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Through Oct. 1, the Radical Jewelry Makeover initiative is accepting donations of unwanted jewelry from community members in an effort to highlight a supply chain that offers an alternative to traditional mining.

Upcycle old jewelry in the name of art and sustainability; listen to sport management success stories; explore Nietzsche's Posthumanism

Upcycle your old jewelry as part of Radical Jewelry Makeover Midwest

The Bowling Green State University School of Art and students from its Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Object Design Area programs are collaborating with the artist-run nonprofit Ethical Metalsmiths and several other area universities to stage Radical Jewelry Makeover Midwest, a community jewelry mining project. Through Oct. 1, the initiative is soliciting and accepting donations of unwanted jewelry from community members in an effort to highlight a supply chain that offers an alternative to traditional mining. Together with students from several other universities in the Midwest, students in the Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Object Design Area will transform donations into fresh, responsibly sourced jewelry that will be tentatively exhibited in the BGSU Fine Arts Center Wankelman Gallery during the ArtsX event on Dec. 2 from 5-9 p.m.

The following locations will serve as collection points for donations of jewelry of any quality, quantity or material through Oct. 1:

Angelwood Gallery
24195 Front St. Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday: 12-4 p.m.

Art Supply Depö BG and Sylvania
435 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
5739 Main St., Sylvania, OH 43560
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

Coyote Beads and Jewelry
178 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402
Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Don Rose Auction and Realty
1039 Haskins Road E, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Monday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

River House Arts
425 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
By appointment - call 419-441-4025 or schedule on website

Donors are asked to complete a submission form by printing and filling out the donation form - RJM or by filling out a form at the collection locations. Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece, and sales will support Ethical Metalsmiths' efforts. Donations of gold or silver accompanied by an official appraisal document may be considered tax-deductible to their full appraised value. Donations may also be mailed to attn: Marissa Saneholtz, 1000 Fine Arts Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Sport Management Symposium features alumni success stories

The BGSU Sport Management program is celebrating the successes of three alumni who are speaking during this year's Sport Management Symposium as part of the University's Homecoming celebrations. The symposium takes place Friday, Sept,. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Building, Rm. 115.

Alumni Brian Vamos '16, Thyran Nowden '15, and Jordan Cravens '09, '13 will discuss how they utilized the BGSU Sport Management program and career development strategies to achieve their professional wins and how current students can do the same.

Vamos is the director of marketing for ESPN Cleveland. He joined ESPN Cleveland after working in collegiate athletics at the University of Louisville, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Notre Dame.

Nowden is a group event specialist with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He joined the Cavs after working for the Akron RubberDucks, Ohio State University athletics and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Cravens is the senior director of development at BGSU, providing fundraising leadership and expertise to multiple colleges at the University. She started her career in annual giving and also served on the BGSU volleyball coaching staff. Cravens has her undergraduate degree from BGSU in journalism and earned a master's degree in sport administration.

Book cover of Nietzsche’s Posthumanism by BGSU professor Dr. Edgar Landgraf

Landgraf's new book explores 'Nietzsche's Posthumanism'

Dr. Edgar Landgraf, a Distinguished Research Professor of German in the BGSU World Languages and Cultures Department, had his second book published in late August.

Published by the University of Minnesota Press, "Nietzsche’s Posthumanism" explores the continuities and disagreements between Nietzsche’s philosophy and contemporary posthumanism while providing fresh readings specifically on Nietzsche’s reception of the life sciences of his day and his reflections on technology.

In addition to being featured on the Theory and Posthumanism site, Landgraf discusses the book on the University of Minnesota Press meet-the-author podcast series available on TransistorSpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple, and others.

Author Vanessa Lemm described Landgraf's newest book as "a fantastic book. Nietzsche's Posthumanism asks what we can learn from swarms and hives about human ethics and politics. I highly recommend it!"

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Updated: 09/13/2023 12:05PM