Wednesday, April 14, 2021
After a recent review of the 2020 Campus Security and Fire Safety report, adjustments were made to the 2019 Clery crime statistics for Main Campus. The 2019 crime statistics have been updated on the Annual Security Report. You may review the updated report in its entirety and all of the campus crime statistics.
The Bowling Green State University volleyball program will play in the NCAA Tournament today for the first time since 2012. The Falcons are set to face Weber State in the first round of the tournament, scheduled for today with a 7 p.m. start on ESPN3. The winner of the match will advance to face No. 1 Wisconsin in the second round on Thursday (April 15), also a 7 p.m. start on ESPN3.
The Falcon men's soccer team hosts the West Virginia Mountaineers in a critical MAC game today. The match takes place at Cochrane Stadium at 3 p.m. Limited seats are available. If you can't make it out to the game, watch here.
Join FORGE outside on April 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm! We will be hanging out by the letters. It will be a chance for people to chill out with friends, hang out/meet new people, and listen to some music. We will be giving away the period kits we've been making at our recent packing parties. If it rains or is too cold to be outside we will be in Olscamp Hall in room 115 at the same date and time mentioned earlier. Whether or not we are outside, remember that masks are required! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Hope to see you there!!
Registration is now open for BGSU’s annual Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship. Registration Deadline: April 15, 2021 at bgsu.edu/spring. EXTENSIONS CAN BE GIVEN by contacting email@example.com.
This year's event will also serve as the regional NW Ohio Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Undergraduate students from BGSU and other NW Ohio regional institutions are cordially invited to register their poster, PowerPoint, and video presentations. Contributions from any field or discipline are welcome.
The symposium website will be launched on April, 22 2021 at bgsu.edu/curssymposium. This will be an asynchronous event, meaning that the students’ presentations as well as their written or audio/video narration will be uploaded to our symposium website. Students will not have to be “present” for the symposium website launch. This event will provide an avenue for students to have their research, scholarly, or creative work from any discipline presented to an external audience and thus would enrich their resumes as well as provide them with virtual presentation experience.
For any questions, please contact the director of CURS, Dr. Cordula Mora at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, May 14, at 5 p.m., ITS will begin the CSS and HCM Get Current 2021 upgrade with PeopleTools 8.58 implementation. All tasks are scheduled for completion no later than 6 a.m. on Monday, May 17. During this time, an outage will occur to the Campus Solutions (CSS) and Human Capital Management (HCM) applications. To view a full list of impacted systems, visit www.bgsu.edu/its/issues/outages.
Get Current is the term for applying the latest software update to BGSU’s existing version of the PeopleSoft software. ITS will continue to Get Current with all PeopleSoft applications on a yearly cycle.
If you have any questions regarding this upgrade and outage, please contact Information Technology Services (ITS) at 419-372-0999 or ITSchat.bgsu.edu.
Education Abroad presents a one-time, exclusive opportunity to hear about Semester at Sea from a program alum! Semester at Sea is a program that takes you all over the world, exploring many different countries and cultures while taking classes on a ship. Sounds like a dream, right?
Join us on Thursday, April 15 from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. to hear from one of our Education Abroad ambassadors about her experience with Semester at Sea.
Register for this virtual info session here.
Wood County Clothesline Project displays t-shirts created by survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones in our community. These shirts give voice to their stories. An advocate from the Cocoon will be available at the time of the event.
Where: BGSU Union Oval
When: Thursday, April 15
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Facebook event link here.
Join Dr. Tim Davis, Professor of Biological Sciences via ZOOM tomorrow, Thursday, April 15 at 2pm, as part of Earth Month and find out why Lake Erie is the same color as your lawn. Harmful algal blooms can produce toxins that are deadly to humans, pets, cattle and other animals when consumed but occur here in Ohio and around the globe. Learn more about them, what BGSU is researching, and get some hope for the future. Go to bgsu.edu/EARTH and click on the calendar entry for this event for the ZOOM link and we will see you on Thursday!
From 4 to 6 p.m. TRIO Programs will recognize students along with Friends of TRIO. You are welcome to join us at this event. Please contact Nancy Rife, email@example.com to RSVP.
The Japanese Club, the Japanese Program, and Asian Studies Program will present the 20th Cherry Blossom Festival virtually on the16th from 7 to 9pm and the 17th from 2 to 6pm and 7 to 9pm. You will enjoy Origami, Shamisen & Koto, Taiko, Puppetry, Games and Rakugo. Visit bgsu.edu/ohanami for details and event link.
Contact Akiko Kawano Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The International ResearchScape Journal is seeking submissions for its spring 2021 volume. Students who have produced or are currently working on interdisciplinary projects that are international in their scope and focus are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are especially interested in research on global responses to the pandemic, the international BLM uprisings, Human rights, refugees, global migration, and climate change.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Friday, April 16 at 11:59 p.m.; submit your 400-500 word abstracts to Dr. Rachel Ann Walsh (email@example.com). Completed manuscripts will be due during finals week.
System maintenance for the Bridge training application is scheduled to occur Saturday, April 17 from 12 - 6 p.m. During this maintenance period, the Bridge application will be unavailable.
Please direct any questions regarding this outage to Information Technology Services (ITS) at 419-372-0999 or ITSchat.bgsu.edu.
The Falcon Disc Golf Club Team will be setting up a temporary course by the Tennis Courts THIS SATURDAY from noon - 6PM. The first 60 students to come will receive a free Buzzz from Discraft stamped with the club's logo. Come out and learn about the sport and club, and have a great time throwing some plastic!
Enjoy your wellness day with relaxing activities and free food. You deserve it!
Wednesday, April 21 11 AM – 1 PM Location: The Oaks Front Lawn & the Teaching Kitchen (rain location: Student Recreation Center)
• Free BBQ to-go boxes at the Teaching Kitchen
• Free chair massages
• Therapy Dogs – relax and unwind with furry friends!
• Giveaways & Raffle prizes
• Stress Management Resources
• DIY flower pots
• Poker Walk - Walk a .5 or 1 mile path. At the end of walk, draw your 5-card poker hand. The top 3 individuals with the best poker hand win a prize. No prior knowledge of Poker is needed to participate.
Event is free for faculty, staff and students. For more information: Karyn Smith, Health Educator | Recreation and Wellness
Join us next Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00pm for the "Honoring Our Plants" webinar presentation. This event features Dani Tippmann, Plant Tradition Bearer of the Myaamia Nation and naturalists from BG Parks & Recreation who will share the history of our land and community along the trails of the St. John's Woods/Wintergarden Nature Preserve in Bowling Green, from indigenous occupation, to farming, to the present preserve. There are also interpretive signs along the trails through Memorial Day should you visit the park. Connect to this Zoom presentation on the day/time of the event at: bgsu.edu/storiesinthewoods or to to bgsu.edu/EARTH and click on the calendar entry for this event.
Come to the Mobile Food Pantry! Wednesday, April 21st (Wellness day) | 2-4 pm First United Methodist, 1526 E Wooster St Bowling Green 43402
The Mobile Food pantry offers fresh produce and non-perishable foods to any student, faculty, staff, or community member. There are no restrictions, however, an ID is recommended for quicker service. The pantry is currently operating as a "drive-thru" and comes to BG once a month during the Fall and Spring semesters. The pantry is a collaboration between Food for Thought in Toledo and Food Justice & Equity @ BGSU. Click here for more information about Food Justice & Equity @ BGSU.
Questions? Please reach out to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or the BGSU CPI at email@example.com.
The Center for Women and Gender Equity host Drop-in Dismantling - every other Thursday at 2 p.m. via Zoom! Drop-in Dismantling sessions provide a virtual space for all students, faculty and staff to talk about strategies for challenging racism and colonization in our daily lives. The topic and activities change every week, so join us as you are able to engage in some ongoing (un)learning!
This week's topic is "Inequities in Higher Education". We hope to have some fruitful discussion on continuing our unlearning and our effort in the midst of what looks like progress. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Beginning Monday, May 3 through Sunday, August 8, 2021, the ITS service desk will begin operating under new summer hours. Summer hours will be:
Monday - Friday| 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | Closed
Please direct any questions regarding these hours to Information Technology Services (ITS) at 419-372-0999 or ITSchat.bgsu.edu.
The BGSU Engagement Center is now recruiting Remote Engagement Ambassadors (EAs) for an exciting position this spring!!
Why Work With Us?:
• Work remotely, from the comfort of your own home!
• We offer flexible scheduling to work around your busy student schedule EAs reach out to alumni, parents, and friends of BGSU (great networking opportunity!)
• EAs raise crucial funds and support for campus operations students know and love
• EAs earn $8.80 per hour plus many opportunities for bonuses and tuition assistance
• Work on a team with your peers and friends in a fun environment with games, prizes and other rewards
For more info and to apply, visit here.
If you have additional questions, please email Malykah Bell, Engagement Center Manager, at email@example.com.
Join University Activities Organization for Falcon Finale to celebrate the end of the year! This year has been a bit weird and stressful so we're bringing the carnival festivities to you! On Wednesday, April 14 we will have carnival games, free food, dip-in-dots, giant board games, and inflatables in the Union Oval from 3-8 p.m. Kick back and relax with us, relieve some stress and have fun!
Follow us on social media to Stay in the Know with UAO @bgsu_uao Any questions or membership inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Falcons After Dark this Friday for a Carnival-themed night featuring Carnival games, airbrush tattoos, caricatures, and guessing jars! This event will take place this Friday, April 16th from 6-9 p.m. at the BTSU quad. See you there!
There are still some spots left for the free bike rental this Saturday, April 17. Enjoy the greenest and most emissions-free transportation available! BGSU Bike Rental is providing the one day use of a limited number of bikes for users to enjoy the weather, relax, get exercise, and ride! Go to bgsu.edu/EARTH and click on the calendar entry for this event to access the sign-up sheet. Bikes must be picked up Saturday morning between 8am and 10am, and returned the same day between 5pm and 7pm. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
As students this year a proved a challenge for everyone. In honor of all students here on and off campus UAO wants to show our appreciation. On Tuesday, April 20 we will be hosting a student appreciation event from 1-4. UAO will be in the Union Oval and the Multipurpose with free food, inflatables, succulents, and chances to win some free stuff! The year is almost over we can power through it!
Follow us on social media to Stay in the Know with UAO @bgsu_uao and email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or membership inquiries!
Do you enjoy swimming and the nature of competition? Looking for a way to get active within the BGSU community? The BGSU Water Polo team is hosting an open an open tournament/swim day for students and potentially alumni on April 21st from 6pm-8pm. The open swim will be held at the Cooper Pool within the BGSU Rec Center. Participants will only be required to bring their own swimwear to the pool, all other equipment will be provided. Food will also be provided for anyone in attendance. Spread the word and come on out for a fun night of swim and water polo, and potentially find a place on the Club Water Polo team!
Do you want a $5 voucher to use at BGSU dining facilities??
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - keep an eye out for the different programs throughout the month. Take a photo of yourself at one of these activities, or find a "Green Dot" for bystander intervention on campus and tag bgsu.cvpe on Instagram to secure your $5 voucher!
Are you wanting to enroll in a course this summer that can help you improve your overall health? If so, please consider enrolling in HP 2150: Health and Wellness. This course is open to all majors and is 100% online. This course is three credit hours and is offered in the first session (May 26th - July 8th) and the second session (July 12th-July 20th). If you want to know more about the course, please e-mail Ms. Hartzog who teaches this course at email@example.com.
Take German 2160 ONLINE this Summer! Study everyday life in Germany, including its support for environmental sustainability, its role in the European Union, its response to the 2015 refugee crisis, and the role of social media, soccer, digital games, and popular music in Germany today. Learn about how Germany dealt with its Nazi past, about its role during the cold war, about the revolution in East Germany, and the tearing down of the wall. GERM 2160-101W (#41768) is taught 100% online the first 6-week Summer session. This class fulfills BG Perspective requirements- see course description for details. Summer registration is open now, so select "Distance" as the Campus when searching and enroll today!
Complete your A&S foreign language sequence with an ONLINE SPAN 2120 Spanish Cultural Readings course this summer. Class is in conducted in English. Choose the First 6‐week session: SPAN 2120‐101W (#41560) or Second 6‐week session: SPAN 2120‐102W (#40054). When searching, select "Distance" as the campus. Questions? Talk with your faculty mentor or contact WRLD at (419) 372‐2667. Summer registration is open now - so don't delay, enroll TODAY! (Seats are filling quickly.)
Looking to change your eating habits, improve your exercise habits, and lose weight? We are running a weight loss group for 12-weeks starting in May via a private Facebook group. The treatment is delivered completely through the Facebook group. You will be encouraged to make changes to your diet and to increase your physical activity. You must be between the ages of 18-29, have a body mass index in the range of overweight or obesity (>25 kg/m2), have a desire to lose weight, own a smartphone or personal computer, have access to a scale, and have an existing Facebook account.
Eligible individuals will be randomly assigned to one of three groups. One of the groups will be asked to wait 12 weeks in order to participate. There is no cost to participate.
If you are interested in this Facebook-based weight loss group, please fill out this short survey to determine initial eligibility here.
Fashion Career Exploration is a six week course taught online this summer during the first six-week session from 5/26-7/8. The class is open to all majors and can count as an elective. It is required for FMPD majors. Contact the instructor, Marian Zengel, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited be a part of one of the most important days in the lives of the next class of BGSU alumni. Serving as a commencement volunteer is a great way to show your support for our graduates and to help make their celebration memorable. This spring, we will hold ceremonies outdoors, rain or shine, at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. There will be six ceremonies occurring April 30 - May 2.
All registered volunteers will receive a commencement volunteer T-shirt. Complimentary meals will be provided to those volunteering to work more than one ceremony on either Saturday or Sunday.
For questions about volunteering, please email email@example.com.
The design elements of an online or remote course can influence both the teaching and learning that occur within the course. In this workshop, participants will reflect on their online and remote course design and delivery, review standards for high quality course design (Quality Matters and BGSU Rubrics), and share best practices for (re)designing an effective, engaging, and well-structured online course. Date: Friday, April 23
In this flipped professional development session, participants will be asked to watch the NCFDD’s webinar: Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing your Writing Productivity before 12:30pm on April 22nd. On Thursday, April 22nd at 12:30 pm, BGSU registrants will convene remotely to engage in a meaningful discussion session to reflect on key takeaways from the webinar as well as workshop ideas and discuss how we will develop our own publishing piplelines.
Visit here for instructions on how to activate your NCFDD BGSU sponsored membership and view the webinar.
The deadline for submitting software requests (for classrooms, computer labs and mobile device carts) for the 2021 Summer and Fall Semesters is April 30, 2021.
To request a software installation, please submit a Lab/Classroom Software Install Request form.
ITS will attempt to complete software installations needed for the first week of classes that are submitted after the deadline; however, these will be handled in the order received and may not be available for the start of the session/semester.
You may refer to the same webpage linked above for more information on software requests not required for the start of a semester/session.
Please direct any questions to Information Technology Services (ITS) at 419-372-0999 or ITSchat.bgsu.edu.
Track Your Community Engagement Activities with Collaboratory
Collaboratory is a centralized online platform for reporting, tracking, & sharing community engagement and public service work conducted by faculty, staff, students, and their community partners This activity could be in the form of teaching, research, public service, programs, and other campus/community partnerships. The Collaboratory will enhance BGSU’s ability to share our public impact story by providing a centralized location in which public impact work across BGSU and the greater NW Ohio community can be reported and shared.
Date: Wednesday, April 21
Join us for this 90 minute session on inclusion in the classroom, where we will discuss ways to help all students learn. We will cover course content and design; instructor’s prior assumptions and potential multicultural issues in classroom situations; planning of class sessions; instructor’s knowledge about diverse backgrounds of students; decisions, comments, and behaviors during teaching; and we will help participants develop an action plan so we they can embrace student diversity in all its forms in the classroom.
Date: Monday, April 19 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.