Apr 17, 2017 9:04 AM ‘Lived and breathed Math Camp’
BGSU senior Kelly Largent recently received the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from Ohio Campus Compact. The Ping Award was designed to recognize and honor Ohio Campus Compact member undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award
The work of Dr. Mariana Mitova, apparel merchandising and product development, with a local sports organization for children and young adults with disabilities has positively impacted hundreds of students and families, and has earned her the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award.
Apr 6, 2017 3:18 PM ‘Our Dear Bowling Green’
Alumnus Cory Breth credits his BGSU family with helping him to start his music career. The 2012 graduate has recorded two albums and performed with well-known bands. He’s also a Spanish teacher and worship leader.
Apr 5, 2017 4:47 PM Access Program Connects Culture and Language with Service-Learning
BGSU hosted 20 Pakistani teachers as part of a cross-cultural learning experience that will offer many lessons for them to take back to their classrooms.
Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM Changing the World Through Education
Twenty English language teachers from around the globe recently completed at six-week fellowship at BGSU to learn new teaching techniques and address gender inequality issues.
Mar 22, 2017 3:12 PM Students recognized for diversity studies
Undergraduate researchers won awards for their projects related to diversity at the second annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity March 21, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Their research topics ranged from Medicare recipients to the impact of black women’s hairstyles on job attainment.
Mar 15, 2017 4:11 PM Student Teacher Forges a Path of Service for the Next Generation
Middle Childhood Education major Kelly Largent helped bring classroom lessons to life for a group of Bowling Green fifth-graders with an inspiring community service project helping local families.
Mar 7, 2017 10:51 AM Classroom is a comfortable home for BGSU alumnus
Ray Johnson ’65 left the family farm to get an education, and that launched a career in the academic field that lasted more than four decades. Johnson is grateful that BGSU provided the foundation for his long tenure in education, and has given annually since 1966 to the University.
Feb 27, 2017 9:50 AM Successful internship paved the way
Rachel Sieracke signed a contract for a job two days before she graduated from BGSU with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning (TLEP) in May 2016. Her achievement didn’t come without a lot of hard work — most notably an internship in Washington, D.C. leading into her senior year.
Feb 15, 2017 11:30 AM Aspiring math teachers multiply their learning with trip to China
A new study abroad course brought a dozen aspiring math teachers from BGSU to China to help their peers at Hunan Normal University implement math camps for middle schoolers.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Faces behind the flag: Algeria
Meriem Mechehoud, from Algeria, is earning her second master’s degree from BGSU. Her first was in American culture studies and now the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education. Mechehoud is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange to break barriers between the Middle East and the United States.
Feb 8, 2017 10:02 AM Dr. Susan K. Lang ‘72 honored as top school superintendent in the state
Dr. Susan K. Lang ’72 was honored as the top school superintendent in Ohio for her outstanding leadership and innovation in education.
Jan 30, 2017 2:45 PM Adventures in Retailing
Students form the apparel merchandising and product development program traveled to New York City for the nation’s largest retail conference and expo, and two BGSU students were honored with scholarships at the event.
Dec 15, 2016 9:43 AM Beijing Scholars Visit Campus as Part of Cross-Cultural Study Program
Nearly a dozen students from Beijing Union University immersed themselves in BGSU’s Tourism, Leisure & Even Planning program during an 11-day study abroad trip.
Dec 15, 2016 8:54 AM A Rising Star in His Field
Alumnus Nick Byer has excelled as a young professional in his industry, and he was recognized with a 30 Under 30 award by the International Association of Venue Managers Foundation.
Dec 12, 2016 3:58 PM Mental Health Counselor Honored With Obsidian Award
BGSU's Black Alumni Council bestowed this year’s award on Dr. Pauline Furman ‘73 '75 for 25 years of distinguished work in her community.
Dec 12, 2016 11:21 AM A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas’ students are at the heart of everything she does. So it’s only appropriate that a student lounge recently named in her honor is located in the heart of BGSU’s Education Building, where she’s been a mainstay for the last eight years.
Dec 12, 2016 10:01 AM Paul Agne '55 Gives Back to His Second Home
The retired teacher and coach is helping the next generation of BGSU graduates succeed with a gift to the College of Education and Human Development to fund renovations and a professional development wardrobe for students in need of appropriate attire for interviews, student teaching and field work.
Dec 9, 2016 1:33 PM BGSU approves honorary namings, new software engineering degree
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its Dec. 9 meeting approved the naming of a number of campus spaces and facilities in honor of donors as well as initial funding for the next stage of major building upgrades. In addition, the board approved of a new major in software engineering.
Dec 2, 2016 4:03 PM Gochenour wins two national interior design awards
The Association of University Interior Designers recently recognized BGSU Space Planner Lynne Gochenour for her work in Olscamp Hall. The two second-place awards were for the Olscamp Classroom 225 project in the $150,000-$500,000 category and the Olscamp Public Spaces project in the over-$500,000 category.
Nov 30, 2016 3:32 PM Undergraduates add international experience to resumes
More than 20 students from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship recently gave presentations about their experiences abroad. The top performers were honored with CURS Global Engagement Awards on Nov. 18 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Each student received an engraved glass sculpture.
Nov 9, 2016 12:04 PM BGSU Hosts Education Day for future students
The College of Education and Human Development faculty, staff and students spent a day with 150 high school juniors and seniors. Education Day is part of a larger group of admissions events aimed at prospective students.
Oct 26, 2016 3:57 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2016 Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges for the seventh annual edition based on data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Oct 24, 2016 1:25 PM ECCO students experience education in Chicago during fall break trip
A group of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty traveled to Chicago over fall break to learn about teaching and learning in a central-city environment.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Gaming the system
Mark Stevens, an instructor in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, is trying to figure out the best way to use the popular video game “Minecraft” as a way to deliver curriculum to K-12 students in northwest Ohio.
Sep 30, 2016 11:55 AM Trustees approve honorary namings, facilities upgrades
The BGSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of several University facilities to honor supporters at its annual pre-Homecoming meeting, on Sept. 30. In addition, the board also authorized upgrades to the Moore Musical Arts Center, Ice Arena and two campus electrical load centers.
Sep 29, 2016 9:00 AM BGSU preservice teachers secure funds for future Math Camps
Students from the Bowling Green Council of Teachers of Mathematics were awarded the Emma Lou Brumfield Award to be used for future math camps.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM Family legacy
Emily Treece’s career path may have been predestined. After all, she became a fourth-generation teacher this semester, following a family tradition of graduating from Bowling Green State University. Treece, who graduated in May, is teaching geometry and algebra II at Avon High School, near Cleveland.
Sep 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Falcon Family of the Year
The family of Emily Suver, a sophomore in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, was named the 2016 Falcon Family of the Year on Sept. 17 at Doyt Perry Stadium. The Suvers overcame financial troubles to send their daughter to her dream school, BGSU.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM Hallie McIntyre ’16 with the Washington Redskins
Hallie McIntyre ’16, a sport management major at BGSU, was selected as a development intern for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, where she focused on annual major fundraising events. It was an opportunity to bring McIntyre’s love of sports together with her passion for impacting change in the community.
Sep 7, 2016 1:05 PM Perseverance pays off for young alumna
Jenna Ricupero ’09 was recognized recently by the International Association of Venue Managers by being named to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. Ricupero currently serves as director of catering sales for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation/Levy Restaurants.
Sep 1, 2016 11:51 AM Dr. Ray Schneider elected to serve as a Faculty Athletics Representatives
Dr. Ray Schneider, program coordinator for sport management, is one of two individuals selected to replace Dr. Lee Meserve as the faculty representative to the NCAA.
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 AM New Faculty Athletics Representatives to carry on legacy of Meserve
Dr. Ray Schneider, an associate professor of sport management, and Dr. Donna Trautman, chair of the visual communications and technology education department, have been selected as BGSU’s next Faculty Athletics Representatives, following on the work of Dr. Lee Meserve, who has held the position for nearly 20 years.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Ivi Casagrande at EXOS-Los Angeles
Ivi Casagrande spent her summer in Los Angeles working at her dream internship at EXOS, a sports performance company that trains athletes from all over the world. Casagrande got to work with amateur and pro athletes at the top of their game, including members of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.
Aug 18, 2016 2:32 PM My Summer Experience: Alex Wehri at Hendrick Motorsports
Alex Wehri '16 moved to North Carolina in May to start working as a part of the Hendrick Motorsports strength and conditioning staff. His job at HMS was to help train the pit crews. For comparison, Hendrick Motorsports is like the Yankees of NASCAR, so Wehri knew he was going to be a great summer experience.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Learning how to learn
Dr. Michael E. Zalar, a 2005 Bowling Green State University doctoral graduate, believes that learning is an ongoing process. The North Olmsted City Schools superintendent came back to BGSU in 2015 and received a master’s in organization development Aug. 6.
Aug 8, 2016 9:41 AM Lober brothers look back on storied careers
Brothers John and Bob Lober, both BGSU teacher education graduates, cultivated careers as inspiring teacher-educators for thousands of students and athletes. Over a span of 102 years, the brothers earned numerous athletic awards and achievements without losing site of their roles as being educators first.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hat trick
August graduate Dajon Mingo had ups and downs in his college years, but said he’s learned three main tips that could help other students. The Human Development and Family Studies student plans to play and teach hockey after graduation.
Jul 28, 2016 11:12 AM A warm, Falcon welcome
Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM New learning community takes 360° approach
Freshmen in BGSU’s brand new Health, Wellness and You Learning Community will be starting out on the right foot — and hand. They will be wearing FitBit® wristband activity trackers as “researchers on their own lives,” according to founding director Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, public and allied health. “This is a great opportunity for students to get engaged in research using a technology and topic they can understand.”
Jul 25, 2016 7:00 AM College retains national accreditation through 2022
The College of Education and Human Development received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in PK-12 student learning.
Jul 14, 2016 5:05 PM Living a life of purpose
Master’s student Pempho Chinkondenji stays busy, advocating for female rights and bringing about positive change. Ultimately, she hopes to work for the United Nations, where she can reach thousands of people with these efforts. Until then, she’s involved in several efforts on campus and in the community.
Jul 11, 2016 12:00 PM Morning person
Alumna Natalie Taylor got her start in sports reporting at Bowling Green State University, but now cohosts Tampa Bay’s newest lifestyle and entertainment show, “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.” Taylor says BGSU opened many doors on her way to this dream job.
Jun 29, 2016 11:00 AM Data summit unites BGSU, high school educators
In response to districts’ requests for data on how their district graduates are doing at Bowling Green State University, seven northwest Ohio high schools were invited to a data summit in Bowling Green. Data was shared with those partnership schools to demonstrate how students from their schools performed at BGSU.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2020: Cole Alexander
Incoming freshman Cole Alexander is looking forward to his time at Bowling Green State University, particularly meeting new people, taking intellectually challenging classes and getting involved in intramural sports and activities. The Award of High Distinction Scholarship recipient will also participate in Honors College.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM No room for head games
BGSU’s Dr. Andrea Cripps’ main research concentration is sensory impairments following concussions: how vision, hearing and the somatosensory systems are impaired after a concussion. In addition, she looks at academic decline following a concussion to investigate whether a student’s GPA regresses afterward.
May 25, 2016 1:25 PM Golden opportunity
Brett Creamer ’14 grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and currently is employed by that region’s NBA team as a special event assistant. Creamer says he never would have had the opportunity to work for the Golden State Warriors if not for his Bowling Green State University education.
May 18, 2016 2:45 PM Fifteen faculty receive emeritus status
The Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 15 retired or retiring faculty members on May 6. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Individuals must have been at the University for at least 10 years and been recommended by their department for the designation.
May 11, 2016 1:15 AM Students honored at annual honors and awards ceremony
The College of Education and Human Development held their annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 24 to present students with scholarships and academic awards for the 2016-2017 school year and to honor is outstanding seniors.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Get out of your comfort zone
Holly Horn’s career path did not follow the expected route for someone with a bachelor’s degree in education. It has spanned over various businesses and organizations, including politics, education, health care, consulting and finance – and that is OK, she says.
May 6, 2016 4:02 PM Faculty climb academic ladder with tenure, promotion
The BGSU Board of Trustees acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments of faculty from a number of colleges May 6 with the granting of promotions and for some, tenure. Thirteen were promoted to full professor, 15 received promotion to associate professor with tenure.
May 5, 2016 10:26 AM BGHS drama teacher rises to head of the class
The 2016 Educator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Jo Beth Gonzalez on Monday, May 2 during Teacher Educator Capstone Day. For the past 22 years, she has worked as an educator at Bowling Green High School. In addition to her teaching, she is a published author of multiple books that explore theatre education. The award was presented by Dr. Dawn Shinew, dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM Bechtel elected to SHAPE America Leadership Council
Dr. Pamela Bechtel, associate professor emerita in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, was recently elected to the position of president-elect of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America's Midwest District. Bechtel began her three-year term in March.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: All the right moves
Bowling Green State University kicker Tyler Tate excelled on the football field and in the classroom. The exercise science major will continue his education in the fall as a first-year medical student at Ohio State.
May 2, 2016 12:00 AM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7). The graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Speaking will be alumni Maribeth Rahe, Dean Bresciani, Holly Horn, Jason “Jay” Crawford, and D. Craig Rathbun.
Apr 28, 2016 12:44 PM Faculty Senate Presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception April 14.This award, presented by the Faculty Senate, recognizes a faculty member for outstanding contributions to the community or to other local, state, national or international communities and includes a $1,000 prize.
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM Putting up a good fight
Kaleb Page, a graduating BGSU senior from Wapakoneta, Ohio, got a firsthand look at 21st century gladiators this spring when he served as a public relations intern at the Ultimate Fighting Championship headquarters in Las Vegas.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM Faculty Senate presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
For his contributions to community partnerships and initiatives, Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was recognized with the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception April 14.
Apr 14, 2016 10:36 AM Autism Advocates honored by BG City Mayor
On Monday, April 4, Bowling Green city Mayor Dick Edwards read an Autism Proclamation to Associate Dean Mary Murray and the Titus family as part of April's Autism Awareness Month.
Apr 8, 2016 4:00 PM Students ‘Hatch’ entrepreneurial ideas
For the last 10 weeks, Hatchlings, BGSU students selected to participate in The Hatch, have been working on business presentations with alumni mentors. This effort culminated in the pitch of their ideas to alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding to “hatch” their venture.
Apr 3, 2016 12:00 PM Encore for Bravo! BGSU
The arts at Bowling Green State University celebrated the second annual Bravo! BGSU. Students, faculty and alumni from across the arts performed and demonstrated their talents throughout the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Mar 21, 2016 7:00 AM Reaching for the stars at NASA
Alumna Maria Arredondo is an award-winning education program specialist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, overseeing the development of educational content based on the work that NASA’s scientists and engineers are doing at the installation, and she serves as the conduit to carry that knowledge to teachers and students throughout this part of the country.
Mar 16, 2016 1:30 AM Undergraduates honored for their diversity research
Four winners — three individual and one group — were presented awards for excellence March 2 for their participation in the inaugural Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. The symposium was hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Mar 14, 2016 7:00 AM Culture and Learning course explores math education
Dr. Gabriel Matney, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, gives students the unique opportunity to see teaching and learning techniques in mathematics firsthand with his Culture and Learning in Thailand course.
Mar 11, 2016 1:48 PM Women’s History Month
BGSU will celebrate Women’s History Month with the theme “Tackling Injustice: Sports as an Arena of Social Change.” The Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, along other campus departments and organizations, have created a slate of programming that explores the role of athletics — and athletes — in positive social change.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM A non-traditional classroom experience
Dr. Tim Murnen, director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and a team of instructors, has been instrumental in getting BGSU teacher-candidates experience observing and participating in the unique learning environment created at Toledo School for the Arts. BGSU and TSA are in its second semester of the agreement and BGSU students are reaping big rewards.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM The art of organization
Kristin DiBacco ‘06 was born to organize. Her passion for organization and helping people has evolved into her successful business, The Serene Space, which has been featured on the TV series “Hoarders.”
Feb 15, 2016 11:11 AM A dream come true
Nineteen teachers from different countries are on campus for a six-week course sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. BGSU is one of four institutions to host the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program.
Jan 21, 2016 1:00 PM Visiting international students experience American tourism
Eleven students from Beijing Union University (BUU) visited Bowling Green State University Dec. 20-30, 2015, to experience tourism in northwest Ohio firsthand. Their trip to the United States marked the first visit to the country for all the students and was part of a larger collaboration agreement that was signed this summer between the two institutions.
Dec 14, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Tackling the future
Kayla Tesmer is no stranger to adversity. The Barberton, Ohio, native has overcome multiple hardships in her short 23 years, giving her a level of maturity and balance well beyond her years. As a first generation college student and the first of her siblings to traditionally graduate from high school (one of her sister's received her GED), she came to Bowling Green State University on a mission to succeed.
Nov 23, 2015 7:00 AM Fashion Forward
Last summer, six apparel merchandising and product development (AMPD) students took the advice of faculty and explored the world of high fashion resulting in experiences they will never forget. These students interned at notable brands such as Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Sephora, and up-and-comers Aluma Klein (Israel) and Shoshanna Lee (Chicago).
Nov 13, 2015 11:00 AM Giving back to the program: Derek Eiler’s message to learn, earn and return
In a 60 minute talk, alumnus Derek Eiler '93 brought a message to students to "learn, earn and return."
Nov 13, 2015 8:50 AM BGSU kinesiology graduate program ranked 10th in student poll
Graduateprograms.com ranked Bowling Green State University’s graduate program in kinesiology 10th on its list of the top 25 kinesiology/exercise science graduate programs in the U.S. Rankings are based on 15 categories and cover a variety of topics from campus safety to return on investment.
Oct 6, 2015 11:12 AM BGSU to welcome Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden, longtime coach of Florida State University football and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will speak at Bowling Green State University as part of the Setting the Pace Lecture Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.
Oct 5, 2015 8:00 AM From BG to the Big Apple
Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a place where life and commerce move at breakneck speeds. In contrast, nearby the spacious Central Park provides some solitude, and the opportunity to downshift from that frenetic environment.
Sep 22, 2015 11:50 AM Setting the Pace Speaker Series
The “Setting the Pace Lecture Series” brings distinguished speakers to campus throughout the academic year to initiate positive and interactive dialogues and to discuss ideas trending in education and human development.
Sep 21, 2015 7:00 AM An Ambassador of Math
If you suspect Alyssa Lustgarten sees the world through brown and orange colored glasses, she will happily admit that is indeed the case. For her, mascots, fight songs, school colors, history and traditions are as much an essential part of BGSU as the classrooms, office buildings and dormitories.
Sep 1, 2015 10:09 AM The numbers are in: BGSU education grads among top earners
Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development has a long-standing reputation of producing some of the nation’s best teachers — and now a recent survey shows they are also among the best paid. In its 2015-16 Education Salary Report, PayScale, a compensation data firm based in Seattle, ranked BGSU seventh on its list of highest paid education majors, and first in the state of Ohio. On average, BGSU graduates earn an average of $32,000 starting out and climb to an average salary of $56,000 later in their careers.
Aug 31, 2015 7:00 AM A Falcon Legacy
If you visit Mount Blanchard, Ohio, and mention the name Lucille Burrell to anyone in town, there is a good chance he or she was taught by this longtime educator. In the 1930s Burrell headed to Bowling Green to earn a teaching certificate from the Normal College. A trailblazer in her day, Burrell earned her degree at a time when most women managed households instead of heading to college.
Aug 24, 2015 7:00 AM I was part of "The Best Day Crew" at Cedar Point
I never thought I would end up at Cedar Point as a 3rd year intern—three unforgettable summer experiences! Where to begin? A little history on my first two summers interning at Cedar Point
Aug 19, 2015 11:47 AM Kutz tapped for TEDx talk on ‘contextual intelligence’
As a professor of athletic training at BGSU, Dr. Matt Kutz is not only preparing the next generation of U.S. athletic trainers and athletes, he has also helped developing countries like Rwanda and Honduras begin to build those programs where none had existed.
Aug 10, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Advocating for Social Justice
Like many high school seniors, Rachel Allen wanted to get away from home after she graduated from high school. Allen’s family moved to Bowling Green from Terre Haute, Ind., when she was five years old.
Aug 5, 2015 2:45 PM Tourist attraction
The new wealth being generated in China has resulted in a surge of interest in tourism, both at home and abroad. At the same time, increasing numbers of Americans are visiting China.
Apr 27, 2015 7:15 AM Designing for prosperity
Dr. Diane Frey never thought she would visit East Africa, much less become involved in educational partnerships with Kenyan schools for girls and women with HIV-AIDS. But a Christmas visit to her sister in Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago led first to a personal passion and now professional engagement with support organizations, plus mutually beneficial relationships between Kenyan and BGSU students.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM Kenya-BGSU partnership connects learning with economic empowerment
Dr. Diane Frey never thought she would visit East Africa, much less become involved in educational partnerships with Kenyan schools for girls and women with HIV-AIDS. But a Christmas visit to her sister in Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago led first to a personal passion and now professional engagement with support organizations, plus mutually beneficial relationships between Kenyan and BGSU students.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM UAO president thrives on campus involvement
Megan Largent knows how to make things happen. If there was an event planned at her Strongsville high school, most likely, Largent was involved. She helped organize a variety of activities, from the service-oriented, like blood drives, to fun, festive gatherings such as homecoming and prom.
Jan 20, 2015 8:30 AM Educator of the Year Award
The Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize a Bowling Green State University alumnus for excellence in the field of education. Nominees may include teachers and administrators who hold current licensure in any area of PreK-12 education or administration, and who are actively working full-time in the field.
Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM Scholarships
I am pleased to welcome you to the College of Education and Human Development’s scholarship page. Thanks to the generous support of our many donors and benefactors, we are able to offer a number of scholarships in a variety of program areas to EDHD students each year.
Jan 20, 2015 7:30 AM Register for Summer Classes
Summer Session provides you with the flexibility and variety you need to stay on track—online, on campus or abroad. Choose from the extensive schedule of undergraduate and graduate courses offered in 3 to 8 weeks.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A deeper understanding of global needs
Kevin McClellan ’14 is a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who just received his MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education (MACIE) — including a public health cognate — that builds upon his education and food security work with the Peace Corps and Red Cross in West Africa.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Building a strong leader
Anyone who has come into contact with Hannah Burkhart knows how much she loves being a Falcon. The successful English education major in the Honors College can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her education and the time she spent at BGSU.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Overcoming Adversity
His story began 23 years ago in the small Ohio town of St. Marys. Josh King entered the world two weeks late and pronounced clinically dead of meconium aspiration (the ingestion of fecal matter into the lungs). The whirlwind that followed included lifesaving acts by three doctors and six nurses that brought him back to life, followed by weeks in an incubator at Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a lifetime of challenges ahead. King’s ordeal left him physically disabled with a mild form of cerebral palsy and faced with an array of learning disabilities.
Nov 24, 2014 7:00 AM Murray honored for commitment to special education
Dr. Mary Murray, associate dean for student services and teacher education in the College of Education and Human Development, received a 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award during Ohio’s annual Special Education Leadership Conference.
Nov 10, 2014 7:00 AM Sport Performance leverages faculty passion and expertise
As one of the nation’s top public universities, BGSU is well known for academic excellence and a faculty that is dedicated to the success of its students. The Sport Performance program, and the vital participation by faculty from the Department of Psychology and the School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies, is a prime example of the commitment and expertise behind this reputation.
Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM Teaching and learning in Alaska
When you think of Alaska, a beautiful landscape with an abundance of wildlife and forests comes to mind. But there’s a small part of the state that is completely different and challenging in many ways. That’s where BGSU alumnus Doug Avery, ’96 is beginning his new career in school administration.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM ‘Ireland Medal’ bestowed on Langendorfer for water-safety contributions
Dr. Stephen Langendorfer of Bowling Green State University has built an international reputation as an expert on water safety and developmental aquatics through his writing, editorial and service work to prevent drownings. Recently he crossed the Atlantic to receive a special honor in Ireland. During his trip he also gave seven presentations in Ireland, Poland and Spain.
Oct 21, 2014 3:51 PM BGSU math education faculty equip Ohio teachers to address Common Core
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney traded their Bowling Green State University campus classrooms this summer to work with public school teachers in their home districts, preparing them to address the new Common Core State Standards for math. The two mathematics education faculty from the College of Education and Human Development have partnered to provide professional development in schools since 2012.
Oct 13, 2014 7:30 AM Weighing in with Karen Miller-Kovach
It’s the diet that has helped millions of people lose weight effectively and has been rated the best plan for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report. BGSU graduate Karen Miller-Kovach, ’77, is the lead researcher behind the Weight Watchers POINTS® and PointsPlus® systems.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Corey Krupa
My internship experience with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was amazing. I interned in the brand new Ralph Wilson Jr. Research and Preservation Center. My official title was Football Information Intern and I essentially helped with the communications aspect at the Hall of Fame.
Sep 8, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Micah Smith
I served on summer staff with World Changers and P2 Missions as a Missions and Communications Specialist. World Changers and P2 Missions serves churches in their mission of making disciples by providing experiences that develop the heart of students for serving others, and sharing the Gospel so they can change cities across the country.
Aug 19, 2014 1:55 PM BGSU student speaks international language of fashion
This summer, a display case in the Education Building contained several women’s active-wear garments — a hooded sweatshirt, pants, two shirts, plus the “inspiration board” of their designer, recent graduate Ashlee Layman. The story of the clothes’ journey from Bulgaria to BGSU is a tale of student and faculty creativity, resourcefulness and willingness to try something new.
Aug 4, 2014 7:00 AM Top of the Class
For the fifth consecutive year, the BGSU College of Education and Human Development has been named a “Best Graduate School” in education, rising in the rankings each year. Of the 356 schools reviewed, which are restricted to universities granting doctoral degrees, BGSU ranked 112th, moving up 19 places over the last three years.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM Bringing BGSU to China
As a young girl in Zheng Zhou, China, Yaqi Li would spend her time “playing” school. She would take on the role of teacher while her friends acted as students. Li would read stories to her “students,” then ask them what they learned from the story.
May 14, 2014 3:56 PM BGSU alumna wins ‘Top Teacher Search’
The day started off like any other for intervention specialist Stacie Starr ’06 (Master of Education). Little did she know in just a few short hours she’d be getting the surprise of a lifetime.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: An Advocate for Social Justice
The world as Alexandra Lahey knew it was flipped upside down four years ago when she started out as a freshman majoring in human development and family studies and found herself engaged in issues she hadn’t realized she cared about. That experience sparked her ultimate pursuit in life – social and political change.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A drive to help others
When Dez Holbert was in preschool she often came home missing her socks. Her mother kept asking her where they went, but Holbert said she always told her mother she didn’t know. Eventually, the little girl confessed that she gave her socks to a kid who came to school without them.
Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM Peace Corps announces expanded Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Partnership with BGSU
The Peace Corps recently announced the launch of eight new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs in partnership with Bowling Green State University. The programs will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.
Apr 18, 2014 10:39 AM Sondergeld named BGSU ‘Outstanding Young Scholar’
In the field of education, assessment plays an increasingly important role. Dr. Toni Sondergeld’s work is helping to address many fundamental related questions and make the answers available and usable.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM Community involvement earns Johnson BGSU recognition
Dr. Paul Johnson, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, received the Recognition for Community Involvement at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM Master Teacher Michael Coomes views teaching as learning
According to Dr. Michael Coomes, winner of the 2014 Master Teacher Award at Bowling Green State University, the most important quality for a teacher is careful listening.
Apr 2, 2014 10:08 AM BGSU teacher workshops focus on Holocaust, civic engagement curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 31, 2014 6:00 AM Teaching the Holocaust: Workshops focus on interactive curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art.
Mar 27, 2014 2:29 PM ‘Pete the Cat’ author to visit BGSU’s Literacy in the Park
Children’s author and musician Eric Litwin, best known for his “Pete the Cat” books, is the featured presenter at Bowling Green State University’s Literacy in the Park April 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stroh Center.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM Students to present work at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Ohio’s top high school science students and selected eighth-grade students will present the results of their original research during the 51st annual Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (Ohio JSHS) at Bowling Green State University March 19-21.
Feb 26, 2014 2:15 PM Global education on a personal scale
They come from around the globe, from rural areas and cities. Many have never been outside their own countries. And while all teach English, only a few are from countries where English is spoken regularly - making for an interesting variety of accents, dialects and perspectives, noted Dr. Christopher Frey, co-director of the BGSU Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the College of Education and Human Development.
Dec 23, 2013 9:11 AM A family of lifelong learners
It takes a lot of courage to go back to school when you already consider yourself “the least likely to succeed,” as Ann Frake once did. But succeed she did, and now has received her degree through the Online Master of Arts in English program, with a specialization in Language Arts Teaching. Compounding her happiness — two years and one semester later — she graduated with her daughter Jacqueline Frake Davis.
Nov 18, 2013 11:24 AM ‘Dancing outside the box’ supports children in northwest Ohio
Megan Leiss led Dance Marathon to a record-setting year this past April, but her leadership and outside-the-box strategies will continue to generate dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network for years to come. And, because of the impact her contribution has made on local children and their families, the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Leiss the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy winner.
Nov 12, 2013 1:57 PM BGSU named among “best bang-for-the-buck” colleges
Washington Monthly magazine has named Bowling Green State University one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” BGSU was ranked 147th out of 349 schools and 50th out of 79 national universities.
Oct 21, 2013 10:14 AM The many languages of learning
From Argentina to Finland to Rwanda, Bowling Green State University faculty were conducting research and teaching last semester as Fulbright Scholars. Drs. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology; Salim Elwazani, architecture and environmental design, and Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, enriched their host students' knowledge base while gaining new insight into their own teaching strategies and fields of research.
Sep 30, 2013 9:02 AM The benefits of interval training
Interval training is a well-known way to get the maximum benefits of exercise in the shortest amount of time. New research shows that when it comes to running, women may get more out of high intensity interval training (HIIT) than their male counterparts.
Sep 16, 2013 9:07 AM My Summer Experience: Stephanie Loomis
How do you summarize a summer full of experiences, travel, people, and places that surpass any expectations I could have ever had? I'll give it a try.
Sep 16, 2013 9:06 AM My Summer Experience: Stephanie Michel
I fell in love with diving when I was 14, but I never really had the time to pursue it until I got offered a dive internship. In January I moved down to Key Largo to work at Rainbow Reef Dive Center for seven months.
Sep 9, 2013 9:12 AM My Summer Experience: Candice Cotton
My summer experience consisted of long nights, fun weekends, hardships and struggles, but also triumphs and lifelong friendships.
Sep 9, 2013 9:10 AM My Summer Experience: Mike Reilly
During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I worked as an Orientation Leader and loved every minute of it, but I wanted to try something new for 2013. I have always appreciated nature and the unlimited possibilities of the outdoors, so I wanted to experience it firsthand.
Aug 19, 2013 1:55 PM Teachers of the Year
As a new school year begins with fresh new supplies, classmates and teachers, some BGSU alumni are going back to school with the distinction of being named among the best educators in the nation.
Aug 5, 2013 2:00 PM Ellen's Edventures: A pursuit of happiness
Growing up in a family of teachers and farmers, it only seemed natural that Ellen Dotson follow in those footsteps and major in education when she started at Bowling Green State University. She was only a few courses shy of graduating with a teaching degree when a campus tragedy inspired her to take a different path. After a tragic car accident, which resulted in the death of three BGSU students in March 2012, Dotson said she was reminded that life is too short not to pursue what is going to make you most happy.
Jul 8, 2013 3:58 PM Appetite for transformation
First lady Michelle Obama brought the obesity epidemic to the forefront in 2010 with her Let's Move! campaign aimed at putting children on the path to a healthy future. Just as the first lady is working to transform a culture, so too is Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
May 20, 2013 10:35 AM The NFL comes to campus
Dick Maxwell '70 looked around the room and saw the makings of a pretty decent football team. But this collection of quarterbacks and linebackers and wide receivers was not there to work on passing and blocking and tackling. The group of 20 current and former National Football League players came to BGSU with their next career in mind.
May 6, 2013 10:40 AM A passion for teaching
"Manage each moment." Those three words seem to be the mantra of life and education for Kasey Hagemyer. Hagemyer is married with three small children, ages 5 to 9, and a May graduate with a degree in middle childhood education.
Apr 22, 2013 8:44 AM Listening from the heart
Listening - It's harder than you think. In today's digital world, where people turn to faceless technology to communicate with others, the art of listening sometimes seems to be lost. But it's making a comeback on the BGSU campus and now, thanks to concerned students, at Toledo's Ronald McDonald House.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM An educator's educator
Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM Student teachers walk a mile in parents' shoes
Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and maybe you’ll understand what their life is really like. That’s just what Bowling Green State University students have been doing as part of the Parent Professional Partnership (PPP) course in the College of Education and Human Development. The class embeds parents of students with disabilities in the class and requires students to spend time with the family of a child with a disability.
Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AM BGSU's miracle child comes full circle
"I want to be one of them!" said 11-year old Natalie Swiecicki in awe as she experienced Dance Marathon for the first time. She remembers walking into the Student Recreation Center and watching people screaming and dancing. She also remembers being drawn to the stage and looking up at "those crazy people" with superhero admiration. Currently a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, Swiecicki's wish has come true. Her first experience with Dance Marathon was as a miracle child; but now, having come full circle, she leads the dance event as one of those crazy morale captains.
Mar 25, 2013 10:05 AM Finding common ground
Although the languages they speak and the classrooms they use may be vastly different, when you put teachers from around the globe together they all want to focus on one thing-how to become better teachers. For the past six weeks, 20 teachers from 17 countries have immersed themselves in professional development workshops and American culture. The holistic program has enabled them to learn more about themselves as teachers and the way of life in the United States, but has also presented the BGSU community and several local schools the opportunity to learn about their cultures.
Mar 18, 2013 10:08 AM Meet scholarship recipient Mike Reilly
Thanks to scholarships, student loan debt won't limit Mike Reilly after graduation. He expects to graduate in May, 2014 with a bachelor's degree and debt less than $20,000.
Mar 11, 2013 10:10 AM Improving teacher quality
In response to the changing landscape of education, teachers need to change the way they teach. BGSU science and mathematics faculty are creating pathways for this change by modeling best practices. BGSU College of Education and Human Development faculty have received four Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) state grants from the Ohio Board of Regents, totaling more than $385,000.
Feb 11, 2013 2:07 PM A 'super' weekend in the big easy
Celebrity handlers, football retrievers, bead givers - eight sport management students held all those titles and more during a whirlwind weekend of volunteering at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The students are all members of the Sport Management Alliance (SMA) an undergraduate student organization that put together the trip. Senior Hunter Haas, vice president of the SMA, started the planning process last fall.
Feb 4, 2013 3:24 PM Pioneering the classrooms of tomorrow
There’s only one university in Ohio offering undergraduates an Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program—and that’s Bowling Green State University. Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn two teaching licenses through one program—pre-kindergarten to third-grade early childhood and pre-kindergarten to third-grade intervention specialist, plus an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities certificate. The combination of these licenses and certificate will allow graduates to teach young children with and without disabilities in integrated settings.
Jan 29, 2013 4:50 PM Peace Corps expands Paul D. Coverdell fellows partnership with BGSU
Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides significant graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell fellows programs in the country.
Apr 18, 2012 3:42 PM ‘Die hard’ advocate for BGSU honored
From working on behalf of her fellow Classified Staff members to making sandwiches for volunteers, there isn’t much Faith Olson is not involved with at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 30, 2012 3:51 PM Broido honored for collaborative research
Dr. Ellen Broido, an associate professor in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, received the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards March 29.
Mar 30, 2012 3:50 PM Thoughtful guidance earns Booth Faculty Mentor Award
When in 2002 it was time for Dr. Jean Gerard, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Bowling Green State University, to choose a faculty mentor, she took the unusual step of reaching out to someone outside her discipline.
Mar 30, 2012 3:48 PM Hendricks, Rüedi Ray recognized for leadership
Tireless” was just one of the many terms used to describe the co-winners of the Chair/School Director Leadership Award.
Oct 12, 2011 2:18 PM BGSU speaker looks at ‘Kids First'
David Kirp will present “Kids First: Transforming the Lives of Children” as part of the Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development 2011-12 Lecture Series. He will speak from 1-3 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13) in 115 Education Building.
BGSU, Bengals enter partnership
Bowling Green State University and the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals have entered into a partnership that will help promote the University and provide unique opportunities for students.