BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

February 4, 2008
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Following his State of the University Address, President Sidney Ribeau chats with BGSU sociologists Drs. Wendy Manning (center) and Susan Brown.

Following his State of the University Address, President Sidney Ribeau chats with BGSU sociologists Drs. Wendy Manning (center) and Susan Brown.

Ribeau enlists faculty, staff support to move BGSU ahead

In his State of the University Address Feb. 1, President Sidney Ribeau called upon faculty, staff and students to once more come to the aid of the University and help sway prospective students’ decisions toward Bowling Green.

BGSU has seen a dip in enrollment this year and, though anticipated, “it’s a dip we can’t afford to take again,” the president said. “But there’s something you can do about that.”

Of the 11,000 expected applicants, “the number of enrollees needs to go up,” Ribeau said, urging everyone to ensure that families visiting during the Presidents’ Day open house Feb. 18, and at any time, are treated especially well.

BGSU pioneered the concept of the Presidents’ Day event and has been successful at it, Ribeau noted, adding that he regularly receives letters and calls from parents expressing appreciation for the warm and helpful reception they received during campus visits. This is now more important than ever, he said.
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