Nov 15, 2017 3:00 PM BGSU ranks 10th in nation for Graduation Success Rate
Bowling Green State University ranks 10th in Division I athletic programs in the nation in Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to the NCAA. The University's 92 percent GSR rate was the highest among all MAC schools, up 3 percent over 2016's results.
Nov 15, 2017 2:40 PM BGSU, UT sign foreign language course exchange agreement
On Nov. 15, BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey and UT President Sharon L. Gaber signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a foreign language course exchange that will expand opportunities for students at both universities, while saving resources by reducing duplicative academic programs.
Nov 15, 2017 2:36 PM University hosts naturalization ceremony
BGSU hosted a naturalization ceremony for 34 new U.S. citizens Nov. 13. Head volleyball coach Danijela Tomic, also a new citizen, addressed the group. BGSU MBA student Dr. Ping Liu and Matias Razo, a former Firelands student, were among those naturalized. Officiating were BGSU alumni James Knepp and Sara Lioi.
Nov 15, 2017 11:09 AM BGSU Volleyball enters MAC Tournament as No. 2 seed
After earning a Mid-American Conference regular-season record of 13-3, the BGSU volleyball program was awarded the No. 2 seed in the MAC Tournament. The Falcons gained a double-bye to the semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, when they will face either Ball State, Western Michigan or Central Michigan.
Nov 12, 2017 12:00 AM BGSU 'Give Back. Go Forward.' program
BGSU, with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has launched “Give Back. Go Forward.” to support BGSU’s Vital Communities Initiative. This program provides community members age 60-plus the opportunity to volunteer at least 100 hours and receive a three-hour tuition voucher — for personal use or to give as a gift to an individual enrolled or planning to enroll at BGSU.
Nov 12, 2017 12:00 AM Sensing the importance of crayfish’s ability to smell
BGSU graduate student Molly Beattie spent eight weeks this summer at a remote research station in northern Michigan, studying the habits of crayfish. Her field work, which examined how the diet of a crayfish predator might impact the behavior of crayfish, required long hours and intense attention to detail.
Nov 9, 2017 1:01 PM Transient Canvas to perform in Music at the Forefront series
Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas will give a free performance on Nov. 20 as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by Bowling Green State University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The duo is committed both to performing and commissioning new works.
Nov 9, 2017 1:00 PM Kanwischer helps boost visibility, reputation of BGSU art programs
Bowling Green State University's new School of Art director has been named to two prestigious national association boards and is using that to boost the school's visibility and reputation across the country.
Nov 8, 2017 2:13 PM International Education Week
Presented by International Programs and Partnerships, the week is a community celebration of global culture and diversity, with free activities open to all, and opportunities to learn about everything from international careers to international travel.
Nov 7, 2017 11:26 AM Immigrant Ohio conference looks at 'Refugees Past and Present'
Bowling Green State University will host a one-day conference Nov. 14 that addresses the global refugee crisis, featuring refugee stories of displacement, settling refugees and the future of the global refugee situation.
Nov 6, 2017 4:42 PM Falcon Marching Band to perform Nov. 10 at the Music for All Bands
The Falcon Marching Band (FMB) will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Exhibition at the Music for All Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The FMB will put on a show titled "To Mars," which is a through-composed custom arrangement in four acts, said Dr. Michael King, director.
Nov 6, 2017 4:38 PM BGSU women’s soccer team wraps up successful season
The Bowling Green State University women’s soccer team ended the season with a 13-7-1 record after a runner-up finish in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Falcons lost 2-1 in overtime to Toledo on Nov. 5 at Kent State in the MAC Championship.
Nov 6, 2017 10:54 AM BGSU Theatre offers early 20th century romantic comedy
Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film will present “Diana of Dobson’s,” Cicely Hamilton’s Edwardian comedy of manners, in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts for one weekend only, Nov.16-19.
Nov 6, 2017 8:16 AM VCT program at BGSU Firelands opens up dream opportunity
Chad Butler, a visual communications technology major at BGSU Firelands, interned over the summer with NFL Films. More than 1,600 videographers applied, and he was one of the few chosen for what essentially was a three-month tryout to assist one of NFL Films’ best cameramen for the 2017 NFL season.
Nov 5, 2017 7:12 PM Valerie Newell '75 recognized by Barron's as best financial advisor in state
Valerie Newell ’75 was named top advisor in Ohio and No. 4 in the Top 100 Women's Advisors by Barron’s for the second consecutive year. The chairman and managing director of Riverpoint Capital Management also was ranked by Barron's as the No. 14 independent investment advisor in the nation.
Nov 3, 2017 4:08 PM Maumee Valley Country Day wins Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition
Eighteen high school teams competed in the Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 event, held Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center, but none better than Maumee Valley Country Day School from Toledo. This was is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event.
Nov 1, 2017 2:40 PM Stevens explores using virtual reality for real learning
Mark Stevens, an education technology instructor in BGSU’s College of Education and Human Development, is pioneering new ways to incorporate virtual reality technology in education. His students, all of whom are studying to become teachers, work with him to develop the best ways to implement learning techniques into VR games.
Oct 27, 2017 3:30 PM A taste for helping others
Matthew Hohler ’16 took an unconventional career route with his master’s degree in public health degree from BGSU. He helped form Levanta Coffee, now known as Farmers First Coffee Co., which set out to improve the lives of impoverished coffee farmers in Peru and Honduras by bypassing the middlemen to increase coffee growers’ profits by 50 percent.
Oct 27, 2017 2:54 PM Mary McKinney Edmonds, former HHS dean, first vice president for student affairs, dies at 85
Dr. Mary McKinney Edmonds, 85, died Oct. 11. A trailblazer and leader on many fronts, she served as dean of the former College of Health and Community Services, becoming the University’s first African-American dean, and later vice president for student affairs.
Oct 26, 2017 2:30 PM Toledo Public Schools, BGSU develop pathway for students to earn transfer credits
Toledo Public Schools and BGSU have developed a pathway for TPS aerospace students to earn transfer credits to the University. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway between the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo and associate and bachelor’s degree programs at BGSU.
Oct 25, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU biologists lead rapid response to surprise algae bloom in Maumee River
Bowling Green State University biologists led a rapid response to a surprise toxic algae bloom on the Maumee River in late September, collecting water samples and genetically identifying cyanobacteria from the Indiana line to Lake Erie to provide Ohio EPA and water quality managers crucial information.
Oct 25, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU students embrace, learn from other cultures
At this fall’s “Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service- and Experiential Learning Symposium,” nearly 50 students shared their experiences in oral and poster presentations. The winners were recognized at an Oct. 17 ceremony where they received an original piece of glass art presented by President Mary Ellen Mazey.
Oct 21, 2017 7:00 AM ‘Asylum of Darkness’
Bowling Green State University faculty member Jose Cardenas served as second unit director of photography on the 2017 horror film “Asylum of Darkness,” which is now available. He discusses his role and working with BGSU alumni and what’s next for him in the industry.
Oct 20, 2017 3:55 PM Falcon BEST Robotics competition gets high school students fired up
The Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event, which is designed to promote early interest in the STEM field.
Oct 20, 2017 2:38 PM Students organize Oct. 23 City Council candidate forum
BGSU students and University community members will have another chance to meet Bowling Green City Council candidates and learn about the issues on the Nov. 7 ballot at a student-organized candidate forum on campus at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 20, 2017 2:34 PM Mruk named fellow of American Psychological Association
Professor of Teaching Excellence Dr. Christopher Mruk, professor of psychology at BGSU Firelands College, was granted the status of fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA) this summer in its Humanistic Psychology division. Fellows are nominated by peers in the organization and must pass review by the APA Fellows Committee.
Oct 20, 2017 9:30 AM German Club hosts Oktoberfest polka event Oct. 25
The Bowling Green State University German Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures will host an Oktoberfest polka event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The event will be in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 19, 2017 12:55 PM Real-World Education
Executive in Residence Dr. Patrick Love shares lessons in student affairs with HESA graduate students.
Oct 18, 2017 1:51 PM BGSU to celebrate National Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 23-27
The BGSU Office of Sustainability, along with other campus partners, will host a variety of events designed to increase participation in sustainability efforts and awareness of campus sustainability during National Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 23-27. All events are free and open to the public.
Oct 17, 2017 1:30 PM Jake Heggie guest resident for Creative Minds
BGSU will host opera composer-pianist Jake Heggie as its guest resident for the Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series Oct. 22-24 at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Heggie will be engaged with arts students during his residency as he lends his perspective to aspiring performers and composers.
Oct 16, 2017 11:00 AM BGSU recognizes inaugural 10 Under 10 honorees
From teachers and thinkers, to entrepreneurs and creators, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives for the world. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 Award has established in 2017. The inaugural class was honored during Homecoming on Oct. 14.
Oct 16, 2017 12:00 AM 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni honored during Homecoming
The 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni ceremony was held on Oct. 12 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Recognized were Gregory L. Forte ’76, Asim Husain ’95, Robert “Bob” B. Rothermel ’65, Julie A. Schmelzle ’86 and Dr. Tom Shehab ’90.
Oct 13, 2017 4:06 PM New Music and Art Festival brings leading artists to BGSU
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers Oct. 18-21. This year's featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, guest ensemble Latitude 49, and a special performance by vocalist Shara Nova.
Oct 13, 2017 3:45 PM BGSU trustees support progress of academic programs, campus improvements
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Oct. 13 meeting continued to lay the groundwork for academic programming and campus capital projects that will enhance student learning and career preparedness.
Oct 11, 2017 3:57 PM New Collab Lab is ‘idea accelerator’
Bowling Green State University’s new Collab Lab is a walk-in resource on the first floor of Jerome Library offering expanded and expansive opportunities for collaboration among faculty and staff who either have an idea they would like to explore or a problem they need to solve.
Oct 11, 2017 3:53 PM Trio of presentations to address nuclear war and world peace
"Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium" will be held Oct. 16-19, addressing the dangers of nuclear war and threats to peace facing the world today. Dr. Thomas Snitch gives the Hiroko Nakamoto Peace Lecture; the other speakers will be Gwynne Dyer and Keiko Ogura and Setsuko Thurlow.
Oct 11, 2017 2:35 PM BGSU Theatre opens season with 'Amazons and Their Men'
Bowling Green State University's Department of Theatre and Film will present Jordan Harrison’s Obie Award-winning "Amazons and Their Men" in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts, October 19-28. "Amazons and their Men" explores the role of artists during wartime.
Oct 11, 2017 10:10 AM Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium
"Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium" is the focus of a series of presentations Oct. 16-19 at Bowling Green State University. Four speakers will provide insights on the dangers of nuclear war and threats to peace facing the world today.
Oct 6, 2017 4:15 PM WBGU-TV to produce, air ‘Live at Howard’s’
WBGU-TV will premiere a new, 10-episode series highlighting the best in live, local music beginning Oct. 12. “Live at Howard’s” is created, produced, filmed and edited by staff from WBGU-TV and BGSU students. The episodes were filmed at Howard’s Club H, an music club located in downtown Bowling Green.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Always ready for a challenge
Jeff Boutelle, a 1985 graduate of BGSU, has used his wide-based education and yearning to take on challenges to make a significant impact at such companies as Procter & Gamble, Abbott, Nestle, Ernst & Young and University Hospitals of Cleveland. He now leads Pharmavite as its new CEO.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Summer Experience: Shannon Cleary reaffirms her University plans
Shannon Cleary, a double major in dance and public relations in the Honors College at Bowling Green State University, reaffirms her plan of finding a PR job that keeps her connected to the world of dance with an internship at Ballet in the City in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Oct 4, 2017 9:31 AM BGSU computer science program receives ABET accreditation
Bowling Green State University's Bachelor of Science degree in computer science now has the distinction of being accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. The accreditation reviews program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, advising, student outcomes and continuous improvement.
Oct 1, 2017 10:13 AM Summer Experience: Andrew Watkins is getting to the core of Earth's mysteries
Andrew Watkins, a Master of Science candidate at Bowling Green State University, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the past two summers researching geophysics and studying Earth's mysterious six-year signal.
Oct 1, 2017 10:11 AM Summer Experience: Shelby Gelhaus has sights on helping others
Shelby Gelhaus, a biology major at Bowling Green State University, cemented her career vision as an optometrist during her first mission trip during Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) in Mexico. VOSHis a non-profit organization with a mission to bring vision to every person on the planet.
Sep 29, 2017 10:02 AM Solungga Liu to perform at the Library of Congress
Little did pianist Solungga Liu dream seven years ago when she released a CD of music by the late composer Charles Griffes that it would result in her being invited to perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. But that’s what the BGSU professor will do Nov. 4.
Sep 29, 2017 9:30 AM Dr. Julia Wildschutte is taking a new look at the canine genome
Dr. Julia Wildschutte, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, is taking a new look at the canine genome, and her research is beginning to reveal that some long-held held beliefs about what it contains may not be entirely accurate.
Sep 27, 2017 4:46 PM Milestones: A Celebration of BGSU School of Art Alumni and 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU
The artwork of more than 100 BGSU School of Art alumni will be featured in Milestones: A Celebration of BGSU School of Art Alumni and 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSU, which opens Sept. 30. The Milestones exhibition will open at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby in the Fine Arts Center.
Sep 27, 2017 3:46 PM Executives in residence join BGSU
Bowling Green State University will welcome three executives in residence starting this semester as part of the University’s executive-in-residence program, which brings thought leaders and industry experts to campus to enrich student learning, aid in faculty development and engage with alumni.
Sep 25, 2017 10:00 AM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘Green College’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2017 Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges based on data from the company’s 2016-17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Sep 25, 2017 7:00 AM Summer Experience: A business degree with an international flair
Twelve weeks in Europe and Asia inspired Samantha Chapman, an international business major at BGSU, to build a career of helping people reach global goals. Chapman summed up her journey thusly: “I’m an international business major, so it was important for me to spend time in other countries.”
Sep 22, 2017 3:45 PM Jazz guitar great John Scofield headlines Orchard Guitar Festival
Legendary guitarist John Scofield has recorded more than 30 albums, and his jazz lineage can be traced back to the 1970s to the likes of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. Scofield will headline the Orchard Guitar Festival, which takes place Friday and Saturday (Sept. 29-30) at Bowling Green State University.
Sep 22, 2017 3:15 PM BGSU celebrates NCFMR’s 10th anniversary
The National Center for Family and Marriage Research is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It has put BGSU at the forefront of setting the nation’s agenda for the topics, and was the first federally funded center for this type of research.
Sep 21, 2017 11:00 AM Bernie Casey was one of BGSU’s most accomplished alumni
Bowling Green State University alumnus Bernie Casey was an accomplished artist, athlete and actor. Casey died Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. He was a BGSU Distinguished Alumnus and served as commencement speaker in 1989. He is also a member of the BGSU Alumni Wall of Fame.
Sep 20, 2017 2:54 PM Root to lead Society for Conservation Biology North America
Dr. Karen Root, an associate professor of conservation biology at Bowling Green State University, was recently elected to the leadership of the Society for Conservation Biology North America. She will serve as president-elect for two years, then president for two years and finally past-present for another two years.
Sep 17, 2017 12:15 AM Summer Experience: Project Feed Thy Neighbor
President’s Leadership Academy junior Kyle Jumper-Smith this summer organized his second Project Feed Thy Neighbor in his hometown of Detroit. The day of empowerment providing food, fellowship and positivity fed 422 people. Students from BGSU and other schools pitched in, in the spirit of donors Robert and Ellen Thompson.
Sep 15, 2017 3:01 PM ‘Spatial Literacy’ exhibit shows relationship between art, science
Dr. Anita Simic, assistant professor of geoscience, and some of her students are hosting a one-day art exhibit that combines science and art. The images are the result of satellite data collected by remote sensing equipment and turned into vibrant, visual images of Earth's features.
Sep 13, 2017 3:34 PM American Brass Quintet to perform, teach as Hansen artists
The American Brass Quintet will visit Bowling Green State University Sept. 20-22 to present a free public concert and share their musical and professional wisdom as this year’s artists in residence for the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series.
Sep 13, 2017 3:34 PM BGSU Volleyball is rallying around a youthful squad this season
The BGSU volleyball team, led by Coach Danijela Tomic in her sixth year with the Falcons, is eight games into the season. BGSU is 3-5 overall, including a 2-3 record at home, as the Falcons head to Richmond, Virginia, to play in the Virginia Commonwealth University Invitational.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM Alumna to join BGSU as Title IX officer
The University has hired an experienced administrator with a background in Title IX and student affairs to serve in the new position of assistant vice president for student affairs/Title IX officer. Jennifer McCary will join BGSU in January, Dr. Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost, announced Sept. 8.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU recognizes donors at celebratory weekend events
More than 300 members of the Falcon Family joined BGSU on Sept. 8 and 9 to be recognized for their philanthropic support of the University. On Friday evening, President Mary Ellen Mazey hosted a reception for members of the BGSU’s Donor Recognition Societies.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU’s new band uniforms are hip, timeless
The Falcon Marching Band always has been one of the most well-known representatives of Bowling Green State University, but during the festivities for the football home-opener against South Dakota at Doyt Perry Stadium during Falcon Family Weekend, there was just a little more pep in its step.
Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM STEM in the Park | Sept. 23
More than 150 unique, hands-on STEM activity stations will be offered at STEM in the Park, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Perry Field House. Community partners, local businesses and area universities created interactive displays and activities to engage children of all ages in the STEM fields.
Sep 11, 2017 12:15 AM 2017 Falcon Family of the Year
Travel, leisure and event planning senior Caitlin Shortridge was honored with her mother, Georgina, last weekend as the 2017 Falcon Family of the Year. Despite several terrible ordeals, including a house fire and cancer diagnosis, Shortridge and her mother stay positive – and kind.
Sep 11, 2017 12:15 AM BGSU, inclusive early childhood education felt like ‘the best fit’
Christina Furia was homeschooled from the day she started until the day she graduated. Attending BGSU is the first chance she gets to spread her wings. And what does she want to be? A teacher. Furia, who grew up near Cincinnati, is majoring in early childhood education.
Sep 6, 2017 2:52 PM Hot chilies can play role in appetite control, Ludy finds
Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, an associate professor of food and nutrition at Bowling Green State University, studies the effects of hot chili peppers on appetite, energy expenditure, and the length of time between impulses to eat. She was quoted in a recent CNN story about foods that suppress appetite.
Sep 6, 2017 2:52 PM Hudson entrepreneur appointed as BGSU trustee
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Drew Forhan of Hudson, Ohio, to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees for a nine-year term. The BGSU Board of Trustees elected Trustee Megan Newlove of Bowling Green the chair of the board and Trustee Daniel Keller of Huron, Ohio, vice chair for 2017-18.
Sep 6, 2017 9:00 AM Clune pursues path to CDIS research career through Honors Project
Tarynn Clune has been committed to serving individuals with dementia since she was 16 years old. She worked in a memory care facility from that young age, and developed a compassion for this often-neglected population that led to her selecting Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) l as her major.
Sep 6, 2017 9:00 AM Givens Fellowship provides personal journey while helping refugee community
While writing one of my first articles as a student journalist, I was introduced to the refugee community in Toledo. Connecting with several people involved with refugee resettlement organizations sparked a fascination with the Middle East. But books, documentaries and organizations can only do so much—I needed to go further. Fortunately, BGSU provided me with an opportunity to do just that through the Givens Fellowship.
Sep 5, 2017 11:42 AM BGSU geophysicist studies water’s impact on Earth’s crust
Bowling Green State University geophysicist Yuning Fu is doing research on the Earth's crust and how surface water impacts tectonic activity, such as earthquakes. He was a co-author of a paper published in Science in June, and is now part of a NASA ESI grant.
Sep 5, 2017 9:27 AM Alumnus always on target
BGSU’s national championships hold a very proud place in the University’s history, but few know about the national title the ROTC Rifle Team won in 1963. Ed Fell ’65 was part of that championship team before going on to serve as a decorated career as a pilot.
Sep 1, 2017 9:00 AM Film production major, acceptance big draws for BGSU
Lex Harvey dreams of becoming a director one day. Harvey is a freshman at Bowling Green State University from Falls Church, Virginia, majoring in film with a specialization in film production. At BGSU, film production majors are given a foundation in film history, aesthetics and production.
Sep 1, 2017 9:00 AM Spotlight on the Arts: Creative Writing
Dr. Lawrence Coates, award-winning author, professor and chair of BGSU's Department of English, is the featured speaker for the second annual Spotlight on the Arts on Sept. 7. He will present “Temporary Landscapes: The Fiction of Place” at 7:30 p.m. in the Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Aug 30, 2017 2:48 PM Whitfield recognized for Parkinson’s research, student engagement
Dr. Jason Whitfield, an assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, has won the 2017-18 Clyde R. Willis Faculty Development Award in the College of Health and Human Services for his research and publishing in the area of motor speech production as affected by Parkinson’s disease and his engagement of students in research.
Aug 28, 2017 2:48 PM Optimal Aging Fair Sept. 19
Optimally aging at home and in the community is the topic of the second annual Optimal Aging Fair, hosted by the Optimal Aging Institute. Older adults and their families, aging services providers, community members, and others are invited to explore how to age in place, as well as how to make area communities age-friendly.
Aug 28, 2017 9:42 AM Designing her own dream at BGSU
For a lot of students, going away to college is a big deal. Living away from home for the first time and leaving friends and family behind takes some courage. But for Kasandra Fager, she will be separating from her quadruplet sisters for the first time in 18 years.
Aug 28, 2017 9:00 AM BGSU teams with Wood County to monitor mosquitoes
The Wood County Health District received a $17,696 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to study mosquitoes. The health district contracted with BGSU to assist in its mosquito surveillance project. Dr. Dan Pavuk and two undergraduate biology students have been working on the project all summer.
Aug 25, 2017 9:16 AM BGSU implements efforts to address sexual assault
The Bowling Green State University Task Force on Sexual Assault has completed its work and issued a final report of recommendations to address sexual assault on the university’s campuses. President Mary Ellen Mazey has announced that all of the recommendations will be implemented.
Aug 25, 2017 9:00 AM Dzur to be honored for advancing democracy
Dr. Albert Dzur, professor of political science and philosophy at Bowling Green State University, is the winner of the 2017 Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University.
Aug 23, 2017 1:45 PM Falcons to lean on experience this season
The BGSU football team finished last season on a three-game winning streak and the Falcons hope to ride that momentum into this season. BGSU is predicted to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division behind Ohio and Miami and ahead of Akron, Buffalo and Kent State.
Aug 23, 2017 1:43 PM ACTION prepares future science and math teachers
Part of the Choose Ohio First initiative, Science and Math Education in ACTION at BGSU recruits outstanding Ohio students who want to become science or mathematics teachers and provides them four-year scholarships and an intensive curriculum rich in subject content and pedagogy.
Aug 23, 2017 1:00 PM Leading by example
For decades, BGSU's education programs have been turning out exceptional educators who go on to impact lives around the nation. Dr. Rachel Shelley ’94 is one of those proud graduates, and her exceptional work as a high school principal recently earned her the title of Florida Principal of the Year.
Aug 22, 2017 2:45 PM Online criminal justice master’s program ranked in top 10
College Choice has ranked Bowling Green State University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program as the No. 7 online criminal justice master’s program in the country. The program is regularly recognized in national rankings for its world-class faculty and staff, accessible sessions and convenient start dates.
Aug 22, 2017 11:02 AM Hundreds enjoy eclipse at BGSU Planetarium
The first day of fall classes at BGSU coincided with a solar eclipse, and the BGSU Planetarium was the place to be to celebrate and acknowledge the rare occurrence. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff enjoyed the celestial slide show from the planetarium's rooftop observation deck and all around campus.
Aug 21, 2017 12:00 AM PLA scholarship gives wings to incoming freshman’s dreams
For Afi-Setut A-Alkebu-Lan, her love of flight all started with a trip to Japan. She plans to stand out at BGSU by majoring in aviation engineering technology and as a recipient of PLA scholarship.
Aug 18, 2017 3:50 PM PLA student shows loyalty to hometown
President’s Leadership Academy junior Kyle Jumper-Smith this summer organized his second Project Feed Thy Neighbor in his hometown of Detroit. The day of empowerment providing food, fellowship and positivity fed 422 people. Students from BGSU and other schools pitched in, in the spirit of donors Robert and Ellen Thompson.
Aug 18, 2017 3:30 PM New scientific research shows cleaning fentanyl spills with household product effective
Scientists with the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science and the Chemistry Department at Bowling Green State University performed an experiment with a household cleaning product and certified through instrumental analysis that it can be used effectively to clean up fentanyl spills.
Aug 18, 2017 3:00 PM 2017 Summer Reading List: Bradford Wolfenden
Whether you’re hitting the beach or relaxing on the porch swing, summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. And since summer isn't technically over until Sept. 22, we still have time to bring you a few more summer reading lists as curated by BGSU alumni and faculty.
Aug 16, 2017 12:52 PM A Bridge to Bright Futures
The ACTION Summer Bridge program helps prepare aspiring math and science educators to be successful college students and even better teachers.
Aug 14, 2017 1:00 AM BGSU alumna a top woman to watch in tech
Inc. Magazine recently named Tiffany Poeppelman ’08 one of “30 Inspirational Women to Watch in Tech in 2017.” Poeppelman, who majored in psychology, is a senior sales performance consultant in sales readiness for LinkedIn, based in London after having served as an evaluation project manager at Google.
Aug 14, 2017 1:00 AM Getting a head start on STEM
Bowling Green State University helps guide children ages 11-14 through innovative STEM camp that recognizes the valuable role that manufacturing plays in building and maintaining the U.S. economy.
Aug 9, 2017 1:48 PM BGSU forged ties with young African leaders
BGSU hosted 25 fellows of the Mandela-Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Institute for six weeks. From all over sub-Saharan Africa, they lived and studied together at the University, led by institute directors Drs. V Jane Rosser, Dr. Christopher Frey, and Distinguished Service Professor Kefa Otiso.
Aug 8, 2017 9:00 AM Signing Off
July 2017 was the end of an era at WEWS-TV, Channel 5 in Cleveland. News anchors Leon Bibb and Lee Jordan signed off for the very last time after a combined 52 years at the television news station.
Aug 7, 2017 9:00 AM From patient to practitioner
When it came to her collegiate search, Rachel Reis was looking for a school that excelled academically in the field of exercise science, as well as in gymnastics. She found both in Bowling Green State University. Reis graduated with a 4.0 GPA, receiving the President's Award for Academic Achievement.
Aug 7, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: First cohort completes BGSU M.A. strategic communication specialization
The Master of Arts in communication with a specialization in strategic communication was started in 2015 and was geared at professionals in the media and communication industry to help them navigate the changing industry. In August 2017, the first cohort of students is graduating with the degree.
Aug 7, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Taking flight in BGSU’s aviation program
Samantha Hannon just graduated from BGSU as an aviation management and operation major but has been working in her career field since December. She is a customer service representative at Million Air Orlando and is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operations of the airline’s fixed-base operator run smoothly.
Aug 7, 2017 12:00 AM ‘Grit’ is the success factor
August commencement speaker Brady Young, a 1982 graduate in business, advises students to apply determination to be successful in their lives. Young is principal owner of Strategic Risk Solutions and serves as its president and CEO. SRS sets up and manages insurance companies for various business and institutions.
Aug 3, 2017 3:16 PM BGSU invites public to tour renovated Moseley, University halls
Community members are invited to tour Bowling Green State University’s renovated Moseley and University halls during open houses Aug. 10 and 12. Attendees will also be able to tour several other newly renovated facilities including the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center and Falcon Outfitters and the Career Center, which are located in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Aug 2, 2017 1:57 PM Kolla shared knowledge, conducted research as Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India
Dr. Sri Kolla, a professor of electronics and computer engineering technology, spent four months teaching and researching as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, traveling from the far south of India to the heights of Nepal. His fellowship grant was “Smart Grid: Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Electric Energy Systems Operation and Control.”
Jul 31, 2017 3:47 PM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Finding his calling
Not every student knows exactly what they want to do before arriving at BGSU. Sometimes, it takes a while to find your true calling. Joshua Amaro started out as a music performance major. Now, Amaro is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University.
Jul 31, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: A future in international affairs
As Andrea Danziger graduates as part of the Class of 2017 with a double major in German and political science and a PPEL minor, she is leaving Bowling Green State University with aspirations of working for the U.S. Department of State as a foreign service officer.
Jul 31, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Analytics of success at BGSU
An 8,000-mile journey was only one of the challenges Amala Umakanth faced in earning her Master of Science in Analytics degree from Bowling Green State University. Umakanth left her family behind in India to obtain a Master of Science degree in Analytics.
Jul 31, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Keeping music in the classroom
Joel Hamilton is the choral director at Perrysburg Junior High School. He is graduating with a Master of Music with a Teaching Artistry Specialization from BGSU’s College of Musical Arts with the intention of taking what he has learned in the program and incorporating it into the classroom.
Jul 26, 2017 3:15 PM New professorship in computer science awarded to Chao
A new professorship in software engineering made possible by prominent BGSU alumni has been awarded to an accomplished member of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Joseph Chao, associate professor and chair of the department, has been named the inaugural Shantanu and Reni Narayen Endowed Professor.
Jul 26, 2017 3:10 PM BGSU to hold commencement Aug. 5
A diverse group of 958 people will share a common experience on Saturday morning, Aug. 5. They will receive diplomas from Bowling Green State University. The 9 a.m. ceremony in the Stroh Center will see graduates as young as 18, as old as 71, and 114 who come from 29 other countries. More than half of the total are women.
Jul 24, 2017 10:54 AM BGSU’s Tonya Rider lends talents to ‘Cold Justice’
Students in BGSU’s criminal justice program are the beneficiaries of Tonya Rider’s vast experience working as a homicide investigator. Now, viewers of the TV show “Cold Justice” also will be able to learn from her expertise. Rider, an instructor who teaches forensic investigations, retired from the Toledo Police Department in 2016.
Jul 19, 2017 1:53 PM Wallach returns to Indonesia for Indonesian-language edition of his seminal book
Dr. Jeremy Wallach, a professor of popular culture, has just returned from Indonesia, where he gave presentations related to the publication of an Indonesian-language edition of his 2008 book, “Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia 1997-2001.” Wallach spoke at the American Embassy in Jakarta and at a seminar.
Jul 18, 2017 10:09 AM BGSU Planetarium celebrates Aug. 21 solar eclipse
On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will cross the United States from the West Coast to the East Coast — an event that hasn’t happened in 99 years. The BGSU Planetarium has several activities planned Aug. 21 to celebrate and acknowledge this rare occurrence.
Jul 17, 2017 7:00 AM Lake Erie teaches important lessons to BGSU faculty
An intrepid group of BGSU faculty administrators set sail to learn more about hands-on STEM education and undergraduate research. They learned from Dr. George Bullerjahn how to collect samples for water quality testing and about University research into the toxic algae that often invades Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay.
Jul 17, 2017 7:00 AM Postcard from Abroad: Andrea Danziger
Andrea Danziger's return to German culture for her senior year as part of the education abroad program was one of the most fulfilling experiences of her education at Bowling Green State University, where she majored in international relations and German.
Jul 17, 2017 7:00 AM Principal power
Bowling Green State University alumnus Michael Hernandez, a principal at one of the most diverse high schools in Wisconsin, was recently named one of the state’s most powerful Latinos. After more than 20 years in education, there’s still a lot he wants to accomplish.
Jul 12, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU once again named a ‘Best College for Your Money’
Money Magazine has once again placed Bowling Green State University on its list of “Best Colleges for Your Money." The rankings are based on 27 measures of educational quality, affordability and alumni success.
Jul 12, 2017 12:22 PM World Languages and Cultures promotes linguistic and cultural competence
A new department formed by the merging of two units in the College of Arts and Sciences underscores BGSU’s commitment to global literacy. World Languages and Cultures combines the former departments of German, Russian and East Asian Languages (GREAL) and Romance and Classical Studies (ROCS).
Jul 12, 2017 12:20 PM Research may disrupt the canon of Renaissance art history
Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an associate professor of art history in the BGSU School of Art, has received a prestigious 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend to support the completion of her book titled “Cosimo de’Medici, Fra Angelico, and the Public Library of San Marco.”
Jul 10, 2017 12:30 AM Falcons in the Crowd: Isaiah Vazquez
What makes BGSU so great? All of our unique students! Check out Falcons in the Crowd, and hear from them about what they like most about BGSU, what they're involved in and more.
Jul 10, 2017 12:15 AM City of Dreams
Los Angeles is often called the City of Dreams, but it was the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina that ultimately charted Nicole Lovince’s course to her current home. The BGSU alumna is an actress, vocalist, casting director and assistant director; one of her first roles was Kori in “Pitch Perfect.”
Jul 10, 2017 12:15 AM Class of 2021: Cory Baird
Cory Baird, Class of 2021, played soccer and wrestled in high school. He had two knee surgeries and two bouts of physical therapy which affected his plans for college. He plans to major in exercise science at Bowling Green State University.
Jul 5, 2017 1:53 PM BGSU study aims to help communities, airports attract air service
A new Bowling Green State University study aims to provide information and guidance to help communities and even major airports get and keep passenger routes. The project will develop research into the use of incentives by airports and communities to attract and retain air service.
Jul 3, 2017 2:45 AM Drawn to business
Bowling Green State University's weeklong Young Women in Business Leadership camp attracts rising high school senior women from hundreds of miles away to explore business skills and opportunities at BGSU.
Jul 3, 2017 12:30 AM The cultures of running
Joanna Line spent a year traveling through three continents to study how different cultures view running and how those perspectives affect women’s empowerment.
Jul 3, 2017 12:15 AM Forensic science campers get close-up look at new BGSU program
Drug paraphernalia, empty bottles and overturned chairs. A body with a head wound and a pool of congealed blood. Crime scene investigators scattered about. A typical murder crime scene — except the body and blood were fake, and the investigators were high school students participating in BGSU’s forensic science youth camp.
Jul 3, 2017 12:00 AM Postcard from Abroad: Sarah Selzer
Bowling Green State University VCT student Sarah Selzer shares her experiences studying abroad – from making friends from all over the world to navigating a small city the size of Bowling Green and traveling in Europe. Selzer spent the semester studying at Aberystwyth University in Wales.
Jun 28, 2017 2:54 PM Optimal aging studies examine emerging issues
To help expand our understanding of the needs of the older generation, the University’s Optimal Aging Institute is supporting research projects including studies of LGBTQ individuals in senior living facilities and people who had planned to retire but who for financial reasons cannot.
Jun 27, 2017 9:56 AM BGSU one of the safest colleges in U.S.
BGSU is ranked 27th on the 2017 list of Safest Colleges in America. This ranking was created using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics. The top-ranked colleges boast safe campuses with little or no crime and low overall crime rates (off campus).
Jun 26, 2017 7:00 AM Faces of the Flag: Wafaa Hassan Aburahma
When Wafaa Hassan Aburahma arrived at Bowling Green State University from Palestine in January 2015, she said she turned purple because it was so cold. Now that she’s set to graduate in August, Aburahma is so comfortable in Bowling Green that she often thinks of it as home.
Jun 23, 2017 1:22 PM BGSU students collaborate with Wood Lane School on art project
Bowling Green State University photography students' collaboration with Wood Lane School is on display at the Community Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art through Aug. 6. It is the fifth year that the Community Projects in Photography class has worked with Wood Lane.
Jun 23, 2017 1:17 PM 10 Under 10 Awards
From teachers and thinkers, to entrepreneurs and creators, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, our recent alumni are changing lives. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, nominate a young alumni for the BGSU 10 Under 10 today! Deadline is July 31. Awardees are recognized at Homecoming 2017.
Jun 23, 2017 11:06 AM BGSU is leader of forensic science education in Ohio
As the Center for the Future of Forensic Science at Bowling Green State University nears its three-year anniversary, Director Jon Sprague looks at the success of the program and how the center has helped put BGSU at the forefront of forensic science education in Ohio.
Jun 22, 2017 2:01 PM Trustees set stage for fall semester
At its final meeting of the academic year on June 22, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees took steps to prepare for 2017-18. One college will begin the year with a new name that better expresses its mission and vision. The trustees approved the renaming of the College of Business Administration to simply the College of Business, which is broader and does not limit its identity.
Jun 22, 2017 2:01 PM BGSU board approves budget pending state bill
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its June 22 meeting approved educational and operating budgets with the understanding that the state biennial budget has not yet been finalized in Columbus. Ohio’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget is scheduled to be finalized and approved by the state legislature and the governor by June 30. State universities are also required by law to have a balanced budget approved and in place by that date.
Jun 20, 2017 2:41 PM Bringing the past full circle
Alumna Anne Tait ’94 used a Gettysburg residency as inspiration for her creations based on memorial art. A noted expert on gravestone studies, Tait layers intricate embroidery with images from memorials, combining historical formats and materials with modern technology to create a haunting series of artworks.
Jun 20, 2017 9:40 AM New BGSU courses bring migration topics home to students
Incoming freshmen this fall will have the opportunity to learn about the timely topic of migration as part of their BGSU 1910: First-Year Seminar classes. Four new courses are being added to the list of the one-hour-per-week, one-credit courses, which are taught in engaging, small-group settings as an introduction to college.
Jun 19, 2017 7:00 AM 2017 Summer Reading List: Robin Yocum
Whether you’re hitting the beach or relaxing on the porch swing, summer can be a great time to catch up on some reading. To help you get started, we’ve asked BGSU faculty and alumni for suggestions. Tune in throughout the summer as we share their top picks.
Jun 16, 2017 12:31 PM BGSU art students help paint Toledo murals
Fifteen art students from Bowling Green State University help spruce up Toledo neighborhoods as part of senior lecturer Gordon Ricketts' special topics class in mural painting. The two-week workshop is in its eighth year.
Jun 15, 2017 4:01 PM BGSU receives $750,000 Department of Higher Education innovation program award
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded BGSU with $750,000 for its PK-16 Pathways of Promise project. The award was part of $5 million provided for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students.
Jun 14, 2017 11:53 AM Study shows Toledo water crisis may be linked to virus infection
BGSU biologists Drs. Michael McKay, the Patrick L. and Debra Scheetz Ryan Professor of Biology, and George Bullerjahn, Professor of Research Excellence, are part of a team whose research has discovered that a virus may have played a role in the 2014 Lake Erie toxic algae bloom.
Jun 13, 2017 9:05 AM Ohio Department of Higher Education funds BGSU campaign to prevent campus sexual violence
BGSU recently received a $10,000 award from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This was one of 23 awards for education projects designed to prevent sexual violence at Ohio's colleges and universities. The award with support Step Up-Step In, which enhances existing “It’s on Us” programming.
Jun 12, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Following in his father’s footsteps
Christopher Wagenheim asked permission from the president’s office to wear regalia that differed from the rest of Bowling Green State University’s Class of 2017. Not only were his robe and tam black instead of the traditional BGSU brown, they also are family heirlooms.
Jun 12, 2017 7:00 AM In Style
BGSU alumna Dawnn Karen ’10 is pioneering a new field, fashion psychology, defined as styling from the inside out by bridging the gap between perception and reality. The psychology graduate has expanded this concept into an academic field now educating students from around the world.
Jun 12, 2017 7:00 AM Making the news
From covering breaking news on major events, to flying with the Air Force on a humanitarian mission, to meeting the president for dinner at the White House, it has been a whirlwind of a career for news anchor and reporter Blair Miller ’98.
Jun 6, 2017 11:19 AM Thomas Muir vessel acquired by Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art has purchased a vessel made by award-winning metalsmith Thomas Muir, Distinguished Artist Professor. Muir is head of the jewelry and metalsmithing area in the BGSU School of Art. “Cycladic Figure Impregnated” is the second in a series he created between the mid-1980s and ’90s; the first is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jun 5, 2017 7:00 AM Hooked on hockey
Steve Mears ’02, who majored in telecommunications at BGSU, was named the TV play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. After serving as host of “NHL Now” on the NHL Network, Mears will begin his tenure as voice of the Penguins starting in the 2017-18 season.
Jun 5, 2017 7:00 AM Ray Browne legacy is the heart of popular culture research institute
Two dozen national and international scholars visited Bowling Green State University's Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies and the Music Library and Bill Schurk Music Archives to add depth and details to their popular culture research.
Jun 1, 2017 8:00 AM BGSU graduate student studies roadkill as conservation tool
BGSU student Lauren Jonaitis studies roadkill in the Oak Openings region as a tool to track what is happening and as a guide to improving planning and decision making. An ecology and conservation biology major from New York, Jonaitis has involved undergraduates in her research project.
Jun 1, 2017 8:00 AM Scherer and Jabs’ ‘Cooperative Wisdom’ wins gold Nautilus Award
“Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart,” by Dr. Donald Scherer, professor emeritus of philosophy, and BGSU alumna Carolyn Jabs, a journalist and author, is the recipient of a gold Nautilus Award. The Nautilus awards recognize books that transcend barriers of culture, gender, race and class.
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM 2017 Success Stories: Composing a bright future
Daniel Bayot grew up in an abundantly musical family on the island of Oahu. Bayot’s father is a full-time professional musician and Bruno Mars is his cousin. Bayot took voice lessons throughout his four years at BGSU and graduated with a 3.713 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts in music composition.
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU, Toledo Opera partner to bring beauty of opera to youth
A team of Bowling Green State University students from digital arts, graphic design, computer science and music composition collaborated with the Toledo Opera to create a video game to educate and entertain youth about the opera "The Magic Flute."
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM Canoeing for a cause
Bowling Green State University aviation major Tyler Brezina and two of his friends from high school are canoeing the entire 981 miles of the Ohio River in memory of their classmate who committed suicide. They started their trip in Pittsburgh, and will finish in Cairo, Illinois.
May 25, 2017 9:50 AM BGSU alumnus Robin Yocum finalist for Edgar Allen Poe Award
Robin Yocum '78 was a recent finalist for the 2017 Edgar Allen Poe Awards, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Yocum, a journalism major at BGSU, was in the running for Best Paperback Original for his novel "A Brilliant Death."
May 24, 2017 4:13 PM Ash takes initiative to meet student needs
Bethany Ash, research program manager for COSMOS, was recognized for her many contributions with the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award at the Administrative Staff spring reception. Since joining the University in 2016, she has taken the initiative to improve services and funding for students in the program.
May 24, 2017 4:12 PM Jackson embodies ideals expressed in Ferrari Award
The criteria for the Administrative Staff’s annual Dr. Michael R. Ferrari Award include innovation and initiative, high performance and building relationships with the University community. Jeffery Jackson, the 2017 winner, exhibits all those and more. Jackson is assistant vice president for student career success and director of the Career Center.
May 24, 2017 4:11 PM Snyder, McLaughlin maintain high standards
University Animal Facilities technicians Michael McLaughlin and Robert Snyder won the 2017 Classified Staff Team Award for their care and skill in maintaining facilities, enabling faculty and students to conduct animal research, and ensuring BGSU remains in compliance with federal regulations.
May 24, 2017 4:09 PM Bostelman brings skill, care to daily work
Marsha Bostelman, administrative assistant in the Department of Marketing, received the 2017 Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award at the annual Classified Staff Council awards and reception on May 17. She received a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name, to be permanently displayed in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
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 3:35 PM Free compliance training June 1
BGSU employees, community members and area businesses and professionals have the opportunity to receive free training in many aspects of compliance directly from representatives of government agencies during the fifth annual Compliance Day. Hosted by the Office of Human Resources, the event will take place on campus June 1.
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 9, 2017 9:00 AM Westward ho!
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.
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 18, 2017 9:00 AM 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.
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.
Common Reading Scholar-in-Residence
As part of the BGSU 2017 Common Reading experience, the University will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, as the Common Reading Scholar-in-Residence.
Formula for success: Math education faculty earn top grants
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney were awarded a combined $2.2 million for research and professional development projects in northwest Ohio schools. The projects are designed to help teachers in northwest Ohio learn new strategies to address their students’ mathematical proficiencies and measure their math problem-solving abilities.
LED lighting project set to begin
The Student Green Initiatives Fund has contributed $254,000 to provide LED lights for a significant portion of campus. The first phase of a four-phase project will focus on pedestrian lighting along the inner sidewalks in the heart of campus, around the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and Moseley, University and Olscamp halls.
Summer Experience: Music industry internship eye-opening for Samantha Sharp
Samantha Sharp, a multiplatform journalism major and music industry minor at Bowling Green State University, had a career-expanding internship at the The Syndicate, a marketing agency in New Jersey. The internship gave Sharp real-life experience in an industry that she hadn’t previously considered as a career possibility.