Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM From BGSU's public health program to the Peace Corp
Isaac Sakyi ’15 is making a difference abroad as a Peace Corps community health volunteer on the island nation of Vanuatu. Using the knowledge gained from Bowling Green State University’s public health program and his internship experience, Sakyi is effectively planning and administering health education programs to residents in a remote village called Lolovange with a population of 200, where he has been for the past 18 months.
Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM Ninth Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium
The College of Health and Human Services’ Food and Nutrition program held their 9th Annual Food and Nutrition Symposium November 3, 2017. More than 130 dietitians, students and health professionals attended to expand their knowledge of nutrition.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Co-op experience builds confidence and career in construction
Like most students, Yasimin Kelly from BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering was preparing herself for life after graduation to ensure that she had enough experience to get a job. After participating in a construction management co-op, Kelly succeeded in landing that job before graduation.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Co-op program celebrates golden anniversary
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Cooperative Education Program in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. The BGSU mission is to prepare students for lifelong career growth and the college supports that mission by encouraging experiential learning opportunities through mandatory co-op requirements.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM Hansford library
Father and son alumni continue their series of designs for local Little Free Libraries based on the national program of “take a book, leave a book.” Patrick Hansford and Nicholas Hansford graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture respectively.
Dec 20, 2017 3:30 PM School of the Built Environment founded with new director
The School of the Built Environment housed within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, comprises of the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Department of Construction Management, two units of established histories, collaborations and synergies. Beginning spring semester 2018, Dr. Arsenio Rodrigues is poised to take on the leadership reins of the school in the capacity of director.
Dec 18, 2017 8:47 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU offered Gabrielle Yarbrough opportunities to excel and help
Gabrielle Yarbrough’s business degree specialization - finance and insurance with a minor in business pre-law - is often associated more with analytics than with soft skills. But the Akron, Ohio, native said a focal point of her BGSU experience has been her interactions with other people, especially helping other students.
Dec 15, 2017 2:13 PM BGSU celebrates graduation of more than 950 students
Nearly a thousand students now hold the title “alumni” after their graduation from Bowling Green State University this weekend. The University held two ceremonies at the Stroh Center on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, marking its 290th graduation.
Dec 15, 2017 2:00 PM A look at refugees past and present
“Refugees: Past and Present,” a one day symposium at BGSU, explored stories of displacement and settling refugees, and a discussion about the future of the global refugee situation.
Dec 15, 2017 1:17 PM Doug Good ’90: Leadership skills can never be undervalued
Doug Good graduated from BGSU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. Good is passionate about BGSU and is Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for the University. He addressed the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development during the December 16 commencement ceremony at the Stroh Center.
Dec 15, 2017 1:00 PM STEM education: An important focus
BGSU offers several STEM education activities throughout the year as a way to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math younger students.
Dec 15, 2017 12:46 PM ‘Reflect on your experiences’
BGSU alumna Vandana Pednekar-Magal encouraged students in Friday’s commencement ceremony to reflect on their experiences, think about life’s lessons and remember that they can make a difference in the world. She earned her master’s degree in interpersonal communication and doctoral degree in communication studies from BGSU in 1989 and 2000, respectively.
Dec 15, 2017 11:57 AM Mills named to Ohio Aviation Association board
Dr. Russell W. Mills, an associate professor of aviation studies and political science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Aviation Association, the association announced Dec. 13. The organization is the voice of aviation in Ohio and serves to advocate for all the Ohio airports.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM A role model for excellence
At the University’s December commencement ceremonies at the Stroh Center, BGSU’s convocation center and basketball arena, the University presented an honorary doctorate of business administration to Allen W. Schmidhorst after whom the Schmidthorst Pavilion at the Stroh is named, in honor of his leadership gift for the facility and his ongoing support of the University.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Hands-on experience serves BGSU architecture major well
Khoa Truong’s father and grandfather were both carpenters in Vietnam and he grew up taking art classes through grade school and high school. When deciding on what to study at BGSU, he figured architecture was the perfect blend of his family’s background and his talents.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Looking at life through a language lens benefits Clune
Tarynn Clune knew early in high school she wanted to study speech language pathology in college. By the time she was ready to look at colleges, Bowling Green State University quickly jumped to the top of her list of Ohio state schools.
Dec 15, 2017 9:59 AM Leadership exemplified
At Bowling Green State University’s December commencement ceremonies, the University bestowed an honorary doctorate of liberal arts upon one of its distinguished alumni, C. Raymond Marvin of McLean, Virginia. The degree recognizes his leadership in business and as a community member and his encouragement of those attributes in young people.
Dec 13, 2017 2:16 PM Tech-savvy students help older adults learn technology
For the past five years, students in Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad’s classes have been helping older adults get comfortable with technology. The partnership with the Wood County Committee on Aging and the Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green fills a community need and meets learning outcomes.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU contemporary music program sets the stage for Hong-Da Chin
Hong-Da Chin started playing the Chinese flute when he was a 10-year-old boy living in Kajang, Malaysia. Now, as he is set to graduate with a Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary music from BGSU, he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the United States.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: BGSU’s HIED program allows Ardy Gonyer to ‘evolve as a professional’
The evolution of beauty pageant contestant to a world-champion karate kid to a doctoral candidate, might sound like sound like a stretch for some, but not for Howard “Ardy” Gonyer, who is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Ph.D. from the Higher Education Administration (HIED) program.
Dec 11, 2017 9:59 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Research experience forges path toward career goals
Erica Eskins from Bellevue, Ohio, started working in labs starting in her freshman year to gain the experiences that helped determine the best-suited career for her, combining microbiology and public health as a way to help populations.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
BGSU will celebrate its 290th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 15) and Saturday (Dec. 16). The December graduating class includes 954 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 56 will be presented associate degrees and 682 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 142 have received honors for their high grade point averages.
Dec 8, 2017 2:26 PM Falcon Tuition Guarantee Plan approved by BGSU board
Beginning in fall 2018, prospective Bowling Green State University students and their parents will know with more certainty what their four-year educational costs will be, thanks to the Falcon Tuition Guarantee Plan. The plan calls for locks on tuition, course and class fees, and room and board plan rates for the duration of students’ undergraduate careers.
Dec 8, 2017 2:00 PM President announces her next chapter
Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey has announced that she will be stepping down as president on Dec. 31. She will continue to assist with the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and help with the transition to her successor.
Dec 7, 2017 9:46 AM Long-term ties to BGSU
A random collection of students who met as dorm mates at BGSU’s Offenhauer Towers in the 1970s forged an unusually lasting bond. They remain close to this day, getting together for regular reunions that are usually scheduled in conjunction with a Falcon football game.
Dec 6, 2017 4:18 PM BGSU basketball teams off to strong starts this season
The BGSU men's basketball team is off to a hot start this season as the Falcons have compiled a 7-3 record through the first 10 games of the season. The women’s basketball team defeated Xavier 63-53 Dec. 6 at the Stroh Center to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Dec 6, 2017 4:01 PM 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class Inducted
Five new members were inducted into the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame on October 20, bringing membership up to 235 individuals. Ginny (McGee) Beneke ‘76, Liz (Vrabel) Knoblauch ‘06, Chuck McCampbell ‘59, Curt Miller and Nolan Reimold make up the 2017 class of Falcon Hall of Famers, which is the 51st class to be inducted. Their years of exceptional contributions to their sports, Falcon Athletics and the University as a whole were honored in a special ceremony that took place at the Stroh Center, as well as various other athletic events over the course of the 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend.
Dec 6, 2017 9:43 AM BGSU College of Business named among nation’s top 50 business programs
The Bowling Green State University College of Business has been named among the nation’s top 50 business programs by Poets&Quants for Undergrads. Poets&Quants for Undergrads, an online publication for undergraduate business education news, unveiled its second annual Best Undergraduate Business Programs on Dec. 5.
Dec 4, 2017 8:47 AM Dean Pees ’72 sacks the competition with his BGSU education degree
Dean Pees ’72 has learned quite a few things during his 45-year coaching career that began after he graduated from BGSU. Doing things his way includes using skills he learned at BGSU that helped him become a teacher and then a coach who has two Super Bowl rings.
Dec 4, 2017 8:32 AM Restoration Ecology students gain skills through service-learning
The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that the University is carefully returning to its native state.
Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM Flight Team Soars
The BGSU Flight Team recently earned the Safety Award and made it into the top 10 in five out of nine events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference Region III competition. The team also had eight top 10 finishers.
Dec 2, 2017 12:00 PM Letting her voice be heard
Anna Sakairoun, Voices at BGSU president, and members of the group will start a five-day winter tour in Atlanta on Dec. 15. During the trip, they will sing, engage in community service and learn about the rich musical history of the city.