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Monday, April 8, 2019  
BGSU ranked for animation studies | 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp

Students work in the Digital Arts Lab

BGSU ranks seventh in Midwest, 28th in nation for animation

Bowling Green State University ranks seventh in the Midwest (a region of 13 states) and 28th nationally for animation schools and colleges, according to Animation Career Review’s annual rankings. BGSU ranks seventh nationally among public school and colleges.

BGSU’s School of Art programs for aspiring animators include a Bachelor of Fine Arts in digital arts and a Bachelor of Arts in art with a digital arts specialization with three areas of focus: computer animation and video, imaging and interactive multimedia. Graduate programs include a Master of Fine Arts in art with a major in digital arts in computer animation, digital imaging and interactive media.


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Boot camp participants practice commentating with James Brown (left) on the mock set in the Kuhlin Center.

State-of-the-art Kuhlin Center is ideal draw for NFL BGSU plays host to 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp

More than three dozen current and former NFL players descended upon Bowling Green State University last week for the 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp participants benefited from a robust collection of industry experts of top broadcast and radio networks, beat writers and BGSU faculty. Led by Dick Maxwell, a 1970 alumnus of BGSU, leaders from the sports broadcasting world served as mentors and teachers to the 39 current and former NFL players April 1-4.

Maxwell worked for the NFL for 36 years, including 29 seasons in the league office, and was the NFL's senior director of broadcasting when he retired in 2006. He founded the Maxwell Center for Sports Media at BGSU to assist students in the sport management and media and communication programs.

He is pleased his alma mater has stepped up to the task of hosting such a high-profile event.

“Bowling Green State University embraces the challenge of hosting this event and it made a huge difference to the NFL when the new Kuhlin Center (the home of the School of Media and Communication) opened up,” Maxwell said. “To have a modern broadcast center on campus makes a big difference in the decision-making process of where this boot camp is held.”

On-hand industry specialists included James Brown, CBS Sports; Jay Crawford ’87, formerly of ESPN; Greg Cosell, NFL Films; Booger McFarland, ESPN; and Howard Deneroff, Westwood One Radio. BGSU faculty — Drs. Terry Rentner, Lori Liggett and Jim Foust — also lent their expertise to several sessions.

“Over the years, we’ve built a group of ‘outside faculty’ and BGSU faculty who are good teachers and can talk about the things in the broadcast industry that are changing so much,” Maxwell said. “We’re pleased that many have been here over the years and will continue teaching.”


Many played roles in One Day success

The University is still celebrating the remarkable success of this year’s BGSU One Day dedicated day of giving. The total $867,544 set a University record.

From BGSU units across campus and alumni around the world, over 36 intense hours gifts came in. Among them were 171 gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences and 208 to University Athletics, 553 gifts to fraternity and sorority life, and 98 gifts directed to diversity initiatives. Alumni and friends from all 50 states made a gift on BGSU One Day.

“We are absolutely blown away to have raised more than $800,000 in our third annual BGSU One Day!” said Jenny Wensink, director of annual giving in University Advancement. “Doubling the fundraising total from last year demonstrates the commitment of our alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty and staff who supported this initiative. The overwhelming support is so inspiring and shows the optimism for the future of BGSU.”

The remarkable success did not happen by accident, Wensink said.



Unprecedented environmental change has become the norm and scientists are being asked to forecast how nature will respond. Dr. Nicholas Gotelli, a professor of biology at the University of Vermont, will present “Forecasting Nature: Ecological Experiments in a Time of Planetary Change” for the 2019 Pasakarnis-Buchanan Lecture at 7 p.m. April 9 in 114 Olscamp Hall.

Dr. James E. Evans, professor of geology, will present a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture about "Human-caused Changes in River Systems in Northern Ohio: Implications for River Restoration" at 4 p.m. April 10 in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

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