In the News
Feb 23, 2015 7:30 AM: Embracing Spanish culture
Stacey Dickerson is anxiously awaiting her last semester to begin at BGSU. Instead of beginning classes on campus, she’ll be studying abroad in Spain for a second time. Studying overseas is not an easy decision to make, but being in the Spanish learning community, La Comunidad, has helped her to better prepare.
Feb 26, 2015 10:16 AM: Women’s History Month
BGSU takes “girl culture” international this year for its celebration of Women’s History Month. “Global Girls” is the theme for the month’s events, which include girls and women from around the world. The month culminates March 30 with a research symposium, guest speaker and presentation of awards and scholarships.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM: Driving toward a dream
Basil Alholaily came from Saudi Arabia to Bowling Green State University to pursue his dream of a college degree. Little did he know that during his time in the United States he would get a chance to fulfill a childhood dream, as well.
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.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM: Model European Union
BGSU students successfully participated in the 2015 Model European Union (EU) simulation, hosted annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Union Center of Excellence, on Feb. 27 and 28. During the two-day simulation at the 20th Century Club, the BGSU students (representing the U.K., Luxembourg and Latvia) had to discuss and negotiate subjects ranging from the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis to Great Britain’s possible retreat from the EU as well as the growing rise of right-wing parties across Europe. The team returned home with a top award for its performances.
Apr 29, 2015 3:56 PM: Book explores succession of ineffective Nigerian leaders
Nigeria has a history of inept and corrupt leadership exacerbated by ethnic, religious and sectional biases. As the country’s recent election has come to a close, ushering in a new leadership, a book co-edited by Dr. Apollos O. Nwauwa, history and director of the Africana studies program, examines 50-plus years of the country’s leaders.
May 4, 2015 7:00 AM: Class of 2015 Success Stories: From Brazil to BG
For graduating senior Pedro Petribu, no distance is ever too far to travel toward his dreams. The Recife, Brazil, native has never been shy about seeking out success. Luckily for both him and BGSU, his personal success has gone hand in hand with that of the organizations with which he has become involved.
May 4, 2015 7:00 AM: Class of 2015 Success Stories: An Educational Journey
Rokya Miller earned an associate degree in business management from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a bachelor’s degree in business and communication from Pigier Ivory Coast, and a master’s degree in marketing from Pigier Ivory Coast—schools in Africa.
May 16, 2015 10:11 AM: Fulbright fellowships to send graduates to Mexico, Rwanda
Two BGSU students will be trading their American classrooms for others in Mexico and Rwanda this August as recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowships. For both, it will be the next step in a series of international experiences.
Jun 3, 2015 7:00 AM: Chemical weapons
Of all the weapons of war, toxic chemicals are in some ways the most frightening and the least well known among the general public in the United States, said Dr. Walter Grunden, a history faculty member and expert on military history. From mustard gas to napalm to Agent Orange, many countries have used them at some point or are still using them, and there remains a disturbing number of them still sitting in storage today.
Jun 18, 2015 9:44 AM: BGSU students receive funds to study, research abroad
A second group of Bowling Green State University students will be able to study and conduct research abroad next semester thanks to the generosity of an alumnus with a strong belief in the value of international experiences.
Jun 22, 2015 7:00 AM: Internet weaves North and South
Dr. Radhika Gajjala will be leaving the School of Media and Communication in July for a year in Norway as a Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Bergen.
Sep 2, 2015 2:02 PM: Alumnus brings Chinese art and technique home to BGSU
Internationally acclaimed artist Xinle Ma has curated an exhibition of established Chinese painters whose work weaves a graceful thread between modern Western and traditional Chinese influences. The exhibit, “Fluent Expression: Modern and Traditional Chinese Painting,” will be on display from Sept. 4-30 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.
Sep 21, 2015 7:00 AM: Taking a World View
Shelby Eng is a big picture person, and one who is keenly aware that it is the small pieces that ultimately make the masterpiece. As she assembles her career foundation at Bowling Green State University, she looks well beyond the horizon and dreams about connecting with the rest of the planet.
Oct 5, 2015 7:00 AM: Supply Chain Management student wins international award
Robert Everard, a senior majoring in supply chain management and applied economics, was honored with one of the most esteemed awards from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), a leading professional association for supply chain and operations management in the world.
Michael Hoskins ’77, of Austin, Texas, has pledged funds to establish the Hoskins Global Scholar Program, which will support as many as five students annually. Student recipients will each be granted $5,000 to support their study abroad experience as well as explore a global academic opportunity to enhance their experience.
Newly Minted Citizens Take Oath at The Wolfe Center
November 14, 2014
President Mary Ellen Mazey welcomes 45 new citizens from 23 countries Nov. 14 during a naturalization ceremony in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Presiding was Magistrate James Knepp, a 1987 BGSU alumnus. Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, history and Africana studies, a naturalized citizen from Nigeria, addressed the group, noting that naturalized citizens are a "major bridge between their home countries and this country, with the ability to bring about knowledge exchange."
BGSU Welcomes Ukranian Women Leaders
November 13, 2014
Five women leaders from Ukraine will visit the University Thursday (Nov. 13), hosted by the Russian Club. The visitors are learning about accountable government and how small and rural communities in the United States work with public, private and nonprofit sector partners on community development and quality of life issues. There will be an open meeting with the delegation from Ukraine in 219 Olscamp Hall from 1-2:15 p.m.
Their visit is a part of the Open World program and funded by the Open World Leadership Center. The local partner, the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development, was established in 1999 as a collaborative effort of BGSU, Lourdes College, the University of Toledo and WSOS Community Action. For 15 years the consortium has welcomed more than a thousand international guests from 17 countries around the world, and assisted 850 Americans to travel overseas on professional, educational and cultural exchanges.
BGSU students pursue learning on a variety of fronts, both in and out of the classroom. Four undergraduates were honored Oct. 28 for presentations they gave at the inaugural Embracing Global Engagement Undergraduate Research Conference last month about their study abroad experiences.
Undergrads Make Strides in Photochemical Sciences
August 28, 2014
In his future career as a medical doctor, senior Christopher Sosnofsky may find himself using treatment techniques he helped develop as an undergraduate at Bowling Green.
BGSU Student Speaks International Language of Fashion
August 21, 2014
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.
BGSU's Otiso to Aid Kenyan University as Carnegie Fellow
July 17, 2014
Dr. Kefa Otiso, a professor in BGSU's School of Earth, Environment and Society, has been selected to work with 24 higher education institutions in Africa on projects in curriculum development, research, training and mentoring, and graduate teaching.
Korean Students Visit for Media and Communication Institute
July 5, 2014
A group of 14 young women from Korea visited BGSU to study United States media industry and culture during a 10-day stay.
Delegation from China Visit BGSU
May 8, 2014
The President of Beijing Information Science and Technology University and members of his administration visited BGSU to continue to discuss possible partnerships. President Mazey was able to visit BISTU in May 2013 and is excited that BGSU can work together to build partnerships that benefit students enrolled at both institutions. BG Mayor Dick Edwards welcomed our guests to Bowling Green. They also met with individuals at specific departments at BGSU and had a campus tour. We look forward to seing them again soon.
BGSU AND UT ANNOUNCE AVIATION PARTNERSHIP
March 31, 2014
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and The University of Toledo (UT) have announced a new collaboration designed to help meet the aviation industry’s growing worldwide demand for pilots, airport administrators and other aviation practitioners. The two universities have signed a letter of agreement to develop the Northwest Ohio Aviation Education Consortium.