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Thursday, May 6, 2010

‘Bring Back the Glory’ campaign tops $2 million
in donations

Ice Arena

The “Bring Back the Glory Campaign” has surpassed $2 million in contributions, reaching an important milestone.

Launched last October, the campaign will raise $5 million to endow scholarships for the hockey program and enhance the Ice Arena. Garry Galley and Mike Pikul, members of BGSU’s 1984 National Championship team, have reunited to co-chair the effort.

According to Marcia Sloan Latta, interim vice president for University advancement who is overseeing the campaign, a gift from Bowling Green couple Al and Mary Green put the campaign over the $2 million mark.

“We appreciate the Green family’s generosity and the support of all of our donors in helping us surpass this initial goal,” Latta said.

“We’ve been pleased that the outpouring of support for BGSU hockey has translated into some major gifts,” Galley said. “If we can sustain this momentum, we can be successful.”

Pikul agreed that there is still much work to be done. “A coach would say that we had a great first period, but we can’t let up,” he said. “That’s true here. We’ve got two periods left to play in this campaign.”

President Carol Cartwright credits the campaign’s leadership for the early success of the fundraising effort.

“We have a great group of leaders who have unparalleled passion for BGSU hockey,” she said. “They understand the rich tradition of both the program and the Ice Arena.”



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I-O Psychology alumni to speak tomorrow

Two distinguished alumni of the industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology doctoral program will give campus talks tomorrow.  
 
Dr. Deirde Knapp, of Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRo), will be presenting the first lecture of the day at 10 a.m. in 108 Psychology Building, followed by Dr. Mo Wang, from the University of Maryland, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 113.
 
The title of Knapp's lecture is "Living the Scientist-Practitioner Model in a Nonprofit R&D Setting." She is vice president and director of HumRRO’s Assessment, Training, and Policy Studies Division. She received her Ph.D. in 1984 and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her primary area of expertise is designing and developing performance assessments and conducting job analyses to support this objective.

Wang's lecture will be on "Daily Customer Mistreatment and Employee Sabotage against Customers: Examining Emotion and Resource Perspectives." Described as a “rising star in the field” by Dr. Michael Zickar, chair of the psychology department, Wang graduated from BGSU in 2005. His dissertation won a research award from the Academy of Management.

Free online professional development for K-12 teachers

More than 600 teachers have already participated in the new online professional development modules developed by INFOhio in cooperation with NWOET since the project's inception in January of this year. Known as the Ohio 21st Century Learning Commons, teacher professional development is provided that supports student information-literacy skills and classroom access to K-12 curricular-related Internet content. The resources and training are available without cost to all Ohio educators in this series of two-hour, self-paced modules found at http://www2.infohio.org/21century.

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May 06, 2010