Thursday, November 3, 2016  
BG Women in Computing receives Google grant | Acclaimed violinist to perform with BG Philharmonia
Adviser Jadwiga Carlson (top row, center) and members of the BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization are planning mentoring activities for middle school girls.


The BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization at the University has received a Google igniteCS grant for a proposed mentorship program benefiting middle school girls (grades 5-8).

The $10,000 grant to promote computer science education provides funding and resources for Code4Her, a new computer science mentorship program for girls. Proposed and administered by BGWIC, the program will connect middle school-aged girls with BGWIC mentors to learn about computer programming. In the session that will begin in January 2017, lessons will be come through exploration of Lego EV3 Mindstorms robots. Each girl will work with her own BGSU student mentor; the mentors are all computer science majors and BGWIC members.

“Our members are very passionate about supporting girls in computer science, and we wanted to expand our outreach to the community,” said Rebeccah Knoop, BGWIC president. “We have deep admiration for Google’s commitment to making computer science accessible to all, so we are incredibly honored to have been selected. We are not a large organization, but we believe that we can have a great impact on the community and are very thankful to igniteCS for recognizing that and supporting our program.”


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Noah Bendix-Balgley
The BGSU Philharmonia will welcome violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, for a return guest appearance Nov. 14. The program will feature two well-known pieces by Tchaikovsky, his Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto.

The 8 p.m. performance will take place in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. A pre-concert talk on the music of Tchaikovsky will be held at 7:15 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall.

Bendix-Balgley was appointed the Berlin Philharmonic’s concertmaster in 2014. He gave his first performance with the Bowling Green Philharmonia in 2015. Currently on a North American tour with the Berlin orchestra, he is making a side trip to Bowling Green to perform at BGSU.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Noah visiting Bowling Green to perform with the University's orchestra, the BG Philharmonia. As one of America's great violinists, ;having reached the pinnacle position of concertmaster of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic, he is an exceptional representative of the best our country has to offer in the classical music scene,” said Dr. Emily Freeman-Brown, Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and BGSU director of orchestral activities.



BGSU, through the Office of Human Resources, is launching the 2017 BG Leadership Academy (BGLA). The academy offers professional development opportunities for faculty and staff while enhancing leadership skills and promoting and encouraging effective partnerships and collaboration across the BGSU community.

The 2017 BGLA structure will include faculty, classified and administrative staff, who will work toward functional solutions to move the University further toward achieving the goals of its strategic plan.

The University community is encouraged to take advantage of this professional opportunity. Learn more and apply.

For additional assistance and information, contact Leslie Fern, employee relations specialist, at 372-8422 or


Dr. Christina Guenther, German, and Michael Arrigo, art, are both fellows at BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society this year. They will each present the results of their scholarly and artistic explorations in ICS Fellows Lectures next week. Guenther will examine human rights and social justice across borders through theater and fiction. Arrigo will present “The Art of Risk: Leg Up/Land On Your Feet,” a multimedia artwork.

November professional development sessions for faculty and staff have been announced by the Office of Human Resources.

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