Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Ryan David Ebert of Sandusky has received the Laura A. Kautz Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Created in memory of Laura Kautz, the scholarship is available to a full-time student in his/her second year of the radiologic technology program who is currently completing a clinical rotation at Firelands Regional Medical Center. The recipient must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

Ebert is a 2012 graduate of Perkins High School.

He is a senior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of David and Sandra Ebert of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Milan resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Jaime M. Danda of Milan has received the Buckeye CableSystem Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,218 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship is available to students who reside in Erie County.

Danda is a 2015 graduate of Edison High School where she was active in cross country, track, basketball, Spanish Club, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, choir, and Varsity E Club.

She is a freshman majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Jonathan and Jennifer Danda of Milan.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Shelbie N. Close of Bellevue has received the William J. Parker Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,660 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed award is variable and the criteria for the award is financial need.

Close is a 2015 graduate of Seneca East High School where she earned an Honors Diploma and the National Machinery Citizenship Award. While in high school she was active in National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, volleyball, and played the violin. In her spare time, she volunteers at Bellevue Hospital.

She is a freshman at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Christine Close.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Shelby Renee Janka of Bellevue has received the Janell J. Graves Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,700 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship was established in 2004 by the Jan and Michele Graves family. The recipient must enroll at BGSU Firelands within one year of high school and have graduated from a high school in Erie, Huron, or Ottawa counties. Entering freshman must have at least a 3.2 GPA and returning college students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to a freshman, but traditional age sophomores will also be considered. Recipients must be actively involved in outside activities either on campus or within the community.

Janka is a 2015 graduate of Bellevue High School where she was on the honor roll. During high school she earned several awards and recognitions including On Stage Rookie of the Year, Outstanding State Band Competition Member, and she was recognized as a scholar athlete.

She is a sophomore majoring in computer sciences at BGSU Firelands where she is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

She is the daughter of Al and Rebecca Janka of Bellevue.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Norwalk resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Allison Elizabeth Stang of Norwalk has received the Janell J. Graves to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,700 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship was established in 2004 by the Jan and Michele Graves family. The recipient must enroll at BGSU Firelands within one year of high school and have graduated from a high school in Erie, Huron, or Ottawa counties. Entering freshman must have at least a 3.2 GPA and returning college students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to a freshman, but traditional age sophomores will also be considered. Recipients must be actively involved in outside activities either on campus or within the community.

Stang is a 2015 graduate of Monroeville High School where she earned many honors and awards including the President’s Award, the Elk’s Student of the Month, she was named Star Junior and Star Senior, and she earned high honors throughout high school. While in high school she has been active with Future Farmers of America, Student Assistance Team, cheerleading, National Honor Society, and Habitat for Humanity. Her community service includes work with the Youth Grantmaking Council of Huron County and the Huron County Junior Fair Board.

She is a sophomore majoring in business at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Curtis and Tamara Stang of Norwalk.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Norwalk resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Jason Nicholas Shenefield of Norwalk has received the John F. & Doris H. Ernsthausen Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,652 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of either Norwalk or St. Paul high schools. Academic achievement of a level promising success in college is the chief qualification.

Shenefield is a 2015 graduate of Norwalk High School and EHOVE where he was on the honor roll and inducted into National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. While in high school he was named student of the nine weeks and was a member of the Art Club, Mavericks Robotics Team, and Business Professionals of America.

He is a freshman majoring in computer science at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of Michelle Braley of Norwalk.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Norwalk resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Elizabeth Courtney Smith of Norwalk has received the John F. & Doris H. Ernsthausen Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,652 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of either Norwalk or St. Paul high schools. Academic achievement of a level promising success in college is the chief qualification.

Smith is a 2015 graduate of Norwalk St. Paul High School where she earned varsity letters in basketball, softball, cross country, and academics. While in high school she was active in National Honor Society, United Fund, Key Club, Student Council, Prom Committee, Make-A-Difference Day, Teens Encounter Christ, and Junior Project Leadership. She was also a team leader for Kairos Retreat, Confirmation Retreat, and Sophomore Retreat.

She is a freshman majoring in psychology at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Mike and Kelly Smith of Norwalk.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Hayley Danielle Roll of Sandusky has received the Sidney Frohman Foundation Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is available to students who are graduates of Erie County high schools and who are enrolled full time.

Roll is a 2013 graduate of Perkins High School.

She is a junior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Richard Roll of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Emily Christine Smith of Huron has received the Sidney Frohman Foundation Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is available to students who are graduates of Erie County high schools and who are enrolled full time.

Smith is a 2012 graduate of Edison High School.

She is a senior majoring in inclusive early childhood education at BGSU Firelands where she has been on the Dean’s List.

She is the daughter of Andrew and Christine Smith of Huron.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Tiffany Leigh Wobser of Sandusky has received the Sidney Frohman Foundation Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is available to students who are graduates of Erie County high schools and who are enrolled full time.

Wobser is a 2013 graduate of Perkins High School where she was active with the National Technical Honor Society, choir, and band.

She is a junior majoring in inclusive early childhood education at BGSU Firelands where she is a member of the Firelands Ohio Student Education Association.

She is married to Kyle Wobser and she is the daughter of Randy and Denise Hammill of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Cody Richard Dominick of Sandusky has received the Sidney Frohman Foundation Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship is available to students who are graduates of Erie County high schools and who are enrolled full time.

Dominick is a 2014 graduate of Perkins High School.

He is a sophomore majoring in math education at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of Rick and Sherri Dominick of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Huron, Ohio – On Sept. 9, 2015, the musical group Breakline will provide their spirited brand of entertainment for the ElderCollege fall semester kickoff at Bowling Green State University Firelands College.

Breakline started as three friends ‘kitchen pickin’ and traveling to winter festivals and has evolved into a unique presentational group.  Playing traditional favorites, as well as bringing to the stage songs from the 20s’ and 30s’, the group appeals to a wide variety of audience members.

The kickoff of the ElderCollege fall semester is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 1:30-3:45 p.m., in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. The event is free and open to the public.

ElderCollege is an independent organization supported by BGSU Firelands. With more than 150 members, it is designed to promote lifelong learning for adults 50 years of age and beyond from all educational and socio-economic backgrounds.

There are no academic requirements to join ElderCollege, and there are no tests or grades. Individuals simply attend for the enjoyment of learning.

Thirty-five classes are planned for the fall semester.  Topics range from history to geology and national current events to local government.  Several events include tours to areas of interest in the community.

Individuals can enroll in ElderCollege for a fee of $70 per semester or $110 for two semesters, which entitles them to attend unlimited classes during the selected period.  Non-members can also participate by paying a minimal fee per class – typically $20.

For more information about the ElderCollege fall kickoff, contact Tracy DeFazio in the Office for Educational Outreach at 419-372-0617 or by e-mail at tracyd@bgsu.edu

Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College will be open on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist students in registering for classes or completing the financial aid process for Fall Semester which begins on Monday, Aug. 24.

Offices open include admissions, financial aid, registration, academic and student services, the Computer Lab, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Library, and the Bookstore.

Personnel will be available on August 22 to assist with the completion of current applications, class registration, finalizing financial aid, or other last minute administrative details.  Students will also be able to purchase their books, stop by the computer lab, and meet with staff in the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and Library.

For more information contact BGSU Firelands Director of Enrollment Management and Student Retention Services Debralee Divers at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787.

Kimaid Book CoverHuron, Ohio – From an academic standpoint, drawing connections between the areas of history and geography is not overly common; however, for Dr. Michael Kimaid of Bowling Green State University Firelands College, it seemed like an obvious path.

“I teach courses in both history and geography. Over time, I noticed that I was making a lot of connections between the two disciplines and decided to explore them in my own research,” said Kimaid, an associate professor of natural/social sciences who has been on the faculty at BGSU Firelands for more than 10 years.

The results of his research are shared in his new book “Modernity, Metatheory, and the Temporal-Spatial Divide: From Mythos to Techne, published by Routledge’s Taylor and Francis Group.

The book is about how modernity affects perceptions of time and space. Kimaid’s primary argument is that geographical space is used to control temporal progress by channeling it to benefit particular political, economic, and social interests, or by halting progress altogether.

“Time and space are the elements of the continuum inside of which everything we can comprehend happens,” he said.

The book navigates through very diverse historical events and places to draw conclusions that can be broadly applied.

“Researching Greek mythology for one part of the book, the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 for another part, and the Tompkins Square Park Riots for yet another part of the book, and a lot of other subjects in between, was not easy,” said Kimaid, who argues that good theory should be applicable across a broad spectrum of conditions and situations.

Kimaid credits the environment at BGSU Firelands for offering him the opportunity to gain the wide range of knowledge which was necessary to complete his research. “The segmented nature of larger institutions naturally lends to faculty becoming experts in one very specific area, whereas, at Firelands I was able to become more of a generalist, knowledgeable in a variety of areas,” he said.

Kimaid began teaching at BGSU Firelands in 2005. Before beginning his career in academia, he worked for G.C. & Associates doing legal research verifying land surveys with topographic, hydrographic, and cadastral maps. He earned a doctoral and a master’s degree in history from BGSU and a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College recently hired Leo Mallias to fill the vacant position of library director.

In his capacity at BGSU Firelands, Mallias will be responsible for providing leadership in the areas of strategic planning, setting the vision and mission for the Library, evaluating collections and services, utilizing resources efficiently, and creating relevant and innovative services and programs for students and patrons.

Mallias has nearly 10 years of experience working in libraries and was most recently employed as the medical librarian at Kent State Universtiy College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio.  He brings to BGSU Firelands a broad-based spectrum of knowledge which includes work experience in the areas of administration, human resources, and marketing.

Mallias earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Kent State University, Ohio; a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio; and a master’s degree of arts and sociology and a bachelor’s of art in anthropology and linguistics from Clevealnd State Universtiy, Ohio.

Mallias lives in Cleveland with his wife and children.  He enjoys the outdoors, reading, astronomy, and spending time with his family.

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