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Dance Marathon is a must-get-involved BGSU event

Dance Marathon.

Each year BGSU hosts an event called Dance Marathon.  It is the largest student-run philanthropic event in the state of Ohio.  Essentially, BGSU students raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network during this 32-hour event, which supports local children’s hospitals (in this case Toledo Children’s Hospital).  There are different ways to participate in the event.  You can be a:

Dancer:  stand on your feet for 32 hours

Moraler: stand about half the time and keep spirits high

Biker: Bike from Cincinnati to BGSU in three days  (180 miles total)

Runner: Run for at least one, 30-minute interval during the event

Security:  Make sure people … Continue Reading

RA gets stood up by residents

I finished my second week of classes and I am enjoying every single one of them.   Professors are nice, students are friendly and classwork is not too overwhelming.  But following the final few days of my week, I was on duty as an RA for the first time.

I was extremely nervous, but had other RAs to support me.  As an RA, you are on “duty” at least once a week.  You are required to sit at the front desk and do “walks” around the building to enforce rules, such as quiet hours.  Depending on the building, depends on your “walk … Continue Reading

A day in the life of … a communication sciences and disorders student (who is disorganized)

You would think that by this time, I would have things together. Really, though. After seven semesters of college, I should be totally organized. I should be walking into class on the first day with all my books in my perfectly cleaned out backpack. I should have fresh highlighters, not the old, dried out ones from sophomore year. I should have a color coded agenda book and immediately write out the quiz and test dates after I received each syllabus on the first day of class. I should have gotten up … Continue Reading

The Caribbean is my classroom

I was never really one to step outside of my comfort zone, and if I did it was never anything drastic. Until May, when I got on a plane, flew to the Bahamas, boarded the MV Explorer and sailed across the Caribbean for 26 days with 400 students and faculty who I had never met before in my life.

I thought going to school out-of-state was the craziest thing I would ever do, even if school was only an hour away from home. Apparently, that wasn’t the case.

Last fall, one of my TAs had mentioned something about studying abroad and I … Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of … a Biochemistry Major

As my alarm goes off at 7:30 in the morning, I have to use every ounce of motivation to roll out of bed and get ready for my 8:30 a.m. organic chemistry lab.  I wake up before the sun is up and walk to class while the campus seems virtually empty.  Despite the fact that I am not a morning person, I can honestly say I do this willingly. This is because I am a biochemistry major who is one step closer to becoming a dentist.

Biochemistry is a specialization of chemistry; therefore, it does not require a minor (I chose … Continue Reading

You’ll pay the price if you don’t apply for scholarships

One thing I appreciate about BGSU is all the scholarships they have to offer.  Start looking as early as possible because there are so many to apply for.  Many high schools have scholarships as well.  APPLY FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  I just got an email showing how much money I have racked up in student loans, and let’s just say it isn’t pretty.

I didn’t apply for many scholarships in high school.  I was “so over” senior year and just wanted to be done.  Looking back, I should have done those rather than my homework (not saying you should … Continue Reading

Read this if you are thinking about taking 19 credit hours

Hey there, Falcons!

It’s been QUITE a while since I’ve blogged … sorry about that. Next time I’ll give you a little look into my life this semester (this will be especially helpful to all you Early Childhood Education people), but today I’m going to recap last semester.

I was SO busy last semester. Here’s what I had going on each week: 19 credit hours,  10 hours of work,  four hours of field placement, executive board for my learning community and participation in my learning community. Oh, and sleep. I didn’t get a whole lot of that last semester, so I kind … Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of … a Mild to Moderate Invervention Specialist Major

Whether you’re a current student or a junior or senior in high school, you’ve probably heard that Bowling Green State University is a good place to study education.  Maybe you heard through a friend of a friend or you’ve seen our statistics.

If you’re considering a major in education, you might be wondering what this rumor is all about and whether the College of Education and Human Development here really lives up to its reputation.  If you’re a student here and you’re considering a major in education — or, even better, if you’re considering a major in education and you’re wondering … Continue Reading

A day in the life of … a math education major

Hello BGers,

Well, things have been a bit better since the stressful blog I posted.  I am finally getting into the swing of things with RA stuff and the new semester starting.  This is the first time since last May that I have been in a real classroom.  It’s a strange feeling.

I have now been to every single class, and the semester seems like it will pan out to be GREAT!  I’m an Adult/Young Adult (AYA) Math Education major with a minor in Intervention Services (Special Ed).  This semester I am taking two math classes, one education class and three special … Continue Reading

Becoming an RA … in nine hours

The day I got back to BGSU I began working.  I needed the money to pay rent and wanted to come back early to hang out with friends anyways.

On Wednesday, I had a training session for New Student Orientation (I serve as an Orientation Leader). Because of my awkward schedule, I didn’t go to sleep until 2:30.  Shortly after closing my eyes, my alarm was going off at 5:15 a.m.  to be at Orientation by 6:15.

Running on little sleep, I knew the importance of remaining energetic and professional.  Around 1 p.m. I got a call from the hall director in … Continue Reading

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