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Monday, April 16, 2018  
Faculty, staff honored for excellence | Strategic Planning session slated Wednesday
Accepting the Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award from President Rodney Rogers (far right) were (left to right) Melissa Webb, Lori Schultz and Todd Waggoner from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Twenty-two faculty and staff members were recognized April 9 at the Faculty Excellence Awards by the University for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the life of the University. Presenting awards were President Rodney Rogers; Board of Trustees Chair Megan Newlove; Dr. John Fischer, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Michael Ogawa, vice president for research and economic engagement; Faculty Senate secretary Dr. Robyn Miller, and Joyce Blinn, wife of the late Dr. Elliott Blinn, for an award named in his honor.

This is the second in a series of stories about the 2018 honorees.

Two faculty members received awards given by the Office of Sponsored Research.
  • Dr. Elainie Lillios, professor of composition in the College of Musical Arts, has garnered a remarkable number of significant accolades over the past several years. Now Bowling Green State University has added to those the Olscamp Research Award. READ MORE
  • Dr. Alexis Ostrowski, an assistant professor of chemistry, received the Outstanding Early Career Award in recognition of her exceptional level of scholarly achievement and well-funded research program in chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences. READ MORE

The Faculty Senate presented five awards.
  • Dr. Melissa Miller, a professor of political science and the 2016 Master Teacher, was honored by Faculty Senate with its 2018 Community Involvement Award. Miller has continually proven herself dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge about politics and state and national issues. READ MORE
  • Dr. Anne Gordon, an associate professor of psychology, received the Distinguished Service Recognition Award for her series of quality contributions to the University. READ MORE
  • Dr. Lee Nickoson, director of General Studies Writing, received the Faculty Mentor Recognition Award for her effective communication with faculty and her modeling of strongly inclusive pedagogy. READ MORE
  • Dr. John Laird received the Faculty Senate Leadership as a Chair/School Director Recognition Award. As a professor in the University’s physics and astronomy department, and as chair for four, four-year terms, he has supported the needs and goals of both BGSU students and regional high school students for more than 30 years. READ MORE
  • The Department of Psychology was presented the 2018 Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award for its demonstrated record of excellence that stems in part from its culture of individual faculty development and collective problem-solving. READ MORE

Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award
  • Lori Schultz, assistant director of advising, and adviser Melissa Webb were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Program Award for the “fundamental and personal” difference they have made to the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering’s student advising program. READ MORE
Coverage of the award winners will continue in the April 19 edition of Zoom News.

Public Health Symposium – Sentinel-Tribune
Lamb Peace Lecture – BG Independent News
Arts beat – BG Independent News


The next “Focus on the Future” strategic planning open house forum will be held from 8-11 a.m. Wednesday (April 18) in 101 Olscamp Hall.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to drop in, get information and share their insights with administrators on the core capabilities and competencies BGSU must have in order to thrive. These include academic programs, people, research and creative activity, external relations, and financial strength and facilities/IT.

The final forum will be held from 8-11 a.m. April 26 in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The stations will also be set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7-11 in McFall Center Gallery, where participants can leave their notes on the idea boards.