Feb 13, 2019 3:00 PM Social work conference to examine children and families in rural communities
“Children and Families in Rural Communities” is the theme of the 2019 BGSU Social Work Conference. Hosted by the College of Health and Human Services social work program, the event will be held March 1 in Bowling Green. Four panel sessions will be led by local professionals with expertise in the topic areas.
Jan 18, 2019 2:11 PM BGSU launches new master’s program to develop leaders in health care
Health care is one of the fastest growing industries today, and BGSU is positioning working professionals and students in the College of Health and Human Services to be leaders in the field. The University is launching the Master of Health Services Administration degree program in the spring semester.
Jan 16, 2019 2:04 PM BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation
Bowling Green State University’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released January 15. BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates.
Jan 7, 2019 9:51 AM Q&A with Dr. Jim Ciesla
Dr. James Ciesla is the new dean of the College of Health and Human Services. This past fall semester was his first at BGSU. Ciesla comes to BGSU from Northern Illinois University, where he was associate dean for research and resources in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Dec 17, 2018 7:45 AM Interdisciplinary specialization equips voice students with expanded skills
BGSU’s new interdisciplinary Master of Music in Performance: Specialization in Voice Science and Pedagogy combines coursework in music singing teaching and communication sciences and disorders. It is designed to prepare students to be not only better vocal performers and voice teachers but also to expand their career options.
Dec 12, 2018 12:00 AM Kidney donor Madison Butler gives ultimate gift to her mother
Senior Madison Butler will graduate in May with bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and speech, despite having donated a kidney to her mother, Stephanie, in fall semester. Her faculty have been instrumental in accommodating her and making it possible to stay on track.
Dec 3, 2018 4:18 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Brandon Peebles plans to make an impact in criminal justice
The criminal justice program at BGSU attracted graduate student Brandon Peebles because he wants to make a positive impact in the community. Peebles credits his experiences and opportunities at BGSU for landing a full-time youth adviser position with the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio.
Nov 14, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU students, staff and alumni become citizens at naturalization ceremony
Bowling Green State University hosted a naturalization ceremony Nov. 13 for 48 new citizens, coming from 26 countries. Among them were students, alumni and a staff member. The new citizens heard from keynote speaker Magdy AbouZied, associate director of University Dining Services, who came to the U.S. from Egypt.
Nov 2, 2018 2:25 PM Dr. Michael and Robin French give back to BGSU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic
Dr. Michael and Robin French were familiar with BGSU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, given that Dr. French had worked at BGSU and they live in Bowling Green, but they didn’t know how valuable the clinic’s services would be until Robin had a stroke in 2004.
Oct 19, 2018 10:35 AM BGSU faculty bond, form friendships
When this group of friends and BGSU faculty gets together for “Nerd Night,” it’s all about their special camaraderie and mutual support. All have successfully mounted the tenure and promotion ladder to the level of associate professor, the first hurdle in a faculty member’s academic career, and have cheered on one another’s achievements.
Oct 1, 2018 12:00 AM Love of voice lands Lauren Riggleman at BGSU
Lauren Riggleman of Newark, Ohio, has always loved music and helping others. At BGSU, she will be able to pursue both passions by majoring in CDIS and minoring in voice. Riggleman is a member of BGSU’s Class of 2022, the most academically prepared class in the University’s history.
Sep 24, 2018 12:00 AM Living Greek Life in Greece
Matheus Peraci never imagined how much Sigma Phi Epsilon would impact his life when he first arrived at BGSU. An international student from Brazil, he didn’t realize what being part of Greek Life meant besides the stereotypes that he had seen in movies. That all changed when he visited Greece.
Sep 14, 2018 3:30 PM BGSU to host teach-in to ‘Change the Story’ on opioid crisis
Bowling Green State University will host “Change the Story: Opioid Teach-In” on Sept. 25 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event is open to all students, staff and faculty as well as community members from northwest Ohio interested in or affected by the opioid crisis.
Sep 12, 2018 10:00 AM BGSU, Mercy Health announce partnership to grow health care education
Learn how BGSU, Mercy Health and Mercy College will grow health care education.
Sep 3, 2018 12:15 AM Online criminal justice master’s rated No. 15 nationally
BGSU’s online Master of Science in criminal justice program has once again been recognized for excellence. Top Criminal Justice Schools has ranked it No. 15 in the nation and No. 1 among Ohio public universities. Only three Ohio universities are included in the list of the 50 best online programs.
Aug 29, 2018 10:00 AM Online criminal justice master’s rated nationally and No. 1 among Ohio public universities
Bowling Green State University’s online Master of Science in criminal justice program has once again been recognized for excellence. Top Criminal Justice Schools has ranked it No. 15 in the nation and No. 1 among Ohio public universities in a rating of the 50 best online programs, public or private.
Jul 30, 2018 7:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Bridging academic and research success at BGSU
Zoe Kriegel is closing one chapter of her BGSU education and opening another. Kriegel is in the Doctoral Bridge Program, which transitions Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s students into the doctoral program. The program is designed for undergraduate and new master’s students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. without delay.
Jul 16, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU Health Services Executive program first to earn full national accreditation
The BGSU gerontology long-term-care specialization undergraduate and graduate programs is the first Health Services Executive (HSE) programs in Ohio and the United States to be fully, nationally accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
Jun 20, 2018 12:39 PM Tiffany Smith named a Newman Civic Fellow
For Tiffany Smith ’18, Bowling Green State University’s dietetics program was the perfect major. It combined her two passions: nutrition and serving the community. It also led to Smith becoming a Civic Action Leader for the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, and, ultimately, a Newman Civic Fellow.
May 22, 2018 2:00 PM BGSU and UT to grow independent nursing education programs
In order to meet the demand for more nurses in the region and across the country, BGSU and the University of Toledo will pursue independent nursing programs to educate additional health care providers. This change will not impact current BGSU nursing students and students beginning their studies in fall 2018.
May 8, 2018 9:47 AM John Gawaluck ’73 shares recipe for achieving dreams with Class of 2018
John Gawaluck earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from BGSU in 1973. He recently retired from EY after 41 years. EY, formerly Ernst & Young, is a multinational professional services firm. He addressed graduates of Graduate College and the colleges of Business and Health and Human Services.
May 4, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU board extends partnerships for regional growth, development
As part of its commitment to contributing to regional growth, the BGSU trustees approved joint-use agreements for partnerships supporting community and student needs and regional growth, involving aviation studies, Cedar Fair, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and the Wood County Committee on Aging.
May 2, 2018 3:40 PM James Ciesla To Lead College Of Health And Human Services
Dr. James Ciesla, associate dean for research and resources in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, has been selected as the new dean for the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University.
Apr 30, 2018 10:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Nutrition sciences offers perfect route to medical school
Alanna Meadows always knew she wanted to go to medical school, but she wasn’t necessarily interested in taking the traditional route by majoring in biology or chemistry. Bowling Green State University’s nutrition sciences program tipped the scales in its favor according to Meadows, along with its supportive faculty.
Apr 20, 2018 3:20 PM Clark Rides Away With Winning Pitch During The Hatch
2018 Hatch winner Sara Clark, whose Magnahalter™ received $30,000 in investments, including a BGSU alumnus in the audience. She was among the student entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses.
Apr 18, 2018 2:35 PM Ludy’s Work With Undergraduate Researchers Honored
Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, associate professor of food and nutrition, received the 2018 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work. The award recognizes innovative basic research/creative work conducted by individual faculty members in collaboration with undergraduate students and supports collaboration with additional students.
Mar 23, 2018 3:10 PM In Brief: April 2
The rise of illnesses caused by bacteria that are resistant to traditional treatments has scientists around the world racing to keep up with the demand for new antibiotics. The third annual Public Health Symposium at Bowling Green State University will address this topic with expert speakers and research presentations.
Mar 21, 2018 3:55 PM Students Honored for Research and Scholarship
Five BGSU undergraduate researchers were honored March 15 for their presentations at the 2018 Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity held earlier this semester. The annual event, which looks at “Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society,” is sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Mar 12, 2018 9:00 AM Meet the 2018 Hatchlings
Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses in a format similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank.” The event will be streamed to Hatch watch parties across the country.
Mar 5, 2018 9:22 AM BGSU Firelands Falcon blasting into med school
Not many high school students can say they received their associates degree just weeks after receiving their high school diploma. Thanks to Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, Kimble Arnold, who started out at BGSU Firelands, was able to do just that, and even more.
Jan 19, 2018 3:25 PM ‘See the Difference. Be the Difference’
“See the Difference. Be the Difference” is the theme of a striking artwork crowning the recent renovation of the Health and Human Services Building. Created by award-winning Akron artist Bonnie Cohen, the mosaic represents the mission of the College of Health and Human Services.
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.
Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM From BGSU's public health program to the Peace Corp
Isaac Sakyi ’15 is making a difference abroad as a Peace Corps community health volunteer on the island nation of Vanuatu. Using the knowledge gained from Bowling Green State University’s public health program and his internship experience, Sakyi is effectively planning and administering health education programs to residents in a remote village called Lolovange with a population of 200, where he has been for the past 18 months.
Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM Ninth Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium
The College of Health and Human Services’ Food and Nutrition program held their 9th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium November 3, 2017. More than 130 dietitians, students and health professionals attended to expand their knowledge of nutrition.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Looking at life through a language lens benefits Clune
Tarynn Clune knew early in high school she wanted to study speech language pathology in college. By the time she was ready to look at colleges, Bowling Green State University quickly jumped to the top of her list of Ohio state schools.
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.
Nov 28, 2017 11:15 AM Speech and Hearing Clinic to serve Wood County veterans
Bowling Green State University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic is in the early stages of a new initiative to support Wood County veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. A $10,000 grant from the Resurrecting Lives Foundation has made this work possible.
Oct 29, 2017 4:00 PM Dancing her way into nursing
Jennifer Goodman has seen and traveled the world through dance, but is now pursuing another passion: a career in nursing. Had it not been for her love of dance, Goodman, who recently was accepted into BGSU’s school of nursing, might not have chosen nursing as her next career path.
Oct 27, 2017 3:30 PM A taste for helping others
Matthew Hohler ’16 took an unconventional career route with his master’s degree in public health degree from BGSU. He helped form Levanta Coffee, now known as Farmers First Coffee Co., which set out to improve the lives of impoverished coffee farmers in Peru and Honduras by bypassing the middlemen to increase coffee growers’ profits by 50 percent.
Sep 6, 2017 2:52 PM Hot chilies can play role in appetite control, Ludy finds
Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, an associate professor of food and nutrition at Bowling Green State University, studies the effects of hot chili peppers on appetite, energy expenditure, and the length of time between impulses to eat. She was quoted in a recent CNN story about foods that suppress appetite.
Sep 6, 2017 9:00 AM Clune pursues path to CDIS research career through Honors Project
Tarynn Clune has been committed to serving individuals with dementia since she was 16 years old. She worked in a memory care facility from that young age, and developed a compassion for this often-neglected population that led to her selecting Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) l as her major.
Aug 30, 2017 2:48 PM Whitfield recognized for Parkinson’s research, student engagement
Dr. Jason Whitfield, an assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, has won the 2017-18 Clyde R. Willis Faculty Development Award in the College of Health and Human Services for his research and publishing in the area of motor speech production as affected by Parkinson’s disease and his engagement of students in research.
Aug 28, 2017 2:48 PM Optimal Aging Fair Sept. 19
Optimally aging at home and in the community is the topic of the second annual Optimal Aging Fair, hosted by the Optimal Aging Institute. Older adults and their families, aging services providers, community members, and others are invited to explore how to age in place, as well as how to make area communities age-friendly.
Aug 22, 2017 2:45 PM Online criminal justice master’s program ranked in top 10
College Choice has ranked Bowling Green State University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program as the No. 7 online criminal justice master’s program in the country. The program is regularly recognized in national rankings for its world-class faculty and staff, accessible sessions and convenient start dates.
Jul 31, 2017 3:47 PM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Finding his calling
Not every student knows exactly what they want to do before arriving at BGSU. Sometimes, it takes a while to find your true calling. Joshua Amaro started out as a music performance major. Now, Amaro is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University.
Jul 24, 2017 10:54 AM BGSU’s Tonya Rider lends talents to ‘Cold Justice’
Students in BGSU’s criminal justice program are the beneficiaries of Tonya Rider’s vast experience working as a homicide investigator. Now, viewers of the TV show “Cold Justice” also will be able to learn from her expertise. Rider, an instructor who teaches forensic investigations, retired from the Toledo Police Department in 2016.
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.
May 24, 2017 4:11 PM Snyder, McLaughlin maintain high standards
University Animal Facilities technicians Michael McLaughlin and Robert Snyder won the 2017 Classified Staff Team Award for their care and skill in maintaining facilities, enabling faculty and students to conduct animal research, and ensuring BGSU remains in compliance with federal regulations.
May 18, 2017 2:38 PM Falcon Proud
When Bianca Hutchinson ’06 talks about her mom attending BGSU, she sheds tears of joy and is nothing but proud. It’s like how a parent would speak of their own child, but in this case, it’s a child bragging about her own mother, Marisa Hutchinson ’15, ’16.
May 17, 2017 12:57 PM Faculty Mentor Awards presented to Larsen, Ludy
Undergraduate researchers and the faculty who inspired them were honored May 2 following the April 22 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, this year’s event had 30 percent more participants than last year’s and included 137 presentations (110 posters and 27 oral presentations).
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 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Passion for biology fuels graduate’s career path
William Sberna's passion for biology and support from a faculty mentor encouraged him to follow his research interests. His research into naturally occurring substances which counter antibiotic-resistant superbugs has provided positive results.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Feeling at home in audiology at BGSU
Sarah Pilkington grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, just 30 minutes outside of Bowling Green, so she wasn’t too sure if BGSU was the right choice for her. Pilkington, however, visited the University on a preview day and fell in love with the campus and her major, CDIS.
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 20, 2017 7:00 AM 10 alumni honored at College Alumni Awards event
For more than 100 years, Bowling Green State University has celebrated accomplished individuals for service to their professions, their communities and to the University. On March 18, 10 alumni were honored for their contributions at the College Alumni Awards. Alumni were chosen to represent each of the University’s colleges, highlighting the diverse disciplines of a comprehensive university.
Feb 24, 2017 3:30 PM Pet Therapy presentation kicks off spring series of Optimal Aging Institute
The first program in the Optimal Aging Institute’s spring series focused on pet therapy and included a demonstration and research by students and faculty, with invited guests and pets. Drs. Cynthia Spitler, gerontology; Christopher Dunn, criminal justice; and community members shared the benefits of animal contact among the elderly and people with disabilities.
Feb 20, 2017 9:37 AM Analyzing the voice of a killer
Tracy Harpster ’83 has used his BGSU criminal justice degree as the foundation for a career in law enforcement that includes a unique specialization in the analysis of 9-1-1 homicide calls. Harpster teaches the study of such calls, lectures on this aspect of investigations, and has co-authored a book on the subject.
Jan 25, 2017 2:14 PM Undergraduates share research into diversity, inclusion
Undergraduate researchers who tackled issues related to diversity and conclusion presented their findings Jan. 20 at the second annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. The event was organized by the Center for Undergraduate Scholarship and Research.
Jan 10, 2017 9:38 AM U.S. News ranks BGSU’s online criminal justice master's program No. 8
Bowling Green State University's online criminal justice masters program has been recognized as one of the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs” rankings.
Dec 19, 2016 5:01 PM Speech therapist’s Honors experiences and communication skills provide a strong foundation in Japan
As an undergraduate student, Jaime Michise ’08, ’10 felt like the Honors College and Bowling Green State University were home, and the other honors students, staff and faculty became like family. Now living in Japan, Jaime has realized that she can create a family wherever she goes.
Dec 19, 2016 3:29 PM Students and faculty participate in Project Homeless Connect
On October 19 Wood County Ohio held its fourth successful Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Ohio. Numerous BGSU faculty, staff and community members volunteered their time and talents to plan and host this event.
Dec 19, 2016 3:16 PM Symposium focuses on food insecurity
The College of Health and Human Services Food and Nutrition program held their 8th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium on Food Insecurity November 4, 2016. More than 250 dietitians, students and health professionals attended to expand their knowledge of nutrition.
Dec 19, 2016 3:06 PM Andrea Sheehy ’96, ‘98, is passionate about helping patients return home
Andrea Sheehy, communication sciences and disorders alumna, earned her B.S. in 1996 and M.S. in 1998. Sheehy was recently appointed as director of therapy operations at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio, a 40-bed facility that is the only freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the greater Toledo area.
Dec 19, 2016 2:59 PM BG Edge Nursing Program-Partnership with Mercy College of Ohio
Pre-nursing students at Bowling Green State University now have another pathway to choose from that enables them to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree In addition to applying to the BGSU/University of Toledo’s Nursing Consortium Program, students may apply for early admission to the BG Edge Program at the end of their first semester at BGSU.
Dec 19, 2016 2:55 PM Students and faculty support Free Clinic in Toledo
Getting students involved in research is a priority for Dr. Philip Welch, assistant professor and graduate coordinator for the Department of Public and Allied Health. Currently, Welch and several BGSU students are conducting research at the The CommunityCare Free Medical Clinic in Toledo.
Dec 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Connected to BGSU's values
Katie Stygles had her first introduction to Bowling Green State University in 2003 as a member of AmeriCorps. Now, not only is Stygles graduating with a Ph.D. in higher education administration, her connection with BGSU is continuing as she was hired as the coordinator of LGBT Programs in December.
Dec 12, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Honored to graduate from BGSU
Because Haley Altman took enough post-secondary advanced placement courses at Napoleon High school in northwest Ohio, she was a sophomore when she arrived at Bowling Green State University. Just two and a half years later, Altman is graduating with Honors specializing in speech-language pathology -- oh, and a 4.0 GPA.
Nov 1, 2016 9:13 AM First Optimal Aging Fair informs, entertains
Community and campus members enjoyed a full day of speakers, activities, health assessments, and exhibitors at the inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair held on August 1, 2016. Sponsored by BGSU’s Optimal Aging Institute (OAI), participants learned about the seven dimensions of wellness.
Nov 1, 2016 9:12 AM Associate Dean Nancy Orel retiring
Dr. Nancy Orel, associate dean and professor of the gerontology program, has announced her plans to retire. Prior to coming to BGSU, Orel worked in a variety of agencies that provided programs for older adults and for residents in Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities. She also taught part-time at area colleges.
Nov 1, 2016 9:12 AM College of Health and Human Services’ 13th Annual Homecoming Lecture
Approximately 80 BGSU faculty, staff and students, as well as a number of community members and professionals, enjoyed the College of Health and Human Services’ 13th Annual Homecoming Lecture on September 30. This year’s topic focused on the importance of self-care for helping professionals.
Nov 1, 2016 9:12 AM Gerontology Alumna continues to thrive in doctoral program
Morgan Bunting, a 2014 graduate of the gerontology program, has continued to pursue her research interests at UMB. She is the first author of a 2016 research article published in Social Work in Health Care, entitled “The Impact of Brief Communication Training among Hospital Social Workers.”
Nov 1, 2016 9:11 AM College of Health and Human Services Leadership Council holds fall meeting
The College of Health and Human Services’ Leadership Council held their fall meeting on October 14. The goal of the Leadership Council is for members to support the college in its continual quest for excellence by sharing their expertise and insights, and to help promote the college’s outstanding programs and students.
Oct 24, 2016 2:23 PM A masterful move
Starting in the fall of 2017, BGSU will launch its Master of Social Work (MSW) professional program. Having an MSW degree will give graduates professional opportunities in myriad settings in which social workers practice. Specialized training in gerontological social work enables graduates to practice in a wide range of social services and health care settings with older adults.
Oct 19, 2016 3:48 PM ‘Criminal Justice?’ at Wankelman Gallery
The BGSU Art Galleries is presenting the exhibition “Criminal Justice?” from Oct. 29-Nov. 20 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Curated by BGSU Galleries Director Jacqueline Nathan, the exhibition will feature two activist artists, Carol Jacobsen and Andrea Bowers, whose work investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. justice system.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM Falcon Spark
Alumna Emily Drown chose her profession, nursing, and Bowling Green State University for personal reasons – because of a hospital stay while in high school and BGSU because of its welcoming atmosphere. Now an operating room nurse at the University of Michigan Hospital, Drown credits BGSU for helping her become the person she is today.
Aug 29, 2016 7:00 AM My Summer Experience: Ashley Meehan's summer research project
Ashley Meehan held focus groups during the summer to gather how students felt about HIV and AIDS — about the disease itself, the hope for eradicating the disease, and how we can make a difference at BGSU. She also spent a majority of the summer digging through 35 years’ worth of literature about the disease.
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 18, 2016 9:59 AM BGSU to host inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair
Registration is underway for Bowling Green State University’s inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair. The fair, which will be held Aug. 1, will feature an international keynote speaker, panel discussions, breakout sessions and health screenings. This is the new Optimal Aging Institute’s first event.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM Port authority
Jeff Sowecke, a 2007 Bowling Green State University alumnus, has been in the U.S. Army for nine years. He was recognized for his leadership skills June 1, when he was presented with the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. More than 65,000 people were eligible and only 26 were recognized.
Jun 23, 2016 2:00 PM BGSU board adopts budget, approves gerontology social work master’s
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its June 23 meeting set educational and general operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2017. The budget includes compensation increase pools for faculty and staff. Also approved was a master of social work, with a focus on gerontology.
Jun 22, 2016 2:30 PM Optimal Aging Institute names administrator, plans community fair
BGSU’s new Optimal Aging Institute (OAI), based in the College of Health and Human Services http://www.bgsu.edu/health-and-human-services.html, is moving ahead. Its inaugural project administrator has been named and a community fair is planned. Paula Davis has been named project administrator effective July 11.
Jun 6, 2016 4:00 PM Construction Update - Health and Human Services
The renovated Health and Human Services building, which is home to the College of Health and Human Services, features new classrooms, a new advising space, new labs and new student collaboration areas.
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 16, 2016 10:00 AM Former bGAB president earns Ping Student Services Award
Social work alumna Emily Hillyer has received the 2016 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from the Ohio Campus Compact. This annual award recognizes and honors undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service learning.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: In hot pursuit of education
BGSU Police Captain Tim James graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in criminal justice from the College of Health and Human Services on May 6. BGSU Police Chief Monica Moll earned her Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University on May 13.
May 12, 2016 2:22 PM BGSU’s online criminal justice master’s program ranked in Top 10
College Choice has ranked Bowling Green State University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program as the No. 6 online criminal justice master’s program in the country.
May 7, 2016 4:02 PM BGSU celebrates 285th graduation
Bowling Green State University held its 285th commencement this past weekend, with more than 2,200 candidates in the graduating class. Commencement included the presentation of an honorary degree and addresses from alumni.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Act with integrity
When Dr. Dean Bresciani graduated from Bowling Green State University 31 years ago, he never imagined that one day he would be giving a commencement speech to a new class of Falcon alumni. But Friday night the 14th president of North Dakota State University had the opportunity to do just that.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Childhood lessons
Allison Ehmen was just a child when her grandmother had a debilitating stroke. That traumatic event ultimately shaped her childhood and the adult she has become as she graduates from the BGSU College of Health and Human Services gerontology program with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.
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 13, 2016 12:00 PM Watson to receive 2016 Educator of the Year Award in gerontology
The Ohio Association of Gerontology Education will honor Dr. Wendy K. Watson as “Educator of the Year” April 15 at its 40th annual conference at Youngstown State University. Watson, an associate professor of gerontology, is the coordinator of the undergraduate and graduate programs in gerontology at BGSU.
Apr 8, 2016 3:00 PM Taking the Leed
The BCI building is just the latest to earn a LEED Silver certification on BGSU’s campus. There are far more, with even more on the horizon. LEED is a rating system used to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.
Apr 6, 2016 11:59 PM Returned Peace Corps volunteer prepares for new path to service
Ariel Dodgson is pursuing a master’s degree in food and nutrition at BGSU following her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was eligible for the Coverdell Fellows Program that offers financial assistance to graduate students. BGSU is the only school in the country to offer a master’s degree in food and nutrition through the Coverdell program.
Mar 14, 2016 10:50 AM Medical Mutual contributes $1 million to BGSU's wellness initiatives
Medical Mutual of Ohio is contributing $1 million to assist with the development of BGSU’s new Optimal Aging Institute (OAI). The new initiative is designed to help senior citizens live longer, healthier lives and will create new wellness programs for older adults on and off campus.
Feb 19, 2016 2:00 PM Board approves new undergraduate majors, sets room and meal plan rates
At its Feb. 19 meeting, the board of trustees approved three new undergraduate degrees, in forensic science; philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL); and biological sciences. The trustees also set room and meal plan rates for fiscal year 2017.
Feb 15, 2016 7:00 AM Poised for the future
Bowling Green State University will begin offering three new health and science degree programs in the fall. A Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an environmental health concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, and Master of Science in Forensic Science with specializations in forensic investigation, chemistry and biology are the new degree programs.
Feb 12, 2016 4:30 PM Health and Human Services degrees meet student, community needs
The University will begin offering three new health and science degree programs in the fall. A Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an environmental health concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, and Master of Science in Forensic Science with specializations in forensic investigation, chemistry and biology are the new degree programs.
Feb 10, 2016 3:45 PM College of Health and Human Services debuts fresh new spaces, facilities
The College of Health and Human Services will dedicate the newly remodeled spaces in the building on Feb. 15 with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and open house and tour of the facilities from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan 14, 2016 9:17 AM Master of Criminal Justice online program one of the best in the country
Bowling Green State University’s master’s of criminal justice online program is the best in Ohio and one of the top 10 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Jan 4, 2016 9:34 AM BGSU-UT sign academic partnership
Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo may be rivals on the football field, but the two schools continue to be partners in the classroom.
Dec 7, 2015 10:08 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Research and leadership lead to success
At a young age, Lauren Yacapraro’s parents took a proactive approach when they had her visit a dietitian for a predisposed medical condition. Years later, when Yacapraro determined she wanted to work in the health care field, she looked into becoming a dietitian or a physician assistant (PA). She couldn’t pick one, so decided on both.
Aug 26, 2015 2:45 PM Is fat the sixth taste?
High-fat foods are known for their textures—the smooth, creamy feel of ice cream or the crunch of a crispy French fry. The fatty acids in high-fat foods may also possess a taste. If so, is the ability to detect fatty acids in foods associated with weight problems? As obesity levels around the world continue to rise, researchers are looking for causes. Dr. Robin Tucker-Falconer is part of a team that explored whether people’s ability to taste fatty acids was related to their weight status.
Aug 10, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Co-op to Coordinator
Brooke Mobilian always knew she wanted to be in the health care field, so when she decided she didn’t want to be a doctor or nurse, her interests quickly turned to health care administration. Mobilian is thrilled with her career choice. On Aug. 8, she received a degree in applied health science with a specialization in health care administration. She already has a job as program coordinator with Canton Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.
Jun 16, 2015 1:56 PM BGSU Launches New Optimal Aging Institute
Can one person make a difference? BGSU faculty and staff prove you can as they challenge students with tough questions, open doors to internship and international opportunities, and guide them through research and publishing processes with extraordinary results.
Jun 11, 2015 1:49 PM Nursing programs ranked among best in the country
Both degree tracks of Bowling Green State University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing were named among the best in the country according to Value Colleges.
May 11, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Criminal justice nabs motivated student
Senior Matt Dove, a criminal justice major from Columbus, is already planning to return to BGSU for his master’s degree in criminal justice after graduating this May and gaining some work experience in law enforcement.
Apr 24, 2015 10:39 AM Stinson appears on national TV, major newspapers
It’s been a whirlwind last few weeks for Dr. Phil Stinson, criminal justice. Stinson’s research into police who commit crimes has made him a sought-after commentator by media outlets worldwide, particularly after the recent rash of police-involved shooting deaths caught on tape.
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM Public health symposium, Baker Lecture to explore uses of social media
Social media is assuming increasing importance as a tool for sharing information and alerting the public about health issues.
Mar 10, 2015 7:00 AM Excellence recognized
On March 7, Bowling Green State University honored seven accomplished graduates at the 2015 BGSU College Alumni Awards. Held in Olscamp Hall, the ceremony recognized the impressive professional and civic achievements of the following individuals:
Feb 18, 2015 8:46 PM Board of Trustees approves BGSU eCampus, sets room and board rates
The BGSU Board of Trustees took steps to expand the University’s services for working adults, approving the tuition and general fees for a new eCampus delivery model at its Feb. 20 meeting, held at BGSU Firelands.
Feb 13, 2015 7:00 AM Injury recovery inspires career path
For many young athletes, a dislocated shoulder or a broken leg could be the beginning of the end of a promising future in sports. For Aaron Flores, however, those exact injuries were the beginning of a new career path. The 18-year-old BGSU freshman is an applied health science major, studying to one day become a physical therapist.
Jan 20, 2015 2:05 PM Master of criminal justice online program nationally ranked
Bowling Green State University’s master’s of criminal justice online program is one of the best in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Senior Moments
Lauren Feyh has had her share of memorable senior moments. She was named the Outstanding Gerontology Student of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). She coordinated an aggressive and engaged volunteer program for the BGSU Gerontology Student Association (GSA), and she conceptualized, organized, curated and implemented a 150-piece intergenerational art exhibit.
Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM Hospital foundation’s gift funds student hub
When students, faculty and visitors step in the main entrance of the renovated Health and Human Services building, one of the first things they will see will be the welcoming new Wood County Hospital Foundation Student Hub — the gateway to the building’s important expansion and transformation. The $50,000 hub represents a show of support for the University by one of its most prominent partners.
Dec 4, 2014 7:00 AM Dietetics program uses social media to boost learning
You might find dietetics students tweeting in Carrie Hamady’s classes, but far from casual conversations with friends, their Twitter chats are responses to their assigned readings and interactions with Hamady or even other professionals in the field. Hamady and her colleagues in the dietetics program have incorporated the social media form into their class work and professional development.
Sep 11, 2014 2:11 PM Orel co-edits book on issues faced by older LGBT adults
Dr. Nancy Orel, a Bowling Green State University gerontology professor and associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services, is on a mission to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Sep 11, 2014 2:11 PM Mora seeks to expand undergraduate research, scholarship
Dr. Cordula Mora brings a wealth of experience to her role as director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), along with an infectious natural enthusiasm and determination.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: The Science of Aging
Ger•on•tol•o•gy - [jer-uh n-tol-uh-jee] noun. The branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons. Morgan Bunting saw that word on a high school vocabulary test and was stumped. When she looked it up and saw the definition, she knew immediately it was a word she would never forget. On Friday (May 9) when the senior from Pioneer, Ohio, accepted her BGSU diploma, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology degree from the College of Health and Human Services.
May 5, 2014 11:47 AM Charles Stelle named Gerontology Educator of the Year
Dr. Charles Stelle, an associate professor in the gerontology program at Bowling Green State University, was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the recent 38th annual OAGE conference in Dayton.
#BGSUONEDAY – A Day of Giving
The College of Health and Human Services joined the rest of the University in BGSU’s first-ever Day of Giving event. It was wonderful to see both old and new Falcons “flock together” from all over the world to make this Day of Giving a resounding success.
Alumna Julia Hage passionate about public health
Hage’s journey at Bowling Green State University began in pursuit of a degree in biology, but as she entered her senior year she enrolled in an introduction to public health course that sparked a deeper interest. She became passionate about the world of health and understanding the disparities in access, prevention and care that occur worldwide.
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.
College Alumni Award recipient Tom Ullom
We were very pleased to honor criminal justice alumnus, Mr. Tom Ullom ’93 at the Annual College Alumni Awards Ceremony on March 18. Recipients are selected from each college to acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments for their service and work in their respective fields.
Mary-Jon Ludy recognized for supporting student research
Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, assistant professor of food and nutrition, received the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award handed out each year by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) to outstanding faculty mentors based on student nominations. CURS supports and fosters undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities across all disciplines.
New Faculty and Staff
We are excited to welcome our new faculty and staff to the College of Health and Human Services.
Retired detective Tonya Rider joins the BGSU faculty
The College of Health and Human Services hired Tonya Rider, retired Toledo detective, as an instructor for students in the graduate forensic science/investigation program last fall. Rider served in law enforcement for 25 years, and she was the only African American homicide detective employed in Toledo.
Second Annual Public Health Symposium: Climate Changes Your Health
Bowling Green State University hosted the 2nd Annual Public Health Symposium on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This year’s topic was “Climate Changes Your Health: How a Warmer Earth affects the Air, Land and Water” presented by Ned E. Baker keynote speaker Dr. Shannon Orr, BGSU associate professor and environmental policy expert.
Student Nutrition Association in action
In 2015, it was estimated that 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, and in Ohio 15 percent of households were food insecure. With these alarming statistics, the Student Nutrition Association (SNA) has made an effort to reach out and help in the fight against food insecurity.
Tiffany Smith, dietetics, receives top CURS honor
Congratulations, Tiffany Smith, dietetics student, who received top honors for the poster she presented at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) symposium. Smith presented on her research “Class-based mentoring for undergraduate dietetics students.”