Feb 27, 2017 1:56 PM A shell of an existence
BGSU biology graduate student Preston Thompson spent his winter break volunteering at El Parque Marino del Pacifico in Costa Rica, aiding marine wildlife. He was inspired to raise $10,000 for the organization to fund improvements to its facility so that it can help more turtles and wildlife in need.
Feb 27, 2017 9:50 AM Successful internship paved the way
Rachel Sieracke signed a contract for a job two days before she graduated from BGSU with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning (TLEP) in May 2016. Her achievement didn’t come without a lot of hard work — most notably an internship in Washington, D.C. leading into her senior year.
Feb 24, 2017 3:30 PM Pet Therapy presentation kicks off spring series of Optimal Aging Institute
The first program in the Optimal Aging Institute’s spring series focused on pet therapy and included a demonstration and research by students and faculty, with invited guests and pets. Drs. Cynthia Spitler, gerontology; Christopher Dunn, criminal justice; and community members shared the benefits of animal contact among the elderly and people with disabilities.
Feb 24, 2017 3:30 AM ‘Get in Formation: Women of Color and Contemporary Activism’ is focus of events
“Activism from Where You Are” is the keynote event in this year’s Women’s History Month celebrations. The overarching theme of the month’s events is “Get in Formation: Women of Color and Contemporary Activism.” Sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, there are activities for people of all ages.
Feb 22, 2017 2:34 PM González brings intercultural aspect to communication
Dr. Alberto González, chair of the communication studies department in the School of Media and Communication, was named a Distinguished University Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at the Feb. 17 meeting. He is a leading scholar in intercultural and Latino/a Studies.
Feb 22, 2017 1:45 PM Dubow's studies of violence’s effects on children have wide impact
Eric Dubow, a BGSU professor of psychology, was named Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees for his groundbreaking research into the effects of childhood violence and its remedies.
Feb 20, 2017 9:40 AM Broadcasting his future
Evan Pivnick, a media production and studies major at Bowling Green State University, realized his hockey broadcasting dream on Feb. 11 when he called the Falcons’ 3-0 victory over Mercyhurst University with Mike “Doc” Emrick during the 50th anniversary of the Ice Arena.
Feb 20, 2017 9:37 AM Analyzing the voice of a killer
Tracy Harpster ’83 has used his BGSU criminal justice degree as the foundation for a career in law enforcement that includes a unique specialization in the analysis of 9-1-1 homicide calls. Harpster teaches the study of such calls, lectures on this aspect of investigations, and has co-authored a book on the subject.
Feb 17, 2017 3:13 PM BGSU trustees announce private gifts, approve naming of new College of Business Administration building
Private gifts were announced at the BGSU Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 17 that will reshape the Bowling Green campus as well as the student experience in years to come. The board also took action on room and meal plan rates, changes to the academic calendar and new campus facilities.
Feb 17, 2017 2:13 PM Maurers make visionary investment
With their significant gift, Robert and Patricia Maurer of Bowling Green are providing major support for the new College of Business Administration building at BGSU campus. In recognition of their generous gift, and longtime support of numerous endeavors, the new CBA facility will be called the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center.
Feb 17, 2017 2:08 PM University trustees provide support for essential CBA project
The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, the new College of Business Administration building at BGSU, has received support from many people, including members of the University Board of Trustees and their spouses. Through their generous gifts, they have made major gifts to help bring this important project closer to reality.
Feb 17, 2017 2:02 PM Foundation in place for new CBA building thanks to transformational gifts
With the support of several major gifts, the new CBA building at BGSU will become the cutting-edge educational facility of the future. BGSU alumni Paul and Margo Hooker; Peggy Schmeltz and her late husband, William; and Michael and Mary Lee McGranaghan will fund essential elements of this state-of-the-art learning center.
Feb 15, 2017 4:45 PM Financial Aid staff puts heart into helping students
Valentine’s Day is made even sweeter each year for student employees in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The entire staff pitches in to hold a scholarship bake sale and raffle to help support their education. The festive table in the Administration Building Feb. 14 was loaded with treats, raffle prizes and clever decorations.
Feb 15, 2017 2:37 PM Ostrowski receives CAREER Award to support groundbreaking research in photochemistry
The National Science Foundation has awarded BGSU photochemist Dr. Alexis Ostrowski a CAREER grant of nearly $600,000 to fund her research over the next five years. Ostrowski recently received another $250,000 in funding for a second project looking at using the power of light to transform animal waste into fertilizer.
Feb 15, 2017 11:30 AM Aspiring math teachers multiply their learning with trip to China
A new study abroad course brought a dozen aspiring math teachers from BGSU to China to help their peers at Hunan Normal University implement math camps for middle schoolers.
Feb 13, 2017 2:54 PM A family affair
On a night that celebrated the past there were two clear winners for the future of the Slater Family Ice Arena: BGSU and the community. Those were the sentiments shared Feb. 11 during the 50th anniversary of the Ice Arena by President Mary Ellen Mazey, Scott Hamilton and Scott Slater.
Feb 13, 2017 2:49 PM Making safer classrooms
BGSU alumna Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson is currently doing a comparative analysis researching a common active shooter responses – traditional lockdown compared to A.L.i.C.E., or alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate – to help determine which technique is most successful in keeping people safe in intruder events.
Feb 13, 2017 10:45 AM Roomful of Teeth to share musical virtuosity with students, community
The exciting, Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal project Roomful of Teeth is this year’s Hansen Series artists in residence. The community is invited to attend their free concert, sit in on master classes and hear their perspectives at a panel discussion.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Faces behind the flag: Algeria
Meriem Mechehoud, from Algeria, is earning her second master’s degree from BGSU. Her first was in American culture studies and now the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education. Mechehoud is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange to break barriers between the Middle East and the United States.
Feb 13, 2017 7:00 AM Student-created Shadow Co. has a bright future
When Joe Lisa and Daniel Kramer came to BGSU, they expected to graduate with a world-class education. What the sophomore and freshman didn’t expect was the opportunity to start their own business. Lisa was a resident advisor in Kramer’s dorm, and the two got to know each other as fellow business majors.
Feb 8, 2017 2:37 PM Life of activism got its start on campus
Nick Licata, a 1969 political science graduate, helped launch the SDS chapter on campus and then led the student body before his post-graduate work took him to Seattle where he was a progressive member of the city council for 18 years. Licata helped push through legislation related to paid sick leave, the minimum wage, and fair housing. He has released a book titled: “Becoming a Citizen Activist”.
Feb 8, 2017 2:00 PM Moore to collaborate, expand research as Fulbright Scholar in Sweden
Dr. Paul Moore, biological sciences, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2017-18, and will spend six months at Lund University, the highest-ranked university in Sweden. He will be there from September through February 2018. He will collaborate with researchers there, expanding his research and learning new techniques and systems.
Feb 8, 2017 10:02 AM Dr. Susan K. Lang ‘72 honored as top school superintendent in the state
Dr. Susan K. Lang ’72 was honored as the top school superintendent in Ohio for her outstanding leadership and innovation in education.
Feb 7, 2017 3:51 PM Local Medal of Honor recipient to appear on WBGU-TV’s ‘The Journal’
Northwest Ohio native and Navy SEAL Edward C. Byers Jr. will appear on Thursday’s edition of WBGU-TV’s “The Journal.” Byers is one of the youngest living recipients of the medal, which he received in 2016. This week’s edition of “The Journal” airs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on WBGU-TV.
Feb 3, 2017 9:22 AM Dr. Bruce Moss named Music Educator of the Year
Dr. Bruce Moss, a professor and the director of band activities for 23 years in BGSU's College of Musical Arts, was named Ohio Education Association's 2017 Most Outstanding Educator of the Year. The award recognizes an OMEA member each year for outstanding service, dedication and overall contribution to music education.
Feb 1, 2017 11:39 AM Ray illuminates Glass Pavilion in commemorative book
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of BGSU’s School of Art, has contributed one of three main essays in “A Clear Vision: The Glass Pavilion in Context,” published by the Toledo Museum of Art in celebration of the pavilion’s 10th anniversary. Ray wrote on the architectural importance of the transparent structure.
Feb 1, 2017 9:01 AM Voices at BGSU Ladies Ensemble wins first place
The Voices at BGSU Ladies Ensemble won first place at the 2017 Detroit Spiritual Festival on Jan. 27. The festival, which is sponsored by the United Voices of Detroit, included solo and choir performances. This is the ensemble’s first year competing.
Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Black History Month offers social, scholarly, arts events
A full month of events is planned for February at BGSU in commemoration of Black History Month. In addition to nearly daily student-oriented activities, the University invites the community to participate in numerous events related to culture, history and social issues.