May 22, 2017 7:30 AM Army veteran destined for leadership in fire service
Charles Swank, a full-time firefighter near Dublin, Ohio, a devoted husband, and father of five enrolled in BGSU's Fire Administration program to put himself in the best position to be promoted in the career in which he is destined to succeed.
May 22, 2017 7:30 AM Globetrotting from Guam
Gary Schoenhals, 36, a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Guam, had worked too hard for too long to let traveling halfway around the globe stop him from receiving his diploma in person from Bowling Green State University.
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 3:22 PM BGSU first public university in Ohio to post checkbook-level expenditures online
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey recently announced the launch of BGSU’s online checkbook, making the University the first public university in the state to post its spending on the site. OhioCheckbook.com is home to all state spending information.
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 17, 2017 9:59 AM BGSU rugby sevens team to play in national championships
BGSU Rugby will play in the National Collegiate Sevens Championships in Glendale, Colorado, this weekend (May 19-21). The Falcons defeated the University of Louisville to earn its third straight trip in the sevens version of the game to the national finals.
May 12, 2017 1:57 PM BGSU receives NEH grant to expand migration studies
BGSU has been awarded major funding under a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Understanding Migration: Local and Global Perspectives,” co-authored by Dr. Christina Guenther, world languages and cultures, and Dr. Vibha Bhalla, ethnic studies, has been funded for the full amount of $100,000.
May 12, 2017 1:53 PM 2016 Golden Falcon Inductees
BGSU alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years were welcomed back to campus on May 9, 2017, for a day of reunion activities and an induction ceremony.
May 12, 2017 1:39 PM Alumni Summer College
Falcon alumni and friends attended the second annual BGSU alumni Summer College on May 10-12, 2017, for more than 30 non-credit courses, field trips and even living in a residence hall.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Business of the world
When Rob Everard, who is graduating with a dual major, enrolled at Bowling Green State University, he already knew he wanted to study abroad. The wide scope of international opportunities, along with the strong business program, convinced him that BGSU was his first choice.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Mother and daughter graduate together
Mother and daughter Diana and Olivia Paredes graduated from Bowling Green State University May 6 with bachelor’s degrees in communication. They chose their degrees for different reasons, but agree that graduate school might be the next step for each of them.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: President’s Award recipient prides herself on hard work
Meghan Murray, a third-generation Falcon and a President’s Award recipient, is graduating from BGSU’s visual communication technology program with a 4.0 GPA. During her time at the University, Murray edited a national PBS show while at WBGU-TV and helped edit an Emmy Award-nominated documentary.
May 11, 2017 1:44 PM I-75 Interchange Public Meeting May 16
The Ohio Department of Transportation invites community members to a public meeting to review and comment on the proposed project to upgrade the interchange at Wooster Street and I-75. The project was designed to improve ramp intersection safety, provide safe bike and pedestrian mobility across the interstate, and more.
May 8, 2017 9:48 AM Ribeau, retiring faculty granted emeritus status
BGSU trustees granted the title of President Emeritus to former President Sidney Ribeau during their May 5 meeting. Ribeau served from 1995-2008. The trustees also granted emeritus status to retired or retiring faculty members and administrators. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University.
May 8, 2017 9:05 AM From class clown to executive dean
BGSU alumnus William MacDonald, executive dean of regional campuses at the Ohio State University, addressed candidates at the Firelands commencement Saturday, sharing stories of his time on campus and how they shaped him from a class clown into an engaged citizen.
May 8, 2017 8:58 AM A legacy of musical leadership
For the past 15 years, conductor Stefan Sanderling has brought engaging, educational and innovative symphonic programming to audiences in northwest Ohio. He has also raised the profile of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra nationally and internationally. On April 28, Bowling Green State University honored the maestro with an honorary doctorate of musical arts.
May 8, 2017 8:54 AM Lifetime goals: Be successful, happy, significant
Anthony Rucci has three degrees from BGSU, and during a commencement ceremony May 5 he bestowed upon the Class of 2017 three wishes: Be successful, happy and significant. Rucci addressed the Graduate College and the colleges of Health and Human Services, Musical Arts, and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
May 8, 2017 8:49 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU graduate advocating for environmental education
Detroit native Tyeisha Hodges came to BGSU thanks to a PLA Scholarship and a major that focused on her area of interest: the environment. Her BGSU experiences, which included two environmental issues-based internships, led to her having a job before she graduated.
May 8, 2017 8:47 AM Be a beacon
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral June Ryan ’84 addressed degree candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU's commencement May 6. Ryan received her degree in marine biology and went on to make history in the military. She encouraged graduates to use their degrees to amplify and focus their talents.
May 8, 2017 8:44 AM Promise of possibilities
BGSU alumna Susan Mucciarone addressed candidates at the commencement program for the colleges of Business Administration and Education and Human Development Saturday afternoon, speaking about the possibilities that lay before them.
May 8, 2017 8:37 AM ‘This University is home to me’
Top economist Dr. William (Bill) Easterly takes great pleasure in proving that the East Coast doesn’t have anything on the Midwest when it comes to intellectualism. Easterly was honored at Bowling Green State University’s College of Arts and Sciences commencement May 6 with an honorary doctorate of social sciences.
May 8, 2017 8:28 AM BGSU foundation for real estate success
David Winstanley first made his mark in chemistry, but it was real estate where he realized his real estate dream. Winstanley received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at BGSU’s of Business Administration exercises May 6. He graduated from BGSU in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry.
May 8, 2017 8:00 AM Faculty promotions honor scholarly, artistic achievement
The University celebrated milestones in faculty academic careers with the granting of promotion and, for some, tenure, approved by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 5 meeting.
May 5, 2017 3:32 PM BGSU board approves new, forward-looking degree programs
Innovative new programs at the University will increase opportunities for students to engage in international settings. The BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 5 meeting approved additions and changes to academic programs, along with faculty tenure and promotion and a new structure for learning communities.
May 4, 2017 3:03 PM BGSU, WBGU-TV making headlines
Collaboration among community newspapers and BGSU students, faculty and staff is the driving force behind News90 – a new daily newscast airing weekdays on BGSU’s WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate. The newscast gives BGSU students valuable television production experience while creating local programming for WBGU-TV.
May 3, 2017 1:53 PM Smith memoir recalls life of a ‘working class writer’
Dr. Larry Smith, professor emeritus of humanities and English at BGSU Firelands, has recently released a memoir, “The Thick of Thin: Memoirs of a Working-Class Writer,” published by Bottom Dog Press. Smith shares his memories of youth in Ohio’s Appalachian country and his and his wife’s journey as they moved north.
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 2:00 PM BGSU to host 3rd annual New Music Gathering
BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM) and College of Musical Arts will host the third annual New Music Gathering May 11-13. The event brings contemporary musicians, artists, administrators and musicologists together to meet, talk and foster relationships in the new music community.
May 1, 2017 2:00 PM Registration ongoing for 5th annual Compliance Day free training
The University will host a free training to address various aspects of compliance during the fifth annual Compliance Day on June 1. BGSU employees, community members and business professionals have the opportunity to receive training directly from representatives of government agencies.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Open to all of music’s possibilities
As a double major in guitar performance with a jazz emphasis and jazz studies in alto sax, Erika Nalow is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a 3.98 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Musical Arts and Honors College.
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.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Weaving a bright future
Fatima Camara is wasting no time applying the skills she learned in Bowling Green State University's apparel merchandising and product development class as she prepares to launch her own fashion line that pays homage to her West African heritage.
Apr 26, 2017 3:09 PM Students dig into campus sustainability
BGSU is one step closer to becoming a Tree Campus USA after an early celebration of Arbor Day during the University’s Earth Week. On April 21, the Office of Campus Sustainability hosted a tree planting. About 30 students volunteered to plant the three trees, 7-foot Norway spruces provided by Dasani.
Apr 26, 2017 3:08 PM Online Textbook Network yields benefits, reduces student costs
BGSU is adding a new option to help students avoid the “sticker shock” of expensive textbooks and the strain that purchasing them can place on their budgets. The University Libraries has joined the Online Textbook Network, which promotes access, affordability and student success through the use of free, open textbooks.
Apr 24, 2017 4:28 PM Current, former players get a leg up at NFL Sports Media Boot Camp
Dick Maxwell ’70 got to show off BGSU’s Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center to current and former professional football players April 19-22 during the fifth annual NFL Boot Camp: Sports Media. The Kuhlin Center is BGSU’s home of the School of Media and Communication, which debuted in Fall 2016.
Apr 24, 2017 1:31 PM BGSU biology program on the hunt for phages
The Bowling Green State University biology department is working with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to implement an introductory biology course that offers research experience. BGSU is one of 10 institutions invited to partner for the next five years with the HHMI.
Apr 24, 2017 8:43 AM Visiting Professors Create Cross-Cultural Connections
Instructors from Thailand and China visit BGSU to exchange and build on ideas for teaching and research.
Apr 19, 2017 4:49 PM Greek Village receives LEED Gold certification
BGSU learned during Earth Week that the Greek Village received the LEED for Homes Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is a rating system devised by the USGBC to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.
Apr 19, 2017 3:05 PM Hans Wildschutte’s work with undergraduate researchers honored
Dr. Hans Wildschutte, biological sciences, received the 2017 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.
Apr 19, 2017 2:42 PM Hans Wildschutte receives support for research
Biologist Dr. Hans Wildschutte has received the Outstanding Early Career Award for his pioneering research into antibiotic resistance and an innovative, population-based approach to studying interactions between microbial communities. The award enhances the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.
Apr 19, 2017 1:33 PM 'Designer-citizen-teacher’ Stucker models power of design
Graphic design division chair Jenn Stucker was presented the 2017 Outstanding Early Career Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 13 in recognition of her artistic achievement and engagement. The award is designed to enhance the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.
Apr 19, 2017 11:29 AM Light honored for dedication to fire administration program
Dr. Ann Light, director and academic adviser of the fire administration program at the University, received the 2017 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. The award recognizes an individual – faculty or staff – or group of individuals, who contribute to the educational development of undergraduate students through effective academic advising and mentoring.
Apr 19, 2017 11:23 AM Myers honored for comprehensive service to students
Dr. Holly Myers’ commitment to student success has earned her a Faculty Excellence Award. She received the Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award, which recognizes faculty or staff members who contribute to the educational development of undergraduate students through effective academic advising and mentoring.
Apr 19, 2017 11:18 AM BGSU’s Dr. Moira van Staaden one of two recipients of the 2017 Olscamp Research Award
Dr. Moira van Staaden, biological sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Olscamp Research Award for her outstanding scholarly accomplishments during the previous three years. She has received almost $5 million in grant funding and is promoting quantitative literacy among BGSU undergraduates, and was a 2015-16 visiting scholar in education at Harvard University.
Apr 19, 2017 11:15 AM Guzzo honored for robust record of research, publishing
Dr. Karen Guzzo, sociology, received the 2017 Olscamp Research Award for her leadership in the field of sociology. The award is given annually by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to a faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years.
Apr 17, 2017 9:11 AM 'My life's purpose'
BGSU’s Neiko Alvarado was named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Member presidents are invited annually to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad.
Apr 17, 2017 9:04 AM ‘Lived and breathed Math Camp’
BGSU senior Kelly Largent recently received the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award from Ohio Campus Compact. The Ping Award was designed to recognize and honor Ohio Campus Compact member undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.
Apr 17, 2017 9:01 AM Reaching out, growing within
Dr. Brett Holden, theatre and film, has won the David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service, in honor of his outstanding work in service-learning and civic engagement. It was presented by Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit membership organization of 41 Ohio colleges and universities.
Apr 17, 2017 7:00 AM Embrace your opportunities
Bowling Green State University data science student Sarah Hercules has made the most of her time in college by embracing the opportunities that have come her way – something she encourages other students to do as well.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM 2017 Master Teacher Award
Dr. Andrew Gregory’s enthusiasm for his work and his ability to transmit that zeal to students, plus his commitment to empowering them to develop their own natural curiosity, thinking and analytical skills, have earned him their affection and admiration. Gregory was named the 2017 Master Teacher by the Student Alumni Connection.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award
Ann Light, director and academic adviser of the fire administration program at the University, received the 2017 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. The award recognizes an individual – faculty or staff – or group of individuals, who contribute to the educational development of undergraduate students through effective academic advising and mentoring.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM BGSU, Toledo Museum of Art present Alarm Will Sound at museum April 21
Area residents will have the opportunity to experience new music in a new way when acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound gives a special performance of “Ten Thousand Birds,” a work commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award
The work of Dr. Mariana Mitova, apparel merchandising and product development, with a local sports organization for children and young adults with disabilities has positively impacted hundreds of students and families, and has earned her the Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Mary Natvig, musicology, received the 2017 Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award for her longtime commitment and dedication to student mentoring and advising, undergraduate education, and support for the arts. The honor included a $1,000 cash prize and a reserved parking spot for a year.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award
The Department of Sociology was recognized for its outstanding contributions to education with the 2017 Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award, because of its dedication to undergraduate research. Its nationally recognized faculty are seeking funding to support undergraduate students through paid positions on their research project teams.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Faculty Senate leadership Award
Dr. Nathan Richardson, chair of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, received the 2017 Faculty Senate recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. Richardson was credited with providing wise leadership during the process of merging with the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work
Dr. Sue Carter Wood, director of the rhetoric and writing doctoral program, led an archival research project that supports both education and the preservation of BGSU history. In recognition of this effort, she received a President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the 2017 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Professor of Creative Arts Excellence
Dr. Mikel Kuehn, a professor of composition in the College of Musical Arts, was named the 2017 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 13.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Professor of Research Excellence
Dr. Cynthia Baron, Department of Theatre and Film, was named a Professor of Research Excellence at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 13. A prolific scholar, she is internationally recognized for her scholarship in film studies, particularly in the areas of acting and stardom.
Apr 14, 2017 2:30 PM Professor of Service Excellence
Dr. Kefa Otiso, geography, has applied his academic expertise, life experience and professional skills to improving life or others. The University named him a Professor of Service Excellence, for faculty who have established national and international recognition through professional service, public service and/or external engagement through their work at BGSU.
Apr 12, 2017 2:15 PM Earth Week 2017
Inspiring the community to take “Action Today for a Better Tomorrow” is the goal of Earth Week 2017 (April 17-21). The week includes the popular annual Eco-Fair, guest lectures, an environmental-themed film, a tree planting and the regular Friday Night Lights. All events are free and open to the community.
Apr 10, 2017 3:19 PM Yearlong Dance Marathon activities raise more than $350,000
The 22nd annual, student-led Dance Marathon raised a total of $369,457.34, including $92,000 for this weekend’s ZiggyThon and $134,086.22 from Bike for Tikes. These philanthropic efforts benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network.
Apr 7, 2017 4:48 PM BGSU students pitch business ideas during The Hatch
BGSU student entrepreneurs vied for funds to launch their businesses in a format similar to the television show “Shark Tank” during The Hatch on April 6. This is the fifth year for the event in which alumni investors make equity investments providing real money for students to launch real businesses.
Apr 6, 2017 3:18 PM ‘Our Dear Bowling Green’
Alumnus Cory Breth credits his BGSU family with helping him to start his music career. The 2012 graduate has recorded two albums and performed with well-known bands. He’s also a Spanish teacher and worship leader.
Apr 6, 2017 3:05 PM Three inducted into Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame
Three Bowling Green State University alumni were inducted into the 2017 Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame on April 5 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union during Entrepreneurship Week.
Apr 5, 2017 2:52 PM STEM faculty develop creative approaches to boost student learning
Faculty at BGSU and Owens Community College are developing novel approaches to undergraduate teaching. Next semester, eight innovative projects will begin, with Venture grants from Project SEA Change: Improving Instruction and Enhancing Student Success in the STEM Disciplines, a $3 million National Science Foundation grant received by Dr. Moira van Staaden.
Apr 5, 2017 2:51 PM Animation artist draws on expertise for BGSU visit
The University’s Digital Arts program welcomes animation industry expert John Nevarez to campus this weekend for workshops and a public lecture.
Apr 5, 2017 2:50 PM Beerman enhances ‘An Iliad’ with original music, performance
Dr. Burton Beerman, Distinguished Artist Professor Emeritus, brings his singular talents as a composer and performer to a new interpretation of Homer’s tragedy “The Iliad.” The Valentine Theatre in Toledo will present the one-man show “An Iliad” this weekend, performed by Toledo actor Paul Causman, accompanied by Beerman onstage and through multimedia elements.
Apr 5, 2017 11:40 AM Third among 30
The BGSU Falcon Forensics and Debate Team recently placed third in the nation and earned the national title in International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Debate at the 2017 Novice National Championships held on the campus of Western Florida University in Pensacola.
Apr 3, 2017 10:26 AM BGSU alumna keeps BGSU graduates in the supply chain
As a 1998 graduate with a degree in Purchasing & Materials Management/Production & Operations Management, Amanda Christian is the vice president and corporate director of procurement for a major government contractor. She received a sound education at BGSU, and has hired 18 University graduates that bring the same work ethic and foundation to the job.
Apr 3, 2017 10:22 AM Bravo! BGSU
Nearly $80,000 was raised for student arts scholarships at the third annual Bravo! BGSU on April 1. Bravo! BGSU celebrated the very best of the University’s arts – from the College of Musical Arts, School of Art, Department of Theatre and Film, the Creative Writing Program and the Dance Program.
Apr 3, 2017 10:08 AM BGSU gaming team competes at SXSW conference
A team of BGSU students representing digital arts and computer science has created a video game that earned the opportunity to be exhibited and pitched at South by Southwest. The team plans to release the game for free on their website once it is completed.
Apr 1, 2017 3:00 PM College of Musical Arts celebrates the rare serpent horn in residency, concert
The College of Musical Arts will host a three-day residency on the serpent, featuring Douglas Yeo, the leading scholar on the instrument. Events include a free public concert, a seminar and a lesson on playing the serpent, plus master classes on the serpent and the trombone.
Apr 1, 2017 8:45 AM BGSU, Ohio Department of Higher Ed launch ‘Give Back. Go Forward.’
BGSU and the Ohio Department of Higher Education have launched Give Back. Go Forward., a volunteer initiative that gives community members age 60 and older the opportunity to volunteer at least 100 hours and receive a three-hour tuition voucher.
Mar 30, 2017 4:44 PM Northwest Ohio to benefit from $8.7 million award, partnership with BGSU
NextTech, a collaborative organization comprised of BGSU, Mercy Health, ProMedica, and the University of Toledo, was awarded a $8.7 million grant as the Entrepreneurial Service Provider (ESP) for Northwest Ohio by the Ohio Third Frontier Board. The grant includes the calendar years 2017 and 2018.
Mar 29, 2017 2:00 PM Falcon Forensics and Debate Team talks its way to the top
The BGSU Falcon Forensics and Debate Team recently placed third in the nation and earned the national title in International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Debate at the 2017 Novice National Championships held on the campus of Western Florida University in Pensacola.
Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM Changing the World Through Education
Twenty English language teachers from around the globe recently completed at six-week fellowship at BGSU to learn new teaching techniques and address gender inequality issues.
Mar 27, 2017 10:20 AM BGSU, city of Sandusky create pilot partnership
Bowling Green State University and the city of Sandusky recently kicked off a pilot partnership, the Vital Communities Initiative, which aims to pair BGSU students and faculty members with Ohio communities to identify and address projects that serve the public good.
Mar 27, 2017 10:11 AM bGAB trip leaves mammoth impression
Every spring dozens of BGSU students skip the beach and instead devote their time volunteering for a community partner as part of BG Alternative Breaks. This March, students who participated in this student-led program within the Center for Community and Civic Engagement visited Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia.
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 PM BGSU honors dedicated faculty and staff
Friends and colleagues gathered in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union March 23 to celebrate the years of service to the University of BGSU faculty and staff. The appreciation event honored employees for service ranging from five to 50 years, and those who have recently retired.
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 PM Northwest Ohio colleges, 180th Fighter Wing support higher degree attainment
Bowling Green State University joined four other institutions of higher education and the 180th Fighter Wing March 22 to support higher degree attainment. The agreement supports the goals of the state of Ohio to increase the educational attainment of Ohioans by 2025.
Mar 22, 2017 3:18 PM BGSU Opera Theater brings Kurt Weill’s ‘Street Scene’ to Donnell stage
Northwest Ohio audiences will get to see a rare area production of Kurt Weill’s operatic masterpiece “Street Scene” March 24 and 26. BGSU’s Opera Theater will produce the piece with the help of a $10,000 grant from the Kurt Weill Foundation.
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.
Mar 17, 2017 3:00 PM Arts and Sciences hosts Common Read lectures
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting two lectures this month featuring alumni whose talks will address the theme of this year’s BGSU Common Read book, “A More Beautiful Question,” by Warren Berger. David Kennedy and Rick Valicenti are the invited speakers for the college’s Common Read lectures.
Mar 17, 2017 3:00 PM Reconciling capitalism and environmentalism topic of Lamb Peace Lecture
It often seems that environmentalism and capitalism are mutually exclusive, but is there a way the two can coexist and even promote common goals? Award-winning author Hunter Lovins says there is. She will present “Creating a ‘Regenerative Economy’ to Transform Global Finance into a Force for Good” as this year’s Lamb Peace Lecturer at the University.
Mar 17, 2017 3:00 PM Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 19-25
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare for the potential of severe weather, including lightning, flooding, flash flooding, tornadoes and extreme heat. BGSU’s Emergency Management offers tips to prepare.
Mar 15, 2017 4:11 PM Student Teacher Forges a Path of Service for the Next Generation
Middle Childhood Education major Kelly Largent helped bring classroom lessons to life for a group of Bowling Green fifth-graders with an inspiring community service project helping local families.
Mar 15, 2017 3:17 PM Industrial and organizational psychology ranked No. 2 in nation
U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked BGSU’s industrial and organizational psychology program one of the best in the nation. The program is tied for No. 2 on the recently released list of 2018 Best Grad Schools Rankings.
Mar 15, 2017 3:12 PM Two-day Teaching and Learning Fair to examine ‘How Learning Works’
“How Learning Works: Strategies for Success’ is the theme of the annual Teaching and Learning Fair. The fair will feature concurrent sessions, a special Collab Lab activity and a keynote address by Dr. Chad Hershock, of Carnegie Mellon University.
Mar 15, 2017 10:00 AM BGSU to close golf course at year end
Bowling Green State University will close its Forrest Creason golf course at the end of the 2017 season. The University determined that the course cannot reverse more than a decade of declining revenues and a mounting operating deficit given the northwest Ohio golf market and national trends.
Mar 10, 2017 1:09 PM Building an innovative workforce topic of State of the Region Conference
The Center for Regional Development will host the State of the Region Conference on March 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg. Innovative workforce strategies is the theme. Mark E. Schweitzer, senior vice president for external outreach and regional analytics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will give the keynote address.
Mar 10, 2017 12:56 PM Bach expert to prepare BGSU music students for ‘St. John Passion’ performance
Bach expert and lyric tenor Dr. Christopher M. Cock will share his knowledge with students in the College of Musical Arts and local audiences March 13-15 as the 2017 Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies. He will prepare music students to perform Bach’s “St. John Passion.”
Mar 6, 2017 10:05 AM Six women honored at annual award ceremony
BGSU students, faculty and staff who have the excellence, ingenuity and ability to overcome barriers for women were honored at the 4th annual Women of Distinction Awards March 1. The women selected for this honor represent diverse backgrounds, personal characteristics and life experiences. They are also lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls everywhere.
Mar 1, 2017 1:24 PM Student success: BGSU Russian Program hosts Ohio Olympiada of Spoken Russian
BGSU students scored high in a statewide Russian competition hosted by the University on Feb. 25, in the Bowen Thompson-Student Union. Seventy participants from Ohio universities and colleges and Wayne State University took part. This is the third time BGSU has hosted the event since its inception in 2010.
Mar 1, 2017 1:23 PM Spiritual struggles and mental health
Phrases like “spiritual struggle” and “experiential avoidance” might not typically be heard in everyday conversation, but a short chat with Bowling Green State University psychology professor Dr. Kenneth Pargament and alumna Dr. Carmen Oemig Dworsky explains why they should be. And why they are important concepts for college students to understand.
Feb 27, 2017 1:56 PM A shell of an existence
BGSU biology graduate student Preston Thompson spent his winter break volunteering at El Parque Marino del Pacifico in Costa Rica, aiding marine wildlife. He was inspired to raise $10,000 for the organization to fund improvements to its facility so that it can help more turtles and wildlife in need.
Feb 27, 2017 9:50 AM Successful internship paved the way
Rachel Sieracke signed a contract for a job two days before she graduated from BGSU with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning (TLEP) in May 2016. Her achievement didn’t come without a lot of hard work — most notably an internship in Washington, D.C. leading into her senior year.
Feb 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 24, 2017 3:30 AM ‘Get in Formation: Women of Color and Contemporary Activism’ is focus of events
“Activism from Where You Are” is the keynote event in this year’s Women’s History Month celebrations. The overarching theme of the month’s events is “Get in Formation: Women of Color and Contemporary Activism.” Sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, there are activities for people of all ages.
Feb 22, 2017 2:34 PM González brings intercultural aspect to communication
Dr. Alberto González, chair of the communication studies department in the School of Media and Communication, was named a Distinguished University Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at the Feb. 17 meeting. He is a leading scholar in intercultural and Latino/a Studies.
Feb 22, 2017 1:45 PM Dubow's studies of violence’s effects on children have wide impact
Eric Dubow, a BGSU professor of psychology, was named Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees for his groundbreaking research into the effects of childhood violence and its remedies.
Feb 20, 2017 9:40 AM Broadcasting his future
Evan Pivnick, a media production and studies major at Bowling Green State University, realized his hockey broadcasting dream on Feb. 11 when he called the Falcons’ 3-0 victory over Mercyhurst University with Mike “Doc” Emrick during the 50th anniversary of the Ice Arena.
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.
Feb 17, 2017 3:13 PM BGSU trustees announce private gifts, approve naming of new College of Business Administration building
Private gifts were announced at the BGSU Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 17 that will reshape the Bowling Green campus as well as the student experience in years to come. The board also took action on room and meal plan rates, changes to the academic calendar and new campus facilities.
Feb 17, 2017 2:13 PM Maurers make visionary investment
With their significant gift, Robert and Patricia Maurer of Bowling Green are providing major support for the new College of Business Administration building at BGSU campus. In recognition of their generous gift, and longtime support of numerous endeavors, the new CBA facility will be called the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center.
Feb 17, 2017 2:08 PM University trustees provide support for essential CBA project
The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, the new College of Business Administration building at BGSU, has received support from many people, including members of the University Board of Trustees and their spouses. Through their generous gifts, they have made major gifts to help bring this important project closer to reality.
Feb 17, 2017 2:02 PM Foundation in place for new CBA building thanks to transformational gifts
With the support of several major gifts, the new CBA building at BGSU will become the cutting-edge educational facility of the future. BGSU alumni Paul and Margo Hooker; Peggy Schmeltz and her late husband, William; and Michael and Mary Lee McGranaghan will fund essential elements of this state-of-the-art learning center.
Feb 15, 2017 4:45 PM Financial Aid staff puts heart into helping students
Valentine’s Day is made even sweeter each year for student employees in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The entire staff pitches in to hold a scholarship bake sale and raffle to help support their education. The festive table in the Administration Building Feb. 14 was loaded with treats, raffle prizes and clever decorations.
Feb 15, 2017 2:37 PM Ostrowski receives CAREER Award to support groundbreaking research in photochemistry
The National Science Foundation has awarded BGSU photochemist Dr. Alexis Ostrowski a CAREER grant of nearly $600,000 to fund her research over the next five years. Ostrowski recently received another $250,000 in funding for a second project looking at using the power of light to transform animal waste into fertilizer.
Feb 15, 2017 11:30 AM Aspiring math teachers multiply their learning with trip to China
A new study abroad course brought a dozen aspiring math teachers from BGSU to China to help their peers at Hunan Normal University implement math camps for middle schoolers.
Feb 13, 2017 2:54 PM A family affair
On a night that celebrated the past there were two clear winners for the future of the Slater Family Ice Arena: BGSU and the community. Those were the sentiments shared Feb. 11 during the 50th anniversary of the Ice Arena by President Mary Ellen Mazey, Scott Hamilton and Scott Slater.
Feb 13, 2017 2:49 PM Making safer classrooms
BGSU alumna Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson is currently doing a comparative analysis researching a common active shooter responses – traditional lockdown compared to A.L.i.C.E., or alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate – to help determine which technique is most successful in keeping people safe in intruder events.
Feb 13, 2017 10:45 AM Roomful of Teeth to share musical virtuosity with students, community
The exciting, Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal project Roomful of Teeth is this year’s Hansen Series artists in residence. The community is invited to attend their free concert, sit in on master classes and hear their perspectives at a panel discussion.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Faces behind the flag: Algeria
Meriem Mechehoud, from Algeria, is earning her second master’s degree from BGSU. Her first was in American culture studies and now the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education. Mechehoud is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange to break barriers between the Middle East and the United States.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Student-created Shadow Co. has a bright future
When Joe Lisa and Daniel Kramer came to BGSU, they expected to graduate with a world-class education. What the sophomore and freshman didn’t expect was the opportunity to start their own business. Lisa was a resident advisor in Kramer’s dorm, and the two got to know each other as fellow business majors.
Feb 8, 2017 2:37 PM Life of activism got its start on campus
Nick Licata, a 1969 political science graduate, helped launch the SDS chapter on campus and then led the student body before his post-graduate work took him to Seattle where he was a progressive member of the city council for 18 years. Licata helped push through legislation related to paid sick leave, the minimum wage, and fair housing. He has released a book titled: “Becoming a Citizen Activist”.
Feb 8, 2017 2:00 PM Moore to collaborate, expand research as Fulbright Scholar in Sweden
Dr. Paul Moore, biological sciences, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2017-18, and will spend six months at Lund University, the highest-ranked university in Sweden. He will be there from September through February 2018. He will collaborate with researchers there, expanding his research and learning new techniques and systems.
Feb 8, 2017 10:02 AM Dr. Susan K. Lang ‘72 honored as top school superintendent in the state
Dr. Susan K. Lang ’72 was honored as the top school superintendent in Ohio for her outstanding leadership and innovation in education.
Feb 7, 2017 3:51 PM Local Medal of Honor recipient to appear on WBGU-TV’s ‘The Journal’
Northwest Ohio native and Navy SEAL Edward C. Byers Jr. will appear on Thursday’s edition of WBGU-TV’s “The Journal.” Byers is one of the youngest living recipients of the medal, which he received in 2016. This week’s edition of “The Journal” airs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on WBGU-TV.
Feb 3, 2017 9:22 AM Dr. Bruce Moss named Music Educator of the Year
Dr. Bruce Moss, a professor and the director of band activities for 23 years in BGSU's College of Musical Arts, was named Ohio Education Association's 2017 Most Outstanding Educator of the Year. The award recognizes an OMEA member each year for outstanding service, dedication and overall contribution to music education.
Feb 1, 2017 11:39 AM Ray illuminates Glass Pavilion in commemorative book
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of BGSU’s School of Art, has contributed one of three main essays in “A Clear Vision: The Glass Pavilion in Context,” published by the Toledo Museum of Art in celebration of the pavilion’s 10th anniversary. Ray wrote on the architectural importance of the transparent structure.
Feb 1, 2017 9:01 AM Voices at BGSU Ladies Ensemble wins first place
The Voices at BGSU Ladies Ensemble won first place at the 2017 Detroit Spiritual Festival on Jan. 27. The festival, which is sponsored by the United Voices of Detroit, included solo and choir performances. This is the ensemble’s first year competing.
Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Black History Month offers social, scholarly, arts events
A full month of events is planned for February at BGSU in commemoration of Black History Month. In addition to nearly daily student-oriented activities, the University invites the community to participate in numerous events related to culture, history and social issues.
Jan 30, 2017 2:45 PM Adventures in Retailing
Students form the apparel merchandising and product development program traveled to New York City for the nation’s largest retail conference and expo, and two BGSU students were honored with scholarships at the event.
Jan 30, 2017 1:23 PM Martin Luther King Jr. and a Life of Integrity: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West
WBGU sat down with longtime champion for social justice Dr. Cornel West, groundbreaking author of such books as “Race Matters,” public intellectual and Harvard University professor of applied philosophy, for a wide-ranging discussion before his BGSU address on Feb. 19.
Jan 30, 2017 7:00 AM Beth Macy '86 explores racism in 'Truevine'
BGSU alumna Beth Macy's best-selling "Truevine" is a tale of greed combatted by a mother’s love and persistence, and the emotional, political and financial effects of racism on a single family in rural Virginia. Her book creates an important and unusual window into understanding racism in contemporary America.
Jan 27, 2017 2:16 PM Emeritus biology faculty member earns posthumous lifetime achievement award
Dr. William Hann, a longtime BGSU biological sciences professor, had a history of helping others. His dedication to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented posthumously at the Armed Services Blood Program’s annual meeting in October.
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 25, 2017 9:30 AM Accordionist from Greece continues rich musical exchange
Panagiotis Andreoglou, an accordionist from Greece, is a Fulbright Scholar at BGSU this semester who is working with the faculty and staff in in the College of Musical Arts’ program in contemporary music. He will give three public performances and presentations.
Jan 20, 2017 5:02 PM BGSU athletics recognized for diversity, inclusion
BGSU's athletics department earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association's 2017 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The department was honored at the NCAA Convention on Jan. 20 in Nashville, Tenn. The award is a partnership between the NCAA and MOAA to recognize and celebrate universities that embrace diversity and inclusion.
Jan 20, 2017 2:41 PM West promotes Martin Luther King’s philosophy
Nearly 1,000 people packed into the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Jan. 19 to hear Dr. Cornel West speak about the man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 20, 2017 1:38 PM ‘Urgency of Now’ is focus of ICS lectures
The 2017 Spring Speaker Series hosted by the University’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS) looks at “The Urgency of the Moment: Institutions, Inequality and Action.”
Jan 20, 2017 1:36 PM New cohort to address aspects of strategic plan
Participants in the 2017 Bowling Green Leadership Academy heard from President Mary Ellen Mazey about qualities of leadership and BGSU’s challenges and successes at the first meeting of the semester. They will develop their own leadership skills and apply them to moving forward the University’s strategic plan.
Jan 18, 2017 11:12 AM Celebrating service
More than 1,000 Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff participated in the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16. During the annual event, volunteers assisted community partners at 48 sites and community partners designed service projects for the volunteers to complete as a team.
Jan 17, 2017 8:39 AM Sociology research supported by nearly $2 million in grants
Bowling Green State University recently was awarded three grants for sociology research totaling nearly $2 million. The largest grant is $1.1 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NIH) for the support of the Center for Family and Demographic 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.
Jan 10, 2017 9:33 AM Three BGSU fall sports student-athletes named First Team All-Americans
BGSU punter Joseph Davidson and two players from the men’s soccer team recently were named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Davidson was the 10th Football player in program history to be named an Academic All-American.
Jan 9, 2017 2:11 PM Emergency weather policies
With winter weather always a concern early in the spring semester, students, faculty, staff and visitors are reminded that every effort will be made to keep the University open; however, under severe and extreme circumstances, BGSU may delay the opening of the University, cancel some or all classes and/or activities, or implement an emergency closing.
Jan 9, 2017 10:23 AM The music man
Through his careful curation, donor management and subject expertise, BGSU’s Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives have come to reflect his expertise and knowledge. Bill Schurk, who retired at the end of December, has given generously with in-kind and cash gifts totaling more than $460,000 to help to expand the Archive’s focus. As a result, the Archive is -- in many people’s eyes -- synonymous with him.
Jan 9, 2017 7:00 AM Newsmakers get their due
Three of the seven inductees into the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2016 Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame are Bowling Green State University alumni. The induction ceremony was held recently in Westlake.
Jan 6, 2017 4:00 PM Blame 'food coma' on the brain
BGSU neuroscientist Dr. Robert Huber and Scripps collaborators’ research into fruit fly behavior has helped expand our understanding of some important neurobiological connections between eating and sleep — including the infamous “food coma” felt after a big meal.
Jan 4, 2017 1:17 PM Mills named to working group on air service to small communities
Dr. Russell Mills, a Research Fellow at the University’s Center for Regional Development and associate professor of political science, has been named to the Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Jan 4, 2017 12:21 PM Kolla to teach, research as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow in India
Dr. Sri Kolla, a professor of electronics and computer engineering technologies, will serve this year in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science. Kolla will teach classes and work with researchers to develop systems that conserve electrical energy and properly control the electrical power network.
BGSU alumnus assists in University’s quest to become ‘StormReady’
As part of its efforts to become a StormReady University, BGSU’s Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management Office has purchased 200 emergency alert weather radios at a wholesale price thanks to alumnus Karl Strauss ’76, the owner of Alert Works Ltd., which provided the radios.
Bowling Green State University alumnus Randy Haberkamp ’79 turned an interest in journalism into a love for film that continues to this day. Haberkamp is currently the managing director of preservation and foundation programs at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.