In the News
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.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM: International destination
Abdoulie Jaiteh discovered Bowling Green State University through a simple internet search. That may be how Jaiteh, Class of 2017, arrived at Bowling Green from Gambia, Africa, but the individual attention he’s received from faculty and many leadership opportunities on campus are what has kept him at BGSU.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Feeling at home at BGSU
Yogitha Malkireddy transferred to Bowling Green State University to major in electronics and computer engineering technology. Not only did Malkireddy graduate from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, but she was able to get acclimated to American culture along the way.
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.
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.
Nov 9, 2015 7:00 AM: The popular culture shock
Amira Hassnaoui prepared for the final exams for her bachelor’s degree while listening to the sounds of gunshots. Her country, Tunisia, was the in the midst of a revolution that would lead to the ousting of its longtime president and the democratization of the government.
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.
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.
Dec 4, 2015 3:26 PM: Lee to study tourism in U.S., China
National and global tourism are on the rise, and according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, are expected to contribute $11.3 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years, and create more than 300 million jobs worldwide.
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.
Nov 6, 2015 2:45 PM: Undergraduates embrace global education
The second undergraduate research conference “Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service- and Experiential Learning in BGSU Education-Abroad Programs” on Oct. 7 was an opportunity to hear from BGSU students who “chose last year to leave their linguistic and cultural comfort zones here in Ohio in order to take advantage of BGSU’s education abroad programs,” said Dr. Christina Guenther, a faculty member in German, in her introduction.
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.
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.