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DOG DAYS ARE OVER Looking for a TV show to catch this fall? Check out a review of “Wilfred” in The Pulse on Page 5.
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FRESHMEN FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011 Volume 91, Issue 1
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Football is in the air and the wide receivers are in full motion, ensuring this season is one catch closer to success. Last season Kamar Jorden led the Mid-American Conference with 96 receptions and was named First-Team All-MAC. This year Jorden plans to share the wealth across the field by spreading the ball among other receivers. “I had my success already last year,” Jorden said. “I want my team to win, my other receivers to get catches, touchdowns and
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Class of 2015 projected to be largest in University history
By Max Filby News Editor
STUDENT SLANG: Get to know the campus lingo, special sayings
Poke. With a suggestion from a student, President Mary Ellen Mazey started a Facebook account this summer to prepare for her first year at the University. She plans to use the page during her five-year contract to observe the thoughts of people on campus, she said. “It’s sort of like a focus group,” Mazey said. Being involved with the students is one of Mazey’s main goals at the University.
By Michele Wysocki Assistant Sports Editor
CONSTRUCTION: New homes open for students, athletic events
WHO’S WHO: Mazey brings new leadership to university
By Asia Rapai Editor-in-Chief
SPORTS: Changes in players, strategies ramp up excitement for the fall season
When the class of 2015 prepares to turn its tassels, classrooms may look a little different and campus may be a little more crowded than it is now. In the next four to 10 years, students will witness more construction and renovations as the University moves forward with its master plan. After finishing new residence halls Falcon Heights and Centennial Hall, Sarah Waters, Residence Life director, and Steve Krakoff, associate vice president for capital planning and design,
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Ever wonder where the “Ay Ziggy Zoomba” chant came from? Don’t be left out of the loop. Join in and become familiar with all of the University’s resources and hidden treasures. If your friends are talking about catching a movie at the Small or grabbing a meal at the Dial, you will soon know what they mean. Read this guide to get acquainted with some University lingo and learn about some of the fun, sometimes quirky, and always storied vocabulary that makes the Bowling Green experience a special one.
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THE STROH’S OPENING ACT
Incoming freshmen may break several enrollment records By Bobby Waddle In Focus Editor
After celebrating its centennial last year, the University could possibly enter its second century with its largest incoming class ever: 4,000 projected freshmen. Gary Swegan, director of admissions, said this year’s class may make history in other ways. With more than 15 percent of students projected to come out of state and about 22 percent projected students of color, it will be the most geographically and racially diverse class, too. The high numbers were achieved by building off of last year’s recruiting momentum, he said. In fall 2010, 3,871 freshmen enrolled at the University, improving upon fall 2009’s 3,166 — the lowest in a five-year span. “Last year … we were just trying to get some momentum back, and
then we ended up … much further than we had originally anticipated,” Swegan said. “This year, we went into it right off the bat. Our goal was 4,000.” The class has higher average academic characteristics than most of the last decade, Swegan said. Its anticipated average high school GPA is 3.26 and anticipated ACT score is 22. Dermot Forde, director of advising, said academic standards have remained the same for admissions. In addition, the University Program for Academic Success, a program to help students who struggled through high school, enrolled about 100 fewer students than last fall, he said. The University balances a focus on city and University community and scholarship when it appeals to proBYRON MACK | THE BG NEWS
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THE STROH CENTER’S first concert featured the Toledo christian rock band Sanctus Real. Chris Rohman, lead guitarist for the band, rocks out on stage Saturday, Aug. 13. Visit www.bgnews.com for additional coverage of the concert.
CAMPUS FORUM Crime spikes throughout year President welcomes students
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
Quarterback competition continues
If you were a freshman, what would you do different?
According to Lt. Brad Biller of the City Police Division, people think of themselves as visitors instead of responsible for the community | Page 10
The battle for the Falcons’ starting quarterback job continues between Matt Schilz and Trent Hurley as the Falcons approach their season opener against Idaho Sept. 1 | Page 13
University President Mary Ellen Mazey sends a letter to students, welcoming them to the University and encouraging them to work hard | Page 6
ALEX MOGEE Junior, Computer Science
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Diana Veronica Aparicio, 18; Erika C. Mendoza-Nanez, 18; and Alexandra Johns, 18, all of Perrysburg, were cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and open container of alcohol within the 200 block of N. Main St. 1:03 a.m.
Trevor E. Robinson, 20, of Perrysburg, was cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and open container of alcohol in City Lot 1.
Elida N. Coronado, 21, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly conduct/fighting outside of Cla-Zel. Her boyfriend was assaulted, so she pushed people on the sidewalk while yelling, according to police reports. 3:00 a.m.
Elida N. Coronado, 21, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 100 block of E. Wooster St. Patrick Warren Hawker, 38, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol within the 1600 block of E. Wooster St.
Daniel Leroy Shammo, 20, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, was arrested for underage under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct/unable to care for self at Cla-Zel. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center.
Jayme Isiah Scruggs, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sophia Marie Cullen, 19, of Fremont, were cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and prohibited acts within the 200 block of N. Enterprise St.
A complainant reported she was slapped in the face at 149 N. Main Street. Police were unable to locate the suspect she described.
Individuals left Waffle House
without paying for food. They were stopped by University Police and went back to settle the tab. 5:47 a.m.
A complainant reported his wallet missing within the 300 block of Lehman Ave. He had fallen asleep and discovered a charge had been made from his bank after waking up. 10:47 a.m.
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A complainant reported a plastic grocery bag with feces and paper towels in his mailbox within the 1300 block of Brownwood Drive. 12:28 p.m.
A complainant reported his car’s rear window was broken with a brick within the 400 block of Gould St. The damage was estimated at $400.
with his “pants unzipped and his privates out.” When the complainant pointed this out, he acted as if he didn’t know about it and left.
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Phillip J. Echelbarger, 27, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol on Poe Road. 1:08 a.m.
Stephen A. Corey, 21, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct/fighting in front of Tubby’s Bar. Corey thought someone was trying to hit a bouncer, so he threw him to the ground and held him in a choke hold. 1:45 a.m.
There was an attempted break-in within the 400 block of S. Main St. The damage was estimated at $100.
Juanita M. Dillard, 46, of Toledo was arrested for assault within the 1500 block of Clough St. Dillard assaulted a pregnant woman, striking her head and cheek and burning her arm with a lit cigarette.
A complainant reported a man walked into Gas Express
County Public Library. Officers arrived and cleared out the area. 2:33 a.m.
Complainants reported two women vomited on them while exiting a cab without paying their fare at North Enterprise Street and East Merry Avenue. Complainants reported they were assaulted by an unknown male in front of Uptown Downtown. The suspect was gone when police arrived. 2:52 p.m.
A complainant reported the door of his home was broken into within the 200 block of Clough St. The damage was estimated at $400 and a dozen eggs were left on the counter.
Kathleen N. Elkington, 24, of Bowling Green, was cited for assault within the 400 block of E. Napoleon Road. 9:58 p.m.
David Roberto Cano, 46, of Bowling Green, was arrested for stealing a dog within the 400 block of S. Main St. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center. 11:24 p.m.
Davood Dadfar, 19, of Bowling Green, and Ferras H. Hebaichi, 20, of Toledo, were arrested for disorderly conduct/fighting and trespass within the 2000 block of E. Napoleon Road.
A complainant reported someone cut a padlock on his trailer door within the 300 block of Parkview Drive. Two weeks ago someone kicked in the door, so he locked it.
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someone took a green bike, valued at $100, from behind the Wood County Public Library. The bike wasn’t locked up.
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spective students, Forde said. â€œItâ€™s a balanced approach, that Bowling Green is a very warm and welcoming community â€Ś but I also think they balance that with a very strong message that says â€˜college is hard work,â€™â€? Forde said. Forde commended the admissions staff for increased efforts, which Swegan said more than doubled from last
year in terms of off-campus recruitment. The recruiting was â€œmore assertive,â€? Forde said, reaching students all over Ohio as well as Chicago, upstate New York and Pittsburgh. â€œWe have extended our reach,â€? he said. Forde also credited the efforts of the entire University to recruit students, citing Presidents Day as a major effort. â€œItâ€™s admissions coordinated, but everybody on campus gets involved with that
because itâ€™s important,â€? Forde said. â€œEvery time I go to an event, there are people from all over campus who show up to meet students.â€? This yearâ€™s numbers were largely yielded from the changes made for recruiting the fall 2010 class from the fall 2009 class, Swegan said. Throughout this year, the University is anticipated to make 100 different community and technical college visits, head to about 300 college fairs and make 1,000 high school
visits, he said. Another helpful factor, Swegan said, is the Universityâ€™s increased focus on its infrastructure. â€œIâ€™ve become fond of saying that in the lifetime of our prospective students, weâ€™ve only built four buildings,â€? Swegan said. â€œThis year we have six coming online in one semester, so that speaks progress to prospective students when they come on campus â€” no question about it.â€? Swegan also credited the
â€œhot streakâ€? the University has experienced with national recognition in publications like U.S. News, Business Week and World Report. The University was featured in the United States in U.S. Newsâ€™ 2010 ranking of collegesâ€™ focus on the undergraduate in 2010. â€œWe were eleventh in the country,â€? Swegan said. â€œThe first four schools were Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale and Brown. â€œThere will be a renewed
emphasis on the retention of students and making sure that we put some things in place to ensure that we will be able to keep students,â€? Swegan said. Swegan said the future is looking bright, having recently received the 1,000th application for the fall 2012 year, two-and-a-half weeks earlier than receiving that application for 2011. â€œBoy,â€? Swegan said. â€œWeâ€™re off like gangbusters for 2012 already.â€?
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THE PULSE r u o y r Fo ment n i a t r e t en By Matt Liasse Pulse Editor
It’s only August, but this fall is bound to be a fun season for movies, music and television. For the days you’re not kept up studying, be sure to catch any of the upcoming acts listed below.
“Apollo 18” “Shark Night 3D”
October: “The Ides of March” “Footloose” “Paranormal Activity 3”
“Dead Throne” by The Devil Wears Prada “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” by We Came As Romans “Unbroken” by Demi Lovato “Biophilia” by Bjork “Neighborhoods” by Blink-182
November: “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” “11-11-11” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” “The Muppets”
“Awakening” by Blessthefall “Evanescence” by Evanescence “Mylo Xyloto” by Coldplay “Take Care” by Drake
Other Rumored Releases:
December: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Bush Daughtry Dr. Dre Missy Elliot John Mayer Kelly Clarkson Marilyn Manson Jesse McCartney No Doubt Patrick Stump
“2 Broke Girls” - Mondays on CBS “The Playboy Club” - Mondays on NBC “New Girl” - Tuesdays on FOX “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” - TBA “Whitney” - Thursdays on NBC
Reduce carbon footprint while eating on campus AMANDA MCGUIRE RZICZNEK FOOD COLUMNIST
With Colin Beavan’s env i ron menta l ly-awa re “No Impact Man” as the Common Reading Experience book choice and the grand opening of campus’ premier green dining hall, The Oaks, this fall semester promises to be filled with sustainable activities and community engagement. And food seems to be right where it belongs — at the center. Beavan, in his year-long project to reduce his carbon footprint, turned to a 250mile diet; he did not eat foods grown outside of that radius or ones that used unnecessary packaging. While this
practice would be difficult for most students, faculty, staff and community members, there are definitely food-related practices that can green our lives. Consider University Dining Services. They use cage-free eggs, sustainable fish, fair trade coffees and produce from local farmers. Compostable to-go containers and recycling initiatives are additional ways Dining Services is striving to be sustainable, but I was really thrilled to learn they recycle the french fry oil to fuel campus lawnmowers, snow blowers and the University Dining truck. These ecoconscious actions are inspiring, but there are even more opportunities to go green on campus. The University Veg Club shares information about living vegan or veg-
etarian. The Sustainable U Conference, open to University members and the public Oct. 27 in the Union, will, no doubt, draw connections between green practices and local foodways. And students who dream green can apply for the Student Green Initiative Fund through the Office of Campus Sustainability. It’s easy to live and eat green off campus, too. Happy Badger Café utilizes vegetables from local gardens and Naslada Bistro serves local grass-fed beef and organic-fed chicken. Those looking to procure quality groceries at a reasonable price should head down to the Farmers’ Market in downtown Bowling Green across from Grounds for Thought coffeehouse. On Wednesday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m.
the Farmers’ Market offers seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses and fresh-from-theoven baked goods. A short walk or bike ride from campus, the market is a perfect place to witness how food inspires action and creates community. But the Farmers’ Market isn’t the only place where we can reduce our environmental impact. There’s a community garden behind Tim Horton’s; volunteers who work in the garden are free to harvest the goodies once they are ripe and ready to eat. With so many exciting options, it’s easy to get involved on or off campus. And it is the perfect time to emphasize green at the University.
ECO-FRIENDLY: “No Impact Man” is a book about author Colin Beavan swearing off electricity, among many other things, to live a more eco-friendly life.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Check your Pulse DANAE KING ASSISTANT PULSE EDITOR
As you know, it’s time to go back to school, and whether this is your first year of college or you’re coming back again, get excited. There are so many great things to do and see on and around campus. The Pulse section of The BG News can be your guide to it all. This section can be the place you go to find your weekend plans: the concerts you’ll see, the clubs where you’ll party, the restaurants where you’ll eat, the must-see movies you’ll surrender a few bucks for at “the Small” and the music you’ll buy on iTunes. I know that some of my weekends seem so busy we can’t breathe, while others so empty I am begging for something to do. So for those empty weekends and weekdays, stop being desperate for fun and take a look at The Pulse. We’ll help you find something to do. Pulse is in the middle of the paper every Friday, perfect for all you last-minute planners (guilty). For those of you who like to be organized and plan ahead, you can check out our website and Twitter ahead of time. We’ll even feature fun things to do during the week, just in case you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t have to study. Another aspect of The Pulse that I hope you’ll take advantage of is the chance to get to know the people around you. There are thousands of students on campus, and you can open up The Pulse section to discover what they’re doing. I know the accomplishments of my friends and peers interest me, especially if it’s something entertaining like artwork in a show or singing at a local bar. So check out this section to see how your peers are making the best of their time at the University. Who knows, it might even inspire you to get creative as well. Don’t forget to check The Pulse when you’re confused by a new trend as well. If something’s gaining popularity fast, we will provide a breakdown of what it is and why everyone is so excited about it. Sometimes trends spread so fast, I feel out of the loop and too afraid to ask what they are and why they’re so popular. But not this year. The Pulse staff will ask the important questions and report the answers back to you so you don’t have to do the asking. You might even know before they do. And don’t worry; we won’t rob you of the guilty pleasure of gossiping about celebrities. Just because more local entertainment news will appear on our pages doesn’t mean we’ll stop supplying you with the news of those seemingly perfect creatures that inhabit Hollywood. Their break-ups, break-downs and everything
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TONIGHT IN MAUMEE Maumee Lot Party
TONIGHT IN TOLEDO Stevie Nicks
THIS WEEKEND IN MAUMEE Maumee Summer Fair Parade
Adults 21 and over are invited to Maumee for live music, food and drinks. The party will take place at the West Mews Parking lot at the corner of W. Dudley and Allen Streets. Identification is required and the event costs $5. It starts at 5 p.m.
Legendary rock singer Stevie Nicks will be performing at the Huntington Center tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com for as low as $49.50.
The Maumee High School marching band will lead the way followed by dance groups, floats and classic cars. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday on Conant, Wayne and Dudley streets.
THEY SAID IT “I’d probably be a bike messenger if I weren’t [acting].” – Jesse Eisenberg
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It’s common for American television to take some ideas from overseas. It’s not all the time that it works though. FX’s “Wilfred” shows some promise. Centering on the deeply depressed Ryan (Elijah Wood), the show makes dark scenarios hilarious. After a failed attempt to commit suicide, he starts to develop a friendship with his neighbor’s dog, Wilfred — an Australian man in a dog suit who’s sarcastic, foul-mouthed and enjoys recreational marijuana. Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the original series, reprises his role of Wilfred. Together mischief is managed, and that is where the hilarity of the
show comes from. As Ryan searches for his meaning in life, Wilfred gives advice every step of the way. The two break into a neighbor’s home to steal a stash, crash a party at his sister’s house and get involved in a mysterious crime scene when volunteering at a Hospice Care Hospital. The comedy is smart, but the storyline is brainless. Eight episodes in, we only see minimal character development. It’s hilarious and trippy, but the show will be genius when it begins to go somewhere with its story. The severity of Ryan’s insanity, unless people often develop bonds with pets, could be addressed a little
more. On the show, Ryan does not have a job and instead stays home with Wilfred. Maybe there’s another direction the show can go. All the rest aside, the show’s R-rated humor is the strong point —sometimes even cringe worthy. You try watching Wilfred’s love scene with a stuffed giraffe and not crack a smile. American television takes a lot of ideas from overseas, but it’s definitely a good thing that “Wilfred” decided to set sail to the states. The “Dune”-quoting masochist is actually loveable, and his relationship with the opposite-acting Ryan is fun to watch.
maids would never allow their stories to be published. Period. Earlier this year, black critic Jamilah Lemieux wrote an essay called “I Don’t Need Kathryn Stockett’s ‘Help.’” Lemieux blasted the idea that blacks need a “white savior” to overcome injustice. Lemieux said narratives like “The Help” allow whites to squelch their guilt, and yet fail to challenge their racialized worldviews. Lemieux has a solid point. I too question white women who claim to adore the integration messages in “The Help,” but still clench their purses at the sight of a black man. Yet Lemieux faces a gaping hole in her rebuttal: She never read the book nor saw the movie. If studied closely, what lies at the center of “The Help” — and is ignored
by Lemieux — is not a challenge of racism, it’s a challenge of courage. Though racial lines are central to “The Help,” they are not the bottom line. Celia Foote struggles with finding friends. Minny struggles with her abusive husband. And perhaps most notably, Skeeter struggles with becoming an author in a world where women major in “professional husband hunting.” The main characters in “The Help” are faced with various challenges; obstacles that take courage to overcome. Despite putting themselves in harm’s way, they take a gamble and fight for something they believe. It’s a message that can be applied to our contemporary world. Like Skeeter did 50 years ago, is there something today we need to muster up the courage to challenge?
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BY JONATHAN KEILHOLZ
Condescending. Stereotypical. Cringeworthy. These words were among dozens tossed around as potential issues when a film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s book club hit “The Help” was announced in 2009. Stockett grew up as a white southern girl in Jackson, Miss., and had a close relationship with her maid — “the help.” The plot — loosely based on Stockett’s childhood — is a touchy one. Skeeter (Emma Stone) wants to compile a book of interviews with the maids of Jackson. Critics instantly called out the unlikelihood of black maids speaking with a white writer in the 1960s. Though it was not easy for Skeeter, many critics said black
After months of rumors, hype and mystery surrounding one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort was finally unveiled to the world Aug. 8. And when “Watch the Throne” was released digitally and finally leaked onto the Internet, I was at work, so I had to wait six more hours to listen to the record. “The Throne” starts off with another one of West’s “Dark Twisted Fantasies” as he outraps his former mentor on “No Church in the Wild:” “Coke on her black skin made a stripe like a zebra, I call that jungle fever.” While West seems to be at the peak of his career, it’s clear that Jay-Z is on the decline (at least skillwise). However, he shines on tracks like the RZA-laced “New Day,” a track where Jay and Kanye speak to their unborn sons and try to teach them life lessons. Jay is incredibly sincere and personal on the track, which includes a gorgeous Nina Simone sample, as he raps: “and if the day comes I only see him on the weekend, I just pray we was in love on the night that we conceived him. Promise to never leave him even if his mama tweakin’ cause my dad left me and I promise never repeat him.”
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Jay-Z and West seem to shine when they tackle topical tracks like “Murder to Excellence,” which is two tracks: the first is about blackon-black crime over (a surprisingly excellent) Swizz Beatz production, the second about African-Americans becoming successful over a S-1 beat. Unfortunately, most of the albums 12 tracks are largely swagger talk, braggadocio rap between the two, but fortunately Jay-Z (aside from a few missteps here and there) and Kanye are extremely good at it. Few tracks you will ever listen to will make you want to immediately trash a room like the energyendusing tracks “N***** in Paris” and the dub-step influenced “Who Gon’ Stop Me.” And for the hip-hop crowd, “Otis” is sure to bring back some memories of Blueprint-era Jay/Kanye collaborations. And the way the two swap the mic back and forth on the Neptunes banger “I Gotta Have It,” is like a modern day Run-DMC on steroids. “Throne,” while great, is not without its flaws such as the Swizz-produced “Welcome to the Jungle” and the terribly cheesy “Made in America.” But it didn’t have to be perfect to get the world’s attention and bring some excitement to hip-hop and music in general.
done or you just need a break, The Pulse is where you’ll find something to fill those few precious hours you get to devote to fun. Just call The Pulse section a sweet distraction from responsibility. It’s the only place you’ll find everything containing entertainment. After all, college is a time to explore, and all the best explorers need a guide. Your guide is just much more entertaining.
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“We know that some of our other facilities need attention too and we want to give them that attention so everyone can have the best experience possible.” — Resident Life Director Sarah Waters, about upgrading the residence halls [see story, pg. 1].
PEOPLE ON THE STREET “Branch out.”
LONG JU CHEN, Freshman, Sports Management
“Look for an apartment before coming here.”
“Not buy my books before class started.”
EMMANUEL MOGESTE, Senior, Business
KY BANDELOW, Senior, HDFS
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The graduate students are a part of this campus too, and they deserve to have a voice just like all the undergraduate students. The graduate students are being neglected and robbed of their right to a quality education. Several of their programs have been cut, and they are not being treated like they deserve to be treated. Pay attention to the graduates. They deserve a good education too! -MAD GRAD Honestly, it’s about time people stop broadcasting their lives on Facebook: stop changing your relationship status, complaining about how horrible your life is and be realistic about your future goals. No one cares but you. The whole world doesn’t have to know your whole life.
If you were a freshman, what would you do differently?
“Make more friends, go to more parties and get a good internship.”
MONICA LOTHAMER, Senior, Psychology and Technical Writing
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Dear first year, Welcome to BGSU! We are so happy to have you join our Falcon family! You are about to embark on a very exciting journey, which I hope you embrace wholeheartedly. So here is some of my advice for you: 1. Have an open mind: You will have the opportunity to do amazing things and meet amazing people, so don’t hold yourself back. 2. Go to class: Seems simple enough, but remember that going to every class will be less stressful for you in the long run. You can get an “A” in participation just for showing up. So don’t miss out on that! 3. Find your balance between class, work, organizations, hobbies and your social life. If you do too much, you will burn out — it’s inevitable. But soon enough you will be smooth sailing as you settle into your routine. 4. Get Involved: BG has over 300 student organizations — from Undergraduate Student Government to World Student
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Association — and everything in between who would love to have you. 5. Take a deep breath and relax: Going to college is a huge change. After a bit, campus won’t seem so confusing and the people on your floor won’t feel like strangers. Embrace the resource that is your resident adviser; they work hard to make sure you do your best here at BG. You don’t need to navigate this alone. Can’t deny it — college will be tough. We all mess up, take hard classes and accidentally oversleep, but don’t let it get you down. Take every moment as a learning opportunity and grow from it. In the end, you’ll be successful. I promise. So who am I to tell you this? Well, my name is Emily Ancinec, and I have been elected as your student body president to be the student voice to the University. I meet with administrators and handle concerns. But I don’t do it alone. I use the help of the Undergraduate Student Government with the concerns you see on this campus. … a nd I’ve been a freshman, too. Best of luck in your first year at BGSU! Roll Along!
DR. MARY ELLEN MAZEY PRESIDENT
Dear students, It is my pleasure to welcome you to Bowling Green State University and to the start of fall semester. As BGSU’s new president, I am proud to call Bowling Green my home, and I’m eager to get to know you. Please introduce yourselves when you see me on campus. BGSU is alive with exciting new facilities this fall, and more are in store. Many of you are living in our two new residence halls, and we can all enjoy the interesting array of dining options in The Oaks at McDonald and Carillon Place near Kohl Hall. You can cheer for the Falcons at basketball games and attend concerts and more at the new Stroh Center. The academic year promises increased enjoyment from all of the theater, music and arts events that will be held in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Having been a student, faculty member and university administrator, I have
found that college is much like the rest of life: The more we put into it, the more we gain from it. I encourage you to work hard, immerse yourself in the life of the University and take part in experiences that will enrich your knowledge and your understanding of the world. Be sure to look for opportunities for student research and other ways to take your learning to a higher level. To help students be successful academically, the Learning Commons in Jerome Library has been redesigned as a one-stop tutoring and academic assistance center. There you will find a welcoming staff expert at working with students. They are there for you — don’t hesitate to make use of their services. As a first-generation college graduate, I am a living example of the power of education to change lives. My family always encouraged me to pursue higher education and academic excellence, and their advice was wise. Whatever your calling, if you strive for excellence, BGSU can be the basis of your success. Have a wonderful year.
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
-GET OFF-LINE Oh, BGSU, you are so sneaky. I see all of your construction minions scurrying to finish their last minute projects so the campus doesn’t look like a disaster movie for move-in weekend. It’s OK, just sweep all the broken cinder and sidewalk under the rug/off to the side as quickly as you can. This rush is what you get for waiting until the last minute to finish all the construction. -FINISH UP When I drive into the city, I expect to see giant “BGSU” letters gleaming from the stadium to welcome me into town. Now, we have these wimpy and altogether underwhelming letters soiling the epic majesty of the Doyt (and the bird droppings does that enough already). I don’t care if the letters look more “modern” or “sleek,” new doesn’t always make things better. -AESTHETICALLY ANGERED SIGHTSEER
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A letter from Bowling Green Mayor John Quinn J JOHN QUINN MAYOR
Dear BGSU Freshmen, As Mayor of Bowling Green, it is my privilege to give you a heartfelt welcome to our community. We are delighted that you have selected Bowling Green State University for
your studies and hope that you enjoy your years in Bowling Green. You’ve arrived at an exciting time for BGSU. Your new president is full of energy and is already engaged in the campus and the community. After watching the various construction projects — like the Stroh Center and the new dormitories — take shape over these past years,
it is great to know that these facilities will now be utilized. We hope these new facilities will enhance your Bowling Green experience! There are many reasons that Bowling Green is a great place to live, work, study and play. I hope that you will take time to explore your new community and take advantage of the many opportunities offered here including our beautiful
parks, great restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. Bowling Green has something for everyone! The City of Bowling Green provides many services. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, our top-notch police, fire and ambulance services are set to respond should an emergency arise. In a more behind the scenes role, we provide reli-
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Starting my first year at the University was exciting and petrifying all at the same time, and I was two years older than most of you when I made the move. It was a tough transition — from living two miles away from the community college I attended for two years, living in the house I grew up in with a room to myself, and driving my parents’ car around wherever I wanted; I was intimidated to move to a university. Especially because I planned to live in a suite in Founders Hall with five girls I’d never met without having a car on campus to escape if it was completely horrible. Then I began working for The BG News, which provided me with a way to get involved on campus. Through my work at the student publication, I was subconsciously learning all sorts of things about the University — many facts about the history, upcoming changes and current issues, all through the late nights I spent helping to produce the pages of The BG News. The great thing about this organization is that the ben-
students, a chance to voice your gripes, satisfactions and questions. We’re making the news more accessible to you and the print product more worth your time (it’s always nice to have that special hard copy for your refrigerator if you end up in one of our stories or People on the Street.) Whether it’s posting silly photos of squirrels on campus, being able to ask a reporter more questions about a story through comments or seeing what other people of the University are thinking and doing, the website will provide information about this community you are now part of. So get invested in the community that is your University. You’re only here a few years, and this is the time for you to focus on your education (socially and academically). Let The BG News inform and help you stay connected. Keep an eye out for the features we will include on our new website and interact with us to let us know what you’re interested in. We’ll get lonely sitting in the newsroom working toward our midnight deadline, updating the website and avoiding our homework, so we’d love to hear from you.
all of our residents, whether they are pursuing an education at BGSU or are living in the community and raising a family, we encourage civility and community pride. I wish you all the best as you begin this exciting new chapter in your lives. I encourage you to study hard and embrace the many opportunities available to you at BGSU and in the Bowling Green community.
The BG News is created by the students, for the students efits of it go way beyond its members. The work we do informs you, the students. As someone who was recently new to this University, I want you to know that The BG News wasn’t just a savior for my sanity when I first got here, but it’s the one source run by students, for students. With more than 100 of your peers producing the publication, we are doing the dirty work so you don’t have to, checking in with important people at the University and in the city and putting the information that matters to you on our website or printing it three days a week. We’ve adjusted to what you the students want and will launch a new and improved website Monday morning. With this push for interactive information, we will be printing the actual newspaper three days a week instead of five, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This doesn’t mean we will inform you less, because as we like to enthusiastically say in the newsroom, “Every day is a web day!” We plan to update our website daily with news on and around campus, including videos, photo galleries and breaking news. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay connected. You already use them all day anyway. This also gives you, the
able utility services, including electricity and water. There are other services available to assist you and I encourage you to contact the city should you need anything. For more city and community information, visit the website at www. cityofbowlinggreenohio.com. Now that you live here in Bowling Green, please know that you are considered residents of our community. With
Freshmen should focus on getting involved on campus Organizations offer activities for all, Campus Fest showcases them You always hear the phrase, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The question for the University’s incoming freshmen: “Where do you see yourself in just three years?” Do you see yourself invested in Bowling Green State University, or do you see yourself transferring after one year? As the staff of The BG News, we firmly believe being involved outside of the classroom is just as important as going to class. When students become involved with an organization on campus, they lay the foundation for their home in Bowling Green. Getting involved right away — and staying involved throughout the semester — helps students make an early connection. There are countless organizations to fit any interest. Sept. 1, the University hosts Campus Fest, where all the on-campus organizations gather near the Union and try to persuade students to join their ranks. Every group will barrage you with information, but don’t feel
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like you have to sign up for every one. In fact, we recommend you only sign up for the few you can actually see yourself sticking with for months to come. Many BG News staff members learned about the newspaper because of Campus Fest and getting involved with The BG News resulted in more than just a few newspapers every week. We prepared ourselves for our careers, whether as journalists, photographers or designers and made an endless amount of connections and friendships along the way. Interning at the newspaper has allowed us to not focus on schoolwork 24/7. Having a priority outside of the classroom gets students out of their residence halls and into a group of people they can work with in a hands-on environment. So, what will your investment in the University be? Will you be the person sitting in their room all day, watching Jersey Shore reruns? Or will you be the person who is jump starting
their career early and becoming a valuable member of the University community? When you graduate, employers will look for more than just a grade point average. They will look for a wellrounded individual. When you look back at your stay at the University, you won’t remember the nights you sat in your room and studied or the time you went to bed early. You will, however, remember the times you met with a study group and crammed until midnight or the time you were the rowdiest group at the football home opener. Getting involved will keep your heart in Bowling Green and your eyes toward the future. Also, you won’t feel out of the loop when someone says “Ay Ziggy Zoomba,” or “Do you remember Sic Sic?” or “What did you do when you were at Bowling Green State University?”
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BUILDING THE FUTURE University finishes construction on buildings across campus Compiled by Dan Lemle Reporter
As students travel back to Bowling Green for the beginning of a new semester, the University campus will surely look and feel different. Construction has concluded for Centennial and Falcon Heights residence halls and the Stroh Center, with the Wolfe Center for the Arts to be finished soon.
With an increase in enrollment over the past few years, the class of 2015 may be the largest in the University’s history. To accommodate this large number, Centennial Hall is a brand new housing option for this year and exclusively for first year students. Centennial, located inbetween Conklin and East halls can house up to 664 students. Rooms in the buildings are doubles, each with its own bathroom.
The Wolfe Center will house all performing arts events and activities. It will serve as a common area where theatre, dance, musical, film and digital arts productions can all be worked on and produced. “The Wolfe Center is unlike any other building in North America,’ said Van Wright, assistant to the president for enrollment management. The center has an environmentally-friendly design and has various initiatives that will help to keep energy costs down.
To enhance the college experience for all students, the Stroh Center will house basketball and volleyball games, concerts and convocations. “The Stroh Center will be the first thing students will see when coming to campus,” said Van Wright, assistant to the president for enrollment management. In addition to the court, the Stroh will include locker and meeting rooms, staff offices for the coaches, Athletics Hall of Fame, a ticket office, a merchandise store and a lounge.
Falcon Heights is a new housing option only available to upperclassmen. Located next to Offenhauer Towers, it will house 646 students and has two rooming style options. One includes four separate rooms that share a living space and two bathrooms; the other includes two bedrooms shared between four people, in addition to a living space and two bathrooms. Both residence halls have air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet and private bathrooms.
New dining halls, Outtakes at library open on schedule Pinkberry frozen yogurt opening delayed until mid-September By Alissa Widman Managing Editor
The sweet scent of donuts and coffee is drifting across campus. It’s a hint of one of several new dining options available to students this fall. The University opened two new dining halls Friday, bringing two chain restaurants to campus. The Oaks, near McDonald Hall, features a Dunkin Donuts, now open. Carillon Place, near Kohl and East halls, features Pinkberry frozen yogurt, opening Sept. 19.
Changes were long overdue, said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services. The last dining remodel was in 1985, at Founders Keepers food court, he said. “The focus on campus has really been heightening the culinary expertise,” he said. “In these dining halls, we’re going back to the basics, with an open kitchen, where you can watch a quality product being made.” Dining Services will also open a new Outtakes snack shop at the Jerome Library on Monday. Last week, its offices moved into The Oaks’ second
floor. “A lot has happened over the summer and we’re already getting positive feedback,” Paulus said. “After the doors are open, I’m sure we’ll have some last minute tweaks, but for the most part, everything is ready to go.” Workers encountered a few setbacks while constructing the new buildings — most specifically at Carillon Place — but the obstacles didn’t prevent the buildings from opening their meal stations
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MEAL PLANS In addition to new dining halls, new meal plan options are now available to students. Dining Services created the new meal plans to offer more options to students, said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services. Students can select one of the following, starting this semester:
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plan to focus on upgrades to Kreischer, McDonald and Offenhauer halls. “We know that some of our other facilities need attention too, and we want to give them that attention so everyone can have the best experience possible,” Waters said. Residence halls aren’t the only housing on campus that will see a big change throughout the next 10 years. The University is planning to build new Greek housing units as more funding becomes available. The University is currently looking to move Greek housing to a different location on or off campus, Krakoff said. The cost to relocate it would range from $1 million to $1.5 million, according to a document from the May 6 Board of Trustees meeting. Funding for such construction projects can come from the University, the state and donations, Krakoff said. Along with housing changes on campus, Krakoff and the University plan to renovate University, Moseley, Hanna and South halls throughout the next four to 10 years. “We’re finishing up what has really been a bold
“We now have the opportunity to really look at it [the University] closely and really rethink a lot of our open spaces.” Steve Krakoff | Vice President of Capital Planning and Design change,” Krakoff said. “We now want to turn the ship and focus on academic areas.” The University also plans to build a new College of Business next to the new Carillon Place Dining Center and also demolish West Hall and the Administration building. After demolishing the Administration building, the master plan will call for a new “campus gateway” to be built in its place. The University plans to begin focusing more on landscaping as it constructs this gateway and other renovations in the future, Krakoff said. “We now have the opportunity to really look at it [the University] closely and really rethink a lot of our open spaces,” Krakoff said. “The site of the administration building becoming a prominent gateway is really one of the more exciting transformations you’ll see on campus.” New buildings and renovations such as the University’s two new dining centers, the Stroh Center, the Wolfe Center
for the Arts and two new residence halls help raise enrollment, said Gary Swegan, director of admissions. “Any kind of construction on campus speaks to potential students and their families,” Swegan said, “We’re finally seeing the master plan ... beautiful buildings like our new ones have a significant impact.” With the completion of Falcon Heights and Centennial Hall, Krakoff and Waters hope renovations and construction will bring a more “positive energy” to campus. “New residence halls bring a lot of energy and life with them and the new halls are definitely doing that now,” Waters said. Although some of the larger construction projects on campus may be finished, the University will continue with smaller scale projects, like the renovations to the academic buildings, Krakoff said. “We’re really making steady improvements on everything,” Krakoff said.
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University leaders guide through change Compiled by Asia Rapai Editor-in-Chief
JILL CARR Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Where to ďŹ nd her: Office of the Dean of Students, 301 Union Her role at BGSU: â€œI am responsible for all of the out of classroom learning and services,â€? she said. How her role has changed since last fall: Carr retired in April from her role as Dean of Students. With Mazey as the new president and former vice president Ed Whipple leaving the University at the end of June, Carr came back to assist with those transitions and take over a vast majority of Whippleâ€™s responsibilities, she said.
RODNEY ROGERS Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Where to ďŹ nd him: OfďŹ ce of the Provost, 230 McFall Center
His role at BGSU: â€œI currently serve as Interim Senior Vice President and Provost of BGSU,â€? he said. How his role has changed since last fall: â€œLast fall I was serving as Dean of the College of Business,â€? he said.
by saying Dining Services has created â€œbetter food, more variety and more choices,â€? which has helped to assist in recruitment and retention on campus.
SARAH WATERS Director of Residence Life
MICHAEL PAULUS Director of Dining Services Where to ďŹ nd him: Dining Services Offices, second ďŹ‚oor of The Oaks Dining Center His role at BGSU: â€œIâ€™m in charge of all dining as it relates to residential dining, campus visitors and [Chartwells] stores,â€? he said. Paulus said he is in charge of a variety of areas, including the culinary staff, marketing, construction and design. How his role has changed since last fall: â€œThese new dining halls have been almost two years in development,â€? he said. â€œWe have created more options and varieties for students.â€? He summarized the changes
Where to ďŹ nd her: OfďŹ ce of Residence Life, 470 Math Sciences Building Her role at BGSU: â€œAs director of Residence Life, Iâ€™m responsible for on campus housing, residence halls, as well as fraternity and sorority life, staffing facilities and programmatic efforts,â€? she said. How her role has changed since last fall: â€œEveryone in Residence Life has changed,â€? she said. They have spent more time focusing on facilities and construction to get everything ready for students to come back, she said. â€œOnce students are here, and everything is ready, the program efforts will increase,â€? she said.
Get to know undergraduate student government leaders By Danae King Assistant Pulse Editor
EMILY ANCINEC USG President Senior
Major: Political Science From: Saline, Michigan Chose the University because: She fell in love when she stepped onto the campus. Platform: Strengthen the student voice, increase school spirit and address campus policies. To Freshmen: â€œKeep an open mind, be willing to step out of your comfort
zone and just explore interesting organizations that you might not have considered or done in high school.â€? Key USG Issues this year: â€œThe biggest one is the one we donâ€™t know about, that hasnâ€™t come up yet, thatâ€™s kind of our rule of thumb, but I think the big ones are the CUE program, shared governance with the new unionization thatâ€™s coming through and trying to make sure that students have the same strong voice that weâ€™ve always had.â€? Major: AYA Math
ROB ORIANS USG Vice President Junior From: Curtice, Ohio Chose the University because: The education program and he really enjoyed the campus and the atmosphere. Platform: Improving the campus atmosphere, ďŹ xing some policy problems and making sure the student voice is heard on the bigger issues. To Freshmen: Get involved!
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PRESIDENT MAZEY settles into her new office in 220 McFall Center.
MAZEY From Page 1 She also said she hopes to strengthen the University by implementing the strategic plan and improving retention, inclusiveness and the international population. Her plans also include stabilizing the changing leadership at the University and improving service learning and scholarships. â€œWe have to control those things we can control,â€? she said. â€œThe state economy is what it is; weâ€™re not the state, weâ€™re not the nation. Itâ€™s all about how we come together and work together.â€? Mazey was chosen as the 11th University president March 22 after a national search. Undergraduate Student Government President Emily Ancinec served on the search committee that selected
Mazey. After speaking with Mazey about USGâ€™s concerns, Ancinec said Mazey took them seriously and didnâ€™t brush them away. â€œYou can tell sheâ€™s definitely a listener,â€? Ancinec said. â€œShe wants to understand BG culture and figure out what we want. Itâ€™s really encouraging that sheâ€™s here.â€? Patrick Pauken, secretary to the Board of Trustees, said Mazey is engaging the whole community by working with the city as well as people on campus. â€œThe energy she brings comes from her overall love of learning,â€? Pauken said. â€œIt really is pretty contagious. Anyone who meets her and gets to know her will feed off of that energy.â€? Mazeyâ€™s previous work experience at Ohio universities, including Wright State University and Cincinnati University, has given her
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â€œArchitecturally, theyâ€™re very unique and interesting buildings,â€? Brunner said. â€œI think a lot of people have been anticipating a better food experience like this.â€? Because of their features, The Oaks and Carillon Place will receive some level of recognition as Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design, Paulus said. The buildings collect rain to use in water-conserving toilets. They were also built from materials within a 500mile radius of the work site. â€œWeâ€™re using some recycled materials, too, like barn wood and plastic from pop bottles,â€? Paulus said. â€œWe really wanted to lower our
on schedule. Carillon Placeâ€™s convenience store, however, wonâ€™t open until Sept. 9 at the earliest because of the obstacles, said Marc Brunner, project architect. â€œWorking on a big project like this, some days itâ€™s daunting, but in the end, itâ€™s very rewarding,â€? he said. â€œAn awful lot of people have been involved in getting the dining halls ready on time.â€? The two-story buildings are different than anything previously offered on campus, he said.
knowledge of the state that will be helpful in times of tight resources, Pauken said. She has 30 years of experience in higher education, 26 of them in Ohio. Most recently, she previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University in Alabama, beginning in 2009. Mazey must enjoy the University and surrounding area for her to have come here, Pauken said. With her closeness to her family in Ohio and her enthusiasm to be at the University, Pauken said he thinks she is more invested. He said that students should expect to see her on campus. â€œSheâ€™s really excited up front and visible,â€? Ancinec said. â€œThat will help students get excited about her.â€?
carbon footprint.â€? Jon Zachrich, former Undergraduate Student Government chair of auxiliary affairs, worked with administrators and Dining Services to brainstorm ideas for the new dining centers. Zachrich, a junior, helped plan all aspects of the buildings â€” from design, to green features and food options â€” and said he is excited to finally see his work take life. â€œIâ€™ve been working on this for almost three years now, and to see it actually happen is great,â€? he said. â€œThe buildings are definitely created with students in mind, and personally, I hope they love them.â€?
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