Monday, April 18, 2016  
Faculty Excellence Awards | Authors and Artists reception
Christopher Mruk (center) is congratulated by Provost Rodney Rogers (left) and President Mary Ellen Mazey upon being named a Professor of Teaching Excellence.


The University honored the contributions and achievements of many of its most stellar faculty and staff April 14 at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards.

With introductions and presentations by President Mary Ellen Mazey, David Levey, chair of the BGSU Board of Trustees; Dr. William Balzer, vice president for faculty affairs and strategic initiatives; Dr. Rodney Rogers, provost and senior vice president; and Dr. Allen Rogel, chair of Faculty Senate, it was an evening to recognize the many important roles that go into making the University a seat of higher learning, and to acknowledge the commitment on the part of those who teach and work here.

Following are the first half of the award winners, in the order they were given. The remainder will be in Zoom News on Thursday (April 21). Follow the links to stories and photos.

Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award
Dr. Emilio Duran, teaching and learning

Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Rebecca Skinner Green, art history

Faculty Senate Faculty Mentor Award
Dr. Dara Musher-Eizenman, psychology

Faculty Senate Leadership as a Chair/School Director Award
Dr. Laura Stafford, School of Media and Communication

Faculty Senate Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Paul Moore, biological sciences

Outstanding Early Career Award
Dr. Robert Dyer, computer science
Dr. Russell Mills, political science

Olscamp Research Award
Dr. Lawrence Coates, English

Wallach on death of Indonesian singer from snakebite - Washington Post

Feed My Starving Children – TV24

Underwood on boa constrictor rescue – ODOT

Stinson on percentage of officers convicted in shootings – Washington Post

University Libraries Dean Sara Bushong (far right) and Friends of the Libraries member Libby Hertenstein (far left) congratulate honorees (left to right) Megan Hemmelgarn, Michael Brooks, James M. Semon and Tiffany Middleton.


The University Libraries celebrated the scholarly and artistic achievements of BGSU faculty and students April 13 at the annual Authors and Artists reception. About 50 recognitions were presented.

University Libraries Dean Sara Bushong presented the Recognition of the Friends of the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award to Megan Hemmelgarn for her paper "Effectiveness of Food-Demos to Increase Nutrition Knowledge." Hemmelgarn, a dietetics major, received a $250 cash award.

Bushong also presented the Recognition of the Center for Archival Collections Local History Publication Awards. In the Academic Scholar Division, Dr. Michael Brooks, history, won for his paper on "The Ku Klux Klan in Wood County, Ohio."

In the Independent Scholar Division, Tiffany Middleton and James M. Semon of Fremont won for their work on "The Clydesdale Motor Truck Company."


The BGBookBag Professional Development Book Club, open to all BGSU employees, debuts with April’s selection, “The Element,” by Sir Ken Robinson.

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