Enhancing the Learning Environment Through Renovation, New Construction, New Equipment and Learning Resources: $49,000,000
Amy Jo Marcano Reik '04 "The hands-on experience I received in the BW Neuro Lab was absolutely priceless! Being able to come into a graduate program and start working on an independent research project right away says a lot about the training I received at BW."
University of Iowa Dean's Graduate Merit Fellow
Amy Jo Marcano Reik '04
"The hands-on experience I received in the BW Neuro Lab was absolutely priceless! Being able to come into a graduate program and start working on an independent research project right away says a lot about the training I received at BW."
BW is proud of our long-standing commitment to the sciences, In fact, science/mathematics was the most popular major noted among his year’s entering class.
Much of what goes on in the labs and classrooms of BW today was once the province of graduate level training. It’s not just a matter of what students learn, although that, of course, has changed dramatically even in the last decade; it’s also how they learn. Standard laboratory experiences with known outcomes are no longer meaningful or realistic. Students need hands-on experiences in producing new knowledge, rather than rediscovering pre-existing information. We also must train them to be inventive collaborators who can work among disciplines, where much of the innovation and information in the sciences is generated.
Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Baldwin Wallace University will make possible the state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching and research that we need and will provide renovation for other current science facilities. Included in the project also will be a physical space for BW’s Center for Innovation and Growth that is focused on economic development in Northeast Ohio and spreading entrepreneurial thinking across the campus. The physical location will stimulate collaborative efforts related to science, healthcare and innovation.
Jessica Banks '08 "We were two of the youngest people at a highly-respected orchestral training program, but because of our BW experience, we were well equipped to perform with students from prestigious music schools throughout the country."
Performance/Music Education major
Principal flute, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra
Jessica Banks '08
"We were two of the youngest people at a highly-respected orchestral training program, but because of our BW experience, we were well equipped to perform with students from prestigious music schools throughout the country."
For more than a century, the Conservatory on Lyceum Square has enriched students and all of Greater Cleveland with its presence. The quality of the Conservatory’s programs and graduates is internationally respected, enabling the College to recruit outstanding musicians and educators from across the land. Our graduates perform in the nation’s finest ensembles in outstanding professional venues and on Broadway. Many are also actively preparing the next generation of musicians in classrooms across the country.
As the program has grown, so has the demand for instructional space, practice rooms and rehearsal halls that also can accommodate the latest technologies for teaching and performance. Conservatory programs currently are scattered among four different buildings and current rehearsal spaces are inadequate to meet the demands for individual practice and ensemble rehearsals.
This campaign will help Baldwin Wallace expand and consolidate its programs for performance, music education, theory, composition, music history and music therapy. It also will provide much-needed rehearsal space for large instrumental and vocal ensembles.
The facility improvements promise to be an outstanding environment for all who possess a passion for intensive study of music and the highest level of performance. It will also make the Conservatory more competitive in recruiting talented students, and attracting and retaining eminent musicians as faculty members.
“A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body”
At BW, we’re big believers in that ancient axiom. Twenty percent of our students participate in our 21 NCAA Division III varsity teams, and 70 percent pursue opportunities in 60 different intramural sports. But hundreds of additional students also take advantage of BW’s many innovative programs for personal fitness and wellness.
Thanks to a magnificent estate gift provided by the late Lorheta “Lou” Higgins, BW was able to move ahead with an expansion of its recreation center, which provided additional 20,000 sq. ft. of classrooms, training and fitness spaces, faculty and staff offices, and storage. To complete the project, the College needs to upgrade Finnie Stadium, including a complete replacement of the artificial turf and running track.