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Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 08:14
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Catherine Smith is chief flight instructor at BG Flight Center. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
When Catherine Smith, then Catherine Grassley, was a child growing up on Dunbridge Road, she would climb out her window and sit on the roof watching the planes fly over.
Now, Smith may be in one of those planes, either piloting herself or guiding a novice pilot.
Smith is a key player in Bowling Green State University's growing aviation program. She teaches three classes in the College of Technology and is chief flight instructor at the Bowling Green Flight Center.
That puts her at the nexus of the new collaboration between the university and North Star Aviation, which now provides the flight training for the aviation program.
Smith's roots in the program go deep. She graduated with a degree in aviation from BGSU in 1998.
All that, said Kevin Doering, the flight center manager, makes Smith "a vital ingredient to the future success of the partnership between Bowling Green Flight Center and Bowling Green State University."
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 10:10
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Enron whistleblower speaks PDF Print E-mail
Written by KAREN NADLER COTA Sentinel Lifestyles Editor   
Friday, 04 April 2014 10:47
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Sherron Watkins, former Vice President of Corporate Development at Enron and whistleblower of accounting irregularities, gives a keynote presentation during a Women in Leadership event hosted by the BGSU College of Business. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Sherron Watkins landed on the cover of Time magazine, got up close and personal with a bunch of U.S. Congressmen, and was lauded by Barbara Walters as one of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2002.
On the other hand she lost not just a dream job, and most of her retirement savings along with it, but ultimately an entire career.
The "whistleblower of Enron" gave the keynote address for the Bowling Green State University College of Business' Women in Leadership conference Thursday. This year's theme: "Women and Ethics in the Workplace."
The collapse of Houston-based energy and commodities giant Enron was a corporate swindle of a magnitude almost defying belief.
Prior to joining Enron, Watkins, who had a B.S. in Accounting, worked in New York City, part of the time for accounting giant Arthur Andersen.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:59
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Veterans offered help at BGSU PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 05 April 2014 08:12
Incoming student veterans at Bowling Green State University can arrive on campus confident in the knowledge that fellow student veterans will be on hand to help them navigate the transition to college life.
BGSU is one of just three schools nationwide participating in a pilot program administered by the Veterans Administration called PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veterans Education).
PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans already on campus. PAVE peer advisers can help identify any challenges that student veterans are facing and help locate appropriate resources on or off campus. They provide ongoing support to help student veterans meet academic and personal goals.
According to Barbara Henry, assistant vice president for Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services, the VA chose BGSU for its excellent reputation in assisting student veterans. The university is recognized yearly in Military Times Magazine as one of its "Best for Vets."
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 10:11
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Hospital pulls zoning request PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 04 April 2014 10:44
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Wood County Hospital has withdrawn its request to rezone its 37.3-acre property on West Wooster Street and Conneaut Avenue.
As a result, the public hearing on the rezoning scheduled for Monday night by Bowling Green City Council has been canceled.
The withdrawal and cancelation were announced in an email from the clerk of city council sent just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
The hospital was seeking rezoning from S-3, planned institutional, to I-1, institutional. Hospital officials said the change would remove months from the planning process and allow the hospital to better respond to changing needs.
"We really desire to have a little bit more efficiency and a less cumbersome process," Wood County Hospital President Stan Korducki told the BG Planning Commission during its Feb. 5 public hearing.
The commission heard positive comments from some residents and concerns from others who were worried about the public losing the ability to be heard regarding matters going on in their neighborhoods.
Wendy Manning, of West Wooster Street, said the hospital has been "a great neighbor" but added "if there's a change in the ownership or the leadership to the hospital I think it's important for the community to be involved in hospital development."
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:58
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