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BGSU seminar to feature National Archives genealogy specialist

Reginald Washington, an archivist and genealogy specialist at the National Archives, will speak at a campus seminar, "Researching Historical Records for African-American Studies Scholarship and Genealogy," on Sept. 12.

Set for 1:30-4:30 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, the public seminar will focus on the use of federal records, which are a rich resource for the study of African-American history. Washington will share helpful approaches to researching such documents. The author of many articles and books, he lectures frequently on records and research procedures at the National Archives, where he has served as African-American genealogy specialist for 10 years.
Guides to the use of federal records for research in genealogy and broader topics will be included in the seminar packet. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, contact Lee McLaird, curator of rare books in BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections, at 2-2411 by Sept. 5. The center is co-sponsoring the seminar with the Department of Africana Studies.

Neurologic music therapy seminar to be held on campus

The University will host a neurologic music therapy seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Guest speaker Deborah Layman will focus on techniques and strategies for learning and rehabilitation. Layman is the co-founder and co-director of Creating Connections Company, LLC, a center for specialized interventions for children with autism and other neurological disorders.
A member of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy at Colorado State University, she is also a board-certified music therapist with advanced certification in neurologic music therapy.
Layman has worked with a variety of special needs children, and her research has been published in several journals. In addition, she is a music therapy grant specialist at Beech Brook, a residential treatment center for abused children in Cleveland.
Layman also serves as chair-elect of the Continuing Education Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists and as internship chair for the Association of Ohio Music Therapists.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Kent State University and a master’s degree in music therapy from Florida State University.
The Sept. 12 event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration required. Confirmation should be sent to Ellen Scholl at or by fax at 419-352-3836.
Sponsoring the seminar are the College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green City Schools and Wood County Hospital.  

August 25, 2008