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At the Stroh Center this week, NFL attendees learn the ins and outs of media. BGSU alumnus Dick Maxwell (right, in purple sweater) leads a discussion.

BGSU helps football players train for media careers

The School of Media and Communication has had some unusual "summer school" students this week. Twenty-three current and former NFL players — including 12-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch, 2012 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Troy Brown, and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch — are attending the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, wrapping up today (May 16).

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Retiring faculty granted emeritus status

BGSU trustees at their May 3 meeting conferred emeritus status upon a number of faculty in honor of their distinguished service and scholarship at the University. To be named emeritus, a faculty member must have taught at BGSU for at least 10 years and been recommended by his or her department for the designation.

Dr. Edmund Danziger, history, was named Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus. A specialist in Native American history, he taught at BGSU for 46 years.

Twelve faculty were named professors emeriti:

Thomas Andrews, engineering technologies; William Coggin, English; Bruce Edwards, English; Carmen Fioravanti; Larry Hatch, visual communication and technology education; Mary Laflin, family and consumer sciences; Alan Lord, accounting; James McFillen, management; Fred Miller, philosophy; Jeffrey Paul, philosophy; Gary Silverman, environment and sustainability, and Carney Strange, higher education and student affairs.

Five faculty were designated associate professor emeritus:

Jean Hines, family and consumer sciences; Becky Pissanos, human movement, sport and leisure studies; Linda Ueltschy, management; Julian Williford, family and consumer sciences, and Judith Zimmerman, educational foundations, leadership and policy.

Lawrence Kowalski accounting, was named assistant professor emeritus.

Bonnie Fink, visual communication and technology education, was named senior lecturer emeritus.

Summer Kids Camp has lots to offer

Employees get a discount for Summer Kids Camp.

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BGSUin the news

Sandusky City Schools collaborates with BGSU on regional center for gifted students
- 13ABC

Elizabeth Smart to speak at BGSU
- Sentinel-Tribune

Pargament to give Pepperdine commencement address
- Green Technology News, Business Wire, Technology News,, Fort Mill (Calif.) Times, Morningstar, Enhanced Online News, Yahoo! Finance, Bezinga, Streetinsider, Reuters U.S. News

Alumnus Dick Maxwell leads campus NFL “boot camp”
- The Blade

NFL players broaden horizons
- Sentinel-Tribune

BG urges “buy local”
- Sentinel-Tribune

Susan Brown on recession and birthrates for less-educated women
- L.A. Times, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, The Morning Call,, ArcaMax, Portland’s CW32, Daily American, South Bend Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Winchester (Ky.) Sun, Hartford Courant, Advocate Messenger, Interior-Journal, Jessamine (Ky.) Journal,, Lodi News-Sentinel,,

Zickar on debate over student voting
- Sentinel-Tribune

Still time to support Family Campaign

The 2013 Family Campaign continues through June 30. The annual fundraising effort is the avenue for the University's extended family of faculty, staff and retirees to support BGSU's students, programs and campuses.

Gifts from the University family are also a powerful endorsement that helps make the case with outside donors and alumni, demonstrating the commitment of those closest to the institution.

To contribute, fill out a donation form or complete the form online.

Unrestricted gifts to the Family Campaign will go toward scholarships. Donors may also designate their gift to any area they choose. Gifts and pledges may be made by check, credit card or payroll deduction.

All gifts, in any amount and to any University area, made before June 30 count toward Family Campaign, and all are valuable.

Last year's campaign yielded more than $800,000. Since its inception, the campaign has raised more than $10 million.

Learn more about how to invest in our students and our future.


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May 16, 2013