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 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.
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.