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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sales Winners
President Carol Cartwright congratulates Matthew Vasko and Abby Brown on their win at the national sales competition held at Kennesaw State University.

BGSU students outsell competition

BGSU students Abby Brown and Matthew Vasko captured first place in the team category at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) held in Atlanta March 5-8. The duo collectively bested some of the top universities from across the country to take the top spot. Both are seniors majoring in marketing; Vasko is from Strongsville and Brown from New Philadelphia.

In a series of 20-minute “role-plays,” Vasko and Brown each had to pitch the product (this year it was NetSuite software) to buyers. Success depends on becoming familiar with the product and the buyers, assessing the buyers’ needs through a number of questions and then demonstrating how the product can meet those needs, explained Dr. Gregory Rich, chair of the marketing department.

Rich said, “NCSC is intense, highly competitive and the premier event of its kind. BGSU beat out 60 universities from all over the country—very impressive!”
Congratulations also go to the team’s advisor, Christine Seiler, marketing. This is the highest finish yet for a BGSU team. “She did a great job with them,” Rich said.

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Women's Basketball
The women’s basketball team celebrates with coaches Curt Miller and Jennifer Roos upon learning of their trip to Louisville for the NCAA tournament.

Falcons swoop to Louisville

The women’s basketball team (27-6) has received a No. 12 seed for the NCAA tournament, and will face fifth-seeded Michigan State in first-round action at Louisville, Ky. The game will take place this Saturday (March 20) at the University of Louisville’s Freedom Hall, and will tip at 12:11 p.m. EDT.

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Housing deposits roll in for fall

While BGSU was on spring break, our fall 2010 students were busily planning their arrival this August. About 1,600 housing deposits have been made, up almost 40 percent over last year. Fall freshman admits totaled 10,423 as of today, which surpasses our previous high of 10,418 for fall 2006.   
Beginning this week, the Office of Admissions will offer the first of seven Falcon Fridays, bringing admitted high school seniors to campus to help them finalize their admissions decision. Each college, as well as key offices such as Student Financial Aid, Residence Life and other student service offices, will be participating.  
In addition, the final round of off-campus recruitment receptions is under way with staff from a variety of campus offices in Cleveland today, and Cincinnati and Columbus in the next few weeks. While the numbers in all our admissions metrics are up over past years, we are now in the critical phase of “sealing the deal” so that our freshman class enrollment is as robust as previous years.

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March 16, 2010