Thursday, April 13, 2017  
Plan for Earth Week April 17-21 | Register for Compliance Day training
Students conduct an audit of trash produced on campus during last year’s Earth Day events.
‘Action Today for a Better Tomorrow’
Earth Week 2017

Inspiring the community to take “Action Today for a Better Tomorrow” is the goal of Earth Week 2017 (April 17-21). The week includes the popular annual Eco-Fair, guest lectures, an environmental-themed film, a tree planting and the regular Friday Night Lights. All events are free and open to the community.

President Mary Ellen Mazey will kick off Earth Week at 11 a.m. April 17 with an update on the University’s progress with its Climate Action Plan, where sustainability efforts are now and priorities for the future. She will speak outside McFall Center.

That evening, Dr. Abiye Alamina, economics faculty member, will present “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: How Economists Think About These Issues.” His talk will begin at 7 p.m. April 17 in 208 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Alamina will examine questions about how to reconcile business’s basic goal of generating profits with socially desirable and responsible goals such as sustainability and how that might be achieved.


Literacy in the Park - BG Independent News
Hamilton Center Hall of Fame - BG Independent News, Sentinel-Tribune
The Hatch - BG Independent News, Sentinel-Tribune, Sentinel-Tribune
Dance Marathon - BG Independent News, Sentinel-Tribune, WTOL, 13ABC,
Bike for Tikes - Bellefontaine Examiner
Great Lakes donation - Sentinel-Tribune, The Blade
Speech and hearing clinic - The Blade, Sentinal Tribune, NBC24
St. John Passion concert - WTOL
Englehart on Syria strike - WTOL

Free compliance training June 1

BGSU employees, community members and area businesses and professionals have the opportunity to receive free training in many aspects of compliance directly from representatives of government agencies during the fifth annual Compliance Day. Hosted by the Office of Human Resources, the event will take place on campus June 1.

Sessions will be led by representatives from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Veterans Programs; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; Ability Center and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC).


Thomas Berry Cobb, 76, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, died April 9 in New Jersey. He taught at BGSU from 1969-98, first in physics and becoming director of the environmental studies department in 1989. Following his retirement in 1998, he returned to the University part time as a radiation safety officer, serving until 2008.


The Office of Human Resources Department is offering a full slate of complimentary trainings to BGSU staff and faculty at both the Bowling Green and Firelands campuses in April.

See the full schedule