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Campus to experience simulated shooting incident

BGSU will conduct a mock "active shooter" drill on campus Jan. 5.

Several local and state law enforcement and emergency management agencies will participate, along with University administrators, key offices and nearly 100 volunteers, in the simulation of response to a gunman on campus.

The drill is designed to be as real as possible and will include emergency personnel responding with lights and sirens. AlertBG, BGSU's emergency text-message system, will be used to send test text messages to subscribers. The messages will clearly state that the incident is a drill and that there is not a real emergency.

Faculty, staff and students who will be on campus Jan. 5 are encouraged to note the drill on their calendars so they are not alarmed by the activity that morning.

Individuals who are not participating in the event as volunteers may want to avoid the area around Memorial Hall, Olscamp Hall and the Business Administration Building.

For more information on AlertBG and to sign up for the emergency alerts, go to

WFAL tunes into fans’ zeal for Dave Matthews Band

WFAL Falcon Radio’s recent foray into marathon programming proved a great hit with its listeners. Three announcers at the station hosted a 12-hour Dave Matthews Band marathon on Dec. 4 that attracted more than 1,100 listeners, “shattering station online audience records all day long,” according to WFAL General Manager Richard C. Ehrbar III.

Tim Kilkenny, Matt Leininger and Patrick Dougherty co-hosted the marathon on It drew 1,192 total visitors, including dozens from 14 countries such as Brazil, Australia, Ireland and the Czech Republic, Ehrbar reported.  

A special guest and familiar face in the Dave Matthews Band, guitarist Tim Reynolds, participated by phone to talk about everything from his own music career to the band’s new album coming out next year.

Ehrbar said he’s never seen anything like it in his three years involved in BGSU radio.  “I’ve worked for the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization, 88.1 WBGU-FM and WFAL Falcon Radio. In my three years here, this completely annihilates any ratings I have ever witnessed for any of the three organizations. On our analytics page, the numbers just kept going up. It never stopped and it remained steady from the first hour to the last.”

“We are considering doing this next year based on the amazing response we had today,” said Kilkenny.

WFAL Falcon Radio is a BGSU student organization overseen by the School of Communication Studies and Student Affairs. The station has been in existence on campus since 1970.

Clawson named head football coach

Dave Clawson has been named the 17th head coach in the history of BGSU football. Clawson spent last season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Tennessee.

He brings 20 years of coaching experience, including nine years of head coaching experience, most recently at Richmond (2004-07) and Fordham (1999-2003). In 2007, he led Richmond to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision semifinals.

Clawson twice has been named national Division I-AA Coach of the Year, winning once at Fordham and once at Richmond, and was named his league's coach of the year four times in a seven-year span. His efforts first revived Fordham, taking a Rams program coming off 12 straight losing seasons into the NCAA playoffs, and then Richmond, which twice advanced to the postseason.

December 15, 2008