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December 2012 News Releases

BGSU gains major state grant for co-ops and internships
December 14, 2012 - At least 67 new employment opportunities in key JobsOhio industries will be created for students of Bowling Green State University, thanks to a combined investment of $1.58 million from the Ohio Board of Regents, several businesses with operations or interests in Ohio, and the BGSU Foundation. Inc.

BGSU to note graduates’ military service at 275th commencement
December 10, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will hold its 275th commencement exercises this week. Of the 972 diplomas being granted on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 14 and 15) in the Stroh Center, 202 will be through the Graduate College.

New, updated BGSU mobile apps available
December 07, 2012 - Bowling Green State University has a new addition to its growing list of mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

BGSU approves innovative early childhood education program
December 07, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees today (Dec. 7) approved several resolutions including the creation of a new Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program and authorization to proceed with new Greek housing on campus.

Active Learning Classroom open for business
December 05, 2012 - When you first enter 126 Hayes Hall, it hits you immediately — this is not your average college classroom. The tables are round and surrounded by five flat screen television monitors. The lectern isn’t at the front, but in the center of the room, with a large remote control-looking device anchored on top. By the entrance, a cabinet holds 36 iPads for student use.

Alumna named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100
December 05, 2012 - Bowling Green State University alumna Eileen O’Neill was ranked Number 22 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100 list. This is the third consecutive year she placed in the prestigious ranking.

Miller book explores folk drama in ‘Playing Dead’
December 04, 2012 - In high schools all around the United States, including locally in Ohio, a morbid performance is played out. Months of planning and preparation are put in by a variety of professionals, from police to paramedics to funeral directors and school administrators, who take time and resources to construct the elaborate folk drama known as “Every 15 Minutes.”

Student engagement Web application now available worldwide
December 03, 2012 - Bowling Green State University has a secret weapon when it comes to keeping students engaged in the classroom. It's called QizBox: A Social Learning Environment. Now, thanks to BGSU’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), it's available to educators all over the world.

November 2012 News Releases

Kids’ Tech University at BGSU opens world of science
November 21, 2012 - Following the successful launch of the Kids’ Tech University (KTU) program at Bowling Green State University last year, the University has announced the lineup of invited speakers for the 2013 program. Kids’ Tech is designed to let kids explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities as they discover more about the world and nature, while nurturing the future workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by sparking children’s interest in those fields.

Holiday season begins with ArtsXtravaganza at BGSU
November 19, 2012 - The lush sounds and swirl of Carnevale will fill the Fine Arts Center and the Wolfe Center for the Arts at this year’s ArtsXtravaganza at Bowling Green State University. From 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 30, the community is invited to share an evening of music, art, theater, dance, shopping and activities for the whole family.

National leader in psychology of religion recognized with Samaritan award
November 02, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth Pargament, a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, is now part of a list that includes former First Ladies Betty Ford, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter. Pargament was presented the 2012 National Samaritan award Nov. 1 during a ceremony in Denver.

October 2012 News Releases

Musician, conductor and broadcast journalist Bill McGlaughlin to visit BGSU
October 30, 2012 - Music students and fans of conductor, composer, musician and radio personality William (Bill) McGlaughlin will get to spend time with him when he visits Bowling Green State University Nov. 5-12. McGlaughlin’s radio program “Exploring Music” is heard daily at 11 a.m. on Toledo’s WGTE-FM, and across the country.

Old sneakers are steps to new basketball courts
October 23, 2012 - Bowling Green State University is going for the record at this week’s football game, but not in touchdowns or field goals. The University is trying to collect thousands of used sneakers to create the world’s longest chain of shoes tied together. The competition will be held at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Marriage research center studies receive national attention
October 22, 2012 - Pick up a recent Chicago Tribune, USA Today or New York Times and you’re likely to see the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) cited in an article. Current research from the center that takes a closer look at aging has been making national news since it was released.

Eva Marie Saint to return to BGSU for theater dedication
October 09, 2012 - Bowling Green State University BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint will once again play the “leading lady” when she returns to campus Oct. 13 and 14 for the dedication of a new theatre named in her honor.

Famed graphic design alumnus to speak at BGSU
October 04, 2012 - Bowling Green State University welcomes back internationally recognized alumnus Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst—a Chicago design firm devoted to art with function. Since the late 1980s, Valicenti has been a force in the design world as an educator, mentor and artist.

Science becomes nexus for learning through iEvolve
October 04, 2012 - An ambitious project led by Bowling Green State University aims for no less than transforming the educational lives of children and teachers by training them to be true “citizen scientists,” able, as poet William Blake said, “to see a world in a grain of sand.”

‘Sin by Silence’ to screen at BGSU
October 03, 2012 - In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Bowling Green State University Women’s Center will be showing the documentary “Sin By Silence,” followed by a question-and-answer session with Brenda Clubine, whose story is featured in the film.

Silent Witness Project to hold Unveiling Ceremony
October 01, 2012 - Brenda Clubine had to endure multiple bruises and broken bones at the hands of her husband. As a result, she spent 26 years in a California state prison for second-degree murder when she ended up killing her abusive mate.

September 2012 News Releases

BGSU trustees name national trustee, approve climate commitment
September 28, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 28 meeting named the University’s first National Trustee. It also took steps to improve the well-being of the University’s students as well as that of the Moore Musical Arts Center, and to make campus a greener place to live and work.

Yale dean to discuss future of plants
September 24, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will host Sir Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, as the 2012 McMaster Visiting Scientist for three days of campus activities. Crane’s work focuses on the diversity of plant life—its origin and fossil history, its current status, and its conservation and use.

Gold medalist Dave Wottle to speak at BGSU
September 24, 2012 - Olympic gold medalist Dave Wottle, a 1973 graduate of Bowling Green State University, returns to his alma mater this week to participate in Homecoming festivities.

Falcons Support Their Own
September 24, 2012 - The Departments of Capital Planning and Design and Construction see the results of their donations through the Family Campaign, the campus-wide effort to encourage faculty, staff and retirees to invest in Bowling Green State University.

President Obama to speak to supporters at BGSU
September 23, 2012 - President Barack Obama will make a campaign stop at Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The president will speak to supporters at about 1 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. Students, faculty, staff and members of the public may pick up tickets at the Stroh Center beginning at 10 a.m., Monday Sept. 24. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wolfe Center for the Arts comes to life through video projection
September 21, 2012 - Audiences usually come to Bowling Green State University’s new Wolfe Center for the Arts and its Fine Arts Center to see what’s inside, but this Sunday (Sept. 23), most of the action will be taking place on the exterior walls and surfaces of the two buildings. Students and faculty will be creating collaborative video projections this weekend that will be exhibited to the public from 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday. The two buildings will be “activated” inside and out using 3-D projection mapping, a popular new strategy for transforming architectural spaces with moving imagery customized to the space.

BGSU, Bowling Green announce new partnership initiatives
September 13, 2012 - New initiatives to improve the University-community partnership between Bowling Green State University and Bowling Green were announced today (Sept. 13) by Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards and BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey during a meeting of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club at Stone Ridge Golf Club.

BGSU lauded again in U.S. News and World Report
September 12, 2012 - For the seventh 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.”

BGSU fosters ‘culture of care’ for suicide prevention
September 12, 2012 - It’s a familiar scenario: a faculty member notices that a previously engaged student is missing class and now looks unkempt. Concerned, the faculty member would like to approach the student but doesn’t know where to begin. Or students become alarmed when a friend begins drinking more than usual and seems pessimistic and negative. Not wanting to insult the friend, or afraid of making things worse, they say nothing. Or perhaps it’s the first-year student who just seems lost and without a group with whom to bond. These can all be indications of someone who is having difficulty adjusting to life on campus, who is struggling with a mental health concern or who has experienced a traumatic life event. Some of these individuals may also be having thoughts of suicide.

Student leaders kickoff Legacy Campaign
September 10, 2012 - A core group of student leaders pledged to donate $5,000 of their own money to the University as part of the kickoff of the first Student Legacy Campaign, a student-driven philanthropic effort to encourage the entire student body to contribute to Bowling Green State University. The campaign leaders introduced the campaign during an event Sept. 7 inside the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

BGSU president to give State of the University address
September 10, 2012 - Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey will discuss BGSU’s priorities and goals for the coming year in the annual State of the University address at 3 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Donnell Theatre of the Wolfe Center for the Arts. A reception will immediately follow the speech in the Wolfe Center foyer. This is a change to the previously stated date and location.

New process creates infrared LEDs using quantum dots
September 07, 2012 - A new process developed by Dr. Liangfeng Sun and his team holds promise for improving the production and capabilities of the infrared light emitting diode, or LED, for use in technologies ranging from communications to night vision devices used by the military.

Gloria Steinem to speak at BGSU event
September 06, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will host a special celebration Sept. 24 -25 to recognize the work of the Women’s Equity Action League (WEAL) and its founding president Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer.

August 2012 News Releases

Sink your hands into science at STEM in the Park
August 29, 2012 - What do you get when you cross a giant bubble, a snake and a mechanical engineer? You get STEM in the Park! The event seeks to increase public engagement in STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Montgomery named BGSU trustee
August 24, 2012 - Betty Montgomery, a 1970 BGSU alumna, has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the BGSU Board of Trustees.

BGSU chiller plant wins ‘cool’ award
August 16, 2012 - You almost miss it, tucked in as it is between the School of Art and Conklin Hall on the Bowling Green State University campus.

More older adults choosing cohabitation over marriage
August 13, 2012 - More and more adults age 50 and over are choosing to live with their significant other instead of marrying them. According to a new study from researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University, during later life, cohabitation appears to operate as a long-term alternative to marriage, rather than a first step down the aisle. The study is in featured in August’s Journal of Marriage and Family.

BGSU offers new master’s degree in gerontology
August 09, 2012 - Every day, 10,000 people in the United States turn 65. This phenomenon began Jan. 1, 2011, and is predicted to last 19 years as the baby boomers age. At the same time, people are living longer, creating a growing need for services, policies and programs that help them remain healthy, active contributors to society.

BGSU cheer coach to perform at Olympics
August 08, 2012 - Look closely during the Olympic basketball semifinals and finals later this week when the “Dream Team” is on the court, and you may recognize David Clemons, assistant cheer coach at Bowling Green State University, performing during the games. Clemons is in London as part of the U.S.A. basketball cheer team.

University Choral Society to perform Messiah, Carmina Burana
August 08, 2012 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University will hold open auditions for the 2012-13 season of the University Choral Society. Highlights of the season will include performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Wolfe Center recognized for sustainability, design
August 02, 2012 - One of the most distinctive buildings on Bowling Green State University’s campus is now one of its greenest. The Wolfe Center for the Arts was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. This is BGSU’s second LEED-certified building. The Stroh Center received LEED Gold status earlier this year.

July 2012 News Releases

Athletic training in Africa
July 30, 2012 - It’s a country that has suffered through genocide, civil war and famine. Now the government of Rwanda is turning its attention to sport in an effort to build strong communities.

Summer commencement at BGSU is Aug. 4
July 30, 2012 - This weekend, for the 274th time since its founding in 1910, Bowling Green State University will hold commencement exercises. Presided over by President Mary Ellen Mazey, summer commencement begins at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn, weather permitting. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be moved into the Stroh Center.

Language Services Group to offer Business Chinese
July 19, 2012 - The Language Services Group, a project developed by three Bowling Green State University faculty members, is offering an online Business Chinese for Beginners course from Aug. 6-31.

Electric vehicle charging stations ready for use
July 18, 2012 - Three electric vehicle charging stations are now up and running around Bowling Green State University’s campus. These locations are in addition to the three charging stations in downtown Bowling Green.

Discussion of new student health center
July 09, 2012 - Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital have announced that they will move forward with discussions on the development of a new student health center.

Winners named in Northwest Ohio Community Art Show
July 09, 2012 - Winners in the fifth annual Northwest Ohio (NOWOH) Community Art Exhibition at Bowling Green State University have been announced.

Stroh Center rap takes home top honor
July 02, 2012 - It’s gone viral on YouTube and clips have been shown on ESPN, now the Stroh Center opening video, also know as the Stroh Center Rap, is bringing home the gold.

June 2012 News Releases

BGSU recognized on community service honor roll
June 29, 2012 - Community service has long been a hallmark of the Bowling Green State University experience. The University’s commitment to both community service and to learning from it has earned BGSU a place on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, published annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Faculty help Holocaust survivors ‘bear witness'
June 22, 2012 - Six individuals, each from a different background but united in their common experience in the Holocaust, are featured in a powerful new documentary from Toledo, Ohio. “Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors” provides a forum for these six remarkable people – the last known survivors in Toledo — to tell their stories in their own words. The film will be broadcast at 8 p.m. July 5 on WGTE-TV public television as part of its “Toledo Stories” series.

BGSU trustees set tuition, fees for 2012-13
June 21, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its June 21 meeting approved educational and operating budgets for the Bowling Green and BGSU Firelands campuses and set tuition and fees for the next academic year.

New teacher preparation programs approved
June 21, 2012 - Along with University budget items, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees granted dean emeritus status to Dr. Linda Petrosino, who retires at the end of this month from the College of Health and Human Services. Petrosino has been with BGSU since 1986 and had been chair of the communication disorders department and associate dean before being appointed dean in 2002.

Camp Millionaire strikes gold at BGSU
June 15, 2012 - Bowling Green State University had a million-dollar idea when it invented Camp Millionaire, a summer day camp for eighth-graders that teaches students the importance of financial literacy. Now in its second year, the camp satisfies that requirement in the Ohio curriculum while promoting philanthropy.

Call for Artists for NOWOH Art Show
June 08, 2012 - Bowling Green State University Art Galleries is hosting the fifth annual Northwest Ohio (NOWOH) Community Art Exhibition.

BGSU integral part of studio glass anniversary
June 05, 2012 - This year art glass lovers and museums around the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement. Bowling Green State University has been involved in studio glass arts for 46 of those years.

May 2012 News Releases

BGSU to support accelerated business classes
May 24, 2012 - Students participating in High School of Business programs will now be able to earn college credit thanks to an affiliation agreement signed between Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration and MBA Research and Curriculum Center. The Center, headquartered in Columbus, oversees a college-prep high school business program and is funded and operated by a consortium of 37 state education departments.

A Guy, a Girl and a Guitar
May 23, 2012 - They’re BGSU alumni, brothers and award-winners. Earlier this year, Justin and Michael Edwards received a prestigious College Television Award for Best Use of Music in a Film. The award is presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

BGSU student to follow meditation path to Thailand
May 21, 2012 - There is a deep stillness to Sam Gorman that belies his youth. Devoted to meditation and music, the Bowling Green State University sophomore from Bowling Green will pursue his interest in self-realization full time next fall at the Wat Pan Nanachat Buddhist monastery in Thailand’s Ubon Ratchathani province.

Book examines foreign policy perspective
May 11, 2012 - It isn’t easy being the “little guy” among giants, whether you’re Romania or Sri Lanka. A new book co-edited by Dr. Neal Jesse, an associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University, examines international relations from the point of view of the world’s smaller states.

Graphic design students’ work projected in Havana
May 09, 2012 - At sunset this Saturday (May 12), graphic designs by three Bowling Green State University students will be projected on the side of two large buildings on Plaza Vieja in Havana, Cuba. The presentation is part of the Havana Biennial, an international art show.

Alumna featured in Vanity Fair
May 09, 2012 - The June issue of Vanity Fair has Marilyn Monroe on the cover and a photo of Bowling Green State Universtiy alumna Kate McComb within its pages.

BGSU trustees present three scholarships
May 08, 2012 - Three Bowling Green State University students with an impressive list of leadership, academic achievement and social commitments have received the board of trustees’ Leadership Scholarship.

Professional MBA Program will expand to Findlay
May 08, 2012 - Beginning this January, business people in the Findlay area who wish to develop their professional skills can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bowling Green State University without traveling to Bowling Green.

Braun chosen as next dean of business college
May 07, 2012 - Following a national search, Bowling Green State University has selected local attorney and businessman Raymond Braun as its new dean of the College of Business Administration, effective July 1. He follows Dr. Madhu Rao, interim dean of the college, who is retiring from BGSU.

BGSU State Fire School
May 07, 2012 - More than 320 firefighters are in and around Bowling Green State University this week to chop holes in vacant buildings, sift through charred debris for evidence of arson and rappel down the football stadium. The training exercises are part of State Fire School, which began today (May 7).

BGSU faculty granted tenure, promotion
May 04, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees acknowledged the scholarly and artistic achievements of faculty at its May 4 meeting with the granting of promotions and, in some cases, tenure.

BGSU faculty granted emeritus status
May 04, 2012 - Bowling Green State University honored a number of longtime faculty members who have retired recently or will be retiring soon. In honor of their accomplishments and service, the University trustees on May 4 conferred professor emeritus status upon seven faculty and associate professor emeritus on another three.

Title IX champion to receive honorary degree
May 02, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will present an honorary doctorate in Social Justice in Sport and Education to Dr. Bernice Sandler, widely known as the “godmother of Title IX,” during commencement exercises for the College of Education and Human Development at 3 p.m. May 5 in the Stroh Center. Sandler has spent her career advocating for equal opportunity for women and girls.

Talent times two: Music students find love
May 01, 2012 - Music is the connection that brought Sally Williams and Mark Minnich together, and it is music that is at the heart of their relationship.

April 2012 News Releases

Graduating senior to ride away
April 30, 2012 - Graduation weekend will find Bowling Green State University senior Tiffani Bennethum doing a quick change from her cap and gown into cowboy hat and boots. Thanks to her recent fourth-place finish in the semifinals of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition, she must leave Bowling Green immediately after commencement and head to Raleigh, N.C., for the national competition.

BGSU to hold commencement May 4, 5
April 26, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 273rd graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 2,026, including 383 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

BGSU releases mobile apps
April 25, 2012 - Looking for the latest Bowling Green State University news? There’s an app for that. BGSU’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) recently launched two mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones. BGSU News and BGSU Maps are the first of many apps developed specifically for the University community.

World music focus of 2012-13 Festival Series
April 24, 2012 - The 2012-13 Festival Series at Bowling Green State University aims to “encircle the world” with a variety of artists who will share music of ethnic origin and artistic excellence.

FOX Sports Media executive to speak
April 20, 2012 - A FOX Sports executive will discuss sport media and sport management during “A Conversation with Ed Goren” on Wednesday (April 25) at Bowling Green State University. Goren, who is vice chairman of FOX Sports Media Group, will begin his talk at 7 p.m. in 113 Olscamp Hall.

BGSU at Levis Commons offers series
April 20, 2012 - Business owners, supervisors and managers are invited to learn best practices and practical tools to face business challenges at the 2012 Professional Development Series at Bowling Green State University’s Levis Commons location.

Classified Staff Team Award goes to financial aid
April 19, 2012 - More than 80 percent of Bowling Green State University students receive some form of financial aid. Helping them and their families make higher education a reality are Student Financial Aid advisers Ryan Czech, Elizabeth LeMaster, Lynette Rosebrook and Kris Sautter.

BGSU celebrates the earth
April 19, 2012 - Bowling Green State University’s Center for Environmental Programs is sponsoring a number of events throughout the month of April to put awareness into action for a more conscious world. The Environmental Service Club, Net Impact Green and others have planned activities to expand the annual Earth Day celebration.

‘Die hard’ advocate for BGSU honored
April 18, 2012 - From working on behalf of her fellow Classified Staff members to making sandwiches for volunteers, there isn’t much Faith Olson is not involved with at Bowling Green State University.

Alumnus wins Pulitzer Prize
April 17, 2012 - Alumnus Chris Hawley has joined a select group of journalists that can call themselves Pulitzer Prize-winners. Hawley, who graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1995 with a journalism degree, along with three other reporters at The Associated Press, was awarded the prize for investigative reporting on April 16. The group worked on a months-long series outlining the New York Police Department’s surveillance of minority and Muslim neighborhoods since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Cherry Blossom Festival marks Japanese-U.S. ties
April 17, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate the Ohanami, or Cherry Blossom Festival, again this year, from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday (April 21) in 101 Olscamp Hall. Guests can try Japanese calligraphy, origami and traditional games, and enjoy performances of taiko drums, koto music and martial arts, along with Japanese refreshments. The event is free and open to the public

More baby boomers facing old age alone
April 16, 2012 - Startling new statistics from Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) paint a bleak future for the largest generation in history, the baby boomers, as they cross into old age.

Elsasser’s inspiring leadership earns Ferrari
April 13, 2012 - For two decades of dedicated service to the University and the community, Jim Elsasser, associate athletics director for internal affairs, has been named the 2012 Michael R. Ferrari Award winner.

Bullins, Hennessy named ‘BG Best’
April 13, 2012 - Two administrative staff members named among the “BG Best” by their peers were recognized at the Administrative Staff spring reception April 12.

Hansen Musical Arts Series features Marin Alsop
April 12, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts will host “An Evening with Marin Alsop,” groundbreaking music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, at 7 p.m. April 23 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU celebrates the voice for World Voice Day
April 10, 2012 - Bowling Green State University will observe 2012 World Voice Day, an international celebration of the voice, on Monday, April 16, with this year’s theme, “Make Your Voice Count.”

BGSU alumni, student casualties of Afghan attack
April 09, 2012 - The University community was saddened last week to learn that a BGSU alumnus was killed, another was injured, and a former student was also injured in the April 4 suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

Environmental impact on national security
April 05, 2012 - The link between environmental sustainability and national security will be explored in this year’s Edward Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. Dr. David Orr of Oberlin College will present “Peace, Security and Resilience in a Black Swan Future” at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. The talk is free and open to the public.

BGSU’S ODK Honor Society taps 30 for induction
April 04, 2012 - A Bowling Green State University faculty member, one administrator and 28 students will be inducted into the University’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa tomorrow (March 30).

March 2012 News Releases

Sociology professor receives Olscamp Award
March 30, 2012 - In 2006, Dr. Susan Brown, a professor of sociology, was awarded Bowling Green State University’s Outstanding Young Scholar Award. Six years later, she is being recognized for her research once again. Brown was presented with the Olscamp Research Award during the University’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner March 29.

Hendricks, Rüedi Ray recognized for leadership
March 30, 2012 - Tireless” was just one of the many terms used to describe the co-winners of the Chair/School Director Leadership Award.

Leontis recognized for lifetime achievement
March 30, 2012 - His world-class research focuses on the building blocks of life: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). But Dr. Neocles Leontis, a professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of biology, is also deeply involved in the life of Bowling Green State University.

University Libraries receives Unit Recognition
March 30, 2012 - University Libraries was recognized March 29 for its outstanding contributions to education at Bowling Green State University with the BGSU Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award.

Thoughtful guidance earns Booth Faculty Mentor
March 30, 2012 - When in 2002 it was time for Dr. Jean Gerard, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Bowling Green State University, to choose a faculty mentor, she took the unusual step of reaching out to someone outside her discipline.

BGSU names chemist Outstanding Young Scholar
March 30, 2012 - Dr. Ksenija Glusac’s potential as a research scientist was recognized early in her academic career by national science organizations, and she has consistently proven them right. Bowling Green State University has recognized her with the Outstanding Young Scholar Award, given to enhance the academic career of junior faculty by providing discretionary funds for the support of future scholarly activities.

BGSU Master Teacher brings Shakespeare to life
March 30, 2012 - A faculty member with an infectious passion for British literature has been chosen by the students as the 2012 Master Teacher. Dr. Stephannie Gearhart, an assistant professor of English, has taught at Bowling Green State University for six years, sharing her love of Shakespeare and inspiring students to tackle difficult texts to find the meaning within.

Rao lauded for career of distinguished service
March 30, 2012 - “Distinguished Service” has characterized Dr. Madhu Rao’s tenure at Bowling Green State University since he arrived as an assistant professor in the Department of Operations Research in 1982, according to those who nominated him for the Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award.

Broido honored for collaborative research
March 30, 2012 - Dr. Ellen Broido, an associate professor in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, received the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards March 29.

BGSU names Fuerst Distinguished Research Professor
March 30, 2012 - Bowling Green State University economist Dr. Timothy Fuerst was celebrated at the March 29 Faculty Recognition Reception for having been named Distinguished Research Professor. The title was conferred on him by the BGSU Board of Trustees at its February meeting.

Years of Service honorees
March 30, 2012 - Years of Service honorees

Sororities ‘extreme coupon’ for charity
March 29, 2012 - With stacks of coupons in hand, 40 Bowling Green State University sorority members set out March 23 for a little “extreme” shopping for charity. Their purchases will help restock the food pantry at Nightingales Harvest, which helps low income families who are battling cancer.

Campus cherry trees signify Japanese-U.S. ties
March 28, 2012 - Since 2001, a sure sign of spring on campus has been the flowering of the cherry trees on Alumni Mall, between Harshman and Kreischer quadrangles at the corner of Alumni Drive and Mercer Road. The University community has been enjoying the delicate blossoms’ annual display thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends in Japan, and the long-ago friendship between then-President William Howard Taft of Ohio and the government of Japan.

‘Hercules’ opera presented on BGSU stage
March 27, 2012 - Bowling Green State University Opera Theater presents “Hercules,” adapted from George Frederic Handel’s oratorio, with libretto by Rev. Thomas Broughton and based on the writings of Sophocles and Ovid.

Campus tornado siren test planned for March 28
March 26, 2012 - A test of the tornado warning sirens will occur at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday (March 28) for Bowling Green State University's Bowling Green campus along with other Wood County sirens.

‘Guitar Stories: On Fender’ caps conference
March 26, 2012 - Highlighting the inaugural Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University this weekend will be a free performance and lecture by Dr. Matthew Donahue, an instructor in the popular culture department.

State of the Region Conference looks at economics
March 23, 2012 - Economic experts and regional business and civic leaders will converge on Perrysburg April 9 for the State of Region Conference hosted by Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development. About 300 representatives from the 27-county northwest sector of Ohio are expected to attend the event, slated from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd.

BGSU hosts architecture lecture CANCELED
March 23, 2012 - Imagine living in a building where you could ride your bike up to your 10th floor apartment and back down on a looping ramp. Now under construction, the 8 House in Copenhagen, Denmark, was designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), of Copenhagen and New York City.

Forensics and Debate Team makes school history
March 23, 2012 - Bowing Green State University’s Falcon Forensics and Debate Team proved once again it is one of the top teams in the country. For the first time in school history, they placed as a team in all six team divisions at the NCT (National Comprehensive Tournament) held March 15-19 in Kansas City, Mo.

‘Cyberfeminism 2.0’ surveys new online landscape
March 21, 2012 - The world of cyberspace has changed significantly since 2004, when Dr. Radhika Gajjala wrote “Cyber Selves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women.” In that book, she revealed that while electronic communication had aided in globalization, it had not proved the hoped-for panacea for providing opportunity to women in disadvantaged areas of the world.

‘Bad Kitty’ author visits Literacy in the Park
March 20, 2012 - Children’s author and illustrator Nick Bruel, best known for his books featuring “Bad Kitty” is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 24, on Bowling Green State University’s campus.

Elsewhere Theatre explores 1964's ‘Dutchman'
March 20, 2012 - Bowling Green State University’s Elsewhere Theatre presents “Dutchman,” playwright Amiri Baraka’s searing look at race relations in the United States during the civil rights era, in an exploration of identity and conformity.

Innovative chamber ensemble closes Festival Series
March 19, 2012 - Northwest Ohio audiences will not have to travel to New York City’s Lincoln Center to see one of the country’s most innovative chamber ensembles. Alarm Will Sound will perform at Kobacker Hall in Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. March 28.

BGSU Men’s Chorus appears on national television
March 16, 2012 - The members of the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus had a busy spring break. Not only did they perform in the New York and Massachusetts areas, they capped off the week with not one, but two national television appearances.

Scholarship created in honor of accident victims
March 16, 2012 - Bowling Green State University today (March 16) announced the creation of a student scholarship established to recognize three students who were killed, and two others critically injured, in an automobile accident.

New BCI lab coming to BGSU
March 15, 2012 - As part of the latest Capital Appropriations Bill, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced his office will receive $11.9 million to build a state-of-the-art crime lab and investigations facility for the Bowling Green Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at Bowling Green State University.

Pro Musica hosts BG Chamber Music Competition
March 14, 2012 - Pro Musica will host the sixth annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 17) and Sunday (March 18) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts.

Givens trip inspires student-run business
March 13, 2012 - It’s been a hectic few months for Skyler Rogers, a Bowling Green State University senior from Kenton majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship. In November and December, Rogers traveled through India and Kenya as part of a BGSU Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship. A month later he helped launch, a website that supports nonprofit organizations and social causes in need.

AmeriCorps forum to be held at BGSU
March 13, 2012 -, a nonprofit website that connects high school students to volunteer opportunities, along with Bowling Green State University’s Office of Service-Learning will hold an AmeriCorps forum tomorrow (March 14).

I-O Psychology grad program fourth in nation
March 13, 2012 - Bowling Green State University’s longstanding reputation in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has once again earned it the number four position in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 listing of best graduate programs in the discipline.

Going far beyond the classroom
March 12, 2012 - Bowling Green State University undergraduate and graduate Spanish students are ditching the old-school format of turning in papers. Today, outstanding papers have the possibility of being published on the Blogoteca de Babel, a blog that highlights the students’ work.

Reddin Symposium features influential designer
March 12, 2012 - Influential Canadian designer Dave Mason will speak on “Canada by Design” at Bowling Green State University’s 25th annual Reddin Symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Africana Studies Conference to host actor
March 08, 2012 - Anthony Sherwood, one of Canada’s most successful black actors and documentary filmmakers, will give the keynote address Friday, March 16, for Bowling Green State University’s 14th annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference.

Baker Lecture addresses public health policy
March 08, 2012 - "Telling the Public Health Story – How to Affect Policy, Engage Elected Officials and Inspire Citizens” is the topic for the 13th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on Thursday, March 29.

Media professionals share expertise
March 07, 2012 - A number of successful media professionals and executives, including Ohio Association of Broadcasters President Christine Merritt, will share their experience and expertise with Bowling Green State University telecommunications students at the inaugural TCOM Career Day. Many of the participants are BGSU alumni.

Conference to examine morality
March 07, 2012 - The next BGSU Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy will address the topic of "Manipulation." The Department of Philosophy is bringing together leading scholars and experts in a variety of disciplines across the U.S. to explore the theoretical and applied issues concerning manipulation.

Hearne, White to perform as ‘R We Who R We'
March 01, 2012 - Award-winning composer/singer Ted Hearne and electronic musician Philip White will perform their collaborative project “R We Who R We” at 8 p.m. March 15 at the Clazel Theatre, 127 N Main St. in downtown Bowling Green. A $2-$5 donation is suggested.

February 2012 News Releases

Wine, emotions flow in ‘The Garden of the World’
February 28, 2012 - A seed planted in Bowling Green State University author Dr. Lawrence Coates’s mind while he was researching his first book has grown into his latest, and third, work of historical fiction. Published Feb. 28 by University of Nevada Press, “The Garden of the World” follows the fortunes of the Tourneau family of vintners in California’s Santa Clara Valley in the early part of the century.

Wikipedia experience sparks national debate
February 27, 2012 - Dr. Tim Messer-Kruse never thought his attempts to update a Wikipedia page would ignite a lively debate across the country about the merits of the online encyclopedia.

BGSU takes Best of Show in advertising awards
February 27, 2012 - For the second year in a row, Bowling Green State University earned a Best of Show award at the Addy Awards held Feb. 23. Hosted by the Advertising Club of Toledo, the annual event recognizes creativity in marketing, advertising and publications.

Celebrate Women’s History Month at BGSU
February 27, 2012 - Covering Women: Journalism, Politics and Activism is the theme of this year’s busy Women’s History Month celebration at Bowling Green State University.

Journalism major gets real world experience
February 23, 2012 - The last two years have been an eye-opening experience for Alesia Hill, a Bowling Green State University senior from Pickerington majoring in journalism. Hill was picked to participate in the LIN Media Minority Scholar and Training Program in 2010 and is nearing the end of her two-year internship period. Winners receive scholarship money, paid internships at LIN Media television stations and a job after graduation.

Digital archive captures a pivotal quarter century
February 23, 2012 - A new online archive of materials available through the Bowling Green State University Libraries transports users to the world of 1950-75, giving a vivid feel for what it was like to be alive in Europe and America during that era. Captured in photos, videos and print material is a time of extremes – from the relative comfort and complacency of the post-war years, before the time of computers and credit cards, to the violence and high emotion of Vietnam and the civil rights movement. Boundaries were being stretched and broken everywhere, in art as in life.

Popular Culture Library receives donation
February 16, 2012 - Their names aren’t familiar today, but in the early part of the 20th century Frederick Irving Anderson, George Randolph Chester and Leonard Nason were considered three of the most popular writers of the time.

Finding love has no expiration date
February 10, 2012 - People may think that online dating is only for the young, but individuals over the age of 60 are the fastest growing demographic in online dating. However, they may be looking for different qualities in their relationships than their younger counterparts.

Stroh Center recognized for sustainability
February 10, 2012 - Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center is now part of a select list of sustainable and innovative buildings that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The building was awarded LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. This is BGSU’s first LEED-certified building.

Employee, alumna receive 2012 Milestones Award
February 09, 2012 - Two women with ties to Bowling Green State University have been honored with a 2012 Milestones Award from the YWCA of Northwest Ohio. Anita Serda, administrative assistant in the Office of Student Retention, won for the arts and alumna Margaret Danziger was recognized for the sciences.

New discovery regarding origins of ancient mosaics
February 07, 2012 - Research conducted by Dr. Stephanie Langin-Hooper, of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), and Dr. Rebecca Molholt, of Brown University, may shed new light on the origin of 12 pieces of ancient mosaics in BGSU’s art collection.

Russian folk performers to give free shows
February 07, 2012 - Experience the color and energy of traditional Russian folk dance and music during the Golden Gates Russian Folk Music and Dance Troupe’s visit to the Bowling Green State University and BGSU Firelands campuses next week. The troupe will present two free family concerts, plus workshops and class visits.

Julianne Malveaux to give Black History Month talk
February 06, 2012 - College president, labor economist, columnist, noted author and thought leader — all these terms apply to Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Bowling Green State University’s Black History Month speaker. Malveaux will give a free talk on “Surviving and Thriving” at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Pro Musica hosts fifth annual Coffee and Classics
February 06, 2012 - Pro Musica will host its fifth annual “Coffee and Classics” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 11) in the atrium of the Wood County District Public Library at 215 N. Main Street in downtown Bowling Green.

BGSU pianist honors John Cage at concert
February 06, 2012 - The audience at Thomas Rosenkranz’s free, 3 p.m. piano concert Feb. 19 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery will hear the instrument played in a different way. Rosenkranz, an assistant professor of piano at Bowling Green State University, will perform “Sonatas and Interludes” by renowned American composer John Cage using Cage’s “prepared piano” technique.

Strike a pose
February 03, 2012 - A record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the turn of the 20th century to today is now at the fingertips of Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students. University Libraries recently acquired the Vogue Archive database, a complete, searchable archive of American Vogue from the first issue in 1892 to the present.

Rudisill studying Indian film dance
February 02, 2012 - While the United States is just beginning to enjoy television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” they have been popular in India since 1995, says Dr. Kristen Rudisill, an assistant professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University. Rudisill left in January to spend six months as a Fulbright scholar in Chennai, India, to study the world of “film dance” competitions, an integral part of the Bollywood film industry as well as popular television.

BGSU Opera Gala launches new Wolfe Center
February 02, 2012 - Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts presents an Opera Gala as the first musical performance in the newly opened Wolfe Center for the Arts. The program begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 in the Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Theatre.

BGSU celebrates Black History Month
February 01, 2012 - Bowling Green State University kicks off Black History Month with the Black Issues Conference and other events to celebrate aspects of African-American life.

January 2012 News Releases

Book explores worldwide resonance of heavy metal
January 31, 2012 - Music has been described as the “universal language,” even apparently the harsh sounds of heavy metal. This seems to be borne out by the pervasive popularity of the genre over the last four decades. A new book co-written and edited by Bowling Green State University popular culture associate professor Dr. Jeremy Wallach, “Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World,” traces it from Easter Island to Nepal and China to Madagascar, Brazil and beyond.

Police Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement
January 31, 2012 - A Bowling Green State University criminal justice team is developing the first national profile of police integrity through an analysis of police crime committed by sworn law enforcement officers. A National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant in excess of $260,000 will fund the work of criminal justice faculty members Dr. Philip Stinson, principal investigator for the project, and co-investigators Drs. John Liederbach and Steven Lab. NIJ is a branch of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Boundary-crossing pianist in Festival Series
January 30, 2012 - Musical boundary-crossing pianist Christopher O’Riley will give a solo performance as the next artist in Bowling Green State University’s Festival Series. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, his concert begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Journalist to address potential for peace
January 30, 2012 - Leading geopolitical analyst Gwynne Dyer will give the third annual Nakamoto Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. His talk, “The End of War? Nonviolence in the 21st Century,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 2) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.

Jazzed about the Grammys
January 27, 2012 - A Bowling Green State University music faculty member has a hand in a 2012 Grammy-nominated album.

Alumnus to oversee content for Scripps newspapers
January 26, 2012 - A Bowling Green State University alumnus will be in charge of shaping the content of all the newspapers owned by the E.W. Scripps Company.

BGSU moves up on Peace Corps' Top Colleges Ranking
January 26, 2012 - For the second year in a row, Bowling Green State University has made it onto the Peace Corps’ list of top universities producing volunteers. This year, BGSU moved up from 25th to 21st, with 24 alumni currently serving. The University is also ranked fourth in the state for the number of Peace Corps volunteers.

Geography major to intern for National Geographic
January 23, 2012 - She didn’t have much time to prepare, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. When the telephone call came on Jan. 6 saying she had been chosen for an internship with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., Erynn Truex decided to go, despite the fact that the semester was to begin that Monday and she would have just one week before she had to leave.

Violin and guitar duo itsnotyouitsme to perform
January 23, 2012 - itsnotyouitsme, a duo of amplified violin and electric guitar, will perform two concerts next month as part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University.

Alumnus joins USA Football’s board of directors
January 19, 2012 - Mike Wilcox, a Bowling Green State University alumnus and chairman and chief executive officer of Toledo-based Wilcox Financial and Wilcox Sports Management, has been named to the board of directors of USA Football.

Olson honored with Drum Major for Peace award
January 18, 2012 - No one was more surprised at the announcement of the winner of the 16th annual Drum Major for Peace Award than its recipient, Faith Olson, fiscal officer for the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University. The award was presented Jan. 13 during the city of Bowling Green’s 23rd annual tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wind turbine study analyzes bird flight patterns
January 18, 2012 - Wind turbines may offer a positive source of renewable energy, but Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo researchers are looking into the potential impact these giant fans might have on bird species if constructed along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Lab makes big impact in world of nanoscience
January 17, 2012 - It’s a small, small world that Dr. H. Peter Lu, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of chemistry at Bowling Green State University, studies. An expert in biochemical nanoscience, he narrows his focus down to the motions and properties of single molecules of proteins and enzymes as they perform their biological functions. The new knowledge he and his team are generating is gaining international notice.

Cheerleaders finish fifth at nationals
January 17, 2012 - The BGSU Cheerleading Team made another successful trip to the Universal Cheerleaders Association College National Championship, finishing fifth in the nation. The competition was held Jan. 14 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.

Day of Service Challenge a success
January 17, 2012 - More than 500 Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students spent their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday getting their hands dirty as part of the fourth annual MLK Day of Service Challenge.

Online master of education programs recognized
January 11, 2012 - U.S. News and World Report has named BGSU’s online master of education programs one of the best in the country. The ranking is part of the magazine’s listing of the Top Online Education Programs.

Fostering the next Spielberg
January 10, 2012 - A new annual prize has been endowed for an aspiring student filmmaker, with funds donated by one longtime supporter of Bowling Green State University film studies in memory of another.

BGSU Festival Series
January 05, 2012 - The Bowling Green State University Festival Series begins the new year with a “Roman Carnival Spectacular” featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and BGSU’s Wind Symphony. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at BGSU’s Kobacker Hall in Moore Musical Arts Center.

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