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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Campus welcomes new, returning students


Orange-shirted volunteers help new Falcons moving into Harshman.

Classes have begun and the campus is lively once more as the semester gets under way.

A snapshot of our new arrivals shows that:

  • The number of fall freshmen from out of state is the highest in BGSU history.
  • The fall freshman class is the most diverse in BGSU history.
  • Approximately 15 percent of the freshman class is from either Lucas or Wood county.
  • The four top feeder high schools are Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Anthony Wayne and Sylvania Northview, in that order.

Applications for the freshman class were up 34 percent from last year, setting a record of nearly 14,000. The University increased recruitment outreach to high schools and the number of students brought to campus by more than 100 percent. Admissions staff engaged students much earlier in the process, said Admissions Director Gary Swegan. The student enrollment communications center made more than 130,000 calls to prospective students — just one tool in the kit BGSU utilized.

Academic standards were also upheld. The incoming class was subject to the same admissions standards and ACT test score requirements as those in previous years.

After welcoming our new students and helping them get off on the right foot, the University has launched into Welcome Week, with numerous activities to introduce the new arrivals to campus life.

in the news

More than 200 earn
BGSU scholarships
- Sentinel-Tribune

Classes begin for
BGSU students

Attend forum on criteria for
next president

The University community is invited to attend an open forum with representatives from Heidrick & Struggles, the search firm employed to help recruit the next president of BGSU.

The open forum will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206).

The purpose of the forum is for Heidrick & Struggles to get to know BGSU, and for us to get to know Heidrick & Struggles. During their visit, the firm's representatives will be speaking with campus and community leaders and collecting information to construct a University profile that will enable them to help recruit candidates.

Please be prepared to offer your thoughts, observations, and insights on the University as a whole and on what you'd like to see in our new president.


Red Green is coming to
Bowling Green!

Red Green brings his one-man "Wit and Wisdom Tour" to Bowling Green for his only Ohio appearance, hosted by WBGU-PBS. The campus show will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

Kicking off the evening will be Deepwater, one of Ohio’s 2010 Bluegrass bands. Red Green follows, sharing his adventures in everyday life and the great outdoors, and, of course, the latest and greatest uses for the handyman's secret weapon — duct tape.

Make a pledge of $100 and receive a pair of tickets, the WBGU-PBS MemberCard and a Red Green lapel pin. Make a pledge of $50 and receive a single ticket and a lapel pin. You may make your pledge online at or by calling 1-888-892-0010.


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August 24, 2010