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Why is the history major a good option for business careers?

Nathan Boyle, recently named the Director of Project Management at the Thread Marketing Group, has had a successful business career as a consultant in marketing and e-commerce. Despite this, his collegiate career didn’t start with a business degree; instead, he graduated BGSU with a degree in history. The path may seem odd, but not for […]

BGSU Alumni Present at AHA conference

  Falcons Take Flight: Alumni Participate in American Historical Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting   The BGSU History Department received some excellent recognition at a scholarly conference at the beginning of the year when alumni presented research at the highest profile gathering of historians in the country. On January 5, Michael Kneisel (M.A., 2014), Lindsey Bauman […]


BGSU History students, faculty, and alumni formed a lively presence at the Ohio Academy of History’s recent conference at the University of Dayton on March 23-24, 2018.  Their participation showed that History Falcons foster a valuable network within the state and help maintain the profession of teaching, researching, and writing History. Rebekah A. S. Brown, […]

Don’t Get Discouraged! A story of Perseverance, Success and Finding One’s Passion Post-Graduation

Dana Bogart Cress, M.A., Architectural Historian, BGSU History B.A. Alumna 2012 I was a junior at BGSU when I changed my major from Social Studies Education to History. My parents had the stereotypical worries about my majoring in History. An education degree has an obvious end goal of a teaching job, but the history field […]

My Experience in New Orleans

By Dominique Seo, History Senior   Prior to coming back to school to begin the spring semester, I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, LA to attend the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention. While at the convention I listened to a variety of undergraduate paper presentations from colleges and universities across the nation. […]

Delving into Corporate History: An Internship Experience with Whirlpool Corporation

By Lindsey Bauman, recent History M.A. and B.A. alum I entered graduate school in the fall of 2015 with a decent idea of where I wanted to end up in the field of history. Although academia interests me, interpreting and educating people in public forums, such as museums or park services, has always been my […]

Thoughts from a CCP History Teacher and History Certificate Recipient

A guest post by Casey Losey, a CCP teacher at New Riegel Schools and a grant participant in the History certificate program I was fortunate enough to participate in the Falcon Grant from Spring Semester 2016 to Summer Semester 2017. During this time, I was challenged with graduate classes from the History Department. As a […]

BGSU Ph.D. alum Luke Nichter receives NEH Public Scholar award for 2017-18

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced that Luke Nichter received the prestigious Public Scholar award. Dr. Nichter is an alum of BGSU’s Policy History Ph.D. program and is currently an associate professor of history at Texas A&M. This award comes right after Nichter’s co-edited books The Nixon Tapes were recognized with the Link-Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing. The Society for Historians of American Foreign […]

Internship opportunity in Columbus

An alum of our program sent us information about a paid internship opportunity working for a polling firm in Columbus. This is what she wrote: Our company is looking for interns for the upcoming Fall semester, as well as the Spring and Summer semesters. I wanted to send along our internship listing in case you knew of […]

Faykosh Wins University Dissertation Award

Dr. Joe Faykosh (PhD, 2016) has been awarded the 2017 BGSU Graduate College Distinguished Dissertation Award. His dissertation, “A Party in Peril: Franklin Roosevelt, the Democratic Party, and the Circular Letter of 1924,” will also be forwarded for consideration to the Council of Graduate Schools’ national competition of dissertations. In addition to receiving this prestigious […]

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