GC’s Community English Class

January 26th, 2015

Due to weather, GC’s Community English Class will be starting on Wednesday, 1/28 from 9:30 — 11:30 am. Join us for this FREE service! All levels of English are welcome! Email Mallory for more information.

*If BG City Schools are cancelled, we do not have Community English Class. Please check the news for this information.IMG_20141015_093523_125

New Scrapbook Group Starting

January 20th, 2015

Do you take a lot of pictures or collect ticket stubs, brochures, and flyers? Would you like to display them in a decorative book to remember all of your experiences? Join Mallory and other interested Internationals in a new Scrapbook Group starting this semester. We will meet monthly at Mallory’s home. You will need to buy your own scrapbook and print your own pictures; all other materials will be provided.  If interested, contact Mallory by 1/22.

Welcome!/Welcome Back! Bowling & Pizza Night

January 12th, 2015

Join us for our annual bowling & pizza night  to welcome everyone back from Winter Break and to welcome new International students just starting at BGSU.


What:  Welcome!/Welcome Back! Bowling & Pizza Night

When:  Friday, January 16, 2015

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Location:  Al-Mar Lanes (1010 N. Main Street)
Cost: $8.00 cash only (includes shoes, multiple games of bowling, pizza & drinks) 

To join us, please reserve your spot with Mallory at mjames@globalconnectionsbg.org by January 15.


If you have signed up with Mallory and need a ride, meet in front of International Student Services, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A (the walkway between Hanna & University Halls). Rides will be available from 6:30 – 6:45 pm and then after the event.


GC Closed Over Winter Break

December 15th, 2014

Global Connections’ office will be closed over the Winter Break from Sunday, 12/21 through Wednesday, 1/7. We will reopen on Thursday, 1/8. Mallory will be happy to respond to your phone calls and emails on 1/8. Have a restful, safe, and happy holiday season!

Congrats to All Graduates!

December 8th, 2014

Picture 2Congratulations to all who are graduating in December! We have really enjoyed getting to know you, and we wish you the best in all your future academic or professional endeavors. We would love to hear how you’re doing, so please keep in touch whenever you can by emailing Mallory or by posting on GC’s Facebook Fanpage. GOOD LUCK!.

Winter Break Transportation Requests

December 1st, 2014

GC is completely full with transportation requests for the winter break.  Currently, we are only receiving requests that are already at the same transportation center and on the same date/relatively close in timeframe (within a couple of hours) as a transportation request we received earlier. Another option to explore is the BG Airport Shuttle, (419) 308-5952.

GC’s Int’l Thanksgiving Dinner – 11/26

November 24th, 2014

GC’s annual International Thanksgiving Dinner is this week! Join us for traditional Thanksgiving food (along with vegetarian dishes).  There will also be a raffle of various household items & gift cards as well as wonderful International entertainment.


When:  Wednesday, 11/26

Where: BG Covenant Church (1165 Haskins Road)

Time:    6:30-9:00 pm


For a ride, meet in front of International Student Services, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A (the walkway between Hanna & University Halls). Rides will be available from 6:15 – 7:00 pm and then after the event.


Contact info@globalconnectionsbg.org or call (419) 601-0457 for more information or for directions.

GC’s Community Service Project: Martha’s Kitchen

November 17th, 2014

Join GC Volunteer, Marie Derkis, and other Internationals as we give back to BG! We’ll be serving already prepared food to those in need of a free meal at Martha’s Kitchen on Friday, 11/21 from 4:00 — 6:30 pm. The location of MK has changed to St. John’s Church (1505 E Wooster) for this week only. Contact Mallory by 11/20 if you’d like to participate.1383416_10152566055800400_332780920_n

Support GC at Kroger

November 10th, 2014

If you shop at Kroger, consider selecting GC as the non-profit organization that receives a certain percentage of your purchase. Please know that this has to be updated every year. To do so:

  1. Click here-Kroger
  2. Sign in (or register first).
  3. Go to My Account.
  4. Go to Edit  Community Rewards.
  5. Type in Global Connections.
  6. When GC shows up in a drop-down menu, select it.
  7. Save changes.

Now every time you shop at Kroger, Global Connections will financially benefit. Thank you for your support!

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes – No Classes on 11/4

November 3rd, 2014

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes are cancelled on 11/4. The next Quilting Class will be on 11/6. Contact Wendy Jenkins at wjquilts@gmail.com with questions or to join the classes!