Student Achievement
Students Win Both Divisions in Construction Management Competition
On October 18 – 20 the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Competition was held in Chicago, IL. Student teams from 22 schools in the Great Lakes region competed in estimating projects in two divisions: heavy highway and commercial construction. Following a full day of plan and document review and presentations before a panel of construction experts, the teams from Bowling Green finished in first-place in both divisions. In addition to receiving trophies, the winning teams also received $1,000 each for their Construction Management Department. The commercial construction team members were BG students Mike Green, Adam Muth, Travis Philo, Mike Noward, Alex Hoffman, and Derick Johannsen. The heavy highway team members were BG students Alex DeNigris, Ryan Poling, Dan Dedinsky, Dylan Rooney, Zach Shepard, and Zach Green. In the more than 20 years that BGSU has participated in this competition, rarely has a single school won top honors in both divisions. Congratulations to these students, the Construction Management Department, and the College of Technology for this outstanding accomplishment!
BGSU Supply Chain Chapter among Best in the World
BGSU has earned its third straight Platinum award for student chapter management excellence by The Association for Operations Management (APICS). “Platinum” status is presented in recognition of five consecutive years at the highest gold level of performance. The 2011-2012 award marks the 7th year in a row that the BGSU chapter earned gold. This achievement puts BGSU in a highly elite group of student chapters. According to Ms. Karen Eboch, faculty advisor for the College of Business student supply chain group, “only 13 out of 206 student chapters worldwide achieved a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level, placing BGSU among the top.” She adds, “the program requires gold level performance along five dimensions: chapter administration, education, programs, membership, and public relations.”
In addition to the platinum status, four BGSU students were among 56 selected as APICS Education Foundation Scholars: Ethan Yonkers, Jacob Yaney, Latifat Owe, and Beth Albers. They will be attending the 2012 APICS International Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado, with all expenses paid. They will also be paired with a professional mentor and have networking opportunities beyond what general attendees are offered. Congratulations to the student chapter and its advisor!
Student Wellness Network Travels to Orlando
The BGSU Student Wellness Network (SWN), a student organization that promotes holistic wellness on campus, traveled to the BACCHUS General Assembly Conference in Orlando, FL during the first weekend of November. This conference is designed for student groups to learn and share ideas regarding the education and promotion of wellness related topics on their respective college campuses as well as within the larger community. At the conference, members of SWN presented “Falcon Fitness.” The purpose of this presentation was two-fold: first to identify the need for educational programs in regards to physical fitness on campuses Nationwide, and second, to provide students with the content information needed to develop this type of program on their campuses. Over 25 people joined SWN at this presentation to learn about what BGSU is doing to promote fitness and share ideas from their campuses.