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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Groundbreaking for residence halls Saturday

Northwest Residence Hall
Northwest Residence Hall

South Central Residence Hall
South Central Residence Hall

The campus landscape is changing with the addition of two new residence halls. A groundbreaking will be held to celebrate the construction at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (April 17) at the former site of Rodgers Quadrangle. The event coincides with an open house for high school juniors coordinated by the Office of Admissions. Students from this class will be the first to live in the new residence halls, slated for completion in fall 2011.

Construction will begin later this month. One hall will be located on the Rodgers site. The second will be located in the parking lot north of Offenhauer. Renderings of the new buildings will be on display during the event. The project architect is the Design Group, from Columbus. Lathrop Turner from Maumee will handle construction. The residence halls combined will cost an estimated $65 million to build and will incorporate four- and five-story sections for a total of 336,103 square feet. The South-Central Residence Hall on the Rodgers site will have room for 647 residents, while the Northwest Residence Hall north of Offenhauer will have the capacity for 632 students.

Vocal health focus of
World Voice Day

It's an integral part of our lives, but do you "Love Your Voice" ? It's the theme of this year's World Voice Day event from noon-5 p.m. tomorrow (April 16) in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

You can get a free vocal health screening, receive health and prevention information and see the voice in action with performances by students from the College of Musical Arts.

The Centennial event is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Musical Arts and the Center of Excellence in Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.

ODK to welcome 30 members

Omicron Delta Kappa will induct 30 new members tomorrow. All current ODK members are invited to the 7:45 a.m. breakfast in 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. And everyone is invited to the 3 p.m. induction ceremony in Prout Chapel.


in the news

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- Cleveland Examiner

Groundbreaking for residence halls April 17
- Port Clinton News Herald
- The News-Messenger

Autism expert to speak at BGSU
- Port Clinton News Herald
- The News-Messenger

Foodways Expo features BGSU executive chef
- Port Clinton News Herald

Schocket on tea parties then and now
- San Francisco Chronicle

BGSU's 'Mother Courage' explores wages of war
- Sentinel-Tribune

orange box

Autism expert offers insights into language learning, use

Diane Williams
Diane Williams

BGSU will welcome back one of its graduates for a special program about autism. Dr. Diane Williams, who received her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology in 1999, will present "Learning and Using Language with Autism: Insights from Neuroscience" from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow (April 16) in the Sebo Athletic Center.

Williams, who is an assistant professor in the department of speech-language pathology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, is co-director of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. The center is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the neurobiological basis of autism. She conducts behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of social cognition and language processing in autism with colleagues at the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University.

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April 15, 2010