Monday, April 4, 2016  
BGSU celebrates faculty, staff service | BCI gets silver for being green
Matt Hungling reflects on his 40–year career with the University Libraries as (left to right) President Mary Ellen Mazey, Provost Rodney Rogers and Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver look on.


Faculty and staff enjoy the awards ceremony.
The University expressed appreciation for the dedicated service of faculty, classified and administrative staff at the annual Employee Years of Service Awards March 30, recognizing those with five to 40 years with BGSU. President Mary Ellen Mazey, Provost Rodney Rogers and Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver praised their contributions and the importance of each person’s role in making the University a success.

With 40 years of service was library technical assistant Matt Hungling, who has oversight of the Item Record Database — the computerized record of almost every item in the main library. Hungling began working in the library as a student employee and then transitioned to his full-time job in 1976. Over the past 40 years he has seen many changes in the way things are done, from the old Dewey Decimal System for cataloguing materials to today’s Optimal Character Recognition software.

Although his work is primarily behind the scenes, his name may be familiar to patrons and researchers as the donor of the Hungling Disney Collection, more than 700 items from his vast collection of books, movies, music and more. Today they reside in the Curriculum Resource Center, where they may be enjoyed by all. Hungling was the first recipient, in 1986, of the Friends of the Libraries Staff Award.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey announced April 1 that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation laboratory on campus has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

“We’re proud to have the BCI facility on our campus for the opportunities it offers our students and faculty, and especially pleased that it reflects our goal of achieving carbon neutrality and being a good environmental role model for the citizens of Ohio,” Mazey said.



Arthur Bochner
Prominent researcher and 1971 alumnus Arthur P. Bochner will return to the University Friday (April 8) as the keynote speaker for the Media and Communication Graduate Student Association Conference.

Bochner is a distinguished professor at the University of South Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1984. He will give his lecture, “The Rise of Autoethnography: Stretching Boundaries, Fashioning Identities, Healing Wounds,” at 2 p.m. in the Bowen–Thompson Student Union Theater.



Improve your odds for good health on National Walking Day, April 6. Take some laps around the Perry Field House track with friends and colleagues during the Poker Walk sponsored by the Wellness Connection for the chance to win prizes. Walkers can come anytime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Twenty–nine singers and pianists will compete for honors and prize money in the annual Conrad Art Song Competition on April 9. Hear the winners at a concert at 8 p.m. that evening in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

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