Monday, May 11, 2015  
Ground broken for Greek Housing | Trustees take action

A look into the future

Spirits were high May 7 as the BGSU community gathered to break ground for the new Greek houses. Students were eager to see models of the townhouse development that will be the future home for campus fraternities and sororities.

Trustees green light Moseley redevelopment, student fees, new degree program

The BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 9 meeting gave the go-ahead to an important part of the transformation of the Academic Core identified in the Campus Master Plan. Moseley Hall, BGSU’s original science and agriculture building, will be restored to its original role — although in a form that would probably be unrecognizable to Dr. Edwin Moseley for whom it was named, and without the agricultural component

Built in 1916, the building has been used for general classroom space since the Life Sciences Building was completed in the late 1960s. With the trustees’ approval, Moseley will now be renovated and outfitted with the latest in classroom technology and instructional lab space for the STEM disciplines, including science, technology, and mathematics.

The $23 million project approved by the trustees will provide interdisciplinary active-learning classrooms along with teaching labs for medical technology, biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry. Flexibility is a key concept in its planning to allow for maximal use. The majority of the funding for the building’s redevelopment will come from state capital funds. The board had already approved initial pre-construction costs for the project.


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Faculty rise through the ranks

The BGSU Board of Trustees recognized the achievements of a number of faculty at the May 9 meeting, granting promotion and, for some, tenure.


Emeritus status conferred upon retiring faculty

At its May 9 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 33 faculty planning to retire, in honor of their service to the University.

Dr. John Folkins, communication sciences and disorders, was named emeritus vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict was named Emerita Distinguished Teaching Professor of economics.



The Bowling Green campus begins a summer of important and transformative construction today, with the infrastructure project and classroom renovations getting underway. Parking lots will need to close or be temporarily reassigned.

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