Spotlight ESOL

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Spotlight ESOL

Giuseppe Giammanco, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Photochemical Sciences and a former ESOL Program student, collaborated on a paper that was recently published in the American Chemical Society journal Applied Materials. The paper, titled "Light-Responsive Iron(111) - Polysaccharide Coordination Hydrogels for Controlled Delivery," was co-written with senior Christopher Sosnofsky, under the supervision of Dr. Alexis Ostrowski. To read more the research behind the paper, click here.

BGSU International Student Services has created a series of videos featuring former ESOL Program students talking about their experiences at Bowling Green State University. You can see these vidoes by clicking the links below:

    -- Omar Almethen, Pre-Business

    --Shrinkhala Upadhyaya, Media and Communications

    -- Aisha Alnaqbi, Communication Disorders

Amy Cook gave two presentations at TESOL 2014 titled “Teaching with TED: An Advanced Listening and Speaking Course,” and “Ten Ways to Play Tic-Tac-Toe for Language Practice.” More recently, Amy had an article published in TESOL's Adult Education Interest Section newsletter about using TED talks in advanced ESL listening/speaking classes. Her article can be read at:


Congratulations to Kamal Subedi, a Teaching Assistant in the Physics and Astronomy Department and former ESOL student. Kamal was selected as one of three recipients of the 2013-14 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award. Since BGSU has over 700 teaching assistants, this is a wonderful honor.

Jason Wells-Jensen is developing three languages for a series of fantasy novels by Arianne 'Tex' Thompson. The first book, One Night in Sixes, will be published in July 2014.

Kimberly Spallinger serves as President of the Executive Board for the Iraqi Student Project and was the 2013 Faculty Senate’s Community Involvement Award Recipient.