Mar 24, 2012 4:36 PM International partnerships earn Cassara award
From Bowling Green State University to universities in North Africa, students and faculty have benefitted from the efforts of Dr. Catherine Cassara, an associate professor of journalism. Cassara was presented the Faculty Senate’s Distinguished Service Award at the Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.
Mar 30, 2011 4:28 PM Seniors recognized at Fine Arts Exhibition
Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate art students received recognition for their work at the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception on March 19. School of Art Director Katerina Ray handed out 13 awards at the event.
Mar 29, 2011 4:30 PM WBGU-TV welcomes new ‘Northwest Ohio Journal’ host
Melissa Andrews will join WBGU-TV as the new host of “Northwest Ohio Journal,” a weekly public affairs program focusing on legislative, education, health and economic issues currently affecting northwest and west central Ohio.
Mar 28, 2011 4:35 PM Seasoned administrator chosen to lead Technology
Dr. Faris Malhas, a professor and dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences at West Virginia University-Institute of Technology, will be the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology, Provost Ken Borland has announced. He will begin his position at BSGU on June 15.
Mar 28, 2011 4:34 PM BGSU names dean of College of Musical Arts
Dr. Jeffrey Showell, a professor and director of the School of Music at James Madison University, has been appointed the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. Dr. Kenneth Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement March 28 following a national search. Showell’s appointment becomes effective June 30.
Mar 28, 2011 4:32 PM Baker Lecture addresses social marketing
“Using Social Marketing to Strengthen Public Health Policies” is the focus for the 12th Annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on Thursday, March 31.
Mar 24, 2011 4:46 PM Creative economy focus of new documentary
A new documentary from WBGU-TV puts a spotlight on the importance of arts industries to northwest Ohio. “Creative Economy of Northwest Ohio” is a 30-minute documentary that showcases the economic and community impact of the region’s arts and culture and features interviews with cultural, state and business leaders.
Mar 24, 2011 4:44 PM Yang named ‘Outstanding Young Scholar'
Bowling Green State University has conferred the title “Outstanding Young Scholar” on one of its most productive faculty members, Dr. Weidong Yang, biological sciences. Since coming to the University in 2007, he has determinedly pursued his research into the means by which single molecules pass through the infinitesimal opening into the nucleus of a cell.
Mar 24, 2011 4:42 PM Fallon named Distinguished Teaching Professor
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Fleming Fallon a Distinguished Teaching Professor of public and allied health. Fallon has taught in the College of Health and Human Services at BGSU since 1997, beginning as the inaugural and only full-time faculty member in the program for its first five years.
Mar 24, 2011 4:41 PM Shields honored for expert leadership
As chair of Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film, Dr. Ronald Shields has forged connections and collaborations with other arts-related departments on campus and beyond that have expanded students’ and faculty’s scholarship and creative endeavors.
Mar 24, 2011 4:39 PM ‘Digital Mirror’ reflects Blair’s collaboration
Helping girls to understand and use the “digital mirror” of computer technology to create and represent their digital identities has reflected back numerous successes for Dr. Kristine Blair, chair of the Bowling Green State University English department. The most recent is the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work, presented at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.
Mar 24, 2011 4:37 PM Mentorship award winner extends help
It takes a nurturing and thus generous nature to be a mentor. In the case of Bowling Green State University’s Dr. Janet Hartley, her mentorship has extended to a colleague in another department.
Mar 23, 2011 5:01 PM Shift to oceanographic study leads to award
Dr. George Bullerjahn, a professor of biological sciences, was honored by Bowling Green State University with the Olscamp Research Award at the University’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.
Mar 23, 2011 4:59 PM BGSU Festival Series closes with River North
The River North Chicago Dance Company will close Bowling Green State University’s Festival Series with a performance at 8 p.m. April 7 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Mar 23, 2011 4:57 PM BGSU gets close to $1 million to bolster education
A nearly $1 million grant to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in northwest Ohio school districts has been awarded to Bowling Green State University on behalf of the Northwest Ohio STEM Consortium. Ensuring that all students graduate with a solid knowledge of the subjects known collectively as STEM is considered critical for fostering the development and growth of the most promising businesses and vital for the economic strength and success of the region.
Mar 23, 2011 4:55 PM BGSU students name Robert DeBard Master Teacher
Dr. Robert DeBard admits he’s had a “backwards” career. DeBard, an associate professor of higher education and college student personnel programs at Bowling Green State University, went to Indiana University with the intention of earning a Ph.D., joining a liberal arts institution and teaching English while writing the “Great American Novel.”
Mar 23, 2011 4:53 PM Gupta honored for lifetime achievement
He’s considered an “international superstar” in the field of statistical research, with a varied and long list of accomplishments to his credit. On March 22, Dr. Arjun Gupta, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, received the Lifetime Achievement Recognition at Bowling Green State University’s Faculty Recognition Dinner and with it, a $1,000 cash prize.
Mar 23, 2011 4:52 PM Vincent recognized for community involvement
He’s recognized as one of Bowling Green State University’s most productive scholars, but Dr. Robert Vincent, a professor of geology, is equally active in the Bowling Green community. Vincent’s service was recognized on March 22 when he received the Community Involvement Award during BGSU’s Faculty Recognition Dinner.
Mar 23, 2011 4:50 PM Center for Teaching and Learning recognized
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was recognized for its outstanding commitment to faculty development on March 22 during Bowling Green State University’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner. The office was awarded the BGSU Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award.
Mar 23, 2011 4:48 PM Jazz Week 2011 kicks off March 28
The sounds of piano, trombone and jazz combos will fill the air at Bowling Green State University starting March 28 as Jazz Week 2011 kicks off.
Mar 22, 2011 5:03 PM Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey named BGSU’s 11th president
Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey will be Bowling Green State University’s next president. The BGSU Board of Trustees voted Tuesday, March 22, to name her to the post.
Mar 21, 2011 2:00 PM Opera Theater to present ‘A Little Night Music'
The musical that gave us such enduring songs as “Send in the Clowns” will be performed by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater this week. “A Little Night Music” will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (March 24-26), and at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 27) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Mar 18, 2011 2:04 PM BGSU sets room, board rates for fall
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees set new room and board rates for fall 2011 at its March 18 meeting.
Mar 18, 2011 2:01 PM Top science students to compete at symposium
Ohio’s best high school students in science and math will be recognized at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 24 and 25. The event will be held in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Mar 17, 2011 2:05 PM Obama names alumnus to advisory board
Shantanu Narayen, Bowling Green State University alumnus and president and CEO of Adobe Systems, Inc., has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on a new advisory board meant to help streamline government operations and better serve taxpayers.
Mar 16, 2011 2:07 PM Suicide prevention focus of conference
A combination of nationally known leaders and local experts in suicide prevention will be part of the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition Conference on April 29. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the French Quarter Holiday Inn in Perrysburg and is offered by the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition, assisted by Bowling Green State University’s office of Continuing & Extended Education.
Mar 16, 2011 2:06 PM Work by student filmmakers chosen for festivals
Bowling Green State University student filmmakers will see their work on the big screen at two upcoming festivals.
Mar 15, 2011 2:09 PM BGSU programs recognized nationally
Two national publications have recognized Bowling Green State University in their recent rankings.
Mar 14, 2011 2:13 PM Refugees topic of BGSU exhibit, panel discussion
A photo-documentary exhibit opening March 18 in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery provides viewers a window into the daily lives of some of the newest - and least familiar - Americans. After fleeing civil war, political persecution and ethnic strife in countries such as Burma, Somalia and Laos, these newcomers are rebuilding their lives and cultures here as generations of immigrants did before.
Mar 14, 2011 2:10 PM Leading author to speak on surviving ‘hot’ future
“Hot” has a number of meanings. In terms of the environment, they are mostly negative. “Generation Hot: Making a Peaceful Planet for All” will be the theme of author Mark Hertsgaard’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and is free and open to the public.
Mar 10, 2011 2:16 PM ‘Biscuit’ author comes to kids’ literacy day
Children’s author Alyssa Satin Capucilli, best known for her books featuring “Biscuit” and “Katy Duck,” is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 19, at Bowling Green State University.
Mar 10, 2011 2:15 PM Panel to discuss ‘Terror in the Name of Religion'
What happens when religion becomes a force not for peace but for violence? Bowling Green State University’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations will host a day focusing on “Terror in the Name of Religion” on March 17. Events will include a panel discussion with three national experts and the second annual Hiroko Nakamoto Peace Lecture. Both are free and open to the public.
Mar 9, 2011 2:22 PM WBGU-TV announces ‘Cinema U’ winner
WBGU-TV has announced the Best Picture winner of the first season of “Cinema U.” Ethan Roberts, a BGSU sophomore from Bryan majoring in theatre and film, won the award for his short film “Primacy of Experience.”
Mar 9, 2011 2:20 PM Africana Studies in a global perspective
Students, alumni and scholars will look at “The Place of Africana Studies in a Global Perspective” at Bowling Green State University’s 13th annual Africana Studies Conference on March 18. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The conference and keynote address are free and open to the public.
Mar 9, 2011 2:19 PM ‘Differentiating’ business focus of conference
Success in a start-up venture begins with finding something that makes the new company or product different from what already exists. That important strategy is the theme for this year’s Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship event at Bowling Green State University. “Differentiate Yourself! Launch. Grow. Compete” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Participants will also have the opportunity to cast their votes for some up-and-coming young entrepreneurs.
Mar 9, 2011 2:17 PM BGSU conference examines State of the Region
Area business leaders will give their perspective on the upside of an economic downturn at the ninth annual State of the Region Conference March 14. About 300 civic and business leaders from the 27-county northwest sector of Ohio are expected to attend.
Mar 7, 2011 2:23 PM BGSU alumnus honored at White House
Bowling Green State University alumnus Arnold Rampersad was one of 20 artists, writers and scholars recognized by President Barack Obama on March 2. Rampersad, known for his skill at telling the African-American story through the lens of biography, was presented a National Humanities Medal during a ceremony at the White House.
Mar 4, 2011 2:24 PM Fiction writers invited to 13th annual workshop
Area fiction writers will have the chance to share their work in progress and get advice about preparing manuscripts for submission to editors and publishers at Bowling Green State University’s 13th annual Spring 2011 Open Writing Workshop April 16. The workshop is open to the public and designed for writers at all experience levels.
Mar 2, 2011 2:27 PM BGSU Chamber Music Competition winners announced
Four student chamber ensembles from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts have been announced as the winners of the fifth annual Chamber Music Competition held Feb. 20.
Mar 2, 2011 2:26 PM BGSU students win awards at Model European Union
Bowling Green State University students were exceptionally successful recently at the Model European Union (EU) simulation, hosted annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Union Center of Excellence. During the two-day simulation, four BGSU undergraduate student teams — representing Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland — had to discuss and negotiate various EU policy issues with 23 other student country-teams.