Nineteen outstanding faculty and staff members were recognized for their contributions to teaching, mentoring and advising, research, creative activities, service and community involvement.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, April 18, 2019  
Faculty Excellence Awards | Shanklin Colloquium today
Newly named Professor of Research Excellence Mikhail Zamkov (center) at the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards with Provost Joe Whitehead (left) and President Rodney Rogers.
Faculty Excellence Awards
BGSU honors 19 faculty for achievement, service

“Today we celebrate the achievements of our dedicated and accomplished faculty. Their individual and collective accomplishments underscore why BGSU is recognized as a great place to study and learn,” Dr. Bill Balzer, vice president for faculty affairs and strategic initiatives told those gathered April 16 for the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Nineteen outstanding faculty and staff members were recognized for their contributions to teaching, mentoring and advising, research, creative activities, service and community involvement.

To begin, following are stories about the recipients of the Master Teacher Award and the 2019 Professorships of Excellence, three-year titles that bring additional funding to recipients to further their work. Subsequent issues of Zoom News will feature all the other award winners.

2019 Master Teacher
Rentner honored by Student Alumni Ambassadors


Professor of Research Excellence
Zamkov receives support for work with nanomaterials


Professor of Creative Arts Excellence
Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement


Professor of Service Excellence
Wide range of service earns David Jackson new title


Professor of Teaching Excellence
Merritt-Grant’s mentoring of students honored


Batman Conference – BG Independent News, Newsarama

‘Let’s Talk About the Opioid Crisis’
Dinner Dialogue to bring community and University members together

On April 28, members from the Bowling Green community and Bowling Green State University will engage in important discussions about how they can work together to address the opioid crisis in our community.

Free and open to the public, the “Let’s Talk About the Opioid Crisis” event will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center at St. Mark’s Church, 316 S. College Drive.

The opioid crisis is a pervasive problem that disproportionately affects people in Ohio. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that 3,613 people in Ohio died of opioid-related overdoses in 2016, making Ohio one of the top five states for opioid-related overdose deaths. This crisis is impacting individuals who are coping with addiction as well as their families, loved ones and the surrounding community.


Austrian author presents reading tonight

Clemens Berger, an Austrian author and the 2018-19 Max Kade Writer in Residence at BGSU, will read from his current and previous works at 7 p.m. tonight (April 18) in 111 Olscamp Hall. His current work is "Der Präsident" (“The President”), which tells of an Austrian-American Ronald Reagan look-alike and is based on actual events.

The event is presented by the Max Kade Foundation, the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Attend graduate student Shanklin Colloquium today

The University community is invited to view and hear presentations about the work of its graduate students today (April 18) at the 10th annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium and Graduate Student Senate Awards.

The largest interdisciplinary graduate student conference at Bowling Green State University, the Shanklin Colloquium was established by Graduate Student Senate and endowed by the late Charles E. Shanklin as a meritorious award to recognize excellence in original research by BGSU graduate students.

Research panels will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. in 314 and 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union; poster presentations will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. in 308 Union. From 3-5:30 p.m., the six finalists for the Research Excellence Awards will give their presentations. Judging will be conducted by BGSU deans, associate deans and departmental vice chairs.

Dr. Alexis Ostrowski, associate professor of chemistry, will give the keynote address for the awards program, which begins at 7 p.m. in 202A Union (Lenhart Grand Ballroom). President Rodney Rogers and Provost Joe Whitehead will also be presenting awards.