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March 22, 2012

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 Elsewhere Theatre explores relevance of 1964’s ‘Dutchman’

The Elsewhere Theatre presents “Dutchman,” playwright Amiri Baraka’s searing look at race relations in the United States during the civil rights era, in an exploration of identity and conformity.

Performances are at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday (March 23 and 24) at the Wooster Street Center, 1124 E. Wooster St. Tickets are free and admission is open to the general public. Due to the portrayal of violence and strong language, no children under 13 will be admitted, and viewer discretion is advised.

Read the full news release


BIG architect to speak on campus

Imagine living in a building where you could ride your bike up to your 10th floor apartment and back down on a looping ramp. Now under construction, the 8 House in Copenhagen, Denmark, was designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), of Copenhagen and New York City.

Audiences are invited to hear from architect Thomas Christoffersen, a principal of BIG, when he speaks at 7 p.m. Monday (March 26) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater at Bowling Green State University as part of the Architecture Lecture Series.

A 6 p.m. reception with cash bar will be held in the Sky Bank Room before the talk. Both are free and open to the public.

Jon Stevens, architecture, has long admired the work of BIG and was instrumental in bringing Christoffersen, who is now in the firm’s New York office, to campus. “He’s one of my favorite architects,” Stevens said.

BIG is a Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The firm has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious.

“BIG seeks to free architectural imagination from habitual thinking and standard typologies in order to deal with the constantly evolving challenges of contemporary life,” according to the group.

The firm placed first in six international competitions in 2009 including the Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia, Kaufhaus Kanal in Germany and the Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China.

Christoffersen began his collaboration with Ingels in 2001 and has worked on every notable project.

His BGSU talk is sponsored by AIA Toledo, the BGSU Association for Interior Desgin, the Department of Architecture and the College of Technology.


‘Bad Kitty’ author Nick Bruel visits BGSU Literacy in the Park

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Children’s author and illustrator Nick Bruel, best known for his books featuring “Bad Kitty” is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday (March 24) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom.


History department celebrates student achievements in research

The history department will host “A Celebration of Excellence in History Scholarship” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday (March 26). Featured will be an undergraduate research symposium in Prout Chapel followed by poster presentations on the first floor of Williams Hall.

The University community is invited to attend.


Plan your schedule around March 28 tornado test

A test of the tornado warning sirens will occur at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, for BGSU's Bowling Green campus along with other Wood County sirens. Please plan your schedules for that day accordingly.

This is only a test intended to verify that the tornado warning systems are working properly. In addition to outdoor tornado sirens on and near the BG campus, some buildings have internal tornado warning systems that will also be activated at this time; these buildings are the Administration Building, Carillon Dining Center, Centennial Hall, Conklin North, Conklin West, Cottages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7, East Hall, Eppler Complex, Falcon Heights, Founders, Harshman, Kohl, Oaks Dining Center, Offenhauer Towers, Olscamp Hall, Perry Field House, Psychology Building, Sebo Center, Stroh Center and the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Be sure to listen for the sirens during this test period. If you do not hear them, please e-mail curlis@bgsu.edu the building name and room number of where you were during the test.

This is an opportunity to find tornado shelter locations that are listed on tornado posters in each building. You are encouraged to follow the example of some departments that use this annual test to conduct a tornado drill and seek a tornado shelter. Drills will highlight communication needs or other challenges that need to be addressed to help building occupants respond to an actual tornado warning.

In conjunction with the test, BGSU will also test its AlertBG emergency text messaging system together with email, digital signage, website and social media alerts. 

If you have questions regarding this test, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at 372-2171. Get more information about tornado safety  and find shelter locations at BGSU

 

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