Monday, March 14, 2016  
Women’s History Month focuses on sports | Teaching and Learning Fair

Tackling Injustice: Sports as an Arena of Social Change

Pirkko Markula
This year, BGSU will celebrate Women’s History Month with the theme “Tackling Injustice: Sports as an Arena of Social Change.” The Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, along with a number of campus departments and organizations, have created a slate of programming that explores the role of athletics — and athletes — in positive social change.

Numerous special events throughout the month of March are designed to inspire audiences to recognize and celebrate women who have challenged injustice both on and off “the field.” All events are free and open to the public.


Susan Wenig, 60, died March 1 in Bowling Green. She worked at BGSU from 2002-15, in the biology department, president’s office and communication sciences and disorders department.

Madelyn Parman, 93, died March 6. She had worked in housekeeping for the University as well as a waitress at the Student Union.

Mary Eninger, 90, died March 8 in Bowling Green. She retired in 1987 after working as an upholsterer at the University for over 25 years. View funeral arrangements

A decade of supporting student success

Vincent Tinto
The Teaching and Learning Fair will mark its 10th anniversary March 21-23 with a number of special events and guest speakers highlighting the University’s overall goal of generating student success. Organized by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the annual event is an opportunity to share best practices and hear from leaders in the field of higher education.

The agenda includes guest speaker and renowned educational thinker Dr. Vincent Tinto, a panel of past BGSU presidents Sidney Ribeau and Carol Cartwright and current President Mary Ellen Mazey, and presentations by BGSU faculty and staff on teaching and learning strategies for promoting student success.


Student Affairs leader finalist to hold forum

The first of three finalists for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost will be visiting campus and will give her presentation and public forum Wednesday (March 16).

Dr. Danita M. Brown Young, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, will speak on “The Vision and Strategy for the Division of Student Affairs for the Next Five Years” at 2:30 p.m. in the McFall Center Assembly Room, followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience. Those who are not able to attend may view the forum by live stream

Retirement Fair today in the union

The Retirement Fair today (March 14) takes place in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Representatives from Human Resources, OPERS, STRS and Ohio Deferred Compensation will be on hand.

Miller on Michigan primary results – WTOL

BGSU alumni win African expedition – 13ABC

Stinson on police violence in schools – Christian Science Monitor

Stinson on police shooting of teenager – The Trentonian

Stinson on lack of police convictions in cases of violence – The Intercept


Spektral Quartet, an acclaimed string quartet based in Chicago, will perform at 8 p.m. tonight (March 14) in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Pro Musica will host the 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 19) and Sunday (March 20) at the College of Musical Arts.

Dr. Jeffrey Brown, popular culture, will explore the changing and growing role of the female action heroine in “Girl Revolutionaries,” his College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture, at 4 p.m. Tuesday (March 15) in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

First responders from across the region will participate in the Transportation Rail Incidents Preparedness and Response Flammable Liquid Unit Trains event on Tuesday (March 15).

Japanese dignitaries and citizens from a variety of backgrounds share their stories and perspectives in a panel discussion, “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan,” at 2:30 p.m. on Friday (March 18).

Get the details In Brief.