Nov 13, 2020 11:26 AM Embrace the “new normal” of post-COVID-19 society
Improve your health to more fairly face COVID-19.
Nov 12, 2020 1:30 PM COVID-19 inspires alumna to fulfill dream, support future educators
A love of reading, a concern for young readers and a Bowling Green State University education have led to “The Four Ever Friends,” the first in a trilogy of books alumna Darlene Lipovec DeCrane has written
Nov 2, 2020 4:19 PM Fashion student creates accessible face coverings that enable lip-reading
Before the multi-billion dollar fashion industry could react to the pandemic, a BGSU AMPD student was already at her sewing machine.
Oct 30, 2020 11:00 AM BGSU launches first-of-its-kind Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program
The only hybrid-model program in the nation to leverage an innovative public-private partnership with Cedar Fair officially welcomes students at its Sandusky location.
Oct 29, 2020 3:53 PM Inside the new home of BGSU's Cedar Fair Resort and Attraction Management program
Photos capture the first day of classes as BGSU officially opens the doors to the academic center of the first-of-its-kind program.
Oct 28, 2020 5:24 PM BGSU celebrates new and newly promoted women and non-binary faculty
Annual celebration at BGSU goes virtual to welcome, support and celebrate new and newly promoted women and non-binary faculty
Oct 19, 2020 4:19 PM 'Team DeMoss' honors coach's 50-year career
Richard DeMoss, a 1970 BGSU alumnus, was honored by the Ohio High School Athletics Association for 50 years of coaching.
Oct 14, 2020 2:52 PM Dr. Brigid Burke wins partnership award
The Center for Public Impact recognizes the partnership between Bowling Green School and BGSU's World Language Education studies.
Sep 16, 2020 3:45 PM BGSU to host Constitution Week lectures
To commemorate Constitution Day, BGSU will host a virtual lecture featuring legal expert and author Kim Wehle.
Sep 10, 2020 8:11 PM A glimpse inside the state-of-the-art Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center
Photos go inside the Maurer Center, one of the most innovative and collaborative learning environments for business education in the nation.
Sep 10, 2020 4:00 PM A look back at the history of Hanna Hall
BGSU looks back at the history and uses of the third of the "Traditions Buildings," Hanna Hall, which now houses the Schmidthorst College of Business.
Sep 9, 2020 4:08 PM BGSU faculty member goes the extra mile for students
College of Education and Human Development associate professor Dr. Angela Thomas gets creative to hold physically distanced in-person office hours.
Sep 8, 2020 12:53 PM BGSU named Exercise is Medicine Gold Campus
Bowling Green State University among 167 campuses recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Aug 24, 2020 9:03 AM Everett Fitzhugh '11 is first Black broadcaster in NHL
When Everett Fitzhugh ’11 was named the team broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken, he became the first Black announcer in the NHL and joined a group of BGSU hockey announcers.
Aug 12, 2020 1:50 PM BGSU to honor achievement at virtual celebration Aug. 15
Bowling Green State University will host a live, virtual celebration for summer degree candidates Saturday, Aug. 15. The livestream will begin at 1 p.m. Students, family and friends can view the stream at BGSU.edu.
Jul 30, 2020 11:19 AM BGSU students adapt during COVID-19 for internships
Since March, many BGSU students have had to adapt in more ways than one. With classes turning to all online and businesses across the world shutting down for weeks, many summer internships were canceled or postponed. That made things difficult for numerous students because, for some, internships are required to graduate.
Jul 30, 2020 9:39 AM BGSU celebrates National Internship Day
Bowling Green State University has many students, both undergraduate and graduate, participating in internships and co-ops all around the country. Some are working in-person while following guidelines to be safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are working remotely from the safety of their homes.
Jul 17, 2020 11:40 AM Nancy C. Patterson awarded Professor of Teaching Excellence
BGSU’s Dr. Nancy Patterson has been a staunch advocate for social studies education and has pushed her students to look beyond the classroom and their academic standing and bring into focus the collective benefits they can bring to the world beyond the campus. She received the 2020 Professor of Teaching Excellence Award.
Jul 13, 2020 2:19 PM Dressing in a COVID world: A pandemic's impact on the multi-billion dollar fashion industry
As employees trickle back to the office after spending weeks and months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their clothes reflect the comfort they found in their closets, according to Marian Zengel, assistant teaching professor and coordinator of BGSU’s top-ranked apparel merchandising and product development program.
Jul 1, 2020 12:32 PM Award-winning paper by two BGSU faculty members outlines benefits of combining art and STEM education
Underrepresented students from the Toledo area learned problem-solving skills during an art and robotics camp hosted by Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Museum of Art, which led to an award-winning paper by two BGSU faculty members, Drs. Jerry Schnepp and Thomas Roberts.
Jul 1, 2020 12:00 AM Lubomir S. Popov awarded Professorship of Research Excellence
Dr. Lubomir S. Popov, professor in the Interior Design Program of the School of Family and Consumer Services, a highly respected teacher, instructor and academic advisor who started at Bowling Green State University in 1999, received the 2020 Professorship of Research Excellence Award from the University this spring.
Jun 26, 2020 2:27 PM BGSU Board of Trustees approves new nursing and physical therapy schools, supports Falcon Tuition Guarantee
BGSU is moving forward two new schools, and financial assurances for students through the Falcon Tuition, as well as new programs and facility improvements. Action taken at the June 26 Board of Trustees meeting supported the University’s commitment to creating public good and embracing its role as a national model in addressing the educational, economic and social vitality of our region, state, nation and the world.
Jun 17, 2020 8:00 AM BGSU launches education certificate for virtual teaching
COVID-19 has changed the teaching environment and teachers are looking to gain a new arsenal of skills for virtual learning. Bowling Green State University is leading the way by offering an Online Teaching and Learning Certification.
Jun 9, 2020 11:00 AM Class of 2020 Success Stories: A passion for planning events led Shalynne Owens to BGSU
A passion for event planning led Shalynne Owens to owning and operating two event-oriented businesses in northwest Ohio that catered to children’s birthday parties. By 2017, her interest in event management had grown beyond children’s entertainment, so she closed her businesses and enrolled in BGSU’s Tourism Hospitality and Event program.
May 25, 2020 10:00 AM Class of 2020 Success Student-athletes wrap up exceptional collegiate careers
As highly accomplished senior student-athletes, Talisa Lemke and Jovannah East were prepared to finish with their best seasons yet. Both had the goal of competing nationally in the post season, but these aspirations were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these season-ending disappointments, Lemke and East leave BGSU with their heads held high with exceptional academic performances and championship-level athletic accomplishments.
May 18, 2020 12:00 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Connecting career crossroads at BGSU
Sue Ann Sandusky had recently retired from the U.S. Army, after a flourishing 37-year career, and she had moved to Findlay, Ohio. But instead of fully “retiring,” she wanted to put her skills to work in a civilian setting. BGSU’s Ph.D. in higher education administration was her bridge to get there.
May 13, 2020 4:00 PM BGSU to honor achievement at virtual celebration May 16
Bowling Green State University will host a live, virtual celebration for spring degree candidates May 16. The live stream will begin at 1:30 p.m., and is expected to last about 45 minutes. Students, family and friends can view the stream at BGSU.edu.
May 11, 2020 9:50 AM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Unusual path to degree offers 'life lessons'
U.S. Army National Guard service throughout college career teaches Frank Scott Abbey, who is majoring in apparel and merchandise product development in the College of Education and Human Development, how to adapt to life's changes. During his service, Abbey maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
May 11, 2020 9:15 AM Females Explore Tech at Women in Technology Event
On March 6, more than 80 high school students from 9 schools in the region participated in Women in Technology, offered just before International Women’s Day.
Apr 24, 2020 1:24 PM Three 2019 alumni named rookie teachers of year in South Carolina
It seems like one day you’re sitting in the class, and then the next, you’re standing in front of it. Kevin Werner, Kaetlin Bowling, and Mckenzie Weaver — three 2019 Bowling Green State University alumni — each has been recognized as Rookie Teachers of the Year in South Carolina.
Apr 1, 2020 4:00 PM EDHD shares plan for $4.5 million grant at Atlanta conference
At the recent American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education meeting in Atlanta, a team from BGSU's College of Education and Human Development shared an update on the $4.5 million teacher education grant that the U.S. Department of Education awarded it in 2018.
Mar 31, 2020 8:00 AM Ostrowski research on hydrogels
Bowling Green State University’s Dr. Alexis Ostrowski received a five-year grant from the Herman Frasch Foundation for Agricultural Chemistry to support research to help reduce agricultural runoff. Researchers study how to turn liquid waste into fertilizer so that it can be safely transported and spread on fields.
Mar 26, 2020 8:20 PM BGSU temporarily waives GRE and GMAT requirements
Bowling Green State University is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and make the critical decisions necessary to safeguard students, faculty, staff and the broader community and to ensure that the University learning community has the support and resources needed to adapt to an all online learning environment.
Mar 26, 2020 4:55 PM BGSU supports local agencies
BGSU campuses in Bowling Green and Huron, as well as BGSU at Levis Commons, are supporting local health and safety agencies by donating PPE supplies and providing facilities to organizations in both communities.
Mar 6, 2020 11:12 AM Interior design major gets firsthand look at designing hospitality spaces in Mexico
Bowling Green State University interior design major Noah Kamnikar studied abroad in Cabo San Lucas and Cabo San Jose, Mexico, during winter session in January. He went on this trip because he’s interested in designing hospitality spaces once he graduates from the University.
Mar 4, 2020 2:30 PM David Hainline ’83 mentors entrepreneurship, tourism students
Bowling Green State University alumnus David Hainline recognizes students in Entrepreneurship in Event Management, a course he created as an event professional, along with leaders from the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Development. Hainline recognized the top students from the latest class.
Mar 2, 2020 2:29 PM BGSU Sport Management Alliance students make connections at Super Bowl LIV
For something this big, a lot of help is needed, and the Sport Management Alliance at BGSU doesn’t hesitate to help out. In helping with the events leading up to Super Bowl LIV in Miami and at the game itself, students get the chance to make many unique connections.
Jan 22, 2020 3:00 PM BGSU, Falcon Health Center studying sports-related concussions
Bowling Green State University’s club sports student-athletes are gaining another level of care, thanks to a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development, Division of Student Affairs — Department of Recreation and Wellness and Falcon Health Center. The University offers more than 30 intramural sports.
Jan 2, 2020 12:00 AM Fitness goals this winter? Get a personal trainer
At the start of every new year, gyms fill with patrons who have fitness aspirations, but by February, the gyms are mostly empty. To avoid this, Nathan Peters says, hire a personal trainer.
Dec 27, 2019 10:30 AM Volcanoes draw people, peril
The December 9 eruption of the volcano on New Zealand’s White Island, killing at least six people, has raised fresh questions about “volcano tourism.” Professor Travis Heggie, in the College of Education and Human Development, shares his insight from more than two decades of research on the subject.
Dec 17, 2019 4:15 PM Laurie Stevenson ’88: Get ready to 'roll up your sleeves and make a difference'
Laurie Stevenson ’88 said BGSU helped her find her path to public service as she addressed BGSU graduate candidates during its 296th graduation Dec. 14 at the Stroh Center. Stevenson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from BGSU, is the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Dec 14, 2019 10:18 AM BGSU honors success at commencement
BGSU celebrated its 296th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Alumnae addressing the candidates included Sheryl Maxfield and Laurie Stevenson. The December graduating class included 1,047 candidates.
Dec 5, 2019 11:00 AM Advancing across the gain line in the classroom, on the pitch
For this graduate, a College of Education and Human Development degree meant long nights and early mornings to excel in his combined roles as an employee, a dad, a student and a rugby teammate.
Nov 26, 2019 11:30 AM BGSU students recognized for embracing global engagement
Their travels spanned 9,000 miles and five continents, but the BGSU undergraduate and graduate students shared a common experience; they embraced global engagement. Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the Embracing Global Engagement award ceremony recognized eight winners from 42 presentations by more than 50 students.
Nov 1, 2019 9:02 AM BGSU alumni well represented on Ohio governor's cabinet
Mike DeWine, the 70th governor of Ohio, in January appointed three Bowling Green State University alumni as members of his cabinet. Randy Gardner ’81, ’87, Sheryl Maxfield ’81 and Laurie Stevenson ’88 were nominated as cabinet directors on Jan. 10 in Columbus.
Oct 30, 2019 2:00 PM Student researchers honored for their research
Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship invites students to submit their research projects for consideration of award.
Oct 18, 2019 2:09 PM Summer Experience: Harvard University internship 'extraordinary'
For Kyland Kimble, graduating in August from Bowling Green State University's College of Education and Human Development was just one of several milestones he’s reached. Besides re-enrolling to earn a master’s degree through the college’s School of Counseling and Special Education, he interned with Harvard University this summer.
Oct 11, 2019 9:30 AM Summer Experience: 4,500 miles of 'outsider' exploration in Italy
BGSU seniors Kennedy Williams and Taylor McCreary spent several weeks studying family life and interactions in Italy, mentored by faculty who reflected on the course’s 10-year milestone. Over a busy two weeks in Italy, they spent part of the summer studying culture, education, history, family life, housing and design.
Oct 9, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU learning communities thriving
Undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University have the opportunity to take the “Belong” in “Belong. Stand out. Go far” even further by choosing to be part of a learning community. No matter whether their interests lie in social justice or business, health or history, there’s something for everyone.
Oct 4, 2019 4:02 PM Summer Experience: Jessie Walton travels to another nation – and to herself
Jessie Walton remembers the moment she stepped out of a van and into Santa Fe, New Mexico this summer. It was the start of the Navajo Nation trip; for her and many other students, it would be a life-changing two weeks.
Sep 5, 2019 2:44 PM Bostic earns $1.9 million NSF grant to study mathematics education standards, assessment
Dr. Jonathan Bostic, associate professor of mathematics education in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, recently earned a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the standards for mathematics proficiency and assessment and ensure that they accurately reflect students’ needs.
Sep 3, 2019 1:15 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Antwon Lillard’s college career at BGSU is a ‘slam dunk’
Men’s Basketball standout Antwon Lillard received his Bachelor of Science in sport management in August after completing his required internship. The story of how Lillard came to BGSU from Cleveland on a scholarship is emblematic of how BGSU is an outstanding framework for students with diverse talents and backgrounds.
Aug 26, 2019 3:07 PM Jessica Kiss, Ph.D reappointed to NIRSA Assembly
Instructor in School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies reappointed to national sports association role
Aug 23, 2019 10:45 AM Donors give students $367,000 in scholarships
Scholarships are an invaluable resource, made possible by generous donors.
Aug 23, 2019 10:00 AM Alumni gather throughout the state
Your Falcon Flock next gathering is on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Cleveland.
Aug 23, 2019 10:00 AM Homecoming marks Extra Yard for Teachers
At this year's Homecoming game, your college celebrates an Extra Yard for Teachers.
Aug 23, 2019 9:30 AM Students and educators win with college’s teacher-in-residence program
The college's new program is the first of its kind in the region and possibly the first in the state as well.
Aug 17, 2019 9:15 AM BGSU holds summer commencement
Bowling Green State University held its 295th commencement ceremony August 17 on the lawn in the historic center of campus, recently named the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle. Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards presented the commencement address to the Class of 2019.
Jul 29, 2019 8:47 AM Class of 2023 all agree: BGSU feels like home
Bowling Green State University’s incoming Class of 2023 will be the the most academically prepared group of freshman students in the history of the institution as they prepare to belong, stand out and go far. BGSU will continue to have students from all corners of Ohio, as well as all 50 states and at least 70 countries.
Jul 24, 2019 3:00 PM Ravichandran named resort and attraction management program director
Dr. Swathi Ravichandran has been named director of BGSU’s new resort and attraction management program, the only program of its kind in the country, which will meet the growing demand for professionals in the service industry.
Jul 22, 2019 3:00 PM Marquett Samuels: She has advice for transfer students
Marquett Samuels has some sound advice for incoming transfer students: Be yourself and take advantage of everything BGSU has to offer; make sure you have the college experience you deserve. A rising senior, Samuels practices what she preaches. She transferred from a private institution in Pennsylvania in fall 2018.
Jul 12, 2019 3:30 PM Welcome to the Falcon Family
Transfer students can apply for free in July to continue their academic careers with Bowling Green State University.
Jun 7, 2019 11:28 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU graduate who majored in math education puts plans into ACTION
Recent graduate Melody Freeland calls Bowling Green State University a place with countless opportunities to grow intellectually, think critically and express yourself. After earning a degree in math education, Freeland will return in the fall to obtain her master’s degree in Spanish.
Jun 5, 2019 3:35 PM BGSU, Xi’an exchange students and faculty reunite
Warm feelings remain for participants in the Bowling Green State University Xi’an International Studies University exchange. About 50 former students, faculty and staff who were part of the exchange reunited June 1 at Mileti Alumni Center, where they greeted old friends and caught up with one another.
May 28, 2019 11:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Aliyah Gustafson concludes BGSU career as a champion
Aliyah Gustafson ’17, ’19 has been instrumental in making BGSU one of the nation’s top places to compete in the hammer throw, shot put and discus. Her journey from growing up in a single-parent family in Iowa City to becoming an elite college athlete and graduating summa cum laude in her undergraduate and graduate studies is notable.
May 20, 2019 11:28 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU allows Elle Fullenkamp to grow beyond limitations of her small hometown
Although education was her major, that was just one part of the journey Elle Fullenkamp made through her years at Bowling Green State University. Student organizations, including the Vagina Monologues, Queer/Trans Student Union and Task Force on Sexual Assault, rounded out her academic career.
May 20, 2019 10:21 AM Dean Pees addressed BGSU’s latest ‘rookie class’
Bowling Green State University alumnus Dean Pees shared advice on life with degree candidates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering on May 18 at the Stroh Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1972.
May 18, 2019 11:46 AM BGSU honor achievement at commencement
Degree candidates at BGSU commencement ceremonies May 17-18 heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, journalism and athletics. Of the total 2,493 degrees awarded, 907 were with honors. The Graduate College awarded 486 degrees, including 456 candidates for master’s degrees and 30 for doctorates.
May 15, 2019 3:47 PM Classified Staff Team Award
Teams from the School of Teaching and Learning and BGSU Firelands were recognized May 15 with the Classified Staff Council Team Award. Elizabeth Lundquest, Lorie Morelock and Wendy Walston-Vaughn, from education, and Deborah Carden, Melanie Didelot and Sharyl Wahl, from Firelands will share a $1,500 award and a commemorative plaque.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU journalism student believes it’s her duty to help people
Bowling Green State University journalism student Angelica Euseary has high expectations for journalists, namely credibility, ethics, integrity and accuracy. After graduating May 18, she’ll begin graduate school, then use her education and experiences to help people through a journalistic platform, while living these traits.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU sport management graduate goes for the gold
Internships are a critical tool that BGSU students use to build work experience in preparation to enter a professional field, and sport management major Courtney Burson has worked several. Burson's highlights include USA Hockey, the University of Michigan athletics and her current position, Paralympics intern with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Graduate candidate takes nontraditional route with unparalleled experiences
At 33 years old, with a loving husband and three children at home, Lakeisha Davis is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in inclusive early childhood education. Only the second of her family to graduate with a college degree, she overcame many struggles to attend BGSU.
May 15, 2019 10:26 AM Academic pair fills gap in sport management research
Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management, co-edit the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience. JADE focuses on empirical research that give new voice and insight to the athletic experience from a variety of perspectives and methodologies.
May 10, 2019 3:13 PM BGSU to honor achievement at commencement May 17, 18
Degree candidates at Bowling Green State University’s commencement ceremonies May 17 and May 18 will hear from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, journalism and athletics.
May 8, 2019 2:45 PM 'BG Ideas' podcast looks at national issues with local relevance
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and the School of Media and Communication at BGSU have introduced a new podcast, "BG Ideas." In each episode, the host, Dr. Jolie Sheffer, director of ICS, talks with academics, artists, activists and other professionals about their work in the humanities on national issues with local relevance.
May 8, 2019 2:01 PM Retired faculty honored with granting of emeritus status
Twenty retired or retiring Bowling Green State University faculty members were conferred emeritus status by the Board of Trustees at the May 3 meeting in honor of their distinguished service to the University and achievements in teaching, service and research.
May 7, 2019 3:09 PM Mission to Mars
Matt Burmeister used to think that his chances of excelling as a nontraditional student were about the same as sending a man to Mars. Now, those scenarios seem so far fetched. Burmeister on the cusp of graduating from BGSU and may be employed by NASA by the end of summer.
May 6, 2019 5:30 AM BGSU Class of 2019 has developed lifelong skills, friends
They’ve made lifelong friends, tried new activities, visited new countries and developed skills to take into the workforce or the next phase of their education. We checked in with five students we first met in August of 2015 as they prepare for Bowling Green State University’s May commencement ceremonies.
May 3, 2019 3:30 PM Tenure, promotion granted by trustees
The University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 53 faculty members on May 3 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure.
May 2, 2019 10:10 AM Dean Pees ’72, Super Bowl-winning coach, to speak at commencement
Dean Pees has two Super Bowl rings and has coached football for 46 years at all levels: high school, college and the NFL. Pees will be the speaker at the 2 p.m. BGSU commencement ceremony May 18 at the Stroh Center. He is the defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans.
Apr 26, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU, Cedar Fair partner for new degree opportunity
BGSU and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. have partnered for a new degree completion program in resort and attraction management beginning in fall 2020. The program will be taught and led by BGSU faculty. The final two years of classes will be taught in downtown Sandusky at a new 78,030-square-foot multipurpose facility.
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 AM Angela Duncan ’08 serves in Botswana
Description: Duncan moved 8,000 miles from the U.S. to spend two years working as a life skills educator with students 14 to 21 years old.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Rentner honored by Student Alumni Ambassadors
For her dedication to her students, Dr. Terry Rentner, a professor of journalism and public relations in the School of Media and Communication, has been named the 2019 Master Teacher by the Student Alumni Ambassadors. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize.
Apr 17, 2019 10:30 AM The Hatch 2019 sets a record for money invested
It was a record-breaking night at The Hatch with more than $100,000 pledged to six Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs to fund their business ideas. It was the most money ever invested in a single year for The Hatch, a format similar to “Shark Tank.”
Apr 3, 2019 4:00 PM New master’s in athletic training prepares students for growing field
Bowling Green State University is offering a new master’s degree in athletic training, designed to enable students to excel in a growing, in-demand profession. The two-year program prepares students to pass their board of certification examination and work in a variety of health care settings in the United States and abroad.
Apr 1, 2019 1:29 PM BGSU students use spring break to provide public good
bGAB is a student-led alternative breaks program that empowers participants to become active global citizens by collaborating with communities experiencing social injustices. By completing meaningful direct service during academic breaks, bGAB provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture of service and allows students to create positive change.
Apr 1, 2019 1:00 PM Construction management majors take first place in civil planning contest
Construction management students in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University took first place in their division at the New Builder’s Competition, developing a project plan that surpassed teams from three other Ohio universities.
Mar 12, 2019 1:15 PM BGSU’s graduate programs ranked among best in U.S.
Bowling Green State University’s graduate programs continue to be ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad School Rankings. The graduate program in education is 127th, the Master of Public Administration program 151st, and the part-time MBA program rose again to 159th.
Feb 25, 2019 8:00 AM BGSU's first Winter Session a huge success
Described as the chance to catch up, make up or get ahead, more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students from Bowling Green State University took classes either online, on campus, or abroad with one of eight different education abroad experiences available through International Programs and Partnerships.
Feb 22, 2019 3:08 PM Innovation, commitment earn Vannatta Distinguished Teaching Professor title
Dr. Rachel Vannatta, professor in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy, was conferred the title Distinguished Teaching Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting in recognition of her outstanding teaching and innovative use of educational technology to boost student learning.
Feb 14, 2019 11:29 AM Two pairs of Falcon Flames share love of craft beer
It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s time to share flowers, chocolate or beer with your loved ones. Wait a second, beer? In many cases, yes, but especially one that involves two pairs of Falcon Flames running Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
Dec 19, 2018 3:00 PM Falter Thomas experiences ‘reality Czech’ as Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas, associate professor in the BGSU School of Teaching and Learning, is bringing active learning techniques and English to education majors at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, as a Fulbright Scholar this year. The experience has been a ‘reality Czech,” she said, and very rewarding.
Dec 17, 2018 9:58 AM Jan Heppe ’74: Choices ‘will define your life’s journey’
Bowling Green State University alumna and home economics program graduate Jan Heppe ’74 addressed the Class of 2018 on December 15 at the Stroh Center. Heppe advised graduate candidates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development that choices “will define your life’s journey.”
Dec 14, 2018 10:29 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU doctoral student's passion for program bridges miles, years
Yihui Li left a familiar job, routine and culture to pursue her Ph.D. in higher education administration at Bowling Green State University. In the process, she learned more about Asian culture and her own potential while living in the United States.
Dec 14, 2018 9:48 AM AMPD and VCT students partner to deliver authentic community materials
Mariana Mitova's fashion styling students partnered with Jeff Hall's photography students to create promotional materials for four area organizations, offering tangible benefits to the students and to the community organizations that became their clients.
Nov 29, 2018 3:48 PM BGSU introduces Scot Loeffler as new football coach
Scot Loeffler has been named the head coach of the BGSU football program. Loeffler comes to Bowling Green after serving as deputy head coach and offensive coordinator at Boston College. Loeffler's coaching career includes stops at Michigan, Central Michigan, Florida, Temple, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
Nov 29, 2018 1:30 PM Professor Brahier and ACTION program prepare tomorrow’s mathematics and science students
Nationwide, schools are struggling to find well-qualified teachers in mathematics and science. Daniel Brahier, Ph.D. and the ACTION program are helping to change this.
Nov 29, 2018 1:30 PM Sports medicine students attend, compete at regional meeting
MWACSM attendees 2018Three sports medicine students were on the college's Top 10 quiz bowl team at the Midwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 2018 annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. Several more students attended the meeting.
Nov 16, 2018 3:31 PM Matney recognized for excellence in math teaching
Dr. Gabriel Matney, a professor in Bowling Green State University’s School of Teaching and Learning, was the single mathematics professor in Ohio this year to receive the Kenneth Cummins Award of Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Matney has been intensely involved in statewide teacher professional development and international collaboration.
Nov 1, 2018 11:59 AM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
Bowling Green State University is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for the third year in a row, according to the 2018 Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges. The annual guide profiles colleges “having the most exceptional commitments to sustainability.”
Oct 19, 2018 11:51 AM BGSU senior lands 'dream job' summer internship
Bowling Green State University senior Emma Leader spent eight weeks of her summer break coordinating high school immersion programs for Columbia University in New York City. The internship complemented her major of human development and family studies by exploring different life stages and studying human interaction and relationships in depth.
Oct 5, 2018 2:52 PM BGSU expands its Peace Corps connections
Bowling Green State University has teamed with the Peace Corps to expand opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Peace Corps Prep, for undergraduates, helps students become strong candidates for service, and now all graduate programs are included in the Coverdell scholarship program for returned volunteers.
Oct 5, 2018 2:50 PM Nick Menster picks BGSU because of commitment to community service
Make no mistake, Nick Menster is serious about serving the community. That’s why he chose to attend Bowling Green State University. He’s already been elected to the executive board of his hall council, joined a fraternity and completed several hours of community service. Plus, he’s a member of the PLA.
Oct 1, 2018 12:00 AM The power of a postcard
Julius Van Rooyen loves sports, so sport management sounded like the perfect profession. After a quick Google search, the Australian native packed his bags for Bowling Green State University, home to one of the largest and most diversified sport management programs in the country.
Sep 7, 2018 12:00 PM In the footsteps of Darwin
Bowling Green State University students and faculty explored the geological and biological wonders of Ecuador’s Andes and Galápagos Islands this summer on a trip that took them from volcanoes through cloud forests to the islands where Darwin made his famed observations, tracing the natural and human impact on the environment.
Sep 4, 2018 4:20 PM Alumni recognized for athletic training work with Detroit Tigers
Two BGSU alumni have earned Athletic Trainer of the Year awards for their work on Detroit Tigers affiliate teams. Chris McDonald '00 works for the Toledo Mud Hens of the International League and Sean McFarland '17 is employed by the Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Penn League.
Sep 3, 2018 12:00 AM Summer Experience: Grad student rides 2,900 miles to raise money, awareness
Bowling Green State University graduate student Kristi Walker spent nine weeks of her summer break fundraising, biking and building affordable housing in communities from Key West, Florida, to Calais, Maine. She raised $5,500 through a nine-week, 2,900-mile “Keys 2 Canada” bike ride with the nonprofit organization Bike and Build.
Aug 29, 2018 10:00 AM BGSU teacher-education program tops Ohio's economic impact
A new report from the State University Education Deans shows that BGSU's teacher education program has an estimated $14.4 million impact in Ohio communities.
Aug 10, 2018 12:30 PM Summer Experience: Kayla DeMuth, Justin Newcomb expand cultural horizons
Kayla DeMuth and Justin Newcomb, two seniors in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, immerse themselves into Italy's cultures for Cultural Explorations class. The experience deepened the commitment to their new careers as certified family life educators.
Aug 10, 2018 11:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Life journeys lead to new start
Cordie Stone fell in love with Bowling Green State University when she was 6 years old. Stone, a determined post-traditional student, after a 20-year gap completed her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and added a master’s degree in special education at BGSU.
Aug 8, 2018 2:00 PM Apparel merchandising and product development program named among nation’s top 50
The apparel merchandising and product development program at the University’s College of Education and Human Development has been named among the nation’s top 50 fashion merchandising programs by Fashion-Schools.org.
Jul 30, 2018 8:00 AM Multiplying math success at BGSU
Davis Gerber has taught math students in Thailand, China and the United States. Now, he starts his career as a math educator in Cleveland.
Jul 6, 2018 12:00 AM Educating abroad
BGSU alumni Emily and Jared Hatch taught in India and Syria before settling in Daegu, South Korea, seven years ago. The Falcon Flames are raising their two daughters in the country they’ve come to think of as home.
Jun 25, 2018 9:49 AM Kingdom and States united for education
College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration students travel to England and Scotland to meet with university leaders.
Jun 25, 2018 8:49 AM BGSU announces two new degree programs
At its June 21 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs, a master’s in athletic training and an interdisciplinary bachelor’s in advertising. These programs will prepare students for high-demand career paths, both in the region and internationally.
Jun 21, 2018 1:00 PM CREATE! Conference inspires educators and students
"Hallway symphony" showcases students' design thinking as Mark Suter discusses instilling a will to learn among students.
Jun 15, 2018 11:00 AM Postcards from Abroad: Cole Highhouse
Bowling Green State University individualized studies student Cole Highhouse spent the spring semester on an exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University. Highhouse said the experience gave him a unique perspective on values held outside of the United States that will set him apart from others in his future career.
May 9, 2018 4:26 PM Impact of faculty, coaches and advisers still resonates today
Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau ’80, ’08, who earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate in education from Bowling Green State University, addressed degree candidates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering on May 5 during commencement at the Stroh Center.
May 7, 2018 2:00 PM Spring EDHD Commencement: In Summary
The College of Education and Human Development was an important part of spring commencement ceremonies.
May 7, 2018 11:30 AM James Bailey ’67 honored with a doctor of humane letters
James Bailey ’67 was presented an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement May 5 at the Stroh Center. Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from BGSU and a master’s in mathematics from New York University. He had a distinguished career in the banking industry.
May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Teaching a love of learning at BGSU
A two-year teaching commitment in Thailand is the final step in Kinsey Smith’s BGSU education, but it’s just the start of her work to inspire a love of lifelong learning in her students. Her decision to specialize in Adolescence to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts has paid unexpected dividends.
May 1, 2018 4:24 PM Jessica Katzenmeyer: enthusiasm, opportunities and gratitude
Although Jessica Katzenmeyer visited several colleges and universities, “from the beginning, I knew this was where I wanted to go. It just felt right. And the more I’ve gone through in my journey here, the surer I’ve become of my decision.”
May 1, 2018 2:00 PM College awards more than $367,000 in scholarships
On April 22, the college awarded 222 EDHD students more than $367,000 in scholarships at its annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony.
Apr 23, 2018 11:30 AM Literacy in the Park inspires joy of reading, writing and discovery
Hundreds of families from Northwest Ohio gathered at BGSU on April 21 for a free community event that celebrates and fosters the importance of literacy in the lives of children.
Apr 18, 2018 2:55 PM Shaal Provides Insight, Encouragement To Honors College Students
Christine Shaal’s commitment to the progress, support and success of her Honors students had earned her the 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. Shaal, a senior advisor in BGSU’s Honors College, received the award at the ceremony held on April 9.
Apr 18, 2018 2:30 PM Sturdevant Helps Students Find Their Path
Krista Sturdevant’s commitment to student success and professional development has earned her a Faculty Excellence Award. Sturdevant, an adviser for both first-year and second-year Interior Design and Inclusive Early Childhood Education majors, received the 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award at this year’s Faculty Excellence Awards held April 9.
Apr 18, 2018 2:25 PM Brahier Inspires, Shares Expertise With Future Math Teachers
Dr. Daniel Brahier, Distinguished Professor of Teaching Excellence and director of the Science and Math Education in ACTION program, received a 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award for his contributions to the educational development of undergraduate students at the Faculty Excellence Awards held on April 9.
Apr 16, 2018 4:27 PM Faces behind the flag: Toghrul Alakbarov
Toghrul Rizvan Alakbarov of Azerbaijan believes in destiny. That’s why he was destined to attend BGSU as a Fulbright scholar. His given name, Toghrul, is a broad term for bird in his native language, specifically falcon. Also, it didn’t hurt that orange has been his favorite color since childhood.
Apr 12, 2018 12:30 PM Addressing gender equity, technology issues in global classrooms
Teachers from 21 countries participated in an intensive six-week education and gender professional development program at BGSU.
Apr 11, 2018 3:40 PM Subreenduth Serves Teachers Of The World
Dr. Sharon Subreenduth, professor of teaching and learning, was granted a Professorship of Service Excellence at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 9 in recognition of her outreach to teacher professional development and civic education internationally. The title is awarded for three years and includes an annual stipend of $5,000.
Apr 9, 2018 9:40 AM Eva Marie Saint receives Lifetime Achievement Award from alma mater
Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint ’46, ’82 [Hon.] received the Lifetime Achievement Award from her alma mater April 7 during BGSU’s fourth annual Bravo! BGSU fundraising event. Miss Saint has had a distinguished career in film and on Broadway and television, spanning 70 years and more than 160 productions.
Mar 20, 2018 10:00 AM BGSU graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Two Bowling Green State University graduate programs have again appeared in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Grad School Rankings. The University’s part-time MBA program was ranked 163, up 41 points from last year. Additionally, the Report ranked BGSU’s graduate program in education at 124, up 11 points.
Mar 9, 2018 2:22 PM Collet book explores schools’ potential for helping immigrants assimilate
Dr. Bruce Collet, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education program, has a new book, “Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democratic States,” in which he lays out recommendations on how schools can help facilitate immigrants’ integration.
Feb 26, 2018 11:00 AM Postcard from Abroad: Beijing
A group of Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning students from BGSU visited Beijing. Not only were the students able to experience landmarks such as the Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China, but also learned calligraphy, sat in on an event planning class and took a traditional tea class.
Feb 21, 2018 4:00 PM Developing Connections links students, community
Human and social service agencies came to BGSU to meet with Human Development and Family Studies students in a professional networking event.
Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM Sport Management Alliance scores at Super Bowl LII
A group of 32 students from Bowling Green State University’s Sport Management Alliance spent the week leading up to the Super Bowl at the Convention Center in Minneapolis volunteering at the NFL Super Bowl Experience and at U.S. Bank Stadium on the day of the big game.
Feb 7, 2018 4:35 PM Falter Thomas reaches out to colleagues in Peru
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas, an associate professor of education, is using her faculty improvement leave this year to write a textbook to fill a void in middle childhood education. But she has also traveled to Peru to provide professional development for teachers who do not have the resources we do.
Jan 29, 2018 11:39 AM Mitch McLain is up for Hobey Baker, Hockey Humanitarian awards
Not only is Mitch McLain the team captain of the BGSU hockey team but he leads the team in scoring 13 goals this season and also leads his teammates by example. He has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, and is a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Jan 22, 2018 8:00 AM BGSU Honors College project led to Brighter Connections Theatre
While the use of theater as therapy may be unexpected to some, that’s exactly what BGSU alumna Katie O’Leary '15 is doing with Brighter Connections Theatre in Dayton. Originally a part of her honors project, O’Leary began Brighter Connections as a way to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jan 16, 2018 9:00 AM The view from South Africa
College Student Personnel graduate student Ayanna Byers gained a deeper understanding of her identity and of helping others during an internship at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. The experience has helped her as a SMART mentor at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 9, 2018 2:35 PM BGSU has three online programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Three of BGSU programs were nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 9. BGSU’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 31st in the country, while the University’s online bachelor’s and education programs rank 77th and 88th, respectively.
Jan 5, 2018 2:38 PM Finding a path to scientific discovery
The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of two organizations nationwide to receive renewed funding from the Army Educational Outreach Program. The $200,000 grant will help increase the number of students participating in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, working with two area high schools.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU’s HIED program allows Ardy Gonyer to ‘evolve as a professional’
The evolution of beauty pageant contestant to a world-champion karate kid to a doctoral candidate, might sound like sound like a stretch for some, but not for Howard “Ardy” Gonyer, who is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Ph.D. from the Higher Education Administration (HIED) program.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
BGSU will celebrate its 290th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 15) and Saturday (Dec. 16). The December graduating class includes 954 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 56 will be presented associate degrees and 682 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 142 have received honors for their high grade point averages.
Dec 4, 2017 8:47 AM Dean Pees ’72 sacks the competition with his BGSU education degree
Dean Pees ’72 has learned quite a few things during his 45-year coaching career that began after he graduated from BGSU. Doing things his way includes using skills he learned at BGSU that helped him become a teacher and then a coach who has two Super Bowl rings.
Nov 19, 2017 12:15 AM Alumnus’ vision for Detroit is 20/20
Bowling Green State University alumnus Michael Swafford, a Detroit native, returned home after graduation, primarily because that’s where his support system was. But he quickly found a place giving back to the community he loves, both through personal efforts and through GM2020, which has a strong community service component.
Nov 1, 2017 2:40 PM Stevens explores using virtual reality for real learning
Mark Stevens, an education technology instructor in BGSU’s College of Education and Human Development, is pioneering new ways to incorporate virtual reality technology in education. His students, all of whom are studying to become teachers, work with him to develop the best ways to implement learning techniques into VR games.
Oct 25, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU students embrace, learn from other cultures
At this fall’s “Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service- and Experiential Learning Symposium,” nearly 50 students shared their experiences in oral and poster presentations. The winners were recognized at an Oct. 17 ceremony where they received an original piece of glass art presented by President Mary Ellen Mazey.
Oct 24, 2017 4:00 PM Formula for success: Math education faculty earn top grants
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney were awarded a combined $2.2 million for research and professional development projects in northwest Ohio schools. The projects are designed to help teachers in northwest Ohio learn new strategies to address their students’ mathematical proficiencies and measure their math problem-solving abilities.
Oct 19, 2017 12:55 PM Real-World Education
Executive in Residence Dr. Patrick Love shares lessons in student affairs with HESA graduate students.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Summer Experience: Shannon Cleary reaffirms her University plans
Shannon Cleary, a double major in dance and public relations in the Honors College at Bowling Green State University, reaffirms her plan of finding a PR job that keeps her connected to the world of dance with an internship at Ballet in the City in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Sep 27, 2017 3:46 PM Executives in residence join BGSU
Bowling Green State University will welcome three executives in residence starting this semester as part of the University’s executive-in-residence program, which brings thought leaders and industry experts to campus to enrich student learning, aid in faculty development and engage with alumni.
Sep 25, 2017 12:00 PM Crawford to join BGSU as executive in residence
Longtime sports broadcaster and BGSU alumnus Jay Crawford '87 has joined the University as an executive in residence. Jay Crawford will share his journey with students, faculty, staff and the community.
Sep 25, 2017 10:00 AM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘Green College’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2017 Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges based on data from the company’s 2016-17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Sep 17, 2017 12:30 AM Postcard from Abroad: Tiffany Payne
Tiffany Payne takes advantage of Human Development and Family Studies study abroad program in Italy, studying families of a different cultural background. Payne is thankful for the chance to grow closer to some of her favorite BGSU mentors and to get to know many new friends during her travels.
Sep 17, 2017 12:15 AM Summer Experience: Project Feed Thy Neighbor
President’s Leadership Academy junior Kyle Jumper-Smith this summer organized his second Project Feed Thy Neighbor in his hometown of Detroit. The day of empowerment providing food, fellowship and positivity fed 422 people. Students from BGSU and other schools pitched in, in the spirit of donors Robert and Ellen Thompson.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU’s new band uniforms are hip, timeless
The Falcon Marching Band always has been one of the most well-known representatives of Bowling Green State University, but during the festivities for the football home-opener against South Dakota at Doyt Perry Stadium during Falcon Family Weekend, there was just a little more pep in its step.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM STEM in the Park | Sept. 23
More than 150 unique, hands-on STEM activity stations will be offered at STEM in the Park, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Perry Field House. Community partners, local businesses and area universities created interactive displays and activities to engage children of all ages in the STEM fields.
Sep 11, 2017 12:15 AM 2017 Falcon Family of the Year
Travel, leisure and event planning senior Caitlin Shortridge was honored with her mother, Georgina, last weekend as the 2017 Falcon Family of the Year. Despite several terrible ordeals, including a house fire and cancer diagnosis, Shortridge and her mother stay positive – and kind.
Sep 11, 2017 12:15 AM BGSU, inclusive early childhood education felt like ‘the best fit’
Christina Furia was homeschooled from the day she started until the day she graduated. Attending BGSU is the first chance she gets to spread her wings. And what does she want to be? A teacher. Furia, who grew up near Cincinnati, is majoring in early childhood education.
Aug 23, 2017 1:43 PM ACTION prepares future science and math teachers
Part of the Choose Ohio First initiative, Science and Math Education in ACTION at BGSU recruits outstanding Ohio students who want to become science or mathematics teachers and provides them four-year scholarships and an intensive curriculum rich in subject content and pedagogy.
Aug 23, 2017 1:00 PM Leading by example
For decades, BGSU's education programs have been turning out exceptional educators who go on to impact lives around the nation. Dr. Rachel Shelley ’94 is one of those proud graduates, and her exceptional work as a high school principal recently earned her the title of Florida Principal of the Year.
Aug 18, 2017 3:50 PM PLA student shows loyalty to hometown
President’s Leadership Academy junior Kyle Jumper-Smith this summer organized his second Project Feed Thy Neighbor in his hometown of Detroit. The day of empowerment providing food, fellowship and positivity fed 422 people. Students from BGSU and other schools pitched in, in the spirit of donors Robert and Ellen Thompson.
Aug 16, 2017 12:52 PM A Bridge to Bright Futures
The ACTION Summer Bridge program helps prepare aspiring math and science educators to be successful college students and even better teachers.
Aug 9, 2017 1:48 PM BGSU forged ties with young African leaders
BGSU hosted 25 fellows of the Mandela-Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Institute for six weeks. From all over sub-Saharan Africa, they lived and studied together at the University, led by institute directors Drs. V Jane Rosser, Dr. Christopher Frey, and Distinguished Service Professor Kefa Otiso.
Aug 7, 2017 9:00 AM From patient to practitioner
When it came to her collegiate search, Rachel Reis was looking for a school that excelled academically in the field of exercise science, as well as in gymnastics. She found both in Bowling Green State University. Reis graduated with a 4.0 GPA, receiving the President's Award for Academic Achievement.
Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Biking the U.S. for MS
Bowling Green State University alumnae Kaylyn Messenger and Amanda Piorkowski are almost done with a 4,295-mile journey across the country to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. This is the first leg of a trip that will take them from Maine to Seattle to San Diego to Florida.
Jul 17, 2017 7:00 AM Principal power
Bowling Green State University alumnus Michael Hernandez, a principal at one of the most diverse high schools in Wisconsin, was recently named one of the state’s most powerful Latinos. After more than 20 years in education, there’s still a lot he wants to accomplish.
Jul 10, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2021: Cory Baird
Cory Baird, Class of 2021, played soccer and wrestled in high school. He had two knee surgeries and two bouts of physical therapy which affected his plans for college. He plans to major in exercise science at Bowling Green State University.
Jun 28, 2017 2:54 PM Optimal aging studies examine emerging issues
To help expand our understanding of the needs of the older generation, the University’s Optimal Aging Institute is supporting research projects including studies of LGBTQ individuals in senior living facilities and people who had planned to retire but who for financial reasons cannot.
Jun 26, 2017 7:00 AM Faces of the Flag: Wafaa Hassan Aburahma
When Wafaa Hassan Aburahma arrived at Bowling Green State University from Palestine in January 2015, she said she turned purple because it was so cold. Now that she’s set to graduate in August, Aburahma is so comfortable in Bowling Green that she often thinks of it as home.
Jun 15, 2017 4:01 PM BGSU receives $750,000 Department of Higher Education innovation program award
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded BGSU with $750,000 for its PK-16 Pathways of Promise project. The award was part of $5 million provided for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students.
May 15, 2017 12:00 PM Dunaway-Haney ’92 Named Educator of the Year
High school Spanish teacher inspires with dedication to teaching and perseverance over adversity.
May 12, 2017 2:13 PM Graduating to Retirement
HMSLS Director Dr. Steve Langendorfer Ready to Embark on New Adventures After Two Decades at BGSU
May 9, 2017 3:18 PM Model Student
Kelly Glick’s dissertation on trauma-informed care creates a roadmap for student success in school districts nationwide.
May 3, 2017 1:51 PM Achievement honored at 288th BGSU commencement
Degree candidates at the University’s commencement ceremonies Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6) heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, the Coast Guard and the financial services industry. The Bowling Green campus held three ceremonies, all in the Stroh Center.
May 3, 2017 9:38 AM Literacy in the Park promotes love of reading, writing and discovery
Hundreds of families from Northwest Ohio recently converged at BGSU to celebrate and foster the importance of literacy in the lives of children at the 12th annual Literacy in the Park.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Weaving a bright future
Fatima Camara is wasting no time applying the skills she learned in Bowling Green State University's apparel merchandising and product development class as she prepares to launch her own fashion line that pays homage to her West African heritage.
Apr 24, 2017 8:43 AM Visiting Professors Create Cross-Cultural Connections
Instructors from Thailand and China visit BGSU to exchange and build on ideas for teaching and research.
Apr 17, 2017 9:04 AM ‘Lived and breathed Math Camp’
BGSU senior Kelly Largent recently received the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from Ohio Campus Compact. The Ping Award was designed to recognize and honor Ohio Campus Compact member undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award
The work of Dr. Mariana Mitova, apparel merchandising and product development, with a local sports organization for children and young adults with disabilities has positively impacted hundreds of students and families, and has earned her the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award.
Apr 6, 2017 3:18 PM ‘Our Dear Bowling Green’
Alumnus Cory Breth credits his BGSU family with helping him to start his music career. The 2012 graduate has recorded two albums and performed with well-known bands. He’s also a Spanish teacher and worship leader.
Apr 5, 2017 4:47 PM Access Program Connects Culture and Language with Service-Learning
BGSU hosted 20 Pakistani teachers as part of a cross-cultural learning experience that will offer many lessons for them to take back to their classrooms.
Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM Changing the World Through Education
Twenty English language teachers from around the globe recently completed at six-week fellowship at BGSU to learn new teaching techniques and address gender inequality issues.
Mar 22, 2017 3:12 PM Students recognized for diversity studies
Undergraduate researchers won awards for their projects related to diversity at the second annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity March 21, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Their research topics ranged from Medicare recipients to the impact of black women’s hairstyles on job attainment.
Mar 15, 2017 4:11 PM Student Teacher Forges a Path of Service for the Next Generation
Middle Childhood Education major Kelly Largent helped bring classroom lessons to life for a group of Bowling Green fifth-graders with an inspiring community service project helping local families.
Mar 7, 2017 10:51 AM Classroom is a comfortable home for BGSU alumnus
Ray Johnson ’65 left the family farm to get an education, and that launched a career in the academic field that lasted more than four decades. Johnson is grateful that BGSU provided the foundation for his long tenure in education, and has given annually since 1966 to the University.
Feb 27, 2017 9:50 AM Successful internship paved the way
Rachel Sieracke signed a contract for a job two days before she graduated from BGSU with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning (TLEP) in May 2016. Her achievement didn’t come without a lot of hard work — most notably an internship in Washington, D.C. leading into her senior year.
Feb 15, 2017 11:30 AM Aspiring math teachers multiply their learning with trip to China
A new study abroad course brought a dozen aspiring math teachers from BGSU to China to help their peers at Hunan Normal University implement math camps for middle schoolers.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Faces behind the flag: Algeria
Meriem Mechehoud, from Algeria, is earning her second master’s degree from BGSU. Her first was in American culture studies and now the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education. Mechehoud is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange to break barriers between the Middle East and the United States.
Feb 8, 2017 10:02 AM Dr. Susan K. Lang ‘72 honored as top school superintendent in the state
Dr. Susan K. Lang ’72 was honored as the top school superintendent in Ohio for her outstanding leadership and innovation in education.
Jan 30, 2017 2:45 PM Adventures in Retailing
Students form the apparel merchandising and product development program traveled to New York City for the nation’s largest retail conference and expo, and two BGSU students were honored with scholarships at the event.
Dec 15, 2016 9:43 AM Beijing Scholars Visit Campus as Part of Cross-Cultural Study Program
Nearly a dozen students from Beijing Union University immersed themselves in BGSU’s Tourism, Leisure & Even Planning program during an 11-day study abroad trip.
Dec 15, 2016 8:54 AM A Rising Star in His Field
Alumnus Nick Byer has excelled as a young professional in his industry, and he was recognized with a 30 Under 30 award by the International Association of Venue Managers Foundation.
Dec 12, 2016 3:58 PM Mental Health Counselor Honored With Obsidian Award
BGSU's Black Alumni Council bestowed this year’s award on Dr. Pauline Furman ‘73 '75 for 25 years of distinguished work in her community.
Dec 12, 2016 11:21 AM A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas’ students are at the heart of everything she does. So it’s only appropriate that a student lounge recently named in her honor is located in the heart of BGSU’s Education Building, where she’s been a mainstay for the last eight years.
Dec 12, 2016 10:01 AM Paul Agne '55 Gives Back to His Second Home
The retired teacher and coach is helping the next generation of BGSU graduates succeed with a gift to the College of Education and Human Development to fund renovations and a professional development wardrobe for students in need of appropriate attire for interviews, student teaching and field work.
Dec 9, 2016 1:33 PM BGSU approves honorary namings, new software engineering degree
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its Dec. 9 meeting approved the naming of a number of campus spaces and facilities in honor of donors as well as initial funding for the next stage of major building upgrades. In addition, the board approved of a new major in software engineering.
Dec 2, 2016 4:03 PM Gochenour wins two national interior design awards
The Association of University Interior Designers recently recognized BGSU Space Planner Lynne Gochenour for her work in Olscamp Hall. The two second-place awards were for the Olscamp Classroom 225 project in the $150,000-$500,000 category and the Olscamp Public Spaces project in the over-$500,000 category.
Nov 30, 2016 3:32 PM Undergraduates add international experience to resumes
More than 20 students from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship recently gave presentations about their experiences abroad. The top performers were honored with CURS Global Engagement Awards on Nov. 18 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Each student received an engraved glass sculpture.
Nov 9, 2016 12:04 PM BGSU Hosts Education Day for future students
The College of Education and Human Development faculty, staff and students spent a day with 150 high school juniors and seniors. Education Day is part of a larger group of admissions events aimed at prospective students.
Oct 26, 2016 3:57 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2016 Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges for the seventh annual edition based on data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Oct 24, 2016 1:25 PM ECCO students experience education in Chicago during fall break trip
A group of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty traveled to Chicago over fall break to learn about teaching and learning in a central-city environment.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Gaming the system
Mark Stevens, an instructor in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, is trying to figure out the best way to use the popular video game “Minecraft” as a way to deliver curriculum to K-12 students in northwest Ohio.
Sep 30, 2016 11:55 AM Trustees approve honorary namings, facilities upgrades
The BGSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of several University facilities to honor supporters at its annual pre-Homecoming meeting, on Sept. 30. In addition, the board also authorized upgrades to the Moore Musical Arts Center, Ice Arena and two campus electrical load centers.
Sep 29, 2016 9:00 AM BGSU preservice teachers secure funds for future Math Camps
Students from the Bowling Green Council of Teachers of Mathematics were awarded the Emma Lou Brumfield Award to be used for future math camps.
Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM Family legacy
Emily Treece’s career path may have been predestined. After all, she became a fourth-generation teacher this semester, following a family tradition of graduating from Bowling Green State University. Treece, who graduated in May, is teaching geometry and algebra II at Avon High School, near Cleveland.
Sep 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Falcon Family of the Year
The family of Emily Suver, a sophomore in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, was named the 2016 Falcon Family of the Year on Sept. 17 at Doyt Perry Stadium. The Suvers overcame financial troubles to send their daughter to her dream school, BGSU.
Sep 12, 2016 7:00 AM Hallie McIntyre ’16 with the Washington Redskins
Hallie McIntyre ’16, a sport management major at BGSU, was selected as a development intern for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, where she focused on annual major fundraising events. It was an opportunity to bring McIntyre’s love of sports together with her passion for impacting change in the community.
Sep 7, 2016 1:05 PM Perseverance pays off for young alumna
Jenna Ricupero ’09 was recognized recently by the International Association of Venue Managers by being named to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2016. Ricupero currently serves as director of catering sales for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation/Levy Restaurants.
Sep 1, 2016 11:51 AM Dr. Ray Schneider elected to serve as a Faculty Athletics Representatives
Dr. Ray Schneider, program coordinator for sport management, is one of two individuals selected to replace Dr. Lee Meserve as the faculty representative to the NCAA.
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 AM New Faculty Athletics Representatives to carry on legacy of Meserve
Dr. Ray Schneider, an associate professor of sport management, and Dr. Donna Trautman, chair of the visual communications and technology education department, have been selected as BGSU’s next Faculty Athletics Representatives, following on the work of Dr. Lee Meserve, who has held the position for nearly 20 years.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Ivi Casagrande at EXOS-Los Angeles
Ivi Casagrande spent her summer in Los Angeles working at her dream internship at EXOS, a sports performance company that trains athletes from all over the world. Casagrande got to work with amateur and pro athletes at the top of their game, including members of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.
Aug 18, 2016 2:32 PM My Summer Experience: Alex Wehri at Hendrick Motorsports
Alex Wehri '16 moved to North Carolina in May to start working as a part of the Hendrick Motorsports strength and conditioning staff. His job at HMS was to help train the pit crews. For comparison, Hendrick Motorsports is like the Yankees of NASCAR, so Wehri knew he was going to be a great summer experience.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Learning how to learn
Dr. Michael E. Zalar, a 2005 Bowling Green State University doctoral graduate, believes that learning is an ongoing process. The North Olmsted City Schools superintendent came back to BGSU in 2015 and received a master’s in organization development Aug. 6.
Aug 8, 2016 9:41 AM Lober brothers look back on storied careers
Brothers John and Bob Lober, both BGSU teacher education graduates, cultivated careers as inspiring teacher-educators for thousands of students and athletes. Over a span of 102 years, the brothers earned numerous athletic awards and achievements without losing site of their roles as being educators first.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hat trick
August graduate Dajon Mingo had ups and downs in his college years, but said he’s learned three main tips that could help other students. The Human Development and Family Studies student plans to play and teach hockey after graduation.
Jul 28, 2016 11:12 AM A warm, Falcon welcome
Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM New learning community takes 360° approach
Freshmen in BGSU’s brand new Health, Wellness and You Learning Community will be starting out on the right foot — and hand. They will be wearing FitBit® wristband activity trackers as “researchers on their own lives,” according to founding director Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, public and allied health. “This is a great opportunity for students to get engaged in research using a technology and topic they can understand.”
Jul 25, 2016 7:00 AM College retains national accreditation through 2022
The College of Education and Human Development received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in PK-12 student learning.
Jul 14, 2016 5:05 PM Living a life of purpose
Master’s student Pempho Chinkondenji stays busy, advocating for female rights and bringing about positive change. Ultimately, she hopes to work for the United Nations, where she can reach thousands of people with these efforts. Until then, she’s involved in several efforts on campus and in the community.
Jul 11, 2016 12:00 PM Morning person
Alumna Natalie Taylor got her start in sports reporting at Bowling Green State University, but now cohosts Tampa Bay’s newest lifestyle and entertainment show, “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.” Taylor says BGSU opened many doors on her way to this dream job.
Jun 29, 2016 11:00 AM Data summit unites BGSU, high school educators
In response to districts’ requests for data on how their district graduates are doing at Bowling Green State University, seven northwest Ohio high schools were invited to a data summit in Bowling Green. Data was shared with those partnership schools to demonstrate how students from their schools performed at BGSU.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2020: Cole Alexander
Incoming freshman Cole Alexander is looking forward to his time at Bowling Green State University, particularly meeting new people, taking intellectually challenging classes and getting involved in intramural sports and activities. The Award of High Distinction Scholarship recipient will also participate in Honors College.
Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM No room for head games
BGSU’s Dr. Andrea Cripps’ main research concentration is sensory impairments following concussions: how vision, hearing and the somatosensory systems are impaired after a concussion. In addition, she looks at academic decline following a concussion to investigate whether a student’s GPA regresses afterward.
May 25, 2016 1:25 PM Golden opportunity
Brett Creamer ’14 grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and currently is employed by that region’s NBA team as a special event assistant. Creamer says he never would have had the opportunity to work for the Golden State Warriors if not for his Bowling Green State University education.
May 18, 2016 2:45 PM Fifteen faculty receive emeritus status
The Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 15 retired or retiring faculty members on May 6. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Individuals must have been at the University for at least 10 years and been recommended by their department for the designation.
May 11, 2016 1:15 AM Students honored at annual honors and awards ceremony
The College of Education and Human Development held their annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 24 to present students with scholarships and academic awards for the 2016-2017 school year and to honor is outstanding seniors.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Get out of your comfort zone
Holly Horn’s career path did not follow the expected route for someone with a bachelor’s degree in education. It has spanned over various businesses and organizations, including politics, education, health care, consulting and finance – and that is OK, she says.
May 6, 2016 4:02 PM Faculty climb academic ladder with tenure, promotion
The BGSU Board of Trustees acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments of faculty from a number of colleges May 6 with the granting of promotions and for some, tenure. Thirteen were promoted to full professor, 15 received promotion to associate professor with tenure.
May 5, 2016 10:26 AM BGHS drama teacher rises to head of the class
The 2016 Educator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Jo Beth Gonzalez on Monday, May 2 during Teacher Educator Capstone Day. For the past 22 years, she has worked as an educator at Bowling Green High School. In addition to her teaching, she is a published author of multiple books that explore theatre education. The award was presented by Dr. Dawn Shinew, dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM Bechtel elected to SHAPE America Leadership Council
Dr. Pamela Bechtel, associate professor emerita in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, was recently elected to the position of president-elect of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America's Midwest District. Bechtel began her three-year term in March.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: All the right moves
Bowling Green State University kicker Tyler Tate excelled on the football field and in the classroom. The exercise science major will continue his education in the fall as a first-year medical student at Ohio State.
May 2, 2016 12:00 AM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7). The graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Speaking will be alumni Maribeth Rahe, Dean Bresciani, Holly Horn, Jason “Jay” Crawford, and D. Craig Rathbun.
Apr 28, 2016 12:44 PM Faculty Senate Presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception April 14.This award, presented by the Faculty Senate, recognizes a faculty member for outstanding contributions to the community or to other local, state, national or international communities and includes a $1,000 prize.
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM Putting up a good fight
Kaleb Page, a graduating BGSU senior from Wapakoneta, Ohio, got a firsthand look at 21st century gladiators this spring when he served as a public relations intern at the Ultimate Fighting Championship headquarters in Las Vegas.
Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM Faculty Senate presents Community Involvement Award to Emilio Duran
For his contributions to community partnerships and initiatives, Dr. Emilio Duran, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was recognized with the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception April 14.
Apr 14, 2016 10:36 AM Autism Advocates honored by BG City Mayor
On Monday, April 4, Bowling Green city Mayor Dick Edwards read an Autism Proclamation to Associate Dean Mary Murray and the Titus family as part of April's Autism Awareness Month.
Apr 8, 2016 4:00 PM Students ‘Hatch’ entrepreneurial ideas
For the last 10 weeks, Hatchlings, BGSU students selected to participate in The Hatch, have been working on business presentations with alumni mentors. This effort culminated in the pitch of their ideas to alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding to “hatch” their venture.
Apr 3, 2016 12:00 PM Encore for Bravo! BGSU
The arts at Bowling Green State University celebrated the second annual Bravo! BGSU. Students, faculty and alumni from across the arts performed and demonstrated their talents throughout the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Mar 21, 2016 7:00 AM Reaching for the stars at NASA
Alumna Maria Arredondo is an award-winning education program specialist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, overseeing the development of educational content based on the work that NASA’s scientists and engineers are doing at the installation, and she serves as the conduit to carry that knowledge to teachers and students throughout this part of the country.
Mar 16, 2016 1:30 AM Undergraduates honored for their diversity research
Four winners — three individual and one group — were presented awards for excellence March 2 for their participation in the inaugural Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. The symposium was hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Mar 14, 2016 7:00 AM Culture and Learning course explores math education
Dr. Gabriel Matney, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, gives students the unique opportunity to see teaching and learning techniques in mathematics firsthand with his Culture and Learning in Thailand course.
Mar 11, 2016 1:48 PM Women’s History Month
BGSU will celebrate Women’s History Month with the theme “Tackling Injustice: Sports as an Arena of Social Change.” The Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, along other campus departments and organizations, have created a slate of programming that explores the role of athletics — and athletes — in positive social change.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM A non-traditional classroom experience
Dr. Tim Murnen, director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and a team of instructors, has been instrumental in getting BGSU teacher-candidates experience observing and participating in the unique learning environment created at Toledo School for the Arts. BGSU and TSA are in its second semester of the agreement and BGSU students are reaping big rewards.
Feb 29, 2016 7:00 AM The art of organization
Kristin DiBacco ‘06 was born to organize. Her passion for organization and helping people has evolved into her successful business, The Serene Space, which has been featured on the TV series “Hoarders.”
Feb 15, 2016 11:11 AM A dream come true
Nineteen teachers from different countries are on campus for a six-week course sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. BGSU is one of four institutions to host the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program.
Feb 11, 2016 2:27 PM Fahle Family Scholarship promotes undergraduate research opportunities
In 1990, the Fahle family of Tontogany, Ohio, presented the College of Education and Human Development (EDHD), previously the College of Education and Allied Professions, with a generous gift to endow the Orville F. and Naomi Fahle Fund to support student research activities.
Feb 9, 2016 11:58 AM Nominations Now Being Accepted for BGSU's Educator of the Year
The Educator of the Year award was developed by the College of Education and Human Development to recognize a BGSU alumni educator for excellence in the field of education. The inaugural award was presented last May to Jerry Shrock ’85 at EDHD’s spring Capstone Day. Shrock delivered the keynote speech to a room of more than 100 future teacher-educators.
Jan 21, 2016 1:00 PM Visiting international students experience American tourism
Eleven students from Beijing Union University (BUU) visited Bowling Green State University Dec. 20-30, 2015, to experience tourism in northwest Ohio firsthand. Their trip to the United States marked the first visit to the country for all the students and was part of a larger collaboration agreement that was signed this summer between the two institutions.
Jan 19, 2016 2:20 PM Nominations now being accepted for BGSU’s Educator of the Year
The Educator of the Year award was developed by the College of Education and Human Development to recognize a BGSU alumni educator for excellence in the field of education. The inaugural award was presented last May to Jerry Shrock ’85 at EDHD’s spring Capstone Day. Shrock delivered the keynote speech to a room of more than 100 future teacher-educators.
Jan 19, 2016 10:00 AM Online students experience BGSU campus during December commencement
Five students from the Master of Education in Classroom Technology program came to campus for the first time in December to receive their diplomas. Emily Haynes, Samantha Jarrett, Carol Puder, Brooke Russell and James Sholes were among the first group of students to graduate under the new eCampus format in the Master of Education in Classroom Technology program.
Dec 14, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Tackling the future
Kayla Tesmer is no stranger to adversity. The Barberton, Ohio, native has overcome multiple hardships in her short 23 years, giving her a level of maturity and balance well beyond her years. As a first generation college student and the first of her siblings to traditionally graduate from high school (one of her sister's received her GED), she came to Bowling Green State University on a mission to succeed.
Nov 23, 2015 7:00 AM Fashion Forward
Last summer, six apparel merchandising and product development (AMPD) students took the advice of faculty and explored the world of high fashion resulting in experiences they will never forget. These students interned at notable brands such as Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Sephora, and up-and-comers Aluma Klein (Israel) and Shoshanna Lee (Chicago).
Nov 13, 2015 11:00 AM Giving back to the program: Derek Eiler’s message to learn, earn and return
In a 60 minute talk, alumnus Derek Eiler '93 brought a message to students to "learn, earn and return."
Nov 13, 2015 8:50 AM BGSU kinesiology graduate program ranked 10th in student poll
Graduateprograms.com ranked Bowling Green State University’s graduate program in kinesiology 10th on its list of the top 25 kinesiology/exercise science graduate programs in the U.S. Rankings are based on 15 categories and cover a variety of topics from campus safety to return on investment.
Oct 6, 2015 11:12 AM BGSU to welcome Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden, longtime coach of Florida State University football and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will speak at Bowling Green State University as part of the Setting the Pace Lecture Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.
Oct 5, 2015 8:00 AM From BG to the Big Apple
Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a place where life and commerce move at breakneck speeds. In contrast, nearby the spacious Central Park provides some solitude, and the opportunity to downshift from that frenetic environment.
Sep 21, 2015 7:00 AM An Ambassador of Math
If you suspect Alyssa Lustgarten sees the world through brown and orange colored glasses, she will happily admit that is indeed the case. For her, mascots, fight songs, school colors, history and traditions are as much an essential part of BGSU as the classrooms, office buildings and dormitories.
Sep 1, 2015 10:09 AM The numbers are in: BGSU education grads among top earners
Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development has a long-standing reputation of producing some of the nation’s best teachers — and now a recent survey shows they are also among the best paid. In its 2015-16 Education Salary Report, PayScale, a compensation data firm based in Seattle, ranked BGSU seventh on its list of highest paid education majors, and first in the state of Ohio. On average, BGSU graduates earn an average of $32,000 starting out and climb to an average salary of $56,000 later in their careers.
Aug 31, 2015 7:00 AM A Falcon Legacy
If you visit Mount Blanchard, Ohio, and mention the name Lucille Burrell to anyone in town, there is a good chance he or she was taught by this longtime educator. In the 1930s Burrell headed to Bowling Green to earn a teaching certificate from the Normal College. A trailblazer in her day, Burrell earned her degree at a time when most women managed households instead of heading to college.
Aug 24, 2015 7:00 AM I was part of "The Best Day Crew" at Cedar Point
I never thought I would end up at Cedar Point as a 3rd year intern—three unforgettable summer experiences! Where to begin? A little history on my first two summers interning at Cedar Point
Aug 19, 2015 11:47 AM Kutz tapped for TEDx talk on ‘contextual intelligence’
As a professor of athletic training at BGSU, Dr. Matt Kutz is not only preparing the next generation of U.S. athletic trainers and athletes, he has also helped developing countries like Rwanda and Honduras begin to build those programs where none had existed.
Aug 10, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Advocating for Social Justice
Like many high school seniors, Rachel Allen wanted to get away from home after she graduated from high school. Allen’s family moved to Bowling Green from Terre Haute, Ind., when she was five years old.
Aug 5, 2015 2:45 PM Tourist attraction
The new wealth being generated in China has resulted in a surge of interest in tourism, both at home and abroad. At the same time, increasing numbers of Americans are visiting China.
Apr 27, 2015 7:15 AM Designing for prosperity
Dr. Diane Frey never thought she would visit East Africa, much less become involved in educational partnerships with Kenyan schools for girls and women with HIV-AIDS. But a Christmas visit to her sister in Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago led first to a personal passion and now professional engagement with support organizations, plus mutually beneficial relationships between Kenyan and BGSU students.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM Kenya-BGSU partnership connects learning with economic empowerment
Dr. Diane Frey never thought she would visit East Africa, much less become involved in educational partnerships with Kenyan schools for girls and women with HIV-AIDS. But a Christmas visit to her sister in Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago led first to a personal passion and now professional engagement with support organizations, plus mutually beneficial relationships between Kenyan and BGSU students.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM UAO president thrives on campus involvement
Megan Largent knows how to make things happen. If there was an event planned at her Strongsville high school, most likely, Largent was involved. She helped organize a variety of activities, from the service-oriented, like blood drives, to fun, festive gatherings such as homecoming and prom.
Jan 20, 2015 8:30 AM Educator of the Year Award
The Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize a Bowling Green State University alumnus for excellence in the field of education. Nominees may include teachers and administrators who hold current licensure in any area of PreK-12 education or administration, and who are actively working full-time in the field.
Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM Scholarships
I am pleased to welcome you to the College of Education and Human Development’s scholarship page. Thanks to the generous support of our many donors and benefactors, we are able to offer a number of scholarships in a variety of program areas to EDHD students each year.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A deeper understanding of global needs
Kevin McClellan ’14 is a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who just received his MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education (MACIE) — including a public health cognate — that builds upon his education and food security work with the Peace Corps and Red Cross in West Africa.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Building a strong leader
Anyone who has come into contact with Hannah Burkhart knows how much she loves being a Falcon. The successful English education major in the Honors College can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her education and the time she spent at BGSU.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Overcoming Adversity
His story began 23 years ago in the small Ohio town of St. Marys. Josh King entered the world two weeks late and pronounced clinically dead of meconium aspiration (the ingestion of fecal matter into the lungs). The whirlwind that followed included lifesaving acts by three doctors and six nurses that brought him back to life, followed by weeks in an incubator at Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a lifetime of challenges ahead. King’s ordeal left him physically disabled with a mild form of cerebral palsy and faced with an array of learning disabilities.
Dec 10, 2014 3:30 PM BGSU, Bengals enter partnership
Bowling Green State University and the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals have entered into a partnership that will help promote the University and provide unique opportunities for students.
Nov 24, 2014 7:00 AM Murray honored for commitment to special education
Dr. Mary Murray, associate dean for student services and teacher education in the College of Education and Human Development, received a 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award during Ohio’s annual Special Education Leadership Conference.
Nov 10, 2014 7:00 AM Sport Performance leverages faculty passion and expertise
As one of the nation’s top public universities, BGSU is well known for academic excellence and a faculty that is dedicated to the success of its students. The Sport Performance program, and the vital participation by faculty from the Department of Psychology and the School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies, is a prime example of the commitment and expertise behind this reputation.
Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM Teaching and learning in Alaska
When you think of Alaska, a beautiful landscape with an abundance of wildlife and forests comes to mind. But there’s a small part of the state that is completely different and challenging in many ways. That’s where BGSU alumnus Doug Avery, ’96 is beginning his new career in school administration.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM ‘Ireland Medal’ bestowed on Langendorfer for water-safety contributions
Dr. Stephen Langendorfer of Bowling Green State University has built an international reputation as an expert on water safety and developmental aquatics through his writing, editorial and service work to prevent drownings. Recently he crossed the Atlantic to receive a special honor in Ireland. During his trip he also gave seven presentations in Ireland, Poland and Spain.
Oct 21, 2014 3:51 PM BGSU math education faculty equip Ohio teachers to address Common Core
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney traded their Bowling Green State University campus classrooms this summer to work with public school teachers in their home districts, preparing them to address the new Common Core State Standards for math. The two mathematics education faculty from the College of Education and Human Development have partnered to provide professional development in schools since 2012.
Oct 13, 2014 7:30 AM Weighing in with Karen Miller-Kovach
It’s the diet that has helped millions of people lose weight effectively and has been rated the best plan for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report. BGSU graduate Karen Miller-Kovach, ’77, is the lead researcher behind the Weight Watchers POINTS® and PointsPlus® systems.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Corey Krupa
My internship experience with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was amazing. I interned in the brand new Ralph Wilson Jr. Research and Preservation Center. My official title was Football Information Intern and I essentially helped with the communications aspect at the Hall of Fame.
Sep 8, 2014 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Micah Smith
I served on summer staff with World Changers and P2 Missions as a Missions and Communications Specialist. World Changers and P2 Missions serves churches in their mission of making disciples by providing experiences that develop the heart of students for serving others, and sharing the Gospel so they can change cities across the country.
Aug 19, 2014 1:55 PM BGSU student speaks international language of fashion
This summer, a display case in the Education Building contained several women’s active-wear garments — a hooded sweatshirt, pants, two shirts, plus the “inspiration board” of their designer, recent graduate Ashlee Layman. The story of the clothes’ journey from Bulgaria to BGSU is a tale of student and faculty creativity, resourcefulness and willingness to try something new.
Aug 4, 2014 7:00 AM Top of the Class
For the fifth consecutive year, the BGSU College of Education and Human Development has been named a “Best Graduate School” in education, rising in the rankings each year. Of the 356 schools reviewed, which are restricted to universities granting doctoral degrees, BGSU ranked 112th, moving up 19 places over the last three years.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM Bringing BGSU to China
As a young girl in Zheng Zhou, China, Yaqi Li would spend her time “playing” school. She would take on the role of teacher while her friends acted as students. Li would read stories to her “students,” then ask them what they learned from the story.
May 14, 2014 3:56 PM BGSU alumna wins ‘Top Teacher Search’
The day started off like any other for intervention specialist Stacie Starr ’06 (Master of Education). Little did she know in just a few short hours she’d be getting the surprise of a lifetime.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: An Advocate for Social Justice
The world as Alexandra Lahey knew it was flipped upside down four years ago when she started out as a freshman majoring in human development and family studies and found herself engaged in issues she hadn’t realized she cared about. That experience sparked her ultimate pursuit in life – social and political change.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A drive to help others
When Dez Holbert was in preschool she often came home missing her socks. Her mother kept asking her where they went, but Holbert said she always told her mother she didn’t know. Eventually, the little girl confessed that she gave her socks to a kid who came to school without them.
Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM Peace Corps announces expanded Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Partnership with BGSU
The Peace Corps recently announced the launch of eight new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs in partnership with Bowling Green State University. The programs will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.
Apr 18, 2014 10:39 AM Sondergeld named BGSU ‘Outstanding Young Scholar’
In the field of education, assessment plays an increasingly important role. Dr. Toni Sondergeld’s work is helping to address many fundamental related questions and make the answers available and usable.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM Community involvement earns Johnson BGSU recognition
Dr. Paul Johnson, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, received the Recognition for Community Involvement at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 18, 2014 10:06 AM Master Teacher Michael Coomes views teaching as learning
According to Dr. Michael Coomes, winner of the 2014 Master Teacher Award at Bowling Green State University, the most important quality for a teacher is careful listening.
Apr 2, 2014 10:08 AM BGSU teacher workshops focus on Holocaust, civic engagement curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 31, 2014 6:00 AM Teaching the Holocaust: Workshops focus on interactive curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art.
Mar 27, 2014 2:29 PM ‘Pete the Cat’ author to visit BGSU’s Literacy in the Park
Children’s author and musician Eric Litwin, best known for his “Pete the Cat” books, is the featured presenter at Bowling Green State University’s Literacy in the Park April 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stroh Center.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM Students to present work at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Ohio’s top high school science students and selected eighth-grade students will present the results of their original research during the 51st annual Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (Ohio JSHS) at Bowling Green State University March 19-21.
Feb 26, 2014 2:15 PM Global education on a personal scale
They come from around the globe, from rural areas and cities. Many have never been outside their own countries. And while all teach English, only a few are from countries where English is spoken regularly - making for an interesting variety of accents, dialects and perspectives, noted Dr. Christopher Frey, co-director of the BGSU Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the College of Education and Human Development.
Dec 23, 2013 9:11 AM A family of lifelong learners
It takes a lot of courage to go back to school when you already consider yourself “the least likely to succeed,” as Ann Frake once did. But succeed she did, and now has received her degree through the Online Master of Arts in English program, with a specialization in Language Arts Teaching. Compounding her happiness — two years and one semester later — she graduated with her daughter Jacqueline Frake Davis.
Nov 18, 2013 11:24 AM ‘Dancing outside the box’ supports children in northwest Ohio
Megan Leiss led Dance Marathon to a record-setting year this past April, but her leadership and outside-the-box strategies will continue to generate dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network for years to come. And, because of the impact her contribution has made on local children and their families, the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Leiss the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy winner.
Nov 12, 2013 1:57 PM BGSU named among “best bang-for-the-buck” colleges
Washington Monthly magazine has named Bowling Green State University one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” BGSU was ranked 147th out of 349 schools and 50th out of 79 national universities.
Oct 21, 2013 10:14 AM The many languages of learning
From Argentina to Finland to Rwanda, Bowling Green State University faculty were conducting research and teaching last semester as Fulbright Scholars. Drs. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology; Salim Elwazani, architecture and environmental design, and Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, enriched their host students' knowledge base while gaining new insight into their own teaching strategies and fields of research.
Sep 30, 2013 9:02 AM The benefits of interval training
Interval training is a well-known way to get the maximum benefits of exercise in the shortest amount of time. New research shows that when it comes to running, women may get more out of high intensity interval training (HIIT) than their male counterparts.
Sep 16, 2013 9:07 AM My Summer Experience: Stephanie Loomis
How do you summarize a summer full of experiences, travel, people, and places that surpass any expectations I could have ever had? I'll give it a try.
Sep 16, 2013 9:06 AM My Summer Experience: Stephanie Michel
I fell in love with diving when I was 14, but I never really had the time to pursue it until I got offered a dive internship. In January I moved down to Key Largo to work at Rainbow Reef Dive Center for seven months.
Sep 9, 2013 9:12 AM My Summer Experience: Candice Cotton
My summer experience consisted of long nights, fun weekends, hardships and struggles, but also triumphs and lifelong friendships.
Sep 9, 2013 9:10 AM My Summer Experience: Mike Reilly
During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I worked as an Orientation Leader and loved every minute of it, but I wanted to try something new for 2013. I have always appreciated nature and the unlimited possibilities of the outdoors, so I wanted to experience it firsthand.
Aug 19, 2013 1:55 PM Teachers of the Year
As a new school year begins with fresh new supplies, classmates and teachers, some BGSU alumni are going back to school with the distinction of being named among the best educators in the nation.
Aug 5, 2013 2:00 PM Ellen's Edventures: A pursuit of happiness
Growing up in a family of teachers and farmers, it only seemed natural that Ellen Dotson follow in those footsteps and major in education when she started at Bowling Green State University. She was only a few courses shy of graduating with a teaching degree when a campus tragedy inspired her to take a different path. After a tragic car accident, which resulted in the death of three BGSU students in March 2012, Dotson said she was reminded that life is too short not to pursue what is going to make you most happy.
Jul 8, 2013 3:58 PM Appetite for transformation
First lady Michelle Obama brought the obesity epidemic to the forefront in 2010 with her Let's Move! campaign aimed at putting children on the path to a healthy future. Just as the first lady is working to transform a culture, so too is Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
May 20, 2013 10:35 AM The NFL comes to campus
Dick Maxwell '70 looked around the room and saw the makings of a pretty decent football team. But this collection of quarterbacks and linebackers and wide receivers was not there to work on passing and blocking and tackling. The group of 20 current and former National Football League players came to BGSU with their next career in mind.
May 6, 2013 10:40 AM A passion for teaching
"Manage each moment." Those three words seem to be the mantra of life and education for Kasey Hagemyer. Hagemyer is married with three small children, ages 5 to 9, and a May graduate with a degree in middle childhood education.
Apr 22, 2013 8:44 AM Listening from the heart
Listening - It's harder than you think. In today's digital world, where people turn to faceless technology to communicate with others, the art of listening sometimes seems to be lost. But it's making a comeback on the BGSU campus and now, thanks to concerned students, at Toledo's Ronald McDonald House.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM An educator's educator
Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.
Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM Student teachers walk a mile in parents' shoes
Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and maybe you’ll understand what their life is really like. That’s just what Bowling Green State University students have been doing as part of the Parent Professional Partnership (PPP) course in the College of Education and Human Development. The class embeds parents of students with disabilities in the class and requires students to spend time with the family of a child with a disability.
Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AM BGSU's miracle child comes full circle
"I want to be one of them!" said 11-year old Natalie Swiecicki in awe as she experienced Dance Marathon for the first time. She remembers walking into the Student Recreation Center and watching people screaming and dancing. She also remembers being drawn to the stage and looking up at "those crazy people" with superhero admiration. Currently a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, Swiecicki's wish has come true. Her first experience with Dance Marathon was as a miracle child; but now, having come full circle, she leads the dance event as one of those crazy morale captains.
Mar 25, 2013 10:05 AM Finding common ground
Although the languages they speak and the classrooms they use may be vastly different, when you put teachers from around the globe together they all want to focus on one thing-how to become better teachers. For the past six weeks, 20 teachers from 17 countries have immersed themselves in professional development workshops and American culture. The holistic program has enabled them to learn more about themselves as teachers and the way of life in the United States, but has also presented the BGSU community and several local schools the opportunity to learn about their cultures.
Mar 18, 2013 10:08 AM Meet scholarship recipient Mike Reilly
Thanks to scholarships, student loan debt won't limit Mike Reilly after graduation. He expects to graduate in May, 2014 with a bachelor's degree and debt less than $20,000.
Mar 11, 2013 10:10 AM Improving teacher quality
In response to the changing landscape of education, teachers need to change the way they teach. BGSU science and mathematics faculty are creating pathways for this change by modeling best practices. BGSU College of Education and Human Development faculty have received four Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) state grants from the Ohio Board of Regents, totaling more than $385,000.
Feb 11, 2013 2:07 PM A 'super' weekend in the big easy
Celebrity handlers, football retrievers, bead givers - eight sport management students held all those titles and more during a whirlwind weekend of volunteering at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The students are all members of the Sport Management Alliance (SMA) an undergraduate student organization that put together the trip. Senior Hunter Haas, vice president of the SMA, started the planning process last fall.
Feb 4, 2013 3:24 PM Pioneering the classrooms of tomorrow
There’s only one university in Ohio offering undergraduates an Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program—and that’s Bowling Green State University. Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn two teaching licenses through one program—pre-kindergarten to third-grade early childhood and pre-kindergarten to third-grade intervention specialist, plus an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities certificate. The combination of these licenses and certificate will allow graduates to teach young children with and without disabilities in integrated settings.
Jan 29, 2013 4:50 PM Peace Corps expands Paul D. Coverdell fellows partnership with BGSU
Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides significant graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell fellows programs in the country.
Apr 18, 2012 3:42 PM ‘Die hard’ advocate for BGSU honored
From working on behalf of her fellow Classified Staff members to making sandwiches for volunteers, there isn’t much Faith Olson is not involved with at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 30, 2012 3:51 PM Broido honored for collaborative research
Dr. Ellen Broido, an associate professor in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, received the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards March 29.
Mar 30, 2012 3:50 PM Thoughtful guidance earns Booth Faculty Mentor Award
When in 2002 it was time for Dr. Jean Gerard, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Bowling Green State University, to choose a faculty mentor, she took the unusual step of reaching out to someone outside her discipline.
Mar 30, 2012 3:48 PM Hendricks, Rüedi Ray recognized for leadership
Tireless” was just one of the many terms used to describe the co-winners of the Chair/School Director Leadership Award.
Oct 12, 2011 2:18 PM BGSU speaker looks at ‘Kids First'
David Kirp will present “Kids First: Transforming the Lives of Children” as part of the Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development 2011-12 Lecture Series. He will speak from 1-3 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13) in 115 Education Building.
BGSU recognizes 2018 10 Under 10 honorees
From basketball coaches and photographers, to environmentalists and advocates, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives for the world. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 Award was established. The 2018 class was honored during Homecoming Oct. 12.
BGSU to hold commencement Dec. 13, 14
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 296th graduation in two ceremonies at the Stroh Center Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Alumnae addressing the candidates include Sheryl Maxfield ’81 and Laurie Stevenson ’88, who are both members of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Cabinet. The December graduating class includes 1,047 candidates.
Shore, Traul appointed to BGSU Board of Trustees
Amy Shore, of Bexley, Ohio, and Howard Traul, II of Bellefontaine, have been appointed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees. Shore will complete the term of former trustee Karen Morrison and will serve until 2022. Traul will serve a nine-year term.