Campus infrastructure project to begin in May
Brace yourselves. The interior of campus will become quite the noisy construction zone as soon as commencement is over next month, according to Brian Swope, assistant director of the Office of Design and Construction. Some parking lots will be temporarily closed and pedestrian routes diverted.
Leontis invited to speak at European institute, Nanoscience Institute
Dr. Neocles Leontis, chemistry, was a guest speaker April 21 at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Cambridge, UK, and on April 24 at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Denmark’s Aarhus University.
BGSU unveils new electronic campus map
BGSU has launched a new, interactive campus map in an effort to improve mobile accessibility and navigation for students and visitors. The new design includes a search tool, a detailed list of campus buildings and amenities, transportation services, construction notifications and a directions feature for mapping the quickest route to your destination.
Apr 23, 2015 9:09 AM: Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon
The deep bonds shared by Bowling Green State University alumni were honored at the inaugural Golden Falcons induction ceremony April 22. Golden Falcons are alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years. BGSU welcomed 44 Golden Falcons to campus and inducted them as Golden Falcons with a medallion crafted exclusively for this group of esteemed alumni.
Apr 15, 2015 2:40 PM: Krane prepares leaders in sport, social change
Dr. Vikki Krane brings an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of sport management, honed over 24 years of teaching and research, and always with the aim of empowering students to reach their goals.
Apr 20, 2015 2:43 PM: BGSU, BG Flight Center open new facility
The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center officially opened the new 16,800 square-foot facility today (April 17).
Apr 20, 2015 7:00 AM: Fighting for Detroit
Juvenile probation officer, high school science teacher, airport worker and mortgage banker are just a few of the titles 2003 alumna Janee Ayers had to take on to make ends meet in the leaner years.
Apr 20, 2015 8:58 AM: Toxic Water
In freshwater lakes around the world, a blue-green slick is often seen floating on the water. These algae blooms often result from an overabundance of what's known as cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, which may be toxic to humans and other animals.
Apr 17, 2015 4:39 PM: BG Best bring positivity, innovation to their workplaces
Administrative Staff Council (ASC) recognized three outstanding members of the BGSU community April 16 with the BG Best Award. The recipients were Jeremy Joseph, math and statistics coordinator at The Learning Commons; Jason Janusziewicz, associate director of the BGSU Facilities and Operations areas; and Brigitte Green- Churchwell, interim director of Student Academic Enrichment and coordinator of disability services at BGSU Firelands.
Apr 17, 2015 4:35 PM: Waddell makes diversity everyone's job
Whether they have worked with Barbara Waddell for four years or 20, her colleagues are unanimous: she embodies the qualities celebrated by the Michael R. Ferrari Award: innovation and initiative, superlative performance, and strong relationship with the University community. Further, she has been a true change agent in transforming the campus climate.
Apr 17, 2015 4:37 PM: Rookie Award winner Brewer was key to new program
The Administrative Staff Rookie of the Year Award recognizes an employee who has been with BGSU between one and three years and who has played a key role in implementing a new idea, program or procedure designed to enhance student recruitment, retention or engagement. That description could have been written to describe this year's winner, Centennial Residence Hall Director Kristen Brewer.
Apr 20, 2015 7:00 AM: Student takes time to help kids struggling in school
For Kelly Largent, the Alumni Laureate Scholarship program means she can spend less time worrying about finances and more time doing what she loves — working with children. Thanks to the full-tuition scholarship, the BGSU sophomore doesn't need to spend all her hours outside of class working a part-time job, allowing her time to tutor.
Apr 16, 2015 7:00 AM: Earth Week
The University will recognize Earth Week 2015 (April 20-25) with free events and films intended to raise awareness of environmental matters and offer opportunities to help decrease the University’s carbon footprint. A highlight on Earth Day itself, April 22, is the annual Eco-Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Union Oval, featuring organizations, both on-campus and within the community, that deal with the environment and sustainability.
Apr 15, 2015 1:51 PM: Blinn Award goes to Pahapill for undergraduate collaborations
Leigh-Ann Pahapill, associate professor in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, received the 2015 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work.
Apr 15, 2015 1:42 PM: Kline lauded for excellence as BGSU academic adviser
Robert Kline, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University, received the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:27 PM: President’s Award for Academic Advising – Sally Walker-College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
When Sally Walker meets with students as the academic adviser for Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, she takes time to learn about and appreciate each student’s talents and backgrounds. Her connection to the students and her expertise at helping students through the advising process were among the reasons she earned the President’s Award for Academic Advising this spring.
Apr 15, 2015 1:45 PM: BGSU honors Bostic for contributions to math education
A quick read of Dr. Jonathan’s Bostic’s list of accomplishments since coming to BGSU would suggest he had been with the School of Teaching and Learning for quite some time, so extensive is it. But, in fact, Bostic has only been with the mathematics education department for less than four years.
Apr 15, 2015 1:49 PM: Magsamen-Conrad receives President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work
Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad, an assistant professor in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, received a President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 14.
Apr 13, 2015 7:00 AM: Newman Civic Fellows Award
When in March about 50 BGSU students chose to spend their spring break helping others across the country instead of going on holiday, the fact that those trips were available to them is largely due to senior Madison (Maddi) Georgoff. Georgoff is the founder of bGAB, the alternative break program that this year sponsored four trips with six community partners, the most yet for BGSU.
Apr 15, 2015 12:47 PM: Biologist recognized for research success and innovation
After a toxic algal bloom rendered much of northwest Ohio’s drinking water unusable last summer, the study of algae in our region’s waterways has taken on new importance. Dr. Robert Michael (Mike) McKay, Ryan Professor of Biological Sciences and winner of the 2015 Olscamp Research Award, is a regional and national leader in the study of toxic algal blooms and on microbial communities in frozen lakes and the open sea.
Apr 15, 2015 1:48 PM: Ha receives President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work
Dr. Louisa Ha, a professor in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, received a President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:30 PM: Rainey receives President’s Award for Academic Advising
Dr. Sarah Smith Rainey has a reputation for being a creative, proactive and generous adviser in Bowling Green State University’s School of Cultural and Critical Studies. Her work with nearly 175 students who major and minor in the school’s programs earned her the President’s Award for Academic Advising.
Apr 15, 2015 2:32 PM: Brahier ignites love of math, math education
Dr. Daniel Brahier’s passion for teaching math and for preparing the next generation of math teachers has earned him the title Professor of Teaching Excellence, designated for Bowling Green State University faculty members who hold the rank of full professor and whose extraordinary achievements as effective teachers in their discipline or in interdisciplinary fields deserve special recognition. Brahier will hold the title for three years. The honor was conferred at the 2015 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:03 PM: Chalupa honored for lifetime achievement
For his “profound and enduring contributions to the Romance and Classical Studies department and the wider University community,” Dr. Federico Chalupa has been presented Bowling Green State University’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 15, 2015 2:36 PM: Brown traces the changing American family
Dr. Susan Brown, chair of the Bowling Green State University Department of Sociology, has been an exceptionally productive research scholar, helping to shape the national discourse on the contemporary American family. Her work in the sociology department and as founding co-director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) has shed new light on how demographic trends affect American families and earned her a national reputation for cutting-edge, high-quality research in the areas of family demography, sociology and gerontology.
Apr 15, 2015 2:24 PM: Faulkner brings energy, expertise to BGSU mentorship
As a communication studies faculty member and director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Sandra Faulkner generously shares her insight, guidance, and scholarly pursuits with her colleagues and students. She received the Faculty Mentor Recognition at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:34 PM: Gremler engages students in scholarship, professional development
Dr. Dwayne Gremler joined the Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration as an associate professor in 2000, charged with developing the marketing department’s emphasis in services marketing. He “hit the ground running” and has not stopped since, raising BGSU’s profile nationally and internationally, helping students prepare for careers in a growing area, and in the process becoming a sought-after expert teacher and lecturer on the subject. BGSU is now one of the few schools in the U.S. with a dedicated specialization in sales and services marketing.
Apr 15, 2015 2:13 PM: Community involvement earns McGinley BGSU recognition
Tracy McGinley, a lecturer in criminal justice at BGSU Firelands, received the Recognition for Community Involvement at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:26 PM: Sung-Yeon Park earns Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at Bowling Green State University, has distinguished herself as a focused, dedicated professional who demonstrates the utmost integrity in everything she does. Her efforts have earned her the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award, presented as part of the BGSU Faculty Excellence ceremony Tuesday (April 14).
Apr 15, 2015 2:11 PM: Shinew wins school leadership award
Dr. Dawn Shinew, an associate professor and director of the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, has received this year’s Faculty Senate Recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. Shinew was honored at the April 14 Faculty Excellence reception, where she received $1,000.
Apr 15, 2015 1:54 PM: Vickio named BGSU Master Teacher, fosters student learning, well-being
Since joining Bowling Green State University in 1986, Dr. Craig Vickio has modeled caring and compassion for students in a variety of settings, from counseling sessions to the classroom. Students showed their appreciation for his commitment to them by naming him the 2015 Master Teacher, the highest award for faculty and the only one chosen by students.
Apr 15, 2015 12:21 PM: Book explores tradition 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, chair of BGSU’s Africana studies, examines 50-plus years of the country’s leaders.
Apr 13, 2015 8:58 AM: From Broadway to the Small Screen
Theatre alumnus Christopher Moeller ’08 is a production electrician who works on major live television shows. Those shows include the NBC productions of “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan,” as well as the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square.
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM: Freshman thrives on busy schedule
Amanda Pack has crammed more experiences into her first semester of college than many of her fellow freshmen will their entire four years at a university. The 18-year-old Harrison native is a talented trumpet player who was just as likely to be found on the football field with the BGSU Falcon Marching Band as she was in class or doing homework. Just a few days before Christmas, she traveled hundreds of miles to play a bowl game at the University of South Alabama.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00 AM: Student explores all BGSU has to offer
Friends may come and go, but family is forever — and always there when you need a little help with your laundry. At least, that’s the case for freshman Lydia Emch, who says her grandmother has been a lifesaver in times of stress during her first busy year at BGSU.
Apr 13, 2015 8:50 AM: Against All Odds
Duke Pieper was on top of his hockey world late in 2008, and headed even higher. As a 15-year-old freshman, he had skated into rarified air by making the varsity starting lineup for perennial Minnesota high school powerhouse Hill-Murray.
Apr 9, 2015 7:00 AM: Public forum Tuesday
In August 2014, the city of Toledo issued a “do not drink” advisory on its water supply that directly affected over 500,000 people throughout northwest Ohio. A toxic algal bloom had polluted the water near the city’s intake in Lake Erie.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM: Literacy in the Park
Children’s author Laura Numeroff, best known for her "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "If You Give A Pig a Pancake" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" series, is the featured presenter at the 2015 Literacy in the Park event on Saturday (April 11) at the Stroh Center.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM: Aggression and Addiction
BGSU neuroscientist Dr. Robert Huber will be sharing his expertise with colleagues at Harvard University next year as a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Best known at BGSU for his research into the neurochemistry of behavioral phenomena such as aggression and addiction in crayfish, Huber also has specialized experience in computer vision, which he will apply to Harvard’s quantitative behavioral study of Drosophila, or fruit flies.
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 2, 2015 10:12 AM: Digital Humanities Lab
Python, Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Mallet are some of the new names introduced recently at the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities Lab. The lab, now offered through the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) in 122 Jerome Library, has expanded its offerings to include a wide variety of technology tools for faculty and students working on digital humanities projects at BGSU.
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM: Public health symposium, Baker Lecture to explore uses of social media
Social media is assuming increasing importance as a tool for sharing information and alerting the public about health issues.
Mar 10, 2015 7:00 AM: Excellence recognized
On March 7, Bowling Green State University honored seven accomplished graduates at the 2015 BGSU College Alumni Awards. Held in Olscamp Hall, the ceremony recognized the impressive professional and civic achievements of the following individuals:
Feb 18, 2015 8:46 PM: Board of Trustees approves BGSU eCampus, sets room and board rates
The BGSU Board of Trustees took steps to expand the University’s services for working adults, approving the tuition and general fees for a new eCampus delivery model at its Feb. 20 meeting, held at BGSU Firelands.
Feb 13, 2015 7:00 AM: Injury recovery inspires career path
For many young athletes, a dislocated shoulder or a broken leg could be the beginning of the end of a promising future in sports. For Aaron Flores, however, those exact injuries were the beginning of a new career path. The 18-year-old BGSU freshman is an applied health science major, studying to one day become a physical therapist.
Jan 20, 2015 2:05 PM: Master of criminal justice online program nationally ranked
Bowling Green State University’s master’s of criminal justice online program is one of the best in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM: Celebrating Sisterhood
It wasn’t just another day on the campus of Bowling Green State University—it felt a little different. There was a sense of celebration in the air. A group of women had a spring in their step as they found their way back to campus, the place where they grew into mature, talented and capable adults.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM: BG Learning Communities
As the Greek writer Euripides once said, “Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.” Here at Bowling Green State University, students are offered myriad opportunities to participate in engaging academic environments within residential learning communities that are located in various residence halls. Students experience the many facets of college life alongside individuals with similar interests within a community setting that fosters success in their personal, professional and academic lives.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM: Music Plus
About two dozen high school students climb off a school bus one cold March evening lugging instrument cases of varying sizes. They head into Moore Musical Arts Center to receive free specialized music instruction from BGSU faculty and students.
BGSU College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation
The College of Business at Bowling Green State University has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Apr 1, 2015 10:12 AM: Bravo! BGSU
More than 200 people filled the internationally recognized Wolfe Center for the Arts on March 28 to raise scholarship funds for students in Bowling Green State University’s arts programs. “Bravo! BGSU” celebrated the quality and vibrancy of all the University’s arts areas. The event raised about $60,000.
Mar 31, 2015 2:57 PM: Award-winning activist to speak on protecting global water
“Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever” is the topic of author and activist Maude Barlow’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. Her lecture will focus on topics from her recently released book by the same name, including water as a human right and the dangers to our water from farming and other sources.
Mar 31, 2015 2:55 PM: Iraq-U.S. relations scholar to present BGSU lecture
A research scholar who has specialized in the U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East will visit Bowling Green State University on April 7 as part of the Gary R. Hess Lecture in Policy History.
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM: Teaching with passion
Dedication. Enthusiasm. Passion. When asked to describe what Kathleen McGrady ’81 is like as a mentor and teacher, these are the three words most used by her students and colleagues. Her passion for teaching music is one of the many reasons McGrady was named Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) Music Educator of the Year.
Mar 27, 2015 4:04 PM: Designing Your Career
Attendees of the 3rd annual Women in Business Leadership event, hosted by the BGSU College of Business, had the opportunity to hear from and network with successful women business leaders. The theme this year was “Designing Your Career.”
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM: TRIO programs welcome eminent speaker, present honors
The Access Diversity and Inclusion Programs within the division of Student Affairs will host the TRIO Programs 27th annual TRIO Awards Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. April 2 in the Multipurpose Room of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM: For love and money
Moving people from wanting to see land spared from development to actually donating money to help conserve it requires a skill set that many grassroots land trust groups do not possess.
Mar 24, 2015 7:00 AM: Wood County Commissioners and BGSU launch new Falcon Cam
A new partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University is providing a birds-eye view of the peregrine falcons that call the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse home.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM: Conference to explore significance of improvisation
Improvisation is not only central to music and art, in a world where the only constant is change, it has become a necessary tool to deal with society’s daily uncertainties. As rules, guidelines and planning becoming increasingly obsolete, qualities such as spontaneity, inventiveness and creativity become important to our lives.
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 23, 2015 7:00 AM: Bringing history to life
When students decide they don’t want history class to end, their teacher must be doing something right. That’s the case at Waynesfield-Goshen Schools, a small K-12 school system in rural Ohio where Joe Foster teachers American History, World History, Government and Economics, Civil War, and Defining Moments in History. With a total enrollment of just 550 students, every high school student has Foster for at least one class and often leaves wanting more.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00 AM: Experimental Design
Bullying, murals, fast food, hammers, the graphic expression of Toledo—it’s a group of seemingly unrelated items. But for the students who have participated in a summer workshop run by graphic design faculty members Jenn Stucker and Amy Fidler, they are the topics that have allowed them to delve deep into experimental design work.
Mar 9, 2015 7:30 AM: Blended for success
Jodi Berg ’88 took her great-grandfather’s kitchen product company he founded in 1921 and fast-tracked the Vitamix Corporation into a market leader. Because of her innovative success, she was named a 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Award for Family Business. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the nation’s most prestigious business awards and it goes to a leader and innovator who has grown a company without compromising values and tradition.
Mar 17, 2015 11:58 AM: Falcon Forensics and Debate Team wins a national championship
The 20 members of the Falcon Forensics and Debate Team spent their spring break winning a national championship. The team beat out 127 other universities to win the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament held March 4-8 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Mar 13, 2015 7:00 AM: In the eye of the beholder
Over the last 200-plus years, the founders of the American Revolution have attained iconic status. But, like most icons, what they and the Revolution are used to symbolize depends perhaps more on who is vaunting them than on any objective reality.
Mar 13, 2015 7:00 AM: Buchanan lecture presents ‘A Tale of Toads and Men’
An American biologist known for his research about the impact of the herbicide atrazine in amphibian development will discuss his work in the 2015 Jean Pasakarnis-Buchanan Lecture on campus March 24.
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM: Commitment to Community
It put BGSU at the forefront of an emerging trend in higher education and brought the University national recognition, but 15 years ago it was just an idea – enhancing learning by bringing students with similar interests together under one roof in “learning communities.”
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM: Visual Communication
As part of the Putnam Adolescent Response Team for Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.), Schroeder worked with other high schoolers across the county to create awareness campaigns on issues ranging from suicide prevention, underage drinking and peer pressure.
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM: There’s no place like home
The rain forest of Costa Rica presents a jungle-esque maze of dense vegetation, with the ground under it a snarl of exposed roots and heavily matted decaying plant material.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM: Bravo events celebrate arts, College of Musical Arts centennial
BGSU will host a benefit celebration of all the arts and a special commemoration of 100 years of music at the College of Musical Arts (CMA) on March 28 during “Bravo! BGSU” and “Bravo CMA!”
Mar 9, 2015 9:25 AM: BWC funding workplace safety research at BGSU
Bowling Green State University has been awarded a $250,000 research grant from The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents to improve workplace safety in nursing homes. BGSU is one of six higher education institutions in Ohio selected for $2 million in total funding for nine research proposals.
Mar 5, 2015 7:30 AM: Walls book chronicles U.S. individualism
Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. However, the concept of individualism that inspired the founders has transformed over time to reflect the changing economic and social landscape in the United States, according to Dr. Stephanie Walls, BGSU Firelands political science.
Feb 27, 2015 2:32 PM: Celebration of the arts to raise money for scholarships
A new celebration of the arts at Bowling Green State University will raise funds for student scholarships in those disciplines.
Mar 3, 2015 9:53 AM: Electric guitar rocks BGSU conference
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture” conference at Bowling Green State University March 27-28.
Feb 18, 2015 8:46 PM: Community mourns loss of retired professor, donor and student advocate
Award-winning photographer, revered photojournalism professor and dedicated alumnus and donor James R. Gordon died Feb. 14 after a brief illness.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM: BGSU honored with advertising awards
The University brought home silvers and a bronze Feb. 26 in the American Advertising Federation of Toledo’s Addy Awards.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM: Electric guitar rocks BGSU conference
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture” conference at BGSU March 27-28.
Feb 19, 2015 7:00 AM: BGSU faculty receive grants to advance STEM teaching
Area math and science teachers will learn new ways to improve student learning and add excitement to class thanks to grants issued by the Ohio Board of Regents to faculty in the Bowling Green State University Colleges of Education and Human Development and Arts and Sciences.
Feb 16, 2015 7:15 AM: Teaching conference looks into future of education
With online classes and new technology, the future of education presents a “Prism of Possibility” for teaching and learning. BGSU is hosting a conference by that name for faculty to explore these new resources, network and hear from leaders in the field of educational technology and active learning.
Feb 26, 2015 10:16 AM: Trio to present next concert in Music at the Forefront series
Composer Neil Rolnick, violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supové will perform at 8 p.m. March 2 at the Clazel Theater, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green, as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series. Sponsored by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the concert is free and open to the public.
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.
Feb 2, 2015 7:00 AM: You snooze, you lose
There's a popular saying that boils down the typical college student's top three priorities, then asks them to make an important decision. “Good grades, a social life or enough sleep,” the saying goes. “Pick two.” For Benjamin Zauski, the choice was an easy one. For him, a “good night's sleep” is about five hours. More often, however, the Alumni Laureate Scholar slumbers just two hours a night.
Feb 23, 2015 7:00 AM: Scholarship winner finds career path in art
While many high school students flip burgers or fold sweaters at their first after-school jobs, Brooke Breckenridge was flexing her creative muscle as an apprentice for The Arts Commission in Toledo. She was just 16 years old when she, along with a few dozen other students, was chosen for the Young Artists at Work apprenticeship program. Now, four years later, Breckenridge has returned to the Arts Commission as an intern this semester.
Jan 26, 2015 6:00 AM: Constructing a future
Look up the Twitter hashtag #SelfieswithStanley and you'll find plenty of photos of BGSU students posing with Amey Hewitt's baby miniature pig. “He's blowing up on social media,” the Alumni Laureate Scholar said, laughing. “He's the cutest thing. People have been donating money to our service project to take a picture with him.”
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM: Practical Science
At first glance it looks like your typical biochemistry lab. Groups of students are dressed in lab coats and safety glasses and are huddled around test tubes, notebooks and large pieces of scientific equipment. But, this wasn’t your average textbook lab. These undergraduates were working on genuine research where the outcomes were uncertain, and their results were forging new territory.
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.
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.
Feb 23, 2015 10:16 AM: More women choosing living together over marriage
If it seems like more women are choosing to live with a partner instead of get married, you’re right. According to researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, the percentage of women who have cohabitated with someone has almost doubled over the past 25 years.
Feb 13, 2015 7:15 AM: Winning Ways
Dan DeSalvo sensed the expectations the first time he entered the BGSU Ice Arena as a Falcon, but he also was comfortable in a place where mediocrity is not part of the vernacular, where his role would be to help put the luster back on one of the University’s most decorated programs.
Feb 18, 2015 7:15 AM: Falcon Flames Tell Newlyweds’ Wedding Stories with Style
For Ben Hartley, his oil painting background has provided a tremendous advantage to being a photographer. “My oil paintings were figure paintings; on top of it, they were photorealistic figure paintings. In order to make a really great painting, I had to take a really great photo because I based all of my work off of photographs. That’s really how my photography blossomed. I’ve always been fascinated with people. People are the most interesting things… the most important things on this world. To paint anything else but a person, I’ve always struggled with. I feel like photographing anything else besides a person is a struggle, too. I think that people in general – the connections we have – inspires me to keep taking pictures,” said Hartley, 28, who graduated from BGSU in 2009 with a BFA in 2-Dimensional Studies.
Feb 23, 2015 7:30 AM: When opportunity knocks
Jeff Witjas left college faced with the same quandary that many students encounter. With a degree in hand, he looked out at the world beyond BGSU and wondered, now what?
Jan 14, 2015 2:50 PM: Mentor. Tutor. Peer facilitator.
Hannah Burkhart's extracurricular activities seem like natural choices for an aspiring teacher. Yet the new graduate says there's a good reason she so carefully chose the causes and organizations she committed to during her time at BGSU.
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 17, 2015 3:08 PM: Rebecca Solnit to offer workshop, lecture Feb. 23
Rebecca Solnit, a cultural historian, political activist and award-winning independent writer, will offer a workshop and a public lecture at Bowling Green State University on Feb. 23.
Feb 17, 2015 3:08 PM: BGSU mourns the loss of longtime friend and supporter
Bowling Green State University is mourning the loss of longtime friend and supporter Ruth Frost Parker, who passed away Feb. 15 in Sandusky, Ohio, at the age of 92.
Feb 9, 2015 7:00 AM: Married Mascots
One couple’s story has another BGSU connection as they were the University’s beloved mascots, Freddie and Frieda. Alex ’06 and Kristen ’07 Wright are two out of only three Falcon mascot marriages. Alex was Freddie his senior year after completing a term as student body president the previous year. When asked what prompted him to become the mascot, he said, “My earliest memories and pictures of Bowling Green are with ‘the birds’. It looked like fun, a different way to give back, and a way to spread my childhood Falcon spirit to my fellow students.”