• Nov 23, 2015 7:00 AMFashion 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 AMGiving 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 AMBGSU 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 AMBGSU 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.

  • Sep 22, 2015 11:50 AMSetting 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 AMAn 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 AMThe 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 AMA 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 19, 2015 11:47 AMKutz 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 AMClass 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.

  • Apr 27, 2015 7:15 AMDesigning 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 AMKenya-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 AMUAO 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 AMEducator 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 AMScholarships
    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 AMRegister 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 AMClass 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 AMClass 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 AMClass 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 AMMurray 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 AMSport 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 AMTeaching 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 PMBGSU 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 AMWeighing 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 AMMy 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 AMMy 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 PMBGSU 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 AMTop 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 AMBringing 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 PMBGSU 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 PMClass 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 AMClass 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 18, 2014 10:39 AMSondergeld 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 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 AMBGSU 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 AMTeaching 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.

  • Dec 23, 2013 9:11 AMA 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 PMBGSU 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 AMThe 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 AMThe 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 AMMy 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 AMMy 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 AMMy 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 AMMy 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 PMTeachers 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 PMEllen'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 PMAppetite 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 AMThe 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 AMA 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 AMListening 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 AMAn 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 AMStudent 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 AMBGSU'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 AMFinding 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 AMMeet 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 AMImproving 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 PMA '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 PMPioneering 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 PMPeace 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 PMBroido 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 PMThoughtful 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 PMHendricks, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.