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Free football tickets gone, special price for others still available
The allotment of 1,200 complimentary tickets to the BGSU football home opener on Saturday (Sept. 6), available courtesy of President Cartwright for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, has been distributed.

However, the special reduced game ticket price of $9 will continue to be offered to faculty and staff through Thursday (Sept. 4) at the athletic ticket office, in the main lobby of Anderson Arena in Memorial Hall.  The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The offer is limited to eight tickets to faculty and staff members at the reduced price.
BGSU opens the home portion of the 2008 schedule by hosting the Minnesota Golden Gophers—the first Big Ten team to play at Doyt Perry Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Faculty, students invited to conference on media, war

Faculty who bring students may attend a session of the upcoming Conference on Media, War and Conflict Resolution at no cost. The event will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

International journalists and scholars will engage with BGSU faculty and students to explore the interconnections among the media and the complicated political roles journalists play worldwide in fomenting or preventing war, and in fostering the dialogue needed for conflict resolution.

The registration deadline is Sept. 10. To learn more about the conference, visit or contact Dr. Ellen Gorsevski, interpersonal communication, at or 2-1997.  Anyone interested in volunteering at the registration desk, as a panel chair, badge checker, or in some other capacity may also contact Gorsevski.

BGSU co-hosts Canada-U.S. Security Cooperation Conference

Once known as the “world’s longest undefended border,” the boundary between the United States and Canada is now referred to as the “longest secured border in the world,” thanks to increased mutual operations between the two allies resulting from heightened attention to North American security issues.

The joint Canada-U.S. Security Cooperation Conference, set for Sept. 12 and 13 in Windsor, Ontario, will provide a valuable opportunity to facilitate cross-border discussion of national security cooperation between the two countries.

The conference coincides with the arrival of the HMCS Charlottetown, a patrol frigate recently deployed to the Middle East and now touring the Great Lakes. The event provides a forum for exploring existing bilateral defense arrangements such as NORAD and the Biannual Planning Group, as well as innovative approaches to defense cooperation.

A talk by Vice-Admiral P.D. McFadden, Commander, Canada Command, on Sept 12 is open to the public. His talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Windsor Armoury and Police Training Center, 4007 Sandwich St., Windsor.

Saturday’s portion of the conference will be held at the University of Windsor, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Toledo Health Education and Learning Centre. The day includes sessions with leading scholars and U.S. and Canadian military officials on such topics as military defense cooperation, international relations, foreign affairs, defense policy and Great Lakes security.

There is no fee to attend the conference, but registration for the Saturday portion is required since it includes lunch. Register by Friday (Sept. 5) at

For more information, contact the BGSU Canadian Studies Center ar 2-2347 or visit the Web site at

The conference is co-hosted by the Canadian Studies Center, the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wildrid Laurier University and the political science faculty of arts and social sciences, University of Windsor. Funding was also provided by the government of Canada.

September 2, 2008