Monday, April 11, 2016  
Shinew named dean of Education and Human Development | Cherry Blossom Festival


Dawn Shinew
Dr. Dawn Shinew has been selected as the dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. Rodney Rogers, provost and senior vice president, announced April 8. Shinew had served as interim dean since last fall.

Shinew was one of two finalists for the position following a national search and received strong support from faculty, staff and students, Rogers said.

A BGSU alumna, Shinew returned to the University in 2012 as director of the School of Teaching and Learning after serving as chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University, where she had taught since 1998.

She received her bachelor’s degree in social studies education in 1986, and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 1993 from BGSU. She completed post graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then earned a Ph.D. in social studies and global education in 1998 from The Ohio State University.

Shinew has a robust record of research and publishing, Rogers said. “She has a strong commitment to enhancing the quality and reputation of the College of Education and Human Development. Along with her work on multidisciplinary teams in higher education, Dr. Shinew brings experience gained as a middle school teacher in Ohio and California.”

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and tradition as the University welcomes spring with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Hosted by the Japanese Club and the Asian Studies Society, the Ohanami Festival takes place from 4–8 p.m. Saturday (April 16) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen–Thompson Student Union.

Enjoy a variety of free, family–friendly activities. Attendees can participate in traditional Japanese games, rice–cake making, calligraphy and origami, watch martial arts demonstrations, Taiko drumming and Japanese dance, try on a kimono or have their caricature painted. Authentic Japanese refreshments and sushi are provided.

For more information, contact Akiko Kawano Jones at or 419–372–7136.

Jean Crozier, 73, died April 5 in Perrysburg. She retired as a supervisor in food service after 25 years with the University.


Daniel Perantoni
Audiences at the April 15 concert by the Wind Symphony have two special treats in store: the premiere of a commissioned work by renowned composer Samuel Adler and a performance by legendary tuba player and guest artist Daniel Perantoni.

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