Jan 6, 2020 7:37 PM Meet students who have committed early to the Class of 2024
Get to know some of the earliest members of Bowling Green State University’s Class of 2024. These high school seniors are already committed to BGSU and are excited to officially become Falcons in the Fall of 2020. Learn why they decided to call BGSU home.
Dec 20, 2019 6:00 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 9:15 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 14, 2019 3:18 PM 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 11, 2019 8:00 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.
Oct 31, 2019 5:15 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 9, 2019 6:30 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 1, 2019 1:37 PM College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering Introduces New Faculty and Staff
New faculty and staff come to BGSU with diverse backgrounds and research experience, from student services to classroom instruction.
Sep 30, 2019 7:30 PM College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering Students Complete Cooperative Education Experiences
Approximately 500 College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering students complete cooperative education experiences, also known as co-ops, every year. These co-ops allow students to apply what they've learned in the classroom to the workplace and begin building their professional network.
Aug 17, 2019 1:15 PM 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.
Jul 29, 2019 12:47 PM 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.
May 21, 2019 6:57 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 18, 2019 3:46 PM 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 10, 2019 7:13 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 8, 2019 6:01 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 7, 2019 7:09 PM Mission to Mars
Matt Burmeister used to think that his chances of excelling as a nontraditional student were about the same as sending a man to Mars. Now, those scenarios seem so far fetched. Burmeister on the cusp of graduating from BGSU and may be employed by NASA by the end of summer.
May 3, 2019 7:30 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.
Apr 19, 2019 4:00 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 1, 2019 5:00 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 4, 2019 7:14 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.
Feb 1, 2019 8:14 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.”
Dec 19, 2018 8:15 PM Schnepp receives prestigious ATMAE award
Dr. Jerry Schnepp, associate professor of visual communication technology and director of BGSU’s Collab Lab, has been recognized with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for 2018. The award is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession.
Dec 14, 2018 5:00 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU networking event freshmen year leads to full-time job with Honda freshmen year leads to full-time job with Honda
Bowling Green State University College of Business graduate Ameera Venkataraman credits a networking event during her freshman year with landing two internships and, ultimately, a full-time job with Honda after graduation. She will start as a buyer, negotiating contracts for future commodities, meeting with suppliers and mitigating crisis management.
Dec 14, 2018 2:48 PM AMPD and VCT students partner to deliver authentic community materials
Mariana Mitova's fashion styling students partnered with Jeff Hall's photography students to create promotional materials for four area organizations, offering tangible benefits to the students and to the community organizations that became their clients.
Dec 11, 2018 2:03 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: Sky is the limit for BGSU aviation major Jessica Schieberl
Jessica Schieberl, a 20-year-old aviation major, has always been an ambitious student. She arrived at Bowling Green State University as a sophomore with 42 credits from College Credit Plus, but her ambitions really took flight — literally — on her first day of classes.
Nov 20, 2018 9:23 PM BGSU architecture alumnus has a solid vision
For a young Alex Hogrefe ’07, a sketch pad and a pencil were his accomplices because he saw the world as a place where imagination just had not yet made its way to images on paper. Today, the BGSU alumnus is a partner in the Boston architectural firm Design Distill.
Nov 7, 2018 7:00 PM Students build Habitat for Humanity House
Fourteen AIMS students put their STEM knowledge to work with a hands-on project to help the community.
Nov 1, 2018 3:59 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
Bowling Green State University is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for the third year in a row, according to the 2018 Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges. The annual guide profiles colleges “having the most exceptional commitments to sustainability.”
Oct 19, 2018 2:35 PM BGSU faculty bond, form friendships
When this group of friends and BGSU faculty gets together for “Nerd Night,” it’s all about their special camaraderie and mutual support. All have successfully mounted the tenure and promotion ladder to the level of associate professor, the first hurdle in a faculty member’s academic career, and have cheered on one another’s achievements.
Oct 5, 2018 7:04 PM BGSU business student wins prestigious leadership award
Every year, the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) chooses one student to receive its prestigious Student Voluntary Service Award. Of more than 6,000 applicants in supply chain and operations management nationwide, the 2018 recipient is Bowling Green State University’s Greg Wobser.
Sep 28, 2018 6:46 PM BGSU trustees approve next steps on Mercy College, launch renovations of Technology Building
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 28 meeting took action to expand programs and renovate facilities to support the University’s role in creating a well-prepared workforce to meet current and emerging needs in the state and the nation.
Sep 7, 2018 4:00 PM In the footsteps of Darwin
Bowling Green State University students and faculty explored the geological and biological wonders of Ecuador’s Andes and Galápagos Islands this summer on a trip that took them from volcanoes through cloud forests to the islands where Darwin made his famed observations, tracing the natural and human impact on the environment.
Aug 22, 2018 6:10 PM Undergraduates honored for scholarly research
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship honored the seven winners of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium at an Aug. 14 ceremony. The students were recognized for oral and poster presentations in the sciences and humanities. Also honored was Dr. Virginia Dubasik, Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year.
Aug 13, 2018 12:00 PM Co-ops enable student to not be ‘just a number’
Kristen Grom arrived at Bowling Green State University after a road trip she took with her family to check out prospective universities. Now that she’s graduating with a 3.98 GPA and three VCT co-ops under her belt, she couldn’t be happier with the decision.
Jun 11, 2018 11:00 AM BGSU's Hank Blumenthal finds himself ‘In the Soup’ once again
Dr. Hank Blumenthal, a BGSU VCT assistant professor, reunited with the cast and crew of “In the Soup,” a 1992 movie he produced, at the 2108 Tribeca Film Festival. The Sundance Grand Prize-winning indie comedy was one of only three films selected for the Retrospective portion of the festival.
Jun 11, 2018 11:00 AM From sea to shining sea
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Lee '09 is bringing awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder by biking across the country. Her trip originated in May 2017 but was cut short after an accident. Lee is back on the road and hopes to finish in August.
Jun 6, 2018 5:58 PM Sarder named to prestigious Material Handling Institute board
Dr. MD Sarder, a professor and chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies, has been selected to serve as a board member of the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education of Material Handling Institute (MHI) for 2018-2021.
Jun 6, 2018 5:56 PM Alumnus Paul Crow’s co-ops lead to successful path in construction
Paul Crow ‘86 didn’t know if he wanted to be an industrial teacher, an architect or work in construction management. After visiting Bowling Green State University for the first time, he liked the fact that they had a College of Technology (former name) with a construction management major and offered a co-op program that other universities did not. He decided on construction management.
May 9, 2018 8:26 PM Impact of faculty, coaches and advisers still resonates today
Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau ’80, ’08, who earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate in education from Bowling Green State University, addressed degree candidates of the colleges of Education and Human Development and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering on May 5 during commencement at the Stroh Center.
May 4, 2018 8:00 PM BGSU board extends partnerships for regional growth, development
As part of its commitment to contributing to regional growth, the BGSU trustees approved joint-use agreements for partnerships supporting community and student needs and regional growth, involving aviation studies, Cedar Fair, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and the Wood County Committee on Aging.
May 2, 2018 7:45 PM Jennie Gallimore Named Dean Of College Of Technology, Architecture And Applied Engineering
Dr. Jennie Gallimore, associate dean and a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, has been selected as dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering effective June 28.
Apr 30, 2018 2:17 PM Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU’s mechatronics program produces first graduate
John Pankow is the first student to graduate from BGSU’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, which prepares graduates for successful careers and expertise in a broad spectrum of the field associated with the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, automation and management of advanced mechatronics and robotics system technologies.
Apr 20, 2018 7:20 PM Clark Rides Away With Winning Pitch During The Hatch
2018 Hatch winner Sara Clark, whose Magnahalter™ received $30,000 in investments, including a BGSU alumnus in the audience. She was among the student entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses.
Apr 18, 2018 6:15 PM Schnepp’s Work With VCT Students Recognized With Blinn Award
In recognition of his work with five visual communication students, Dr. Jerry Schnepp, assistant professor in the Department of Visual Communication Technology and director of the Collab Lab, has been recognized with the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work Award.
Apr 16, 2018 11:00 AM VCT student photographing Wood County for 200th anniversary
Taylor Houpt is working with the Wood County Historical Center and Museum in Bowling Green to document the county’s past, present and future as well as the culture. Since May 2017, she has visited towns, historical landmarks and events, taking photographs to help celebrate Wood County’s 200th anniversary.
Apr 13, 2018 7:05 PM Team Members Schultz and Webb Honored for Advising Effectiveness
Lori Schultz, assistant director of advising, and adviser Melissa Webb were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Program Award for the “fundamental and personal” difference they have made to the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering’s student advising program.
Mar 21, 2018 1:00 PM Art Supply Depo hosting photo exhibit by BGSU alumna
Art Supply Depo, 435 E. Wooster St. in Bowling Green, is hosting "Test Plot," a 13-photo exhibit by BGSU alumna Bianca Garza, a 2012 graduate in visual communication technology. Juxtaposing the natural with the manmade, Garza’s images of found objects are disturbing but subtle reminders of society’s effects on earth.
Mar 12, 2018 1:00 PM Meet the 2018 Hatchlings
Bowling Green State University student entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to alumni investors during The Hatch on April 19, vying for funds to launch their businesses in a format similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank.” The event will be streamed to Hatch watch parties across the country.
Jan 3, 2018 7:00 PM Home football game academic recognition
Two of our academic programs were featured at home football games this past fall: Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Aviation.
Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM Co-op experience builds confidence and career in construction
Like most students, Yasimin Kelly from BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering was preparing herself for life after graduation to ensure that she had enough experience to get a job. After participating in a construction management co-op, Kelly succeeded in landing that job before graduation.
Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM Co-op program celebrates golden anniversary
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Cooperative Education Program in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. The BGSU mission is to prepare students for lifelong career growth and the college supports that mission by encouraging experiential learning opportunities through mandatory co-op requirements.
Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM Hansford library
Father and son alumni continue their series of designs for local Little Free Libraries based on the national program of “take a book, leave a book.” Patrick Hansford and Nicholas Hansford graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture respectively.
Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM School of the Built Environment founded with new director
The School of the Built Environment housed within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, comprises of the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design and the Department of Construction Management, two units of established histories, collaborations and synergies. Beginning spring semester 2018, Dr. Arsenio Rodrigues is poised to take on the leadership reins of the school in the capacity of director.
Dec 15, 2017 4:57 PM Mills named to Ohio Aviation Association board
Dr. Russell W. Mills, an associate professor of aviation studies and political science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Aviation Association, the association announced Dec. 13. The organization is the voice of aviation in Ohio and serves to advocate for all the Ohio airports.
Dec 15, 2017 2:59 PM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Hands-on experience serves BGSU architecture major well
Khoa Truong’s father and grandfather were both carpenters in Vietnam and he grew up taking art classes through grade school and high school. When deciding on what to study at BGSU, he figured architecture was the perfect blend of his family’s background and his talents.
Dec 8, 2017 7:26 PM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
BGSU will celebrate its 290th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 15) and Saturday (Dec. 16). The December graduating class includes 954 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 56 will be presented associate degrees and 682 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 142 have received honors for their high grade point averages.
Dec 4, 2017 1:26 PM Flight Team Soars
The BGSU Flight Team recently earned the Safety Award and made it into the top 10 in five out of nine events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference Region III competition. The team also had eight top 10 finishers.
Nov 19, 2017 5:15 AM Flying Falcon
When Logan Riley entered Bowling Green State University’s aviation program as a freshman in August, he had something that most of his classmates did not. He was already a licensed pilot.
Nov 6, 2017 1:16 PM VCT program at BGSU Firelands opens up dream opportunity
Chad Butler, a visual communications technology major at BGSU Firelands, interned over the summer with NFL Films. More than 1,600 videographers applied, and he was one of the few chosen for what essentially was a three-month tryout to assist one of NFL Films’ best cameramen for the 2017 NFL season.
Nov 3, 2017 8:08 PM Maumee Valley Country Day wins Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition
Eighteen high school teams competed in the Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 event, held Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center, but none better than Maumee Valley Country Day School from Toledo. This was is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event.
Oct 26, 2017 6:30 PM Toledo Public Schools, BGSU develop pathway for students to earn transfer credits
Toledo Public Schools and BGSU have developed a pathway for TPS aerospace students to earn transfer credits to the University. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway between the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo and associate and bachelor’s degree programs at BGSU.
Oct 20, 2017 7:55 PM Falcon BEST Robotics competition gets high school students fired up
The Falcon BEST Robotics 2017 competition will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stroh Center. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bowling Green State University has hosted the event, which is designed to promote early interest in the STEM field.
Oct 16, 2017 4:00 AM 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni honored during Homecoming
The 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni ceremony was held on Oct. 12 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Recognized were Gregory L. Forte ’76, Asim Husain ’95, Robert “Bob” B. Rothermel ’65, Julie A. Schmelzle ’86 and Dr. Tom Shehab ’90.
Oct 13, 2017 7:45 PM BGSU trustees support progress of academic programs, campus improvements
The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Oct. 13 meeting continued to lay the groundwork for academic programming and campus capital projects that will enhance student learning and career preparedness.
Oct 11, 2017 7:57 PM New Collab Lab is ‘idea accelerator’
Bowling Green State University’s new Collab Lab is a walk-in resource on the first floor of Jerome Library offering expanded and expansive opportunities for collaboration among faculty and staff who either have an idea they would like to explore or a problem they need to solve.
Sep 25, 2017 2:00 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘Green College’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2017 Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges based on data from the company’s 2016-17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 AM PLA scholarship gives wings to incoming freshman’s dreams
For Afi-Setut A-Alkebu-Lan, her love of flight all started with a trip to Japan. She plans to stand out at BGSU by majoring in aviation engineering technology and as a recipient of PLA scholarship.
Aug 7, 2017 4:15 AM Class of 2017 Success Stories: Taking flight in BGSU’s aviation program
Samantha Hannon just graduated from BGSU as an aviation management and operation major but has been working in her career field since December. She is a customer service representative at Million Air Orlando and is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operations of the airline’s fixed-base operator run smoothly.
Aug 2, 2017 5:57 PM Kolla shared knowledge, conducted research as Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India
Dr. Sri Kolla, a professor of electronics and computer engineering technology, spent four months teaching and researching as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, traveling from the far south of India to the heights of Nepal. His fellowship grant was “Smart Grid: Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Electric Energy Systems Operation and Control.”
Jul 17, 2017 11:00 AM Lake Erie teaches important lessons to BGSU faculty
An intrepid group of BGSU faculty administrators set sail to learn more about hands-on STEM education and undergraduate research. They learned from Dr. George Bullerjahn how to collect samples for water quality testing and about University research into the toxic algae that often invades Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay.
Jul 10, 2017 4:30 AM Falcons in the Crowd: Isaiah Vazquez
What makes BGSU so great? All of our unique students! Check out Falcons in the Crowd, and hear from them about what they like most about BGSU, what they're involved in and more.
Jul 5, 2017 5:53 PM BGSU study aims to help communities, airports attract air service
A new Bowling Green State University study aims to provide information and guidance to help communities and even major airports get and keep passenger routes. The project will develop research into the use of incentives by airports and communities to attract and retain air service.
Jul 3, 2017 4:00 AM Postcard from Abroad: Sarah Selzer
Bowling Green State University VCT student Sarah Selzer shares her experiences studying abroad – from making friends from all over the world to navigating a small city the size of Bowling Green and traveling in Europe. Selzer spent the semester studying at Aberystwyth University in Wales.
Jun 22, 2017 6:01 PM Trustees set stage for fall semester
At its final meeting of the academic year on June 22, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees took steps to prepare for 2017-18. One college will begin the year with a new name that better expresses its mission and vision. The trustees approved the renaming of the College of Business Administration to simply the College of Business, which is broader and does not limit its identity.
May 22, 2017 11:30 AM Globetrotting from Guam
Gary Schoenhals, 36, a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Guam, had worked too hard for too long to let traveling halfway around the globe stop him from receiving his diploma in person from Bowling Green State University.
May 12, 2017 2:17 PM Class of 2017 Success Stories: President’s Award recipient prides herself on hard work
Meghan Murray, a third-generation Falcon and a President’s Award recipient, is graduating from BGSU’s visual communication technology program with a 4.0 GPA. During her time at the University, Murray edited a national PBS show while at WBGU-TV and helped edit an Emmy Award-nominated documentary.
May 3, 2017 5:51 PM Achievement honored at 288th BGSU commencement
Degree candidates at the University’s commencement ceremonies Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6) heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, the Coast Guard and the financial services industry. The Bowling Green campus held three ceremonies, all in the Stroh Center.
Mar 20, 2017 11:00 AM 10 alumni honored at College Alumni Awards event
For more than 100 years, Bowling Green State University has celebrated accomplished individuals for service to their professions, their communities and to the University. On March 18, 10 alumni were honored for their contributions at the College Alumni Awards. Alumni were chosen to represent each of the University’s colleges, highlighting the diverse disciplines of a comprehensive university.
Jan 23, 2017 12:00 PM ‘Always Ready, Always There’
As a Bowling Green State University student employee in the Office of Nontraditional and Military Student Services, Keylin Freeman, who is also a member of the National Guard, stands ready to help other veterans navigate college.
Jan 4, 2017 5:21 PM Kolla to teach, research as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow in India
Dr. Sri Kolla, a professor of electronics and computer engineering technologies, will serve this year in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science. Kolla will teach classes and work with researchers to develop systems that conserve electrical energy and properly control the electrical power network.
Dec 21, 2016 6:48 PM Exploring CMUs as a construction and design material
For the eighth year in a row, the Architectural Materials and Systems class has participated in a design/build competition sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association Foundation.
Dec 21, 2016 6:43 PM Epsilon Pi Tau ceremony inducts new members
An Epsilon Pi Tau induction ceremony was conducted at the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering on December 8. The induction serves to honor and unify individuals in the technology professions and is a tribute to the quality, imagination, and foresight of its originators and past leaders.
Dec 21, 2016 6:38 PM Dr. Jerry Streichler honored by college with tree dedication
Dr. Jerry Streichler, former professor of technology and founding dean of the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University, with a tree dedication on December 8.
Dec 21, 2016 6:25 PM Mechatronics program prepares graduates for growing positions in robotics and automation
A large percentage of traditional manufacturing jobs will be undergoing organizational transformation and technology investment in robotics and automation. BGSU has created a new Bachelor of Science in Technology degree - Mechatronics Engineering Technology to prepare graduates in the robotics and automation fields.
Dec 12, 2016 12:00 PM 2016 Success Stories: Built for the family business
Even though Shawn Murphy comes from a construction family, he believes his career will be built to last thanks to his degree from Bowling Green State University. Murphy is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
Nov 28, 2016 12:00 PM Connecting flight
Aviation student Carson Blaisdell has many reasons to attend BGSU. They include a “family-like environment,” small class sizes, a brand new fleet of aircraft, an on-campus airport and a family connection to Amelia Earhart. Blaisdell’s great-great aunt was friends with Earhart, and family artifacts prove it.
Nov 14, 2016 9:46 PM Alumnus garners double regional Emmy win
BGSU alumnus Jordan Schmelzer ’09 has parlayed the skills he gained and the motivation he received as an undergraduate into growing achievements in his field. Schmelzer won regional Emmys for his work in the TV production of “We’re the Shazzbots!” which he calls a quirky program for kids and families. The program secured prizes in three categories.
Nov 14, 2016 12:00 PM Building partnerships with science
The fourth annual Falcon BEST robotics competition this fall at BGSU had it all. It featured a sportslike atmosphere with teams’ friends, family members and interested onlookers cheering from the stands. Yes, it’s fun to cheer for science. Just ask First Solar and The Lathrop Co.
Nov 7, 2016 7:45 PM Tech Stores has moved
To make room for a new mechatronics/robotics laboratory, the Technology Stores has been moved to 124P in the Technology Building.
Nov 7, 2016 7:44 PM AIA recognizes architecture with first time grant and invitation
In a move that confers official recognition of BGSU’s Department of Architecture and Environmental Design as an up-and-coming architecture department on par with the top accredited schools of architecture in the state, the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Ohio Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded the program $3,000 in scholarship money for distribution to outstanding students in our recently launched Master of Architecture degree program.
Nov 7, 2016 7:39 PM Collaboration Between Built Environment Majors
Construction management, architecture and environmental design and interior design students volunteer at the Kid’s Construction tent at the Black Swamp Arts Festival every year. Over 100 students, faculty and staff spent two days helping over 1,000 children design and build their own creations.
Nov 7, 2016 7:33 PM SCMA hosts annual golf outing and job fair
The Student Construction Management Association (SCMA) was busy this fall hosting two of their annual events—first the SCMA Golf Outing and then the Job Fair.
Nov 7, 2016 7:28 PM College partners with Firelands for homecoming event
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering (CTAAE) teamed up with BGSU Firelands to host the homecoming tent this year which led to an energetic atmosphere.
Nov 7, 2016 7:24 PM Falcon BEST robotics competition attracts record number of participants
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering and the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education hosted its fourth annual Falcon BEST Robotics Competition. More than 300 students from 17 high school teams participated.
Nov 7, 2016 12:00 PM Flying high
Aviation student Bryan Bills was honored earlier this year at the Military Appreciation football game. During the presentation, Bills shared a football signed by Ohio National Guard soldiers while in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan. The football was part of a care package sent to Bills while he was deployed in Afghanistan.
Oct 31, 2016 11:00 AM Author captures children’s hearts
A book by BGSU alumna Ana Crespo '02 about a Brazilian boy who finds a clever way to make his own soccer ball has earned an award. Crespo received the 2016 International Latino Book Award in the “Best Latino-Focused Children’s Picture Books, Bilingual” category for “The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story.”
Oct 26, 2016 7:57 PM Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
BGSU is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2016 Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The review chose the colleges for the seventh annual edition based on data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning their commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Oct 17, 2016 11:00 AM Designing a career at YouTube
If you've ever watched videos on YouTube or subscribed to any of the site's channels, chances are that experience was made possible by Bowling Green State University alumna Whitney Taylor '09. Taylor, who played for the Women’s Basketball team, works for Google, and is a senior interaction designer at YouTube.
Oct 17, 2016 11:00 AM Fall flight competition
You might have noticed that campus was abuzz last week even though it was Fall Break. That’s because the Falcon Flight Team was one of five schools participating in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region III competition at the BG Flight Center and Wood County Airport.
Sep 5, 2016 11:00 AM Alexander Heckman at Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation
This summer I had the immense pleasure of interning at not one, but two private aviation sister companies. I am not a fool, I know many students across the country would do almost anything to secure an internship in their desired field at one organization’s corporate headquarters, let alone two. Allow me to add a bit of context as to how I was able to have this opportunity.
Sep 1, 2016 10:00 AM New Faculty Athletics Representatives to carry on legacy of Meserve
Dr. Ray Schneider, an associate professor of sport management, and Dr. Donna Trautman, chair of the visual communications and technology education department, have been selected as BGSU’s next Faculty Athletics Representatives, following on the work of Dr. Lee Meserve, who has held the position for nearly 20 years.
Aug 29, 2016 5:26 PM Spirit of Innovation to come alive at the new collab lab
The new Collab Lab will be a hands-on, creative space for BGSU students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in collaborative work. Its goal will be to support teams of innovators working together to conceive, create, develop and refine new products and services that leverage the unique talents inherent to the University community.
Aug 1, 2016 11:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Groundbreaking research
If road construction delays become less noticeable in the future, you might have two BGSU graduate students to thank for it. While working toward their doctoral degrees, Lameck Onsarigo and Simon Adamtey have introduced two more cost effective alternative methods of construction which offer better alternatives for culvert installations.
Jul 28, 2016 3:12 PM A warm, Falcon welcome
Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.
Jun 20, 2016 11:00 AM International destination
Abdoulie Jaiteh discovered Bowling Green State University through a simple internet search. That may be how Jaiteh, Class of 2017, arrived at Bowling Green from Gambia, Africa, but the individual attention he’s received from faculty and many leadership opportunities on campus are what has kept him at BGSU.
Jun 6, 2016 1:56 PM Master of Architecture’s first class graduates
Sean J. Bostater, Shilpa Mehta, Timur Rashidovich Valiulin, James Alexander Wilson and Matt Zix are the first students to have master’s degrees of architecture from Bowling Green State University. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) has granted BGSU's Department of Architecture and Environmental Design continuing candidacy for its Master of Architecture professional degree.
Jun 6, 2016 11:00 AM Air Superiority
The Bowling Green Flight Center added five new aircraft, all Piper Warriors, for BGSU Aviation students to pilot. Three of the Warriors are brand-new models purchased directly from the manufacturer, Piper Aircraft. The BG Flight Center also purchased a 2006 model and a 2002 model and completely refurbished them from tip to tail.
May 30, 2016 11:00 AM Iron workers
BGSU alumnus Mike Bishop works with the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering to create and patent a better golf club. Four BGSU seniors in their capstone class in mechanical design have aided his effort to build an iron that surpasses current market offerings.
May 18, 2016 6:45 PM Fifteen faculty receive emeritus status
The Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to 15 retired or retiring faculty members on May 6. Emeritus status is conferred in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Individuals must have been at the University for at least 10 years and been recommended by their department for the designation.
May 18, 2016 6:00 PM Carver, Strickland honored for selfless leadership, service
Classified Staff Council presented Outstanding Service Awards to Terry Carver, an administrative secretary in the Division of Recreation and Wellness, and Kim Strickland, a senior fiscal coordinator in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. Each received a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name.
May 16, 2016 11:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Feeling at home at BGSU
Yogitha Malkireddy transferred to Bowling Green State University to major in electronics and computer engineering technology. Not only did Malkireddy graduate from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, but she was able to get acclimated to American culture along the way.
May 7, 2016 8:02 PM BGSU celebrates 285th graduation
Bowling Green State University held its 285th commencement this past weekend, with more than 2,200 candidates in the graduating class. Commencement included the presentation of an honorary degree and addresses from alumni.
May 7, 2016 11:00 AM Act with integrity
When Dr. Dean Bresciani graduated from Bowling Green State University 31 years ago, he never imagined that one day he would be giving a commencement speech to a new class of Falcon alumni. But Friday night the 14th president of North Dakota State University had the opportunity to do just that.
May 7, 2016 11:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Online program fits busy lifestyle
Jamie Kaplan graduated from one of BGSU's eCampus programs and is continuing his career as a recreational therapist at a VA hospital working with traumatic brain injury patients. His patients' injuries stem from military accidents, gunshot wounds, car accidents, and strokes and Kaplan is using 3D printing to enhance their therapy.
May 6, 2016 8:03 PM Board approves faculty contract, administrative fees
The BGSU Board of Trustees on May 6 approved the next collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty Association along with new administrative fees for two colleges and the naming of the renovated South Hall.
May 6, 2016 8:02 PM Faculty climb academic ladder with tenure, promotion
The BGSU Board of Trustees acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments of faculty from a number of colleges May 6 with the granting of promotions and for some, tenure. Thirteen were promoted to full professor, 15 received promotion to associate professor with tenure.
May 2, 2016 4:00 AM BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
The University will celebrate its 285th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (May 6) and Saturday (May 7). The graduating class includes 2,287 candidates. Speaking will be alumni Maribeth Rahe, Dean Bresciani, Holly Horn, Jason “Jay” Crawford, and D. Craig Rathbun.
Apr 8, 2016 8:00 PM Students ‘Hatch’ entrepreneurial ideas
For the last 10 weeks, Hatchlings, BGSU students selected to participate in The Hatch, have been working on business presentations with alumni mentors. This effort culminated in the pitch of their ideas to alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding to “hatch” their venture.
Feb 1, 2016 12:00 PM Falcon BEST gets a boost
The crowd inside the “Stroh” is animated and energized. As the competitors battle it out on the arena floor, the mascots go through their machinations, the bands fill the air with brass tones and drum beats, and the cheer squads chant support. Are they watching the next basketball star headed for the NBA? No, this is the Falcon BEST Robotics Competition.
Jan 27, 2016 9:03 PM Learning Design and Technology celebrates 10-year Anniversary
Learning Design and Technology (LDT), formerly Advanced Technological Education, was BGSU’s first, online bachelor’s degree completion program ten years ago. The degree allows adult learners to transfer technical and/or applied associate degrees and finish a bachelor of science in technology completely online.
Jan 27, 2016 9:03 PM New home for Architecture and Environmental Design
The 30,000 square foot Bowling Green State University Park Avenue Warehouse has been renovated to become the new home for the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Jan 27, 2016 8:50 PM Third annual Falcon BEST Robotics Competition
Fifteen teams including 327 students from Northwest Ohio and Indiana middle and high schools competed in the daylong Falcon BEST Robotics Competition on October 24 at the BGSU Stroh Center. The goal of BEST is aligned with the goal of the college—to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and math. See the winners and photo gallery.
Jan 27, 2016 8:45 PM Two Engineering Technology programs receive ABET accreditation
The University’s bachelor’s degree programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology now have the added distinction of being accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, becoming the first ABET-accredited, http://www.abet.org, programs at BGSU.
Jan 27, 2016 8:38 PM New VCT packaging and display prototyping lab
The Visual Communication Technology (VCT) Packaging and Display (P&D) Lab, first dedicated in 2012, has moved from the Park Avenue facility to the Technology Building. Construction was completed on a new 1,000 square foot space. The lab features specialized lighting for viewing color, and special venting and power to accommodate an 80” VUTEK large-format color printer and CAD digital cutting table.
Jan 11, 2016 12:00 PM Falcon Fighter Pilot
Becky Ohm ‘95 and her husband own a coffee shop within a 15-minute car ride north of Bowling Green State University’s campus, but it’s within a “blink of an eye” when flying in an F-16 Falcon. Ohm should know, she was a fighter pilot for 14 years.
Dec 21, 2015 1:49 PM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Classes and co-ops deliver the skills
In high school Collin Dozier was compelled by design, but wasn’t sure which college to attend or which program he was interested in until he heard about Bowling Green State University’s Visual Communication Technology (VCT) program and the co-op opportunities as part of the curriculum.
Aug 13, 2015 6:05 PM Two engineering technology programs receive ABET accreditation
The University's bachelor's degree programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology now have the added distinction of being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, becoming the first ABET-accredited programs at BGSU.
Aug 10, 2015 11:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Double major builds collaborations
Douglas Furia from West Chester, Ohio, near Cincinnati, knew he wanted to study architectural engineering, but when it came to deciding between Bowling Green State University or the University of Cincinnati, he chose BGSU. Even though BGSU didn’t specially offer architectural engineering, it did offer architecture and environmental design, and construction management programs. BGSU also provided Furia more scholarship support than Cincinnati, so he decided to take double majors. He would learn the artistic and design background from architecture and the technical background from construction management.
Jul 6, 2015 12:00 PM Streichler, Dean Emeritus of the College of Technology
Dr. Jerry Streichler, former professor of technology and the founding dean of the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University, passed away on July 3, 2015.
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: Google Grad
Ever curious about the digital world, Rita DeRaedt discovered the fun of playing with computer programs at a young age. By 14 she owned her own copy of Photoshop and by 15, after teaching herself how to design and code websites, she was taking on freelance projects for both local and international companies.
Apr 20, 2015 6:43 PM BGSU, BG Flight Center open new facility
The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center officially opened the new 16,800 square-foot facility today (April 17).
Mar 16, 2015 11:00 AM Visual Communication
As part of the Putnam Adolescent Response Team for Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.), Schroeder worked with other high schoolers across the county to create awareness campaigns on issues ranging from suicide prevention, underage drinking and peer pressure.
Mar 2, 2015 12:00 PM Driving toward a dream
Basil Alholaily came from Saudi Arabia to Bowling Green State University to pursue his dream of a college degree. Little did he know that during his time in the United States he would get a chance to fulfill a childhood dream, as well.
Sep 1, 2014 11:00 AM My Summer Experience: Travis Robertson
During this past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to work at a charter jet company called Majestic Jet, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Throughout the summer I was able to learn what really went into running a flight company by getting hands on experience.
Jul 28, 2014 11:00 AM Alumnus Soars
Having spent his entire career in the military, before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) Robert Gauthier decided to advance his education and career by completing a bachelor’s degree. At about the same time he retired from the Air Force in October 2013, he received a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree from BGSU, though he never stepped foot on the campus. His degree in learning design and technology (LDT) was done completely online and during times that were convenient for him to “attend classes.”
Jun 30, 2014 11:00 AM Across the Spectrum
More than 20 years ago, faculty in the Visual Communication Technology program at Bowling Green State University took a risk. They made a deliberate decision to jump into digital imaging technology, which was just coming into the mainstream for production.
Jun 30, 2014 11:00 AM VCT: The Beginning
Dr. William Travers Jerome III was a change agent when he arrived in 1963 as the sixth president of BGSU. For one of his initiatives, Jerome hired Dr. Jerry Streichler to lead a major effort to develop and implement curricula that would more truly reflect the technology (processes and organization) of various categories of industry. The goal was to replace the “shop teacher” education programs with curricula that would better prepare teachers for the schools and also prepare specialists to serve in leadership positions in diverse industries.
Jun 26, 2014 2:25 PM BGSU, BG Flight Center break ground on new facility
The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center started the next expansion phase this morning (June 26) with the official groundbreaking for a 16,800 square-foot facility.
Mar 24, 2014 10:30 AM Taking Flight
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.
Mar 17, 2014 6:28 PM BGSU introduces new planes for privatized flight school operations
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes that are part of a new partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along helping fill the country’s growing need for trained pilots and employees with aviation industry skills.
BGSU recognizes 2018 10 Under 10 honorees
From basketball coaches and photographers, to environmentalists and advocates, leaders and visionaries, risk takers and dreamers, recent Falcon alumni are changing lives for the world. To honor the accomplishments of our recent alumni, the BGSU 10 Under 10 Award was established. The 2018 class was honored during Homecoming Oct. 12.
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.