Bowling Green VCI


About Bowling Green VCI

Our collaborations within the City of Bowling Green are ongoing and multi-faceted.  Each semester brings new opportunities and connections for community-based learning courses, community-based research, and meaningful partnerships between BGSU and Bowling Green.  Through VCI Bowling Green we hope to focus our partnerships and help promote these opportunities more broadly to BGSU students and faculty.  See the details below for more information about existing partnerships and how to get involved.

VCI Highlight - Court Street Connects

  • As part of the City of Bowling Green Community Action Plan an innovative event called the Court Street Connects Festival will take place April 22, 2017.  The day-long event is a creative way to test a complete streets redesign of Court Street by temporarily establishing expanded bicycle and pedestrian space for a week.  A variety of family friendly events will take place at the festival including bike helmet fitting and give away, bicycle safety and maintenance sessions, face painting, information booths, Court House tours, and more.  BGSU students, faculty, and staff have been involved in a variety of ways:
    • POLS 6900, Public Administration Capstone – Graduate students are designing and implementing the process of gathering and analyzing data related to the temporary redesign of Court Street to assess pedestrian and bicycle usage.  Instructor: Dr. Shannon Orr
    • VCT 4670, Visual Communication Technology Synthesis – Undergraduate student designed logo and promotional materials for the event.  Instructor: Laney Fugett.
    • Graphic Design students assisting with designing and placing signs for event.  Instructor: Lori Young.
    • BGSU Office of Campus Sustainability – Providing orange bicycles to be used during event, recycling receptacles, and outreach to sustainability focused student organizations.
    • BGSU Center for Community and Civic Engagement – Assisting with connecting campus units, student organizations, and community-based learning courses to the Community Action Plan and the Court Street Connects event. 

For more information about VCI Bowling Green, contact:


Paul Valdez

Position: Associate Director, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
Phone: 419-372-9865
Address: 301 Hayes Hall

Past Community-Based Learning Courses and Bowling Green Partners

Course Course Title Partner organization
ARCH 3210 Design Studio 2 - Community-Based Design Studio
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Common Good
ARTS 3350 Screenprinting
  • Project Connect
BIOL 4530 Amphibian & Reptile Husbandry
  • BGSU Herpetarium
CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab
  • BG Water Treatment Plant
COMM 2030 Small Group Communication
  • Wood County Committee on Aging
  • Wood County District Public Library
COMM 3000 Communication Research Methods
  • Wood County Committee on Aging
COMM 3030 Persuasion
  • BG4Unity
  • We Are One Team
  • Not In Our Town
COMM 4890 Internship
  • Wood County Committee on Aging
CONS 2350 Intro to Construction
  • Black Swamp Festival
CRJU 4200 The Criminal Courts
  • Wood County Court of Common Pleas
CS 4540 Software Development Project
  • BGSU Computer Science Dept.
  • BGSU CMA Dept.
  • BGSU Psycology Dept.
  • BGSU Digital Art Dept.
EDFI 4200 Prac Individual/Small Group Instruction
  • Project Success
  • Wood County Alternative School
  • Stars After School Program
EIEC 2230 Infants and Toddlers in natural Environment
  • All about the Kids Learning Center
  • Discovery Kingdom/Heritage Health Care
  • E.I. Wood Cty Bd of Developmental Disabilities
  • F.U.M. Children Learning Center
  • Tender Age Child Care
  • Wonderland of Learning
ENVS 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Wood County Parks and Recreation
  • Green Game Day
  • Carter Farm
GSW 1110C Intro to Academic Writing
  • ECCO Conference
HDFS 2300 Creative Learning Environments
  • First United Church
  • Wood Lane School
HHS 1000 Seminar in Health and Human Services
  • Project Connect
  • Brookdale Assisted Living
  • Bowling Green Manor
  • Wood County Humane Society
  • MidWest Prehealth Conference
  • BGSU Career Center
  • BGSU Votes
  • One Grey Dress Project
  • The Fringe Thrift Store
MGMT 3050 Principles of Management
  • Brown Bag Food Project
  • St. Johns Nature Preserve
  • Bowling Green Schools
  • BG Care Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Right Direction Youth Development
  • Cocoon Shelter
  • BG Parks Department
  • Wood County Humane Society
  • Relay for Life
  • St. Thomas More Food Pantry
PSYC 2000 Teen Mentors
  • Juvenile Residential Center of NW OH
RESC 2000 Field Experiences
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church
  • BG City Parks & Recreation Department
SPAN 4240/5700 Exploring Latino/a Culture through Service-Learning
  • La Conexion de Wood County
  • Pathstone
THFM 6820 Theatrical Vision: Performance & Practice
  • H2O Church
  • BGSU Office of International Programs and Partnerships
  • BGSU LGBT Resource Center
  • BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs
VCT 4670 Visual Communication Technology Synthesis
  • Beckett's Burger Bar
  • H20 Church
  • Oath Keepers Outpost, LLC
  • VCT Program
  • BGSU Athletics
  • RallyCap Sports
  • College of Tech - USS Office
  • BiG Fab Lab
  • Phone and Game Source
  • Collegiate Connection
  • BGSU Undergraduate Advising &
  • Academic Services
  • Don Rose Auctioneer
COMM 4900 Independent Study (Peer Mentor)
  • Wood County Committee on Aging
CRJU 4200 The Criminal Courts
  • Bowling Green Municipal Court
GEOG 3210 Cartography and Map Communication
  • Wood County Planning Commission
  • BG City Engineering Department
GERO 4600 Mental Health and Aging
  • Bridge Hospice