Alumni honors professor for fueling his energy research
Upali Weerasooriya '77 of Austin, Texas has developed new ways to draw every precious drop of fossil fuels out of existing oil wells through his chemical research of surfactants.
Rick Valicenti ’73 empowers art students to trust their creativity
Rick Valicenti ’73 is a celebrated graphic designer who leads an award-winning design firm and is recognized by the White House for his lifetime contributions to his industry. But none of that matters much during the alumnus’s visits to BGSU, because his focus is building the confidence of students.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Dec 3, 2013 9:21 AM: 'Cinema Optique' to dazzle ArtsX 2013 visitors
The community is invited to a “Wonderland” of the arts at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 6 during the ninth annual ArtsX event, from 6-10 p.m. in The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Kobacker Hall and the Fine Arts Center. The immersive arts experience will begin even before visitors enter a building, with “Cinema Optique!” Nowhere else in northwest Ohio can visitors enjoy a cinematic experience on a surface nearly as long as a football field.
Jul 23, 2013 3:07 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.
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 9:13 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 9:13 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 9:14 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 9:12 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.
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 9:10 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 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.
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 1:44 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.
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.
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 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 2:22 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."
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.
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 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 10:42 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.
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 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 10:48 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 10:54 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 10:56 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 10:58 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 8, 2013 2:06 PM: 'Screams from Shadowed Places'
African Americans over the past 200 years have not needed to read stories about ghosts and haunted mansions to experience horror. Their own lives have too often been the source of true terror. But a number of African American writers have embraced the gothic genre of literature to express the madness and danger of black people's existence.
Feb 11, 2013 2:07 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 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 3:25 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.
Sep 17, 2013 2:18 PM: ‘Born to Run’ author to visit BGSU
For centuries, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner. Their story is at the heart of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” by Christopher McDougall. McDougall will visit Bowling Green State University Oct. 1.
Jan 9, 2013 4:37 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Mar 8, 2013 3:36 PM: ‘The Merry Widow’ waltzes onto BGSU stage
Celebrate one remarkably romantic night in Paris in June of 1914 with “The Merry Widow,” performed March 22 and 24 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 11, 2013 10:10 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 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 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 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 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.