October

  • Oct 28, 2015 3:45 PM Black Hawk Down Hero to Share Extraordinary Story
    First Sgt. Matt Eversmann, one of the heroes from the 1997 Battle of Mogadishu portrayed in the epic movie “Black Hawn Down,” is the featured speaker for the 2015 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories dinner event.

  • Oct 28, 2015 3:45 PM Harnessing Technology For Student Success
    BGSU was one of three universities selected to receive a Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Award from EAB, a division of The Advisory Board Company. The awards, announced at the collaborative’s annual summit, held Oct. 27- 28 in Washington, D.C., recognize institutions and leaders who create the cultural change necessary to embrace technology and implement innovative ideas that help more students to persist and graduate.

  • Oct 26, 2015 10:32 AM Alumni Update
    Several of our readers reached out to us after our last newsletter to let us know what’s happening in their lives. Here is what some of our alumni have been doing.

  • Oct 26, 2015 10:29 AM Colloquium Series for 2014-2015
    Dr. Sebastian Roelands served as colloquium coordinator and invited a variety of speakers to BGSU. Below is a list of our colloquia for 2014/15.

  • Oct 26, 2015 10:27 AM Econ Club Update
    During the spring semester, the Econ Club welcomed several interesting speakers to their meetings covering a variety of topics. BGSU professors Dr. Quinn, Dr. VanderHart, and Dr. Benedict, spoke to the club members about their research thesis/papers in Economics.

  • Oct 26, 2015 10:18 AM Student Achievements and Awards
    We had several students win department and college awards at the fall 2015 Honors and Awards Banquet.

  • Oct 26, 2015 10:13 AM Congratulations ODE Inductees
    The Economics Department inducted several new members into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics Honorary Society.

  • Oct 26, 2015 7:00 AM Drinking with the Dead
    Inside a former mortuary with a dubious past is a brewery that serves libations with names like Embalming Fluid Imperial IPA, which comes with the apt description—“available when you least expect it.”

  • Oct 26, 2015 7:00 AM One Grey Dress, 30 days
    Imagine being challenged to wear the same article of clothing for 30 days in a row. That is exactly what 140 women in the BGSU Panhellenic community have been doing since Sept. 24 by participating in The One Grey Dress Project. By making the promise to wear the same grey dress for 30 days, the women are committing to raising awareness about the realities of sex trafficking and oppression that many women and children in the world are facing today.

  • Oct 26, 2015 7:00 AM The frozen volcanoes
    Before she receives her bachelor’s degree, Jenna Reindel will visit a place that few people will ever see in their lifetime. The senior from Maumee, who is majoring in geology, is part of a National Science Foundation-funded research trip going to Antarctica to study two remote volcanoes. The team will try and figure out why they’re there, as well as study the changing dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet.

  • Oct 23, 2015 4:34 PM Living the Life of a Market Analyst
    When I first met Kevin Fowler, I was fairly new as department chair, worried about making mistakes, but loving one part of the job, advising all of the economics majors. Kevin was one of those individuals I started to advise early on. He was a bit on the quiet side, but I could tell immediately that here was a person who was interested in learning. After graduating from BGSU with a BS-Economics degree in May of 2014, Kevin has certainly used the skills developed as an economics major to find a job that suits him very well.

  • Oct 23, 2015 4:25 PM I Spent the Summer Eating Bugs. Crickets to be Specific
    In the last year I have had the honor of representing Bowling Green State University in the Ohio Export Internship Program. A selective classroom/internship experience hosted through a partnership between The Ohio State University and The Ohio Development Services Agency.

  • Oct 23, 2015 4:18 PM Erik Dupont and the BAT: SMOKIN’!
    If you go to the Bloomberg Institute website and look at their Hall of Fame for the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) for February 2015, you will see Erik Dupont as the third place finisher, IN-THE-WORLD. For those of you who know Erik, it should come as no surprise. Razor-sharp intelligence and a deep understanding of economics and finance are what Erik brings to any arena, but especially when he dons his finance hat.

  • Oct 23, 2015 4:11 PM Ben Zauski Win’s the Karl Vogt Award
    The Karl E. Vogt Award is presented to the student who is considered THE outstanding graduating senior in the College, demonstrating superior scholarship and participation, leadership, and excellence in campus and/or community activities. This award was named in honor of a former dean of the College of Business Administration.

  • Oct 23, 2015 4:00 PM Economics Professors Retire
    Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict retired from BGSU on June 30, 2015 and was granted Emeritus status upon retirement. Mary Ellen joined the Economics Department in 1991 as an assistant professor, was promoted to full professor in 2002, and served as department chair from 2011-2015. Dr. Kyoo Kim, retired from BGSU on June 30, 2015 and was granted Emeritus status upon retirement. Dr. Kim joined the Economics Department in 1978 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1989.

  • Oct 23, 2015 2:15 PM Berger named fellow of American Psychological Association
    Dr. Bonnie Berger, sport management, was granted the status of fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA) this month in the 47th Division – Exercise and Sport Psychology. She was the only fellow named in the division at the national level.

  • Oct 23, 2015 2:15 PM John Waters brings ‘This Filthy World” to BGSU
    Waters will bring "This Filthy World," his rapid-fire, one-man, spoken word "vaudeville" act celebrating his film career and joyously appalling taste to BGSU. His presentation begins at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center and is for mature audiences. The program is free, but tickets are required and are moving quickly, the box office reports. Tickets are available at the Wolfe Center for the Arts or online.

  • Oct 23, 2015 2:15 PM Kern-Blystone honored for business technology education
    DJ Kern-Blystone, business education, has been named the winner of the 2015 Collegiate Educator Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio Association for Business Technology Educators (OBTA). She was honored earlier this month at the 88th OBTA Conference in Hamilton, Ohio.

  • Oct 23, 2015 10:50 AM Dr. Kevin Quinn Promoted to Full Professor
    Kevin Quinn has been with the Department of Economics for twenty-five years. Most of you tell the “Quinn” stories about how he continually gets chalk on his back or how interesting his office is decorated. However, as most of you know, Dr. Quinn is so much more: highly intellectual, immensely funny, and highly engaging as a professor and colleague. He recently advanced to full professor, a promotion well-deserved due to his service to the University, his research, which includes articles on history of thought and teaching economics, and teaching a variety of courses for the Department.

  • Oct 21, 2015 3:15 PM Musical celebrates hopes foibles of young spellers
    Everyone remembers the emotions of being in a spelling bee at some point in their schooling. Those memories of laughter, tension and competitiveness abound as the Department of Theatre and Film kicks off the 2015-16 theater season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 8 p.m. tonight (Oct. 22).

  • Oct 21, 2015 3:15 PM Student researchers seek optimal diet for monarchs
    In a small, warm room in the Life Sciences Building, rows of white mesh tepees housing monarch butterflies are lined up on tables. The fabled, orange and black insects are carefully tended and monitored by BGSU conservation biology students Paige Arnold, a second-year graduate student from Temperance, Mich., and Matthew Zach, a junior from Fairview Park, Ohio.

  • Oct 20, 2015 3:22 PM BG Memories
    Most college students start their first months after graduation creating the next path in their lives. From first jobs, to starting fresh in a new city, to starting a family… that time spent in college helps to prepare graduates for what’s next. But they never forget the special memories made during their time on campus. That is especially true for Ryan Fowler and Kevin Goldner, who graduated in 2003 and have created an online t-shirt business called BG Memories to keep their college memories alive.

  • Oct 20, 2015 2:01 PM 1980s claim Battle of the Decades crown
    BGSU’s Battle of the Decades has concluded with 145 alumni showing their support for current and future Falcons by joining the Battle and being counted for their decade.

  • Oct 19, 2015 3:24 PM The Business District Inspires Passion for Business and Lifelong Friendships
    In its inaugural year, The Business District has been highly successful through inspiring student interest in business careers and by creating the friendly atmosphere of a close-knit community.

  • Oct 19, 2015 3:18 PM Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium
    Company representatives and students attended the Business Analytics Symposium at Bowling Green State University where they learned the impact of combining marketing with analytics to create leading-edge business practices.

  • Oct 19, 2015 3:07 PM 4th Annual Women in Leadership Conference Another Success
    “The power of diversity is so great, that diverse teams outperform smarter teams,” Sallie Krawcheck, respected Wall Street executive said to a ballroom filled with more than 600 people at Bowing Green State University’s Women in Leadership conference on September 30.

  • Oct 19, 2015 2:56 PM SCMI Networking Dinner
    More than 250 students, faculty, staff, and company representatives gathered for the Fall SCMI Networking Dinner which was a joint meeting with Toledo APICS. The program featured speakers from the newest SCMI member companies who shared their supply chain expertise.

  • Oct 19, 2015 2:42 PM Dr. Gremler Travels Around the Globe Sharing Research Experience with Young Scholars
    He has been honored for his research and teaching expertise and his contributions to the service marketing field by international marketing associations. Now the BGSU service marketing professor is assisting up-and-coming scholars globally to succeed in their research endeavors by sharing his own experiences.

  • Oct 19, 2015 2:28 PM New members initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
    Twenty-two BGSU students and three faculty members were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society, Oct. 18. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

  • Oct 19, 2015 7:00 AM 2015 Academy of Distinguished Alumni
    The Academy of Distinguished Alumni was created in 2011 by Bowling Green State University and its Alumni Association. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the University and was established to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of alumni who have made significant contributions to their chosen professional field and/or through their community involvement. The University is proud to honor those alumni who have inspired their country, state, community and BGSU.

  • Oct 19, 2015 7:00 AM BG Alternative Breaks
    Picking up garbage, cooking meals, raking leaves and organizing food pantries. Instead of spending their fall break at the beach or with family, some BGSU students traveled to Indianapolis and Detroit to do community service as part of BG Alternative Breaks (bGAB). In Detroit, students worked with two different service groups: Cass Community Social Services and Motor City Blight Busters.

  • Oct 19, 2015 7:00 AM From LA to BG
    Maurice Gregory knew he wanted to return to his Los Angeles roots once he completed his degree from BGSU. He found an internship at STARS (Strength Training and Rehabilitation Services) in Anaheim, Calif,. and worked diligently to impress his colleagues. Now, three months after completing his internship, he is a full-time employee at the strength training and rehabilitation center and working with professional athletes.

  • Oct 16, 2015 3:30 PM Calligraphy scrolls exhibition opens at Fine Arts Center
    “Shodo/Brush Writing: Calligraphy Scrolls from the BGSU Asian Studies Collection” opens today (Oct. 18) and will be on display through Nov. 15 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition features 30 calligraphy scrolls by contemporary Japanese masters of the traditional art.

  • Oct 16, 2015 3:30 PM Falcon BEST Robotics set to compete Oct. 24
    Teams from 15 area high schools and middle schools and one from Indiana will demonstrate their robotics skills during the third annual Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day on Oct. 24 at the University.

  • Oct 15, 2015 2:00 PM MSA ranked high by TFE Times
    Bowling Green State University’s Master of Business in Analytics (MSA) was ranked 23rd in the country by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer). The MSA rankings were based on GMAT scores, starting salary and bonus, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate and full time graduates employed at graduate and three months after graduation.

  • Oct 15, 2015 2:00 PM Master of Financial Economics ranked 6th in country
    Bowling Green State University’s Master of Business in Analytics (MSA) was ranked 23rd in the country by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer). The MSA rankings were based on GMAT scores, starting salary and bonus, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate and full time graduates employed at graduate and three months after graduation.

  • Oct 14, 2015 3:45 PM College of Business hosts ‘Demystifying the Flipped Classroom’
    Every day is “opposite day” in a number of BGSU College of Business classrooms. Students are doing their homework in class after viewing their lessons at home. And their homework does not look anything like the traditional sort. Instead, they are working in teams to solve problems based on what they learned at home, with assessment activities built in and educational technology on hand for sharing their solutions.

  • Oct 14, 2015 3:45 PM Students get up-close view of science at Kids’ Tech U
    Registration is open for the 2016 Kids' Tech University (KTU) program at BGSU. The novel science-outreach program brings children between the ages of 9 and 12 together with nationally and internationally recognized scientists who present exciting, interactive sessions — including BGSU’s Dr. Bob Midden, chemistry faculty and associate vice provost for experiential and innovative learning, and Dr. Vern Bingman, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology.

  • Oct 12, 2015 4:17 PM 2015 Hall Of Fame Class Inducted
    Five individuals were inducted into the Bowling Green Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 9, in a ceremony at the Stroh Center. Dan Bylsma ’92 (Hockey), Kelly Hunt ’14 (Baseball), Bill Jones ’66 and ’68 (Athletic Training), Jim Lessig ’57 and ’67 (Administration) and Marcia Saneholtz ’64 (Basketball, Administration) were honored for their tremendous contributions to Falcon Athletics over the years.

  • Oct 12, 2015 8:41 AM A global business perspective
    Sarah Zibbel, director of human resources for global manufacturing at Owens-Illinois, has a lot of stamps on her passport thanks to the travel required by her job. But, she said the trip to South America required for graduation from Bowling Green State University’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program, still opened her eyes.

  • Oct 12, 2015 8:41 AM The evolution of technology
    The journey that brought Seshadri Tangutur ’87 to BGSU was more than transoceanic and lengthy, it was transformational. He arrived on campus in 1985 after a marathon international flight from his native India to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, and then an additional leg to Detroit, and finally an airport shuttle ride an hour-and-a-half south to Bowling Green, reaching town in the wee hours of the morning.

  • Oct 8, 2015 10:07 AM An accidental activist
    What do I stand for? What’s important to me? What am I willing to fight for? For most of his life, Jim Obergefell never considered those questions. This “accidental” activist discovered the answers when he became the face of marriage equality in America. They were simple—love, marriage and honor.

  • Oct 7, 2015 3:00 PM Moore book reveals wonders of our sense of smell
    Our noses are trying to tell us something — a lot of things, in fact, says Dr. Paul Moore, biology. The problem is that we often aren’t getting the message because, as humans, we don’t process smell the way we do sight and sound. Nevertheless, smells are having a powerful, unconscious influence on us every day.

  • Oct 7, 2015 3:00 PM Students illustrations enhance Moore book
    It was an exciting day when the package containing Katie Wilson’s copy of “The Hidden Power of Smell: How Chemicals Influence Our Lives and Behavior” arrived in her mailbox. “My parents and other family and friends came over to watch me unwrap it,” she said, “and we had a little celebration of my first published illustrations.”

  • Oct 6, 2015 11:12 AM BGSU to welcome Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden
    Bobby Bowden, longtime coach of Florida State University football and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will speak at Bowling Green State University as part of the Setting the Pace Lecture Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.

  • Oct 5, 2015 8:00 AM From BG to the Big Apple
    Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a place where life and commerce move at breakneck speeds. In contrast, nearby the spacious Central Park provides some solitude, and the opportunity to downshift from that frenetic environment.

  • Oct 5, 2015 7:00 AM #FALCONFAMILY
    The brothers of Bowling Green State University’s Kappa Sigma have lived up to their family moniker. Eight years ago, fraternity alumni from 1971-76 got together for a golf tournament and a barbecue in the Cleveland area. It was so much fun it turned into a yearly tradition, meeting on the third Saturday in July.

  • Oct 5, 2015 7:00 AM A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor
    How did Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, professor and director of orchestral activities, conducting and ensembles, approach writing her recent book, "A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor?" “My thought was simple: if something is not interesting for me to research and write, it wouldn’t be interesting for anyone to read,” said Freeman Brown. “And if it wasn’t going to be interesting, I wasn’t going to do it!”

  • Oct 5, 2015 7:00 AM Supply Chain Management student wins international award
    Robert Everard, a senior majoring in supply chain management and applied economics, was honored with one of the most esteemed awards from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), a leading professional association for supply chain and operations management in the world.

  • Oct 2, 2015 3:15 PM BGSU Alumnus Donates Polka Collection
    BGSU alumnus Steven Harris ’71 has an affinity for polka music. He grew up in northwest Ohio listening to the music and playing it in his family’s band. His interest in the central European-born music was further ingrained during his BGSU study abroad experience in Salzburg, Austria, over 40 years ago.

  • Oct 2, 2015 3:15 PM October is the time to think Sustainability
    BGSU has joined other universities nationwide to designated October as Sustainability Month. A number of events and opportunities are planned for students and the University community to learn about the issues and participate in helping BGSU meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

  • Oct 1, 2015 7:00 AM Sport Management students experience game day in a whole new way
    The sport management program at BGSU has a long-standing tradition of excellence. The program is the largest and most diverse in the country, and students come from all over the United States to study at BGSU. Faculty are further enhancing classroom learning by finding new ways to offer additional field experience for their students, making them more attractive candidates to employers.