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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bid farewell to Rodgers at Saturday open house


It's housed a lot of students over its years, but now the old Rodgers Quadrangle is making way for a new, modern residence hall. In the coming weeks, Rodgers will be demolished, beginning on the east wing and continuing to the south and west wings.

Everyone is invited to come share their memories of the building at an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday (Feb. 27) in the Commons Dining Room.

Watch a slide show, view the memorabilia wall and photo timeline and add your comments to the guest book. There will also be a silent auction.

At 11 a.m., Dr. Michael Griffel, director of residence life, will introduce a short retrospective by Dean of Students Jill Carr and Barbara Y. Keller, former associate dean of students.

About Rodgers:
Built in 1955, Rodgers Quad was the second dormitory constructed on campus to house males only; it became a co-educational institution in the early 1970s. University administrators financed the cost of construction through the innovative method of selling revenue bonds. It was officially named and dedicated to E. Tappan Rodgers, board of trustees president from 1946-61. In 1969, major renovations were completed.

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Support cancer society during Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days are here again. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society enables you to send a ray of sunshine amid the gray of winter in the form of colorful daffodils, in support of cancer survivors and their families.

This year, you can also send a charming Boyds bear along with the bouquet. Holding a cupcake with the motto "Celebrating Hope," the 10-inch tall bear wears a birthday hat and has a daffodil embroidered on his paw.

The bouquets can be delivered anywhere in Wood County, and all across campus, for a minimum donation of $10 each. The "Bear and a Bunch" are $25 each. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education and patient service programs.

The deadline to order is March 10. Delivery will be March 13-15. Click here to order or contact Michelle Nagel in the School of Media and Communication at
or 2-8725.

Make your voice heard,
attend CUE forum

Be sure to come to one of the forums on Connecting the Undergraduate Experience to learn about the proposed general education curriculum model. There will be two this week in McFall Center Gallery: Wednesday, from 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursday, from 3-4:30 p.m. Two additional forums will be held next week, in Bowling Green and at BGSU Firelands.

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February 23, 2010