Thursday, December 1, 2016  
Undergraduates win global engagement awards | Holiday spirits take flight at ArtsX
Celebrating student achievement at the Embracing Global Engagement awards ceremony were (left to right) Cordula Mora, Nicholas Frank, Matthew Thome, Alexis Czajka, Allison Marino, Maria Nielsen and President Mary Ellen Mazey.

Whether looking for a job or applying to graduate school, it’s hard to stand out from the pack these days – even with a great GPA.

That’s why it’s so important to have experiential learning on your resume. There are multiple ways to learn outside the classroom, including internships, co-ops and studying abroad.

More than 20 students from BGSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) recently gave presentations about their experiences abroad. The top performers were honored with CURS Global Engagement Awards on Nov. 18 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

“Thanks to the faculty and mentors, these outstanding students have now had their lives transformed because they’ve been a part of this great project here at the University,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “When you travel abroad, you learn so much not only about that country but also about yourself.”


Huber researches “food coma” - Scripps Research Institute, Huffington Post

Burgdorf on ticklish rats -

Wells-Jensen on extraterrestrial language - Science Friday

Brown on health care outlook for the aging – USA Today

Campbell on BGSU strategies for emergency response – Sentinel-Tribune

ArtsX reaches new heights - BG Independent Media

BGSU takes steps toward healthier holidays - BG Independent Media

Mills, Klein on learning communities - Sentinel-Tribune

Wildschutte on ancient viruses in DNA – The Blade

Manning on drop in U.S. divorce rate – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Snitch on prevention of rhino poaching – Cnet Magazine

BGSU pianists delight library patrons - BG Independent Media

Schurk wraps up career as sound recordings librarian - BG Independent Media

Peace March makes statement of unity - BG Independent Media


ArtsX, the holiday showcase of BGSU student, faculty and alumni art, will explore the arts from many angles under this year’s theme: “Volanti: Seeking Unknown Heights.” The community is invited to campus Saturday, Dec. 3, for the 12th annual ArtsX event, which features acrobatic and aerialist storytelling acts; musical, theatrical and dance performances; exhibits; hands-on activities; dramatic readings; glass blowing; and improvised comedy. Holiday shoppers can find handmade gifts crafted by BGSU art students, while entertained by performers throughout the Fine Arts Center and Wolfe Center for the Arts. The BG Philharmonia kicks off the event with a 4 p.m. holiday concert in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, followed by the official opening of ArtsX, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m.



As the first day of winter approaches, employees are encouraged to review theEmergency Cancellation, Delay and Closing Policy and Procedures.

BGSU is committed to maintaining its class schedule and other student services in all but the most extreme circumstances. If the University is not closed, employees are expected to report to work.

However, employees should their own judgment about whether they can safely travel to the University. If not, they may utilize vacation, personal leave or compensatory time (if applicable), but must notify their supervisor. The policy outlines all the options and the appropriate procedures.

Faculty members are reminded to notify students as soon as possible of any individual class cancellations.

Every effort will be made to announce any delay, cancellation or closure by 6 a.m. The news will be shared through AlertBG, email, BGSU social media channels and the news media. This is a good time to log in to MyBGSU and review your phone number and settings in the AlertBG System.


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands invites children and their families to celebrate the holidays at Cinderella’s Christmas Ball on Dec. 3.

The application deadline for the 2017 BG Leadership Academy is Friday (Dec. 2).

The BGSU Clay Club is hosting its annual Ceramics Holiday Sale Dec. 2 and 3.

Students, faculty, staff and community members who have received tickets from the University’s Parking Services are invited to trade in toys for their tickets this holiday season.

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