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A message from the Dean
In August, BGSU Firelands started the new academic year and welcomed an incoming class of nearly 450 first-time Firelands undergraduate students, in addition to more than 650 College Credit Plus students from area high schools. The academic year is off to an encouraging start, but before we turn the page to fall, I wanted to share with you a few highlights of the past summer.

For the third consecutive summer, BGSU Firelands Associate Professor of Geology Dan Kelley led a group of students on a study abroad experience. This year’s locale was Iceland and it was a transformational journey for all who attended. Read about BGSU Firelands student Daniel Klingman’s personal experience.

Back here in the states, BGSU Firelands Associate Professor of Sociology Tim Jurkovac spent part of his summer in New York at the prestigious Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. This trip marked Tim’s second invite to the symposium to present his research. Read about his current research on the Cleveland Indians’ logo and name.

Right here on the BGSU Firelands campus, construction started this summer on the Mucci Farms project just south of the campus. Utilizing the 95 acre plot of land which was sold to them by BGSU, the Canadian-based agricultural company is building several greenhouses and we are excited about the potential for partnerships with Mucci. Read more about the project here.

I also encourage you to read about alumnus and good friend William Tuttamore, who received the College Alumni Award earlier this year. He is a proud falcon and testament to the quality and caliber of alumni who have attended BGSU Firelands.

Speaking of alumni, be sure to check out the Homecoming page for information on the exciting events scheduled at both campuses throughout the celebration. The official Homecoming Weekend this year is October 13 – 15. Talons Up Falcons!

Please enjoy this edition of The Lamp.

With regards,

Andy Kurtz
Andy Kurtz, Ph.D.
Dean, BGSU Firelands



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Jurkovac Examines Cleveland Indians and Symbols Jurkovac Examines Cleveland Indians and Symbols
Tuttamore Earns College Alumni Award Tuttamore Earns College Alumni Award
In the Spotlight
5k fun run Not Too Late to Register for the Fund Run

Mucci Farms Begins Construction Mucci Farms Begins Construction
Geotrac Funds Student Initiative Geotrac Funds Student Initiative
Dates to Remember
BGSU Homecoming, Oct. 13 – 15
BGSU vs. Toledo Football Watch Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.