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RecWell Rewind – Dr. Steve Kampf Named Recreation and Wellness Director

Dr. Steve Kampf Recreation and Wellness DirectorDr. Steve Kampf was hired as the new director of the Department of Recreation and Wellness in July 2006.

Dr. Kampf received his Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at Lock Haven University, his Masters in Sport Management at East Stroudsburg University, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Buffalo.

Prior to accepting the position at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Kampf was the former director of Recreation and Wellness at SUNY Brockport and Kutztown University. In his former positions, he was used to smaller facilities and enrollment, and he knew it was time for a change when he decided to apply to Bowling Green State University. “I enjoyed that there was a larger staff and greater opportunities,” said Kampf. Along with his work in Recreation and Wellness, Dr. Kampf also served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

One of Dr. Kampf’s greatest accomplishments at BGSU was the Student Recreation Center renovation project. “A thought turned into reality,” said Kampf. “We visited over 50 different institutions and it was a three to four year process.” He said his only worry during the project was current and future students thinking, “why did they do this?” Once the renovation was completed in 2014, Dr. Kampf saw the great amount of feedback received from members, which is when he knew the renovation was a success.

For more information on the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our website.

RecWell Rewind – Golf Course Named in Honor of Forrest Creason

Forrest Creason Head Shot

On February 12, 1982 the Board of Trustees changed the name of the University Golf Course to Forrest Creason Golf Course in honor of Forrest Creason .

Forrest Creason dedicated 37 years of service to the University. He was the University golf coach from 1957-69, and his coaching record was 119-116-7. He was also an associate professor of health and physical education department and an athletic ticket director. He retired from teaching on July 1, 1975.

During the Board of Trustees meeting in which the decision was made to name the golf course for Forrest Creason, Dr. Ferrari said, “this is an excellent way to recognize Mr. Creason’s long service and contributions to the University.”

For more information about the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our website.

Learn more about the Forrest Creason Golf Course hours, prices and specials for this summer.

 

RecWell Rewind – “Spirit of the Games Award” Presented to the University Field House

Award PlaqueThe University Field House was presented the “Spirit of the Games Award” July 1995 for having gone beyond the call of duty in ensuring the success of the 1995 OhiOntario Games.

The OhiOntario International Friendship Games were held from 1994 to 2001 to “demonstrate a community approach to international goodwill by promoting active living in the sister cities of St. Thomas, Ontario, and Bowling Green, Ohio.”

For more information about the History of Recreation and Wellness, visit our website.

Learn more about the Perry Field House.

July 4th Safe Driving Tips

The Fourth of July is a holiday often filled with family, friends, fireworks, and fun as Americans celebrate the country’s independence. Parties surrounding this theme often involve the serving of alcohol, making awareness of impaired driving and the potential for fatal crashes an important consideration.

In Wood County in 2015 there were 28 total crashes during the holiday weekend, with 9 injuries. Fortunately on the Fourth of July in 2015 there were zero (0) alcohol related crashes.

If choosing to drink this Fourth of July, remember not to drive. There are plenty of options to get home safely this holiday, such as calling a cab or a friend. Keep others and yourself safe this Fourth of July and remember not to drive if consuming alcohol.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
    419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Communities Announces Fatal Crash Statistics

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been 5 fatal crashes this year to date, a decrease of 5 from this time last year.

Wood County Safe Communities also received data involving commercial vehicle crashes from 2015 in Wood County. Last year, commercial vehicles were involved in 20% of fatal crashes, and 15% of serious injury crashes. Commercial vehicles have been involved in 1 fatal crash this year to date. This is a decrease from last year to date where 7 commercial vehicles were involved in fatal crashes.

It is important to remember to share the road with other drivers. Wood County Safe Communities encourages everyone, including commercial vehicle drivers, to remember the laws, and pay attention while driving. Awareness of commercial vehicles, allowing extra space between drivers, and practicing safe driving habits can save a life!

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
    419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu
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