BGSU faculty and alumni have helped put Toledo "on the map" as it were, and the public can read about their International Design Award-winning efforts in
the March issue of HOW magazine.
The "You Are Here" project, sponsored by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, was among 20 Outstanding Achievement Award winners in the competition
hosted by HOW magazine. Of nearly 1,000 submissions, 242 were accepted and only 20 overall were recognized as "Outstanding."
The AIGA (the professional association for design) Toledo team was led by School of Art graphic design faculty member Jenn Stucker, the creative director
and project manager. The Creative Production Team included graphic design instructor Amy Fidler (who is also a BGSU alumna) and alumni artists Ben Morales
and Zach Zollar, along with fellow designer Matt Rowland.
Their challenge was to enhance awareness about Toledo and create a stronger sense of place, both for visitors to the city during last summer's
International Glass Arts Society conference and also for Toledo residents. In the process they employed not only graphic design but also mobile technology
and a "collect the dots" contest for participants.
First student film to premiere at Wolfe Center for the Arts
It was his first course at the University as a freshman: Introduction to Sociology Honors, 11 a.m. on Mondays. In that class, Ethan Roberts learned the
basics of the social sciences - theories, case studies and experiments. He also almost accidentally discovered the theme of his senior year Honors Project
and Independent Study.
His freshman sociology class taught him about how society ostracizes and punishes those members who don't fit into the status quo. "That was the seed. That
was my thematic idea: alienation as social punishment. And everything sort of blossomed from there," Roberts said.
The 22-year-old from Bryan, Ohio, is a senior majoring in film production with a minor in arts management. At 8 p.m. tonight (April 25), his short film
"Fish Tank," his Honors Project and Independent Study, will be the first student film to premiere in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to hear from an exceptional national leader in education when author Jonathan Kozol speaks at 7 p.m.
tomorrow (April 26) in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
The University community is invited to participate in President Mary Ellen Mazey's open forum today on the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Join the president at 3 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater for a discussion.
VP candidates visit In Brief
The third and fourth candidatesforthe position of Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Bowling
Green State University Foundation, Inc., will be on campus today and tomorrow (April 25 and 26).