The University recognized seven undergraduates for excellence in scholarly research.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, August 23, 2018  
Undergraduates honored for research | Campus offices have new locations
At the awards ceremony for winners of the Undergraduate Research Symposium were (left to right) CURS Director Cordula Mora, Brad Holmes, Matthew Franks, Provost John Fischer, Alyssa Hulthen, Rebecca Ebert, Francesca Leo, Dr. Virginia Dubasik, and doctoral student Mikhail Shilov, accepting the award on behalf of Noah Dunn, whom he mentored.
Undergraduates honored for scholarly research

If Bowling Green State University undergraduate research is any indication, the future of scholarly discovery is in good shape. Students shared their original research at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28. Working with their faculty mentors, they developed skills for inquiry, critical thinking, creativity and scholarship.

The University honored the winners of the 2018 symposium at an Aug. 14 ceremony with the presentation of special glass sculptures designed by BGSU art faculty member Joel O’Dorisio. Awards were given for oral and poster presentations. The symposium is hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), which provides support and resources for student researchers. Dr. John Fischer, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, spoke at the ceremony and congratulated the winners.

“We had amazing presentations at this year’s symposium with an incredibly wide range of topics from all types of disciplines,” said CURS director Dr. Cordula Mora. “It has been a pleasure to see the scope of the symposium grow each year, and I would encourage faculty to start thinking already now, with the fall semester almost upon us, to plan to have their students present their research, scholarly and creative works at next year’s event.”

Also honored at the Aug. 14 event was the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year, Dr. Virginia Dubasik, assistant professor in communication sciences and disorders.

One of her student nominators for the award wrote: “Dr. Dubasik strives to provide ample opportunities for undergraduate students in research. She allows students to build up their confidence when working with her by allowing autonomy in research but still providing the necessary help to be successful. She has made a very large impact on my experience at BGSU, and has inspired me to become involved in more research. She has allowed me to build confidence in my ability to conduct research through my honors project and through a project being presented at the Ohio Academy of Science annual conference, and helped me to build a proposal to hopefully present at a national conference in the fall.”


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Campus offices have new locations

With the start of the new academic year come a number of office moves and some new names.
  • Division of Student Affairs and Title IX Office — 110 McFall Center
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs — 401 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
  • Office of Campus Activities — 301 Union (located within the Office of the Dean of Students)
  • Center for Leadership — 402 Union
  • TRIO — 292 Hayes Hall
  • Center for Women and Gender Equity (formerly Women’s Center) — 280 Hayes Hall
  • Also, new to campus: Violence Prevention Center — 280 Hayes Hall

University Libraries announce renewal policy change

As part of an effort to simplify the end-of-semester return process, University Libraries are changing renewal procedures.

Beginning with books checked out on Aug. 27, 2018, the maximum renewal limit for all library materials is six. For faculty, this means books from the general collection can be checked out for a maximum of seven years before being returned to the library. If you still need the item(s) at that point, you can check them out again by presenting them at the desk. As a reminder, not all items check out to faculty for one year and not all items are eligible for renewal. 

Any items with unlimited renewals checked out before this change goes into place on Aug. 27 can still be renewed indefinitely. 

If you have questions, contact Andrea Boheme, director of Access Services, by email at or by phone at 419-372-2054.