Thursday, July 2, 2015  
Fulbright student to teach in Berlin | Pargament honored by chaplains
Rebekah Nelson
Fulbright award to take BGSU grad to Berlin

When recent BGSU graduate Rebekah Nelson of Wapakoneta arrives in Berlin later this summer as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, she will bring with her an unusual wealth of experience for someone her age, along with a great deal of enthusiasm. Nelson is one of three BGSU students chosen for the Fulbright program this year.

Nelson, who was a double major in German and piano performance through the College of Arts and Sciences, will teach English to elementary schoolchildren at the Carl Schurz-Grundshule in the Spandau neighborhood on the westernmost side of the city.

It will not be the first time she has had to be in front of a class of German-speaking students, she said. During her academic year abroad as a BGSU student in Salzburg, Austria, in 2012-13, she had an internship in a "gymnasium," a school for students from about age 11-18, in which she gave presentations in German on American music.


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Chaplains group honors Pargament

Kenneth Pargament
Dr. Kenneth Pargament, professor emeritus of psychology, was presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on June 6 by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) during the organization's annual conference, in Louisville, Ky.

"This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in promoting standards of professional chaplaincy or in the advancement of clinical chaplaincy," according to the APC.

Pargament, who retired from BGSU this spring, is well known for his research on spirituality and health, and has been a leading figure in the effort to bring a more balanced view of religious life to the attention of social scientists and health professionals.


William Primrose II of Westlake, Ohio, a longtime supporter of the University, died June 28 at the age of 94. One of BGSU's 100 Most Prominent Alumni, he and his family share a legacy of service and generosity to BGSU.

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