Monday, April 24, 2017  
Greek Village receives LEED Gold certification | Holden wins Campus Compact Hoch Award


The color green is usually associated with Earth Week, but sometimes green is gold.

The University learned during Earth Week that the Greek Village, a $32.7 million Greek housing project that opened at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester, received the LEED for Homes Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system devised by the council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.

The Greek Village is the sixth LEED-certified structure at the University. Each of the 33 residences was constructed using sustainable construction practices and materials, with the intention of operating efficiently.

“We are so proud of this significant designation for our new Greek Village and are so pleased that our students have access to facilities that are state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly," said President Mary Ellen Mazey.


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Brett Holden
Dr. Brett Holden, theatre and film, has fully captured the essence of “service-learning” in his teaching and his co-curricular activities. As a true believer in the equal and complementary value of both service and learning, he has woven service into his literature and film courses in such a way that students are engaged to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-world issues off campus — specifically, the challenges of veterans and active-duty service people and their families.

His dedication to serving the needs of these populations while educating a new generation of citizens about the realities of war and military service has earned him the David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service. The award was presented by Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit membership organization of 41 Ohio colleges and universities working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. The Hoch award honors the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.

The Hoch award is the latest in a number of recognitions Holden has received for his work with military service people and the agencies that support them. He has used his position at the University to make students, faculty and staff more aware of both the contributions and the needs of those who have served their country while giving service members an outlet for sharing their experience.


Jaak Panksepp, 73, a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of psychology, died April 18 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1972-98. Memorial contributions may be given to the J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior, through the BGSU Foundation. Fund No. 301621.