Oct 27, 2017 3:30 PM A taste for helping others
Matthew Hohler ’16 took an unconventional career route with his master’s degree in public health degree from BGSU. He helped form Levanta Coffee, now known as Farmers First Coffee Co., which set out to improve the lives of impoverished coffee farmers in Peru and Honduras by bypassing the middlemen to increase coffee growers’ profits by 50 percent.
Oct 27, 2017 2:54 PM Mary McKinney Edmonds, former HHS dean, first vice president for student affairs, dies at 85
Dr. Mary McKinney Edmonds, 85, died Oct. 11. A trailblazer and leader on many fronts, she served as dean of the former College of Health and Community Services, becoming the University’s first African-American dean, and later vice president for student affairs.
Oct 26, 2017 2:30 PM Toledo Public Schools, BGSU develop pathway for students to earn transfer credits
Toledo Public Schools and BGSU have developed a pathway for TPS aerospace students to earn transfer credits to the University. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway between the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo and associate and bachelor’s degree programs at BGSU.
Oct 25, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU biologists lead rapid response to surprise algae bloom in Maumee River
Bowling Green State University biologists led a rapid response to a surprise toxic algae bloom on the Maumee River in late September, collecting water samples and genetically identifying cyanobacteria from the Indiana line to Lake Erie to provide Ohio EPA and water quality managers crucial information.
Oct 25, 2017 4:23 PM BGSU students embrace, learn from other cultures
At this fall’s “Embracing Global Engagement: Internships, Service- and Experiential Learning Symposium,” nearly 50 students shared their experiences in oral and poster presentations. The winners were recognized at an Oct. 17 ceremony where they received an original piece of glass art presented by President Mary Ellen Mazey.
Oct 21, 2017 7:00 AM ‘Asylum of Darkness’
Bowling Green State University faculty member Jose Cardenas served as second unit director of photography on the 2017 horror film “Asylum of Darkness,” which is now available. He discusses his role and working with BGSU alumni and what’s next for him in the industry.
Oct 20, 2017 3:55 PM Falcon BEST Robotics competition gets high school students fired up
The Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event, which is designed to promote early interest in the STEM field.
Oct 20, 2017 2:38 PM Students organize Oct. 23 City Council candidate forum
BGSU students and University community members will have another chance to meet Bowling Green City Council candidates and learn about the issues on the Nov. 7 ballot at a student-organized candidate forum on campus at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 20, 2017 2:34 PM Mruk named fellow of American Psychological Association
Professor of Teaching Excellence Dr. Christopher Mruk, professor of psychology at BGSU Firelands College, was granted the status of fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA) this summer in its Humanistic Psychology division. Fellows are nominated by peers in the organization and must pass review by the APA Fellows Committee.
Oct 20, 2017 9:30 AM German Club hosts Oktoberfest polka event Oct. 25
The Bowling Green State University German Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures will host an Oktoberfest polka event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The event will be in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Oct 19, 2017 12:55 PM Real-World Education
Executive in Residence Dr. Patrick Love shares lessons in student affairs with HESA graduate students.
Oct 18, 2017 1:51 PM BGSU to celebrate National Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 23-27
The BGSU Office of Sustainability, along with other campus partners, will host a variety of events designed to increase participation in sustainability efforts and awareness of campus sustainability during National Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 23-27. All events are free and open to the public.
Oct 17, 2017 1:30 PM Jake Heggie guest resident for Creative Minds
BGSU will host opera composer-pianist Jake Heggie as its guest resident for the Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series Oct. 22-24 at The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Heggie will be engaged with arts students during his residency as he lends his perspective to aspiring performers and composers.
Oct 16, 2017 11:00 AM BGSU recognizes inaugural 10 Under 10 honorees
From teachers and thinkers, to entrepreneurs and creators, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives for the world. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 Award has established in 2017. The inaugural class was honored during Homecoming on Oct. 14.
Oct 16, 2017 12:00 AM 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni honored during Homecoming
The 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni ceremony was held on Oct. 12 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Recognized were Gregory L. Forte ’76, Asim Husain ’95, Robert “Bob” B. Rothermel ’65, Julie A. Schmelzle ’86 and Dr. Tom Shehab ’90.
Oct 13, 2017 4:06 PM New Music and Art Festival brings leading artists to BGSU
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers Oct. 18-21. This year's featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, guest ensemble Latitude 49, and a special performance by vocalist Shara Nova.
Oct 13, 2017 3:45 PM BGSU trustees support progress of academic programs, campus improvements
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Oct. 13 meeting continued to lay the groundwork for academic programming and campus capital projects that will enhance student learning and career preparedness.
Oct 11, 2017 3:57 PM New Collab Lab is ‘idea accelerator’
Bowling Green State University’s new Collab Lab is a walk-in resource on the first floor of Jerome Library offering expanded and expansive opportunities for collaboration among faculty and staff who either have an idea they would like to explore or a problem they need to solve.
Oct 11, 2017 3:53 PM Trio of presentations to address nuclear war and world peace
"Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium" will be held Oct. 16-19, addressing the dangers of nuclear war and threats to peace facing the world today. Dr. Thomas Snitch gives the Hiroko Nakamoto Peace Lecture; the other speakers will be Gwynne Dyer and Keiko Ogura and Setsuko Thurlow.
Oct 11, 2017 2:35 PM BGSU Theatre opens season with 'Amazons and Their Men'
Bowling Green State University's Department of Theatre and Film will present Jordan Harrison’s Obie Award-winning "Amazons and Their Men" in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts, October 19-28. "Amazons and their Men" explores the role of artists during wartime.
Oct 11, 2017 10:10 AM Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium
"Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era: A Peace Symposium" is the focus of a series of presentations Oct. 16-19 at Bowling Green State University. Four speakers will provide insights on the dangers of nuclear war and threats to peace facing the world today.
Oct 6, 2017 4:15 PM WBGU-TV to produce, air ‘Live at Howard’s’
WBGU-TV will premiere a new, 10-episode series highlighting the best in live, local music beginning Oct. 12. “Live at Howard’s” is created, produced, filmed and edited by staff from WBGU-TV and BGSU students. The episodes were filmed at Howard’s Club H, an music club located in downtown Bowling Green.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Always ready for a challenge
Jeff Boutelle, a 1985 graduate of BGSU, has used his wide-based education and yearning to take on challenges to make a significant impact at such companies as Procter & Gamble, Abbott, Nestle, Ernst & Young and University Hospitals of Cleveland. He now leads Pharmavite as its new CEO.
Oct 6, 2017 4:00 PM Summer Experience: Shannon Cleary reaffirms her University plans
Shannon Cleary, a double major in dance and public relations in the Honors College at Bowling Green State University, reaffirms her plan of finding a PR job that keeps her connected to the world of dance with an internship at Ballet in the City in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Oct 4, 2017 9:31 AM BGSU computer science program receives ABET accreditation
Bowling Green State University's Bachelor of Science degree in computer science now has the distinction of being accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. The accreditation reviews program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, advising, student outcomes and continuous improvement.
Oct 1, 2017 10:13 AM Summer Experience: Andrew Watkins is getting to the core of Earth's mysteries
Andrew Watkins, a Master of Science candidate at Bowling Green State University, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the past two summers researching geophysics and studying Earth's mysterious six-year signal.
Oct 1, 2017 10:11 AM Summer Experience: Shelby Gelhaus has sights on helping others
Shelby Gelhaus, a biology major at Bowling Green State University, cemented her career vision as an optometrist during her first mission trip during Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) in Mexico. VOSHis a non-profit organization with a mission to bring vision to every person on the planet.
Sep 29, 2017 10:02 AM Solungga Liu to perform at the Library of Congress
Little did pianist Solungga Liu dream seven years ago when she released a CD of music by the late composer Charles Griffes that it would result in her being invited to perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. But that’s what the BGSU professor will do Nov. 4.
Common Reading Scholar-in-Residence
As part of the BGSU 2017 Common Reading experience, the University will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, as the Common Reading Scholar-in-Residence.
Formula for success: Math education faculty earn top grants
Drs. Jonathan Bostic and Gabriel Matney were awarded a combined $2.2 million for research and professional development projects in northwest Ohio schools. The projects are designed to help teachers in northwest Ohio learn new strategies to address their students’ mathematical proficiencies and measure their math problem-solving abilities.
LED lighting project set to begin
The Student Green Initiatives Fund has contributed $254,000 to provide LED lights for a significant portion of campus. The first phase of a four-phase project will focus on pedestrian lighting along the inner sidewalks in the heart of campus, around the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and Moseley, University and Olscamp halls.
Summer Experience: Music industry internship eye-opening for Samantha Sharp
Samantha Sharp, a multiplatform journalism major and music industry minor at Bowling Green State University, had a career-expanding internship at the The Syndicate, a marketing agency in New Jersey. The internship gave Sharp real-life experience in an industry that she hadn’t previously considered as a career possibility.