Since 1929, the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU has offered innovative and engaging academic programs to the students at Bowling Green State University, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and offering areas of study in the sciences that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes to the farthest corners of the universe. All of our programs feature advanced equipment for research and learning.
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2016 MASTER TEACHER MELISSA MILLER SHARES HER LOVE OF LEARNING WITH STUDENTS
Dr. Melissa Miller, named the 2016 Master Teacher at Bowling Green State University, believes the most important aspect of teaching is sharing a contagious enthusiasm for learning.
“While brilliant scholars can bore students to proverbial tears, brilliant teachers convey a contagious enthusiasm for learning that is literally infectious,” Miller wrote. “Enthusiasm drives all of the other factors we tend to bandy about when ticking off what makes a great teacher: passion, dedication, charisma, intellect.”
Miller, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, received the prestigious Master Teacher Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception April 14. This is the highest teaching award presented to faculty and the only student-driven and student-selected award at BGSU. It comes with a $1,000 check presented by the Student Alumni Connection. Read More
IT’S A MATCH FOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
Bowling Green State University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program continues proving its status as a top-caliber program in the country. The program’s latest achievement is a 100 percent match rate – which means each of the program’s current nine doctoral students who applied for a one-year, pre-doctoral clinical internship was accepted at an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) facility, explained Dr. Annette Mahoney, professor and director of clinical training for BGSU’s psychology department. A high match rate is a strong indicator that the program is doing a good job of preparing students for the one-year, intensive clinical internships, Mahoney said. These internships provide a variety of counseling experiences in hospitals, health centers and mental health counseling centers, and are required for students to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. The year of practical experience focuses on refining advanced skills to become clinicians. Read More
Giving back: BGSU prof. brings medical mission to home village
It’s long been said it takes a village to raise a child.
But sometimes, the child is able to give back as an adult by raising the village.
Bowling Green State University professor Apollos Nwauwa helped boost the health of the people of his Nigerian village, Uburuekwe, with a medical mission in October.
“I feel attached to it, so I am trying to positively impact the area in any way I can since becoming a professor. How do I give back?” Nwauwa said.
The director of Africana Studies did just that by helping coordinate the medical mission, which was supported by the Dako Foundation.
Six medical doctors, 15 nurses and their medical walkers set up shop in front of Nwauwa’s church in the village. Read More