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Monday, May 6, 2019  
Trustees name new program | Faculty granted promotion, tenure
Shovels await at the site in Sandusky of the future 78,030-square-foot multipurpose facility developed by Cedar Fair for the report and attraction management program. The facility will house classrooms, common spaces and apartment-style housing for students.
BGSU names program in resort and attraction management, extends tuition guarantee to Firelands campus

The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees formally approved the naming of the new degree-completion program to be offered through the University in conjunction with Cedar Fair LLP, an international leader in the resort and attraction industry, at the May 3 board meeting. The new Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management Program at Bowling Green State University, an innovative public-private partnership, will help meet the needs of this trillion-dollar industry.

“This program is truly unique,” said BGSU President Rodney Rogers. “It is the only program in the country that specifically addresses the specialized needs of amusement parks and similar destinations.”

BGSU and Cedar Fair recently broke ground in Sandusky for a multipurpose facility being developed by Cedar Fair that will include classrooms, common spaces and apartment-style housing for students. Third- and fourth-year students receiving a bachelor’s degree in resort and attraction management (RAAM) will take classes taught by BGSU faculty at the facility and will gain work experience through required co-ops at Cedar Fair parks and attractions throughout the country.

As part of its commitment to affordability, the board extended BGSU’s Falcon Tuition Guarantee to baccalaureate programs at BGSU Firelands, effective fall 2019. The plan, which has been in effect on the Bowling Green campus since fall 2018, freezes the cost of tuition, general fees, course and class fees, and room and board plan rates for entering students for the full four years of their undergraduate career. The goal is to allow students and their families to plan with certainty for their educational costs.


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – BG Independent News
Burke visits BGSU – BG Independent News, Sentinel-Tribune

Tenure, promotion granted by trustees

The University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 53 faculty members on May 3 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure.

“Great universities are defined by great faculty,” said Dr. Joe Whitehead Jr., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Providing opportunities for our faculty to advance their careers is critical to our success. Teaching, research and creative activities drive public good.”


Retiring faculty granted emeritus status
The careers and contributions of 20 retiring faculty members were honored by the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees with the granting of emeritus status. The board approved the designations at its May 3 meeting.

Read Zoom News on May 9 for details on the newly named emeriti faculty.

Art history students take an architectural tour of downtown Toledo.
Art history exhibition explores ‘Toledo Renaissance’

The Renaissance is known as a time when European culture, art, politics and the economy flourished. Toledo, Ohio, had its own Renaissance in the early 20th century and proclaimed the city as a place of promise. Students in Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch’s “Critical Issues in Early Modern Art History" seminar this semester explored the architecture and people that shaped Toledo’s identity as a site of renewal through patronage of architecture and art inspired by the Renaissance.

Through focused examination of select Toledo buildings, the students discovered “the nuanced strategies of architectural appropriation that situated early 20th-century residents within a fantasy of the golden age,” Terry-Fritsch said. The histories they uncovered tell an interesting story, she added, “from Lamson’s, the luxury department store, that framed its wares with the insignia of the prestigious labor guilds of Renaissance Florence to the vaudeville theater that transported the Ca’ d’Oro from Venice to downtown Toledo.

“The general themes of their research demonstrated how cities express their desires through architecture,” she said.

The class’s final project, “The Toledo (Ohio) Renaissance” symposium and exhibition, is designed to draw attention to the Renaissance precedents for Toledo’s urban cityscape and instigate reflection on the role that Renaissance culture played in establishing the city, and its citizens as a sophisticated counterpart to the major metropolitan centers of the East Coast. It also highlights the contributions of select Toledoans to the robust arts community of Toledo.

The symposium, from 1 to 3 p.m. May 8 in 1101 Fine Arts Center, will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Ted Ligabel, professor and director emeritus of Eastern Michigan University’s Historic Preservation Program, and research presentations by the students about Toledo’s “Renaissance” monuments. A reception and the opening of the exhibition in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery lobby will immediately follow the presentations.