At the Embracing Global Engagement awards were (left to right) Cordula Mora, Clayton Rosati, Gabriel Matney, Jonathan Yoo, Morgan Tucker, President Mary Ellen Mazey, Andrea Haas, Andrew Menich, Christina Guenther, Trinka Messenheimer, Beatrice Guenther and Jenifer Chambers.
UNDERGRADUATES EMBRACE GLOBAL EDUCATION
The second undergraduate research conference "Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service– and Experiential Learning in BGSU Education–Abroad Programs" on Oct. 7 was an opportunity to hear from BGSU students who "chose last year to leave their linguistic and cultural comfort zones here in Ohio in order to take advantage of BGSU's education abroad programs," said Dr. Christina Guenther, a faculty member in German, in her introduction.
The 19 presenters studied in the U.K., New Zealand and countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. During the daylong conference, about 175 attendees listened and engaged with the presenters as they told about their often transformative and surprising experiences. Four students were chosen to receive original glass awards created by BGSU alumnus Austin Littenberg.
President Mary Ellen Mazey presented them at a Nov. 6 ceremony attended by faculty, friends and family.