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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CUE to enter phase two

The Connecting the Undergraduate Experience Committee is preparing to wrap up the first phase of the project. The committee will gather tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 17) for a final retreat before beginning the second phase next semester.

The General Education Committee has reviewed several universities this year to study their general education models. Based on the group's reports, the CUE Committee will be assessing those models' potential for adaptation at BGSU as the University redesigns its own program.

In addition, the results of the forums held this fall to introduce the proposed conceptual learning model, presented as a "cube," have been summarized and will be discussed. Faculty, staff and students provided their reactions to such areas as the model's incorporation of Bowling Green's identified learning outcomes and content material; the "cube" model; high-impact practices such as service-learning, and assessment. Also gathered were comments on the potential workload generated by a new learning model, student reactions, roles and responsibilities, and how the change will be received by faculty. Another key area of discussion was advising.

All CUE materials can be found at

Bowl ticket donation program helps BGSU, needy youth

Humanitarian Bowl

Even if you can't go to Boise to cheer the Falcons as they play the Idaho Vandals in the Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl, you can still support BGSU through the ticket donation program. Falcon fans may purchase game tickets that will be donated to charitable youth organizations in Boise.

The program helps defray the cost of going to the game, to which Bowling Green is taking about 200 athletes and spirit group members, while providing a tax deduction for the University and the donor.

To buy tickets and learn more about the program, click here.

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Holiday Crime Prevention

Last chance for spring cleaning
in December!

There's no better time than now to clear out that "stuff" that you just don't use, don't need or that you're willing to part with as you head into the new year. And if you could get rid of that extra "stuff" while having it go to good causes and uses instead of sitting in a landfill, that would be a win-win, wouldn't it?

"When You Head Out for Break … Don't Throw It Out," a sustainability initiative based in the residence hall lobbies, is also an opportunity for BGSU faculty and staff to donate.

The program will take just about any items that are still usable, such as nonperishable food, clothing/shoes, school and cleaning supplies, books, bedding/towels and toys/games/sports equipment. Simply take your items to any residence hall lobby and place them in or near the designated collection boxes anytime through Friday (Dec. 18). All donations will be placed with local nonprofit organizations and charities.

The program is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Programs and the Resident Advisor "Dream Green Team." Contact Nick Hennessy, sustainability coordinator, at with any questions.

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December 16, 2009