Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences
Since 1929, the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU has offered innovative and engaging academic programs to the students at Bowling Green State University, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and offering areas of study in the sciences that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes to the farthest corners of the universe. All of our programs feature advanced equipment for research and learning.
Although we're BGSU's largest college, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we afford students. The College advising staff is available to help undecided students determine the major that's right for them, explore career options, schedule classes, and plan ahead so they can graduate on time. Faculty advisors in each of our departments are also available to advise their majors about internships, co-ops, courses, graduate school, and careers as well as talk to them about their long-range aspirations and immediate concerns.
Davis honored in Washington, D.C., for research on harmful algal blooms
Dr. Timothy Davis, an associate professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, received the Gears of Government President’s Award on May 22 for significantly advancing rapid and remote detection of harmful algal bloom toxins (HABs).
The President’s Awards recognize the best of the best. They are the highest level of distinction within the Gears of Government Awards program, with awardees selected from more than 200 teams and individuals already recognized by their agencies for outstanding mission results, customer service and accountable stewardship.
The awards ceremony took place in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Read More
2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award
Walton brings kindness, expertise, creativity to his multiple roles
When the call went out for nominations for the 2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award, the top award given to administrative staff, the School of Art did not hesitate. “The burden lies not in knowing who to nominate, as he is the most deserving candidate we could imagine, but in trying to find the right words to convey what an incredible asset he is, not only to the School of Art and to Theatre and Film, but the entire university.”
That person is Jason Walton, collaborative arts digital technology coordinator. As the Ferrari Award winner, he received $1,000 and a reserved parking space for a year, and a plaque in his honor will hang in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The award was presented at the May 21 Administrative Staff Council annual reception. Named for former interim president “Mick” Ferrari, it recognizes those who represent the values he exemplified: demonstrated excellence in one’s work while also promoting harmony, having strong relationships with the University community and being committed to the growth and betterment of BGSU and its students.
The story of two Pucks
BGSU alumna Anne (Potoky) Weaver ’56 and undergraduate Anna Parchem share similar first names, a petite stature, boundless energy and enthusiasm and, most importantly, a stint as William Shakespeare’s “Puck.”
On May 4, the two sprites came face-to-face after the Saturday matinee of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Department of Theatre and Film’s final production for the 2018-19 season.
Weaver, who turns 90 on May 11, traveled from Columbus (Ohio) to campus with her son to see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It is a play she knows well–well enough that she was able to recite some of the lines which she remembered from when she played Puck in 1955.
As a student at BGSU, Weaver was active in the theatre department, Greek life (Alpha Xi Delta) and was named the Outstanding Greek Woman in 1956. After graduating, she had a successful career in marketing and public relations.