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December 2013 News Releases

Accenture presents opportunities for revenue and efficiencies at BGSU
December 11, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University (BGSU) received the final Opportunity Assessment Report from Accenture outlining short and long-term opportunities to increase revenue and efficiencies at the University.

Trustees approve honorary degree, progress on capital plans
December 09, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees ended the year by approving an honorary degree for one of the University’s most accomplished graduates and laying the groundwork for campus improvements.

BGSU announces tuition freeze for 2014-15 academic year
December 09, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O. – Bowling Green State University announced today (Dec. 11), that there will be no increase in tuition, general fees, or room and board for the 2014-15 academic year.

November 2013 News Releases

BGSU seeks return of pilfered peregrine
November 15, 2013 - Contact: Dave Kielmeyer 419-308-4596

BGSU named among “best bang-for-the-buck” colleges
November 12, 2013 - Washington Monthly magazine has named Bowling Green State University one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” BGSU was ranked 147th out of 349 schools and 50th out of 79 national universities.

Manning leads amicus briefs supporting lawsuits to overturn gay marriage bans
November 06, 2013 - A new examination into social science research on same-sex marriage shows that children do just as well whether same-sex or heterosexual parents raise them.

BGSU faculty story captures Barthelme fiction prize
November 06, 2013 - Although Dr. Lawrence Coates, a Bowling Green State University professor of creative writing, is best known for his historical fiction rooted in the American West, a short story about women in northwest Ohio has earned him the $1,000 grand prize in the prestigious Barthelme Prize for Short Prose competition.

BGSU team studies impact of airline industry changes on airports, communities
November 06, 2013 - Like many smaller and non-hub airports across the country, Toledo Express Airport has been seriously and negatively affected by the dramatic changes the airline industry has undergone over the last decade.

October 2013 News Releases

Falcon Forensics and Debate Team continues to dominate the competition
October 31, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University Forensics and Debate Team continued its winning ways with a first place team finish at Suffolk University Oct. 25-26. The Falcons topped teams from Harvard University, Emerson College, the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, among others.

‘Pirates of Penzance’ sails onto BGSU stage
October 25, 2013 - Bowling Green State University music and drama students join to perform the comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance,” opening Nov. 1 in Kobacker Hall. An opera of romance, soft-hearted pirates and contractual obligations, “The Pirates of Penzance” is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most frequently played and parodied operas.

Conductor Bob Bernhardt to visit BGSU as artist-in-residence
October 23, 2013 - Each year the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts welcomes a special musical artist as a part of the Hansen Musical Arts series, a residency created and supported by BGSU alumni Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen. From Oct. 28-Nov. 1, the college will host conductor Robert “Bob” Bernhardt.

Ladd to explain ‘Learning to Look’ method in art
October 23, 2013 - Vivian Ladd, museum educator at the Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art, will give an hourlong talk on Oct. 28 to teach Bowling Green State University students how to analyze art, using the “Learning to Look” methodology.

Robots to compete in contest of skill, strategy
October 22, 2013 - Teams from 15 area high schools and middle schools will demonstrate their robotics skills during the first Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day on Oct. 26 at Bowling Green State University.

Civil rights leader marks March on Washington anniversary at BGSU
October 16, 2013 - The civil rights movement was in high gear by the 1960s. Activists all over the country were trying to come up with creative strategies to make progress both politically and culturally.

Groundbreaking artists highlight BGSU New Music Festival
October 07, 2013 - The 34th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University Oct. 16-19 will showcase nearly 30 guest composers and performers. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include award-winning composer George Lewis, Ensemble Dal Niente and audio artist and performer Pamela Z.

Educational reformer Alfie Kohn to keynote BGSU conference
October 03, 2013 - Educational reform advocate and author Alfie Kohn will speak at Bowling Green State University Nov. 2 as part of the 2013 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching.

‘Silent Witness’ unveiling to honor domestic violence victims
October 02, 2013 - In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, regional victims of domestic violence will be honored at the unveiling of the 2013 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project, the Bowling Green State University Women’s Center has announced.

September 2013 News Releases

Vision and reality in electronic textbooks
September 26, 2013 - More publishers than ever are pushing colleges and universities away from printed books and into electronic textbooks. But Dr. Byron Brown, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Michigan State University, says today’s e-texts are technologically backwards and overpriced.

Best-selling author to keynote BGSU Day of Statistics
September 23, 2013 - In recognition of the importance and contributions of statistics to society, the United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Statistics.

New research shows benefit of interval training for women
September 19, 2013 - Interval training is a well-known way to get the maximum benefits of exercise in the shortest amount of time. New research shows that when it comes to running, women may get more out of high intensity interval training (HIIT) than their male counterparts.

‘Born to Run’ author to visit BGSU
September 17, 2013 - For centuries, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner. Their story is at the heart of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” by Christopher McDougall. McDougall will visit Bowling Green State University Oct. 1.

BGSU president to give State of the University address
September 10, 2013 - Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey will give her 2013 State of the University address at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

BGSU marks Constitution Day with talk on individual rights
September 09, 2013 - The annual September commemoration of Constitution Day gives citizens the opportunity to reflect on the document that gave shape to the original United States and continues to shape its development as a nation today.

August 2013 News Releases

Kenyan ambassador to address conference at BGSU
August 28, 2013 - The Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau, will attend the sixth annual Kenyan Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Conference at Bowling Green State University Sept. 6 and 7. This year’s theme is “Kenya@50,” in recognition of the anniversary of the East African nation’s independence from England.

BGSU, WGTE Public Media, WFMT Radio launch ‘new music’ radio series
August 27, 2013 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, a leading institution in the study and promotion of contemporary music and technology, has announced its collaboration with WGTE Public Media and the WFMT Radio Network on a new, nationally syndicated radio series dedicated to contemporary music.

Kenyan ambassador to engage with BGSU students, community
August 27, 2013 - Bowling Green State University students and faculty this year will have the unusual opportunity to hear directly from international ambassadors, beginning with the Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S., Jean Njeri Kamau.

Food is focus of ‘Consumed’ exhibit in BGSU art galleries
August 19, 2013 - “Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence,” an exhibit concerned with the issues, attitudes and associations that food creates and symbolizes, will debut Sept. 6 in Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center.

BGSU commits to White House’s efforts to help veterans’ on campus
August 15, 2013 - Bowling Green State University is one of 250 community colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only four institutions in Ohio, implementing the Obama Administration’s “8 Keys to Success” to help Veterans on campus.

Research shows negative effects of half-siblings
August 12, 2013 - Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That’s according to new research from Karen Benjamin Guzzo, an assistant professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, and Cassandra Dorius, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.

BGSU celebrates 277th commencement
August 02, 2013 - On August 10, Bowling Green State University will honor its summer graduates with a commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on the University Hall lawn. Over 900 diplomas will be awarded, including 396 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

July 2013 News Releases

Sunny Boys Quartet shines at international competition
July 26, 2013 - Bowling Green State University continued its longstanding tradition of excellence in vocal performance this July when The Sunny Boys placed second in the collegiate quartet division at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Toronto, Canada — despite the far-flung group members’ having had to rehearse together largely online, through Skype.

Attorney General DeWine, President Mazey break ground for new BCI facility
July 24, 2013 - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey today joined community leaders and local law enforcement for the groundbreaking of the new Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) laboratory on the campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU).

BGSU announces first three performers for ‘From the Top’
July 23, 2013 - The first three performers have been announced for “From the Top,” National Public Radio’s popular program. The preeminent showcase for young musicians will come to Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 to record a radio broadcast in Kobacker Hall.

New research shows weight a factor in graduate school admissions
July 22, 2013 - Want to go to graduate school? Your weight could determine whether or not you receive an offer of admission

Marriage rate lowest in a century
July 18, 2013 - Fewer women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. That’s according to a new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.

Leading researcher in chemistry to lecture at BGSU series
July 16, 2013 - Bowling Green State University welcomes an internationally known expert in the study of single atoms and molecules as the 2013 Heinlen Hall lecturer.

BGSU grants support ‘green’ bike shelters, recycling
July 15, 2013 - From green-roofed bike shelters to more convenient recycling, Bowling Green State University is continuing its progress toward campus sustainability. Beginning later this year, the campus will be able to park bikes under a canopy of succulents and toss recyclables into a nearby bin, with support from two new grants.

Dubow studies ethnic, political violence’s effect on kids
July 02, 2013 - As ethnic and political conflicts proliferate around the world, violence has become part of people’s daily lives, including children’s. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the war-torn Middle East.

June 2013 News Releases

Deadline approaches to apply for ‘From the Top’
June 12, 2013 - It’s last call for young musicians to apply to audition for National Public Radio’s popular program “From the Top.” The preeminent showcase for young musicians will come to Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts on Sept. 28 to record a radio broadcast in Kobacker Hall.

‘All Hands on Deck’ part of Independence Day festivities
June 12, 2013 - It’s “All Hands on Deck” at Bowling Green State University for a memorable Independence Day this year. BGSU is calling all community members to the lively, patriotic musical revue.

May 2013 News Releases

NFL players become BGSU ‘students’ at communications boot camp
May 14, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has some unusual “summer school” students this week. Twenty-three current and former NFL players — including 12-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch, 2012 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Troy Brown, and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch — are attending the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, from May 13-16.

Broadway’s Jody Madaras to join BGSU Musical Theatre Camp
May 14, 2013 - High school singers with a love for musical theatre can get an insider’s perspective from Broadway performer Jody Madaras, guest artist at Bowling Green State University’s Musical Theatre Camp.

The Growth of a Story
May 13, 2013 - “It had wine. It had Prohibition. It had gangsters. It had money. And, it was about the history of California,” Dr. Lawrence Coates mused, when asked about the inspiration for his third novel, “The Garden of the World.” But, as is often the case when writing a novel, the maturation of the story took time, though the fruit of his labor has been sweet, as Coates recently accepted the 2013 Nancy Dasher Award for the work, presented by the College English Association of Ohio.

Winning hearts and awards
May 13, 2013 - “Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors,” a documentary film by Heather Elliott-Famularo of Bowling Green State University, had its world premiere on April 8 at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), where it was one of the two winners of the Audience Favorite Award for Best Documentary.

Falcon Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold Medal
May 01, 2013 - Four BGSU cheerleaders, along with assistant coach David Clemons, earned gold medals at the 2013 International Cheer Union World Championships April 15-26. Abbey Pilgrim, Rebekah Pastor, Michelle Bowles and Megan Gill represented BGSU in a field of 70 participating countries.

BGSU issues call for young musician applicants for ‘From the Top’
May 01, 2013 - Accomplished young classical musicians from northwest Ohio are invited to audition for a chance to appear on National Public Radio’s popular program “From the Top.” Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will host a live taping of the preeminent showcase for young musicians, to be recorded at the Moore Musical Arts Center Sept. 28. The event will lead off the college’s 2013-14 Festival Series.

Series tickets on sale for BGSU Festival Series
May 01, 2013 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University invites the community to “Experience the Top” during the 2013-14 Festival Series. Highlighting performances in a variety of categories, the series features artists who are rising to the top. Series tickets are available now online at the BGSU box office.

BGSU students, faculty honored for making service part of learning
May 01, 2013 - Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students’ contributions to the community and engagement with community partners was honored at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards program hosted April 22 by the BGSU Office of Service-Learning and Civic Action Leaders Program.

April 2013 News Releases

Lillios to teach electroacoustic performance in Greece as Fulbright scholar
April 26, 2013 - As Dr. Elainie Lillios goes about preparing for the end of the semester at Bowling Green State University, getting ready for a premiere of her work in South Carolina in June and for her commission to compose in Paris this fall, she is also spending some time each day learning Greek.

General Anita Gallentine among BGSU commencement speakers
April 26, 2013 - Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 276th graduation in three ceremonies in the Stroh Center on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The total number of diplomas being awarded is 2,092, including 380 degrees granted through the Graduate College.

First student film premieres at BGSU’s Wolfe Center for the Arts
April 24, 2013 - It was his first course at Bowling Green State University as a freshman: Introduction to Sociology Honors, 11 a.m. on Mondays. In that class, Ethan Roberts learned the basics of the social sciences — theories, case studies and experiments. He also almost accidentally discovered the theme of his senior year Honors Project and Independent Study.

BGSU team wins design award for Toledo project
April 24, 2013 - Bowling Green State University faculty and alumni have helped put Toledo “on the map” as it were, and the public can read about their International Design Award-winning efforts in the March issue of HOW magazine.

BGSU to welcome educational rights champion Jonathan Kozol
April 19, 2013 - Jonathan Kozol, longtime national leader in advocating for the educational rights of children, will speak at Bowling Green State University April 26 as part of the “Setting the Pace Lecture Series” hosted by the College of Education and Human Development.

BGSU to host robotics competition for middle, high school teams
April 17, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has joined forces with BEST Robotics Inc. to host for the first time this fall a robotics competition for area middle and high school students.

BGSU students to share economic development findings with area leaders
April 17, 2013 - Civic and University leaders will gather to hear findings and recommendations on an array of community needs at the Bowling Green State University Economic Development Summit April 24.

Benedict honored for continued service to students, faculty
April 11, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University Department of Economics is doubly fortunate to have Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, Distinguished Teaching Professor of economics, as its chair. She is a valued mentor to students and faculty alike, and always gives freely of her time and considerable wisdom.

Gorman honored for continued service to students
April 11, 2013 - Thomas Gorman, an assistant dean and director of advising in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

Chao honored for software solutions to community needs
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Joseph Chao, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.

Fallon receives award for collaborative research with graduate students
April 11, 2013 - Dr. L. Fleming Fallon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University, received the President's Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

Folkins honored for ongoing distinguished service
April 11, 2013 - As a scholar, faculty member, colleague and administrator, Dr. John Folkins, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been a leader at Bowling Green State University for the past 10 years. He was recognized by Faculty Senate with the Distinguished Service Award at the April 10 Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony.

Manning honored as Distinguished Research Professor
April 11, 2013 - Bowling Green State University sociology professor Dr. Wendy Manning was recognized at the April 10 Faculty Recognition Reception for being named a Distinguished Research Professor.

Mora honored for helping BGSU students present research on and off campus
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Cordula Mora, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, was presented the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

An educator’s educator: Murnen named Master Teacher
April 11, 2013 - Not only does he teach education, Dr. Timothy Murnen models the role of an educator — constantly seeking new knowledge while striving to provide his students an optimal learning experience. In recognition of his contributions to his students’ growth, they have chosen him as the 2013 Master Teacher.

Messer-Kruse adds BGSU research award to scholarly accolades
April 11, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s Olscamp Research Award is based upon a faculty member’s outstanding scholarly or artistic achievements over the previous three years. For Dr. Timothy Messer-Kruse, those have been banner years in terms of professional accomplishment.

Odafe recognized for departmental leadership
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Victor Odafe, chair of the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Bowling Green State University Firelands, received the Chair/School Director Leadership Award and was recognized at the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10. Presented by Faculty Senate, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize and commemorative plaque.

Spallinger recognized for community involvement
April 11, 2013 - Kimberly Spallinger, an instructor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University, received the Community Involvement Award and was recognized the Faculty Recognition Awards ceremony April 10.

Terry-Fritsch honored for nurturing student’s passion for research
April 11, 2013 - Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Bowling Green State University, received the Elliot L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Basic Research/Creative Work at the Faculty Recognition Awards April 10.

Zeng is BGSU’s 2013 Outstanding Young Scholar
April 11, 2013 - In the four short years since receiving her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and joining the Bowling Green State University economics faculty, Dr. Zheng Zeng has already produced a significant body of work, with more in the pipeline. Her achievement and potential have been recognized 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 gets hands-on for Earth Month
April 05, 2013 - Bowling Green State University has special cause to celebrate Earth Day this year. The University will be included in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”

Exhibit to showcase the power of art in healing
April 04, 2013 - Bowling Green State University will showcase the power of art in healing this month through an exhibition of The Chemo Paintings by Dorothy Uber Bryan and related activities for the community. The exhibit and events honor the legacy of the late Bowling Green philanthropist, who was committed to helping those with cancer.

‘Spring Awakening’ musical explores teen issues
April 04, 2013 - Like tender green shoots pushing their way up through the earth, adolescents are impelled by nature’s irresistible forces, often leaving them terribly vulnerable. On April 18, the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film will present the musical “Spring Awakening,” capturing the timeless pain and poignancy of youth.

Ferrari presents ‘Ferrari’ to Connie Molnar
April 04, 2013 - Although she is naturally a quiet person, Connie Molnar’s influence is felt all across the Bowling Green State University campus and she has helped BGSU earn state recognition. When it came time for nominations for the 2013 Michael R. Ferrari Award, Molnar’s colleagues felt it was time for her to take her well-deserved place in the spotlight.

March 2013 News Releases

Leadership is focus of 2013 Baker Lecture
March 29, 2013 - “Leading the Way to Healthier Communities: How Leadership Can Strengthen Public Health” is the topic for the 14th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health on April 4.

Environmental activist to keynote BGSU Latino studies conference
March 27, 2013 - Dr. David Cleary, director of agriculture at The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s fourth annual Latin America and Latino/a Studies Conference on March 28.

Social media focus of entrepreneurship week at BGSU
March 27, 2013 - The “Dale Carnegie of social media” will coach business people on how to make friends and influence people through online connections at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship at Bowling Green State University on April 12. This year, the Sebo event caps off Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week), April 8-12, at BGSU.

Public invited to view healthcare diagnostics truck
March 27, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program is hosting the 80-foot long Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics truck on campus April 2-3.

Hugh Masekela closes out BGSU Festival Series
March 27, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts concludes the 2012-13 Festival Series with renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. He will perform with his band at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

New music from Bowling Green comes to NYC
March 27, 2013 - Considered by many the magnetic north for new music lovers, BGSU has been at the edge of the new music scene for over 40 years, and on April 3 the university will bring its renowned program to Le Poisson Rouge, in Greenwich Village. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Global metal: scholars converge to explore musical culture
March 27, 2013 - The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University will welcome a host of “metal studies” scholars to share their research and celebrate the musical culture’s endurance at the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference, to be held April 4-7. The organizers believe it to be the largest academic heavy metal conference in history.

I-O Psychology grad program third in nation: U.S. News & World Report
March 15, 2013 - Bowling Green State University’s longstanding reputation in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has garnered it the number three position in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 listing of best graduate programs in the discipline, up a notch from last year.

Pro Musica hosts Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition
March 13, 2013 - Pro Musica will host the seventh annual Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition on Saturday (March 16) and Sunday (March 17) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Address Honor Society Inductees
March 11, 2013 - Outstanding Bowling Green State University students will hear from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French, when she addresses inductees into five University honor societies on March 15.

‘The Merry Widow’ waltzes onto BGSU stage
March 08, 2013 - Celebrate one remarkably romantic night in Paris in June of 1914 with “The Merry Widow,” performed March 22 and 24 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University.

The Exceptional Woman: Hail Her or Fail Her?’ at BGSU
March 08, 2013 - “Women’s history is an inherent part of all history; however, our histories and knowledge are so rarely shared that way, even in today’s world. So until our histories are incorporated and understood to be part of the normative historical narratives, it’s important that we have at least a month to point it out,” according to Marne Austin, a Bowling Green State University doctoral student in communication studies.

Bestselling author of ‘Llama Llama’ books visits kids’ literacy day
March 05, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, best known for her books starring Llama Llama, is the featured speaker at the Joseph and Judith Conda Family Literacy in the Park event on Saturday, March 16, on Bowling Green State University’s campus.

State of the State Conference focuses on equity, opportunity and diversity
March 04, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—Representatives across the spectrum will converge on Bowling Green State University March 21 for the annual State of the State Conference, where close to 200 Ohioans will come together to engage in conversation about issues in equity, opportunity and diversity. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Lessons from Fukushima nuclear disaster focus of Lamb Peace Lecture
March 01, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—On the second anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, prize-winning author Cecile Pineda will speak on “Nuclear Power and the Consequences of Fukushima” in this year’s Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University.

February 2013 News Releases

BGSU sets room and board rates, plans improvements
February 23, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees addressed a packed agenda of financial and campus construction items, from room and board rates to building renovations, at its Feb. 22 meeting, held at BGSU Firelands.

Wester explores gothic view of African American history
February 18, 2013 - BOWLING GREEN, O.—African Americans over the past 200 years have not needed to read stories about ghosts and haunted mansions to experience horror. Their own lives have too often been the source of true terror, said Dr. Maisha Wester, an assistant professor of English and American culture studies at Bowling Green State University. But a number of African American writers have embraced the gothic genre of literature to express the madness and danger of black people’s existence.

‘Romance of Race’ reveals rich cultural history
February 18, 2013 - A new book by Dr. Jolie Sheffer is further confirmation that one should never doubt the power of the pen. “The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1890-1930,” published in January by Rutgers University Press, explains the role of minority women writers and reformers in the creation of modern American multiculturalism.

BGSU presents its first ‘tweet friendly’ concert
February 18, 2013 - The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University has become social media savvy, and will host its first “tweet friendly” concert, featuring the University Band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Duo pianists Anderson and Roe perform on BGSU Festival Series
February 06, 2013 - The duo piano team of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will present the next performance in Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Festival Series at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

January 2013 News Releases

Young adulthood marked by relationship ‘churning’
January 31, 2013 - It’s a tumultuous time in life — the late teens, early 20s — especially when it comes to relationships. That instability is the focus of a new study from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University.

Peace Corps expands Paul D. Coverdell fellows partnership with BGSU
January 29, 2013 - Peace Corps and Bowling Green State University are expanding the degree opportunities available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides significant graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The expansion gives BGSU one of the largest Coverdell fellows programs in the country.

Elizabeth Smart to share story at BGSU
January 29, 2013 - Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted as a teen and held captive for nine months, will be at Bowling Green State University next month to share “My Story,” a reference to the title of her newly released memoir about how she survived and forged a new life after her abduction.

State of the Region Conference offers economic outlook
January 24, 2013 - Now that we’ve sidestepped the fiscal cliff, at least in the short term, what is the longer-range economic picture for the region? Civic and business leaders will hear the thoughts of economic experts at the 11th annual State of the Region Conference, hosted by Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development on Feb. 1 in Perrysburg.

BGSU cheerleading reaches new heights at national championship
January 22, 2013 - The Bowling Green State University cheerleading team made history Jan. 19 during the 2013 Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The team finished second in the nation, which is the highest a Mid-American Conference school has ever placed.

Falcon Health Center taking shape
January 17, 2013 - Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital (WCH) have signed an agreement for the creation of the Falcon Health Center, a new University health center that will be operated by the hospital and replace the present Student Health Services building on campus. The new facility will be located at the corner of East Wooster Street and South College Drive.

Falcon Millionaires @ BGSU receives donation
January 14, 2013 - The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Bowling Green State University Foundation in support of Falcon Millionaires @ BGSU, a program that focuses on financial literacy for eighth-graders.

BGSU begins semester with focus on black history
January 09, 2013 - February is officially national Black History Month, but at Bowling Green State University commemorative events will begin in January and continue through mid-March.

BGSU Gospel Choir unites voices in songs of praise
January 09, 2013 - The 1970s was a big decade for Bowling Green State University. In 1971, a parking permit for students cost only $15. In 1972, Darrow Hall became the first co-ed dorm at BGSU, with men and women assigned to alternate floors. And in 1975, Aerosmith performed on campus.


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