Monday, September 17, 2018  
Making Kenyan connections | Change the Story: Opioid Crisis Teach-in
Discussing the development of online courses are (left to right) Paul Cesarini, assistant vice president for online programs; Mwenda Ntarangwi; Margaret Zoller Booth, dean of the Graduate College; and Kefa Otiso.
Making Kenyan connections

The University explored opportunities for productive partnerships with institutions of higher education in Kenya during a visit by Mwenda Ntarangwi Sept. 12 and 13. Ntarangwi is the secretary and CEO of Kenya’s Commission for University Education, which has oversight of the country’s higher education system.

His visit was organized by International Programs and Partnerships (IPP) and BGSU geography professor Dr. Kefa Otiso, professor of service excellence and recipient of two Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships. In meetings with faculty and administrators, discussions focused on topics including faculty development, graduate student recruitment, joint research projects and other collaborations, curriculum development, education abroad opportunities and linkages between universities and industries.

“There are so many opportunities for learning from each other and benefits to gain for our students and faculty in both countries,” said Dr. Marcia Salazar-Valentine, IPP executive director. “Now we are planning next steps for our collaborations.”

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BGSU to host teach-in to ‘Change the Story’ on opioid crisis

Bowling Green State University will host “Change the Story: Opioid Teach-In” on Sept. 25 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Sessions will be held in various rooms from 9:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event is open to all students, staff and faculty as well as community members from northwest Ohio interested in or affected by the opioid crisis.

The purpose of the teach-in is to raise awareness about the crisis, make connections to existing resources, research and data and to apply BGSU expertise to help individuals gain practical skills to help the community.

“Because of our knowledgeable faculty and staff, across disciplines, Bowling Green State University is uniquely positioned to examine the opioid crisis facing the region and the country,” said Dr. Melissa Burek, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “We hope to increase awareness of this epidemic as well as explore solutions for positive change.”


Constitution Day talk Sept. 17

Dr. Steve Dow, a BGSU alumnus and associate professor in the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, is the featured speaker for the 2018 Constitution Day at BGSU. His talk, at 4:30 p.m., Monday (Sept. 17) in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, will address “Fourth Amendment Limits on Warrantless Doorway Arrests.”

The talk is sponsored by the political science department, Law Society and the College of Arts and Sciences and funded by the Bernard Mann Law Education Fund.

Conspirare performs tonight at 7 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning choir Conspirare performs the moving oratorio “Considering Matthew Shepard,” joined by guest choirs from the University of Toledo and area high schools, tonight. The choir’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies residency includes a series of thought-provoking community and campus events.

The 7 p.m. concert takes place in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. It will be followed by a talk-back session from 9-9:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall with composer and conduct Craig Hella Johnson and other panelists.

Admission is free for all BGSU faculty, staff and students with ID at the door.

BGSU to host affirmative action, Title IX workshops Oct. 1-6

The Bowling Green State University Office of Human Resources will host an EEO/Affirmative Action Training and a Title IX institute Oct. 1-6, presented by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED). The workshops will be held at the Huntington Building.

The EEO/Affirmative Action Training workshop will offer two-day trainings in the each of the areas of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Law, Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program, and Complaint Processing, Counseling and Resolution. Registrants may also work toward completion of the Certified Affirmative Action Professional credential by attending any or all three of the 16-hour workshops.

The eight-hour Title IX Institute is Oct. 4.

Discounts are available. View prices, times and other details and register.

Community invited to cheer on teams at Together We Ball Sept. 21

Kickball will be the game when the BGSU Police join with communities of color in the September edition of Together We Ball. The game will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21) in the Perry Field House.

Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on the teams, enjoy the music provided by D.J. Silk and win BGSU swag. Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at or 419-372-8495 before the event.

Together We Ball was launched by the BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs in partnership with the Campus Police Division in 2016 as a friendly basketball tournament designed to build a bridge between communities of color and local law enforcement. The success of those events prompted the expansion of the program this year to include kickball, which will provide more interaction between the groups and extend an opportunity to include those who don’t play basketball, said Sheila Brown, interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Additional partners for the event include BGSU Recreation and Wellness, Bowling Green city police, Coke and student organizations. For more information, contact Brown at 419-372-2642 or email