Thursday, August 29, 2013 
BGSU welcomes Kenyan ambassador/Study shows ill effects of half-siblings
Stylish renovation
A McDonald Hall resident enjoys the newly renovated downstairs lounge, part of a major overhaul of the building. President Mary Ellen Mazey, students and guests will celebrate the debut of the sleek new space with a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 this morning.

Kenyan ambassador to engage with students, faculty
BGSU students and faculty this year will have the unusual opportunity to hear directly from international ambassadors, beginning with the Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau.

Ambassador Kamau will give a talk and meet with BGSU community members as part of the new Global Engagement speaker series, designed to expand the educational and career horizons of students.

Her open talk will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, with time for questions and a reception to follow. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.

"We are honored and proud to have Ambassador Kamau on our campus," said President Mary Ellen Mazey. "Her visit promises to give students rich insight into opportunities with Kenya and also a way to see Kenya in the larger context that someone with an ambassador's perspective can present."

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Inside look at the new Falcon Health Center - WTOL

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Donahue on the TV character invasion - Salon.com

Simon on tensions in Syria - WTVG

Research shows negative effects of half-siblings

Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Dr. Karen Guzzo, sociology, and Dr. Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, they examined a phenomenon known as "multi-partnered fertility," or MPF. This happens when parents who are not romantically involved with each other form new relationships and have another child with a new partner.

"It's not new behavior, but it's happening more often as more people are having children outside of marriage," said Guzzo.

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IN BRIEF

Faculty and staff can still pick up two free tickets each to the Falcons home football opener tonight. Also, Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents its fall repertory season, featuring "Aladdin" and "Camp Rock," and volunteers are needed for the upcoming robotics competition. Read more In Brief.

August 29, 2013