Falcon News In Brief: A bite-sized briefing of notable BGSU faculty, student and alumni news

Congratulations to faculty, students and alumni on recent accomplishments

A Cappella groups advance to semifinal competition in St. Louis

Congratulations to BGSU students in Ten 40 A Capella and AcousChicks A Capella for placing first and second at The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Midwest Quarterfinals on March 11. Both groups advance to the ICCA Midwest Semifinals being held at Washington University in St. Louis on April 1.



President's Leadership Academy honored for excellence by National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

The Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA), a four-year leadership development program at BGSU, received the bronze award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for excellence in the Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Student Activities, Student Union and related category. The excellence awards recognize the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration.

PLA scholars follow a curriculum that engages them in classes, workshops, experiential learning and community service activities. The curriculum is structured to focus on specific targeted outcomes, with each year’s experiences building on those of the previous year. The PLA enrolls approximately 15-30 new students annually, resulting in a total of 100-120 students matriculating per year. 

Meredith Clark-Wiltz

Alumna named Faculty Fellow by Community-Engaged Alliance

Dr. Meredith Clark-Wiltz '06, who earned her master's degree in history from Bowling Green State University, was named a faculty fellow by the Community-Engaged Alliance. Clark-Wiltz is an associate professor of history and director of women’s studies at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana.

Selected individuals serve a one-year term as part of a cohort with other engaged scholars from partner campuses. The team of selected scholars, led by a senior faculty fellow, work collaboratively on a scholarly project with one another and incorporate critical community engagement into their own faculty work.

The Faculty Fellows Program also includes a $5,000 grant to be used to help prepare college students to advance the public good. Clark-Wiltz will work with three Franklin College student interns during the spring 2023 semester to conduct research on three people connected to the Franklin College experience.

“Each of these individuals will have made an important and lasting contribution to society,” said Clark-Wiltz, who serves as the Franklin College history department chair and the Hon. Roger D. Branigin Endowed Chair in History. “I will be assisted by one student for each of the three interviews. Those interviews will be completed at the Center for Tech Innovation, using the impressive resources there. This project will provide students an incredible undergraduate research opportunity that enhances their digital fluency, historical methods and professional development, while also generating a meaningful product for the campus and community.”

Clark-Wiltz earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana and her doctorate from The Ohio State University. She joined the Franklin College faculty in 2011 and is a resident of Franklin, Indiana.

Have a notice that fits in Falcon News Briefs? Send in the information.

Related Stories

Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349

Updated: 03/16/2023 10:42AM