Dec 23, 2013 9:15 AM Under the sea
Brittany Novick has just graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in marine and aquatic biology. And her next move: head to San Diego, Calif., to intern with the Naval Marine Mammal Program.
Dec 23, 2013 9:11 AM A family of lifelong learners
It takes a lot of courage to go back to school when you already consider yourself “the least likely to succeed,” as Ann Frake once did. But succeed she did, and now has received her degree through the Online Master of Arts in English program, with a specialization in Language Arts Teaching. Compounding her happiness — two years and one semester later — she graduated with her daughter Jacqueline Frake Davis.
Dec 23, 2013 9:08 AM Wrestling the odds
What does a teenager in high school do when he has a GPA in the low range of 2? He goes on to medical school, of course. At least that’s what BGSU graduate Mark Bustillo, a biology major with a minor in chemistry, is doing.
Dec 16, 2013 2:38 PM Life journey leads to interest in public health
Todd Platzer took a circuitous route on his life journey to earn a Master of Public Health degree from Bowling Green State University.
Dec 16, 2013 11:00 AM ‘Wicked’ internship puts December grad Devon King behind the curtain
The curtain opens to reveal a seemingly effortless stage production to those in the plush seats of the audience. Devon King knows better. Being one of the undergraduate stage managers at Bowling Green State University means King is the center of production communications and liaison to technical teams, the director and actors. The December graduate and aspiring professional stage manager understands how hard dozens of people work backstage designing and building sets, creating perfect lighting, and casting, costuming and preparing the actors.
Dec 16, 2013 9:18 AM Scholarships help business graduate leave leadership legacy
Ashley Lewis claims her bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from BGSU this month — the finishing touch on a resume already packed with leadership experience, Japanese language skills, an impressive internship, stellar grades and a long list of scholarships.
Dec 11, 2013 1:50 PM Accenture presents opportunities for revenue and efficiencies at BGSU
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) received the final Opportunity Assessment Report from Accenture outlining short and long-term opportunities to increase revenue and efficiencies at the University.
Dec 9, 2013 3:52 PM BGSU alumnus is out of this world
It is typical for children to have ambitious dreams such as becoming a rock star, a ballerina or even a professional baseball player. Bowling Green State University alumnus Carl Sandifer not only recalls his childhood dream but is actually living it.
Dec 9, 2013 3:49 PM BGSU alumnus featured in Sports Illustrated
Bowling Green State University spirit encompasses not only students but also alumni after they leave BGSU and head into the world. One alumnus took that BG pride, joined the newly formed Peace Corps in 1965 and traveled across the globe to Afghanistan where he transformed a high school basketball team into a national dream team. Tom Gouttierre’s ’62 and ’01 story is one of triumph, spirit and inspiration that is still recognized to this day.
Dec 9, 2013 1:53 PM BGSU 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.
Dec 9, 2013 1:51 PM Trustees approve honorary degree, progress on capital plans
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees ended the year by approving an honorary degree for one of the University’s most accomplished graduates and laying the groundwork for campus improvements.
Dec 9, 2013 9:16 AM BGSU to freeze tuition rates
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.
Dec 5, 2013 3:29 PM Kutz leadership book distills ancient wisdom
Dr. Matthew Kutz is a living reminder that we should never underestimate the power of daydreaming, or of following our curiosity wherever it leads. For Kutz, a professor of athletic training in Bowling Green State University’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, following up on his musings about what constitutes leadership skills has won him Honorable Mention in an international competition for books on leadership and led to his being invited to other countries to share his philosophy.
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.
Dec 2, 2013 9:50 AM Tracking an invasive species
Asian carps—it’s an invasion that has both people who make their living on the Great Lakes, and those who work to keep the ecosystem balanced, concerned. A just-completed study from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Bowling Green State University has clearly shown that one of the species, grass carp, has spawned in the Sandusky River, a tributary of Lake Erie.
Dec 2, 2013 9:37 AM Learning on the nano scale
Though it looks like a video game, the “Constructive Chemistry” exercise is designed to help students discover basic laws of molecular dynamics for themselves by “playing” with the available variables and seeing the motions of molecules in real time. Dr. Neocles Leontis and his BGSU chemistry faculty team members hope the curriculum they are developing around Constructive Chemistry will transform undergraduate chemistry education and dramatically improve both student learning and science teacher preparation.
Nov 25, 2013 11:18 AM Pro athletes emerge during first 50 years of Falcon Club
Behind the past 50 years of unforgettable moments in BGSU athletics is a group of exceptionally devoted fans: Falcon Club. These Falcon loyalists support athletic scholarships, supply uniforms and training equipment, and cheer for their favorite teams.
Nov 25, 2013 10:04 AM Album bucket list checked off
As the assessment officer for the College of Education and Human Development at BGSU, David Raszka is surrounded by numbers, statistics, lists and data all day. Even in his leisure, he has a propensity for numbers, using them to set goals and reach achievements. One of his latest achievements is to have listened to all the available albums found in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.”
Nov 18, 2013 11:24 AM ‘Dancing outside the box’ supports children in northwest Ohio
Megan Leiss led Dance Marathon to a record-setting year this past April, but her leadership and outside-the-box strategies will continue to generate dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network for years to come. And, because of the impact her contribution has made on local children and their families, the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Leiss the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy winner.
Nov 18, 2013 9:02 AM BGSU's outstanding community volunteer
If you’ve ever been to a BGSU football, hockey or basketball game, chances are you’ve seen or met Wil Hesselbart. The 86-year-old has been selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the past 16 years, raising more than $130,000 for the Falcon Club.
Nov 15, 2013 1:55 PM BGSU seeks return of pilfered peregrine
The Bowling Green State University Department of Biological Sciences is seeking the return of a valued peregrine falcon specimen, which was removed from a display case on the third floor of the Life Sciences building sometime between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13.
Nov 12, 2013 1:57 PM BGSU named among “best bang-for-the-buck” colleges
Washington Monthly magazine has named Bowling Green State University one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” BGSU was ranked 147th out of 349 schools and 50th out of 79 national universities.
Nov 11, 2013 9:15 AM Serving our country, helping one another
Veterans of the Korean War may hold the keys to helping veterans of modern-day conflicts learn to reintegrate back into society. Seven BGSU faculty and staff members are "Comparing Coping Strategies and Resiliencies of Korean War veterans, and Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans." The research earned the 2013 Elwood Interdisciplinary Research Award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions which provides seed money for the interdisciplinary research team to seek larger grants.
Nov 8, 2013 9:28 AM Heroes among us: Film faculty Jose Cardenas was combat photographer
BGSU faculty member Jose Cardenas is a favorite of film and telecommunications students for his hands-on teaching style and professional credibility as a film and documentary cinematographer. But Cardenas is an equally high achiever in his other, lesser-known career—the Air Force Reserve.
Nov 6, 2013 2:01 PM BGSU team studies impact of airline industry changes on airports, communities
Like many smaller and non-hub airports across the country, Toledo Express Airport has been seriously and negatively affected by the dramatic changes the airline industry has undergone over the last decade.
Nov 6, 2013 1:59 PM BGSU faculty story captures Barthelme fiction prize
Although Dr. Lawrence Coates, a Bowling Green State University professor of creative writing, is best known for his historical fiction rooted in the American West, a short story about women in northwest Ohio has earned him the $1,000 grand prize in the prestigious Barthelme Prize for Short Prose competition.
Nov 6, 2013 1:58 PM Manning leads amicus briefs supporting lawsuits to overturn gay marriage bans
A new examination into social science research on same-sex marriage shows that children do just as well whether same-sex or heterosexual parents raise them.
Nov 4, 2013 9:46 AM Suspension of disbelief
“The next time you go to a concert, look up,” said BGSU alumnus Bill Auld. The several tons of scenery and rigging you see has all been carefully planned and executed to seamlessly maintain the magic of theater. Auld has the unusual job of calculating how to make people and all types of things “fly” on stages ranging from small churches to theaters to large arenas. He is one of only a few hundred people in the world who work professionally at this.
Oct 31, 2013 2:03 PM Falcon Forensics and Debate Team continues to dominate the competition
The Bowling Green State University Forensics and Debate Team continued its winning ways with a first place team finish at Suffolk University Oct. 25-26. The Falcons topped teams from Harvard University, Emerson College, the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, among others.
Oct 29, 2013 3:45 PM Class could result in 'next big thing' for GE lighting
The century-old incandescent light bulb as we know it today has been in decline as consumers have demanded more efficient and longer-life options. Along with continuing to advance the latest energy-saving lighting technologies, GE Lighting sees an advantage in using new smart technology to develop and market an intelligent light bulb.
Oct 29, 2013 11:25 AM Robots in action
The Falcon BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday (Oct. 26) was intense. The crowds were cheering and clapping for their favorite teams. A pep band and electric guitarist played upbeat tunes to keep the energy level high in between matches. And if you didn't know any better you might have thought you were watching an NCAA basketball tournament in Anderson Arena.
Oct 28, 2013 4:11 PM Technology creates bond between students, seniors
It's a scene that can't help but bring a smile to your face. Three young men, in dress shirts, are hunched over iPads with a group of senior citizens, all women. They're helping them learn the ins and outs of tablet technology. The technology is frustrating, and the women are full of questions, but this group of Bowling Green State University students patiently answers and walks them through the solutions to various problems.
Oct 28, 2013 9:05 AM Student launches electronics retail, repair shop
While serving in the Navy, Shawn Herman got used to working long hours and managing many different projects. He's now using those time-management skills to help him finish his degree in Management of Information Systems, and also run a new electronics repair and retail outlet called Inspect UR Gadget.
Oct 28, 2013 8:57 AM Bringing it back home
Bowling Green State University is attracting a new set set of graduate students who have skills in adapting to other cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers and leveraging limited resources. These assets to classrooms across BGSU are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have opted to pursue the government's Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Coverdell offers lifetime eligibility for financial assistance toward education through partnerships with over 70 schools throughout the country, including BGSU.
Oct 25, 2013 2:05 PM ‘Pirates of Penzance’ sails onto BGSU stage
Bowling Green State University music and drama students join to perform the comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance,” opening Nov. 1 in Kobacker Hall. An opera of romance, soft-hearted pirates and contractual obligations, “The Pirates of Penzance” is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most frequently played and parodied operas.
Oct 23, 2013 2:07 PM Ladd to explain ‘Learning to Look’ method in art
Vivian Ladd, museum educator at the Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art, will give an hourlong talk on Oct. 28 to teach Bowling Green State University students how to analyze art, using the “Learning to Look” methodology.
Oct 23, 2013 2:06 PM Conductor Bob Bernhardt to visit BGSU as artist-in-residence
Each year the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts welcomes a special musical artist as a part of the Hansen Musical Arts series, a residency created and supported by BGSU alumni Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen. From Oct. 28-Nov. 1, the college will host conductor Robert “Bob” Bernhardt.
Oct 22, 2013 2:08 PM Robots to compete in contest of skill, strategy
Teams from 15 area high schools and middle schools will demonstrate their robotics skills during the first Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day on Oct. 26 at Bowling Green State University.
Oct 21, 2013 10:52 AM BG vs. UT rivalry at Marathon Petroleum
The Battle of I-75 is the long-standing rivalry between Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. But one northwest Ohio company took that rivalry to a whole new level and used the friendly competition to support a good cause.
Oct 21, 2013 10:14 AM The many languages of learning
From Argentina to Finland to Rwanda, Bowling Green State University faculty were conducting research and teaching last semester as Fulbright Scholars. Drs. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology; Salim Elwazani, architecture and environmental design, and Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, enriched their host students' knowledge base while gaining new insight into their own teaching strategies and fields of research.
Oct 16, 2013 2:09 PM Civil rights leader marks March on Washington anniversary at BGSU
The civil rights movement was in high gear by the 1960s. Activists all over the country were trying to come up with creative strategies to make progress both politically and culturally.
Oct 14, 2013 1:33 PM 'New Music from Bowling Green' ready for international spotlight
After what host Brad Cresswell described as "a long, harrowing process," the "New Music from Bowling Green" radio show was ready to launch BGSU musicians into the international spotlight on Oct. 6. Putting together the show is an "organic process" but is also "a lot of work, time and investment-which is why not a lot of people do it," Cresswell explained. "The fact that we've been able to band together and make it happen is something spectacular.
Oct 14, 2013 1:26 PM One for the books: Lacrosse alumni raise $150,000 for athletics archives
Mickey Cochrane is a walking, talking media guide of Falcon Athletics. Preserving nearly 100 years of Falcon sport is a passion for Cochrane, who is the BGSU Athletic Museum archivist and co-founder, associate professor emeritus and beloved award-winning coach of lacrosse and soccer.
Oct 14, 2013 1:10 PM Under the wire: Alumnus garners retailers' support with new plus-size lingerie brand
A new full-figured lingerie brand now being stocked by national retailers is the venture of a BGSU alumnus of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA). Vontoba "Von" Terry '03 of Frisco, Texas, partnered with his wife, Psychelia, to found Urban Intimates, a trendy line of undies and unmentionables for curvy and plus-size women.
Oct 7, 2013 2:11 PM Groundbreaking artists highlight BGSU New Music Festival
The 34th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University Oct. 16-19 will showcase nearly 30 guest composers and performers. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include award-winning composer George Lewis, Ensemble Dal Niente and audio artist and performer Pamela Z.
Oct 7, 2013 1:47 PM The negative effect of half-siblings
Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Dr. Karen Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
Oct 7, 2013 1:40 PM 'Running Wild' in Costa Rica
"When you do a documentary like this with wildlife, monkeys and snakes just get thrown at you by the jungle and you have to be ready for it." According to seniors Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz, they were more than ready for the wildlife they encountered while on a trip to Costa Rica as part of a BGSU Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship. The Givens Fellowship provides up to $6,000 to a BGSU undergraduate to support a self-designed, off-campus experience in a manner not otherwise possible through an academic program, regular summer job, enrichment program or study abroad program.
Oct 3, 2013 2:11 PM Educational reformer Alfie Kohn to keynote BGSU conference
Educational reform advocate and author Alfie Kohn will speak at Bowling Green State University Nov. 2 as part of the 2013 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching.
Oct 2, 2013 2:13 PM ‘Silent Witness’ unveiling to honor domestic violence victims
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, regional victims of domestic violence will be honored at the unveiling of the 2013 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project, the Bowling Green State University Women’s Center has announced.
Sep 30, 2013 9:02 AM The benefits of interval training
Interval training is a well-known way to get the maximum benefits of exercise in the shortest amount of time. New research shows that when it comes to running, women may get more out of high intensity interval training (HIIT) than their male counterparts.
Sep 30, 2013 9:01 AM Mascaro on 'reinventing the news'
It all started in 1987. Dr. Tom Mascaro, then a graduate student at the University of Michigan, received a small grant to do a study of documentaries. So he traveled to Silver Spring, Md., to stay with some friends for free while he trekked to Washington, D.C., in search of a subject for his study. That's where he met documentary producer Bob Rogers.
Sep 30, 2013 9:01 AM BGSU alumni keep Ohio company rolling along
It's a company that prides itself on keeping our highways safer by developing and manufacturing leading-edge products and systems for the tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles you see on the road every day. It's a trailblazing company that saturates itself with talented employees whose skills are developed, among other ways, through co-op assignments and development programs in areas such as finance, supply chain and engineering. And it's a company that stands at 29 and counting in BGSU alumni, including president and CEO Joe McAleese '81 and '82.
Sep 26, 2013 2:15 PM Vision and reality in electronic textbooks
More publishers than ever are pushing colleges and universities away from printed books and into electronic textbooks. But Dr. Byron Brown, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Michigan State University, says today’s e-texts are technologically backwards and overpriced.
Sep 23, 2013 2:16 PM Best-selling author to keynote BGSU Day of Statistics
In recognition of the importance and contributions of statistics to society, the United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Statistics.
Sep 23, 2013 9:05 AM Theresa Brand, 2013 Parent of the Year
Theresa Brand has held many titles over the years; this past weekend during the BGSU vs. Murray State football game, she added "Parent of the Year" to her list of accolades.
Sep 23, 2013 9:05 AM Falcon players, coaches are big fans of The Fanatics
When Lucas Zerkle attended his first sporting events four years ago as a BGSU freshman, he noticed right away that the student-athletes were talented, the facilities were fine and the tradition here was deep and rich.
Sep 23, 2013 9:03 AM BGSU's got 'top' talent
When most Americans think about extreme talent, shows like "Dancing with the Stars" or "American Idol" come to mind. Who can forget Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough's energizing samba performance, or watching Carrie Underwood emerge to become a multi-platinum selling recording artist? Yet each weekend devotees of classical music across America tune into their local National Public Radio station to enjoy the talent of a very different kind of performer -classical music's most gifted emerging young stars - on the acclaimed radio show "From the Top."
Sep 23, 2013 9:03 AM Reunited: Alumni of '73, '63 excited to see old friends at Homecoming
Reconnecting with old friends is a highlight during any BGSU Homecoming, but doing so this year will be especially significant for graduates of the Classes of 1963 and 1973. Alumni of those years are invited to celebrate their 50th and 40th Reunion year during special events held Homecoming Weekend, Friday October 4 and Saturday October 5.
Sep 19, 2013 2:17 PM New research shows benefit of interval training for women
Interval training is a well-known way to get the maximum benefits of exercise in the shortest amount of time. New research shows that when it comes to running, women may get more out of high intensity interval training (HIIT) than their male counterparts.
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.
Sep 16, 2013 9:08 AM Lights, Camera, Robots
Weigl Works's credit card statement included a roller coaster car, robotic components, last minute flights and a lot of snacks at theme parks, which led representatives at American Express to inquire about the business operated by two Falcon alumni.
Sep 16, 2013 9:08 AM My 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 AM My 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 AM My 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.
Sep 10, 2013 2:20 PM BGSU president to give State of the University address
Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey will give her 2013 State of the University address at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Sep 9, 2013 2:21 PM BGSU marks Constitution Day with talk on individual rights
The annual September commemoration of Constitution Day gives citizens the opportunity to reflect on the document that gave shape to the original United States and continues to shape its development as a nation today.
Sep 9, 2013 9:12 AM My 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 9:11 AM My Summer Experience: Kevin Lewis
This summer was one of the most eventful summers I have had as a BG Falcon. Each summer since becoming a student here, I have had the pleasure of staying on campus, which is why I love the school so much. Earlier this year, I had no idea what I wanted to do this summer. Nevertheless, I knew I wanted to do something meaningful and worthwhile, so I applied for a position as Residential Mentor in the Upward Bound program.
Sep 9, 2013 9:10 AM My 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 AM My 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 2, 2013 9:15 AM Exploring Bowling Green
As the beginning of a new school year gets underway, the Bowling Green State University campus is filled with excitement for students living on their own for the first time and for those who couldn’t wait to return. Each year brings new adventures and experiences in the place that most consider their home away from home. Happily for all, both the campus and the community offer a variety of things to do and places to visit.
Sep 2, 2013 9:15 AM My 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 9:14 AM My 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 9:13 AM My 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 9:13 AM My 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 9:12 AM My 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.
Aug 28, 2013 2:28 PM Kenyan ambassador to address conference at BGSU
The Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau, will attend the sixth annual Kenyan Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Conference at Bowling Green State University Sept. 6 and 7. This year’s theme is “Kenya@50,” in recognition of the anniversary of the East African nation’s independence from England.
Aug 27, 2013 2:31 PM Kenyan ambassador to engage with BGSU students, community
Bowling Green State University students and faculty this year will have the unusual opportunity to hear directly from international ambassadors, beginning with the Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau
Aug 27, 2013 2:30 PM BGSU, WGTE Public Media, WFMT Radio launch ‘new music’ radio series
The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, a leading institution in the study and promotion of contemporary music and technology, has announced its collaboration with WGTE Public Media and the WFMT Radio Network on a new, nationally syndicated radio series dedicated to contemporary music.
Aug 26, 2013 1:49 PM My 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 1:49 PM The traditions and legends of BGSU
Brown and orange, Freddie and Frieda, squirrels, ghosts and Ay Ziggy Zoomba... Bowling Green State University has over 100 years of rich traditions that form a bond among generations of BGSU students, alumni and members of the campus community. Everyone on campus has met Freddie and Frieda, and brown and orange is to BGSU like pepperoni is to pizza. But do you know how these long-standing traditions evolved? Do you know the secret of the seal? Have you met Alice the ghost?
Aug 26, 2013 1:44 PM My 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 PM My 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.
Aug 19, 2013 2:32 PM Food is focus of ‘Consumed’ exhibit in BGSU art galleries
“Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence,” an exhibit concerned with the issues, attitudes and associations that food creates and symbolizes, will debut Sept. 6 in Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center.
Aug 19, 2013 1:56 PM A novel idea
Kristen Grom begins her first year as a creative writing major at Bowling Green State University in fall 2013 as an already nationally recognized author. Grom, of West View, Penn., emerged with the top prize in the PUSH novel writing competition after her work was selected out of 400 submissions. The PUSH contest is part of the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program for junior high- and high school-age writers sponsored by the educational publisher Scholastic. PUSH is the young adult division of Scholastic.
Aug 19, 2013 1:56 PM From couch surfing to riding waves on 'Deadliest Catch'
BGSU alumnus Brad Carper '03 experiences the great outdoors from the perspectives of real people in one of the world's most extreme cold climates - northern Alaska - for his work on various documentary and reality television programs like the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch."
Aug 19, 2013 1:55 PM Teachers of the Year
As a new school year begins with fresh new supplies, classmates and teachers, some BGSU alumni are going back to school with the distinction of being named among the best educators in the nation.
Aug 19, 2013 1:54 PM Countdown to class: The back to school checklist
Whether you're a returning student or coming to BGSU for the first time, there are a number of items you'll want to cross off your "to-do" list and add to your calendar before Aug. 26, and the first day of class, arrives.
Aug 19, 2013 1:52 PM Dateline: Paris
"Since I was a little girl, going to Paris has been my life goal," Rebecca Shirling of Pemberville, Ohio, said. "I have always had a fascination with the city, the people, their lifestyle, etc. When I began taking classes on campus, I enrolled in French class in hopes to someday go to Paris, but as I approached graduation I felt the pressure to begin my career search. I gave up on going to Paris, but then I heard about the public relations class going over spring break."
Aug 19, 2013 1:50 PM Forever Falcon
When Jacob Nix walked across the stage for Commencement on Aug. 10, 2013, it wasn't the end of his relationship with BGSU. Rather, the scholarship he has endowed will keep him connected to the College of Business and future accounting students for years to come. A Master of Accountancy graduate from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Nix will start his career at Ernst & Young this fall. He attributes this success to his BGSU mentors.
Aug 15, 2013 2:34 PM BGSU commits to White House’s efforts to help veterans’ on campus
Bowling Green State University is one of 250 community colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only four institutions in Ohio, implementing the Obama Administration’s “8 Keys to Success” to help Veterans on campus.
Aug 12, 2013 2:34 PM Research shows negative effects of half-siblings
Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That’s according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, and Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
Aug 12, 2013 1:58 PM International Studies student makes an impact
Toni Smith is making a difference in the world. For more than three years, she has been making jewelry and selling it at Lily's, a retail store in Perrysburg, Ohio, and donating her proceeds to World Vision, an organization that works internationally and domestically to provide a better life for children and women through education, nutrition, health care and other initiatives. With the help of her loyal customers, she has been able to give more than $12,000 to World Vision.
Aug 12, 2013 1:58 PM In pursuit of education
Life didn't always go as Meredith Flynn planned, but education was the constant that provided her pathways to new opportunities.
Aug 5, 2013 2:38 PM Have a Coke... and a scholarship!
First-generation students at BGSU will get a helping hand toward finishing their degree thanks to the Coca-Cola Foundation. The Foundation has agreed to provide $100,000 to the TRIO Programs. The grant will be distributed over four years and provide scholarships to a number of students in need during that time.
Aug 5, 2013 2:01 PM Mission accomplished
Growing up in the small town of Holgate, Ohio, Amanda Medina was one of 33 students to graduate from her high school. At the time, her GPA was low and her motivation was lacking, yet, she knew in her heart that a college degree was necessary if she wanted to help children. However, she didn't believe she could get into college or succeed.
Aug 5, 2013 2:00 PM Ellen's Edventures: A pursuit of happiness
Growing up in a family of teachers and farmers, it only seemed natural that Ellen Dotson follow in those footsteps and major in education when she started at Bowling Green State University. She was only a few courses shy of graduating with a teaching degree when a campus tragedy inspired her to take a different path. After a tragic car accident, which resulted in the death of three BGSU students in March 2012, Dotson said she was reminded that life is too short not to pursue what is going to make you most happy.
Aug 5, 2013 1:59 PM Soloman sees education as key to the future
"Barring man-made disasters, the next twenty years in America are going to be another Golden Age," Donald Solomon of Toledo, Ohio said. "As we exit two wars and avoid a third, we have laid the foundation for an America which will lead the world technologically while rebuilding our infrastructure and repositioning our country in the family of nations. But one must be educated in order to participate in this dynamic society."
Aug 2, 2013 2:35 PM BGSU celebrates 277th commencement
On August 10, Bowling Green State University will honor its summer graduates with a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. Over 900 diplomas will be awarded, including 396 degrees granted through the Graduate College.
Jul 29, 2013 3:32 PM Summer Reading List: Dr. Marcia Salazar-Valentine
Simply stating, style is the "hook" that makes me choose a book when I am browsing at a bookstore or at Amazon.com. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, the author's choice of words, the tone of the narrative, an unusual description, the underlying irony, the sense of humor, a dialog that flows naturally - this is what gets my attention and makes me turn to the second page of a book or turn to another book cover.
Jul 29, 2013 3:31 PM First MBA grad created scholarship to honor retired dean
A new graduate scholarship created by the first BGSU student to earn an MBA will honor the man who is both creator of the program and former dean of the College of Business Administration: Dr. William "Bill" Schmeltz.
Jul 29, 2013 3:29 PM Inaugural Beijing summer program huge success
A group of Bowling Green State University students and faculty sit in the living room of a Chinese artist as he pours them tea and introduces them to his family. It's one of Martin Slavens' favorite memories from the inaugural Beijing Summer Program.
Jul 26, 2013 3:00 PM Sunny Boys Quartet shines at international competition
Bowling Green State University continued its longstanding tradition of excellence in vocal performance this July when The Sunny Boys placed second in the collegiate quartet division at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Toronto, Canada — despite the far-flung group members’ having had to rehearse together largely online, through Skype.
Jul 24, 2013 3:06 PM Attorney General DeWine, President Mazey break ground for new BCI facility
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey today joined community leaders and local law enforcement for the groundbreaking of the new Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) laboratory on the campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU).
Jul 23, 2013 3:07 PM BGSU 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.
Jul 22, 2013 3:43 PM Father and son share falcon bonds
The story begins with William Primrose Jr. ’42 who is one of the few living alumni to have known all of BGSU’s presidents. William remembers visiting campus as a prospective student with his mother and father. “We were just walking around when a man came over to shake our hands. He said, ‘Hello, I’m President Homer Williams.’ Well, we were just so impressed that the president would come out to meet us. I knew right then that Bowling Green was where I wanted to be,” said William.
Jul 22, 2013 3:40 PM Creating art through faith
Artists often have faith in coming up with unique ideas for their next sculpture or painting. But one artist and BGSU alumna combines her faith in God with her love of art. Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak '83 is a Sister of St. Francis who received her master's degree in art at Bowling Green State University in the 1960s. Today, she weaves together art and faith to further her ministry by creating beautiful and inspiring ceramic murals for churches and other buildings.
Jul 22, 2013 3:33 PM Summer Reading List: Jennifer Roos
Coaching and recruiting keep the entire coaching staff of Falcon Women's Basketball busy even during the summer months. With new NCAA rules being implemented each year, the game is constantly changing. In order to keep up, the summer is a great time to read and learn new ideas. Here are a few of my favorite reads worth picking up and chock full of advice that is relative to both sport and daily life."
Jul 22, 2013 3:09 PM New research shows weight a factor in graduate school admissions
Want to go to graduate school? Your weight could determine whether or not you receive an offer of admission
Jul 18, 2013 3:11 PM Marriage rate lowest in a century
Fewer women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. That’s according to a new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.
Jul 16, 2013 3:13 PM Leading researcher in chemistry to lecture at BGSU series
Bowling Green State University welcomes an internationally known expert in the study of single atoms and molecules as the 2013 Heinlen Hall lecturer.
Jul 15, 2013 3:56 PM Business Superheroes! From the classroom to the boardroom
With a strong foundation of liberal arts studies and the resources of the College of Business Administration (CBA), BGSU has a proud tradition of preparing students to become savvy leaders and innovators in business, with dozens of alumni leading Fortune 500 companies and countless others successfully launching their own small businesses.
Jul 15, 2013 3:56 PM Summer Reading List: Dr. Heath A. Diehl '00
My reading tastes are pretty eclectic. As someone with both undergraduate and graduate degrees in literature, I can enjoy a good "classic" novel - like Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice or Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd or Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. One of my favorite types of books, though, has always been the mystery novel. Since I was a kid, I have devoured mysteries - graduating from Encyclopedia Brown to Nancy Drew to Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes. These days, I read a lot of serial mystery fiction by American women, with some of my favorites being Sue Grafton's alphabet series, Earlene Fowler's Bennie Harper series, and Mary Daheim's Bed and Breakfast series.
Jul 15, 2013 3:14 PM BGSU grants support ‘green’ bike shelters, recycling
From green-roofed bike shelters to more convenient recycling, Bowling Green State University is continuing its progress toward campus sustainability. Beginning later this year, the campus will be able to park bikes under a canopy of succulents and toss recyclables into a nearby bin, with support from two new grants.
Jul 8, 2013 4:00 PM Summer Reading List: Dr. Simon Morgan-Russell
As a lifelong, avid reader, I'm never without a pile of books I'm reading all at once. My interests are pretty diverse, but I mostly read contemporary British fiction; books about Buddhist spirituality and practice; nonfiction that helps me understand people and cultures around me; books about food; and, well, more or less anything that someone recommends!
Jul 8, 2013 3:59 PM In subglacial lake, surprising life goes on
Lake Vostok, buried under a glacier in Antarctica, is so dark, deep and cold that scientists had considered it a possible model for other planets, a place where nothing could live. However, work by Dr. Scott Rogers, a Bowling Green State University professor of biological sciences, and his colleagues has revealed a surprising variety of life forms possibly living and reproducing in this most extreme of environments. A paper published July 2 in PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science) details the thousands of species they identified through DNA and RNA sequencing.
Jul 8, 2013 3:58 PM Appetite for transformation
First lady Michelle Obama brought the obesity epidemic to the forefront in 2010 with her Let's Move! campaign aimed at putting children on the path to a healthy future. Just as the first lady is working to transform a culture, so too is Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Jul 2, 2013 3:15 PM Dubow studies ethnic, political violence’s effect on kids
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.
Jul 1, 2013 4:02 PM Falcon swimmer headed to world university games
First-year students face a long list of life-altering adjustments during the transition from high school to college life. In the case of BGSU's 425 student-athletes, that list of demands and sacrifices can be particularly challenging as academic responsibilities are balanced with the rigors of intercollegiate athletic competition. Now add the process of acclimating to myriad cultural differences as an international student, and you begin to understand the real-life crucible that freshman swimming sensation Daniela Carrillo conquered in her inaugural year as a Falcon.
Jul 1, 2013 4:01 PM New students SOAR through campus
The month of May marked the end of a successful journey for thousands of BGSU students as they walked across the stage and accepted their diplomas. May also marked the beginning of a journey for the newest class at BGSU who arrived from across the country for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).
Jul 1, 2013 4:01 PM Summer Reading List: Nikki Chiricosta
In the summertime, I enjoy lying out by the pool and indulging in a good book. I am a big proponent of reading a book and watching the movie, but I think you have to read the book first in order to gain a complete understanding. Movies don't always allow time for the intricate details and they often change the story a little. Here are some of my favorite books that are also movies.
Jun 24, 2013 2:17 PM Summer Reading List: Dash Yost
I've worked for the same company, custom suit outfitter Tom James Company, since January 2007. I visit clients in their homes and offices. We have great relationships! Being in sales and leadership, I love to read books related to the principles of success. My favorite titles offer timeless insight for becoming successful in every aspect of life. We are all influenced by our attitudes and thoughts - positive or negative - and that idea helps me to be the best person I can be.
Jun 24, 2013 2:16 PM From biology to baseball
Biologist Dr. Robert Romans was known as one of the University's most effective and beloved faculty members, so much so that in 1986 students chose him as recipient of the Master Teacher Award, considered BGSU's highest honor for teaching. Romans retired in 1994, and passed away May 11, 2007. Romans was an avid collector. This year, his wife, Jean, donated his collection of over 40,000 baseball cards, appraised at approximately $22,500, to BGSU's internationally known Browne Popular Culture Library.
Jun 24, 2013 2:13 PM War-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 17, 2013 2:19 PM Learning to speak the language of 'Big Data'
In an increasingly data-driven world, businesses need an interpreter to make sense of what all the data they are collecting have to say to them. BGSU is preparing students and business people to learn that language through an undergraduate specialization in business analytics and intelligence and a brand new master of analytics program. There are few comparable degree programs at peer institutions.
Jun 17, 2013 2:18 PM Navigating a life in science
Her email signature is a quote from Leonardo da Vinci: "Learning never exhausts the mind." For senior Merissa Acerbi, hands-on engagement in neuroscience has proven a wellspring of inspiration and discovery. She began her first research experience just one month into freshman year.
Jun 17, 2013 2:17 PM Summer Reading List: Gary Swegan
My reading tends toward several broad themes, which include fiction, sports-related nonfiction, leadership, and religious/spiritual. My two favorite authors are John Grisham and John Feinstein.
Jun 12, 2013 3:19 PM ‘All Hands on Deck’ part of Independence Day festivities
It’s “All Hands on Deck” at Bowling Green State University for a memorable Independence Day this year. BGSU is calling all community members to the lively, patriotic musical revue.
Jun 12, 2013 3:17 PM Deadline approaches to apply for ‘From the Top’
It’s last call for young musicians to apply to audition for National Public Radio’s popular program “From the Top.” The preeminent showcase for young musicians will come to Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts on Sept. 28 to record a radio broadcast in Kobacker Hall.
Jun 10, 2013 2:22 PM Coach-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."
Jun 10, 2013 2:21 PM The 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 2:20 PM Summer Reading List: Shannon Spencer
There are so many reasons to read often, and to read the best stuff you can get your hands on. In my job, I meet new people constantly. Whether I'm working directly with the University's generous alumni and friends, our dedicated student callers in the Telefund, or BGSU class reunion guests, a conversation about a great book can be the perfect icebreaker when meeting someone for the first time. I love when new friends recommend titles, and often those books become my new favorites.
Jun 3, 2013 2:23 PM Fish sense
What does the Office of Naval Research (ONR) want with a bunch of fish? To help design a better Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), of course. Dr. Sheryl Coombs, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University, received a grant to help do just that.
Jun 3, 2013 2:23 PM Summer Reading List: Grounds for Thought
I love a good book that can illuminate the beauty of an ordinary life, take me on a grand adventure, or educate and inform. Stories help us reflect upon the connections that bind and support us.
May 27, 2013 9:55 AM Summer Reading List: Bill Schurk
For me, reading is more of a year-round marathon than a summertime sprint. I review piles of the best sound recordings-related books as a member of the Awards for Excellence Committee within the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.
May 27, 2013 9:53 AM Student-athlete Brooke Pleger hammers records
When she winds up and launches that hefty ball and chain in competition, BGSU student-athlete Brooke Pleger isn’t thinking about breaking records in the hammer throw. She isn’t thinking at all, actually. Plenty of that happens during practice.
May 27, 2013 9:10 AM Neighborhood 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 10:36 AM Alumna 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 20, 2013 10:35 AM The 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 14, 2013 3:22 PM Broadway’s Jody Madaras to join BGSU Musical Theatre Camp
High school singers with a love for musical theatre can get an insider’s perspective from Broadway performer Jody Madaras, guest artist at Bowling Green State University’s Musical Theatre Camp.
May 14, 2013 3:21 PM NFL players become BGSU ‘students’ at communications boot camp
Bowling Green State University has some unusual “summer school” students this week. Twenty-three current and former NFL players — including 12-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch, 2012 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Troy Brown, and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch — are attending the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, from May 13-16.
May 13, 2013 3:25 PM Winning hearts and awards
“Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors,” a documentary film by Heather Elliott-Famularo of Bowling Green State University, had its world premiere on April 8 at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), where it was one of the two winners of the Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary.
May 13, 2013 3:24 PM The Growth of a Story
“It had wine. It had Prohibition. It had gangsters. It had money. And, it was about the history of California,” Dr. Lawrence Coates mused, when asked about the inspiration for his third novel, “The Garden of the World.” But, as is often the case when writing a novel, the maturation of the story took time, though the fruit of his labor has been sweet, as Coates recently accepted the 2013 Nancy Dasher Award for the work, presented by the College English Association of Ohio.
May 13, 2013 10:37 AM Falcon 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 AM From 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 10:42 AM Bleeding 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.
May 6, 2013 10:40 AM A 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 10:39 AM New outlook on life
Lohse, a senior, College of Business, from Defiance, Ohio knew that he wanted to attend BGSU, but finding a way to pay for tuition was very difficult. Both of his parents were diagnosed with cancer: his mother with melanoma and his father with liver cancer. With high medical bills Lohse couldn't ask on them to cover the bills. But, through a combination of BGSU scholarships, federal loans and grants, he was able to cover the costs of tuition and attend BGSU.
May 6, 2013 10:38 AM BFFs follow same path to nursing
Lifelong friends Tiffany Nagel and Jena Aichholz have a new milestone to celebrate together. As of May 3, they both have earned their Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from BGSU's College of Health and Human Services.
May 6, 2013 10:38 AM Youngest BGSU graduate of 2013 dreams of dental school
As other students his age claim their high school diploma, Logan Wolph is celebrating the bachelor's degree in biology he has earned cum laude at Bowling Green State University. He will turn 18 in August, and aspires to enter a graduate program in dentistry in the future.
May 1, 2013 3:30 PM BGSU students, faculty honored for making service part of learning
Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students’ contributions to the community and engagement with community partners was honored at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards program hosted April 22 by the BGSU Office of Service-Learning and Civic Action Leaders Program.
May 1, 2013 3:29 PM Series tickets on sale for BGSU Festival Series
The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University invites the community to “Experience the Top” during the 2013-14 Festival Series. Highlighting performances in a variety of categories, the series features artists who are rising to the top. Series tickets are available now online at the BGSU box office.
May 1, 2013 3:28 PM BGSU issues call for young musician applicants for ‘From the Top’
Accomplished young classical musicians from northwest Ohio are invited to audition for a chance to appear on National Public Radio’s popular program “From the Top.” Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host a live taping of the preeminent showcase for young musicians, to be recorded at the Moore Musical Arts Center Sept. 28. The event will lead off the college’s 2013-14 Festival Series.
May 1, 2013 3:26 PM Falcon Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold Medal
Four BGSU cheerleaders, along with assistant coach David Clemons, earned gold medals at the 2013 International Cheer Union World Championships April 15-26. Abbey Pilgrim, Rebekah Pastor, Michelle Bowles and Megan Gill represented BGSU in a field of 70 participating countries.
Apr 29, 2013 2:54 PM A difficult path
“College was never going to be my thing,” laughed BGSU Firelands student Felicia Turner who is poised to graduate with a degree in criminal justice on May 3, “but life is definitely a chain of events and my unfortunate circumstances gratefully led me to college.” Felica’s journey has certainly not been the typical path to a bachelor’s degree and her obstacles have been equally as unique.
Apr 29, 2013 2:16 PM Commitment to higher education runs in the family
Growing up in a world that has always revolved around a university atmosphere began to influence Sarah Trusz at a young age. "There is something about being immersed in the culture of a college campus that really draws me in. I can't imagine not having the opportunities that higher education provides," she said.
Apr 29, 2013 2:02 PM Engineering a new path
Ohio's Mr. Football of 2007 is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and enough good memories and great friends to last a lifetime.
Apr 29, 2013 1:54 PM The sound of music
A broken reed or sticky keys are the variables most saxophonists face during live performance. But living with hearing loss has prepared music education major Jacob Kopcienski to overcome to a wider range of variables during his own performances: even the batteries going dead in his hearing aids. The disability hasn't stopped him from collecting awards as a top student in the BGSU College of Musical Arts.
Apr 26, 2013 3:39 PM General Anita Gallentine among BGSU commencement speakers
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 276th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 2,092, including 380 degrees granted through the Graduate College.
Apr 26, 2013 3:38 PM Lillios to teach electroacoustic performance in Greece as Fulbright scholar
As Dr. Elainie Lillios goes about preparing for the end of the semester at Bowling Green State University, getting ready for a premiere of her work in South Carolina in June and for her commission to compose in Paris this fall, she is also spending some time each day learning Greek.
Apr 24, 2013 3:41 PM BGSU team wins design award for Toledo project
Bowling Green State University faculty and alumni have helped put Toledo “on the map” as it were, and the public can read about their International Design Award-winning efforts in the March issue of HOW magazine.
Apr 24, 2013 3:40 PM First student film premieres at BGSU’s Wolfe Center for the Arts
It was his first course at Bowling Green State University as a freshman: Introduction to Sociology Honors, 11 a.m. on Mondays. In that class, Ethan Roberts learned the basics of the social sciences — theories, case studies and experiments. He also almost accidentally discovered the theme of his senior year Honors Project and Independent Study.
Apr 22, 2013 3:46 PM Meet scholarship recipient Rachel Rine
For Rachel Rine, BGSU just felt right. Her instincts were confirmed by a hefty scholarship package made possible through the generosity of BGSU donors and the Office of Admissions. When she graduates in December 2013, she'll do so without a single student loan.
Apr 22, 2013 3:45 PM The green list
Bowling Green State University has special reason to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in The Princeton Review's "Guide to 322 Green Colleges," released on April 16. The publication comes as the University is in the midst of an array of Earth Weekenvironmental activities, on campus and in partnership with city and county agencies and organizations.
Apr 22, 2013 3:21 PM Student to bike over 3,000 miles for a cause
VIDEO: Junior Beth Langenderfer is rolling along to fight multiple sclerosis.
Apr 22, 2013 8:44 AM Listening 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 19, 2013 3:42 PM BGSU to welcome educational rights champion Jonathan Kozol
Jonathan Kozol, longtime national leader in advocating for the educational rights of children, will speak at Bowling Green State University April 26 as part of the “Setting the Pace Lecture Series” hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.
Apr 17, 2013 3:44 PM BGSU students to share economic development findings with area leaders
Civic and University leaders will gather to hear findings and recommendations on an array of community needs at the Bowling Green State University Economic Development Summit April 24.
Apr 17, 2013 3:43 PM BGSU to host robotics competition for middle, high school teams
Bowling Green State University has joined forces with BEST Robotics Inc. to host for the first time this fall a robotics competition for area middle and high school students.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM An educator's educator
Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM Student 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 15, 2013 8:46 AM From tornadoes to dancing
VIDEO: From Tornadoes to Dancing: Student from India bridges cultures at BGSU.
Apr 15, 2013 8:45 AM Innovative program celebrates anniversary
It put Bowling Green State University at the forefront of an emerging trend in higher education and brought the University national recognition, but 15 years ago it was just an idea – enhancing learning by bringing students with similar interest together under one roof in “learning communities.”
Apr 12, 2013 1:00 AM 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.
Apr 11, 2013 3:48 PM Gorman honored for continued service to students
Thomas Gorman, an assistant dean and director of advising in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Apr 11, 2013 3:47 PM Benedict honored for continued service to students, faculty
The Bowling Green State University Department of Economics is doubly fortunate to have Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, Distinguished Teaching Professor of economics, as its chair. She is a valued mentor to students and faculty alike, and always gives freely of her time and considerable wisdom.
Apr 11, 2013 11:01 AM Zeng 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 11, 2013 11:00 AM Terry-Fritsch honored for nurturing student’s passion for research
Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Bowling Green State University, received the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Apr 11, 2013 10:58 AM Spallinger 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 10:56 AM Odafe 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 10:54 AM Messer-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 10:52 AM An educator’s educator: Murnen named Master Teacher
Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.
Apr 11, 2013 10:50 AM Mora honored for helping BGSU students present research on and off campus
Dr. Cordula Mora, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, was presented the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Apr 11, 2013 10:48 AM Manning 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 10:45 AM Folkins 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 10:42 AM Fallon 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 8, 2013 8:50 AM A smooth transition
Less than 25 percent of Ohioans have a bachelor's degree-a statistic that is causing government and prospective employers a great deal of concern when it comes to an educated workforce. With Governor John Kasich emphasizing the need for more college graduates, with a shorter time to degree completion, universities across the state are being called upon to do more. Rising to the challenge, BGSU has increased its outreach to prospective students by adding online programs, making it easier to transfer from community colleges, and connecting with international students.
Apr 8, 2013 8:49 AM Scales are shifting in family earnings
Things are changing in the United States when it comes to the relative earnings among family members, and not always for the better financially. The Great Recession of 2007-09 has caused some shifts in earnings among dual-earner married couples, including a marked rise in the number of wives who are earning more than their husbands.
Apr 8, 2013 8:48 AM Demand drives growth for major
It's hot. It's versatile. It's in demand by employers. It is one of the fastest growing programs in the BGSU College of Business Administration - supply chain management. Record numbers of students are adopting the major and earning jobs well before graduation in the discipline, which allows them to pursue careers in logistics, purchasing and operations.
Apr 8, 2013 8:48 AM The man behind the medals
As a strength coach with the United States Olympic Committee, Rob Schwartz '00, Colorado Springs, Colo., helped at least 30 Olympians to capture medals this summer games. He was busy behind the scenes of the London 2012 Olympics, a decade after his first job as a strength coach for Falcon Athletics.
Apr 5, 2013 11:04 AM BGSU 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.”
Apr 4, 2013 11:12 AM Ferrari 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 AM Exhibit 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 1, 2013 8:53 AM Worldwide 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 AM Alumni: 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 1, 2013 8:51 AM Do 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.
Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AM BGSU'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.
Mar 29, 2013 3:22 PM Leadership 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.
Mar 27, 2013 3:32 PM Global 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 PM New 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 3:27 PM Hugh 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.
Mar 27, 2013 3:26 PM Public 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 PM Social 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 PM Environmental 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 25, 2013 10:05 AM Finding 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 25, 2013 9:43 AM The 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 9:07 AM CSI: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 20, 2013 11:30 AM 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.
Mar 18, 2013 10:09 AM New 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 10:08 AM Meet 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 18, 2013 10:06 AM On 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 15, 2013 3:33 PM I-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 13, 2013 3:34 PM Pro 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 11, 2013 3:35 PM Ohio 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 11, 2013 10:10 AM Improving 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 10:09 AM Student 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.
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 5, 2013 10:32 AM Bestselling 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 4, 2013 10:34 AM State 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 1, 2013 10:36 AM Lessons 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.
Feb 25, 2013 4:48 PM Making 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 PM Talk 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.
Feb 23, 2013 5:09 PM BGSU 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 21, 2013 4:49 PM A 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 PM Alumna 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 5:07 PM Wester 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.
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 PM BGSU 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 18, 2013 2:06 PM Studet 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 2:05 PM Frida: 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 11, 2013 3:14 PM A '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 PM The 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 PM American 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 11, 2013 2:07 PM A '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 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 6, 2013 4:59 PM Duo 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 4, 2013 3:26 PM Closing 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 4, 2013 3:25 PM Meet 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.
Feb 4, 2013 3:24 PM Pioneering 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 3:23 PM Inaugural 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.
Jan 31, 2013 4:52 PM Young 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 PM Peace 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 PM Elizabeth 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 PM State 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 PM BGSU 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 17, 2013 4:40 PM Falcon 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 14, 2013 4:39 PM Falcon 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 9, 2013 4:37 PM BGSU 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 9, 2013 4:35 PM BGSU 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.
Jan 7, 2013 2:39 PM Otto 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.
Mar 8, 2012 10:30 AM The 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.
Apr 11, 2003 3:49 PM Chao honored for software solutions to community needs
Dr. Joseph Chao, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.