Jul 28, 2016 11:12 AM A warm, Falcon welcome
Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM BGSU to hold summer commencement August 6
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 286th graduation Saturday, August 6 in the Stroh Center.
Jul 26, 2016 2:50 PM New learning community takes 360° approach
Freshmen in BGSU’s brand new Health, Wellness and You Learning Community will be starting out on the right foot — and hand. They will be wearing FitBit® wristband activity trackers as “researchers on their own lives,” according to founding director Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy, public and allied health. “This is a great opportunity for students to get engaged in research using a technology and topic they can understand.”
Jul 25, 2016 7:00 AM College retains national accreditation through 2022
The College of Education and Human Development received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in PK-12 student learning.
Jul 21, 2016 5:32 PM NHL franchise bets on McPhee
In building the NHL’s newest expansion team, the Las Vegas franchise has chosen George McPhee ’82 as the team’s general manager. McPhee, who received the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player in 1982 at BGSU, was the GM of the Washington Capitals from 1997 to 2014.
Jul 21, 2016 12:13 PM Open arms
While at BGSU, Shahad Aldoori, a Sunni Muslim from Iraq, served as a graduate assistant for nearly two years in the College of Business’s Career Accelerator Office, helping American and international students find internships and full-time positions. It was in this role that she discovered a passion for helping other students.
Jul 21, 2016 11:54 AM Intellectual foundation
Dr. Arnold Rampersad ’67, ’68, a BGSU alumnus best known for his biographies on W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson and Ralph Ellison, received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Harvard University and an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Yale University during the same week in May.
Jul 21, 2016 11:42 AM Navy’s first female admiral proud of historic role
Dr. Alene Duerk is a northwest Ohio native and the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Human Relations degree from Bowling Green State University in 1973. She was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the U.S. Navy. At 96 years old, Duerk reflects on her long career and historic place in the U.S. military.
Jul 20, 2016 1:30 PM BGSU College of Education and Human Development achieve national accreditation
The College of Education and Human Development recently received accreditation for 2016-2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.
Jul 20, 2016 1:30 PM Ohio Arts Council grants funds to three faculty, alumna
Creativity is priceless, but the expression of it can cost money. Helping fund those costs, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has awarded $5,000 each to BGSU Creative Writing faculty members Dr. Lawrence Coates and Theresa Williams and music composition faculty member Dr. Mikel Kuehn. The three are immersed in their work this summer and appreciative of the support from the grants, which are based on an artist’s body of work.
Jul 18, 2016 9:59 AM BGSU to host inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair
Registration is underway for Bowling Green State University’s inaugural Optimal Aging Community Fair. The fair, which will be held Aug. 1, will feature an international keynote speaker, panel discussions, breakout sessions and health screenings. This is the new Optimal Aging Institute’s first event.
Jul 15, 2016 2:35 PM Star-spangled student
BGSU student Abby Paskvan will take the national stage next Wednesday evening (July 20) when she performs “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Republican National Convention. Paskvan, a junior majoring in marketing, was invited to perform the national anthem by convention officials.
Jul 14, 2016 5:05 PM Living a life of purpose
Master’s student Pempho Chinkondenji stays busy, advocating for female rights and bringing about positive change. Ultimately, she hopes to work for the United Nations, where she can reach thousands of people with these efforts. Until then, she’s involved in several efforts on campus and in the community.
Jul 14, 2016 4:59 PM BGSU a true family affair for the Ulreichs
Fred and Lois Ulreich met on a blind date while they were students at BGSU in the 1950s and they maintained a genuine fondness for the University throughout their lives. That connection translated into all four of their children attending BGSU, and all four of them meeting their spouses while they were on campus at BG.
Jul 11, 2016 12:00 PM Morning person
Alumna Natalie Taylor got her start in sports reporting at Bowling Green State University, but now cohosts Tampa Bay’s newest lifestyle and entertainment show, “Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.” Taylor says BGSU opened many doors on her way to this dream job.
Jul 8, 2016 1:47 PM Best practice certification for BGSU PD
The Bowling Green State University Police Department joins about 30 Ohio agencies by meeting standards for the use of force and employee recruitment and hiring. The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by a 12-member board in August 2015.
Jul 8, 2016 11:12 AM Cracking the algae code
BGSU biologists Drs. George Bullerjahn and Michael McKay are taking their examination of toxic algal blooms to the genetic level, seeking to identify the conditions that signal the bacteria’s genes to produce toxins. Supported by a number of grants, they are working in Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and the Maumee River.
Jul 6, 2016 4:00 PM Construction Update - Moseley Hall
Now under construction, Moseley Hall will be an interdisciplinary science laboratory building when completed in 2017. It will house chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, geology and medical laboratory science classes. The 100-year-old building was originally a science building and at one time had livestock on the first floor.
Jul 6, 2016 12:00 PM Torelli gives Washington briefing on BGSU project
Dr. Andrew Torelli, chemistry, served on an invited panel of experts at a briefing on “Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort.” for members of Congress, their representatives and the public in Washington, D.C. Torelli shared BGSU’s Smartphone InSpector, which equips a cell phone to identify and measure contaminants in water.
Jul 6, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2020: Nia Little
Nia Little of Oak Park, Mich., was attracted to Bowling Green State University because of the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy and the work it does in the community. Her other passion is science and she hopes to combine the two at BGSU.
Jul 5, 2016 7:00 PM Extra credit
Adam Baggs '93 had an unlikely opportunity to appear on "The Walking Dead" television series. While he enjoyed the experience immensely, he puts his master's of public administration from BGSU to work in a less dramatic way by leading philanthropic support for higher education.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2020: Nijah Slaughter
Incoming freshman and President’s Leadership Academy scholar Nijah Slaughter plans to take the fashion and apparel world by storm, after completing a degree in international business. Slaughter also appreciates BGSU’s proximity to her home in Detroit. which will help keep her from getting homesick.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM Marching orders
BGSU has been well represented for the past 29 years, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Chuck Bindis ’10 is getting ready for basic training in the U.S. Navy while Amy Horn ’89 is preparing for her swan song in the Marine Corps Band.
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 AM Port authority
Jeff Sowecke, a 2007 Bowling Green State University alumnus, has been in the U.S. Army for nine years. He was recognized for his leadership skills June 1, when he was presented with the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. More than 65,000 people were eligible and only 26 were recognized.
Jul 1, 2016 4:02 PM Learn - Experience - Grow
Dozens of Falcon alumni started a new summer tradition at BGSU’s inaugural Alumni Summer College on June 29 – July 1, 2016. Designed to offer special programming for alumni and friends of BGSU, Alumni Summer College provided a series of educational (and fun) classes, lively discussions and excursions.
Jul 1, 2016 3:59 PM Golden Falcons soar
Bowling Green State University welcomed 53 Golden Falcons to campus and inducted them as Golden Falcons at the second annual Golden Falcons induction ceremony June 28, 2016. Additional reunion events included a Walk Down Memory Lane event, a Then and Now campus tour, and a presentation about Optimal Aging