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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Film and video viewing center available to all

Faculty and students have a new resource on campus for viewing films and digital videos. The Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe Viewing Center, in 102 Hanna Hall, opened this semester. The center is across the hall from the Gish Film Theater and Gallery.

The new facility will be dedicated in honor of its benefactor on Sunday (Oct. 17) following the 3 p.m. showing of "The Trip to Bountiful," with BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint and Lillian Gish, and the short, 1912 silent film "The Unseen Enemy," which will have accompaniment by Stuart ODerman, pianist for the Museum of Modern Art.

A year ago, the Board of Trustees honored Wolfe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Gish Professor of Film Studies, by naming the viewing center in his honor.

"It's going to be a wonderful resource for the campus," predicted Dr. Brett Holden, theatre and film, last year. "I can put things on reserve for my students to look at over the week. It will be an invaluable tool for the classroom."

The center is open from 2-10 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Faculty and students from any discipline may use the viewing center free of charge. It features individual carrels, each with a DVD and VHS player. For more information, call 2-2391.

Over his 50-year affiliation with BGSU, Wolfe has championed film studies and was instrumental in the establishment of the Gish Theater in commemoration of the careers of Ohio actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish. Since his retirement in 1998, he has continued to serve as curator.

For more on the viewing center go online.


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Frieda Falcon helps BGSU students plant a tree during the Tree Campus USA event on Oct. 10. About 65 volunteers planted 48 trees at the parking lot east of the Doyt Perry football stadium. The University won a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation to help finance the cost of the trees.

WBGU-PBS looks back at 100 years of history

As BGSU celebrates its centennial, WBGU-PBS is looking back at the University's rich history with the documentary "BGSU: 100 Years of Excellence, 100 Years of Change."

A reception recognizing the people who made this documentary possible will be held tonight (Oct. 12) at the WBGU-PBS studio. The broadcast premiere is at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14.

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October 12, 2010