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December 2008 News Releases

BGSU Financial Aid Workshop Jan. 10
December 24, 2008 - TStudents who have applied to Bowling Green State University or are considering the University for the 2009-10 academic year can get a jumpstart on financial aid at two workshops on campus Jan. 10.

Wellness leaders at BGSU win national awards
December 17, 2008 - The Wellness Connection at Bowling Green State University collected three top awards at the recent BACCHUS Network General Assembly, the organization’s national conference in Columbus.

New BGSU business program funds grad’s start-up
December 15, 2008 - At a time when other businesses are struggling to stay open, a new Bowling Green State University program is helping solidify a BGSU graduate’s start-up.

BGSU music doctoral student ends year on high note
December 15, 2008 - This has been quite the year for Bowling Green State University’s doctoral program in music, and for one of its students in particular. Katherine “Kiki” Kilburn of San Jose, Calif., a first-year student in the DMA program, has won the prestigious Thelma A. Robinson Scholarship Award from the Conductors Guild.

Mercury program earns BGSU state award
December 09, 2008 - Bowling Green State University and its safety and health coordinator, David Heinlen, have received national recognition for a mercury collection and reclamation program that has reached into 13 other states.

BGSU psychologist wins national award
December 09, 2008 - Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, is being honored by the American Psychiatric Association for his contributions to the dialogue concerning religion, spirituality and psychiatry.

BGSU unveils design of new arena
December 03, 2008 - Bowling Green State University revealed the design of its new, 5,000-seat arena–The Stroh Center–on Wednesday. Greg Christopher, assistant vice president of student affairs and director of athletics, showed off architectural renderings to nearly 150 supporters at an evening reception.

November 2008 News Releases

Waste cooking oil to power BGSU campus mowers
November 21, 2008 - Next summer at Bowling Green State University, when the grass is green and the lawn mowers go about their work, campus pedestrians might notice the enticing smell of . . . doughnuts. Thanks to the work of two former environmental studies classes; support from Duane Hamilton, director of campus services in facilities services, and a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, BGSU mowers will begin to run on used cooking oil from the dining halls.

It’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ time again
November 21, 2008 - A Bowling Green State University tradition returns as the Department of Theatre and Film presents its newest adaptation of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre of University Hall.

ArtsX to celebrate BGSU excellence in the arts
November 21, 2008 - With the arts having been designated a “center of excellence” at Bowling Green State University, the fifth annual arts extravaganza—renamed ArtsX last year—will be, fittingly, a celebration of excellence in the arts.

BGSU contributes to AAC&U initiative
November 18, 2008 - How can the value of education be measured? How can students achieve key learning outcomes? What practices can best measure student success?

BGSU Olscamp Research Award goes to Anzenbacher
November 10, 2008 - When Bowling Green State University named Dr. Pavel Anzenbacher, an associate professor of photochemical sciences, the “Outstanding Young Scholar” in 2003, its faith in his potential was well placed.

BGSU names philosopher Outstanding Young Scholar
November 10, 2008 - The Outstanding Young Scholar Award is given annually to a young faculty member who has excelled in his or her scholarly endeavors. This year’s winner, Dr. Jeffrey Moriarty, philosophy, was an obvious choice.

Boatwright earns BGSU Master Teacher Award
November 03, 2008 - Helping students be successful—both in and out of the classroom—is a hallmark of Dr. Earl Boatwright, an instructor of marketing at Bowling Green State University. Part of his method involves continually relating his classroom teaching to the outside world and encouraging students to apply relevant concepts. Along with this is the extraordinary generosity of time and care he shows them.

BGSU Honors Program advising recognized
November 03, 2008 - In recognition of its excellence and efforts to improve and update its approach, the Bowling Green State University Honors Program has been presented the President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students.

BGSU’s James Evans embodies life of scholarship
November 03, 2008 - “When I hear the name ‘James E. Evans,’ I think of ‘Distinguished Service,’” wrote Dr. Patrick Pauken in nominating his Bowling Green State University colleague for the Faculty Distinguished Service Award. Presented by Faculty Senate, the award honors one faculty member each year who has a record of outstanding continuous service to the University.

Goberman, Fallon win BGSU research awards
November 03, 2008 - Dr. Alex Goberman’s collaboration with recent Bowling Green State University graduate Becky Recker helped earn him the Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work. The honor includes a $1,000 cash award for Goberman, an associate professor of communication disorders, and $4,000 for his department for continued support of undergraduate research.

October 2008 News Releases

German visitors using BGSU as bridge to U.S.
October 27, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will host a group of distinguished German visitors this week who are in the United States for a grass-roots perspective on the 2008 presidential election.

BGSU project puts odds in math teachers’ favor
October 27, 2008 - “Life is uncertain,” says Dr. James Albert, a professor of mathematics and statistics at Bowling Green State University, but having a grasp of the laws of probability can help people make better decisions, as can the ability to understand data.

BGSU MBA program on Princeton Review 'best' list
October 27, 2008 - For the fifth time, Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration has been named an outstanding business college by the Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the University in the just-published 2009 edition of its “Best 296 Business Schools.” Bowling Green also maintained its reputation for being especially strong in the opportunities it provides for minority students, the review said.

BGSU gets proactive against illegal file sharing
October 24, 2008 - Students and others at Bowling Green State University now have to face the music if they have obtained it illegally using peer-to-peer (P2P) software.

BGSU State Fire School receives funding
October 21, 2008 - The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) recently awarded Bowling Green State University’s State Fire School an $80,000 stipend to conduct statewide rescue training classes.

Comic book conference marks 70th year of Superman
October 20, 2008 - To mark the 70th anniversary of Superman’s debut, the Center for Popular Culture Studies in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University will host a conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, on “The Comic Book in Popular Culture.”

Art of comic books in 'Graphic Language' exhibit
October 20, 2008 - Comic book enthusiasts throughout northwest Ohio will have the opportunity to view the actual artwork and process of putting together a comic book or graphic novel in the exhibition “Graphic Language: The Art of the ‘Comic’ Book,” which will debut Oct. 24 at Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center.

29th annual New Music Festival at BGSU Oct. 23-25
October 20, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s 29th annual New Music (formerly New Music and Art) Festival will showcase the work of more than 20 guest composers and performers Oct. 23-25.

Scott lecture shares insight into human motivation
October 20, 2008 - How a person experiences social interaction can play an important role in risk-taking and drug abuse and in conditions such as autism. A leading researcher on the genetic aspect of social interaction will give the 10th annual J.P. Scott Memorial Lecture at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

BGSU center making connections here, abroad
October 20, 2008 - Since its founding last year, activities of Bowling Green State University‘s Center for International Comparative Education (ICE) have taken members to locales as nearby as Toledo and as far away as Jordan, Bahrain and South Africa.

Laura Emch named winner of BGSU’s Ferrari Award
October 15, 2008 - When a need arises and the call for help is issued, a leader answers “I will.” Laura Emch has been stepping up to fill campus needs throughout her 33 years at Bowling Green State University. The BGSU Administrative Staff Council (ASC) recognized her dedication at its annual fall reception by presenting her the Michael R. Ferrari Award—the highest honor for administrative staff.

Findlay family funds BGSU ‘Court of Champions’
October 07, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s planned Stroh Center will include a “Court of Champions” thanks to the generosity of a Findlay family.

Latinos and education is focus of BGSU conference
October 07, 2008 - The Latino Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University will focus on “the positive reality of Latinos in education,” says organizer Dr. Ruben Viramontez Anguiano, an associate professor of family and consumer sciences. The 15th annual conference, one of the longest running in the Midwest, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 101 Olscamp Hall, and will include faculty and students from BGSU as well as area high school students.

September 2008 News Releases

BGSU Homecoming: Return, Rediscover, Reconnect
September 29, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will “rock the block” during Homecoming week, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, with events ranging from sports to alumni reunions. Homecoming Kickoff is Monday, Sept. 29, from 7-10 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, hosted by student affairs

National spotlight will shine on BGSU
September 29, 2008 - ABC’s “World News With Charles Gibson” will be broadcasting live from the Bowling Green State University campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7, as part of the network’s coverage of the presidential race.

BGSU technology co-op program marks 40th birthday
September 29, 2008 - When Michael Weyer came to Bowling Green State University as a student, it was the biggest place he had ever lived. But his cooperative education experiences in BGSU’s College of Technology took him to Colorado and served as a springboard to jobs in Denmark and Switzerland after he graduated in 1999.

Peace Corps Fellows to enrich BGSU campus life
September 22, 2008 - When Dr. Margaret Zoller Booth returned from the Peace Corps in 1985, she felt that her experience teaching in Kenya helped shape her decision about what to do after completing a teaching job in Cleveland. Funding through the Peace Corps Fellows/USA program enabled her to pursue her graduate degree in education at Ohio University.

BGSU senior heading to Berlin for Fulbright
September 22, 2008 - Bowling Green State University senior Alison Kemp has always found ways to enhance her study of journalism and the German language through volunteer and work experiences. She will further hone her skills in both areas when she goes to Germany this November as a participant in the German-American Fulbright Commission’s Berlin Capital Program.

Moses named first Bailey endowed professor in math
September 15, 2008 - As a Bowling Green State University student in the 1960s, James Bailey was inspired by his mathematics professors. Years later, when he had achieved considerable success as a banking executive, Bailey was again inspired by a BGSU math professor—Dr. Barbara Moses of Bowling Green.

Lima couple thanks BGSU with leadership gift
September 08, 2008 - For more than 50 years, Allen Schmidthorst has been quietly sitting in the stands enjoying Bowling Green State University basketball. During Friday night’s (Sept. 5) “Dinner at The Doyt” Falcon Club event, Schmidthorst offered his thanks for decades of sports entertainment by presenting a $1.7 million gift for athletic facilities.

BGSU to remember 9/11
September 08, 2008 - Bowling Green State University on Thursday will mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the “9/11 Never Forget Project: BGSU Remembers.”

BGSU business college gets major gift from alumnus
September 02, 2008 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—A $100,000 gift from an alumnus of Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration will reward outstanding faculty accomplishments as well as promote international educational opportunities for both students and faculty.

August 2008 News Releases

BGSU should seize opportunities: Cartwright
August 25, 2008 - Lest anyone think Bowling Green State University might be simply treading water during this transition year, the message from Interim President Carol Cartwright in her Opening Day address was emphatically the opposite. This is a time of great opportunity for the University, she said.

Venerable concept gives BGSU writers new audience
August 18, 2008 - Three years ago, Amy Rybak was driving to work at Bowling Green State University early in the fall semester when she heard someone reading what sounded like a student-written essay on National Public Radio.

Wolfe Center: where arts can meet, flourish
August 11, 2008 - The new Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University will provide a space on campus where the arts can flourish and robust collaborations between them can take root. Like Hemingway’s “clean, well-lighted space,” the building itself will offer an environment conducive to creativity and synergistic partnerships.

July 2008 News Releases

BGSU lauded for employing people with disabilities
July 30, 2008 - The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities has chosen Bowling Green State University as the winner of the Public Best Practices Award for 2008. Gov. Ted Strickland will present the award, along with others to private businesses, at an Aug. 13 ceremony in Columbus.

Actor, alum Pickens to address BGSU grads
July 29, 2008 - Bowling Green State University is teaming with Owens Community College to address a goal that’s easy to state and offering a challenge to meet.

BGSU conference to address future of Kenya
July 28, 2008 - “The Future of Kenya” will be the theme of the first Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) conference Friday and Saturday (Aug. 1 and 2) at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU, Owens get grant to produce more scientists
July 23, 2008 - Bowling Green State University is teaming with Owens Community College to address a goal that’s easy to state and offering a challenge to meet.

BGSU’s Ortiz is ‘history detective’
July 21, 2008 - Soon after joining the history faculty at Bowling Green State University last fall, Dr. Stephen Ortiz took on his first case as a detective.

Regional art show opens Friday at BGSU
July 16, 2008 - More than 200 pieces of art by nearly 80 artists from eight northwest Ohio counties will be on display during the first Now Ohio (NOWOH) Summer Art Show, opening Friday (July 18) at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU to recruit, aid future math, science teachers
July 15, 2008 - An ambitious plan by Bowling Green State University to recruit and educate science and math teachers has been chosen for state funding. The $3 million Science and Math Education in Action grant will encourage and enable promising students to “Choose Ohio First” when selecting a college and, later, to find in-state teaching jobs.

Community artists invited to show work at BGSU
July 07, 2008 - Artists throughout northwest Ohio will have the opportunity to showcase their work in the first Now Ohio arts organization (NoWOH) 2008 Summer Art Show, from July 18-27 at Bowling Green State University. The NoWOH show will bring together artists of different ages, backgrounds and media to promote participation in the arts and form a stronger bond among community members.

Media, war, conflict resolution conference focus
July 07, 2008 - International journalists and scholars will engage with Bowling Green State University faculty and students this fall to explore the interconnections among the media and the complicated political roles journalists play worldwide in fomenting or preventing war, and in fostering the dialogue needed for conflict resolution.

June 2008 News Releases

Trustees approve 2009 fiscal year budgets
June 25, 2008 - Bowling Green State University Trustees approved the 2009 fiscal year budgets, including a $275.7 million educational budget for the main campus and a $13.5 million educational budget for BGSU Firelands, when they met Wednesday (June 25).

Arts named center of excellence, facility approved
June 25, 2008 - Bowling Green State University has named the arts as the first of its “centers of excellence,” a move approved by the Board of Trustees Wednesday (June 25).

Students study impact of arts education
June 23, 2008 - While the rest of the country may not be thinking of Hurricane Katrina very often these days, musicians remain painfully aware of New Orleans’ woes. The state of the arts and the well-being of the city are inextricably entwined.

Watch Fourth of July fireworks at ‘The Doyt’
June 23, 2008 - Doyt L. Perry Stadium will be the site for the annual Bowling Green community Fourth of July fireworks. 

Gov. Strickland makes Boys State visit
June 18, 2008 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland discussed the importance of government, and the uniqueness of the American democratic system, in a civics lesson of sorts June 17 for delegates to Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University.

Huron Playhouse celebrates 60th season
June 18, 2008 - Huron Playhouse, Ohio’s oldest continuing summer theatre, will soon open the doors for its 60th season.

Buckeye Boys State back at BGSU
June 13, 2008 - The American Legion Buckeye Boys State will host a visit by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and induct Space Shuttle astronaut Gregory Johnson into the organization’s Hall of Fame when it convenes for the 30th consecutive year at Bowling Green State University.

Title IX champion to discuss landmark court case
June 13, 2008 - Former girls’ basketball coach Roderick Jackson will be at Bowling Green State University Wednesday (June 18) to speak about his involvement in a groundbreaking Supreme Court case on gender discrimination and the right of citizens to speak up about it.

Alan Lord named Fulbright Scholar
June 10, 2008 - A dean at the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest wants his college to be the first in Eastern Europe to adopt a global model curriculum for information systems auditing and control. Early next year, the principal author of the curriculum document, Dr. Alan Lord of Bowling Green State University, will be in the Romanian capital to help make it happen.

Historian’s book wins award
June 10, 2008 - A book by Dr. Andrew M. Schocket, an assistant professor of history at Bowling Green State University, is the 2008 winner of the Ohio Academy of History Outstanding Publication Award.

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright named interim president
June 06, 2008 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday (June 6) to name Dr. Carol A. Cartwright interim president effective July 21.

New Alumni Laureate Scholars selected
June 04, 2008 - Five incoming freshmen have been selected to be the next class of Bowling Green State University Alumni Laureate Scholars.

May 2008 News Releases

Autism Summit slated June 7
May 20, 2008 - Health officials expect more than 25,000 new cases of autism to be diagnosed this year, making it the number one disease affecting children today.

Summer programs boost math, science education
May 20, 2008 - More than 100 elementary and secondary school teachers, most of them from northwest Ohio, will spend several summer days at Bowling Green State University as part of ongoing grant-funded projects aimed at improving mathematics and science education.

Goldwater Scholar ‘digs’ bones
May 20, 2008 - “I’ve wanted to be a paleontologist since I was 4 or 5 years old,” says Ben Linzmeier, a Bowling Green State University geology major with a concentration in paleobiology. With support from a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Linzmeier can focus entirely on his studies next year

Business college forging ties with China
May 15, 2008 - New doors are opening for Bowling Green State University business students and faculty in China.

Alumni & Friends Weekend planned June 20-22
May 15, 2008 - Would you like to attend classes without quizzes, special gatherings and tours, and send the kids to a one-day camp? You can during Bowling Green State University’s Alumni & Friends Weekend on June 20-22.

Music professor honored for bridging continents
May 12, 2008 - Vasile Beluska’s first impressions of America were straight out of a John Wayne movie: Levis, cowboy boots, cowboy hats. And that was before he even got off the plane. Then it was big cars with fins on the back and cattle with long horns—a typical day in Amarillo, Texas, his first home in the United States.

President Ribeau to lead Howard University
May 07, 2008 - Bowling Green State University President Sidney A. Ribeau will become the 16th president of Howard University on Aug. 1, trustees of that institution announced May 7.

State Fire School underway
May 05, 2008 - Bowling Green State University is hosting State Fire School again this week (May 5-9).

Bingman named Distinguished Research Professor
May 02, 2008 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees reserves the title of Distinguished Research Professor for select faculty members who already hold the rank of professor and have received outstanding national or international recognition through research and publication.

Four BGSU students named Reams Fellows
May 01, 2008 - Four students have won Frazier Reams Public Affairs Fellowships at Bowling Green State University.

April 2008 News Releases

BG student receives Ping Student Services Award
April 30, 2008 - A Bowling Green State University junior majoring in social work has received the Charles J. Ping Student Services Award from the Ohio Campus Compact.

Falcon basketball fan gives $2 million to BGSU
April 30, 2008 - For 60 years, Bowling Green State University men’s basketball has provided William “Bill” Frack plenty of memorable games and a sense of community. In appreciation for a lifetime of enjoyment, the Findlay resident has given $2 million to BGSU Intercollegiate Athletics for a new basketball court.

Summer Music Institute offerings set
April 30, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts is offering music camps in June for students in seventh to 12th grade during its annual Summer Music Institute.

Jazz faculty member releases first solo CD
April 23, 2008 - Popular local jazz pianist Russell Schmidt has released his first solo album, titled “Season of Change.” Recorded in 2006, the CD is a compilation of American songbook standards and classic jazz tunes that will appeal to the general jazz audience.

Findlay woman named BGSU’s Outstanding Senior
April 23, 2008 - Stephanie M. Swiger of Findlay is the 2008 Outstanding Senior at Bowling Green State University. The award was announced Monday night (April 21) at Beyond BG, the senior farewell.

Kinko’s founder discusses entrepreneurship
April 22, 2008 - Delivering the keynote address to a crowd of more than 470 people at Bowling Green State University’s fifth annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship, Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s, listed the qualities he possesses that make him a great entrepreneur. He said, “I’m a terrible reader, I don’t have any mechanical ability whatsoever, I am extremely restless, and was raised by parents who didn’t worry about school.”

Grab your pillow and help break a world record
April 22, 2008 - Bowling Green State University students are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s “largest pillow fight.” The current record, set by the University of Albany in April 2005, stands at 3,648 people.

Bioinformatics emerges as new field of study
April 21, 2008 - With the help of $235,000 in funding from the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, Bowling Green State University will encourage students to study and use bioinformatics to solve important medical, biological and environmental problems.

BGSU inducts nine to Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
April 18, 2008 - Nine highly successful entrepreneurs who hold academic or honorary degrees from Bowling Green State University comprise the first class of inductees into BGSU’s Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

Spring graduation May 2-3
April 17, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will hold spring graduation ceremonies on May 2 and 3 in Anderson Arena at Memorial Hall. To accommodate the large graduating class, which numbers more than 2,300 students, four separate ceremonies are planned, each with its own commencement speaker or speakers.

Mock Trial Team finishes in top 10
April 17, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s Mock Trial Team won an eighth-place trophy at the National Championship Tournament April 4-6 in Minneapolis. More than 600 intercollegiate mock trial teams took part in the competition.

BGAMA ranks in top 5 percent of chapters
April 17, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (BGAMA) has been named one of the top 16 chapters of the association and in the top 5 percent of AMA student chapters in the world.

Saturday event aims to inspire 'global thinking'
April 17, 2008 - American college students tend to fall behind when it comes to global competition, according to Bowling Green State University senior Jake Gallardo, an international studies major from the Philippines. On Saturday (April 19), BGSU students will have the opportunity to learn how they can shape their education to meet the challenges of the new world environment, at the second annual Students Initiative for Global Competitiveness conference.

BG, Ashland sign agreement for accountancy program
April 10, 2008 - Ashland University graduates with a bachelor’s degree in accounting can now pursue a master’s degree, and prepare for the Certified Public Accountant exam, at Bowling Green State University.

College of Musical Arts schedules June workshops
April 10, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host three June workshops: Conducting and Rehearsing for Better Bands on June 5-7; Piano Pedagogy on June 16-18, and Talent Development on June 23-27.

BG Philharmonia celebrates 90th anniversary
April 10, 2008 - The final event of the 90th anniversary season of the Bowling Green Philharmonia at Bowling Green State University will feature a joint concert with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the University Choral Society.

New Alumni Laureate Scholars selected
April 10, 2008 - Five incoming freshmen have been selected to be the next class of Bowling Green State University Alumni Laureate Scholars.

Kinko’s, Bulldog Group founders headline series
April 10, 2008 - Paul Orfalea, who founded Kinko’s, and Ellie Rubin, co-founder of The Bulldog Group, will be the featured speakers for the fifth annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship, April 18 at Bowling Green State University.

Ohio Arts Council honors Beerman’s body of work
April 09, 2008 - During his lengthy recovery from a life-threatening accident in June 2003, Dr. Burton Beerman found new insights into his work as a musician. Among them was rediscovered recognition of tunes from his childhood in Atlanta.

How a star athlete became a major player at Nike
April 09, 2008 - Howard “H” White, vice president of the Jordan Brand for Nike Inc., will visit Bowling Green State University on April 16 to discuss how success on the basketball court became the foundation for his success in the business arena.

14th annual Latino Issues Conference planned
April 09, 2008 - Dr. Diana Marinez, a biochemist and longtime college administrator who has devoted her life to the advancement of women and minorities in science, will be the keynote speaker April 16 at the 14th annual Latino Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University. The theme this year is “Gender and Empowerment of Latino/as in Contemporary America.”

Honorary Alumnus named; two others also get awards
April 08, 2008 - Three individuals, including a Bowling Green resident, were honored by the Bowling Green State University Alumni Association at its annual alumni awards ceremony April 5.

Akiko Jones honored for teaching foreign language
April 08, 2008 - A Bowling Green State University lecturer has been named Ohio’s outstanding college language instructor

27 distinguished alumni honored by BGSU
April 07, 2008 - Bowling Green State University lauded 27 accomplished graduates during the BGSU Alumni Association’s awards banquet on April 5.

Racing with renewable energy at BGSU Grand Prix
April 04, 2008 - Bowling Green State University’s third annual Grand Prix to promote a cleaner environment and energy independence will be held Saturday, April 12. The track opens at noon and the race begins at 2:30 p.m.

Conference looks at global food complex issues
April 03, 2008 - The environmental, political, ethical and cultural implications of contemporary food production and distribution are the subject of “Fast Food World: Food and Globalization in the 21st Century,” a conference April 11 at Bowling Green State University.

Recent graduate’s article wins national award
April 03, 2008 - The Academy of Management has recognized a journal article based on a doctoral dissertation in industrial-organizational psychology by a recent Bowling Green State University graduate.

AAC&U official to speak Wednesday at BGSU
April 01, 2008 - The leader of a nationwide effort to expand the teaching of personal and social responsibility in colleges and universities will speak Wednesday (April 2) at Bowling Green State University.

March 2008 News Releases

13 is lucky number for Dance Marathon
March 31, 2008 - More than 200 dancers helped Bowling Green State University's 13th annual Dance Marathon raise more than $125,000 for the Children's Miracle Network at Toledo's St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital.

Dance Marathon is on wheels, too
March 28, 2008 - The Student Recreation Center at Bowling Green State University won't be the only place BGSU students wear themselves out for a good cause this weekend.

Falcon forensics has international champion
March 28, 2008 - Michelle Baker has earned Bowling Green State University's first-ever international title in forensics, speech and debate, winning the Persuasive Speaking event at the just-completed International Forensics Association (IFA) championships in London.

Baker Lecture reflects on public health report
March 28, 2008 - Dr. Hugh H. Tilson, one of the original authors of the Institute of Medicine's 1988 report on “The Future of Public Health,” will give the ninth annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health Thursday (April 3) at Bowling Green State University.

BizX hones students' entrepreneurial talents
March 24, 2008 - It didn't take long for Stephanie Kuharik, a Bowling Green State University freshman with an interest in event planning, to be paired with a mentor who's “arguably the premier event planner in Washington, D.C.”

Insider to discuss Virginia Tech news coverage
March 20, 2008 - Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller will visit Bowling Green State University on March 26 to talk about last spring's shootings at Virginia Tech and share lessons learned in the media frenzy that followed.

BG News wins four awards in regional contest
March 19, 2008 - The Society of Professional Journalists has presented The BG News, Bowling Green State University's student newspaper, with four Mark of Excellence Awards for 2007 in a four-state region.

Falcon forensics is national champion
March 14, 2008 - Championship performances by seniors Kenny Rogers Jr. and Jennifer Cole and freshman Rahul Guha led Bowling Green State University's forensics, speech and debate team to victory in the National Comprehensive Tournament, sponsored by Pi Kappa Delta, the national communication honorary.

In Memoriam: William T. Jerome III
March 12, 2008 - Dr. William T. Jerome III, who served as president of Bowling Green State University from 1963-70, died Monday (March 10, 2008) in Bennington, Vt. He was 88.

Unwanted buildings needed for fire training
March 11, 2008 - State Fire School at Bowling Green State University needs houses or commercial buildings that can be used for hands-on training this May.

Africana Studies celebrates 10th anniversary
March 10, 2008 - It will be a homecoming and reunion when the Africana Studies Program at Bowling Green State University celebrates its 10th anniversary at a research colloquium and luncheon Friday ( March 14) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

YouTube video star hosting Falcon Film Festival
March 10, 2008 - He created the most-watched video in Internet history, and Saturday (March 15) he'll be performing at Bowling Green State University's Falcon Film Festival. Judson Laipply, whose “The Evolution of Dance” has been viewed by more than 100 million people since its debut on in 2006, will emcee the fourth annual festival at BGSU.

Forum to examine emerging global economies
March 10, 2008 - A representative from the World Bank will be at Bowling Green State University Saturday (March 15) to discuss the international financial situation and opportunities presented by emerging economies. Dr. Kenneth Mwenda of Zambia, senior projects officer for private sector and finance in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region for the World Bank, will be the guest speaker at a forum organized by the Students Initiative for Global Competitiveness organization.

Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves to perform at BGSU
March 03, 2008 - Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform at Bowling Green State University on Friday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Young chess players to compete for championships
March 03, 2008 - Sixty-four squares per board, 150 boards and about 300 intently focused elementary students will fill the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at Bowling Green State University during the 2008 Ohio Elementary Chess Championships on Saturday (March 8). This is the first time the championships will be held in northwest Ohio.

RIPE project picked for more grant funding
March 03, 2008 - An elementary science education project will continue at Bowling Green State University with a second infusion of grant funding.

BGSU given $8 million gift, largest in its history
March 01, 2008 - An $8 million gift from a Wapakoneta family to Bowling Green State University will support several initiatives including construction of a new convocation center on campus.

Inflation forecasts impact cost of campus meals
March 01, 2008 - Tuition and general fees will not increase next fall, but inflation is leading to cost increases in room and board at Bowling Green State University.

February 2008 News Releases

Scholars to confer on ‘Beholding Violence'
February 26, 2008 - Nearly 40 scholars from North America and Europe, as well as two prominent keynote speakers, will gather at Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Museum of Art Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 28-March 1) for “Beholding Violence: A Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Culture.”

CEO of White Castle to speak at BGSU
February 21, 2008 - The chief executive officer of the Ohio company that invented the Slyder® will speak about leading an America brand on Feb. 28 at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU named to Community Service Honor Roll
February 16, 2008 - Bowling Green State University's commitment to service-learning and civic engagement has earned it a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2007.

$1 million gift creates endowed professorship
February 16, 2008 - A Bowling Green couple has made a $1 million gift to Bowling Green State University to benefit accounting and business students. The million-dollar donation from Robert and Patricia Maurer will fund the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Family Endowed Professor of Accounting within the College of Business Administration.

BGSU site of forum on voting system review
February 14, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will be the site Tuesday (Feb. 19) of a forum on the recent comprehensive review of Ohio's voting systems. The event will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Campus-community projects to receive funding
February 14, 2008 - Bowling Green State University's Partnerships for Community Action (PCA) and the Center for Innovative and Transformative Education announced the winners of nearly $52,000 in grants on Friday (Feb. 15).

Memorial service for international students Sat.
February 13, 2008 - A memorial service for two Bowling Green State University graduate students who died last month in a traffic accident will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) in 202A Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Bipolar disorder conference registration underway
February 12, 2008 - Bipolar disorder (BPD) in children has received widespread attention in recent years, bringing with it controversy and many unanswered questions. The eighth annual Douglas G. Ullman Conference on Children's Mental Health, “Children with Bipolar Disorder,” will answer some of those questions with a comprehensive overview of BPD, its symptoms and treatments.

Horizon Report cites BG's emerging technology
February 12, 2008 - A project pairing Bowling Green State University and Case Western Reserve University has been cited as an example of an emerging technology by the New Media Consortium.

Professor named editor of international journal
February 07, 2008 - Dr. Michael Carroll, director of the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, will edit a new journal of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

Presidents' Day open house
February 07, 2008 - Bowling Green State University's 13th annual Presidents' Day open house will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

BGSU celebrates hometown birthday
February 06, 2008 - The Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film celebrates the 175th anniversary of the city of Bowling Green's founding with a production of Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” Feb. 14-17.

2008 BGSU undergraduate art show opens
February 06, 2008 - The 2008 Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition opens Sunday (Feb. 10) with a public reception from 2-4 p.m. honoring the contributing artists.

BGSU musicians appear at OMEA conference
February 06, 2008 - Faculty and ensembles from Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts are scheduled to appear this week (Feb. 7-9) at the 2008 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati.

$2,000 Latta Scholarships now available
February 01, 2008 - Applications are now available for $2,000 Delbert Latta Scholarships at Bowling Green State University. Between six and eight of the scholarships, which have doubled in value over the last year, will be awarded.

January 2008 News Releases

Young women are factor in economic development
January 31, 2008 - An economic developer says those in his profession would do well to court young, college-educated women in their efforts.

Students, faculty join Focus The Nation teach-in
January 30, 2008 - On Thursday (Jan. 31), Bowling Green State University students and faculty will be among those at more than 1,550 institutions across the country participating in Focus The Nation—a teach-in on solutions to global warming. Joining them for a panel discussion will be local leaders and University officials.

Array of events mark Black History Month at BGSU
January 24, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate February as Black History Month with events ranging from music and theatre to academic discussions.

BGSU institute co-hosts conference in Morocco
January 23, 2008 - Bowling Green State University's International Democratic Education Institute (IDEI), in cooperation with the Moroccan Center for Civic Education, will hold a conference Jan. 29 and 30 in Morocco on the implications of the recommendations from King Mohammed VI's School and Civic Conduct Symposium.

State of Region Conference slated Jan. 30
January 23, 2008 - Economic development and building a globally competitive brand for the state of Ohio are among the topics that will be addressed Jan. 30 during the sixth annual State of Region Conference.

Campus bookstore piloting textbook rental
January 17, 2008 - Students taking some geology, public relations and math classes this semester at Bowling Green State University can rent their textbooks.

Alumni return for 50th band music clinic
January 15, 2008 - A dozen BGSU music alumni will return to campus Jan. 24-26 to join high school musicians and band directors at the College of Musical Arts' 50th annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic.

Civil rights activist to speak Jan. 23
January 14, 2008 - The rifle shot that rang out in the driveway of her home in 1963, killing her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, propelled Myrlie Evers into a lifetime of activism against racism and violence in this country and abroad.

Campus Martin Luther King tribute events set
January 14, 2008 - Since the start of the U.S. civil rights movement, the country has struggled to come to grips with issues of race and equality. Bowling Green State University will take a look at that history as it honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then celebrates Black History Month in February.

BGSU part of national show airing on PBS
January 07, 2008 - An October forum at Bowling Green State University gave northwest Ohio citizens a chance to have their say about higher education in the state. Portions of that discussion are now part of a PBS program focused on the need for civic engagement.

Photochemist named fellow of society
January 07, 2008 - Dr. Douglas C. Neckers, the McMaster Distinguished Research Fellow and executive director of the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University, has been elected a Fellow of the Inter-American Photochemical Society.

Geologist heads to Macedonia as Fulbright Scholar
January 07, 2008 - Dr. Peter Gorsevski, an assistant professor of geology at Bowling Green State University, will travel to Macedonia this month as a Fulbright Scholar.

$1.1 million grant to boost Ph.D. studies
January 07, 2008 - Students from disadvantaged backgrounds now have an opportunity to gain assistance with their doctoral studies through a $1.1 million Ronald E. McNair Grant awarded to Bowling Green State University by the U.S. Department of Education.

Post secondary enrollment info nights planned
January 07, 2008 - Bowling Green State University will host an information night about the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) on Jan. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union's Multi-Purpose Room (Room 228).

Wilcox honored as a ‘Champion of Life'
January 04, 2008 - A successful Toledo businessman and former Bowling Green State University athlete has been presented a Champion of Life award by the GMAC Bowl and GMAC Financial Services.

President to speak at Martin Luther King event
January 04, 2008 - Bowling Green State University President Sidney Ribeau will be the keynote speaker for the city of Bowling Green's Human Relations Commission tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King.

Music center policy changes go into effect
January 02, 2008 - The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts is changing concert ticket prices and box office policies effective Jan. 1.

University mourns student deaths
January 02, 2008 - Seven Bowling Green State University international students were involved in a car accident early this morning (Jan. 2) on I-80 near Angola, Ind. Two of the students were fatally injured and the five other students were either not injured or received minor injuries.

Arctic melting focus of 2008 Reddin Symposium
January 02, 2008 - Three international experts will offer their perspectives on how the changing Arctic affects not only the Canadian North but the world as a whole during the 21st annual Reddin Symposium Jan. 19 at Bowling Green State University.

Community education classes scheduled
January 02, 2008 - Cold temperatures and wintry conditions are no reason to stay inside until spring. Now is the perfect time to get out and attend a community education program offered by Continuing & Extended Education at Bowling Green State University.

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