Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Connecting flight
Aviation student Carson Blaisdell has many reasons to attend BGSU. They include a “family-like environment,” small class sizes, a brand new fleet of aircraft, an on-campus airport and a family connection to Amelia Earhart. Blaisdell’s great-great aunt was friends with Earhart, and family artifacts prove it.
Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Motivated to make a difference
BGSU MBA student Saleha Azmi is happiest when she’s busy. In addition to classwork, she’s staying busy by serving as president of the student chapter of the American Association of University Women and as a member of the national AAUW Student Advisory Council.
Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Young entrepreneurs are community minded
Three Bowling Green State University students have started an online clothing business which was recently featured in a video contest through AT&T. The business is more than just clothing; it’s also a way for the young owners to connect with the community.
Nov 21, 2016 7:00 AM Neckers receives prestigious Forster Prize
One of photo sciences’ most significant prizes recently was bestowed upon Dr. Douglas Neckers, professor emeritus and founder of the Department of Photochemical Sciences at BGSU. This year’s prize was awarded in Jena, Germany, to Neckers, who also is the CEO of Spectra Group, Ltd., in Millbury, Ohio.
Nov 21, 2016 7:00 AM The ‘write’ combination
BG News Editor-in-Chief Holly Shively recently received a Press Club of Toledo Touchstone Award for her public affairs article on anxiety and depression. The junior has several ideas for the BG News and her career, which will likely include reporting and working in higher education.
Nov 18, 2016 1:42 PM Kinney book looks at Detroit through lens of popular culture
Detroit, once a mecca for those looking for a good job and a better life, is now seen by some as what Dr. Rebecca J. Kinney calls a “beautiful wasteland.” A wasteland because of the perception of its postindustrial devastation, and beautiful because of its potential to rise like a phoenix from its ashes to reclaim its place among the country’s great cities. But who will this gleaming new city be for?
Nov 16, 2016 2:15 PM Grant to help move BGSU toward 100 percent tobacco-free campus
BGSU was awarded a $20,000 grant as part of the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million, multi-year program to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. BGSU is among the first 20 institutions to receive a TFGCI grant.
Nov 16, 2016 2:12 PM ‘Sit&Tell’ uses graphic design, storytelling to unite communities
Jenn Stucker, chair of the graphic design division in the School of Art, has created a project that brings eight Toledo communities together through art and storytelling. The project involved 100 stories, and 100 chairs, community members, artists and BGSU students.
Nov 14, 2016 7:00 AM Building partnerships with science
The fourth annual Falcon BEST robotics competition this fall at BGSU had it all. It featured a sportslike atmosphere with teams’ friends, family members and interested onlookers cheering from the stands. Yes, it’s fun to cheer for science. Just ask First Solar and The Lathrop Co.
Nov 14, 2016 7:00 AM Falcon Family
Max Williamson, 77, graduated with a degree in general business in 1959. He is retired after a long career in the insurance industry. He began a four-year term as chair of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. having served two terms on the foundation board, and as president of the alumni board in the 1980s.
Nov 10, 2016 10:29 AM Naturalization Ceremony at BGSU
On November 9, 2016, 10 people, including a BGSU alumnus, were sworn-in as U.S. citizens during a ceremony in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University.
Nov 9, 2016 3:15 PM Apollos Nwauwa receives Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship
Dr. Apollos O. Nwauwa, a history faculty member who has also served as director of the Africana Studies program, will help develop graduate curriculum for master's and doctoral programs in historical studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.
Nov 8, 2016 2:26 PM International Education Week highlights rich culture on BGSU campus
BGSU will host International Education Week from Nov. 14-19. The weeklong series is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is part of an initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders.
Nov 7, 2016 7:00 AM Flying high
Aviation student Bryan Bills was honored earlier this year at the Military Appreciation football game. During the presentation, Bills shared a football signed by Ohio National Guard soldiers while in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan. The football was part of a care package sent to Bills while he was deployed in Afghanistan.
Nov 7, 2016 7:00 AM Leading the way with data
Saranga Komanduri ’05, ’07 is technical lead at Civis Analytics in Chicago, helping to build its data-science platform. At Civis Analytics, the Bowling Green State University alumnus leads a talented team of software engineers who maintain and build some of the core architecture of the company’s program.
Nov 4, 2016 11:01 AM App-Solutely BGSU!
The new BGSU App provides essential campus information such as the latest news, a link to Canvas, an events calendar, the availability of the Student Recreation Center, live-tracking of campus shuttles, availability of laundry facilities and much more.
Nov 4, 2016 10:24 AM BGSU tops in Ohio for vets
BGSU was named the top “Best for Vets 2017” university in Ohio by the Military Times. The publication ranked BGSU 46th out of 130 institutions, besting all other Ohio schools and remaining one of the top academic choices in the country for veterans and active duty military personnel.
Nov 4, 2016 10:12 AM BGSU to host mobile gallery: Blue Onion Bus
BGSU students will install an exhibition on the Blue Onion Bus, a mobile gallery and studio space, on Friday, Nov. 11. The bus, a 1985 International Harvester school bus, was refurbished by Autumn Brown, a metals and jewelry area coordinator, who travels around the country.
Nov 2, 2016 3:17 PM BG Women in Computing receives Google IgniteCS grant
The BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization has received a $10,000Google igniteCS grant for a proposed mentorship program benefiting middle school girls (grades 5-8). The grant to promote computer science education provides funding and resources for Code4Her, a new computer science mentorship program for girls.
Nov 2, 2016 3:13 PM Acclaimed violinist to perform with BGSU Philharmonia
The BGSU Philharmonia will welcome violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, for a return guest appearance at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Kobacker Hall. The program will feature two well-known pieces by Tchaikovsky, his Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto.