Thursday, November 1, 2018  
BGSU to lead new center on harmful algal blooms | Student-led BG Votes aims to increase participation
George Bullerjahn speaks at the press conference announcing the creation of the new center.
BGSU to lead new Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health

Bowling Green State University celebrated the launch on Oct. 29 of the Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health, an important new collaboration BGSU is leading that holds great promise for improving our understanding of the harmful algal blooms that plague not only Lake Erie but other lakes around the world as well.

Directed by Dr. George Bullerjahn, professor of research excellence in biological sciences, and with $5.2 million in federal funding and partnerships with nine other universities and government agencies, the new center will focus its researchers’ scientific knowledge and expertise on finding ways to predict and prevent these outbreaks that undermine public health, wildlife and the environment.


Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health – Plain Dealer, U.S. News & World Report, The Blade, Sentinel-Tribune, BG Independent News, FOX36, 13abc, WTOL
Donahue on celebrities getting political – The Times
Kids and cats reading program – WTOL
Jackson on political ads – 13abc
Ebright on ‘scary’ music – WGTE-FM
Researchers examine benefits of dredge – The Blade

Chris Streidl of the Wood County Alcohol and Mental Health Service Board talks at an Oct. 30 BGSU Votes event informing University students about Issue 1.
BGSU Votes aims to foster students’ political and civic engagement

Election season is an exciting time of year. For candidates, schedules are filled with meetings, campaigning and political rallies. But for Bowling Green State University student leaders, this is a time for education and active political involvement.

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) at BGSU fosters a campus culture of political engagement and participation through the BGSU Votes initiative.

In the spirit of experiential learning, BGSU Votes is largely operated by undergraduate Vote Everywhere Ambassadors through a partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF). These student leaders use resources and tools to focus on voter engagement, increasing knowledge and developing the skills students need to engage in democracy, politics and social action.

The foundation supports two student ambassadors on the BGSU campus, sophomores Alyssa Tomins and Harrison Carter, mentored by Civic Action Leader Brandon Willinger and CCCE Associate Director Paul Valdez, who serves as the AGF designated campus champion.

“It is crucial that more students begin to engage with voting so that their interests are represented and their beliefs are heard regarding the issues that affect them,” Tomins said. “Being a Vote Everywhere Ambassador means being able to connect the students on our campus to one of my biggest passions, civic engagement.”


N. William Easterly, 91, professor emeritus of biological sciences, died Oct. 26 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1957-85. View funeral arrangements.

BGSU Firelands College Theatre presents ‘Clue’

The comedy cult classic “Clue” comes to the BGSU Firelands College stage in a live stage adaptation Nov. 8-10.

It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, “Clue” is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

Directed by Brian Marshall, “Clue” will have three performances: 7 p.m. Nov. 8, and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College. Tickets for BGSU faculty and staff are $8; for BGSU students they cost $6. For others, tickets are $6-$12, and may be purchased by calling 419-626-1950 or online.

The production is rated PG for some suggestive language and sinfully delicious subject matter.