Mar 31, 2014 6:30 AM BG goes ‘back to the egg’ with ‘The Hatch’
Year two of the student entrepreneurial program “The Hatch” is shaping up to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event. Developed by The Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU, this “Shark Tank”-like competition raises the stakes in 2014, putting more “real money” on the line as 12 students are slated to pitch their business plans to a panel of actual investors – live in front of more than 1,000 expected attendees and thousands of online viewers.
Mar 31, 2014 6:00 AM Teaching the Holocaust: Workshops focus on interactive curriculum
“It is important to teach the Holocaust not only because it was a horrible time in world history, but because it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the deeply moral issues of what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world today,” said Heather Elliott-Famularo, chair of the digital arts division in the School of Art.
Mar 27, 2014 2:29 PM Megafloods is topic of McMaster Lecture at BGSU
“Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond” is the topic of the 2014 Harold McMaster Visiting Scientist lecture at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Victor Baker, Regents’ Professor and Professor of Planetary Sciences and Geosciences in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, will speak from 4-5 p.m. March 31 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. The talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture, from 5-6 p.m.
Mar 27, 2014 2:29 PM ‘Pete the Cat’ author to visit BGSU’s Literacy in the Park
Children’s author and musician Eric Litwin, best known for his “Pete the Cat” books, is the featured presenter at Bowling Green State University’s Literacy in the Park April 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stroh Center.
Mar 26, 2014 2:29 PM BGSU to celebrate success of its TRIO Programs students
“Believe. Achieve” — the approach of the TRIO Programs at Bowling Green State University — has long helped young people succeed. The University will celebrate students who personify those ideals at the 26th annual TRIO Day ceremony on April 4. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO works with students from middle school through graduate school, providing support and mentoring to nurture academic achievement and encourage the pursuit of higher education.
Mar 26, 2014 2:29 PM BGSU’s president to serve on national board
Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey has been invited by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) to serve as on the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) Oversight Board for a two-year term.
Mar 26, 2014 2:29 PM Baker Lecture addresses academic health departments
“Academic Health Departments: Strengthening the Quality and Performance of Public Health Practice” is the topic for the 15th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 3.
Mar 26, 2014 2:29 PM Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at BGSU Latino Issues Conference
It’s been 20 years since Bowling Green State University held its first Latino Issues Conference, providing an opportunity to discuss the future and needs of the Latino/Hispanic community. For the 20th anniversary conference, the University welcomes poet Richard Blanco, who delivered the poem for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, as the keynote speaker. Blanco performed “One Today,” which he wrote for the occasion, becoming the first Latino, immigrant, openly gay and youngest writer to hold the honor.
Mar 24, 2014 6:30 AM Taking Flight
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.
Mar 21, 2014 2:46 PM ‘Frankenstein’ is reborn as puppet theater at BGSU
He’s not Boris Karloff, and he’s definitely not a Muppet. When the Creature makes his entrance during the BGSU Theatre production of “Frankenstein,” director Bradford Clark predicts audiences will feel real shock, despite the fact that what they are seeing is a puppet.
Mar 21, 2014 2:28 PM BGSU Africana Studies Conference hosts distinguished Africanist
Obioma Nnaemeka, one of the foremost distinguished Africanists, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s 16th annual Africana Studies Research Conference on March 28. She is the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of French, Women’s/Gender Studies and African/African Diaspora Studies and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Indiana University, Indianapolis, and president of the Association of African Women Scholars and president/CEO of the Jessie Obidiegwu Education Fund.
Mar 20, 2014 6:00 AM Internships and co-ops grant aids students, businesses
At least 96 new internship and co-op experiences in key JobsOhio industries will be created for BGSU students thanks to the combined investment of close to $1.9 million from the Ohio Board of Regents and several businesses with operations or interests in Ohio.
Mar 17, 2014 2:28 PM BGSU introduces new planes for privatized flight school operations
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes that are part of a new partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along helping fill the country’s growing need for trained pilots and employees with aviation industry skills.
Mar 17, 2014 2:28 PM Torelli promotes contributions of crystallography
So important is the potential involved in understanding crystals and their roles in the structure of materials, biological molecules and chemical compounds that the United Nations has declared 2014 the “International Year of Crystallography.” BGSU chemistry faculty member Dr. Andrew Torelli, a specialist in crystallography, was invited to participate in the opening ceremony for the celebratory year, held in late January at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, in Paris.
Mar 17, 2014 2:27 PM Finding supervolcanoes on Mars
A surprising finding by the 1999 alumnus of BGSU’s geology program was featured on the October 2013 cover of Nature, the most prestigious journal in the sciences.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM Public health: Keeping communities safe
Public health careers are not about treating one person at a time. Instead, individuals who choose to work in the public health sector may find themselves dealing with everything from restaurant report cards and nutrition programs for infants to bioterrorism and flu epidemics. The bottom line: public health jobs are all about keeping communities safe.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM Students to present work at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Ohio’s top high school science students and selected eighth-grade students will present the results of their original research during the 51st annual Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (Ohio JSHS) at Bowling Green State University March 19-21.
Mar 10, 2014 2:27 PM To Thine Own Self Be Amused
The award-winning Improvised Shakespeare Company has toured the world over and now sets its sights on Bowling Green State University. The company will enthrall audiences at 8 p.m. April 5 in Kobacker Hall as part of the College of Musical Arts Festival Series.
Mar 5, 2014 2:26 PM Messer poetry illuminates 'Dark Healing'
In his latest book of poems, “Dark Healing,” published by Fisher King Press, Dr. Richard Messer brings the perspective of someone who has come through a great storm on a mountain and is looking back down at it, a metaphor he said is often used in grief counseling. The poems trace his journey through shock and despair to functioning and eventually back to joy.
Mar 4, 2014 2:26 PM BGSU Privatizes Flight School Operations
A new partnership has taken flight at Bowling Green State University. The University is finalizing arrangements this week to allow North Star Aviation Inc. (NSA) to provide flight instruction for the aviation program.
Mar 4, 2014 2:26 PM Conference on Ohio equity, diversity to be held at BGSU
The 18th annual State of the State Conference on equity, diversity and opportunity in Ohio will be hosted by Bowling Green State University on March 20. About 200 people from across the state and from all walks of life will gather to hear from leading advocates and to discuss critical issues in a variety of workshops and seminars. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Feb 24, 2014 6:45 AM Addicted to tanning?
They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess.