Thursday, May 30, 2013

Top of Her Class

The BW Class of 2013 included an amazing number of accomplished graduates, but only one was presented with the the Milton T. Baldwin Prize for achieving the highest GPA among the 813 grads. Jennifer Evans of Strongsville earned a whopping 3.989 GPA en route to earning her degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and Public Health.  Jen will be attending Ohio State University to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Read more on the Strongsville Patch news site.

BW Baseball Player is Top Academic All-American

Brendan Toughey '13 of East Amherst, N.Y. is the 2013 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-American of the Year in the sport of baseball. The award recognizes the most outstanding student-athlete in all of Division III baseball and is the final honor in one of the most celebrated careers by a student-athlete in Yellow Jacket history.  

Toughey, who has a 3.92 grade point average in BW's 3/2 Master's of Accounting program, is the 84th BW student-athlete to receive CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America honors since the program's inception in 1970.  BW has produced more CAPITAL ONE Academic All-Americans than any other Ohio Athletic Conference institution and is among the Division III leaders.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Professor Inks Accounting Advice

Another BW expert featured in a national publication...

The latest issue of New Accountant Magazine includes an article co-authored by Jacob Kamm, Professor in BW's Division of Business Administration. Kamm and a colleague from CSU wrote a piece entitled "An introduction to IFRS for SMEs" that appeared in the May 2013 issue.

For all you non-accounting/business majors, the article provides an overview of International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs).

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What Next? Baldwin Wallace Alum Heads to Yale Grad School

Nick Vogelpohl '13 (Theatre Major /Business Administration Minor) has been accepted at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. Nick heads to New Haven, CT this fall to enter Yale's Technical Design and Production graduate program. First, Nick is spending the summer working at the famed Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Read more about Nick's experience at BW here:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Racquetball Champs Earn Capitol Kudos

BW's National Champion Racquetball team was recognized on the floor of the State House of Representatives in Columbus yesterday. Berea State Rep. Mike Dovilla presented the team with a House resolution honoring their achievement as the 2013 Division II USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Champions.

Coach Miller, Men’s Team Caption Bobby Jarus '13, Women’s Team Captain Nicole Fraley '13, and team members Stevan Ziojutro '16, Peter Schmidt-Sane '13, David Levin '14, Stephanie Poutz '15 were all on hand and in the photo posted here. Find out more about Club Sports at Balwin Wallace here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Baldwin Wallace Sophomore Chosen for Cross Country Trek

Amanda Feairheller '15, from Dayton, is among eight students in the U.S. chosen for the 2013 Ride Against AIDS. She is cycling cross-country to create AIDS awareness and is fundraising as part of the process. 

Amanda is the first student from Ohio chosen for the annual trek.
Read more about Amanda's coast to coast ride that begins
on June 21 in San Francisco and ends on August 22 in Boston.

Donations toward Feairheller’s fundraising goal can be made at her Ride Against AIDS fundraising page. 

Baldwin Wallace Professor Wins Grant to Make Science Magic

Who wouldn't be excited about science after witnessing a gummy bear disappearing into a dazzling display of fireworks or "elephant toothpaste" exploding into the air? Those are just two of the tricks in the "Magical Science" show developed by Baldwin Wallace University chemistry department professor Regan Silvestri. Since 2009,  Dr. Silvestri has volunteered to perform “Magical Science” for more than 2,300 young people at schools and other venues.

Now, Dr. Silvestri, in partnership with the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society, has received an American Chemical Society Innovative Projects Grant to create a teacher training program inspired by his "Magical Science" outreach. The program will show elementary, middle and high school teachers how to incorporate appropriate science demonstrations into their curricula, assuring alignment with the academic content standards of the State of Ohio Department of Education.

As Dr. Silvestri says, "Science can be fun, and yes, even entertaining." Additional photos are on the Akron ACS website.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Religion Prof Selected for Summer Dive into Buddhism

Dr. Ellen Posman, professor in Baldwin Wallace University's religion department, is one of 16 national scholars who will be participating in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on "Understanding Buddhism Through Its Classic Texts." She plans to use the experience to enhance her BW courses.

Recyclemania Teamwork Produces Baldwin Wallace Win

Take a collective bow, Baldwin Wallace campus community! BW took home first place for "Bottles and Cans" in this year’s RecycleMania competition, topping 244 schools in the U.S and Canada.

RecycleMania is a friendly, eight-week competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities. 

BW ranked 112 of 274 in the Grand Champion division, a huge jump up from last year’s 147 of 266.

While the entire BW community made RecyleMania a success, Tammy Blankenship '15, a sophomore sustainability major from Rocky River, is a leader in BW's green efforts including Students for Environmental Awareness, Farmer Jackets, and Sustainability Committee of Student Senate.