Oct 31, 2013 2:03 PM Falcon Forensics and Debate Team continues to dominate the competition
The Bowling Green State University Forensics and Debate Team continued its winning ways with a first place team finish at Suffolk University Oct. 25-26. The Falcons topped teams from Harvard University, Emerson College, the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, among others.
Oct 29, 2013 3:45 PM Class could result in 'next big thing' for GE lighting
The century-old incandescent light bulb as we know it today has been in decline as consumers have demanded more efficient and longer-life options. Along with continuing to advance the latest energy-saving lighting technologies, GE Lighting sees an advantage in using new smart technology to develop and market an intelligent light bulb.
Oct 29, 2013 11:25 AM Robots in action
The Falcon BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday (Oct. 26) was intense. The crowds were cheering and clapping for their favorite teams. A pep band and electric guitarist played upbeat tunes to keep the energy level high in between matches. And if you didn't know any better you might have thought you were watching an NCAA basketball tournament in Anderson Arena.
Oct 28, 2013 4:11 PM Technology creates bond between students, seniors
It's a scene that can't help but bring a smile to your face. Three young men, in dress shirts, are hunched over iPads with a group of senior citizens, all women. They're helping them learn the ins and outs of tablet technology. The technology is frustrating, and the women are full of questions, but this group of Bowling Green State University students patiently answers and walks them through the solutions to various problems.
Oct 28, 2013 9:05 AM Student launches electronics retail, repair shop
While serving in the Navy, Shawn Herman got used to working long hours and managing many different projects. He's now using those time-management skills to help him finish his degree in Management of Information Systems, and also run a new electronics repair and retail outlet called Inspect UR Gadget.
Oct 28, 2013 8:57 AM Bringing it back home
Bowling Green State University is attracting a new set set of graduate students who have skills in adapting to other cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers and leveraging limited resources. These assets to classrooms across BGSU are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have opted to pursue the government's Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Coverdell offers lifetime eligibility for financial assistance toward education through partnerships with over 70 schools throughout the country, including BGSU.
Oct 25, 2013 2:05 PM ‘Pirates of Penzance’ sails onto BGSU stage
Bowling Green State University music and drama students join to perform the comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance,” opening Nov. 1 in Kobacker Hall. An opera of romance, soft-hearted pirates and contractual obligations, “The Pirates of Penzance” is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most frequently played and parodied operas.
Oct 23, 2013 2:07 PM Ladd to explain ‘Learning to Look’ method in art
Vivian Ladd, museum educator at the Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art, will give an hourlong talk on Oct. 28 to teach Bowling Green State University students how to analyze art, using the “Learning to Look” methodology.
Oct 23, 2013 2:06 PM Conductor Bob Bernhardt to visit BGSU as artist-in-residence
Each year the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts welcomes a special musical artist as a part of the Hansen Musical Arts series, a residency created and supported by BGSU alumni Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen. From Oct. 28-Nov. 1, the college will host conductor Robert “Bob” Bernhardt.
Oct 22, 2013 2:08 PM Robots to compete in contest of skill, strategy
Teams from 15 area high schools and middle schools will demonstrate their robotics skills during the first Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day on Oct. 26 at Bowling Green State University.
Oct 21, 2013 10:52 AM BG vs. UT rivalry at Marathon Petroleum
The Battle of I-75 is the long-standing rivalry between Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. But one northwest Ohio company took that rivalry to a whole new level and used the friendly competition to support a good cause.
Oct 21, 2013 10:14 AM The many languages of learning
From Argentina to Finland to Rwanda, Bowling Green State University faculty were conducting research and teaching last semester as Fulbright Scholars. Drs. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology; Salim Elwazani, architecture and environmental design, and Matthew Kutz, School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, enriched their host students' knowledge base while gaining new insight into their own teaching strategies and fields of research.
Oct 16, 2013 2:09 PM Civil rights leader marks March on Washington anniversary at BGSU
The civil rights movement was in high gear by the 1960s. Activists all over the country were trying to come up with creative strategies to make progress both politically and culturally.
Oct 14, 2013 1:33 PM 'New Music from Bowling Green' ready for international spotlight
After what host Brad Cresswell described as "a long, harrowing process," the "New Music from Bowling Green" radio show was ready to launch BGSU musicians into the international spotlight on Oct. 6. Putting together the show is an "organic process" but is also "a lot of work, time and investment-which is why not a lot of people do it," Cresswell explained. "The fact that we've been able to band together and make it happen is something spectacular.
Oct 14, 2013 1:26 PM One for the books: Lacrosse alumni raise $150,000 for athletics archives
Mickey Cochrane is a walking, talking media guide of Falcon Athletics. Preserving nearly 100 years of Falcon sport is a passion for Cochrane, who is the BGSU Athletic Museum archivist and co-founder, associate professor emeritus and beloved award-winning coach of lacrosse and soccer.
Oct 14, 2013 1:10 PM Under the wire: Alumnus garners retailers' support with new plus-size lingerie brand
A new full-figured lingerie brand now being stocked by national retailers is the venture of a BGSU alumnus of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA). Vontoba "Von" Terry '03 of Frisco, Texas, partnered with his wife, Psychelia, to found Urban Intimates, a trendy line of undies and unmentionables for curvy and plus-size women.
Oct 7, 2013 2:11 PM Groundbreaking artists highlight BGSU New Music Festival
The 34th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University Oct. 16-19 will showcase nearly 30 guest composers and performers. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include award-winning composer George Lewis, Ensemble Dal Niente and audio artist and performer Pamela Z.
Oct 7, 2013 1:47 PM The negative effect 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 Dr. Karen Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
Oct 7, 2013 1:40 PM 'Running Wild' in Costa Rica
"When you do a documentary like this with wildlife, monkeys and snakes just get thrown at you by the jungle and you have to be ready for it." According to seniors Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz, they were more than ready for the wildlife they encountered while on a trip to Costa Rica as part of a BGSU Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship. The Givens Fellowship provides up to $6,000 to a BGSU undergraduate to support a self-designed, off-campus experience in a manner not otherwise possible through an academic program, regular summer job, enrichment program or study abroad program.
Oct 3, 2013 2:11 PM Educational reformer Alfie Kohn to keynote BGSU conference
Educational reform advocate and author Alfie Kohn will speak at Bowling Green State University Nov. 2 as part of the 2013 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching.
Oct 2, 2013 2:13 PM ‘Silent Witness’ unveiling to honor domestic violence victims
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, regional victims of domestic violence will be honored at the unveiling of the 2013 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project, the Bowling Green State University Women’s Center has announced.