Spacer Spacer

ZoomNews Current

Past Issues

Calendar Archive

Job Postings Archive

Obituary Archive

In Brief Archive

Marketing & Communications

Spacer Zoom News Logo

August 29, 2013


Get free tickets to tonight’s Falcon home opener

All BGSU faculty and staff may have two free tickets to the Falcons football home opener, courtesy of the Office of the President and BGSU Athletics.

Kickoff against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane is at 7 p.m. tonight (Aug. 29). Tickets are available for pickup at the BGSU Ticket Office, opening at 8:30 a.m., with a valid BG1 Card.

BGSU faculty and staff can purchase additional tickets for family and friends for the home opener for only $10 each. Faculty and staff can also purchase season tickets through payroll deduction. Contact the BGSU Ticket Office for more information.

Falcon BEST seeks volunteers for robotics events

The Falcon BEST robotics competition is looking for 80-100 volunteers to help with the inaugural competition this fall that will welcome teams from 16 northwest Ohio middle schools and high schools.

"We are looking for faculty, staff and students; clubs or organizations from the University or community, and area professionals and retirees to volunteer for the Falcon BEST robotics competition,” said Dr. Wayne Unsell, construction management and director of the Falcon BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Hub.

There are three separate dates when volunteers are needed:

• Kickoff Day on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Perry Field House, when the teams are introduced to the game and game field for the first time and provided the materials and directions for building the robots and participating in the competition;

• Mall Day at Bowling Green's Woodland Mall on Saturday, Oct. 12, where teams have the opportunity to try out their robots before the competition day; and,

• Game Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Anderson Arena for the actual competition when teams vie for top honors and a chance to compete at the regional level. This is the day when the most volunteers are required.

Volunteers can help with any or all of the events for as much time as they have available. They do not need to have experience at robotics or technology, only an interest in being part of the event that encourages students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition to the robotics component, the competition also involves the creation and marketing of the robotics company, a team display, team spirit and development of an engineering notebook.

Among the volunteer positions needed are greeters, registrars, judges (for the robot game, marketing presentation, display, spirit and engineering notebook), referees, runners, crowd control and set up/tear down.

A volunteer registration for Falcon BEST has been set up here.

The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is partnering with the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering to host the robotics competition.

For more information about the events or volunteer opportunities, email

Caryl Crane Children's Theatre launches fall repertory

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is presenting its fall repertory season, featuring the Disney favorites “Aladdin” and “Camp Rock,” Sept. 5-15 in the McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Firelands campus.

All of your favorite animated characters are onstage in “Disney's Aladdin,” the fun-for-the-whole-family stage adaptation of the Disney hit film.

“Aladdin” plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15.

“Disney’s Camp Rock,” featuring the CCYT Teen Board, brings together the music from two Disney Channel original movie musicals “Camp Rock 1 & 2: The Final Jam.” A fun summer at rock-n-roll camp is interrupted when a new, flashy camp across the lake pops up and threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown.

“Camp Rock” plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 7, 12 and 14, and at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15.

Tickets range from $4-$10. For tickets to both shows, call 419-372-0747, beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 3. Both productions are recommended for children ages 3 and up. Rated G.

Featuring 76 students from 18 area schools, the fall repertory season is directed by Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brian Marshall, and alternates performances on the McBride Auditorium stage.


Spacer Spacer