$15,000 reward offered in arson case
BGSU, Wood County Crime Stoppers and Capstone Development Corp. are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for a suspected arson fire at a BGSU construction site the morning of May 22.
BGSU police and the Bowling Green Fire Department are investigating the fire that destroyed a construction trailer on the former site of Rodgers residence hall on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
The incident was captured on video. An individual is seen entering several trailers, followed by the outbreak of fire in one owned by Gardner Corp., the concrete contractor for the project.
If you have information on the fire, call Wood County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME or BGSU Police at 2-2346. Callers do not have to reveal their identity.
WBGU hosts free conference on needs of military service members
WBGSU-PBS will host “Operation Reconnect,” a free conference on meeting the needs of military service members and their families. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 11 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. Free lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday (June 4).
Behavioral and health care professionals, educators, students, employers and community members are invited to attend.
Free CEUs are available for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors and chemical dependency specialists.
Register online at
or call the Office of Continuing & Extended Education at 2-8181.
For more information on "Operation Reconnect" activities, call Deb Boyce at 2-7023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism Summit to focus on ‘hidden curriculum’
Parents, health-care professionals and educators will have an opportunity to explore the “hidden curriculum of autism” at the ninth annual Autism Summit of Northwest Ohio.
The conference, “Hidden Curriculum through the Lifespan,” runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 5) at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The keynote speaker is Brenda Smith Myles, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and chief of programs and development at the Autism Society of America.
Myles will discuss the hidden curriculum and its applicability to individuals on the autism spectrum. The curriculum comprises information that is not usually taught to typical children and youth, but is assumed and expected knowledge, such as how to eat appropriately and hold appropriate conversations. Violation of these social rules can have an adverse effect on school performance and how well a student/child is able to positively relate to the community and home.
Drs. Lessie Cochran and Ellen Williams, faculty in the Autism Certificate Program and the School of Intervention Services and co-founders of the annual summit, noted, “We selected the topic of ‘hidden curriculum’ for our summit this year because all too often it is an overlooked but vital part of the curriculum for individuals on the autism spectrum.”
A prolific scholar of Asperger’s syndrome and autism, Myles is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award.
For more information or to register, visit http://cee.bgsu.edu/autism or call Continuing and Extended Education at 2-8181.