Take a fresh look at BGSU through my lens in The Rogers Report, highlighting our proud achievements.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
The Rogers Report

On January 1, I assumed the role of interim president, and I am humbled to have this opportunity to serve BGSU. Since July 2011, under President Emeritus Mary Ellen Mazey's tenure, we made tremendous progress in positioning BGSU for the future.

The start of a new spring semester and calendar year bring exciting opportunities to reimagine. Communicating monthly with our 175,000 alumni and countless additional friends and donors is a special way to share the University's story – our story. I hope you enjoy the new email format, where you will learn about BGSU through my lens. We designed the Rogers Report to be a two-way street. As a fellow BGSU alumnus, I will count on you to use your voice to shape the experience for future Falcons.

It is incumbent upon us to ensure the best days are yet to come for BGSU. I am confident that, together, we will move this institution forward.


Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. '81
President, Interim
Bowling Green State University

BGSU participates in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

BGSU participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
For more than 10 years, BGSU volunteers have been making a difference in our local communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year, more than 800 students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the day focusing on civic engagement and service. Hear directly from our students about their experiences that I witnessed earlier this month.

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Semester at Sea changes how BGSU student Allie Laber 'lives her life'

Semester at Sea changes how BGSU student Allie Laber 'lives her life'
Student Allie Laber spent her fall semester at sea. From taking classes aboard a floating campus, to planning fundraisers in Ghana to support education, Allie leveraged her experience to develop leadership skills in a global environment. Dozens of BGSU students like Allie participate in these types of high-impact practices, exploring the countless opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Three and a half months at sea. 10 countries visited. Countless classes and service projects. One world-class experience.

Read about Allie's semester at sea →

Mitch McLain is up for Hobey Baker, Hocker Humanitarian Awards

Mitch McLain is up for Hobey Baker, Hockey Humanitarian awards
A leader on and off the ice, hockey's Mitch McLain continues to strive for excellence. In addition to serving as the team's captain and leading in scoring, Mitch is a mild-to-moderate intervention specialist major and volunteers at Wood Lane School in Bowling Green, which serves students with varying disabilities. We are proud of Mitch for his nomination for the Hobey Baker Award and the Hockey Humanitarian Award!

More on Mitch's incredible season on and off the ice →

College of Business prepares to host Entrepreneurship Week

College of Business prepares to host Entrepreneurship Week
Mark your calendar to return to campus for a weeklong series of events starting April 16. Beyond the lunch-and-learns and panel discussions, plan to attend two signature events hosted by the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The Hatch, featuring student entrepreneurs presenting their business ideas to alumni investors in a format similar to the popular television show "Shark Tank," and the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship, a guest lecture series featuring industry professionals, showcase our commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit.

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2017 BGSU Year in Review

2017 BGSU Year in Review
In 2017, BGSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends changed lives for the world. View the moments that defined the past year. Among my favorite stories is that of Dr. Rachel Shelley '94, who was named Florida's top principal.

View the 2017 Year in Review page →