Campus is buzzing with end-of-the-year activities, and this semester is wrapping up quickly!

Michael Huger & Family
Former Falcon basketball star Michael Huger '94, an assistant coach at the University of Miami, will lead the men's basketball program into the future. View the official announcement of the next head coach for BGSU men's basketball. Welcome home, Michael, Tonya and Michael Jr.!

BG Flight Center
A partnership with North Star Aviation brings the newest addition to campus with the BG Flight Center. We are proud to be one of only two universities with an airport located on campus. BGSU is a leader in training the next generation of pilots.

Anthony Doerr
BGSU is so proud of Anthony Doerr '99, whose book "All the Light We Cannot See" has earned the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This prestigious honor adds to Doerr's long list of literary accomplishments and continued success of our Creative Writing graduates.

Congratulations to Madison Georgoff, class of 2015, on being selected as a 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. She joins an elite group of 201 student leaders from colleges and universities nationwide who were recognized for their leadership and dedication to service.

As we look forward to football season, the University is hosting an excursion trip to our away game against the University of Tennessee. The game will be played at LP Field, a neutral site. Join us for an exciting weekend filled with BGSU football and everything that Nashville has to offer! Reserve your spot today.

Golden Falcons
BGSU will now recognize those alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago as "Golden Falcons." Some of these Golden Falcons traveled from Washington, New Mexico, North Carolina and New Jersey for this celebratory event. Guests included BGSU Prominent 100 alumnus Dr. Crystal Ellis '57 '75 '93 and Fred Frisbie '54, former Freddie Falcon!

On May 7, the University will launch the next phase of the new Greek housing with a groundbreaking ceremony. Please join us at this event as we build a new future for fraternities and sororities.

Every year, the University community looks forward to Entrepreneurship Week hosted by the College of Business Administration. This year's The Hatch brought together five alumni investors and nine students to fund business ideas and create jobs for the region. The Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship showcased innovative idea sharing with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
As a part of E-Week, BGSU recognized the newest inductees to the Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame! This year, four alumni were honored with this award for their business accomplishments. Congratulations to the 2015 recipients:
  • Drew Forhan '81
  • Kathy Hunt '84
  • Richard Kappel Jr. '69
  • Eugene Novak '74

BGSU recently hosted a workshop to address the problem of toxic algae in freshwater lakes. The workshop was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers and experts from around the globe discussed strategies for mitigating these harmful bacteria.

The women's track and field program is having a memorable year! Seniors Brittany Sinclair and Brooke Pleger have broken records and achieved national rankings. Best of luck to the team as they finish the season.

Please continue to join me in working to improve this great University. We have so much to be proud of at BGSU!


Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.