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Friday, May 7, 2010

Celebrating Faculty Excellence

Larry Hatch, Barbara Moses, Sue Gavron
Larry Hatch, Craig Zirbel, Barbara Moses and Sue Gavron (left to right) are among those enjoying a May 6 reception in faculty's honor hosted by the Office of the Provost.

State Fire School starts May 10

Hundreds of emergency responders will arrive on campus Monday, May 10, for State Fire School. The program runs until May 14.

The opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union with a presentation by Toledo Pipes and Drums and a welcome by President Carol Cartwright. Steven Kimple, Battalion Chief, Washington Township Fire Department, will present the keynote address, "16 Lifesaving Initiatives."

Since 1974, BGSU's premier fire training program has provided the most up-to-date training and education in firefighting, officer leadership, investigation, technical rescue, emergency medical care, and more.

One training exercise is taking place on campus. From 8 a.m. to noon on May 14, an advanced rope rescue class will using Offenhauer. The class will involve lowering a "victim" and "rescuer" to the ground.

In memoriam

The campus community was saddened to learn of the untimely death at age 49 of electrician Ronald Thompson this week. He had worked at BGSU since December 1987.

We extend our condolences to his family and coworkers. Messages may be left by
clicking here.

in the news

Athletic director addresses NCAA scholarship rules
- The Chronicle

Scott Hamilton one of 15 celebs who were adopted
- Woman's Day

New ceramics technique debated
- Phoenix New Times

Faculty create mural on Toledo underpass

Art student creates 'American Idol' T-shirts
- The Millbury Press

Commencement yesterday and today

Tonight and tomorrow mark important milestones for our students as they go through commencement exercises. View photos of past graduation ceremonies on the
Centennial Memories website.

The themes for the summer months are

  • June — Alumni contributions (Centennial Alumni and Friends Weekend
    June 25-27)
  • July — Dog Days of Summer
  • August — Move-in,

You can add your photos, audio clips and other memorabilia to the site as well.

Zoom News is provided as a service to BGSU faculty and staff.

May 07, 2010