Monday, March 3, 2014  

Global teachers visit | BGSU takes home the Addys

International teachers collaborate during the early part of their stay.

They come from around the globe, from rural areas and cities. Many have never been outside their own countries. And while all teach English, only a few are from countries where English is spoken regularly - making for an interesting variety of accents, dialects and perspectives, noted Dr. Christopher Frey, co-director of the BGSU Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the College of Education and Human Development.

The bond of shared experience being forged among the 17 outstanding secondary language arts teachers, who have converged on BGSU for a six-week, intensive learning experience, and their hosts will make it hard to say goodbye, said Zahra Ailane, a high school teacher from Algeria. "I've already been wondering about how we'll do that. We've learned a lot from each other," she said.

Six area schools are also partnering with BGSU to welcome the visitors to observe and teach classes and interact with teachers and students. The international teachers have had home stays with partner-school teachers, BGSU faculty and the Bowling Green and Marion communities, and have visited Chicago, Columbus and Detroit. Their visit will culminate in a post-program debriefing in Washington, D.C.

The University and community will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the group at International Educator Night from 6-8 p.m. this evening (March 3) in the Multi-purpose Room at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Hosting will be the BGSU International Democratic Education Institute (IDEI), the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Northwest Ohio World Affairs Council. Another get-together will be held at Eastwood Junior High School on March 11.


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The University had a great showing Feb. 27 at the Addy Awards, taking home a number of recognitions. Hosted by the Advertising Club of Toledo, the annual event recognizes creativity in marketing, advertising and publications.

The Office of Marketing and Communications team, directed by Robin Gerrow, chief communications officer, and Fred Connor, senior director of marketing, took home Silver Addys in Publication Design - Magazine Series, Magazine Design, and Cross Platform Campaign for the BGSU Admissions "U" campaign.

The team took home Bronze Addys in Sales Kit for the "U" campaign viewbook and Branded Environment for exterior "U" campaign displays.

BGSU students also walked away winners, taking home a Silver Addy for The Straight and Narrow Project. Graphic design faculty Jenn Stucker and Amy Fidler led the student team. The student designers were: Andrea Depaoli, Angie Baker, Ashley Lawson, Chelsea Kopfman, Jacob Parr, Kelly Hopple, Kevin Cornett, Lila Marty, Lindsy Buser, Melanie Givens, Sarah Byer, Tyler Oberhouse, and Zach Minnich.

Enjoy a cup of coffee accompanied by music from BGSU piano students at the Wood County District Public Library March 8. Read details In Brief.