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Friday, April 16, 2010

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Book Cart Drill Team steps out for National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week, “Drill Instructor” Sara Bushong (right), interim dean of BGSU Libraries, puts the Book Cart Drill Team though its paces earlier this week, to the accompaniment of the Falcon
Marching Band.

BGSU State Fire School awarded funding to expand training

BGSU was among those awarded funding from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for hazardous materials training. The University received $30,160 to train students at State Fire School.

The school helps firefighters and emergency personnel expand their knowledge and expertise. The hands-on training with expert instructors is not limited to fire—the school also offers classes ranging from vehicle extrication to rope rescue techniques. The next session will begin in mid-May.

Don your sneakers for Sexual Assault Awareness 5K Run/Walk

There’s still time to register for the Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K Walk/Run tomorrow morning (April 17). Sponsored by the Student Wellness Network and the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the race steps off at 10 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for BGSU students and $15 for nonstudents. The first 100 participants receive free T-shirts. Registration forms are available at the Wellness Connection (214 Recreation Center), or you may register the day of the event. A portion of the money raised will be donated to Wood County Victims Services. You may choose to walk or run the 5K to help fight sexual assault and support victims.

For more information, contact the Wellness Connection at 2-9355 or

More than $236 million given in financial aid

As of the beginning of April, Student Financial Aid has disbursed over $236 million in total student financial aid to 18,224 BGSU students. Looking forward to 2010-2011, more than $43 million in aid has already been offered to 16,568 students.


in the news

Campus Health and Wellness Fair - WTVG

Students travel to Columbus to share research with legislators
– Sentinel-Tribune

Simon talks nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism
– FOX Toledo

Library drill team performs

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Robert Tabita
Robert Tabita

Buchanan Lecture to spotlight role of carbon in ecosystem

Carbon, and especially carbon dioxide, plays a crucial role in life on Earth, for both good and bad. While it is an essential nutrient for all organisms, it is also the chief “greenhouse gas” and has been implicated in global warming. Understanding and harnessing this important element holds great potential for agriculture, biochemistry, industry and the world’s ecology.

Dr. F. Robert Tabita, Ohio Eminent Scholar of microbiology, will share some of the research into carbon dioxide conducted in his laboratory at Ohio State University as this year’s Pasakarnis-Buchanan Lecturer. Tabita will speak on “Biofuels and Bioenergy: Burning Questions” at 7 p.m. April 19 in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The lecture, hosted by the biological sciences department, is free and open to all.

Midterm grade reporting results in more help sought

More than 26,109 midterm grades were reported for 12,657 individual students for spring 2010. About 30 percent of these grades were D or lower; almost three-quarters of students with unsatisfactory midterm grades had only one low grade.

Students are taking advantage of the help offered by the Academic Success Centers to improve their grades, as seen by a 48 percent increase in the number requesting tutoring assistance in content areas other than writing and mathematics. There are now 110 study groups meeting weekly for 15 different
subject areas.

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April 16, 2010