Oct 31, 2016 7:00 AM Aeronautics achievement
Dr. Thomas Snitch ’75, ’15 (Hon.) was honored with a full membership into the International Academy of Aeronautics during the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Snitch, the director of federal relations at BGSU, was just one of four Americans in a group of about 35 honorees.
Oct 31, 2016 7:00 AM Author captures children’s hearts
A book by BGSU alumna Ana Crespo '02 about a Brazilian boy who finds a clever way to make his own soccer ball has earned an award. Crespo received the 2016 International Latino Book Award in the “Best Latino-Focused Children’s Picture Books, Bilingual” category for “The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story.”
Oct 28, 2016 3:00 PM New major comprises philosophy, politics, economics and law
A new interdisciplinary major and minor in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences for students interested in addressing the complicated issues of our times. PPEL requires students to think critically about the relationships between the institutions that make up our society.
Oct 26, 2016 3:57 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2016 Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges for the seventh annual edition based on data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Oct 26, 2016 1:22 PM BGSU named to Community Service Honor Roll
BGSU has a strong history of community engagement, and much of that experiential learning takes place during service-learning and community service opportunities. Because of this commitment to community service and service learning, the University has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Oct 26, 2016 10:01 AM BGSU hosts 33rd annual Women in STEM program
Nearly 400 young women from northwest Ohio middle schools learned about careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at the 33rd annual Women in STEM program Oct. 21 at Bowling Green State University.
Oct 25, 2016 1:31 PM Project Connect Wood County serves more than 300 people
More than 250 volunteers, including Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff, and community members, assisted visitors to the fourth annual Project Connect Wood County (PCWC) held Oct. 19. This event assisted more than 300 people in need of supportive services.
Oct 24, 2016 2:23 PM A masterful move
Starting in the fall of 2017, BGSU will launch its Master of Social Work (MSW) professional program. Having an MSW degree will give graduates professional opportunities in myriad settings in which social workers practice. Specialized training in gerontological social work enables graduates to practice in a wide range of social services and health care settings with older adults.
Oct 24, 2016 1:25 PM ECCO students experience education in Chicago during fall break trip
A group of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty traveled to Chicago over fall break to learn about teaching and learning in a central-city environment.
Oct 24, 2016 8:28 AM Club member
One of the main reasons that Ali Mollett enrolled at Bowling Green State University was that it had a waterski club team. There were other factors — proximity to her hometown and her major of event planning — but the ability to continue her lifelong passion of waterskiing sealed the deal.
Oct 24, 2016 8:28 AM Remote locations
BGSU alumna Cassie Utt '13 was chosen to participate in the Remote Year program, which brings 75 people from around the world together allowing them to spend a year traveling to 12 different destinations. Those destinations include Dubrovnik, Croatia; the island Ko Tao in Thailand; and Buenos Aires, Argentina - spending a month in each location.
Oct 21, 2016 1:28 PM ‘Evelyn in Purgatory’ is ‘Breakfast Club’ for teachers
“Evelyn in Purgatory,” by Topher Payne, is playing in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., it is the Department of Theatre and Film’s first main stage production of the 2016-17 season.
Oct 21, 2016 1:27 PM 1910 Comedy Class hosts benefit performance
Freshmen in the 1910 Comedy 101: Exploring Our World through Humor class, taught by doctoral student Cori Hall Healy, will get experience with live comedy when they host the 1910 Comedy Benefit at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Fat Fish Blue in Perrysburg Oct. 30. All proceeds will go to Cocoon Shelter.
Oct 19, 2016 3:48 PM ‘Criminal Justice?’ at Wankelman Gallery
The BGSU Art Galleries is presenting the exhibition “Criminal Justice?” from Oct. 29-Nov. 20 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Curated by BGSU Galleries Director Jacqueline Nathan, the exhibition will feature two activist artists, Carol Jacobsen and Andrea Bowers, whose work investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. justice system.
Oct 19, 2016 3:45 PM Arts & Sciences faculty advance leadership skills at HERS Institute
Three College of Arts & Sciences faculty members are using the lessons they learned this summer to become better leaders in their roles on campus.
Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM Designing a career at YouTube
If you've ever watched videos on YouTube or subscribed to any of the site's channels, chances are that experience was made possible by Bowling Green State University alumna Whitney Taylor '09. Taylor, who played for the Women’s Basketball team, works for Google, and is a senior interaction designer at YouTube.
Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM Fall flight competition
You might have noticed that campus was abuzz last week even though it was Fall Break. That’s because the Falcon Flight Team was one of five schools participating in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region III competition at the BG Flight Center and Wood County Airport.
Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM Invaluable internships
Marathon Petroleum Corp. offered Alexa Six a job in October of 2014, and she accepted. Six, however, wouldn’t graduate from BGSU’s College of Business until seven months later. Her dedication to experiential learning had paid off. She had had three internships while enrolled at BGSU, including two at Marathon.
Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM Mystery solved
Dr. Gary Hoppenstand recently donated a collection of crime, detective and horror fiction to The Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. The collection, his third book donation to the University Libraries, has been appraised at $140,000.
Oct 14, 2016 12:56 PM 'A More Beautiful Question' author to visit BGSU
Journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger, author of “A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas,” will visit the University Oct. 26 for a talk and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
Oct 14, 2016 12:45 PM Baron book unearths lost history of today’s Modern acting
“Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre,” a new book by film historian Dr. Cynthia Baron, theater and film, reveals the history behind Modern acting, which was developed by a number of dedicated teachers and theater companies and reached fruition in the 1930s and ‘40s and remains the principal style today.
Oct 12, 2016 3:21 PM BGSU New Music and Art Festival dives deep into contemporary works
Award-winning composer Dai Fujikura and the highly regarded Spektral Quartet will be among the contemporary-music luminaries at the 37th annual New Music and Art Festival Oct. 19-22. The BGSU festival provides northwest Ohio audiences an opportunity to engage with international artists at the leading edge of new music and art.
Oct 12, 2016 3:21 PM Orchard Guitar Festival brings jazz legend, newcomers to campus
Jazz guitar legend Pat Martino headlines the second annual Orchard Guitar Festival at BGSU on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 14 and 15). Martino will bring his Organ Trio to the University for the two-day event, which kicks off with Marbin, a progressive jazz-rock fusion band based in Chicago.
Oct 12, 2016 3:20 PM Alumna receives prestigious sociology Minority Fellowship
BGSU alumna Julia Arroyo ’14 is one of five individuals selected for the American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program. The national program recognizes and supports exceptional minority Ph.D. candidates. Arroyo, who is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Florida (UF), worked as a research assistant at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.
Oct 12, 2016 3:04 PM Support your community though United Way with Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign
The 2016 United Way with Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign is underway, an opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to again show their longstanding support for meeting needs from emergency services to health care to daycare for families plus a host of other ways to improve lives in the region. Many University community members are among those who utilize United Way services each year.
Oct 12, 2016 8:30 AM Construction Update - Active Learning Classrooms
Sixty percent of Bowling Green State University's classrooms are considered active learning classrooms, which allow faculty and students to participate in education in a new, exciting, hands-on way. The University's goal is to make 100 percent of its classrooms active learning classrooms by 2021.
Oct 7, 2016 9:34 AM Music brings alumna to BGSU - again
Music education alumna Christine (Adamick) Germain will return to BGSU Oct. 24 when the Air Force Singing Sergeants perform in Kobacker Hall. Germain is a soprano vocalist and the superintendent of the group. She joined the Air Force immediately after graduation in 1995.
Oct 7, 2016 9:30 AM An infusion of green
Bowling Green State University is becoming “greener” all the time, thanks in part to the Student Green Initiatives Fund. Look around campus this fall and you will see examples of what the student-founded and directed effort has achieved. The 2015 annual report reveals much progress in a variety of areas.
Oct 7, 2016 9:24 AM It’s a ‘numbers game’
Seventeen MLB teams, along with hundreds of other baseball scouts, officials, statisticians and scientists attended Sabermetrics Seminar, a conference on the statistics, scouting and physics of baseball. The attendees had the opportunity to hear from BGSU business student Grant Jones.
Oct 6, 2016 4:10 PM In memoriam: Margaret Tucker
Bowling Green State University mourns the loss of Margaret Tucker, 92, a leader in educational media who, with her husband, Dr. Duane Tucker, was engaged with the development of WBGU-TV and University educational outreach. The couple shared a lifetime commitment to television and telecommunications as an important means of delivering education and instruction.
Oct 5, 2016 3:24 PM Center for Regional Development gains five-year funding
BGSU’s Center for Regional Development (CRD) has entered into a five-year, $1.5 million partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the EDA’s University Center Program. BGSU and its longtime partner, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, collaborate as a Rural Universities Consortium University Center. The funding allows the center to partner with economic developers and businesses.
Oct 5, 2016 3:22 PM BGSU marks National Campus Sustainability Month
A number of events and activities are planned for faculty, staff and students this October in celebration of National Campus Sustainability Month, to highlight the need for sustainability both locally and globally. A film screening, faculty talk, green tailgating and the ReStore will offer opportunities for raising awareness improving practices.
Oct 5, 2016 10:24 AM Homecoming Photo Gallery
Thousands of alumni and students showed their BG Falcon Pride as they celebrated BGSU Homecoming Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Thanks for making it a success!
Oct 3, 2016 4:09 PM Muriel Hutchinson Strebe ’51 honored with classroom dedication
Muriel Strebe dedicated her life to educating children and now classroom 201 in the Education building is dedicated in her honor. In recognition of her endless support of Bowling Green State University and the College of Education and Human Development, a plaque was unveiled in a recently renovated active classroom, naming the classroom The Muriel Hutchinson Strebe ’51 Classroom.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Academy of Distinguished Alumni welcomes four
The 2016 Academy of Distinguished Alumni ceremony was held Sept. 29 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Bowling Green State University recognized the accomplishments of Katherine Hatton ’74, Mike McGuire ’82, the Honorable C. Ray Mullins ’74, ‘77 and John Prout ’72.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Dedicated Falcons
Bowling Green State University proudly honored Robert ’55, '06 (Hon.) and Ellen ’54 (Hon.) Thompson with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept. 30 for their commitment to their alma mater and to the future of their beloved BGSU.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Gaming the system
Mark Stevens, an instructor in Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, is trying to figure out the best way to use the popular video game “Minecraft” as a way to deliver curriculum to K-12 students in northwest Ohio.
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 AM Research recognition
Dr. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Research Professor of sociology, is president-elect of the Population Association of America. She begins her term in January, and will be president in 2018. Manning is director of BGSU’s Center for Family and Demographic Research and co-director for the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.