Thursday, April 24, 2014  

Peace Corps, BGSU expand partnerships | Princeton Review names BGSU a green leader

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Steve Hagerman, with his Panamanian host family. He is the first participant in the Coverdell MBA program on campus.
PEACE CORPS, BGSU EXPAND COVERDELL FELLOWS PARTNERSHIPS

The Peace Corps recently announced the launch of eight new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs in partnership with BGSU. The programs will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

"The Peace Corps is excited to extend this opportunity to returned volunteers in partnership with Bowling Green State University to support continued public service and education," Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. "The Coverdell Fellows Program gives returned volunteers the chance to build on their classroom experience by sharing their unique knowledge and skills with local organizations in need."

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BGSU LISTED AGAIN IN PRINCETON REVIEW GUIDE TO GREEN COLLEGES

When BGSU was named last year to the Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Dr. Nicholas Hennessy said, "We don't want to rest on our laurels; we want to keep getting better."

That ongoing commitment to energy conservation and education has once again landed BGSU a spot on the guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Published April 17, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 216-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind: it can be downloaded at Green Guide and Center for Green Schools.

"Now that BGSU has been recognized in the publication for a second consecutive year, it represents a solid trend in its emergence as a leader in sustainability both in practice and the classroom," Hennessy said.

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NOBEL-WINNING SCIENTIST TO GIVE LAMB PEACE LECTURE

Katharine Hayhoe
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give the 2014 Edward Lamb Peace Lecture on Monday, April 28, at BGSU. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

As director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, Hayhoe has dedicated her life to researching climate change and communicating its realities to those who will be affected by it.

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The philosophy department will host a national workshop this week to examine the question "Political Utopia: Promise or Peril?"

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre will present a Caribbean, musical version of the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid."

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