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December 2009 News Releases

Achievement, zeal earn BGSU’s Moses state award
December 21, 2009 - Question: If one math educator works for 30 years at a steady rate of speed to improve the teaching of mathematics, touching innumerable students and teachers each year, what is the result?

Gift to BGSU hockey honors Scott Hamilton
December 17, 2009 - Figure skater Scott Hamilton learned to skate in Bowling Green State University’s Ice Arena. Now, a gift in his name will support the University’s scholarship campaign for the hockey team that plays there.

Project Learning Around the World hopes to expand
December 14, 2009 - Dr. Audrey Ellenwood, coordinator of Bowling Green State University’s graduate program in school psychology, is continuing her efforts to expand her charity, Project Learning Around the World.

Over 1,000 students to receive diplomas from BGSU
December 11, 2009 - Bowling Green State University will award more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees, plus one honorary degree, during fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 and 19 in Anderson Arena in Memorial Hall.

State organization honors BGSU student
December 10, 2009 - The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) has named Anthony Bryson, a Bowling Green State University senior from Mason, as among five winners of its Memorial Student Scholarship Award.

Barnes not BGSU’s only tie to Biletnikoff Award
December 09, 2009 - If Bowling Green State University’s Freddie Barnes wins the Biletnikoff Award Thursday as college football’s best receiver, he will hoist the handiwork of another BGSU award-winner.

BGSU team makes unbeaten case at Mock Trial
December 07, 2009 - Six Bowling Green State University students comprised the only undefeated team among roughly 65 that competed in the recent Mid-South Mock Trial Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Latta receives Outstanding Fundraising award
December 04, 2009 - Marcia Sloan Latta, interim vice president for advancement at Bowling Green State University, was named the 2009 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Northwest Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration recently.

BGSU administrators, students tapped for ODK
December 04, 2009 - Bowling Green State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Gregory Christopher, six other administrators and 34 students were inducted into the University’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honor societies, on Dec. 4.

November 2009 News Releases

BGSU to host sixth annual celebration of arts
November 23, 2009 - The sixth annual ArtsX event will showcase Bowling Green State University’s arts programs—a designated BGSU center of excellence—from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 4 in the campus Fine Arts Center. Faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Film, the School of Art and the College of Musical Arts will present numerous performances, demonstrations, exhibits and sales.

University to close downtown retail store
November 20, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that it will close BGSU on Main, the University’s downtown retail store, on Dec. 31.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to be performed at BGSU
November 19, 2009 - In celebration of the holiday season, the Bowling Green State University Choral Society and guest soloists, in collaboration with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Kobacker Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance is part of the 2009-10 Festival Series at the University’s College of Musical Arts.

Harvard cyberlaw expert to speak at BGSU
November 19, 2009 - Bowling Green State University will host one of the pre-eminent experts on copyright reform and intellectual property, especially as it pertains to the Internet, in a Dec. 2 campus forum.

BGSU student lived musician’s life in London
November 19, 2009 - For two months last summer, Ashley Donaldson lived a life of immersion in music with the orchestra she most admires, the London Symphony Orchestra. As the recipient of a Stuart Givens Fellowship from Bowling Green State University, the junior from Findlay was able to see firsthand the life of a musician and conductor, getting to know the symphony, traveling on tour and attending recording sessions, master classes and rehearsals.

BGSU presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest'
November 19, 2009 - The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” Dec. 3-6.

Celebrate induction of ODK members
November 19, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society, will induct its largest group in several years on Dec. 4. Thirty-four students and seven faculty and staff members will be welcomed into the organization.

Vivian donates lead gift to BGSU hockey campaign
November 14, 2009 - Jack Vivian can claim another first for Bowling Green State University’s Hockey program.

Pianist Alan Feinberg to perform at BGSU
November 12, 2009 - Area audiences will have the opportunity to hear acclaimed pianist Alan Feinberg, one of the pre-eminent performers of contemporary music, in a Bowling Green State University appearance on Nov. 19.

Falcon Marching Band brings stadium sounds indoors
November 06, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Marching Band will present “Life Is a Highway,” its annual “Sounds of the Stadium” concert, at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU to host annual organ competition
November 06, 2009 - The 36th annual Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts Organ Competition will be held Feb. 27 in 0112 Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU music student a finalist in competition
November 06, 2009 - Stephen Klunk, a senior percussion performance major in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, will compete Thursday (Nov. 12) in the Percussive Arts Society’s International Solo Competition, part of the society’s international convention in Indianapolis.

Women in Science to be held Friday
November 05, 2009 - For more than 300 junior high girls, most of them from northwest Ohio, getting up close with snakes, lizards and their reptilian relatives will serve as a Friday morning (Nov. 6) wake-up call.

Highhouse named Ohio Eminent Scholar at BGSU
November 02, 2009 - Dr. Scott Highhouse, a Bowling Green State University professor of psychology, has been named BGSU’s Ohio Eminent Scholar in industrial/organizational psychology.

October 2009 News Releases

Puppet theatre part of dual ‘Don Quixote’ operas
October 30, 2009 - Fans of the beloved character Don Quixote, the “Man of La Mancha,” are in for a double treat at Bowling Green State University next week. “An Evening of Two Operas Inspired by Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote’” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 6) and at 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 8) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Tickets on sale for BGSU Centennial Concert
October 28, 2009 - Tickets are on sale for the Bowling Green State University Centennial Concert featuring alternative rock artist Gavin DeGraw with special guest, singer-songwriter Michelle Branch. The concert, on Jan. 10, 2010–the Sunday before spring semester begins–will be held in Anderson Arena. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show

Explore ‘The Voice as Musical Instrument’
October 28, 2009 - Of all the means of producing music, the human voice is perhaps the most flexible, according to Dr. Johan Sundberg of Sweden. A well-known researcher and specialist in voice acoustics, Sundberg will speak on “The Voice as Musical Instrument” as part of a special workshop Tuesday (Nov. 3) hosted by the Bowling Green State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Energy research makes BGSU center of excellence
October 28, 2009 - BGSU has one of nine Ohio centers of excellence in advanced energy, as named Oct. 28 by Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut.

Falcon Marching Band at Young Peoples Concert
October 27, 2009 - The 2009-10 season of Young People’s Concerts at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts continues Saturday, Nov. 7, with “FMB Fever!” a presentation by the Falcon Marching Band.

Double Reed Day hosted at BGSU
October 27, 2009 - On Nov. 21, Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will hold its annual Double Reed Day, hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, assistant professor of oboe, and Dr. Nathaniel Zeisler, assistant professor of bassoon, along with the BGSU oboe and bassoon studios.

Swedish vocal conductor to share skills at BGSU
October 27, 2009 - Renowned Swedish vocal conductor Erik Westberg will be in residence Thursday and Friday (Oct. 29 and 30) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts as the first of this year’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professors in Vocal and Choral Studies.

BGSU selected center of excellence for e-learning
October 26, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s investment in e-learning over the past decade has paid dividends for hundreds of northwest Ohio students seeking to finish their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online.

Composer Mikel Kuehn wins Copland, Ettelson awards
October 26, 2009 - As the recipient of an Aaron Copland Award, Bowling Green State University music composition faculty member Dr. Mikel Kuehn will be able to focus on his work while soaking up inspiration during a residency at the famous composer’s longtime home in New York.

Viramontez Anguiano wins Ornelas award
October 26, 2009 - His energetic commitment to creating both a climate in which multicultural students and faculty can succeed and widespread multicultural awareness have earned Dr. Ruben Viramontez Anguiano, a Bowling Green State University associate professor of family and consumer sciences, this year’s Miguel Ornelas Human Relations award.

In memoriam: Ray B. Browne
October 23, 2009 - Dr. Ray B. Browne, who was instrumental in establishing the first full-fledged department of popular culture in the United States at Bowling Green State University in 1973, died Oct. 22 at home in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was 87.

Early Childhood Conference offers workshops
October 19, 2009 - Early childhood educators will learn new ways to energize teaching, build relationships with parents, and bring fun and movement into the classroom at the Early Childhood Conference at Bowling Green State University.

Walleye spawning among marketing challenges
October 19, 2009 - The puck was dropped last Friday on the Toledo Walleye’s inaugural hockey season. How the newborn franchise hopes to grow will be discussed Tuesday (Oct. 20) at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU wins award for economic development
October 19, 2009 - As the use of wind turbines to generate electrical power has increased, so has the demand for the turbines. A collaborative group of Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo researchers was recognized recently for taking a fresh approach to determining the most promising sites in Ohio for production of the giant windmills. Their method could potentially be replicated for other industries as well.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ comes to BGSU
October 16, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film presents the celebrated family favorite “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Oct. 22-25. Performances will be in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, located in University Hall. Evening performances Thursday through Saturday will begin at 8 p.m.; the Saturday and Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

BGSU’s New Music Festival marks 30th year
October 16, 2009 - Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and the International Contemporary Ensemble will be featured guests Oct. 22-24 at Bowling Green State University’s 30th annual New Music Festival.

Dr. Cartwright to give State of the University
October 14, 2009 - Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright will discuss where BGSU stands and goals for the coming year in the annual State of the University address, at 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 15) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Music faculty part of Romanian cultural exchange
October 14, 2009 - Faculty from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts are participating in the American Romanian Festival this fall. The festival comprises events in the United States and Romania, including a chamber music concert at noon Tuesday (Oct. 20) in Bryan Recital Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center.

Mathey honored by Barbershop Harmony Society
October 12, 2009 - Richard Mathey, a Professor Emeritus of music performance studies at Bowling Green State University, has received two of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s highest honors.

BGSU to host Music Discovery Day
October 09, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will hold its annual Music Discovery Day on Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Panel named to lead hockey/Ice Arena fundraising
October 08, 2009 - The names are synonymous with the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena and Falcon Hockey – Scott Hamilton, Garry Galley, and Mike Pikul. The University announced today that the three have agreed to lead a $5 million fundraising campaign to support the program and arena they love.

Jazz guitarist John Hart to visit BGSU
October 08, 2009 - Esteemed jazz guitarist John Hart will be the featured performer at Bowling Green State University’s annual Jazz Spotlight concert, at 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 15) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Artists to visit BGSU in person and exhibits
October 07, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center Galleries will host internationally recognized artists and a series of events both on and off campus Oct. 15-17. Two exhibitions, “The Poetic Dialogue” and “Contemporary India,” will open Oct. 16 in the galleries.

New video viewing center named for Ralph Wolfe
October 06, 2009 - A new Bowling Green State University resource for the study of film and video will bear the name of its benefactor. The BGSU Board of Trustees on Oct. 2 honored Dr. Ralph Haven Wolfe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Gish Professor of Film Studies, by naming a viewing center in his honor.

September 2009 News Releases

BGSU Homecoming week is here
September 28, 2009 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—It’s Homecoming week, the rite of fall that comes complete with parades, pep rallies, football and other festivities on college campuses across the land. And this week will be no different at Bowling Green State University, especially on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3.

‘Clarinet Collage’ begins Young People’s Concerts
September 28, 2009 - The 2009-10 season of the Young People’s Concerts at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 3, with “Clarinet Collage,” a presentation by the college’s clarinet studio, at 11 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Postcard book showcases Donahue’s ‘art cars’
September 28, 2009 - For Dr. Matthew Donahue, an instructor in popular culture at Bowling Green State University, a car is more than just a vehicle. In his hands, what most would call a “junker” is transformed instead into an “art car.” Covered in materials from paint to vinyl records to tile, his reimagined creations have been exhibited in art car fairs and parades around the country and are now featured in a book of postcards called “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience,” published by Jive Bomb Press.

BGSU Festival Series continues with NEXUS
September 22, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host the percussion group NEXUS at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 as part of the 2009-10 Festival Series. The concert will be in Kobacker Hall of BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center.

Lillios composition wins first prize
September 21, 2009 - A composition by Dr. Elainie Lillios, a Bowling Green State University associate professor of musical arts, has won first prize in the “music with instruments” section at the 36th annual Bourges International Competition in France. Lillios was notified in early July that “Veiled Resonance,” written for soprano saxophone and live electronics, had won.

Ueltschy to foster BGSU-Canadian scholarship
September 21, 2009 - When Dr. Linda Ueltschy goes to Canada this month as a U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist, she will in a sense be taking Bowling Green State University students with her. Ueltschy, an associate professor of management, has prepared interactive teaching modules that will unite classrooms at Bowling Green and the University of Calgary.

Theatre and film opens curtain on 88th season’
September 21, 2009 - For Dr. Matthew Donahue, an instructor in popular culture at Bowling Green State University, a car is more than just a vehicle. In his hands, what most would call a “junker” is transformed instead into an “art car.” Covered in materials from paint to vinyl records to tile, his reimagined creations have been exhibited in art car fairs and parades around the country and are now featured in a book of postcards called “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience,” published by Jive Bomb Press.

Berger to lead national sport psychology group
September 16, 2009 - Dr. Bonnie Berger, a professor in Bowling Green State University’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, is being sworn in today (Wednesday Sept. 16) as president-elect of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). The ceremony will take place at the group’s annual conference, in Salt Lake City.

Former Lehman Brothers VP to discuss the collapse
September 16, 2009 - A year ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers dealt a devastating blow to America’s—and the world’s—financial system.

Works by BGSU student composer to premiere in NYC
September 15, 2009 - Audiences from Toledo to New York City to Boston will be treated to music by up-and-coming composer Timothy Stulman this fall and next year. Stulman is pursuing his doctor of musical arts degree in contemporary music at Bowling Green State University with Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude.

Music’s effects on nervous system
September 14, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host a guest performance by neurologist Kamal Chemali and esteemed pianist Prisca Benoit.

BGSU theatre and film to open 88th season
September 14, 2009 - Subscriptions and single tickets are available for the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film’s 88th season.

Learn about international internships at BGSU talk
September 14, 2009 - Those interested in pursuing internships in other countries are invited to a presentation at Bowling Green State University on Wednesday (Sept. 16). Bruce Purdy, senior program manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, will discuss his own experiences abroad and provide information about several programs and opportunities.

BGSU to launch fundraising campaign for hockey
September 11, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that its hockey program will continue to be a part of the University’s tradition and culture.

Academic advisor from BGSU available at Terra
September 11, 2009 - Bowling Green State University now has an academic advisor at Terra Community College’s new College and University Information Center a half day each week. The center is located in Room 200G, Building A, on the Terra campus.

BGSU student’s invention gaining momentum
September 09, 2009 - It was just about a year ago, on Aug. 23, 2008, that Bowling Green State University student James Baker recorded an idea in his journal for an improved method of converting organic material into usable energy. Known as biomass gasification, the process reduces sources such as grass or wood to produce synthetic gas similar to natural gas or propane. These fuels can be used in a variety of applications, from automobiles to heating furnaces.

BGSU breaks ground on its future
September 03, 2009 - Bowling Green State University embarked Thursday (Sept. 3) on what University President Carol Cartwright called “one of the most significant building and remodeling programs in our history.”.

August 2009 News Releases

Families share culture with BGSU International
August 21, 2009 - Families who would like to invite an international student in Bowling Green to share a meal, a holiday, a trip to the mall or other activities can volunteer through Bowling Green State University’s Center for International Programs (CIP) and the International Friendship Program.

BGSU among 'America’s Best Colleges' again
August 20, 2009 - The report is in, and Bowling Green State University has reason to celebrate. The 2009-10 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” cites the University for excellence in undergraduate education in three categories—a strong commitment to teaching, first-year experience programs and learning communities.

80 BGSU students chosen for Phi Beta Kappa honors
August 12, 2009 - Eighty Bowling Green State University students—both continuing students and recent graduates—were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected scholastic honor society in the nation.

Colom promoted to VP for enrollment management
August 11, 2009 - Albert Colom, Bowling Green State University’s vice provost for enrollment management, has been promoted to vice president for enrollment management. He will report to the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Arts Enterprise looks to expand reach nationally
August 11, 2009 - Members of the Arts Enterprise (AE) student organization are, as the name suggests, an enterprising lot. Devoted to connecting the arts and business worlds to promote social growth, they can also unite the two for their own entrepreneurial efforts.

BGSU among 'America’s Best Colleges' again
August 03, 2009 - Learning to use one’s body more naturally and efficiently, with less tension, is the aim of the Alexander Technique, a simple and effective method for improving body use used worldwide. At Bowling Green State University, a free workshop on the technique will be held Aug. 29 and 30, sponsored by the College of Musical Arts. Aimed primarily at singers, instrumentalists and actors, the workshop is open to the entire University and other invited guests.

July 2009 News Releases

BGSU commits $2.5 million to ice arena renovations
July 30, 2009 - Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright announced today that the University will commit $2.5 million in capital improvement funds toward the renovation of its ice arena.

Catalano adding 'Highlights' to resume
July 28, 2009 - Nearly 20 years ago, “The Bear Who Loved Puccini” launched Dr. Dominic Catalano’s career as an illustrator of children’s picture books.

Long-forgotten Chinese museum design now reality
July 28, 2009 - Plans created 20 years ago by Kerry Sizheng Fan for a museum in Hubei Province, China, have at last been realized. The museum, celebrating the rich cultural history of the area, has been built and is now open to the public..

SETGO students immersing themselves in researchy
July 28, 2009 - It’s a bit of a leap from studying theatre arts to looking for the genetic marker of a plant species, but for Amanda Ramirez of Toledo, funding and mentoring through the Science, Engineering and Technology Gateway Ohio (SETGO) program made it a possibility.

Area artists awarded at BGSU regional show
July 27, 2009 - Residents of Wood, Lucas and Henry counties took home top awards from the recent opening reception at the second annual Northwest Ohio (NoWOH) Community Art Exhibition at Bowling Green State University.

27 students receive BGSU Music Talent Awards
July 27, 2009 - Twenty-seven incoming students have won Music Talent Awards from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. The awards range from $1,000 to $8,000.

BGSU online, blended learning gets state attentio
July 27, 2009 - When Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, Ohio Board of Regents (OBOR) vice chancellor for academic affairs and systems integration, held a distance-learning summit in Columbus in early May, she heard a buzz from other state participants that made her want to visit Bowling Green State University.

BGSU names provost
July 16, 2009 - Dr. Kenneth W. BorlandJr., provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania, has been named Bowling Green State University’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost effective Aug. 15.

BGSU maintains tuition freeze for fall semester
July 13, 2009 - Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright announced today that the University will maintain its freeze on tuition for the 2009 fall semester despite the pending Ohio budget agreement that permits state colleges and universities to raise tuition.

June 2009 News Releases

BGSU trustees adopt 2009-10 budget
June 26, 2009 - In the midst of unsettled state budget negotiations, Bowling Green State University has adopted a balanced budget for 2009-10. The BGSU Board of Trustees at its June 26 meeting approved a $283.6 million educational and general fund budget for the University’s main campus and a $14.8 million budget for its Firelands campus. The budget reflects the third year of a freeze on undergraduate tuition rates, and comes at the beginning of Ohio’s next budget biennium.

Emeritus status granted to 23 BGSU faculty retiree
June 26, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University Trustees honored 23 retiring faculty members June 26 by granting them emeritus status.

Dr. Kevin B. Lake joins BGSU board of trustees
June 26, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees welcomed new member Dr. Kevin B. Lake, medical director of the Columbus Southern Medical Center, at its June 25-26 meetings. Dr. Lake was appointed by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to a nine-year term.

Sebo Named Chair of BGSU Board of Trustees
June 26, 2009 - Robert Sebo, Salem resident and retired executive of Paychex Inc., has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bowling Green State University.

Japanese Consulate honors Asian Studies director
June 23, 2009 - Akiko Kawano Jones, director of the Asian Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, recently received a Consul General Award from the Japanese Consulate for Michigan and Ohio in Detroit.

BGSU announces ice arena feasibility study
June 19, 2009 - Bowling Green State University will take the next step in the review of its Ice Arena and hockey program with a feasibility study to gauge interest and capacity for a fund-raising campaign.

Web access aids Nigerian farmers
June 16, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2007, found villagers and officials in Ihiala, Nigeria, at the opening ceremony for the SI May Knowledge Centre where, for the first time, local residents would have free access to the Internet. The center housed four computers offering resources of use to farmers and unrestricted access to the Web.

Student proposal for food-donation plan funded
June 16, 2009 - Many poor children go to school without breakfast, but studies show that 92 percent of college students—even though most have meal plans—do not eat a morning meal, either. Could that food be donated to those in need?

Muego invited to teach at Hanoi education college
June 16, 2009 - While each new school year brings its challenges and new experiences, for Dr. Benjamin N. Muego, a Bowling Green State University professor of political science and Asian studies, fall 2009 promises to be especially remarkable. He will be traveling to Vietnam as the first U.S. faculty member to teach at the Hanoi University of Education (HUE).

May 2009 News Releases

BGSU names Alumni Laureate Scholars for 2009
May 19, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University Alumni Association has announced this fall’s class of Alumni Laureate Scholars. The program offers the largest and most prestigious scholarship at BGSU. Each year, the program introduces extraordinary individuals into the student body and provides a framework for them to leave the University as visionary leaders equipped to meet the challenges of the future.

BGSU senior’s art to be shown in New York gallery
May 04, 2009 - Underlying Bowling Green State University student Luke Ahern’s colorful paintings of bright shapes and forms is an awareness and reflection of the structures of nature. And underneath that is an exploration of the dichotomy between Western science and Eastern philosophy.

Tom Muir honored for mastery of metals
May 04, 2009 - “Masterful Metalsmiths,” “The Art of Gold,” “Innovative Tools for Personal Use”—The titles of exhibits in which Tom Muir, Distinguished Professor of the Arts at Bowling Green State University, has been represented reveal a bit about the artist and his work. From jewelry to sculpture to teapots, his style elegantly and playfully blends functionality with aesthetic beauty.

Katrina Caldwell is BGSU’s top senior
May 01, 2009 - Katrina Caldwell of Hilliard is the 2009 Outstanding Senior at Bowling Green State University. The award was announced at Beyond BG, the senior farewell on April 27.

April 2009 News Releases

Ceremony marks start of Wolfe Center
April 30, 2009 - Spectators at Bowling Green State University’s April 25 groundbreaking ceremony for the Wolfe Center for the Arts found themselves surrounded by the arts.

BGSU honors former president Sidney Ribeau
April 27, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that it will honor its former President Sidney Ribeau by naming a new campus plaza and a student development program for him.

BGSU identifies its centers of excellence
April 24, 2009 - Areas of strength at Bowling Green State University that play important roles in the state’s vitality have been identified and approved by the BGSU Board of Trustees as centers of excellence.

New members enter Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
April 24, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame has inducted four new members who forged highly successful business careers after graduating from BGSU.

Creativity unearthed for new BGSU arts center
April 22, 2009 - Groundbreaking celebration for BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts set for April 25. As communities across the country are turning to the arts for creative solutions to stimulate economic recovery, Bowling Green State University is building creativity into the landscape and jumpstarting the regional economy with plans for a new arts center on campus.

Book examines French efforts to force assimilation
April 14, 2009 - France is notoriously protective of its culture. It has sometimes been viewed humorously by the rest of the world for what is seen as its overzealous attempts to fend off the encroachment of English words into la belle langue and American foods into its cuisine.

BGSU finalizes Ice Arena working group
April 14, 2009 - Bowling Green State University President Carol A. Cartwright announced today the members of the working group that will explore operational, usage and facility-improvement solutions for the University’s 43-year-old Ice Arena.

BGSU to lay off 15-20 classified employees
April 03, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that 15 to 20 classified staff members will be laid off at its Bowling Green campus. Classified staff are the University’s hourly employees.

Travelocity, TOMS founders to headline Sebo Series
April 03, 2009 - Internationally recognized entrepreneurs Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com, and Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS: Shoes for a Better Tomorrow, will be the featured speakers at the sixth annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship, April 24 at Bowling Green State University.

Gromko earns BGSU’s Lifetime Achievement Award
April 03, 2009 - When he retires this summer, Dr. Mark Gromko, interim provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Bowling Green State University, will leave a legacy of teaching, scholarship and academic leadership at BGSU that both he and the University can be proud of.

March 2009 News Releases

Hess wins top Ohio Academy of History honor
March 30, 2009 - Dr. Gary Hess, a Bowling Green State University historian and nationally known authority on U.S. foreign relations, has been named the 2009 winner of the Ohio Academy of History (OAH) Distinguished Historian Award.

State honors BGSU biologist as Faculty Innovator
March 30, 2009 - Creating a free, online textbook used by students in his Animal Behavior class has earned Dr. Robert Huber, a professor of biology at Bowling Green State University, one of the inaugural 10 Faculty Innovator Awards from the University System of Ohio (USO).

BGSU Students vote to support Stroh Center
March 28, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that undergraduate students have overwhelmingly voted to support the Stroh Center, the University’s planned 4,700-seat convocation center.

Baker Lecture: ‘Building a Healthier America’
March 27, 2009 - “Building a Healthier America” is the focus of the 10th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health Thursday (April 2) at Bowling Green State University. Three speakers will address the topic from 2-3:30 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A reception will follow.

BGSU to host Eco-Fair on Earth Day
March 27, 2009 - An Earth Day Eco-Fair on Wednesday (April 22) will be the highlight of Earth Week on the Bowling Green State University campus. The University will partner with a number of city and county agencies and organizations to present more than two-dozen displays on environmental issues, green products and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Pallister tribute to precede reading by author
March 24, 2009 - Montréal author, screenwriter and storyteller Monique Proulx will be the 10th artist in the Pallister Francophone Canadian Lecture Series at Bowling Green State University. She will give a reading at 6 p.m. April 1 in the Pallister Conference Room of BGSU’s Jerome Library.

Brain Awareness Day looks at environmental toxins
March 16, 2009 - "Environmental Toxins and the Brain" is the theme of Bowling Green State University’s Brain Awareness Day on March 24.

Ethnic studies at BGSU marks 30th anniversary
March 16, 2009 - The ethnic studies department at Bowling Green State University is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a series of speakers offering views into less-known segments of society. All events are free and open to the public.

Leclair wakes up music world in Alarm Will Sound
March 16, 2009 - Talking with Bowling Green State University oboist Jackie Leclair is like the proverbial breath of fresh air. The energy and enthusiasm she expresses about her work auger good things for contemporary classical music.

BGSU may be victim of investment fraud
March 16, 2009 - Bowling Green State University announced today that it might be the victim of an apparent fraud by the principals of Westridge Capital Management, Inc.

BGSU students to offer spring-break hurricane aid
March 06, 2009 - A group of 51 Bowling Green State University students will spend their spring break in Texas—helping clean up after unwelcome past visitors to the Galveston area.

February 2009 News Releases

'Dating Doctor' to host fifth Falcon Film Festival
February 20, 2009 - The “Dating Doctor” will make a house call Saturday, Feb. 28, at Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Film Festival.

Bowling Green Opera Theater presents comic romp
February 20, 2009 - Strong-willed wives turn the tables on their stubborn husbands in ways that bring laughter and love to all in “I quattro rusteghi,” presented by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater. The comic opera will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU co-hosts financial aid workshop at library
February 19, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s Office of Student Financial Aid is teaming with the Wood County District Public Library to present a free workshop on college financial aid. Financial Aid 101 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25) at the library, located at 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green.

Lecture looks at other effects of global warming
February 18, 2009 - Much has been heard about the physical and social changes potentially caused by global warming. Another, equally serious, area of impact will be the focus of this year’s Edward Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University.

Midwest sport, exercise psychology meeting at BGSU
February 18, 2009 - Sport and exercise psychology students and faculty experts from around the Midwest will gather at Bowling Green State University’s Eppler Center Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20 and 21) to discuss new research, techniques and directions in the field.

BGSU presents 'The Trojan Women'
February 18, 2009 - A production of Euripides’ timeless play about war and its impact, “The Trojan Women,” will be presented by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 26-28.

Trumpeter Paul Merkelo headlines BGSU's Brass Week
February 13, 2009 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet for the Montreal Symphony, during Brass Week Feb. 17-21.

BGSU Dean's List announced
February 12, 2009 - Bowling Green State University has named 3,515 undergraduate students to its Dean's List for achieving grade point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale during fall semester.

An Evening with Scott Hamilton on tap at BGSU
February 11, 2009 - Bowling Green State University will welcome Scott Hamilton back to his hometown for a fund-raising event celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Olympic gold-medal figure skating performance.

Presidents' Day puts 'open' in open house at BGSU
February 11, 2009 - Put nearly 225 classes and more than 160 academic departments and programs together, and what do you have? An open house true to its name at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU to honor Czisny
February 10, 2009 - Bowling Green State University on Thursday (Feb. 12) will host a reception honoring U.S. women’s figure skating champion Alissa Czisny, who grew up in Bowling Green and is now a BGSU senior.

Photographer Joanne Leonard to speak at BGSU
February 09, 2009 - Groundbreaking photographer Joanne Leonard will share her life experiences and work this week in a talk at Bowling Green State University called “Being in Pictures: Intimacy, Photography, Memory.”

Delta Electronics Fellow named at BGSU
February 09, 2009 - A Bowling Green State University researcher working on the next generation of solar cells has been named the first Delta Electronics Fellow in BGSU’s Center for Photochemical Sciences. Dr. Xichen Cai, a postdoctoral fellow, is a team member in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Neckers, the center’s founder and executive director.

BGSU forensics extends tournament winning streak
February 06, 2009 - Members of the Bowling Green State University forensics, speech and debate team won eight of the 10 individual events last weekend as BGSU claimed its eighth straight Collegiate Forensic Association (CFA) tournament championship.

Composer, conductor Alice Parker to visit BGSU
February 05, 2009 - Renowned composer, conductor and lecturer Alice Parker will be at Bowling Green State University Monday-Thursday (Feb. 9-12). Parker is the 2008-09 Helen McMaster Endowed Professor in Vocal and Choral Studies.

`A Child Called `It" author to speak Feb.11
February 04, 2009 - Dave Pelzer, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller “A Child Called ‘It,’” will speak on “The Real Heroes” at Bowling Green State University Feb. 11.

Soprano de Niese to perform in Festival Series
February 03, 2009 - The Festival Series at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will feature internationally acclaimed soprano Danielle de Niese at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center

‘My Children! My Africa!’ onstage at BGSU
February 03, 2009 - South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” will open Bowling Green State University’s spring theatre season.

Ethics of housing debacle examined
February 02, 2009 - Dr. Robert Kolb will be at Bowling Green State University next week to provide some answers to the question on many Americans’ lips these days: “How did we get in this mess?” 



Cartwright dons mantle of BGSU president
February 02, 2009 - Spirits were high in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom Jan. 30 when Bowling Green State University installed Dr. Carol A. Cartwright as its 10th president. Backed by tall banners displaying BGSU scenes and flanked by the Academic Charter, mace and presidential medallion, Cartwright assumed the role of leader of the institution.

January 2009 News Releases

BGSU economist promoted by Fed, predicts growth
January 29, 2009 - Dr. Timothy Fuerst, a professor of economics at Bowling Green State University, has been named a senior economic advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

BGSU names new dean of Arts and Sciences
January 28, 2009 - Bowling Green State University today announced the naming of Dr. Simon Morgan-Russell as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences, effective next Monday, Feb. 2.

BGSU campaign raises $146.5 million
January 26, 2009 - Bowling Green State University has told its students to “dream big,” and when, in 2002, the University set a goal of raising $120 million, it was a high standard that many felt would be unattainable. But the dream became a reality: BGSU received $146,533,152 in gifts and commitments during the Building Dreams Centennial fund-raising campaign that ended Dec. 31.

BGSU names vice provost for enrollment management
January 21, 2009 - Albert Colom, vice president for enrollment management at Oklahoma State University (OSU), has been named Bowling Green State University’s vice provost for enrollment management effective Jan. 26.

Architect to discuss design of BGSU arts center
January 21, 2009 - Craig Dykers, a principal in the award-winning architecture firm Snøhetta, will speak at Bowling Green State University next week. The company has designed the University’s Wolfe Center for the Arts, for which BGSU is scheduled to break ground this spring.

Campus marks historic year in black history
January 15, 2009 - With the upcoming presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the 2009 celebrations of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and in February of Black History Month, promise to be especially meaningful. Bowling Green State University also marks the 40th anniversary of its Black Student Union and the 10th anniversary of its Black Issues Conference this year.

Conference to address economic 'state of region'
January 13, 2009 - Rural economic development and the automotive industry will be among the topics discussed Jan. 28 during the seventh annual State of the Region conference in Perrysburg.

BGSU to observe King holiday with day of service
January 12, 2009 - Bowling Green State University students plan to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on” instead of a “day off” this year by participating in a day of service designed to honor Dr. King and his work in the community.

Boston Philharmonic conductor to speak at BGSU
January 12, 2009 - What does classical music have to offer us today? And how can it relate to business and leadership? In the hands of Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the power and spirit of the music translate into much more than a listening experience—one that inspires people to look inward and approach life with new gusto.

BGSU symposium to weigh Canadian water governance
January 12, 2009 - A 2003 report by the U.S. General Accounting Office on future water availability and use noted that water managers in 36 states expected either local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013. The declining stock of freshwater could raise the possibility of U.S.-Canadian conflict, given that almost 9 percent of Canada’s landmass is covered by freshwater.

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright is named BGSU president
January 06, 2009 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees voted Tuesday (Jan. 6) to name Dr. Carol A. Cartwright as president of BGSU. Cartwright has been serving as the University’s interim president since last July, just prior to the departure of former President Sidney Ribeau in August.


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