Jul 6, 2015 7:30 AM: College of Business hatches entrepreneur
Jerrod Witt was destined to become an entrepreneur. “Jerrod was the little kid who got into everything!” exclaimed his mother. “He was always taking things apart and putting them back together in an unusual way but with a purpose. I knew from the time Jerrod was very young that he was going to become an entrepreneur,” she added.
Jul 2, 2015 2:21 PM: BGSU researchers go high tech to study toxic algae
This summer, Drs. George Bullerjahn and Mike McKay, biology, are leading a team studying harmful algal blooms in Sandusky Bay. It’s part of an overall $2 million Lake Erie water quality initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Jun 16, 2015 4:14 PM: Beyond the Scoreboard
BGSU athletics victories stretch beyond the championship rings, wall-to-wall trophies, All-American honors, and former Falcons who have gone on to success in professional sports as student-athletes draw on lessons learned to succeed beyond the field of play.
Jun 16, 2015 2:05 PM: Real Crime Scene Investigators
The complex and critical world of solving crimes gets a boost with BGSU’s new academic programming in forensic biology, forensic chemistry and forensic criminal investigation and collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation facility that opened on campus in fall 2014.
Jun 16, 2015 1:56 PM: The Power of One
Can one person make a difference? BGSU faculty and staff prove you can as they challenge students with tough questions, open doors to internship and international opportunities, and guide them through research and publishing processes with extraordinary results.
What will I do after graduation? It’s a big question faced by every student. It’s a particularly pressing question for art students, who after completing their studies often don't have well-defined career paths available to them. Tim Smith, President of the Medici Circle, a group that has long supported School of Art students and programs, recognized the problem and decided to do something about it.
Jan 13, 2015 2:00 PM: Hatchlings Selected for The Hatch 2015
Eighty student applications were narrowed to ten of the best business ideas to compete for investor funding in The Hatch™ 2015. The Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership announced the 10 Hatchlings at the Global Entrepreneurship Week event on November 20. These Hatchlings are paired with an Alumni Mentor to make a business presentation in April to a panel of Falcon Investors in an event similar to the hit television show “Shark Tank.”
Jan 16, 2015 1:00 PM: President at Nationwide’s Property and Casualty Division is 1986 BGSU Grad
Graduates from Bowling Green State University’s business program continue to go beyond business as usual and successfully lead highly notable companies. Their keen business expertise and strong leadership abilities have led to promotions to executive roles. Amy Shore is one of those BGSU graduates with nearly three decades of senior leadership experience and was recently promoted to president of Nationwide Insurance Property and Casualty Distribution – Exclusive.
Jan 16, 2015 1:00 PM: Sultz Honored with Financial Executive International Award
Chad Sultz is a senior finance and accounting student who was selected to receive the Toledo Chapter’s Financial Executive International (FEI) Award. Sultz is a 4.0 student from Fremont, Ohio, who is working this semester as a tax intern with Rehmann and will work at Cooper Tire this summer. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in August, Sultz will enter the BGSU Master of Accountancy program in the fall.
Jan 16, 2015 1:15 PM: CBA Rewards Point Program Continues to Engage Students; New Top Prize Added
The intent of the College of Business Rewards Point Program is to motivate students to engage with the College through participating in designated activities and rewarding students with a prize depending on the number of points accumulated. After two and a half years, the results of the CBA Rewards Point Program continue to be highly successful.
Jan 16, 2015 1:30 PM: BGSU Alumnus to Lead California’s Business Development Efforts in China
Ken Petrilla’s renowned international banking experience has led to California Governor Jerry Brown selecting him to lead his state’s business development efforts with China. Petrilla was recently named the executive director of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment, an agency Governor Brown created in conjunction with the Bay Area Council in 2013 to serve as a central office for California companies interested in entering or expanding in China as well as promoting and facilitating Chinese investment into California. According to a statement, the governor’s senior jobs advisor says Petrilla is “one of the most experienced international banking executives in California.”
Jan 20, 2015 10:00 AM: Business Analytics Symposium Helps Businesses Benefit From Big Data
Companies learned how they can transform their organizations into data science-driven enterprises at the Business Analytics Symposium hosted by the College of Business Center for Business Analytics on October 17 in Olscamp Hall 101. “Big Data” has become an important buzz word for business executives who are taking data and learning how to utilize it so they can make better decisions.
Jan 20, 2015 2:00 PM: University Honors 1982 Business Graduate for Distinguished Achievements
Alicia Fernandez-Mott did not take the traditional route to becoming successful. As a mono-lingual Spanish speaking first grader in a Texas school district that only spoke English, Fernandez-Mott dropped out of school in the 10th grade, traveling around the country as a migrant agricultural worker. She later received her general equivalency diploma at age 30 and enrolled and graduated from BGSU with a business degree at the age of 38.
Jan 20, 2015 12:30 PM: Recruitment for Fall Enrollment Shows Strong Results; College of Business Day is January 23
With strong recruitment efforts continuing, the College is seeing an increased number of applications for fall 2015 with high school students who are performing academically higher. Applications from prospective students, and housing deposits are up in the College of Business compared to 2014.
Jan 26, 2015 1:00 PM: Innovation Celebrated During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Agribusiness is one of the largest industries in northwest Ohio and it has a positive impact that stretches across the globe. Innovation in agribusiness as well as supply chain and logistics topics were part of the day’s celebration in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Jan 27, 2015 8:45 AM: Management Professor Elected to Lead International Business Organization in Midwest
Dr. Man Zhang , associate professor of international business in the Department of Management, was elected president of the Academy of International Business (AIB)-U.S. Midwest Chapter. Dr. Zhang has been involved with AIB-Midwest since 2008. She served in different executive positions in this chapter, including secretary and program chair.
Feb 4, 2015 9:00 AM: A Week of Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Innovation
April 7 through 11 is a week packed with events to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. New entrepreneurs, seasoned entrepreneurs, and yet-to-become entrepreneurs will be part of this celebration.
Feb 12, 2015 12:30 PM: Dallas-Hamilton Newsletter
Greetings from the Dallas-Hamilton Center (DHC) for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Bowling Green State University! We are pleased to bring you our inaugural newsletter highlighting our recent accomplishments.
Feb 16, 2015 12:30 PM: Alumnus Uses Business Expertise to Launch Nonprofit For Advanced Cancer Patients
We usually think of entrepreneurs as business school graduates that launch for-profit businesses, but a 1997 BGSU marketing graduate was faced with a profound, life-changing experience that led him to use his business expertise, marketing savvy, and passion to launch a nonprofit organization in 2012. Troy Haslinger founded a nonprofit called Life Is Good No Matter What to honor his 39-year-old sister, Holly, who died from colon cancer, leaving behind a husband and three children.
Feb 16, 2015 1:15 PM: Hundreds Attend Supply Chain Management Spring Networking Dinner
More than 300 students, faculty, staff, and supply chain professionals attended the Spring Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) Networking Dinner, held jointly with the Institute for Supply Management NAPM - Toledo. The University’s SCMI hosts a networking dinner for member companies and students the evening prior to BGSU’s EXPO Job and Internship Fair.
Feb 17, 2015 10:30 AM: Corporate Executives to Present at Alma Mater’s Women in Leadership Event
Some of the thousands of Bowling Green State University graduates take a career path that leads them to executive roles in high-profile corporations, and they drive these companies to success. These highly motivated business executives often return to campus and share their valuable insights with students, faculty, and the business community. This year’s Women in Leadership event on March 27 is an opportunity to learn from our outstanding alums.
Feb 18, 2015 8:30 AM: Business Career Day Prepares Students to Find Their Dream Job
Students came away with valuable resume and interviewing advice after attending the Business Career Accelerator’s Business Career Day, held the day before BGSU’s Spring EXPO Job and Internship Fair. Business Career Day kicked off with a panel of six employers answering student questions regarding what they look for when recruiting employees.
Feb 23, 2015 10:30 AM: Student Case Competition Team Headed to APICS District Semifinals
The BGSU student team from the Department of Management qualified to advance to the semifinal round of the 2015 APICS-Mid-Atlantic District Student Case Competition – The Fresh Connection.
Mar 9, 2015 2:30 PM: College Loses Retired Economics Professor
The College lost a retired faculty member and former chair of the economics department last month. J. David Reed, professor of economics, taught at BGSU for 37 years and served as chair for 8 years. He was hired in 1968 and appointed a full professor of economics in 1978. Dr. Reed retired from the University in 2005. During his tenure at BGSU, he traveled overseas where he helped to establish the environmental economic policy in Estonia.
Mar 16, 2015 4:00 PM: Fourteen Students Chosen to Become Student Ambassadors
The College of Business Student Ambassador Program utilizes a select group of knowledgeable, motivated, and enthusiastic student leaders to assist the dean and the College with engaging business alumni, current students, and prospective students. Student Ambassadors represent the College at events both on- and off-campus.
Mar 17, 2015 10:00 AM: New Theme Community Created for Business Students
Coming to college can be a stressful time by leaving friends and family behind and finding new friends that have similar interests. BGSU has established a number of Learning Communities in residence halls to help in the transition and build a sense of “community” amongst the residents. Now freshmen and sophomores who are interested in studying business have the opportunity to live with other business students in a new theme community called The Business District.
Mar 17, 2015 3:00 PM: BGSU Finance Team Finishes Third in National Competition
BGSU has another team of students that finished among the top colleges and universities. Business students Alex Batt and James Knippen represented BGSU in the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals (FSP) 2015 Industry Issues Competition. The competition offers colleges and universities the chance to explore important hot topics in the financial services profession. The critical issue of this year’s competition was “Career Evolution…How Did You Begin, Where Are You Now, and Where Do You Expect to Wind Up?” The finalists were selected from written submissions exploring three professional career paths and the top teams presented at the FSP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mar 17, 2015 3:00 PM: Dr. Gremler Named Distinguished Teaching Professor
Business students at BGSU have the benefit of learning from faculty who are world-renowned for their expertise. These dedicated faculty members share their insight and research with their students and have received recognition for their teaching excellence.
Mar 17, 2015 3:15 PM: College of Business Has Several Faculty Members Retiring; Three in Marketing
With changes to the State Teachers Retirement System’s benefit structure, the College of Business will see nine faculty retire this year. Over the next three issues of Biz News, we will provide brief summaries about these dedicated and inspirational teachers who have had a positive impact on the students.
Mar 17, 2015 3:30 PM: Michael McGranaghan Honored by University For Outstanding Achievements
Bowling Green State University honored one accomplished graduate from each of the seven colleges at the 2015 BGSU College Alumni Awards held March 7. Michael McGranaghan, a 1980 business graduate, was the alumnus recognized for the College of Business. In a career at Johnson and Johnson spanning more than 32 years, McGranaghan made significant contributions to the enterprise, including senior finance leadership roles in each segment of the business as well as procurement.
Mar 17, 2015 3:30 PM: New Peer Leaders Chosen to Transition Incoming Freshman Class
After its inaugural year, the College of Business Peer Leader Program is a huge success. Twenty-five Peer Leaders went through four hours of training and made contact with incoming freshmen over the summer and continued their mentoring role throughout the academic year.
Apr 14, 2015 11:45 AM: First Two Annual National Investor Awards Go to BGSU Finance Alumni
Another BGSU finance alumnus has won a prestigious national award that honors the most outstanding and innovative Corporate Plan Sponsors in North America. Neil Roache ‘96, Vice President, Investment Strategy and Private Markets for Exelon Corp. in Chicago, was the winner of the 2nd Annual Investor Intelligence Award for Alpha Generation. The first year’s winner of this award was BGSU alumnus Leo Svoboda ’08, senior portfolio manager, UPS Group Trust.
Apr 14, 2015 11:45 AM: BGSU College of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
The College of Business at Bowling Green State University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Apr 14, 2015 12:00 PM: MOD Program Contributes to Professional’s Career Success
Ben Blanquera, Vice President of Growth Hacking for Pillar Technology, is a business and community leader in Columbus, Ohio. He has spent decades being a change agent and accelerator in roles such as: Vice President of Information Services, curator of Columbus Startup Digest, and founder of TechLife Ohio.
Apr 14, 2015 12:45 PM: Marketing Alumni Return to Campus to Reconnect and Network
Marketing Alumni Day started three years ago with a one-day event for marketing department alumni to return to campus and network with fellow alums as well as current students. It has been such a success that it expanded to a two-day event and includes more networking opportunities.
Apr 14, 2015 1:45 PM: Retiring Faculty Provided Years of Teaching Excellence
The College of Business will say farewell to nine faculty at the end of this academic year due to changes in the State Teachers Retirement System’s structure. This is the second article in a series spotlighting faculty who are retiring from BGSU.
Apr 15, 2015 10:45 AM: Students “Sell” Their Way to National Sales Competition; Ludwig Finishes in the Top 12
BGSU has a long tradition of excellence when competing against the best sales talent in the country at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC). The top two winners of the BGSU Sales Competition, Andrew Ludwig and Amy Wolf, competed at Kennesaw State University in Georgia April 7-10 and performed very well again this year. In fact, Ludwig earned his way into the semifinal round and placed in the top 12 out of 147 students who competed for the national title.
Apr 16, 2015 9:30 AM: Students “Hatch” a Deal with Investors to Launch Startups
The Stroh Center was packed with 3,500 cheering fans anxious to see which of the nine student entrepreneurs would convince Falcon Alumni Investors to fund their business ideas at The Hatch™. After presenting their business ideas “Shark Tank-” style, two of the Hatchlings were successful in obtaining investments and four others received investor support to “hatch” their proposed business venture.
Apr 16, 2015 10:45 AM: High School Business Teacher Has Passion for BGSU Business Program; One Reason is The Hatch
Even though he is not a BGSU alum, high school business teacher Phil Forshey knows the quality of the business program at BGSU and encourages all of his students to enroll here, even his own daughters. Forshey teaches at Canton South High School in northeast Ohio, and “practices what he preaches.” His oldest daughter, Alivia, is currently a student at BGSU and his younger daughter, Savanna (“Vanni”), has been admitted to BGSU to study business in the fall.
Apr 16, 2015 11:00 AM: Student Marketing Chapter Among Best in the World Once Again
They have done it again! For the second consecutive year, the BGSU chapter of the American Marketing Association has earned the Bronze Chapter Award. The Bronze status places our chapter in the top 5% of all chapters in the world (more than 350 chapters). This is also the tenth consecutive year the BGSU organization has been honored as an Outstanding AMA Chapter.
Apr 17, 2015 10:30 AM: Experts Advise How to Be a “Disruptive Force in Business” and Create Change
With the largest audience since its inception twelve years ago, the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship featured experts who presented their insights on how to challenge the status quo and be a disrupter that results in changing the way business is done.
Apr 27, 2015 10:45 AM: Sales Education Foundation Names BGSU Among Top Sales Programs in U.S.
In the upcoming 2015 edition of its annual publication, BGSU is named a “Top University Sales Program” by the Sales Education Foundation. According to the Foundation, these university programs are recognized for preparing students for careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession.
Apr 29, 2015 12:15 PM: Employers Impressed with Student Performance at Speed Interviews
Business students at BGSU get workforce ready by preparing for job interviews as part of the marketing curriculum. Each semester students enrolled in the Introduction to Marketing (MKT 2010) course learn how to “sell” themselves with a two-minute “elevator pitch” to business employers in an event called Speed Interviews. This event is the highlight of the course which teaches students how to “package” themselves much like the concepts they learn through the course in marketing a product. They move from employer to employer after their two-minute pitch and three-minute employer feedback.
May 26, 2015 12:00 PM: E-Week Celebrated Innovation and Passion
The spirit of entrepreneurship was evident during Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) as thousands gathered for a variety of outstanding events. The week kicked off with a breakfast featuring Jamie Zulch, owner of Jamie's Seams to Fit & The Formal Detail, who discussed her small business startup.
May 4, 2015 9:30 AM: Students Demonstrate Prowess in “Spirited” Business Olympics
To earn the coveted “Golden Tie” award and a prize, 20 teams of business students competed in the 3rd annual Business Olympics.
May 4, 2015 9:30 AM: Students Apply Services Marketing Concepts Through Real World Projects
Each semester the Service Marketing Institute organizes a Service Blueprint Competition with students enrolled in Dr. Dwayne Gremler’s Service Marketing course (MKT 4050). Teams of students go out into the local community and find a services-oriented business or organization to study customer and employee interactions. Students prepare a detailed service blueprint as a graded assignment and have 10 minutes to present the highlights of their service blueprints and service improvement recommendations to a panel of judges.
May 5, 2015 1:00 PM: Graduating International Student Finds His “Home” is BGSU
For graduating senior Pedro Petribu, no distance is ever too far to travel toward his dreams.
May 5, 2015 1:15 PM: Best Wishes to Retiring Faculty
The College of Business is saying goodbye to nine faculty at the end of this academic year due to changes in the State Teachers Retirement System’s structure. This is the third and last article in a series spotlighting faculty who are retiring from BGSU.
May 18, 2015 10:30 AM: Faculty Promotions Approved By BGSU Board of Trustees
Congratulations to the following individuals promoted by the Board of Trustees. We appreciate their service to the University and their commitment to students.
May 18, 2015 11:00 AM: Faculty Honored for Excellence by Leadership Council
The College of Business Leadership Council created Faculty Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding faculty accomplishments in teaching, engaging with industry to provide experiential learning, and using technology to improve learning outcomes. This was the second year for the Leadership Council to honor the outstanding contributions made by faculty to achieve the Council’s vision. The award selections were made by a committee from the Leadership Council.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM: Supply Chain Institute Welcomes New Member Companies
The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) at BGSU has a tradition of engaging the business community and cultivating strong relationships with supply chain professionals to enhance the field of supply chain and to connect BGSU students with supply chain recruiters. SCMI membership for 2015-2016 has grown to include 20 companies, including three new companies - Worthington Industries, Dana Holding Corporation, and United Technologies Aerospace Systems.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM: Seniors Attend Class Luncheon; Karl Vogt Winner Announced
Graduating seniors gathered for their Graduation Luncheon and Time Capsule Ceremony with one last opportunity to enjoy conversations with their classmates. The seniors heard their “Last Lectures” from two professors they selected – Dr. Dan Klein, finance, and Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, economics.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM: Departments Honor Their Top Graduating Seniors
This spring, three departments in the College of Business honored their top graduating seniors. The Department of Management recognized the year’s outstanding graduating senior for each specialization. Recipients of the award are based on overall GPA, leadership in student professional organizations, campus or community organizations, co-op/internship experience and positive contributions to the respective programs. The 2015 winners include the following:
May 19, 2015 2:00 PM: Summer Faculty Research Awards Announced
The College of Business sees how critical it is for faculty to conduct scholarly research, so each year the College, along with the Supply Chain Management Institute, financially supports projects through Summer Research Awards. Members of the College’s Faculty Achievement Committee and Dean Raymond Braun are pleased to announce the following 2015 award winners and their research project titles:
Chaplains group honors Pargament
Dr. Kenneth Pargament, professor emeritus of psychology, was presented the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on June 6 by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) during the organization’s annual conference, In Louisville, KY.
Jun 29, 2015 3:30 PM: University mourns the loss of prominent alumnus, longtime supporter
William Primrose Jr., director emeritus of the BGSU Foundation Board of Directors, passed away June 28. He was 94. Primrose was the retired chairman of The Dickey-Grabler Company, a full-service metal stamping facility in Cleveland. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing research from BGSU in 1942.
Jun 29, 2015 7:00 AM: Sprechen sie Englisch?
When recent Bowling Green State University graduate Rebekah Nelson of Wapakoneta arrives in Berlin later this summer as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, she will bring with her an unusual wealth of experience for someone her age, along with a great deal of enthusiasm. Nelson is one of three BGSU students chosen for the Fulbright program this year.
Jun 29, 2015 7:00 AM: Sports and stocks
Financial adviser or pro rugby player? Most students won’t face the “What should I be when I grow up?” question with two such different career paths in mind. But for Mitch Sora, both options seem equally appealing. Both seem quite possible for the 20-year-old BGSU junior, too.
Jun 22, 2015 7:00 AM: Sharing a love of language
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 25, 2015 2:55 PM: New bike racks sport green roofs
Dozens of bikes around campus can now rest comfortably beneath a sustainable roof. Two green-roofed bike shelters have been fully installed outside the Student Recreation Center and the Wolfe Center for the Arts. The shelters are topped with a canopy of living plants.
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.
Jun 19, 2015 7:00 AM: Always close to home
This year, Megan Koons made the 1,200-mile gap between Ohio and Denver a little smaller. When the 2004 BGSU graduate realized her dream of moving to Denver in 2011, she didn’t know a soul. But thanks to her, when former Falcons and other Ohio transplants make the same trek, it won’t be so daunting.
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 18, 2015 2:50 PM: Trustees address variety of issues
Furthering the University's goal of promoting high-impact programs that help define the undergraduate experience, the board approved initial design and preconstruction services for University Hall of $2.17 million.
Jun 18, 2015 2:30 PM: BGSU board approves 2016-17 budget pending state bill
The BGSU Board of Trustees approved educational and operating budgets for the University at its meeting June 18, with the understanding that some revisions may be necessary when Ohio's biennium budget is finalized by the state legislature and approved by the governor later this month.
Jun 16, 2015 2:06 PM: Buckeye Boys State back at BGSU
Over 1,200 of the most outstanding young scholars in Ohio are at Bowling Green State University this week for Buckeye Boys State. The American Legion hosts the event. Students taking part learn about city, county and state government by creating a mock government.
Jun 8, 2015 7:00 AM: Givens Fellowship Provides Perspective
As an officer in the Air Force with broad-based training and education, Jessica Gregor had a good grasp of military strategy and tactics, and the basic elements of conflict, but she struggled to process what took place in the Vietnam War. Her grandfather had served during that war, but had shared very little about his experiences, piquing her interest even more and compounding her curiosity.
Jun 1, 2015 7:00 AM: Thinking Globally
Thinking globally is a big part of Ebonee Johnson’s life. But acting locally is just as important. From the mission trip she took to the Dominican Republic at the age of 16, to the semester she spent studying abroad at the Institut Catholique de Paris last year, Johnson takes seriously her role of acquainting herself with the world.
Jun 1, 2015 7:00 AM: Healing with Horses
Tracy Rusch set out last year hoping to explore and discover, and possibly open a few doors along the way during a lengthy healing exercise. She and her horse Leroy would compete against some of the best barrel racers in the country in a series of equestrian events that Rusch believed could help her shake off a bout of social anxiety that had troubled her for years.
May 25, 2015 7:00 AM: Finding Inspiration
As a first generation Arab-American, Zeinab Saab has often found herself trying to blend two lives into one, and be respectful to both while maintaining her own distinct identity.
Jun 3, 2015 7:00 AM: The Power of One
BGSU faculty and staff embrace their role in preparing students for meaningful futures. They are accessible, willing to share their time and knowledge, and eager to work in partnership with students. Faculty and staff challenge students with tough questions, open doors to internship and international opportunities, and guide them through research and publishing processes. Sometimes it is simply a helping hand or sympathetic ear that makes a difference for students.
Jun 11, 2015 10:14 AM: Building a business
What Michael Dustman ’73 saw in the Alpha Tau Omega house more than 40 years ago was not just the fraternity’s chapter president. His close friend Rick DeSilva ’74 was a leader who could organize groups of people with a variety of talents and get things done. DeSilva had that unique ability to energize the room.
Jun 15, 2015 7:00 AM: Being a servant leader
While many of her fellow students spent spring break vacationing in tropical climates, Allison Palmer spent her time brushing children’s teeth in Peru. The 19-year-old BGSU sophomore traveled to the South American country through the group MEDLIFE to help set up mobile clinics, where Peruvians could access health services that are typically out of reach.
Jun 11, 2015 1:49 PM: Nursing programs ranked among best in the country
Both degree tracks of Bowling Green State University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing were named among the best in the country according to Value Colleges.
Jun 9, 2015 7:00 AM: WBGU-TV addiction series features Karen Kasich
As part of the WBGU-TV series “Addiction: Heroin and Pills,” Producer/Director Marcus Harrison sat down with Karen Kasich, wife of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to talk about education’s role in prevention of prescription drug abuse and its importance in combatting the opiate/heroin addiction epidemic in Ohio.
Jun 9, 2015 7:00 AM: Conference looks at history of alcohol and drug use
History often teaches lessons that help us understand the present and think about the future. Lessons about alcohol and drug use will be discussed, dissected and debated when the University hosts “Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs” June 18-21.
Jun 9, 2015 7:00 AM: New student trustees appointed
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced the appointment of two student trustees to the BGSU Board of Trustees. Margaret Burrell was named undergraduate representative to the board, and Rolf Ritchie the graduate student representative.
Jun 8, 2015 7:00 AM: World-class research experience
Learning is second nature to Paul Husband. He makes databases and spreadsheets for fun and admittedly will read and do anything that intrigues him. Husband recently graduated from BGSU with a degree in physics and is staying at the University to earn his graduate degree in the same field, with more of a focus on astrophysics.
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 3, 2015 7:00 AM: Muir novel named finalist for national award
The accolades continue for Dr. Sharona Muir’s 2014 novel, “Invisible Beasts: Tales of the Animals That Go Unseen Among Us.” It has been named a finalist for the 2015 Orion Book Award for fiction. Conferred by Orion Magazine since 2007, the annual award is “presented to books that deepen the reader’s connection to the natural world through fresh ideas and excellence in writing,” according to the publisher.
Jun 1, 2015 7:00 AM: Aim High
Jacksonville, Fla. – Bowling Green State University senior Brooke Pleger will return to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships for the third time after setting meet and stadium records to earn a bid Saturday at the NCAA East Region Preliminary Round at the University of North Florida.
May 25, 2015 7:00 AM: Outstanding Service Award
“BGSU is a better place to work because of Steve Lashaway!” wrote one of Lashaway’s colleagues in nominating him for the Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award. Lashaway was honored both for his service to the University as lead electrician and his advocacy in behalf of classified staff.
May 25, 2015 7:00 AM: CSC Team Award
Thanks to BGSU Plumbing Shop classified employees, the University’s utility budget did not go up in steam last year, and campus maintained its heat and hot water throughout the bitterly cold winter.
Alumnus takes on world's toughest endurance bicycle race
Former Falcon Baseball player Terry Bork ’70 recently visited campus at the end of a 120-mile training ride in preparation for the 878-mile Race Across the West in mid-June. He rode in from Hudson, Ohio, where he and his wife Kay had been visiting their son after another training ride from Cincinnati during which the endurance bicyclist had covered 221 miles in just over 12 hours.
May 25, 2015 7:00 AM: Colwell named to 30 most influential education deans
Dr. Brad Colwell, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been named among the 30 most influential deans of colleges of education in the United States by Mometrix Test Preparation.
May 25, 2015 7:00 AM: Bikers for BGSU
The question posed to Karen Hoffert is a logical one. While following the Falcon hockey team to distant rinks across the continent with her husband, and all decked out in her orange-on-orange ensemble, she is often asked which one of the players is her son. “All of them,” Karen replies.
May 18, 2015 7:00 AM: Supporting Student Success
When Dr. Paul Stiffler started BGSU as a freshman in 1961 he knew it was a turning point in his life. Even as an undergraduate student, Stiffler understood the value of education, hard work and learning resources offered by the University.
May 18, 2015 7:00 AM: A global perspective
Since 2008, over 45 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) have attended BGSU as Paul D. Coverdell Fellows. These students have brought geographical diversity to the BGSU campus, representing the East and West Coasts, the Midwest and even Hawaii. Additionally, their combined Peace Corps experiences as educators, health workers, community organizers and small business developers overseas have enriched BGSU’s classrooms with a global perspective.
May 13, 2015 4:02 PM: Malcolm D. E. Forbes to lead Center for Photochemical Sciences
A new director for BGSU’s Center for Photochemical Sciences plans to raise the visibility and outreach of the center at the local, regional, national and international levels.
May 13, 2015 4:17 PM: Teen Mentors Program earns A&S Diversity Award
Dr. Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, psychology, and a number of BGSU students spend many Saturday mornings each semester at the Juvenile Residential Center (JRC) of Northwest Ohio. Garrett-Ruffin has developed a service-learning project for first-year students that takes them into the facility to serve as peer mentors for male youth offenders between 12 and 18 years of age.
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 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 27, 2015 7:30 AM: From head, to hands, to glass
Adam Goldberg ’11 welcomes guests at the Toledo art gallery he owns with a couple of friends. Some are here for classes in glass blowing, while others inquire about purchasing the affordable contemporary glass pieces created by Goldberg and his colleagues.
May 11, 2015 9:05 AM: Embrace the unexpected
Dr. Thomas Snitch said he found his life’s passion standing in the middle of the Serengeti plains in Kenya. After working for decades as a nuclear weapons negotiator, and then with some of the world’s largest companies, he was given a choice.
May 4, 2015 8:55 AM: Greek Housing Project underway
The landscape is changing at Bowling Green State University with the addition of the Greek Housing project. A groundbreaking will be held to celebrate the construction at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at the building site south of Conklin Hall. The units are expected to open in August 2016.
May 8, 2015 10:29 AM: Trustees green light Moseley redevelopment, student fees, new degree program
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 9 meeting gave the go-ahead to an important part of the transformation of the Academic Core identified in the Campus Master Plan. Moseley Hall, BGSU’s original science and agriculture building, will be restored to its original role — although in a form that would probably be unrecognizable to Dr. Edwin Moseley for whom it was named, and without the agricultural component.
May 8, 2015 10:41 AM: Faculty rise through the ranks
The BGSU Board of Trustees recognized the achievements of a number of faculty at the May 9 meeting, granting promotion and, for some, tenure.
May 8, 2015 11:20 AM: Emeritus status conferred upon retiring faculty
At its May 9 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 33 faculty planning to retire, in honor of their service to the University.
May 11, 2015 7:00 AM: Class of 2015 Success Stories: True Grit
When Tanya Schardt accepted her diploma from Bowling Green State University on Saturday (May 9), she defied many odds. The Army veteran from Fremont, Ohio, who was critically injured in 2008 while deployed in Iraq, wasn’t expected to live, let alone graduate from college.