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Shared Governance, Graduate Program Quality, and Diversity at BGSU: A Public Forum

May 3rd, 10:00 A.M. BTSU theatre

Click this link for the video:

10:00 – Dr. Michael Butterworth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
” Process, Timeline, and Shared Governance”

10:10 – Dr. Alberto Gonzalez, Professor, Dept. of Communication
“Diversity Issues at BGSU”

10:20 – Dr. Sung-Yeon Park, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
“How Not to Lie with the NRC Ranking Data”

10:40 — Mr. Anthony Frampton, School of Media and Communication Ph.D.
“Representing SMC Graduate Students”

10:45 – Dr. David Jackson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political
Science and BGSU-FA President
“BGSU-FA’s Position and Collective Bargaining Issues”

10:55 — Mr. Michael Hale, American Culture Studies Ph.D. Student
“BGSU Graduate Student Issues”

11:00 – Dr. Michael Butterworth, Assistant Professor, Dept. of
” Closing Statements”

11:05 — Q&A

SMC colloquium and news coverage

SMC colloquium, April 28th.

Click here to see SMC Colloquium , April 28th

News coverage of SMC

Recent SMC doctoral program closure recommendation by the administrators draw some attention from media. Here is a list of media coverage on this issue.

Instructor, Broadcast News Operations

Job Description

Instructor, Broadcast News Operations, in the School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Applicants for this position at the level of Instructor must hold a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Telecommunications, or a cognate discipline. The candidate must have relevant professional experience, including a substantial period in broadcast journalism and, preferably, experience in newsroom management and digital media. University teaching experience preferred.  This position is a one year renewable appointment.

The position is a joint appointment in the Departments of Journalism and Public Relations and Telecommunications. The candidate will be expected to teach in both departments. As far as possible, classes will be selected that allow appropriate opportunities for students to participate in activities and projects related to media organizations. The remaining student contact hours will be spent supervising BG-24 News, the nightly student television newscast, radio stations WFAL and WBGU-FM, the Bowling Green Radio News Organization (BGRNO), and the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization (BGRSO). The Department Chairs, in consultation with the Director of the School of Media and Communication, will establish an advisory committee whose purpose will be to provide advice and support to the Instructor, Broadcast News Operations.

The instructor will be encouraged to explore possibilities of greater collaboration between the School of Media and Communication, the broadcast student media and WBGU-TV27, the university’s public television station.

An important component of the job is to effectively motivate as well as educate and train student volunteers. The instructor will supervise broadcast news content for BG-24 News and radio station programming. In addition, the instructor will be expected to actively participate in policy making and discussions at Departmental and/or School levels as these affect broadcast news operations.

The instructor will consult daily with the volunteer students who work for the broadcast media organizations with a view to ensuring the achievement of professional quality programming. The instructor should also work to ensure that students are provided the opportunity to acquire industry-level skills and standards of excellence.

The ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism and Public Relations has approximately 300 majors who currently have a choice among concentrations in print journalism, broadcast journalism, and public relations. The Department of Telecommunications has approximately 200 majors.

The School of Media and Communication comprises the departments of Journalism and Public Relations, Communication and Telecommunications, with approximately 1,000 majors. Together the School faculty supports masters and doctoral programs with 80 graduate students who choose between emphases in media studies or communication and culture.

Bowling Green State University is located in Northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo and the Michigan border. BGSU is just two hours from Cleveland and Columbus and one hour from Detroit by car. 841 full-time professors teach 20,000 students. The university is strongly committed to teaching excellence, which extends to multiple sources of support for pedagogical growth, including optional faculty learning communities and extensive opportunities for training in use of technology in teaching. The library is a participant in OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio, which provides access to 40 million library items and more than 100 electronic databases.

A completed application must include a cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a current CV, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation (neither e-mail nor faxed letters are accepted). The application cover letter must be postmarked by May 16, 2011.  Finalists must provide transcript evidence of highest degree. Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Terry L. Rentner, director, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made via telephone at 419-372-2077 or via e-mail at

BGSU is an equal opportunity employer/educator. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tcom Award Ceremony & TCOMSA Production Contest, April 22nd, 2:30 – 5:00

Tcom will have two events on April 22nd from 2:30 to 5:00 (West Hall 121). Please join the events and celebrate another successful semester. There will be some food and entertainment.


* 2:30 – 3:00 Reception & Social (light snacks and beverages provided)

* 3:00 – 4:00 TCOM Student Association Production Contest

* 4:00 – 5:00 Tcom Award Ceremony

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations Hosting Two Lectures on March 17

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program are excited to announce to important lectures on March 17.

In the afternoon Dr. Charles Kimball, director of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will present the second annual Hiroko Nakamoto Peace Lecture: “ Turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa: Things that Make for Peace-Building”  — the lecture will take place in Olscamp 11 from 2:30-3:45.

In the evening–at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater– for “Media Coverage of Terror in the Name of Religion” Dr. Charles Kimball will be joined by Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Jamie Tarabay, National Correspondent, and former Baghdad Bureau Chief, for NPR. The experts’ discussion will be followed by an opportunity for audience questions. And, there will be refreshments and book sales in the second floor lobby by the theater before and after the panel discussion.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please support these lectures and encourage your student to attend.

Your students can find more information on Facebook at: “Media Coverage of Terror in the Name of Religion”

The evening event is co-sponsored by the United Muslim Association of Toledo.

Other important event sponsors include: Hiroko Nakamoto, the BGSU College of Arts & Sciences, the Honors Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the departments of Sociology and Political Science, the American Culture Studies Program, the International Studies Program, and the School of Media & Communication.

TCOM raffle results, Dec 10, 11:30 in West Hall 200

TCOMSA Raffle Result

The TCOM Student Association held a raffle to raise money for Student Media Projects, Alumni Weekend, TCOM Senior Banquet, and guest speakers. The results are shown below.

-4 Cleveland Indian tickets: Barbra Glausser

– 10 BGRSO t-shirts: Weber Family, Lisa Conklin, Kohl Frier, Brian Fisher, Alderman Family, Dr. Park, Susan Smith, Alderman Family, Tarole Llyod, Jake Wittmer

–  Autographed Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat) photo: Ryan Ray

-WBGU-FM t-shirt: Dr. Rosati

-A Yak Pak tote bag: Jake Wittmer

-YouTube socks: Dr. Ha

-Vinyl Records

1. ABBA Greatest Hits vol. 2: Paul Brodnik

2. Bullet For my Valentine’s ‘Scream Aim Fire’: Cyndi Eckel

3. Young Jeezy presents USDA Cold Summer mixtape (2): Dr. Rosati and Pam

4. The Desert Storm Mixtape (features Jay-Z, G-Unit, Busta Rhymes, etc.):Dr. Yoder

5. Franz Ferdinand Remixes: Dr. Rosati

6. Rihanna’s “If It’s Lovin’ That You Want” remix single: Dr. Ha

7. Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack: Jared Moore

– DVDs

1.    Born to Ride: Cody Wright:  The quest for a world title.

2.    Canyoneering: The Colorado Plateau:  Introduction to the Sport

3.    HBO Film:  Taking Chance Documentary directed by Christopher Monger

4.    Special Thanks to Roy London:  How to Act, How to Live


1. Jim Ward: Pam Woznicki

2. Jane Stuart: Weber Family

3. Music for Lovers: Alderman Family

4. N.E.R.D.: Thom Ovcek

88.1 WBGU-FM presents “Knowledge Brewing” a live radio quiz show celebrating 100 years of BGSU trivia!

88.1 WBGU-FM presents “Knowledge Brewing” a live radio quiz show celebrating 100 years of BGSU trivia!

This live radio show highlighting trivia you may and may not know about the University will take place at the Black Swamp Pub in the BTSU on Monday December 6th at 7 pm. You can play along with our panelists and

win prizes! This quiz show will be broadcast live on 88.1 WBGU-FM and online at Join us at the Black Swamp Pub for the fun.

As part of the program there will be a special appearance by WTOL 11 News Anchor Jerry Anderson.

“Knowledge Brewing” is sponsored in part by The Baehren Company and Johnny Rockets.

Please share with whoever might find this interesting! WBGU-FM and TCOM3680 – Radio Workshop, are partnering for this production.

SMC alum Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl’s guest lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 30th

“Reducing Global Health Disparities through Collaborative Health Communication Partnerships”
Tuesday, November 30 at 7 pm, 107 in Hayes Hall.

Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl received his Ph.D. in Communication from BGSU in 1983. He is Co-Director of the Global Health Communication Center in the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis School of Liberal Arts. Prior to this position he was Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He is internationally-known for his applied communication research and project consultancies in Belarus, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, and Thailand. He has been honored with awards from universities in Macedonia and Poland for his work. Currently he is contributing to the Community Health Engagement Program of the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute of Indiana and collaborating with World Health Organization to work with Ministries of Health in developing countries to create better health communication to improve health care access and indices.