Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM Teaching and learning in Alaska
When you think of Alaska, a beautiful landscape with an abundance of wildlife and forests comes to mind. But there’s a small part of the state that is completely different and challenging in many ways. That’s where BGSU alumnus Doug Avery, ’96 is beginning his new career in school administration.
Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM Together We Rally
A successful alumnus, a motivated student and a mutual passion to help others are the catalysts behind a new BGSU program that will serve as a prototype for universities throughout the nation.
Oct 24, 2014 4:14 PM Alumna, arts patron Mary Wolfe dies at 82
Bowling Green State University is saddened to learn of the death of Mary Wolfe ’68, on Oct. 23. She was an alumna, a former art history faculty member and gallery director and, with her husband, Frederic (Fritz), a longtime and generous supporter of the arts at BGSU and around the region.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM BGSU joins effort to help those in need
BGSU is getting behind the Wood County United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign this year in a big way, said co-chairs Jill Carr, vice president for student affairs, and Sara Bushong, dean of the University Libraries.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM Phuntumart to give keynote at Asian plant pathology conference
Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM Undergraduates win for ‘Embracing Global Engagement’ presentations
BGSU students pursue learning on a variety of fronts, both in and out of the classroom. Four undergraduates were honored Oct. 28 for presentations they gave at the inaugural Embracing Global Engagement Undergraduate Research Conference last month about their study abroad experiences.
Oct 24, 2014 10:57 AM ‘Ireland Medal’ bestowed on Langendorfer for water-safety contributions
Dr. Stephen Langendorfer of Bowling Green State University has built an international reputation as an expert on water safety and developmental aquatics through his writing, editorial and service work to prevent drownings. Recently he crossed the Atlantic to receive a special honor in Ireland. During his trip he also gave seven presentations in Ireland, Poland and Spain.
Oct 23, 2014 7:00 AM BGSU captures double silver in CASE Awards
BGSU has many stories to tell and much information to share with current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, parents and the external community.
Oct 22, 2014 2:24 PM BGSU tops in Ohio in helping disadvantaged students graduate, minimize debt
When it comes to helping disadvantaged students graduate and start a career with solid financial footing, BGSU is tops in Ohio and one of the best in the region.
Oct 21, 2014 3:51 PM BGSU math education faculty equip Ohio teachers to address Common Core
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney traded their Bowling Green State University campus classrooms this summer to work with public school teachers in their home districts, preparing them to address the new Common Core State Standards for math. The two mathematics education faculty from the College of Education and Human Development have partnered to provide professional development in schools since 2012.
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM Freddie and Frieda find true love
Hair matted, dripping with sweat, exhausted — not exactly the ideal shape to be in when meeting your future spouse. But those were the circumstances that sparked an early connection between 2008-09 Freddie and Frieda Falcon mascots Brendan Carroll and Courtney Hollister. Six years later, they're getting married.
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM The Hansen Music Fellowship Program
To attract the brightest students, universities traditionally offer the best scholarships. But when it comes to convincing top music students to choose BGSU over, say, Julliard or Indiana University, even the most generous academic and music scholarships are no longer enough. Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen hope their initiative for the most talented music students will be too good to refuse.
Oct 17, 2014 4:01 PM Zombies stalk the BGSU stage in ‘Night of the Living Dead’
The dead rise up in the iconic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” They rise again onstage at BGSU Oct. 23-26 in a BGSU theater production.
Oct 17, 2014 3:59 PM Unveiling, national speaker to mark Silent Witness commemoration
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Center will host the unveiling of the 2014 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project.
Oct 16, 2014 7:00 AM BGSU rallies to provide sports for special needs youth
RallyCap Sports, a recreational sports program providing children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports, is holding its kickoff event at the University from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Perry Field House.
Oct 15, 2014 3:00 PM Former president Paul Olscamp dies at 77
Dr. Paul Olscamp, 77, died Oct. 14 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The eighth president of Bowling Green State University, Olscamp became president in 1982, succeeding Hollis Moore, who died in office. He served 13 years as president, retiring in 1995.
Oct 13, 2014 7:30 AM Weighing in with Karen Miller-Kovach
It’s the diet that has helped millions of people lose weight effectively and has been rated the best plan for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report. BGSU graduate Karen Miller-Kovach, ’77, is the lead researcher behind the Weight Watchers POINTS® and PointsPlus® systems.
Oct 13, 2014 7:00 AM Students immerse themselves in history
A small mob broke out in Prout Chapel recently, disrupting the procedures of New York’s Provincial Congress. The crowd agitated loudly while Judge Robert Livingston, a wealthy landowner, attempted to keep order as the assembly prepared to vote on whether to declare independence.
Oct 9, 2014 1:25 PM Seeing, perception focus of James Elkins talk at BGSU
When a human and a lion look out over a landscape, or view an antelope, do they see the same things? How do they each interpret what they see?
Oct 9, 2014 10:44 AM BGSU research highlights surge in older divorces and other unexpected trends
The Council on Contemporary Families released a three-part online symposium Oct. 8 on recent trends in divorce and family instability. The first two papers reveal that divorce rates vary immensely by education when people are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, but that these differences evaporate as people enter their 50s and 60s. The third paper explores the impact of the recent recession and partial recovery on divorce and marriage rates.
Oct 9, 2014 9:20 AM BGSU students take home awards at research conference
Bowling Green State University students had a strong showing at a recent undergraduate research conference in Tennessee.
Oct 9, 2014 7:00 AM John Saddlemire to speak on his father’s student affairs legacy
The University will welcome alumnus Dr. John Saddlemire, vice president for student affairs at Bryant University, to campus Oct. 17 to present the 25th annual Saddlemire Lecture in Student Affairs, named after his father, the late Gerald L. Saddlemire. The free lecture, “Would Jerry Tweet? Transmitting the Saddlemire Ethic,” will take place from 10-11 a.m. in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 9, 2014 7:00 AM Legends Series - Lynn Whitney: ‘Make It Small, See the Silver’
Photographer Lynn Whitney has spent most of her life paying attention and documenting what she sees on film. Whitney, head of the photography division in the School of Art, will reflect on her body of work and her philosophy in a talk called “Make It Small, See the Silver.”
Oct 7, 2014 1:45 PM BGSU hosts 35th annual New Music Festival Oct. 15-18
The 35th annual Bowling Green State University New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers Oct. 15-18. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include award-winning composer Paul Dresher with his ensemble Double Duo and visual artist Nathalie Miebach.
Oct 6, 2014 7:00 AM A vision unfolds
The establishment of BGSU Firelands College 1968 brought important educational opportunities to the Huron community. George Mylander, visionary supporter of the college, has nurtured those opportunities from the beginning. Today the product of his vision is about to expand yet again to meet the growing need for graduates in the sciences, health care and allied professions.
Oct 6, 2014 7:00 AM Trustees act on landscape master plan, name national trustee
The BGSU Board of Trustees at the Oct. 3 meeting approved two resolutions from the Financial Affairs/Facilities Committee, regarding the Bowling Green Campus Landscape and Civic Structure Master Plan, and an amendment to the University’s Section 125 Cafeteria Plan allowing for health savings accounts (HSAs) to be added to the pre-tax benefits the University offers employees.
Oct 2, 2014 7:00 AM Health care open enrollment offers new 2015 options
BGSU employees who are eligible for benefits will see some important changes this year, says Sandy Heck, the new manager of benefits in the Office of Human Resources.
Oct 2, 2014 7:00 AM Language Services Group provides Russian language exam, offers workshops
BGSU’s Language Services Group (LSG) has concluded an agreement with Moscow State University making the LSG the only licensed U.S. provider of the Russian Federation’s state language examination. The examination is required for a Russian citizenship application, university entrance, employment and other purposes.