Thursday, October 27, 2016  
Princeton Review names BGSU to ‘green colleges’ guide | Project Connect Wood County
Student volunteers collect cardboard for recycling during move-in.


BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2016 Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges.

The review chose the colleges for the seventh annual edition based on data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability. BGSU scored 90 on the 100-point scale. Except for the top 50 schools, colleges are not ranked in any order.

The ranking provides a good reference for prospective students. Environmentally conscious, college-bound students increasingly seek schools compatible with their beliefs, said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher.

“I’m so very proud that our sustainability efforts have been recognized by the Princeton Review guide,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey, who in 2012 signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, lending BGSU’s support to the effort to promote climate neutrality and sustainability. “Students, faculty and staff have all taken leadership roles in moving us toward our goals and making us a more environmentally aware and responsible institution.”


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BGSU faculty, staff and students were among the volunteers at Project Connect.

More than 300 people in need of supportive services found help Oct. 19 thanks to the fourth annual Project Connect Wood County (PCWC).

More than 250 volunteers, including BGSU students, faculty and staff and community members assisted visitors to the event, which was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. BGSU’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement helps to recruit and train volunteers.


Thelma Lintner, 64, died Oct. 21 in Pemberville. She retired from the Office of Registration and Records in 2009 after 19 years with the University.


BGSU Firelands College Theatre will present a controversial look at our first “celebrity” president in the new rock musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

Make Halloween a “Well-O-Ween” by walking with friends, colleagues and students during the lunch hour on Monday, Oct. 31. Dr. Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost, and the Student Affairs Council will lead the monthly WellAware walk at the Eppler South Gym Track.

Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 1, to discuss her book and her life story as part of the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series sponsored by BGSU University Libraries and its Leadership Council.

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