Thursday, May 29, 2014  
Classified Staff Council awards | Alumnus assists with history museum exhibit

HOUTZ LAUDED FOR THOUGHTFUL SERVICE

Gail Houtz
Gail Houtz's natural leadership is born out of her intense dedication and caring, both for the University and for the community. In recognition of her many contributions to BGSU, she received the 2014 Outstanding Service Award at the annual Classified Staff Council (CSC) reception and awards ceremony May 21.

Houtz, scholarship and grants coordinator in Student Financial Aid, received $1,000, a commemorative plaque and a reserved parking space for a year.

Described as an "overachiever when it comes to involvement" by nominator Terry Carver, Houtz was chair of CSC this year and has served in many capacities over the years, including membership on numerous University committees and advisory panels, often in leadership roles.

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SNOW REMOVAL TEAM GARNERS AWARD FOR HEROIC EFFORTS

The Campus Operations Grounds Department snow removal team
The winter of 2013-14 was one for the books. With nearly 10 weeks of bitter cold, record snowfall and harsh winds, the BGSU campus was an inhospitable place for faculty, staff and students. And yet a university must go on.

That is where the Campus Operations Grounds Department snow removal team came in. Keeping the campus accessible and safe became a daily, and nightly, battle that tried the mettle of even the hardiest staff members. But "during one of the worst winters on record, this team stood tall," said Aaron Kane, manager of parking and shuttle services, in nominating the group for the Classified Staff Team Award.

The team was honored May 21 at the Classified Staff Council Reception and Awards Ceremony. Team members include Brett Arbogast, Jeremy Bechstein, Lee Boulis, Barbara Brown, Kent Davidson, Scott Domer, Bruce Downey, Tina Dudley, Scott Euler, Joel Himelhan, Nate Johnson, Scott Morningstar, Francisco Paredes, Jim Tracy, Amanda Walliser, Sue Wammes and Jeff Webb.

The group will share a $1,500 award and their photo will appear on a commemorative plaque hung in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

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WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM PROVIDES DEEP LEARNING FOR STUDENTS, PUBLIC

Paul Dority
For history major Paul Dority, who graduated in May, volunteering in the Wood County Historical Center and Museum has been an inspiration, despite the fact that some of what he's dealt with is reflective of less happy times. Most recently, Dority helped prepare for events related to "Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals," a major photography exhibit, artist's talk and panel discussion this week.

Two high-ceilinged rooms in the main building, the former paupers' house, display large-format photographs by Christopher Payne of state mental institutions. The nationally recognized Payne will give a talk and sign books at the exhibit opening, from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow (May 30).

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OBITUARIES
Ronald Hartley, 75, a professor emeritus of accounting and management of information systems, died May 20 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1965-98.

IN BRIEF

Get into the act during the BGSU Summer Concert Series. The series includes "Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music," The Moxie Strings, "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" and New York Voices.

Get details In Brief.