2022 Year in Review logo

The close of another calendar year offers the opportunity to reflect on all that we have experienced and accomplished in 2022. In the past year, members of the BGSU community were curious and creative, bold and brave, kind and considerate - creating public good, welcoming new partnerships and achieving excellence at the University and beyond.

Redefining Student Success through Life Design

Spotlight on Student Achievements

Research drives the Public Good

In addition to shaping student successes, BGSU faculty positively impacted their fields of study and the wider world through research that drew national and international acclaim.

Alumni Achievements

History-making, boundary-breaking and greater good-cultivating - BGSU alumni are all these words and more as they continue to impact and influence their professions and communities from Bowling Green and beyond.

BGSU forges industry-leading Partnerships and Expansions

The University’s commitment to addressing critical workforce needs while preparing students for careers of the future expanded with the announcement of several new partnerships, programs and two new colleges.

BGSU School of Built Environment's new home will be named Kokosing Hall

The BGSU School of the Built Environment, the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio, will be housed in the expanded Kokosing Hall – the former Park Avenue building – which is undergoing an addition of 22,900 square feet through a transformative gift from Kokosing Inc. Upon its completion, Kokosing Hall will include a 6,500-square-foot innovation lab, a materials and soils lab, collaborative spaces and two digital labs to serve students in both the construction management and architecture and environmental design programs, which together make the School of the Built Environment.

National recognition for program quality and student support

U.S. News & World Report ranks BGSU among the top 10 public universities in the nation for undergraduate teaching

The University again was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top university for social mobility, which focuses on a college's ability to advance social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of economically disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.

BGSU climbs to No. 2 in national rankings as a top university for veterans, active military students

An ongoing commitment to the support and success of military and veteran students netted the University a ranking of second in the nation - and No. 1 in the Midwest - by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2022 rankings.

BGSU Graduate School Rankings

BGSU graduate programs remain ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Grad School Rankings, with the University's industrial and organizational psychology program continuing an unprecedented three-decade dominance in the rankings with a national ranking at No. 3.

Online programs continue strong showing in national rankings

Proving that the University is a leader in educating students wherever they are, BGSU continued to be recognized for its highly successful eCampus ranking among the nation’s best in four categories by U.S. News & World Report.

The Homecoming
of the century

Homecoming traditions have come and gone, but since 1922, Bowling Green State University has always welcomed Falcon alumni back home. This year, BGSU celebrated its 100th Homecoming with beloved traditions and new features.

In photos: BGSU marks a milestone of memories with 100 years of Homecoming

Bowling Green State University's 100th homecoming celebration featured a variety of events that fostered reunions and created new memories for Falcons past and present.

BGSU dedicates new Alumni Gateway during 100th Homecoming celebration

The gateway – which resembles the original campus gateway that once stood in the same location – showcases the University's historic buildings and seamlessly connects BGSU to the city of Bowling Green, ranked as one of America's best college towns.

Art for the Public Good

The arts are central to the mission of a public educational institution and BGSU arts students, faculty and staff embrace this commitment through programming that totals hundreds of performances and exhibitions every semester.

Arts at BGSU provides a cultural connection between the University and region, integral to students and residents alike

BGSU hosts hundreds of arts events annually as experiential learning opportunities for students and to further its commitment to fostering cultural vitality.

ArtsX: Experiment

At ArtsX, the holiday showcase of BGSU student, faculty and alumni art, guests of all ages interacted with and imagined the power and beauty of art.

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ArtsX: Experiment theme was inspired by the interplay between the arts and the sciences and showcased work by students, faculty and staff.
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Student art is displayed during ArtsX: Experiment.
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Metalsmith Pat Pruitt discusses his contemporary work that is inspired by his Native American heritage and challenges traditional jewelry notions during the In The Round series that features Native American creatives who work in all areas of the arts.
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BGSU theatre students perform in "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen.
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Prints are displayed during Native American Heritage Month at the exhibit Giving Voice: Native American Prints from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.
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The BGSU Wind Ensemble performs works by Stacy Garrop, Michael Frazier, Christopher Dietz, Marilyn Shrude and Han Lash during the Bowling Green New Music Festival.
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BGSU Collegiate Chorale members perform during the 43rd Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, which featured pieces by guest composer Stacy Garrop and Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon '86.
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Gaelynn Lea, violinist, songwriter and disability rights advocate performs during the Creative Minds Series.
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Trombonist Brittany Lasch performs Adolphus Hailstork's Monuments during the 43rd Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival.
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Two young students observe a portrait at the Art of Diversity.
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Music Industry Club members take part in live music at Bloomfest.
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Falcon Marching Band sousaphonists play during Homecoming.

The Arts In Photos

Colorful, impactful, entertaining, emotional and enlightening - the arts at BGSU provide unparalleled experiences for the University and regional community.


BGSU announces Derek van der Merwe as director of athletics

After a national search, BGSU announced Derek van der Merwe as the University's 15th athletics director.

In Photos: Falcons win thrilling I-75 rivalry game in Toledo

Shock. The. World. The annual backyard brawl that pits the BGSU Falcons against the rival-down-the-road Toledo Rockets saw the good guys travel north to a snowy Glass Bowl on Nov. 15. Final score - BGSU 42, University of Toledo 35.

Bowling Green takes on New Mexico State in Quick Lane Bowl

The win against the Rockets made the Falcons bowl-eligible and BGSU took on the New Mexico State Aggies at the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on Dec. 26.

MAC champs! Falcons clinch MAC Tournament title in five-set thriller

The Bowling Green State University volleyball program captured the 2022 MAC Tournament Championship, topping Ball State in five sets to clinch the title, and sending the team to the NCAA Tournament. The MAC title was the second in the last three seasons for the volleyball team.