May 29, 2017 7:00 AM 2017 Success Stories: Composing a bright future
Daniel Bayot grew up in an abundantly musical family on the island of Oahu. Bayot’s father is a full-time professional musician and Bruno Mars is his cousin. Bayot took voice lessons throughout his four years at BGSU and graduated with a 3.713 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts in music composition.
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM BGSU, Toledo Opera partner to bring beauty of opera to youth
A team of Bowling Green State University students from digital arts, graphic design, computer science and music composition collaborated with the Toledo Opera to create a video game to educate and entertain youth about the opera "The Magic Flute."
May 29, 2017 7:00 AM Canoeing for a cause
Bowling Green State University aviation major Tyler Brezina and two of his friends from high school are canoeing the entire 981 miles of the Ohio River in memory of their classmate who committed suicide. They started their trip in Pittsburgh, and will finish in Cairo, Illinois.
May 25, 2017 9:50 AM BGSU alumnus Robin Yocum finalist for Edgar Allen Poe Award
Robin Yocum '78 was a recent finalist for the 2017 Edgar Allen Poe Awards, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Yocum, a journalism major at BGSU, was in the running for Best Paperback Original for his novel "A Brilliant Death."
May 24, 2017 4:13 PM Ash takes initiative to meet student needs
Bethany Ash, research program manager for COSMOS, was recognized for her many contributions with the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award at the Administrative Staff spring reception. Since joining the University in 2016, she has taken the initiative to improve services and funding for students in the program.
May 24, 2017 4:12 PM Jackson embodies ideals expressed in Ferrari Award
The criteria for the Administrative Staff’s annual Dr. Michael R. Ferrari Award include innovation and initiative, high performance and building relationships with the University community. Jeffery Jackson, the 2017 winner, exhibits all those and more. Jackson is assistant vice president for student career success and director of the Career Center.
May 24, 2017 4:11 PM Snyder, McLaughlin maintain high standards
University Animal Facilities technicians Michael McLaughlin and Robert Snyder won the 2017 Classified Staff Team Award for their care and skill in maintaining facilities, enabling faculty and students to conduct animal research, and ensuring BGSU remains in compliance with federal regulations.
May 24, 2017 4:09 PM Bostelman brings skill, care to daily work
Marsha Bostelman, administrative assistant in the Department of Marketing, received the 2017 Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award at the annual Classified Staff Council awards and reception on May 17. She received a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name, to be permanently displayed in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
May 22, 2017 7:30 AM Army veteran destined for leadership in fire service
Charles Swank, a full-time firefighter near Dublin, Ohio, a devoted husband, and father of five enrolled in BGSU's Fire Administration program to put himself in the best position to be promoted in the career in which he is destined to succeed.
May 22, 2017 7:30 AM Globetrotting from Guam
Gary Schoenhals, 36, a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Guam, had worked too hard for too long to let traveling halfway around the globe stop him from receiving his diploma in person from Bowling Green State University.
May 18, 2017 2:38 PM Falcon Proud
When Bianca Hutchinson ’06 talks about her mom attending BGSU, she sheds tears of joy and is nothing but proud. It’s like how a parent would speak of their own child, but in this case, it’s a child bragging about her own mother, Marisa Hutchinson ’15, ’16.
May 17, 2017 3:22 PM BGSU first public university in Ohio to post checkbook-level expenditures online
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey recently announced the launch of BGSU’s online checkbook, making the University the first public university in the state to post its spending on the site. OhioCheckbook.com is home to all state spending information.
May 17, 2017 12:57 PM Faculty Mentor Awards presented to Larsen, Ludy
Undergraduate researchers and the faculty who inspired them were honored May 2 following the April 22 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, this year’s event had 30 percent more participants than last year’s and included 137 presentations (110 posters and 27 oral presentations).
May 17, 2017 9:59 AM BGSU rugby sevens team to play in national championships
BGSU Rugby will play in the National Collegiate Sevens Championships in Glendale, Colorado, this weekend (May 19-21). The Falcons defeated the University of Louisville to earn its third straight trip in the sevens version of the game to the national finals.
May 12, 2017 1:57 PM BGSU receives NEH grant to expand migration studies
BGSU has been awarded major funding under a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Understanding Migration: Local and Global Perspectives,” co-authored by Dr. Christina Guenther, world languages and cultures, and Dr. Vibha Bhalla, ethnic studies, has been funded for the full amount of $100,000.
May 12, 2017 1:53 PM 2016 Golden Falcon Inductees
BGSU alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years were welcomed back to campus on May 9, 2017, for a day of reunion activities and an induction ceremony.
May 12, 2017 1:39 PM Alumni Summer College
Falcon alumni and friends attended the second annual BGSU alumni Summer College on May 10-12, 2017, for more than 30 non-credit courses, field trips and even living in a residence hall.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Business of the world
When Rob Everard, who is graduating with a dual major, enrolled at Bowling Green State University, he already knew he wanted to study abroad. The wide scope of international opportunities, along with the strong business program, convinced him that BGSU was his first choice.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Mother and daughter graduate together
Mother and daughter Diana and Olivia Paredes graduated from Bowling Green State University May 6 with bachelor’s degrees in communication. They chose their degrees for different reasons, but agree that graduate school might be the next step for each of them.
May 12, 2017 10:17 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: President’s Award recipient prides herself on hard work
Meghan Murray, a third-generation Falcon and a President’s Award recipient, is graduating from BGSU’s visual communication technology program with a 4.0 GPA. During her time at the University, Murray edited a national PBS show while at WBGU-TV and helped edit an Emmy Award-nominated documentary.
May 11, 2017 1:44 PM I-75 Interchange Public Meeting May 16
The Ohio Department of Transportation invites community members to a public meeting to review and comment on the proposed project to upgrade the interchange at Wooster Street and I-75. The project was designed to improve ramp intersection safety, provide safe bike and pedestrian mobility across the interstate, and more.
May 8, 2017 9:48 AM Ribeau, retiring faculty granted emeritus status
BGSU trustees granted the title of President Emeritus to former President Sidney Ribeau during their May 5 meeting. Ribeau served from 1995-2008. The trustees also granted emeritus status to retired or retiring faculty members and administrators. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University.
May 8, 2017 9:05 AM From class clown to executive dean
BGSU alumnus William MacDonald, executive dean of regional campuses at the Ohio State University, addressed candidates at the Firelands commencement Saturday, sharing stories of his time on campus and how they shaped him from a class clown into an engaged citizen.
May 8, 2017 8:58 AM A legacy of musical leadership
For the past 15 years, conductor Stefan Sanderling has brought engaging, educational and innovative symphonic programming to audiences in northwest Ohio. He has also raised the profile of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra nationally and internationally. On April 28, Bowling Green State University honored the maestro with an honorary doctorate of musical arts.
May 8, 2017 8:54 AM Lifetime goals: Be successful, happy, significant
Anthony Rucci has three degrees from BGSU, and during a commencement ceremony May 5 he bestowed upon the Class of 2017 three wishes: Be successful, happy and significant. Rucci addressed the Graduate College and the colleges of Health and Human Services, Musical Arts, and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
May 8, 2017 8:49 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU graduate advocating for environmental education
Detroit native Tyeisha Hodges came to BGSU thanks to a PLA Scholarship and a major that focused on her area of interest: the environment. Her BGSU experiences, which included two environmental issues-based internships, led to her having a job before she graduated.
May 8, 2017 8:47 AM Be a beacon
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral June Ryan ’84 addressed degree candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU's commencement May 6. Ryan received her degree in marine biology and went on to make history in the military. She encouraged graduates to use their degrees to amplify and focus their talents.
May 8, 2017 8:44 AM Promise of possibilities
BGSU alumna Susan Mucciarone addressed candidates at the commencement program for the colleges of Business Administration and Education and Human Development Saturday afternoon, speaking about the possibilities that lay before them.
May 8, 2017 8:37 AM ‘This University is home to me’
Top economist Dr. William (Bill) Easterly takes great pleasure in proving that the East Coast doesn’t have anything on the Midwest when it comes to intellectualism. Easterly was honored at Bowling Green State University’s College of Arts and Sciences commencement May 6 with an honorary doctorate of social sciences.
May 8, 2017 8:28 AM BGSU foundation for real estate success
David Winstanley first made his mark in chemistry, but it was real estate where he realized his real estate dream. Winstanley received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at BGSU’s of Business Administration exercises May 6. He graduated from BGSU in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry.
May 8, 2017 8:00 AM BGSU board approves new, forward-looking degree programs
Innovative new programs at the University will increase opportunities for students to engage in international settings. The BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 5 meeting approved additions and changes to academic programs, along with faculty tenure and promotion and a new structure for learning communities.
May 8, 2017 8:00 AM Faculty promotions honor scholarly, artistic achievement
The University celebrated milestones in faculty academic careers with the granting of promotion and, for some, tenure, approved by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its May 5 meeting.
May 4, 2017 3:03 PM BGSU, WBGU-TV making headlines
Collaboration among community newspapers and BGSU students, faculty and staff is the driving force behind News90 – a new daily newscast airing weekdays on BGSU’s WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate. The newscast gives BGSU students valuable television production experience while creating local programming for WBGU-TV.
May 3, 2017 1:53 PM Smith memoir recalls life of a ‘working class writer’
Dr. Larry Smith, professor emeritus of humanities and English at BGSU Firelands, has recently released a memoir, “The Thick of Thin: Memoirs of a Working-Class Writer,” published by Bottom Dog Press. Smith shares his memories of youth in Ohio’s Appalachian country and his and his wife’s journey as they moved north.
May 3, 2017 1:51 PM Achievement honored at 288th BGSU commencement
Degree candidates at the University’s commencement ceremonies Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6) heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, the Coast Guard and the financial services industry. The Bowling Green campus held three ceremonies, all in the Stroh Center.
May 1, 2017 2:00 PM BGSU to host 3rd annual New Music Gathering
BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM) and College of Musical Arts will host the third annual New Music Gathering May 11-13. The event brings contemporary musicians, artists, administrators and musicologists together to meet, talk and foster relationships in the new music community.
May 1, 2017 2:00 PM Registration ongoing for 5th annual Compliance Day free training
The University will host a free training to address various aspects of compliance during the fifth annual Compliance Day on June 1. BGSU employees, community members and business professionals have the opportunity to receive training directly from representatives of government agencies.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Open to all of music’s possibilities
As a double major in guitar performance with a jazz emphasis and jazz studies in alto sax, Erika Nalow is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a 3.98 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Musical Arts and Honors College.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Passion for biology fuels graduate’s career path
William Sberna's passion for biology and support from a faculty mentor encouraged him to follow his research interests. His research into naturally occurring substances which counter antibiotic-resistant superbugs has provided positive results.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Feeling at home in audiology at BGSU
Sarah Pilkington grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, just 30 minutes outside of Bowling Green, so she wasn’t too sure if BGSU was the right choice for her. Pilkington, however, visited the University on a preview day and fell in love with the campus and her major, CDIS.
May 1, 2017 7:00 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Weaving a bright future
Fatima Camara is wasting no time applying the skills she learned in Bowling Green State University's apparel merchandising and product development class as she prepares to launch her own fashion line that pays homage to her West African heritage.