Thursday, March 5, 2015  
Rec Center hosts ribbon-cutting | Bravo events celebrate the arts

Helping Freddie and Frieda celebrate the Student Recreation Center's renovation and expansion on Feb. 27 were (left to right) Kelsey Hammersmith, president of the Recreation and Wellness Student Employee Board; Mike Wilcox, former chair of the BGSU Board of Trustees and member of the SRC original planning committee; President Mary Ellen Mazey; Fran Voll, chair of the board of trustees; Jill Carr, vice president for student affairs; and Steve Kampf, assistant vice president for student affairs.

The Treble Clef Choir in 1918. Known today as the Women's Chorus, the group was BGSU's first music ensemble.


BGSU will host a benefit celebration of all the arts and a special commemoration of 100 years of music at the College of Musical Arts (CMA) on March 28 during "Bravo! BGSU" and "Bravo CMA!"

"Bravo! BGSU" will raise funds for students in all areas of the arts in an evening of musical and dance performances, poetry readings, art exhibits and artist demonstrations featuring BGSU students, faculty and alumni as well as students from the Toledo School for the Arts, plus a dance onstage in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre.

Tickets for "Bravo! BGSU" are $100, or $1,000 for Grand Patrons. PNC is the presenting sponsor for the event.

"This is a great way to showcase the artistic talents of our students and faculty and all that BGSU has to offer in the arts," said President Mary Ellen Mazey. "It will be a wonderful evening for a great cause."

The College of Musical Arts opens its doors to the community beginning at 3 p.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center, where visitors can attend a reception, learn about the history of the college in a special presentation, and enjoy a concert. The night will conclude with a party and dancing at the Clazel Theatre, 129 N. Main St. in downtown Bowling Green.

Dean Jeffrey Showell said, "The CMA's 100-years-of-music celebration will provide a unique opportunity for CMA alumni, former professors and former administrators to relive the past, to find out more about the present of this terrific institution, to reunite with their contemporaries, and to meet current faculty, students and administrators."


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The University has launched the search for the Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Planning and Chief Enrollment Officer. Parker Executive Search will assist in recruiting efforts.

Dr. Raymond Craig, chair of the search committee and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, requests that members of the University community submit their candidate recommendations for the position to Porsha Williams, vice president of Parker Executive Search, at


Zoom News will be published only on Monday, March 9, during spring break.


Learn about the budget outlook for the state and BGSU's financial performance during a noon forum with CFO Sheri Stoll today (March 5).

Also today, the Prism of Possibility Teaching and Learning Conference gets underway, hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence. Learn uses of educational technology and hear about innovative practices.

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