Office of the President
BGSU, Community observe collaboration
The Third Annual Bowling Green Community Collaboration Day
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Bowling Green State University
City of Bowling Green
Bowling Green City Schools
Adding vitality to the community through teaching and research, the arts and public service initiatives
Community leaders from the University, City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green City Schools celebrated many successful collaborations during the Third Annual Bowling Green Community Collaboration Day Oct. 11, 2007 at the new Sebo Athletic Center.
Three areas of collaboration were highlighted:
Teaching and Research
- BGSU hosted an Early Childhood Conference for local teachers and parents to learn about building motor skills and fostering courage and compassion in children. The conference was held in conjunction with local agencies, including YWCA Child Care Connection and Children’s Resource Center. [READ MORE]
- Dr. Joyce Eastlund Gromko met with Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland to share her findings about the Kindergarten Project. Gromko utilizes advanced teaching methods students to work in Bowling Green and other area schools to teach music to the children. [READ MORE]
Public Service Initiatives
- A Teen Center has been created in Bowling Green, the result of a study conducted by the BGSU Institute for Child and Family Policy in response to the city’s concerns about the need for a better after-school environment for students between 10- and 14-years old. The successful collaborative effort was the focus of the Oct. 11, 2007 Community Collaboration Day event.
Hugh Caumartin, city schools’ superintendent called the center “a wonderful example” of collaboration in Bowling Green being taken to a higher level.
“It was a need in the community for a place, a support structure, for our young people,” added BGSU President Sidney Ribeau, and the University and other volunteers “stepped up and made it happen.” [READ MORE]