Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver has been named to the Executive Board of the ACE Women’s Network – Ohio.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, July 5, 2018  
McCarver to serve on ACE Women’s Network board | Gremler named Visiting International Professor
Viva McCarver
McCarver to support women in higher education as state executive board member

Bowling Green State University Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver is a strong supporter of all employees. Now she is taking on an additional, statewide role specifically advancing and supporting women in higher education. McCarver has been named to the Executive Board of the ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network - Ohio.

She will serve a two-year term with the organization, which is part of a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Each state network is led by a state chair who works with institutional representatives and at least one presidential sponsor to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers within that state.

The WNO Executive Board has a maximum of 16 members representing Ohio public and private colleges and universities, as well as community colleges.

“Board members are administrators and faculty leaders, and are invited to serve on the board because of their particular expertise, the institution in which they work, and/or their demonstrated commitment to advancing the work and mission of WNO,” according to Dr. Denise McCory, state co-chair of the Women’s Network.

Although McCarver had long admired the background and history of the ACE Women’s Network, when the opportunity to join the Executive Board presented itself, she had to carefully consider accepting, she said, because it involves a significant time commitment.

“But the mission of the organization really fits with a passion I have and touches me in a different way,” she said. “It promotes professional development and support for women, which is truly needed in today’s climate.

“Also, I want to ensure that I best utilize my position on the board to enhance BGSU and ensure the information, opportunities and resources are made available to all employees. I think it serves us well to have me on the board.”


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Dwayne Gremler is interviewed at the University of Münster, in Germany
Gremler deemed ‘international professor’

Distinguished Teaching Professor Dwayne Gremler, a leader in the field of services marketing, shares his expertise not only with his students at Bowling Green State University but often with others at universities around the globe. He recently became the first faculty to be designated a Visiting International Professor by the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster, in Germany.

The dean of the business school presented him the award when Gremler was in Münster teaching a course in Service Management to graduate students, the fourth time he had taught the course in the past three years. View a lively video interview the university conducted with him.

In addition to the University of Münster, the BGSU professor of marketing has created and taught courses and seminars at many other universities in Germany as well as in Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, England, France, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands, where he was also a Fulbright Scholar at the Maastricht University School of Business.


Workshop to focus on opioid crisis impact on older people

Registration is open for the Opioid Crisis Workshop: The Unseen Impact on Older Adults, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. July 18 at Penta Career Center. The BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. and the Wood County Committee on Aging are hosting the event.

Guests will learn from key leaders from northwest Ohio, who will discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on middle-aged and older adults. Information on opioid use, misuse, abuse and dependency will be provided, along with information on alternative strategies for pain management and community resources. The workshop will also address the unique challenges faced by grandparents who are raising the children of the opioid epidemic.

The workshop is free for grandparents raising their grandchildren and individuals aged 60 and older. For others, the cost is $25 per person. CEUs are available for social workers, counselors and marriage family therapists.

Registration is required. Guests can download an application to register. More information is available online.

Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at or 419-372-8495 prior to the event.