Feb 26, 2014 2:15 PM Global education on a personal scale
They come from around the globe, from rural areas and cities. Many have never been outside their own countries. And while all teach English, only a few are from countries where English is spoken regularly - making for an interesting variety of accents, dialects and perspectives, noted Dr. Christopher Frey, co-director of the BGSU Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the College of Education and Human Development.
Feb 26, 2014 2:15 PM Computer musician Carl Stone to perform
Computer music composer Carl Stone, hailed by the Village Voice as "the king of sampling" and "one of the best composers living in (the U.S.) today," will perform at the Clazel Theatre in Bowling Green on March 3. The free concert begins at 8 p.m.; the theater is at 127 N Main St. Stone’s performance is presented as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the University’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
Feb 25, 2014 2:15 PM BGSU looks at ‘Girl Culture’ during Women’s History Month
Little girls are invited to “Toss the Tiara: An Alternative Dress-up and Role Model Day for 3-6 Year Olds” when Bowling Green State University kicks off Women’s History Month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The costumes are from careers in which women are underrepresented, such as farming and aviation. Boys are also welcome to attend the program, which is free and open to the public.
Feb 25, 2014 2:14 PM Doggy auditions for ‘Legally Blonde’
Bowling Green State University is calling all dogs! The Department of Theatre and Film is looking for superstar canines to perform in the upcoming spring production of “Legally Blonde.” The auditions will be from 5-8 p.m. March 5 in the Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Feb 21, 2014 2:13 PM Trustees approve new degree, move to attract transfer students
To help meet the growing demand for geospatial professionals, the trustees approved a new master's degree program in applied geospatial sciences, which will be offered through the School of Earth, Environment and Society. The program will focus on using geospatial tools to solve problems in the natural and social sciences, with a particular focus on energy. The program will be unique in the state because of its integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing with natural and social science applications. It is a joint effort between the departments of geography, geology, and environment and sustainability.
Feb 21, 2014 2:13 PM BGSU Forensics wins Ohio State Championship
The Bowling Green State University Falcon Forensics and Debate Team can now call themselves state champions. The team beat defending champion Miami University at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship held Feb. 15 and 16. This is their first team victory at the state championships since 2006.
Feb 19, 2014 2:13 PM Puppet version of classic ‘Frankenstein’ to premiere on BGSU campus
Mary Shelley’s horror classic “Frankenstein” has been shrunk down to puppet form for its stage debut next month. Adapted by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film, the puppetry production will premiere at 8 p.m. on March 27 and run until April 5 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
Feb 18, 2014 2:13 PM Family Campaign: Community + Opportunity = BGSU
Higher education is priceless, but for some students the cost of a book, or a babysitter, can be the roadblock that stops them from reaching their goal. At the Family Campaign kickoff yesterday (Feb. 19), representatives heard from a number of students and faculty about how support from private giving has made all the difference in their lives.
Feb 17, 2014 2:12 PM BGSU takes home first place in services marketing competition
It was a winning weekend for Bowling Green State University’s service marketing team. The team took home top honors at the first and only services marketing competition in the country, hosted by BGSU’s Service Marketing Institute (SMI) Feb. 13-15. The BGSU team is made up of Kelsey Aufdencamp, Tori Etts, Ashley Flanigan and Michelle Terry, and is coached by Dr. Dwayne Gremler, a professor of marketing.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM 'Constructing Race in America'
Graduate students in Dr. Jolie Sheffer’s interdisciplinary American Literary Realisms class last fall drew on a rich trove of information and images that deepened their understanding of the pivotal historical time period they were studying, 1880-1940.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM Building a TV series
Not many college students have their work regularly shown on national television, but Bowling Green State University senior Brendan Neeson can view the fruits of his labors each week on PBS this semester.
Feb 17, 2014 6:45 AM Life in Miniature
A Bowling Green State University scholar and a dedicated group of students have spent eight months immersed in the ancient world of Babylonia — not the succession of kings or the politics of the day, but in the small figurines that were immensely popular at the time and that may provide a glimpse into the identities and values of those who created and collected them.
Feb 14, 2014 2:12 PM ‘Die Fledermaus’ operetta staged at BGSU
The famously funny “Die Fledermaus” flits onto the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre stage Feb. 21 and 23. Presented by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Film, the operetta light-heartedly unmasks the follies and foibles of its upper-class characters.
Feb 12, 2014 2:12 PM BG24 News finds new momentum
Freshman Brooke Ebersole almost attended Ohio University, but one student organization at BGSU got her to change her mind: BG24 News. BG24 News is the student-run news program on campus that airs live sports, news and public affairs shows to all of Wood County.
Feb 12, 2014 2:11 PM BGSU hosts national services-marketing competition
For any business, customer satisfaction is at the top of the list, which makes services marketing vital to the United States economy. Services make up a majority of American jobs and the largest percentage of the country’s gross domestic product.
Feb 11, 2014 2:12 PM Winners of BGSU Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition announced
The Bowling Green State University School of Art has announced the winners from this year’s Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition. The exhibition, on view until Feb. 23 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries at the Fine Arts Center, features a juried selection of art in various media.
Feb 10, 2014 6:45 AM BG Hockey continues Olympic tradition
Ice hockey is once again bringing international attention to Bowling Green State University as former Falcon standout and current Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma ’92 is in Sochi, Russia, to lead the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team. (See the accompanying sidebar for details on Bylsma’s impressive accomplishments that led to this honor.) In addition, sophomore defenseman Ralfs Freibergs is on the Latvian national team as the only NCAA men’s hockey player taking part in the 2014 games.
Feb 10, 2014 6:30 AM Bylsma brings elite credentials to U.S. team
Dan Bylsma ’92 is making his first appearance as head coach of the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The honor comes as no surprise given his record of success in the National Hockey League. Since taking over the reins of the Pittsburgh Penguins midway through the 2008-09 season, Bylsma has become one of the elite head coaches in professional hockey.
Feb 7, 2014 2:11 PM Bouzat on Darwin’s ‘One Long Argument’
Feb. 12 is the birthday of two figures of great historical importance: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While Lincoln’s birthday is now observed with that of George Washington on Presidents’ Day, Darwin Day is celebrated by scientists and evolutionists around the world to honor the creator of a biological theory of evolution and the contributions of science to our understanding of the natural world.
Feb 7, 2014 2:11 PM Holland to speak on community engagement
The University community will have a further opportunity to hear from service-learning expert Dr. Barbara Holland this week addition to her 11:15 a.m. keynote address at Friday’s Teaching and Learning Fair.
Feb 6, 2014 2:11 PM Baritone Thomas Buckner performs at BGSU Feb. 17
Baritone Thomas Buckner will perform a concert of works by his longtime collaborator, composer Robert Ashley, on Feb. 17 at Bowling Green State University.
Feb 5, 2014 2:11 PM Help boost BGSU to the top in Recyclemania
The Bowling Green campus is once again swept up in Recyclemania, a nationwide competition whose goal is to increase BGSU and other universities’ recycling rate and decrease waste. Running through March 29, the contest pits more than 600 colleges and universities against one another to see who can recycle the most over an eight-week period, as measured by weight.
Feb 5, 2014 2:10 PM Find inspiration at Teaching & Learning Fair
The Teaching and Learning Fair is an opportunity for faculty to learn from one another and from keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Holland, internationally known expert on service-learning and community engagement. The fair takes place from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, followed by Holland’s address at 11:15 a.m.
Feb 5, 2014 2:10 PM Winter Weather Update
After further evaluation of weather conditions, ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELED, for BGSU’s Bowling Green and Levis Commons campuses for Wednesday, Feb. 5. The campuses remain open. All employees should report as scheduled.
Feb 3, 2014 2:10 PM Pianist Jeremy Denk to perform at BGSU, judge competition
Bowling Green State University will host special guest Jeremy Denk, one of the rising stars of piano, for the annual David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition from Feb. 14-16. Widely praised by music critics and audiences, the master of piano will sit on a panel of judges for the competition, and will also perform for the community as a part of the Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM Dedicated to civic engagement
Joan Gordon was an icon in Bowling Green for decades. Involved in almost-too-many-to-count civic organizations, she was known for her attention to detail; her commitment to the city, its businesses, organizations and people; and for her ability to get things done.
Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM Thriving writers
BGSU alumna Monica McFawn Robinson didn’t expect to win the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction when she submitted her collection of short stories, “Bright Shards of Someplace Else,” to the University of Georgia Press.