Thursday, February 13, 2014  
BG24 News hits stride | BGSU to host young scientists
BG24 crew members Megan Gallagher (far left) and Simieon Spivey (at camera) prepare for a newscast with anchors Dominque Hicks (left) and Madeline Fening.
BG24 News finds new momentum

Freshman Brooke Ebersole almost attended Ohio University, but one student organization at BGSU got her to change her mind: BG24 News.

BG24 News is the student-run news program on campus that airs live sports, news and public affairs shows to all of Wood County.

"I fell in love with their broadcast. I got to watch them do a live show, and there was a freshman on the air. That's when I knew I wanted to be a Falcon," Ebersole said. And as a freshman, Ebersole became a reporter, appearing on air multiple times.

BG24 News was started in 1992 when a small group of students wanted to create a "real-world" news program on campus. "Numerous people warned us that we should 'be prepared to fail,'" said BG24 News co-founder Chris Hursh '93. "Twenty-two years later, I'm happy to report that they were wrong."


Calling young scientists

A student at last year's symposium shares her research with a faculty member.
Promising young scientists will converge on campus March 19-21 for the 51st annual Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, an opportunity for high school students to present their research, learn more about the scientific process and meet other young scientists and faculty.

Participants also may win significant scholarships and the opportunity to travel to the national conference later this year.

The deadline to submit high school research papers and posters is Feb. 21. Register online at

The symposium is hosted by the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education (NWO) and the School of Teaching and Learning at BGSU, in cooperation with the Academy of Applied Science and with the support of the departments of the Army, Air Force and Navy.

For more information, contact Dr. Emilio Duran at

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Special ticket prices for Denk concert

See acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk in his Festival Series Performance Saturday (Feb. 15) at the special price of $10 for faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Visit the arts website for ticket information.

Harry Hoemann, 82, a professor emeritus of psychology, died Feb. 8 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1969-97 and was well known for teaching American Sign Language to people with hearing. His funeral will be held this morning (Feb. 13). View arrangements.

William Coggin, 65, a professor emeritus of English, died Feb. 9 in Bowling Green. He taught at BGSU from 1980 until 2013, and was instrumental in developing the Technical and Scientific Communication Program. Memorials may be given to the Coggin Scholarship through the BGSU Foundation, Inc.

  • BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint's new movie, "Winter's Tale," opens tomorrow (Feb. 14). See an interview with her on "Today."
  • Students and faculty in the College of Business are preparing for an exciting line-up of events this spring focusing on entrepreneurship.
  • Baritone Thomas Buckner will give a Music at the Forefront concert Feb. 17.
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