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Thursday, March 4, 2010

BGSU hosts Ohio Regents

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OBOR Chair James Tuschman (left) and Chancellor Eric Fingerhut listen to President Carol Cartwright’s presentation.

Bowling Green had the opportunity to share its good news with the Ohio Board of Regents yesterday when the group held its meeting on campus. President Carol Cartwright gave an update on the Centennial, research, the University’s strategic priorities, enrollment, progress toward the master plan and cost-saving efforts.

Hockey fans welcome home
Ken Morrow

Ken Morrow
Ken Morrow (right) signs an autograph for Steve Allt.

BGSU hockey fans and Ice Arena supporters turned out in force Feb. 27 to meet former Falcon hockey player and Olympian Ken Morrow. Morrow was the guest at a fundraising reception to support the “Bring Back the Glory” campaign, which has raised $1.78 million for hockey scholarships and Ice Arena renovations. Following the gathering of about 140 donors, Morrow received a gratifyingly enthusiastic welcome from the crowd at the game.

Spring Job Expo was a success

The 2010 Spring Expo Job and Internship Fair took place on Feb. 9.  Despite the wintry weather conditions that day, 72 out of 93 registered employers turned out for the event. More than 500 students took advantage of the opportunity to network with 177 recruiters and hiring managers. About 200 interviews were conducted during the EXPO Interview Day the day after job fair. Most of the organizations that were unable to attend the fair or canceled at the last minute have already rescheduled recruiting visits and interviews for later this spring, including nine who attended the Summer Job Fair yesterday.

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Steve Krakoff on campus construction

Dwayne Gremler on automotive recalls

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Second Life expert to explore research in virtual worlds

Mark Bell

Second Life expert Mark Bell will discuss “The Future of Research in Virtual Worlds: Developing Virtual Data Collection Interfaces” at 6 p.m. March 16 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. His talk is part of the Tech Trends Series.

Bell's research interests are in trust in mediated environments including virtual worlds, mobile networks and augmented reality. He is highly involved in the Second Life research community, managing the SL Researchers mailing list and presenting at several conferences, including NCA and AoIR. He has published on trust, web 2.0, Second Life, graphic novels and technical books. Bell has also developed an innovative virtual data collection interface for use in the virtual world of Second Life. 

His talk is sponsored by the BGSU Virtual Campus in Second Life and Tech Trends.

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March 04, 2010