Jun 24, 2020 9:23 AM Griffen Palmer ’17 wins songwriting competition on NBC’s ‘Songland’
Griffen Palmer, a 2017 BGSU alumnus, won NBC’s “Songland” competition in May and was chosen to write a song for the country duo Florida Georgia Line. He performed his song, “Second Guessing,” which was chosen and recorded by Florida Georgia Line and quickly reached No. 1 on iTunes.
Apr 20, 2020 11:06 AM BGSU public relations major applauds her fellow seniors
Meredith Troxel offers advice to her fellow BGSU seniors: Take pride in what you have given to the University community. Connect with friends and make lasting memories this summer (when we hopefully can be social together again). Seek new opportunities in a time of uncertainty.
Apr 2, 2020 5:00 PM Take a break from schoolwork — ideas to relax and fill time
Now that the stay-at-home order in Ohio has been extended to May 1, it is especially important to find new ways to entertain ourselves and fill our days. It is important to take brain breaks for your mental health and simply to have something to look forward to in between BGSU class assignments.
Mar 27, 2020 2:30 PM Three ways for BGSU students to stay organized during online learning
This is a blog written by Bowling Green State University students that offers advice on how to navigate distance learning. Multiple posts will appear each week. In this offering, senior public relations major Meredith Troxel offers tips on how to keep organized.
Mar 16, 2020 2:42 PM Givens Fellowship allows student to learn about protests, human trafficking in India
Bowling Green State University multiplatform journalism major Abby Shifley studied abroad in New Delhi, India, during winter session in January. She went on this trip to research human trafficking in India, a country where she spent 10 years of my life.
Dec 3, 2019 4:39 PM Flexible schedule, affordability big draws for BGSU Firelands
Melanie Myers, a communication major, chose BGSU Firelands because of its proximity to her hometown of Norwalk, Ohio, its affordability and because she was able to finish classes and work at the same time. It also helped her land a job as public information officer Huron County Public Health.
Sep 13, 2019 1:07 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Hannah Finnerty is committed to community service
Hannah Finnerty graduated in August from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science. Her inquisitiveness also propelled her to explore many experiences beyond the classroom. From alternative spring breaks to Arabic language classes, her choices have given her a library of stories to share.
Jun 17, 2019 1:21 PM WBGU-TV staff wins Emmy for ALICE training video
Staff from WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate, won an Emmy Award June 15 for their ALICE training video, created for the Bowling Green State University Police Department, with the assistance of the BGSU Office of Marketing and Communications.
May 20, 2019 11:44 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU graduate David Chalupsky credits College of Business for landing job at Google
David Chalupsky had four internships while attending BGSU and spent countless hours preparing for his post-collegiate career at the Business Career Accelerator. He is graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in business with a specialization in marketing. Chalupsky is set to begin his career with Google in July.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU journalism student believes it’s her duty to help people
Bowling Green State University journalism student Angelica Euseary has high expectations for journalists, namely credibility, ethics, integrity and accuracy. After graduating May 18, she’ll begin graduate school, then use her education and experiences to help people through a journalistic platform, while living these traits.
May 13, 2019 10:15 AM Lifelong journalist Mizell Stewart III to address commencement candidates
Bowling Green State University alumnus Mizell Stewart III, an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster, and corporate news executive, will address candidates during the May 18 morning commencement ceremony. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in 1994. His story should resonate with everyone, not just future journalists.
May 8, 2019 2:45 PM 'BG Ideas' podcast looks at national issues with local relevance
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and the School of Media and Communication at BGSU have introduced a new podcast, "BG Ideas." In each episode, the host, Dr. Jolie Sheffer, director of ICS, talks with academics, artists, activists and other professionals about their work in the humanities on national issues with local relevance.
May 6, 2019 5:30 AM BGSU Class of 2019 has developed lifelong skills, friends
They’ve made lifelong friends, tried new activities, visited new countries and developed skills to take into the workforce or the next phase of their education. We checked in with five students we first met in August of 2015 as they prepare for Bowling Green State University’s May commencement ceremonies.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Schuck’s work with undergraduates garners 2019 Blinn Award
Dr. Raymond Schuck, associate professor in the Department of Communication at BGSU Firelands, received the 2019 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work, presented at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 16. His collaborative work with students has helped develop their research skills and confidence.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Begum’s commitment to engagement acclaimed
Dr. Khani Begum, associate professor of English, has built a tremendous record of service while at BGSU, particularly through her commitments and accomplishments focusing on service-learning, community engagement and outreach. In recognition, Begum was presented the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Rentner honored by Student Alumni Ambassadors
For her dedication to her students, Dr. Terry Rentner, a professor of journalism and public relations in the School of Media and Communication, has been named the 2019 Master Teacher by the Student Alumni Ambassadors. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize.
Apr 10, 2019 3:00 PM Career Day keynote speaker encourages students to be assertive, take opportunities
Alumnus Brian D’Aurelio, senior director of national promotions and events marketing at Sirius XM Radio, shared professional advice, tips and reminiscences with students recently at Media Career Day, hosted by the School of Media and Communication. A 1996 graduate, D’Aurelio interned at WBGU and was a member of SICSIC at BGSU.
Apr 5, 2019 4:15 PM BGSU plays host to 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
More than three dozen current and former NFL players descended upon BGSU April 1-4 for the 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Led by Dick Maxwell ’70, participants benefited from a robust collection of industry experts, from top broadcast and radio networks, beat writers and BGSU faculty.
Mar 19, 2019 11:00 AM Severe Weather Awareness Week is this week
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 17-23 – provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare their homes, schools and businesses for potential severe weather. BGSU’s Emergency Management office encourages everyone to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards while on and off campus.
Jan 8, 2019 4:16 PM Jerry Anderson voices his love for BGSU community
If you’ve been to a BGSU basketball game at the Stroh Center recently, you may have heard a familiar voice making announcements during the games. That voice belongs to Jerry Anderson, who has had a long broadcast career in northwest Ohio, and it all began at Bowling Green State University.
Nov 2, 2018 1:26 PM Rentner book on sport communication challenges readers to ‘make the call’
Today sport is news, according to Dr. Terry Rentner, a professor of journalism and public relations in Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication. She is co-editor of the new book “Case Studies in Sport Communication: You Make the Call.”
Oct 12, 2018 11:30 AM Summer of a lifetime for journalism student
Bowling Green State University broadcast journalism student Brendan Hall was selected to do a "dream-come-true" internship over the summer at ESPN Cleveland, where he gained valuable experience to prepare him for a career in sports broadcasting.
Sep 6, 2018 12:00 AM Summer Experience: Parker Kern gets taste of agency life at Hart
Parker Kern, a BGSU senior majoring in multiplatform journalism and minoring in entrepreneurship, interned this past summer at Hart Associates in downtown Toledo. Hart is a full-service public relations and marketing agency owned and operated by Mike Hart ’83 with high-profile clients such as ProMedica, Ohio Lottery and BGSU Athletics.
Jun 25, 2018 8:49 AM BGSU announces two new degree programs
At its June 21 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs, a master’s in athletic training and an interdisciplinary bachelor’s in advertising. These programs will prepare students for high-demand career paths, both in the region and internationally.
May 8, 2018 4:22 PM Identify your essence and reach out, author Beth Macy tells graduates
Best-selling author and prize-winning journalist Beth Macy, a 1986 Bowling Green State University graduate in journalism, advised degree candidates at the May 5 commencement ceremony to find happiness by defining what speaks to their essence, nurturing their own unique slant and engaging with their communities.
Apr 16, 2018 4:46 PM BGSU hosts NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
Bowling Green State University played host to the NFL’s 12th annual Broadcast Boot Camp from April 9-11. There were 35 participants from the NFL, including 14 current players, who took part in a program that focused on show preparation, radio production and field reporting.
Mar 30, 2018 3:00 PM Kluch honored for excellence in teaching as a graduate student
Communication studies student Yannick Kluch recently was named the winner of the Central States Communication Association’s 2018 Cooper Award for teaching by a Ph.D. student. He becomes the first Bowling Green State University student ever to receive the prestigious honor.
Mar 21, 2018 11:30 AM In pursuit of public service
BGSU junior Hannah Finnerty is one of 194 finalists for the 2018 Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship for students pursing careers as public service leaders. On April 20, she will find out if she’ll receive this prestigious scholarship from the Truman Foundation, a living memorial to the country’s 33rd president.
Mar 9, 2018 2:28 PM BGSU wins multiple 2018 Addy Awards
BGSU brought home gold, silver and bronze awards at the recent Addy Awards. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation Toledo, the annual event recognizes creativity in marketing, advertising and publications. The Office of Marketing and Communications team had wins in multiple divisions, and students also won several awards.
Mar 7, 2018 1:00 PM Kuhlin Center receives award
The Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center, home of Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication, has been selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Design for Renovation/Modernization award by American School & University magazine. The former South Hall underwent a complete renovation and adding a new wing.
Mar 5, 2018 9:16 AM From backyard football to the Super Bowl
BGSU alumnus Ryan Maddocks ’12 worked his second Super Bowl this year, this time as video assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles. His first was as an NFL Films intern in 2013. Maddocks has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, now known as media production and studies.
Feb 18, 2018 7:30 AM Postcard from Abroad: Audra DeLaney
Back from 10 days circumnavigating Puerto Rico on a tall ship, BGSU public relations student Audra DeLaney connects lessons she learned during a maritime studies program to her field of study.
Oct 23, 2017 2:00 PM Summer Experience: Music industry internship eye-opening for Samantha Sharp
Samantha Sharp, a multiplatform journalism major and music industry minor at Bowling Green State University, had a career-expanding internship at the The Syndicate, a marketing agency in New Jersey. The internship gave Sharp real-life experience in an industry that she hadn’t previously considered as a career possibility.
Oct 21, 2017 7:00 AM ‘Asylum of Darkness’
Bowling Green State University faculty member Jose Cardenas served as second unit director of photography on the 2017 horror film “Asylum of Darkness,” which is now available. He discusses his role and working with BGSU alumni and what’s next for him in the industry.
Oct 20, 2017 2:38 PM Students organize Oct. 23 City Council candidate forum
BGSU students and University community members will have another chance to meet Bowling Green City Council candidates and learn about the issues on the Nov. 7 ballot at a student-organized candidate forum on campus at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 6, 2017 4:15 PM WBGU-TV to produce, air ‘Live at Howard’s’
WBGU-TV will premiere a new, 10-episode series highlighting the best in live, local music beginning Oct. 12. “Live at Howard’s” is created, produced, filmed and edited by staff from WBGU-TV and BGSU students. The episodes were filmed at Howard’s Club H, an music club located in downtown Bowling Green.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Summer Experience: Shannon Cleary reaffirms her University plans
Shannon Cleary, a double major in dance and public relations in the Honors College at Bowling Green State University, reaffirms her plan of finding a PR job that keeps her connected to the world of dance with an internship at Ballet in the City in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Sep 25, 2017 12:00 PM Crawford to join BGSU as executive in residence
Longtime sports broadcaster and BGSU alumnus Jay Crawford '87 has joined the University as an executive in residence. Jay Crawford will share his journey with students, faculty, staff and the community.
Aug 7, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: First cohort completes BGSU M.A. strategic communication specialization
The Master of Arts in communication with a specialization in strategic communication was started in 2015 and was geared at professionals in the media and communication industry to help them navigate the changing industry. In August 2017, the first cohort of students is graduating with the degree.
Jun 19, 2017 7:00 AM 2017 Summer Reading List: Robin Yocum
Whether you’re hitting the beach or relaxing on the porch swing, summer can be a great time to catch up on some reading. To help you get started, we’ve asked BGSU faculty and alumni for suggestions. Tune in throughout the summer as we share their top picks.
Jun 12, 2017 7:00 AM Making the news
From covering breaking news on major events, to flying with the Air Force on a humanitarian mission, to meeting the president for dinner at the White House, it has been a whirlwind of a career for news anchor and reporter Blair Miller ’98.
Jun 5, 2017 7:00 AM Hooked on hockey
Steve Mears ’02, who majored in telecommunications at BGSU, was named the TV play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. After serving as host of “NHL Now” on the NHL Network, Mears will begin his tenure as voice of the Penguins starting in the 2017-18 season.
May 25, 2017 9:50 AM BGSU alumnus Robin Yocum finalist for Edgar Allen Poe Award
Robin Yocum '78 was a recent finalist for the 2017 Edgar Allen Poe Awards, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Yocum, a journalism major at BGSU, was in the running for Best Paperback Original for his novel "A Brilliant Death."
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Mother and daughter graduate together
Mother and daughter Diana and Olivia Paredes graduated from Bowling Green State University May 6 with bachelor’s degrees in communication. They chose their degrees for different reasons, but agree that graduate school might be the next step for each of them.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: President’s Award recipient prides herself on hard work
Meghan Murray, a third-generation Falcon and a President’s Award recipient, is graduating from BGSU’s visual communication technology program with a 4.0 GPA. During her time at the University, Murray edited a national PBS show while at WBGU-TV and helped edit an Emmy Award-nominated documentary.
May 4, 2017 3:03 PM BGSU, WBGU-TV making headlines
Collaboration among community newspapers and BGSU students, faculty and staff is the driving force behind News90 – a new daily newscast airing weekdays on BGSU’s WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate. The newscast gives BGSU students valuable television production experience while creating local programming for WBGU-TV.
Apr 24, 2017 4:28 PM Current, former players get a leg up at NFL Sports Media Boot Camp
Dick Maxwell ’70 got to show off BGSU’s Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center to current and former professional football players April 19-22 during the fifth annual NFL Boot Camp: Sports Media. The Kuhlin Center is BGSU’s home of the School of Media and Communication, which debuted in Fall 2016.
Mar 17, 2017 3:00 PM Arts and Sciences hosts Common Read lectures
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting two lectures this month featuring alumni whose talks will address the theme of this year’s BGSU Common Read book, “A More Beautiful Question,” by Warren Berger. David Kennedy and Rick Valicenti are the invited speakers for the college’s Common Read lectures.
Mar 9, 2017 9:00 AM Westward ho!
Bowling Green State University alumnus Randy Haberkamp ’79 turned an interest in journalism into a love for film that continues to this day. Haberkamp is currently the managing director of preservation and foundation programs at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Jan 30, 2017 7:00 AM Beth Macy '86 explores racism in 'Truevine'
BGSU alumna Beth Macy's best-selling "Truevine" is a tale of greed combatted by a mother’s love and persistence, and the emotional, political and financial effects of racism on a single family in rural Virginia. Her book creates an important and unusual window into understanding racism in contemporary America.
Jan 9, 2017 7:00 AM Newsmakers get their due
Three of the seven inductees into the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2016 Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame are Bowling Green State University alumni. The induction ceremony was held recently in Westlake.
Dec 7, 2016 3:34 PM A world of Indian music
Dr. Srinivas Melkote, a professor of media production and studies, hosts what is probably the only live show in northwest Ohio devoted to Indian music. “Music of India and Its Diaspora” airs from 2-4 p.m. Sundays on WBGU-FM, Bowling Green State University’s campus radio station. He plays an array of musical styles and music from Indians living around the world.
Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Motivated to make a difference
BGSU MBA student Saleha Azmi is happiest when she’s busy. In addition to classwork, she’s staying busy by serving as president of the student chapter of the American Association of University Women and as a member of the national AAUW Student Advisory Council.
Nov 21, 2016 7:00 AM The ‘write’ combination
BG News Editor-in-Chief Holly Shively recently received a Press Club of Toledo Touchstone Award for her public affairs article on anxiety and depression. The junior has several ideas for the BG News and her career, which will likely include reporting and working in higher education.
Sep 23, 2016 3:04 PM Homecoming 2016 has something for all
BGSU will welcome back alumni during Homecoming 2016 for a celebration of education and campus life then and now. Homecoming runs from Friday (Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2), but kicks off for faculty and staff on Tuesday (Sept. 27) with a brand new event, the Faculty/Staff Homecoming Royalty crowning.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM The Power of Sports
Yannick Kluch moved from his hometown of Hamburg, Germany, to Bowling Green sight unseen after selecting Bowling Green State University for his master’s degree in 2012. Now a doctoral student, Kluch has created We Are One Team (WA1T), which uses sports to promote social change.
Aug 18, 2016 2:34 PM Falcon Fast and Furious 10
Film students from Bowling Green State University didn’t have to travel far to get their first experience working on a major motion picture. Three undergraduates and seven alumni were involved in the production of “Fast and Furious 8” in Cleveland. The opportunity came for most of them through alumna Allie Toman ’07.
Aug 17, 2016 3:03 PM Academic year begins with strong freshman class, new campus facilities
The 2016-167 academic year that begins Monday (Aug. 22) is already off to a strong start. The University today welcomes an incoming freshman class that is about 6 percent larger than last year’s, more diverse and with the highest average GPA in University history.
Aug 17, 2016 3:00 PM Bradshaw fellowship turns lens on German democracy, history
Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, left the United States for Germany and Belgium as a RIAS Berlin Kommission Fellow. She was the only academic among 11 other American journalists from around the country and from public and commercial networks.
Jul 11, 2016 12:00 PM Morning person
Alumna Natalie Taylor got her start in sports reporting at Bowling Green State University, but now cohosts Tampa Bay’s newest lifestyle and entertainment show, “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.” Taylor says BGSU opened many doors on her way to this dream job.
Jun 13, 2016 7:00 AM A Brilliant Career
Author Robin Yocum ’78 is thankful for his hometown of Brilliant, Ohio, and his alma mater, Bowling Green State University. Both have inspired and contributed to his career as an accomplished writer. He came from steelworkers, coal miners and railroaders and was the first in his family afforded the opportunity to attend college.
Jun 13, 2016 7:00 AM Workin' for the Benjamins
Tomeka Kolleh '12 hones her skills in marketing and public relations and actively networks with movers and shakers in New York City until she lands a job with Combs Enterprises, led by chairman, hip-hop recording artist, actor and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
May 9, 2016 7:00 AM Newly named Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center
A gift from Michael '68 and Sara Kuhlin provides support for the renovated South Hall which will house the School of Media and Communication. The gift builds on previous support provided for student scholarship and leadership.
May 2, 2016 12:15 AM Hanasono earns Hoch, college awards for commitment to diversity
Dr. Lisa Hanasono's work is founded in the integration of research and teaching and lived out in her commitment to the community. In recognition of her engagement of students with such important issues as promoting unity, diversity and inclusion, Hanasono, an assistant professor of communication, received a 2016 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service.
May 2, 2016 12:00 AM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7). The graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Speaking will be alumni Maribeth Rahe, Dean Bresciani, Holly Horn, Jason “Jay” Crawford, and D. Craig Rathbun.
Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM Hanasono wins Blinn, undergraduate advising awards
Dr. Lisa Hanasono’s exceptional ability to work with and inspire students to achieve has earned her two awards: The Elliott K. Blinn Award for Faculty/Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work and the President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students by Faculty and Staff.
Apr 1, 2016 1:00 PM Connecting the self to the world through writing
Prominent researcher and 1971 alumnus Arthur P. Bochner will return to the University April 8 as the keynote speaker for the Media and Communication Graduate Student Association Conference. He will present “The Rise of Autoethnography: Stretching Boundaries, Fashioning Identities, Healing Wounds,” at 2 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.
Jan 25, 2016 7:00 AM Weathering TV News
Coming into her first year at BGSU, Betsy Kling ’97 was set on becoming a fourth grade teacher. She even chose BGSU because of the reputation of the College of Education and Human Development. But she never thought she would end up on television forecasting the weather. Kling is the chief meteorologist at WKYC-TV in Cleveland. It took a lot of hard work for her to get to where she is today. That hard work started her freshman year at BGSU when she realized that studying to be a teacher wasn’t a good fit for her.
BGSU alumnus named best Ohio TV reporter by Associated Press
BGSU alumnus Duane Pohlman was recently named best Ohio TV reporter by the Associated Press. He is an investigative reporter for WKRC-TV, Channel 12, in Cincinnati, where he has worked since September 2016. Prior to landing his current position at WKRC, Pohlman worked at several television stations across the country.
BGSU recognizes 2018 10 Under 10 honorees
From basketball coaches and photographers, to environmentalists and advocates, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives for the world. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 Award was established. The 2018 class was honored during Homecoming Oct. 12.
Lockford, Stafford honored by National Communication Association
Two Bowling Green State University faculty members were recently recognized by the National Communication Association for their accomplishments by the National Communication Association. Dr. Laura Stafford, director of the School of Media and Communication, and Dr. Lesa Lockford, chair of the Department of Theatre and Film, each received an award for her work.