Aug 28, 2013 2:28 PM Kenyan ambassador to address conference at BGSU
The Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau, will attend the sixth annual Kenyan Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Conference at Bowling Green State University Sept. 6 and 7. This year’s theme is “Kenya@50,” in recognition of the anniversary of the East African nation’s independence from England.
Aug 27, 2013 2:31 PM Kenyan ambassador to engage with BGSU students, community
Bowling Green State University students and faculty this year will have the unusual opportunity to hear directly from international ambassadors, beginning with the Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau
Aug 27, 2013 2:30 PM BGSU, WGTE Public Media, WFMT Radio launch ‘new music’ radio series
The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, a leading institution in the study and promotion of contemporary music and technology, has announced its collaboration with WGTE Public Media and the WFMT Radio Network on a new, nationally syndicated radio series dedicated to contemporary music.
Aug 26, 2013 1:49 PM My Summer Experience: Dominique Hicks
This summer I moved more than 700 miles away from to intern for WSB-TV, the #1 news station in Atlanta. It was quite the experience, seeing as though I was the only student not from that area.
Aug 26, 2013 1:49 PM The traditions and legends of BGSU
Brown and orange, Freddie and Frieda, squirrels, ghosts and Ay Ziggy Zoomba... Bowling Green State University has over 100 years of rich traditions that form a bond among generations of BGSU students, alumni and members of the campus community. Everyone on campus has met Freddie and Frieda, and brown and orange is to BGSU like pepperoni is to pizza. But do you know how these long-standing traditions evolved? Do you know the secret of the seal? Have you met Alice the ghost?
Aug 26, 2013 1:44 PM My Summer Experience: Cory Kasprzyk
In June, I joined 10 participants and two faculty from around the world for the EcoSono Institute in Alaska. Some may wonder what sort of music program entails extensive time in mountains and the ocean, but this truly was a wonderful exploration of music and the environment. The experience overlaps with my artistic interests and research, which is particularly helpful as I enter the dissertation phase of my degree in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Bowling Green State University.
Aug 26, 2013 1:41 PM My Summer Experience: Tom Welch
First, let me start off by saying I am honored to have gotten to work at one of the coolest places ever, the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA was named one of the top 10 best places for internships by Forbes Magazine.
Aug 19, 2013 2:32 PM Food is focus of ‘Consumed’ exhibit in BGSU art galleries
“Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence,” an exhibit concerned with the issues, attitudes and associations that food creates and symbolizes, will debut Sept. 6 in Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center.
Aug 19, 2013 1:56 PM A novel idea
Kristen Grom begins her first year as a creative writing major at Bowling Green State University in fall 2013 as an already nationally recognized author. Grom, of West View, Penn., emerged with the top prize in the PUSH novel writing competition after her work was selected out of 400 submissions. The PUSH contest is part of the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program for junior high- and high school-age writers sponsored by the educational publisher Scholastic. PUSH is the young adult division of Scholastic.
Aug 19, 2013 1:56 PM From couch surfing to riding waves on 'Deadliest Catch'
BGSU alumnus Brad Carper '03 experiences the great outdoors from the perspectives of real people in one of the world's most extreme cold climates - northern Alaska - for his work on various documentary and reality television programs like the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch."
Aug 19, 2013 1:55 PM Teachers of the Year
As a new school year begins with fresh new supplies, classmates and teachers, some BGSU alumni are going back to school with the distinction of being named among the best educators in the nation.
Aug 19, 2013 1:54 PM Countdown to class: The back to school checklist
Whether you're a returning student or coming to BGSU for the first time, there are a number of items you'll want to cross off your "to-do" list and add to your calendar before Aug. 26, and the first day of class, arrives.
Aug 19, 2013 1:52 PM Dateline: Paris
"Since I was a little girl, going to Paris has been my life goal," Rebecca Shirling of Pemberville, Ohio, said. "I have always had a fascination with the city, the people, their lifestyle, etc. When I began taking classes on campus, I enrolled in French class in hopes to someday go to Paris, but as I approached graduation I felt the pressure to begin my career search. I gave up on going to Paris, but then I heard about the public relations class going over spring break."
Aug 19, 2013 1:50 PM Forever Falcon
When Jacob Nix walked across the stage for Commencement on Aug. 10, 2013, it wasn't the end of his relationship with BGSU. Rather, the scholarship he has endowed will keep him connected to the College of Business and future accounting students for years to come. A Master of Accountancy graduate from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Nix will start his career at Ernst & Young this fall. He attributes this success to his BGSU mentors.
Aug 15, 2013 2:34 PM BGSU commits to White House’s efforts to help veterans’ on campus
Bowling Green State University is one of 250 community colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only four institutions in Ohio, implementing the Obama Administration’s “8 Keys to Success” to help Veterans on campus.
Aug 12, 2013 2:34 PM Research shows negative effects of half-siblings
Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That’s according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, and Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
Aug 12, 2013 1:58 PM International Studies student makes an impact
Toni Smith is making a difference in the world. For more than three years, she has been making jewelry and selling it at Lily's, a retail store in Perrysburg, Ohio, and donating her proceeds to World Vision, an organization that works internationally and domestically to provide a better life for children and women through education, nutrition, health care and other initiatives. With the help of her loyal customers, she has been able to give more than $12,000 to World Vision.
Aug 12, 2013 1:58 PM In pursuit of education
Life didn't always go as Meredith Flynn planned, but education was the constant that provided her pathways to new opportunities.
Aug 5, 2013 2:38 PM Have a Coke... and a scholarship!
First-generation students at BGSU will get a helping hand toward finishing their degree thanks to the Coca-Cola Foundation. The Foundation has agreed to provide $100,000 to the TRIO Programs. The grant will be distributed over four years and provide scholarships to a number of students in need during that time.
Aug 5, 2013 2:01 PM Mission accomplished
Growing up in the small town of Holgate, Ohio, Amanda Medina was one of 33 students to graduate from her high school. At the time, her GPA was low and her motivation was lacking, yet, she knew in her heart that a college degree was necessary if she wanted to help children. However, she didn't believe she could get into college or succeed.
Aug 5, 2013 2:00 PM Ellen's Edventures: A pursuit of happiness
Growing up in a family of teachers and farmers, it only seemed natural that Ellen Dotson follow in those footsteps and major in education when she started at Bowling Green State University. She was only a few courses shy of graduating with a teaching degree when a campus tragedy inspired her to take a different path. After a tragic car accident, which resulted in the death of three BGSU students in March 2012, Dotson said she was reminded that life is too short not to pursue what is going to make you most happy.
Aug 5, 2013 1:59 PM Soloman sees education as key to the future
"Barring man-made disasters, the next twenty years in America are going to be another Golden Age," Donald Solomon of Toledo, Ohio said. "As we exit two wars and avoid a third, we have laid the foundation for an America which will lead the world technologically while rebuilding our infrastructure and repositioning our country in the family of nations. But one must be educated in order to participate in this dynamic society."
Aug 2, 2013 2:35 PM BGSU celebrates 277th commencement
On August 10, Bowling Green State University will honor its summer graduates with a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. Over 900 diplomas will be awarded, including 396 degrees granted through the Graduate College.