March has been filled with exciting accomplishments, news and memories. It is hard to believe that spring graduation is weeks away.

Newly Renovated Student Recreation Center
This month, BGSU recognized the opening of the newly renovated Student Recreation Center! This $14.8 million investment will serve students for years to come. The ribbon-cutting ceremony acknowledged Mike Wilcox '75, former undergraduate student-trustee, who was critical in starting the original Student Recreation Center project.

2015 College Alumni Awards
Bowling Green State University is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 College Alumni Awards. The awards recognize BGSU graduates with significant professional accomplishments.
  • Arts and Sciences: Sara Lioi '83
  • Business Administration: Michael McGranaghan '80
  • Education and Human Development: Debra McCurdy, Ph.D., '81, '82, '85
  • Firelands: Audrey Shafer '74, '76
  • Health and Human Services: Beth Rudloff '84
  • Musical Arts: Erik Rönmark '01
  • Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering: Patrick Hansford '83
BGSU will hold its first "Golden Falcons" reunion on April 22-23. Golden Falcons are BGSU alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years. During this celebration, alumni will be recognized as the inaugural class of inductees, reminisce, and enjoy reuniting with classmates and friends. The Honorable James Knepp '87 will renew vows for Falcon Flames. Find registration information online.

The University continues to gain national recognition. Jerome Library was recently named No. 11 in the nation by CollegeRank.net. Military Times ranked the College of Business No. 18 in the nation among best business schools for veterans. The Falcon Forensics and Debate Team placed first at the Pi Kappa Delta Tournament, receiving 50 individual awards and winning a national championship!

The College of Business Administration will host its annual Entrepreneurship Week starting April 6. Along with Women in Leadership, these events highlight the work and accomplishments of the College's students, faculty, staff and alumni. See a full schedule of events, including details on The Hatch and the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship.

BGSU spring sports are now in full stride. Our student-athletes excel in competition as well as in the classroom. Last fall, 251 student-athletes maintained above a 3.0 cumulative GPA, with 38 having a perfect 4.0!

Falcon Cam
Spring is also an important time for wildlife. Our new partnership with the Wood County Commissioners is providing a live, birds-eye view of the peregrine falcons that call the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse home. See our Live Falcon Cam to watch our real-life mascots.

BGSU faculty have been awarded a $250,000 research grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Ohio Board of Regents to improve workplace safety in nursing homes. The Department of Psychology will conduct the study to improve the well-being of nurse aides.

Bravo BG!
The University hosted Bravo! BG, a celebration of the arts programs designed to raise funds for student scholarships. More than 200 guests attended the March 28 event at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. The second Bravo! BG is scheduled for April 2, 2016!

The legacy of Charles Gorsuch will live on due to an $800,000 gift for music scholarships for College of Musical Arts students. His estate gift will provide financial assistance to students for generations.

Spring 2015 BGSU Magazine

The latest BGSU Magazine has been mailed to you. The online version is also available! If you need to update your alumni information, click here.

As the University looks ahead to fall activities, I hope you can join us for Falcon Family Weekend on September 18-20 and Homecoming on October 16-18! Event details will be available this summer.

There are so many things happening at this great University. I hope you have a chance to return to campus soon. It is incredible how this place continues to improve! Thank you for your help in moving us forward.


Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.