Mar 31, 2015 2:57 PM Award-winning activist to speak on protecting global water
“Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever” is the topic of author and activist Maude Barlow’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. Her lecture will focus on topics from her recently released book by the same name, including water as a human right and the dangers to our water from farming and other sources.
Mar 31, 2015 2:55 PM Iraq-U.S. relations scholar to present BGSU lecture
A research scholar who has specialized in the U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East will visit Bowling Green State University on April 7 as part of the Gary R. Hess Lecture in Policy History.
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM Freshman thrives on busy schedule
Amanda Pack has crammed more experiences into her first semester of college than many of her fellow freshmen will their entire four years at a university. The 18-year-old Harrison native is a talented trumpet player who was just as likely to be found on the football field with the BGSU Falcon Marching Band as she was in class or doing homework. Just a few days before Christmas, she traveled hundreds of miles to play a bowl game at the University of South Alabama.
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM Teaching with passion
Dedication. Enthusiasm. Passion. When asked to describe what Kathleen McGrady ’81 is like as a mentor and teacher, these are the three words most used by her students and colleagues. Her passion for teaching music is one of the many reasons McGrady was named Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) Music Educator of the Year.
Mar 27, 2015 4:04 PM Designing Your Career
Attendees of the 3rd annual Women in Business Leadership event, hosted by the BGSU College of Business, had the opportunity to hear from and network with successful women business leaders. The theme this year was “Designing Your Career.”
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM For love and money
Moving people from wanting to see land spared from development to actually donating money to help conserve it requires a skill set that many grassroots land trust groups do not possess.
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM Public health symposium, Baker Lecture to explore uses of social media
Social media is assuming increasing importance as a tool for sharing information and alerting the public about health issues.
Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM TRIO programs welcome eminent speaker, present honors
The Access Diversity and Inclusion Programs within the division of Student Affairs will host the TRIO Programs 27th annual TRIO Awards Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. April 2 in the Multipurpose Room of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Mar 24, 2015 7:00 AM Wood County Commissioners and BGSU launch new Falcon Cam
A new partnership between the Wood County Commissioners and Bowling Green State University is providing a birds-eye view of the peregrine falcons that call the clock tower of the Wood County Courthouse home.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00 AM Bringing history to life
When students decide they don’t want history class to end, their teacher must be doing something right. That’s the case at Waynesfield-Goshen Schools, a small K-12 school system in rural Ohio where Joe Foster teachers American History, World History, Government and Economics, Civil War, and Defining Moments in History. With a total enrollment of just 550 students, every high school student has Foster for at least one class and often leaves wanting more.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00 AM Experimental Design
Bullying, murals, fast food, hammers, the graphic expression of Toledo—it’s a group of seemingly unrelated items. But for the students who have participated in a summer workshop run by graphic design faculty members Jenn Stucker and Amy Fidler, they are the topics that have allowed them to delve deep into experimental design work.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00 AM Student explores all BGSU has to offer
Friends may come and go, but family is forever — and always there when you need a little help with your laundry. At least, that’s the case for freshman Lydia Emch, who says her grandmother has been a lifesaver in times of stress during her first busy year at BGSU.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM CNN host and correspondent to give Currier Lecture
CNN senior media correspondent and “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter will visit the University March 23 and 24 to visit with journalism and public relations students and deliver the 2015 Florence and Jesse Currier lecture.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM Conference to explore significance of improvisation
Improvisation is not only central to music and art, in a world where the only constant is change, it has become a necessary tool to deal with society’s daily uncertainties. As rules, guidelines and planning becoming increasingly obsolete, qualities such as spontaneity, inventiveness and creativity become important to our lives.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM Kenya-BGSU partnership connects learning with economic empowerment
Dr. Diane Frey never thought she would visit East Africa, much less become involved in educational partnerships with Kenyan schools for girls and women with HIV-AIDS. But a Christmas visit to her sister in Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago led first to a personal passion and now professional engagement with support organizations, plus mutually beneficial relationships between Kenyan and BGSU students.
Mar 18, 2015 7:00 AM Taking a stand to be (carbon) neutral
When President Mary Ellen Mazey signed the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2012, it set in motion a formal plan to move the University toward carbon neutrality. This built upon BGSU’s longtime efforts at becoming a more sustainable campus, from individual responsibility for conserving energy to institution-wide projects.
Mar 17, 2015 11:58 AM Falcon Forensics and Debate Team wins a national championship
The 20 members of the Falcon Forensics and Debate Team spent their spring break winning a national championship. The team beat out 127 other universities to win the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament held March 4-8 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM Commitment to Community
It put BGSU at the forefront of an emerging trend in higher education and brought the University national recognition, but 15 years ago it was just an idea – enhancing learning by bringing students with similar interests together under one roof in “learning communities.”
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM There’s no place like home
The rain forest of Costa Rica presents a jungle-esque maze of dense vegetation, with the ground under it a snarl of exposed roots and heavily matted decaying plant material.
Mar 16, 2015 7:00 AM Visual Communication
As part of the Putnam Adolescent Response Team for Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.), Schroeder worked with other high schoolers across the county to create awareness campaigns on issues ranging from suicide prevention, underage drinking and peer pressure.
Mar 13, 2015 7:00 AM Buchanan lecture presents ‘A Tale of Toads and Men’
An American biologist known for his research about the impact of the herbicide atrazine in amphibian development will discuss his work in the 2015 Jean Pasakarnis-Buchanan Lecture on campus March 24.
Mar 13, 2015 7:00 AM In the eye of the beholder
Over the last 200-plus years, the founders of the American Revolution have attained iconic status. But, like most icons, what they and the Revolution are used to symbolize depends perhaps more on who is vaunting them than on any objective reality.
Mar 10, 2015 7:00 AM Excellence recognized
On March 7, Bowling Green State University honored seven accomplished graduates at the 2015 BGSU College Alumni Awards. Held in Olscamp Hall, the ceremony recognized the impressive professional and civic achievements of the following individuals:
Mar 9, 2015 9:25 AM BWC funding workplace safety research at BGSU
Bowling Green State University has been awarded a $250,000 research grant from The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and Ohio Board of Regents to improve workplace safety in nursing homes. BGSU is one of six higher education institutions in Ohio selected for $2 million in total funding for nine research proposals.
Mar 9, 2015 7:30 AM Blended for success
Jodi Berg ’88 took her great-grandfather’s kitchen product company he founded in 1921 and fast-tracked the Vitamix Corporation into a market leader. Because of her innovative success, she was named a 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Award for Family Business. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the nation’s most prestigious business awards and it goes to a leader and innovator who has grown a company without compromising values and tradition.
Mar 5, 2015 7:30 AM Walls book chronicles U.S. individualism
Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. However, the concept of individualism that inspired the founders has transformed over time to reflect the changing economic and social landscape in the United States, according to Dr. Stephanie Walls, BGSU Firelands political science.
Mar 3, 2015 9:53 AM Electric guitar rocks BGSU conference
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture” conference at Bowling Green State University March 27-28.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM BGSU honored with advertising awards
The University brought home silvers and a bronze Feb. 26 in the American Advertising Federation of Toledo’s Addy Awards.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Bravo events celebrate arts, College of Musical Arts centennial
BGSU will host a benefit celebration of all the arts and a special commemoration of 100 years of music at the College of Musical Arts (CMA) on March 28 during “Bravo! BGSU” and “Bravo CMA!”
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Driving toward a dream
Basil Alholaily came from Saudi Arabia to Bowling Green State University to pursue his dream of a college degree. Little did he know that during his time in the United States he would get a chance to fulfill a childhood dream, as well.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Electric guitar rocks BGSU conference
The electric guitar will be the rock star at the “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture” conference at BGSU March 27-28.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Practical Science
At first glance it looks like your typical biochemistry lab. Groups of students are dressed in lab coats and safety glasses and are huddled around test tubes, notebooks and large pieces of scientific equipment. But, this wasn’t your average textbook lab. These undergraduates were working on genuine research where the outcomes were uncertain, and their results were forging new territory.
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM UAO president thrives on campus involvement
Megan Largent knows how to make things happen. If there was an event planned at her Strongsville high school, most likely, Largent was involved. She helped organize a variety of activities, from the service-oriented, like blood drives, to fun, festive gatherings such as homecoming and prom.