Monday, September 26, 2016  
Homecoming highlights | Faculty, students in Ohio Designer Craftsman Show


BGSU will welcome back alumni during Homecoming 2016 for a celebration of education and campus life then and now. Homecoming runs from Friday (Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2), but kicks off for faculty and staff on Tuesday (Sept. 27) with a brand new event, the Faculty/Staff Homecoming Royalty crowning.

Students and the University community are invited to a reception for faculty and staff nominees, with a complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet and the announcement of the 2016 faculty and staff royalty. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Everyone is invited to the ribbon cuttings for the new Greek Village and the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center, both on Saturday (Oct. 1). The Greek Village event will be held at 10 a.m. in the West Courtyard, and the Kuhlin celebration at 11 a.m. on the north side of the building.

Read more about the exciting new home for the School of Media and Communication and the cutting-edge learning spaces, facilities and experiences it provides students.

Throughout Homecoming, special lectures and talks by prominent alumni, concerts and tours are scheduled, including Friday’s “Great Lakes, Great Beers,” a tour and tasting in the Great Lakes Collection at the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in Jerome Library.


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Manning named president of Population Association – BG Independent Media

Mahoney on marital stress – Hesperia Star

Montana Miller on Brangelina breakup – The Blade

Susan Brown on Jolie-Pitt breakup vis-à-vis divorce trends – NPR


Josh Kosker "Cubic Tangelos"
See award-winning work by BGSU faculty and students in the "Ohio Designer Craftsman: Best of 2016" national exhibition, on view through Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Two of the students are also featured in an international publication on metalsmithing.

In the juried traveling exhibition, Distinguished Artist Professor Tom Muir received the Brian Lonsway Award for Humor in Craft, 2015 M.F.A. alumnus Josh Kosker won the Collector’s Award for Excellence, and current M.F.A. student Dinu Gavris won the Jane H. Zimmerman Award for Excellence for Body of Work. Their works were discussed in the juror's statement. Nick Althoff, a 2012 M.F.A. alumnus, also has two works in the show.



The BGBookBag series continues in October with “Big Magic,” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Read more In Brief.