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» City honors Jane Rosser for her dedicated advocacy work
Heavily engaged in planning the last details of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Challenge, Dr. Jane Rosser almost did not attend the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission's annual Martin Luther King celebration at the public library on Jan. 18.
» Record numbers of students excel with Learning Commons tutoring
More BGSU students are discovering the value of services offered at the Learning Commons, which offers tutoring in most subjects and interactive study space at Jerome Library.
"Our motto has been, 'Come early, and come often,'" said Mark Nelson, director of the Learning Commons. "Those who do well come here three, four or five times a week because drop-in tutoring helps students to create a regular study schedule and to keep on top of homework."
>> Upali Weerasooriya leads research to enhance oil recovery
Upali Weerasooriya '77 of Austin, Texas has developed new ways to draw every precious drop of fossil fuels out of existing oil wells through his chemical research of surfactants.
With new developments gaining recognition globally, Weerasooriya is now investing in a scholarship fund in honor of the retired BGSU chemistry professor emeritus, Thomas Kinstle, who helped to give his research career a head start.
» Peace Corps adds additional degrees to Coverdell Fellows partnership
Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides substantial graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell Fellows programs in the country.
The new master's degree offerings at BGSU will be in business administration, food and nutrition, public administration, and Spanish, in addition to a Ph.D. in American culture studies. BGSU's existing Coverdell Fellows partnership is a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE).
>> Students give back during MLK Jr. Day of Service Challenge
>> David “Chief” Kekuewa brings his Hawaiian family roots to BG
On the surface, home and family seem so distant, half a world away for David “Chief” Kekuewa. You have to traverse 4,400 miles and pass through six time zones to reach the town of Keaau on the island of Hawaii, where his roots are anchored.
But for the junior offensive lineman on the Falcon football team, that seemingly unmanageable distance became almost insignificant this past year. His parents and sisters stayed close to him through daily calls, weekly video chats, and several marathon journeys to watch Chief play. And his Falcon family joined in with support and friendship, Midwest style.
>> Scholar found his calling in the classroom
Meet scholarship recipient Julian A. Jackson
Hometown : Grove City, Ohio
Major : Intervention Specialist (College of Education and Human Development)
Scholarships : Isaac Cochran Memorial Scholarship; BGSU Heritage Scholarship
Involvement : student caller and supervisor for BGSU Telefund, which raises about $1 million per year for scholarships and programs at Bowling Green State University
>> Tom Egan '95 is head of Phoenix-based Esperanca
Tom Egan '95 changed his major twice before he landed in Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Rice Allgeier's psychology classroom, where he realized his urge to help people and to participate in the global movement to alleviate poverty. He admired Dr. Rice Allgeier for her global perspective, and her recollections of contracting a tropical disease as she researched African tribal groups early in her career.
>> BGSU finishes second at UCA National Championships
Orlando, Fla. – The Bowling Green State University cheerleading team placed second in the country at the College Cheer National Championships this weekend, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The team is coached by Anne Marie King and assisted by David Clemons.
The second-place finish is the highest ever for a Mid-American Conference school and marks the third consecutive year in which the Bowling Green squad placed in the top five in the country. The Falcons were just 0.7 points out of first and receive an automatic bid to the 2014 College Cheer National Championships with the result.
» LeSo Gallery highlights works of BG alumni and east Toledo neighborhood
Launching a small business is something many dream about doing for years. Amber LeFever '09 and Adam Soboleski '10 didn't wait.
The young alumni have opened LeSo Gallery at 1527 Starr Avenue in Toledo. Both are artists and graduates of the BGSU School of Art.
» Scholarships helped to lure Summer Bell to BGSU
Summer Bell had her heart set on BGSU as a high school student, although her mom, a single parent, urged her to choose whichever university could provide the best scholarship package. When Summer learned that she had been selected for the President's Leadership Academy at BGSU - which provides a full tuition scholarship, close mentorship and leadership training - her mom couldn't contain her excitement. Summer became the first in her family to attend college.
» Meresa McKesson thrives on civic engagement
How different the world would be if more people shared Meresa McKesson's belief: "Helping others should be second nature, like breathing." The junior from Detroit, a management information systems major in the College of Business Administration, has found her perfect fit at BGSU as a Civic Action Leader (CAL) through the Office of Service-Learning.
It's not just sending off a check to a cause or dishing out meals in a soup kitchen - worthy though those contributions are - that she finds satisfying. According to McKesson, "Fully committing yourself to (service) and seeing the way you help someone do something they wouldn't otherwise be able to do, and really learning about those you help is so rewarding."
» Sarah Rath '02 is associate producer on HBO's The Newsroom
After a decade working behind the scenes of several popular television programs, WBGU-TV alumna Sarah Rath '02 is enjoying the first red carpet recognition of one her shows as the associate producer of HBO's The Newsroom.
Rath is in charge of all post-production for The Newsroom, which earned nominations for two Golden Globe Awards for its first season. The show is now in its second season on HBO. Though the show failed to capture the first major awards for which it was eligible during the Golden Globe ceremony Jan. 13, cast and crew are optimistic that additional award nominations will come this year, Rath said.
» Recognized for bravery and honorable service during World War II
Otto Schoeppler '47, '79 (Hon.) was recently appointed a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by decree of the president of France during the Sarkozy administration. The Legion of Honor, or Légion d'honneur, is France's highest order, or decoration, that recognizes military and civilians alike for their bravery or honorable service to the country.
» Employers and state create positions with $1.58 million investment
At least 67 new employment opportunities in key JobsOhio industries will be created for students of Bowling Green State University, thanks to a combined investment of $1.58 million from the Ohio Board of Regents, several businesses with operations or interests in Ohio, and the BGSU Foundation. Inc.
» Gospel Choir is source of strength for 40-plus years
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.
This all might seem like just a distant memory, but one organization to come out of that era is still as fresh as the year it began. The BGSU Gospel Choir started in 1970 and has been going strong ever since.
» A look back at the best BGSU photos from the past year.