In Brief: January 19

Wonder Woman’s legacy, evolving role explored in 75th anniversary talk

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time. The most recognizable female character in comics, she remains a figure of strength, beauty and courage. Wonder Woman has inspired countless young girls over the past three-quarters of a century as she works toward equality and justice. She prefers compassion over brute force as she combats evildoers with her bulletproof bracelets and golden lasso of truth.

In commemoration of the anniversary, Dr. Charles Coletta, popular culture, will present “Wonder Woman and Beyond: Heroic Women in Comics,” at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 in 208 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. His presentation will address both Wonder Woman’s enduring legacy and the evolving role of the female heroic figure in comics.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Part of the Popular Culture Colloquium Series, the event is sponsored by the Department of Popular Culture and the Popular Culture Scholars Association. 


January free professional development sessions slated

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is offering no-cost, monthly professional and/or personal development sessions for BGSU faculty and staff.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the OHR training and development team is collaborating with internal and external partners to offer sessions at both the Bowling Green and Firelands campuses in person and through alternate remote online training platforms. Additional training topics/series are forthcoming. Following are the January sessions.

  • Jan. 20: “Introduction to BGBookbag Professional Development Program,” noon, online; email Suzi Saunders at for instruction
  • Jan. 20: “Employee Relations Training,” 2-4 p.m., location to be announced
  • Jan. 23: “Searching for Success,” online course, noon; email Suzi Saunders for login instruction
  • Jan. 24: “Supervisory Skills 102,” 3 p.m., 314 Union
  • Jan. 25: “Changing Difficult Relationships from the Inside Out” (Impact Solutions), 3 p.m., 318 Union
  • Jan. 26: “HIPAA Training,” 10 a.m., 315 Union
  • Jan. 30: “Searching for Success,” online course, noon; email Suzi Saunders for login instruction
  • Jan. 31: “Managing Employee Work Performance,” 10 a.m., 315 Union.

Employees interested in attending should R.S.V.P. to Suzi Saunders at The trainings will include open discussions; participants may bring questions related to the topic, including situation-specific scenarios. Requests for additional topics to be offered this year at the Bowling Green campus may be sent to Suzi Saunders or Lisa Dubose ( in Human Resources. In addition, employees who have attended a training will receive a certificate of completion to add to their professional development portfolios.

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:18AM