BGSU, Kent State celebrate centennial

BOWLING GREEN, O.—This is a landmark year in the history of Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. One hundred years ago, the Lowry Bill was passed, creating two new teachers’ colleges in northern Ohio.

Both schools will be honored during a luncheon and special program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. Attending the program will be BGSU President Carol A. Cartwright, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton, Vice Chancellor John Brighton and Inter-University Council of Ohio President Bruce Johnson.

Since those early days, both schools have made significant changes. BGSU has transformed from a teacher-training school to a university with more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs with strengths in technology, liberal arts and sciences. Kent State is northeast Ohio’s leading public research university and the third largest university system in Ohio with eight campuses and more than 38,000 students. Kent State has produced 196,000 graduates, with 68 percent of living alumni residing in Ohio.

The Ohio House of Representatives and Senate will also present resolutions recognizing both schools.
 
 
What:              BGSU and Kent State recognize centennial year

Where:            Ohio Statehouse Atrium, Columbus

When:             Wednesday, May 19
                         11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Editor’s Note:  BGSU President Carol Cartwright is also the former president of Kent State.


(Posted May 17, 2010 )