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'You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby' in Wankelman Gallery

Bob Hochgertel

Sixty contemporary American illustrators have created portraits of themselves for the traveling exhibit “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” on display through Nov. 9 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center.

Organized by the Society of Illustrators and curated by Murray Tinkelman, the show depicts how illustrators view themselves: as cutesy toddlers, nerdy brats or punky pre-pubescents.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. 

For more information, contact Jacqui Nathan, gallery director, at, 2-8525, or


Water conservation is topic of next Arts and Sciences Forum

Environmental artist and activist Betsy Damon, who founded the nonprofit organization Keepers of the Waters, will address the next College of Arts and Sciences Forum, beginning at noon Oct. 8 in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Keepers of the Waters promotes projects that combine art, science and community involvement to restore, preserve and remediate water sources.

Damon’s talk, “The Living Water Garden and Other Projects: It Takes a Village,” begins at 12:30 p.m.; admission is free at that time for those wishing only to hear her talk.

A Santa Fe salsa chicken salad lunch will be served at noon at a cost of $9.32 per person, payable by cash or check. To register for lunch, email or call 2-2340 by Wednesday (Oct. 3).

Damon also will take part in a symposium on “The Future of Lake Erie.” from 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Union Theater. Also participating are BGSU biological sciences instructor Christopher Winslow; Allan Sundermeier, Ohio State University Wood County extension educator; Dr. Patrick Lawrence, geography and planning, University of Toledo and chair of Partners for Clean Streams Inc.; Dr. Gary Winston, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg College; and Philip E. Berkeley, senior planner with the Planning Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y.,

The events kick off BGSU's Water Week, which also includes faculty research presentations Oct. 10 and 11.


Ridge Street to close this week

Ridge Street will close for two or three days this week to allow trucks to deliver fill dirt to the site of the former Saddlemire Student Services Building.

Eight to 10 trucks will be hauling 3,000-4,000 cubic yards of dirt to the site in preparation for the planned construction in 2009 of the Wolfe Center for the Arts.


Review safety policies for weather, decorating

As holidays and colder weather approach, it’s a good time for students, faculty and staff to review BGSU’s policies on avoiding fire hazards while decorating and on the use of portable heaters and halogen lamps, which are prohibited. Call Environmental Health and Safety at 2-2171 for further information.

The decorating policy is at

The policy on heaters and halogen lamps is at


GLIPA celebrates 55 years of journalism conferences at BGSU

The School of Communication Studies will host junior and senior high school students from Ohio and Michigan on Wednesday (Oct. 3) in a day of journalistic investigation and discovery during the 55th annual Great Lakes Interscholastic Press Association (GLIPA) workshop.

Students and advisors attend sessions that provide them with hands-on experience, constructive competitions and the opportunity to listen to award-winning speakers.

Attendance in recent years has been between 400-600 students and advisors, said Linda Glomski, coordinator for GLIPA. Events take place at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and surrounding buildings.

Glomski said she hopes attendees gain “an increased knowledge of journalism skills, motivation to write and produce the best student publication possible, awareness of ethics, a need for accuracy, and appreciation for our First Amendment and the teacher who is leading this educational journey.”


Classroom Technology Services to move

The Classroom Technology Services (CTS) offices presently located on the first floor of the Education Building will relocate to 103 Olscamp Hall effective 8 a.m. Oct. 8. The CTS reception area and services for graphics, digital photography and billing and will be relocating; however, phone numbers will remain the same.

Information regarding CTS services is available on the Web at:

October 1, 2007