Distinguished Research Professor Wendy Manning named inaugural Dr. Howard E. Aldrich and Penny Daum Aldrich Distinguished Professor in Sociology  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Monday, October 15, 2018  
Manning named first Aldrich Professor | New Music Festival 2018

Wendy Manning named first Aldrich Professor

Wendy Manning
Dr. Wendy Manning has many titles to her name. She is a Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, director of the University’s Center for Family and Demographic Research (CFDR), co-director of its National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) and immediate past president of the Population Association of America. In September, she added one more: the Dr. Howard E. Aldrich and Penny Daum Aldrich Distinguished Professor in Sociology. The professorship was recently established by the Aldriches, both BGSU alumni

Since she began her academic career at BGSU in 1995, “she has worked tirelessly to enhance the training and careers of her students, both undergraduate and graduate students. Though she has major responsibilities as an administrator for the two research centers, she has remained engaged in teaching and learning and has a passion for connecting with students beyond the immediate context of the classroom,” said Dr. Monica Longmore in the department’s nomination letter.

Manning is an advocate for involving undergraduate and graduate students in research. She has hired students to help with her National Institutes of Health-funded, county-level marriage and divorce projects. She has encouraged undergraduates to present findings at the annual BGSU Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship. She also has contributed significantly to the development of graduate students as scholars and researchers. Nine of her 25 book chapters and 66 of her 100 published articles have been co-authored with current or former students.

Her leadership in the field is evident with her NCFMR and CFDR roles; however, her reputation extends further as recent president of the Population Association of America and former president of the American Sociological Association, the two most important professional organizations for demographers and sociologists.


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HUB New Music
New Music Festival offers immersive experiences in music, art

Puppet by Sha Sha Higby
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, contemporary classical ensemble Hub New Music and puppetry/dance artist Sha Sha Higby headline the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 17-20).

The international festival features the work of more than 30 guest and BGSU faculty composers and performers and includes eight concerts, plus composer talks, panel discussions and a performance and exhibition by artist-in-residence Higby.

Organized by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM), College of Musical Arts and Fine Arts Center galleries, the festival supports the creation of new work and engages the University and regional communities in the process of music appreciation and awareness.

Most festival events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule can be obtained online.

Higby leads off the festival Wednesday with a 7 p.m. performance in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. She has entranced audiences with her mesmerizing puppetry/dance performances at major venues throughout the world since 1974.

The first full day of events begins Thursday with a 1 p.m. Composer Talk by Kernis in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center, followed by three concerts, two including his compositions.


Planetarium presents second fall series show

The BGSU Planetarium takes viewers “From Earth to the Universe,” now through Nov. 18.

Showings are at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays. A $1 donation is suggested.