Dec 30, 2019 3:00 PM 2019 BGSU Year in Review
View our recap of an amazing 2019 at Bowling Green State University, including the top stories, videos, photos, a message from President Rodney Rogers and more
Dec 20, 2019 2:29 PM Winter 2019 Falcon Moments
What made Bowling Green State University special to members of the Class of 2019? Hear their Falcon Moments from the Dec. 13-14 commencement ceremonies at the Stroh Center. The December graduating class included 1,047 candidates — 89 associate degrees were presented, 731 bachelor’s degrees, 187 master’s degrees and 30 doctoral degrees.
Dec 20, 2019 1:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU inspires dual major in construction management, architecture and environmental design
Drawn to historic buildings, Lauren Schmenk was determined to pursue a degree in architecture and environmental design program at BGSU. As a freshman, she also decided to major in construction management. As a dual major, she already is seeing the benefit of her dual-industry background on the job site.
Dec 17, 2019 4:15 PM Laurie Stevenson ’88: Get ready to 'roll up your sleeves and make a difference'
Laurie Stevenson ’88 said BGSU helped her find her path to public service as she addressed BGSU graduate candidates during its 296th graduation Dec. 14 at the Stroh Center. Stevenson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from BGSU, is the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Dec 17, 2019 4:15 PM Sheryl Maxfield ’81: 'Speak the truth. Share what is on your mind. Raise your hand.'
Sheryl Maxfield ’81 revealed the two major reasons for her success in her 40-year career as she addressed BGSU graduate candidates during its 296th graduation Dec. 13 at the Stroh Center. Maxfield, who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from BGSU, is the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce.
Dec 15, 2019 4:32 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Third-generation Falcon graduates with third degree in less than two years
Many college graduates are thankful to get one degree in four years. As for Kyle Baker, one degree wouldn’t cut it and four years wasn’t quick enough. With the help of the College Credit program, he already holds two associate degrees from BGSU and earned his bachelor’s degree in December.
Dec 14, 2019 10:18 AM BGSU honors success at commencement
BGSU celebrated its 296th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Alumnae addressing the candidates included Sheryl Maxfield and Laurie Stevenson. The December graduating class included 1,047 candidates.
Dec 12, 2019 4:38 PM BGSU awarded Choose Ohio First grant supporting computer science, related fields
Bowling Green State University has received a Choose Ohio First scholarship award for more than $1.1 million. The funds will be used to support students in computer science and related fields, in turn strengthening Ohio's workforce. BGSU is one of 35 colleges and universities in Ohio to receive a grant
Dec 12, 2019 4:32 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Opera singer ends college career on a high note
A corrections officer who loves to sing sounds like it could be the premise for a stage musical. For Bowling Green State University graduate Nick Kottman, it’s a reality. His road to graduation, though, has been anything but straightforward. He majored in music education with specialization in choral performance.
Dec 12, 2019 4:28 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Three members of Detroit Police Dept. earn master’s degrees in criminal justice
Three students from the Detroit Police Dept. earn degrees in Bowling Green State University’s nationally ranked Master of Science in Criminal Justice program. Keeth Williams, Elaine Bryant and Elvin Barren credit program’s flexibility and best practices to position themselves as competitive individuals in their field for the future.
Dec 11, 2019 3:00 PM BGSU trustees approve building project to support innovative approach to design and construction learning
$5.2 million project to include 12,000-square-foot expansion of Park Avenue building Description: The Board of Trustees of Bowling Green State University has approved a new $5.2 million expansion project that will support the University’s innovative School of the Built Environment. The school is recognized for its unique, integrated approach to training future architects and construction managers together.
Dec 6, 2019 3:00 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU marketing major launched his own ice cream business as a sophomore
Tyler McCann is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, but he already has blazed an entrepreneurial trail by applying what he learned in the College of Business by launching his own ice cream business in his hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Dec 5, 2019 11:00 AM Advancing across the gain line in the classroom, on the pitch
For this graduate, a College of Education and Human Development degree meant long nights and early mornings to excel in his combined roles as an employee, a dad, a student and a rugby teammate.
Dec 5, 2019 11:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Political science major utilizes multiple opportunities to grow as a leader at BGSU
Kyron Smith, a December 2019 political science graduate, is thankful for the many academic and leadership opportunities that Bowling Green State University has provided. However, what he is most grateful for is the extended family he’s developed over the past three and a half years at BGSU.
Dec 3, 2019 4:39 PM Flexible schedule, affordability big draws for BGSU Firelands
Melanie Myers, a communication major, chose BGSU Firelands because of its proximity to her hometown of Norwalk, Ohio, its affordability and because she was able to finish classes and work at the same time. It also helped her land a job as public information officer Huron County Public Health.
Nov 27, 2019 12:22 PM Dr. Scott Rogers of BGSU examines effects of ancient microbes in new book
The idea of freezing a life in ice and thawing it out years later has been used extensively in science fiction. According to Scott Rogers, biology professor at BGSU, this concept may be more fact than fiction, and the outcomes of this are just as worrying as they are exciting.
Nov 26, 2019 12:30 PM Pledges being accepted for 2019 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares
The 2019 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares is underway — an opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to again show their longstanding support for emergency services, health care, daycare and a host of other ways to improve lives in the region.
Nov 26, 2019 12:00 PM BGSU awarded Silver Seal for increasing student voter participation
Bowling Green State University received a Silver Seal Award for increasing its student voting participant rate at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony. BGSU’s data reveals a near tripling of voter participation from 2014 to 2018, going from 11.9 percent to 35 percent, a 23.1 percentage point change.
Nov 26, 2019 11:30 AM BGSU students recognized for embracing global engagement
Their travels spanned 9,000 miles and five continents, but the BGSU undergraduate and graduate students shared a common experience; they embraced global engagement. Hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the Embracing Global Engagement award ceremony recognized eight winners from 42 presentations by more than 50 students.
Nov 22, 2019 2:59 PM Lisbon internship points to benefits of Global Internship program
Internships can take people to other companies, other states, and through BGSU’s Global Internship program, even other countries. Business administration major Michael Grau was one of the first students to take part in an internship to Lisbon in Portugal, which he believes secured another internship at Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
Nov 22, 2019 2:54 PM Summer Experience: Greek piano festival opportunity to experience past, present at same time
Jiamo Zhang, a Master of Music candidate in piano performance, along with several other BGSU students, participated in the Corfu Summer Piano Festival this past summer. Not only did Zhang get to play in a world-class event, she and her classmates were immersed in historic and modern Greek life.
Nov 20, 2019 2:30 PM University survey process revised; faculty, staff asked to review new procedures
Surveys are an important tool at Bowling Green State University to collect data from students, faculty and staff for a variety of reasons. They include informing educational programs and instructional practice, evaluating meaningful initiatives and institutional priorities, providing important insights and collecting data to address a variety of questions.
Nov 15, 2019 3:32 PM BGSU I-O psychology and computer science celebrate 50 years
BGSU’s industrial-organizational psychology program, which is ranked second in the nation, and the computer science program, which was the first undergraduate program in Ohio, both celebrated a 50-year anniversary. Faculty, students and alumni also came together to celebrate the many successes of the program and to plan for the future.
Nov 14, 2019 12:00 AM BGSU builds collaborations with Schooner Farms
Bowling Green State University is always looking for ways to take learning outside of the classroom. Recent involvement with Schooner Farms has led to tours, fieldtrips, volunteerism and even possibilities to take classes at their facility to promote sustainability in the community.
Nov 14, 2019 12:00 AM BGSU celebrates Geography Awareness Week
Bowling Green State University alumnus Jason Butke ’03, senior director and meteorologist at Travelers Insurance Companies, will present “Meteorology and Insurance: How Insurance Companies Manage Natural Catastrophe Risk” at 2:30 p.m. Friday in 117 Olscamp Hall as part of Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 10-16.
Nov 11, 2019 10:22 AM BGSU men’s rugby club team wins 39th consecutive MAC title
BGSU defeated the Broncos 23-20 on Nov. 10 at Brimelow Fields in Fairfield, Ohio, to keep its streak of MAC titles alive at 39 in a row. The Falcons needed a last-second penalty kick by freshman Ryan Niemiller to advance to the national playoffs Nov. 23-24 in Greenville, North Carolina.
Nov 10, 2019 5:35 PM BGSU Women’s Soccer wins second straight MAC championship
The Bowling Green State University women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row after defeating Eastern Michigan in penalty kicks 3-1 on Nov. 10 at Cochrane Stadium. The Falcons (15-5-2) defeated Buffalo 2-1 in a MAC Tournament semifinal.
Nov 8, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU students attend UN Food and Agriculture Organization Conference
More than 30 students from Bowling Green State University attended the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Conference in Cleveland on Nov. 4, hosted by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH). Students were able to talk and interact with representatives and delegates from 56 nations.
Nov 6, 2019 2:15 PM Patient Advocate Liaison Program impacting health care in Bowling Green
Bowling Green State University’s Patient Advocate Liaison Program, which is facilitated through the Pre-Professional Programs office, gives four to five junior- and senior-level students the opportunity to interact with patients. They serve as a liaison between patients and staff at the Falcon Health Center.
Nov 6, 2019 2:00 PM BGSU again recognized as a ‘green college’ by Princeton Review
For the fourth year in a row, Bowling Green State University has been named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2019 Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. The guide profiles colleges “having the most exceptional commitments to sustainability.”
Nov 6, 2019 2:00 PM BGSU panel to discuss ‘The Future of Lake Erie’ Nov. 12
As part of Bowling Green State University’s fall focus on water quality, a panel discussion on Lake Erie will be held Nov. 12. Dr. George Bullerjahn will moderate a panel discussion on “The Future of Lake Erie,” with Dr. Timothy Davis and several regional experts embracing many points of view.
Nov 6, 2019 9:56 AM BGSU celebrates 10 under 10 alumni
From teachers and thinkers, to entrepreneurs and creators, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 award was created.
Nov 4, 2019 9:45 AM Ammidown wins 2019 RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year
Bowling Green State University Archivist Stephen Ammidown is the recent recipient of the 2019 Romance Writers of America Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year Award. Since 2016, he has worked as the manuscripts and outreach archivist for the Browne Popular Culture Library at BGSU.
Nov 1, 2019 9:40 AM One hundred years of Bowling Green football
The 2019 season marks 100 years of football at Bowling Green, a century that includes its very humble beginning to its many league championships, highly-respected head coaches, and numerous players who have been recognized for their accomplishments.
Nov 1, 2019 9:30 AM Thompson scholarships teach the value of helping others
As part of their many ways of supporting BGSU and its students, alumni Robert and Ellen Thompson have created a unique scholarship program that addresses a variety of needs while offering significant financial assistance. The program incorporates regular, close interaction with advisors to monitor the students’ progress, as well as an important community service component.
Nov 1, 2019 9:27 AM Scot Loeffler has a formula for success
BGSU Football Coach Scot Loeffler, who played quarterback at Michigan before spending more than two decades as a college and NFL assistant coach, has learned from Lloyd Carr, Frank Beamer, and former BGSU Head Coach Urban Meyer. He assembled a coaching staff with more than 90 years of top-tier experience.
Nov 1, 2019 9:08 AM BGSU, Cedar Fair partnership creates unique opportunity
BGSU has partnered with Cedar Fair and the city of Sandusky to create a unique degree in resort and attraction management program. The country’s only educational opportunity of its kind, the program will be possible due to this innovative partnership that will provide with leadership opportunities in the fast-growing field.
Nov 1, 2019 9:02 AM BGSU alumni well represented on Ohio governor's cabinet
Mike DeWine, the 70th governor of Ohio, in January appointed three Bowling Green State University alumni as members of his cabinet. Randy Gardner ’81, ’87, Sheryl Maxfield ’81 and Laurie Stevenson ’88 were nominated as cabinet directors on Jan. 10 in Columbus.
Oct 31, 2019 1:15 PM BGSU hosts Ohio’s only BEST Robotics competition
Nearly 200 students from 12 regional school districts participated in the seventh annual Falcon BEST Robotics competition at BGSU’s Stroh Center on Oct. 26. Teams were comprised of high school, junior high and middle school students. The event was hosted by the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
Oct 30, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU once again named a top university in the U.S. for veterans
Best for Vets has ranked Bowling Green State University 27th among four-year institutions in the United States, and the No. 1 university in Ohio. As such, BGSU remains one of the top academic choices in the country for veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Oct 30, 2019 2:00 PM Student researchers honored for their research
Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship invites students to submit their research projects for consideration of award.
Oct 25, 2019 2:30 PM Givens Fellowship funds journey of musical, cultural discovery
The Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship gave Bowling Green State University student Tess Marjanovic an opportunity of a lifetime: spending the summer in South Africa growing as an individual, musician and teacher. Marjanovic said the experience will help her students become more well-rounded, open-minded and globally cognizant musicians.
Oct 25, 2019 2:30 PM Mother's illness sparks interest in medicine for Austin Peppers
When Austin Peppers first started his collegiate career, he was unsure what path he wanted his life to take. Now, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied health science from Bowling Green State University, he is performing cancer biology research working toward getting into medical school.
Oct 23, 2019 3:30 PM BGSU christens new research vessel, 'RV Ziggy'
BGSU christened a new research vessel that will support the University’s water quality research efforts on Lake Erie through the Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies. The vessel was made possible by a generous gift from BGSU alumni Patrick L. and Debra Scheetz Ryan and the Ryan Family Foundation.
Oct 18, 2019 2:25 PM Dr. Kevin McCluney part of $780,000 NSF grant study
Dr. Kevin McCluney, assistant professor of biological sciences at BGSU, is part of a research team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant. The research focuses on the extent to which birds and their migratory patterns, wind and climate link temporary wetlands across the Great Plains.
Oct 18, 2019 2:09 PM Summer Experience: Harvard University internship 'extraordinary'
For Kyland Kimble, graduating in August from Bowling Green State University's College of Education and Human Development was just one of several milestones he’s reached. Besides re-enrolling to earn a master’s degree through the college’s School of Counseling and Special Education, he interned with Harvard University this summer.
Oct 17, 2019 1:45 PM BGSU to celebrate Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 19-25
In order to inspire students, faculty and staff to become sustainability change agents, the BGSU Office of Campus Sustainability will celebrate Campus Sustainability Month Oct. 19-25. Events include a lecture, a tree planting, a field trip to Schooner Farms, a campus “ReStore” event and a “Build a Birdhouse” workshop.
Oct 16, 2019 2:00 PM BGSU sociology research team to study why individuals 'desist' from crime
Bowling Green State University sociology faculty Drs. Peggy Giordano, Monica Longmore and Wendy Manning will explore the processes associated with “getting out” of crime in the three-year study “Mechanisms Underlying Desistance from Crime” with support from a $797,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice.
Oct 9, 2019 5:00 PM BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents 'The Drunken City'
Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film presents Adam Bock’s comedy “The Drunken City” over two weekends, October 17-26.
Oct 9, 2019 4:00 PM Johnson-Webb elected to executive committee of national geography association
Dr. Karen Johnson-Webb, an associate professor of geography, was elected to the executive committee of the American Association of Geographers. She is secretary of the executive committee and a regional councilor for the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers. Her term on the committee started in July and runs through 2021.
Oct 9, 2019 3:30 PM New Music Festival at BGSU features four days of cutting-edge music, talks and art
The 40th annual New Music Festival, hosted Oct. 16-19 by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU, will include concerts, lectures and an art exhibition and performance. Featured guests include composer and conductor Evan Ziporyn, New Music Detroit, and an exhibition and performance by Miwa Matreyek, an animator, director and performer.
Oct 9, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU learning communities thriving
Undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University have the opportunity to take the “Belong” in “Belong. Stand out. Go far” even further by choosing to be part of a learning community. No matter whether their interests lie in social justice or business, health or history, there’s something for everyone.
Oct 9, 2019 2:00 PM First paper published by center reveals daily cycle of cyanobacteria
The first scientific paper to come out of the Great Lakes Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health “a day in the life of a Microcystis bloom,” said Dr. George Bullerjahn, director of the center and professor of research excellence in biology at Bowling Green State University.
Oct 4, 2019 4:12 PM Megan Rancier finds kindred spirit in Kazakhstan music culture
BGSU lecturer Megan Rancier has spent much of her time in Kazakhstan conducting research as a part of her ethnomusicology background. Recently, Rancier returned to Kazakhstan with help from the Merrill McEwen Memorial Fund for pre-tenured faculty in the CMA who are looking for support for professional activities or research.
Oct 4, 2019 4:02 PM Summer Experience: Jessie Walton travels to another nation – and to herself
Jessie Walton remembers the moment she stepped out of a van and into Santa Fe, New Mexico this summer. It was the start of the Navajo Nation trip; for her and many other students, it would be a life-changing two weeks.
Oct 2, 2019 4:00 PM Historic Sandusky photos topic of presentation
Authors Jim Semon Sr., Roger Dickman and Jeff Brown will present their book “Sandusky’s Photographer: The Real Photo Postcards of Ernst Niebergall” Oct. 16 as part of Bowling Green State University’s Center for Archival Collections’ Local History Publication Award Lecture Series.
Oct 2, 2019 3:30 PM Visiting writer will share his Midwest voice tonight
Visiting Writer Michael Martone will share his Midwest voice when he presents “Brooding Over the Moon Over Wapakoneta” tonight during a BGSU premiere arts event.
Oct 2, 2019 3:00 PM BGSU part of team to receive funding through Competitive Research Program HAB Awards
Bowling Green State University is part of a team receiving funding for “Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms: Portable Tin Detection Technology to Support Great Lakes Decision Support Tools.” The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced recipients of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Competitive Research Program Harmful Algal Bloom Awards Oct. 1.
Sep 26, 2019 9:20 AM BGSU alumna is fighting invasive species in Florida
One of the main reasons Chelsea Bohaty ’13 chose to attend BGSU was because of its extensive marine lab. Today, Bohaty works as a biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is involved with the biological control program, where she leads the yearly alligatorweed flea beetle biocontrol project.
Sep 25, 2019 12:30 PM McNair Scholars hone their skills as they prepare to apply to graduate schools
Twelve Bowling Green State University undergraduates are a significant step closer to graduate school after a summer of intensive, independent research and scholarship followed by participation in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Conference. The students are part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
Sep 24, 2019 3:07 PM Q&A with BGSU Hockey Head Coach Ty Eigner
New Falcon Head Coach Ty Eigner knows the Bowling Green State University hockey program maybe better than anyone. For the last nine seasons, he was an assistant coach under Chris Bergeron and helped the Falcons return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 29 years.
Sep 24, 2019 2:58 PM BGSU student voter participation nearly triples over four-year period
Student voter participation at Bowling Green State University has nearly tripled since 2014. The National Study on Learning, Voting, and Engagement reported that BGSU's student voter participation jumped to 35 percent in the 2018 midterms, up from 11.9 in the 2014 midterms.
Sep 18, 2019 3:15 PM Faculty invited to expert talk on forging a more equitable workplace
Women faculty are invited to a talk by Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, internationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion in faculty affairs with a particular focus on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and under-represented minority faculty.
Sep 18, 2019 1:45 PM Professor Emeritus David Skaggs receives naval history medal
Dr. David Skaggs, Bowling Green State University professor emeritus of history, is a winner of the 2019 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Medal given by the Naval Historical Foundation. The medal acknowledges a lifetime body of work that embraces scholarship, leadership and mentoring in the field of naval history.
Sep 18, 2019 9:45 AM Kalaf-Hughes honored by national organization for innovative teaching
Dr. Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University, received the CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation from the American Political Science Association at the organization’s recent Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship in the discipline.
Sep 18, 2019 4:00 AM Jazz guitar legend Frisell headlines BGSU’s Orchard Guitar Festival
The 2019 Orchard Guitar Festival at Bowling Green State University Sept. 27-28 will feature jazz icon Bill Frisell giving a solo concert and a free clinic. Also on the festival are jazz guitarist Gilad Hekelsman, classical guitarist James Marron and composer/guitarist Brad Myers. The festival includes master classes and performances.
Sep 13, 2019 1:22 PM Music, PPEL major gained high-profile exposure as intern in U.S. Senate
Stephen Strouse, a music and PPEL major at Bowling Green State University, spent the summer in Washington, D.C., working as an intern in the U.S. Senate as part of the American Association of People with Disabilities internship program. He worked in the office of Senator Bob Casey (D., Pennsylvania).
Sep 13, 2019 1:07 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Hannah Finnerty is committed to community service
Hannah Finnerty graduated in August from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science. Her inquisitiveness also propelled her to explore many experiences beyond the classroom. From alternative spring breaks to Arabic language classes, her choices have given her a library of stories to share.
Sep 13, 2019 9:03 AM Three inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming
Three of BGSU’s most accomplished alumni were inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni during Homecoming weekend. Honored were retired Discovery executive Eileen O'Neill '90, '14 (Hon.); Sandusky City Schools Superintendent Eugene T.W. Sanders, Ph.D. '80, '85, '92 and J. Robert Sebo '58, '13, former senior vice president for Paychex Inc.
Sep 11, 2019 10:29 AM BGSU ranks No. 3 for teaching quality among America's public universities
Bowling Green State University has again been recognized as one of the best universities in the country for teaching quality by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.
Sep 10, 2019 5:43 PM Bowling Green State University enrollment continues to grow
Bucking a national trend of declining enrollment, BGSU’s enrollment for fall 2019 is up nearly 2 percent over last fall, exceeding the University’s goals. BGSU welcomed more than 3,900 new freshmen to its campuses this fall. Total student enrollment for the fall is 19,905, up from 19,540 in 2018.
Sep 5, 2019 9:37 AM Past to present: A musical journey to African-American string band tradition
Saxophone player Joseph Johnson stepped far out of his familiar musical zone this summer to explore the African-American string band tradition. As a Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship recipient, he worked at the Smithsonian Institute while learning the clawhammer banjo and playing with local musicians.
Sep 3, 2019 1:15 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Antwon Lillard’s college career at BGSU is a ‘slam dunk’
Men’s Basketball standout Antwon Lillard received his Bachelor of Science in sport management in August after completing his required internship. The story of how Lillard came to BGSU from Cleveland on a scholarship is emblematic of how BGSU is an outstanding framework for students with diverse talents and backgrounds.
Sep 3, 2019 9:59 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Leadership, access to faculty help advance Samantha Abrass to graduate school
Alex Darr’s journey to commencement and career started well before he stepped foot on BGSU’s campus. As the son of a mechanic, Darr’s first teacher was his dad, and the garage, his classroom. After two co-ops, the engineering technology major accepted a full-time job offer from Tiffin Metal Products in May.
Aug 28, 2019 3:00 PM Shepherd parlays social work master’s into fellowship
Solomon Shepherd graduated in the first class of Bowling Green State University’s new master’s in social work program. Then he was selected for the first class of fellows of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, helping incarcerated people transition back into the community.
Aug 28, 2019 8:00 AM Center for Community and Civic Engagement adopts new name
The BGSU Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has been renamed the Center for Public Impact to better express its expanded focus and outreach to other groups and academic units and organizations to build new programing to support public-impact research and teaching.
Aug 26, 2019 11:00 AM BGSU's first-year students on the move
Nearly 6,000 students, including more than 3,600 first-year students, moved into Bowling Green State University residence halls last week. The Class of 2023 is BGSU’s most academically prepared group of new students. This class is trending to have the highest GPA in University history at 3.5.
Aug 23, 2019 12:57 PM BGSU football head coach Scot Loeffler loves to teach
Scot Loeffler said he comes to the BGSU head coaching job as his own man with his distinct style, but credits much of his skill set to the people he has coached with, a group that includes former Falcon head coach Urban Meyer, the winner of three national championships.
Aug 23, 2019 10:40 AM BGSU's Falcon Marching Band is ready for the 2019 season
Bowling Green State University's Falcon Marching Band is getting ready for the 2019 season. Learn about members of the FMB and why they chose to represent the University as part of the largest student organization on campus. The band performs at all home football games and various other university functions.
Aug 21, 2019 3:30 PM Community Effort
Ground was broken Aug. 15 for the second Habitat for Humanity house in Bowling Green, down the street from Bowling Green State University. BGSU students helped build the first house, next door, and will be a big part of the second construction project as well.
Aug 21, 2019 3:15 PM From science to art: All ‘Eyes’ on water quality
The 2019 Common Read, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” by Mona Hanna-Attisha, is a firsthand account of the Flint water crisis. This fall at BGSU, the water quality issue is crossing the boundaries of literature, science and art.
Aug 19, 2019 1:19 PM Five short life lessons for BGSU commencement
Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards addressed summer commencement graduates Aug. 17 on the historic lawn in the center of campus, offering five lessons to remember as they embark on the next phase in their lives. Edwards has worked in higher education and public service.
Aug 17, 2019 9:15 AM BGSU holds summer commencement
Bowling Green State University held its 295th commencement ceremony August 17 on the lawn in the historic center of campus, recently named the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle. Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards presented the commencement address to the Class of 2019.
Aug 9, 2019 1:44 PM Ohio EPA director’s environmental roots took hold at BGSU
When Laurie Stevenson graduated from BGSU in 1988 with a bachelor of Science in environmental health, she had several job offers to choose from in an emerging field. Stevenson took a position as a hazardous waste field inspector with the Ohio EPA, and three decades later, she leads the agency.
Aug 7, 2019 5:30 PM Fighting back against the emerald ash borer
BGSU postdoctoral researcher Dr. Rachel Kappler is continuing her dissertation research of ash trees and emerald ash borers to determine the trees’ possible recovery from this invasive beetle.
Aug 7, 2019 4:45 PM BGSU to hold commencement August 17
Bowling Green State University will hold its 295th commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 on the lawn in the historic center of campus, recently named the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle. Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards will present the commencement address.
Jul 29, 2019 8:47 AM Class of 2023 all agree: BGSU feels like home
Bowling Green State University’s incoming Class of 2023 will be the the most academically prepared group of freshman students in the history of the institution as they prepare to belong, stand out and go far. BGSU will continue to have students from all corners of Ohio, as well as all 50 states and at least 70 countries.
Jul 24, 2019 3:00 PM Dubose invited by Notre Dame to lead human resource management course
Dr. Lisa Dubose, director of employee relations, professional development and equal employment opportunity at Bowling Green State University, was invited to develop and instruct an accelerated Human Resource Management course at the University of Note Dame for its nationally ranked Mendoza College of Business’s Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration Program.
Jul 24, 2019 3:00 PM Ravichandran named resort and attraction management program director
Dr. Swathi Ravichandran has been named director of BGSU’s new resort and attraction management program, the only program of its kind in the country, which will meet the growing demand for professionals in the service industry.
Jul 22, 2019 3:00 PM Marquett Samuels: She has advice for transfer students
Marquett Samuels has some sound advice for incoming transfer students: Be yourself and take advantage of everything BGSU has to offer; make sure you have the college experience you deserve. A rising senior, Samuels practices what she preaches. She transferred from a private institution in Pennsylvania in fall 2018.
Jul 12, 2019 3:30 PM Welcome to the Falcon Family
Transfer students can apply for free in July to continue their academic careers with Bowling Green State University.
Jul 12, 2019 1:30 PM BGSU, Owens announce partnership benefiting nursing students
BGSU and Owens Community College have announced a new partnership designed to help nursing students seamlessly transfer their credits beginning in fall 2019.
Jul 10, 2019 11:05 AM Liu gives special invited performance in Brazil
Dr. Solungga Liu, associate professor of piano at Bowling Green State University, gave a special invited performance in Brasília July 2 with Brazil’s National Theater Symphony Orchestra. In recognition of the Fourth of July, she played George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Jun 28, 2019 8:53 AM BGSU equestrian team competes at national championships
Equestrian team members Rylee Aurand and Gabrielle Miller represented Bowling Green State University at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships in Syracuse, New York. IHSA welcomes college and university equestrians from all across the country.
Jun 28, 2019 8:41 AM 'On Being' art exhibition connects realism, BGSU School of Art
Within BGSU’s School of Art, a focus on realism in painting and drawing is emerging among a cohort of graduates and faculty members. "On Being," an exhibition of artwork by 25 artists, all with ties to BGSU, kicked off a three-city tour at the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan.
Jun 27, 2019 10:17 AM Trustees set tuition and fees, approve compensation pools for raises
At its June 27 budget meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees set tuition and fees for the University’s second cohort of incoming full-time students, approved rates for continuing students not under the tuition guarantee plan, and announced compensation pools for employee raises.
Jun 21, 2019 12:00 PM Golden Falcons Fly Home to Celebrate 50+ Years as BGSU Alumni
More than 40 BGSU alumni were recently recognized as Golden Falcons during the fifth annual ceremony celebrating alumni who have been graduates for 50 years or more.
Jun 19, 2019 2:00 PM Fellowship to provide support for research-based service-learning
Dr. Subhalakshmi Nagarajan’s innovative approach has earned her a Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a one-year grant of $20,000 she can use to enhance her teaching and research activities at BGSU Firelands. She is one of only four faculty selected in the non-tenure track category from several hundred applicants and 12 finalists nationwide.
Jun 17, 2019 1:21 PM WBGU-TV staff wins Emmy for ALICE training video
Staff from WBGU-TV, Bowling Green’s PBS affiliate, won an Emmy Award June 15 for their ALICE training video, created for the Bowling Green State University Police Department, with the assistance of the BGSU Office of Marketing and Communications.
Jun 17, 2019 10:35 AM Sowing seeds of success for future BGSU students
Dr. Yezdi and Perviz Bhada have established a scholarship for international graduate students in business to “pass forward” the support they received when they came to BGSU from India 50 years ago for Yezdi to pursue his MBA. The experience launched them on successful lives, and now they want to help others.
Jun 17, 2019 9:57 AM Meet the Class of 2023: New Falcons ready to take flight at SOAR
Bowling Green State University Marketing and Communications intern Lauren Reese, a broadcast journalism major, spent some time at SOAR asking incoming freshmen what they're looking forward to at BGSU.
Jun 12, 2019 3:19 PM Dr. Janet Hartley leads international Decision Sciences Institute
Dr. Janet Hartley, a BGSU professor of management, has begun her term as president of the Decision Sciences Institute. She was elected last year to lead the professional organization of more than 2,200 academicians and practitioners worldwide. She is the first person from a Mid-American Conference school to lead the organization.
Jun 10, 2019 11:21 AM BGSU receives grant to help students from foster care realize higher education dreams
BGSU is one of three state universities to be awarded grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education. The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 among three universities and 16 community colleges in Ohio.
Jun 7, 2019 11:28 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU graduate who majored in math education puts plans into ACTION
Recent graduate Melody Freeland calls Bowling Green State University a place with countless opportunities to grow intellectually, think critically and express yourself. After earning a degree in math education, Freeland will return in the fall to obtain her master’s degree in Spanish.
Jun 5, 2019 3:35 PM BGSU, Xi’an exchange students and faculty reunite
Warm feelings remain for participants in the Bowling Green State University Xi’an International Studies University exchange. About 50 former students, faculty and staff who were part of the exchange reunited June 1 at Mileti Alumni Center, where they greeted old friends and caught up with one another.
Jun 5, 2019 3:11 PM Paule-Koba co-edits new journal filling gap in athlete-development research
Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at BGSU, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, co-edit a new journal, JADE, whose goal is to focus on research into the athletic experience.
May 29, 2019 3:33 PM Dunbar’s emotional intelligence, outreach boost student success
Gabe Dunbar, a program coordinator in Nontraditional and Military Student Services, was named the 2019 Rookie of the Year at the annual Administrative Staff spring reception May 21. Dunbar has made a tremendous impact, not only for nontraditional students, but across campus, particularly in the arenas of engagement and retention.
May 29, 2019 3:30 PM ‘BG Best’ fits award-winner Robb Nardecchia
Robb Nardecchia, a web applications developer in the Office of Marketing and Communications, received the 2019 BG Best Award from Administrative Staff Council on May 21, in recognition of his outstanding work in making BSGU’s website more user-friendly, his technology innovations and helpful collaborations across campus.
May 29, 2019 3:18 PM 2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award
Jason Walton, collaborative arts digital technology coordinator the School of Art and the Department of Theatre and Film, is the winner of the 2019 Michael R. Ferrari Award, the top award given to administrative staff. His ingenuity, expertise, reliability and helpfulness earned him the admiration of all with whom he works.
May 28, 2019 11:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Aliyah Gustafson concludes BGSU career as a champion
Aliyah Gustafson ’17, ’19 has been instrumental in making BGSU one of the nation’s top places to compete in the hammer throw, shot put and discus. Her journey from growing up in a single-parent family in Iowa City to becoming an elite college athlete and graduating summa cum laude in her undergraduate and graduate studies is notable.
May 23, 2019 11:58 AM Air Force members now able to complete general education requirements through BGSU
BGSU is the first public four-year university in Ohio to partner with the Community College of the Air Force’s General Education Mobile program. CCAF students now have the opportunity to complete their general education requirements through BGSU.
May 22, 2019 1:41 PM Dr. Timothy Davis honored in Washington, D.C., for research on harmful algal blooms
Dr. Timothy Davis, an associate professor of biological sciences at BGSU, received the Gears of Government President’s Award on May 22 in Washington, D.C., for advancing rapid and remote detection of harmful algal bloom toxins. The President’s Awards are the highest level of distinction within the Gears of Government program.
May 22, 2019 9:00 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Track and Field star next to compete in field of health care
After starring in track and field, Allison Farmer is graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and will continue her education in the fall in the MHSA program. She also has a job lined up at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
May 21, 2019 2:57 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Active-duty airman completes BGSU online bachelor program
Ian Aspen is an active-duty technical sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force as a weapons specialist. He serves as a non-commissioned officer in charge of maintenance operations. He will travel from his deployed station at the Ghedi Air Base in Italy to receive his diploma at the Stroh Center.
May 20, 2019 12:10 PM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU Firelands is making chemistry major’s dreams possible
Jayda Jackson, a Sandusky, Ohio, native and chemistry major at BGSU Firelands, is graduating with an Associate of Science degree. Her journey with Bowling Green State University, however, does not end here. Jackson holds a 3.77 GPA as she continues to work for her bachelor degree.
May 20, 2019 11:50 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: New Music program exceeded Emilio Gonzalez’s expectation
Emilio Gonzalez had a lot of difficult choices to make after earning his undergraduate degree in composition. Picking BGSU for his graduate degree is one for which he is grateful. Gonzalez is graduating with a Master of Music in composition in an environment much different than his hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
May 20, 2019 11:44 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU graduate David Chalupsky credits College of Business for landing job at Google
David Chalupsky had four internships while attending BGSU and spent countless hours preparing for his post-collegiate career at the Business Career Accelerator. He is graduating from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in business with a specialization in marketing. Chalupsky is set to begin his career with Google in July.
May 20, 2019 11:28 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU allows Elle Fullenkamp to grow beyond limitations of her small hometown
Although education was her major, that was just one part of the journey Elle Fullenkamp made through her years at Bowling Green State University. Student organizations, including the Vagina Monologues, Queer/Trans Student Union and Task Force on Sexual Assault, rounded out her academic career.
May 20, 2019 10:49 AM Mizell Stewart talks about the difference between a plan and reality
Bowling Green State University alumnus Mizell Stewart III, an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster, and corporate news executive, addressed candidates during the May 18 morning commencement ceremony at the Stroh Center. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in 1994.
May 20, 2019 10:21 AM Dean Pees addressed BGSU’s latest ‘rookie class’
Bowling Green State University alumnus Dean Pees shared advice on life with degree candidates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering on May 18 at the Stroh Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1972.
May 20, 2019 10:15 AM John Starcher Jr. shares important lessons with BGSU degree candidates
Bowling Green State University alumnus John Starcher Jr. shared stories — and their lessons — with degree candidates of the Graduate College and the colleges of Business and Health and Human Services on May 17 at the Stroh Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993.
May 18, 2019 11:46 AM BGSU honor achievement at commencement
Degree candidates at BGSU commencement ceremonies May 17-18 heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, journalism and athletics. Of the total 2,493 degrees awarded, 907 were with honors. The Graduate College awarded 486 degrees, including 456 candidates for master’s degrees and 30 for doctorates.
May 15, 2019 3:47 PM Classified Staff Team Award
Teams from the School of Teaching and Learning and BGSU Firelands were recognized May 15 with the Classified Staff Council Team Award. Elizabeth Lundquest, Lorie Morelock and Wendy Walston-Vaughn, from education, and Deborah Carden, Melanie Didelot and Sharyl Wahl, from Firelands will share a $1,500 award and a commemorative plaque.
May 15, 2019 3:42 PM Outstanding Service Award
Kelly Jennings, senior secretary in the General Studies Writing program, was presented the 2019 Outstanding Service Award May 15 by Classified Staff Council in recognition of her centrality to the success of the program, the many roles she plays and her dedication to the University as a volunteer and supporter.
May 15, 2019 3:39 PM Classified Staff Council recognizes service and achievement
Classified Staff Council held its annual spring reception May 15, the opportunity for staff to meet with friends and colleagues and honor the contributions of exceptional employees.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU journalism student believes it’s her duty to help people
Bowling Green State University journalism student Angelica Euseary has high expectations for journalists, namely credibility, ethics, integrity and accuracy. After graduating May 18, she’ll begin graduate school, then use her education and experiences to help people through a journalistic platform, while living these traits.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: BGSU sport management graduate goes for the gold
Internships are a critical tool that BGSU students use to build work experience in preparation to enter a professional field, and sport management major Courtney Burson has worked several. Burson's highlights include USA Hockey, the University of Michigan athletics and her current position, Paralympics intern with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
May 15, 2019 10:30 AM Class of 2019 Success Stories: Graduate candidate takes nontraditional route with unparalleled experiences
At 33 years old, with a loving husband and three children at home, Lakeisha Davis is graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in inclusive early childhood education. Only the second of her family to graduate with a college degree, she overcame many struggles to attend BGSU.
May 14, 2019 3:56 PM BGSU alumnus, Emmy Award-winning actor Tim Conway dies at 85
BGSU alumnus and Emmy Award-winning actor Tim Conway died May 14 at age 85. Perhaps most well-known for his portrayal of Ensign Charles Parker in “McHale’s Navy,” Conway also co-starred on “The Carol Burnett Show” and starred as the title character in the “Dorf” series of films. Younger fans might recognize him as the voice of Barnacle Boy in “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
May 13, 2019 10:15 AM Lifelong journalist Mizell Stewart III to address commencement candidates
Bowling Green State University alumnus Mizell Stewart III, an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster, and corporate news executive, will address candidates during the May 18 morning commencement ceremony. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science in 1994. His story should resonate with everyone, not just future journalists.
May 10, 2019 3:45 PM Sheffer honored for enhancing connection of humanities research with community needs
Dr. Jolie Sheffer, director of BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, received the 2019 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service. The award is designed to recognize the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement of two faculty or staff members at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions.
May 10, 2019 3:13 PM BGSU to honor achievement at commencement May 17, 18
Degree candidates at Bowling Green State University’s commencement ceremonies May 17 and May 18 will hear from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, journalism and athletics.
May 10, 2019 2:38 PM BGSU Celebrates Naming of Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle
Bowling Green State University has named the historic heart of its campus the Bowen-Thompson Quadrangle in honor of the University’s most generous philanthropists
May 10, 2019 10:30 AM Jacob Smith brings multiple perspectives to government, community service
BGSU Firelands speaker Jacob Smith ’07, ’09, ’11, a congressional staff assistant for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, has learned from important mentors and from varied life experiences, but holds education as the highest value. He is also committed to serving the community to create a better world.
May 9, 2019 9:15 AM eCampus programs garner Quality Matters certification
Bowling Green State University received Quality Matters Online Learner Support certification at the institutional level for its eCampus-affiliated programs. BGSU is the only institution in Ohio to receive this distinction and one of only six institutions to receive it nationwide.
May 8, 2019 2:45 PM 'BG Ideas' podcast looks at national issues with local relevance
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and the School of Media and Communication at BGSU have introduced a new podcast, "BG Ideas." In each episode, the host, Dr. Jolie Sheffer, director of ICS, talks with academics, artists, activists and other professionals about their work in the humanities on national issues with local relevance.
May 8, 2019 2:13 PM Literature of the Great Lakes
An article by Dr. Jacqueline Justice, associate professor of English at BGSU Firelands, has been awarded the inaugural Anne Boyd Rioux Prize by the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society. The new prize is named after one of the first scholars to promote serious Woolson research and the goals of the society.
May 8, 2019 2:01 PM Retired faculty honored with granting of emeritus status
Twenty retired or retiring Bowling Green State University faculty members were conferred emeritus status by the Board of Trustees at the May 3 meeting in honor of their distinguished service to the University and achievements in teaching, service and research.
May 8, 2019 1:50 PM eCampus programs garner Quality Matters certification
Bowling Green State University received Quality Matters Online Learner Support certification at the institutional level for its eCampus-affiliated programs. BGSU is the only institution in Ohio to receive this distinction and one of only six institutions to receive it nationwide.
May 8, 2019 9:16 AM John M. Starcher Jr., Esq. ’93, to offer pragmatic career advice to graduating class
John M. Starcher Jr., Esq., who earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993, is president and CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health. He oversees the development of system strategies and operations for 43 Mercy Health and Bon Secours hospitals and more than 1,000 health care facilities.
May 6, 2019 11:30 AM 20th anniversary of Gregory T. DeCrane Applauding Excellence
Tangible reminders of Decrane's impact on the University include transforming SICSIC and facilitating the design of what is today the Bowen-Thompson Student Union
May 3, 2019 3:30 PM Art history exhibition explores ‘Toledo Renaissance’
BGSU art history students' research reveals that Toledo, Ohio, had a Renaissance of its own in the early 20th century. They are presenting the research during a symposium and unveiling an exhibition to tell the story of their findings.
May 3, 2019 3:30 PM Tenure, promotion granted by trustees
The University celebrated the scholarly and creative achievements of 53 faculty members on May 3 when the board of trustees awarded promotion and tenure.
May 2, 2019 10:10 AM Dean Pees ’72, Super Bowl-winning coach, to speak at commencement
Dean Pees has two Super Bowl rings and has coached football for 46 years at all levels: high school, college and the NFL. Pees will be the speaker at the 2 p.m. BGSU commencement ceremony May 18 at the Stroh Center. He is the defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans.
May 1, 2019 4:20 PM Model U.N. team makes important connections at annual conference
BGSU students participating in Model U.N. earned honorable mention at the National Model U.N. Conference held recently in New York, including the opportunity to share thoughts with the actual U.N. delegates who are developing policies. The team also made fruitful connections with participants from other countries and universities.
Apr 26, 2019 3:30 PM BG Philharmonia ends centennial year on a crescendo
The BG Philharmonia will cap its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration May 5 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed as the composer originally intended, with chorus. About 140 University chorus members will participate, along with invited soloists.
Apr 26, 2019 3:15 PM Hurricane-relief trip combines learning with hands-on aid
Students got to see firsthand how disaster relief operates in a service-learning trip to Puerto Rico during spring break. Led by Dr. Tim Brackenbury, the M. Neil Browne Professor in communication sciences and disorders, a team of 14 undergraduate students traveled to San Juan to help with hurricane relief efforts.
Apr 26, 2019 3:15 PM Peace Corps Fellows program celebrates 10 years at BGSU
This academic year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program at BGSU. The program works to provide returning Peace Corps volunteers with financial assistance as they transition into graduate school. BGSU has hosted more than 70 Peace Corps Fellows in various graduate programs.
Apr 26, 2019 2:45 PM BGSU preserves Islamic history with Community Scan Day
Community members are invited to bring personal items documenting the history of the Islamic community in the Toledo area to Community Scan Day. BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections and the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo are partnering on the event, which was made possible by a $12,000 Common Heritage Grant.
Apr 26, 2019 2:30 PM BGSU, Cedar Fair partner for new degree opportunity
BGSU and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. have partnered for a new degree completion program in resort and attraction management beginning in fall 2020. The program will be taught and led by BGSU faculty. The final two years of classes will be taught in downtown Sandusky at a new 78,030-square-foot multipurpose facility.
Apr 26, 2019 9:45 AM BGSU announces May 2019 commencement speakers
Commencement will take place May 17 and 18, with ceremonies in Bowling Green and Huron. Alumni John Starcher Jr., Mizell Stewart III and Dean Pees will serve as the Bowling Green speakers. Alumnus Jacob Smith will serve as the BGSU Firelands speaker, with alumna and current student Melanie Craig as the Firelands student speaker.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Amanda Cook recognized for joint work with graduate student
Dr. Amanda Cook, assistant professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Economics, won the 2019 President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work in recognition of her joint research with graduate student Alice Hanan Abboud. Their project reflected each of their interests and resulted in a paper being considered for publication.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Schuck’s work with undergraduates garners 2019 Blinn Award
Dr. Raymond Schuck, associate professor in the Department of Communication at BGSU Firelands, received the 2019 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work, presented at the Faculty Excellence Awards April 16. His collaborative work with students has helped develop their research skills and confidence.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Selim’s research agenda, productivity recognized
Since joining the BGSU faculty in 2013, Dr. Farida Selim has been exceptionally productive in the field of physics and astronomy. Bowling Green State University awarded her excellent work ethic and strong research skills with the Outstanding Early Career Award at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 PM Spathelf honored for excellence in academic advising, mentoring
Clare Spathelf’s leadership and direct service to undergraduate students in Pre-Professional Programs has earned her the 2019 Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award. Spathelf, assistant director of Pre-Professional Programs at BGSU, received the award at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 24, 2019 8:45 AM BGSU’s Department of Popular Culture celebrates all things Batman
The “Batman in Popular Culture Conference” was held recently at Bowling Green State University. The conference was hosted by the Jerome Library to mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, who was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in “Detective Comics No. 27” in March 1939.
Apr 19, 2019 12:17 PM BGSU to celebrate Earth Week April 22-28
BGSU will celebrate Earth Week 2019 April 22-28 with a series of free events intended to raise awareness of environmental matters. Two events will be held April 22 to kick off the week, including a tree planting service project and the Earth Week speaker, Channel 11 WTOL Meteorologist Chris Vickers.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Begum’s commitment to engagement acclaimed
Dr. Khani Begum, associate professor of English, has built a tremendous record of service while at BGSU, particularly through her commitments and accomplishments focusing on service-learning, community engagement and outreach. In recognition, Begum was presented the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Faculty Senate bestows honor on Kawano Jones
In recognition of her inexhaustible efforts in behalf of her students, the University and to creating understanding between the United States and Japan, the Faculty Senate named Akiko Kawano Jones, director of the Asian Studies Program, a recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Faculty Senate pays tribute to School of Art
Faculty Senate presented the School of Art the 2019 Unit Recognition Award, which honors an academic or instructional service unit that makes an outstanding contribution to Bowling Green State University and recognizes the importance of faculty who work together to make a difference in the educational environment.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Fulcher’s lasting contributions merit Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Lewis Fulcher, Bowling Green State University professor of physics, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Faculty Senate April 16 in recognition of his lasting and significant contributions to teaching, research and service over his 46 years at the University.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Orr’s outreach, impact lauded
In honor of her outstanding commitment to serving the wider community, Dr. Shannon Orr, associate professor of political science, was presented with the 2019 Faculty Senate Community Involvement Award at the April 16 Faculty Excellence Awards. The award acknowledges the importance of faculty to the education and image of BGSU.
Apr 19, 2019 12:00 PM Rüedi Ray recognized for faculty mentorship
Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, professor of art history and former School of Art director, has offered wise and patient counsel to numerous faculty members as they’ve established their professional careers. For this, along with her professionalism and commitment, Rüedi Ray was honored by Faculty Senate with the 2019 Faculty Mentor Award.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Lillios professorship to support artistic achievement
BGSU named Dr. Elainie Lillios a professor of creative arts excellence, a title conferred upon members of the faculty who hold the rank of professor and who have established outstanding national and international recognition through creative or artistic achievement in their disciplines. The title is conferred for three years.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Merritt-Grant’s mentoring of students honored
Professor Myra Merritt-Grant’s dual focus on vocal technique and conveying the character and message of text has successfully helped her mentor hundreds of vocal students since 1995. Her approach has earned her the title of Professor of Teaching Excellence, bestowed at the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Rentner honored by Student Alumni Ambassadors
For her dedication to her students, Dr. Terry Rentner, a professor of journalism and public relations in the School of Media and Communication, has been named the 2019 Master Teacher by the Student Alumni Ambassadors. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Wide range of service earns David Jackson new title
Dr. David Jackson wears many hats: political science professor, Bowling Green State University Faculty Association president, political expert. Through these roles, and others, Jackson has performed a wide range of service to the University, his profession and the community. He was granted a Professorship of Service Excellence at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards April 16.
Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM Zamkov receives support for work with nanomaterials
Dr. Mikhail Zamkov, a Bowling Green State University professor of physics and astronomy, has been named a 2019 Professor of Research Excellence to provide additional support for his groundbreaking study of nanomaterials. The title is for a period of three years, with an annual stipend of $5,000.
Apr 17, 2019 10:30 AM The Hatch 2019 sets a record for money invested
It was a record-breaking night at The Hatch with more than $100,000 pledged to six Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs to fund their business ideas. It was the most money ever invested in a single year for The Hatch, a format similar to “Shark Tank.”
Apr 15, 2019 4:19 PM Dance Marathon, Bike for Tikes raise more than $250,000
The 24th annual Dance Marathon raised a total of $255,179.28, including $179,032.05 at ZiggyThon and $76,147.23 from Bike for Tikes from April 12-14. These philanthropic efforts by BGSU students benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. This brings the 24-year total of donations to $5 million.
Apr 15, 2019 1:14 PM Kickin' it with Club Sports: Dodgeball
Familiarize yourself with the Bowling Green State University dodgeball team and find out how you can join!
Apr 12, 2019 3:00 PM Student researchers honored for their work on diversity issues
Four Bowling Green State University undergraduate students were honored April 10 for their presentations at the 2019 Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Apr 10, 2019 3:00 PM Career Day keynote speaker encourages students to be assertive, take opportunities
Alumnus Brian D’Aurelio, senior director of national promotions and events marketing at Sirius XM Radio, shared professional advice, tips and reminiscences with students recently at Media Career Day, hosted by the School of Media and Communication. A 1996 graduate, D’Aurelio interned at WBGU and was a member of SICSIC at BGSU.
Apr 10, 2019 9:30 AM Recreation and Wellness receives grant to teach more kids to swim
Bowling Green State University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness was chosen as one of 85 Make a Splash programs in the United States to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation in early 2019. The money will go toward continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons.
Apr 5, 2019 4:20 PM Many played roles in One Day success
The University is still celebrating the remarkable success of this year’s BGSU One Day dedicated day of giving. The total $867,544 set a University record and represented a yearlong, collaborative effort by a number of University offices and areas, along with One Day ambassadors and alumni.
Apr 5, 2019 4:15 PM BGSU plays host to 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
More than three dozen current and former NFL players descended upon BGSU April 1-4 for the 13th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Led by Dick Maxwell ’70, participants benefited from a robust collection of industry experts, from top broadcast and radio networks, beat writers and BGSU faculty.
Apr 5, 2019 10:46 AM Bowling Green State University ranks ninth in Midwest for animation
Bowling Green State University ranks ninth in the Midwest and 14th nationally for animation among public universities and colleges, according to Animation Career Review’s annual rankings. In recent years, graduates have been hired by companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Blizzard and Apple.
Apr 3, 2019 4:00 PM New master’s in athletic training prepares students for growing field
Bowling Green State University is offering a new master’s degree in athletic training, designed to enable students to excel in a growing, in-demand profession. The two-year program prepares students to pass their board of certification examination and work in a variety of health care settings in the United States and abroad.
Apr 1, 2019 1:29 PM BGSU students use spring break to provide public good
bGAB is a student-led alternative breaks program that empowers participants to become active global citizens by collaborating with communities experiencing social injustices. By completing meaningful direct service during academic breaks, bGAB provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture of service and allows students to create positive change.
Apr 1, 2019 1:00 PM Construction management majors take first place in civil planning contest
Construction management students in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University took first place in their division at the New Builder’s Competition, developing a project plan that surpassed teams from three other Ohio universities.
Mar 29, 2019 3:19 PM Sparks fly in Handel’s opera ‘Semele’
When mortal maiden Semele and the god Jupiter fall in love, it brings down the jealous wrath of goddess Juno. Composer George Frideric Handel captured the drama in his English-language opera “Semele,” the spring production of Bowling Green State University Opera Theater and Department of Theatre and Film.
Mar 29, 2019 3:11 PM Bouzat research team sheds light on penguin evolution
Dr. Juan Bouzat, a professor in BGSU’s Department of Biological Sciences, is part of an international research team studying the evolution of penguins. He is a co-author of a study published in the journal of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution that demonstrates the importance of island formation in the diversification of penguins.
Mar 27, 2019 2:00 PM Flashback to 1984: Falcons face off against familiar foe
It was 35 years ago this month that the Bowling Green State University won the NCAA championship in hockey with a four-overtime thriller over Minnesota Duluth. If that university’s name sounds familiar, that’s because BGSU takes on Minnesota Duluth at 4 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 27, 2019 2:00 PM Raquel Kelley ’07 offers career advice to BGSU students
Raquel Kelley ’07, who was one of the first female sportscasters on BG24 News, is now a senior project manager with WD Partners in Columbus. Previously, she worked for E! Entertainment and Huffington Post. She told BGSU students to enjoy their time in college and to always give their best effort.
Mar 22, 2019 1:46 PM National Weather Service names BGSU StormReady University
The National Weather Service presented Bowling Green State University with a StormReady University designation March 22. The University is only the fifth in Ohio – the first in northwest Ohio – to receive this recognition.
Mar 19, 2019 11:00 AM Severe Weather Awareness Week is this week
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week – March 17-23 – provides the opportunity for Ohioans to prepare their homes, schools and businesses for potential severe weather. BGSU’s Emergency Management office encourages everyone to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards while on and off campus.
Mar 15, 2019 11:15 AM BGSU wins NASPA Excellence Award
BGSU received the NASPA Excellence Award at the NASPA National Conference on March 9-13 in Los Angeles in the categories of Administrative, Assessment, IT, Fundraising, Professional Development and related Excellence Awards category. The award recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration.
Mar 15, 2019 10:30 AM Falcon Forensics and Debate team wins national championship
The BGSU Falcon Forensics and Debate Team both hosted and won the National Championships held by the Novice National Forensic Association March 8-10. The Falcons placed 16 student presentations in final rounds, earning five individual National Champion titles in multiple events.
Mar 12, 2019 1:15 PM BGSU’s graduate programs ranked among best in U.S.
Bowling Green State University’s graduate programs continue to be ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad School Rankings. The graduate program in education is 127th, the Master of Public Administration program 151st, and the part-time MBA program rose again to 159th.
Mar 8, 2019 3:15 PM National vote project names BGSU a ‘Voter Friendly Campus’
BGSU has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project, which is a national nonpartisan organization in partnership with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The goal of the project is to help institutions develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement.
Mar 8, 2019 1:12 PM BGSU Student Veteran Organization acquires full-court flag
The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) at BGSU successfully funded a 50-by-90-foot U.S. flag this past Veterans Day through the help of the community. Owned by the SVO, the flag was financed by the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a goal of raising $10,000; however, they far exceeding their goal by raising $12,700.
Mar 6, 2019 3:00 PM State of the Region Conference to address impact of global trade on local economic development
BGSU’s Center for Regional Development will host the 17 annual State of the Region Conference on March 11. Participants will hear from CRD Director Russell Mills about economic development over the past year, and from keynote speakers representing key industries, organizations and international partners.
Mar 6, 2019 11:00 AM ‘Step Up-Step In’ campaign earns national recognition
The BGSU ‘Step Up-Step In’ campaign by Recreation and Wellness was recognized by the National Intramural Sports and Recreation Association (NIRSA) at its national conference in Boston recently. BGSU took home second place in the Large Format Display category at the NIRSA National Creative Excellence Awards.
Mar 4, 2019 3:06 PM BGSU’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans ranked No. 1 in Ohio
Bowling Green State University’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans are ranked No. 1 in Ohio in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings. BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates. eCampus offers 16 degreed programs.
Mar 4, 2019 2:14 PM Q&A with Dr. Jennie Gallimore
Dr. Jennie Gallimore is the new dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. This past fall semester was her first at BGSU. Gallimore comes to BGSU from Wright State University, where she was associate dean for research and graduate studies.
Mar 1, 2019 4:30 PM Poet Ariana Brown highlights 2019 Latino/a/x Conference
Poet and performer Ariana Brown will give the keynote presentation at the 2019 Latino/a/x Conference at Bowling Green State University on March 27. The daylong event also includes the eStrella Student Research/Creative Conference, featuring the work of 25 students from BGSU and other universities around the country.
Mar 1, 2019 3:30 PM Chapman Learning Community part of Habitat projects
Chapman Learning Community members were among the many BGSU students who helped construct the first Bowling Green Habitat for Humanity home. Chapman first became involved with Habitat through building Little Free Libraries for the community to promote education and literacy outside of the University.
Mar 1, 2019 2:02 PM Alumnus earns Outstanding Young Music Educator Award
Each year, the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) honors one young educator who is committed to excellence in music education and is deserving of statewide acknowledgement. This year, OMEA granted the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award to Bowling Green State University alumnus Brett Benzin ’11.
Feb 27, 2019 3:30 PM Collect/Project to perform at BGSU March 4
Innovative quartet Collect/Project will perform a concert of new music at 8 p.m. March 4 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU and is free and open to the public.
Feb 27, 2019 1:30 PM Mruk reaches new audiences with psychology blog, book
Dr. Christopher Mruk, professor of teaching excellence at Bowling Green State University and faculty member at BGSU Firelands College, has a new book and blog to share the concepts in positive psychology and authentic self-esteem he has researched and written about over his career with general audiences as well as practitioners.
Feb 25, 2019 2:55 PM BGSU Winter Session 2019: Studying abroad in Spain
Use BGSU's winter session to catch up, make up or get ahead! Whether you are a BGSU student or a guest from another university, the Bowling Green's engaging, convenient, on-campus, study abroad or online courses will help you keep moving forward in your education.
Feb 25, 2019 8:00 AM BGSU bee research creates buzz about urban agriculture, climate change
A new study by BGSU scientists reports that urbanization might impact bees’ body temperatures and water content and possibly contribute to the decline in bee populations. The research by Justin Burdine, a BGSU doctoral candidate in biology, and Dr. Kevin McCluney appears in a recent article published in Scientific Reports.
Feb 25, 2019 8:00 AM BGSU's first Winter Session a huge success
Described as the chance to catch up, make up or get ahead, more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students from Bowling Green State University took classes either online, on campus, or abroad with one of eight different education abroad experiences available through International Programs and Partnerships.
Feb 22, 2019 3:25 PM Dzur, champion of democracy, named Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. Albert Dzur, a professor of political science and philosophy at BGSU, was named a Distinguished Research Professor by the board of trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the thinking about deliberative democracy, democratic professionalism and criminal justice reform.
Feb 22, 2019 3:08 PM Innovation, commitment earn Vannatta Distinguished Teaching Professor title
Dr. Rachel Vannatta, professor in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy, was conferred the title Distinguished Teaching Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting in recognition of her outstanding teaching and innovative use of educational technology to boost student learning.
Feb 22, 2019 3:03 PM George Bullerjahn named Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. George Bullerjahn, professor of research excellence in biological sciences, was named a Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting. He will be recognized again at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 16.
Feb 22, 2019 2:59 PM BGSU sets stage for fall with room and board rates, major building upgrade
At its Feb. 22 meeting, the BGSU Board of Trustees set room and board fees for the incoming freshman class, approved funding for the Technology Building renovation, named campus spaces in recognition of two individuals and conferred honorary titles on three distinguished faculty.
Feb 22, 2019 11:25 AM SICSIC unmasks two of their own at BGSU Hockey game
On February 16, we learned the identities of SICSIC's No. 1 and No. 2! SICSIC is one of the oldest active groups at Bowling Green State University.
Feb 20, 2019 4:00 PM BGSU joins national social health partnership
Last fall, a group of talented young leaders embarked from Bowling Green State University to New Orleans. Their mission: tackling health inequities. BGSU students had the opportunity to attend the third annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health. The conference was sponsored by the Root Cause Coalition.
Feb 20, 2019 1:00 PM Diversity in its many aspects explored by student researchers
The fourth annual Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education on Feb. 15 showcased 21 students’ research into a broad variety of related topics. Keynote speaker Amy Fidler, in her talk on “Inclusion X Design,” addressed neurodiversity.
Feb 15, 2019 3:56 PM ‘The Future of Leadership: The Role of Power, Equity and Design’
The death of Michael Brown and the subsequent Ferguson uprising birthed the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Since then, Americans have been asking hard questions about racial inequality across the nation and seeking innovative solutions.
Feb 15, 2019 3:46 PM Center for Regional Development study shows creative arts’ impact on Ohio economy
Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development has discovered that the creative arts industry in Ohio accounts for more than $41 billion in economic activity, supports more than 289,000 jobs and generates over $4.5 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue annually.
Feb 15, 2019 10:30 AM BGSU’s eSports club has been a real ‘Smash’
Keaton Smith, who has been playing video games since before he could read, is hoping to leave Bowling Green State University a better place when he graduates in May. Smith is the co-founder and former president of Falcon eSports, a club for video game enthusiasts he helped build from scratch.
Feb 14, 2019 11:29 AM Two pairs of Falcon Flames share love of craft beer
It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s time to share flowers, chocolate or beer with your loved ones. Wait a second, beer? In many cases, yes, but especially one that involves two pairs of Falcon Flames running Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
Feb 13, 2019 3:00 PM Social work conference to examine children and families in rural communities
“Children and Families in Rural Communities” is the theme of the 2019 BGSU Social Work Conference. Hosted by the College of Health and Human Services social work program, the event will be held March 1 in Bowling Green. Four panel sessions will be led by local professionals with expertise in the topic areas.
Feb 11, 2019 8:47 AM BGSU supports entrepreneurs’ product development efforts
BGSU’s Collab Lab is a 2,000-square-foot facility inside Jerome Library designed for innovative thinking. Private companies, nonprofit organizations and the general public can collaborate with the University to better develop potential business ventures. The lab is helping two local students advance their product idea by providing resources and making connections.
Feb 11, 2019 8:45 AM BGSU sociology major is nation’s top collegiate mediator
Liam Garrett, a student member of the BGSU mediation team, was named the Outstanding Intercollegiate Mediator in the nation at the National Championship Tournament. The National Championship Tournament recently was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and had competing teams from universities around the nation and beyond.
Feb 8, 2019 3:15 PM New executive doctorate prepares change leaders, expands career options
BGSU has created an innovative graduate degree designed to open new avenues of opportunity for experienced professionals who wish to lead transformational change in business, organizations, education and communities. The executive doctorate in organization development and change draws upon BGSU’s nationally ranked programs in organization development and industrial/organizational psychology.
Feb 8, 2019 12:00 PM BGSU graduate students share theses in three minutes
“It felt like it went really fast,” said a slightly breathless Nikolai Tcyrulnikov. “I know it was the three minutes, but when I was up there it seemed to go by much faster than that.”
Feb 7, 2019 3:50 PM Battle of I-75 on the horizon
The spotlight returns to the Stroh Center on Saturday as BGSU plays host to Toledo. Once again, the Stroh will feature two first-place teams. Last week, the Falcons knocked off Buffalo to take possession of first place in the MAC East. UT is in first place in the MAC West.
Feb 7, 2019 9:41 AM The Oaks pioneers future of sustainable gardening
BGSU Dining is experimenting with hydroponic garden technology in The Oaks dining hall, where five, multilayered “towers” sprout lettuces, herbs, peppers and more. The plants live in water and get nutrients from liquid fertilizers and light from specially programmed LEDs. Eventually, the produce may be used in the vegan station.
Feb 4, 2019 3:31 PM BGSU turns attention to Western Michigan, Toledo
After defeating No. 18 Buffalo 92-88 in front of a record crowd Feb. 1 at the Stroh Center, the Bowling Green State University Men’s Basketball team turns its immediate attention to playing Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. Soon after, the spotlight will return to the Stroh, as BGSU hosts UT on Saturday.
Feb 1, 2019 3:14 PM Hall’s photos commemorate efforts to care for the needy
Jeff Hall, a photographer and faculty member in BGSU’s Visual Communication Technology program, volunteered his time on an extensive project to locate and photograph the sites of all 88 of Ohio’s historic poor farms for the Wood County Historical Center and Museum’s 2019 exhibit “For Comfort and Convenience.”
Feb 1, 2019 3:02 PM BGSU ‘Beyond the Dream’ series hosts leading voices in social justice
BGSU has planned a powerful series that takes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “Beyond the Dream.” Speakers include Opal Tometi, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement; Shaun King, writer-in-residence for Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project; Ariana Brown, poet; and Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too’ Movement.
Feb 1, 2019 10:59 AM Combination of grief, violence pays off in Brad Felver’s first book
Bowling Green State University Brad Felver, associate chair and undergraduate coordinator in the English department, had quite the year in 2018, winning two major awards: the Drue Heinz Literary Prize and O. Henry Prize Story. Felver’s 14-story collection “The Dogs of Detroit” was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Jan 30, 2019 3:00 PM Africana Studies Conference highlights current issues and historical perspectives
Students and scholars from Bowling Green State University and other universities will gather Feb. 8 for the 21st annual Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies Student Research Conference and Luncheon hosted by BGSU’s Africana Studies program. They keynote address topic is "This Is Our Story: Reclaiming the Middle Passage, Resisting Social Death."
Jan 30, 2019 3:00 PM Apollo’s Fire to ignite musical passions in free concert at BGSU
The highly regarded baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire will warm up a cold winter’s evening Feb. 6 with a stirring program titled “A Night in Bach’s Coffeehouse” as the 2019 Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series artists in residence at the College of Musical Arts.
Jan 28, 2019 8:28 AM Philharmonia, Men’s Chorus to perform at Ohio music educators’ conference
BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will have a large presence at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cleveland. The Men’s Chorus and the BG Philharmonia will perform, a prestigious honor for both groups and an excellent opportunity for BGSU alumni to support and celebrate the CMA.
Jan 25, 2019 3:41 PM Guest artist Marina Lomazov highlights David D. Dubois Piano Competition
Internationally known pianist Marina Lomazov is this year’s guest artist for the eighth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition. She will give a public recital on Feb. 2. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, this year’s event features 23 accomplished high school pianists competing for prizes.
Jan 25, 2019 2:44 PM BGSU alumnus David Hainline advocates for entrepreneurship
Successful Bowling Green State University alumni are everywhere, and in every line of work. That’s the message alumnus David Hainline spreads to students in a new entrepreneurship class at BGSU. Hainline graduated in 1983 as a Radio, Television, and Film major, now known as media production and studies.
Jan 23, 2019 12:00 AM Grab and Go, Falcon Care nurture student success
Students facing food insecurity can receive help from the Office of the Dean of Students. Danielle Haynes, coordinator of student case management, has created Grab and Go bags, supplying three days’ worth of food to qualifying students. Dining Services also offers free meal swipes donated through the Falcon Cares program.
Jan 23, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ brings enchantment to Caryl Crane Youth Theatre stage
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre presents one of Broadway’s classic and most original musicals, “Finian’s Rainbow,” Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. The performance won “Best in Music” at the recent Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta.
Jan 22, 2019 4:18 PM BGSU cheerleading squads fare well at nationals
The Bowling Green State University cheerleaders competed January 18-20 in the UCA and UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. BGSU’s small coed team finished in first place in the University World Cup Championship.
Jan 18, 2019 2:11 PM BGSU launches new master’s program to develop leaders in health care
Health care is one of the fastest growing industries today, and BGSU is positioning working professionals and students in the College of Health and Human Services to be leaders in the field. The University is launching the Master of Health Services Administration degree program in the spring semester.
Jan 18, 2019 11:25 AM A look at Winter Session 2019
From studying abroad, to workshops, classes, showcases and games, BGSU's Winter Session has been very productive. Here’s a glimpse at just a few of the things that you may have missed. We’ll see everyone back on campus January 28 for the start of the spring semester.
Jan 16, 2019 3:35 PM Wilson named Fellow of Inter-American Photochemical Society
Dr. Marshall Wilson, research professor in the Department of Chemistry, has had a long and illustrious career in photochemistry and photo-biochemistry. In recognition of his work, the Inter-American Photochemical Society has named him a Fellow, an honor reserved for only 2 percent of the society's membership of about 600.
Jan 16, 2019 2:04 PM BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation
Bowling Green State University’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released January 15. BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates.
Jan 14, 2019 1:19 PM Army Reservist earns bachelor’s degree at BGSU while deployed in Syria
Thurman Dieter has been in the Army Reserve for the past six years. He didn’t get a chance to walk across the Stroh Center stage in December to receive his diploma with his Bowling Green State University classmates. Instead, he watched his graduation ceremony on the web from a tent while deployed in Syria.
Jan 9, 2019 4:17 PM BGSU builds upon existing engagement and partnerships
STEM is a significant focus of education at all levels, driven by workforce demand within Ohio and beyond. BGSU meets this community need by providing opportunities to educate students in all age ranges about STEM.
Jan 9, 2019 4:17 PM BGSU adding new global internships in Hong Kong and Melbourne
Bowling Green State University is expanding students’ opportunities and their career possibilities through new international internships. The University is adding Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia starting summer 2019.
Jan 9, 2019 12:41 PM Taylor garners national Distinguished Service Award for dedication to student media
Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association’s Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years.
Jan 9, 2019 12:36 PM BGSU study analyzes digital natives’ use of YouTube videos and its business implications
“The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos,” edited and co-authored by Dr. Louisa Ha, a professor in the School of Media and Communication, analyzes the power of YouTube and online videos for businesses and describes how YouTube cultivates an entrepreneurial and promotional culture. Seven graduate students contributed chapters.
Jan 8, 2019 4:16 PM Jerry Anderson voices his love for BGSU community
If you’ve been to a BGSU basketball game at the Stroh Center recently, you may have heard a familiar voice making announcements during the games. That voice belongs to Jerry Anderson, who has had a long broadcast career in northwest Ohio, and it all began at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 7, 2019 9:51 AM Q&A with Dr. Jim Ciesla
Dr. James Ciesla is the new dean of the College of Health and Human Services. This past fall semester was his first at BGSU. Ciesla comes to BGSU from Northern Illinois University, where he was associate dean for research and resources in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
BGSU alumnus named best Ohio TV reporter by Associated Press
BGSU alumnus Duane Pohlman was recently named best Ohio TV reporter by the Associated Press. He is an investigative reporter for WKRC-TV, Channel 12, in Cincinnati, where he has worked since September 2016. Prior to landing his current position at WKRC, Pohlman worked at several television stations across the country.
BGSU receives $1.6 million grant to grow PPEL program
BGSU has received a $1.6 million program grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to expand the Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) program. PPEL brings together distinct disciplines and provides students with an integrated curriculum, drawing on methods and insights of philosophy, political science and economics.
BGSU to hold commencement Dec. 13, 14
Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 296th graduation in two ceremonies at the Stroh Center Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Alumnae addressing the candidates include Sheryl Maxfield ’81 and Laurie Stevenson ’88, who are both members of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Cabinet. The December graduating class includes 1,047 candidates.
Experience the magic at BGSU ArtsX
Bowling Green State University’s ArtsX, the 15th annual holiday showcase of BGSU student, faculty and alumni art, takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7. It includes musical, theatrical and dance performances; exhibits and demonstrations; hands-on activities and art sales for holiday shoppers looking for unique, handmade gifts.
Shore, Traul appointed to BGSU Board of Trustees
Amy Shore, of Bexley, Ohio, and Howard Traul, II of Bellefontaine, have been appointed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees. Shore will complete the term of former trustee Karen Morrison and will serve until 2022. Traul will serve a nine-year term.
Summer Experience: Shadowcast internship brightens film students' summer
Jillian Riley, a film production major at Bowling Green State University, spent the summer in California at Shadowcast Pictures, founded and owned by BGSU alumni Jay and Chrissy Ellison.