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Thursday, August 26, 2010

WBGU-PBS chronicles the history of BGSU women's basketball

Women's basketball at BGSU has come a long way since its earliest beginnings in 1918, when two literary societies began playing against each other.

From the driving force of Dorothy Luedtke, the program's founder, to the University's most successful head coach, Curt Miller, BGSU women's basketball fans can experience the proud history, thanks to a recently completed WBGU-PBS documentary, "BGSU Women's Basketball: A Legacy of Excellence."

The program covers the early years of women's basketball, prior to its founding as an intercollegiate sport in 1962, and includes highlights from each of the nine head coaches' tenure. Interviews with coaches and players, archival photographs and video highlights are featured.

Upon his retirement from BGSU in 2007, Larry Weiss, the former associate vice president for University relations and governmental affairs, asked then President Sidney Ribeau about projects he might work on part-time for the University. Ribeau asked him to co-chair BGSU's Centennial Anniversary Commission and pull together the history of women's basketball at the University.

Former BGSU head coach Sue Hager joined the effort and the two collaborated as producer/writers, along with Associate Producer/Writer/Editor Tom Zapiecki and Associate Producer/Editor Tony Howard, with the full support of President Carol Cartwright. The group will be recognized tonight during a reception at the University House.

Through October, copies of the DVD may be purchased from WBGU-TV for $30 (includes shipping and handling), with $10 of that amount going directly to support the BGSU's women's basketball program. To purchase the DVD, contact Cari Tuttle at WBGU-PBS at 2-7024 or place an online order on the station's secure website,

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Biological Sciences donates microscopes to Lake Schools

Microscope donation

Steve Queen, instrument and fabrication technician for the biological sciences department, packs up over 80 microscopes for donation to Lake Schools. Lake's high school was destroyed by a tornado this summer. The microscopes had been slated for surplus.


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August 26, 2010