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May 2013 News Releases
NFL players become BGSU ‘students’ at communications boot camp
May 14, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has some unusual “summer school” students this week. Twenty-three current and former NFL players — including 12-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch, 2012 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Troy Brown, and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch — are attending the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, from May 13-16.
Broadway’s Jody Madaras to join BGSU Musical Theatre Camp
May 14, 2013 - High school singers with a love for musical theatre can get an insider’s perspective from Broadway performer Jody Madaras, guest artist at Bowling Green State University’s Musical Theatre Camp.
The Growth of a Story
May 13, 2013 - “It had wine. It had Prohibition. It had gangsters. It had money. And, it was about the history of California,” Dr. Lawrence Coates mused, when asked about the inspiration for his third novel, “The Garden of the World.” But, as is often the case when writing a novel, the maturation of the story took time, though the fruit of his labor has been sweet, as Coates recently accepted the 2013 Nancy Dasher Award for the work, presented by the College English Association of Ohio.
Winning hearts and awards
May 13, 2013 - “Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors,” a documentary film by Heather Elliott-Famularo of Bowling Green State University, had its world premiere on April 8 at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), where it was one of the two winners of the Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary.
Falcon Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold Medal
May 01, 2013 - Four BGSU cheerleaders, along with assistant coach David Clemons, earned gold medals at the 2013 International Cheer Union World Championships April 15-26. Abbey Pilgrim, Rebekah Pastor, Michelle Bowles and Megan Gill represented BGSU in a field of 70 participating countries.
BGSU issues call for young musician applicants for ‘From the Top’
May 01, 2013 - Accomplished young classical musicians from northwest Ohio are invited to audition for a chance to appear on National Public Radio’s popular program “From the Top.” Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host a live taping of the preeminent showcase for young musicians, to be recorded at the Moore Musical Arts Center Sept. 28. The event will lead off the college’s 2013-14 Festival Series.
Series tickets on sale for BGSU Festival Series
May 01, 2013 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University invites the community to “Experience the Top” during the 2013-14 Festival Series. Highlighting performances in a variety of categories, the series features artists who are rising to the top. Series tickets are available now online at the BGSU box office.
BGSU students, faculty honored for making service part of learning
May 01, 2013 - Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students’ contributions to the community and engagement with community partners was honored at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards program hosted April 22 by the BGSU Office of Service-Learning and Civic Action Leaders Program.
April 2013 News Releases
Lillios to teach electroacoustic performance in Greece as Fulbright scholar
April 26, 2013 - As Dr. Elainie Lillios goes about preparing for the end of the semester at Bowling Green State University, getting ready for a premiere of her work in South Carolina in June and for her commission to compose in Paris this fall, she is also spending some time each day learning Greek.
General Anita Gallentine among BGSU commencement speakers
April 26, 2013 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 276th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 2,092, including 380 degrees granted through the Graduate College.
First student film premieres at BGSU’s Wolfe Center for the Arts
April 24, 2013 - It was his first course at Bowling Green State University as a freshman: Introduction to Sociology Honors, 11 a.m. on Mondays. In that class, Ethan Roberts learned the basics of the social sciences — theories, case studies and experiments. He also almost accidentally discovered the theme of his senior year Honors Project and Independent Study.
BGSU team wins design award for Toledo project
April 24, 2013 - Bowling Green State University faculty and alumni have helped put Toledo “on the map” as it were, and the public can read about their International Design Award-winning efforts in the March issue of HOW magazine.
BGSU to welcome educational rights champion Jonathan Kozol
April 19, 2013 - Jonathan Kozol, longtime national leader in advocating for the educational rights of children, will speak at Bowling Green State University April 26 as part of the “Setting the Pace Lecture Series” hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.
BGSU to host robotics competition for middle, high school teams
April 17, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has joined forces with BEST Robotics Inc. to host for the first time this fall a robotics competition for area middle and high school students.
BGSU students to share economic development findings with area leaders
April 17, 2013 - Civic and University leaders will gather to hear findings and recommendations on an array of community needs at the Bowling Green State University Economic Development Summit April 24.
Benedict honored for continued service to students, faculty
April 11, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University Department of Economics is doubly fortunate to have Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, Distinguished Teaching Professor of economics, as its chair. She is a valued mentor to students and faculty alike, and always gives freely of her time and considerable wisdom.
Gorman honored for continued service to students
April 11, 2013 - Thomas Gorman, an assistant dean and director of advising in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Chao honored for software solutions to community needs
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Joseph Chao, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.
Fallon receives award for collaborative research with graduate students
April 11, 2013 - Dr. L. Fleming Fallon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Folkins honored for ongoing distinguished service
April 11, 2013 - As a scholar, faculty member, colleague and administrator, Dr. John Folkins, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been a leader at Bowling Green State University for the past 10 years. He was recognized by Faculty Senate with the Distinguished Service Award at the April 10 Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.
Manning honored as Distinguished Research Professor
April 11, 2013 - Bowling Green State University sociology professor Dr. Wendy Manning was recognized at the April 10 Faculty Recognition Reception for being named a Distinguished Research Professor.
Mora honored for helping BGSU students present research on and off campus
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Cordula Mora, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, was presented the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
An educator’s educator: Murnen named Master Teacher
April 11, 2013 - Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.
Messer-Kruse adds BGSU research award to scholarly accolades
April 11, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s Olscamp Research Award is based upon a faculty member’s outstanding scholarly or artistic achievements over the previous three years. For Dr. Timothy Messer-Kruse, those have been banner years in terms of professional accomplishment.
Odafe recognized for departmental leadership
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Victor Odafe, chair of the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Bowling Green State University Firelands, received the Chair/School Director Leadership Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10. Presented by Faculty Senate, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize and commemorative plaque.
Spallinger recognized for community involvement
April 11, 2013 - Kimberly Spallinger, an instructor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.
Terry-Fritsch honored for nurturing student’s passion for research
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Bowling Green State University, received the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.
Zeng is BGSU’s 2013 Outstanding Young Scholar
April 11, 2013 - In the four short years since receiving her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and joining the Bowling Green State University economics faculty, Dr. Zheng Zeng has already produced a significant body of work, with more in the pipeline. Her achievement and potential have been recognized with the Outstanding Young Scholar Award, given to enhance the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.
BGSU gets hands-on for Earth Month
April 05, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has special cause to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
Exhibit to showcase the power of art in healing
April 04, 2013 - Bowling Green State University will showcase the power of art in healing this month through an exhibition of The Chemo Paintings by Dorothy Uber Bryan and related activities for the community. The exhibit and events honor the legacy of the late Bowling Green philanthropist, who was committed to helping those with cancer.
‘Spring Awakening’ musical explores teen issues
April 04, 2013 - Like tender green shoots pushing their way up through the earth, adolescents are impelled by nature’s irresistible forces, often leaving them terribly vulnerable. On April 18, the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film will present the musical “Spring Awakening,” capturing the timeless pain and poignancy of youth.
Ferrari presents ‘Ferrari’ to Connie Molnar
April 04, 2013 - Although she is naturally a quiet person, Connie Molnar’s influence is felt all across the Bowling Green State University campus and she has helped BGSU earn state recognition. When it came time for nominations for the 2013 Michael R. Ferrari Award, Molnar’s colleagues felt it was time for her to take her well-deserved place in the spotlight.
March 2013 News Releases
Leadership is focus of 2013 Baker Lecture
March 29, 2013 - “Leading the Way to Healthier Communities: How Leadership Can Strengthen Public Health” is the topic for the 14th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 4.
Environmental activist to keynote BGSU Latino studies conference
March 27, 2013 - Dr. David Cleary, director of agriculture at The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s fourth annual Latin America and Latino/a Studies Conference on March 28.
Social media focus of entrepreneurship week at BGSU
March 27, 2013 - The “Dale Carnegie of social media” will coach business people on how to make friends and influence people through online connections at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship at Bowling Green State University on April 12. This year, the Sebo event caps off Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week), April 8-12, at BGSU.
Public invited to view healthcare diagnostics truck
March 27, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program is hosting the 80-foot long Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics truck on campus April 2-3.
Hugh Masekela closes out BGSU Festival Series
March 27, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts concludes the 2012-13 Festival Series with renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. He will perform with his band at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.
New music from Bowling Green comes to NYC
March 27, 2013 - Considered by many the magnetic north for new music lovers, BGSU has been at the edge of the new music scene for over 40 years, and on April 3 the university will bring its renowned program to Le Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Global metal: scholars converge to explore musical culture
March 27, 2013 - The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University will welcome a host of “metal studies” scholars to share their research and celebrate the musical culture’s endurance at the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference, to be held April 4-7. The organizers believe it to be the largest academic heavy metal conference in history.
I-O Psychology grad program third in nation: U.S. News & World Report
March 15, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s longstanding reputation in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has garnered it the number three position in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 listing of best graduate programs in the discipline, up a notch from last year.
Pro Musica hosts Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition
March 13, 2013 - Pro Musica will host the seventh annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 16) and Sunday (March 17) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Address Honor Society Inductees
March 11, 2013 - Outstanding Bowling Green State University students will hear from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French, when she addresses inductees into five University honor societies on March 15.
‘The Merry Widow’ waltzes onto BGSU stage
March 08, 2013 - Celebrate one remarkably romantic night in Paris in June of 1914 with “The Merry Widow,” performed March 22 and 24 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University.
The Exceptional Woman: Hail Her or Fail Her?’ at BGSU
March 08, 2013 - “Women’s history is an inherent part of all history; however, our histories and knowledge are so rarely shared that way, even in today’s world. So until our histories are incorporated and understood to be part of the normative historical narratives, it’s important that we have at least a month to point it out,” according to Marne Austin, a Bowling Green State University doctoral student in communication studies.
Bestselling author of ‘Llama Llama’ books visits kids’ literacy day
March 05, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, best known for her books starring Llama Llama, is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 16, on Bowling Green State University’s campus.
State of the State Conference focuses on equity, opportunity and diversity
March 04, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Representatives across the spectrum will converge on Bowling Green State University March 21 for the annual State of the State Conference, where close to 200 Ohioans will come together to engage in conversation about issues in equity, opportunity and diversity. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Lessons from Fukushima nuclear disaster focus of Lamb Peace Lecture
March 01, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—On the second anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, prize-winning author Cecile Pineda will speak on “Nuclear Power and the Consequences of Fukushima” in this year’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University.
February 2013 News Releases
BGSU sets room and board rates, plans improvements
February 23, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees addressed a packed agenda of financial and campus construction items, from room and board rates to building renovations, at its Feb. 22 meeting, held at BGSU Firelands.
Wester explores gothic view of African American history
February 18, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—African Americans over the past 200 years have not needed to read stories about ghosts and haunted mansions to experience horror. Their own lives have too often been the source of true terror, said Dr. Maisha Wester, an assistant professor of English and American culture studies at Bowling Green State University. But a number of African American writers have embraced the gothic genre of literature to express the madness and danger of black people’s existence.
‘Romance of Race’ reveals rich cultural history
February 18, 2013 - A new book by Dr. Jolie Sheffer is further confirmation that one should never doubt the power of the pen. “The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1890-1930,” published in January by Rutgers University Press, explains the role of minority women writers and reformers in the creation of modern American multiculturalism.
BGSU presents its first ‘tweet friendly’ concert
February 18, 2013 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University has become social media savvy, and will host its first “tweet friendly” concert, featuring the University Band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
Duo pianists Anderson and Roe perform on BGSU Festival Series
February 06, 2013 - The duo piano team of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will present the next performance in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.
January 2013 News Releases
Young adulthood marked by relationship ‘churning’
January 31, 2013 - It’s a tumultuous time in life — the late teens, early 20s — especially when it comes to relationships. That instability is the focus of a new study from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.
Peace Corps expands Paul D. Coverdell fellows partnership with BGSU
January 29, 2013 - Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides significant graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell fellows programs in the country.
State of the Region Conference offers economic outlook
January 24, 2013 - Now that we’ve sidestepped the fiscal cliff, at least in the short term, what is the longer-range economic picture for the region? Civic and business leaders will hear the thoughts of economic experts at the 11th annual State of the Region Conference, hosted by Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development on Feb. 1 in Perrysburg.
BGSU cheerleading reaches new heights at national championship
January 22, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University cheerleading team made history Jan. 19 during the 2013 Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The team finished second in the nation, which is the highest a Mid-American Conference school has ever placed.
Falcon Health Center taking shape
January 17, 2013 - Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital (WCH) have signed an agreement for the creation of the Falcon Health Center, a new University health center that will be operated by the hospital and replace the present Student Health Services building on campus. The new facility will be located at the corner of East Wooster Street and South College Drive.
Falcon Millionaires @ BGSU receives donation
January 14, 2013 - The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Bowling Green State University Foundation in support of Falcon Millionaires @ BGSU, a program that focuses on financial literacy for eighth-graders.
BGSU begins semester with focus on black history
January 09, 2013 - February is officially national Black History Month, but at Bowling Green State University commemorative events will begin in January and continue through mid-March.
BGSU Gospel Choir unites voices in songs of praise
January 09, 2013 - The 1970s was a big decade for Bowling Green State University. In 1971, a parking permit for students cost only $15. In 1972, Darrow Hall became the first co-ed dorm at BGSU, with men and women assigned to alternate floors. And in 1975, Aerosmith performed on campus.
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