In Brief: September 10

Be part of Falcon BEST Robotics

Volunteers from BGSU and the community are needed to help with the Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day on Oct. 24.

There are numerous responsibilities throughout the day, ranging from helping with setup/teardown to serving as pit area and playing field monitors, referees, score runners, greeters, hospitality monitors and judges for spirit, marketing and display judging.

The event will be held in the Stroh Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the BEST Robotics website to see a complete list of volunteer opportunities and times and to register to help.

See more information about the event.


Pro Musica hosts Celebrity Server Night at BGSU

Pro Musica will host its fifth annual “Celebrity Server Night” from 5-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The annual event raises funds for travel grants and scholarships for students at the College of Musical Arts.

The program will include an hors d’oeuvres hour; wine tasting with Norm Heineman of Bowling Green and owner of Bowling Green Beverage Inc.; performances by Pro Musica student grant recipients; a silent auction, and a meal served by a local celebrity.

This year, 20 individuals from the Bowling Green community and University have volunteered to be “celebrity servers,” including BGSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jennifer Roos; Dr. Jeffrey Showell, dean of the college; BGSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Michael Huger, and Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

Dinner is $40 per person. For reservations, contact the college office at 419-372-2197. Reservations will be accepted until Sept. 18.

This year’s silent auction will feature works from award-winning ceramic artists

Ann Tubbs and Cheryl Takata, and artisan glass blower Andrew Wu.

Tubbs, from Ottawa Lake, Mich., has been an award winner at the Black Swamp Arts Festival as well as at the juried Michigan Potters Association shows and the Toledo Botanical Garden's Crosby Festival. Takata, retired creative director in the marketing and communications department at BGSU, is from Perrysburg. Her work can be seen in a number of area galleries and exhibitions. Wu is also a well-known violinist in the Detroit area and a member of the Michigan Opera Theater.

Those who wish to donate items for the silent auction should contact the college office.

Pro Musica is a “one-of-a-kind” organization in that all money generated is offered to students at the College of Musical Arts at BGSU in the form of travel grants and scholarships. Every donated dollar is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and goes directly back to students.

For over 30 years Pro Musica, funded by over 300 alumni, friends, parents and members of the Bowling Green community, has sponsored a wide variety of musical events and provided financial support to music students for educational travel projects. In addition, the organization provides funding for scholarships and various awards at the college.

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:48AM