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April 27, 2009
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Trustees name centers of excellence, honor Ribeau

The BGSU Board of Trustees worked through a lengthy agenda at its April 23 meeting, taking action on items from the granting of promotion and tenure to the upgrading of campus utilities.

The trustees approved two additional proposed centers of excellence, in 21st Century Educator Preparation and Developing Effective Businesses and Organizations.

BGSU’s architecture program will be substantially strengthened and expanded following action by the board. The board voted to convert the College of Technology’s current Architecture and Environmental Design Studies Program to the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design.

The board also honored former President Sidney Ribeau by renaming the President’s Leadership Academy for him and designating as the Ribeau Plaza the space in front of the soon-to-be-built Wolfe Center for the Arts.
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Sustainability and environment proposed as center of excellence
The board of trustees on April 23 heard about the next proposed center of excellence—sustainability and the environment.
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Trustees promote 22 tenure-track faculty
Eleven BGSU faculty members were promoted to full professor and 11 others received tenure and promotion to associate professor at the trustee meeting.
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Four new members enter Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
The University’s Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame has inducted four new members who forged highly successful business careers after graduating from BGSU.
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Campus alive with celebration
The campus was vibrant with activity April 24 and 25 as the Sebo Series explored entrepreneurship, a “groundbuilding” was held for the Wolfe Center for the Arts, and the community celebrated the success of the Building Dreams capital campaign.
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