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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A house on Clough Street in Bowling Green Ohio has posted dad jokes in their front yard. During the COVID-19 era, this will certainly raise spirits.
Starbucks Social Distancing Markers
Starbucks has opted to use boxes instead of X's to mark areas where people should stand.
Carillon Place Entrance Signs
Signs at Carillon Place at Bowling Green State University during COVID-19.
One room schoolhouse, empty during COVID-19 (Alternate View)
The one room schoolhouse at BGSU during COVID-19.
Panda Express keeping the lights on
Panda Express keeping the lights on in the Bowen Thompson Student Union's Falcon Nest. Panda Express was made available through Starship delivery robots.
Buffalo Wild Wings Dine In
BW3 advertising the availability of dine in. I wonder what sports are being broadcast at a sports bar, when few if any sports are being played?
Nintendo Switch Stock at Meijer
Here an interesting stock can be seen. Physical games for Nintendo systems are well stocked, and include options for owners of systems dating several generations back. Supported systems include Nintendo DS (Hardware released in 2004!), Nintendo 3DS (Released 2011), Wii (2006), Wii U (Released in…
The last VR Headset available for sale at Meijer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many items useful for telework, such as webcams, routers, and other computer peripherals are in low stock, or have been sold out.
Though this device is meant to be used with a PlayStation 4, it is possible to jerry…
The tracks left by a Starship robot queuing area outside the McDonald hall annex at Bowling Green State University.
These wheel marks are a testament to the popularity of the service, and the precision of the robots in an uncontrolled environment.
BGSU 400 East Poe Road
The Bowling Green State University building at 400 East Poe Road in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology notice
A notice posted at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The office of Aliquantum International in Bowling Green, Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is shared with some Independent Law Offices. This company distributes products of the Japanese company San-X in the North America, including Rilakkuma. Rilakkuma is a bear like character that got a…
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An advertisement for the state website on COVID-19 on an electronic sign owned by the Bowling Green Public Works department.
Public Works 2020 Census Ad
An advertisement for the 2020 census on an electronic sign owned by the Bowling Green Public Works department.
The Wood County Regional Airport (WCRA) during the COVID-19 pandemic, unusually quiet.
Wood County Regional Airport Notices
Notices posted at the Wood County Regional Airport (WCRAA) in Bowling Green, Ohio.
BETCO in Bowling Green, Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basic coatings and EnviroZyme are advertised on the sign.
Ashley Furniture Home Store Distribution Center
The Ashley Furniture Home Store Distribution Center in Bowling Green, Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nationwide Bob Stout Agency
Nationwide Bob Stout Agency during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Marco's Pizza and Aistear Brewery can be seen in the background.
North Main Circle K notices
Notices posted at the north main street Circle K in Bowling Green, Ohio, including one advertising free coffee, tea, and soda pop for healthcare workers and first responders.
OK Used Cars notice
The notice placed at OK Used Cars in Bowling Green, Ohio, operated by the Thayer Family.
Organ Collision LTD/ JR Towing Notice
Notices posted Organ Collision LTD/ JR Towing in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Bowling Green Fire Division during COVID-19
The Bowling Green Fire Division station on west wooster street, ready to deploy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Henry County Bank Drive Thru Ad
An ad for the Henry County Bank Drive Thru during the COVID-19 pandemic on April 20, 2020.