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Be part of planning for future of residence life, dining services

Residence Life and University Dining Services invite the BGSU community to be part of an important planning process as they consider the Bowling Green campus environment of the future.

A focus group and open forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight (April 27) in 228 Union. The purpose is to obtain insight from faculty, staff and students based on their experiences and observations in BGSU residence halls and dining centers. This input may help direct the creation and/or renovation of campus facilities.

Hosting the meetings will be WTW Architects, a nationally respected planning and design firm working with the University to provide a Residence Life and Dining Services Master Plan. WTW successfully worked with BGSU to gather student and staff opinions in developing plans for the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The initiative comes in response to a shift in demographics and evolving campus needs. The business plan will include capital renewal and replacement strategies, with accompanying schedules to implement the master plan.

For more information on the plan, the timeline and dates, visit

University House part of Wood County Hospital Guild home tour

The University House will be a stop on the Wood County Hospital Guild’s home tour, featuring five homes from various neighborhoods in Bowling Green. The homes will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on May 8.

The owners and locations of the homes are:

• The University House, at 700 S. Wintergarden Road, is the official residence of the BGSU president. A winding cobblestone drive leads to the warm and welcoming home with large rooms and lovely grounds, providing an exceptional setting for many University functions.

• The Milt and Lee Hakel home, 1435 Cedar Lane, is the residence of BGSU’s Ohio Eminent Scholar in psychology, Dr. Milt Hakel. The homeowners’ love of architecture, art and literature is reflected throughout their dramatic contemporary home, which houses a collection of contemporary art glass and cabinetry that they designed.

• The Bill and Ann Otley home, 1547 Gleneagles Drive, is a new house with a spectacular view of the elevated 16th green at Stone Ridge Golf Course. The open main floor showcases a blend of family heirlooms and contemporary furniture.
• The Bob and Martha Everett home, 853 Scott Blvd., is beautifully positioned on a large wooded lot with towering oaks. The stately home showcases classic American colonial architecture and floor plan including many architect-designed details.

• The Bill and Geri Welling home, 875 W. Wooster St., has an inviting terraced front lawn leading to the 1930 brick and stone house. Original woodwork and fireplaces combine with hardwood floors, comfortable furniture and an upscale kitchen. The unique screened porch overlooks a secluded backyard.

Tickets for the home tour are on sale at the Wood County Hospital gift shop or by calling Julie at 419-354-8006. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the tour. Homes may be toured in any order.

A companion event is the Patrons’ Tour and Reception on May 7. The tour will take place from 6-8 p.m. and the reception, at Club Encore (the former Cla-zel Theatre), will be held from 8-10 p.m. To become a patron, call 419-352-8514.

Proceeds from the 2009 tour will support the Women’s Diagnostic Center located in the new addition to the hospital.

April 27, 2009