Monday, November 6, 2017  
BGSU joins city in NIOT Peace March | Falcon BEST Robotics
Marching together
Led by President Mary Ellen Mazey and Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards (center), the University and community joined forces Nov. 3 to say “Not In Our Town” to those who would spread hatred, intolerance and discrimination. The annual Peace March ended on the Union Oval as a celebration of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.


Eighteen high school teams competed in the Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 event, held Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center, but none better than Maumee Valley Country Day School from Toledo.

The MVHawksRobotics won the BEST award, which recognize the overall top team after counting total points from the engineering notebook, robotics competition, marketing, exhibit and spirit events. That wasn’t the only accolade collected by Maumee Valley as it also took home awards for second place in the robotics competition, the Most Robust Machine, BEST Engineering Notebook and BEST Exhibit and Interview.

Maumee Valley, along with Millstream Career Center, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, Anthony Wayne High School, Port Clinton High School, Hamilton Southeastern High School and St. Ursula Academy, qualified for regional competition Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Fargo, North Dakota.


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The Bowling Green State University Department of Recreation and Wellness has been awarded a $50,000 grant for the continuation of the Safe Communities Grant for Wood County for the upcoming year, Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018. This is the fifth year that BGSU has received the grant, which is implemented by the department’s Wellness Connection.

Safe Communities was created in 2012 to establish a partnership of individuals from law enforcement, local governments, schools, businesses, health departments and community organizations to collaborate, creating awareness and prevention of death and injuries caused by traffic crashes in Wood County.

The grant will allow for the continuation of education and awareness of traffic safety issues in the county. The main focus is the reduction of fatal traffic crashes due to the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving, seat belt usage and motorcycle safety.

The department now also has a driving simulator purchased through donations to the program.

Safe Communities works to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries in Wood County through analysis of problem areas, promotion, and education about proper safety. Its activities include blitzes, fatal crash reviews, statistical analysis, and increasing traffic safety counter measures. The funds from the grant are used throughout the year to implement a variety of recognized programs directed to BGSU and Wood County, including Click It or Ticket, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and Motorcycle Safety Awareness.

Hassoon Al-Amiri, 90, a professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Oct. 14 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1964-95.


Dr. Melissa K. Miller
Is there a gender gap when it comes to political knowledge? Dr. Melissa K. Miller, associate professor in the Bowling Green State University Department Political Science, will discuss the question during the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday (Nov. 8).

Her presentation, “Battle of the Sexes: Who Knows More About Politics?” begins at 4 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206). Though decades of research have documented a gender gap in political knowledge, her innovative experiments demonstrate that the gender gap in political knowledge is merely an artifact of the way it is measured. Her talk sets the record straight.

Admission is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the college will host a reception in the theater lobby.