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December 2010 News Releases

‘Forward Falcons’ celebrates women's sports
December 16, 2010 - Long before women’s sports were governed by the NCAA, long before Title IX changed the face of school athletics, women at Bowling Green State University were energetically and enthusiastically participating in sports, from basketball and swimming to field hockey and fencing.

BGSU celebrates December commencement
December 13, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will recognize its newest class of graduates on Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18. The commencement ceremony marks the 269th graduation at BGSU, with 1,034 diplomas being awarded, including 203 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

Younger Family Fund benefits WBGU-PBS
December 09, 2010 - Local public programming is getting a serious financial boost thanks to the generosity of a Findlay couple. Charles and Mariann Younger have donated $260,000 to WBGU-PBS to establish the Younger Family Fund. The money will be used to finance local television productions.

Prominent alumna makes donation to Popular Culture
December 07, 2010 - Eileen O’Neill, one of Bowling Green State University’s 100 Most Prominent Alumni, is giving back in a big way. O’Neill, the president and general manager of the cable network TLC, and her partner, Karen Stoddard, have given the University a $100,000 gift to establish “the Stoddard and O’Neill Endowment for Studies in Popular Culture” as well as another $10,000 to the department that can be used immediately to assist students and faculty. Both Stoddard and O’Neill have master’s degrees in popular culture from BGSU.

Celebration concert closes Centennial events
December 07, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will close out its centennial year with a concert and program at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU Ethics Bowl team prepares for nationals
December 07, 2010 - Should the Brazilian government flood a valley to create a hydroelectric power plant that will displace thousands of indigenous people? Should it be legal for avatars in Second Life to have child cybersex?

November 2010 News Releases

Experience Arts Extravaganza at BGSU
November 24, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University School of Art will host its sixth annual Arts Extravaganza from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the campus Fine Arts Center. Showcasing BGSU’s arts programs, the evening offers community members a chance to do some holiday shopping while enjoying demonstrations, performances and hands-on activities.

Former TPS superintendent to speak at BGSU
November 24, 2010 - Dr. Eugene Sanders, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District since 2006 and former superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, will speak about "Transforming America's Schools" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. A former BGSU faculty member, his talk is part of the College of Education and Human Development’s Centennial Lecture Series.

Patterns in the brain topic of BGSU lecture
November 23, 2010 - Do you ever have a song that gets stuck in your head, or a series of thoughts or memories that seem to keep playing over and over in your mind, like a broken record? These out-of-control mental patterns are thought to be due to learned activity patterns in sets (assemblies) of neurons.

BGSU Festival Series presents 'Sound of Christmas'
November 22, 2010 - Bowling Green State University celebrates the holidays with “The Sound of Christmas” with the Empire Brass and Elisabeth von Trapp, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance is the Louise F. Rees Memorial Concert.

BGSU Philharmonia gives final fall concert
November 17, 2010 - The Bowling Green Philharmonia will present its final concert of the fall season at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, director of orchestral activities, will conduct the performance, which will include works by Samuel Adler, Samuel Barber and Hector Berlioz.

Pianist Lisa Moore to perform in Bowling Green
November 17, 2010 - Acclaimed avant-garde pianist Lisa Moore will appear at both Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts and at the Clazel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM).

BGSU marks Native American Heritage Month
November 11, 2010 - In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Bowling Green State University will offer a glimpse into contemporary Native Americans' lives with a series of programs Friday (Nov. 12).
The event is organized by BGSU’s Native American Unity Council.

Veterans get in free to BGSU-Miami game
November 04, 2010 - Bowling Green State University is offering free tickets to community veterans and service members for the Nov. 10 home game against Miami, in honor of Veterans Day. In addition, veterans’ family members can buy tickets at the group rate of $8.

BGSU Honors Program hosts Tuition Raffle
November 04, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Honors Program is holding a raffle with some unusual prizes — a full semester’s and half-semester’s tuition for BGSU Honors students. The Honors Program is hosting its 28th annual Tuition Raffle now through the end of January. Tuition Raffle is the second-largest student-run fund-raiser on campus.

Cartwrights donate $50,000 to BGSU
November 04, 2010 - Bowling Green State University President Dr. Carol Cartwright and her husband, Dr. G. Phillip Cartwright, have made a $50,000 contribution to the University.

Community invited to BGSU Academic Convocation
November 04, 2010 - Bowling Green State University would like to extend an invitation to the community to attend the Centennial Anniversary Academic Convocation at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Anderson Arena.

Baseball and American identity focus of new book
November 01, 2010 - Long considered America’s “national pastime,” baseball can also be used to define the country’s identity post-9/11 and during the ongoing War on Terror. That’s the focus of a new book by Dr. Michael Butterworth of Bowling Green State University. “Baseball and the Rhetorics of Purity” was published last month by the University of Alabama Press.

BGSU sociologist examines child well-being
November 01, 2010 - In an article on "Marriage and Child Well-Being: Research and Policy Perspectives,” published this month by the Journal of Marriage and Family, Bowling Green State University sociologist Dr. Susan Brown states that children today are less likely to be born into a “traditional” family structure, defined as two biological married parents.

October 2010 News Releases

WBGU-PBS hosts live premiere of documentary
October 28, 2010 - The live broadcast premiere of the WBGU-PBS documentary “Bowling Green Women’s Basketball: A Legacy of Excellence” will take place at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, on WBGU-TV HD channel 27.1, Bowling Green State University’s Public Broadcasting System television station.

BGSU opera students to perform 'Iolanthe'
October 27, 2010 - Students and alumni from Bowling Green State University Opera Theater will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Iolanthe” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Wooster Center, 1124 E. Wooster St. in Bowling Green.

‘Latino Images’ theme of BGSU Conference
October 26, 2010 - Latino images will be explored tomorrow (Oct. 27) at Bowling Green State University during the 17th annual Latino Issues Conference. Comprising discussion sessions, a keynote speaker and a Mexican and Puerto Rican-themed luncheon, the conference will provide a daylong look at the lives of Latinos in America.

Award-winning teacher speaks at BGSU
October 26, 2010 - LouAnne Johnson, author of My Posse Don’t Do Homework and Teaching Outside the Box, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 28) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. Johnson, whose My Posse book was made into the 1995 film “Dangerous Minds” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, is a nationally acclaimed teacher who previously was an award-winning U.S. Navy journalist and Marine Corps officer.

BGSU in ‘constructive’ relationship with city park
October 21, 2010 - The new Simpson Garden Park on Wintergarden Road in Bowling Green is being enhanced, thanks to Bowling Green State University students in construction management classes. Their work represents the first formal affiliation between a BGSU academic department and an outside organization for the purpose of service-learning.

BGSU rallies to ‘Take Back the Night’
October 20, 2010 - Bowling Green State University students and community members are joining with their counterparts around the world on Friday, Oct. 22, to “Take Back the Night.” Women and men will join in solidarity for a rally, march and speak-out to promote ending violence against women.

Acclaimed opera educator presents master class
October 19, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host nationally heralded opera educator Ann Baltz, the founder of OperaWorks, from Oct. 24-26.

Conference to provide forum for sustainability
October 18, 2010 - From the food we eat to the buildings we build and the ways in which we teach, the concept of sustainability permeates our lives but is not always a conscious part of our education.

Sustainability expert keynote speaker for event
October 18, 2010 - A pioneer in the sustainability movement will be the keynote speaker for the Ray Marvin Leadership Summit to be held at Bowling Green State University on Oct. 25. Darcy Winslow will discuss “Sustainable Inspiration – Leading from the Edge” at 4 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Real estate seminar focuses on customer service
October 18, 2010 - In this tough housing market, area real estate professionals need a competitive advantage. The Institute for Excellence in Services (IES) at Bowling Green State University will focus on the importance of successful customer service skills in its annual marketing seminar. “Successfully Service Real Estate Customers” will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU, UT study wind turbines’ impact on migration
October 12, 2010 - Just six miles outside Bowling Green, off Route 6, four wind turbines rise into the sky. They are the largest turbines in the state that feed into an electric grid, and the focus of a massive collaborative research project between Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. Faculty and students from both schools are looking at the effects of these turbines on bird and bat migration.

ODK students lead University ‘back to our roots’
October 12, 2010 - Students in Bowling Green State University’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter are leading a campus “Back to our Roots” fund-raising effort to help keep St. John’s Wood in Wintergarden Park a nature preserve—and out of the hands of developers.

New Music Festival draws eclectic mix
October 12, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s 31st annual New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 25 guest composers and performers October 21-23. The international festival includes concerts, lectures and workshops.

BGSU Young People’s Concerts series begins
October 11, 2010 - This year’s Young People’s Concerts series at Bowling Green State University will begin Saturday (Oct. 16) with “Wishing on a Star,” a presentation by the musical theater program in the College of Musical Arts.

BGSU hosts Musical Discovery Day
October 11, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will hold its annual Musical Discovery Day on Monday, Oct. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

'Silent Witnesses' to be unveiled
October 05, 2010 - In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Bowing Green State University Women's Center will host the unveiling of the 2010 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave.,
in Perrysburg.

BGSU faculty authors guide for architects
October 05, 2010 - For an architect, a standard resume or portfolio is not an adequate introduction when presenting him- or herself to potential clients. Not only are the finished products important to share, but also the process by which the architect works—and that is more difficult to convey.

Firefighters enhance skills at State Fire School
October 04, 2010 - More than 100 firefighters will be coming to State Fire School at Bowling Green State University this week to get the most up-to-date, hands-on training.

BGSU and Arbor Day Foundation plant trees
October 04, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and the Arbor Day Foundation are coming together to make campus look a little greener.

Same-sex partners to receive health benefits
October 01, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees voted at its Oct. 1 meeting to extend health care benefits to same-sex partners of University employees beginning Jan. 1. In addition, children and same-sex domestic partners will have access to the same BGSU educational fee waiver and leave programs, such as sick leave and Family Medical Leave, as do employee spouses and dependent children.

September 2010 News Releases

BGSU celebrates Homecoming 2010
September 30, 2010 - Homecoming week at Bowling Green State University is full of traditions, spirit and many activities. While various events have taken place on campus during the week, Friday and Saturday’s (Oct 1 and 2) activities will involve alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends as they gather for the parade, pep rally, football game and tailgating.

BGSU donates Electric Falcon
September 30, 2010 - In 1994, Bowling Green State University’s Electric Vehicle Institute built an electric-powered race car. A prototype for zero-emission vehicles, the Electric Falcon won the Lightning Electric Car Championship, and served as a research platform for the development of motor, controller and drive train components for many University projects.

BGSU alumnus to address mental health issues
September 28, 2010 - One of Bowling Green State University’s Prominent Alumni is the featured speaker for the College of Health and Human Services Centennial Homecoming Lecture on Friday, Oct. 1.

BGSU, PNC celebrate financial services center
September 21, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and PNC Bank, N.A., will celebrate the opening of PNC’s new financial services center in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 22) with a ribbon-tying event. The opening of the services center is part of the university banking relationship between BGSU and PNC announced in July.

Expanded green tailgating starts Saturday
September 17, 2010 - Falcon fans enjoying a little tailgating before tomorrow’s (Sept. 18) first home football game will have more ways to help keep the campus “green.”

BGSU opera students perform Mozart, Handel
September 17, 2010 - From stage lights to sunlight, audiences at Bowling Green State University’s next Opera Theater production will see a double bill of Mozart and Handel. Mozart’s “The Impresario” and Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

TLC leader, alumna returning to BGSU
September 14, 2010 - Eileen O’Neill is living proof that an internship can lead to your future career. While earning a master’s degree in popular culture at Bowling Green State University, O’Neill interned at Discovery Communications. Twenty years later she is the president and general manager of The Learning Channel (TLC), a division of Discovery. Under her direction, TLC has added a number of popular reality series including “Cake Boss” and “19 Kids and Counting.”

Get information at BGSU Graduate College Fair
September 14, 2010 - All those interested in pursuing graduate education are invited to Bowling Green State University’s Graduate College Fair, from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Book is first in U.S. on Chicago landmark
September 14, 2010 - They’re Chicago landmarks, their signature round towers highly visible from the waterfront and shown in innumerable films, advertisements and billboards around the world. Yet Marina City has been strangely overlooked by architecture writers. A new book by Igor Marjanović of Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of the Bowling Green State University School of Art, sets the iconic complex in its context, architecturally, historically and socially.

Learn about firefighting, safety, at expo
September 13, 2010 - Ever dream of being a firefighter? This Saturday (Sept. 18), you can see what it feels like to wear firefighting gear and learn about the job from local firefighters at the Firefighting and Safety Expo, from 3:30-6 p.m. outside Doyt Perry Stadium.

BGSU film series spotlights Ohio actors
September 09, 2010 - Why has Ohio spawned so many prominent actors, from Lillian and Dorothy Gish to Paul Newman to Katie Holmes? No one knows, but a special Sunday matinee series in the Gish Film Theater and Gallery at Bowling Green State University will feature some famous screen stars from years past, all of whom have stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Conference looks at Kenya
September 09, 2010 - The Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, will give the keynote address at this year’s Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) conference, to be held Sept. 17 and 18 at Bowling Green State University.

Prize-winning composer to speak at convocation
September 08, 2010 - Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon will be the special guest speaker for the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts’ annual “All College Convocation” at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

‘Women’s Work’ and ceramics open exhibit season
September 07, 2010 - Bowling Green State University Galleries kicks off the fall season with two group shows, “Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit” and “The Aaron Macy Legacy Exhibition” in the Fine Arts Center.

BGSU Firelands fall enrollment achieves record
September 07, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s Firelands campus reached a new milestone with a fall 2010 headcount enrollment exceeding 2,500 for the first time in the college’s 42 year history. All state colleges and universities are required to report enrollment data to the state of Ohio on the 15th day after the start of classes.

BGSU releases 15-day enrollment numbers
September 07, 2010 - The 15-day numbers are in and Bowling Green State University is celebrating its record-setting fall 2010 enrollment. All state colleges and universities are required to report enrollment data to the state of Ohio on the 15th day after the start of classes.

August 2010 News Releases

BGSU named ‘veteran-friendly campus’
August 31, 2010 - Transitioning from life on a military base to life on a college campus can be a mission in itself.

BGSU names interim Chief Information Officer
August 24, 2010 - Bowling Green State University has named an interim Chief Information Officer (CIO). John Ellinger will begin his two-year appointment Sept. 1.

WBGU-PBS chronicles BGSU women's basketball
August 24, 2010 - Women’s basketball at Bowling Green State University has come a long way since its earliest beginnings in 1918, when two literary societies began playing against each other.

BGSU breaks enrollment records
August 23, 2010 - Classes started today (Aug. 23) at Bowling Green State University’s main campus and BGSU Firelands, and thanks to substantial enrollment gains there is plenty of news to celebrate at both locations.

BGSU freshmen start move-in Friday
August 19, 2010 - Tomorrow (Aug. 20), Bowling Green State University will welcome the second largest freshman class in its history to campus. Move-in begins at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

BGSU lauded again in U.S. News and World Report
August 17, 2010 - The undergraduate experience is a primary focus for Bowling Green State University, and once again its efforts have been recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

$1.3 million grant boosts BGSU RNA research
August 17, 2010 - A group of Bowling Green State University researchers is immersed in a project that expands our knowledge base about genes. Their work translates existing information into a form that tells biologists more about the organisms they study.

State Fire School returns to BGSU campus this fall
August 17, 2010 - For more than 35 years, firefighters have been coming to State Fire School at Bowling Green State University to get the most up-to-date, hands-on training.

BGSU seminars offer tools to help leaders succeed
August 17, 2010 - “Contextual Intelligence for Leadership Development,” half-day seminars offered by Bowling Green State University at its Levis Commons site, will help leaders learn to manage the business environment so their organizations can survive and succeed amid rapid change. The seminars, led by Dr. Matthew Kutz of BGSU’s College of Education and Human Development, will focus on leadership skills for medical and health, business and industry, and public administration professionals.

BGSU artist’s necklace now part of art museum
August 16, 2010 - The Toledo Art Museum has recently purchased something of “Substance” for its permanent collection. BGSU artist Masako Onodera’s oversized necklace of oblong glass globules strung on silk cord is part of the 92nd annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition. It was selected to be part of the collection by Dr. Jutta-Annette Page, TMA curator of glass and decorative arts.

BGSU offers professional development programs
August 16, 2010 - Today’s business world presents a specific set of challenges. Bowling Green State University’s Continuing and Extended Education offers classes to help supervisors, managers and trainers meet those challenges.

Community Education classes scheduled
August 13, 2010 - Bring out your inner glass artist, put on your dancing shoes and let your kids get their hands dirty this fall by taking one of the many classes offered through Continuing and Extended Education at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2010
August 12, 2010 - BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2010

BGSU board chooses firm for presidential search
August 11, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees has chosen the executive search firm of Heidrick and Struggles to lead the search for its next president. The trustees approved the choice at their annual retreat Aug. 6.

University Choral Society seeks members
August 11, 2010 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University is holding open auditions for the 2010-11 season of the University Choral Society.

BGSU donates dining hall to Lake Schools
August 10, 2010 - The construction of another new dining hall on Bowling Green State University’s campus is benefitting Lake Township Schools. Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, which runs dining services at BGSU and Lake, is donating the contents of the now defunct Commons Dining Center to Lake. The school will receive everything from a double convection oven to tables and chairs and even serving spoons. Commons is being demolished later this year to make way for a new dining center.

BGSU students participate in leadership retreat
August 05, 2010 - Every year since 2001, a group of select Bowling Green State University students have participated in a Student Leadership Retreat. The students are chosen from various campus organizations. This year’s retreat starts Monday, Aug. 9, and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Lakeside.

K-3 teachers learn students are ‘RIPE’ for science
August 05, 2010 - Elementary-grade schoolteachers from Toledo and Lima are on campus this week beefing up their knowledge of the physical sciences and learning age-appropriate, active teaching strategies for imparting that knowledge to their young students.

Medical Mutual of Ohio gift enhances BGSU health
August 03, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and its Center of Excellence in Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan received a huge shot in the arm recently with a donation of nearly $500,000 from Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Inspiring students prepare for summer commencement
August 02, 2010 - On August 7, more than 1200 students at Bowling Green State University will receive their diplomas as part of summer commencement. The ceremony is at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn.

BGSU celebrates 268th summer commencement
August 02, 2010 - On Saturday, Aug. 7, Bowling Green State University will honor its summer graduates with a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. Over 1,200 diplomas will be awarded, including 641 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

New public art work installed at Huntington Arena
August 02, 2010 - The Maumee River is flowing on the wall of the new Huntington Center in downtown Toledo — a river of colorful recycled plastic toys, kitchen utensils and more. Titled “Re-surgence,” the new public artwork was created by a team from Bowling Green State University and is being installed this week. The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo selected the BGSU proposal through a competitive national process as part of its Art in Public Places program.

July 2010 News Releases

BGSU Firelands expanded summer course offerings
July 29, 2010 - Student enrollment swelled to record levels at BGSU Firelands this summer, affirming the college’s decision to offer more course sections in response to interest by students to continue their education during the “third semester.”

Jazz group New York Voices to perform at BGSU
July 22, 2010 - Area audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique vocal style and harmonies of the New York Voices when the a cappella group returns to Bowling Green State University in August. They will be giving three concerts, at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 and 7, in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The concerts complement the vocal jazz camp taught by members of the multiple Grammy Award-winning ensemble that week.

BGSU students helping with Lake Schools cleanup
July 20, 2010 - The rebuilding continues in Lake Township after a deadly tornado ripped through the town earlier this summer. This Friday (July 23), a group of 35 Bowing Green State University students will help with the cleanup at Lake High School.

FitzGerald named VP for legal affairs
July 19, 2010 - Sean FitzGerald, Bowling Green State University’s general counsel, has been appointed vice president for legal affairs and government relations.

BGSU art galleries announce NOWOH art show
July 07, 2010 - The work of area artists will once again be on display at Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center as part of the Northwest Ohio Art Show (NOWOH). The exhibit runs from July 16-25. Show hours are noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday with extended hours on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp returns to BGSU
July 06, 2010 - Following rave reviews from last year’s participants and concert attendees, the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp returns to Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Aug. 2-8. The camp will once again provide a blend of the group’s style of ensemble singing and soloist virtuosity in both teaching and performing. The multiple Grammy Award-winners return with several new releases in tow.

BGSU President part of Wilson search committee
July 02, 2010 - Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright is part of the committee tasked with finding a new director for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Center’s current director, Lee Hamilton, is retiring.

BGSU breaks ground on new dining center
July 02, 2010 - Bowling Green State University students will be able to eat a little greener next fall. On July 1, the University and Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services broke ground on the new McDonald dining center. The building will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

BGSU announces 2010-11 Festival Series
July 01, 2010 - In observance of Bowling Green State University’s 100-year centennial, the 31st season of the College of Musical Arts Festival Series 2010-11 promises to be a year of music worth celebrating.

June 2010 News Releases

BGSU celebrates centennial with group photo
June 28, 2010 - Throughout its 100 year history, Bowling Green State University has celebrated its milestones with aerial photographs featuring students, staff and alumni. Tomorrow (June 29), hundreds of Falcons will stand together to form the number “100” on the lawn in front of University Hall.

BGSU CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL WITH ALUMNI & FRIENDS
June 25, 2010 - Bowling Green State University is hosting an array of special get-togethers, reminiscences, music and sneak peeks of what’s in store for the University’s future at the Centennial Alumni & Friends Weekend June 26 and 27.

BGSU and Chartwells unveil the future of dining
June 21, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and food-service provider Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services will break ground and unveil plans for the new McDonald dining center, their upcoming Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED)-certified building, at 11 a.m. on July 1. The event will be held at the construction site on the corner of Thurstin and Ridge streets.

BGSU receives grant for green renovations
June 17, 2010 - One building at Bowling Green State University is getting a green makeover and students and faculty will reap the benefits. The project is the result of BGSU’s successful application for an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.

BGSU hosts OSCHE summer conference
June 14, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and its Classified Staff Council will host the Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education’s (OSCHE) 20th Anniversary Summer Conference on June 17 and 18.

Concert features men’s chorus, summer tour choir
June 14, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Alumni Men’s Chorus and members of seven Summer Tour choirs will come back to campus for an alumni celebration concert on June 27. The event is at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Gathering planned in remembrance of Ray Browne
June 14, 2010 - A memorial tribute to Dr. Ray B. Browne, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Popular Culture, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday (June 18) in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green State University campus.

BGSU names dean of education college
June 10, 2010 - Dr. Brad Colwell, a professor and associate dean at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been appointed the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Kenneth Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement June 8 following a national search. Colwell’s appointment becomes effective July 19.

BGSU rugby places third at national tournament
June 07, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s rugby team proved they are one of the best in the country. On June 6, the team won the consolation round of the National Collegiate Sevens Rugby Tournament in Columbus, beating Arizona State 32-12 in front of a national television audience. The win put them in third place for the tournament.

BGSU faculty recognized for their innovation
June 04, 2010 - Bowling Green State University dominated the list of 2010 Faculty Innovator Award winners. Given by the Ohio Board of Regents, the award recognizes college, university, and adult career center faculty who leverage technology and employ alternative learning materials in their courses.

BGSU names Ice Arena director
June 03, 2010 - Bowling Green State University has named a director of the Ice Arena. Jamie Baringer will assume the position on July 1.

New dean chosen to lead BGSU libraries
June 03, 2010 - Bowling Green State University has chosen Kay Flowers as its next dean of University Libraries, Dr. Kenneth Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, has announced. Flowers, currently University Librarian and dean of the library faculty at Idaho State University, will begin her BGSU appointment as dean on July 12.

WBGU-PBS hosts free conference
June 02, 2010 - WBGU-PBS will host “Operation Reconnect,” a free conference on meeting the needs of military service members and their families. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 11 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. Free lunch will be provided to those who register by Sunday (June 6).

May 2010 News Releases

WBGU-PBS hosts kids extravaganza June 5
May 28, 2010 - For a ninth straight year, WBGU-PBS will have a giant dog and a red-eyed tree frog roaming around its building. It’s all part of the Kids Extravaganza on June 5. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. kids can meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, as well as enjoy games, inflatable play areas, crafts and entertainment.

BGSU creates center for nontraditional students
May 26, 2010 - The path to college is not always a straight one. Many students at Bowling Green State University are considered “nontraditional”—students who are coming to college after a military career or time spent raising a family, or who are ready to get a college degree years after graduating from high school.

Autism Summit to explore the hidden curriculum
May 25, 2010 - The numbers are staggering—autism affects one in 110 children and one in 70 boys. Armed with those sobering statistics, parents, health-care professionals and educators will have an opportunity to explore the “hidden curriculum of autism” at the ninth annual Autism Summit of Northwest Ohio.

BGSU looking to launch research
May 24, 2010 - Great ideas sometimes need a little help to become reality. The Commercialization Catalyst (CC) Award at Bowling Green State University aims to do just that—provide the funding necessary to bring the results of faculty and student research and creative activity to the marketplace.

BGSU creates new center for nontraditional student
May 24, 2010 - The path to college is not always a straight one. Many students at Bowling Green State University are considered “nontraditional”—students who are coming to college after a military career or time spent raising a family, or who are ready to get a college degree years after graduating from high school.

BGSU, Kent State celebrate their centennials
May 20, 2010 - This is a landmark year in the history of Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. One hundred years ago, the Lowry Bill was passed, creating two new teachers’ colleges in northern Ohio.

Vice president for University advancement named
May 20, 2010 - Bowling Green State University has announced that Thomas Hiles has been named vice president for University Advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. Hiles is currently vice president for institutional advancement at Western Kentucky University.

Book studies legacies of crime
May 17, 2010 - As teenagers, they were locked up in an Ohio juvenile facility. Now adults and parents, many of these juvenile offenders continued traveling a criminal path.

BGSU, Kent State celebrate centennial
May 17, 2010 - This is a landmark year in the history of Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. One hundred years ago, the Lowry Bill was passed, creating two new teachers’ colleges in northern Ohio.

Deadline nears for BGSU Summer Music Institute
May 13, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will offer music camps for students in grades 7-12 during its Summer Music Institute, which begins June 6. The deadline to register for all camps is May 20.

BGSU music faculty to visit SiChuan Conservatory
May 12, 2010 - The ties between Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts and the SiChuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China, will be strengthened this month when 10 BGSU faculty members visit for “American Music Week.” The group will spend May 17-21 in Chengdu, performing at the school and with the Chengdu City Orchestra.

Tenure, promotion of BGSU faculty
May 11, 2010 - In one of the most eagerly awaited annual events, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees granted promotion and, for some, tenure to a number of faculty at its May 7 meeting. The awardees were celebrated at a reception that afternoon.

Emeritus status given to retiring BGSU faculty
May 11, 2010 - Bowling Green State University is losing a number of longtime faculty members this spring. In honor of their accomplishments and service, the University trustees on May 7 conferred emeritus status on 33 retiring faculty.

BGSU trustees present three scholarships
May 11, 2010 - Three Bowling Green State University students with outstanding records of leadership, academic achievement and social commitment have been chosen by the board of trustees to receive its Leadership Scholarship.

BGSU participates in STEM conference
May 07, 2010 - They are crucial fields of study, necessary for the future of Ohio’s students and the region’s economic success. On May 13, a panel of experts will discuss the importance of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and take viewer questions during a special broadcast airing on both WBGU and WGTE.

Collegiate Chorale to embark on annual spring tour
May 07, 2010 - Dr. Sandra Frey Stegman, associate professor of choral education, will lead Bowling Green State University’s Collegiate Chorale on its annual spring tour May 9-13 to venues in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

State Fire School starts May 10
May 07, 2010 - Hundreds of emergency responders will arrive at Bowling Green State University Monday, May 10, for State Fire School. The program runs until May 14.

Presidential search committee named
May 07, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees has formed a committee to help seek the successor to President Carol Cartwright, who will retire in June of 2011.

‘Bring Back the Glory’ campaign tops $2 million
May 06, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s “Bring Back the Glory Campaign” has surpassed $2 million in contributions, reaching an important milestone.

Portion of E. Merry Closed For Move-Out
May 05, 2010 - East Merry Avenue between North College Drive and Thurstin Avenue will be accessible only to students and families moving out of Offenhauer and McDonald residence halls between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. today and tomorrow (May 6 and 7). This portion of the road has been closed to all other traffic.

BGSU honors faculty excellence
May 05, 2010 - Tomorrow (May 6), Bowling Green State University will honor the people who helped BGSU earn its 11th place ranking for undergraduate teaching in the 2009-10 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

BGSU celebrates 2010 commencement
May 03, 2010 - One hundred years ago, plans for a teaching college in northwest Ohio were set into motion. On Friday and Saturday (May 7 and 8), Bowling Green State University will mark its 267th graduation. A total of 2,288 diplomas will be awarded, including 360 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

April 2010 News Releases

Business and Marketing Education Program celebrate
April 30, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s Business and Marketing Education Program will celebrate the University’s 100th anniversary during a special event from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU to 'Top Off' Stroh Center
April 30, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate a milestone in the construction of the Stroh Center, its $36 million convocation center, with a traditional topping off ceremony on Monday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. Major donors — including Kerm Stroh — will join BGSU President Carol Cartwright, Director of Athletics Greg Christopher, construction workers and students to see the last structural steel beam placed at the top of the building.

BGSU officials express support for Issue 1
April 29, 2010 - Bowling Green State University officials publicly expressed support for Issue 1 at a joint news conference this morning (April 29). Held at the Willard & Kelsey Solar Group in Perrysburg, the event brought together Provost Kenneth Borland and other BGSU representatives with University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs, Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, Perrysburg Mayor Nelson Evans and a number of county commissioners and other regional officials.

BGSU unveils ‘Century Trees’
April 28, 2010 - They witnessed Bowling Green State University take shape and come to life around them. As part of its Centennial celebration, on Friday, April 30, which is also Arbor Day, BGSU will unveil its “Century Trees,” trees that have been around for at least 100 years.

Grant to create more ‘IDEAL’ place for women
April 27, 2010 - Bowling Green State University is taking an important step toward improving prospects for women and underrepresented minority men in the fields of science, math and technology. It is a partner with five other northern Ohio universities in a three-year, nearly $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program called IDEAL— Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership.

Title IX ‘godmother’ to visit BGSU
April 27, 2010 - Women attempting to pursue careers in science, engineering and math have historically experienced a “chilly climate” that discouraged them from persevering, in addition to real employment barriers. Now, Bowling Green State University is part of a $1 million National Science Foundation-funded IDEAL (Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership) partnership grant aimed at fostering a better environment for recruiting, retaining and advancing women and underrepresented minority faculty in those disciplines.

‘100 Years of Sport at BGSU’ on display Friday
April 22, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies will host “100 Years of Sport at BGSU,” a special centennial celebration event, starting at 4 p.m. Friday (April 23).

The ‘next big thing’ focus of Sebo conference
April 21, 2010 - In the world of entrepreneurship, timeliness is everything. Accordingly, the theme of Bowling Green State University’s upcoming seventh annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship event is “Trends: Capitalizing on the Next Big Thing.” The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 23) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Gouttierre to discuss Afghanistan war
April 20, 2010 - Afghanistan expert and Bowling Green State University alumnus Thomas Gouttierre will speak on "The Role of Pakistan in the War on Afghanistan" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in 114 Business Administration Building on the BGSU campus.

Campus marks $1 million savings through recycling
April 20, 2010 - In a year of important dates—Bowling Green State University’s centennial, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day— BGSU is also celebrating another milestone: It has saved more than $1 million over the past 15 years of its recycling program.

BGSU business students among best in U.S., world
April 20, 2010 - Students in Bowling Green State University’s College of Business continue to excel both nationally and internationally.

BGSU honors prominent alumni
April 20, 2010 - They left Bowling Green State University and made their mark on the world. As part of its Centennial celebration, BGSU will recognized them as among the University’s Most Prominent Alumni on Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24.

BGSU celebrates Earth Week 2010
April 16, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will go “green” next week with a series of events to celebrate Earth Week 2010.

Final concert closes BGSU Philharmonia season
April 15, 2010 - The Bowling Green Philharmonia will present its final performance of the 2009-10 season at 3 p.m. April 25 in Kobacker Hall of Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center.

Groundbreaking for residence halls April 17
April 14, 2010 - The landscape is changing at Bowling Green State University with the addition of two new residence halls. A groundbreaking will be held to celebrate the construction at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the former site of Rodgers Quadrangle.

Autism expert offers insight into language
April 14, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will welcome back one of its graduates for a special program about autism. Dr. Diane Williams, who received her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology in 1999, will present “Learning and Using Language with Autism: Insights from Neuroscience” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday (April 16) in the Sebo Athletic Center.

Undergraduates to present research at Statehouse
April 14, 2010 - A busload of young scholars from northwest Ohio will be heading for Columbus this week to present their research to state lawmakers and Frances Strickland, wife of Gov. Ted Strickland. The event is the third annual Posters at the Capitol, showcasing the work of Ohio undergraduate researchers. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (April 15) in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium. The program is modeled on the national Council on Undergraduate Research’s “Posters on the Hill” event in Washington, D.C.

BGSU alumna wins Pulitzer Prize in Music
April 13, 2010 - It’s been quite a year for BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon. Just two months after receiving her second Grammy Award, Higdon learned yesterday (April 12) she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her “Violin Concerto.”

Luxembourg Ambassador visits BGSU
April 12, 2010 - Bowling Green State University and the College of Business Administration will host Luxembourg Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger on Wednesday, April 14.

Latin American Studies Conference
April 08, 2010 - The artwork of Mexico’s Nahua community will be explored during the keynote event of the second annual Latin American and Latino/a Studies Conference at Bowling Green State University. Social anthropologist Dr. Martha García and Nahua artist Nicolás de Jesús will discuss “Representations of Migration in Nahua Art.” The event is at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12, in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Asian popular culture explored in symposium
April 08, 2010 - Scholars from around the country will be at Bowling Green State University next week for the Asian Popular Culture Symposium hosted by the Department of Popular Culture. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. April 15 in 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union with “Time Continuity in Japanese Animation: A Media Theory of Anime.”

Leading young feminist to speak at BGSU
April 07, 2010 - Jessica Valenti, dubbed the “poster girl” for third-wave feminism, will speak at Bowling Green State University on April 14. An impassioned activist for women’s rights, Valenti is an author, journalist and founder of the feministing.com blog and online community. She has been seen on “The Colbert Report” and “The Today Show,” and has been featured in such publications as The Nation, The Guardian and Salon.com.

BGSU to host author of book on tea, espionage
April 07, 2010 - Behind every seemingly innocuous cup of tea lies a tale of intrigue, stolen trade secrets and unscrupulous botany. Writer Sarah Rose, author of “For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History,” will share the results of her research into the subject during a visit to Bowling Green State University this week.

Leading expert to speak on ‘nuclear alarmism’
April 07, 2010 - One of the pre-eminent experts in the field of political science will deliver Bowling Green State University’s first Nakamoto Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture. Dr. John Mueller will speak on “Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Quaeda” at 7 p.m. April 13 in 115 Education Building.

Political Science chair explores ethnic conflicts
April 05, 2010 - When ethnic conflicts arise, political scientists typically look at them from two different perspectives—international relations or comparative politics. A new book by Dr. Neal Jesse, political science chair at Bowling Green State University, and Dr. Kristen Williams, an associate professor of government and international relations at Clark University in Massachusetts, brings the two fields together to better explore and understand the complexity of these conflicts.

BGSU’s Wolfe Center named a top new facility
April 02, 2010 - The new building is taking shape, and architectural circles are starting to notice. Bowling Green State University’s Wolfe Center for the Arts has been named the second most notable new performing arts facility in North America in the Winter 2009 edition of Architype Review, an architecture publication that recognizes innovative design.

Baker Lecture looks at food and nutrition
April 02, 2010 - “A Growing Hunger: The Nation’s Demand for Food Safety and Nutrition Information” is the focus for the 11th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 8.

March 2010 News Releases

BGSU School of Art announces art winners
March 29, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University School of Art has announced the winners of the 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition is in the Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankleman and Bowen Thompson Student Union galleries until April 3.

BGSU fires up for Glass Olympics
March 29, 2010 - Glass curling, longest cane pull, make a cup in 10 minutes using only one tool —those are just some of the fiery competitive events that have made up past Glass Olympics.

Showcase features championship debate performances
March 29, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s nationally acclaimed Speech and Debate Team will show-off this year’s championship performances in a special showcase of champions. The event is at 7 p.m., March 31, in the McFall Center Gallery.

BGSU scholar examines Mexico's development
March 29, 2010 - It is hard to imagine today that during the mid-18th century Mexico was in about the same state of economic and human development as today's developed nations. What happened to hinder its development while others were surging ahead?

BGSU Latino Student Union hosts blood drive
March 26, 2010 - The Bowling Green State University Latino Student Union (LSU) is raising awareness about the legacy of a civil rights leader and helping to save lives at the same time.

BGSU music education student wins national award
March 26, 2010 - A Bowling Green State University senior music education major took home first place in the brass category at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) national Young Artist Competition. The ceremony on March 22 was part of the MTNA annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

Fulbright lecture spans Guantanamo to Morocco
March 26, 2010 - Fulbright scholar Dr. Abdelaziz Nouaydi will discuss his time spent defending a Moroccan detainee falsely accused and held at Guantanamo Bay in his lecture “Seeking Justice at Guantanamo and After: Stories of the Trials of Moroccan Detainees.”

BGSU students, faculty share ‘Voices and Values'
March 24, 2010 - Bowling Green State University students and faculty offer their thoughts on life in a new book, Voices and Values, published by the Honors Program.

Lecture to discuss environment, security threats
March 24, 2010 - Struggles over water rights and other environmental issues are legendary sources of conflict around the world and can pose serious threats to national security. This year’s Edward Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University will address those concerns.

McQuarie honored for adroitness as BGSU leader
March 23, 2010 - .—“While the job of a departmental chair is challenging—now more so than ever—it pales in comparison to the complexities involved in successfully managing an interdisciplinary program—and a graduate program at that,” wrote Dr. Ellen Berry, a Bowling Green State University professor of English. And yet, she and others said, Dr. Donald McQuarie, director of the American Culture Studies (ACS) Program, has managed to be “a genuine leader who has directed the program with modesty, integrity and grace” for 10 years, building it into a signature program in the humanities at BGSU.

Patraka honored for service as intellectual
March 23, 2010 - Dr. Vivian (Vicki) Patraka, director of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS), was presented the Faculty Distinguished Service Award March 22 for her inspiring leadership and elevation of intellectual discourse at BGSU.

School of Intervention Services professor honored
March 23, 2010 - Dr. Mary Murray’s extraordinary dedication to students and community agencies that serve individuals with disabilities was recognized March 22 when she received the Community Involvement Award during Bowling Green State University’s Faculty Recognition Dinner. Murray is an assistant professor in the School of Intervention Services.

Computer science professor honored for mentoring
March 23, 2010 - “When I saw the announcement for the Faculty Mentor Recognition Award, I immediately thought of Laura Leventhal,” wrote Rachelle Hippler, a computer science instructor at Bowling Green State University’s Firelands campus, in her nomination letter. “She is the true definition of a mentor—a trusted friend, counselor, teacher and role model.”

BGSU students name Heath Diehl Master Teacher
March 23, 2010 - It is perhaps telling that Dr. Heath Diehl’s academic background is in not only English but more specifically in theater. “At its core, teaching constitutes an act of performance,” the Bowling Green State University faculty member said in his philosophy of teaching statement.

BGSU biological sciences professor honored
March 23, 2010 - Described as an outstanding researcher, a superb teacher and a cooperative colleague, Dr. Ronny Woodruff, a Distinguished Research Professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, is the winner of this year’s Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work.

BGSU bestows Lifetime Achievement Award
March 23, 2010 - In his 30 years in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, Dean Richard In his 30 years in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, Dean Richard Kennell has been a driving force behind tremendous growth and change. In recognition of his myriad contributions to the college and the University, Kennell received the Lifetime Achievement Recognition from Faculty Senate March 22 and with it, a $1,000 cash prize.

Office of Service-Learning wins Unit Recognition
March 23, 2010 - The passion and dedication of the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) was recognized March 22 during Bowling Green State University╒s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner. The office was awarded the BGSU Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award.

Young People’s Concerts concludes with Funharmonia
March 22, 2010 - The 2009-10 season of Young People’s Concerts at Bowling Green State University will conclude on Saturday (March 27) with “Funharmonia.” The performance begins at 11 a.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU Celebrates Women's History Month 2010
March 18, 2010 - On Monday (March 22) Bowling Green State University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a special keynote event honoring women who have taken courageous stands for justice.

BGSU students outsell competition
March 17, 2010 - Bowling Green State University students Abby Brown and Matthew Vasko captured first place in the team category at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) held in Atlanta March 5-8. The duo collectively bested some of the top universities from across the country to take the top spot. Both are seniors majoring in marketing; Vasko is from Strongsville and Brown from New Philadelphia

‘Working: A Musical’ shares lives of the people
March 16, 2010 - A musical based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers will be presented by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film March 25-28. Performances of “Working: A Musical” will be held in the Joe E. Brown Theatre, located in University Hall on the BGSU campus. Evening performances Thursday through Saturday will begin at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

BGSU director, composer merge talents
March 15, 2010 - In a darkened room at Bowling Green State University, as silent images of dramatically lit, black and white close-ups of a man’s face appear on a monitor, the rhythm and soundtrack of a film are conceived. Intently watching the screen are filmmaker Angel Vasquez, an assistant professor of theatre and film, and Mihai Popean, a doctoral student in composition.

Africana Studies conference to examine slavery
March 11, 2010 - “Slavery, Colonialism and Africana Identities” will be the theme of the 12th annual Africana Studies Research Conference at Bowling Green State University on March 19.

Annual Peatee art song competition coming soon
March 08, 2010 - Forty duos will participate in the 11th annual Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts on March 27.

Accomplished jazz pianist, composer and educator
March 08, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts celebrates Jazz Week with a visit from acclaimed pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’ Farrill.

Author Bagert highlights kids’ literacy day
March 08, 2010 - Children’s author Brod Bagert will share his writings and stories with readers of all ages at a free literacy event on March 20 at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU announces 30th annual Summer Music Institute
March 08, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will offer music camps for students in grades 7-12 during its Summer Music Institute, which begins June 6.

Pianist Kirill Gerstein to give BGSU master class
March 05, 2010 - Four piano students in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will have an opportunity to perform in a master class with leading pianist Kirill Gerstein when he comes to campus March 19. This year Bowling Green State University is celebrating Women’s History Month with the theme “Women’s Peace of the World.”

BGSU celebrates Women’s History Month 2010
March 03, 2010 - This year Bowling Green State University is celebrating Women’s History Month with the theme “Women’s Peace of the World.”

February 2010 News Releases

BGSU honors Burton Beerman
February 26, 2010 - By any measure, Dr. Burton Beerman has led a remarkable life. As a composer, performer, teacher and founder of musical institutions, his accomplishments are myriad.

Benedict named Distinguished Teaching Professor
February 26, 2010 - Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict is recognized by her Bowling Green State University students as well as her peers as a true teacher—someone who effectively helps others learn. Her ability and dedication were formally recognized by the University trustees Feb. 26 when they named her a Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Regents name BGSU center of excellence
February 23, 2010 - The Ohio Board of Regents on Feb. 19 formally accepted Bowling Green State University as a center of excellence in “Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.” Gov. Ted Strickland and OBOR Chancellor Eric Fingerhut made the announcement during a meeting in Cleveland at which Dr. Linda Petrosino, dean of BGSU’s College of Health and Human Services, presented the University’s programs.

BGSU to host Olympian at reception
February 18, 2010 - Ken Morrow, a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that defeated the Soviet Union en route to capturing the gold medal in 1980’s “Miracle on Ice,” will return to his skating roots at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU Newcomers Showcase presents ‘Almost, Maine’
February 16, 2010 - Appropriately for this time of year, Bowling Green State University’s Newcomers Showcase presents “Almost, Maine,” a tale of an enchanted midwinter night’s dream.

Chanticleer Ensemble to close BGSU Festival Series
February 16, 2010 - The internationally acclaimed vocal group Chanticleer will be the final performers in the 2009-10 Festival Series at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. The all-male ensemble, known around the world as an “orchestra of voices,” is making its second appearance at BGSU.

‘Miracle on Ice’ Olympian to return to BGSU
February 11, 2010 - Ken Morrow, a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that defeated the Soviet Union en route to capturing the gold medal in 1980’s “Miracle on Ice,” will return to his skating roots at Bowling Green State University.

“Accomplished African-American Men: A Rich Legacy”
February 09, 2010 - Three African-American men will share their experiences in a panel discussion at Bowling Green State University on Thursday, Feb. 11. “Accomplished African-American Men: A Rich Legacy” is part of BGSU’s Black History Month celebration.

Annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition
February 03, 2010 - Looking for some fun in the midst of a dreary February? The Bowling Green State University School of Art presents the annual Undergraduate Art and Design Exhibition, opening Sunday (Feb. 7) and running through March 2 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries, in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will include a juried selection of art in various media.

Nonprofit created to develop new residence halls
February 03, 2010 - BGSU has formed a nonprofit corporation – Centennial Falcon Properties – to facilitate a variety of potential development projects.

BGSU to host State of the Region Conference
February 02, 2010 - Leaders from higher education, the business world and state government will provide insight into today’s turbulent economic climate at the eighth annual State of the Region Conference on Feb. 12. About 300 civic and business leaders from the 27-county northwest sector of Ohio are expected to attend.

Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt to perform at BGSU
February 02, 2010 - Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt will appear at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts on Monday, Feb. 8, performing contemporary works as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series.

BGSU alumna wins second Grammy
February 01, 2010 - Bowling Green State applauds alumna Jennifer Higdon, who last night (Jan. 31) received her second Grammy Award. Her "Percussion Concerto" won for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

BGSU art students brighten Toledo buses
February 01, 2010 - A breath of fresh air is blowing through the freezing streets of Toledo these days, thanks to the artistic vision of Bowling Green State University students and the poetry of area youth.

January 2010 News Releases

BGSU to host Viola Day for student
January 26, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host its second annual Bratsche Bash (Viola Day) on Feb. 13 in the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Renowned pianist to offer free master class
January 26, 2010 - Pianist Margo Garrett returns to Bowling Green State University for a residency at the College of Musical Arts Feb. 1 and 2 as one of this year’s Helen McMaster Endowed Professors in Vocal and Choral Studies.

Dance Repertory Ensemble to perform in ‘Tread Live
January 25, 2010 - Bowling Green State University’s Dance Repertory Ensemble will be joined by guest performers from the Open Window Dance Company and the Limitless Dance Company of Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) in a concert at BGSU on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30).

BGSU theatre department presents ‘Jump/Cut’
January 21, 2010 - Three young friends determined to make their mark on the world through a documentary film are the subject of “Jump/Cut,” presented by the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film.

Gift honoring Alissa Czisny to benefit business st
January 21, 2010 - Olympic hopeful and reigning U.S. women’s figure skating champion Alissa Czisny graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University in 2009. Now, a gift in her name will fund scholarships for business students interested in entrepreneurship.

BGSU celebrating centennial with fanfare
January 21, 2010 - Ryan Nowlin has returned to his native Cleveland since earning two music degrees from Bowling Green State University. But a part of the teacher and composer remains at BGSU, as reflected in one of his recent works.

BGSU Black History Month calendar packed with even
January 21, 2010 - The pivotal role that four, first-year African-American college students played in history by refusing to move from a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960 will be the touchstone of a Feb. 3 forum at Bowling Green State University on how students today can advocate for social justice. The peer-educators workshop will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Irish pianist to give Nitschke Memorial Concert
January 15, 2010 - Award-winning pianist Barry Douglas will perform the Lois M. Nitschke Memorial Concert as part of the 2009-10 Festival Series at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU band clinic to host premieres
January 15, 2010 - The 52nd annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 21-23, will feature the premieres of several works, including pieces by guest conductor Ryan Nowlin. All performances will be held in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Reddin Symposium: 2010
January 15, 2010 - The government of Canada has long played a direct role in controlling and cultivating aspects of the nation’s culture, to an extent not seen in the United States. At the 23rd annual Reddin Symposium, to be held on Saturday (Jan. 23) at Bowling Green State University, three engaging speakers will address how this has played out in the areas of music, sports and the cultural expression of Native Peoples.

Pargament to build soldiers’ spiritual fitness
January 12, 2010 - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may ultimately affect as many as 35 percent of soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, researchers from Stanford University and the Naval Postgraduate School estimate in a September 2009 study.

BGSU to begin centennial year with day of service
January 12, 2010 - Bowling Green State University will make Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, the kickoff service event for the University’s centennial celebration, which will honor its 100 years of education by contributing 1 million hours of service.


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