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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BGSU, PNC celebrate grand opening of Union location
PNC BGSU check card
BGSU/PNC Bank co-branded check card

Students, faculty and staff now have a full-service banking option on campus. Grand opening celebrations began today for PNC Bank's new financial services center in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Special events will run until 3 p.m. today through Thursday (Sept. 23), featuring free food, the PNC Prize Wheel, daily giveaways and the chance for students and staff to enter to win gifts cards worth up to $1,000 for Ziggabyte, BGSU's full service technology reseller.

Tomorrow (Sept. 22), the University and PNC will host a ribbon-tying event at 11:30 a.m. with remarks from Brian Bucher, PNC Bank regional president for Toledo, and President Carol Cartwright.

"PNC and BGSU share a commitment to educating college students on successful money management practices," said Bucher. "With an on-campus presence and innovative products like Virtual Wallet for students, we can provide the BGSU community with convenient access to tools to help them act on that education to achieve their financial goals."

BGSU and PNC entered into a banking relationship in July.

BGSU students, faculty dance
in Union

It stopped many people in their tracks last Friday (Sept. 17) - a group of BGSU students and faculty took over part of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union for a "flash mob." Dancing in unison to the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," the event helped get the campus fired up for Saturday's home football opener against Marshall.

You can watch it all unfold here.

Virtual Wolfe Center nears completion

The Wolfe Center for the Arts, currently under construction, has a twin sister in the virtual world of Second Life. Construction on the virtual replica of the new building began during fall 2009 and is almost complete. According to Bonnie Mitchell, co-facilitator of the BGSU Virtual Campus, "The campus community is very eager to see and experience being inside the new Wolfe Center. The replica inside Second Life enables people to get a true spatial sense of walking around and being inside this amazing building."

The team of 3-D modelers included digital arts majors Josh Treiber, Brandon Moore and Paul Woidke.

The virtual Wolfe Center can be visited at any time in Second Life during its construction; however, the grand opening will take place in December during the ArtsXtravaganza celebration in the School of Art.

For more information, visit the website or, to visit the Wolfe Center in Second Life.

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September 21, 2010