Dr. Joe B. Whitehead has been chosen as the new provost at Bowling Green State University.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, November 15, 2018  
New provost announced | BGSU hosts naturalization ceremony
Joe B. Whitehead

North Carolina administrator chosen as BGSU provost

Bowling Green State University has hired a physicist with longtime administrative experience as its next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Joe B. Whitehead will join BGSU January 22, 2019.

As provost, Whitehead will lead and support the faculty, implement academic priorities and oversee BGSU’s academic programs and resources.

“We welcome Dr. Whitehead to BGSU and I look forward to working with him to raise the University’s research profile and to work together to successfully implement the updated, five-year strategic plan, Focus on the Future,” President Rodney Rogers said.

“BGSU is poised for great success due to the commitment of faculty, staff, and students,” Whitehead said. “I am delighted to become a part of the BGSU family that will realize that success!”

Whitehead’s current position is professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and senior adviser for research with the University of North Carolina System — North Carolina’s state office of higher education — where he manages an extensive portfolio of research initiatives.

He earlier served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at NCAT, and as dean of the College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi.


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E Pluribus Unum
BGSU students, staff and alumni become citizens at naturalization ceremony

New citizens (left to right) Christopher Sah, Maite Hall, Alcira Barrios and Franklin Barrios in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom following the naturalization ceremony
An elated Maite Hall was among the 48 people receiving United States citizenship Nov. 13 during the naturalization ceremony in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Hall, who recently marked her one-year anniversary as coordinator of international student services with International Programs and Partnerships, took the oath of citizenship along with her parents, Franklin and Alcira Barrios. The family, originally from Venezuela, also includes Hall’s brother younger, Franklin, who takes his citizenship test Nov. 15, and another sister who is also in the process.

The timing of the ceremony was appropriate, said Cecilia Castellano, vice provost for enrollment management, falling as it did during International Education Week at BGSU. The new citizens came from 26 countries. They were joined by friends and family, adults and children, celebrating the occasion.


BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film will present Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s celebrated musical “Little Shop of Horrors” in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts this week only, Nov. 15-18.

Set on Skid Row in a city and decade not too far from our own, “Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of Seymour, a flower shop employee whose favorite plant, Audrey II, comes to life. Named after the object of Seymour’s affection, Audrey II demands increasing sacrifices of deadly proportions. Mixing comedy with horror, “Little Shop of Horrors” is a cautionary tale reminding us that the quest for fortune and fame can have dire consequences.


Parking Services to accept ‘Toys for Tickets’

Until Dec. 10, anyone who has received a parking citation between Oct. 1, 2018, and Dec. 10, 2018, can bring it to the BGSU Parking Office with a new, unwrapped toy and have the citation dismissed. The program will end sooner if the equivalent of $5,000 in toys has been received.

Forged/illegal permits and those for parking in a handicap area do not qualify for this program. Toys must be of similar value to the citation amount; participants should bring a receipt.

Toys will be donated to the Wood County Children's Protective Services and the Wood County Children's Resource Center. Toys will also be accepted from those who do not have citations, but who would like to donate to these organizations.


Tomorrow (Nov. 16) is the deadline for completing web accessibility training for all those responsible for placing or editing content on an official University web page or a University-related web page. If training is not completed, access to the Content Management System will be immediately denied until it has been taken.

The community is invited to take a last look at the 12 pieces of ancient mosaics on display in the Wolfe Center for the Arts before their return to the Republic of Turkey.

Nominations and applications are being accepted for the 2019 cohort of the BGSU Leadership Academy, a professional development program for faculty and staff. The deadline to apply is Dec. 3.

The University has received a $50,000 grant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ohio Traffic Safety Office to continue the Safe Communities of Wood County program through Sept. 30, 2019.

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