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Monday, April 29, 2019  
BGSU, Cedar Fair partner for new degree opportunity | BG Philharmonia ends centennial year on a crescendo
(From left to right) Breaking ground on the new facility in downtown Sandusky are Ohio Rep. Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton); Ohio Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green); Andy Kurtz, BGSU Firelands dean; Sue Houston, BGSU chief of staff/VP for partnerships; Joe Whitehead, BGSU provost/Sr. VP for academic affairs; Dan Keller, BGSU Board of Trustees chair; Randy Gardner, Ohio Department of Higher Education chancellor; Duff Milkie, Cedar Fair executive VP/general counsel; and Rodney Rogers, BGSU president.
BGSU, Cedar Fair partner for new degree opportunity

Bowling Green State University and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. have announced a partnership that will result in a new degree-completion program in resort and attraction management (RAAM) offered by the University beginning in fall 2020.

The program, which prepares students for a multibillion-dollar industry sector in which Cedar Fair is widely recognized as a leader, will be taught and led by BGSU faculty. The final two years of classes will be taught in downtown Sandusky at the 78,030-square-foot multipurpose facility developed by Cedar Fair. Now under construction, the facility will house classrooms, common spaces and apartment-style housing for students.

Coursework will focus in several areas, including revenue management, supply chain management, managing public safety and operations planning. There also will be required co-ops at Cedar Fair’s 11 parks across North America.


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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
BG Philharmonia ends centennial year on a crescendo

It’s been a grand year for the BG Philharmonia as it marked its 100th anniversary with a series of special events.

The orchestra will cap its yearlong celebration May 5 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed as the composer originally intended, with chorus. About 140 singers from Bowling Green State University’s A Cappella Choir, Collegiate Chorale and University Choral Society will participate, along with invited soloists. The University Choral Society combines BSGU and community members.

The College of Musical Arts will also extend its reach to the Detroit community to culminate its anniversary year, with a free, repeat performance at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Detroit Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., where area music educators are invited to bring their students along with the general public.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony features the iconic “Ode to Joy,” with words by Friedrich Schiller, during the choral final movement. Among the soloists are College of Musical Arts alumni Tina Bunce, mezzo-soprano; and Dennis Jesse, bass, now a faculty member at Louisiana State University; plus voice faculty members Sujin Lee, soprano, an adjunct assistant professor; and Christopher Scholl, tenor, an associate professor.


Roland Engler, 88, died April 4 in Florida. He joined BGSU in 1970 as associate University architect and was named University architect in 1976. He retired in 1997.

Hurricane-relief trip combines learning with hands-on aid

Students got to see firsthand how disaster relief operates in a weeklong service-learning trip to Puerto Rico during spring break.

Dr. Tim Brackenbury, the M. Neil Browne Professor in communication sciences and disorders (CDIS), led a team of 14 undergraduate students and two faculty members, Drs. Mary-Jon Ludy and Virginia Dubasik, from the College of Health and Human Services (HHS) to San Juan to help with hurricane relief efforts. The trip was made possible in large part due to funding from Brackenbury’s endowed professorship award.

The primary goal of the trip was to learn about and assist a community that had been impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. The secondary goal was to meet with professionals from local universities and community members to discuss how they worked together and addressed different lingering aspects of the hurricanes’ devastation.