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BGSU announces first named college, Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business

Following a special meeting of the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees on July 31, BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers announced the historic and transformational $15 million gift from Ohio entrepreneur Allen Schmidthorst, and his wife, Carol, establishing the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business.

Historic gift establishes Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business

892,858 reasons to say thank you

Bowling Green State University's fourth annual day of giving was its most successful to date, with alumni and friends from all 50 states and around the globe showing their support for BGSU, its students and programs with nearly $900,000 in donations.

BGSU One Day makes history with record-setting day of giving

BGSU announces record retention, highest enrollment in more than a decade

Defying the national trend of declining enrollment, Bowling Green State University reports a record increase in student headcount and retention.

BGSU enrollment set new high mark

Ben Batey tasked with elevating the health, wellness of campus community

BGSU Chief Health Officer Ben Batey has been tasked with elevating the health and wellness of the campus community. Batey has his sights set on making a major impact at BGSU and his first task in his new role is a big one: leading the University's COVID-19 Response Team.

Ben Batey is up to the challenge

Forever Freddie: Iconic mascot turns 70

The Freddie Falcon mascot got its start in 1950 when a few members of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity on campus decided BG needed a boost of school spirit. The role expanded and grew in popularity as Freddie became a fixture on campus. His sidekick Frieda joined the nest in 1980 and the pair have been spreading cheer and smiles at countless BGSU events ever since.

BGSU mascot arrived on campus in 1950

Everett Fitzhugh '11 is first Black broadcaster in NHL

When Everett Fitzhugh ’11 was named the team broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken, he joined a select fraternity of professional hockey play-by-play broadcasters who graduated from BGSU. He also is a pioneer. Fitzhugh became the first Black announcer in the history of the NHL when he was hired by the Kraken.

BGSU alumnus is a pioneer

Bohrnstedt’s legacy: Forward Falcons Fight Song

Bowling Green State University's fight song, composed by Dr. Wayne Bohrnstedt, is a longstanding tradition at Falcon athletics events. Dr. Bohrnstedt passed away Aug. 6, 2020.

Forward Falcons composer passes away

BGSU research team takes on COVID with data ‘superpowers’

BGSU’s Dr. Trent Buskirk tackles ongoing COVID-19 data science research project with the help of undergraduate and graduate students.

BGSU data research team tackles COVID

Homecoming 2020 celebrated virtually

This year, we celebrated Homecoming virtually to keep all of our Falcons healthy and safe. Check out Homecoming 2020 to see what fun we had.

BGSU celebrates Homecoming 2020

BGSU alumnus at helm of America's 250th celebration

The United States will commemorate the semiquincentennial anniversary of its founding in 2026. The country likely will be bathed in red, white and blue from sea to shining sea — and with orange and brown — as Tony Rucci ’72, ’76, ’78 is the president and CEO of the America 250 Foundation.

BGSU alumnus is CEO of America 250 Foundation

Magazine editor: Bob Cunningham '18

Web Designer: Ariel Ellis '15


  • Craig Bell
  • Brad Phalin ’88, '10


  • Andrew Addessi '20
  • Matt Markey ‘76
  • Colleen Rerucha '06
  • Alex Solis '14
  • Meredith Troxel '20

President: Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. '81

Vice President of University Advancement: Pam Conlin

Interim Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Brand Strategy: Amy West '07 '19

BGSU Magazine is published twice a year by BGSU’s Office of Marketing & Brand Strategy.

Updated: 06/15/2021 10:44AM