Thursday, July 31, 2014  
Ziggy Points returns | BGSU promotes ‘girl power’

ZIGGY POINTS SEEKS TO REPEAT FIRST YEAR'S SUCCESS

Campus activities can be very rewarding, as the Ziggy Points program has shown. The student incentive program returns for 2014-15 with a fall schedule of 54 events offered by 35 campus partners.

The program is designed to increase students' engagement in campus activities by awarding them points for attending designated events. Points accumulate throughout the academic year and can be redeemed for rewards every five events. Students who have attended at least 15 qualifying events are eligible for grand prize drawings including a free, all-access parking permit.

The program begins its second year after a successful inaugural year with over 10,000 participants across 90 events. Data from the first year showed a significant positive relationship between attending campus events and overall GPA after controlling for various demographic factors and high school GPA. Furthermore, students who attended 10 or more events had a 30 percent higher retention rate than peers who attended only one event.

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BUILDING ‘GIRL POWER’

President Mary Ellen Mazey met with Girl Power Tween Camp participants July 24 in the Women's Center. A partnership between the BGSU Women's Center and the city, the four-day camp was sponsored by the Zonta Club of Bowling Green. Zonta is dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide.



IN BRIEF

• Additional friendship families are needed for international students for fall semester.

• There's still time to sign up as a summer commencement volunteer.

Falcon Family Weekend will be Sept. 12-14.