The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of the BGSU Falcon Family. BGSU students, staff, faculty, families, and alumni, as well as local businesses serving BGSU students, are all negotiating how to adapt to sudden changes. The Bowling Green State University Libraries’ Center for Archival Collections would like to invite all with a connection to Bowling Green State University to share their experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The CAC then plans to preserve these stories for future Falcons at the Center for Archival Collections.
Record your story through writing, audio recordings, video recordings, visual art, or other formats. Submissions could include journal entries, poems, collages, social media posts, your life’s current ‘soundtrack,’ online videos, photographs, and more. Be as creative as you like.
Thank you for sharing your story with the BGSU Center for Archival Collections and the BGSU Falcon Family.
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Hiring & Election aftermath
McDonalds is among many businesses hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many signs of the 2020 election still linger, such as a truck with multiple flags supporting President Trump.
Catholic Falcon Community
The Catholic Falcon Community tabling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The St. Thomas More University Parish affiliated group braved the wind to promote events like a "Smash" tournament. (Likely referring to the Super Smash Brothers series of games)
Original Book Return
The original Book Return slot at the Jerome Library during the COVID-19 pandemic. A simple device that allows contactless returns. Over time, it has accumulated a number of stickers.
Beam that Laser
Laser cutting at the Collab Lab during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Room capacity can be seen in the reflection of the safety glass. 1 staff and 1 user.
Carts in Jerome Library, arranged by week. I'm no longer a library employee, so I'm not sure what these are for, but I suspect they are used for keeping books until they are suitable for shelving.
BGSU branded No Touch Keychains for sale at Falcon Outfitters.
I picked one up and like it, but I have to say I won't be using it to open bottles. The whole point of this thing is to keep contaminated surfaces from the users mouth after all.
Falcon Outfitters Food Donation System
Falcon Outfitters is offering a 10% discount when a non perishable food item is donated to the Grab-N-Go Food program.
Not a bad deal for a good deed.
Queens of Color Hygiene Drive
A Queens of Color Hygiene Drive box outside Falcon Outfitters in the Bowen Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University.
A USPS worker braves the frigid winds of November to deliver a package at Shamrock Studios in Bowling Green, Ohio. It can't really be seen here, but they are wearing a face covering.
Canned Food Drive
Canned Food Drive levels. Not much, if anything, has been donated yet. (Possibly I just got here right after a pickup?)
International Education Week board and Canned food drive
International Education Week board and Canned food drive in the Bowen Thompson Student Union.
See Ya Later Sale
The See Ya Later Sale at Falcon Outfitters, as the in person Fall 2020 semester wraps up.
BGSU Dining Hiring
BGSU Dining has put up a hiring sign at the BGSU Bowen Thompson Student Union as Fall 2020 turns to Winter 2020.
No Toilet Paper
So we're doing this again, huh?
Shoppers at a Findlay Wal-Mart have bought out their Toilet Paper.
I was surprised, because I no longer use Social Media sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc, and have not for years so I'm kind of out of the loop on why, but some quick searching says this is…
The past month or so I've started to see bus travel companies resume service to Bowling Green, Ohio. This Barons Bus is parked in the abandoned BP which is set to be demolished and replaced with an expanded Speedway, which currently neighbors the property.
A Velvet Ice Cream truck can be seen…
A tent used for classes has collapsed.
Note: Location is the same as in this photo https://lib.bgsu.edu/COVID19stories/items/show/1434
Trash in Sanitation
Dirty disposable bowl and utensil at a Sanitation Station in the Union Oval. I don't think they were meant for doing the dishes.
Computer Lab Wiring
Computer lab construction continues in the Bowen Thompson Student Union during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Centrex Building, Education Building, and Eppler Complex at BGSU during the Fall 2020 semester during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hide your smile for a while
Poster promoting facial coverings seen in an office in the Maurer center.
Technology & Resource Center 3D Printers
The Technology & Resource Center in the Education Building with a social distancing barrier, sneeze shields, and three Makerbot replicator+ 3D Printers visible
Technology & Resource Center
The Technology & Resource Center in the Education Building with a social distancing sticker and social distancing barrier.
Education Building Elevator
Elevators in the education building have been capacity limited to 2 people, though I personally wouldn't be comfortable unless it was solo occupancy in a tiny space like that.
Starship Robots waiting
Starship robots waiting outside the union, in a strategic place between union pickup and Dunkin Doughnuts.
A stuck kite outside of Central Hall. I suppose that kiting is a good activity one can do while social distancing.
COVID-19 surveillance testing
The BGSU COVID-19 surveillance testing site entrance at Memorial Hall.
A sign torn apart in front of the Circle K by The Doyt on Wooster Street. This sign is a sign that we live in a reckless age. People acting recklessly during this pandemic is a symptom of a wider cult of ignorance. Even when COVID-19 is vanquished, this bigger epidemic of ignorance must be dealt…
BGSU Vs. Kent State Football Game 2
BGSU Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes at the Doyt Perry Stadium.