Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at BGSU, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, co-edit a new journal, JADE, whose goal is to focus on research into the athletic experience.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, June 6, 2019  
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Amanda Paule-Koba
Paule-Kobe co-edits new journal filling gap in athlete-development research

Athletes are more than just athletes; they are individuals who face personal and professional issues. This idea sparked the creation of JADE, the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience.

Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at Bowling Green State University, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, assistant professor of recreation and sport management, co-edit the journal. JADE’s goal is to focus on empirical research that gives new voice and insight to the athletic experience from a variety of perspectives and methodologies.

It was noticing a gap in the current sport-management journals for athlete-development research that inspired the two to “fix” it.

“We wanted to publish and promote research in an open-access format that prioritized athletes over profits,” Paule-Koba said. “We were also adamant that the journal be open-access so anyone could access it. We want this research to be used by practitioners to improve the experiences and lives of the athletes they work with.”


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BGSU expands partnership with Air Force

Bowling Green State University is the first public four-year university in Ohio to partner with the Community College of the Air Force’s (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. CCAF students now have the opportunity to complete their general education requirements through BGSU.


At the reunion of participants in the former BGSU-Xi’an International Studies University were (left to right) Dan and Melissa Firestone, Bei Cai, and Susan and Lester Barber.
Bridging the years and miles
BGSU, Xi’an exchange students and faculty reunite

Many years have passed, but the warm feelings remain for participants in the Bowling Green State University Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) exchange. About 50 former students, faculty and staff who were part of the exchange gathered June 1 at Mileti Alumni Center for a reunion, where they greeted old friends and caught up with one another.

Current BGSU and XISU leaders also attended, including President Rodney Rogers and Vice President Wu Yaowu, along with Drs. Raymond Craig, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dawn Shinew, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, whose colleges were involved in the exchange. Also there were Drs. Marcia Salazar-Valentine, executive director of International Programs and Partnerships, and Mark Seals, director of the School of Teaching and Learning.

“It was terrific,” said Dr. Lester Barber of the reunion. A professor emeritus of English and former executive assistant to the president, Barber was the initiator and one of the organizers of the original exchange in 1983 who had taught in Xi’an with his wife, Susan, professor emeritus of health, physical education and recreation. “It was genuine, honest and moving, and very comfortable. The main feeling that came from the presentations was gratitude to the University for the opportunity to study in the U.S., and to BGSU faculty in particular for helping them go on to successful careers. And for us, the experience in China changed our lives.”


Thomas Hern, 77, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died May 30 in Perrysburg. He taught at the University from 1969-98. A celebration of life will be held later this summer.