The Whittaker Track was named after BGSU football and track coach,Robert H. Whittaker. When the Whittacker Track was built, it was one of only three non-skid, all weather plastic "tartan" tracks in the world. The eight lane, 1/4 mile oval was replaced in 2008 for approximately $770,000 due to a…
William Jerome and William Day with inaugural publicity from the Toledo Blade
BGSU president Dr. William T. Jerome, and William Day, editor at the Toledo Blade, holding inaugural publicity from the Blade at Jerome's inauguration.
William T. Jerome and Duane E. Tucker at WBGU Television
BGSU president Dr. William T. Jerome and Dr. Duane E. Tucker in the WGBU studio, located in South Hall on the BGSU campus.
William T. Jerome Library
By the early 1960s, the University was expanding significantly in several directions. The number of students and faculty was growing increasingly, the number of academic departments and their reputations were expanding, and the number of buildings were multiplying. Despite this, the original library…
William Travers Jerome III plaque
William Travers Jerome III memorial plaque, inside Jerome Library.
One of the two original buildings on campus, and the first to be completed, Williams Hall has always been at the heart of the academic community at Bowling Green State University. Originally, the building served as the "North Dormitory" and housed the majority of the female students who attended the…
Wolfe Center for the Arts
Located on the site of the former Saddlemire Student Services Building, the Wolfe Center for the Arts is located between the Fine Arts Building and the Moore Musical Arts Center. Named for Mary and Frederic Wolfe, the building is approximately 93,000 square feet and integrates with the University's…
Women's Center grand opening
Photographs from the Women's Center grand opening. Individuals shown in attendance include U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur; Charles Middleton, provost and vice president of academic affairs; Mary Krueger, executive director of the Women's Center; and Sidney Ribeau, BGSU president.
Religion has played an integral role in the lives of many students throughout the university’s history. From the beginning, students were encouraged to worship at any of the Bowling Green’s churches. With a Lutheran student population of over 1,200, the small chapels struggled to accommodate the…