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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wolfe, Stroh centers
reach skyward

Stroh Center
The Stroh Center

Wolfe Center
The Wolfe Center for the Arts


Construction continues apace on the new Stroh Center and Wolfe Center for the Arts. Stroh, BGSU’s future convocation and basketball center, and Wolfe, the nexus for collaborative arts, are beginning to take shape.

Along with the planned new residence halls, they will change the face of BGSU as it moves into its second century.

'Free' speech is not always free, speaker to explain

Michael C. Munger, a professor of political science, economics and public policy at Duke University and North Carolina gubernatorial candidate in 2008, will speak at BGSU tomorrow (Feb. 5). His presentation, “Money Is Not Speech, but Free Speech Requires Money,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 301 Shatzel Hall.

Munger’s talk is timely in the light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent controversial decision that corporations should enjoy a First Amendment right to spend money and advocate political and policy positions during election seasons just as individuals can.

Munger is past president of the Public Choice Society and has been a staff economist for the Federal Trade Commission. A colorful figure who combines theory with practice, he made history in 2008 by becoming the first, third-party gubernatorial candidate to participate in a televised debate in North Carolina. His academic research centers on political institutions, elections and campaign finance.

His talk is part of the Stranahan Lecture Series in Philosophy presented by the Social Philosophy and Policy Center.


BGSU
in the news

Employee Separation Program
- Sentinel-Tribune
- The Blade

Be sure to catch Dr. Marc Simon, political science, on “Deadline Now,” at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) on WGTE-PBS as he discusses the situation in Haiti.


Edwards, Molnar to play key roles in OBOR online education agenda

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut commissioned a statewide strategic planning committee last May to produce a strategic plan for expanding and enhancing access to distance education for Ohio citizens. That committee has met throughout the year, with key roles for Dr. Bruce Edwards, associate vice president for academic technology and e-learning, and Connie Molnar, director of the Center for Online and Blended Learning.

The committee issued its recommendations at a year-end meeting with the chancellor, and they have been designated for implementation over the next five years, beginning in March. Edwards and Molnar will remain integral to the further planning and deployment of these action plans for quality assurance in delivered student services, faculty training, and student attainment assessment through the new OLN Center for Excellence in E-Learning hosted by BGSU.

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February 04, 2010