In Brief: May 4

Volunteers working their two-hour shifts to pack meals for hungry children around the world.

BGSU volunteers packed more than 100,000 meals for children

Believing that “many hands make light work,” 500 BGSU students and other volunteers planned to pack 100,000 mobile meals on April 25 and 26 to “Feed My Starving Children.” In the end, they exceeded their goal, packing 116,640 meals and raising $22,660.

A new campus organization, the BGSU chapter of the national group worked this year to organize and fundraise for the two-day event. The materials, a scientifically developed, nutritionally complete set of shelf-stable ingredients, are supplied by the national nonprofit Feed My Starving Children, which delivered them by truck and then took away the finished products.

Faculty adviser Dr. John Laird, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said, “The president, Nicole Sloan, and the whole leadership team did a great job.”

The group was recognized as the New Student Organization of the Year at the recent BGSU Applauding Excellence Awards.

Lot A, Union main lot to close for summer

The campus infrastructure project in support of the Traditions Buildings will get underway on Monday, May 11, with the closing of Lot A and the Bowen-Thompson Student Union main lot, Lot 7. Both lots will remain closed until the first week of August.

During the project, Lot G next to East Hall will be open, and can be reached via the adjacent east-west drive, which will become two-way. Deliveries to Carillon Dining Center will be maintained.

Drivers may still access the other union lot north of the Child Development Center by entering off Thurstin Street and then making an immediate left turn into the drive. Vehicles will exit the lot via Ridge Street.

Lot A will be fenced off, and rock grinding is set to begin immediately the week of May 11. 

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:45AM