Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A deeper understanding of global needs
Kevin McClellan ’14 is a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who just received his MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education (MACIE) — including a public health cognate — that builds upon his education and food security work with the Peace Corps and Red Cross in West Africa.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Building a strong leader
Anyone who has come into contact with Hannah Burkhart knows how much she loves being a Falcon. The successful English education major in the Honors College can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her education and the time she spent at BGSU.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Focused on Success
Nothing was going to prevent Aaren Westmoreland from earning a college degree. While the chips may have been stacked against him four years ago, the Dayton native set a goal to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, and on Dec. 19 he will achieve that goal.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM Embracing the Unexpected
Jennifer Higdon’s life has been full of surprises. The BGSU alumna and composer admitted during her commencement address on Dec. 19 that much of her success, both personally and professionally, would likely have never happened had she stuck with her original plan at the University to become a professional flutist.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM The “four R’s” to success
Eileen O’Neill ’90 said she can trace her enormous success to the “four R’s”—relationships, responsibility, risk taking and working “really, really hard.” O’Neill, the brains behind such hit shows as “19 Kids and Counting” and “The Little Couple,” truly paid her dues to reach her current position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. O’Neill was the BGSU commencement speaker Dec. 20 and also received an honorary doctorate.
Dec 18, 2014 10:45 AM Bowling Green named one of the ‘Best College Towns in America’
When students arrive at Bowling Green State University, they will find it’s part of a city that is safe, affordable and provides a number of personal and professional opportunities. These amenities are part of the reason financial website WalletHub recently named Bowling Green one of the “Best College Towns in America.”
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: A sacrifice for education
From a very young age, Marvin Njoroge’s parents instilled in him the importance of education. Njoroge, who is from Kenya, credits his success to the sacrifices made by his parents. He will graduate from the College of Business Administration on Dec. 19 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a Master of Arts in Economics.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Firelands student earns degree at 37
Nicki Chavarria’s path to a college diploma was certainly not typical. As a 37-year-old student, many would think her chances of success were less than average, but every morning she woke up for class she had two great reasons to push forward—her daughters. On Dec. 19, she will graduate from BGSU Firelands with a degree in social work.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: When Reality Strikes
Her lifelong dreams revolved around music. She sat first chair flute in the top band at Ohio’s Stowe-Monroe Falls High School and she was accepted into BGSU’s nationally recognized College of Music to study music education. Kimberly Lewis thought she was right on track to achieve her goals.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM Architecture students build on BGSU-city partnership
The partnership between BGSU and the city of Bowling Green provided a real-world experience for students in the University’s Architecture and Environmental Design Department.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM BGSU Firelands College Theatre receives accolades
The BGSU Firelands College Theatre program recently received multiple accolades through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for its recent production of “Gruesome Playground Injuries.”
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM BGSU alumnus’ donation to support international opportunities for students
A Bowling Green State University alumnus has committed an additional $100,000 to expand international opportunities for students at the University.
Dec 15, 2014 9:15 AM Mazey fellowship fuels graduate student’s research
Like the proverbial canary in the coalmine, crayfish can tell us a lot about the state and safety of our environment. Sara Lahman, a Ph.D. student in sensory ecology from Delta, Ohio, is researching how altering an organism’s environment can affect its ability to extract and respond to information, using the crayfish as her test subject.
Dec 15, 2014 9:08 AM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
Nearly a thousand students will begin 2015 as graduates of Bowling Green State University. During BGSU’s 281st commencement exercises in the Stroh Center, at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 19) and 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 20), 965 diplomas will be awarded, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Overcoming Adversity
His story began 23 years ago in the small Ohio town of St. Marys. Josh King entered the world two weeks late and pronounced clinically dead of meconium aspiration (the ingestion of fecal matter into the lungs). The whirlwind that followed included lifesaving acts by three doctors and six nurses that brought him back to life, followed by weeks in an incubator at Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and a lifetime of challenges ahead. King’s ordeal left him physically disabled with a mild form of cerebral palsy and faced with an array of learning disabilities.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Senior Moments
Lauren Feyh has had her share of memorable senior moments. She was named the Outstanding Gerontology Student of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). She coordinated an aggressive and engaged volunteer program for the BGSU Gerontology Student Association (GSA), and she conceptualized, organized, curated and implemented a 150-piece intergenerational art exhibit.
Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM Class of 2014 Success Stories: Where My Falcons At?
hen Michael “Rosco” Blair first visited Bowling Green State University, the campus and the sincere people he met made him feel like this was home. He said once he stepped foot on campus he knew this is where God wanted him to be. Now that he is preparing to graduate, that feeling remains just as strong.
Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM Hospital foundation’s gift funds student hub
When students, faculty and visitors step in the main entrance of the renovated Health and Human Services building, one of the first things they will see will be the welcoming new Wood County Hospital Foundation Student Hub — the gateway to the building’s important expansion and transformation. The $50,000 hub represents a show of support for the University by one of its most prominent partners.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM A sacred union
Each year, millions of U.S. couples walk down aisles in churches, temples and mosques to get married. Many only occasionally, if ever, again set foot together inside a place of worship. Does that mean their marriage is devoid of spirituality? Not according to studies showing most people view their marriage as a sacred union. But, does what couples say about the spiritual nature of their marriage predict how they actually act toward one another?
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM Building Bridges
Concepts that may be difficult to grasp in the classroom are sometimes easier to understand in a real-world setting. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, BGSU is a national leader in providing opportunities in service-learning and experiential education, plus BGSU is the first institution in Ohio to offer an internship guarantee to incoming students.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM Former president Ribeau to present at MLK Jr. celebration
Former BGSU President Sidney A. Ribeau will return to campus Jan. 20 to present remarks at the University’s 2015 celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM Higdon and O’Neill to receive honorary doctorates
Two BGSU alumnae who have had influential careers will receive honorary doctorates from the University during fall commencement ceremonies. The board of trustees approved the degrees at the Dec. 5 meeting.
Dec 8, 2014 7:00 AM Trustees focus on academic facility enhancements
You might find dietetics students tweeting in Carrie Hamady’s classes, but far from casual conversations with friends, their Twitter chats are responses to their assigned readings and interactions with Hamady or even other professionals in the field. Hamady and her colleagues in the dietetics program have incorporated the social media form into their classwork and professional development.
Dec 4, 2014 7:00 AM Dietetics program uses social media to boost learning
You might find dietetics students tweeting in Carrie Hamady’s classes, but far from casual conversations with friends, their Twitter chats are responses to their assigned readings and interactions with Hamady or even other professionals in the field. Hamady and her colleagues in the dietetics program have incorporated the social media form into their class work and professional development.
Dec 3, 2014 5:30 PM Giving Tuesday
BGSU students will benefit from the generosity of Giving Tuesday supporters — a national day of philanthropy following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day is a way to remember the spirit of the holiday season by donating to a favorite charity or organization. 164 donors showed their Falcon pride and gave $31,346.97 within 24 hours. This was BGSU’s first year participating in the annual nationwide event.
Dec 1, 2014 11:09 AM ‘Shane’ first edition among collection donated by Hoppenstand
Dr. Gary Hoppenstand ’82 ’85 discovered the allure of comic books at an early age. By the time he was 16 years old and mowing lawns to earn money, he was already a bona fide collector.
Dec 1, 2014 7:30 AM Comics and mental health
Valentino Zullo, who received dual master’s degrees in English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies from BGSU, is using his combined knowledge base to study the psychological underpinning of villains in comics and apply what he learns to working with patients in mental health services.
Dec 1, 2014 12:15 AM From cellist to country-rock
He trained for years to fulfill this dream, attending BGSU on a music scholarship and earning a bachelor's degree in cello performance from the College of Musical Arts in 2005.