Thursday, January 7, 2016  
New home for Architecture and Environmental Design | Grant to support victim advocate
Rendering of new Department of Architecture and Environmental Design


Students in architecture classes this spring will be greeted by a bright new space. The 30,000-square-foot former Park Avenue Warehouse is the new home for the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design. The renovated space will bring all department undergraduate and graduate design studios to one facility, allowing for more collaboration.

The building features new studios, faculty offices, an administrative suite, a materials and reference library, lecture room, gallery, and print room featuring new plotters and laser cutters.

The facility is also an important step toward National Architectural Accrediting Board accreditation of the Master of Architecture degree.

The $4 million renovation includes a new entrance on the south side addressing the Technology Building, a new HVAC system, electrical system, roof and paint. The plan is designed to achieve LEED silver recognition, said Project Coordinator Joe Phillips, Office of Design and Construction.

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BGSU will receive more than $82,000 from the Ohio Attorney General's Office to assist victims of sexual assault on campus.

The University will use these funds to contract with The Cocoon, a Wood County shelter providing support to battered women and their children, to pay for a full-time victim advocate to serve BGSU students, staff and faculty of all genders who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking. The advocate will help victims find resources, understand legal options and campus procedures, and navigate the criminal justice system.

The University had a full-time advocate from 2000-05, but that federal funding lapsed. Dr. Mary Krueger, director of the Women's Center, has been working ever since to find a way to bring an advocate back to campus.



Gov. John Kasich has appointed alumni Marilyn Eisele of Cleveland and David O'Brien of Westlake to the BGSU Board of Trustees.

Eisele's term runs through May 17, 2023. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from BGSU in 1979 and is president of NDI Medical, a hybrid venture and commercialization firm that funds and develops innovative neurodevice technologies. She also serves as vice president of finance and chief financial officer for NDI's three portfolio companies, SPR Therapeutics, Checkpoint Surgical and Deep Brain Innovation, all neurodevice companies spun out of NDI.


Louella Spangler, 75, died Dec. 17 She was a clerk with Central Stores from 1969 until 1991.

Marlene Helm, 78, died Jan. 1 in Bowling Green. She was a secretary with the University from 1972–2007.

George Mylander, 83, died Jan. 3 in Sandusky. An alumnus and honorary BGSU degree holder, Mylander was a dedicated and generous supporter of BGSU Firelands. Read More.