Sep 28, 2016 3:34 PM: 2016 Silent Witness unveiling marked for Oct. 4
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BGSU Women’s Center has announced the unveiling of the 2016 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project. The evening will include an address by keynote speaker Paula Walters, a certified paramedic, domestic violence survivor and founder of Standing Courageous, Inc.
Sep 28, 2016 3:32 PM: David Bixler to present ‘The Hughes Project’
David Bixler, director of jazz activities in the College of Musical Arts, will present “The Hughes Project” as the first event in the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society’s Faculty Fellows series this fall. The project consists of music written by Bixler for nine musicians as a reflection on select poems of the American poet Langston Hughes.
Sep 28, 2016 3:30 PM: Faculty, staff support students at Homecoming philanthropy 5K
In conjunction with BGSU’s Freddie and Frieda 5K Philanthropy Run/Walk at Homecoming, three groups are utilizing the University’s “Falcon Funded” crowdfunding platform to raise funds for student scholarships, professional development and a book award. Included are the Alumni Laureate Scholarship program, Aspiring Student Affairs Professionals, and the SMART program.
Sep 27, 2016 10:12 AM: Bob Baltz ’57 plans for the future
Bob Baltz ’57 of Seattle has blended different planned giving tools in order to maximize the impact of his life savings. Learn how easy it was for Bob to designate money for his family and fund a BGSU scholarship for a student like himself.
Sep 27, 2016 10:07 AM: Because you Give
Nearly 200 donors from all of Bowling Green State University’s recognition societies attended the annual Celebration of Philanthropy and Donor Recognition event on Sept. 17, 2016. Annual giving, planned giving and transformational lifetime giving were recognized and students thanked donors for their support.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM: Alexandra Patterson at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
Alexandra Patterson, a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in biology with specializations in marine biology and conservation ecology, spent her summer interning at the Sea Life Sanctuary in England and rescuing and rehabilitating common seals and gray seals on the coast of the North Sea.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM: Baxter Chambers studies comedy at The Second City
Baxter Chambers spent six weeks in intensive training in the Comedy Studies series at The Second City in Chicago. Chambers learned improvisation, sketch writing, voice and movement, and history and theory of comedy from Second City faculty and weekly guest workshops.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM: Family legacy
Emily Treece’s career path may have been predestined. After all, she became a fourth-generation teacher this semester, following a family tradition of graduating from Bowling Green State University. Treece, who graduated in May, is teaching geometry and algebra II at Avon High School, near Cleveland.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM: Stephanie Maiorano living the aloha dream
Stephanie Maiorano spent her summer working with dolphins at Sea Life Park Hawaii. Maiorano, who is majoring in marine biology at BGSU, interacted with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that were a part of some of the public programs offered at the park on the island of Oahu.
Sep 23, 2016 3:10 PM: Ohio Designer Craftsman show open through Wednesday
See award-winning work by BGSU faculty and students in the "Ohio Designer Craftsman: Best of 2016" national exhibition, on view through Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Two of the students are also featured in an international publication on metalsmithing.
Sep 23, 2016 3:04 PM: Homecoming 2016 has something for all
BGSU will welcome back alumni during Homecoming 2016 for a celebration of education and campus life then and now. Homecoming runs from Friday (Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2), but kicks off for faculty and staff on Tuesday (Sept. 27) with a brand new event, the Faculty/Staff Homecoming Royalty crowning.
Sep 21, 2016 3:05 PM: Manning named president-elect of national association
Dr. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Research Professor of sociology, is president-elect of the Population Association of America. She begins her term in January 2017 and will be president in 2018. Her key duties include organizing the 2018 annual meeting and delivering the 2018 presidential address. Manning is director of BGSU’s Center for Family and Demographic Research and co-director for the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.
Sep 19, 2016 10:29 AM: Falcon Family Weekend Photo Gallery
Photos from BGSU’s annual Falcon Family Weekend, which brings parents and families to the BGSU campus to reconnect with their students and see what life is like as a Falcon. BGSU honored Gregg, Beth, Emily and Ethan Suver as the 2016 Falcon Family of the Year during halftime of the Sept. 17 football game against Middle Tennessee State University.
Sep 19, 2016 7:00 AM: 2016 Falcon Family of the Year
The family of Emily Suver, a sophomore in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, was named the 2016 Falcon Family of the Year on Sept. 17 at Doyt Perry Stadium. The Suvers overcame financial troubles to send their daughter to her dream school, BGSU.
Sep 18, 2016 7:40 PM: Sanjhi Gandhi ‘makes magic happen’
Sanjhi Gandhi was born in India, and her family moved to Kenya when she was 4. Gandhi’s biggest move, however, came when she decided to attend college in the United States. Now a junior neuroscience major at Bowling Green State University, she can’t imagine being on any other college campus.
Sep 18, 2016 7:00 AM: Amanda Freedman at Owens-Illinois
Amanda Freedman began her internship at Owens-Illinois’ headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, at the end of May, which led to a job offer from the global company. Freedman, who will start at O-I after she graduates from BGSU, gained valuable work experience in three key areas: tax, finance and audit.
Sep 18, 2016 7:00 AM: Joe Cohen at Time Inc. Video in New York
Joe Cohen, a media production and studies major at Bowling Green State University, worked at TIME Inc. Video in New York during the summer. He was hired as a production assistant to work daily in one of four video studios owned and operated by Time Magazine.
Sep 16, 2016 2:37 PM: BGSU honored with CASE award
BGSU was recognized this year with a prestigious 2016 CASE Sustained Excellence Award in Fundraising. The Univeristy was one of only three nationwide recognized in the Overall Improvement in the Public Research/Doctoral Institutions with Endowments Under $250 Million category.
Sep 16, 2016 2:29 PM: International relations under the microscope
Drs. Neal Jesse, a professor of political science at Bowling Green State University, and John Dreyer, an associate professor of political science at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and BGSU alumnus, have published “Small States in the International System: At Peace and at War,” a study of comparative foreign policy.
Sep 15, 2016 9:18 AM: STEM in the Park offers interactive fun for families
STEM in the Park, a free family day of hands-on fun at Bowling Green State University, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) at the Perry Field House, on BGSU's campus, with plenty of free parking available.
Sep 14, 2016 3:56 PM: U.S. News & World Report names BGSU ‘one of America’s best colleges’
For the 11th straight year, BGSU has been recognized as one of the nation’s top public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
Sep 14, 2016 3:53 PM: Global residencies invigorate Guldbeck’s art
Mille Guldbeck, a faculty member in the School of Art, has had residencies in Iceland, Finland and across the United States the last few years, making connections along with creating much new work, and bringing back her rich experience to her students and her own practice.
Sep 13, 2016 10:12 AM: BGSU named one of 'America’s Best Colleges'
For the 11th straight year, Bowling Green State University has been recognized as one of the nation’s top public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Best of both musical worlds
To Spencer Prewitt ’09, ’13, being a performer and a teacher are forever intertwined. Prewitt, 31, who has two graduate degrees from BGSU, started playing the clarinet when he was 11. He worked as a substitute performer for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this past summer, filling in five times.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Brewing’s odd couple
There’s nothing odd about Ryan and Kristin Scott’s passion for beer and business. The Falcon Flames couple recently celebrated the third anniversary of Odd13 Brewing Co. in Colorado, home to more than 300 craft breweries. Codename Superfan, an American IPA, is the most popular beer at their brewery.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Hallie McIntyre ’16 with the Washington Redskins
Hallie McIntyre ’16, a sport management major at BGSU, was selected as a development intern for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, where she focused on annual major fundraising events. It was an opportunity to bring McIntyre’s love of sports together with her passion for impacting change in the community.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Nico Pinchak at the University of Michigan’s ICPSR
Nico Pinchak spent his summer interning at the University of Michigan’s Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. ICPSR is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization. It plays a key role in the infrastructure of social science research.
Sep 9, 2016 3:56 PM: Burger inspired by Malaysian music students
Teaching piano to college students in Malaysia this summer gave Dr. Cole Burger a deep appreciation for their dedication to music in the face of difficult circumstances.
Sep 9, 2016 3:55 PM: Expand Your Horizons Fair embraces faculty, students
On Wednesday (Sept. 14), the University will hold its inaugural Expand Your Horizons Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event is an opportunity not only for students but for faculty as well to discover possibilities for personal and professional growth and experiential teaching and learning.
Sep 8, 2016 4:42 PM: BGSU offers support for displaced ITT Technical Institute students
Bowling Green State University announced today that it will provide support to students displaced by ITT Technical Institute’s sudden closure. Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan students who were affected by ITT’s closing are encouraged to investigate opportunities at the University’s Bowling Green and Firelands campuses or eCampus by calling 419-372-8136 or emailing ITThelp@bgsu.edu.
Sep 7, 2016 3:12 PM: September professional development sessions slated
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is offering no-cost, monthly professional and/or personal development sessions for BGSU faculty and staff.
Sep 7, 2016 1:05 PM: Perseverance pays off for young alumna
Jenna Ricupero ’09 was recognized recently by the International Association of Venue Managers by being named to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. Ricupero currently serves as director of catering sales for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation/Levy Restaurants.
Sep 7, 2016 9:10 AM: Expand your horizons
At the Expand Your Horizons Fair on Sept. 14, students can learn about the many ways to take their education beyond the classroom — through study abroad, research with faculty, co-ops and internships, and service-learning experiences. Even better, students can combine several of those aspects into their studies abroad.
Sep 6, 2016 2:32 PM: Enrollment continues to climb at BGSU
The 15th-day numbers are in and Bowling Green State University is celebrating an enrollment increase for its second year in a row. All state colleges and universities are required to report enrollment data to the state of Ohio on the 15th day after the start of classes.
Sep 5, 2016 7:00 AM: Alexander Heckman at Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation
This summer I had the immense pleasure of interning at not one, but two private aviation sister companies. I am not a fool, I know many students across the country would do almost anything to secure an internship in their desired field at one organization’s corporate headquarters, let alone two. Allow me to add a bit of context as to how I was able to have this opportunity.
Sep 5, 2016 7:00 AM: Benjamin Hardy at The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Benjamin Hardy, a senior at Bowing Green State University, spent the summer working at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. The accelerator facility, also known as JLab, is one of only 17 nationally funded labs in the United States.
Sep 5, 2016 7:00 AM: Cari Anne Ritzenthaler on research project in Hawaii
Bowling Green State University graduate student Cari Anne Ritzenthaler spent her summer almost 5,000 miles away from from northwest Ohio on an island that most people would describe as “paradise.” On the Big Island of Hawaii I conducted my master’s research, which involved me living there for three months.
Sep 1, 2016 11:51 AM: Dr. Ray Schneider elected to serve as a Faculty Athletics Representatives
Dr. Ray Schneider, program coordinator for sport management, is one of two individuals selected to replace Dr. Lee Meserve as the faculty representative to the NCAA.
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 AM: Lillios receives prestigious Barlow Commission for Music Composition
Dr. Elainie Lillios, BGSU music composition faculty member and interim associate dean of the College of Musical Arts, has been selected as a winner of a 2016 Barlow Endowment Commission for Music Composition to write a work specifically for Bent Frequency Duo, a saxophone and percussion team.
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 AM: New Faculty Athletics Representatives to carry on legacy of Meserve
Dr. Ray Schneider, an associate professor of sport management, and Dr. Donna Trautman, chair of the visual communications and technology education department, have been selected as BGSU’s next Faculty Athletics Representatives, following on the work of Dr. Lee Meserve, who has held the position for nearly 20 years.
Aug 29, 2016 1:26 PM: Spirit of Innovation to come alive at the new collab lab
The new Collab Lab will be a hands-on, creative space for BGSU students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in collaborative work. Its goal will be to support teams of innovators working together to conceive, create, develop and refine new products and services that leverage the unique talents inherent to the University community.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM: Falcon Spark
Alumna Emily Drown chose her profession, nursing, and Bowling Green State University for personal reasons – because of a hospital stay while in high school and BGSU because of its welcoming atmosphere. Now an operating room nurse at the University of Michigan Hospital, Drown credits BGSU for helping her become the person she is today.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Ashley Meehan's summer research project
Ashley Meehan held focus groups during the summer to gather how students felt about HIV and AIDS — about the disease itself, the hope for eradicating the disease, and how we can make a difference at BGSU. She also spent a majority of the summer digging through 35 years’ worth of literature about the disease.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Ivi Casagrande at EXOS-Los Angeles
Ivi Casagrande spent her summer in Los Angeles working at her dream internship at EXOS, a sports performance company that trains athletes from all over the world. Casagrande got to work with amateur and pro athletes at the top of their game, including members of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Phillip Rich on studying abroad in Europe
Phillip Rich, a junior in the BGSU College of Business, took part in an eight-week study abroad program in Nantes, France. In addition to attending four weeks of classes in Nantes and a one-week trip to Brussels, Belgium, Rich visited 10 countries in Europe.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM: The Power of Sports
Yannick Kluch moved from his hometown of Hamburg, Germany, to Bowling Green sight unseen after selecting Bowling Green State University for his master’s degree in 2012. Now a doctoral student, Kluch has created We Are One Team (WA1T), which uses sports to promote social change.
Aug 26, 2016 2:50 PM: Tickets on sale for 'Orange is the New Black' author's visit to BGSU
Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” will visit Bowling Green State University on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to discuss her book and life story. Tickets for the event are $30 for dinner and $100 for the VIP event and dinner.
Aug 26, 2016 2:50 PM: Grant to boost youth’s engagement in research
The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of three organizations nationwide to receive funding from the Army Educational Outreach Program. The $50,000 grant will help NWO increase the number of underrepresented students participating in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Aug 26, 2016 2:49 PM: ‘All My Lonely Ones’ opens Spotlight on the Arts
Creative Writing faculty member Dr. Wendell Mayo, will speak at BGSU’s Spotlight on the Arts event Sept. 1. His presentation, titled “All My Lonely Ones: The Short Fiction of Wendell Mayo,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at The Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Aug 24, 2016 2:46 PM: McKinney’s passion for flying lands Air Force technology in BGSU business classrooms
Dr. Earl McKinney, interim chair of Department of Accounting and Management of Information Systems, spent his faculty improvement leave as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, teaching classes and studying how the Air Force uses drones and semi-autonomous robots and uses Big Data to make decisions and enhance coordination efforts.
Aug 19, 2016 1:57 PM: Student textbook purchasing goes online
Students now exclusively order textbooks online and then pick up their orders at the Student Package Center. Until Sept. 15, students will be able to pick up their orders in the Multipurpose Room of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Room 228).
Aug 19, 2016 1:56 PM: Using technology to engage students in remote sensing science
BGSU geologist Dr. Anita Simic, School of Earth, Environment and Society, is ready to officially pilot an FAA-approved drone, and is excited to connect the concept of using cutting-edge technology to advance science, specifically in remote sensing, her field of expertise.
Aug 18, 2016 2:34 PM: Falcon Fast and Furious 10
Film students from Bowling Green State University didn’t have to travel far to get their first experience working on a major motion picture. Three undergraduates and seven alumni were involved in the production of “Fast and Furious 8” in Cleveland. The opportunity came for most of them through alumna Allie Toman ’07.
Aug 18, 2016 2:32 PM: My Summer Experience: Alex Wehri at Hendrick Motorsports
Alex Wehri '16 moved to North Carolina in May to start working as a part of the Hendrick Motorsports strength and conditioning staff. His job at HMS was to help train the pit crews. For comparison, Hendrick Motorsports is like the Yankees of NASCAR, so Wehri knew he was going to be a great summer experience.
Aug 18, 2016 12:26 PM: My Summer Experience: Keji Kujjo at Refugee Center Online
Keji Kujjo, a cross-cultural and international education graduate student at Bowling Green State University, had three internships over the summer. Kujjo, who moved to the United States when she was 14, worked with Refugee Center Online, Docademia and Northwestern University.
Aug 17, 2016 3:03 PM: Academic year begins with strong freshman class, new campus facilities
The 2016-167 academic year that begins Monday (Aug. 22) is already off to a strong start. The University today welcomes an incoming freshman class that is about 6 percent larger than last year’s, more diverse and with the highest average GPA in University history.
Aug 17, 2016 3:00 PM: Bradshaw fellowship turns lens on German democracy, history
Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, left the United States for Germany and Belgium as a RIAS Berlin Kommission Fellow. She was the only academic among 11 other American journalists from around the country and from public and commercial networks.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Exploring the world through language
Samantha Sanson wanted to attend BGSU so she could experience the “classic campus life with a community feeling” before she headed off to the big city. Sanson is sticking to her plan — she’s headed to one of the most densely populated cities in the world: Hong Kong.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Learning how to learn
Dr. Michael E. Zalar, a 2005 Bowling Green State University doctoral graduate, believes that learning is an ongoing process. The North Olmsted City Schools superintendent came back to BGSU in 2015 and received a master’s in organization development Aug. 6.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM: Style points
Even as a small child growing up in Nigeria, Valentine Ononye was interested in style and quality clothing. The 2003 Bowling Green State University alumnus operates two fashion stores in the Toledo area: V Couture in Perrysburg and V Collection in Sylvania.
Aug 10, 2016 2:50 PM: Sparking learning through engagement
The University community is invited to hear visiting professor Dr. Jennifer D. Blitvich speak about “Promoting Student Learning: Active Learning Through Participation and Engagement.” Blitvich, deputy head of the School of Health Sciences and Psychology at Federation University in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, will speak at 3 p.m. Aug. 18 in 108 Eppler North. Her visit is hosted by the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies.
Aug 10, 2016 2:45 PM: Campus Campaign supports the BGSU ‘family’
This year’s Campus Campaign raised $756,874 from faculty, staff and retirees, with a 46.44 percent participation rate by faculty and staff. Seventeen University offices and areas had 100 percent participation. In terms of faculty and staff giving, BGSU is a leader among national public universities.
Aug 10, 2016 2:40 PM: Chambers honored for teaching, mentorship in theatre
Dr. Jonathan Chambers, graduate coordinator in the theatre and film department, has been named the recipient of a Betty Jean Jones Award, presented by the American Theatre and Drama Society. The award honors individuals who have achieved excellence as college/university teachers and/or scholars and have served as mentors in the profession.
Aug 8, 2016 4:00 PM: Construction Update - University Hall
Now under construction, University Hall will house the Office of Admissions and high-impact programs that define the BGSU undergraduate experience. These programs include: Center for Community and Civic Engagement, Pre-Professional Programs, International Programs and Partnerships, AIMS, COSMOS, the Center for Undergraduate Research, ACTION and the Learning Communities office. The building will open in Fall 2017.
Aug 8, 2016 9:41 AM: Lober brothers look back on storied careers
Brothers John and Bob Lober, both BGSU teacher education graduates, cultivated careers as inspiring teacher-educators for thousands of students and athletes. Over a span of 102 years, the brothers earned numerous athletic awards and achievements without losing site of their roles as being educators first.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: A Life of caring
BGSU Firelands associate degree candidate Laura Bates spent the majority of her early life caring for ailing parents. Her fulfilling experiences in caring for others led her to the field of radiologic technology. Earning her degree in August, she will pursue a career in the lucrative field of radiation therapy.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Fired up for BGSU online program
Adam Smith of Milford Center, Ohio, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in fire administration. A captain in the Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin, Smith has been a full-time firefighter for 19 years. He took all of his BGSU classes online, graduating in three years.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Forging new business leaders
Nicole Anguilm has always had a knack for organizational leadership, and now she has a master’s degree to back it up. Anguilm lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., and works for Google. She graduated from Bowling Green State University on Aug. 6 with a Master of Organization Development degree.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hat trick
August graduate Dajon Mingo had ups and downs in his college years, but said he’s learned three main tips that could help other students. The Human Development and Family Studies student plans to play and teach hockey after graduation.
Aug 6, 2016 12:00 PM: James E. Dunlap tells graduates to be fearless in taking on the unknown
Banking executive and community leader James E. Dunlap offered BGSU graduates keys to success during summer commencement Aug. 6 at the Stroh Center. Dunlap is senior executive vice president of Huntington Bancshares Inc. He also serves as director of regional banking and The Huntington Private Client Group and oversees Huntington’s 10 regional presidents.
Aug 3, 2016 3:03 PM: Learn to manage stress, improve mood with new employee resource
The Stress Less Center, BGSU's IMPACT Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program, features a variety of options, from online training to free, confidential face-to-face counseling services and round-the-clock professional support. On the site are assessment tools to evaluate your mental health risk and determine whether you have depression.
Aug 3, 2016 2:55 PM: Paulus honored for dining services success
Dining Director Michael Paulus was recently presented the Presidents Circle Award by Chartwells for outstanding achievement in the "Community Pillar" category." He was nominated for his work with the BGSU community, his ability to listen to diners, satisfy their needs, and deliver a good experience with every meal served.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: A head start with a Falcon finish
When Allison Artz began her career at BGSU, she was a year ahead of her classmates. She started with enough credits to be considered a sophomore through her participation in College Credit Plus. Artz completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration along with her MBA in just four years.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Groundbreaking research
If road construction delays become less noticeable in the future, you might have two BGSU graduate students to thank for it. While working toward their doctoral degrees, Lameck Onsarigo and Simon Adamtey have introduced two more cost effective alternative methods of construction which offer better alternatives for culvert installations.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2020: Bryce Harwood
When Bryce Harwood was trying to figure what college to attend, one ranking really stood out: BGSU’s undergraduate business programs are ranked in the top 5 percent in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek. That really got the attention of Harwood, an incoming freshman in the BGSU Class of 2020.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Service oriented
Megan Andrews, a speech-language pathology graduate student, was recently honored for exemplary student service with the 2016 Frances Laven Award from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This is the first time a BGSU student has received this national award.
Jul 28, 2016 11:12 AM: A warm, Falcon welcome
Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM: BGSU to hold summer commencement August 6
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 286th graduation Saturday, August 6 in the Stroh Center.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM: New learning community takes 360° approach
Freshmen in BGSU’s brand new Health, Wellness and You Learning Community will be starting out on the right foot — and hand. They will be wearing FitBit® wristband activity trackers as “researchers on their own lives,” according to founding director Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, public and allied health. “This is a great opportunity for students to get engaged in research using a technology and topic they can understand.”
Jul 21, 2016 5:32 PM: NHL franchise bets on McPhee
In building the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Las Vegas franchise has chosen George McPhee ’82 as the team’s general manager. McPhee, who received the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player in 1982 at BGSU, was the GM of the Washington Capitals from 1997 to 2014.
Jul 21, 2016 12:13 PM: Open arms
While at BGSU, Shahad Aldoori, a Sunni Muslim from Iraq, served as a graduate assistant for nearly two years in the College of Business’s Career Accelerator Office, helping American and international students find internships and full-time positions. It was in this role that she discovered a passion for helping other students.
Jul 21, 2016 11:54 AM: Intellectual foundation
Dr. Arnold Rampersad ’67, ’68, a BGSU alumnus best known for his biographies on W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson and Ralph Ellison, received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Harvard University and an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Yale University during the same week in May.
Jul 21, 2016 11:42 AM: Navy’s first female admiral proud of historic role
Dr. Alene Duerk is a northwest Ohio native and the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Human Relations degree from Bowling Green State University in 1973. She was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the U.S. Navy. At 96 years old, Duerk reflects on her long career and historic place in the U.S. military.
Jul 20, 2016 1:30 PM: BGSU College of Education and Human Development achieve national accreditation
The College of Education and Human Development recently received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.
Jul 20, 2016 1:30 PM: Ohio Arts Council grants funds to three faculty, alumna
Creativity is priceless, but the expression of it can cost money. Helping fund those costs, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has awarded $5,000 each to BGSU Creative Writing faculty members Dr. Lawrence Coates and Theresa Williams and music composition faculty member Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The three are immersed in their work this summer and appreciative of the support from the grants, which are based on an artist’s body of work.
Jul 18, 2016 9:59 AM: BGSU to host inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair
Registration is underway for Bowling Green State University’s inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair. The fair, which will be held Aug. 1, will feature an international keynote speaker, panel discussions, breakout sessions and health screenings. This is the new Optimal Aging Institute’s first event.
Jul 15, 2016 2:35 PM: Star-spangled student
BGSU student Abby Paskvan will take the national stage next Wednesday evening (July 20) when she performs “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Republican National Convention. Paskvan, a junior majoring in marketing, was invited to perform the national anthem by convention officials.
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.
Jul 14, 2016 4:59 PM: BGSU a true family affair for the Ulreichs
Fred and Lois Ulreich met on a blind date while they were students at BGSU in the 1950s and they maintained a genuine fondness for the University throughout their lives. That connection translated into all four of their children attending BGSU, and all four of them meeting their spouses while they were on campus at BG.
Jul 11, 2016 12:00 PM: Morning person
Alumna Natalie Taylor got her start in sports reporting at Bowling Green State University, but now cohosts Tampa Bay’s newest lifestyle and entertainment show, “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.” Taylor says BGSU opened many doors on her way to this dream job.
Jul 8, 2016 1:47 PM: Best practice certification for BGSU PD
The Bowling Green State University Police Department joins about 30 Ohio agencies by meeting standards for the use of force and employee recruitment and hiring. The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by a 12-member board in August 2015.
Jul 8, 2016 11:12 AM: Cracking the algae code
BGSU biologists Drs. George Bullerjahn and Michael McKay are taking their examination of toxic algal blooms to the genetic level, seeking to identify the conditions that signal the bacteria’s genes to produce toxins. Supported by a number of grants, they are working in Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and the Maumee River.
Jul 6, 2016 4:00 PM: Construction Update - Moseley Hall
Now under construction, Moseley Hall will be an interdisciplinary science laboratory building when completed in 2017. It will house chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, geology and medical laboratory science classes. The 100-year-old building was originally a science building and at one time had livestock on the first floor.
Jul 6, 2016 12:00 PM: Torelli gives Washington briefing on BGSU project
Dr. Andrew Torelli, chemistry, served on an invited panel of experts at a briefing on “Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort.” for members of Congress, their representatives and the public in Washington, D.C. Torelli shared BGSU’s Smartphone InSpector, which equips a cell phone to identify and measure contaminants in water.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2020: Nijah Slaughter
Incoming freshman and President’s Leadership Academy scholar Nijah Slaughter plans to take the fashion and apparel world by storm, after completing a degree in international business. Slaughter also appreciates BGSU’s proximity to her home in Detroit. which will help keep her from getting homesick.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM: Marching orders
BGSU has been well represented for the past 29 years, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Chuck Bindis ’10 is getting ready for basic training in the U.S. Navy while Amy Horn ’89 is preparing for her swan song in the Marine Corps Band.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM: Port authority
Jeff Sowecke, a 2007 Bowling Green State University alumnus, has been in the U.S. Army for nine years. He was recognized for his leadership skills June 1, when he was presented with the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. More than 65,000 people were eligible and only 26 were recognized.
Jul 1, 2016 4:02 PM: Learn - Experience - Grow
Dozens of Falcon alumni started a new summer tradition at BGSU’s inaugural Alumni Summer College on June 29 – July 1, 2016. Designed to offer special programming for alumni and friends of BGSU, Alumni Summer College provided a series of educational (and fun) classes, lively discussions and excursions.
Jul 1, 2016 3:59 PM: Golden Falcons soar
Bowling Green State University welcomed 53 Golden Falcons to campus and inducted them as Golden Falcons at the second annual Golden Falcons induction ceremony June 28, 2016. Additional reunion events included a Walk Down Memory Lane event, a Then and Now campus tour, and a presentation about Optimal Aging
Jun 29, 2016 11:00 AM: Data summit unites BGSU, high school educators
In response to districts’ requests for data on how their district graduates are doing at Bowling Green State University, seven northwest Ohio high schools were invited to a data summit in Bowling Green. Data was shared with those partnership schools to demonstrate how students from their schools performed at BGSU.
Jun 28, 2016 8:00 AM: Swifter justice
With a $440,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, BGSU is partnering with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to analyze results from Sexual Assault Kits to identify ways to streamline the testing process. Dr. Jon Sprague is heading the project, with Dr. James Albert, statistics, and graduate student D.J. Heckman collaborating with BCI scientists.
Jun 27, 2016 3:00 PM: Legacy of BGSU lacrosse celebrated
Bowling Green’s varsity lacrosse program was in existence from 1965-79 and the Falcons were ranked in the top 25 nationally in five different seasons, and at one point in the mid-1970s won 27 straight league games. BGSU lacrosse won more than 75 percent of its games and three Midwest Lacrosse Association championships. The program celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a reunion at the new National Lacrosse Center in Maryland June 24-25.
Jun 23, 2016 2:00 PM: BGSU board adopts budget, approves gerontology social work master’s
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its June 23 meeting set educational and general operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2017. The budget includes compensation increase pools for faculty and staff. Also approved was a master of social work, with a focus on gerontology.
Jun 23, 2016 2:00 PM: Falcons flock to BGSU Firelands for Campus Family Campaign
BGSU Firelands employees have increased participation and the amount raised in the Campus Campaign through “Firelands Falcon Flockings,” in which employees donated to the Campus Campaign in $10 increments to “flock” other offices with Falcon heads and other bird-related balloons and materials.
Jun 22, 2016 2:30 PM: Optimal Aging Institute names administrator, plans community fair
BGSU’s new Optimal Aging Institute (OAI), based in the College of Health and Human Services http://www.bgsu.edu/health-and-human-services.html, is moving ahead. Its inaugural project administrator has been named and a community fair is planned. Paula Davis has been named project administrator effective July 11.
Jun 22, 2016 2:00 PM: Dzur’s concept is basis for U.K. health care seminars
Dr. Albert Dzur, a BGSU professor of political science, has developed a concept called democratic professionalism that is being used as a framework for a two-year series of seminars called “Re-imagining Professionalism in Mental Health: Towards Co-Production,” held at Leeds and Oxford universities in the U.K.
Jun 21, 2016 8:00 AM: BGSU, Bowling Green ‘Not in Our Town’ earns national award
Not in Our Town Bowling Green, a partnership between Bowling Green State University and the city dedicated to combatting hate, has been honored by the International Town and Gown Association for improving the quality of campus and community life.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2020: Cole Alexander
Incoming freshman Cole Alexander is looking forward to his time at Bowling Green State University, particularly meeting new people, taking intellectually challenging classes and getting involved in intramural sports and activities. The Award of High Distinction Scholarship recipient will also participate in Honors College.
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.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM: No room for head games
BGSU’s Dr. Andrea Cripps’ main research concentration is sensory impairments following concussions: how vision, hearing and the somatosensory systems are impaired after a concussion. In addition, she looks at academic decline following a concussion to investigate whether a student’s GPA regresses afterward.
Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM: Student veterans receive grant to upgrade center
A new $10,000 grant from the Student Veterans of America and the Home Depot Foundation to the BGSU Student Veterans Organization will help the University make physical improvements to its Veterans Center. In addition to the funding, the local Home Depot may provide help with projects.
Jun 13, 2016 11:31 AM: Boys State comes to BGSU for 38th year
More than 1,200 of the most outstanding young scholars in Ohio will be at Bowling Green State University through June 19 for the American Legion Buckeye Boys State. Buckeye Boys State was founded in 1936 and has been held at BGSU since 1978.
Jun 13, 2016 7:00 AM: A Brilliant Career
Author Robin Yocum ’78 is thankful for his hometown of Brilliant, Ohio, and his alma mater, Bowling Green State University. Both have inspired and contributed to his career as an accomplished writer. He came from steelworkers, coal miners and railroaders and was the first in his family afforded the opportunity to attend college.
Jun 13, 2016 7:00 AM: Workin' for the Benjamins
Tomeka Kolleh '12 hones her skills in marketing and public relations and actively networks with movers and shakers in New York City until she lands a job with Combs Enterprises, led by chairman, hip-hop recording artist, actor and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
Jun 8, 2016 3:00 PM: New BGSU research important to atmospheric photochemistry
A BGSU photochemical sciences research team led by Dr. Alexander N. Tarnovsky has shown that a new and unusual reaction path in chemistry occurs not only in the gas phase, but also in solution. The finding is important to atmospheric photochemistry.
Jun 6, 2016 4:00 PM: Construction Update - Health and Human Services
The renovated Health and Human Services building, which is home to the College of Health and Human Services, features new classrooms, a new advising space, new labs and new student collaboration areas.
Jun 6, 2016 10:15 AM: Aliyah Gustafson overcomes injury to qualify for NCAA Track & Field Championship
Not only did Aliyah Gustafson overcome a knee injury, but the redshirt sophomore from Iowa City, Iowa, was a MAC Champion this season and broke the BGSU shot put record May 28 at the NCAA Div. I East Regional Track and Field Championship in Jacksonville.
Jun 6, 2016 9:56 AM: Master of Architecture’s first class graduates
Sean J. Bostater, Shilpa Mehta, Timur Rashidovich Valiulin, James Alexander Wilson and Matt Zix are the first students to have master’s degrees of architecture from Bowling Green State University. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) has granted BGSU's Department of Architecture and Environmental Design continuing candidacy for its Master of Architecture professional degree.
Jun 6, 2016 7:00 AM: A Falcon connection
A Falcon connection brings together two alumnae in North Carolina who transform the lives of children around the world through their work with miraclefeet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating the disability caused by clubfoot. To date, the nonprofit has provided treatment to more than 16,000 children in 14 countries.
Jun 6, 2016 7:00 AM: Air Superiority
The Bowling Green Flight Center added five new aircraft, all Piper Warriors, for BGSU Aviation students to pilot. Three of the Warriors are brand-new models purchased directly from the manufacturer, Piper Aircraft. The BG Flight Center also purchased a 2006 model and a 2002 model and completely refurbished them from tip to tail.
Jun 6, 2016 7:00 AM: Kid at heart
BGSU alumnus Andy Dauterman ’98 secures, manages and oversees residential and commercial projects for Daniels Wood Land, a company in California that specializes in custom tree houses, carvings, shooting galleries, playgrounds, theming and more.
Jun 1, 2016 1:00 PM: Students Share What Your Campus Campaign Gift Means to Them
With the 2015-2016 Campus Campaign, also known as Family Campaign, well underway, students share what your gifts mean to them. Students tell us your gifts help them become better leaders, inspire them to give back, allow them to have meaningful experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and help them achieve the dream of a college education. Students share their thoughts at www.bgsu.edu/givefamily.
Jun 1, 2016 12:00 PM: ‘Cooperative Wisdom’
Emeritus professor of philosophy Dr. Donald Scherer and alumna Carolyn Jabs have published a book, “Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart,” that provides clear steps to conflict resolution. They offer five virtues and three concrete practices for each to jump start problem solving.
May 31, 2016 5:06 PM: BGSU rugby team finishes 9th in the nation
BGSU’s Rugby team won five out of six games at the National 7s Championship in Cary, N.C., over Memorial Day weekend to finish 9th in the nation. This was the club’s ninth consecutive appearance at nationals.
May 31, 2016 1:02 PM: Ohio Governor makes appointments to BGSU Board of Trustees
Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Dr. Richard Ross of Columbus and Cody Clemens of Malta to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees.
May 30, 2016 7:00 AM: BGSU filmmakers cast a long shadow
Shadowcast Pictures is a cutting-edge production operation based in Los Angeles, and it involves a number of BGSU graduates, including company founder and president Jay Ellison, who played a role in advancing film production studies at the University.
May 30, 2016 7:00 AM: Iron workers
BGSU alumnus Mike Bishop works with the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering to create and patent a better golf club. Four BGSU seniors in their capstone class in mechanical design have aided his effort to build an iron that surpasses current market offerings.
May 30, 2016 7:00 AM: The White House tops graduate’s customer list
1978 graduate Michael Ruggeri is president of Scott Group, a company that provides custom rugs for the ultra high-end of the market, including two presidents. Ruggeri has been with the company for 36 years, serving as its president for the past 25 years.
May 27, 2016 12:01 PM: The Falcon Medal of Honor Recognizes Exceptional Student-Athletes
The Falcon Medal of Honor defines the essential qualities BGSU holds important for all of its student-athletes, and is given to two senior student-athletes who have consistently exceeded what was asked of them in the areas of scholarship, athletic talent, leadership and service.
May 27, 2016 11:42 AM: BGSU Firelands helped build confidence
D. Craig Rathbun has had success on multiple levels since graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1983. He shared five ‘life lessons’ with the 123 graduates of BGSU Firelands: Be a good listener; love what you do; find your passion; find a mentor; and stop dreaming and start doing.
May 25, 2016 1:25 PM: Golden opportunity
Brett Creamer ’14 grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and currently is employed by that region’s NBA team as a special event assistant. Creamer says he never would have had the opportunity to work for the Golden State Warriors if not for his Bowling Green State University education.
May 24, 2016 8:45 AM: Construction Update - Park Avenue
The remodeled Park Avenue building opened in spring 2016 as the new home of the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design.
May 23, 2016 2:15 PM: WBGU-TV earns two Emmy nominations
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nominated WBGU-TV staff for two 2016 Emmys. The nominations were given to Tom Zapiecki, production manager, and Marcus Harrison, producer/director and Bowling Green State University adjunct instructor.
May 23, 2016 2:00 PM: Undergraduate researchers reap awards, kudos
Six undergraduate students received glass awards on May 18 for their oral and poster presentations at the April 23 Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship. Also honored was Dr. Andrew Gregory of the School of Earth, Environment and Society, who received the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Putting down roots at BGSU
Mike Bryce, a double major in music and psychology from Pittsburgh, founded the Roots Music Club in August of 2014. Bryce and other musicians met in 1002 Moore Musical Arts Center on a Tuesday night, and have continued meeting there on Tuesday nights ever since.
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM: Driven for Ford
Business grad Clayton Stewart is back at Ford Motor Company, where he served two internships, and is excited about the rapidly evolving manufacturing field – and his opportunity to represent Ford in its “Thirty Under 30” group of young employees who will learn how to be philanthropists.
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM: Feat of clay
BGSU ceramics professor John Balistreri has exhibited his sculptures throughout his 30-year career; however in March of this year, his ceramic sculptures were exhibited simultaneously in four exhibitions held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
May 20, 2016 2:30 PM: BGSU rugby team prepares for national championship
BGSU’s MAC Championship victory has secured the Falcons a bid to the National Sevens Championship in Cary, N.C., over Memorial Day weekend. It has also earned them continued recognition as a true powerhouse in the conference as well as nationally.
May 18, 2016 4:00 PM: Carver honored for selfless leadership, service
Some people live their lives in service to others, and Terry Carver is one of them. Whether at work or in the community, she gets no greater pleasure than helping others, boosting them up and making life better.
May 18, 2016 4:00 PM: Strickland brings insight, professionalism to job
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering has been Kim Strickland’s professional home for over 31 years. As senior fiscal coordinator, she has worked with every dean and interim, associate and assistant dean in that time, always striving to provide the best possible service to all constituents.
May 18, 2016 3:00 PM: Compliance Day free training sessions slated
The BGSU Office of Equity and Diversity will host the fourth annual Compliance Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
May 18, 2016 2:45 PM: Fifteen faculty receive emeritus status
The Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 15 retired or retiring faculty members on May 6. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Individuals must have been at the University for at least 10 years and been recommended by their department for the designation.
May 18, 2016 2:30 PM: Classified Staff Team Award
Barbara Berta, Mary Busdeker and Marcia Seubert in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics were presented the Classified Staff Team Award on May 18. The team will share a $1,500 award and their names will be displayed on a commemorative plaque in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
May 18, 2016 2:00 PM: Carver, Strickland honored for selfless leadership, service
Classified Staff Council presented Outstanding Service Awards to Terry Carver, an administrative secretary in the Division of Recreation and Wellness, and Kim Strickland, a senior fiscal coordinator in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. Each received a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name.
May 16, 2016 10:00 AM: Former bGAB president earns Ping Student Services Award
Social work alumna Emily Hillyer has received the 2016 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from the Ohio Campus Compact. This annual award recognizes and honors undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service learning.
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.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: In hot pursuit of education
BGSU Police Captain Tim James graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in criminal justice from the College of Health and Human Services on May 6. BGSU Police Chief Monica Moll earned her Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University on May 13.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Reaching All of Her Goals
Rachael Cummings is graduating from BGSU Firelands while achieving her two primary goals: making the most of her college experience and graduating debt free.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Ready to Work
Sales and services marketing student Andrew Ludwig planned to have a job waiting for him upon graduation. Through hard work and planning, he achieved that goal and will start working in July. He will graduate this May as a President’s Award winner for having maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time at BGSU.
May 12, 2016 3:33 PM: In Memoriam: Delbert Latta '88 (hon)
The University remembers former Ohio Senator and U.S. Representative Delbert Latta’s ’88 (Hon.) who passed away May 12, one of the state’s most distinguished citizens and a good friend to BGSU
May 12, 2016 2:22 PM: BGSU’s online criminal justice master’s program ranked in Top 10
College Choice has ranked Bowling Green State University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program as the No. 6 online criminal justice master’s program in the country.
May 11, 2016 1:15 AM: Students honored at annual honors and awards ceremony
The College of Education and Human Development held their annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 24 to present students with scholarships and academic awards for the 2016-2017 school year and to honor is outstanding seniors.
May 9, 2016 7:00 AM: Newly named Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center
A gift from Michael '68 and Sara Kuhlin provides support for the renovated South Hall which will house the School of Media and Communication. The gift builds on previous support provided for student scholarship and leadership.
May 7, 2016 4:02 PM: BGSU celebrates 285th graduation
Bowling Green State University held its 285th commencement this past weekend, with more than 2,200 candidates in the graduating class. Commencement included the presentation of an honorary degree and addresses from alumni.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hard work and hustle
Neuroscience major Jake Pemberton’s hard work and hustle have paid off; now he’s enjoying his last semester before starting at his dream medical school. He will graduate this May as a President’s Award winner for having maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time at BGSU.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Helping others discover their stories
Detroit native Darrico Harris arrived on campus in a car he rented to get him to BGSU to start his college journey. He quickly discovered his path to become a mentor and academic through a double major in psychology and sociology, and residence hall governance.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Online program fits busy lifestyle
Jamie Kaplan graduated from one of BGSU's eCampus programs and is continuing his career as a recreational therapist at a VA hospital working with traumatic brain injury patients. His patients' injuries stem from military accidents, gunshot wounds, car accidents, and strokes and Kaplan is using 3D printing to enhance their therapy.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: The sky is the limit
Maribeth Sembach Rahe ’70 was presented an honorary doctorate of business administration by Bowling Green State University on May 7 in honor of her achievements as a recognized leader in financial services who has broken through historic barriers to women. She was a Spanish major with a minor in business.
May 6, 2016 4:03 PM: Board approves faculty contract, administrative fees
The BGSU Board of Trustees on May 6 approved the next collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty Association along with new administrative fees for two colleges and the naming of the renovated South Hall.
May 6, 2016 4:02 PM: Faculty climb academic ladder with tenure, promotion
The BGSU Board of Trustees acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments of faculty from a number of colleges May 6 with the granting of promotions and for some, tenure. Thirteen were promoted to full professor, 15 received promotion to associate professor with tenure.
May 5, 2016 10:26 AM: BGHS drama teacher rises to head of the class
The 2016 Educator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Jo Beth Gonzalez on Monday, May 2 during Teacher Educator Capstone Day. For the past 22 years, she has worked as an educator at Bowling Green High School. In addition to her teaching, she is a published author of multiple books that explore theatre education. The award was presented by Dr. Dawn Shinew, dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM: Bechtel elected to SHAPE America Leadership Council
Dr. Pamela Bechtel, associate professor emerita in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, was recently elected to the position of president-elect of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America's Midwest District. Bechtel began her three-year term in March.
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM: Burger to teach, perform as Fulbright Specialist in Malaysia
Dr. Cole Burger, an instructor of piano in the College of Musical Arts, will teach piano and present recitals and master classes at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur as a Fulbright Specialist. The specialist program promotes short-term collaborative projects linking American scholars with counterparts at host institutions.
May 2, 2016 10:37 AM: Construction Update - Greek Housing
New Greek housing will open in August 2016, providing a home to a thriving community of student leaders.
May 2, 2016 10:14 AM: It’s On Us student leader makes national impact
Senior Mary Toth was selected for the It's On Us national student advisory commitee in the fall. This year, she worked with sexual assualt survivors and advoactes to combat this serious issue. As she finishes her term, Toth traveled to Washington D.C. to meet Vice President Joe Biden.
May 2, 2016 10:13 AM: USG launches Adopt a Block initiative
BGSU’s Undergraduate Student Government has created an Adopt a Block program in which students or student organizations can adopt a block in the city of Bowling Green and keep it clean from litter and debris. The program will debut at the beginning of the fall semester.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: A love of music, teaching
Sophia Schmitz, a performance major and an entrepreneurship minor who started taking violin lessons at BGSU when she was 3, kept herself busy during her time as an undergraduate at the University.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: All the right moves
Bowling Green State University kicker Tyler Tate excelled on the football field and in the classroom. The exercise science major will continue his education in the fall as a first-year medical student at Ohio State.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Childhood lessons
Allison Ehmen was just a child when her grandmother had a debilitating stroke. That traumatic event ultimately shaped her childhood and the adult she has become as she graduates from the BGSU College of Health and Human Services gerontology program with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM: Class of 2016 Success Stories: Leaving a legacy
Marjorie Williams, who grew up in the Detroit area, wanted to give back to the College of Business Administration after Bowling Green State University gave so much to her through a scholarship-provided education.
May 2, 2016 12:15 AM: Hanasono earns Hoch, college awards for commitment to diversity
Dr. Lisa Hanasono's work is founded in the integration of research and teaching and lived out in her commitment to the community. In recognition of her engagement of students with such important issues as promoting unity, diversity and inclusion, Hanasono, an assistant professor of communication, received a 2016 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service.
May 2, 2016 12:00 AM: BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7). The graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Speaking will be alumni Maribeth Rahe, Dean Bresciani, Holly Horn, Jason “Jay” Crawford, and D. Craig Rathbun.
Apr 28, 2016 12:44 PM: Faculty Senate Presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception April 14.This award, presented by the Faculty Senate, recognizes a faculty member for outstanding contributions to the community or to other local, state, national or international communities and includes a $1,000 prize.
Apr 27, 2016 2:45 PM: Student Recreation Center renovation garners national recognition
The Student Recreation Center has been recognized for its renovations with the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Outstanding Sports Facilities Award. The award was presented jointly to BGSU Recreation and Wellness and Toledo architects The Collaborative Inc. at the NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Expo.
Apr 27, 2016 2:30 PM: Sprague receives Pharmacy Good Government Award
Dr. Jon Sprague, director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science at BGSU, received the 2016 Good Government Award from the Ohio Pharmacists Association. The award honors pharmacists who have produced major contributions to the public through government and/or legislative service/education at the local, state or national level.
Apr 25, 2016 8:59 AM: The K.I.N.G.S. of BGSU
Since the student organization’s founding in 2012, K.I.N.G.S. focuses on academic and social excellence of men of color. From campus programming to study tables, this brotherhood is making a positive impact on campus for all students.
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM: 2016 Newman Civic Fellow
Sophomore Marjorie (Meg) Burrell, a President’s Leadership Academy student, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that honors undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM: BGSU hosts media training NFL boot camp
For the fourth year, the NFL Boot Camp: Sports Journalism and Radio was held April 14-17 at BGSU. The boot camp offered an opportunity for current and former players to strengthen their writing and on-air skills, while also picking up insightful feedback and mentoring from media and University sources.
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM: Putting up a good fight
Kaleb Page, a graduating BGSU senior from Wapakoneta, Ohio, got a firsthand look at 21st century gladiators this spring when he served as a public relations intern at the Ultimate Fighting Championship headquarters in Las Vegas.
Apr 22, 2016 2:30 PM: ‘Rookie’ Trinidy Jeter no amateur in student, community engagement
Trinidy Jeter, BGSU Firelands coordinator of student and campus activities, was named the Administrative Staff Rookie of the Year at the Administrative Staff Council reception April 19. She has changed the campus climate to one that fosters student engagement, diversity and inclusion, say her nominators.
Apr 22, 2016 2:00 PM: Ellinger brings humanity to technology management
CIO John Ellinger’s meticulous nature, work ethic, longstanding care about the broad educational mission of BGSU, and commitment to consensus building at all stages have earned him the 2016 Michael R. Ferrari Award, from Administrative Staff Council.
Apr 21, 2016 2:30 PM: Top historic ranking for CBA from Bloomberg
Bloomberg Businessweek's newest rankings of undergraduate business programs place the BGSU College of Business Administration among the top 5 percent of programs in the nation and the top 2 percent in the world.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: 2016 Master Teacher Melissa Miller shares her love of learning with students
Dr. Melissa Miller, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was named the 2016 Master Teacher at Bowling Green State University. Miller believes the most important aspect of teaching is sharing a contagious enthusiasm for learning.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Bullerjahn named Professor of Research Excellence
For making important contributions to the field of environmental microbiology that have helped position Bowling Green State University as a leader in this discipline in Great Lakes research, Dr. George Bullerjahn, department of biological sciences, was named a Professor of Research Excellence at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Crandall lauded for extraordinary efforts in behalf of students
Eve Crandall, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences, has seized numerous opportunities to enhance student success and retention in the School of Art. In recognition, she received the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students. Crandall’s advisees described her as encouraging, inspiring and supportive.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Department of Biological Sciences receives Unit Recognition Award
The Bowling Green State University Department of Biological Sciences was recognized April 14 for its outstanding contributions to education with the Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award. The nomination of the department highlighted several ways in which the department contributes to recruitment, retention and overall student success.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Emily Freeman Brown named Professor of Creative Arts Excellence
Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, director of orchestral activities and professor of orchestral conducting in the College of Musical Arts, has been named the 2016 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence. Over her 33-year career at BGSU, she has maintained a national and international profile as an orchestral conductor and music educator.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Flick honored for thoughtful, dedicated advising
Rachel Flick, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences, is thoughtful and intentional when serving her students. For executing and enhancing the advising mission in this way, she received the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony April 14.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Hanasono wins Blinn, undergraduate advising awards
Dr. Lisa Hanasono’s exceptional ability to work with and inspire students to achieve has earned her two awards: The Elliott K. Blinn Award for Faculty/Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work and the President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students by Faculty and Staff.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Mruk engages, inspires students and colleagues
Dr. Christopher Mruk of BGSU Firelands’s psychology department was named a professor of teaching excellence at the April 14 Faculty Excellence Awards. In all his activities Mruk brings a level of commitment, caring and connection that has made him a role model for others.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Selim recognized for involving undergraduates in basic research
Dr. Farida Selim, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bowling Green State University, says she has been privileged to mentor nine undergraduate students in her two years at the University. In recognition, she received the 2016 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Smith named Professor of Service Excellence
Dr. Dale Smith, professor of physics and astronomy and BGSU Planetarium director, has committed himself to service for more than 30 years – developing curriculum, overseeing the Planetarium and advancing the planetarium field and profession domestically and internationally. Smith was named the 2016 Professor of Service Excellence at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM: Thomas Gibson named student affairs leader
Dr. Thomas Gibson has been selected as vice president for student affairs and vice provost. Gibson, currently associate vice president for student affairs at Ball State University, will join the University July 1, President Mary Ellen Mazey announced April 19.
Apr 18, 2016 7:00 AM: Bacterial drones vs. tumors
BGSU biologist Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls in Arts & Sciences is working with University of Wyoming researchers to develop a method to counter a cancer tumor’s ability to fool immune cells and deliver programmable nonpathogenic bacteria directly to the tumor.
Apr 18, 2016 7:00 AM: Benefits of going green
The Student Green Initiatives Fund has contributed more than $500,000 to various sustainability initiatives and projects, including green roof bike racks with matching grants, vehicle charging stations, LED lighting and composting.
Apr 18, 2016 7:00 AM: Giving back to the CBA
Mike and Mary Lee McGranaghan, Falcons Flames who graduated in 1980, have committed $475,000 in gifts to Bowling Green State University, which includes funds for two separate University scholarships and a quarter-million-dollar contribution for a new building for the College of Business Administration.
Apr 15, 2016 3:00 PM: Successful collaboration plants seeds for sustainability
Sustainability, the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, has two promoters on campus. The Department of Environment and Sustainability and BGSU’s Office of Campus Sustainability work together to support environmental and sustainability issues and projects across campus and in the local community.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: A lifetime of achievement
Dr. Paul Moore, a professor of biological sciences, was honored with the Faculty Senate Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his scholarship and immense contributions to the academic life of the department and its students, the development of the marine biology and neuroscience programs, and to the Honors College.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Coates’ literary achievements earn Olscamp Research Award
Dr. Lawrence Coates, a professor and chair of the English department, received the 2016 Olscamp Research Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14. The award is given annually by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to a faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Early Career Award recognizes Mills’ achievements, potential
Dr. Russell Mills, an assistant professor of political science, was recognized for his achievements April 14 with the Early Career Award, presented by BGSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Faculty Senate presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
For his contributions to community partnerships and initiatives, Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was recognized with the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception April 14.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Faculty Senate presents Distinguished Service Award to Rebecca Skinner Green
For her 20 years of enhancing the life of the University in myriad ways and across multiple disciplines, Dr. Rebecca Skinner Green, an associate professor of art history, was recognized with the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards held April 14.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Impactful mentorship by Musher-Eizenman garners recognition
Dr. Dara Musher-Eizenman, a professor of psychology, mentors fellow faculty, and she also guides undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students whenever possible. She received the Faculty Mentor Recognition from Faculty Senate for outstanding professional support of colleagues in the development of teaching, research and service initiatives.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Leadership, attitude hallmarks of Stafford’s excellence
Dr. Laura Stafford, director of the School of Media and Communication, was recognized with the 2016 Faculty Senate Leadership as a School Chair/Director Award on April 14. In her two years as director, she has been instrumental in leading enrollment efforts and the development of new degree and certificate programs.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Office of Sponsored Programs and Research presents Outstanding Early Career Award to Robert Dyer
For his research in software engineering and programming languages, Dr. Robert Dyer, professor in the Department of Computer Science, was recognized with the Outstanding Early Career Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception April 14.
Apr 14, 2016 10:36 AM: Autism Advocates honored by BG City Mayor
On Monday, April 4, Bowling Green city Mayor Dick Edwards read an Autism Proclamation to Associate Dean Mary Murray and the Titus family as part of April's Autism Awareness Month.
Apr 13, 2016 12:00 PM: Watson to receive 2016 Educator of the Year Award in gerontology
The Ohio Association of Gerontology Education will honor Dr. Wendy K. Watson as “Educator of the Year” April 15 at its 40th annual conference at Youngstown State University. Watson, an associate professor of gerontology, is the coordinator of the undergraduate and graduate programs in gerontology at BGSU.
Apr 12, 2016 9:00 AM: Students abuzz about Austin Hunt ‘13
Young BGSU alumnus Austin Hunt went from an undecided college student to writer and editor at internet media company BuzzFeed. He credits BGSU and a job at a small BG business for his success. Hunt returned to campus to share his story at TCOM Career Day.
Apr 8, 2016 4:00 PM: Students ‘Hatch’ entrepreneurial ideas
For the last 10 weeks, Hatchlings, BGSU students selected to participate in The Hatch, have been working on business presentations with alumni mentors. This effort culminated in the pitch of their ideas to alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding to “hatch” their venture.
Apr 8, 2016 3:30 PM: Hall of Fame
Four BGSU alumni were inducted into the 2016 Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame on April 6 during Entrepreneurship Week: Larry Benz ’84, Lisa A. Clayton ’75, Michael Golden ’69 and Bruce Tucker ’70.
Apr 8, 2016 3:00 PM: Taking the Leed
The BCI building is just the latest to earn a LEED Silver certification on BGSU’s campus. There are far more, with even more on the horizon. LEED is a rating system used to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.
Apr 6, 2016 11:59 PM: Buchanan lecture addresses ‘Resurrecting Ancient Proteins’
Events that shaped the world in the historical past have been inaccessible to experimental science, until now. Dr. Steven Benner, Distinguished Fellow for the Foundation of Applied Molecular Evolution, discusses his work in the 2016 Jean Pasakarnis-Buchanan Lecture on campus April 14.
Apr 6, 2016 11:59 PM: Returned Peace Corps volunteer prepares for new path to service
Ariel Dodgson is pursuing a master’s degree in food and nutrition at BGSU following her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was eligible for the Coverdell Fellows Program that offers financial assistance to graduate students. BGSU is the only school in the country to offer a master’s degree in food and nutrition through the Coverdell program.
Apr 6, 2016 2:15 AM: South Hall Construction Update
Video construction update from South Hall
Apr 4, 2016 4:53 PM: Yearlong Dance Marathon efforts raise more than $450,000
The 21st annual student-led Dance Marathon raised a total of $452,251, including about $50,000 from this weekend’s ZiggyThon and $151,712 from Bikes for Tikes. These philanthropic efforts benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network.
Apr 4, 2016 11:34 AM: First responders for algae
BGSU research sensors in Sandusky Bay are helping protect the Sandusky city water supply, according to “Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative,” a recently issued report by the Ohio Department of Higher Education on the results on learning how to deal with Lake Erie's harmful algal bloom problem.
Apr 3, 2016 12:00 PM: Encore for Bravo! BGSU
The arts at Bowling Green State University celebrated the second annual Bravo! BGSU. Students, faculty and alumni from across the arts performed and demonstrated their talents throughout the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Apr 1, 2016 1:39 PM: Attorney General DeWine Announces BCI Lab in Bowling Green Earns LEED Certification
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey announced April 1 that the BCI laboratory on campus has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. The facility reflects BGSU’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality and being a good environmental role model for the citizens of Ohio.
Apr 1, 2016 1:00 PM: Connecting the self to the world through writing
Prominent researcher and 1971 alumnus Arthur P. Bochner will return to the University April 8 as the keynote speaker for the Media and Communication Graduate Student Association Conference. He will present “The Rise of Autoethnography: Stretching Boundaries, Fashioning Identities, Healing Wounds,” at 2 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.
Mar 30, 2016 11:00 AM: Engage with the environment
BGSU is mobilizing the community to get involved with sustainability efforts and issues during April. A full slate of Earth Month events and activities has been planned to raise awareness about and combat the effects of global climate change. Organized by the Office of Campus Sustainability, all the events are free.
Mar 30, 2016 11:00 AM: Ray to appear on PBS’s ‘10 That Changed America’
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of BGSU’s School of Art will speak about Chicago’s famous Marina City on a new PBS documentary, “10 That Changed America,” airing at 8 p.m. April 5 on WBGSU-TV and WGTE-TV. Ray is co-author of a book about the iconic buildings.
Mar 28, 2016 7:00 AM: 'The Hatch' helped launch unique line
While attending BGSU and earning a degree in graphic design in 2015, Elsa Vogel took part in the entrepreneurial program “The Hatch”, which was the springboard for launching her own business, “Elsa Leigh Designs” and her innovative “Pieces of Me”, a platform for creating personalized clothing and accessories.
Mar 28, 2016 7:00 AM: Breaking Through Service
Students involved in BG Alternative Breaks went on three service trips over spring break where they volunteered their time. The trips were in North Carolina and Illinois and each focused on a social justice issue: water quality, sustainability and animal welfare.
Mar 25, 2016 1:00 PM: Emeriti faculty write book to help organizations ‘Grasp the Situation’
“Grasp the Situation: Lessons Learned in Change Leadership,” a new book by emeriti faculty Drs. Glenn Varney and James McFillen with co-author Scott Janoch, provides organizations a proven method to accurately diagnose problems, test their hypotheses and develop successful interventions.
Mar 25, 2016 9:14 AM: BGSU ranks seventh in Midwest, 38th in nation for animation
Animation Career Review analyzed hundreds of animation schools and colleges, ranking BGSU seventh in the Midwest and 38th in the nation. The criteria used for the rankings were academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program, and value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness and geographic location.
Mar 23, 2016 3:00 PM: Presidents Panel unites Ribeau, Cartwright, Mazey
Three BGSU presidents shared their vision of higher education with the University community on March 21. Former presidents Dr. Sidney Ribeau and Dr. Carol Cartwright joined President Mary Ellen Mazey to discuss their achievements during their time in office and what they see as the major issues confronting higher education today.
Mar 21, 2016 10:00 AM: From Falcon to Mud Hen
Alumna Ann Linenkugel, a tourism, leisure and event planning graduate, now works with many fellow Falcons in the Toledo Mud Hens organization, helping to develop the new Hensville project that goes beyond baseball in playing an important role in the revitalization of downtown Toledo.
Mar 21, 2016 7:00 AM: Reaching for the stars at NASA
Alumna Maria Arredondo is an award-winning education program specialist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, overseeing the development of educational content based on the work that NASA’s scientists and engineers are doing at the installation, and she serves as the conduit to carry that knowledge to teachers and students throughout this part of the country.
Mar 18, 2016 4:08 PM: Students, faculty, staff bring home ADDY awards
BGSU students, art faculty and the Office of Marketing and Communications all won awards at the 2016 ADDY Awards sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Toledo. Amy Fidler’s three-dimensional design class’s “Do Amazing Things” mural earned them top advertising awards at the local and district levels.
Mar 18, 2016 7:00 AM: BGSU participates in Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 20-26 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio. The week includes a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:50 a.m. BGSU’s Department of Pubic Safety is working to prepare the University in the event of a severe weather crisis.
Mar 16, 2016 12:00 PM: Renowned opera expert comes to College of Musical Arts
Longtime opera stage director, administrator and teacher Jay Lesenger visits the College of Musical Arts March 21 and 22 to give master classes, work with students on building their resumes and auditioning, and teach about the music business, as part of the Helen McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies.
Mar 16, 2016 7:00 AM: On the campaign trail
BGSU senior Jarod Rose had the opportunity to help on Ohio Governor John Kasich’s campaign prior to the South Carolina primary, thanks to his summer internship with the Licking County Republican Party.
Mar 16, 2016 1:30 AM: Undergraduates honored for their diversity research
Four winners — three individual and one group — were presented awards for excellence March 2 for their participation in the inaugural Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. The symposium was hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Mar 14, 2016 3:45 PM: BGSU Philharmonia, Planetarium explore ‘The Planets’
The Bowling Green Philharmonia at BGSU will take audiences on a musical and visual voyage through Earth’s solar system March 24 with two performances of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” highlighted by projections provided by the BGSU Planetarium.
Mar 14, 2016 10:50 AM: Medical Mutual contributes $1 million to BGSU's wellness initiatives
Medical Mutual of Ohio is contributing $1 million to assist with the development of BGSU’s new Optimal Aging Institute (OAI). The new initiative is designed to help senior citizens live longer, healthier lives and will create new wellness programs for older adults on and off campus.
Mar 14, 2016 7:00 AM: Culture and Learning course explores math education
Dr. Gabriel Matney, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, gives students the unique opportunity to see teaching and learning techniques in mathematics firsthand with his Culture and Learning in Thailand course.
Mar 11, 2016 1:50 PM: A decade of supporting student success
The Teaching and Learning Fair will mark its 10th anniversary March 21-23 with special events and guest speakers. The agenda includes guest speaker Dr. Vincent Tinto, a panel of past BGSU presidents Sidney Ribeau and Carol Cartwright and current President Mary Ellen Mazey, and presentations by BGSU faculty and staff.
Mar 11, 2016 1:48 PM: Women’s History Month
BGSU will celebrate Women’s History Month with the theme “Tackling Injustice: Sports as an Arena of Social Change.” The Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, along other campus departments and organizations, have created a slate of programming that explores the role of athletics — and athletes — in positive social change.
Mar 10, 2016 9:16 AM: Pro Musica to host 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition
Pro Musica will host the 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition on March 19 and March 20 at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. All events are in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Mar 10, 2016 9:08 AM: Spektral Quartet to perform at BGSU
Spektral Quartet, an acclaimed string quartet based in Chicago, will perform at 8 p.m. March 14 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Mar 2, 2016 3:40 PM: BGSU to host 28th annual TRIO Award Celebration March 24
BGSU students will be honored for their personal and academic achievements during the 28th annual TRIO Awards Celebration on March 24 from 4–6 p.m. in 101 Olscamp Hall. Faculty, staff and personnel from BGSU and Toledo area schools will also be recognized for their support of TRIO Programs.
Mar 2, 2016 3:00 PM: Accomplished alumni join BGSU Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Three BGSU alumni joined the Bowling Green State University Foundation Inc. Board of Directors during the Feb. 20, 2016, meeting. Jan Heppe '74, "Charlie” Kowal '75 and Judith D. Pryor '85 will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the BGSU Foundation Inc.
Mar 2, 2016 1:00 PM: Retirement Fair offers value to all
Whether you’re in your early career or getting ready to retire, you will find helpful information at the inaugural Retirement Fair on March 14 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Representatives from Human Resources, OPERS, STRS and Ohio Deferred Compensation will be on hand.
Feb 29, 2016 2:46 PM: Excellence recognized
On Feb. 27, Bowling Green State University honored seven accomplished graduates at the 2016 BGSU College Alumni Awards. Held in the Mileti Alumni Center, the ceremony recognized the impressive professional and civic achievements of the graduates.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM: A non-traditional classroom experience
Dr. Tim Murnen, director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and a team of instructors, has been instrumental in getting BGSU teacher-candidates experience observing and participating in the unique learning environment created at Toledo School for the Arts. BGSU and TSA are in its second semester of the agreement and BGSU students are reaping big rewards.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM: The art of organization
Kristin DiBacco ‘06 was born to organize. Her passion for organization and helping people has evolved into her successful business, The Serene Space, which has been featured on the TV series “Hoarders.”
Feb 22, 2016 7:00 AM: Facebook Falcon
BGSU business major Matt Kelly landed a job at Facebook working with big name companies to integrate the social media site onto their websites. After spending six years at the company, he decided to take some time off for himself.
Feb 22, 2016 7:00 AM: Flying far from home
Incoming freshman with family ties to BGSU chooses BGSU over Auburn.
Feb 22, 2016 7:00 AM: From the classroom to the interview room
Tyler Johnson was a student in the Master of Accountancy program and last fall, he was back on campus in a completely different capacity. Johnson is a staff audit associate at Rehmann and is now responsible for recruiting BGSU talent for his firm.
Feb 19, 2016 2:00 PM: Board approves new undergraduate majors, sets room and meal plan rates
At its Feb. 19 meeting, the board of trustees approved three new undergraduate degrees, in forensic science; philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL); and biological sciences. The trustees also set room and meal plan rates for fiscal year 2017.
Feb 17, 2016 4:00 PM: Chapman, La Comunidad to make journeys of discovery
With the help of the Klein Development Fund for Residential Learning Communities, one group of students will head to Harvard University to attend a social entrepreneurship conference and a second group will visit Havana, Cuba.
Feb 17, 2016 4:00 PM: Hansen Musical Arts Series features Detroit Symphony Orchestra official
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Paul W. Hogle will bring his wit and wisdom to Bowling Green State University and the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 with a talk titled “Music: Turning a Commodity into Community.”
Feb 16, 2016 11:59 AM: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ author to visit BGSU
Pulitzer-Prize winner Katherine Boo, author of “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” will visit Bowing Green State University Feb. 23 for a talk and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
Feb 16, 2016 10:29 AM: BG Opera Theater presents 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
BG Opera Theater presents "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni Feb. 26 and 28 in the Donnell Theatre of the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Considered one of the classic "verismo" operas, “Cavalleria Rusticana” tells the story of Turiddu, a soldier who returns home to find that his fiancée, Lola, has married another man, Alfio.
Feb 15, 2016 1:16 PM: A century on the court
The 2015-16 season marks the 100th year of intercollegiate men’s basketball in Bowling Green. As we continue to celebrate this landmark during the second half of conference play, we take this opportunity to remember the outstanding coaches, players and fans who have made Falcon Basketball great through the years.
Feb 15, 2016 7:00 AM: Poised for the future
Bowling Green State University will begin offering three new health and science degree programs in the fall. A Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an environmental health concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, and Master of Science in Forensic Science with specializations in forensic investigation, chemistry and biology are the new degree programs.
Feb 12, 2016 4:30 PM: Health and Human Services degrees meet student, community needs
The University will begin offering three new health and science degree programs in the fall. A Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an environmental health concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, and Master of Science in Forensic Science with specializations in forensic investigation, chemistry and biology are the new degree programs.
Feb 11, 2016 1:39 PM: BGSU among top business schools for veterans
Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration is one of the best business schools in the country for America’s veterans, according to Military Times magazine. BGSU has been recognized in all four years of the survey.
Feb 10, 2016 3:45 PM: College of Health and Human Services debuts fresh new spaces, facilities
The College of Health and Human Services will dedicate the newly remodeled spaces in the building on Feb. 15 with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and open house and tour of the facilities from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feb 10, 2016 3:45 PM: FLY Program Scheduled to Soar in Fall 2016
BGSU’s newest learning community, the FLY Program (Falcon Learning Your-way), will provide students who have learning differences and attention challenges lifelong tools for academic success and workforce preparation.
Feb 10, 2016 3:45 PM: I/O Psychology
An updated edition of “Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection,” first published a decade ago, has been published by Dr. Scott Highhouse. Originally considered a go-to resource for those studying industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, the second edition addresses current issues.
Feb 8, 2016 7:00 AM: A family legacy
When twin sisters Alyssa and Katie Almendinger move about the BGSU campus, they view the history, the traditions and the architecture from a little different perspective than most of the other sophomores at the University.
Feb 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Falcon feat
The Bowling Green State University Class of 1965 has continued building on its legacy by providing more than $1.9 million in support for BGSU and its students at the conclusion of its 50th reunion giving campaign.
Feb 8, 2016 7:00 AM: Leading for success
A management class service learning project provided a real-world application that taught teamwork, business planning, social responsibility and giving back to one’s community by raising money for charities.
Feb 5, 2016 1:15 PM: Black Issues Conference features Rosa Clemente
Rosa Clemente, the 2008 Green party vice presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker for the 17th annual Black Issues Conference at BGSU.
Feb 5, 2016 1:15 PM: Diehl's 'Wasted' book is personal
Addiction. The term is often aligned with waste. Dr. Heath Diehl, a lecturer in English and Honors, takes that wasted metaphor to task in his first published book, “Wasted: Performing Addiction in America.”
Feb 3, 2016 1:45 PM: Clinical psychology Ph.D. program nationally ranked
The University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program is among the best in the nation, according to two recent reports. On the list compiled by counselingpsychology.org, BGSU is ranked second in the nation for its success in preparing students for careers in professional counseling.
Feb 3, 2016 1:45 PM: Steinway Artist headlines Dubois Piano Festival
BGSU will host American pianist and Steinway Artist Spencer Myer for the annual David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition Feb. 12-14. Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by the Boston Globe, Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after pianists on today’s concert stages. During his visit to BGSU, Myers will sit on a panel of judges for the Dubois piano competition; work with piano students during a master class, and present a community concert at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
Feb 2, 2016 9:18 AM: BGSU raises more than $25,000 for childhood cancer research
Bowing Green State University far surpassed its $20,000 goal at the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event Jan. 31, and set a new record in the process.
Feb 1, 2016 2:00 PM: National trustee Bruce Nyberg
A Birmingham, Mich., resident, Bruce Nyberg supports his alma mater by serving as a national trustee for the University. National trustees are alumni who do not live in Ohio but who can advocate for higher education and are nationally prominent in their fields. Earlier, from 2003-09, he served on the BGSU Foundation Board, helping to guide the University’s investment strategy.
Feb 1, 2016 9:47 AM: The greatest game
The Super Bowl will celebrate a half century of existence Sunday, Feb. 7, with Super Bowl 50, which will again be so much more than just another football game. It has become a spectacle, one of the most watched annual sporting events in the world, and one where former Falcons have been involved from its inception through last year’s championship.
Feb 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Falcon BEST gets a boost
The crowd inside the “Stroh” is animated and energized. As the competitors battle it out on the arena floor, the mascots go through their machinations, the bands fill the air with brass tones and drum beats, and the cheer squads chant support. Are they watching the next basketball star headed for the NBA? No, this is the Falcon BEST Robotics Competition.
Feb 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Jumping through hoops
As a member of several championship basketball teams during her days at BGSU, Simone Eli '12, moves with ease inside the world of athletes, competition and high-pressure situations. “Money can’t buy the advantage I have in this industry,” said Eli, who is a sports anchor for the NBC television station in Houston, one of the top 10 television markets in the country.
Feb 1, 2016 7:00 AM: Simulated business
BGSU business students are showing they've got the right stuff when it comes to running a multi-million dollar company. A team made up of four accounting majors qualified as a "Top 6" finalist for the 2015 Fall Capsim Challenge, a biannual competition hosted in the fall and spring that allows teams to run a simulated company.
Jan 29, 2016 1:00 PM: Africana Studies Conference uses film as focus
The 18th annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference will feature a look at Caribbean culture through film and documentary along with three panel presentations by student researchers from BGSU and other universities.
Jan 29, 2016 1:00 PM: BGSU springs ahead
The University had positive news to share when this semester’s 15-day head count was released Jan. 25. Enrollment is up among both undergraduate and graduate students on the Bowling Green campus, and overall enrollment is up by 4 percent over last spring.
Jan 29, 2016 1:00 PM: Office of Service-Learning expands to Center for Community and Civic Engagement
The Office of Service-Learning is expanding its role on campus. The office will be called the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and will be positioned to better support the goals of the University.
Jan 29, 2016 12:59 PM: Clinical psychology Ph.D. program nationally ranked
Bowling Green State University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program is among the best in the nation according to two recent reports. On the list compiled by counselingpsychology.org, BGSU is ranked 2nd in the nation for its success in preparing students for careers in professional counseling.
Jan 27, 2016 4:45 PM: BGSU partners to build diversity in faculty ranks from graduate level up
As the national need for professionals and higher education faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has grown, the number of minority students going into those disciplines has remained disappointingly low, leaving much rich potential untapped.
Jan 26, 2016 10:02 AM: BGSU, Bowling Green to address ‘Islamophobia’
In the wake of recent concerns about intolerance and violence targeting Muslims, Bowling Green State University and the city of Bowling Green are hosting two panel discussions on “Islamophobia” in our region. The events are part of the Not In Our Town initiative.
Jan 25, 2016 7:00 AM: Accessible research
Universities rely on scholarly journals. Faculty read them to further their knowledge, and they publish their own research in them so others can benefit from it. But what if those journals are inaccessible or too esoteric to non-academics in the field? Such had been the case in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, which addresses workplace topics like employment selection tools, staff training and development, and job performance measures.
Jan 25, 2016 7:00 AM: One with the trees
Cassie Eilerman knows trees, at least the trees in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Bowling Green State University environmental studies student has inventoried the city’s more than 8,400 trees that are planted in the public rights-of-way, parks and green spaces. Since November 2014 she has had an internship with the city’s arborist.
Jan 25, 2016 7:00 AM: Weathering TV News
Coming into her first year at BGSU, Betsy Kling ’97 was set on becoming a fourth grade teacher. She even chose BGSU because of the reputation of the College of Education and Human Development. But she never thought she would end up on television forecasting the weather. Kling is the chief meteorologist at WKYC-TV in Cleveland. It took a lot of hard work for her to get to where she is today. That hard work started her freshman year at BGSU when she realized that studying to be a teacher wasn’t a good fit for her.
Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM: Bowling Green Leadership Academy underway
With a new name and a new focus, the employee leadership development program at BGSU kicked off on Jan. 21 with morning opening remarks by Viva McCarver, chief human resources officer, and a lunchtime address by President Mary Ellen Mazey.
Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM: ‘Eloquentia’ by Saenz gives voice to solo trumpet
As its name suggests, the six compositions on trumpeter Charles Saenz’s new CD, “Eloquentia,” share a certain quality of eloquence. Recently released by Beauport Classical, the pieces for solo trumpet and piano “require the musician to understand the intention of each composer and their individual sense of the instrument,” said Saenz, an associate professor of trumpet at BGSU and coordinator of the brass/percussion area.
Jan 22, 2016 9:13 AM: In service to others
Students at BGSU spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day doing community service. Nearly 700 students participated this year.
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.
Jan 20, 2016 4:30 PM: Micro-operas highlight student talent
Four new micro-operas, written by BGSU composition students, will be performed this weekend in two performances at Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The shows, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Jan 20, 2016 4:30 PM: Undergraduates apply critical thinking, research to diversity issues
In classes across the University, undergraduate students are studying not just the traditional topics related to their disciplines, but also how attitudes toward disparate people or ways of thought shape our scholarship and our lives.
Jan 18, 2016 7:00 AM: A drive for success
It wasn’t easy, it was not smooth sailing, and it wasn’t necessarily much fun, but Pam Heminger remembers a certain management class she took as a BGSU undergraduate student as clearly being life-changing.
Jan 18, 2016 7:00 AM: RallyCap Sports
During the fall of 2014, alumnus Paul Hooker and College of Business student Luke Sims, kicked off RallyCap Sports, a student organization designed to help people with special needs participate in recreational activities. One year later, RallyCap Sports is far exceeding the expectations of Hooker and Sims and is serving as a prototype for universities across the country.
Jan 18, 2016 7:00 AM: The chemistry of clandestine drugs
Dr. Jon Sprague and undergraduate neuroscience student Greg Grecco are part of a crusade to protect the public from the harmful effects of synthetic drugs produced in clandestine labs. Their work is not on the street fighting drug crime, but in the laboratory working to understand how the chemical changes made to drugs in clandestine labs change how they affect the body.
Jan 14, 2016 9:17 AM: Master of Criminal Justice online program one of the best in the country
Bowling Green State University’s master’s of criminal justice online program is the best in Ohio and one of the top 10 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM: Compendium of alcohol history earns award
Alcohol has been a part of cultures around the world for thousands of years, and used for everything from religious purposes to a simple toast to seal a business deal. Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the Department of History, had a hand in an award-winning publication that presents the rich history of alcohol, along with the cultural and social phenomena used for both good and ill. Martin is the editor of the 1,774-page “SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives” published by SAGE Publications.
Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM: Ramsdell elected to board of graduate enrollment professional association
Keith Ramsdell, director of graduate enrollment and assistant dean of the Graduate College, has been elected vice president of the 2015-16 executive committee of the governing board of NAGAP: The Leader in Graduate Enrollment Management. NAGAP is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment.
Jan 11, 2016 9:59 AM: ‘The Butler’ author to speak as part of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
Wil Haygood, prolific author and writer for the Washington Post, will speak at Bowling Green State University Jan. 19 as part of the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Haygood is the author of “The Butler: A Witness to History,” which was made into a feature film.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM: Determination leads to “sax”cess
Falcon alumnus Corey Whitt overcame family struggles and taught himself to play saxophone by listening to recordings of BGSU saxophonist Dr. John Sampen. Whitt attended BGSU, studied with Sampen and is now teaching music in Perrysburg.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM: Falcon Fighter Pilot
Becky Ohm ‘95 and her husband own a coffee shop within a 15-minute car ride north of Bowling Green State University’s campus, but it’s within a “blink of an eye” when flying in an F-16 Falcon. Ohm should know, she was a fighter pilot for 14 years.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM: In pursuit of medicine
A series of major moves early in life could cause a young child to withdraw and maybe not reach their potential. It also could have a detrimental impact on their development as a student. Or in the case of Neisha Medina, those transitions could serve as a platform for advancement, maturation and maximizing your potential. In her life, the miles traveled have created a motivated, committed and highly-focused student in pursuit of a career as a doctor.
Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM: Optimizing cancer therapy
Arka Roy always wanted to be a medical doctor, but he was never too excited about medicine. Instead, he fell in love with mathematics. It turns out, math proved to be the perfect tool for Roy to enlist in the fight against cancer. He focuses his research on optimal decision-making under uncertainty with applications in cancer radiation therapy.
Jan 8, 2016 3:15 PM: BGSU honors past, looks to future
Wil Haygood, author of “The Butler: A Witness to History,” will speak at BGSU for the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is part of the University’s commemoration of Black History Month, which includes public service, performances, dialogue and social events across campus.
Jan 8, 2016 3:15 PM: Johnson named director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
After a national search, BGSU has selected an experienced professional as the director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Dr. Betsy Johnson will join the University on Feb. 16, announced Cecilia Castellano, vice provost for strategic enrollment planning.
Jan 8, 2016 3:15 PM: Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity
What have undergraduates learned about diversity in their classes or in individual work with faculty? The inaugural Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society” will showcase students’ learning through poster presentations, with three awards to be given at a later date.
Jan 8, 2016 8:50 AM: Deadline extended for Falcon Internship Guarantee
An important deadline is coming up for all first-year college students: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, is the last day to apply for BGSU’s Falcon Internship Guarantee (FIG) program, if you have not already done so. All first-year college students are eligible for the FIG program, an important asset for any undergraduate.
Jan 6, 2016 3:00 PM: BGSU receives grant for campus sexual assault victims’ services
BGSU will receive more than $82,000 from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to assist victims of sexual assault on campus. The University will use these funds to contract with The Cocoon, a Wood County shelter providing support to battered women and their children, to pay for a full-time victim advocate to serve BGSU students, staff and faculty of all genders who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking. The advocate will help victims find resources, understand legal options and campus procedures, and navigate the criminal justice system.
Jan 6, 2016 3:00 PM: Two new BGSU trustees appointed by governor
Gov. John Kasich has appointed alumni Marilyn Eisele of Cleveland and David O’Brien of Westlake to the BGSU Board of Trustees. Eisele’s term runs through May 17, 2023. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BGSU in 1979 and is president of NDI Medical, a hybrid venture and commercialization firm that funds and develops innovative neurodevice technologies. She also serves as vice president of finance and chief financial officer for NDI’s three portfolio companies, SPR Therapeutics, Checkpoint Surgical and Deep Brain Innovation, all neurodevice companies spun out of NDI.
Jan 4, 2016 4:20 PM: A Life of Service
Bowling Green State University mourns the loss of alumnus and long-time friend Dr. George Mylander ’58, ’70, ’03 (Hon.) who passed away Sunday morning in Sandusky, Ohio, at the age of 83.
Jan 4, 2016 9:34 AM: BGSU-UT sign academic partnership
Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo may be rivals on the football field, but the two schools continue to be partners in the classroom.
Class of 2020: Nia Little
Nia Little of Oak Park, Mich., was attracted to Bowling Green State University because of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy and the work it does in the community. Her other passion is science and she hopes to combine the two at BGSU.
College retains national accreditation through 2022
The College of Education and Human Development received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in PK-12 student learning.
Adam Baggs '93 had an unlikely opportunity to appear on "The Walking Dead" television series. While he enjoyed the experience immensely, he puts his master's of public administration from BGSU to work in a less dramatic way by leading philanthropic support for higher education.