BGSU Students vote to support Stroh Center

BOWLING GREEN, O.— Bowling Green State University announced today that undergraduate students have overwhelmingly voted to support the Stroh Center, the University’s planned 4,700-seat convocation center.

The students on BGSU’s main campus held the online election Friday, March 27 to affirm or overturn the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) endorsement of a student fee to help fund the Stroh Center. A “NO” vote in the election signaled support for the original USG decision and for the center.

2,630 students voted “NO.” 1,182 students voted “YES.”

The approximate $60 per semester fee ($50 for the Stroh Center and $10 for new student parking) won’t begin until the Stroh Center is completed in 2011.

“We’re extremely gratified that our students have demonstrated their support for the Stroh Center,” said University President Carol Cartwright. “They clearly understand that this project is critical to the future of BGSU.”

The arena will be the site of new student convocations, graduation ceremonies, concerts, high-profile speakers, and other campus and community events. In addition, it will serve as the new home for Falcon basketball and volleyball.

Construction of the Stroh Center and the new Wolfe Center for the Arts will begin this fall.

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(Posted March 28, 2009 )