BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

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Nancy Frobose, 73, died April 1 in Bowling Green. She was retired from a 30-year career as a secretary in the McDonald Quadrangle.


A memorial service for Elden T. Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 15) at the William Street Methodist Church in Delaware, Ohio. Smith, 93, died Feb. 5 in Seminole, Fla.

Widely credited as being the inspiration for actress Eva Marie Saint to go into the theatre, Smith taught at BGSU from 1940-61, first as a faculty member and later as chair of the speech department and director of the theatre department. In 1955, he was appointed director of student life and services at BGSU and in 1961 became dean of students. He and his wife, Betty, were also advisors to Greek organizations. On May 19, 1961, Smith assumed the position of provost at Ohio Wesleyan and would become president there, from 1962-68.

April 9, 2007