Apr 29, 2015 3:56 PM Book explores succession of ineffective Nigerian leaders
Nigeria has a history of inept and corrupt leadership exacerbated by ethnic, religious and sectional biases. As the country’s recent election has come to a close, ushering in a new leadership, a book co-edited by Dr. Apollos O. Nwauwa, history and director of the Africana studies program, examines 50-plus years of the country’s leaders.
Apr 29, 2015 1:00 PM National Poetry Month
There are many ways to investigate the world and our relationships within it. For Dr. Sandra Faulkner, a specialist in relational communication, poetry sometimes serves in a way that more conventional methods used by social scientists cannot.
Apr 28, 2015 4:12 PM BGSU unveils new electronic campus map
BGSU has launched a new, interactive campus map in an effort to improve mobile accessibility and navigation for students and visitors. The new design includes a search tool, a detailed list of campus buildings and amenities, transportation services, construction notifications and a directions feature for mapping the quickest route to your destination.
Apr 27, 2015 4:20 PM Hitting all the high notes
Graduating theatre and film student Mariah Burks is finishing her acting career at BGSU on a high note. Burks won the national Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which was held April 13-18 in Washington, D.C.
Apr 27, 2015 7:30 AM From head, to hands, to glass
Adam Goldberg ’11 welcomes guests at the Toledo art gallery he owns with a couple of friends. Some are here for classes in glass blowing, while others inquire about purchasing the affordable contemporary glass pieces created by Goldberg and his colleagues.
Apr 27, 2015 7:15 AM Designing for prosperity
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.
Apr 24, 2015 3:16 PM Campus infrastructure project to begin in May
Brace yourselves. The interior of campus will become quite the noisy construction zone as soon as commencement is over next month, according to Brian Swope, assistant director of the Office of Design and Construction. Some parking lots will be temporarily closed and pedestrian routes diverted.
Apr 24, 2015 1:00 PM Leontis invited to speak at European institute, Nanoscience Institute
Dr. Neocles Leontis, chemistry, was a guest speaker April 21 at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Cambridge, UK, and on April 24 at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Denmark’s Aarhus University.
Apr 24, 2015 10:39 AM Stinson appears on national TV, major newspapers
It’s been a whirlwind last few weeks for Dr. Phil Stinson, criminal justice. Stinson’s research into police who commit crimes has made him a sought-after commentator by media outlets worldwide, particularly after the recent rash of police-involved shooting deaths caught on tape.
Apr 23, 2015 9:09 AM Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon
The deep bonds shared by Bowling Green State University alumni were honored at the inaugural Golden Falcons induction ceremony April 22. Golden Falcons are alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years. BGSU welcomed 44 Golden Falcons to campus and inducted them as Golden Falcons with a medallion crafted exclusively for this group of esteemed alumni.
Apr 22, 2015 4:19 PM Bioethics Bowl Team makes it to Elite Eight
The University’s four-member Bioethics Bowl team made it to the Elite Eight in the National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl at Tallahassee, Fla., earlier this month.
Apr 20, 2015 2:43 PM BGSU, BG Flight Center open new facility
The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center officially opened the new 16,800 square-foot facility today (April 17).
Apr 20, 2015 1:30 PM Fraternity Leadership Paves the Way to Success
What Michael Dustman ’73 saw in the Alpha Tau Omega house more than 40 years ago was not just the fraternity’s chapter president. His close friend Rick DeSilva ’74 was a leader who could organize groups of people with a variety of talents, and get things done. DeSilva had that unique ability to energize the room.
Apr 20, 2015 8:58 AM Toxic Water
In freshwater lakes around the world, a blue-green slick is often seen floating on the water. These algae blooms often result from an overabundance of what's known as cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, which may be toxic to humans and other animals.
Apr 20, 2015 7:00 AM Fighting for Detroit
Juvenile probation officer, high school science teacher, airport worker and mortgage banker are just a few of the titles 2003 alumna Janee Ayers had to take on to make ends meet in the leaner years.
Apr 20, 2015 7:00 AM Student takes time to help kids struggling in school
For Kelly Largent, the Alumni Laureate Scholarship program means she can spend less time worrying about finances and more time doing what she loves — working with children. Thanks to the full-tuition scholarship, the BGSU sophomore doesn't need to spend all her hours outside of class working a part-time job, allowing her time to tutor.
Apr 17, 2015 4:39 PM BG Best bring positivity, innovation to their workplaces
Administrative Staff Council (ASC) recognized three outstanding members of the BGSU community April 16 with the BG Best Award. The recipients were Jeremy Joseph, math and statistics coordinator at The Learning Commons; Jason Janusziewicz, associate director of the BGSU Facilities and Operations areas; and Brigitte Green- Churchwell, interim director of Student Academic Enrichment and coordinator of disability services at BGSU Firelands.
Apr 17, 2015 4:37 PM Rookie Award winner Brewer was key to new program
The Administrative Staff Rookie of the Year Award recognizes an employee who has been with BGSU between one and three years and who has played a key role in implementing a new idea, program or procedure designed to enhance student recruitment, retention or engagement. That description could have been written to describe this year's winner, Centennial Residence Hall Director Kristen Brewer.
Apr 17, 2015 4:35 PM Waddell makes diversity everyone's job
Whether they have worked with Barbara Waddell for four years or 20, her colleagues are unanimous: she embodies the qualities celebrated by the Michael R. Ferrari Award: innovation and initiative, superlative performance, and strong relationship with the University community. Further, she has been a true change agent in transforming the campus climate.
Apr 16, 2015 7:00 AM Earth Week
The University will recognize Earth Week 2015 (April 20-25) with free events and films intended to raise awareness of environmental matters and offer opportunities to help decrease the University’s carbon footprint. A highlight on Earth Day itself, April 22, is the annual Eco-Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Union Oval, featuring organizations, both on-campus and within the community, that deal with the environment and sustainability.
Apr 15, 2015 2:40 PM Krane prepares leaders in sport, social change
Dr. Vikki Krane brings an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of sport management, honed over 24 years of teaching and research, and always with the aim of empowering students to reach their goals.
Apr 15, 2015 2:36 PM Brown traces the changing American family
Dr. Susan Brown, chair of the Bowling Green State University Department of Sociology, has been an exceptionally productive research scholar, helping to shape the national discourse on the contemporary American family. Her work in the sociology department and as founding co-director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) has shed new light on how demographic trends affect American families and earned her a national reputation for cutting-edge, high-quality research in the areas of family demography, sociology and gerontology.
Apr 15, 2015 2:34 PM Gremler engages students in scholarship, professional development
Dr. Dwayne Gremler joined the Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration as an associate professor in 2000, charged with developing the marketing department’s emphasis in services marketing. He “hit the ground running” and has not stopped since, raising BGSU’s profile nationally and internationally, helping students prepare for careers in a growing area, and in the process becoming a sought-after expert teacher and lecturer on the subject. BGSU is now one of the few schools in the U.S. with a dedicated specialization in sales and services marketing.
Apr 15, 2015 2:32 PM Brahier ignites love of math, math education
Dr. Daniel Brahier’s passion for teaching math and for preparing the next generation of math teachers has earned him the title Professor of Teaching Excellence, designated for Bowling Green State University faculty members who hold the rank of full professor and whose extraordinary achievements as effective teachers in their discipline or in interdisciplinary fields deserve special recognition. Brahier will hold the title for three years. The honor was conferred at the 2015 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:30 PM Rainey receives President’s Award for Academic Advising
Dr. Sarah Smith Rainey has a reputation for being a creative, proactive and generous adviser in Bowling Green State University’s School of Cultural and Critical Studies. Her work with nearly 175 students who major and minor in the school’s programs earned her the President’s Award for Academic Advising.
Apr 15, 2015 2:27 PM President’s Award for Academic Advising – Sally Walker
When Sally Walker meets with students as the academic adviser for Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, she takes time to learn about and appreciate each student’s talents and backgrounds. Her connection to the students and her expertise at helping students through the advising process were among the reasons she earned the President’s Award for Academic Advising this spring.
Apr 15, 2015 2:26 PM Sung-Yeon Park earns Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at Bowling Green State University, has distinguished herself as a focused, dedicated professional who demonstrates the utmost integrity in everything she does. Her efforts have earned her the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award, presented as part of the BGSU Faculty Excellence ceremony Tuesday (April 14).
Apr 15, 2015 2:24 PM Faulkner brings energy, expertise to BGSU mentorship
As a communication studies faculty member and director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Sandra Faulkner generously shares her insight, guidance, and scholarly pursuits with her colleagues and students. She received the Faculty Mentor Recognition at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:13 PM Community involvement earns McGinley BGSU recognition
Tracy McGinley, a lecturer in criminal justice at BGSU Firelands, received the Recognition for Community Involvement at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 2:11 PM Shinew wins school leadership award
Dr. Dawn Shinew, an associate professor and director of the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, has received this year’s Faculty Senate Recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. Shinew was honored at the April 14 Faculty Excellence reception, where she received $1,000.
Apr 15, 2015 2:03 PM Chalupa honored for lifetime achievement
For his “profound and enduring contributions to the Romance and Classical Studies department and the wider University community,” Dr. Federico Chalupa has been presented Bowling Green State University’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 15, 2015 1:54 PM Vickio named BGSU Master Teacher, fosters student learning, well-being
Since joining Bowling Green State University in 1986, Dr. Craig Vickio has modeled caring and compassion for students in a variety of settings, from counseling sessions to the classroom. Students showed their appreciation for his commitment to them by naming him the 2015 Master Teacher, the highest award for faculty and the only one chosen by students.
Apr 15, 2015 1:51 PM Blinn Award goes to Pahapill for undergraduate collaborations
Leigh-Ann Pahapill, associate professor in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, received the 2015 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work.
Apr 15, 2015 1:49 PM Magsamen-Conrad receives President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work
Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad, an assistant professor in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, received a President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 1:48 PM Ha receives President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work
Dr. Louisa Ha, a professor in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, received a President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 1:45 PM BGSU honors Bostic for contributions to math education
A quick read of Dr. Jonathan’s Bostic’s list of accomplishments since coming to BGSU would suggest he had been with the School of Teaching and Learning for quite some time, so extensive is it. But, in fact, Bostic has only been with the mathematics education department for less than four years.
Apr 15, 2015 1:42 PM Kline lauded for excellence as BGSU academic adviser
Robert Kline, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University, received the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 14.
Apr 15, 2015 12:47 PM Biologist recognized for research success and innovation
After a toxic algal bloom rendered much of northwest Ohio’s drinking water unusable last summer, the study of algae in our region’s waterways has taken on new importance. Dr. Robert Michael (Mike) McKay, Ryan Professor of Biological Sciences and winner of the 2015 Olscamp Research Award, is a regional and national leader in the study of toxic algal blooms and on microbial communities in frozen lakes and the open sea.
Apr 15, 2015 12:21 PM Book explores tradition of ineffective Nigerian leaders
Nigeria has a history of inept and corrupt leadership exacerbated by ethnic, religious and sectional biases. As the country’s recent election has come to a close ushering in a new leadership, a book co-edited by Dr. Apollos O. Nwauwa, chair of BGSU’s Africana studies, examines 50-plus years of the country’s leaders.
Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM Robert Kruse’ 49
Robert Kruse has spent his whole life thinking about cars. The 88-year-old entrepreneur has worked for top-selling dealerships all over the U.S., from Ohio to Minnesota to Washington state, but there’s one car he’ll never forget — his first.
Apr 13, 2015 8:58 AM From Broadway to the Small Screen
Theatre alumnus Christopher Moeller ’08 is a production electrician who works on major live television shows. Those shows include the NBC productions of “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan,” as well as the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square.
Apr 13, 2015 8:50 AM Against All Odds
Duke Pieper was on top of his hockey world late in 2008, and headed even higher. As a 15-year-old freshman, he had skated into rarified air by making the varsity starting lineup for perennial Minnesota high school powerhouse Hill-Murray.
Apr 13, 2015 7:00 AM Newman Civic Fellows Award
When in March about 50 BGSU students chose to spend their spring break helping others across the country instead of going on holiday, the fact that those trips were available to them is largely due to senior Madison (Maddi) Georgoff. Georgoff is the founder of bGAB, the alternative break program that this year sponsored four trips with six community partners, the most yet for BGSU.
Apr 9, 2015 7:00 AM Public forum Tuesday
In August 2014, the city of Toledo issued a “do not drink” advisory on its water supply that directly affected over 500,000 people throughout northwest Ohio. A toxic algal bloom had polluted the water near the city’s intake in Lake Erie.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM BG Learning Communities
As the Greek writer Euripides once said, “Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.” Here at Bowling Green State University, students are offered myriad opportunities to participate in engaging academic environments within residential learning communities that are located in various residence halls. Students experience the many facets of college life alongside individuals with similar interests within a community setting that fosters success in their personal, professional and academic lives.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM Celebrating Sisterhood
It wasn’t just another day on the campus of Bowling Green State University—it felt a little different. There was a sense of celebration in the air. A group of women had a spring in their step as they found their way back to campus, the place where they grew into mature, talented and capable adults.
Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM Music Plus
About two dozen high school students climb off a school bus one cold March evening lugging instrument cases of varying sizes. They head into Moore Musical Arts Center to receive free specialized music instruction from BGSU faculty and students.
Apr 2, 2015 10:33 AM BGSU College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation
The College of Business at Bowling Green State University has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM Aggression and Addiction
BGSU neuroscientist Dr. Robert Huber will be sharing his expertise with colleagues at Harvard University next year as a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Best known at BGSU for his research into the neurochemistry of behavioral phenomena such as aggression and addiction in crayfish, Huber also has specialized experience in computer vision, which he will apply to Harvard’s quantitative behavioral study of Drosophila, or fruit flies.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM Digital Humanities Lab
Python, Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Mallet are some of the new names introduced recently at the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities Lab. The lab, now offered through the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) in 122 Jerome Library, has expanded its offerings to include a wide variety of technology tools for faculty and students working on digital humanities projects at BGSU.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM Literacy in the Park
Children’s author Laura Numeroff, best known for her "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "If You Give A Pig a Pancake" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" series, is the featured presenter at the 2015 Literacy in the Park event on Saturday (April 11) at the Stroh Center.
Apr 2, 2015 10:12 AM Model European Union
BGSU students successfully participated in the 2015 Model European Union (EU) simulation, hosted annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Union Center of Excellence, on Feb. 27 and 28. During the two-day simulation at the 20th Century Club, the BGSU students (representing the U.K., Luxembourg and Latvia) had to discuss and negotiate subjects ranging from the EU’s handling of the Ukraine crisis to Great Britain’s possible retreat from the EU as well as the growing rise of right-wing parties across Europe. The team returned home with a top award for its performances.
Apr 1, 2015 10:12 AM Bravo! BGSU
More than 200 people filled the internationally recognized Wolfe Center for the Arts on March 28 to raise scholarship funds for students in Bowling Green State University’s arts programs. “Bravo! BGSU” celebrated the quality and vibrancy of all the University’s arts areas. The event raised about $60,000.