May 28, 2014 9:03 AM Houtz lauded for thoughtful service
Gail Houtz’s natural leadership is born out of her intense dedication and caring, both for the University and for the community. In recognition of her many contributions to BGSU, she received the 2014 Outstanding Service Award at the annual Classified Staff Council (CSC) reception and awards ceremony May 21.
May 28, 2014 9:03 AM Wood County museum provides deep learning for students, public
For history major Paul Dority, who graduated in May, volunteering in the Wood County Historical Center and Museum has been an inspiration, despite the fact that some of what he’s dealt with is reflective of less happy times. Most recently, Dority helped prepare for events related to “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals,” a major photography exhibit, artist’s talk and panel discussion this week.
May 28, 2014 9:01 AM Snow Removal Team garners award for heroic efforts
The winter of 2013-14 was one for the books. With nearly 10 weeks of bitter cold, record snowfall and harsh winds, the BGSU campus was an inhospitable place for faculty, staff and students. And yet a university must go on.
May 26, 2014 7:00 AM A Change in the Weather
From a very early age, Theresa Pollick was simply infatuated with the weather. She could envision herself as a television meteorologist, braving a howling wind and horizontal snow to face the camera and detail Mother Nature’s nasty side.
May 21, 2014 2:28 PM ‘Coding for Humanists’ workshop presents new research avenues
Although “coding” and “humanists” are words not typically found in the same sentence, a campus workshop May 13 and 14 proved the two can happily inhabit the same realm.
May 21, 2014 1:41 PM Lives of women Nobel Peace laureates explored in new book
We are all familiar with Al Gore, Mother Teresa, and maybe even Aung San Suu Kyi, but how many have heard of Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, or Wangari Maathai? And yet all have won the Nobel Prize for Peace, many fairly recently.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM Birth of a Novel
Award-winning short story writer Anthony Doerr ’99 has a new novel more than 10 years in the making, about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio and the ways people try to be good to one another.
May 19, 2014 7:00 AM Bringing BGSU to China
As a young girl in Zheng Zhou, China, Yaqi Li would spend her time “playing” school. She would take on the role of teacher while her friends acted as students. Li would read stories to her “students,” then ask them what they learned from the story.
May 15, 2014 1:17 PM Summer concert series
The Bowling Green State University Summer Concert Series offers audiences several chances to get into the act. The series includes “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music,” The Moxie Strings, “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” and New York Voices. Presented by the College of Musical Arts, all four events take place in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
May 14, 2014 3:56 PM BGSU alumna wins ‘Top Teacher Search’
The day started off like any other for intervention specialist Stacie Starr ’06 (Master of Education). Little did she know in just a few short hours she’d be getting the surprise of a lifetime.
May 13, 2014 7:15 AM Five Alarm Program
Online program prepares new generation of fire service leaders.
May 12, 2014 10:08 AM BGSU Celebrates May Commencement
The University will celebrate its 279th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday (May 9) and Saturday (May 10).
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: An Advocate for Social Justice
The world as Alexandra Lahey knew it was flipped upside down four years ago when she started out as a freshman majoring in human development and family studies and found herself engaged in issues she hadn’t realized she cared about. That experience sparked her ultimate pursuit in life – social and political change.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Essence of Balance
In the study of architecture, balance is an important design concept. For BGSU architecture students Malak Orra and Andrew Saleh, balance has been integral to their achievements to date. At Friday’s commencement, the married couple crossed the platform, accepted their bachelor’s degrees and prepared for the next journey together as graduate students.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Renaissance Man
Richard Larabee always wanted a college degree. On May 9, he got it – marking the end to a 62-year journey.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Small town, big time
Wauseon, Ohio, is home to around 8,000 people. It’s a place Lance Witty calls a “little corn field town.” It’s probably not the spot you would expect to be home to one of the brightest talents to come out of the College of Musical Arts’ trumpet studio.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM Class of 2014 Success Stories: The Science of Aging
Ger•on•tol•o•gy - [jer-uh n-tol-uh-jee] noun. The branch of science that deals with aging and the problems of aged persons. Morgan Bunting saw that word on a high school vocabulary test and was stumped. When she looked it up and saw the definition, she knew immediately it was a word she would never forget. On Friday (May 9) when the senior from Pioneer, Ohio, accepted her BGSU diploma, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology degree from the College of Health and Human Services.
May 9, 2014 3:52 PM BGSU trustees approve forensic center, next step of Greek housing construction
At the May 9 meeting of the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees, the board formally voted to name Dr. Ronald Scherer, communication sciences and disorders, a Distinguished Research Professor. His upcoming conferral of the distinction was celebrated at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
May 9, 2014 2:24 PM BGSU, Beijing university partners meet
Bowling Green State University and Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU) made their long-distance relationship more personal when BGSU welcomed BISTU administrators to campus May 8.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Music faculty, composer awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
It’s been an active year for Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The professor of composition at Bowling Green State University is currently on faculty improvement leave and completed a number of new works during his time away from campus. He’ll be able to continue to devote significant time to composing thanks to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Kuehn was recently named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Raymond Craig named dean of College of Arts and Sciences
The University has chosen an experienced Ohio administrator as its next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Raymond Craig, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, will join BGSU effective June 30, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at the June 19 meeting.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Scholarship, achievement recognized with tenure/promotion
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its May 9 meeting granted promotion and/or tenure to a number of faculty members in recognition of their academic and artistic achievements and scholarship.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Trustees approve forensic center, next step of Greek housing construction
At the May 9 meeting of the BGSU Board of Trustees, the board formally voted to name Dr. Ronald Scherer, communication sciences and disorders, a Distinguished Research Professor. His upcoming conferral of the distinction was celebrated at the Faculty Excellence Awards.
May 7, 2014 11:56 AM Ziggy Points scores success in first year
The Ziggy Points program celebrated a successful inaugural year May 1 at an event hosted by President Mary Ellen Mazey, with the presentation of prizes to students who had accumulated the most points. The Division of Student Affairs created the program to reward students for their engagement in campus events.
May 6, 2014 10:58 AM BGSU adds master’s degree in Applied Geospatial Sciences
Anytime you ask the question ‘Where?,’ that’s GIS,” said Dr. Charles Onasch of Bowling Green State University. Whether it’s mapping tigers in India or tracking the distribution of natural gas or the production of manufacturing components, it’s necessary to know where and how what you’re looking for is distributed in space.
May 5, 2014 11:47 AM Charles Stelle named Gerontology Educator of the Year
Dr. Charles Stelle, an associate professor in the gerontology program at Bowling Green State University, was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the recent 38th annual OAGE conference in Dayton.
May 5, 2014 11:45 AM BGSU to hold commencement May 9, 10
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 279th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A drive to help others
When Dez Holbert was in preschool she often came home missing her socks. Her mother kept asking her where they went, but Holbert said she always told her mother she didn’t know. Eventually, the little girl confessed that she gave her socks to a kid who came to school without them.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A vision for public service
As an undergraduate at BGSU, Daniel Gordon realized that his calling in life was in public service. He wasted no time taking action on this epiphany, successfully running for Bowling Green City Council in 2011.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Double graduate
Spring 2014 has been an exciting time for Thomas Chapman, Bowling Green State University Firelands College student. He turned 18, which is a major milestone is any teen’s life, he will graduate from Edison High School and he will be earning an associate degree from BGSU Firelands with 100 credit hours.
May 5, 2014 6:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Ready to take on the world
Ryan Shukis, a student in the College of Business Administration tri-specializing in finance, marketing and international business, and minoring in German, is graduating in a few days with a portfolio that resembles someone well established in their career, not someone just getting started.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM Charles Stelle named Gerontology Educator of the Year
Dr. Charles Stelle, gerontology, was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the recent 38th annual OAGE conference in Dayton.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM Edwards brothers x 3 = ‘Detective Detective Detective’
BGSU alumni Justin and Michael Edwards debuted their new mystery comedy film, “Detective Detective Detective,” on March 29 at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. They and their older brother, Matt, are the sons of Dr. Bruce Edwards, BGSU professor emeritus of English.
May 1, 2014 10:08 AM Holden, BGSU receive high honors for support of veterans
Serving military active-duty and veteran students has become a priority for BGSU, thanks to the efforts of people like Dr. Brett Holden, film studies. Holden’s longtime work on behalf of these students and their families has earned him the respect and appreciation of the military, especially the National Guard.