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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tree, flags commemorate Stroh Center's last piece
of steel

Stroh topping off
The beam is hoisted into place.

Cicak, Snavely, Bell, Borland
Kerm Stroh signs the last beam.

The University celebrated a milestone in the construction of the Stroh Center, its $36 million convocation center, with a traditional topping-off ceremony yesterday (May 3). Kerm Stroh and other major donors to the center joined President Carol Cartwright, Director of Athletics Greg Christopher, construction workers and students to see the last structural steel beam placed atop the building.

After attendees signed the final beam, it was hoisted into place adorned with a small evergreen tree, the U.S. flag and the BGSU standard.View a photo gallery from the event.

Attend orientation kick-off event

Learn about BGSU's new student orientation model and program implementation plans from 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 17 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

Dr. Carol Cartwright and Albert Colom, vice president for enrollment management, will discuss how and why the new orientation format was designed and what it means to you and BGSU. Dean of Students Jill Carr will explain how offices throughout the University have been collaborating this year to share important information and resources with students within the new orientation format.

Please plan on attending so we can work together to ensure that all of our new students make a successful transition to BGSU.

in the news

Bike-sharing program appeals to BGSU students

Graduate student wins Fulbright Award
- The News-Courier
(Athens, Ala.)

President Cartwright comments on 40th anniversary of Kent State shootings
- The Plain Dealer

BGSU students heading to Gulf of Mexico after oil spill

Coleman discusses link between abortion and mental health problems
- LifeNews

Stroh Center 'topping off'
- Sentinel-Tribune,

Art major designs T-shirt for friends of 'American Idol'

She's considered one of the front-runners to win “American Idol.” On tonight's (May 4) show, friends and family of northwest Ohio native Crystal Bowersox will be wearing a T-shirt designed by a BGSU graphic design student.

The singer's boyfriend's parents approached freshman Jacob Parr of Millbury and his family's screen-printing business and asked them to make the shirts. Bowersox has diabetes, so a portion of the proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Be in the know—sign up for AlertBG

An alert message, followed by an “all clear,” was sent this morning through AlertBG. If you have not yet registered for the campus text- and email alert system, this can serve as a reminder that AlertBG is the best and fastest way for the University community to receive information necessary to stay safe and be updated about important events such as crises and weather closings.

Signing up is simple and can be done at the secure MyBGSU site. Click on the AlertBG tab at the top of the Welcome page. The signup form asks for a name, password, mobile phone number and service carrier. You can also set a date by which to opt out (typically, students' expected graduation date). Once you have established text message alert service you may add email alert notification. For more information, click here.

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May 04, 2010