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  • Dec 3, 2013 9:21 AM'Cinema Optique' to dazzle ArtsX 2013 visitors
    The community is invited to a “Wonderland” of the arts at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 6 during the ninth annual ArtsX event, from 6-10 p.m. in The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Kobacker Hall and the Fine Arts Center. The immersive arts experience will begin even before visitors enter a building, with “Cinema Optique!” Nowhere else in northwest Ohio can visitors enjoy a cinematic experience on a surface nearly as long as a football field.

  • Jul 23, 2013 3:07 PMBGSU announces first three performers for ‘From the Top’
    The first three performers have been announced for “From the Top,” National Public Radio’s popular program. The preeminent showcase for young musicians will come to Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 to record a radio broadcast in Kobacker Hall.

  • Sep 2, 2013 9:15 AMMy Summer Experience: Ryan Albrecht
    An image of a man holding up a skull, looking into where its eyes used to be, and speaking the famous lines “to be, or not to be.” That is the standard image people come up with when I tell them that not only am I a theatre major, but that I also have a great love for William Shakespeare’s works.

  • Sep 2, 2013 9:13 AMMy Summer Experience: Kelsey Morgan
    I recently spent eight weeks of my summer in Dublin, Ireland, interning for an organization called Bully 4U, an anti-bullying service for Irish schools.

  • Sep 2, 2013 9:13 AMMy Summer Experience: Hayley Milne
    Hayley Milne rubbed elbows with some of the most notable country music stars during a co-op that was a dream come true.

  • Sep 2, 2013 9:14 AMMy Summer Experience: Andrew Nardella
    The famous iPhone jingle at 5:30 in the morning jump-starts my morning routine five days a week. After my daily cup of coffee, I greet my fellow interns, engineers, superintendents, and managers and their enthusiastic early morning faces.

  • Sep 2, 2013 9:12 AMMy Summer Experience: Zeke Gonzalez
    This summer I attended and completed my first session of training at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Sep 9, 2013 9:12 AMMy Summer Experience: Candice Cotton
    My summer experience consisted of long nights, fun weekends, hardships and struggles, but also triumphs and lifelong friendships.

  • Sep 9, 2013 9:10 AMMy Summer Experience: Mike Reilly
    During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I worked as an Orientation Leader and loved every minute of it, but I wanted to try something new for 2013. I have always appreciated nature and the unlimited possibilities of the outdoors, so I wanted to experience it firsthand.

  • Sep 9, 2013 9:09 AMMy Summer Experience: Morgan Ward
    My summer was spent as an intern on the TV show "Pawn Stars." This meant going to live in Las Vegas for two months, be away from everyone I knew and work on the show.

  • Sep 16, 2013 9:08 AMMy Summer Experience: Latifat Owe
    I spent my summer interning with Owens Corning at their world headquarters in Toledo. Owens Corning (OC) is a market leading fiberglass manufacturer. Their product line extends from home insulation to car parts. I had a very interesting experience as a supply chain intern for this company. My summer began on May 20 with about 50 other interns who were all equally as anxious I was to find out the projects and people they would be working with all summer.

  • Sep 16, 2013 9:07 AMMy Summer Experience: Stephanie Loomis
    How do you summarize a summer full of experiences, travel, people, and places that surpass any expectations I could have ever had? I'll give it a try.

  • Sep 16, 2013 9:06 AMMy Summer Experience: Stephanie Michel
    I fell in love with diving when I was 14, but I never really had the time to pursue it until I got offered a dive internship. In January I moved down to Key Largo to work at Rainbow Reef Dive Center for seven months.

  • Aug 26, 2013 1:49 PMMy Summer Experience: Dominique Hicks
    This summer I moved more than 700 miles away from to intern for WSB-TV, the #1 news station in Atlanta. It was quite the experience, seeing as though I was the only student not from that area.

  • Aug 26, 2013 1:44 PMMy Summer Experience: Cory Kasprzyk
    In June, I joined 10 participants and two faculty from around the world for the EcoSono Institute in Alaska. Some may wonder what sort of music program entails extensive time in mountains and the ocean, but this truly was a wonderful exploration of music and the environment. The experience overlaps with my artistic interests and research, which is particularly helpful as I enter the dissertation phase of my degree in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Bowling Green State University.

  • Aug 26, 2013 1:41 PMMy Summer Experience: Tom Welch
    First, let me start off by saying I am honored to have gotten to work at one of the coolest places ever, the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA was named one of the top 10 best places for internships by Forbes Magazine.

  • Feb 18, 2013 5:07 PMWester explores gothic view of African American history
    BOWLING GREEN, O.—African Americans over the past 200 years have not needed to read stories about ghosts and haunted mansions to experience horror. Their own lives have too often been the source of true terror, said Dr. Maisha Wester, an assistant professor of English and American culture studies at Bowling Green State University. But a number of African American writers have embraced the gothic genre of literature to express the madness and danger of black people’s existence.

  • Jun 24, 2013 2:13 PMWar-torn childhoods
    As ethnic and political conflicts proliferate around the world, violence has become part of people's daily lives, including children's. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the war-torn Middle East. BGSU psychologist Dr. Eric Dubow is part of an international, multidisciplinary team studying the long-term effects of violence on children and, perhaps more importantly, looking for factors that may confer a degree of protection from its impact so that parents, communities and social agencies can provide effective support to the most vulnerable victims of circumstance.

  • Jun 10, 2013 2:21 PMThe little team that could
    In 2005, a northwest Ohio high school baseball team finished the season with a 6-17 record. The team from Gibsonburg shook off its losing record and won the state championship against all odds. The story of these unlikely champions is the heart of alumnus Bob Mahaffey's film "Gibsonburg."

  • Jun 10, 2013 2:22 PMCoach-approved wisdom for fathers: Alumnus Tom Limbert is the author of 'Dad's Playbook'
    Parenting is a lot like coaching. That's the concept behind the first book by alumnus Tom Limbert '91: "Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time."

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:27 PMHugh Masekela closes out BGSU Festival Series
    The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts concludes the 2012-13 Festival Series with renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. He will perform with his band at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

  • May 27, 2013 9:10 AMNeighborhood change, violence focus of new study
    Three faculty members in the Department of Sociology will be digging deeper into the issue of neighborhood change and violence in adolescence and early adulthood thanks to a $417,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

  • May 20, 2013 10:35 AMThe NFL comes to campus
    Dick Maxwell '70 looked around the room and saw the makings of a pretty decent football team. But this collection of quarterbacks and linebackers and wide receivers was not there to work on passing and blocking and tackling. The group of 20 current and former National Football League players came to BGSU with their next career in mind.

  • May 20, 2013 10:36 AMAlumna makes history
    Being promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard is a great achievement. Being only the third woman to serve as the military aide to a U.S. President (Bill Clinton), and now to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is making history.

  • May 13, 2013 10:37 AMFalcon Flames create new four-year scholarships at BGSU
    Paul Joseph Hooker was born in Orrville, Ohio in 1952. His mother died when he was 7 years old, and his father, who worked on the railroad, raised him and his four siblings. He matriculated to Bowling Green State University after graduating from Orrville High School in 1971. It was there that he met is partner for life, Nadine Margo Plasteras.

  • May 13, 2013 10:37 AMFrom football star to music man
    Before running to gigs as Detroit's "blues man," Paul Miles '74 was running down field for the Falcons. The performer recently reflected on his award-winning music career, and how it accidentally started at Bowling Green State University.

  • May 6, 2013 10:40 AMA passion for teaching
    "Manage each moment." Those three words seem to be the mantra of life and education for Kasey Hagemyer. Hagemyer is married with three small children, ages 5 to 9, and a May graduate with a degree in middle childhood education.

  • May 6, 2013 10:42 AMBleeding brown and orange
    Philanthropist Bob Sebo '58 of Salem, Ohio was surprised and thrilled to be recognized with an honorary doctorate, the highest honor bestowed by the University, during commencement exercises in May.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:42 AMFallon receives award for collaborative research with graduate students
    Dr. L. Fleming Fallon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:45 AMFolkins honored for ongoing distinguished service
    As a scholar, faculty member, colleague and administrator, Dr. John Folkins, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been a leader at Bowling Green State University for the past 10 years. He was recognized by Faculty Senate with the Distinguished Service Award at the April 10 Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:48 AMManning honored as Distinguished Research Professor
    Bowling Green State University sociology professor Dr. Wendy Manning was recognized at the April 10 Faculty Recognition Reception for being named a Distinguished Research Professor.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:54 AMMesser-Kruse adds BGSU research award to scholarly accolades
    Bowling Green State University’s Olscamp Research Award is based upon a faculty member’s outstanding scholarly or artistic achievements over the previous three years. For Dr. Timothy Messer-Kruse, those have been banner years in terms of professional accomplishment.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:56 AMOdafe recognized for departmental leadership
    Dr. Victor Odafe, chair of the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Bowling Green State University Firelands, received the Chair/School Director Leadership Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10. Presented by Faculty Senate, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize and commemorative plaque.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:58 AMSpallinger recognized for community involvement
    Kimberly Spallinger, an instructor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 11:01 AMZeng is BGSU’s 2013 Outstanding Young Scholar
    In the four short years since receiving her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and joining the Bowling Green State University economics faculty, Dr. Zheng Zeng has already produced a significant body of work, with more in the pipeline. Her achievement and potential have been recognized with the Outstanding Young Scholar Award, given to enhance the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.

  • Apr 22, 2013 8:44 AMListening from the heart
    Listening - It's harder than you think. In today's digital world, where people turn to faceless technology to communicate with others, the art of listening sometimes seems to be lost. But it's making a comeback on the BGSU campus and now, thanks to concerned students, at Toledo's Ronald McDonald House.

  • Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AMStudent teachers walk a mile in parents' shoes
    Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and maybe you’ll understand what their life is really like. That’s just what Bowling Green State University students have been doing as part of the Parent Professional Partnership (PPP) course in the College of Education and Human Development. The class embeds parents of students with disabilities in the class and requires students to spend time with the family of a child with a disability.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AMBGSU's miracle child comes full circle
    "I want to be one of them!" said 11-year old Natalie Swiecicki in awe as she experienced Dance Marathon for the first time. She remembers walking into the Student Recreation Center and watching people screaming and dancing. She also remembers being drawn to the stage and looking up at "those crazy people" with superhero admiration. Currently a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, Swiecicki's wish has come true. Her first experience with Dance Marathon was as a miracle child; but now, having come full circle, she leads the dance event as one of those crazy morale captains.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AMDo they have the next big idea?
    Nine ideas. Four investors. Are these the next big ideas in business? Find out at The Hatch on April 10. Like the TV show Shark Tank, BGSU student entrepreneurs will present their ideas to a panel of investors, including several BGSU alumni, who will decide if they want to help fund the business. The audience will hear the pitches and find out who receives the funds to make their business idea a reality during this live and interactive event.

  • Mar 25, 2013 9:07 AMCSI:BG
    The announcement by the state last spring that it would build a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation crime lab on campus prompted the creation of a new focus area at the University. Starting next fall, the departments of criminal justice, chemistry and biology will offer undergraduate specializations in forensic sciences.

  • Mar 25, 2013 9:43 AMThe heartbeat of new music
    Pop, rock, country, alt country, classical, jazz ... today's music can usually be classified by genre. But what exactly is "contemporary" or "new" music? Defying musical definition, contemporary music composers often write pieces for classical instruments but take advantage of the technological advancements of today, creating sounds that can both emotionally move and challenge audience perceptions of what music can and should be.

  • Mar 25, 2013 10:05 AMFinding common ground
    Although the languages they speak and the classrooms they use may be vastly different, when you put teachers from around the globe together they all want to focus on one thing-how to become better teachers. For the past six weeks, 20 teachers from 17 countries have immersed themselves in professional development workshops and American culture. The holistic program has enabled them to learn more about themselves as teachers and the way of life in the United States, but has also presented the BGSU community and several local schools the opportunity to learn about their cultures.

  • Mar 18, 2013 10:08 AMMeet scholarship recipient Mike Reilly
    Thanks to scholarships, student loan debt won't limit Mike Reilly after graduation. He expects to graduate in May, 2014 with a bachelor's degree and debt less than $20,000.

  • Mar 11, 2013 10:09 AMStudent to lobby Congress for juvenile diabetes research
    Since she was 3 years old, diabetes has been a part of Angelica Fox's life. The senior from Bowling Green will now get the chance to lobby Congress for more funding for juvenile diabetes research during a trip to Washington, D.C., this week. Fox was chosen by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Promise Campaign, which works to build relationships with members of Congress.

  • Feb 21, 2013 4:49 PMA transformational gift
    BGSU's 18 intercollegiate sports are blessed with some of the world's most supportive and enthusiastic fans. Even so, Lee and Marge Meserve have stood out for their faithful - some would say extraordinary - attendance across multiple Falcon sports for the past several decades.

  • Feb 20, 2013 4:50 PMAlumna developing better ways to vote
    When the unlikely results of a recall election turned a movie star into California governor in 2003, BGSU alumna Lori Steele ’86 recognized a business opportunity that changed her career. She is founder, Chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, a company that develops software for balloting and has facilitated web-based elections around the world.

  • Feb 18, 2013 2:05 PMFrida: Chosen to die, destined to live
    To many who walk the halls at BGSU Firelands, Frida Gashumba looks like any other student; but her horn-rimmed glasses and compelling dark eyes mask the face of someone who has endured great tragedy and lived to share her experiences.

  • Feb 8, 2013 2:06 PM'Screams from Shadowed Places'
    African Americans over the past 200 years have not needed to read stories about ghosts and haunted mansions to experience horror. Their own lives have too often been the source of true terror. But a number of African American writers have embraced the gothic genre of literature to express the madness and danger of black people's existence.

  • Feb 11, 2013 2:07 PMA 'super' weekend in the big easy
    Celebrity handlers, football retrievers, bead givers - eight sport management students held all those titles and more during a whirlwind weekend of volunteering at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The students are all members of the Sport Management Alliance (SMA) an undergraduate student organization that put together the trip. Senior Hunter Haas, vice president of the SMA, started the planning process last fall.

  • Feb 4, 2013 3:23 PMInaugural arrangements
    For many, the opportunity to live their life's dream takes a backseat to life's realities, but not so for Ryan Nowlin, BGSU alumnus and staff arranger for the“President's Own” United States Marine Band. However, daring to believe he could live his dream propelled Nowlin last month into a spotlight he could never have predicted, when he had the“amazing and humbling” opportunity to participate in the Inauguration of President Obama, including arranging pieces for Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé.

  • Feb 4, 2013 3:24 PMPioneering the classrooms of tomorrow
    There’s only one university in Ohio offering undergraduates an Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program—and that’s Bowling Green State University. Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn two teaching licenses through one program—pre-kindergarten to third-grade early childhood and pre-kindergarten to third-grade intervention specialist, plus an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities certificate. The combination of these licenses and certificate will allow graduates to teach young children with and without disabilities in integrated settings.

  • Feb 4, 2013 3:25 PMMeet scholarship recipient Katia Castile
    After years of part-time study, the Mruk Family Scholarship is helping this non-traditional student to earn dual degrees from BGSU Firelands within the next year. Katia faced several challenges that threatened her plans to finish her college education.

  • Alumni honors professor for fueling his energy research
    Upali Weerasooriya '77 of Austin, Texas has developed new ways to draw every precious drop of fossil fuels out of existing oil wells through his chemical research of surfactants.

  • Rick Valicenti ’73 empowers art students to trust their creativity
    Rick Valicenti ’73 is a celebrated graphic designer who leads an award-winning design firm and is recognized by the White House for his lifetime contributions to his industry. But none of that matters much during the alumnus’s visits to BGSU, because his focus is building the confidence of students.

  • Jan 7, 2013 2:39 PMOtto Schoeppler ’47, ’79 (Hon.) receives Legion of Honor
    Otto Schoeppler '47, '79 (Hon.) was recently appointed a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by decree of the president of France during the Sarkozy administration. The Legion of Honor, or Légion d'honneur, is France's highest order, or decoration, that recognizes military and civilians alike for their bravery or honorable service to the country.

  • Sep 17, 2013 2:18 PM‘Born to Run’ author to visit BGSU
    For centuries, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner. Their story is at the heart of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” by Christopher McDougall. McDougall will visit Bowling Green State University Oct. 1.

  • Jan 9, 2013 4:37 PMBGSU begins semester with focus on black history
    February is officially national Black History Month, but at Bowling Green State University commemorative events will begin in January and continue through mid-March.

  • Jan 14, 2013 4:39 PMFalcon Millionaires @ BGSU receives donation
    The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Bowling Green State University Foundation in support of Falcon Millionaires @ BGSU, a program that focuses on financial literacy for eighth-graders.

  • Jan 17, 2013 4:40 PMFalcon Health Center taking shape
    Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital (WCH) have signed an agreement for the creation of the Falcon Health Center, a new University health center that will be operated by the hospital and replace the present Student Health Services building on campus. The new facility will be located at the corner of East Wooster Street and South College Drive.

  • Jan 31, 2013 4:52 PMYoung adulthood marked by relationship ‘churning’
    It’s a tumultuous time in life — the late teens, early 20s — especially when it comes to relationships. That instability is the focus of a new study from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.

  • Jan 29, 2013 4:50 PMPeace Corps expands Paul D. Coverdell fellows partnership with BGSU
    Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides significant graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell fellows programs in the country.

  • Jan 29, 2013 4:48 PMElizabeth Smart to share story at BGSU
    Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted as a teen and held captive for nine months, will be at Bowling Green State University next month to share “My Story,” a reference to the title of her newly released memoir about how she survived and forged a new life after her abduction.

  • Jan 24, 2013 4:45 PMState of the Region Conference offers economic outlook
    Now that we’ve sidestepped the fiscal cliff, at least in the short term, what is the longer-range economic picture for the region? Civic and business leaders will hear the thoughts of economic experts at the 11th annual State of the Region Conference, hosted by Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development on Feb. 1 in Perrysburg.

  • Jan 22, 2013 4:44 PMBGSU cheerleading reaches new heights at national championship
    The Bowling Green State University cheerleading team made history Jan. 19 during the 2013 Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The team finished second in the nation, which is the highest a Mid-American Conference school has ever placed.

  • Jan 9, 2013 4:35 PMBGSU Gospel Choir unites voices in songs of praise
    The 1970s was a big decade for Bowling Green State University. In 1971, a parking permit for students cost only $15. In 1972, Darrow Hall became the first co-ed dorm at BGSU, with men and women assigned to alternate floors. And in 1975, Aerosmith performed on campus.

  • Dec 9, 2013 1:53 PMBGSU announces tuition freeze for 2014-15 academic year
    Bowling Green State University announced today (Dec. 11), that there will be no increase in tuition, general fees, or room and board for the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Feb 4, 2013 3:26 PMClosing the circle: Rhonda Sewell
    "I guess I've come full circle," said Rhonda Sewell, adjunct instructor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, School of Media and Communication, and faculty adviser to the student Association of Black Journalists. "I was actually raised in the Alpha (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) house at BGSU during my dad's undergraduate career during the 1960s.

  • Feb 6, 2013 4:59 PMDuo pianists Anderson and Roe perform on BGSU Festival Series
    The duo piano team of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will present the next performance in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

  • Feb 11, 2013 3:14 PMA 'presidential' welcome for students and families
    High school students and their families are invited to sample a taste of college life at Bowling Green State University during the 17th annual Presidents' Day open house Monday, Feb. 18.

  • Feb 11, 2013 3:12 PMThe look of love
    Wedding proposals can range from the simple to the elaborate. Some people even like to involve their favorite University!

  • Feb 11, 2013 2:11 PMAmerican family ties
    A new book by Dr. Jolie Sheffer is further confirmation that one should never doubt the power of the pen. "The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1890-1930," published in January by Rutgers University Press, explains the role of minority women writers and reformers in the creation of modern American multiculturalism.

  • Feb 18, 2013 2:06 PMStudet Legacy Campaign: Tag, you're it
    Students leading the Legacy Campaign are challenging fellow students to a unique game of tag: decorating campus landmarks with orange price tags to call on peers to commit a little cash to BGSU.

  • Feb 18, 2013 5:04 PM‘Romance of Race’ reveals rich cultural history
    A new book by Dr. Jolie Sheffer is further confirmation that one should never doubt the power of the pen. “The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1890-1930,” published in January by Rutgers University Press, explains the role of minority women writers and reformers in the creation of modern American multiculturalism.

  • Feb 18, 2013 5:02 PMBGSU presents its first ‘tweet friendly’ concert
    The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University has become social media savvy, and will host its first “tweet friendly” concert, featuring the University Band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

  • Feb 23, 2013 5:09 PMBGSU sets room and board rates, plans improvements
    The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees addressed a packed agenda of financial and campus construction items, from room and board rates to building renovations, at its Feb. 22 meeting, held at BGSU Firelands.

  • Feb 25, 2013 4:48 PMMaking Sense of 'Big Data'
    In a now nearly iconic story, a father is outraged when he finds coupons for pregnancy-related items sent to his teenage daughter by Target, only to discover that she is indeed pregnant. How did the giant retailer know such an intimate detail about her before her own father did? The answer: Data mining.

  • Feb 25, 2013 4:47 PMTalk to me
    At first glance, Mengrong Zou and Christopher Dreliszak don't appear to have much in common. Zou is a graduate student in applied statistics from Hunan, China; Dreliszak a freshman from Pittsburgh majoring in film production. The two met through the University's "matchmaking" office, specializing in international relationships. It's not a romantic partnering service, though. Instead, its focus is language, culture and friendship.

  • Mar 1, 2013 10:36 AMLessons from Fukushima nuclear disaster focus of Lamb Peace Lecture
    On the second anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, prize-winning author Cecile Pineda will speak on “Nuclear Power and the Consequences of Fukushima” in this year’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University.

  • Mar 4, 2013 10:34 AMState of the State Conference focuses on equity, opportunity and diversity
    Representatives across the spectrum will converge on Bowling Green State University March 21 for the annual State of the State Conference, where close to 200 Ohioans will come together to engage in conversation about issues in equity, opportunity and diversity. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

  • Mar 5, 2013 10:32 AMBestselling author of ‘Llama Llama’ books visits kids’ literacy day
    BOWLING GREEN, O.—Children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, best known for her books starring Llama Llama, is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 16, on Bowling Green State University’s campus.

  • Mar 8, 2012 10:30 AMThe Exceptional Woman: Hail Her or Fail Her?’ at BGSU
    “Women’s history is an inherent part of all history; however, our histories and knowledge are so rarely shared that way, even in today’s world. So until our histories are incorporated and understood to be part of the normative historical narratives, it’s important that we have at least a month to point it out,” according to Marne Austin, a Bowling Green State University doctoral student in communication studies.

  • Mar 8, 2013 3:36 PM‘The Merry Widow’ waltzes onto BGSU stage
    Celebrate one remarkably romantic night in Paris in June of 1914 with “The Merry Widow,” performed March 22 and 24 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University.

  • Mar 11, 2013 10:10 AMImproving teacher quality
    In response to the changing landscape of education, teachers need to change the way they teach. BGSU science and mathematics faculty are creating pathways for this change by modeling best practices. BGSU College of Education and Human Development faculty have received four Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) state grants from the Ohio Board of Regents, totaling more than $385,000.

  • Mar 11, 2013 3:35 PMOhio Supreme Court Justice to Address Honor Society Inductees
    Outstanding Bowling Green State University students will hear from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French, when she addresses inductees into five University honor societies on March 15.

  • Mar 13, 2013 3:34 PMPro Musica hosts Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition
    Pro Musica will host the seventh annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 16) and Sunday (March 17) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts.

  • Mar 15, 2013 3:33 PMI-O Psychology grad program third in nation: U.S. News & World Report
    Bowling Green State University’s longstanding reputation in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has garnered it the number three position in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 listing of best graduate programs in the discipline, up a notch from last year.

  • Mar 18, 2013 10:09 AMNew marketing frontier
    The United States has seen a dramatic shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one centered on services, with nearly half of today's Fortune 500 companies considered service-based. In keeping with this shift, the College of Business Administration has created a specialization focused on sales and services marketing to prepare students for leadership in expanding service-based industries such as insurance, finance and professional services.

  • Mar 18, 2013 10:06 AMOn the hunt for 'super-killers'
    Survival is the name of the game even among marine bacteria, research by BGSU biologist Dr. Hans Wildschutte shows. In the competition for food, some have genetically adapted to become "super-killers," able to fend off other unrelated populations of bacteria in their area while remaining "friendly" toward closer relatives.

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:32 PMGlobal metal: scholars converge to explore musical culture
    The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University will welcome a host of “metal studies” scholars to share their research and celebrate the musical culture’s endurance at the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference, to be held April 4-7. The organizers believe it to be the largest academic heavy metal conference in history.

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:30 PMNew music from Bowling Green comes to NYC
    Considered by many the magnetic north for new music lovers, BGSU has been at the edge of the new music scene for over 40 years, and on April 3 the university will bring its renowned program to Le Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m.

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:26 PMPublic invited to view healthcare diagnostics truck
    Bowling Green State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program is hosting the 80-foot long Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics truck on campus April 2-3.

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:24 PMSocial media focus of entrepreneurship week at BGSU
    The “Dale Carnegie of social media” will coach business people on how to make friends and influence people through online connections at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship at Bowling Green State University on April 12. This year, the Sebo event caps off Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week), April 8-12, at BGSU.

  • Mar 27, 2013 3:23 PMEnvironmental activist to keynote BGSU Latino studies conference
    Dr. David Cleary, director of agriculture at The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s fourth annual Latin America and Latino/a Studies Conference on March 28.

  • Mar 29, 2013 3:22 PMLeadership is focus of 2013 Baker Lecture
    “Leading the Way to Healthier Communities: How Leadership Can Strengthen Public Health” is the topic for the 14th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 4.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:53 AMWorldwide heavy metal
    Underlying the raucous guitars and thunderous noise of a heavy metal concert is a philosophical outlook and aesthetic that has long resonated with people around the world and continues to create new fans every day, particularly outside the U.S.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:52 AMAlumni: Need help rolling along the want ads?
    The job was worth moving his entire family across the country. That is, until the professional he was meant to replace decided not to quit. As Marc Levey '99 became a job seeker in a city 2,000 miles away from the extensive professional network it had taken 15 years to build, he looked to his alma mater for guidance.

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:12 AMFerrari presents ‘Ferrari’ to Connie Molnar
    Although she is naturally a quiet person, Connie Molnar’s influence is felt all across the Bowling Green State University campus and she has helped BGSU earn state recognition. When it came time for nominations for the 2013 Michael R. Ferrari Award, Molnar’s colleagues felt it was time for her to take her well-deserved place in the spotlight.

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:10 AM‘Spring Awakening’ musical explores teen issues
    Like tender green shoots pushing their way up through the earth, adolescents are impelled by nature’s irresistible forces, often leaving them terribly vulnerable. On April 18, the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film will present the musical “Spring Awakening,” capturing the timeless pain and poignancy of youth.

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:08 AMExhibit to showcase the power of art in healing
    Bowling Green State University will showcase the power of art in healing this month through an exhibition of The Chemo Paintings by Dorothy Uber Bryan and related activities for the community. The exhibit and events honor the legacy of the late Bowling Green philanthropist, who was committed to helping those with cancer.

  • Apr 5, 2013 11:04 AMBGSU gets hands-on for Earth Month
    Bowling Green State University has special cause to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”