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Friday, July 9, 2010

Website created for New Student Orientation feedback, information

New Student Orientation got a makeover this year in response to changing student needs. Now faculty and staff can learn more about those changes and offer their feedback through a new website at
/enrollment/page82452.html. The site, which goes live on Monday (July 12), can also be reached through the Enrollment Management page.

The site was created to facilitate communication between Orientation and transition programs leadership, committee members and the campus community. It features links to completed initiatives such as the kick-off presentation, family pocket planner and articles that have appeared in campus publications. After Orientation is finished, the site will be updated with the presentations that were given to students and their families on student financials, career exploration and planning, residence life and dining, and commuter student information. A feedback form is also available for suggestions, comments or questions.

Committees are also working on expanding and updating Opening Weekend and Fall Welcome, first year programming and new resources to help family members participate in their student’s education. The site will be updated as those changes and additions are implemented.

Orientation Station (
), a website launched in the spring to provide information about the new student orientation process, will continue to serve as a resource as it is updated for the start of the fall semester as well as throughout a student’s first year. Please let us know of any information you think would be helpful to share with students through the Orientation Station.

in the news

Catalano to present children’s books workshop
- The Blade

BGSU faculty appear at Ann Arbor Festival of Song
- The Blade

Homes far from home
- Sentinel-Tribune

Alumnus wins Golden Apple Award for teaching

A BGSU alumnus has been named one of the top teachers in the Chicago-area. Dr. David Baar, a choral music teacher at Providence St. Mel, is one of 10 recipients of the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Barr received a Master of Music in performance and music education from BGSU in 1988.

The honorees, all high school teachers, were selected from a pool of 562 nominees. Each winner receives a tuition-free, six-month sabbatical to study at Northwestern University as well as $3,000.

A release provided by Golden Apple describes Baar’s dedication to music and his students. “Always seeking a wide variety of performance opportunities both within the school community and in regional and state competitions, David believes his students’ only limitations are due to his inability to teach the music in such a way that they will understand. David’s expectations for his students are that they learn to make music, understand music and value music.”

Golden Apple has recognized outstanding Chicago-area educators annually since 1986.

News coverage and interviews with Baar can be found on Golden Apple’s website

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July 09, 2010