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Friday, February 26, 2010

BGSU Firelands symposium examines 'An Entrepreneur's Road to Success'

Cheryl Krueger

In the first of the BGSU Centennial Lectures, Cheryl Krueger, former CEO and president of Cheryl and Co., will share her move from the kitchen to the boardroom in a talk at BGSU Firelands next week. Krueger, now CEO of Krueger and Co. LLC, will present "The Story of Cheryl's Cookies: An Entrepreneur's Road to Success" at 7 p.m. March 2 in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.

Her talk is also part of Firelands' 37th annual University Business Symposium. Registration and a welcome reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center. The symposium and reception are free and open to the public.

Krueger attended BGSU Firelands from 1970-72 and graduated from BGSU with a bachelor's degree in 1974. She was recognized as the first BGSU Firelands Distinguished Alumna in 1990. In 2008 she was inducted into BGSU's Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. Krueger has also been named one of BGSU's "Most Prominent Alumni."

Co-sponsored by BGSU Firelands, the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, the Huron Chamber of Commerce and EHOVE Career Center, the annual program is designed to provide students, faculty, staff and representatives of the business community an opportunity to exchange ideas concerning business topics.

Next in the Centennial series, Jon Meier, chief executive officer and chair of Libbey Inc., will be the featured speaker for the College of Business Administration's Centennial Lecture on March 25. Watch for more details.


Tech Trends speaker offers insight into game industry

In today's Tech Trends presentation, students and faculty have the opportunity to learn from a working professional in the electronic games field. Alumnus Maury Mountain, senior artist at Epic Games Studio, will give a talk at 7 p.m. tonight in 111 Olscamp Hall.

Mountain, who has worked on popular games such as "Gears of War" and the "Unreal Tournament" series, will describe how his experiences at BGSU prepared him for the game industry, the video game industry pipeline and his role at Epic Games.

In addition, he will conduct a workshop from noon-6 p.m. tomorrow in the Cave Lab, 1030 Fine Arts Building, in which he will demonstrate how to create beautiful textures for video games and digital painting techniques, and discuss his work flow in the industry. A signup sheet for the workshop is available outside 1026 Fine Arts Building.

Mountain's visit is hosted by the Computer Art Club and sponsored by the Digital Arts Department and the Tech Trend Series.

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Take 5' podcast focuses on BGSU Firelands

Listen as BGSU Firelands Dean William Balzer tells about the Huron campus's Centennial celebration plans and the upcoming lecture by Cheryl Kruger in this week's "Take 5" podcast.

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February 26, 2010