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Catch a wave (to wellness) at campus fair

“Catch the Wave to Wellness” is the theme of the University’s 23rd annual Health and Wellness Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday (April 8) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU’s Wellness Connection sponsors the fair, which is open to the public and will feature free health screenings and interactive demonstrations. Screenings will be offered for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, HIV, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, lupus, sleep disorders and balance testing.

More than 45 health care industry representatives from Bowling Green and elsewhere in northwest Ohio will be on hand for the event. Participants are encouraged to utilize the local resources to better educate themselves about health topics.

Also among the exhibitors will be BGSU journalism students who are working on an organ and tissue donation campaign called “Do It Now!” At their booth, the students will be registering organ and tissue donors, as well as providing information about donation.

Raffle prizes such as massages and gift certificates will also be available, as will free food samples and free T-shirts for the first 100 people in attendance.

The fair is part of the Wellness Connection’s ongoing effort to inform and educate students, faculty, staff and community members about healthier lifestyles.

For more information, contact Amy Sheldrick, the event coordinator, at 2-0450.

Join athletics, alumni for fun at the Mud Hens

The campus community is invited to an evening at Fifth Third Field April 17 when the Toledo Mud Hens take on the Columbus Clippers. BGSU Athletics Director Greg Christopher and men’s basketball coach Louis Orr, the MAC coach of the year, will get things started with an update for the BGSU contingent.

The pre-game activities begin at 4 p.m. in the fourth-floor “Roost.” After the game, stay for the fireworks over the Toledo skyline.

Tickets are $30 per person and include the game ticket and buffet. A cash bar will be available. Reservations must be made by Friday (April 10). Call 888-839-2586 or visit

BGSU theatre students partner with Scott High School

Wednesday and Thursday (April 8 and 9) at 6 p.m., Scott High School will produce the first full-length musical performed on its stage in many years. “Children of Eden,” with music that dabbles in gospel, Broadway and other styles, is about universal themes of love, family and generational differences.

A partnership between Scott and BGSU, the production features more than 40 performers, musicians and crew members from both institutions. The musical is directed by BGSU theatre major Heather Utsler, a senior from Columbus, with musical direction by Scott teacher Latonya Crawford.

All year, the Scott and BGSU students have worked at sprucing up the theater, cleaning, painting and replacing lights. They have also been developing their theatrical skills with monthly acting workshops, an evening of one-act plays in the fall and a production of “The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood” in the winter. The current musical production represents the culmination of the BGSU-Scott partnership on both the technical and dramatic sides, featuring a rejuvenated space and talented actors and technicians. Utsler looks forward to the future of the partnership, describing the Scott project as a “challenging but rewarding experience for everyone.”

The project has grown into a BGSU service-learning class and receives support from the Department of Theatre and Film and the Office of Service-Learning. Dr. Eileen Cherry-Chandler, theatre and film, is the faculty advisor.

Tickets to “Children of Eden” are $4 and can be purchased at the door of the Scott High School Auditorium, 2400 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. Young people can look for the “Children of Eden” coloring contest at local schools, churches and the Lucas County Public Library for an opportunity to win free tickets to the production.

April 6, 2009