Thursday, May 8, 2014  

Kuehn named Guggenheim Fellow | Ziggy Points scores with students


MUSIC FACULTY, COMPOSER AWARDED GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP

It's been an active year for Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The professor of composition is currently on faculty improvement leave and completed a number of new works during his time away from campus. He'll be able to continue to devote significant time to composing thanks to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Kuehn was recently named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

Designed to help nurture scholarship or creative activity, the prestigious awards are "intended for scholars or artists who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts," according to the foundation.

Guggenheim Fellows are chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive application process that this year yielded 177 fellowships from about 3,000 applications.

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ZIGGY POINTS SCORES SUCCESS IN FIRST YEAR

President Mary Ellen Mazey (left), Jill Carr and Deanna Vatan Woodhouse (far right) celebrate the success of the Ziggy Points program with participants.
The Ziggy Points program celebrated a successful inaugural year May 1 at an event hosted by President Mary Ellen Mazey, with the presentation of prizes to students who had accumulated the most points. The Division of Student Affairs created the program to reward students for their engagement in campus events.

Twenty-seven areas on campus participated by hosting a total of 95 Ziggy Points events during the fall and spring semesters, which were attended by 10,211 students.

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OBITUARIES
Rene Ruiz, 86, a professor emeritus of romance languages, died April 29 in Sylvania. He taught at BGSU from 1967-94. Memorials may be given to the Rene Ruiz Scholarship Fund in the BGSU Foundation.

BATTER UP!

The women's softball team thanks Dr. Lee Meserve, Distinguished Teaching Professor of biology, and Marge Meserve for their most recent contribution. The couple, longtime supporters after whom the softball field is named, donated funds to install six light poles around the diamond, and the team played its first official lights game.


The University will host the 37th annual Early Childhood Education Conference on May 17. Keynote speaker Dr. Judith Schickedanz will address "Literacy Development and Social Emotional Development: Can Reading Stories Support Both?"