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BGSU In The Round, marketing, students take home honors at American Advertising Awards

In a ceremony held in Toledo on March 9, the In The Round speaker series featuring Native creatives took home top honors from the Toledo American Advertising Awards, earning Best in Show, a Gold Addy Award for online/interactive campaign and bronze honors for the AAF Toledo Mosaic Award for Advocacy.

The judge's remarks for the Best in Show honors noted that In The Round's design, "uses a visual brand that is flexible enough to feature various speakers with warmth and richness, along with consideration for the voices of contemporary artists of indigenous people."

Individuals involved with the In The Round entries included project co-creator, creative director and designer Dr. Jenn Stucker, associate professor in the BGSU School of Art; project co-creator Heidi Nees-Carver, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film; printmaking elements creator and BGSU alumna Jessie Walton; and event photographer Doug Hinebaugh. The In The Round speaker series returns to BGSU on March 24 with the author and illustrator of "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story," Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal.

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Also winning Gold Addy awards were two student entries from Bowling Green State University. Sophia Llamas, who graduated in Spring 2022, earned the honors for her campaign, "Plant Wise: An All-Inclusive Guide to Making Simple Plant-Based Swaps." Corey J. Channell's student work won for his single video, "It Starts With a Sketch." A Bronze Addy was awarded to the student work of Kiley Sabo, for the Alaska Airlines Re-Brand campaign.

Silver Addy award honors went to the BGSU website, created by the team of Robb Nardecchia, Beth Detwiler, Amy West, Colleen Rerucha, Craig Bell, Justin Camuso-Stall and Amy Karlovec. Karlovec, of the Office of Marketing and Brand Strategy, also received a Bronze Addy award for Karlovec's design of the President's Birthday Card in the special event materials category. The team of Laren Kowalczyk, Ariel Ellis, Justin Camuso-Stall, Haven Conn and Campbell Holben received a Bronze Addy for the digital publication, 3...2...1 Liftoff!

BGSU earns ALL IN Highly Established Action Plan seal 

2022 ALL IN Highly Established Action Plan SealThe ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) announced that BGSU has been awarded a Highly Established Action Plan Seal. This seal is awarded to campuses that have worked to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement and graduate engaged voters by building a strong nonpartisan action plan.

Bowling Green State University is one of 121 campuses nationwide that has earned recognition for its election engagement plan during the 2022 election cycle.

“Colleges and universities have a responsibility to prepare students to engage meaningfully in our nation’s democracy. The role they play in developing the next generation of voters and shaping our future cannot be understated,” said Dr. Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. “We are proud to recognize Bowling Green State University for working to graduate the next generation of voters by developing and implementing a comprehensive, data-informed campus action plan.” 

ALL IN and the American Democracy Project, Campus Vote Project, NASPA Lead Initiative, and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition created the Strengthening American Democracy Guide to help guide campuses on their journey to graduate democratically engaged students by building effective action plans. In 2019, a rubric based on the guide was released to allow campuses to self-assess the strength of their action plan. The Highly Established Action Plan Seal recognizes campuses that score at least 31.5 out of 36 possible points on the Strengthening American Democracy rubric.

Alumna's second book explores 'Mary Brewster's Love Life'

Mary Brewster art A BGSU journalism alumna is marking the publication of her most recent book, "Mary Brewster's Love Life: The Matriarch of the Mayflower," and tips her hat to the University for preparing her to research and bring her stories to life.

Kathryn Haueisen '68 said she drew upon her journalism degree from BGSU as she researched her first book, "Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures." The book, published in 2020, presents plausible conversations among real people and real events.

"The degree I earned through the school of journalism in 1968 proved invaluable in doing the research for my historical fiction account about when the Pilgrims encountered the Pokanokets in New England in 1620," Haueisen wrote. "What I learned at BGSU prepared me to write these stories."

"Mary Brewster's Love Life" was released March 6 by Van Velzer Press and is based on the true story of the oldest woman to arrive on the Mayflower, telling her story of falling in love with a deeply religious man and the hard times and joys they encountered in their new life together.

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Updated: 03/10/2023 03:33PM