Thursday, February 19, 2015  
Presidents' Day Open House | STEM teaching grants


Approximately 2,700 visitors spent the day on campus Feb. 16 for the 20th annual Presidents' Day Open House. Prospective students took campus tours, visited residence halls and checked out academic department open houses.


Tracy Huziak-Clark
Area math and science teachers will learn new ways to improve student learning and add excitement to class thanks to grants issued by the Ohio Board of Regents to faculty in the Bowling Green State University Colleges of Education and Human Development and Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark, education, and Dr. John Laird, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received $154,864 for "Science Teaching Advancement through Modeling Physical Science V" or STAMPS V. The goal is to provide high school physical science teachers tools to increase student learning and excitement about science by implementing research-based modeling instruction in their classrooms.

According to Huziak-Clark, modeling instruction involves engaging students in creating conceptual models that are graphical, pictorial, verbal and mathematical so that they look at the concept they're trying to understand from multiple perspectives. "The process is student-centered and requires a great deal of active learning," she explained. "Students are learning about science concepts in a similar fashion to how scientists work."

The fifth incarnation of the STAMPS program will continue to involve Toledo Public Schools and support teachers in Hancock and Wood Counties.


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Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit, a cultural historian, political activist and award-winning independent writer, will offer a workshop and a public lecture at Bowling Green State University on Feb. 23.

Solnit's writing emphasizes the political qualities of art and the environment and the artistic elements of nature and politics. She will present a workshop about Art and Activism from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. She will focus on the pivotal roles stories play in our private and social lives and the ways in which art and the imagination can be mobilized to support hopeful activist agendas.

"An Evening with Rebecca Solnit" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. She will read from a broad selection of her works to convey the variety and scope of the topics on which she writes. She will address what drives her intellectual curiosity as a writer, how she researches the vast range of topics on which she writes, and the ways in which her political commitments figure in her writing.



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Jim Gordon, 82, a professor emeritus of journalism, died Feb. 14 in Bowling Green. He started working at BGSU in 1959 as a news editor and photographer and became director of News and Photography Services in 1961. He taught at the University from 1966-92. Memorials may be given to the Jim and Joan Journalism Scholarship, the Joan Honkala Gordon Gerontology Scholarship, both through the BGSU Foundation, Inc., or the Wood County Senior Center.

Ruth Frost Parker, 92, a longtime donor and former member of the BGSU Foundation Board and BGSU Firelands Development Board, died Feb. 14 in Sandusky. Parker was instrumental in the creation of several scholarship programs.

Dave Reed, 73, a professor emeritus of economics, died Feb. 17 in Traverse City, Mich. Reed taught at the University from 1968-98. Memorial donations can be made to the John Hoag Economics Scholarship fund.