Bowling Green State University

First known photograph of the campus, taken in 1910 before buildings were erected.
Bowling Green Normal School in 1915.
Aerial view of the campus, circa early 1930s.
Navy and Marines performing drills on the BGSU campus during World War II in 1945.
The Mathematical Sciences Building was completed in 1970 at a final cost of $7.2 million.
One of the newest residence halls at BGSU, Falcon Heights opened in Fall 2011.
The Oaks Dining Hall.
The main campus skyline looking east from the Administration Building.
Moseley Hall, built in 1916.
Fresh snow covers the lawn near the Student Union.
Jerome Library on BGSU's main campus.
Interior of the Stroh Center prior to an exhibition game against Tiffin.
BGSU shuttle near the Visitor Center stop.
The Firelands James H. McBride Arboretum.
A reflecting telescope at BGSU.
Bowling Green men's ice hockey vs. Michigan.
A Falcons baseball player during a 2014 game.
Interior of the Student Union.
Centennial Hall.
Members of the College Panhellenic Conference gather outside of the Student Union.
Part of the WBGU-TV recording studio.
Frieda Falcon at a basketball game.
The Falcon Marching Band performing at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Public research university in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Theatrical release poster

The Birth of a Nation

1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.

1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.

Theatrical release poster
Film's portrayal of John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln
Hooded Klansmen catch Gus, portrayed in blackface by white actor Walter Long.
Raoul Walsh as John Wilkes Booth
Griffith (left) on the set of The Birth of a Nation with actor Henry Walthall (center) and others
Sheet music for "The Perfect Song", one of the themes Breil composed for the film.
Poster and advertisement of The Birth of a Nation on the second week of release. It includes preview images from the film.
A quote from Woodrow Wilson's History of the American People is included in the film's intertitles.
A 1916 newspaper advertisement announcing the film's screening in El Paso, Texas
Newspaper editor and activist William Monroe Trotter led a demonstration against the film, which resulted in a riot.
The scene where Flora flees into the forest (pictured) pursued by the black character Gus, moved a viewer to fire shots at the screen to help her.
Roger Ebert deemed The Birth of a Nation "a great film that argues for evil".
The character of Congressman Stoneman in the film is similar to Thaddeus Stevens (pictured).

In 2019, Bowling Green State University renamed its Gish Film Theater, which was named for actress Lilian Gish, after protests alleging that using her name is inappropriate, because of her role in Birth of a Nation.

"County Normal" above an entrance to the normal school in Viroqua, Wisconsin

Normal school

Institution created to train teachers by educating them in the norms of pedagogy and curriculum.

Institution created to train teachers by educating them in the norms of pedagogy and curriculum.

"County Normal" above an entrance to the normal school in Viroqua, Wisconsin
An entrance gate at Beijing Normal University, a prominent example of a comprehensive research university established as a normal school
Students of the Beiyang Women's Normal School, an early example of a normal school in China (1912)
Trainee teachers at the college in Salatiga, Java, Indonesia (October 5, 1929)
A lecture hall dating from the Japanese colonial era at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei
Site of the first public normal school
in the United States,
in Lexington, Massachusetts
State Normal School, Bridgewater MA (1896)
Michigan State Normal School
Diploma from a normal school in the U.S.
Texas Normal School Board of Regents in 1922
Indiana State's Fairbanks Hall Dome
State Normal School at Mankato, Minnesota (1901)
Reconstructed classroom at Storer College
Historic Wesleyan Hall in Florence, Alabama
Entrance at Sam Houston State University, the first normal school in the American Southwest
1898, State Normal School for Colored Persons, Frankfort, Kentucky
North Hall of the present day Taylor Hall, Western Colorado University (2012)

The Lowry Normal School Bill of 1910 authorized two new normal schools in Ohio—one in the northwestern part of the state (now Bowling Green State University) and another in the northeastern part (now Kent State University).

Sigalet with the Providence Bruins in 2007

Jordan Sigalet

Canadian ice hockey coach and former goaltender who played one game in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins in 2006.

Canadian ice hockey coach and former goaltender who played one game in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins in 2006.

Sigalet with the Providence Bruins in 2007
Jordan Sigalet in 2013

Sigalet played collegiate hockey at Bowling Green University.

Huron, Ohio

City in Erie County, Ohio, United States.

City in Erie County, Ohio, United States.

BGSU Firelands, a branch campus of Bowling Green State University, is located just west of the city limits.

Gish in 1954

Dorothy Gish

American actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director and writer.

American actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director and writer.

Gish in 1954
Dorothy featured in Stars of the Photoplay, 1916
Gish, c. 1920
Dorothy (with fan) and her sister Lillian, 1921
Postcard of Gish in Life with Father
Film still of Gish with James Rennie in Flying Pat (1920)
Dorothy Gish with a doll.
Peppy Polly (1919)
Boots (1919)

The (since renamed) Gish Film Theatre and Gallery of Bowling Green State University's Department of Theatre and Film was named for Lillian and Dorothy Gish and was dedicated on that campus in 1976.

The WBGU recording studio.

WBGU (FM)

American non-commercial, college radio station licensed to serve Bowling Green, Ohio, United States.

American non-commercial, college radio station licensed to serve Bowling Green, Ohio, United States.

The WBGU recording studio.
The WBGU recording studio.

The station, established in 1951, is owned and operated by Bowling Green State University.

Thurmond with the Warriors in 1969

Nate Thurmond

American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors franchise.

American basketball player who spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors franchise.

Thurmond with the Warriors in 1969
Thurmond grabbing a rebound while at Bowling Green
Thurmond at the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade on June 19, 2015

Passing up a scholarship offer from Ohio State to avoid becoming a backup to Jerry Lucas, a high school rival, Thurmond chose to play college basketball at Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Football Stadium. 2008

Doyt Perry Stadium

Bowling Green Football Stadium. 2008
The Sebo Center Endzone Facility in 2008

Doyt L. Perry Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States.

Slater Family Ice Arena

The Slater Family Ice Arena is a 5,000-seat hockey arena on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

George McPhee

Canadian ice hockey executive currently serving as the president of hockey operations for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Canadian ice hockey executive currently serving as the president of hockey operations for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL).

A 1911 political cartoon on Canada's bicultural identity showing a flag combining symbols of Britain, France and Canada; titled "The next favor. 'A flag to suit the minority.'"

Prior to his career in management, McPhee was a prominent college hockey player at Bowling Green State University for the Falcons ice hockey team.