Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A deeper understanding of global needs
Kevin McClellan ’14 is a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who just received his MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education (MACIE) — including a public health cognate — that builds upon his education and food security work with the Peace Corps and Red Cross in West Africa.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Building a strong leader
Anyone who has come into contact with Hannah Burkhart knows how much she loves being a Falcon. The successful English education major in the Honors College can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her education and the time she spent at BGSU.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Focused on Success
Nothing was going to prevent Aaren Westmoreland from earning a college degree. While the chips may have been stacked against him four years ago, the Dayton native set a goal to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, and on Dec. 19 he will achieve that goal.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Embracing the Unexpected
Jennifer Higdon’s life has been full of surprises. The BGSU alumna and composer admitted during her commencement address on Dec. 19 that much of her success, both personally and professionally, would likely have never happened had she stuck with her original plan at the University to become a professional flutist.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: The “four R’s” to success
Eileen O’Neill ’90 said she can trace her enormous success to the “four R’s”—relationships, responsibility, risk taking and working “really, really hard.” O’Neill, the brains behind such hit shows as “19 Kids and Counting” and “The Little Couple,” truly paid her dues to reach her current position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. O’Neill was the BGSU commencement speaker Dec. 20 and also received an honorary doctorate.
Dec 18, 2014 10:45 AM: Bowling Green named one of the ‘Best College Towns in America’
When students arrive at Bowling Green State University, they will find it’s part of a city that is safe, affordable and provides a number of personal and professional opportunities. These amenities are part of the reason financial website WalletHub recently named Bowling Green one of the “Best College Towns in America.”
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A sacrifice for education
From a very young age, Marvin Njoroge’s parents instilled in him the importance of education. Njoroge, who is from Kenya, credits his success to the sacrifices made by his parents. He will graduate from the College of Business Administration on Dec. 19 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a Master of Arts in Economics.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Firelands student earns degree at 37
Nicki Chavarria’s path to a college diploma was certainly not typical. As a 37-year-old student, many would think her chances of success were less than average, but every morning she woke up for class she had two great reasons to push forward—her daughters. On Dec. 19, she will graduate from BGSU Firelands with a degree in social work.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: When Reality Strikes
Her lifelong dreams revolved around music. She sat first chair flute in the top band at Ohio’s Stowe-Monroe Falls High School and she was accepted into BGSU’s nationally recognized College of Music to study music education. Kimberly Lewis thought she was right on track to achieve her goals.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM: Architecture students build on BGSU-city partnership
The partnership between BGSU and the city of Bowling Green provided a real-world experience for students in the University’s Architecture and Environmental Design Department.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM: BGSU Firelands College Theatre receives accolades
The BGSU Firelands College Theatre program recently received multiple accolades through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for its recent production of “Gruesome Playground Injuries.”
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM: BGSU alumnus’ donation to support international opportunities for students
A Bowling Green State University alumnus has committed an additional $100,000 to expand international opportunities for students at the University.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM: Mazey fellowship fuels graduate student’s research
Like the proverbial canary in the coalmine, crayfish can tell us a lot about the state and safety of our environment. Sara Lahman, a Ph.D. student in sensory ecology from Delta, Ohio, is researching how altering an organism’s environment can affect its ability to extract and respond to information, using the crayfish as her test subject.
Dec 15, 2014 9:08 AM: BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
Nearly a thousand students will begin 2015 as graduates of Bowling Green State University. During BGSU’s 281st commencement exercises in the Stroh Center, at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 19) and 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 20), 965 diplomas will be awarded, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Overcoming Adversity
His story began 23 years ago in the small Ohio town of St. Marys. Josh King entered the world two weeks late and pronounced clinically dead of meconium aspiration (the ingestion of fecal matter into the lungs). The whirlwind that followed included lifesaving acts by three doctors and six nurses that brought him back to life, followed by weeks in an incubator at Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a lifetime of challenges ahead. King’s ordeal left him physically disabled with a mild form of cerebral palsy and faced with an array of learning disabilities.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Senior Moments
Lauren Feyh has had her share of memorable senior moments. She was named the Outstanding Gerontology Student of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). She coordinated an aggressive and engaged volunteer program for the BGSU Gerontology Student Association (GSA), and she conceptualized, organized, curated and implemented a 150-piece intergenerational art exhibit.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Where My Falcons At?
hen Michael “Rosco” Blair first visited Bowling Green State University, the campus and the sincere people he met made him feel like this was home. He said once he stepped foot on campus he knew this is where God wanted him to be. Now that he is preparing to graduate, that feeling remains just as strong.
Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM: Hospital foundation’s gift funds student hub
When students, faculty and visitors step in the main entrance of the renovated Health and Human Services building, one of the first things they will see will be the welcoming new Wood County Hospital Foundation Student Hub — the gateway to the building’s important expansion and transformation. The $50,000 hub represents a show of support for the University by one of its most prominent partners.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM: A sacred union
Each year, millions of U.S. couples walk down aisles in churches, temples and mosques to get married. Many only occasionally, if ever, again set foot together inside a place of worship. Does that mean their marriage is devoid of spirituality? Not according to studies showing most people view their marriage as a sacred union. But, does what couples say about the spiritual nature of their marriage predict how they actually act toward one another?
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM: Building Bridges
Concepts that may be difficult to grasp in the classroom are sometimes easier to understand in a real-world setting. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, BGSU is a national leader in providing opportunities in service-learning and experiential education, plus BGSU is the first institution in Ohio to offer an internship guarantee to incoming students.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM: Former president Ribeau to present at MLK Jr. celebration
Former BGSU President Sidney A. Ribeau will return to campus Jan. 20 to present remarks at the University’s 2015 celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM: Higdon and O’Neill to receive honorary doctorates
Two BGSU alumnae who have had influential careers will receive honorary doctorates from the University during fall commencement ceremonies. The board of trustees approved the degrees at the Dec. 5 meeting.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM: Trustees focus on academic facility enhancements
You might find dietetics students tweeting in Carrie Hamady’s classes, but far from casual conversations with friends, their Twitter chats are responses to their assigned readings and interactions with Hamady or even other professionals in the field. Hamady and her colleagues in the dietetics program have incorporated the social media form into their classwork and professional development.
Dec 4, 2014 7:00 AM: Dietetics program uses social media to boost learning
You might find dietetics students tweeting in Carrie Hamady’s classes, but far from casual conversations with friends, their Twitter chats are responses to their assigned readings and interactions with Hamady or even other professionals in the field. Hamady and her colleagues in the dietetics program have incorporated the social media form into their classwork and professional development.
Dec 3, 2014 5:30 PM: Giving Tuesday
BGSU students will benefit from the generosity of Giving Tuesday supporters — a national day of philanthropy following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day is a way to remember the spirit of the holiday season by donating to a favorite charity or organization. 164 donors showed their Falcon pride and gave $31,346.97 within 24 hours. This was BGSU’s first year participating in the annual nationwide event.
Dec 1, 2014 11:09 AM: ‘Shane’ first edition among collection donated by Hoppenstand
Dr. Gary Hoppenstand ’82 ’85 discovered the allure of comic books at an early age. By the time he was 16 years old and mowing lawns to earn money, he was already a bona fide collector.
Dec 1, 2014 7:30 AM: Comics and mental health
Valentino Zullo, who received dual master’s degrees in English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies from BGSU, is using his combined knowledge base to study the psychological underpinning of villains in comics and apply what he learns to working with patients in mental health services.
Dec 1, 2014 12:15 AM: From cellist to country-rock
He trained for years to fulfill this dream, attending BGSU on a music scholarship and earning a bachelor's degree in cello performance from the College of Musical Arts in 2005.
Nov 25, 2014 11:03 AM: Bring it Home
Alumni across the country shared their Falcon spirit to cheer for the football team during the annual Battle of I-75 against the Toledo Rockets on Nov. 19, 2014. Falcon fans hosted watch parties in Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, San Diego, Atlanta, Columbus and Salt Lake City.
Nov 24, 2014 7:00 AM: Christmas opera, ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ next in Festival Series
The Festival Series opens the season of giving with a Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Presented by the Bowling Green Opera Theater, performances will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, and at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Nov 24, 2014 7:00 AM: Murray honored for commitment to special education
Dr. Mary Murray, associate dean for student services and teacher education in the College of Education and Human Development, received a 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award during Ohio’s annual Special Education Leadership Conference.
Nov 24, 2014 7:00 AM: Writing the world
Where can you find information about the controversial subject of corporal punishment in South Korea? Almost nowhere, except for a paper by recent graduate Seney (“Layne”) Higginbotham, “The Cane of Love: Social and Cultural Reform of Corporal Punishment in South Korea.”
Nov 20, 2014 9:23 AM: Grabski channels trans journey into affirmation of differences
“I walk through the world and I get privileges. I’m still trying to come to terms with that,” said fourth-year student Luke Grabski, a visual communication technology major from Painesville with a minor in women’s, gender and sexuality studies.
Nov 19, 2014 9:23 AM: Chinese Acrobats bring breathtaking feats to Bowling Green
The Chinese Acrobats come to Bowling Green Middle School's Performing Arts Center on Dec. 6. The arts center is at 530 W. Poe Road.
Nov 17, 2014 7:00 AM: The Newest Americans
Born in different parts of the world, years apart, Reem Abu Halel and Dr. Alexander Tarnovsky now share an important identity: they are both U.S. citizens.
Nov 10, 2014 3:36 PM: New Bureau of Criminal Investigation Lab Opens on Campus
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey today officially opened the new Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation crime lab located on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Nov 10, 2014 3:36 PM: Research by Sheffer, students sheds new light on ‘60s
By this time in 1964, America had come through a wrenching 10 weeks now known as Freedom Summer. The nation’s attention was focused on Mississippi, where volunteers from around the country worked alongside local organizers to register African American voters in a state where they had long been disenfranchised. The effort, while successful, left many dead and starkly revealed the depth of racism that existed.
Nov 10, 2014 12:18 PM: Harold Flagg ’49 named to French Legion of Honor
Harold Flagg ’49 went to France in 1945 to finish fighting a war, and he ended up head over heels in love with a language, a culture and a people. Nearly 70 years later, that romance is still afire.
Nov 10, 2014 7:00 AM: Sport Performance leverages faculty passion and expertise
As one of the nation’s top public universities, BGSU is well known for academic excellence and a faculty that is dedicated to the success of its students. The Sport Performance program, and the vital participation by faculty from the Department of Psychology and the School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies, is a prime example of the commitment and expertise behind this reputation.
Nov 6, 2014 7:00 AM: Alternative fall breaks deepen meaning of service
Service-learning has become a way of life for sophomore Amanda Dortch, a public relations major and political science minor from Detroit. She was one of 35 participants this fall in three Bowling Green Alternative Breaks (bGAB) programs that addressed three separate social issues. She carries that philosophy into her daily life in Bowling Green as well, serving as the undergraduate student representative for the annual United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign.
Nov 6, 2014 7:00 AM: Fidelio Trio to give contemporary music concert
Contemporary Irish musicians The Fidelio Trio will perform at the University on Nov. 13 as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM).
Nov 6, 2014 7:00 AM: Women’s Center introduces support award for student mothers
When the BGSU Women’s Center decided to check into how many students were also mothers, the results surprised everyone, said director Dr. Mary Krueger.
Nov 3, 2014 7:00 AM: Barlow Commission tops extraordinary year for Kuehn
The happy phrase “embarrassment of riches” might apply to music composition faculty member Dr. Mikel Kuehn, in terms of recognition for his work this year. He recently received the Barlow Endowment Commission for Music Composition, one of the leading commissioners of contemporary music in the United States.
Nov 3, 2014 7:00 AM: Community, BGSU join forces in ‘Identity Project’
“The Identity Project” at BGSU is in full swing. Several events are planned over the next two weeks that are free and open to the public.
Nov 3, 2014 7:00 AM: Master’s degree expands architecture program offerings
Building on a tradition of undergraduate education that spans more than 20 years, the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design (DA+ED) offers the professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) degree starting this fall 2014.
Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM: Teaching and learning in Alaska
When you think of Alaska, a beautiful landscape with an abundance of wildlife and forests comes to mind. But there’s a small part of the state that is completely different and challenging in many ways. That’s where BGSU alumnus Doug Avery, ’96 is beginning his new career in school administration.
Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM: Together We Rally
A successful alumnus, a motivated student and a mutual passion to help others are the catalysts behind a new BGSU program that will serve as a prototype for universities throughout the nation.
Oct 24, 2014 4:14 PM: Alumna, arts patron Mary Wolfe dies at 82
Bowling Green State University is saddened to learn of the death of Mary Wolfe ’68, on Oct. 23. She was an alumna, a former art history faculty member and gallery director and, with her husband, Frederic (Fritz), a longtime and generous supporter of the arts at BGSU and around the region.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM: BGSU joins effort to help those in need
BGSU is getting behind the Wood County United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign this year in a big way, said co-chairs Jill Carr, vice president for student affairs, and Sara Bushong, dean of the University Libraries.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM: Phuntumart to give keynote at Asian plant pathology conference
Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM: Undergraduates win for ‘Embracing Global Engagement’ presentations
BGSU students pursue learning on a variety of fronts, both in and out of the classroom. Four undergraduates were honored Oct. 28 for presentations they gave at the inaugural Embracing Global Engagement Undergraduate Research Conference last month about their study abroad experiences.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM: ‘Ireland Medal’ bestowed on Langendorfer for water-safety contributions
Dr. Stephen Langendorfer of Bowling Green State University has built an international reputation as an expert on water safety and developmental aquatics through his writing, editorial and service work to prevent drownings. Recently he crossed the Atlantic to receive a special honor in Ireland. During his trip he also gave seven presentations in Ireland, Poland and Spain.
Oct 23, 2014 7:00 AM: BGSU captures double silver in CASE Awards
BGSU has many stories to tell and much information to share with current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, parents and the external community.
Oct 22, 2014 2:24 PM: BGSU tops in Ohio in helping disadvantaged students graduate, minimize debt
When it comes to helping disadvantaged students graduate and start a career with solid financial footing, BGSU is tops in Ohio and one of the best in the region.
Oct 21, 2014 3:51 PM: BGSU math education faculty equip Ohio teachers to address Common Core
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney traded their Bowling Green State University campus classrooms this summer to work with public school teachers in their home districts, preparing them to address the new Common Core State Standards for math. The two mathematics education faculty from the College of Education and Human Development have partnered to provide professional development in schools since 2012.
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM: Freddie and Frieda find true love
Hair matted, dripping with sweat, exhausted — not exactly the ideal shape to be in when meeting your future spouse. But those were the circumstances that sparked an early connection between 2008-09 Freddie and Frieda Falcon mascots Brendan Carroll and Courtney Hollister. Six years later, they're getting married.
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM: The Hansen Music Fellowship Program
To attract the brightest students, universities traditionally offer the best scholarships. But when it comes to convincing top music students to choose BGSU over, say, Julliard or Indiana University, even the most generous academic and music scholarships are no longer enough. Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen hope their initiative for the most talented music students will be too good to refuse.
Oct 17, 2014 4:01 PM: Zombies stalk the BGSU stage in ‘Night of the Living Dead’
The dead rise up in the iconic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” They rise again onstage at BGSU Oct. 23-26 in a BGSU theater production.
Oct 17, 2014 3:59 PM: Unveiling, national speaker to mark Silent Witness commemoration
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Center will host the unveiling of the 2014 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project.
Oct 16, 2014 7:00 AM: BGSU rallies to provide sports for special needs youth
RallyCap Sports, a recreational sports program providing children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports, is holding its kickoff event at the University from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Perry Field House.
Oct 15, 2014 3:00 PM: Former president Paul Olscamp dies at 77
Dr. Paul Olscamp, 77, died Oct. 14 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The eighth president of Bowling Green State University, Olscamp became president in 1982, succeeding Hollis Moore, who died in office. He served 13 years as president, retiring in 1995.
Oct 13, 2014 7:30 AM: Weighing in with Karen Miller-Kovach
It’s the diet that has helped millions of people lose weight effectively and has been rated the best plan for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report. BGSU graduate Karen Miller-Kovach, ’77, is the lead researcher behind the Weight Watchers POINTS® and PointsPlus® systems.
Oct 13, 2014 7:00 AM: Students immerse themselves in history
A small mob broke out in Prout Chapel recently, disrupting the procedures of New York’s Provincial Congress. The crowd agitated loudly while Judge Robert Livingston, a wealthy landowner, attempted to keep order as the assembly prepared to vote on whether to declare independence.
Oct 9, 2014 1:25 PM: Seeing, perception focus of James Elkins talk at BGSU
When a human and a lion look out over a landscape, or view an antelope, do they see the same things? How do they each interpret what they see?
Oct 9, 2014 10:44 AM: BGSU research highlights surge in older divorces and other unexpected trends
The Council on Contemporary Families released a three-part online symposium Oct. 8 on recent trends in divorce and family instability. The first two papers reveal that divorce rates vary immensely by education when people are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, but that these differences evaporate as people enter their 50s and 60s. The third paper explores the impact of the recent recession and partial recovery on divorce and marriage rates.
Oct 9, 2014 9:20 AM: BGSU students take home awards at research conference
Bowling Green State University students had a strong showing at a recent undergraduate research conference in Tennessee.
Oct 9, 2014 7:00 AM: John Saddlemire to speak on his father’s student affairs legacy
The University will welcome alumnus Dr. John Saddlemire, vice president for student affairs at Bryant University, to campus Oct. 17 to present the 25th annual Saddlemire Lecture in Student Affairs, named after his father, the late Gerald L. Saddlemire. The free lecture, “Would Jerry Tweet? Transmitting the Saddlemire Ethic,” will take place from 10-11 a.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 9, 2014 7:00 AM: Legends Series - Lynn Whitney: ‘Make It Small, See the Silver’
Photographer Lynn Whitney has spent most of her life paying attention and documenting what she sees on film. Whitney, head of the photography division in the School of Art, will reflect on her body of work and her philosophy in a talk called “Make It Small, See the Silver.”
Oct 7, 2014 1:45 PM: BGSU hosts 35th annual New Music Festival Oct. 15-18
The 35th annual Bowling Green State University New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers Oct. 15-18. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include award-winning composer Paul Dresher with his ensemble Double Duo and visual artist Nathalie Miebach.
Oct 6, 2014 7:00 AM: A vision unfolds
The establishment of BGSU Firelands College 1968 brought important educational opportunities to the Huron community. George Mylander, visionary supporter of the college, has nurtured those opportunities from the beginning. Today the product of his vision is about to expand yet again to meet the growing need for graduates in the sciences, health care and allied professions.
Oct 6, 2014 7:00 AM: Trustees act on landscape master plan, name national trustee
The BGSU Board of Trustees at the Oct. 3 meeting approved two resolutions from the Financial Affairs/Facilities Committee, regarding the Bowling Green Campus Landscape and Civic Structure Master Plan, and an amendment to the University’s Section 125 Cafeteria Plan allowing for health savings accounts (HSAs) to be added to the pre-tax benefits the University offers employees.
Oct 2, 2014 7:00 AM: Health care open enrollment offers new 2015 options
BGSU employees who are eligible for benefits will see some important changes this year, says Sandy Heck, the new manager of benefits in the Office of Human Resources.
Oct 2, 2014 7:00 AM: Language Services Group provides Russian language exam, offers workshops
BGSU’s Language Services Group (LSG) has concluded an agreement with Moscow State University making the LSG the only licensed U.S. provider of the Russian Federation’s state language examination. The examination is required for a Russian citizenship application, university entrance, employment and other purposes.
Sep 29, 2014 7:00 AM: America's Roller Coast
Summer is in full swing, and for many that means cookouts, swimming pools, baseball and sun-filled days. But on the north coast of Ohio, it also means one more very important element – roller coaster season.
Sep 29, 2014 7:00 AM: Global connections
With a career in international banking that spans more than 20 years and many countries, Sheila Spradlin Reich ’87 has developed, managed and executed banking strategies for large corporate, international, treasury management, public funds, higher education, nonprofit, private business and government entities and financial institutions.
Sep 26, 2014 9:14 AM: Nixon expert Luke Nichter to speak at BGSU
Bowling Green State University alumnus Dr. Luke Nichter will take audiences on “A Journey with Richard Nixon: A Decade of Listening to the Nixon Tapes from Ohio to Texas” during his return to BGSU Sept. 30.
Sep 25, 2014 7:00 AM: Choice, change topic of homecoming talk
“On Choice and Change: Taking Charge of Change at Work and in Life” is the topic of the College of Health and Human Services’ 11th annual Homecoming Lecture.
Sep 25, 2014 7:00 AM: Nixon expert Luke Nichter to give campus talk
Alumnus Dr. Luke Nichter will take audiences on “A Journey with Richard Nixon: A Decade of Listening to the Nixon Tapes from Ohio to Texas” during his return to BGSU Sept. 30.
Sep 22, 2014 7:00 AM: Beth Macy ’86 : Storyteller
One of the first assignments in Beth Macy’s introduction to magazine writing class at BGSU was to write a personal essay and then pitch the story to magazines. Macy says the instructor, Vickie Hesterman, told the class that any student who got published would receive an automatic A in the class.
Sep 22, 2014 7:00 AM: Nichter decodes Nixon in new book
As a graduate student trudging up the staircase leading from the basement at Williams Hall in the fall of 2004, he was also stepping out of the early 1970s, and one of the most troubling eras in American politics.
Sep 19, 2014 1:49 PM: BGSU recognized for student wellness efforts
The University's efforts to promote and enhance health among its student body have earned it bronze level accreditation from US Healthiest, a nonprofit dedicated to making the U.S. the healthiest nation in a healthier world.
Sep 19, 2014 10:55 AM: BGSU presents unconventional view of Martin Luther King in ‘The Mountaintop’
What happens in the quiet moments when a charismatic leader like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is not on “the mountaintop,” delivering a powerful speech, but alone and feeling drained in his hotel room?
Sep 19, 2014 9:54 AM: Kids, families have fun with hands-on science, math
STEM in the Park, a family day of hands-on fun, returns to Bowling Green State University on Sept. 27. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perry Field House and features everything from sea creatures to pop rockets, take-home STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities and a complimentary lunch from Tony Packo’s.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM: Falcon Family of the Year
At 23 years old, graduate student Antoinette Newsome is the youngest of 11 children. She comes from a very tight-knit family that has shown her strong support throughout her life, especially during her time at Bowling Green State University. That’s why the Newsome family was chosen as the 2014 Falcon Family of the Year. They were recognized at the Sept. 13 home football game, during Falcon Family Weekend.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Corey Krupa
My internship experience with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was amazing. I interned in the brand new Ralph Wilson Jr. Research and Preservation Center. My official title was Football Information Intern and I essentially helped with the communications aspect at the Hall of Fame.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Eric Batts
This past May, I was given the opportunity to go behind the scenes on the Latter Day tour of “The Book of Mormon” as a stage management intern. This was easily one of the greatest experiences of my life. Not only did I get to meet a lot of great people and make quite a few friends in the professional world, this internship basically solidified my ideas for a post-graduate career. Seeing other people doing the things I love and seeing them loving it too made me want to push myself even farther to one day become a great stage manager.
Sep 11, 2014 2:11 PM: Orel co-edits book on issues faced by older LGBT adults
Dr. Nancy Orel, a Bowling Green State University gerontology professor and associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, is on a mission to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Sep 11, 2014 2:11 PM: Mora seeks to expand undergraduate research, scholarship
Dr. Cordula Mora brings a wealth of experience to her role as director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), along with an infectious natural enthusiasm and determination.
Sep 10, 2014 2:31 PM: McGill Brothers to give classical performance at BGSU
Hearing classical musicians Anthony and Demarre McGill in performance, it is hard to conceive that they were born and raised on Chicago’s tough South Side. The brothers have both achieved stellar levels of success in the world of classical music, Anthony on clarinet and Demarre on flute.
Sep 10, 2014 2:19 PM: Firelands breaks ground on Allied Health and Sciences project
BGSU Firelands will celebrate the start of the $15.75 million Allied Health and Sciences Project with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday (Sept. 30).
Sep 10, 2014 2:19 PM: Hershberger photography book honored with Insight Award
Most histories of photography claim that the medium was invented in 1839. In its relatively short existence since then, photography has spurred perhaps a disproportionate amount of debate compared with other art forms, notably over whether it should even be considered an art form at all, and going on from there.
Sep 10, 2014 2:19 PM: Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Prints to speak at BGSU
Master printer Jim Sherraden will visit Bowling Green State University later this month to discuss his award-winning career and recent work with Hatch Show Print. As part of the event, BGSU School of Art faculty and students will unveil a typeface they have created for Hatch, one of America’s oldest letterpress poster and design shops.
Sep 9, 2014 1:23 PM: BGSU lauded again in U.S. News 'America’s Best Colleges'
U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” once again recognized Bowling Green State University as one of the nation’s top public universities.
Sep 9, 2014 11:02 AM: Sex as a civil liberty topic of BGSU Constitution Day talk
Bowling Green State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 15, with a special talk by former history faculty member Dr. Leigh Ann Wheeler.
Sep 8, 2014 8:00 AM: Undergraduates to present at study-abroad conferenc
Morocco might be an unusual destination for one’s first trip abroad, but for Emily Gunner, a junior from Oregon, Ohio, it was much more than a vacation. Gunner made the one-week capstone trip with Dr. Beatrice Guenther and classmates from her Morocco Today class immediately after the end of the spring semester.
Sep 8, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Jason Gonzales
During this past summer, I worked as a marketing intern for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). Being able to work for such a unique and incredible organization was an opportunity that I could have never passed up. The experiences and knowledge I gained was truly unforgettable.
Sep 8, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Micah Smith
I served on summer staff with World Changers and P2 Missions as a Missions and Communications Specialist. World Changers and P2 Missions serves churches in their mission of making disciples by providing experiences that develop the heart of students for serving others, and sharing the Gospel so they can change cities across the country.
Sep 8, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Viola Ratcliffe
This summer I had the amazing opportunity to accompany BGSU Digital Arts Chair Heather Elliot-Famularo and Education Professor Tim Murnen to the countries of Poland, Hungary and Greece as a part of their Fulbright-Hays funded program “Walking Witness: Civic Responsibility in the Shadow of the Holocaust.”
Sep 4, 2014 8:00 AM: Revamped Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes faculty
There’s a friendly energy in the air at the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) as the team members greet the start of the academic year. A number of new services and events are planned to make the center more accessible, responsive and useful to anyone who teaches at BGSU.
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Cathie Moore
I spent my summer in Israel on an archaeological dig on Tel Megiddo for seven weeks. My workweek was Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday off. The week was crazy busy. We got on the bus to the site at 4:30 a.m. each morning, and by the 8 a.m. breakfast, it felt like I had already carried what seemed like hundreds of buckets of dirt and dripped just as many buckets of sweat.
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Elizabeth & Evangeline Canfield
As the wing of the plane dipped toward the earth, I got a glimpse of the ever-enlarging scenery 16,000 feet below. Despite wispy clouds and the haze of the beating sun, I could perceive a mountainous island surrounded by a glistening sheet of Mediterranean blue.
Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Travis Robertson
During this past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to work at a charter jet company called Majestic Jet, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Throughout the summer I was able to learn what really went into running a flight company by getting hands on experience.
Aug 28, 2014 10:33 AM: BGSU undergrads make strides in photochemical sciences
In his future career as a medical doctor, Bowling Green State University senior Christopher Sosnofsky may find himself using treatment techniques he helped develop as an undergraduate.
Aug 25, 2014 7:00 AM: Exploring Bowling Green
Carly Ranks, a senior majoring in telecommunications, remembers her first couple of weeks as a new student. Besides getting to know her roommate and people in her residence hall, she also spent a lot of time becoming familiar with the city of Bowling Green, which would become her home away from home.
Aug 25, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Gary Noecker
My summer experience was different from anything I have ever participated in and was an opportunity that most people will never have. Whether you are a devoted fan, occasional watcher, or someone who just flips through the channels on television, everyone knows what WWE is, and what those letters stand for – World Wrestling Entertainment.
Aug 25, 2014 7:00 AM: My Summer Experience: Jessica Miles
L.S Brinker is the company I was hired by for my summer co-op program. It was founded in 1993 and specializes in providing construction and management related services. Focusing on effective communication and efficient project management ensures your project is completed right the first time. L.S. Brinker maintains a strong commitment to quality, safety and best practices to exceed client expectations.
Aug 19, 2014 1:55 PM: BGSU Learning Commons earns tutoring certification
The Bowling Green State University Learning Commons earned a note of distinction this spring that enhances the tutoring services provided. The tutor training program received international certification from the College Reading and Learning Association, which is the considered the Cadillac of credibility when it comes to tutor training.
Aug 19, 2014 1:55 PM: BGSU student speaks international language of fashion
This summer, a display case in the Education Building contained several women’s active-wear garments — a hooded sweatshirt, pants, two shirts, plus the “inspiration board” of their designer, recent graduate Ashlee Layman. The story of the clothes’ journey from Bulgaria to BGSU is a tale of student and faculty creativity, resourcefulness and willingness to try something new.
Aug 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Helping student veterans succeed
The transition from military to college can be a tough one for many student veterans. A new mental health program administered by the Veterans Health Administration at Bowling Green State University is aimed at easing that transition, specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Aug 7, 2014 10:39 AM: Muir’s ‘Invisible Beasts’ gains high visibility
.—“Truth bats” that help keep us honest, “fine-print rotifers,” those culprits who cause us to give up and sign documents we cannot read, much less understand; “beanie sharks,” whose rapid disappearance from the oceans reminds us that climate change and environmental degradation wreak more damage than we even know.
Aug 6, 2014 9:55 AM: Traditional healing in a modern world
As graduation speakers are fond of saying, the commencement ceremony does not represent an end, but a beginning. That is certainly true for Samantha Martin, an August graduate in the Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE) program at Bowling Green State University.
Aug 6, 2014 9:40 AM: Back to school after 36 years
The phrase “back to school” had an entirely new meaning to Al Watts after a nearly four-decade hiatus. Watts was in the very first Master of Organization Development (MOD) cohort at BGSU in 1976 and completed all of the coursework required to receive his degree. However, life got in the way and he didn’t finish his thesis.
Aug 4, 2014 7:00 AM: Top of the Class
For the fifth consecutive year, the BGSU College of Education and Human Development has been named a “Best Graduate School” in education, rising in the rankings each year. Of the 356 schools reviewed, which are restricted to universities granting doctoral degrees, BGSU ranked 112th, moving up 19 places over the last three years.
Jul 28, 2014 10:15 AM: The Oaks dining center recognized for sustainability
The Oaks dining center is the latest building on campus to receive recognition for its green design. The Oaks was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.
Jul 28, 2014 10:15 AM: Ziggy Points seeks to repeat first year’s success
Campus activities can be very rewarding, as the Ziggy Points program has shown. The student incentive program returns for 2014-15 with a fall schedule of 54 events offered by 35 campus partners.
Jul 21, 2014 7:30 AM: For the love of animals
Bowling Green State University does well nationally in placing graduates into veterinary schools, according to VetTechColleges.com, which names Bowling Green among the top 10 programs in the country for undergraduates planning a career in veterinary sciences.
Jul 15, 2014 9:53 AM: BGSU’s Otiso to aid Kenyan university as Carnegie fellow
Dr. Kefa Otiso is familiar with the geography around Kisii University in southwest Kenya. He went to high school across the river from the university when it was still a teachers college. Next summer, Otiso will return to the area for three months to contribute his geography expertise to the university through an inaugural Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF).
Jul 15, 2014 9:53 AM: Family Campaign posts strong results
Students’ financial burden may be a little lighter and their opportunities a bit greater next year, thanks to the generosity of the University community. Faculty, staff and retirees contributed $764,513 to this year’s Family Campaign — money that will help support BGSU scholarships, programs and offices.
Jul 10, 2014 8:53 AM: BGSU alumnus named 2014 NFF Gold Medal Recipient
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced BGSU alumnus George Weiss will be the co-recipient of the 2014 NFF Gold Medal.
Jul 7, 2014 7:30 AM: New Places, New Spaces
Construction brings more improvements to BGSU
Jul 2, 2014 11:24 AM: Korean students to visit for media and communication institute
From the Mud Hens to the art museum and the auto industry, a group of 14 young women from Korea will learn about United States media industry and culture during a 10-day stay at BGSU.
Jun 30, 2014 7:00 AM: Across the Spectrum
More than 20 years ago, faculty in the Visual Communication Technology program at Bowling Green State University took a risk. They made a deliberate decision to jump into digital imaging technology, which was just coming into the mainstream for production.
Jun 30, 2014 7:00 AM: Super Fans
There are fans, and then there are those rare “super fans” who support their team through the good times and the lean years, and display a perpetual, unconditional and unwavering loyalty.
Jun 30, 2014 7:00 AM: VCT: The Beginning
Dr. William Travers Jerome III was a change agent when he arrived in 1963 as the sixth president of BGSU. For one of his initiatives, Jerome hired Dr. Jerry Streichler to lead a major effort to develop and implement curricula that would more truly reflect the technology (processes and organization) of various categories of industry. The goal was to replace the “shop teacher” education programs with curricula that would better prepare teachers for the schools and also prepare specialists to serve in leadership positions in diverse industries.
Jun 26, 2014 10:25 AM: BGSU, BG Flight Center break ground on new facility
The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center started the next expansion phase this morning (June 26) with the official groundbreaking for a 16,800 square-foot facility.
Jun 25, 2014 10:52 AM: ‘Broadway’s Next H!t Musical’ comes to Donnell stage
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. It’s “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,” and it’s coming to the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University July 12.
Jun 23, 2014 3:22 PM: Murals brighten Toledo communities
In parts of Toledo where beauty is in short supply, murals painted over the years by dozens of BGSU students and volunteers are bringing back a sense of neighborhood pride.
Jun 18, 2014 10:28 AM: Stakeholder voices key to environmental policy
At the 2002 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in New Delhi, the young director of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) working to bring wells to rural Indian communities struggled to get the attention of anyone in authority who might listen to his ideas.
Jun 12, 2014 1:47 PM: Raise your voice with ‘Sing–Long-a-Sound of Music’ at BGSU
The “hills are alive” at Bowling Green State University with “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music.” The family-friendly audience-participation show begins at 7 p.m. on June 21 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Jun 9, 2014 8:47 AM: BGSU to offer Boys State scholarship
Participants at this year’s Buckeye Boys State now have an extra incentive to attend Bowling Green State University—the Buckeye Boys State Achievement Scholarship.
Jun 9, 2014 8:47 AM: Gregory and students study habitat
Research being conducted by a BGSU environmental science faculty member could someday benefit the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, which was recently listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Jun 9, 2014 7:00 AM: Exchanging vows to exchanging notes
Brandon and Jessica Rais are both enrolled in Bowling Green State University’s new Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program in Findlay. Launched a year ago, the program is an expansion of the College of Business PMBA program from its northern location at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
Jun 5, 2014 7:00 AM: Time magazine puts Lynn Whitney’s work ‘on the radar’
In Lynn Whitney’s sunlit black and white photographs from the 1980s, the viewer can already see the elements that continue to shape her work today.
Jun 2, 2014 7:15 AM: Taking it to the next level
Richaun Holmes, Erica Donovan and Ryan Triller’s experiences have been similar to most other Falcon student-athletes as they strive to balance the rigors of Division I intercollegiate competition with high academic performance. Yet their stories are unique as transfer students who have found new opportunities to take their games and their lives to a whole new level at BGSU.
May 28, 2014 9:03 AM: Houtz lauded for thoughtful service
Gail Houtz’s natural leadership is born out of her intense dedication and caring, both for the University and for the community. In recognition of her many contributions to BGSU, she received the 2014 Outstanding Service Award at the annual Classified Staff Council (CSC) reception and awards ceremony May 21.
May 28, 2014 9:03 AM: Wood County museum provides deep learning for students, public
For history major Paul Dority, who graduated in May, volunteering in the Wood County Historical Center and Museum has been an inspiration, despite the fact that some of what he’s dealt with is reflective of less happy times. Most recently, Dority helped prepare for events related to “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals,” a major photography exhibit, artist’s talk and panel discussion this week.
May 28, 2014 9:01 AM: Snow Removal Team garners award for heroic efforts
The winter of 2013-14 was one for the books. With nearly 10 weeks of bitter cold, record snowfall and harsh winds, the BGSU campus was an inhospitable place for faculty, staff and students. And yet a university must go on.
May 26, 2014 7:00 AM: A Change in the Weather
From a very early age, Theresa Pollick was simply infatuated with the weather. She could envision herself as a television meteorologist, braving a howling wind and horizontal snow to face the camera and detail Mother Nature’s nasty side.
May 21, 2014 2:28 PM: ‘Coding for Humanists’ workshop presents new research avenues
Although “coding” and “humanists” are words not typically found in the same sentence, a campus workshop May 13 and 14 proved the two can happily inhabit the same realm.
May 21, 2014 1:41 PM: Lives of women Nobel Peace laureates explored in new book
We are all familiar with Al Gore, Mother Teresa, and maybe even Aung San Suu Kyi, but how many have heard of Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, or Wangari Maathai? And yet all have won the Nobel Prize for Peace, many fairly recently.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM: Birth of a Novel
Award-winning short story writer Anthony Doerr ’99 has a new novel more than 10 years in the making, about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio and the ways people try to be good to one another.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM: Bringing BGSU to China
As a young girl in Zheng Zhou, China, Yaqi Li would spend her time “playing” school. She would take on the role of teacher while her friends acted as students. Li would read stories to her “students,” then ask them what they learned from the story.
May 15, 2014 1:17 PM: Summer concert series
The Bowling Green State University Summer Concert Series offers audiences several chances to get into the act. The series includes “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music,” The Moxie Strings, “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” and New York Voices. Presented by the College of Musical Arts, all four events take place in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
May 14, 2014 3:56 PM: BGSU alumna wins ‘Top Teacher Search’
The day started off like any other for intervention specialist Stacie Starr ’06 (Master of Education). Little did she know in just a few short hours she’d be getting the surprise of a lifetime.
May 13, 2014 7:15 AM: Five Alarm Program
Online program prepares new generation of fire service leaders.
May 12, 2014 10:08 AM: BGSU Celebrates May Commencement
The University will celebrate its 279th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday (May 9) and Saturday (May 10).
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: An Advocate for Social Justice
The world as Alexandra Lahey knew it was flipped upside down four years ago when she started out as a freshman majoring in human development and family studies and found herself engaged in issues she hadn’t realized she cared about. That experience sparked her ultimate pursuit in life – social and political change.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Essence of Balance
In the study of architecture, balance is an important design concept. For BGSU architecture students Malak Orra and Andrew Saleh, balance has been integral to their achievements to date. At Friday’s commencement, the married couple crossed the platform, accepted their bachelor’s degrees and prepared for the next journey together as graduate students.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Renaissance Man
Richard Larabee always wanted a college degree. On May 9, he got it – marking the end to a 62-year journey.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Small town, big time
Wauseon, Ohio, is home to around 8,000 people. It’s a place Lance Witty calls a “little corn field town.” It’s probably not the spot you would expect to be home to one of the brightest talents to come out of the College of Musical Arts’ trumpet studio.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: The Science of Aging
Ger•on•tol•o•gy - [jer-uh n-tol-uh-jee] noun. The branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons. Morgan Bunting saw that word on a high school vocabulary test and was stumped. When she looked it up and saw the definition, she knew immediately it was a word she would never forget. On Friday (May 9) when the senior from Pioneer, Ohio, accepted her BGSU diploma, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology degree from the College of Health and Human Services.
May 9, 2014 3:52 PM: BGSU trustees approve forensic center, next step of Greek housing construction
At the May 9 meeting of the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees, the board formally voted to name Dr. Ronald Scherer, communication sciences and disorders, a Distinguished Research Professor. His upcoming conferral of the distinction was celebrated at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
May 9, 2014 2:24 PM: BGSU, Beijing university partners meet
Bowling Green State University and Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU) made their long-distance relationship more personal when BGSU welcomed BISTU administrators to campus May 8.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM: Music faculty, composer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
It’s been an active year for Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The professor of composition at Bowling Green State University is currently on faculty improvement leave and completed a number of new works during his time away from campus. He’ll be able to continue to devote significant time to composing thanks to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Kuehn was recently named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM: Raymond Craig named dean of College of Arts and Sciences
The University has chosen an experienced Ohio administrator as its next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Raymond Craig, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, will join BGSU effective June 30, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at the June 19 meeting.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM: Scholarship, achievement recognized with tenure/promotion
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its May 9 meeting granted promotion and/or tenure to a number of faculty members in recognition of their academic and artistic achievements and scholarship.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM: Trustees approve forensic center, next step of Greek housing construction
At the May 9 meeting of the BGSU Board of Trustees, the board formally voted to name Dr. Ronald Scherer, communication sciences and disorders, a Distinguished Research Professor. His upcoming conferral of the distinction was celebrated at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM: Ziggy Points scores success in first year
The Ziggy Points program celebrated a successful inaugural year May 1 at an event hosted by President Mary Ellen Mazey, with the presentation of prizes to students who had accumulated the most points. The Division of Student Affairs created the program to reward students for their engagement in campus events.
May 6, 2014 10:58 AM: BGSU adds master’s degree in Applied Geospatial Sciences
Anytime you ask the question ‘Where?,’ that’s GIS,” said Dr. Charles Onasch of Bowling Green State University. Whether it’s mapping tigers in India or tracking the distribution of natural gas or the production of manufacturing components, it’s necessary to know where and how what you’re looking for is distributed in space.
May 5, 2014 11:47 AM: Charles Stelle named Gerontology Educator of the Year
Dr. Charles Stelle, an associate professor in the gerontology program at Bowling Green State University, was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the recent 38th annual OAGE conference in Dayton.
May 5, 2014 11:45 AM: BGSU to hold commencement May 9, 10
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 279th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A drive to help others
When Dez Holbert was in preschool she often came home missing her socks. Her mother kept asking her where they went, but Holbert said she always told her mother she didn’t know. Eventually, the little girl confessed that she gave her socks to a kid who came to school without them.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A vision for public service
As an undergraduate at BGSU, Daniel Gordon realized that his calling in life was in public service. He wasted no time taking action on this epiphany, successfully running for Bowling Green City Council in 2011.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Double graduate
Spring 2014 has been an exciting time for Thomas Chapman, Bowling Green State University Firelands College student. He turned 18, which is a major milestone is any teen’s life, he will graduate from Edison High School and he will be earning an associate degree from BGSU Firelands with 100 credit hours.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Ready to take on the world
Ryan Shukis, a student in the College of Business Administration tri-specializing in finance, marketing and international business, and minoring in German, is graduating in a few days with a portfolio that resembles someone well established in their career, not someone just getting started.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM: Charles Stelle named Gerontology Educator of the Year
Dr. Charles Stelle, gerontology, was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the recent 38th annual OAGE conference in Dayton.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM: Edwards brothers x 3 = ‘Detective Detective Detective’
BGSU alumni Justin and Michael Edwards debuted their new mystery comedy film, “Detective Detective Detective,” on March 29 at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. They and their older brother, Matt, are the sons of Dr. Bruce Edwards, BGSU professor emeritus of English.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM: Holden, BGSU receive high honors for support of veterans
Serving military active-duty and veteran students has become a priority for BGSU, thanks to the efforts of people like Dr. Brett Holden, film studies. Holden’s longtime work on behalf of these students and their families has earned him the respect and appreciation of the military, especially the National Guard.
Apr 28, 2014 12:00 AM: Dynamic mapping
“Anytime you ask the question ‘Where?,’ that’s GIS,” said Dr. Charles Onasch of Bowling Green State University. Whether it’s mapping tigers in India or tracking the distribution of natural gas or the production of manufacturing components, it’s necessary to know where and how what you’re looking for is distributed in space. GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is one of the tools BGSU students in a new master’s degree program in Applied Geospatial Sciences will learn to use, along with remote sensing and GPS, or Global Positioning System.
Apr 28, 2014 12:00 AM: Falcon Family
When it was time for Max Williamson to go off to college, there was no doubt about where he would be going. A well-worn path to a great education had been laid out for him, as the last in a family of 12 children. A parade of his siblings had attended Bowling Green State University and they showed the way, while a generous aunt with a lifetime investment in higher education made certain that Max and his brothers and sisters had a home away from home during their time at the campus.
Apr 25, 2014 11:34 AM: BGSU 2014-15 Festival Series will wow the crowd
The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts has announced the performers for the 2014-15 Festival Series. Performers range from elite ensembles to rousing soloists.
Apr 25, 2014 11:34 AM: ‘Rookie Award’ winner Dunn-Harris rocks BGSU
The University is definitely happy that Marie Dunn-Harris has joined its ranks, and Administrative Staff Council has presented her the Rookie of the Year Award. In the 11 months since Dunn-Harris joined the Office of Marketing and Communications, she has made incredible strides in creating buzz and engaging current and prospective students and the BGSU community through social media, said her nominator Dave Kielmeyer, senior communications director.
Apr 25, 2014 9:17 AM: Carroll Feasel named BGSU ‘Ferrari’ winner
It’s a rare person who possesses sterling qualities both personally and professionally, but Carroll Feasel is one such person. Her colleagues in Bowling Green State University’s College of Health and Human Services want the rest of the world to appreciate her as they do. Their nomination earned Feasel the 2014 Michael R. Ferrari Award — the highest honor given to administrative staff.
Apr 25, 2014 9:16 AM: Webb, Colvin named ‘BG Best’
Two administrative staff members named among the “BG Best” by their peers were recognized at the Administrative Staff spring reception April 24.
Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM: Nobel-winning scientist to give Lamb Peace Lecture
Atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give the 2014 Edward Lamb Peace Lecture on Monday, April 28, at Bowling Green State University. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM: Peace Corps announces expanded Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Partnership with BGSU
The Peace Corps recently announced the launch of eight new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs in partnership with Bowling Green State University. The programs will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.
Apr 21, 2014 3:54 PM: BGSU listed again in Princeton Review guide to green colleges
When Bowling Green State University was named last year to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Dr. Nicholas Hennessy said, “We don’t want to rest on our laurels; we want to keep getting better.”
Apr 21, 2014 12:00 AM: Breaking away to serve
“Our aim is to work side by side with our community partners, learn their story and take it on as our own,” said sophomore Jayna Clemens before leaving on an alternative spring break trip to Goshen, Ind., to promote affordable housing and community development. While the Goshen group donned hardhats and coveralls to renovate an old warehouse into a community art gallery, a second group of students was wading through green fields and forest floors in North Carolina fighting invasive plants. Together they contributed 1,304 hours of service.
Apr 18, 2014 12:02 PM: Outstanding Young Scholar Nomaguchi providing insight into family dynamics
From a very early stage in her career as a sociologist, Dr. Kei Nomaguchi has had an impact on the discipline, on students and on the public’s understanding of the issues she primarily studies: parental and child well-being and gender and families.
Apr 18, 2014 10:39 AM: Sondergeld named BGSU ‘Outstanding Young Scholar’
In the field of education, assessment plays an increasingly important role. Dr. Toni Sondergeld’s work is helping to address many fundamental related questions and make the answers available and usable.
Apr 18, 2014 10:37 AM: Photochemical scientist receives Olscamp Research Award
In the short six and a half years since he began his work on nanomaterials, Dr. Mikhail Zamkov has compiled an impressive record of achievement that has propelled him to the forefront of his field. Bowling Green State University recognized his success and the potential his research holds by presenting him the Olscamp Research Award.
Apr 18, 2014 10:20 AM: Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition winners announced
Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate art students were honored for their work at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibition, displayed between March 22-April 6, attracted numerous visitors to the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM: Marilyn Shrude honored for a lifetime of achievement
The Faculty Senate at Bowling Green State University has honored one of the University’s most accomplished and dedicated faculty members with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM: Scherer named Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. Ronald Scherer, a Bowling Green State University professor of communication sciences and disorders, has earned an international reputation for his pioneering work on the aerodynamic and acoustics of the human vocal tract.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM: Fugett honored for service to students
Laney Fugett, a lecturer and faculty adviser for the visual communication technology (VCT) program at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM: Demuth lauded for career of distinguished BGSU service
In their nominating letter, colleagues of Dr. Steve Demuth, director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology, praised his commitment to graduate education at both the department and University level. His dedication was recognized on April 16 at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards when he received the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award. Demuth received $1,000 and a reserved parking space for the year.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM: Master Teacher Michael Coomes views teaching as learning
According to Dr. Michael Coomes, winner of the 2014 Master Teacher Award at Bowling Green State University, the most important quality for a teacher is careful listening.
Apr 18, 2014 10:04 AM: Blair honored for leadership of the English department
Dr. Kristine Blair, chair of the English department at Bowling Green State University, has received this year’s recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. Blair was honored at the April 16 Faculty Excellence reception, where she also received $1,000 and a commemorative plaque.
Apr 17, 2014 10:07 AM: BGSU to host Summer Music Institute 2014
Bowling Green State University’s critically acclaimed Summer Music Institute is open for registration. Presented by the College of Musical Arts, the institute features seven weeklong sessions, ranging from woodwinds to voice, brass and musical theater. Students will work with BGSU music faculty and guest artists who will challenge and inspire in a college setting. Register before April 30 for $50 off the registration fee.
Apr 17, 2014 10:07 AM: Artists accepted for MFA Thesis Exhibitions
The Bowling Green State University School of Art will hold its second Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition from April 26-May 4.
Apr 17, 2014 10:06 AM: 15th annual Conrad Art Song winners announced
Six singer-piano duos at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts won prizes at the 15th annual Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition held earlier this month in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Apr 16, 2014 10:07 AM: Fulbright Student Scholar to research healing in Indonesia
It’s the fourth most populous country in the world, and an important trading partner. Yet, like most U.S. citizens, Samantha Martin knew almost nothing of Indonesia until she served there in 2010-12 as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was part of the first cohort to serve there since 1964 following President Bill Clinton’s 2009 re-opening of relations with Indonesia.
Apr 16, 2014 10:07 AM: Owens and BGSU announce new collaborations
Owens Community College (OCC) and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) have announced that they are pursuing a series of new partnerships that will expand opportunities for students.
Apr 16, 2014 10:07 AM: Aspiring student entrepreneurs ‘hatch’ their businesses with investor support
Twelve Bowling Green State University students competed in “The Hatch” April 9, presenting their business plans to six investors as they vied for funds to launch their ideas.
Apr 14, 2014 8:00 AM: Spring break in India
A spring break trip in a warm climate with diverse people, food and culture sounds like an exciting vacation. But for four University students, their trip to India was also a valuable learning experience that will further their education and careers.
Apr 14, 2014 7:30 AM: $20 million gift to benefit BGSU men’s basketball and the Hancock County community
The generosity of Findlay native William Frack continues to grow. The value of his gift to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, benefiting the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball program and community needs in Hancock County, has nearly doubled to about $20 million since it was initially announced in 2011.
Apr 10, 2014 1:05 PM: Dance Marathon makes miracles happen
The 19th annual ZiggyThon presented by BGSU Dance Marathon raised a total of $275,484.33. Students who participated on April 5 and 6 danced for 32 hours straight. The two-day event featured different activities or themes each hour to keep the more than 300 dancers motivated.
Apr 8, 2014 10:08 AM: Canine cuties cast in ‘Legally Blonde’
The two newest, furriest members of the cast of “Legally Blonde” have been chosen by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film.
Apr 7, 2014 6:30 AM: Liquid manure to solid gold
Large-scale dairy farms have been a divisive issue in Ohio since they started popping up in rural areas across the state. One of the main concerns is the large amount of diluted manure these farms produce. But what if the nutrients that make manure so good for the soil could be removed from this liquid and sold as a low-cost, high-yield fertilizer? It’s a question that Dr. Bob Midden, chemistry, and six of his undergraduate students are trying to answer.
Apr 4, 2014 12:00 PM: BGSU celebrates E-Week
The entrepreneurial spirit comes alive at the University this week (April 7-11) as the College of Business Administration celebrates innovation in business during Entrepreneurship Week, or E-Week.
Apr 4, 2014 12:00 PM: BGSU plans Veterans Center
Incoming student veterans can arrive on campus confident in the knowledge that fellow student veterans will be on hand to help them navigate the transition to college life.
Apr 2, 2014 12:00 PM: Akiko Jones scholarship to help students study in Japan
BGSU and the northwest Ohio community owe Akiko Kawano Jones a debt of gratitude for all she has done over the years, from teaching countless students Japanese to promoting business connections between the United States and her native country.
Apr 2, 2014 10:08 AM: BGSU teacher workshops focus on Holocaust, civic engagement curriculum
.—“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 31, 2014 6:30 AM: BG goes ‘back to the egg’ with ‘The Hatch’
Year two of the student entrepreneurial program “The Hatch” is shaping up to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event. Developed by The Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU, this “Shark Tank”-like competition raises the stakes in 2014, putting more “real money” on the line as 12 students are slated to pitch their business plans to a panel of actual investors – live in front of more than 1,000 expected attendees and thousands of online viewers.
Mar 31, 2014 6:00 AM: Teaching the Holocaust: Workshops focus on interactive curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art.
Mar 24, 2014 6:30 AM: Taking Flight
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.
Mar 21, 2014 2:46 PM: ‘Frankenstein’ is reborn as puppet theater at BGSU
He’s not Boris Karloff, and he’s definitely not a Muppet. When the Creature makes his entrance during the BGSU Theatre production of “Frankenstein,” director Bradford Clark predicts audiences will feel real shock, despite the fact that what they are seeing is a puppet.
Mar 20, 2014 6:00 AM: Internships and co-ops grant aids students, businesses
At least 96 new internship and co-op experiences in key JobsOhio industries will be created for BGSU students thanks to the combined investment of close to $1.9 million from the Ohio Board of Regents and several businesses with operations or interests in Ohio.
Feb 24, 2014 6:45 AM: Addicted to tanning?
They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM: 'Constructing Race in America'
Graduate students in Dr. Jolie Sheffer’s interdisciplinary American Literary Realisms class last fall drew on a rich trove of information and images that deepened their understanding of the pivotal historical time period they were studying, 1880-1940.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM: Building a TV series
Not many college students have their work regularly shown on national television, but Bowling Green State University senior Brendan Neeson can view the fruits of his labors each week on PBS this semester.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM: Life in Miniature
A Bowling Green State University scholar and a dedicated group of students have spent eight months immersed in the ancient world of Babylonia — not the succession of kings or the politics of the day, but in the small figurines that were immensely popular at the time and that may provide a glimpse into the identities and values of those who created and collected them.
Feb 10, 2014 6:45 AM: BG Hockey continues Olympic tradition
Ice hockey is once again bringing international attention to Bowling Green State University as former Falcon standout and current Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma ’92 is in Sochi, Russia, to lead the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team. (See the accompanying sidebar for details on Bylsma’s impressive accomplishments that led to this honor.) In addition, sophomore defenseman Ralfs Freibergs is on the Latvian national team as the only NCAA men’s hockey player taking part in the 2014 games.
Feb 10, 2014 6:30 AM: Bylsma brings elite credentials to U.S. team
Dan Bylsma ’92 is making his first appearance as head coach of the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The honor comes as no surprise given his record of success in the National Hockey League. Since taking over the reins of the Pittsburgh Penguins midway through the 2008-09 season, Bylsma has become one of the elite head coaches in professional hockey.
Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM: Dedicated to civic engagement
Joan Gordon was an icon in Bowling Green for decades. Involved in almost-too-many-to-count civic organizations, she was known for her attention to detail; her commitment to the city, its businesses, organizations and people; and for her ability to get things done.
Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM: Thriving writers
BGSU alumna Monica McFawn Robinson didn’t expect to win the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction when she submitted her collection of short stories, “Bright Shards of Someplace Else,” to the University of Georgia Press.
BGSU Forensics wins Ohio State Championship
The Bowling Green State University Falcon Forensics and Debate Team can now call themselves state champions. The team beat defending champion Miami University at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship held Feb. 15 and 16. This is their first team victory at the state championships since 2006.
Community involvement earns Johnson BGSU recognition
Dr. Paul Johnson, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, received the Recognition for Community Involvement at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
A Voice that Travels
For junior communications and ethnic studies major, Jamie Salazar, spoken word is an art. The El Paso, Texas native embarked on a twenty-seven hour journey last year to Bowling Green, Ohio, where she currently continues her education.
Alumni Laureate Scholars
Scholarship recipients celebrate the 10-year anniversary of BGSU Alumni Laureate Scholars program
BG24 News finds new momentum
Freshman Brooke Ebersole almost attended Ohio University, but one student organization at BGSU got her to change her mind: BG24 News. BG24 News is the student-run news program on campus that airs live sports, news and public affairs shows to all of Wood County.
BGSU Africana Studies Conference hosts distinguished Africanist
Obioma Nnaemeka, one of the foremost distinguished Africanists, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s 16th annual Africana Studies Research Conference on March 28. She is the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of French, Women’s/Gender Studies and African/African Diaspora Studies and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Indiana University, Indianapolis, and president of the Association of African Women Scholars and president/CEO of the Jessie Obidiegwu Education Fund.
BGSU Cheerleaders Win National Championship
Bowling Green State University’s co-ed cheerleading squad clinched a national championship Saturday, Jan. 18, at the 2014 Universal Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
BGSU Orientation Cancellation Alert
Due to the recent weather conditions in the Bowling Green and the surrounding area, BGSU's orientation program (SOAR) scheduled for Thursday, January 9th is canceled. Students scheduled to attend on Thursday are encouraged to attend SOAR on Friday, January 10th. Students already scheduled to attend on Friday should attend as planned.
BGSU Privatizes Flight School Operations
A new partnership has taken flight at Bowling Green State University. The University is finalizing arrangements this week to allow North Star Aviation Inc. (NSA) to provide flight instruction for the aviation program.
BGSU hosts national services-marketing competition
For any business, customer satisfaction is at the top of the list, which makes services marketing vital to the United States economy. Services make up a majority of American jobs and the largest percentage of the country’s gross domestic product.
BGSU introduces new planes for privatized flight school operations
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes that are part of a new partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along helping fill the country’s growing need for trained pilots and employees with aviation industry skills.
BGSU looks at ‘Girl Culture’ during Women’s History Month
Little girls are invited to “Toss the Tiara: An Alternative Dress-up and Role Model Day for 3-6 Year Olds” when Bowling Green State University kicks off Women’s History Month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The costumes are from careers in which women are underrepresented, such as farming and aviation. Boys are also welcome to attend the program, which is free and open to the public.
BGSU puts environmental concerns into action
The University will mark Earth Week 2014 (April 21-26) with activities and films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and provide opportunities to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint.
BGSU takes home first place in services marketing competition
It was a winning weekend for Bowling Green State University’s service marketing team. The team took home top honors at the first and only services marketing competition in the country, hosted by BGSU’s Service Marketing Institute (SMI) Feb. 13-15. The BGSU team is made up of Kelsey Aufdencamp, Tori Etts, Ashley Flanigan and Michelle Terry, and is coached by Dr. Dwayne Gremler, a professor of marketing.
BGSU telecommunication students get boost at Career Day
The Bowling Green State University Telecommunication Student Association, in collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications and the Career Center, will host the third annual TCOM Career Day on Friday (April 4) in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
BGSU to celebrate success of its TRIO Programs students
“Believe. Achieve” — the approach of the TRIO Programs at Bowling Green State University — has long helped young people succeed. The University will celebrate students who personify those ideals at the 26th annual TRIO Day ceremony on April 4. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO works with students from middle school through graduate school, providing support and mentoring to nurture academic achievement and encourage the pursuit of higher education.
BGSU’s president to serve on national board
Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey has been invited by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) to serve as on the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) Oversight Board for a two-year term.
Baker Lecture addresses academic health departments
“Academic Health Departments: Strengthening the Quality and Performance of Public Health Practice” is the topic for the 15th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 3.
Baritone Thomas Buckner performs at BGSU Feb. 17
Baritone Thomas Buckner will perform a concert of works by his longtime collaborator, composer Robert Ashley, on Feb. 17 at Bowling Green State University.
Baron book serves up study of food in film
Mention that you’re writing a book about food and film, and nearly everyone can instantly reel off favorite scenes involving food in movies, or documentaries about food that have had an impact on them, said Dr. Cynthia Baron, an associate professor of theater and film at Bowling Green State University.
Bouzat on Darwin’s ‘One Long Argument’
Feb. 12 is the birthday of two figures of great historical importance: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While Lincoln’s birthday is now observed with that of George Washington on Presidents’ Day, Darwin Day is celebrated by scientists and evolutionists around the world to honor the creator of a biological theory of evolution and the contributions of science to our understanding of the natural world.
Computer musician Carl Stone to perform
Computer music composer Carl Stone, hailed by the Village Voice as "the king of sampling" and "one of the best composers living in (the U.S.) today," will perform at the Clazel Theatre in Bowling Green on March 3. The free concert begins at 8 p.m.; the theater is at 127 N Main St. Stone’s performance is presented as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
Conference on Ohio equity, diversity to be held at BGSU
The 18th annual State of the State Conference on equity, diversity and opportunity in Ohio will be hosted by Bowling Green State University on March 20. About 200 people from across the state and from all walks of life will gather to hear from leading advocates and to discuss critical issues in a variety of workshops and seminars. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Doggy auditions for ‘Legally Blonde’
Bowling Green State University is calling all dogs! The Department of Theatre and Film is looking for superstar canines to perform in the upcoming spring production of “Legally Blonde.” The auditions will be from 5-8 p.m. March 5 in the Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Emmy Award-winning journalist speaks to BGSU, community
John Quiñones, Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine "Primetime," visited BGSU Jan. 29 and 30, making quite an impact on those who had a chance to hear him speak.
Emmy Award-winning journalist to speak at BGSU
John Quiñones, Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine “Primetime,” will visit Bowling Green State University Jan. 29. Quiñones will discuss “What Would You Do? A 20/20 Vision of America,” based on the “Primetime” series of the same name that he anchors.
Family Campaign: Community + Opportunity = BGSU
Higher education is priceless, but for some students the cost of a book, or a babysitter, can be the roadblock that stops them from reaching their goal. At the Family Campaign kickoff yesterday (Feb. 19), representatives heard from a number of students and faculty about how support from private giving has made all the difference in their lives.
Find inspiration at Teaching & Learning Fair
The Teaching and Learning Fair is an opportunity for faculty to learn from one another and from keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Holland, internationally known expert on service-learning and community engagement. The fair takes place from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, followed by Holland’s address at 11:15 a.m.
Finding supervolcanoes on Mars
A surprising finding by the 1999 alumnus of BGSU’s geology program was featured on the October 2013 cover of Nature, the most prestigious journal in the sciences.
Global education on a personal scale
They come from around the globe, from rural areas and cities. Many have never been outside their own countries. And while all teach English, only a few are from countries where English is spoken regularly - making for an interesting variety of accents, dialects and perspectives, noted Dr. Christopher Frey, co-director of the BGSU Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the College of Education and Human Development.
Help boost BGSU to the top in Recyclemania
The Bowling Green campus is once again swept up in Recyclemania, a nationwide competition whose goal is to increase BGSU and other universities’ recycling rate and decrease waste. Running through March 29, the contest pits more than 600 colleges and universities against one another to see who can recycle the most over an eight-week period, as measured by weight.
Holland to speak on community engagement
The University community will have a further opportunity to hear from service-learning expert Dr. Barbara Holland this week addition to her 11:15 a.m. keynote address at Friday’s Teaching and Learning Fair.
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at BGSU Latino Issues Conference
It’s been 20 years since Bowling Green State University held its first Latino Issues Conference, providing an opportunity to discuss the future and needs of the Latino/Hispanic community. For the 20th anniversary conference, the University welcomes poet Richard Blanco, who delivered the poem for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, as the keynote speaker. Blanco performed “One Today,” which he wrote for the occasion, becoming the first Latino, immigrant, openly gay and youngest writer to hold the honor.
MLK Day of Service Challenge
An estimated 800-1,200 BGSU students participated in this year’s MLK Day of Service Challenge, at 51 sites across northwest Ohio.
Mayo stories reveal strangeness of life in post-Soviet Lithuania
Wendell Mayo is not Lithuanian, but the Baltic country has occupied his thoughts, his summers and his writing for nearly 20 years. His latest collection of short stories, “The Cucumber King of Kedainiai,” presents six acute vignettes of contemporary life in the former Soviet republic, where the past way of life is gone, the new way is unsettled, and in some ways there is, Mayo says, “a horrible sense of absence,” even for a cucumber king.
Megafloods is topic of McMaster Lecture at BGSU
“Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond” is the topic of the 2014 Harold McMaster Visiting Scientist lecture at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Victor Baker, Regents’ Professor and Professor of Planetary Sciences and Geosciences in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, will speak from 4-5 p.m. March 31 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture, from 5-6 p.m.
Messer poetry illuminates 'Dark Healing'
In his latest book of poems, “Dark Healing,” published by Fisher King Press, Dr. Richard Messer brings the perspective of someone who has come through a great storm on a mountain and is looking back down at it, a metaphor he said is often used in grief counseling. The poems trace his journey through shock and despair to functioning and eventually back to joy.
Sitting at her daughter Jacqueline’s undergraduate graduation, Ann Frake began to think of resuming her education. She had received her bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Illinois University over 30 years ago.
Pianist Jeremy Denk to perform at BGSU, judge competition
Bowling Green State University will host special guest Jeremy Denk, one of the rising stars of piano, for the annual David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition from Feb. 14-16. Widely praised by music critics and audiences, the master of piano will sit on a panel of judges for the competition, and will also perform for the community as a part of the Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
Public health: Keeping communities safe
Public health careers are not about treating one person at a time. Instead, individuals who choose to work in the public health sector may find themselves dealing with everything from restaurant report cards and nutrition programs for infants to bioterrorism and flu epidemics. The bottom line: public health jobs are all about keeping communities safe.
Puppet version of classic ‘Frankenstein’ to premiere on BGSU campus
Mary Shelley’s horror classic “Frankenstein” has been shrunk down to puppet form for its stage debut next month. Adapted by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film, the puppetry production will premiere at 8 p.m. on March 27 and run until April 5 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Religion, spirituality and health
Religion, spirituality and health — it’s a topic that has begun to receive more attention after years of neglect. Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, is working on two major projects hoping to shed new light on the relationship between all three.
Semi-finalists announced for 2014 Dubois piano competition
Semi-finalists have been selected in the fourth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts. Contest winners will receive $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Students to present work at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Ohio’s top high school science students and selected eighth-grade students will present the results of their original research during the 51st annual Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (Ohio JSHS) at Bowling Green State University March 19-21.
To Thine Own Self Be Amused
The award-winning Improvised Shakespeare Company has toured the world over and now sets its sights on Bowling Green State University. The company will enthrall audiences at 8 p.m. April 5 in Kobacker Hall as part of the College of Musical Arts Festival Series.
Torelli promotes contributions of crystallography
So important is the potential involved in understanding crystals and their roles in the structure of materials, biological molecules and chemical compounds that the United Nations has declared 2014 the “International Year of Crystallography.” BGSU chemistry faculty member Dr. Andrew Torelli, a specialist in crystallography, was invited to participate in the opening ceremony for the celebratory year, held in late January at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, in Paris.
Trustees approve new degree, move to attract transfer students
To help meet the growing demand for geospatial professionals, the trustees approved a new master's degree program in applied geospatial sciences, which will be offered through the School of Earth, Environment and Society. The program will focus on using geospatial tools to solve problems in the natural and social sciences, with a particular focus on energy. The program will be unique in the state because of its integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing with natural and social science applications. It is a joint effort between the departments of geography, geology, and environment and sustainability.
Volunteering in Ecuador
When you think of service projects, building a house, raking some leaves or painting a fence for someone in need might come to mind. But what about carrying bags of sand or buckets of water from a river in the Amazon? Kendra Simon ’04 got to experience that and much more after being chosen as one of 30 Disney company employees who embarked on a service global volunteer trip to Ecuador.
Winners of BGSU Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition announced
The Bowling Green State University School of Art has announced the winners from this year’s Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition. The exhibition, on view until Feb. 23 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries at the Fine Arts Center, features a juried selection of art in various media.
‘Die Fledermaus’ operetta staged at BGSU
The famously funny “Die Fledermaus” flits onto the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre stage Feb. 21 and 23. Presented by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Film, the operetta light-heartedly unmasks the follies and foibles of its upper-class characters.
‘Pete the Cat’ author to visit BGSU’s Literacy in the Park
Children’s author and musician Eric Litwin, best known for his “Pete the Cat” books, is the featured presenter at Bowling Green State University’s Literacy in the Park April 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stroh Center.