Dec 26, 2015 12:00 AM The GM/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition
The General Motors / Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition was held on Oct 8 - 11, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Detroit's Renaissance Center. BGSU had a team of four attend the GM/Wayne State Supply Chain Case Competition. Nineteen universities from all over the US as well as three international universities (China, Mexico, and Poland) participated in the competition.
Dec 22, 2015 10:26 AM Focus on today
BGSU alumnus Emanuele Conti offered some words of wisdom to BGSU’s most recent graduates during commencement ceremonies Dec. 18. Conti, who received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1989, is now an operating partner for Providence, a premiere global asset management firm with over $40 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses.
Dec 21, 2015 3:46 PM Commencement speaker receives honorary degree
Dr. Howard Aldrich didn’t let lack of experience stop him from trying new things at BGSU. But as he told the University’s newest graduates Dec. 19, he learned some valuable lessons along the way.
Dec 21, 2015 8:52 AM Learning by doing
Dr. Howard Aldrich didn’t let lack of experience stop him from trying new things at Bowling Green State University. But as he told the University’s newest graduates Dec. 19, he learned some valuable lessons along the way.
Dec 21, 2015 8:49 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Classes and co-ops deliver the skills
In high school Collin Dozier was compelled by design, but wasn’t sure which college to attend or which program he was interested in until he heard about Bowling Green State University’s Visual Communication Technology (VCT) program and the co-op opportunities as part of the curriculum.
Dec 21, 2015 8:49 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Musical Arts
Maria Ziegman picked up the flute in fifth grade and knew it was the instrument for her. Now 22, the Bowling Green State University senior graduated with a 3.8 GPA and degrees in music education and music performance.
Dec 21, 2015 8:48 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: The teacher-student connection
As an educator, Carol Puder flipped the proverbial script in 2014 when she decided to enhance her education by enrolling in BGSU’s master’s degree program in education for classroom technology. The teacher became the student and Puder found herself studying right alongside her respiratory care students.
Dec 21, 2015 8:40 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Long distance diploma
On his first day at BGSU, Derrick Loy got an extensive tour of campus usually reserved for prospective students, followed by a reminder to not be late for his graduation. That’s right, Loy received his degree on Dec. 18, the same day he stepped foot on the Bowling Green State University campus for the first time.
Dec 21, 2015 8:33 AM A gas-powered sled
Mike Hartman ’78 scored 114 goals and handed out 83 assists during his hockey career at Bowling Green State University. These days, Hartman scores in a different way. Every holiday season, the former Falcon standout dresses up as Santa Claus and hands out candy canes to children and other passersby as he cruises around Farmington Hills, Mich., and other Detroit area towns on his Rudolph-red Harley-Davidson.
Dec 18, 2015 2:54 PM Combating the masquerade parties of clandestine drugs
Dr. Jon Sprague and undergraduate neuroscience student Greg Grecco are part of a crusade to protect the public from the harmful effects of synthetic drugs produced in clandestine labs. Their work is not on the street fighting drug crime, but in the laboratory working to understand how the chemical changes made to drugs in clandestine labs change how they affect the body.
Dec 16, 2015 3:51 PM BGSU receives grant for teacher training, College Credit Plus instruction
Bowling Green State University, in partnership with Owens Community College, has been awarded a grant that will enable over 80 high school teachers to get their master’s degrees and teach college courses at their high schools as part of the College Credit Plus program. The courses will be offered starting in January 2016.
Dec 16, 2015 3:30 PM Clark helps open door to the worlds of puppetry
There were several things that took Bradford Clark by surprise upon his final walk-through before festivities for the Nov. 14 opening of the Center for Puppetry Arts' Worlds of Puppetry Museum, in Atlanta. One was the sheer size of the bright green new addition to the center, and the other was visitors’ emotional reaction to the Henson puppets — familiar characters like Miss Piggy and Elmo.
Dec 16, 2015 11:42 AM International Graduate Student Describes Diwali Festival Celebrated in India
In America, the holidays are highlighted with a lot of celebrating, shopping, and decorating in December. India celebrates a huge festival during November. Suresh Gajapathy, a Master of Applied Statistics student, describes the Diwali festival celebrated in his home country.
Dec 16, 2015 11:29 AM Graduate Accounting Students Reflect on Holiday Season in Puerto Rico
Two international Master of Accountancy students - Limary Lopez-Ortiz and Antonio Soto Rodriguez - have fond memories of the holiday season from their home country of Puerto Rico. It is much different from American winter holidays.
Dec 16, 2015 10:54 AM Accounting Professor “Flips” His Classroom with Technology
Today’s lecturing environment is no longer a blackboard, lectern, and a teacher standing at the front of a classroom with PowerPoints. It is a video camera on a tripod, a green screen, and bright photography lights because faculty are capturing their lectures through video and posting the recordings online for students to watch as homework.
Dec 16, 2015 10:54 AM Class Assignment Promotes Team Building and Benefits Charities in Service Learning Project
A management class project this semester not only provided a real-world application that taught team work and business planning, but it also taught social responsibility and giving back to one’s community by raising money for charities. Dr. Sherry Sullivan, who teaches the MGMT 4700 - Leading for Success class, says this is not a typical team project. “It has real-life impact on people who need assistance. It is an opportunity to use business training and experience to benefit others and to showcase student talents and abilities.”
Dec 16, 2015 10:54 AM Employers Seek ISAC Students from one of Few Programs in the World
As the world of business becomes more and more reliant on technology, the fields within information technology (IT) are growing and prospering. BGSU’s College of Business is keeping up with this trend by providing students with a number of specializations related to business information systems and also encouraging students to get involved in the IT-related professional organization.
Dec 14, 2015 9:29 AM BGSU to cap off 2015 with commencement ceremonies
Bowling Green State University will hold its 284th commencement ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. The graduating class includes 52 international students from 13 countries.
Dec 14, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: All Smiles
Sarah Jasinski has not let adversity or poverty deter her from reaching her goals. The Vermilion, Ohio, native graduates Dec. 19 despite being told almost four years ago that she might not be successful in college. Not only did she finish in three and a half years, she also recently was accepted into dental school at The Ohio State University.
Dec 14, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Tackling the future
Kayla Tesmer is no stranger to adversity. The Barberton, Ohio, native has overcome multiple hardships in her short 23 years, giving her a level of maturity and balance well beyond her years. As a first generation college student and the first of her siblings to traditionally graduate from high school (one of her sister's received her GED), she came to Bowling Green State University on a mission to succeed.
Dec 14, 2015 7:00 AM Navy SEAL to pilot
What do you do after serving as a United States Navy SEAL? You become a Bowling Green State University nontraditional student to start a third career, of course. After years of protecting dignitaries, instructing soldiers and conducting anti-piracy operations, Chris Kronovich decided it was time to settle down with his family and focus on his next career as a pilot.
Dec 11, 2015 4:40 PM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Executive Master of Organization Development
A unique component of the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) program at BGSU is the semester-long client project, which is part of the capstone Mastering Change course. The program seeks field experience projects typically from the nonprofit or public sector. These projects support the community and augment the client’s often limited resources by providing specialized expertise that might otherwise be unavailable.
Dec 11, 2015 4:33 PM Organization Development Executive Students Learn Important Life Lessons from Trip to France
One of the great experiences students have in the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) program is an international field study tour. An intensive one-week study abroad program was added in 2014 to provide a global perspective to the program.
Dec 11, 2015 4:16 PM College of Business Hosted “Demystifying the Flipped Classroom”
The College of Business hosted an innovative teaching summit, “Demystifying the Flipped Classroom,” on Nov. 5 to introduce and share flipped learning with the University community and partners at other institutions.
Dec 11, 2015 3:15 PM New research shows gray divorced women are more likely to be poor
More and more adults are entering their golden years alone, either through gray divorce, or by choosing to stay unmarried, and for older women, Social Security benefits often aren’t enough to stave off poverty.
Dec 9, 2015 3:30 PM Employee Assistance Program provides range of free services
Today’s employees are faced with managing much more than their jobs, whether it’s caring for an elderly relative or deciding on the best financial plan for their family. BGSU offers a variety of helpful, free and confidential services through Impact Solutions’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) — a valuable but often overlooked resource, said Lisa Dubose, manager of employee relations and training and development in the Office of Human Resources.
Dec 9, 2015 3:30 PM New research delves into perception of life expectancy among adolescents
A new study of young people by Dr. Raymond Swisher, sociology, and Dr. Tara Warner, a recent BGSU graduate and assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, finds that African-American and Hispanic youth (particularly those born in Mexico) are considerably less optimistic about their chances of surviving to age 35 than are white youth.
Dec 7, 2015 10:08 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Research and leadership lead to success
At a young age, Lauren Yacapraro’s parents took a proactive approach when they had her visit a dietitian for a predisposed medical condition. Years later, when Yacapraro determined she wanted to work in the health care field, she looked into becoming a dietitian or a physician assistant (PA). She couldn’t pick one, so decided on both.
Dec 7, 2015 9:44 AM BGSU, Owens Community College create Falcon Express
Incoming college students now have an express track to a four-year degree from Bowling Green State University, starting from Owens Community College. BGSU and Owens are partnering to create the Falcon Express Dual Admission Program, in which students apply once and then chart their course straight through to their bachelor’s degree.
Dec 7, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Power Play
Reid Mankowski’s day begins early and ends late. In fact, you might wonder when he finds time to sleep. Mankowski manages to fit classes, several jobs, student activities and coaching youth hockey into his day. Despite a schedule that often exceeds 80 hours per week, Mankowski will graduate summa cum laude Dec. 18 with his business administration degree and a specialization in accounting. And if that isn’t impressive enough, he is graduating a semester early and funding his college education.
Dec 7, 2015 7:00 AM Everyone has a story
That life-changing moment doesn’t always arrive riding on a bolt of lightning. It is not necessarily delivered from the mountaintop, or at the end of the rainbow. For Steve Hartman ’85, it was just another day at college as he was sitting on the steps of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house. Inside the house phone rang. It was a call letting Hartman know that he had landed an internship at a television station in Toledo.
Dec 4, 2015 3:26 PM Lee to study tourism in U.S., China
National and global tourism are on the rise, and according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, are expected to contribute $11.3 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years, and create more than 300 million jobs worldwide.
Dec 4, 2015 3:23 PM BGSU to offer new degrees in allied health, forensic sciences
BGSU is responding to today's workforce needs with two new degree programs that will prepare graduates for additional career opportunities. Approved by the board of trustees Dec. 3 were a bachelor of science in allied health and a master of science in forensic science. In addition, the trustees approved an innovative support program for students with learning differences and attention challenges, named the Falcon Learning Your Way (FLY) Program.
Dec 2, 2015 1:45 PM BGSU faculty teaching, support have positive impact
What do students think of their experience in college? How many are participating in high-impact teaching and learning practices? The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students around the country to reflect on their learning activities, then correlates their responses to research on student success.
Dec 2, 2015 1:45 PM BGSU kinesiology graduate program ranked 10th
Graduateprograms.com ranked BGSU’s graduate program in kinesiology 10th on its list of the top 25 kinesiology/exercise science graduate programs in the U.S. Rankings are based on 15 categories and cover a variety of topics from campus safety to return on investment.
Dec 2, 2015 8:00 AM Giving Tuesday
BGSU students benefited from the generosity of Giving Tuesday supporters — a global day of philanthropy following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 341 donors showed their Falcon pride and gave $105,474.23 within 24 hours. This was BGSU’s second year participating in the annual event. Last year, 164 donors participated raising a total of $31,346.97.