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Slide Show Archive
» Competition drives home STEM lessons
The Falcon BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday (Oct. 26) was intense. The crowds were cheering and clapping for their favorite teams. A pep band and electric guitarist played upbeat tunes to keep the energy level high in between matches. And if you didn't know any better you might have thought you were watching an NCAA basketball tournament in Anderson Arena.
» Re-thinking the light bulb in the College of Business
The century-old incandescent light bulb as we know it today has been in decline as consumers have demanded more efficient and longer-life options. Along with continuing to advance the latest energy-saving lighting technologies, GE Lighting sees an advantage in using new smart technology to develop and market an intelligent light bulb.
» Communication students teach tablet classes at senior center
It's a scene that can't help but bring a smile to your face. Three young men, in dress shirts, are hunched over iPads with a group of senior citizens, all women. They're helping them learn the ins and outs of tablet technology.
The technology is frustrating, and the women are full of questions, but this group of Bowling Green State University students patiently answers and walks them through the solutions to various problems.
» BGSU expands graduate programs for returned Peace Corps volunteers
Bowling Green State University is attracting a new set set of graduate students who have skills in adapting to other cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers and leveraging limited resources. These assets to classrooms across BGSU are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have opted to pursue the government's Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Coverdell offers lifetime eligibility for financial assistance toward education through partnerships with over 70 schools throughout the country, including BGSU.
» Inspect UR Gadget aimed at students and community
While serving in the Navy, Shawn Herman got used to working long hours and managing many different projects. He's now using those time-management skills to help him finish his degree in Management of Information Systems, and also run a new electronics repair and retail outlet called Inspect UR Gadget.
Herman first came to Bowling Green State University in 2004 after graduating from high school, but left after just one semester. He went on to start a successful business in the Toledo area called Allied PC, but eventually decided the long-term prospects were not good. His dad suggested joining the military and taking advantage of the G.I. Bill that would follow.
» BGSU Fulbright faculty go global to teach, research
From Argentina to Finland to Rwanda, Bowling Green State University faculty were conducting research and teaching last semester as Fulbright Scholars. Drs. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology; Salim Elwazani, architecture and environmental design, and Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, enriched their host students' knowledge base while gaining new insight into their own teaching strategies and fields of research.
» United Way wins big in competition among alumni
The Battle of I-75 is the long-standing rivalry between Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. But one northwest Ohio company took that rivalry to a whole new level and used the friendly competition to support a good cause.
Each year, Marathon Petroleum holds an electronic auction of donated items, in which all money raised is given to United Way. This year, one item in particular sparked interest among Marathon's Falcon and Rocket alumni employees. It was the chance to fly their team's flag on the flagpole in front of Marathon Petroleum's corporate office in Findlay, Ohio, for two weeks.
» Fall 2014 Applications are now being accepted
» Within two years of launching, Vontoba Terry '03 and his wife supply Macy's, J.C. Penney
A new full-figured lingerie brand now being stocked by national retailers is the venture of a BGSU alumnus of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA).
Vontoba "Von" Terry '03 of Frisco, Texas, partnered with his wife, Psychelia, to found Urban Intimates, a trendy line of undies and unmentionables for curvy and plus-size women. Their designs in cup-sizes 32DD to 44H recently landed in select Macy's stores and the online store of J.C. Penney Co.
» Investment of former athletes will celebrate retired coach and late administrator
Mickey Cochrane is a walking, talking media guide of Falcon Athletics. Preserving nearly 100 years of Falcon sport is a passion for Cochrane, who is the BGSU Athletic Museum archivist and co-founder, associate professor emeritus and beloved award-winning coach of lacrosse and soccer.
» Radio show airing weekly
After what host Brad Cresswell described as "a long, harrowing process" the "New Music from Bowling Green" radio show was ready to launch BGSU musicians into the international spotlight on Oct. 6.
Putting together the show is an "organic process" but is also "a lot of work, time and investment-which is why not a lot of people do it," Cresswell explained. "The fact that we've been able to band together and make it happen is something spectacular.
» Students create, shoot wildlife conservation show
"When you do a documentary like this with wildlife, monkeys and snakes just get thrown at you by the jungle and you have to be ready for it."
According to seniors Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz, they were more than ready for the wildlife they encountered while on a trip to Costa Rica as part of a BGSU Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship. The Givens Fellowship provides up to $6,000 to a BGSU undergraduate to support a self-designed, off-campus experience in a manner not otherwise possible through an academic program, regular summer job, enrichment program or study abroad program.
» Research shows increased drug use, adolescent sexual activity
Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That's according to new research from Dr. Karen Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
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