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Drug and alcohol history conference slated | Karen Kasich on WBGU 'Addiction' series
Scott Martin
Conference looks at history of alcohol and drug use

History often teaches lessons that help us understand the present and think about the future. Lessons about alcohol and drug use will be discussed, dissected and debated when the University hosts "Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs" June 18-21.

The conference is the eighth biennial meeting of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, an international society of scholars working in the field of alcohol and drugs history. BGSU is hosting the event in part because Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the history department, is president and conference program chair.

The conference will present the research of scholars from 16 states and 15 countries across North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Participants will seek to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, and encourage transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus of alcohol or drugs.


Marcus Harrison (center) with Karen Kasich (third from right). WBGU-TV student employees were able to meet and chat with her while taking a tour of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden.

WBGU-TV addiction series features Karen Kasich

As part of the WBGU-TV series "Addiction: Heroin and Pills," Producer/Director Marcus Harrison sat down with Karen Kasich, wife of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to talk about education's role in prevention of prescription drug abuse and its importance in combatting the opiate/heroin addiction epidemic in Ohio.

The governor and Mrs. Kasich have championed the new Start Talking program, a statewide initiative that empowers parents, teachers and students, as well as co-workers and supervisors, to start talking about prescription drug abuse. Ohio is averaging a loss of six lives a day due to prescription drugs and heroin, Harrison noted.


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Carroll on the economic rankings of Toledo - The Blade

BGSU makes way for construction - Sentinel-Tribune

Rolf Ritchie and Megan Burrell

New student trustees appointed

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced the appointment of two student trustees to the BGSU Board of Trustees. Margaret Burrell was named undergraduate representative to the board, and Rolf Ritchie the graduate student representative.



Relive the happiness of commencement captured in photos of BGSU employees who graduated in May or whose family members graduated. Visit the new "BGSU family" commencement website.

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