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Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Degree-Completion Program

Join us for an Open House Information Event!
BGSU @ Levis Commons
Thursday, July 30 | 5 to 8p.m.*
1655 N. Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, Ohio
* detailed information sessions at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Communication Skills in Demand

In the workplace, the ability to communicate is one of the skills most sought by employers, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employment Job Outlook survey. Students enrolled in the Bowling Green State University Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree-completion program will strengthen their professional communication skills.

BGSU’s program allows nontraditional, adult learners to finish a degree previously started or transfer an associate degree or credit hours earned from an area community college to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree.

  • Gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in communication that can easily be applied in a variety of work environments
  • Enjoy the adult-learner friendly environment with courses designed to accommodate busy, working adults’ schedules
  • Benefit from blended program that includes online and face-to-face courses
  • Complete the degree in six semesters (averaging two or three courses per semester)

It’s time to take your career to the next level.

For more information visit us online or contact:
Claudia Owens
Instructor, Communication
(419) 372-7420

BGSU SMC offers new program in fall 2015

Bowling Green State University

Open House July 30, 2015, Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.
BGSU Levis Commons Campus (Perrysburg, Ohio)

Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication
Success in the 21st century requires a new set of communication skills that transfers across platforms and audiences. Bowling Green State University is offering a new Master of Arts in Media and Communication degree that focuses on Strategic Communication.

  • Gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in organizational communication, social media, advertising and public relations
  • Network with media and communication professionals in northwest Ohio
  • Enroll part time and plan to complete the degree in two years
  • Take classes in an innovative, blended format that includes online and monthly face-to-face classes at Levis Commons in Perrysburg
  • Ask if you are eligible to waive the GRE admissions requirement

Expand your horizon and prepare for the next chapter of your career.
For more information visit us online or contact:

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, Graduate Coordinator

School of Media & Communication


Department of Journalism and Public Relations, Assistant Professor job opening

Department of Journalism and Public Relations
School of Media and Communication
Assistant Professor

Details: The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2016.  We continue developing and implementing coursework to respond to industry demands and the state’s desire for graduates who are skilled in converged media technology and new media journalistic content production. We seek a visionary colleague who can contribute to these efforts and bring imaginative approaches to teaching and research. He or she should approach teaching and research with a focus on the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism. We desire to attract candidates who are studying emerging media and its relationship to journalism, citizenship, and public affairs.

The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience producing journalistic content for multiple platforms and the ability to teach students the technologies necessary to succeed in a converged media environment. He or she must have the ability and enthusiasm to teach core journalism skills classes. He or she will have the expertise to teach multimedia reporting classes and/or web design and data visualization. The candidate will be familiar with strategies needed to produce online news content use of web and the use of media analytics for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. Familiarity with the full range of Adobe products is desirable.

Additionally, experience teaching law, diversity, feature writing, or still photography classes would be a plus.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the position must have Ph.D. in journalism or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The preferred candidate will have university teaching experience, professional journalism experience, and an interest in professional community involvement.

Application: A completed application must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation. The application cover letter and CV (including references names and contact information) must be received by September 15, 2015, and may be sent on paper or electronically as a Word document or pdf to  Recommendation letters must be on paper and received September 15, 2015. Finalists must provide transcript evidence of highest degree. Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Carman Kinney, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made of Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Class of 2014 Success Stories: Where My Falcons At? Tcom major and rapper Michael “Rosco” Blair turned banker bleeds orange and brown

When Michael “Rosco” Blair first visited Bowling Green State University, the campus and the sincere people he met made him feel like this was home. He said once he stepped foot on campus he knew this is where God wanted him to be. Now that he is preparing to graduate, that feeling remains just as strong.

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From BG to the White House

For six lucky BGSU Public Relations students, the White House came calling for them over Fall Break.  Members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) attended the national PRSSA convention in Washington, DC Oct 9-10, but also made a pretty key stop while in town.
The students were guests of Jackie Calmes, NY Times White House correspondent, and a BGSU Currier Speaker back in April.  When the PRSSA National Conference was announced with the Washington, D.C. location, PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Julie Hagenbuch, reached out to Calmes to see if they could take a White House Press Room Tour.
“We had it all arranged in the Spring to go on the tour, but then the security breach occurred with the man jumping over the fence.  It didn’t look like we’d be able to visit the White House at all,” she said.
The day before the trip, Calmes called with good news.  Not only were they invited and cleared for the tour, they were offered an added bonus: To watch the president take off in Marine One on the South Lawn with the Press Corps.
On Thursday, October 9 students Stevon Duey, Kristen Tomins, Anna Crabill, Becca Barth, Lucas Stall, Alexis Martinez and their Faculty Advisor Julie Hagenbuch watched and waved to POTUS as he walked across the lawn to the waiting Marine One.
While on the tour, they were a part of the press briefing and networked with Today Show White House correspondent Kristen Welker in the “swamp” or the area where each network does live shots on the White House grounds.
“This trip was truly life changing!  An opportunity that rarely comes along.  I’m so glad I was able to go with PRSSA and hope that future members get to take part in the same activities,” shared Lucas Stall, PRSSA President.
The trip was paid for through the Student Budget Committee, part of the Office of Campus Activities.

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Dr. Faulkner’s book “Family Stories, Poetry, and Women’s Work” talks about close relationships!

This book is a memoir in poetry about family stories, mother-daughter relationships, women’s work, mothering, writing, family secrets, and patterns of communication in close relationships.  Faulkner knits connections between a DIY (do-it-yourself) value, economics, and family culture through the use of poems and images, which present four generations of women in her family and trouble “women’s work” of mothering, cooking and crafting. The poetry voices the themes of economic and collective family self-reliance and speaks to cultural discourses of feminist resistance and resilience, relational and personal identities.

SMC Colloquium, Dr. Gorsevski, Oct. 21, Tuesday, 1:00-2:15, 121 West Hall

October 21, 2014, Tuesday, 1:00-2:15 PM, 121 West Hall
Politics and persuasion in social and environmental justice from Women Nobel Peace laureates to U.S. Senator Frank Church

Dr. Gorsevski will highlight her latest book’s critical considerations for rhetorical theory and discuss political lessons learned from Frank Church’s ‘light green’ environmental rhetoric. Her recent articles have appeared in Quarterly Journal of Speech; Western Journal of Communication; and Environmental Communication.  Her books are Peaceful Persuasion: The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004), and Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Troubador Publishing, Ltd., 2014).

Ellen W. Gorsevski (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication at BGSU. She was Edwin Erle Sparks fellow at Penn State where she earned her doctorate. Dr. Gorsevski conducts rhetorical-critical studies of activists in socio-political, cultural and environmental justice movements.