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Mark your calendars for Faculty/Staff Night at The Doyt!

Don’t miss the excitement of the home opener under the lights as Falcon Football kicks off its 2010 season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, vs. Marshall.

Faculty and staff are eligible to receive two football tickets compliments of the President’s Office. Ticket distribution, with a valid BGSU ID, begins today (Sept. 7) at the BGSU Ticket Office in Memorial Hall.

The ticket supply is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Additional tickets are available for purchase at a special discounted price of $8 each.

Sheffer to discuss ‘The Romance of Race’

How did America come to be recognized as a nation of immigrants, a melting pot, a salad bowl, or a mosaic? Who were the driving forces behind creating a modern multicultural image of America?

Jolie Sheffer

Dr. Jolie Sheffer, English, will discuss “The Romance of Race: The Familial Origins of American Multiculturalism, 1880-1930” at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Artists and Scholars in Residence series sponsored by BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS).  

Sheffer’s talk investigates the work of Progressive-era women writers and activists in shaping American multiculturalism. They were pioneers in creating a hybrid national identity, and their works were the earliest to represent the U.S nation as a large-scale nuclear family. In a period of profound demographic change, ethnic women writers were at the vanguard of efforts to democratize national identity. They reframed pub­lic debates about interracial marriage, immigration and imperialism through their narratives. Linking popular literature and activism to citizenship and anti-miscegenation laws, Sheffer examines the nature of kinship and taboo in the national imagination.

Sheffer’s research and teaching interests include 20th-century American literature, multi-ethnic American literature, Asian American studies, gender studies and cultural studies. She is on the Literary Studies book award com­mittee for the Association for Asian-American Studies. She has published articles in MELUS, the journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States; the Journal of Asian-American Studies, and in the edited col­lection Sport, Rhetoric, Gender, and Globalization: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (2010).

Alumnus paintings show ‘outsider’s view’ of area

An exhibit opening today (Sept. 7) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery presents “The Northwest Ohio Landscape in Oil: An Outsider’s View.”

Painter Lee M. Bartholomew, a BGSU alumnus and current graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in geology, has produced primarily abstract landscapes on canvas in oil depicting rural scenes, terrain and locations in northwest Ohio. The artist has been producing art professionally for five years and has been in the art industry since 1998.

“It is not my intention to accurately portray anything that I see, but to show an abstraction of the things in a scene that seem important to me at the time I paint it,” he said. “I invite viewers to come and see how I find beauty in their native lands, and to personally experience the beauty themselves by going on long drives and walks down lonely stretches of road.”

Bartholomew’s work will be on exhibit through Sept. 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

Students, faculty, and alumni are permitted (and invited) to exhibit creative works of art in the Student Union gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Union. Anyone interested in showcasing art in the gallery may contact Kim Jacobs at

September 7, 2010

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