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BGSU Recreation and Wellness, Assistant Director

Falcon Fitness Event Update

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K & Dog Walk – Tomorrow!
Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and participate in the SAAM 5K & Dog Walk. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the SAAFE center in Wood County. Participants will receive a T-shirt and dogs get a bandana.
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 10 AM
Location: Race begins and ends at the Student Recreation Center
View the attached flyer or website for more information. You can register tomorrow before the race at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.

April 13 – GLOW Turbokick!
Fitness Instructor, Alex, wants to celebrate her birthday with all of YOU by teaching a GLOW Turbokick class on Monday, April 13 from 6 – 6:45 PM in Studio A. Glow sticks are provided, but feel free to wear other glow material you have! Bring a friend and get ready to dance, jump, kick and punch!

March Madness Fitness Challenge
Congrats to all who completed the March Madness Fitness Challenge. If you forgot to turn in your completed bracket, no worries, there is still time! To be entered into the drawing for free BGSU workout gear, give your completed bracket to a fitness instructor before Monday night, 8 PM. The drawing for our March Madness winner will be held on Tuesday!

Interested in Teaching Dance Fitness?
Falcon Fitness is seeking WERQ® certified instructors!

WERQ® is the fiercely fun dance fitness workout class based on pop, rock, and hip-hop music taught by Certified Fitness Professionals. The signature WERQ® warmup previews the dance steps used in class and the signature WERQ™ cooldown includes balance and yoga inspired poses. Become certified in WERQ® and be the first to bring it to the BGSU Student Recreation Center! Are you ready to WERQ®?

On Sunday, May 31, there is a training in Dublin, Oh. View details and other available training dates and locations here:
For More Information contact Kali Morgenstern at

April Fitness Challenge of the Month – How many pull-ups can you do?
Women complete as many pull-ups as possible at 75% bodyweight on the assisted pull-up machine, men complete as many pull-ups as they can unassisted. Winners receive a Falcon Fitness Champ T-shirt! Take the challenge during the following days/times:
Mondays: 5 – 7 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 – 9 PM
Fridays: 10 AM – 1 PM

One Text or Call Could Wreck It All

April, 2015

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been three fatal crashes in Wood County for calendar year 2015, compared to two for the same time period in 2014.

In an effort to make our roads safer, Wood County Safe Communities announced today that it continues to promote is continuing to promote the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign to stop distracted driving. Wood County Safe Communities has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.

“We all know that talking on our cell phones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop most people from continuing to do it,” said Sandy Wiechman, Coordinator for Wood County Safe Communities. “This effort is intended to educate our community about the dangers of cell phone use and other distractions while driving. We hope that once people see the statistics and realize the danger involved, they will change their driving habits to help protect themselves, their families, and others on the road.”

In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. That same year, eleven percent of fatal crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes.

While anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is a hazard, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction – visual, manual, and cognitive. (added a comma here)

The national distracted driving effort mobilization to stop distracted driving focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education – the same activities that have curbed drunk driving and increased seat belt use.

“Every driver in Wood County has a role in this effort,” said Ms. Wiechman. “However, we especially want to reach out to parents with teen drivers because we know that statistically, the under-20 age group had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes.”

Wood County’s goal with this campaign is simple – save lives by getting drivers to remember that “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All.”

For More Information:
• Lt. Jerrod Savidge, 419-352-2481
• Safe Communities Coordinator, Sandy Wiechman
419-372-9353 or

Stars on the Ice – Retrospective

This page was originally created in 2011 at the beginning of a research project involving the BGSU Ice Arena when the facility was part of Recreation and Wellness.

Bowling Green State University’s Ice Arena was opened on February 25, 1967 and in the past 44 years of operation; it has seen its share of memorable moments and prominent skaters. Due to financial issues in 2009, the BGSU Ice Arena was almost shut down and the hockey team lost. However, the community and University joined hands and together saved the arena and hockey program through a combination of state money and private donations.

As a result of almost losing the arena, many people have looked back into its history and remembered the “glory days”. The BGSU Development Office has established a campaign and foundation to shed light on the amazing history of the BGSU Ice Arena. Link here to learn more about the BGSU Ice Arena and help Bring Back the Glory.

Joe Fumia at the BGSU Ice Arena

This blog series, authored by Joe Fumia, is a tribute to the great names who have graced the halls of the BGSU Ice Arena and shared the ice over the years. The idea is to highlight some of the greats who have learned and honed their skating skills at Bowling Green State University and gone on to create a legacy for themselves.

Some of the greats to be featured in this blog include:

The blog series is featured twice a month