Feb 19, 2018 2:41 PM Alumnus pays it forward with BGSU students
Geoffrey Radbill ’68 found his experience at BGSU life changing and believes his time at the university helped set the stage for his future success. He retired in 2003 as senior vice president and chief operating officer of retail distribution at AXA-Equitable after 36 years with the company.
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.
Feb 16, 2018 3:06 PM BGSU alumna spends 2017 working around the globe
BGSU graphic design 2009 alumna Michelle Henry spent a month living and working in each of 12 cities around the world in 2017 as part of the "Remote Year" program. She telecommuted to her art director job with the University of Southern California while immersing herself in different cultures.
Feb 14, 2018 2:50 PM Mantra Percussion to Perform in Kobacker Hall
Percussion sextet Mantra Percussion returns to BGSU for a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. The group’s performance is part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and is free.
Feb 14, 2018 2:50 PM Songbirds may tune in to mental health treatment
Alumna Dr. Lauren Riters returns to Bowling Green State University Feb. 21 to share her research on how the social interaction of songbirds is relevant to human mental health. She will present the 2018 J. P. Scott Center Jaak Panksepp Lecture.
Feb 14, 2018 2:45 PM BGSU is one of the safest colleges in the U.S.
BGSU is ranked 32nd on the 2018 list of Safest Colleges in America, and one of only two universities in Ohio ranked in the top 100. The ranking was created using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics.
Feb 14, 2018 1:14 PM Happy Valentine's Day from BGSU
Happy Valentine's Day, Falcons! Freddie had a date for Valentine's Day, but it didn't go as he had planned. Here's hoping BGSU students have a better day than Freddie did. But, hey, at least he got to drink so coffee, right?
Feb 12, 2018 9:00 AM BGSU welcomes business students from China
Bowling Green State University has been working with Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China since 2014 to develop an exchange system for students and teachers to experience education in a different culture. This, however, is the first year that TPU students are at BGSU.
Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM Africana Studies Research Conference Highlights Student Research
The Africana Studies Program welcomes back to campus award-winning filmmaker Gaston Kaboré of Burkina Faso as artist-in-residence and the keynote speaker for the 20th annual “Student Research Conference and Luncheon: Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies.” The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM Sport Management Alliance scores at Super Bowl LII
A group of 32 students from Bowling Green State University’s Sport Management Alliance spent the week leading up to the Super Bowl at the Convention Center in Minneapolis volunteering at the NFL Super Bowl Experience and at U.S. Bank Stadium on the day of the big game.
Feb 7, 2018 4:35 PM Falter Thomas reaches out to colleagues in Peru
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas, an associate professor of education, is using her faculty improvement leave this year to write a textbook to fill a void in middle childhood education. But she has also traveled to Peru to provide professional development for teachers who do not have the resources we do.
Feb 7, 2018 11:00 AM BGSU faculty member to serve as national expert on harmful algal blooms
BGSU Associate Professor Timothy Davis will serve as a national expert at upcoming harmful algal bloom summits in New York. As part of this role, he will share best practices and help develop solutions to combat the threat harmful algal blooms pose for New York’s lakes.
Feb 5, 2018 10:30 AM Amy Shore '86 profiled in Fortune magazine
Bowling Green State University alumna Amy Shore ’86, president of property and casualty sales and distribution at Nationwide, was recently profiled in Fortune magazine. The magazine recognized Nationwide in its 100 Best Workplaces for Women at No. 50, and Shore is one of the company’s highest-ranking female executives.
Feb 5, 2018 9:00 AM BGSU alumnus named Young Music Educator of the Year
The Ohio Music Education Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year award was created four years ago to recognize and honor members for excellence in music education. Each year since its creation, a Bowling Green State University graduate has won. This year’s award goes to Ryan Hurd ’14.
Feb 2, 2018 3:30 PM Faulkner Book Urges A More Physical Feminism
Dr. Sandra Faulkner’s new book, “Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment,” brings poetic inquiry, ethnography and feminist analysis to the study of women runners of all identities and how they fit or do not fit cultural expectations. Faulkner makes the case against a mind/body spit and for a more physical feminism.
Feb 2, 2018 12:01 PM Jennifer Higdon ’86 scores again at 2018 Grammy Awards
BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon won the Best Contemporary Classical Composition Grammy Award for a second time, for "Viola Concerto." The piece was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute of Music. It was performed by soloist Roberto Díaz with the Nashville Symphony and conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.
Jan 31, 2018 5:00 PM Black History Month events look ‘beyond the dream’
With the start of February, Bowling Green State University’s “Beyond ‘The Dream’” series focuses on Black History Month. From movies at the Gish Film Theater to guest speakers and musicians and an academic conference, the month provides a variety of opportunities to share in the African-American experience.
Jan 31, 2018 3:30 PM At a loss for words
“The Language Archive” comes to the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, presented by the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film. Sara Chambers directs playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered.
Jan 30, 2018 10:14 AM 'Pitch Perfect' actress pays it forward
BGSU alumna Nicole Lovince '09 stopped by campus to meet with theater and film students to share her career experiences. Lovince, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Kori in the movie "Pitch Perfect," also has landed roles and several TV shows and other movies and short films.
Jan 30, 2018 10:11 AM Two SIC SIC members revealed at hockey game
BGSU students Austin Gilbert, who portrayed Captain Planet, and Natasha Flesher, who portrayed Groot, were revealed as the senior members of the school spirit group that originated in 1946. Both students were happy to share in the longtime tradition and help spread good cheer among their fellow students.
Jan 29, 2018 11:39 AM Mitch McLain is up for Hobey Baker, Hockey Humanitarian awards
Not only is Mitch McLain the team captain of the BGSU hockey team but he leads the team in scoring 13 goals this season and also leads his teammates by example. He has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, and is a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Jan 26, 2018 4:30 PM Kalaf-Hughes and Cravens in Wikipedia Fellows pilot
BGSU political science faculty members Drs. Niki Kalaf-Hughes and R.G. Cravens have been named to a new Wikipedia Fellows pilot aimed at involving academics as subject-matter experts to help ensure that entries are accurate and bring more rigor and diversity to the online resource.
Jan 25, 2018 2:07 PM BGSU mediation team earns national recognition
Bowling Green State University has become a recognized leader in intercollegiate mediation tournaments held by the International Alternative Dispute Association. In 2017 BGSU finished first in the nation in the Advocate-Client category and fifth in the Mediator category, and six team members were named All-American Mediators out of a total of 35.
Jan 25, 2018 1:57 PM Annual Scholar Day attracts top students and their families
Each year, the Honors College collaborates with the Office of Admissions to welcome nearly 350 prospective Honors students and their families to campus for Scholar Day. In addition, 60 of the highest achieving students get to interview for the Alumni Laureate Scholarship and the Presidential Scholars Award.
Jan 24, 2018 10:00 AM Semester at Sea changes how BGSU student ‘lives her life’
Usually the only sharks or elephants that students encounter during their time at Bowling Green State University are the opposing teams’ mascots at sporting events. Not so for junior Allie Laber, who spent the fall semester at sea during one of the many study abroad programs the University offers students.
Jan 22, 2018 4:34 PM Taking it to the top
Once again, the Bowling Green State University Spirit Program has returned victorious from national championships. The weekend of Jan. 13-14, both the Cheerleading Team and Dance Team competed at the Universal Cheer Association and Universal Dance Association National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida.
Jan 22, 2018 8:00 AM BGSU Honors College project led to Brighter Connections Theatre
While the use of theater as therapy may be unexpected to some, that’s exactly what BGSU alumna Katie O’Leary '15 is doing with Brighter Connections Theatre in Dayton. Originally a part of her honors project, O’Leary began Brighter Connections as a way to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jan 19, 2018 3:25 PM ‘See the Difference. Be the Difference’
“See the Difference. Be the Difference” is the theme of a striking artwork crowning the recent renovation of the Health and Human Services Building. Created by award-winning Akron artist Bonnie Cohen, the mosaic represents the mission of the College of Health and Human Services.
Jan 19, 2018 11:00 AM BGSU professor emeritus named to ‘50 Most Influential Living Psychologists’ list
Kenneth Pargament, Bowling Green State University Professor Emeritus of psychology, has been named to the Best Schools’ list of “50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World.” Best School creates lists like this to help prospective students make choices in their academic careers.
Jan 18, 2018 10:36 AM BGSU celebrates 10th annual MLK Day of Service
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 800 students, faculty and staff volunteered 2,700 hours of service time to 35 partners in northwest Ohio communities for the 10th annual Day of Service at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 16, 2018 9:30 AM BGSU art alumna frames own cartoon career
Geneva Hodgson, a 2010 Bowling Green State University School of Art alumna, has loved watching and drawing cartoons for as long as she can remember. She started on a more traditional art education path, but ended up being true to her heart and landing a job at Cartoon Network.
Jan 16, 2018 9:00 AM The view from South Africa
College Student Personnel graduate student Ayanna Byers gained a deeper understanding of her identity and of helping others during an internship at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. The experience has helped her as a SMART mentor at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 10, 2018 4:45 PM Students get up-close view of science at kids’ tech university
Registration is open for the 2018 Kids' Tech University (KTU) program at BGSU. The science-outreach program brings children between the ages of 9 and 12 together with nationally and internationally recognized scientists who present exciting, interactive sessions — including BGSU geologist Dr. Anita Simic, an expert on remote sensing.
Jan 10, 2018 3:45 PM Food scholar keynote speaker of bgsu’s ‘beyond “the dream”’ series
Dr. Jessica B. Harris, a preeminent scholar of the food of the African Diaspora, will serve as keynote speaker for the University’s “Beyond ‘The Dream’ 2018” series of events. Also in the series, BGSU alumna Dr. Marsha Bordner and her husband, Dr. Harold Brown, will share their book, “Keep Your Airspeed Up.”
Jan 9, 2018 2:35 PM BGSU has three online programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Three of BGSU programs were nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 9. BGSU’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 31st in the country, while the University’s online bachelor’s and education programs rank 77th and 88th, respectively.
Jan 5, 2018 2:52 PM BGSU faculty member to advise EPA
Bowling Green State University Associate Professor Timothy Davis was recently appointed to the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to EPA’s Office of Research and Development on its research programs.
Jan 5, 2018 2:45 PM Faces behind the Flag: BGSU graduate student Amelia Amemate challenges Ghanaian cultural norms
Amelia Amedela Amemate never planned to study American culture. She was interested in international relations, law and women’s rights. She majored in political science and minored in archaeology during her undergraduate studies in her home, Ghana. Yet, it was her hair that played a role in her coming to BGSU.
Jan 5, 2018 2:38 PM Finding a path to scientific discovery
The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of two organizations nationwide to receive renewed funding from the Army Educational Outreach Program. The $200,000 grant will help increase the number of students participating in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, working with two area high schools.
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