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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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  1. WA1T Presents: Paralympian Jessica Long
  2. Sign up for the Blood Bowl: BGSU vs. UT
  3. Succulent sale!
  4. BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Who Knows More About Politics
  5. Learn how to stilt walk
  6. UAO X USG TOWN HALL MEETING
  7. MIGSS - SURVIVING GRAD SCHOOL AS POC
  8. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity!
  9. Philosophy Club
  10. Ceramic tile water carving workshop and pop-up gallery
  11. Study Irish history and culture...in Ireland!
  12. Open forums for Women's Center Director candidates

Students

  1. Interested in working for Residence Life?
  2. AMA MEETING TODAY!
  3. Come join It's On Us and help build a better BG!
  4. Shabbat
  5. Calling all Wood County Park District Volunteers!
  6. Master Teacher Award
  7. Have opinions on social media & weight loss?

Faculty/Staff

  1. CFE ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION
  2. BGSU 1910: First year seminars call for proposals!
  3. Generalized observation and reflection platform
  4. Rec Center Snowbird Memberships available
Campus Update Archive

1. WA1T Presents: Paralympian Jessica Long

We Are One Team (WA1T) presents: "Jessica Long: The Story of a Paralympic Prodigy" TODAY at 6:30 p.m. in the Stroh Center. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The event features Jessica Long, the second-most decorated Paralympic athlete in U.S. history! Jessica will share her experience from being adopted from Russia at a young age to becoming a 13-time Paralympic gold medalist. She has won 23 Paralympic medals, held multiple world records and has received numerous awards during her career, including three ESPY awards. Join us as Paralympic prodigy, Jessica, shares her powerful story of living authentically and following her dreams - no matter what challenges one may face along the way. Lets welcome Jessica to BGSU and show that, as Falcons, WE ARE ONE TEAM!

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2. Sign up for the Blood Bowl: BGSU vs. UT

It not too late to sign up for the Blood Drive! Today is the last day that we will be in the BTSU Multi Purpose room from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check our Twitter for links to sign up @BGSUredcross.

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3. Succulent sale!

The Outdoor Adventure Club is having a SUCCULENT sale! Stop by the Union Tables TODAY! There will be plenty of unique plants in various painted pots, so be sure to pick out the perfect one. We will be there from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and hope to see you there!

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4. BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Who Knows More About Politics

Decades of research have documented a gender gap in political knowledge. Posed with quiz-style survey questions about government and politics, men consistently outperform women. However, innovative experiments by Dr. Melissa Miller, associate professor of political science, demonstrate that the gender gap in political knowledge is merely an artifact of the way it is measured. In this Distinguished Faculty Lecture, she sets the record straight. Join us today at 4 p.m. in 206 BTSU for a free lecture followed by reception. Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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5. Learn how to stilt walk

Come join the Circus Arts Club TONIGHT to learn how to walk on stilts, hand balance, and many other Circus Arts. We meet in 200 Eppler South from 6-8 p.m. This is a free meeting for members and $5 for anyone else who would like to come.

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6. UAO X USG TOWN HALL MEETING

We believe that the students voice is one of the most powerful things on a college campus. We are hear to listen, educate and help find solutions to any problem you have be facing.

Join your fellow students tonight at 7 p.m. in the BTSU Theatre, 208!

Grab some pizza and pop on your way in!

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7. MIGSS - SURVIVING GRAD SCHOOL AS POC

Looking for guidance in navigating graduate school as a person of color? Come to "Surviving Graduate School as a Person of Color" Panel on Thursday, November 9 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, room 207. RSVP to jphudso@bgsu.edu by Wednesday, November 8 at 3 p.m. During the event, there will be panelists who will address challenges faced as a person of color in graduate school and how to overcome them. Sponsored by Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success (MIGSS): A program within the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Graduate College.

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8. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity!

Come learn about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity TOMORROW!

Date: November 8
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: 208 BTSU

The Community Partnership Series is designed to yield fruitful discussions and opportunities between community partners and BGSU faculty and students. This month, Habitat for Humanity will be joining us. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. At Habitat, it is believed that through shelter, there is empowerment. Habitat partners with low-income families to build, repair, or improve a place that they can call home. Habitat for Humanity works locally in Wood County, Ohio and all around the world to make sure that every person has a decent place to live.

For more information contact Jacqui Campbell
jmcampb@bgsu.edu

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9. Philosophy Club

This week we'll be talking about the epistemic regress problem: how do you keep justifiably answering a child that keeps asking "why?"

We meet every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in 301 Shatzel, and are open to talking about any philosophical topic that you want to talk about!

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10. Ceramic tile water carving workshop and pop-up gallery

BGSU Student Ceramic Artist, Regina Hilton will be displaying her artwork beginning November 11 at the Sunshine Studios in Maumee. Meet the artist event will be Sunday, November 12 from 1-4 p.m.

She is offering a ceramic workshop where participants will make a ceramic tile while learning a new technique called water carving. Participants will explore composition and the different dimensions by layering. Clay, decoration materials, tools and firing are all included.

When: Saturday November 11, from 1-3 p.m.
Where: Sunshine Studio 305 Conant St. Maumee, Ohio
Fee: $25
Registration: Call 419-891-8877 or online.

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11. Study Irish history and culture...in Ireland!

Join this two-country adventure to study democracy, leadership, history and culture with us in Ireland!

The course is "Expedition Into Culture, Ireland: Crossing Borders and Building Bridges" and can meet your Global Perspectives credit requirement.

Locations:
Dublin and Environs (1916 Tour, Book of Kells, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilkenny Castle, Newgrange);

Belfast and Environs (Falls Road Mural Tour, Peace Wall, Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway); Galway and Ennis (The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands)

Dates:
Sunday, May 13-Thursday, May 24, 2018 with additional pre-and post-trip sessions
Total Cost: 12 days for $1,500 not including airfare and tuition. Total cost may vary; additional scholarships available.

Registration deadline 12/15/17. Get on our interest list here. or email ncpatte@bgsu.edu or lewanda@bgsu.edu.

Join us for the Informational Meeting:
Monday, November 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Education Bldg., Room 113

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12. Open forums for Women's Center Director candidates

The Division of Student Affairs has invited three highly qualified candidates to interview on campus for the Director of the Women's Center position. Each candidate will make an Open Forum presentation about her priorities for the Women's Center, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

Please mark your schedules to attend these sessions. Your feedback in this process is critical. Dates and times for the two remaining open sessions are below:

Candidate: Dr. Angela Clark-Taylor
Open Forum: Tuesday 11/14 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in 316 BTSU

Candidate: Shelley Wilbert
Open Forum: Thursday 11/16 from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. in 316 BTSU

Please attend as many of these sessions as your schedule will allow. Information about candidate qualifications will be available at each session. Thank you.

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1. Interested in working for Residence Life?

Do you want to "Leave your Mark?" Do you want to make a lasting impact on future Falcons? If so, apply to become student staff member for the Office of Residence Life for the 2018-19 academic year! Positions include Resident Assistant/ Community Assistant, Academic Peer Mentor, SMART Mentor and Student Desk Manager.

The application process is starting soon! Fill out the interest form here.

Have any additional questions? Visit the Office of Residence Life website to learn more about the process and timeline.

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2. AMA MEETING TODAY!

American Marketing Association will be having a Marketing Strategy Competition and all majors are invited. Hope to see you there tonight at 7:30 p.m. and don't forget to bring a friend. Free food and fun!

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3. Come join It's On Us and help build a better BG!

Do you have a passion for helping out your community? Do you want to help raise awareness and prevent sexual assault on and around BGSU's campus? If so, come join It's On Us!

We are a part of the nationwide initiative started by Joe Biden to end sexual assault on college campuses. Our goal is to build a community against violence, and in order to do that, we need our students! So please, join us every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in BA 103 to learn about volunteer opportunities, to share your voice, and to be part of a community hoping to build a better world, one campus at a time.

For any questions, please contact Faith Hufford at fhuffor@bgsu.edu

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4. Shabbat

Join Hillel for Shabbat this Friday, November 10, at 6 p.m. at Hillel in remembrance of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, which happened 79 years ago. We'll use Ask Big Questions to help guide our discussion. Anyone is welcome! Check out event details here.

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5. Calling all Wood County Park District volunteers!

If you have volunteered with the Wood County Park District we would like your feedback! Please follow this link to complete a short anonymous survey about your volunteering experience. Thank you, again, for further benefiting our Wood County District Parks.

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6. Master Teacher Award

The Master Teacher Award is the only student-driven and student-selected award given to a faculty member at BGSU. A time honored tradition beginning in 1982 the Master Teacher award is respected by faculty as one of the most coveted honors and recognitions at BGSU. In order to be eligible, Master Teacher nominees must have a minimum of 3 years of employment as a faculty member at BGSU, a dedication to innovative teaching, a commitment to BGSU students, both in and outside the classroom, and previous Master Teacher winners are not eligible The recipient selected as the 2017-2018 Master Teacher will receive a $1,000 prize, plaque, acknowledgement at the Faculty Recognition Awards, and recognition in the Mileti Alumni Center. Nominators for this award must be current BGSU undergraduate or graduate students. Click here for the link.

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7. Have opinions on social media & weight loss?

As part of a preliminary research project, we are looking for overweight and obese college students (18-29 years) who are trying to lose weight, and use social media at least once a day. Focus groups will be conducted to help create a future weight loss program with a social media component (e.g., Facebook). Participants will take part in a 90-minute focus group to share their opinions on barriers to weight loss, give input on what the program should look like, suggest what social networking site should be used, and view examples of how a social network could be used for weight loss. Focus groups will be audio recorded but all audio recordings collected from the groups will be confidential. Participants can choose between a $10 Amazon gift card, or 2 SONA credits as compensation for participating. This is a one-time meeting to learn about your opinions, NOT A WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT. If you are interested, please email LaNaya Anderson to learn more (email: lanayaa@bgsu.edu).

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1. CFE ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSROOM CERTIFICATION

The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Workshops to interested faculty. After faculty complete this 2 part series, they will receive ALC Certification as well as priority for choosing active classrooms the following semester.

Part 1 will focus on active learning strategies and discuss how those strategies can be put to use in their classes.

Part 2 will show faculty how to use the ALC technology in the classrooms. Please note that the ALC Strategies Part 1 is a prerequisite to ALC Technologies Part 2.

ALC Part 1: Thursday, November 16 from 1:00-3:00 in Olscamp 109
ALC Part 2: Friday, November 17 from 2:30-4:30 in Olscamp 201

Click here to register.

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2. BGSU 1910: First year seminars call for proposals!

Do you like teaching first-year students? If you answered Yes! then you might be interested in submitting a proposal to teach a BGSU 1910 for Fall 2018! BGSU 1910 are one-credit hour seminars for first-year, first-time students that provide them with the opportunity to work closely with a professor and peers on a topic of the faculty member's (your) choice. All sections of BGSU 1910 are capped at 20 students and only offered in the Fall semester. We invite any interested faculty member to submit a proposal for a BGSU 1910 first-year seminar. Each BGSU 1910 course topic is uniquely created and developed by the instructor. If you are interested in teaching a BGSU 1910 course in Fall 2018, please complete and submit your proposal by December 15, 2017 to Kim Brooks, kbrooks@bgsu.edu. For proposal outline and more information, please visit the BGSU 1910 website.

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3. Generalized observation and reflection platform

The Generalized Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP) Tool for Effective Classroom Observation

Interested in gaining insight about your classroom pedagogy? The Generalized Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP) is a computerized real-time tool used for observing your teaching methodology. This tool was created by US Davis to aid in both teacher development and teaching methodology. In this presentation we will go over one current usage of the tool and present a few examples of the insights it can provide.

Location: 110 Olscamp
To register for this workshop, visit our Find a Workshop page.

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4. Rec Center Snowbird Memberships available

Join the Student Recreation Center now for just $129.

Snowbird Membership valid: 11/1/17 – 5/4/18
Add Spouse: $65
Add Dependent under 18: $10 Each
Offer ends December 22, 2017

Membership includes access to:

For More Information:
419.372.2000 | recwell@bgsu.edu
Department of Recreation and Wellness
Division of Student Affairs

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