BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

September 4, 2006
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BGSU celebrates $100,000,000 mark in fund-raising campaign

The University has reached the $100,000,000 milestone in its major fund-raising campaign, University officials have announced.

Begun in 2002, Building Dreams: The Centennial Campaign for Bowling Green State University is a multiyear, national fund-raising effort with a goal of $120 million. The campaign is scheduled to end in December 2008.

“We are extremely pleased to reach this point in the campaign,” said campaign co-chair Ronald Whitehouse of Free Union, Va. “Our donors are showing their commitment to the University and their belief in our mission, and they inspire us to continue on.”

The money raised by the campaign will be used both for capital improvement projects and a variety of programs and areas, from the arts to business to athletics and community outreach.

Targeted are the BGeXperience, a universitywide program to foster analytical thinking and principled graduates; WBGU-TV, the President's Leadership Academy, and endowed scholarships, which have increased by more than 345 since the beginning of the campaign.
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English department to unveil paintings by Beat artist, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Breakfast of champions
BGSU Firelands staff members were treated to breakfast with Frieda Falcon on Aug. 22 in recognition of the campus’s 77 percent employee participation rate in the 2005-06 Family Campaign—the highest of any University division.
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It’s picnic time again
Come to the All-Campus Picnic and Campus Fest Friday (Sept. 8) on the lawn in front of University Hall and the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Oval.