Bowling Green State University
January 2017
College of Arts & Sciences
Arts and Sciences Newsletter
A message from the Dean
Our students and faculty are back with a passion this week, as the college office prepares nearly 1,300 cards to recognize Dean's List recipients for Fall 2016. It was a successful fall for Arts & Sciences. A future Falcon (above) attended the 12th annual ArtsX, our exciting exposition of the arts, theatre, film and music in December. The arts community at large came together again to watch and experience how BGSU faculty, staff, students and alumni catalyze the creative process. Visitors became active participants in the arts at BGSU. They were able to print T-shirts, feel the heat of the glass-blowing kilns and purchase one-of-a-kind Falcon-made art. The guest artists demonstrated what it means to "seek unknown heights" (the theme of ArtsX). Though we aren't doing acrobatics and aerialist stunts every day in the College of Arts and Sciences, we do encourage our students faculty and staff to reach for the sky in their academic, professional and personal goals.

For history graduate student Mike Horton, instead of shooting for the moon, he discovered history took him below sea level. An avid scuba diver, he struck gold when his interest in history and scuba diving landed him a place helping research information for "Pirates & Privateers: The Quest For The Mother Lode," a Discovery Channel show slated to air this year.

BG Women in Computing, led by Jadwiga Carlson, lauched an initiative to help girls in grades 5-8 pursue their interests in computer science. Funded partly by Google Inc. Fund of Tides Foundation and partly by one of our generous Computer Science donors, the project is providing a model for advancing women in STEM disciplines and supporting the nascent careers of girls in our communities.

These successes lead to Commencement, reminding us of our mission at BGSU. The exchange of handshakes and the awarding of diplomas is a defining moment as graduates prepare to take flight to known (and unknown) career paths.

You can help us let prospective students know our graduates are successful and doing meaningful work in their careers around the globe. Just, scan your business card, include your graduation year and major, and send it to


Dr. Raymond Craig

 Holly Shively has the 'write' combination Holly Shively has the 'write' combination
Gregory Shaw focuses on film production Gregory Shaw focuses on film production
BGWIC ready to train next generation of computer science girls BGWIC ready to train next generation of computer science girls
Inside the College
Apollos Nwauwa stays connected to African diaspora
At the core of Dr. Apollos Nwauwa is his connection to the African diaspora. Born and raised in Nigeria, Nwauwa has stayed connected to his homeland, Uburuekwe, his Igbo ethnic group and Nigeria in general. He recently was awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, where he will help develop graduate curriculum for master's and doctoral programs in historical studies at a university in Ghana.
Kinney's book details Detroit's 'Beautiful Wasteland'
100 chairs, 100 stories unite communities
Planetarium Shows - Jan. 13-March 3 and March 17-May 5
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Feb. 16-19, 8 p.m., and Feb. 18-19 & 25, 2 p.m., Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Opera Theatre and Theatre & Film Present Street Scene - March 24, 8 p.m. & March 26, 3 p.m., Donnell Theatre
Bravo! BGSU, April 1, 7-10 p.m., Wolfe Center for the Arts; ticket information