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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Education project helps prepare at-risk students
for college

Booth Outreach
McDonald Hall Resident Advisor Terrance Ray (right) talks with visiting Fremont students about college life.

Planning for and applying to college can overwhelm anyone, but when no one in your family nor your acquaintance has ever gone, it can be especially daunting. Dr. Margaret Zoller Booth, educational foundations and inquiry, and some of her graduate assistants have been providing help to such students through the Fremont Adolescent Achievement Project, an ongoing research and intervention program. Yesterday (April 27) they hosted a group of high school students on campus.

“The visitors are part of a high school group (ACE Mentoring Program) that would normally be considered ‘at-risk’ for dropping out or not aiming for college,” Booth said. Their half-day at BGSU was designed to enable them to envision themselves in college, offer them sound tips and advice for preparing for college, beginning in ninth grade, and provide them a look at daily campus life.
 
The visit included a campus tour, talks with Gabe Lomeli from Admissions, student organization leaders and education faculty members, and lunch in the Student Union.

Violetta Rhea, ACE coordinator for Fremont schools, said, “We anticipate that all the students in our program will graduate from high school and complete college.”

BGSU is doing its part to help make that
a reality.

Meet next candidate for dean of college of education

The third candidate for dean of the College of Education and Human Development will meet with the campus community on Thursday
(April 29). Two more candidates will follow next week.

Dr. Hank Rubin, president of the Institute for Collaborative Leadership, will hold an open forum on "Advancing Educator Preparation and the Public School Relationship, and Advancing Education and Human Development" from 3-4:30 p.m. May 3 in 113 Olscamp Hall. Those at BGSU Firelands can participate by teleconference in the Cedar Point Center.

(The session will be also video recorded and made available to the campus community.)

Details of the upcoming visits will be provided on the provost's Web site.


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Century trees

Campus to honor its ‘century trees’

As part of the University’s centennial celebration, 23 trees around campus will be sporting a new look by Arbor Day on Friday. The trees have all been determined to be at least 100 years old and will each be wrapped with a banner marking it as a “Century Tree.”

The campus community is invited to a brief ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday on the University Hall lawn, where President Carol Cartwright will reveal the University’s oldest tree.

Each tree will also be marked with a placard at its base with details about the species and a number. Using that number, people can go to http://www.bgsu.edu/centurytrees to find out the age and more information about each tree. The Web site will be available after the
ceremony Friday.

Ages of the trees were determined by taking a small core sample with the help of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources forestry division. Historic photos of campus were used to identify likely candidates.

The project was led by the Office of Marketing and Communications, university horticulturalist Frank Schemenauer, Dr. Helen Michaels, biological sciences, and Matt Minnick, building maintenance supervisor in the
grounds department.



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April 28, 2010