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Thursday, June 21, 2018  
Memorial concert for Mark Kelly | Ava Harter appointed BGSU trustee
Mark Kelly was the director of bands at BGSU from 1966 to 1994. He died in November at the age of 91.
BGSU to host memorial concert in honor of late band director

They called him "The Chief," and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 101 of his former students will play at Bowling Green State University's Kobacker Hall in his memory.

Mark Kelly, who directed the BGSU bands from 1966 to 1994, died in November 2017 at the age of 91. The College of Musical Arts (CMA) will host a memorial service for Kelly. His daughter, Karen Kelly, brought together dozens of alumni and former students of her father to perform together as a band.

Capt. Ryan Nowlin, assistant director of the "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, will conduct the band during its performance.

Karen Kelly '75, '82 is touched that so many alumni are coming back to the University to pay their respects to her father.


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Ava Harter of Ottawa Hills appointed BGSU trustee

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Ava Harter of Ottawa Hills to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees. Her nine-year term will run through 2027.

Harter is senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Owens Corning. Prior to joining Owens Corning, she served as general counsel and chief compliance office at Taleris and as general counsel of GE Aviation’s Avionics business. She has significant expertise in an array of legal disciplines, including ethics and compliance, large acquisitions, significant commercial deals and product liability.

“I am pleased to accept this appointment to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees,” Harter said. “This is an important time in higher education and I am looking forward to working with President Rodney Rogers and the board to contribute to the University’s impact on the region and beyond.”


Tiffany Smith '18 is recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow by BGSU President Rodney Rogers and Executive Director of Ohio Campus Compact Richard Kinsley.
Tiffany Smith named a Newman Civic Fellow
Class of 2018 alumna will continue fight against food insecurity as a BGSU graduate student

For Tiffany Smith ’18, Bowling Green State University’s dietetics program was the perfect major. It combined her two passions: nutrition and serving the community.

It also led to Smith becoming a Civic Action Leader for the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)

She sought out a role as a Civic Action Leader to help grow BGSU campuses’ commitment to food insecurity. Smith’s commitment included coordinating a steering committee, helping lead a 10-week garden-based nutrition education program for low-resourced families, raising funds to bring a mobile food pantry regularly to campus, and building coalitions with food pantries and community partners to connect the needs and talents of students and community members.

“My undergraduate research related to critical issues in this area, and I am committed to becoming a professional and an activist who will be an advocate and change agent both with the people I serve, and the systems we navigate to create communities that allow everyone to thrive and access healthy, nutritious food,” she said.


BGSU to host Lutheran Youth Rally

The University will welcome its largest group of visitors in memory next week when nearly 2,100 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) teens and youth leaders from across the country and around the world arrive for the 2018 WELS International Youth Rally. This four-day event, from June 26-29, features large-scale worship services, educational workshops, keynote speakers and the opportunity for attendees to enjoy the many recreation options the campus offers.

Organized by the Office of Conference and Events Services, visitors will stay in the residence halls, eat in the dining centers and have access to the Student Recreation Center. Please join us in welcoming these teens and youth leaders to campus and help them enjoy their time on campus.

Zoom schedule change next week

In order to provide timely coverage of today’s Board of Trustees meeting, Zoom News will be published on Monday, June 25, instead of Thursday, June 28.