Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Independent student content

BG Falcon Media

Join Falcon Media for Fall Semester
We are accepting applications to join Falcon Media for Fall 2024 - paid leadership, staff, and summer internships, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities. Get all the details here
The BG News
Follow us on social
BG24 Newscast
February 22, 2024

  • Lying in Memoir
    Lauren Slater crafts diligent, depictive metaphors in narrative, and I hate her writing, simultaneously. Should there be lying in memoir? In her book, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (2000), Slater crafts lies from epilepsy to nunneries to doctor visits and proposed peer reviewed theses to AA meetings. However, within these lies, she allows us to question […]
  • Interview with George Looney
    By Merrick Glass Last week, BGSU hosted the visiting author, George Looney, and I had the great opportunity to speak with him! Here is the Q&A I shared with him from the BFA and MFA experience to his achievements, advice, and favorite writers. As I read from the Cider Press Review, I saw that you […]

Convocation prepares first-year students for college career

University officials and student representatives gave advice to first-year students as the students flooded the Stroh Center for a convocation ceremony Sunday Aug. 23.

After taking a class of 2019 picture, USG President Victor Senn took the stage to emcee the event and officially welcome the class of 2019.

Later, the University’s all-male acappella group, Ten40, performed the National Anthem to officially kick off the event.

Afterward, University President Mary Ellen Mazey spoke to the first-year students. Mazey said, “Since Thursday I hope you have learned what it will take to be a successful freshman at BGSU.”

Mazey then took a stroll down memory lane, explaining how fortunate she was to attend college after losing her father at one year old and being raised by a single mother, attending a four-room schoolhouse that housed eight grades. Mazey said she hoped this year’s freshman class was thinking about how fortunate they were as well.

“Find your mentor. Find that professor. Find those individuals that will help you as you pursue your success right here at BGSU,” Mazey said.

Mazey then gave four pieces of wisdom, which she had the students of the class of 2019 repeat out loud. “I will prepare for class” was Mazey’s first piece of advice. Mazey had the freshman also repeat, “I will go to class. I will get involved. I will be a Falcon Forever.”

Following Mazey’s expectations of the students, Provost and Senior Vice President Rodney Rogers took the stage to share what students can expect of the faculty. 

Rogers said, “We are going to make sure that in every class there will be clear expectations.”

Rogers went on to explain two more key things students could expect — a lot of feedback and support. Closing his portion of the Processional, Rogers said, “Welcome to Bowling Green State University and dream big.”

After Rogers, Senn invited three student speakers to the stage. Molly Conroy, Alanna Meadows, and Darrico Harris, along with Senn, made a conversational presentation to the Class of 2019.

Each of these speakers shared some advise based on experience to the freshman class. Meadows’ key advice was to use the resources that the University offers, such as professor’s office hours and the Learning Commons. Meadows also shared the following quote that she heard during a Preview Day: “I don’t ask for help because I am weak. I ask for help to remain strong.”

Following Meadows, Conroy said, “When you come to college, you have the chance to reinvent yourself and really figure out who you want to be, but that doesn’t have to be one singular choice. It’s a series of choices. 

Harris shared a quote from the Bible verse Matthew 7:7 as his advice. “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and your door shall be opened unto you.”

After the student speakers shared their advice, the Official Pinning Ceremony began. Provost Rogers returned to the podium to lead the students in pinning the university seal onto their shirt. While pinning, Rogers said, “By putting this seal on you are now forever a Falcon.”

Following the pinning, students stood to read the University creed, which Mazey thanked Senn and the student leadership for their help in creating.  

In Mazey’s final remarks, she said, “We are here, all of us are here, the faculty, the staff, your fellow students, to ensure your future success, so go today and dream big as you’ve heard from others.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$625
$1000
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media
$625
$1000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *