Category Archives: WellAware

Yoga As You Are Classes

Take a short stress relieving break and  participate in this free gentle yoga class. This low-impact class includes gentle stretches,
balance, and breathing as a well as movements designed to increase range of motion in joints and relieve tension. Lastly, enjoy 5 minutes of Mindful Meditation at the end of each class. Come as you are – all that’s needed is a yoga mat or towel. Registration is not required.

  • Mondays 12:10 – 12:50
  • Location: Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall
  • January 23 – April 24 (no session during Spring Break – March 6)
  • Facilitated by Caroline Dawson, Certified Mindfulness and Yoga Instructor with over 20 years of yoga and meditation experience.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K and Dog Walk

Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and get moving in the SAAM 5K and Dog Walk. The event proceeds benefit The Cocoon, which provides safety, healing, and justice for survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. T-shirts for people, bandanas for dogs. Must register by March 1 to receive a t-shirt. Top winners in age and gender receive a prize.

Register online, or in person at the Perry Field House or the Student Recreation Center. Additional $5 fee for race day entries.

For More Information:
Wellness Connection
Recreation and Wellness | Division of Student Affairs

Dancing with the BG Stars

Join Wood County Safe Communities as they partner with numerous local agencies to produce the annual event – Dancing with the BG Stars.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: Doors Open at 6 PM, Live Performance at 7 PM
Location: Nazareth Hall
Tickets: $40 – Contact BG Chamber of Commerce: 419.353.7195
Limited to the first 350 ticket sales.

Shuttle service 5:30 – 7 PM  and from 9 PM to/from Wood County Hospital Rehabilitation Center. If you find yourself unable to drive, Wood County Safe Communities is providing a ride home within 15 miles of Bowling Green.

Proceeds used to purchase a driving simulator: Fundraising Goal – $11,000

Ryan Wichman – WTOL Meterologist
Mr. Francis Scruci, Superintendent BG Schools

Back to School Bus Stop Safety

It is time to head back to school. Safe Communities of Wood County wants everyone’s travel to and from school to be safe. As school comes back in session, local roads become busier with school buses and cars as parents or guardians drive children to school, adding to existing traffic and daily work commuters.

Following are tips to keep children safe this school year:

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the safest way to get to and from school is by riding on a school bus. Encourage children to ride the bus if living in a bus route.
  • Accompany children and model the proper way to wait for the bus.
  • Arrive early and wait in front of where the bus picks up.
  • Look for the bus driver to the student onto the bus – whether with eye contact or a wave.
  • Always use sidewalks if walking to or from school.

For more information regarding bus stop and back to school safety, contact Safe Communities of Wood County at 419.372.9353 or check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at

Keep in mind these school bus safety tips and do your part to make this school year a fantastic and safe one for all local children!

For More Information:

  • William Bowers, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or

Outdoor Program: Upcoming Trips

Looking for ways to escape the city scene and become one with nature? Check out the Outdoor Program’s trip list for the spring!
Camping | Hocking Hills, OH | March 18-20

  • Cost: BGSU Student $75.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $85.00 | Community Member $115.00

Day Hike | Toledo, OH | March 23

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00

Lonestar Caving | Lonestar, KY | April 1-3

  • Cost: BGSU Student $75.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $85.00 | Community Member $115.00

Upper Peninsula Astrophotography/Camping | Petosky, MI | April 8-10

  • Cost: BGSU Student $100.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $110.00 | Community Member $120.00

Day Hike | Toledo, OH | April 13

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00

Moonlit Canoeing | Maumee river, OH | April 20

  • Cost: BGSU Student $15.00 | Faculty/Staff/Alumni $20.00 | Community Member $30.00