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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BGSU gets ready for 2010 freshman class

Dave Maley, assistant director of facilities/planning for BGSU Dining, and Ryan Czech, food service coordinator, move a serving piece into a tractor-trailer for Lake Schools. BGSU donated the contents of Commons Dining Center to Lake after its high school was destroyed in a tornado.

In less than a week, thousands of new faces will begin their college career at BGSU. More than 3,800 new students are becoming Falcons – making it the second largest freshman class in the University's history. Transfer student numbers are up as well, with 675 enrolling for the fall semester.

This large incoming class was held to the same admissions standards and ACT test score requirements as previous years and is made up of students who will help increase diversity at the University, according to Albert Colom, vice president for enrollment management.

Opening weekend begins Friday (Aug. 20) and is designed to help all incoming students adjust to life at BGSU personally, academically and socially. Friday at 9:30 p.m. the University will host a special welcome party at Doyt Perry Stadium where students can learn the fight song and University traditions and meet Freddie and Frieda Falcon.

On Sunday (Aug. 22), students will get their first introduction to undergraduate life during the BGeXperience, a one-day program that allows students to start building connections with classmates, faculty and upperclass students while developing critical thinking and communication skills.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, which also marks the start of Fall Welcome week. Fall Welcome events are designed to assist students in their transition to BGSU by acquainting them with campus resources, fellow students, and many involvement opportunities on campus.

Plans are also under way to better package and communicate the extensive array of events and important dates to first-year students. Organizers hope social media, printed materials, e-mail and face-to-face reminders will help students stay informed and more connected to campus.

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BGSU's bachelor of science in nursing consortium program with the University of Toledo has received full approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing, UT College of Nursing Dean Timothy Gaspar has announced.

This follows last year's outstanding accreditation review, "with all four standards and the multitude of its respective key elements being met with a high level of quality and excellence based on national standards," Gaspar wrote.

He expressed appreciation to Dr. Linda Petrosino, dean of BGSU's College of Health and Human Services, for her participation in the process, along with all faculty and staff who contributed to the program's success.

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August 18, 2010