April

  • Apr 29, 2013 2:54 PM A difficult path
    “College was never going to be my thing,” laughed BGSU Firelands student Felicia Turner who is poised to graduate with a degree in criminal justice on May 3, “but life is definitely a chain of events and my unfortunate circumstances gratefully led me to college.” Felica’s journey has certainly not been the typical path to a bachelor’s degree and her obstacles have been equally as unique.

  • Apr 29, 2013 2:16 PM Commitment to higher education runs in the family
    Growing up in a world that has always revolved around a university atmosphere began to influence Sarah Trusz at a young age. "There is something about being immersed in the culture of a college campus that really draws me in. I can't imagine not having the opportunities that higher education provides," she said.

  • Apr 29, 2013 2:02 PM Engineering a new path
    Ohio's Mr. Football of 2007 is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and enough good memories and great friends to last a lifetime.

  • Apr 29, 2013 1:54 PM The sound of music
    A broken reed or sticky keys are the variables most saxophonists face during live performance. But living with hearing loss has prepared music education major Jacob Kopcienski to overcome to a wider range of variables during his own performances: even the batteries going dead in his hearing aids. The disability hasn't stopped him from collecting awards as a top student in the BGSU College of Musical Arts.

  • Apr 26, 2013 3:39 PM General Anita Gallentine among BGSU commencement speakers
    Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 276th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 2,092, including 380 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

  • Apr 26, 2013 3:38 PM Lillios to teach electroacoustic performance in Greece as Fulbright scholar
    As Dr. Elainie Lillios goes about preparing for the end of the semester at Bowling Green State University, getting ready for a premiere of her work in South Carolina in June and for her commission to compose in Paris this fall, she is also spending some time each day learning Greek.

  • Apr 24, 2013 3:41 PM BGSU team wins design award for Toledo project
    Bowling Green State University faculty and alumni have helped put Toledo “on the map” as it were, and the public can read about their International Design Award-winning efforts in the March issue of HOW magazine.

  • Apr 24, 2013 3:40 PM First student film premieres at BGSU’s Wolfe Center for the Arts
    It was his first course at Bowling Green State University as a freshman: Introduction to Sociology Honors, 11 a.m. on Mondays. In that class, Ethan Roberts learned the basics of the social sciences — theories, case studies and experiments. He also almost accidentally discovered the theme of his senior year Honors Project and Independent Study.

  • Apr 22, 2013 3:46 PM Meet scholarship recipient Rachel Rine
    For Rachel Rine, BGSU just felt right. Her instincts were confirmed by a hefty scholarship package made possible through the generosity of BGSU donors and the Office of Admissions. When she graduates in December 2013, she'll do so without a single student loan.

  • Apr 22, 2013 3:45 PM The green list
    Bowling Green State University has special reason to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in The Princeton Review's "Guide to 322 Green Colleges," released on April 16. The publication comes as the University is in the midst of an array of Earth Weekenvironmental activities, on campus and in partnership with city and county agencies and organizations.

  • Apr 22, 2013 3:21 PM Student to bike over 3,000 miles for a cause
    VIDEO: Junior Beth Langenderfer is rolling along to fight multiple sclerosis.

  • Apr 22, 2013 8:44 AM Listening from the heart
    Listening - It's harder than you think. In today's digital world, where people turn to faceless technology to communicate with others, the art of listening sometimes seems to be lost. But it's making a comeback on the BGSU campus and now, thanks to concerned students, at Toledo's Ronald McDonald House.

  • Apr 19, 2013 3:42 PM BGSU to welcome educational rights champion Jonathan Kozol
    Jonathan Kozol, longtime national leader in advocating for the educational rights of children, will speak at Bowling Green State University April 26 as part of the “Setting the Pace Lecture Series” hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.

  • Apr 17, 2013 3:44 PM BGSU students to share economic development findings with area leaders
    Civic and University leaders will gather to hear findings and recommendations on an array of community needs at the Bowling Green State University Economic Development Summit April 24.

  • Apr 17, 2013 3:43 PM BGSU to host robotics competition for middle, high school teams
    Bowling Green State University has joined forces with BEST Robotics Inc. to host for the first time this fall a robotics competition for area middle and high school students.

  • Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM An educator's educator
    Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.

  • Apr 15, 2013 8:47 AM Student teachers walk a mile in parents' shoes
    Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and maybe you’ll understand what their life is really like. That’s just what Bowling Green State University students have been doing as part of the Parent Professional Partnership (PPP) course in the College of Education and Human Development. The class embeds parents of students with disabilities in the class and requires students to spend time with the family of a child with a disability.

  • Apr 15, 2013 8:46 AM From tornadoes to dancing
    VIDEO: From Tornadoes to Dancing: Student from India bridges cultures at BGSU.

  • Apr 15, 2013 8:45 AM Innovative program celebrates anniversary
    It put Bowling Green State University at the forefront of an emerging trend in higher education and brought the University national recognition, but 15 years ago it was just an idea – enhancing learning by bringing students with similar interest together under one roof in “learning communities.”

  • Apr 12, 2013 1:00 AM Rick Valicenti ’73 empowers art students to trust their creativity
    Rick Valicenti ’73 is a celebrated graphic designer who leads an award-winning design firm and is recognized by the White House for his lifetime contributions to his industry. But none of that matters much during the alumnus’s visits to BGSU, because his focus is building the confidence of students.

  • Apr 11, 2013 3:48 PM Gorman honored for continued service to students
    Thomas Gorman, an assistant dean and director of advising in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 3:47 PM Benedict honored for continued service to students, faculty
    The Bowling Green State University Department of Economics is doubly fortunate to have Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, Distinguished Teaching Professor of economics, as its chair. She is a valued mentor to students and faculty alike, and always gives freely of her time and considerable wisdom.

  • Apr 11, 2013 11:01 AM Zeng is BGSU’s 2013 Outstanding Young Scholar
    In the four short years since receiving her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and joining the Bowling Green State University economics faculty, Dr. Zheng Zeng has already produced a significant body of work, with more in the pipeline. Her achievement and potential have been recognized with the Outstanding Young Scholar Award, given to enhance the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.

  • Apr 11, 2013 11:00 AM Terry-Fritsch honored for nurturing student’s passion for research
    Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Bowling Green State University, received the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:58 AM Spallinger recognized for community involvement
    Kimberly Spallinger, an instructor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:56 AM Odafe recognized for departmental leadership
    Dr. Victor Odafe, chair of the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Bowling Green State University Firelands, received the Chair/School Director Leadership Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10. Presented by Faculty Senate, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize and commemorative plaque.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:54 AM Messer-Kruse adds BGSU research award to scholarly accolades
    Bowling Green State University’s Olscamp Research Award is based upon a faculty member’s outstanding scholarly or artistic achievements over the previous three years. For Dr. Timothy Messer-Kruse, those have been banner years in terms of professional accomplishment.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:52 AM An educator’s educator: Murnen named Master Teacher
    Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:50 AM Mora honored for helping BGSU students present research on and off campus
    Dr. Cordula Mora, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, was presented the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:48 AM Manning honored as Distinguished Research Professor
    Bowling Green State University sociology professor Dr. Wendy Manning was recognized at the April 10 Faculty Recognition Reception for being named a Distinguished Research Professor.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:45 AM Folkins honored for ongoing distinguished service
    As a scholar, faculty member, colleague and administrator, Dr. John Folkins, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been a leader at Bowling Green State University for the past 10 years. He was recognized by Faculty Senate with the Distinguished Service Award at the April 10 Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.

  • Apr 11, 2013 10:42 AM Fallon receives award for collaborative research with graduate students
    Dr. L. Fleming Fallon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

  • Apr 8, 2013 8:50 AM A smooth transition
    Less than 25 percent of Ohioans have a bachelor's degree-a statistic that is causing government and prospective employers a great deal of concern when it comes to an educated workforce. With Governor John Kasich emphasizing the need for more college graduates, with a shorter time to degree completion, universities across the state are being called upon to do more. Rising to the challenge, BGSU has increased its outreach to prospective students by adding online programs, making it easier to transfer from community colleges, and connecting with international students.

  • Apr 8, 2013 8:49 AM Scales are shifting in family earnings
    Things are changing in the United States when it comes to the relative earnings among family members, and not always for the better financially. The Great Recession of 2007-09 has caused some shifts in earnings among dual-earner married couples, including a marked rise in the number of wives who are earning more than their husbands.

  • Apr 8, 2013 8:48 AM Demand drives growth for major
    It's hot. It's versatile. It's in demand by employers. It is one of the fastest growing programs in the BGSU College of Business Administration - supply chain management. Record numbers of students are adopting the major and earning jobs well before graduation in the discipline, which allows them to pursue careers in logistics, purchasing and operations.

  • Apr 8, 2013 8:48 AM The man behind the medals
    As a strength coach with the United States Olympic Committee, Rob Schwartz '00, Colorado Springs, Colo., helped at least 30 Olympians to capture medals this summer games. He was busy behind the scenes of the London 2012 Olympics, a decade after his first job as a strength coach for Falcon Athletics.

  • Apr 5, 2013 11:04 AM BGSU gets hands-on for Earth Month
    Bowling Green State University has special cause to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:12 AM Ferrari presents ‘Ferrari’ to Connie Molnar
    Although she is naturally a quiet person, Connie Molnar’s influence is felt all across the Bowling Green State University campus and she has helped BGSU earn state recognition. When it came time for nominations for the 2013 Michael R. Ferrari Award, Molnar’s colleagues felt it was time for her to take her well-deserved place in the spotlight.

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:10 AM ‘Spring Awakening’ musical explores teen issues
    Like tender green shoots pushing their way up through the earth, adolescents are impelled by nature’s irresistible forces, often leaving them terribly vulnerable. On April 18, the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film will present the musical “Spring Awakening,” capturing the timeless pain and poignancy of youth.

  • Apr 4, 2013 11:08 AM Exhibit to showcase the power of art in healing
    Bowling Green State University will showcase the power of art in healing this month through an exhibition of The Chemo Paintings by Dorothy Uber Bryan and related activities for the community. The exhibit and events honor the legacy of the late Bowling Green philanthropist, who was committed to helping those with cancer.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:53 AM Worldwide heavy metal
    Underlying the raucous guitars and thunderous noise of a heavy metal concert is a philosophical outlook and aesthetic that has long resonated with people around the world and continues to create new fans every day, particularly outside the U.S.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:52 AM Alumni: Need help rolling along the want ads?
    The job was worth moving his entire family across the country. That is, until the professional he was meant to replace decided not to quit. As Marc Levey '99 became a job seeker in a city 2,000 miles away from the extensive professional network it had taken 15 years to build, he looked to his alma mater for guidance.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AM Do they have the next big idea?
    Nine ideas. Four investors. Are these the next big ideas in business? Find out at The Hatch on April 10. Like the TV show Shark Tank, BGSU student entrepreneurs will present their ideas to a panel of investors, including several BGSU alumni, who will decide if they want to help fund the business. The audience will hear the pitches and find out who receives the funds to make their business idea a reality during this live and interactive event.

  • Apr 1, 2013 8:51 AM BGSU's miracle child comes full circle
    "I want to be one of them!" said 11-year old Natalie Swiecicki in awe as she experienced Dance Marathon for the first time. She remembers walking into the Student Recreation Center and watching people screaming and dancing. She also remembers being drawn to the stage and looking up at "those crazy people" with superhero admiration. Currently a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, Swiecicki's wish has come true. Her first experience with Dance Marathon was as a miracle child; but now, having come full circle, she leads the dance event as one of those crazy morale captains.

  • Apr 11, 2003 3:49 PM Chao honored for software solutions to community needs
    Dr. Joseph Chao, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.