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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Library display highlights women's equity leader

Elizabeth Boyer
Elizabeth Boyer

A new display in Jerome Library honors the rich life and enduring legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Boyer, a 1937 BGSU graduate and founder of the Women's Equity Action League. The exhibit includes examples of Boyer's ceramics, etchings, paintings, writings and a number of honors bestowed upon her during her lifetime and after her death in 2002.

When Dr. Bernice Sandler first began suing more than 250 American colleges and universities over gender equity issues, using Title IX as the basis, she did so with the backing of the WEAL. A politically astute attorney, Boyer saw that the media was depicting and discrediting groups such as the National Organization for Women as radical. By convincing women in Congress and professions to join WEAL, Boyer created a dignified image that lent more credibility
to its efforts.

"She was a remarkable woman, an incredible mover and shaker," Sandler said. "The line from Title IX begins directly with her."

The display may be viewed until Nov. 1 on the main floor of the library across from the Circulation Desk. While classes are in session, the building is open from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-midnight on Sundays.

To read more about Boyer, visit the full
article online.


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Firefighters enhance skills at BGSU State Fire School

More than 100 firefighters will be coming to State Fire School on campus this week to get the most up-to-date, hands-on training.

From Oct. 9-13, attendees will participate in such advanced and basic courses as fire ground search and investigation, rope rescue and engine company operation. A 36-hour Volunteer Firefighter Certification course is also on the schedule. The curriculum includes fire behavior, ventilation, rescue, safety, fire hose and fire streams.

State Fire School also provides firefighters the opportunity to learn the administrative skills necessary to advance their careers in Fire Officer 1 and Fire Officer 2 courses.

BGSU has been hosting the school for more than 35 years. This year, 17 firefighters are receiving scholarships to attend, thanks to $7,000 from the Nationwide Foundation.

For more information on State Fire School,
visit www.fireschool.org.

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October 06, 2010