AURCO 2007 Conference - BGSU Firelands

Innovations: Shattering the Box

Friday Welcome Reception - April 13, 2007 @ Tall Pines Lounge at Sawmill
Saturday Conference - April 14, 2007
Bowling Green State University Firelands - Huron, OH

Welcome to the 13th Annual Conference for the Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio. It was our pleasure to plan and host this conference for you. With over 70 presentations, workshops and roundtable sessions, we hope that your experience inspires you to “Shatter the Box” and connects you to the dedicated faculty, staff and administrators that are leading Ohio branch campuses into the future. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Firelands area. Welcome to our campus!

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   Want to CONNECT with your colleagues in Ohio to share ideas?

   Looking for a way to INSPIRE your students?

   Just need a weekend GETAWAY?

   AURCO ‘07 has something for you!



   Conference Highlights Include:
   • Lodging and Reception at Sawmill Creek Resort
   • Lake Erie, “Go Coast Ohio” attractions and recreation for the entire family
   • Friendly, supportive student paper/poster competition
   • Round-table discussions and mini-workshops



Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gene Poor, Professor and Entrepreneur

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Dr. Gene Poor has been named the first Ernest & Dorothy Hamilton Professor of Entrepreneurship at Bowling Green State University. The endowed professorship in the College of Business Administration was created with a gift from internationally known Olympic skater and Bowling Green native Scott Hamilton in memory of his parents, both of whom taught at the University.

Dr. Poor, who has taught for Bowling Green since 1972, is a professor of Visual Communication Technology. He has been involved with the entrepreneurship minor degree program, having taught the Innovation Technology and Introductory Entrepreneurship courses.

He also is a part owner and “the chief imagination officer” for LifeFormations. The successful Bowling Green company designs and builds static and animated characters. Since its inception, LifeFormations has worked with more than 400 businesses and 100 museums and science centers throughout the world. One recent project was creating 50 historically accurate characters depicting the life of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill. The more than 2,000 animated and static characters built by the company have been seen by an estimated 10 million people. About a third of the employees at his company are BGSU graduates who have completed technology internships there.

“Dr. Poor is both a master teacher and a recognized entrepreneur, and we’re very pleased to have him as the first Hamilton Professor of Entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Nancy Merritt, interim Dean of Bowling Green’s College of Business Administration.



For More Information

Contact Rachelle Kristof Hippler: rkristo@bgsu.edu