In Brief

International Friendship Program seeks families

For more than 30 years, the International Friendship Program at BGSU has been matching international students attending the University with interested families in the community, giving the students an opportunity to know more about how Americans live and giving community members a chance to get to know someone from a different country.

The Center for International Programs is expecting nearly 200 new international students to arrive in August and needs new families to join the program so no international student who wishes to meet an American family is disappointed.

Not only traditional families may participate. Single people, widows and widowers, those who are divorced and retirees are all welcome. There is no cost to participate. The students do not live with the host families but enjoy being invited to share a meal, a holiday, a trip to the mall or other activities.

For more information or to receive an application, call the Center for International Programs at 2-2247.

If you would like to talk with someone who has participated in the program, you may call Betty Laukhuf at 352-0685, Phyllis Oster at 352-4360 or Monna Pugh at 352-4860.


BGSU dean chairs statewide group

Dr. Josué Cruz Jr., dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been elected as chair of the State University Education Deans of Ohio. His one-year term begins in August.

The State University Education Deans (SUED) is a group of public university education deans representing the 13 state universities across Ohio. It is designed to bring the state-supported institutions together to coordinate and provide cohesiveness in their oversight of teacher preparation.

SUED works closely with various legislative bodies and other statewide bodies, including the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, to follow and recommend policies pertinent to teacher education and certification/standards.


Auditions slated for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Auditions for the Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be held next week at BGSU Firelands.

Adapted for the stage from the novel by Roald Dahl, the play includes numerous roles for actors ages 10-adult. Auditions will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. July 25 and 26 in McBride Auditorium, Huron.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” directed by Dr. Ronald Ruble, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the auditorium.

For more information, call Ruble at 419-433-4744.

July 18, 2005