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Thursday, March 29, 2018  
Manning promotes population research as national organization president | A.L.I.C.E. training day slated April 5
Wendy Manning

When Dr. Wendy Manning presides over the 2018 Population Association of America (PAA) annual conference next month, she will encourage her colleagues to share their research findings with broad audiences.

Manning, a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University, is enthusiastic about the interdisciplinary research conducted by population scientists. She wants legislators, the media and the public to understand how their work speaks to important public debates. She believes that social media can be leveraged to help increase the visibility of the innovative and significant work that is conducted by members of PAA, including those in the fields of demography, sociology, economics, public health, geography, psychology, human development, family studies, criminology, gerontology, neuroscience, political science, environmental studies and history.

For the past 18 months, she has been preparing for her primary presidential responsibility, working to organize and plan the annual conference. She will also be presenting the presidential address in front of an audience of about 2,000 people, from 57 countries. Elected in 2017, Manning’s three-year term includes a year each as president-elect, president and past president.


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In addition to their on-demand training opportunities, the BGSU Police are offering a special A.L.I.C.E. training April 5 to ensure students, faculty and staff are prepared for an unlikely event involving a violent intruder.

Participants will learn how to take an active role in their own safety by using A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Counter, Inform, Evacuate) techniques. Instructors will go over these concepts in detail in an effort to prepare and empower members of the campus community should a violent intruder incident occur. They will also discuss mental and physical tools that could play a vital role in an incident.

BGSU Police will offer five sessions April 5 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206). Sessions will be held at: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Each session will last about 90 minutes. Registration is not required.

Students, faculty and staff who are unable to attend a session can request a special session using this form.

Contact BGSU Police at 419-372-2346 or via this form for more information.

Richard Hoare, 90, professor emeritus of geology, died March 27 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1957-90 and served as associate vice president for academic affairs from 1984-88. Visitation and funeral services will be held April 2 and April 3, respectively, at Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Richard D. Hoare Graduate Research Support Fund.

Bill Balzer

Dr. Bill Balzer, vice president for academic affairs and strategic initiatives, has been appointed to serve as interim vice president for University Advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation, President Rodney Rogers announced March 26. Additionally, Mike Kuhlin, as chair-elect of the BGSU Foundation Board, will serve in an advisory role to the president to support the University’s Changing Lives for the World campaign.

The search for a permanent replacement for former vice president Shea McGrew will begin immediately. Cecilia Castellano, vice provost for strategic enrollment planning, will chair the search committee, assisted by Issacson and Miller, a national search firm.

Balzer will retain his current duties while serving in this interim role.

Kuhlin has 40-plus years of experience in corporate communications, fundraising and philanthropy, Rogers said. In his role as adviser to the Office of the President, he will serve on the search committee and as a liaison with the Foundation Board to assist with the comprehensive campaign.


The fourth and final candidate for the position of dean of the College of Health and Human Services will be visiting campus next week, and the second and third finalists for the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering (TAAE) deanship will visit; all will hold open forums. The University community is encouraged to attend and provide their feedback to the search committee. Candidates’ cover letters will be posted on the HHS search site and the TAAE site.

For HHS, Dr. Mark Williams, professor in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University, will hold his forum from 3-4 p.m. Monday, April 2, in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

• Dr. Joseph Chen, department chair and Caterpillar Inc. Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology at Bradley University, will hold his forum from 3-4 p.m. April 3 in 122 Park Avenue Building.

• Dr. Benjamin Uwakweh, professor in the Department of Built Environment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will hold his forum from 3-4 p.m. April 5 in 122 Park Avenue Building.