Jul 16, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU Health Services Executive program first to earn full national accreditation
The BGSU gerontology long-term-care specialization undergraduate and graduate programs is the first Health Services Executive (HSE) programs in Ohio and the United States to be fully, nationally accredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
Jul 11, 2018 4:01 PM BGSU recognized as a top university for international students
U.S. News & World Report recently released an inaugural list of the Top Universities for International Students. Bowling Green State University ranked in the top 75 of public universities offering resources to help international students adapt to and graduate from U.S.-based schools.
Jul 11, 2018 2:56 PM Administrative changes announced
Recent changes to in the University’s senior leadership and reporting structure were announced earlier this week by President Rodney Rogers and Chief Financial Officer Sheri Stoll, vice president for finance and administration.
Jul 9, 2018 12:00 PM Future female leaders get taste of business world at camp
Rising female seniors got at taste of the business world at BGSU's Young Women in Business Leadership Program. Campers got a glimpse of the College of Business during five-day camp. The mission of the program is to encourage self-assurance in the early stages of a business career.
Jul 6, 2018 12:00 AM Educating abroad
BGSU alumni Emily and Jared Hatch taught in India and Syria before settling in Daegu, South Korea, seven years ago. The Falcon Flames are raising their two daughters in the country they’ve come to think of as home.
Jul 3, 2018 3:02 PM Gremler deemed ‘international professor’
Distinguished Teaching Professor Dwayne Gremler, a leader in the field of services marketing who frequently teaches around the world, recently became the first faculty to be designated a Visiting International Professor by the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster, in Germany.
Jul 3, 2018 2:39 PM McCarver to support women in higher education as state executive board member
Bowling Green State University’s Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver has been named to the Executive Board of the ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network – Ohio, where she will share her expertise to advance and support women in higher education. She will serve a two-year term with the organization.
Jul 2, 2018 12:00 AM BGSU's Education Abroad programs are going strong
Bowling Green State University has a tradition of preparing students to be global citizens. The Academic Year Abroad Program in Salzburg recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and new connections were made to expand the Global Internship Program in Europe.
Jun 29, 2018 11:03 AM BGSU students experience life at Navajo Nation
For two decades students from BGSU have traveled to Navajo Nation for a cultural emersion experience. The trip lasts two weeks, with vans leaving at the beginning of May. Participants are introduced to the Navajo people, their culture and way of life with all its nuances and complexities.
Jun 27, 2018 10:05 AM Summer music campers learn from BGSU faculty
Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts' annual Summer Music Institute welcome more than 100 students to campus for three weeks of musical instruction in June. Middle and high school students from across the country spent a week on campus studying with BGSU faculty, guest artists and music majors, culminating in a concert for family and friends.
Jun 25, 2018 8:49 AM BGSU announces two new degree programs
At its June 21 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs, a master’s in athletic training and an interdisciplinary bachelor’s in advertising. These programs will prepare students for high-demand career paths, both in the region and internationally.
Jun 25, 2018 8:48 AM Board of Trustees approves operating budgets for fiscal year 2019
The BGSU Board of Trustees at its June 21 meeting provided a financial road map for the University, approving educational and general operating budgets for fiscal year 2019. Also on the agenda was approving a collective bargaining agreement with the campus police union.
Jun 22, 2018 4:30 PM Tracking harmful algae across continents
BGSU biology faculty members Drs. George Bullerjahn, Timothy Davis, Michael McKay and Jeffrey Miner, along with Dr. Kefa Otiso from geography, traveled to Kenya in April to meet with Kisii University faculty and students and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute to share knowledge about harmful algal blooms.
Jun 20, 2018 12:39 PM Tiffany Smith named a Newman Civic Fellow
For Tiffany Smith ’18, Bowling Green State University’s dietetics program was the perfect major. It combined her two passions: nutrition and serving the community. It also led to Smith becoming a Civic Action Leader for the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, and, ultimately, a Newman Civic Fellow.
Jun 19, 2018 11:50 AM Ava Harter of Ottawa Hills appointed BGSU trustee
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Ava Harter of Ottawa Hills to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees. Her nine-year term will run through 2027. The new graduate student representative has also been announced. Adam Smidi is a doctoral student in the BGSU School of Media and Communication.
Jun 19, 2018 10:30 AM BGSU to host memorial concert in honor of late band director
They called him “The Chief,” and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 101 of his former students will play at Bowling Green State University’s Kobacker Hall in his memory. Mark Kelly, who directed the BGSU bands from 1966 to 1994, died in November 2017 at the age of 91.
Jun 14, 2018 1:35 PM Golden Falcons Fly Home to Celebrate 50+ Years as BGSU Alumni
Bowling Green State University recently held its fourth annual Golden Falcons reunion to recognize alumni who have been graduates for 50 years or more.
Jun 13, 2018 2:15 PM Faculty partner with Kenyan colleagues to share knowledge of harmful algal blooms
Bowling Green State University biology faculty members Drs. George Bullerjahn, Timothy Davis, Michael McKay and Jeffrey Miner, along with Dr. Kefa Otiso from geography, traveled to Kenya in April to meet with Kisii University faculty and students and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute to share knowledge about harmful algal blooms.
Jun 11, 2018 7:00 AM BGSU's Hank Blumenthal finds himself ‘In the Soup’ once again
Dr. Hank Blumenthal, a BGSU VCT assistant professor, reunited with the cast and crew of “In the Soup,” a 1992 movie he produced, at the 2108 Tribeca Film Festival. The Sundance Grand Prize-winning indie comedy was one of only three films selected for the Retrospective portion of the festival.
Jun 11, 2018 7:00 AM From sea to shining sea
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Lee '09 is bringing awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder by biking across the country. Her trip originated in May 2017 but was cut short after an accident. Lee is back on the road and hopes to finish in August.
Jun 6, 2018 10:15 AM Artists sought for BGSU community art exhibit
Artists are invited to submit to Now OH 11, a community art exhibit hosted by Bowling Green State University Art Galleries, opening July 13, 2018. For the 11th consecutive year, BGSU Art Galleries provide a professional setting to celebrate the talented regional artists of all skill levels from 12 counties in northwest Ohio.
Jun 6, 2018 10:12 AM Cedar Point Day | Saturday, July 14
Join Bowling Green State University for a fun-filled Falcon Family Day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Included is an ice cream, cookie and beverage break from 3:30 to 5 at the picnic pavilion near the beach entrance.
Jun 4, 2018 8:00 AM Marissa Saneholtz's art displayed in 'Women to Watch' exhibition
Bowling Green State University alumna and School of Art faculty member Marissa Saneholtz has three of her tattooed women brooches on display as part of the Women to Watch Ohio - 2018 exhibition at The Riffe Gallery in Columbus through July 7.
May 28, 2018 8:00 AM BGSU to offer digital forensics, cybersecurity courses using U.S. standards
BGSU Department of Computer Science faculty members Drs. Yan Wu and Sankar Roy are developing a digital forensics curriculum, designed to teach computer science students to use techniques and equipment to identify cyber criminals and their methods. They are creating courses, specializations and degree programs in line with the latest government standards.
May 22, 2018 2:00 PM BGSU and UT to grow independent nursing education programs
In order to meet the demand for more nurses in the region and across the country, BGSU and the University of Toledo will pursue independent nursing programs to educate additional health care providers. This change will not impact current BGSU nursing students and students beginning their studies in fall 2018.
May 21, 2018 7:00 AM BGSU ranks seventh in Midwest, 28th in nation for animation
BGSU ranks seventh in the Midwest and 28th nationally for animation schools and colleges, according to Animation Career Review’s annual rankings. BGSU also ranks seventh nationally among public school and colleges. In recent years, graduates have been hired by companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Blizzard and Apple.
May 21, 2018 7:00 AM BGSU senior Angel Alls-Hall wins state recognition
Bowling Green State University senior Angel Alls-Hal, a Civic Action Leader, was among 12 Ohio students selected as recipients of the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award. The award, given by Ohio Campus Compact, honors outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on campus and within their communities.
May 21, 2018 7:00 AM Completing BGSU's eCampus program a long time coming for Alaska native
Commencement had a special meaning for eCampus student Dustin Absher, who was the first student to enroll in Bowling Green State University’s Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program. The online program allows certain Community College of the Air Force graduates to finish their bachelor degree at BGSU.
May 15, 2018 1:12 PM 13ABC Features BGSU eCampus Students
BGSU eCampus Students Meet for First Time. Of the 454 BGSU master's candidates, at least one has never been to campus before. And get this: she's about to meet her best friend for the first time!
May 14, 2018 8:00 AM BGSU Dining offers cooking classes in its new teaching kitchen
Bowling Green State University's new Teaching Kitchen engages, educates and entertains the students, faculty, staff and the Bowling Green community through culinary experiences, demonstrations and tastings. Located inside The Oaks Dining Center, the Teaching Kitchen is an educational and fun way to learn vital, everyday skills.
May 14, 2018 8:00 AM Bail reform case is life-changing experience for BGSU criminologist
Dr. Stephen Demuth, a Bowling Green State University sociology professor, says being an expert witness in a federal civil rights case, ODonnell v. Harris County, that has significant ramifications for the American wealth-based pretrial detention system has been a life-changing experience for him.
May 9, 2018 4:46 PM Justin Harris shares the important lessons with BGSU Firelands graduates
Justin Harris addressed degree candidates for the Class of 2018 on May 5 at BGSU Firelands. Harris received his Associate of Applied Science in 2000 and his Bachelor of Applied Health Science in 2001, both from Bowling Green State University.
May 9, 2018 4:26 PM Impact of faculty, coaches and advisers still resonates today
Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau ’80, ’08, who earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate in education from Bowling Green State University, addressed degree candidates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering on May 5 during commencement at the Stroh Center.
May 8, 2018 4:22 PM Identify your essence and reach out, author Beth Macy tells graduates
Best-selling author and prize-winning journalist Beth Macy, a 1986 Bowling Green State University graduate in journalism, advised degree candidates at the May 5 commencement ceremony to find happiness by defining what speaks to their essence, nurturing their own unique slant and engaging with their communities.
May 8, 2018 9:47 AM John Gawaluck ’73 shares recipe for achieving dreams with Class of 2018
John Gawaluck earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from BGSU in 1973. He recently retired from EY after 41 years. EY, formerly Ernst & Young, is a multinational professional services firm. He addressed graduates of Graduate College and the colleges of Business and Health and Human Services.
May 7, 2018 1:15 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU studio film experience elicits emotions, accolades
The screenplay for Bowling Green State University’s studio film experience is the loosely autobiographical story of senior film production student Brianna Smith. The overall process was unnerving, but eventually she realized being the first female student of color to have a screenplay selected was historic for the University and her.
May 7, 2018 11:30 AM James Bailey ’67 honored with a doctor of humane letters
James Bailey ’67 was presented an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement May 5 at the Stroh Center. Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from BGSU and a master’s in mathematics from New York University. He had a distinguished career in the banking industry.
May 7, 2018 10:30 AM BGSU honors achievement at commencement
Degree candidates at Bowling Green State University’s commencement ceremonies May 4 and May 5 heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, writing and academia. The Bowling Green campus hosted three ceremonies in the Stroh Center.
May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU Honors student to enter competitive sales arena
Derwin Pritchett has a love for sports. He originally became aware of Bowling Green State University through its acclaimed sport management program. The Maryland native visited both BGSU and the University of Michigan before finally deciding to become a Falcon.
May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Double major is walking his own musical path
Declan Wicks is graduating with degrees in world music and international studies. To many, the sounds of cars driving down a street or wind rustling through the trees may be background noise, but to Wicks these sounds can help define a city, but they also defined his time at BGSU.
May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Job with Fortune 500 company awaits College of Business graduate
It’s a big deal to graduate from BGSU. It’s an even bigger deal when the graduate has a job waiting at a Fortune 500 company. Emily Hoersten is graduating with a degree in business - information systems and then she will start working for Marathon as a business analyst.
May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Teaching a love of learning at BGSU
A two-year teaching commitment in Thailand is the final step in Kinsey Smith’s BGSU education, but it’s just the start of her work to inspire a love of lifelong learning in her students. Her decision to specialize in Adolescence to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts has paid unexpected dividends.
May 4, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU board extends partnerships for regional growth, development
As part of its commitment to contributing to regional growth, the BGSU trustees approved joint-use agreements for partnerships supporting community and student needs and regional growth, involving aviation studies, Cedar Fair, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and the Wood County Committee on Aging.
May 4, 2018 4:00 PM BGSU sets fall 2018 rates for its new Falcon Tuition Guarantee
At its May 4 meeting, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees approved a 5.9 percent increase in tuition and general fees for incoming, in-state undergraduate students on the Bowling Green campus. Beginning fall 2018, the Falcon Tuition Guarantee locks in costs for incoming undergraduates for their four-year undergraduate careers.
May 4, 2018 4:00 PM Donors’ names bestowed on campus spaces
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees approved the naming of two areas in the soon-to-be-renovated Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, the new home for the College of Business, and an area in the Stroh Center, BGSU’s convocation center and basketball arena.
May 4, 2018 4:00 PM New BGSU degrees targeted to workforce needs
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its May 4 meeting approved new degrees: a Bachelor of Science in technical and applied studies, at BGSU Firelands; a Master of Health Care Administration, and master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in data science.
May 2, 2018 3:45 PM Jennie Gallimore Named Dean Of College Of Technology, Architecture And Applied Engineering
Dr. Jennie Gallimore, associate dean and a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, has been selected as dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering effective June 28.
May 2, 2018 3:40 PM James Ciesla To Lead College Of Health And Human Services
Dr. James Ciesla, associate dean for research and resources in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, has been selected as the new dean for the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University.
Apr 27, 2018 1:00 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU Ph.D. student discovers love of teaching
Ana Jurcak came to BGSU as a master’s student, discovered she enjoyed teaching and stayed on for a Ph.D. Her Cuban heritage made her eligible to participate in an NSF-funded grant that encourages underrepresented minorities to become STEM professors; this fall she will teach biology at a university in Kansas.
Apr 25, 2018 3:00 PM Summer Campus Construction Season Set To Begin
A number of infrastructure construction projects will be going on across campus this summer. Some will involve temporary disruptions to pedestrian or vehicle routes, while others entail brief electrical outages. The Campus Map construction layer will serve as a resource to keep the University community updated.
Apr 23, 2018 2:15 PM Student film ‘Family Ties’ premieres Friday
The BGSU Film program will present the world premiere of "Family Ties," a film written by Brianna Smith, directed by Thomas Javier Castillo and produced by more than 30 students, faculty and community members. It's about a young black woman who struggles with decisions about family, finances and her future.
Apr 23, 2018 2:15 PM University Hall garners LEED gold for renovation
It was the first building on Bowling Green State University’s campus, and now University Hall becomes the first renovated building on campus to receive the gold designation. Awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is “the most widely used green building rating system in the world
Apr 23, 2018 6:00 AM BGSU’s first-year students make friends, find a home at Learning Communities
Bowling Green State University makes it easy for first-year students to make friends and find a home on campus through its Learning Communities. The Arts Village, one of 20 Learning Communities at BGSU, is a place where students can live with classmates at Kreischer Quadrangle who have similar creative interests.
Apr 20, 2018 3:25 PM BGSU To Host Sixth Annual Compliance Day Free Training June 7
2018 Hatch winner Sara Clark, whose Magnahalter™ received $30,000 in investments, including a BGSU alumnus in the audience. She was among the student entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses.
Apr 20, 2018 3:20 PM Clark Rides Away With Winning Pitch During The Hatch
2018 Hatch winner Sara Clark, whose Magnahalter™ received $30,000 in investments, including a BGSU alumnus in the audience. She was among the student entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses.
Apr 18, 2018 2:55 PM Shaal Provides Insight, Encouragement To Honors College Students
Christine Shaal’s commitment to the progress, support and success of her Honors students had earned her the 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. Shaal, a senior advisor in BGSU’s Honors College, received the award at the ceremony held on April 9.
Apr 18, 2018 2:50 PM BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents ‘The Threepenny Opera’
Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film will present Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s landmark musical, “The Threepenny Opera” in the Thomas B. And Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts for one weekend only, April 19-22.
Apr 18, 2018 2:35 PM Ludy’s Work With Undergraduate Researchers Honored
Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, associate professor of food and nutrition, received the 2018 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work. The award recognizes innovative basic research/creative work conducted by individual faculty members in collaboration with undergraduate students and supports collaboration with additional students.
Apr 18, 2018 2:30 PM Sturdevant Helps Students Find Their Path
Krista Sturdevant’s commitment to student success and professional development has earned her a Faculty Excellence Award. Sturdevant, an adviser for both first-year and second-year Interior Design and Inclusive Early Childhood Education majors, received the 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award at this year’s Faculty Excellence Awards held April 9.
Apr 18, 2018 2:25 PM Brahier Inspires, Shares Expertise With Future Math Teachers
Dr. Daniel Brahier, Distinguished Professor of Teaching Excellence and director of the Science and Math Education in ACTION program, received a 2018 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award for his contributions to the educational development of undergraduate students at the Faculty Excellence Awards held on April 9.
Apr 18, 2018 2:15 PM Schnepp’s Work With VCT Students Recognized With Blinn Award
In recognition of his work with five visual communication students, Dr. Jerry Schnepp, assistant professor in the Department of Visual Communication Technology and director of the Collab Lab, has been recognized with the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work Award.
Apr 16, 2018 4:46 PM BGSU hosts NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
Bowling Green State University played host to the NFL’s 12th annual Broadcast Boot Camp from April 9-11. There were 35 participants from the NFL, including 14 current players, who took part in a program that focused on show preparation, radio production and field reporting.
Apr 16, 2018 4:27 PM Faces behind the flag: Toghrul Alakbarov
Toghrul Rizvan Alakbarov of Azerbaijan believes in destiny. That’s why he was destined to attend BGSU as a Fulbright scholar. His given name, Toghrul, is a broad term for bird in his native language, specifically falcon. Also, it didn’t hurt that orange has been his favorite color since childhood.
Apr 16, 2018 2:00 PM BGSU honors 10 accomplished graduates with College Alumni Awards
Bowling Green State University recently recognized 10 distinguished alumni with 2018 College Alumni Awards, one of the university’s highest honors. These outstanding alumni were chosen to represent each of the University’s colleges, highlighting the diversity of BGSU’s degree programs. A committee chose the honorees based on the recommendations of their peers, and each has achieved exceptional accomplishments in his or her career.
Apr 16, 2018 7:00 AM VCT student photographing Wood County for 200th anniversary
Taylor Houpt is working with the Wood County Historical Center and Museum in Bowling Green to document the county’s past, present and future as well as the culture. Since May 2017, she has visited towns, historical landmarks and events, taking photographs to help celebrate Wood County’s 200th anniversary.
Apr 13, 2018 3:25 PM Impactful Mentorship by Nickoson Gains Recognition
Dr. Lee Nickoson, director of General Studies Writing, not only effectively communicates with faculty in an engaging way, but also models strongly inclusive pedagogy. She received the Faculty Mentor Recognition Award from Faculty Senate for her engaging leadership characteristics and constant inspiration.
Apr 13, 2018 3:20 PM Melissa Miller Earns Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award
Dr. Melissa Miller, a professor of political science and the 2016 Bowling Green State University Master Teacher, was honored by Faculty Senate with its 2018 Community Involvement Award. Miller has continually proven herself dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge about politics and state and national issues.
Apr 13, 2018 3:05 PM Team Members Schultz and Webb Honored for Advising Effectiveness
Lori Schultz, assistant director of advising, and adviser Melissa Webb were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Program Award for the “fundamental and personal” difference they have made to the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering’s student advising program.
Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM Faculty Unit Recognition Award
The Department of Psychology was presented the 2018 Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award for its demonstrated record of excellence that stems in part from its culture of individual faculty development and collective problem-solving, at the April 9 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 13, 2018 2:55 PM Faculty Senate presents Leadership as a Chair/School Director Recognition Award to John Laird
As a professor in Bowling Green State University’s physics and astronomy department, and as chair for four, four-year terms, Dr. John Laird has supported the needs and goals of both BGSU students and regional high school students for more than 30 years. Laird received the Faculty Senate Leadership as a Chair/School Director Recognition Award.
Apr 13, 2018 2:50 PM Faculty Senate Presents Distinguished Service Recognition Award To Anne Gordon
Throughout her 17 years at BGSU, Dr. Anne Gordon, an associate professor of psychology, has made a series of quality contributions to the University in three key areas: serving undergraduate students through advising, working to recruit high-quality students and serving on committees related to curriculum, governance, faculty evaluation and graduate student performance.
Apr 13, 2018 2:45 PM Ostrowski's Achievements Garner Outstanding Early Career Award
Since joining the BGSU faculty in 2012, Dr. Alexis Ostrowski has established a vibrant and well-funded research program in the Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences and an exceptional level of scholarly achievement. Bowling Green State University recognized her with the Outstanding Early Career Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 13, 2018 2:40 PM Lillios Composes Olscamp Research Award-Winning Career
Dr. Elainie Lillios, professor of composition in the College of Musical Arts, has garnered a remarkable number of significant accolades as a leading composer in the field of electroacoustic music. Now Bowling Green State University has added to those the Olscamp Research Award, presented at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 11, 2018 4:20 PM Jesse Brings Zeal And Dedication To Classes
One of the best teachers in a department of strong teachers, Dr. Neal Jesse has been outstanding throughout his entire time at BGSU. The University recognized his expertise, energy and commitment to students by awarding him the Professorship of Teaching Excellence at the 2018 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 11, 2018 3:45 PM Susan Brown named Distinguished Research Professor of sociology
Dr. Susan Brown, professor of research excellence and chair of the Department of Sociology, was conferred the title Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 23 meeting in recognition of her outstanding scholarship. Brown was recognized again at the 2018 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Apr 11, 2018 3:40 PM Subreenduth Serves Teachers Of The World
Dr. Sharon Subreenduth, professor of teaching and learning, was granted a Professorship of Service Excellence at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 9 in recognition of her outreach to teacher professional development and civic education internationally. The title is awarded for three years and includes an annual stipend of $5,000.
Apr 11, 2018 3:30 PM Van Staaden Honored For Contributions To Stem Education
BGSU biologist Dr. Moira van Staaden has gained a reputation as a top scholar in her field of neuroethology. But she has also become known as an internationally recognized expert in STEM education, earning her a 2018 Professorship of Research Excellence to help support her efforts.
Apr 11, 2018 3:25 PM Ballweg Honored For Boundary-Pushing Explorations In Printmaking
Janet Ballweg, head of the printmaking area in the School of Art, has built a strong reputation as a printmaker over her 27 years at Bowling Green State University. In acknowledgment of her achievements as an artist and teacher, the University named her a 2018 Professor of Creative Arts Excellence.
Apr 11, 2018 3:20 PM James Albert Fosters Interest In Statistics, Sports Data
In recognition of a lifetime of contributions to his discipline of mathematics and statistics and to Bowling Green State University, the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 23 meeting conferred the title of Distinguished University Professor on Dr. James Albert. He was also honored at the 2018 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 9.
Apr 11, 2018 3:00 PM Akiko Jones Honored For Dedication to Teaching Excellence
For Akiko Kawano Jones, director of the Asian Studies Program in the World Languages and Cultures department, teaching Japanese involves far more than helping students learn a language. She was named the 2018 Master Teacher for her commitment to her students and her excellence in teaching.
Apr 9, 2018 9:40 AM Eva Marie Saint receives Lifetime Achievement Award from alma mater
Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint ’46, ’82 [Hon.] received the Lifetime Achievement Award from her alma mater April 7 during BGSU’s fourth annual Bravo! BGSU fundraising event. Miss Saint has had a distinguished career in film and on Broadway and television, spanning 70 years and more than 160 productions.
Apr 9, 2018 9:36 AM BGSU to celebrate Earth Week April 16-24
Bowling Green State University will celebrate Earth Week 2018 April 16-24 with a series of free events intended to encourage participants to “Embrace This Place.”
Apr 6, 2018 3:15 PM ICS Fellows to Examine Personal, Social, Historical Issues
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society has announced its Faculty Fellows for 2018-19. ICS supports faculty in conducting innovative academic work, in part by freeing selected Fellows from teaching and service responsibilities for one semester in order to devote unimpeded time to research and/or creative projects.
Apr 6, 2018 3:05 PM BGSU One Day Showed power of Falcons Working Together for Common Cause
BGSU One Day 2018 https://oneday.bgsu.edu/ was a resounding success, thanks to the efforts and generosity of the University community. During the 36-hour event that began the morning of April 3, BGSU raised more than $388,654 – surpassing last year’s total by $61,662.
Apr 6, 2018 11:46 AM 'It's an adventure being a mascot at BGSU'
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be Freddie and Frieda Falcon? Hear from the four Bowling Green State University students - Brian Chaney, Bailee Jesse, Spencer Lockwood and Christine Nelson - who were chosen to be University mascots during the 2017-18 school year.
Apr 2, 2018 4:45 PM A.L.I.C.E. training available Thursday, April 5
In addition to their on-demand training opportunities, the Bowling Green State University Police are offering a special A.L.I.C.E. training April 5 to ensure students, faculty and staff are prepared for an unlikely event involving a violent intruder.
Apr 2, 2018 3:15 PM BGSU to host several events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Highlights of Sexual Assault Awareness Month include “What Were You Wearing,” an exhibit by sexual assault survivors to challenge victim-blaming statements; the Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K and Dog Walk; and the Clothesline Project. Additional events include free and confidential HIV testing, peer education presentations and a Step Up Step In basketball tournament.
Mar 30, 2018 3:11 PM State of the Region Conference to examine effects of automation on economic development
“The Implications of Automation for Economic Development” is the theme of the 16th annual State of the Region Conference on April 16, hosted by BGSU’s Center for Regional Development, with speakers from Amazon, APT Manufacturing Solutions, SpinGlass and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Mar 30, 2018 3:00 PM Kluch honored for excellence in teaching as a graduate student
Communication studies student Yannick Kluch recently was named the winner of the Central States Communication Association’s 2018 Cooper Award for teaching by a Ph.D. student. He becomes the first Bowling Green State University student ever to receive the prestigious honor.
Mar 28, 2018 2:00 PM Wendy Manning Promotes Visibility of Population Research
Dr. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University, is the president of the Population Association of America, and will preside over the 2018 association conference, April 26-28, in Denver.
Mar 23, 2018 4:41 PM Ben Nemtin encourages students to have a sense of purpose
Ben Nemtin of MTV's "The Buried Life" and best-selling author of "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?" shares his experience of dealing with depression with Bowling Green State University students and why having a sense of purpose is important in battling the mental health condition.
Mar 23, 2018 3:10 PM In Brief: April 12
The rise of illnesses caused by bacteria that are resistant to traditional treatments has scientists around the world racing to keep up with the demand for new antibiotics. The third annual Public Health Symposium at Bowling Green State University will address this topic with expert speakers and research presentations.
Mar 23, 2018 3:10 PM In Brief: April 19
The rise of illnesses caused by bacteria that are resistant to traditional treatments has scientists around the world racing to keep up with the demand for new antibiotics. The third annual Public Health Symposium at Bowling Green State University will address this topic with expert speakers and research presentations.
Mar 23, 2018 3:10 PM In Brief: April 2
The rise of illnesses caused by bacteria that are resistant to traditional treatments has scientists around the world racing to keep up with the demand for new antibiotics. The third annual Public Health Symposium at Bowling Green State University will address this topic with expert speakers and research presentations.
Mar 23, 2018 3:10 PM In Brief: April 9
The rise of illnesses caused by bacteria that are resistant to traditional treatments has scientists around the world racing to keep up with the demand for new antibiotics. The third annual Public Health Symposium at Bowling Green State University will address this topic with expert speakers and research presentations.
Mar 23, 2018 2:55 PM BGSU Staff Member Creates Board Game in Support of Bipolar Awareness
While his “elegant strategy game for two” involves a lot of decisions, it wasn’t hard for BGSU Applications Developer Mike Addison to decide to make a board game in support of bipolar awareness. Inspired by Carrie Fisher, Space Princess is fully funded on Indiegogo, with a portion of each pledge going to the International Bipolar Foundation.
Mar 23, 2018 10:30 AM BGSU contributions inform decision to designate Lake Erie impaired
Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency and Gov. John Kasich have designated the western basin of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway due to toxic algae. Drs. Tim Davis, George Bullerjahn and Michael McKay were part of the team that developed the criteria used to make this declaration.
Mar 21, 2018 3:55 PM Students Honored for Research and Scholarship
Five BGSU undergraduate researchers were honored March 15 for their presentations at the 2018 Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity held earlier this semester. The annual event, which looks at “Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society,” is sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Mar 21, 2018 11:30 AM In pursuit of public service
BGSU junior Hannah Finnerty is one of 194 finalists for the 2018 Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship for students pursing careers as public service leaders. On April 20, she will find out if she’ll receive this prestigious scholarship from the Truman Foundation, a living memorial to the country’s 33rd president.
Mar 21, 2018 9:30 AM Northwest Ohio colleges and universities enter into regional partnership
Six public colleges and universities in northwest Ohio entered into a compact reaffirming their commitment to working collectively and collaboratively to educate residents in northwest Ohio March 20. As a result of this partnership, students are likely to see enhanced career counseling, internship and co-op, and academic opportunities.
Mar 21, 2018 9:00 AM Art Supply Depo hosting photo exhibit by BGSU alumna
Art Supply Depo, 435 E. Wooster St. in Bowling Green, is hosting "Test Plot," a 13-photo exhibit by BGSU alumna Bianca Garza, a 2012 graduate in visual communication technology. Juxtaposing the natural with the manmade, Garza’s images of found objects are disturbing but subtle reminders of society’s effects on earth.
Mar 20, 2018 10:00 AM BGSU graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Two Bowling Green State University graduate programs have again appeared in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Grad School Rankings. The University’s part-time MBA program was ranked 163, up 41 points from last year. Additionally, the Report ranked BGSU’s graduate program in education at 124, up 11 points.
Mar 19, 2018 9:53 AM Writer flexes his creative muscles
BGSU alumnus Marc Sumerak, perhaps best known for his work in comic books, is flexing his creative muscles by digging deeper into his favorite pop culture worlds. He has done so most recently through “The Art of Harry Potter,” a coffee table book published by Insight Editions in November.
Mar 19, 2018 7:00 AM BGSU graduate students lend their musical talents to area youth
Graduate students from BGSU's College of Musical Arts conduct, rehearse and instruct area middle school and high school students each week in the music building. The academy band meets every Sunday, and now has more than 150 students participating, with some driving from as far as an hour away.
Mar 16, 2018 3:25 PM International Film Series Looks at Exile and Migration
The International Film Series kicks off the spring schedule with two directors introducing their films, on March 22 and March 29. The 2018 series’ theme is exile and migration. All eight films begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Gish Film Theater at Hanna Hall.
Mar 16, 2018 3:10 PM Art, Diversity, Experiences of Community Examined and Celebrated
The 23rd annual Latino/a/x Issues Conference on March 21 promises to be both a celebration and study of the arts and diversity within the Latino community, with special emphasis on the work of student researchers at the joint eStrella (Student Research on Latino/a/x and Latin American Studies) Conference.
Mar 16, 2018 3:00 PM Teaching Ohioans Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare for the possibility of severe weather, including lightning, flooding, flash flooding, tornadoes and extreme heat. BGSU’s Emergency Management offers tips to prepare.
Mar 15, 2018 1:00 PM BGSU Opera Theater to present ‘Così fan tutte’
“Così fan tutte,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comic opera about the foibles and frailties of people young and old, comes to the BGSU Opera Theater stage March 23 and 25. Voice students in the College of Musical Arts perform in a joint production with the Department of Theatre and Film.
Mar 14, 2018 2:05 PM 12th Annual Teaching and Learning Summit
The University’s 12th annual Teaching and Learning Summit take place March 28 and 29 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the conference will bring together members of the University community to discuss and strategize ways to support and elevate teaching and student learning.
Mar 14, 2018 2:00 PM BGSU students successful at Model European Union Simulation
BGSU Model European Union simulation team had excellent results at the 2018 conference Feb. 16-17 hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. BGSU teams earned a first-place award and an honorable mention. This year’s issues deeply challenged core values of the European Union, said adviser Dr. Stefan Fritsch, political science
Mar 14, 2018 10:00 AM Voices at BGSU to perform March 16
Voices at BGSU, a student choral ensemble, will join Metropolitan Opera star and Ohio native Kathleen Battle in her performance at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater March 16. The performance is part of the Toledo Symphony’s North Star Festival.
Mar 12, 2018 9:00 AM Meet the 2018 Hatchlings
Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses in a format similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank.” The event will be streamed to Hatch watch parties across the country.
Mar 9, 2018 2:28 PM BGSU wins multiple 2018 Addy Awards
BGSU brought home gold, silver and bronze awards at the recent Addy Awards. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation Toledo, the annual event recognizes creativity in marketing, advertising and publications. The Office of Marketing and Communications team had wins in multiple divisions, and students also won several awards.
Mar 9, 2018 2:22 PM Collet book explores schools’ potential for helping immigrants assimilate
Dr. Bruce Collet, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education program, has a new book, “Migration, Religion, and Schooling in Liberal Democratic States,” in which he lays out recommendations on how schools can help facilitate immigrants’ integration.
Mar 7, 2018 1:00 PM Kuhlin Center receives award
The Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center, home of Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication, has been selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Design for Renovation/Modernization award by American School & University magazine. The former South Hall underwent a complete renovation and adding a new wing.
Mar 5, 2018 2:00 PM BGSU to host ‘Captives in Gray’ March 15
Bowling Green State University’s Center for Archival Collections will host Roger Pickenpaugh March 15 as he talks about the Civil War and his award-winning book, “Johnson’s Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers.” Pickenpaugh is the winner of the center’s 2016 Local History Publication Award.
Mar 5, 2018 9:22 AM BGSU Firelands Falcon blasting into med school
Not many high school students can say they received their associates degree just weeks after receiving their high school diploma. Thanks to Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, Kimble Arnold, who started out at BGSU Firelands, was able to do just that, and even more.
Mar 5, 2018 9:16 AM From backyard football to the Super Bowl
BGSU alumnus Ryan Maddocks ’12 worked his second Super Bowl this year, this time as video assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles. His first was as an NFL Films intern in 2013. Maddocks has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, now known as media production and studies.
Mar 5, 2018 9:15 AM BGSU graphic design’s Jenn Stucker named to 2018 watch list
Jenn Stucker, graphic design associate professor and chair, was named to the 2018 watch list by Graphic Design USA publication which identifies top graphic designers who embody the spirit of the creative community in talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service.
Mar 4, 2018 1:34 PM BGSU sweeps Ferris State in first round of WCHA playoffs
The BGSU hockey team advanced to the second round of the WCHA playoffs Saturday, March 3, with a 5-2 victory over Ferris State at Slater Family Ice Arena. The Falcons took a 3-0 lead and tallied two insurance goals in the third period to earn a sweep over the Bulldogs.
Feb 28, 2018 3:55 PM Sarah Bednarski Joins Marketing and Communication Staff
Sarah Bednarski has joined the University as the new director of marketing and communications and University spokesperson. Bednarski comes to BGSU from Mercy Health, where she held several leadership roles in marketing and communications for the past 17 years. Most recently, she served as public relations director, leading a team of professionals across Ohio and Kentucky.
Feb 28, 2018 3:50 PM Chinese Troupe to Share Culture and Goodwill
As part of a cultural exchange, a Yanshan University group from China will perform at Bowling Green State University and other northwest Ohio universities beginning March 12. The Yanshan University Performance Troupe will present “Whispering Dreams of a Spring Breeze,” demonstrating Chinese dance, music and martial arts.
Feb 28, 2018 3:40 PM Feminist Author Highlights Women's History Month Events
BGSU celebrates both the 40th anniversary of its Women’s Studies program and Women’s History Month with a visit by famed feminist author Susan Brownmiller, a panel discussion among alumnae of the program, a student research conference and a film series.
Feb 26, 2018 11:30 AM BGSU forensic researchers reduce danger of fentanyl exposure
Dr. Travis Worst and Noah Froelich discovered that the laundry detergent OxiClean can remove all traces of fentanyl from lab surfaces. The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation located at BGSU promptly recommended to Ohio law enforcement agencies that OxiClean be used when the potent drug might be encountered.
Feb 26, 2018 11:00 AM Postcard from Abroad: Beijing
A group of Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning students from BGSU visited Beijing. Not only were the students able to experience landmarks such as the Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China, but also learned calligraphy, sat in on an event planning class and took a traditional tea class.
Feb 26, 2018 9:30 AM Renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw to perform at BGSU
Soprano Dawn Upshaw, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will visit BGSU March 18-20 as the 2018 Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies. Upshaw and her pianist, Gilbert Kalish, will present a public recital on March 18 and give master classes in voice and piano to BGSU students.
Feb 23, 2018 4:15 PM Honorary Degrees, Faculty Titles, Bestowed by Trustees
At its Feb. 23 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees moved to confer honorary degrees upon alumni Maryrose Sylvester and James Bailey, who will be recognized at BGSU commencement ceremonies. Honorary faculty titles were approved for Drs. Susan Brown, sociology, and James Albert, mathematics and statistics.
Feb 23, 2018 4:00 PM Facilities Named, Improvements Planned
The BGSU Board of Trustees on Feb. 23 approved a new B.A. in respiratory care degree at BGSU Firelands, set room and board rates for 2018-19, and approved funding for facility renovations and repairs. It also named a number of campus spaces in honor of donor support.
Feb 23, 2018 1:41 PM Rogers named as next BGSU president
Dr. Rodney Rogers is BGSU’s new president. The BGSU Board of Trustees promoted him permanently to the post at its meeting Feb. 23. Rogers was named interim president in December 2017 and assumed the role on Jan. 1. He served most recently as provost and senior vice president since 2012.
Feb 21, 2018 2:50 PM BGSU Hockey set for final regular-season series
Heading into the final series of the regular season, the Bowling Green State University hockey team (19-9-6 overall, 16-5-5 in the WCHA) already has clinched at least a No. 3 seed for the WCHA playoffs against an opponent yet to be determined.
Feb 21, 2018 2:24 PM Alumna named Miss Scuba International
BGSU alumna Brittany Novick shares ocean conservation message through professional opportunities with the National Marine Mammal Foundation and as Miss Scuba International. The foundation position also allows her to network with like-minded women around the world.
Feb 21, 2018 1:55 PM New Graduate Program Addresses Need for Nursing Home Administrators
Bowling Green State University is answering the call for a better pathway to becoming a licensed long-term-care administrator with its new graduate specialization in that area. The program expands BGSU’s interdisciplinary master’s degree program in gerontology, the only one in Ohio. Graduates will be prepared to sit for licensing exams.
Feb 19, 2018 2:41 PM Alumnus pays it forward with BGSU students
Geoffrey Radbill ’68 found his experience at BGSU life changing and believes his time at the university helped set the stage for his future success. He retired in 2003 as senior vice president and chief operating officer of retail distribution at AXA-Equitable after 36 years with the company.
Feb 18, 2018 7:30 AM Postcard from Abroad: Audra DeLaney
Back from 10 days circumnavigating Puerto Rico on a tall ship, BGSU public relations student Audra DeLaney connects lessons she learned during a maritime studies program to her field of study.
Feb 16, 2018 3:06 PM BGSU alumna spends 2017 working around the globe
BGSU graphic design 2009 alumna Michelle Henry spent a month living and working in each of 12 cities around the world in 2017 as part of the "Remote Year" program. She telecommuted to her art director job with the University of Southern California while immersing herself in different cultures.
Feb 14, 2018 2:50 PM Mantra Percussion to Perform in Kobacker Hall
Percussion sextet Mantra Percussion returns to BGSU for a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. The group’s performance is part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and is free.
Feb 14, 2018 2:50 PM Songbirds may tune in to mental health treatment
Alumna Dr. Lauren Riters returns to Bowling Green State University Feb. 21 to share her research on how the social interaction of songbirds is relevant to human mental health. She will present the 2018 J. P. Scott Center Jaak Panksepp Lecture.
Feb 14, 2018 2:45 PM BGSU is one of the safest colleges in the U.S.
BGSU is ranked 32nd on the 2018 list of Safest Colleges in America, and one of only two universities in Ohio ranked in the top 100. The ranking was created using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics.
Feb 14, 2018 1:14 PM Happy Valentine's Day from BGSU
Happy Valentine's Day, Falcons! Freddie had a date for Valentine's Day, but it didn't go as he had planned. Here's hoping BGSU students have a better day than Freddie did. But, hey, at least he got to drink so coffee, right?
Feb 12, 2018 9:00 AM BGSU welcomes business students from China
Bowling Green State University has been working with Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China since 2014 to develop an exchange system for students and teachers to experience education in a different culture. This, however, is the first year that TPU students are at BGSU.
Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM Africana Studies Research Conference Highlights Student Research
The Africana Studies Program welcomes back to campus award-winning filmmaker Gaston Kaboré of Burkina Faso as artist-in-residence and the keynote speaker for the 20th annual “Student Research Conference and Luncheon: Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies.” The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Feb 9, 2018 4:00 PM Sport Management Alliance scores at Super Bowl LII
A group of 32 students from Bowling Green State University’s Sport Management Alliance spent the week leading up to the Super Bowl at the Convention Center in Minneapolis volunteering at the NFL Super Bowl Experience and at U.S. Bank Stadium on the day of the big game.
Feb 7, 2018 4:35 PM Falter Thomas reaches out to colleagues in Peru
Dr. Angela Falter Thomas, an associate professor of education, is using her faculty improvement leave this year to write a textbook to fill a void in middle childhood education. But she has also traveled to Peru to provide professional development for teachers who do not have the resources we do.
Feb 7, 2018 11:00 AM BGSU faculty member to serve as national expert on harmful algal blooms
BGSU Associate Professor Timothy Davis will serve as a national expert at upcoming harmful algal bloom summits in New York. As part of this role, he will share best practices and help develop solutions to combat the threat harmful algal blooms pose for New York’s lakes.
Feb 5, 2018 10:30 AM Amy Shore '86 profiled in Fortune magazine
Bowling Green State University alumna Amy Shore ’86, president of property and casualty sales and distribution at Nationwide, was recently profiled in Fortune magazine. The magazine recognized Nationwide in its 100 Best Workplaces for Women at No. 50, and Shore is one of the company’s highest-ranking female executives.
Feb 5, 2018 9:00 AM BGSU alumnus named Young Music Educator of the Year
The Ohio Music Education Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year award was created four years ago to recognize and honor members for excellence in music education. Each year since its creation, a Bowling Green State University graduate has won. This year’s award goes to Ryan Hurd ’14.
Feb 2, 2018 3:30 PM Faulkner Book Urges A More Physical Feminism
Dr. Sandra Faulkner’s new book, “Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment,” brings poetic inquiry, ethnography and feminist analysis to the study of women runners of all identities and how they fit or do not fit cultural expectations. Faulkner makes the case against a mind/body spit and for a more physical feminism.
Feb 2, 2018 12:01 PM Jennifer Higdon ’86 scores again at 2018 Grammy Awards
BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon won the Best Contemporary Classical Composition Grammy Award for a second time, for "Viola Concerto." The piece was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute of Music. It was performed by soloist Roberto Díaz with the Nashville Symphony and conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.
Jan 31, 2018 5:00 PM Black History Month events look ‘beyond the dream’
With the start of February, Bowling Green State University’s “Beyond ‘The Dream’” series focuses on Black History Month. From movies at the Gish Film Theater to guest speakers and musicians and an academic conference, the month provides a variety of opportunities to share in the African-American experience.
Jan 31, 2018 3:30 PM At a loss for words
“The Language Archive” comes to the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, presented by the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film. Sara Chambers directs playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered.
Jan 30, 2018 10:14 AM 'Pitch Perfect' actress pays it forward
BGSU alumna Nicole Lovince '09 stopped by campus to meet with theater and film students to share her career experiences. Lovince, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Kori in the movie "Pitch Perfect," also has landed roles and several TV shows and other movies and short films.
Jan 30, 2018 10:11 AM Two SIC SIC members revealed at hockey game
BGSU students Austin Gilbert, who portrayed Captain Planet, and Natasha Flesher, who portrayed Groot, were revealed as the senior members of the school spirit group that originated in 1946. Both students were happy to share in the longtime tradition and help spread good cheer among their fellow students.
Jan 29, 2018 11:39 AM Mitch McLain is up for Hobey Baker, Hockey Humanitarian awards
Not only is Mitch McLain the team captain of the BGSU hockey team but he leads the team in scoring 13 goals this season and also leads his teammates by example. He has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, and is a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Jan 26, 2018 4:30 PM Kalaf-Hughes and Cravens in Wikipedia Fellows pilot
BGSU political science faculty members Drs. Niki Kalaf-Hughes and R.G. Cravens have been named to a new Wikipedia Fellows pilot aimed at involving academics as subject-matter experts to help ensure that entries are accurate and bring more rigor and diversity to the online resource.
Jan 25, 2018 2:07 PM BGSU mediation team earns national recognition
Bowling Green State University has become a recognized leader in intercollegiate mediation tournaments held by the International Alternative Dispute Association. In 2017 BGSU finished first in the nation in the Advocate-Client category and fifth in the Mediator category, and six team members were named All-American Mediators out of a total of 35.
Jan 25, 2018 1:57 PM Annual Scholar Day attracts top students and their families
Each year, the Honors College collaborates with the Office of Admissions to welcome nearly 350 prospective Honors students and their families to campus for Scholar Day. In addition, 60 of the highest achieving students get to interview for the Alumni Laureate Scholarship and the Presidential Scholars Award.
Jan 24, 2018 10:00 AM Semester at Sea changes how BGSU student ‘lives her life’
Usually the only sharks or elephants that students encounter during their time at Bowling Green State University are the opposing teams’ mascots at sporting events. Not so for junior Allie Laber, who spent the fall semester at sea during one of the many study abroad programs the University offers students.
Jan 22, 2018 4:34 PM Taking it to the top
Once again, the Bowling Green State University Spirit Program has returned victorious from national championships. The weekend of Jan. 13-14, both the Cheerleading Team and Dance Team competed at the Universal Cheer Association and Universal Dance Association National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida.
Jan 22, 2018 8:00 AM BGSU Honors College project led to Brighter Connections Theatre
While the use of theater as therapy may be unexpected to some, that’s exactly what BGSU alumna Katie O’Leary '15 is doing with Brighter Connections Theatre in Dayton. Originally a part of her honors project, O’Leary began Brighter Connections as a way to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jan 19, 2018 3:25 PM ‘See the Difference. Be the Difference’
“See the Difference. Be the Difference” is the theme of a striking artwork crowning the recent renovation of the Health and Human Services Building. Created by award-winning Akron artist Bonnie Cohen, the mosaic represents the mission of the College of Health and Human Services.
Jan 19, 2018 11:00 AM BGSU professor emeritus named to ‘50 Most Influential Living Psychologists’ list
Kenneth Pargament, Bowling Green State University Professor Emeritus of psychology, has been named to the Best Schools’ list of “50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World.” Best School creates lists like this to help prospective students make choices in their academic careers.
Jan 18, 2018 10:36 AM BGSU celebrates 10th annual MLK Day of Service
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 800 students, faculty and staff volunteered 2,700 hours of service time to 35 partners in northwest Ohio communities for the 10th annual Day of Service at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 16, 2018 9:30 AM BGSU art alumna frames own cartoon career
Geneva Hodgson, a 2010 Bowling Green State University School of Art alumna, has loved watching and drawing cartoons for as long as she can remember. She started on a more traditional art education path, but ended up being true to her heart and landing a job at Cartoon Network.
Jan 16, 2018 9:00 AM The view from South Africa
College Student Personnel graduate student Ayanna Byers gained a deeper understanding of her identity and of helping others during an internship at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. The experience has helped her as a SMART mentor at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 10, 2018 4:45 PM Students get up-close view of science at kids’ tech university
Registration is open for the 2018 Kids' Tech University (KTU) program at BGSU. The science-outreach program brings children between the ages of 9 and 12 together with nationally and internationally recognized scientists who present exciting, interactive sessions — including BGSU geologist Dr. Anita Simic, an expert on remote sensing.
Jan 10, 2018 3:45 PM Food scholar keynote speaker of bgsu’s ‘beyond “the dream”’ series
Dr. Jessica B. Harris, a preeminent scholar of the food of the African Diaspora, will serve as keynote speaker for the University’s “Beyond ‘The Dream’ 2018” series of events. Also in the series, BGSU alumna Dr. Marsha Bordner and her husband, Dr. Harold Brown, will share their book, “Keep Your Airspeed Up.”
Jan 9, 2018 2:35 PM BGSU has three online programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Three of BGSU programs were nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 9. BGSU’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 31st in the country, while the University’s online bachelor’s and education programs rank 77th and 88th, respectively.
Jan 5, 2018 2:52 PM BGSU faculty member to advise EPA
Bowling Green State University Associate Professor Timothy Davis was recently appointed to the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to EPA’s Office of Research and Development on its research programs.
Jan 5, 2018 2:45 PM Faces behind the Flag: BGSU graduate student Amelia Amemate challenges Ghanaian cultural norms
Amelia Amedela Amemate never planned to study American culture. She was interested in international relations, law and women’s rights. She majored in political science and minored in archaeology during her undergraduate studies in her home, Ghana. Yet, it was her hair that played a role in her coming to BGSU.
Jan 5, 2018 2:38 PM Finding a path to scientific discovery
The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is one of two organizations nationwide to receive renewed funding from the Army Educational Outreach Program. The $200,000 grant will help increase the number of students participating in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, working with two area high schools.
A new insight into the beetle-fungus symbiosis
Dr. Vipaporn Phuntamart, an associate professor in biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, and doctoral students Gayathri Beligala and Satyaki Ghosh contributed to the paper “Symbiont selection via alcohol benefits fungus farming by ambrosia beetles,” which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Over the weekend, Falcon fans learned the identities of Freddie and Frieda Falcon. Bowling Green State University students Brian Chaney, Spencer Lockwood, Bailee Jesse and Christine Nelson talk about what it was like to represent the University as everyone's favorite mascots.
Postcards from Abroad: Cole Highhouse
Bowling Green State University individualized studies student Cole Highhouse spent the spring semester on an exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University. Highhouse said the experience gave him a unique perspective on values held outside of the United States that will set him apart from others in his future career.
Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM From BGSU's public health program to the Peace Corp
Isaac Sakyi ’15 is making a difference abroad as a Peace Corps community health volunteer on the island nation of Vanuatu. Using the knowledge gained from Bowling Green State University’s public health program and his internship experience, Sakyi is effectively planning and administering health education programs to residents in a remote village called Lolovange with a population of 200, where he has been for the past 18 months.
Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM Ninth Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium
The College of Health and Human Services’ Food and Nutrition program held their 9th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium November 3, 2017. More than 130 dietitians, students and health professionals attended to expand their knowledge of nutrition.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Co-op experience builds confidence and career in construction
Like most students, Yasimin Kelly from BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering was preparing herself for life after graduation to ensure that she had enough experience to get a job. After participating in a construction management co-op, Kelly succeeded in landing that job before graduation.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Co-op program celebrates golden anniversary
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Cooperative Education Program in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. The BGSU mission is to prepare students for lifelong career growth and the college supports that mission by encouraging experiential learning opportunities through mandatory co-op requirements.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Hansford library
Father and son alumni continue their series of designs for local Little Free Libraries based on the national program of “take a book, leave a book.” Patrick Hansford and Nicholas Hansford graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture respectively.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM School of the Built Environment founded with new director
The School of the Built Environment housed within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, comprises of the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Department of Construction Management, two units of established histories, collaborations and synergies. Beginning spring semester 2018, Dr. Arsenio Rodrigues is poised to take on the leadership reins of the school in the capacity of director.
Dec 18, 2017 8:47 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU offered Gabrielle Yarbrough opportunities to excel and help
Gabrielle Yarbrough’s business degree specialization - finance and insurance with a minor in business pre-law - is often associated more with analytics than with soft skills. But the Akron, Ohio, native said a focal point of her BGSU experience has been her interactions with other people, especially helping other students.
Dec 15, 2017 2:13 PM BGSU celebrates graduation of more than 950 students
Nearly a thousand students now hold the title “alumni” after their graduation from Bowling Green State University this weekend. The University held two ceremonies at the Stroh Center on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, marking its 290th graduation.
Dec 15, 2017 2:00 PM A look at refugees past and present
“Refugees: Past and Present,” a one day symposium at BGSU, explored stories of displacement and settling refugees, and a discussion about the future of the global refugee situation.
Dec 15, 2017 1:17 PM Doug Good ’90: Leadership skills can never be undervalued
Doug Good graduated from BGSU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. Good is passionate about BGSU and is Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for the University. He addressed the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development during the December 16 commencement ceremony at the Stroh Center.
Dec 15, 2017 1:00 PM STEM education: An important focus
BGSU offers several STEM education activities throughout the year as a way to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math younger students.
Dec 15, 2017 12:46 PM ‘Reflect on your experiences’
BGSU alumna Vandana Pednekar-Magal encouraged students in Friday’s commencement ceremony to reflect on their experiences, think about life’s lessons and remember that they can make a difference in the world. She earned her master’s degree in interpersonal communication and doctoral degree in communication studies from BGSU in 1989 and 2000, respectively.
Dec 15, 2017 11:57 AM Mills named to Ohio Aviation Association board
Dr. Russell W. Mills, an associate professor of aviation studies and political science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Aviation Association, the association announced Dec. 13. The organization is the voice of aviation in Ohio and serves to advocate for all the Ohio airports.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM A role model for excellence
At the University’s December commencement ceremonies at the Stroh Center, BGSU’s convocation center and basketball arena, the University presented an honorary doctorate of business administration to Allen W. Schmidhorst after whom the Schmidthorst Pavilion at the Stroh is named, in honor of his leadership gift for the facility and his ongoing support of the University.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Hands-on experience serves BGSU architecture major well
Khoa Truong’s father and grandfather were both carpenters in Vietnam and he grew up taking art classes through grade school and high school. When deciding on what to study at BGSU, he figured architecture was the perfect blend of his family’s background and his talents.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Looking at life through a language lens benefits Clune
Tarynn Clune knew early in high school she wanted to study speech language pathology in college. By the time she was ready to look at colleges, Bowling Green State University quickly jumped to the top of her list of Ohio state schools.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Leadership exemplified
At Bowling Green State University’s December commencement ceremonies, the University bestowed an honorary doctorate of liberal arts upon one of its distinguished alumni, C. Raymond Marvin of McLean, Virginia. The degree recognizes his leadership in business and as a community member and his encouragement of those attributes in young people.
Dec 13, 2017 2:16 PM Tech-savvy students help older adults learn technology
For the past five years, students in Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad’s classes have been helping older adults get comfortable with technology. The partnership with the Wood County Committee on Aging and the Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green fills a community need and meets learning outcomes.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU contemporary music program sets the stage for Hong-Da Chin
Hong-Da Chin started playing the Chinese flute when he was a 10-year-old boy living in Kajang, Malaysia. Now, as he is set to graduate with a Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary music from BGSU, he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the United States.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU’s HIED program allows Ardy Gonyer to ‘evolve as a professional’
The evolution of beauty pageant contestant to a world-champion karate kid to a doctoral candidate, might sound like sound like a stretch for some, but not for Howard “Ardy” Gonyer, who is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Ph.D. from the Higher Education Administration (HIED) program.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Research experience forges path toward career goals
Erica Eskins from Bellevue, Ohio, started working in labs starting in her freshman year to gain the experiences that helped determine the best-suited career for her, combining microbiology and public health as a way to help populations.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
BGSU will celebrate its 290th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 15) and Saturday (Dec. 16). The December graduating class includes 954 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 56 will be presented associate degrees and 682 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 142 have received honors for their high grade point averages.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM Falcon Tuition Guarantee Plan approved by BGSU board
Beginning in fall 2018, prospective Bowling Green State University students and their parents will know with more certainty what their four-year educational costs will be, thanks to the Falcon Tuition Guarantee Plan. The plan calls for locks on tuition, course and class fees, and room and board plan rates for the duration of students’ undergraduate careers.
Dec 8, 2017 2:00 PM President announces her next chapter
Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey has announced that she will be stepping down as president on Dec. 31. She will continue to assist with the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and help with the transition to her successor.
Dec 7, 2017 9:46 AM Long-term ties to BGSU
A random collection of students who met as dorm mates at BGSU’s Offenhauer Towers in the 1970s forged an unusually lasting bond. They remain close to this day, getting together for regular reunions that are usually scheduled in conjunction with a Falcon football game.
Dec 6, 2017 4:18 PM BGSU basketball teams off to strong starts this season
The BGSU men's basketball team is off to a hot start this season as the Falcons have compiled a 7-3 record through the first 10 games of the season. The women’s basketball team defeated Xavier 63-53 Dec. 6 at the Stroh Center to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Dec 6, 2017 4:01 PM 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Inducted
Five new members were inducted into the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame on October 20, bringing membership up to 235 individuals. Ginny (McGee) Beneke ‘76, Liz (Vrabel) Knoblauch ‘06, Chuck McCampbell ‘59, Curt Miller and Nolan Reimold make up the 2017 class of Falcon Hall of Famers, which is the 51st class to be inducted. Their years of exceptional contributions to their sports, Falcon Athletics and the University as a whole were honored in a special ceremony that took place at the Stroh Center, as well as various other athletic events over the course of the 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend.
Dec 6, 2017 9:43 AM BGSU College of Business named among nation’s top 50 business programs
The Bowling Green State University College of Business has been named among the nation’s top 50 business programs by Poets&Quants for Undergrads. Poets&Quants for Undergrads, an online publication for undergraduate business education news, unveiled its second annual Best Undergraduate Business Programs on Dec. 5.
Dec 4, 2017 8:47 AM Dean Pees ’72 sacks the competition with his BGSU education degree
Dean Pees ’72 has learned quite a few things during his 45-year coaching career that began after he graduated from BGSU. Doing things his way includes using skills he learned at BGSU that helped him become a teacher and then a coach who has two Super Bowl rings.
Dec 4, 2017 8:32 AM Restoration Ecology students gain skills through service-learning
The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that the University is carefully returning to its native state.
Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM Flight Team Soars
The BGSU Flight Team recently earned the Safety Award and made it into the top 10 in five out of nine events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference Region III competition. The team also had eight top 10 finishers.
Dec 2, 2017 12:00 PM Letting her voice be heard
Anna Sakairoun, Voices at BGSU president, and members of the group will start a five-day winter tour in Atlanta on Dec. 15. During the trip, they will sing, engage in community service and learn about the rich musical history of the city.
Nov 29, 2017 2:58 PM ArtsX wrapped up in a world of make believe
“Make. Believe.” is the theme of the 13th annual ArtsX, a free, family-fun event that showcases the art, music and acting talents of BGSU students, faculty, alumni and staff. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center.
Nov 28, 2017 11:30 AM 'Keep Your Airspeed Up'
Dr. Marsha Bordner, BGSU alumna and president emerita of Terra State Community College, has captured the remarkable career of her husband, Harold Brown, in “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.” Brown, 93, served his country in the military and later expanded opportunities for Ohio college students.
Nov 28, 2017 11:15 AM Speech and Hearing Clinic to serve Wood County veterans
Bowling Green State University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic is in the early stages of a new initiative to support Wood County veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. A $10,000 grant from the Resurrecting Lives Foundation has made this work possible.
Nov 19, 2017 12:15 AM Alumnus’ vision for Detroit is 20/20
Bowling Green State University alumnus Michael Swafford, a Detroit native, returned home after graduation, primarily because that’s where his support system was. But he quickly found a place giving back to the community he loves, both through personal efforts and through GM2020, which has a strong community service component.
Nov 19, 2017 12:15 AM Flying Falcon
When Logan Riley entered Bowling Green State University’s aviation program as a freshman in August, he had something that most of his classmates did not. He was already a licensed pilot.
Nov 19, 2017 12:00 AM BGSU’s student leaders sticking together
Each year, PLA cohorts are encouraged to take on leadership roles so they can share their experiences and cultivate their life-learning skills with others. All of them have been exceptional, but the 2014 cohort has managed to do something none of the others has accomplished: It has 100 percent retention.
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 25, 2017 9:00 AM Winter Wheat Festival celebrates literary camaraderie
“Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing” celebrates its 17th anniversary Nov. 2-4. Winter Wheat will take place on the Bowling Green campus and will include guest readings, nearly 50 writing workshops, Q&A sessions with authors, a book fair of literary journals and presses and an open mic opportunity.
Oct 24, 2017 4:00 PM 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.
Oct 23, 2017 2:00 PM 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.
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 2:00 PM 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.
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 4, 2017 9:00 AM 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.
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 12:00 PM Crawford to join BGSU as executive in residence
Longtime sports broadcaster and BGSU alumnus Jay Crawford '87 has joined the University as an executive in residence. Jay Crawford will share his journey with students, faculty, staff and the community.
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 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 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 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 7, 2017 3:04 PM ‘Well Born’ heads toward premiere
The Studio Experience class offers BGSU students in film production the opportunity to take part in making a short film, and to play a variety of roles over the course of its three semesters, from pre-production to production to post-production. This year’s film is “Well Born,” a science fiction tale.
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.