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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Alumna wins Pulitzer
Prize in Music

Jennifer Higdon
Jennifer Higdon

It's been quite a year for alumna Jennifer Higdon. Just two months after receiving her second Grammy Award, Higdon learned Monday (April 12) she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her
"Violin Concerto."

The piece premiered on Feb. 6, 2009 with the Indianapolis Symphony. The Pulitzer committee called it a "deeply engaging piece that combines flowing lyricism with dazzling virtuosity." Higdon will receive $10,000.

Back in January, Higdon's "Percussion Concerto" won a Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

After graduating from BGSU in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in flute performance, Higdon received master's and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Pennsylvania and an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she is now on the composition faculty. Her work has been commissioned and performed by orchestras across the country, and she has received many prestigious awards
and fellowships.

Her teachers at Bowling Green included Dr. Marilyn Shrude, Dr. Burton Beerman, Dr. Wallace DePue, Judith Bentley and Robert Spano, who directed the Bowling Green Philharmonia from 1985-89. Read Higdon's thoughts on winning the prestigious prize.

Student media win
regional awards

The BG News and Key magazine did well at the Region 4 Mark of Excellence competition sponsored by the Society of
Professional Journalists.

Key magazine was named the Region 4 Best Student Magazine. It will now compete against 12 other regional winners for best magazine in the country. The winner will be announced at the national convention this fall in Las Vegas.

The BG News placed second in Region 4 as the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper, beating out Kent State University and
Ohio University.

Region 4 consists of student media in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and
western Pennsylvania.

in the news

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BGSU honors two with
BG Best Award
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Luxembourg Ambassador
visits BGSU

Jean-Paul SenningerJean-Paul Senninger

The College of Business Administration will host Luxembourg Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger tomorrow (April 14). The event is at 3:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.

Senninger, who has been Luxembourg's ambassador to the United States since 2008, will present "Luxembourg - an Example of Political Darwinism" as part of the College of Business Administration's Executive Lecture Series. Senninger will speak about his global expertise and key political issues. Prior to his current position he served as the ambassador to Turkey, Spain and Nicaragua.

A reception for students, faculty, staff and members of the Bowling Green community will be held in 207 Union following
Senninger's talk.

Health and wellness under
the 'big top'

The circus is coming to town to promote healthier lifestyles. The Wellness Connection is hosting its 24th Annual Health and Wellness Fair with the theme "Wellness Under the Big Top." The event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom.

Students, faculty, staff and community members can receive free preventive health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat, glucose, HIV, and hearing and balance. You can also learn self-defense techniques and get a free massage.

More than 45 health care industry representatives will be on hand to help answer questions on a variety of health topics including exercise, sun safety and nutrition.

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April 13, 2010