Jun 19, 2019 2:00 PM Fellowship to provide support for research-based service-learning
Dr. Subhalakshmi Nagarajan’s innovative approach has earned her a Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a one-year grant of $20,000 she can use to enhance her teaching and research activities at BGSU Firelands. She is one of only four faculty selected in the non-tenure track category from several hundred applicants and 12 finalists nationwide.
Jun 17, 2019 1:21 PM WBGU-TV staff wins Emmy for ALICE training video
Staff from WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate, won an Emmy Award June 15 for their ALICE training video, created for the Bowling Green State University Police Department, with the assistance of the BGSU Office of Marketing and Communications.
Jun 17, 2019 10:35 AM Sowing seeds of success for future BGSU students
Dr. Yezdi and Perviz Bhada have established a scholarship for international graduate students in business to “pass forward” the support they received when they came to BGSU from India 50 years ago for Yezdi to pursue his MBA. The experience launched them on successful lives, and now they want to help others.
Jun 17, 2019 9:57 AM Meet the Class of 2023: New Falcons ready to take flight at SOAR
Bowling Green State University Marketing and Communications intern Lauren Reese, a broadcast journalism major, spent some time at SOAR asking incoming freshmen what they're looking forward to at BGSU.
Jun 12, 2019 3:19 PM Dr. Janet Hartley leads international Decision Sciences Institute
Dr. Janet Hartley, a BGSU professor of management, has begun her term as president of the Decision Sciences Institute. She was elected last year to lead the professional organization of more than 2,200 academicians and practitioners worldwide. She is the first person from a Mid-American Conference school to lead the organization.
Jun 10, 2019 11:21 AM BGSU receives grant to help students from foster care realize higher education dreams
BGSU is one of three state universities to be awarded grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education. The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 among three universities and 16 community colleges in Ohio.
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 reunitedd June 1 at Mileti Alumni Center, where they greeted old friends and caught up with one another.
Jun 5, 2019 3:11 PM Paule-Koba co-edits new journal filling gap in athlete-development research
Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at BGSU, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, co-edit a new journal, JADE, whose goal is to focus on research into the athletic experience.
May 29, 2019 3:33 PM Dunbar’s emotional intelligence, outreach boost student success
Gabe Dunbar, a program coordinator in Nontraditional and Military Student Services, was named the 2019 Rookie of the Year at the annual Administrative Staff spring reception May 21. Dunbar has made a tremendous impact, not only for nontraditional students, but across campus, particularly in the arenas of engagement and retention.
May 29, 2019 3:30 PM ‘BG Best’ fits award-winner Robb Nardecchia
Robb Nardecchia, a web applications developer in the Office of Marketing and Communications, received the 2019 BG Best Award from Administrative Staff Council on May 21, in recognition of his outstanding work in making BSGU’s website more user-friendly, his technology innovations and helpful collaborations across campus.
May 29, 2019 3:18 PM 2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award
Jason Walton, collaborative arts digital technology coordinator the School of Art and the Department of Theatre and Film, is the winner of the 2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award, the top award given to administrative staff. His ingenuity, expertise, reliability and helpfulness earned him the admiration of all with whom he works.
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 23, 2019 11:58 AM Air Force members now able to complete general education requirements through BGSU
BGSU is the first public four-year university in Ohio to partner with the Community College of the Air Force’s General Education Mobile program. CCAF students now have the opportunity to complete their general education requirements through BGSU.
May 22, 2019 1:41 PM Dr. Timothy Davis honored in Washington, D.C., for research on harmful algal blooms
Dr. Timothy Davis, an associate professor of biological sciences at BGSU, received the Gears of Government President’s Award on May 22 in Washington, D.C., for advancing rapid and remote detection of harmful algal bloom toxins. The President’s Awards are the highest level of distinction within the Gears of Government program.
May 22, 2019 9:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Track and Field star next to compete in field of health care
After starring in track and field, Allison Farmer is graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and will continue her education in the fall in the MHSA program. She also has a job lined up at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
May 21, 2019 2:57 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Active-duty airman completes BGSU online bachelor program
Ian Aspen is an active-duty technical sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force as a weapons specialist. He serves as a non-commissioned officer in charge of maintenance operations. He will travel from his deployed station at the Ghedi Air Base in Italy to receive his diploma at the Stroh Center.
May 20, 2019 12:10 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU Firelands is making chemistry major’s dreams possible
Jayda Jackson, a Sandusky, Ohio, native and chemistry major at BGSU Firelands, is graduating with an Associate of Science degree. Her journey with Bowling Green State University, however, does not end here. Jackson holds a 3.77 GPA as she continues to work for her bachelor degree.
May 20, 2019 11:50 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: New Music program exceeded Emilio Gonzalez’s expectation
Emilio Gonzalez had a lot of difficult choices to make after earning his undergraduate degree in composition. Picking BGSU for his graduate degree is one for which he is grateful. Gonzalez is graduating with a Master of Music in composition in an environment much different than his hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
May 20, 2019 11:44 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU graduate David Chalupsky credits College of Business for landing job at Google
David Chalupsky had four internships while attending BGSU and spent countless hours preparing for his post-collegiate career at the Business Career Accelerator. He is graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in business with a specialization in marketing. Chalupsky is set to begin his career with Google in July.
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 10:49 AM Mizell Stewart talks about the difference between a plan and reality
Bowling Green State University alumnus Mizell Stewart III, an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster, and corporate news executive, addressed candidates during the May 18 morning commencement ceremony at the Stroh Center. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in 1994.
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 20, 2019 10:15 AM John Starcher Jr. shares important lessons with BGSU degree candidates
Bowling Green State University alumnus John Starcher Jr. shared stories — and their lessons — with degree candidates of the Graduate College and the colleges of Business and Health and Human Services on May 17 at the Stroh Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993.
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 3:42 PM Outstanding Service Award
Kelly Jennings, senior secretary in the General Studies Writing program, was presented the 2019 Outstanding Service Award May 15 by Classified Staff Council in recognition of her centrality to the success of the program, the many roles she plays and her dedication to the University as a volunteer and supporter.
May 15, 2019 3:39 PM Classified Staff Council recognizes service and achievement
Classified Staff Council held its annual spring reception May 15, the opportunity for staff to meet with friends and colleagues and honor the contributions of exceptional employees.
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 13, 2019 10:15 AM Lifelong journalist Mizell Stewart III to address commencement candidates
Bowling Green State University alumnus Mizell Stewart III, an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster, and corporate news executive, will address candidates during the May 18 morning commencement ceremony. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in 1994. His story should resonate with everyone, not just future journalists.
May 10, 2019 3:45 PM Sheffer honored for enhancing connection of humanities research with community needs
Dr. Jolie Sheffer, director of BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, received the 2019 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service. The award is designed to recognize the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement of two faculty or staff members at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions.
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 10, 2019 2:38 PM BGSU Celebrates Naming of Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle
Bowling Green State University has named the historic heart of its campus the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle in honor of the University’s most generous philanthropists
May 10, 2019 10:30 AM Jacob Smith brings multiple perspectives to government, community service
BGSU Firelands speaker Jacob Smith ’07, ’09, ’11, a congressional staff assistant for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, has learned from important mentors and from varied life experiences, but holds education as the highest value. He is also committed to serving the community to create a better world.
May 9, 2019 9:15 AM eCampus programs garner Quality Matters certification
Bowling Green State University received Quality Matters Online Learner Support certification at the institutional level for its eCampus-affiliated programs. BGSU is the only institution in Ohio to receive this distinction and one of only six institutions to receive it nationwide.
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 2:13 PM Literature of the Great Lakes
An article by Dr. Jacqueline Justice, associate professor of English at BGSU Firelands, has been awarded the inaugural Anne Boyd Rioux Prize by the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society. The new prize is named after one of the first scholars to promote serious Woolson research and the goals of the society.
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 8, 2019 1:50 PM eCampus programs garner Quality Matters certification
Bowling Green State University received Quality Matters Online Learner Support certification at the institutional level for its eCampus-affiliated programs. BGSU is the only institution in Ohio to receive this distinction and one of only six institutions to receive it nationwide.
May 8, 2019 9:16 AM John M. Starcher Jr., Esq. ’93, to offer pragmatic career advice to graduating class
John M. Starcher Jr., Esq., who earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993, is president and CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health. He oversees the development of system strategies and operations for 43 Mercy Health and Bon Secours hospitals and more than 1,000 health care facilities.
May 6, 2019 11:30 AM 20th anniversary of Gregory T. DeCrane Applauding Excellence
Tangible reminders of Decrane's impact on the University include transforming SICSIC and facilitating the design of what is today the Bowen-Thompson Student Union
May 3, 2019 3:30 PM Art history exhibition explores ‘Toledo Renaissance’
BGSU art history students' research reveals that Toledo, Ohio, had a Renaissance of its own in the early 20th century. They are presenting the research during a symposium and unveiling an exhibition to tell the story of their findings.
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.
May 1, 2019 4:20 PM Model U.N. team makes important connections at annual conference
BGSU students participating in Model U.N. earned honorable mention at the National Model U.N. Conference held recently in New York, including the opportunity to share thoughts with the actual U.N. delegates who are developing policies. The team also made fruitful connections with participants from other countries and universities.
Apr 26, 2019 3:30 PM BG Philharmonia ends centennial year on a crescendo
The BG Philharmonia will cap its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration May 5 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed as the composer originally intended, with chorus. About 140 University chorus members will participate, along with invited soloists.
Apr 26, 2019 3:15 PM Hurricane-relief trip combines learning with hands-on aid
Students got to see firsthand how disaster relief operates in a service-learning trip to Puerto Rico during spring break. Led by Dr. Tim Brackenbury, the M. Neil Browne Professor in communication sciences and disorders, a team of 14 undergraduate students traveled to San Juan to help with hurricane relief efforts.
Apr 26, 2019 3:15 PM Peace Corps Fellows program celebrates 10 years at BGSU
This academic year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program at BGSU. The program works to provide returning Peace Corps volunteers with financial assistance as they transition into graduate school. BGSU has hosted more than 70 Peace Corps Fellows in various graduate programs.
Apr 26, 2019 2:45 PM BGSU preserves Islamic history with Community Scan Day
Community members are invited to bring personal items documenting the history of the Islamic community in the Toledo area to Community Scan Day. BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections and the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo are partnering on the event, which was made possible by a $12,000 Common Heritage Grant.
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 26, 2019 9:45 AM BGSU announces May 2019 commencement speakers
Commencement will take place May 17 and 18, with ceremonies in Bowling Green and Huron. Alumni John Starcher Jr., Mizell Stewart III and Dean Pees will serve as the Bowling Green speakers. Alumnus Jacob Smith will serve as the BGSU Firelands speaker, with alumna and current student Melanie Craig as the Firelands student speaker.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Amanda Cook recognized for joint work with graduate student
Dr. Amanda Cook, assistant professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Economics, won the 2019 President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work in recognition of her joint research with graduate student Alice Hanan Abboud. Their project reflected each of their interests and resulted in a paper being considered for publication.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Schuck’s work with undergraduates garners 2019 Blinn Award
Dr. Raymond Schuck, associate professor in the Department of Communication at BGSU Firelands, received the 2019 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work, presented at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 16. His collaborative work with students has helped develop their research skills and confidence.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Selim’s research agenda, productivity recognized
Since joining the BGSU faculty in 2013, Dr. Farida Selim has been exceptionally productive in the field of physics and astronomy. Bowling Green State University awarded her excellent work ethic and strong research skills with the Outstanding Early Career Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Spathelf honored for excellence in academic advising, mentoring
Clare Spathelf’s leadership and direct service to undergraduate students in Pre-Professional Programs has earned her the 2019 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. Spathelf, assistant director of Pre-Professional Programs at BGSU, received the award at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 24, 2019 8:45 AM BGSU’s Department of Popular Culture celebrates all things Batman
The “Batman in Popular Culture Conference” was held recently at Bowling Green State University. The conference was hosted by the Jerome Library to mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, who was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in “Detective Comics No. 27” in March 1939.
Apr 19, 2019 12:17 PM BGSU to celebrate Earth Week April 22-28
BGSU will celebrate Earth Week 2019 April 22-28 with a series of free events intended to raise awareness of environmental matters. Two events will be held April 22 to kick off the week, including a tree planting service project and the Earth Week speaker, Channel 11 WTOL Meteorologist Chris Vickers.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Begum’s commitment to engagement acclaimed
Dr. Khani Begum, associate professor of English, has built a tremendous record of service while at BGSU, particularly through her commitments and accomplishments focusing on service-learning, community engagement and outreach. In recognition, Begum was presented the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Faculty Senate bestows honor on Kawano Jones
In recognition of her inexhaustible efforts in behalf of her students, the University and to creating understanding between the United States and Japan, the Faculty Senate named Akiko Kawano Jones, director of the Asian Studies Program, a recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Faculty Senate pays tribute to School of Art
Faculty Senate presented the School of Art the 2019 Unit Recognition Award, which honors an academic or instructional service unit that makes an outstanding contribution to Bowling Green State University and recognizes the importance of faculty who work together to make a difference in the educational environment.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Fulcher’s lasting contributions merit Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Lewis Fulcher, Bowling Green State University professor of physics, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Faculty Senate April 16 in recognition of his lasting and significant contributions to teaching, research and service over his 46 years at the University.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Orr’s outreach, impact lauded
In honor of her outstanding commitment to serving the wider community, Dr. Shannon Orr, associate professor of political science, was presented with the 2019 Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award at the April 16 Faculty Excellence Awards. The award acknowledges the importance of faculty to the education and image of BGSU.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Rüedi Ray recognized for faculty mentorship
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, professor of art history and former School of Art director, has offered wise and patient counsel to numerous faculty members as they’ve established their professional careers. For this, along with her professionalism and commitment, Rüedi Ray was honored by Faculty Senate with the 2019 Faculty Mentor Award.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement
BGSU named Dr. Elainie Lillios a professor of creative arts excellence, a title conferred upon members of the faculty who hold the rank of professor and who have established outstanding national and international recognition through creative or artistic achievement in their disciplines. The title is conferred for three years.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Merritt-Grant’s mentoring of students honored
Professor Myra Merritt-Grant’s dual focus on vocal technique and conveying the character and message of text has successfully helped her mentor hundreds of vocal students since 1995. Her approach has earned her the title of Professor of Teaching Excellence, bestowed at the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
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 4:00 PM Wide range of service earns David Jackson new title
Dr. David Jackson wears many hats: political science professor, Bowling Green State University Faculty Association president, political expert. Through these roles, and others, Jackson has performed a wide range of service to the University, his profession and the community. He was granted a Professorship of Service Excellence at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Zamkov receives support for work with nanomaterials
Dr. Mikhail Zamkov, a Bowling Green State University professor of physics and astronomy, has been named a 2019 Professor of Research Excellence to provide additional support for his groundbreaking study of nanomaterials. The title is for a period of three years, with an annual stipend of $5,000.
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 15, 2019 4:19 PM Dance Marathon, Bike for Tikes raise more than $250,000
The 24th annual Dance Marathon raised a total of $255,179.28, including $179,032.05 at ZiggyThon and $76,147.23 from Bike for Tikes from April 12-14. These philanthropic efforts by BGSU students benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. This brings the 24-year total of donations to $5 million.
Apr 15, 2019 1:14 PM Kickin' it with Club Sports: Dodgeball
Familiarize yourself with the Bowling Green State University dodgeball team and find out how you can join!
Apr 12, 2019 3:00 PM Student researchers honored for their work on diversity issues
Four Bowling Green State University undergraduate students were honored April 10 for their presentations at the 2019 Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Apr 10, 2019 3:00 PM Career Day keynote speaker encourages students to be assertive, take opportunities
Alumnus Brian D’Aurelio, senior director of national promotions and events marketing at Sirius XM Radio, shared professional advice, tips and reminiscences with students recently at Media Career Day, hosted by the School of Media and Communication. A 1996 graduate, D’Aurelio interned at WBGU and was a member of SICSIC at BGSU.
Apr 10, 2019 9:30 AM Recreation and Wellness receives grant to teach more kids to swim
Bowling Green State University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness was chosen as one of 85 Make a Splash programs in the United States to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation in early 2019. The money will go toward continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons.
Apr 5, 2019 4:20 PM Many played roles in One Day success
The University is still celebrating the remarkable success of this year’s BGSU One Day dedicated day of giving. The total $867,544 set a University record and represented a yearlong, collaborative effort by a number of University offices and areas, along with One Day ambassadors and alumni.
Apr 5, 2019 4:15 PM BGSU plays host to 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
More than three dozen current and former NFL players descended upon BGSU April 1-4 for the 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Led by Dick Maxwell ’70, participants benefited from a robust collection of industry experts, from top broadcast and radio networks, beat writers and BGSU faculty.
Apr 5, 2019 10:46 AM Bowling Green State University ranks ninth in Midwest for animation
Bowling Green State University ranks ninth in the Midwest and 14th nationally for animation among public universities and colleges, according to Animation Career Review’s annual rankings. In recent years, graduates have been hired by companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Blizzard and Apple.
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 29, 2019 3:19 PM Sparks fly in Handel’s opera ‘Semele’
When mortal maiden Semele and the god Jupiter fall in love, it brings down the jealous wrath of goddess Juno. Composer George Frideric Handel captured the drama in his English-language opera “Semele,” the spring production of Bowling Green State University Opera Theater and Department of Theatre and Film.
Mar 29, 2019 3:11 PM Bouzat research team sheds light on penguin evolution
Dr. Juan Bouzat, a professor in BGSU’s Department of Biological Sciences, is part of an international research team studying the evolution of penguins. He is a co-author of a study published in the journal of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution that demonstrates the importance of island formation in the diversification of penguins.
Mar 27, 2019 2:00 PM Flashback to 1984: Falcons face off against familiar foe
It was 35 years ago this month that the Bowling Green State University won the NCAA championship in hockey with a four-overtime thriller over Minnesota Duluth. If that university’s name sounds familiar, that’s because BGSU takes on Minnesota Duluth at 4 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 27, 2019 2:00 PM Raquel Kelley ’07 offers career advice to BGSU students
Raquel Kelley ’07, who was one of the first female sportscasters on BG24 News, is now a senior project manager with WD Partners in Columbus. Previously, she worked for E! Entertainment and Huffington Post. She told BGSU students to enjoy their time in college and to always give their best effort.
Mar 22, 2019 1:46 PM National Weather Service names BGSU StormReady University
The National Weather Service presented Bowling Green State University with a StormReady University designation March 22. The University is only the fifth in Ohio – the first in northwest Ohio – to receive this recognition.
Mar 19, 2019 11:00 AM Severe Weather Awareness Week is this week
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 17-23 – provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare their homes, schools and businesses for potential severe weather. BGSU’s Emergency Management office encourages everyone to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards while on and off campus.
Mar 15, 2019 11:15 AM BGSU wins NASPA Excellence Award
BGSU received the NASPA Excellence Award at the NASPA National Conference on March 9-13 in Los Angeles in the categories of Administrative, Assessment, IT, Fundraising, Professional Development and related Excellence Awards category. The award recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration.
Mar 15, 2019 10:30 AM Falcon Forensics and Debate team wins national championship
The BGSU Falcon Forensics and Debate Team both hosted and won the National Championships held by the Novice National Forensic Association March 8-10. The Falcons placed 16 student presentations in final rounds, earning five individual National Champion titles in multiple events.
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.
Mar 8, 2019 3:15 PM National vote project names BGSU a ‘Voter Friendly Campus’
BGSU has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project, which is a national nonpartisan organization in partnership with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The goal of the project is to help institutions develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement.
Mar 8, 2019 1:12 PM BGSU Student Veteran Organization acquires full-court flag
The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) at BGSU successfully funded a 50-by-90-foot U.S. flag this past Veterans Day through the help of the community. Owned by the SVO, the flag was financed by the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a goal of raising $10,000; however, they far exceeding their goal by raising $12,700.
Mar 6, 2019 3:00 PM State of the Region Conference to address impact of global trade on local economic development
BGSU’s Center for Regional Development will host the 17 annual State of the Region Conference on March 11. Participants will hear from CRD Director Russell Mills about economic development over the past year, and from keynote speakers representing key industries, organizations and international partners.
Mar 6, 2019 11:00 AM ‘Step Up-Step In’ campaign earns national recognition
The BGSU ‘Step Up-Step In’ campaign by Recreation and Wellness was recognized by the National Intramural Sports and Recreation Association (NIRSA) at its national conference in Boston recently. BGSU took home second place in the Large Format Display category at the NIRSA National Creative Excellence Awards.
Mar 4, 2019 3:06 PM BGSU’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans ranked No. 1 in Ohio
Bowling Green State University’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans are ranked No. 1 in Ohio in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings. BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates. eCampus offers 16 degreed programs.
Mar 4, 2019 2:14 PM Q&A with Dr. Jennie Gallimore
Dr. Jennie Gallimore is the new dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. This past fall semester was her first at BGSU. Gallimore comes to BGSU from Wright State University, where she was associate dean for research and graduate studies.
Mar 1, 2019 4:30 PM Poet Ariana Brown highlights 2019 Latino/a/x Conference
Poet and performer Ariana Brown will give the keynote presentation at the 2019 Latino/a/x Conference at Bowling Green State University on March 27. The daylong event also includes the eStrella Student Research/Creative Conference, featuring the work of 25 students from BGSU and other universities around the country.
Mar 1, 2019 3:30 PM Chapman Learning Community part of Habitat projects
Chapman Learning Community members were among the many BGSU students who helped construct the first Bowling Green Habitat for Humanity home. Chapman first became involved with Habitat through building Little Free Libraries for the community to promote education and literacy outside of the University.
Mar 1, 2019 2:02 PM Alumnus earns Outstanding Young Music Educator Award
Each year, the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) honors one young educator who is committed to excellence in music education and is deserving of statewide acknowledgement. This year, OMEA granted the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award to Bowling Green State University alumnus Brett Benzin ’11.
Feb 27, 2019 3:30 PM Collect/Project to perform at BGSU March 4
Innovative quartet Collect/Project will perform a concert of new music at 8 p.m. March 4 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU and is free and open to the public.
Feb 27, 2019 1:30 PM Mruk reaches new audiences with psychology blog, book
Dr. Christopher Mruk, professor of teaching excellence at Bowling Green State University and faculty member at BGSU Firelands College, has a new book and blog to share the concepts in positive psychology and authentic self-esteem he has researched and written about over his career with general audiences as well as practitioners.
Feb 25, 2019 2:55 PM BGSU Winter Session 2019: Studying abroad in Spain
Use BGSU's winter session to catch up, make up or get ahead! Whether you are a BGSU student or a guest from another university, the Bowling Green's engaging, convenient, on-campus, study abroad or online courses will help you keep moving forward in your education.
Feb 25, 2019 8:00 AM BGSU bee research creates buzz about urban agriculture, climate change
A new study by BGSU scientists reports that urbanization might impact bees’ body temperatures and water content and possibly contribute to the decline in bee populations. The research by Justin Burdine, a BGSU doctoral candidate in biology, and Dr. Kevin McCluney appears in a recent article published in Scientific Reports.
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 3:25 PM Dzur, champion of democracy, named Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. Albert Dzur, a professor of political science and philosophy at BGSU, was named a Distinguished Research Professor by the board of trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the thinking about deliberative democracy, democratic professionalism and criminal justice reform.
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 22, 2019 3:03 PM George Bullerjahn named Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. George Bullerjahn, professor of research excellence in biological sciences, was named a Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting. He will be recognized again at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 16.
Feb 22, 2019 2:59 PM BGSU sets stage for fall with room and board rates, major building upgrade
At its Feb. 22 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees set room and board fees for the incoming freshman class, approved funding for the Technology Building renovation, named campus spaces in recognition of two individuals and conferred honorary titles on three distinguished faculty.
Feb 22, 2019 11:25 AM SICSIC unmasks two of their own at BGSU Hockey game
On February 16, we learned the identities of SICSIC's No. 1 and No. 2! SICSIC is one of the oldest active groups at Bowling Green State University.
Feb 20, 2019 4:00 PM BGSU joins national social health partnership
Last fall, a group of talented young leaders embarked from Bowling Green State University to New Orleans. Their mission: tackling health inequities. BGSU students had the opportunity to attend the third annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health. The conference was sponsored by the Root Cause Coalition.
Feb 20, 2019 1:00 PM Diversity in its many aspects explored by student researchers
The fourth annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education on Feb. 15 showcased 21 students’ research into a broad variety of related topics. Keynote speaker Amy Fidler, in her talk on “Inclusion X Design,” addressed neurodiversity.
Feb 15, 2019 3:56 PM ‘The Future of Leadership: The Role of Power, Equity and Design’
The death of Michael Brown and the subsequent Ferguson uprising birthed the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Since then, Americans have been asking hard questions about racial inequality across the nation and seeking innovative solutions.
Feb 15, 2019 3:46 PM Center for Regional Development study shows creative arts’ impact on Ohio economy
Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development has discovered that the creative arts industry in Ohio accounts for more than $41 billion in economic activity, supports more than 289,000 jobs and generates over $4.5 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue annually.
Feb 15, 2019 10:30 AM BGSU’s eSports club has been a real ‘Smash’
Keaton Smith, who has been playing video games since before he could read, is hoping to leave Bowling Green State University a better place when he graduates in May. Smith is the co-founder and former president of Falcon eSports, a club for video game enthusiasts he helped build from scratch.
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.
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.
Feb 11, 2019 8:47 AM BGSU supports entrepreneurs’ product development efforts
BGSU’s Collab Lab is a 2,000-square-foot facility inside Jerome Library designed for innovative thinking. Private companies, nonprofit organizations and the general public can collaborate with the University to better develop potential business ventures. The lab is helping two local students advance their product idea by providing resources and making connections.
Feb 11, 2019 8:45 AM BGSU sociology major is nation’s top collegiate mediator
Liam Garrett, a student member of the BGSU mediation team, was named the Outstanding Intercollegiate Mediator in the nation at the National Championship Tournament. The National Championship Tournament recently was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and had competing teams from universities around the nation and beyond.
Feb 8, 2019 3:15 PM New executive doctorate prepares change leaders, expands career options
BGSU has created an innovative graduate degree designed to open new avenues of opportunity for experienced professionals who wish to lead transformational change in business, organizations, education and communities. The executive doctorate in organization development and change draws upon BGSU’s nationally ranked programs in organization development and industrial/organizational psychology.
Feb 8, 2019 12:00 PM BGSU graduate students share theses in three minutes
“It felt like it went really fast,” said a slightly breathless Nikolai Tcyrulnikov. “I know it was the three minutes, but when I was up there it seemed to go by much faster than that.”
Feb 7, 2019 3:50 PM Battle of I-75 on the horizon
The spotlight returns to the Stroh Center on Saturday as BGSU plays host to Toledo. Once again, the Stroh will feature two first-place teams. Last week, the Falcons knocked off Buffalo to take possession of first place in the MAC East. UT is in first place in the MAC West.
Feb 7, 2019 9:41 AM The Oaks pioneers future of sustainable gardening
BGSU Dining is experimenting with hydroponic garden technology in The Oaks dining hall, where five, multilayered “towers” sprout lettuces, herbs, peppers and more. The plants live in water and get nutrients from liquid fertilizers and light from specially programmed LEDs. Eventually, the produce may be used in the vegan station.
Feb 4, 2019 3:31 PM BGSU turns attention to Western Michigan, Toledo
After defeating No. 18 Buffalo 92-88 in front of a record crowd Feb. 1 at the Stroh Center, the Bowling Green State University Men’s Basketball team turns its immediate attention to playing Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. Soon after, the spotlight will return to the Stroh, as BGSU hosts UT on Saturday.
Feb 1, 2019 3:14 PM Hall’s photos commemorate efforts to care for the needy
Jeff Hall, a photographer and faculty member in BGSU’s Visual Communication Technology program, volunteered his time on an extensive project to locate and photograph the sites of all 88 of Ohio’s historic poor farms for the Wood County Historical Center and Museum’s 2019 exhibit “For Comfort and Convenience.”
Feb 1, 2019 3:02 PM BGSU ‘Beyond the Dream’ series hosts leading voices in social justice
BGSU has planned a powerful series that takes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “Beyond the Dream.” Speakers include Opal Tometi, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement; Shaun King, writer-in-residence for Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project; Ariana Brown, poet; and Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too’ Movement.
Feb 1, 2019 10:59 AM Combination of grief, violence pays off in Brad Felver’s first book
Bowling Green State University Brad Felver, associate chair and undergraduate coordinator in the English department, had quite the year in 2018, winning two major awards: the Drue Heinz Literary Prize and O. Henry Prize Story. Felver’s 14-story collection “The Dogs of Detroit” was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Jan 30, 2019 3:00 PM Africana Studies Conference highlights current issues and historical perspectives
Students and scholars from Bowling Green State University and other universities will gather Feb. 8 for the 21st annual Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies Student Research Conference and Luncheon hosted by BGSU’s Africana Studies program. They keynote address topic is "This Is Our Story: Reclaiming the Middle Passage, Resisting Social Death."
Jan 30, 2019 3:00 PM Apollo’s Fire to ignite musical passions in free concert at BGSU
The highly regarded baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire will warm up a cold winter’s evening Feb. 6 with a stirring program titled “A Night in Bach’s Coffeehouse” as the 2019 Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series artists in residence at the College of Musical Arts.
Jan 28, 2019 8:28 AM Philharmonia, Men’s Chorus to perform at Ohio music educators’ conference
BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will have a large presence at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cleveland. The Men’s Chorus and the BG Philharmonia will perform, a prestigious honor for both groups and an excellent opportunity for BGSU alumni to support and celebrate the CMA.
Jan 25, 2019 3:41 PM Guest artist Marina Lomazov highlights David D. Dubois Piano Competition
Internationally known pianist Marina Lomazov is this year’s guest artist for the eighth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition. She will give a public recital on Feb. 2. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, this year’s event features 23 accomplished high school pianists competing for prizes.
Jan 25, 2019 2:44 PM BGSU alumnus David Hainline advocates for entrepreneurship
Successful Bowling Green State University alumni are everywhere, and in every line of work. That’s the message alumnus David Hainline spreads to students in a new entrepreneurship class at BGSU. Hainline graduated in 1983 as a Radio, Television, and Film major, now known as media production and studies.
Jan 23, 2019 12:00 AM Grab and Go, Falcon Care nurture student success
Students facing food insecurity can receive help from the Office of the Dean of Students. Danielle Haynes, coordinator of student case management, has created Grab and Go bags, supplying three days’ worth of food to qualifying students. Dining Services also offers free meal swipes donated through the Falcon Cares program.
Jan 23, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ brings enchantment to Caryl Crane Youth Theatre stage
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents one of Broadway’s classic and most original musicals, “Finian’s Rainbow,” Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. The performance won “Best in Music” at the recent Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta.
Jan 22, 2019 4:18 PM BGSU cheerleading squads fare well at nationals
The Bowling Green State University cheerleaders competed January 18-20 in the UCA and UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. BGSU’s small coed team finished in first place in the University World Cup Championship.
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 18, 2019 11:25 AM A look at Winter Session 2019
From studying abroad, to workshops, classes, showcases and games, BGSU's Winter Session has been very productive. Here’s a glimpse at just a few of the things that you may have missed. We’ll see everyone back on campus January 28 for the start of the spring semester.
Jan 16, 2019 3:35 PM Wilson named Fellow of Inter-American Photochemical Society
Dr. Marshall Wilson, research professor in the Department of Chemistry, has had a long and illustrious career in photochemistry and photo-biochemistry. In recognition of his work, the Inter-American Photochemical Society has named him a Fellow, an honor reserved for only 2 percent of the society's membership of about 600.
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 14, 2019 1:19 PM Army Reservist earns bachelor’s degree at BGSU while deployed in Syria
Thurman Dieter has been in the Army Reserve for the past six years. He didn’t get a chance to walk across the Stroh Center stage in December to receive his diploma with his Bowling Green State University classmates. Instead, he watched his graduation ceremony on the web from a tent while deployed in Syria.
Jan 9, 2019 4:17 PM BGSU builds upon existing engagement and partnerships
STEM is a significant focus of education at all levels, driven by workforce demand within Ohio and beyond. BGSU meets this community need by providing opportunities to educate students in all age ranges about STEM.
Jan 9, 2019 4:17 PM BGSU adding new global internships in Hong Kong and Melbourne
Bowling Green State University is expanding students’ opportunities and their career possibilities through new international internships. The University is adding Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia starting summer 2019.
Jan 9, 2019 12:41 PM Taylor garners national Distinguished Service Award for dedication to student media
Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association’s Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years.
Jan 9, 2019 12:36 PM BGSU study analyzes digital natives’ use of YouTube videos and its business implications
“The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos,” edited and co-authored by Dr. Louisa Ha, a professor in the School of Media and Communication, analyzes the power of YouTube and online videos for businesses and describes how YouTube cultivates an entrepreneurial and promotional culture. Seven graduate students contributed chapters.
Jan 8, 2019 4:16 PM Jerry Anderson voices his love for BGSU community
If you’ve been to a BGSU basketball game at the Stroh Center recently, you may have heard a familiar voice making announcements during the games. That voice belongs to Jerry Anderson, who has had a long broadcast career in northwest Ohio, and it all began at Bowling Green State University.
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.