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December 2011 News Releases

Kids’ Tech University now enrolling
December 19, 2011 - Registration is under way for Kids’ Tech University at Bowling Green State University. Kids ages 9-12 are invited to explore science through hands-on learning, starting Jan. 21.

BGSU acquires Vincent Douglas Nickerson Collection
December 19, 2011 - The Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL), part of the Center for Archival Collections at the Bowling Green State University Libraries, has recently received a donation of the Vincent Douglas Nickerson Collection of Great Lakes marine art. The collection includes more than 300 original vessel drawings dating from 1880 to 1910. It is one of the most, if not the most, extensive body of work of a Great Lakes marine artist in a public institution, said HCGL Archivist Robert Graham.

BGSU to hold commencement ceremonies
December 08, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will hold fall commencement exercises in the Stroh Center on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. The University’s 272nd graduation will see 994 students receiving diplomas, including 180 from the Graduate College.

Study examines family formations
December 05, 2011 - For many, an important marker of adulthood is forming a family, whether it’s having a child, getting married or cohabiting with a romantic partner. Researchers at Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research’s (NCFMR) say a majority (61 percent) of young adults have formed a family by age 25.

Mazey installed as 11th president of BGSU
December 02, 2011 - Surrounded by family, friends and the University community, Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey was formally installed as the 11th president of Bowling Green State University on Dec. 2 in a ceremony at the Stroh Center.

Dec. 9 to be BGSU evening of the arts
December 01, 2011 - Art will be the focus at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 9 with the gala opening of the Wolfe Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. and the annual Arts X extravaganza from 6-10 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

Volunteers, projects needed for day of service
December 01, 2011 - When Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was declared a national holiday, Congress called it a “day on, not a day off.” In this spirit, Bowling Green State University is hoping to engage more than 500 students, faculty and staff in community service to honor King.

November 2011 News Releases

BGSU projects take home Build Ohio awards
November 28, 2011 - Two Bowling Green State University construction projects were honored at the 20th annual Build Ohio Awards in Columbus on Nov. 18. The awards were presented by The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio.

BGSU prepares to inaugurate 11th president
November 21, 2011 - Friday, Dec. 2, marks the installation of Mary Ellen Mazey as the 11th president of Bowling Green State University. A series of events are planned throughout the week leading up to this historic event.

BGSU artist narrows focus for ‘Small Worlds’
November 16, 2011 - Charles Kanwischer is among a small group of artists chosen for an exhibit of small things.

BGSU names provost
November 15, 2011 - Dr. Rodney Rogers, interim senior vice president of academic affairs and provost at Bowling Green State University, has been appointed to the position permanently.

Flute and percussion duo Due East to perform at BG
November 15, 2011 - Due East, a flute and percussion duo, will perform two concerts of new works, on Nov. 29 at the Clazel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green and Nov. 30 in Bryan Recital Hall of Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center.

Alissa Czisny returns to BGSU
November 14, 2011 - Two-time U.S. national champion figure skater and Bowling Green State University graduate Alissa Czisny returned to the BGSU Ice Arena Nov. 12.

Forensics and Debate Team continues winning streak
November 14, 2011 - For the third weekend in a row, the BGSU Falcon Forensics and Debate Team celebrated victory. The team bested the competition by winning first in invitational competition.

BGSU welcomes future scientists at Kids’ Tech
November 10, 2011 - Why are tomatoes red? What can fossils tell us about the past and future of our planet? Kids’ Tech University at Bowling Green State University is designed to let kids explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities as they discover more about the world and nature.

Guldbeck’s ‘Presence’ displayed in New York
November 10, 2011 - Among the lush and leafy hills of upstate New York, painter Mille Guldbeck has found a compatible forum in which to share her art — or rather the forum has found her. An associate professor of art at Bowling Green State University, Guldbeck last year received support to create a body of work to be shown at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — the 19th-century country estate of Samuel Morse, portrait painter, founder of the National Academy of Design and inventor of the telegraph and the Morse Code. His estate today is a museum, gallery and nature preserve.

Author of ‘The New Jim Crow’ to speak at BGSU
November 08, 2011 - In “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Dr. Michelle Alexander says the “War on Drugs” and “tough on crime” policies of the last 30 years have created a generation of young, black men under the control of the criminal justice system.

BGSU to rededicate military memorial
November 08, 2011 - November is a time of anniversaries and remembrance for Bowling Green State University’s Air Force (AFROTC) and Army ROTC. They will commemorate fallen BGSU alumni and former students with the rededication of a campus memorial on Saturday (Nov. 12). In addition, AFROTC Detachment 620 will celebrate its 60th anniversary and BGSU Army ROTC its 63rd anniversary at the 60th annual joint military ball on Nov. 18.

BGSU Festival Series continues with New York Voice
November 07, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Festival Series welcomes Grammy Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices, in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Falcon Marching Band brings its big sound inside
November 04, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Marching Band will present ”The Best of Times,” its annual “Sounds of the Stadium” concert, at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU remains a ‘best for vets’
November 04, 2011 - The numbers are in and Bowling Green State University has moved up in the rankings of the 2011 Best for Vets: Colleges in Military Times EDGE. BGSU was ranked 24th among four-year institutions, improving considerably on last year’s ranking of 77th.

Transition Expo helps students with disabilities
November 03, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will host the Postsecondary Transition Expo for students with disabilities and their parents, educators and transition providers from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

First-time divorce rate tied to education, race
November 03, 2011 - New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. But, there is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races.

BGSU researchers harness power of genome institute
November 03, 2011 - A project by three Bowling Green State University biologists and a colleague is expected to unleash a virtual tsunami of information that will be usable for years to come not only by them but also by scientists worldwide studying greenhouse gases and lake ecosystems.

Silk soymilk founder, alumnus returns to BGSU
November 02, 2011 - Natural foods pioneer and Bowling Green State University alumnus Steve Demos will be back on campus Nov. 7 for a presentation hosted by the College of Business Administration. “A Conversation with Silk Soymilk Founder Steve Demos” is at 4:30 p.m. in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU exceeds expectations on graduation rate
November 01, 2011 - Bowling Green State University is among a group of national universities that outperform expectations for student graduation rates. According to U.S. News and World Report, BGSU’s actual vs. expected graduation rate puts it in the top five of similar public universities nationwide, including Penn State, Michigan State and Illinois State universities.

High-tech clothing, theatre design topics
November 01, 2011 - Imagine a garment that can stiffen to a thin protective shell as one enters a crowded subway, or a dress that gradually changes to a more flattering color as one moves through sunlight to incandescent or fluorescent light.

October 2011 News Releases

BGSU to honor veterans at football game Nov. 8
October 28, 2011 - In honor of Veterans Day, Bowling Green State University is offering free football tickets to area veterans and active duty service members for the Nov. 8 home game against Northern Illinois. Family of active duty military members currently serving overseas will also receive free admission. The game starts at 8 p.m.

Designing concrete
October 28, 2011 - In Lot 19, across from the Tech Annex off Poe Road, Bowling Green State University students in Architecture 3360: Architecture Materials and Systems are carefully stacking concrete blocks like Lego pieces. They are the finalists for this year’s Architecture Student Design Competition sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association Foundation.

BGSU/WNWO Academic Challenge season in full swing
October 28, 2011 - “BGSU/WNWO Academic Challenge” is a collaboration between Bowling Green State University, WNWO and WBGU-TV. Nearly 40 area high school teams will compete in an academic challenge tournament, with the winning school receiving a scholarship to BGSU.

BGSU graduate business program among best in U.S.
October 27, 2011 - Open the 2012 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools” and you will find BGSU’s College of Business Administration listed among the top business schools in the nation. Only accredited business programs may be included in the list.

Alumnus to appear on ‘Martha Stewart Show’
October 27, 2011 - Paul Hooker, owner of SFERRA, an Italian linen maker, and one of BGSU’s 100 Most Prominent Alumni, will be on “The Martha Stewart Show” at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 28) on the Hallmark Channel.

Men’s soccer alumni return for first night game
October 25, 2011 - On Oct. 22, for the first time in program history, BGSU’s men’s soccer team played a home night game. The game against Hartwick College ended in a 1-1, double-overtime tie.

Shuttles ‘roll along’ with new look
October 24, 2011 - You may have seen them cruising down the streets around Bowling Green State University— three new shuttle buses wrapped with intricate designs. The wraps are the work of two students, Kara Smarsh and Drew Sweress.

BGSU fills need with Fire Administration degree
October 21, 2011 - The first class of the new Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration (FIAD) degree at Bowling Green State University is full, the University has announced. Eighteen fire officers are enrolled in the program, which was created in response to the increasingly complex role fire chiefs today must fulfill.

Economic development ‘toolkit’ wins national award
October 21, 2011 - It’s always easier when you have the right tool. For the second time in three years, Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development (CRD) has won a national award for creating an innovative tool to help economic developers do their work.

Temple game to include sock drive
October 20, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s football game against Temple University this Saturday (Oct. 22) at Doyt Perry Stadium will also feature a massive collection of socks for the needy. The goal is 15,000 pairs, just in time for the cold weather.

‘The Marriage of Figaro’ comes to BGSU stage
October 18, 2011 - Bowling Green Opera Theater brings “The Marriage of Figaro” to the stage for two performances, Nov. 4 and 6, in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU Young People’s Concert sets mood
October 18, 2011 - The Young People’s Concert series at Bowling Green State University continues Oct. 29 with “Singing Spooky,” a presentation by musical theatre students.

Latino Issues Conference looks to the future
October 14, 2011 - The 18th annual Latino Issues Conference at Bowling Green State University will explore the role of Latinos in America’s future. Community leaders, faculty and students will examine aspects including education, the law, research, and theatre and film.

BGSU to host ‘No Impact Man’ Colin Beavan
October 12, 2011 - Programs related to the Bowling Green State University Common Reading Experience are lined up through the end of October, including a visit from the “No Impact Man” himself, Colin Beavan, and a “trash audit” of a campus garbage bin.

Sociologist to discuss intimate partnerships
October 12, 2011 - The landscape of romantic partnerships has shifted dramatically in several directions in recent years. The nation now has more people than ever over 50 who are single and available to form new, unmarried unions.

BGSU speaker looks at ‘Kids First'
October 12, 2011 - David Kirp will present “Kids First: Transforming the Lives of Children” as part of the Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development 2011-12 Lecture Series. He will speak from 1-3 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13) in 115 Education Building.

BGSU named ‘Military Friendly School’ once again
October 10, 2011 - For the second year in a row, G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized BGSU as a Military Friendly School— at both the Bowling Green and Firelands campuses.

Meet BGSU Language Services Group at open house
October 05, 2011 - Area businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to come learn about how the new Language Services Group at Bowling Green State University can help them connect with global and culturally diverse communities.

September 2011 News Releases

BGSU named Ohio Center of Excellence
September 30, 2011 - Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro today announced an Ohio Center of Excellence in the category of Cultural and Societal Transformation, the Center of Excellence in Developing Effective Businesses and Organizations at Bowling Green State University.

Arlington Midwest at BGSU to honor lives lost
September 28, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will have a chance to pause and consider “The Human Cost of 10 Years of War 2001-2011” during Arlington Midwest at BGSU Oct. 2-8. The memorial will be set up on the Bell Tower Lawn between Jerome Library and the Education Building

Owens-Illinois chief to speak at BGSU
September 26, 2011 - The community is invited to hear about “Leading in a Global Economy” from the head of a truly global company. Al Stroucken, chairman and chief executive officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc., will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University. He is the first speaker in the College of Business Administration’s 2011 Executive Lecture Series.

Nwauwa is editor of new Africana studies journal
September 26, 2011 - A new, peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited by Dr. Apollos Nwauwa of Bowling Green State University will provide an additional outlet for scholars of Africana and transatlantic studies worldwide. “Its uniqueness is that it is transnational, transatlantic and interdisciplinary,” said Nwauwa, a professor of history and director of the University’s Africana Studies Program.

Silent Witness unveiling ceremony
September 23, 2011 - Each year, women who lost their lives at the hands of husbands, boyfriends, dating partners or stalkers are remembered during the Silent Witness unveiling ceremony. More than 50 northwest Ohio women became victims during the last decade. This year’s event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St. in Maumee.

Rep. Gardner to lead BGSU series on leadership
September 21, 2011 - State Rep. Randy Gardner (R-6th District), a Bowling Green State University alumnus, will host a fall Leadership and Civic Engagement Series at BGSU. The three sessions will be led by Gardner and will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. in the McFall Center Gallery. They are free and open to the public.

Education lecture looks at student learning
September 21, 2011 - “Radically Improving Student Learning” is the topic of the first free lecture of Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development 2011-12 Lecture Series.

Regional development center receives grant
September 21, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development has received $800,000 in federal funding for a project to help businesses find and develop the workforces they need to succeed.

New Music Festival explores ‘Method in Madness'
September 21, 2011 - The 2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival – now in its 32nd year — will showcase the work of more than 25 guest composers and performers Oct. 12-15. The international festival includes concerts, lectures and workshops, organized around the theme “Method in Madness,” celebrating music for unusual or exceptional groups of instruments and innovative modes of presentation.

Alumni ‘don’t stop BGing’ at BGSU Homecoming
September 16, 2011 - Homecoming 2011 is just a month away, and Bowling Green State University is gearing up for the celebration. “Don’t Stop BGing” is this year’s theme, and the weekend promises nonstop activities from Oct. 12-16, from class and Greek reunions to pep rallies and of course, the game.

Director visits BGSU to discuss art, architecture
September 15, 2011 - Dr. Brian Kennedy, director of the Toledo Museum of Art, will share his vision for the museum with the community on Sept. 19 as the next speaker in Bowling Green State University’s ARTalk series. Kennedy will present “Toledo Museum of Art: Temple and Forum” at 7:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. The event is co-sponsored by the BGSU architecture department.

BGSU lauded again in U.S. News and World Report
September 14, 2011 - For the sixth straight year, Bowling Green State University has been recognized for its focus on the undergraduate experience in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

Pargament named Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
September 12, 2011 - Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a Bowling Green State University professor of psychology, will spend his sabbatical year sharing his expertise in the psychology of religion as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, part of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

‘The Stroh Show’ kicks off Sept. 10
September 08, 2011 - The pre-football game activities of Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Marching Band have a new home inside the Stroh Center. The College of Musical Arts and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have named the new tradition the Stroh Show.

Student falls from Centennial Hall
September 08, 2011 - Around 3 p.m. today (Sept. 8), a Bowling Green State University male student fell from a fourth floor window on the east side of Centennial Hall.

String quartet to open Festival Series
September 07, 2011 - The music of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix is the inspiration for the first concert in Bowling Green State University’s 2011-12 Festival Series. The Turtle Island String Quartet opens the season with a program titled “Have You Ever Been …?” at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU’s Gish Film Theater hosts series
September 07, 2011 - The Gish Film Theater at Bowling Green State University this fall will include the Sunday Matinees, Tuesdays at the Gish and Thursday Night International Film series.

Alumna inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame
September 01, 2011 - Col. Brenda Joyce Hollis (Ret., U.S. Air Force) was among nine women inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame Aug. 25 during a closed ceremony in Columbus. She was selected by a committee of the Ohioana Library Association based on a nomination by former Bowling Green State University President Carol Cartwright.

August 2011 News Releases

BGSU names new Chief Communications Officer
August 31, 2011 - Robin Gerrow, assistant vice president in the Office of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will be Bowling Green State University’s next Chief Communications Officer, President Mary Ellen Mazey has announced. Gerrow will join Marketing and Communications Sept. 30.

Manning, Brown journal article named best of year
August 29, 2011 - Summer has not been a vacation for sociologists Drs. Susan Brown and Wendy Manning, co-directors of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University. Capping off a busy season of research and conference-hosting, the two were presented the inaugural Article of the Year Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sociology of the Family for the best journal article published in the past three years.

Community invited to explore new dining center
August 26, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will open the doors of one of its new dining centers to the community Aug. 30.

BGSU Festival Series redraws musical limits
August 25, 2011 - Concert-goers at Bowling Green State University’s 2011-12 Festival Series will expand their musical boundaries with performances ranging from inspired improvisation to classical formality.

An American comes to the defense of French
August 15, 2011 - A new book by Dr. R-J. Berg, an associate professor of French at Bowling Green State University, is already causing waves. “Péril en la demeure, Regards d’un Américain sur la langue française (Time Is of the Essence: An American’s Views on the French Language),” published in French for a French audience by Éditions France Univers, is a rallying cry for the preservation of the language Berg has come to love and to which he has devoted much of his professional activity.

BGSU Choral Society holds auditions
August 15, 2011 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University will hold open auditions for the 2011-12 season of the University Choral Society (UCS), a large chorus consisting of both University and community singers.

Diamante Awards to be handed out Sept. 23
August 15, 2011 - Leaders in the northwest Ohio Latino community will be recognized Sept. 23 during the 22nd annual Diamante Awards at Bowling Green State University. Each year, a deserving youth, adult, professional, corporation/community agency and “friend of the Latino community” is honored.

A dunk-in for donuts, charity
August 11, 2011 - On Aug. 18 it will be time to make the donuts at Bowling Green State University. BGSU Dining is celebrating the opening of the new dining center The Oaks and its Dunkin’ Donuts franchise with a sit-in benefiting BGSU Dance Marathon.

Commencement speaker takes remarkable journey
August 10, 2011 - A young man stands in the office of Pan American Airlines in Seoul, hoping to fly to Ohio. He has a scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University but no money for a plane ticket. Impressed with the man’s earnestness, the manager issues the ticket on credit and the young man agrees to repay the loan monthly.

President Mazey to preside over first commencement
August 01, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will hold its 271st graduation ceremonies at 9 a.m. this Saturday (Aug. 6) on the lawn in front of University Hall, with new President Mary Ellen Mazey presiding. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 1,135, including 537 degrees granted through the Graduate College. Seventy-two undergraduates will receive their degrees with honors signifying meritorious academic achievement.

July 2011 News Releases

TEDx conference coming to BGSU
July 28, 2011 - The regional version of the popular TED conference is coming to Bowling Green State University. TEDxBGSU, an independently produced event operated under license from TED, will be held Sept. 16 at Kobacker Hall.

SETGO students share their original research
July 28, 2011 - After 10 weeks of intensive research activities, 40 undergraduate students from Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College presented the results of their work at the SETGO Summer Research Roundup. Joining them were several students who are working on other grant-funded studies with BGSU faculty.

New York Voices ensemble to perform at BGSU
July 28, 2011 - The last two summers brought singers to the Bowling Green State University campus from as far away as Japan, South Africa and France to rehearse and perform together at the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp.

Student Recreation Center available for rent
July 22, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s Student Recreation Center (SRC) is offering rental space to SRC members and the general public.

Facility rentals at Perry Field House
July 21, 2011 - The Perry Field House at Bowling Green State University offers areas for the general public to rent.

Membership plans available at SRC
July 21, 2011 - Fall community memberships to the Bowing Green State University Student Recreation Center (SRC) are on sale starting Aug. 8.

Ohio governor appoints BGSU undergraduate trustee
July 18, 2011 - Bowling Green State University sophomore Beau Slater has been appointed to the BGSU Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. Slater will serve as the undergraduate student trustee until May 17, 2013.

BGSU Ice Arena to host summer community skating
July 13, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Ice Arena reopens July 18, and the Bowling Green and University community is invited to attend special themed skating events weekly throughout the summer.

June 2011 News Releases

BGSU student leads study of area bats
June 30, 2011 - On a hot, early June night, a group of volunteers sets out through Toledo’s Wildwood Metropark. Wearing headlamps with red lights, and well sprayed with mosquito repellent, they carry “Anabat” acoustic monitoring devices. As “citizen scientists,” they are recording bat sounds for later analysis, and will repeat the exercise in different Metroparks every other week through August.

Summer Learn to Skate At BGSU Ice Arena
June 29, 2011 - Two sessions of group ice skating lessons are being offered at the BGSU Ice Arena during the summer. The four-week 30-minute sessions are designed for ages 3 through adults.

Robert Boughton named BGSU professor emeritus
June 29, 2011 - After 31 years of scholarship, teaching and service to Bowling Green State University, Dr. Robert Boughton retires this month. The Board of Trustees at its June 24 meeting granted him emeritus status.

NOWOH Art Show to be held at BGSU Art Galleries
June 29, 2011 - Artists of all skill levels are invited to submit their work to the fourth annual Northwest Ohio (NOWOH) Community Art Exhibition at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU board approves budgets, sets tuition
June 24, 2011 - At its last meeting of the fiscal year, and the last to be attended by President Carol Cartwright, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees approved educational and general budgets of $285.7 million for the Bowling Green campus and $14.8 million for BGSU Firelands. The board also set rates for tuition and fees for the 2011-12 academic year and approved a net funding pool for faculty and staff salary increases.

Financial literacy the focus of Camp Millionaire
June 14, 2011 - Line dance lessons, budgeting and business plans—it’s all part of the first Camp Millionaire hosted by Bowling Green State University.

Help reforest Forrest Creason golf course
June 08, 2011 - The ReForest Forrest Creason Golf Course Campaign is under way to replace 167 trees devastated by the emerald ash borer.

BGSU’s name added to community service honor roll
June 08, 2011 - While BGSU students pursue their own education, they are involved in many ways to ensure that others also have opportunities to learn and succeed. The University’s commitment to both community service and to learning from it has earned BGSU a place on the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, published annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Huron businessman named BGSU trustee
June 07, 2011 - Daniel Keller, chairman of the venture firm Keller Capital Ltd. and president of Kellco Investment Ltd., a private investment company specializing in venture capital and private equity investments, has been appointed to a nine-year term on the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees, Gov. John Kasich announced June 7. He replaces J. Robert Sebo of Salem, whose term expired in May.

BGSU German program home to four Fulbright winners
June 01, 2011 - A group of four Bowling Green State University graduate students share a unique history. They all began the master’s degree program in German at the same time, spent a year in Austria together and have all been named Fulbright Award winners.

May 2011 News Releases

Temple Grandin to visit BGSU
May 27, 2011 - Dr. Temple Grandin is primarily known for two things—her expertise on animal care and handling and the award-winning HBO movie “Temple Grandin,” which focuses on her autism.

BGSU hosts Summer Kids Camp
May 25, 2011 - Kids ages 5-12 are invited to attend Summer Kids Camp on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Hosted by BGSU’s Department of Recreation and Wellness, the camp offers new friends, unique learning experiences and fun.

BGSU names Rogers interim provost
May 18, 2011 - Bowling Green State University announced today that Dr. Rodney Rogers has been appointed the interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 1. Rogers is dean of BGSU’s College of Business Administration.

BGSU selects recipients of Alumni Awards
May 13, 2011 - From chief executive officers to child welfare advocates, Bowling Green State University alumni are serving their communities and making an impact in the world. The University recognized the service and achievements of 23 such alumni during the Accomplished Alumni Awards dinner on Friday, May 13, in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Staff sergeant earns college degree while overseas
May 12, 2011 - It takes a certain measure of tenacity to serve for six years in the U.S. Air Force during a time of international conflict. But to earn your college degree at the same time requires an even greater level of commitment and perseverance.

BGSU names new library dean
May 11, 2011 - Sara Bushong has been appointed the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s University Libraries, effective May 9. The announcement was made yesterday (May 10) by Dr. Kenneth Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Teaching careers gain faculty emeritus status
May 09, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees granted professor emeritus status to seven retired or retiring faculty members and associate emeritus status to six others during the May 6 meeting.

BGSU faculty celebrate promotion, tenure
May 09, 2011 - A number of Bowling Green State University faculty reached milestones in their careers when they were granted promotion, some with tenure, by the board of trustees May 6.

Adobe Systems CEO receives honorary degree
May 07, 2011 - Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Incorporated, runs one of the world’s largest software brands with products such as Adobe® Photoshop® software, Adobe Acrobat® software and Adobe Flash® Player. Today (May 7), Narayen received an honorary Doctor of Applied Science degree during Bowling Green State University’s College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony. The event occured at 9:30 a.m. in Anderson Arena.

State Fire School starts May 9
May 05, 2011 - Hundreds of emergency responders will arrive at Bowling Green State University May 9 for State Fire School. The program runs until May 13.

BGSU students prepare for electric vehicle race
May 04, 2011 - Bowling Green State University has a long history of building alternative energy vehicles. On Saturday, May 7, students from BGSU’s Motorsports Club and the College of Technology’s sustainability technology class will enter their all-electric powered racer in the Collegiate evGrandPrix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The multi-event weekend focuses on developing and showcasing green energy automotive technology.

BGSU offers new degree in Fire Administration
May 03, 2011 - Bowling Green State University has received approval from the Ohio Board of Regents to offer a unique online Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration (FIAD) degree. One of only a few such degree programs in the country, FIAD emphasizes communication skills, legal aspects of fire and emergency management, public health, interagency coordination of large-scale events, strategic planning, fiscal responsibility, critical thinking, applied research and analysis.

April 2011 News Releases

Dr. Cartwright to preside over last commencement
April 27, 2011 - Bowling Green State University's May commencement ceremonies, the 270th graduation at the University, represent both a beginning and an end. For graduates, it is the first step in the next stage of their lives. For the University, it will be last time President Carol Cartwright presides over the ceremonies and the final time the events will be held in Anderson Arena. December's graduates will receive their diplomas in the new Stroh Center.

Faculty projects reap economic development grants
April 27, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s Division of Research and Economic Development has awarded two innovative projects developed by University faculty a total of $100,000 in “seed money.”

Conrad Art Song competition winners announced
April 21, 2011 - Six singer-piano duos at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts won prizes at the 12th annual Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition held earlier this month in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU ceramic artist creates ephemeral installation
April 20, 2011 - It is hard to conceive, when viewing ceramic artist Jamie Bardsley’s intricate, nearly room-size arrangement of small porcelain water-droplet shapes, that in a short time the whole thing will be dismantled and taken away, but that is exactly what Bardsley looks forward to.

Shrude wins national honor as Guggenheim Fellow
April 19, 2011 - This time next year, Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude will likely not be thinking of class schedules or her duties as chair of the musicology/composition/theory department at Bowling Green State University. Instead, thanks to support from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, she expects to be deeply immersed in writing music.

Philharmonia to perform final concert of season
April 18, 2011 - The Bowling Green Philharmonia will present its final concert of the spring season at 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 20) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU Honors Program named ‘Champion of Children’
April 15, 2011 - Students in the BGSU Honors Program are truly learning that child abuse can happen in the most unexpected places. To help these children, they are lending a hand to make school and the holidays a little more comfortable and exciting.

Buchanan lecturer to speak on evolution
April 15, 2011 - Distinguished chemist Dr. Nils Walter will discuss chemistry as the driving force behind evolution in Bowling Green State University’s 2011 Jean Pasakarnis Buchanan Lecture on campus April 19.

BGSU to expand ties with Chinese universities
April 14, 2011 - A Bowling Green State University delegation will travel to China this week as part of an expansion of the University’s connections there and to promote enhanced academic opportunities for students. The University will sign memoranda of understanding with two universities: the University of Political Science and Law, in Beijing, and the nearby Hunan Normal College.

Meel named distinguished teacher of mathematics
April 13, 2011 - Dr. David Meel’s longtime commitment to helping students master and teach mathematics, along with his contributions to the profession, were recognized last month by the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The organization presented him the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Marketing seminar to help real estate professional
April 12, 2011 - As the housing market continues to struggle, real estate professionals need a competitive advantage. That edge can be achieved with successful customer service skills. The Institute for Excellence in Services (IES) at Bowling Green State University is hosting a marketing seminar entitled “Successfully Serving Real Estate Customers,” from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 at LACENTRE Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake.

BGSU students launch new market research business
April 12, 2011 - The popular drama show “CSI” follows investigators who study crime scenes. Business students from Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration have launched a business called CSI – short for College Student Insights – that studies something different from crimes and of keen interest to many companies: college students’ purchasing habits and behaviors. This target market is a very popular age group for companies wanting to sell their products and services.

BGSU biologists fight soybean disease
April 08, 2011 - A new research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is bad news for soybean diseases but good news for undergraduates studying biology. Three Bowling Green State University biologists — Drs. Paul Morris, Vipaporn Phuntumart and Karen Sirum — are part of a team of 28 scientists that has been awarded a five-year, $9.28 million grant by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Led by Dr. Brett Tyler of Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, the project’s goal is to engineer new disease-resistance strategies to reduce soybean crop yield losses due to root and stem rots.

BGSU celebrates World Voice Day
April 08, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will acknowledge the value and significance of vocal health during World Voice Day on April 13 in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The theme this year is “We Share a Voice.”

‘Bunnicula the Musical’ stalks BGSU stage
April 06, 2011 - It is a familiar tale to the thousands of children who have read James and Deborah Howe’s “Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery.” One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home a bunny found during a showing of “Dracula.” After midnight, fur begins to fly as the imaginations of the family cat Chester and dog Harold get the best of them, and they plot to prove that the new pet is a vampire-bunny intent on feeding on the Monroes’ produce.

Young musicians invited to hone skills
April 06, 2011 - Young musicians can polish their skills during Bowling Green State University’s annual Summer Music Institute for junior high and high school students, June 12-24.

Exercise could speed wound healing in diabetics
April 06, 2011 - IThere’s just no getting around it. “We were designed to move and when we don’t, we experience all sorts of problems,” says Dr. Todd Keylock, an assistant professor of exercise science in Bowling Green State University’s School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies.

Doctoral student helps preserve disappearing art
April 06, 2011 - J.L. Murdoch left her first Talchum performance bruised, bloody and exhausted. Murdoch, a Ph.D. student at Bowling Green State University, was in a rural part of South Korea as part of a Fulbright Fellowship for Research to study the little-known performance art. The word talchum means a form of play or dance performed while wearing masks.

Alumna successfully takes dreams to big city
April 04, 2011 - College students today may be feeling anxiety about future job markets, but Bowling Green State University graduate and published author Philana Boles is proof that students can still make their dreams a reality.

Memorial jazz concert to honor Dave Melle
April 04, 2011 - Bowling Green State University celebrates the legacy of legendary musician Dave Melle in a special memorial jazz concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Kobacker Hall.

March 2011 News Releases

Seniors recognized at Fine Arts Exhibition
March 30, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate art students received recognition for their work at the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception on March 19. School of Art Director Katerina Ray handed out 13 awards at the event.

WBGU-TV welcomes new ‘Northwest Ohio Journal’ host
March 29, 2011 - Melissa Andrews will join WBGU-TV as the new host of “Northwest Ohio Journal,” a weekly public affairs program focusing on legislative, education, health and economic issues currently affecting northwest and west central Ohio.

Baker Lecture addresses social marketing
March 28, 2011 - “Using Social Marketing to Strengthen Public Health Policies” is the focus for the 12th Annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on Thursday, March 31.

BGSU names dean of College of Musical Arts
March 28, 2011 - Dr. Jeffrey Showell, a professor and director of the School of Music at James Madison University, has been appointed the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. Dr. Kenneth Borland, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, made the announcement March 28 following a national search. Showell’s appointment becomes effective June 30.

Seasoned administrator chosen to lead Technology
March 28, 2011 - Dr. Faris Malhas, a professor and dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences at West Virginia University-Institute of Technology, will be the next dean of Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology, Provost Ken Borland has announced. He will begin his position at BSGU on June 15.

International partnerships earn Cassara award
March 24, 2011 - From Bowling Green State University to universities in North Africa, students and faculty have benefitted from the efforts of Dr. Catherine Cassara, an associate professor of journalism. Cassara was presented the Faculty Senate’s Distinguished Service Award at the Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.

Mentorship award winner extends help
March 24, 2011 - It takes a nurturing and thus generous nature to be a mentor. In the case of Bowling Green State University’s Dr. Janet Hartley, her mentorship has extended to a colleague in another department.

‘Digital Mirror’ reflects Blair’s collaboration
March 24, 2011 - Helping girls to understand and use the “digital mirror” of computer technology to create and represent their digital identities has reflected back numerous successes for Dr. Kristine Blair, chair of the Bowling Green State University English department. The most recent is the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work, presented at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.

Shields honored for expert leadership
March 24, 2011 - As chair of Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film, Dr. Ronald Shields has forged connections and collaborations with other arts-related departments on campus and beyond that have expanded students’ and faculty’s scholarship and creative endeavors.

Fallon named Distinguished Teaching Professor
March 24, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Fleming Fallon a Distinguished Teaching Professor of public and allied health. Fallon has taught in the College of Health and Human Services at BGSU since 1997, beginning as the inaugural and only full-time faculty member in the program for its first five years.

Yang named ‘Outstanding Young Scholar'
March 24, 2011 - Bowling Green State University has conferred the title “Outstanding Young Scholar” on one of its most productive faculty members, Dr. Weidong Yang, biological sciences. Since coming to the University in 2007, he has determinedly pursued his research into the means by which single molecules pass through the infinitesimal opening into the nucleus of a cell.

Creative economy focus of new documentary
March 24, 2011 - A new documentary from WBGU-TV puts a spotlight on the importance of arts industries to northwest Ohio. “Creative Economy of Northwest Ohio” is a 30-minute documentary that showcases the economic and community impact of the region’s arts and culture and features interviews with cultural, state and business leaders.

Jazz Week 2011 kicks off March 28
March 23, 2011 - The sounds of piano, trombone and jazz combos will fill the air at Bowling Green State University starting March 28 as Jazz Week 2011 kicks off.

Center for Teaching and Learning recognized
March 23, 2011 - The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was recognized for its outstanding commitment to faculty development on March 22 during Bowling Green State University’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner. The office was awarded the BGSU Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award.

Vincent recognized for community involvement
March 23, 2011 - He’s recognized as one of Bowling Green State University’s most productive scholars, but Dr. Robert Vincent, a professor of geology, is equally active in the Bowling Green community. Vincent’s service was recognized on March 22 when he received the Community Involvement Award during BGSU’s Faculty Recognition Dinner.

Gupta honored for lifetime achievement
March 23, 2011 - He’s considered an “international superstar” in the field of statistical research, with a varied and long list of accomplishments to his credit. On March 22, Dr. Arjun Gupta, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, received the Lifetime Achievement Recognition at Bowling Green State University’s Faculty Recognition Dinner and with it, a $1,000 cash prize.

BGSU students name Robert DeBard Master Teacher
March 23, 2011 - Dr. Robert DeBard admits he’s had a “backwards” career. DeBard, an associate professor of higher education and college student personnel programs at Bowling Green State University, went to Indiana University with the intention of earning a Ph.D., joining a liberal arts institution and teaching English while writing the “Great American Novel.”

BGSU gets close to $1 million to bolster education
March 23, 2011 - A nearly $1 million grant to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in northwest Ohio school districts has been awarded to Bowling Green State University on behalf of the Northwest Ohio STEM Consortium. Ensuring that all students graduate with a solid knowledge of the subjects known collectively as STEM is considered critical for fostering the development and growth of the most promising businesses and vital for the economic strength and success of the region.

BGSU Festival Series closes with River North
March 23, 2011 - The River North Chicago Dance Company will close Bowling Green State University’s Festival Series with a performance at 8 p.m. April 7 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Shift to oceanographic study leads to award
March 23, 2011 - Dr. George Bullerjahn, a professor of biological sciences, was honored by Bowling Green State University with the Olscamp Research Award at the University’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner March 22.

Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey named BGSU’s 11th president
March 22, 2011 - Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey will be Bowling Green State University’s next president. The BGSU Board of Trustees voted Tuesday, March 22, to name her to the post.

Opera Theater to present ‘A Little Night Music'
March 21, 2011 - The musical that gave us such enduring songs as “Send in the Clowns” will be performed by the Bowling Green State University Opera Theater this week. “A Little Night Music” will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (March 24-26), and at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 27) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Top science students to compete at symposium
March 18, 2011 - Ohio’s best high school students in science and math will be recognized at the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 24 and 25. The event will be held in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU sets room, board rates for fall
March 18, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees set new room and board rates for fall 2011 at its March 18 meeting.

Obama names alumnus to advisory board
March 17, 2011 - Shantanu Narayen, Bowling Green State University alumnus and president and CEO of Adobe Systems, Inc., has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on a new advisory board meant to help streamline government operations and better serve taxpayers.

Work by student filmmakers chosen for festivals
March 16, 2011 - Bowling Green State University student filmmakers will see their work on the big screen at two upcoming festivals.

Suicide prevention focus of conference
March 16, 2011 - A combination of nationally known leaders and local experts in suicide prevention will be part of the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition Conference on April 29. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the French Quarter Holiday Inn in Perrysburg and is offered by the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition, assisted by Bowling Green State University’s office of Continuing & Extended Education.

BGSU programs recognized nationally
March 15, 2011 - Two national publications have recognized Bowling Green State University in their recent rankings.

Leading author to speak on surviving ‘hot’ future
March 14, 2011 - “Hot” has a number of meanings. In terms of the environment, they are mostly negative. “Generation Hot: Making a Peaceful Planet for All” will be the theme of author Mark Hertsgaard’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and is free and open to the public.

Refugees topic of BGSU exhibit, panel discussion
March 14, 2011 - A photo-documentary exhibit opening March 18 in Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery provides viewers a window into the daily lives of some of the newest - and least familiar - Americans. After fleeing civil war, political persecution and ethnic strife in countries such as Burma, Somalia and Laos, these newcomers are rebuilding their lives and cultures here as generations of immigrants did before.

Panel to discuss ‘Terror in the Name of Religion'
March 10, 2011 - What happens when religion becomes a force not for peace but for violence? Bowling Green State University’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations will host a day focusing on “Terror in the Name of Religion” on March 17. Events will include a panel discussion with three national experts and the second annual Hiroko Nakamoto Peace Lecture. Both are free and open to the public.

‘Biscuit’ author comes to kids’ literacy day
March 10, 2011 - Children’s author Alyssa Satin Capucilli, best known for her books featuring “Biscuit” and “Katy Duck,” is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 19, at Bowling Green State University.

BGSU conference examines State of the Region
March 09, 2011 - Area business leaders will give their perspective on the upside of an economic downturn at the ninth annual State of the Region Conference March 14. About 300 civic and business leaders from the 27-county northwest sector of Ohio are expected to attend.

‘Differentiating’ business focus of conference
March 09, 2011 - Success in a start-up venture begins with finding something that makes the new company or product different from what already exists. That important strategy is the theme for this year’s Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship event at Bowling Green State University. “Differentiate Yourself! Launch. Grow. Compete” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Participants will also have the opportunity to cast their votes for some up-and-coming young entrepreneurs.

Africana Studies in a global perspective
March 09, 2011 - Students, alumni and scholars will look at “The Place of Africana Studies in a Global Perspective” at Bowling Green State University’s 13th annual Africana Studies Conference on March 18. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The conference and keynote address are free and open to the public.

WBGU-TV announces ‘Cinema U’ winner
March 09, 2011 - WBGU-TV has announced the Best Picture winner of the first season of “Cinema U.” Ethan Roberts, a BGSU sophomore from Bryan majoring in theatre and film, won the award for his short film “Primacy of Experience.”

BGSU alumnus honored at White House
March 07, 2011 - Bowling Green State University alumnus Arnold Rampersad was one of 20 artists, writers and scholars recognized by President Barack Obama on March 2. Rampersad, known for his skill at telling the African-American story through the lens of biography, was presented a National Humanities Medal during a ceremony at the White House.

Fiction writers invited to 13th annual workshop
March 04, 2011 - Area fiction writers will have the chance to share their work in progress and get advice about preparing manuscripts for submission to editors and publishers at Bowling Green State University’s 13th annual Spring 2011 Open Writing Workshop April 16. The workshop is open to the public and designed for writers at all experience levels.

BGSU students win awards at Model European Union
March 02, 2011 - Bowling Green State University students were exceptionally successful recently at the Model European Union (EU) simulation, hosted annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Union Center of Excellence. During the two-day simulation, four BGSU undergraduate student teams — representing Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland — had to discuss and negotiate various EU policy issues with 23 other student country-teams.

BGSU Chamber Music Competition winners announced
March 02, 2011 - Four student chamber ensembles from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts have been announced as the winners of the fifth annual Chamber Music Competition held Feb. 20.

February 2011 News Releases

BGSU takes Best of Show in advertising awards
February 28, 2011 - Bowling Green State University earned a Best of Show award and brought home the gold — along with the silver and bronze — from the Addy Awards last week. Hosted by the Advertising Club of Toledo, the annual event recognizes creativity in marketing, advertising and publications.

Finalists named for BGSU president
February 28, 2011 - Bowling Green State University has named the three finalists to become the 11th president of the University. Over the next few weeks, they will visit campus to meet with constituent groups and learn more about BGSU. The two-day visits will include a public presentation.

One of Sudan’s ‘lost girls’ to speak at BGSU
February 24, 2011 - Audiences will hear firsthand about the struggle of Sudanese women to survive genocide and endure violent refugee camps when Micklina Kenyi speaks at Bowling Green State University next week. Her presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Gish Film Theater at Hanna Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Vocal coach and acclaimed pianist to visit BGSU
February 24, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host nationally heralded coach, accompanist and conductor Ken Merrill March 3 and 4. Merrill, a guest of the McMaster Endowed Professorship in Vocal and Choral Studies, will coach student voice and piano duos and encourage young artists.

Cultural bridges theme of mental health conference
February 22, 2011 - As mental health and medical professionals know, culture matters. It is important to be familiar with and understand clients and their families in terms of their particular culture in order to perform accurate and helpful assessments and interventions.

Conference to examine ‘Latin Americanist’ topics
February 15, 2011 - Bowling Green State University will host the 10th annual Ohio Latin Americanist Conference Friday and Saturday (Feb. 18 and Feb. 19). The event will highlight Latin American and Latino/a studies through a variety of panel discussions, a documentary screening, guest speakers and other events in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the Planetarium.

‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess'
February 14, 2011 - The Bowling Green State University Festival Series celebrates Black History Month with selections from “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” by George Gerswhin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Winners of Dubois piano competition announced
February 14, 2011 - Four of the eight finalists in the final round of the David D. Dubois piano competition for high school students were chosen to receive grand prizes of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. The competition was held Feb. 6 in Kobacker Hall at Bowling Green State University. In total, 17 students, ages 15-17, participated.

BGSU students receive Bashore Scholarships
February 11, 2011 - Four students in the Bowling Green State University Honors Program have been awarded the J. Robert Bashore Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.

janus trio to perform at BGSU March 3
February 11, 2011 - The janus trio (cq), an ensemble of flute, viola and harp, will perform a concert of new works at 8 p.m. March 3 in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University. The concert, part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, is free and open to the public.

Japanese sojourn inspires BGSU student’s glass art
February 08, 2011 - When glassblowing student Adam Goldberg set out for Japan last summer, he did not speak the language or know anyone there personally. But the welcoming community of artists he found has given new direction to his art.

BGSU Black Issues Conference to focus on future
February 08, 2011 - African-American successes and challenges will be highlighted at Bowling Green State University’s 12th annual Black Issues Conference (BIC) Feb. 12 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A goal of the event is to help students overcome racial, sexism, socio-economic and other forms of oppression.

Student winners to perform concertos
February 03, 2011 - Four students from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will take the stage as featured performers with the Bowling Green Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

January 2011 News Releases

WBGU-TV launches new local program: ‘Cinema U’
January 31, 2011 - WBGU-TV has announced the addition of “Cinema U” to its local programming schedule. The series promises fresh content featuring 22 short films by local filmmaking talent from Bowling Green State University and area high school students.

Pianist Robert Levin next in Festival Series
January 26, 2011 - Versatile pianist Robert Levin will be the next performer in Bowling Green State University’s Festival Series. Levin will be in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU to celebrate Black History Month
January 26, 2011 - Aspects of African-American life, past and present, will be spotlighted during February as Bowling Green State University’s Bowling Green and Firelands campuses celebrate Black History Month.

Semi-finalists announced for Piano Competition
January 26, 2011 - A Bowling Green student is among the semi-finalists selected for the David D. Dubois Piano Competition and Festival at Bowling Green State University. Slated for the weekend of February 4-6 in the Moore Musical Arts Center, activities include a master class and performance by noted pianist Robert Levin.

BGSU hosts entrepreneurship competition
January 24, 2011 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration and the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are looking for the next great idea. The inaugural Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurship Competition is designed to stimulate the entrepreneurial efforts of BGSU students past and present, and the surrounding community. Entrepreneurs will compete for over $25,000 in prizes and services to start their business.

Anubis Saxophone Quartet to perform at BGSU Feb. 7
January 20, 2011 - 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.

Alumna to lead Discovery Channel and TLC
January 19, 2011 - Eileen O’Neill, a graduate of Bowling Green State University, has been promoted to lead the two flagship networks at Discovery Communications, the network has announced.

Falcon fan plans $10 million endowment
January 19, 2011 - For six decades, Findlay native William Frack has followed the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team. Now, he is taking steps to strengthen the program for generations to come with a series of irrevocable trusts that have a combined value of more than $10 million.

Media Alert: MLK Service Challenge
January 14, 2011 - Even though it’s a University holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday (Jan. 17) will be a day “on” for many Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff. For the third year in a row, campus organizations will partner with community agencies to provide help during the MLK Day of Service Challenge.

BGSU hosts Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic
January 12, 2011 - The 53rd annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Jan. 20-22 will feature the talents of several BGSU graduates. All performances will be held in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU Reddin Symposium examines Great Lakes threats
January 11, 2011 - The Great Lakes: Resource at Risk” is the topic of the 24th annual Reddin Symposium at Bowling Green State University. Featuring a panel of experts from the United States and Canada, the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

BGSU hosts financial aid workshops
January 06, 2011 - The financial aid process can be daunting. Bowling Green State University is hosting workshops on Jan. 22 and Feb. 4 to help students and their families understand the application and award process.


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