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2022 News Stories

BW and Berea featured in holiday film

'Tis the season for holiday romances, and this year, there are some familiar places and faces in one such movie.

State awards new 'Choose Ohio First' funding to support BW STEM students

Ohio continues to invest in BW's "resounding commitment" to educate the state's future STEM workforce.

BW celebrates a joyful Fall 2022 Commencement

Graduates were encouraged to find enduring joy and purpose as they put their education to work in their careers and lives.

BW Commencement honors record-breaking graduates ages 19 and 81

Like bookends, 19-year-old Julia Partem and 81-year-old Darnell Worley are the youngest and oldest BW grads ever.

Big hearts lead to big opportunities thanks to Women for BW grants

Research, programming and experiential learning are some of the many remarkable opportunities funded by Women for BW grants.

Motivated middle schooler thrives in first semester as BW student

After struggling to stay engaged in school, 14-year-old William Warren '26 found his home as a full-time student at BW.

BW student project brings new vegan vending machines to campus

Students in professor Wendy Hyde's health class worked together to bring healthy vegan kiosks to the BW campus.

New BW Student Advisory Council supports first-generation students

A team of peers is now working to build community and pride among BW students who are first in their families to attend college.

Baldwin Wallace University names new chief diversity and inclusion officer

In her role as chief diversity and inclusion officer, Dr. Randi Congleton will provide the vision and leadership for creating pathways to success.

BW takes aim at teacher shortage with tuition-free master's degree

Scholarships will bring the cost of BW's accelerated math or science teaching graduate program down to zero for a limited number of students.

Baldwin Wallace adds women's wrestling as a varsity sport

Women's wrestling will be a varsity sport for 2024-25, making BW the fourth college in Ohio and second in the Ohio Athletic Conference to...

Algorithm aligns just fine for trio of BW profs teaching AI ethics

Critical thinking and problem-solving come to the forefront in a new course that explores the perils and prestige of artificial intelligence.

Ellen Zegarra brings ingenuity, strategic thinking to BW VP role

As vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement, Ellen Zegarra is building an enduring foundation to support the mission and vitality of BW.

BW students urge peers to pledge to vote ahead of the midterms

The Jackets Engaged student group is encouraging personal accountability to boost participation in Tuesday's election.

Award-winning Vitamix leader Jodi Berg to speak at BW Commencement

Approximately 240 students will be honored for their illustrious achievements as BW welcomes Dr. Jodi Berg as its Dec. 10 Commencement speaker.

Bowling to become varsity sport at Baldwin Wallace University

Yellow Jacket student-athletes will be rolling strikes and spares starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

US Senate race remains close in final BW Ohio Pulse Poll prior to midterm election

Inflation, abortion and preserving democracy are top issues for Ohioans as early voting is underway, but there are party ID and gender gaps.

Baldwin Wallace University adds STUNT as varsity sport

STUNT, which is based on cheerleading skills, will field its first Yellow Jacket squad for 2023-24 season.

New faculty, focus infuse BW music therapy program with exciting energy

BW music therapy students are melding their love of music with a rewarding career field that enables them to pursue focused areas of interest.

Parent & Family Weekend bonds legacy families to cherished BW experience

Legacy families look back at the whimsical, sincere and beloved memories that give heart to the BW experience.

BW builds cybersecurity reputation, hosts regional competition

BW's Cyber Defense Team is helping to put BW on the cybersecurity education map.

Baldwin Wallace inducts nine new members of the Athletics Hall of Fame

A Saturday induction and celebration made it official for the 2022 class of exceptional Yellow Jackets.

Dr. Susan Kuznik takes the reins as BW School of Business Dean

From corporate workforce to business professor to dean, Kuznik is focused on student success.

Billboard magazine sings BW's praises as a 'Top Music Business School'

BW is the only Ohio school on the short list of top-tier programs in the world.

New BW 'Ohio Pulse Poll' finds disconnect between 'red state' label, voter views

The survey, designed with student assistance, shows voter views on many hot-button issues are more progressive than conservative.

BW grad pursues satisfying health care career as surgical physician assistant

Alaina Gent '21 works a with a Summa Health group specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

New BW director ready to energize, expand alumni engagement

As director of alumni engagement, Madeline (Southall) Wallace '16 will create new initiatives to expand the role of BW alumni.

Parents, families enjoy exciting BW weekend

YJ4L spirit was on full display for BW Parent & Family Weekend, which checked all the boxes for a great time — fun, laughter, joy and...

New student ambassador champions mental health support at BW

BW is among the first universities in the nation in the new Active Minds/TimelyMD student ambassador program.

Baldwin Wallace University Takes Ohio's Pulse Ahead of the Midterm Elections

The CRI survey shows a close race for the U.S. Senate, a wide lead for the incumbent governor and the economy as the top issue.

BW musicians partner with Kaboom Collective, The Accidentals for album-tour

From composing to performing to touring, BW students excelled in working alongside Kaboom Collective to help record and promote The...

New outdoor adventure builds bridge to sophomore year at BW

A group of BW students launched their second year of college with a program aimed at building connections, skills and confidence.

BW grad wins Emmy Award for work on hit Netflix series 'Stranger Things'

Michael P. Clark '97 has come a long way since his days editing the curse words out of tunes he wanted to play on BW's WBWC radio.

BW touted among the 'Best Colleges' in latest U.S. News rankings

Baldwin Wallace University's ranking for teaching, innovation and support for veterans top all Midwest regional universities in Ohio.

BW joins semiconductor-focused education network to support Intel workforce

As Intel® breaks ground for its Ohio semiconductor plant, a new higher education partnership launches to help train the state's tech hub...

Six-second jingle taps into viral sensations to create BW signature sound

Sophomore Joe Brown layered harmonizing vocals with syncopated instrumentals to create the winning BW jingle.

BW research explores factors that explain regional differences in depression

A BW public health professor and graduate student have published one of the first studies to dig into the geographic factors behind depression.

Scenes from Netflix Original Film 'White Noise' shot at BW

Dr. Jim McCargar served as science advisor as Adam Driver played a professor in a BW chemistry lab.

BW and Tri-C offer new 'Two Plus Two' music business degree

A new pathway streamlines bachelor's degree completion for Tri-C recording arts and technology graduates transferring to BW.

BW, TCO bring 'The Sound of Music' to the Blossom Music Festival

An iconic musical, with top BW music theatre talent and lush symphony sounds, comes to life at northeast Ohio's beloved Blossom Music Festival.

BW welcomes 2022 new faculty, deans

Bringing their scholarly, creative and leadership skills to campus, new faculty members and deans are joining BW.

BW celebrates exciting new year

It's going to be a great year as BW welcomes 650 first-year students and celebrated the start of the year with an all-campus cookout.

BW professors recognized for excellence

Six faculty members have been awarded top honors for their achievements.

BW survey shows parents overwhelmingly support Ohio's 'whole child' education

Children's Defense Fund-Ohio partnered with BW's Community Research Institute to capture the views of parents on the state's...

Big reveal: BW's North Hall makeover debuts

The new and improved residence hall offers welcoming spaces for living, connecting and learning together.

BW notches second Silver STARS sustainability rating

BW's longstanding commitment to sustainability once again earns national recognition for leadership and innovation in green practices.

Faculty inspiration leads BW student to service in Ecuador

Enriching her own experiences as well as those of Ecuadorian students, Kaylee McGee volunteered abroad and helped bring learning supplies to a school.

Peer to Peer: Tips for students finding the right fit on the BW campus

Lizzy Cole '23 has advice for students to find the right ways to get involved with 100-plus campus groups to choose from.

The science of service: BW grad fights hunger, wins leadership award

Nina Bauman's dedicated community service earns recognition from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Active seniors go back to college at Baldwin Wallace University

As more and more seniors identify as "lifelong learners," a new division at BW is stepping up to meet the demand.

From teacher to nurse: BW ABSN student does a career pivot and wins praise

As ABSN student Sheila O'Connor '22 makes a career transition, she earned "Faces of Care" award recognition.

BW Upward Bound program wins new federal funding to boost college access

The five-year award supports one of the longest-running TRiO Upward Bound Programs in Ohio.

New dean leads BW programs that prepare students for 'caring professions'

Baldwin Wallace University has named Dr. Stephen W. Dittmore as dean of the BW College of Education and Health Sciences.

Career achievements of two extraordinary BW alumni earn regional recognition

A seasoned PNC bank leader and a rising young Sherwin Williams pro win kudos from the YWCA and Crain's Cleveland.

BW alumna Melanie Winters named to USATF TEAM USA

BW alumna Melanie Winters '16 has the coveted honor of competing at the USA Track & Field Thorpe Cup this week.

BW Summer Scholars excel

From research to creative projects, BW Summer Scholars are working alongside faculty to break new ground in their studies.

BW STEM majors win NASA/Ohio Space Grant Consortium scholarships

Four students received 2022-2023 undergraduate junior-senior scholarship awards.

BW students gain elite research experience through Cleveland Clinic Lerner Institute

BW undergraduate students are experiencing innovative research methods, making valuable networking contacts, and building stellar resumes and vitae.

BW business major graduates with dream job in investment banking

Lauryn Cook '22 started senior year with a full-time job waiting for her thanks to BW business courses that helped prepare her for internship...

BW acting majors bring patients to life for nursing students

Acting students are adding to their resumes and helping nursing students learn the "art of nursing" through new collaboration.

BW team works to build capacity for 'Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation'

BW takes on a nationwide project and creates new campus programming to foster respect and inclusion.

Baldwin Wallace University's 'Year in Review' video hits the 2021-22 high notes

BW's 2021-22 highlight reel captures some of the triumphs and memorable milestones from the past academic year.

BW sustainability grads make a statement with and about invasive plants

The series of natural collages by artist Emily Katzin '10 is on exhibit at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

BW's Harrison Dillard '49 inducted into USTFCCA inaugural Hall of Fame class

The four-time Olympic gold medalist is now recognized in 15 world and American halls of fames, including BW's.

Rooks to Cooks: BW dining services hosts Cleveland Browns Rookie Cooking Class

BW chefs taught the players how to fuel their bodies with a healthy diet as they step up to compete in the NFL.

New partnership powers low-cost BW education for Cuyahoga County workforce

BW is now part of the county government's tuition reimbursement program for more than 7,900 county employees.

BW support for veteran, military students earns Collegiate Purple Star Award

The latest recognition comes as BW is serving a broader need for military family support.

Data, experts back initiatives to expand mental health services for BW students

A new partnership with The JED Foundation provides comprehensive support for student mental health.

BW and Polaris Career Center partner on criminal justice college pathway

Starting this fall, students in the program will start with a full semester of college credits toward their BW degree.

BW Fulbright recipient brings family ties to prestigious honor

Jack Loftus will spend 10 months teaching English in Germany as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.

BW nursing students recognized as the future of frontline healthcare

The recognition is part of a celebration of National Nurses Week amidst a nursing shortage.

BW cultural immersion course sparks introspection, service

The complexity of Hispanic-Latinx identity and culture melded with service and self-discovery to give students a transformative semester of learning.

Class of 2022 Marks Baldwin Wallace University’s 172nd Commencement

BW celebrated degree completion for 588 graduate and undergraduate students on Saturday, May 7.

19-year-old transfer student is BW's youngest bachelor's degree earner

Georgiana Hasrouni '22 is also a rap artist, music producer, audio engineer with a Netflix credit, top scholar and more.

BW faculty-student research asks why polls missed the margins in 2020

The study helps to explain inaccurate margins in "horserace" polling preceding the 2020 presidential election.

BW honors trustee Willard 'Bill' Carmel in naming of Business School

A leader whose personal and career success reflect the values, tradition and mission of BW, Bill Carmel '52 is being lauded by the School of...

BW trustee George Boyer honored through naming of Business School

A pillar of the business and BW community, George Boyer '51 is being recognized by the School of Business for his exemplary career and...

Introducing the BW Carmel Boyer School of Business

The new school name honors the extraordinary support and inspiration of Willard "Bill" Carmel '52 and George Boyer '51.

Awards season at BW shines a light on a year of student success

BW honors exceptional student achievement through the 2022 Ovation Day of Excellence, Honors Day Awards and other recognition.

Yellow Jacket alumni launch Cleveland's first indoor golf simulator and club

The partners brought together a mix of majors and skills honed at BW and hired a BW digital marketing major to support the launch.

Social justice IT project unites BW students with MetroHealth

A capstone project is putting BW students alongside MetroHealth in creating an IT solution that can transform lives and the vitality of our region.

BW students and Radio on the Lake Theatre produce spine-tingling audio dramas

In a nod to the "the golden age of radio plays," the collaboration features audio-only dramas broadcast on stations here in Northeast...

Hands-on experiences with EEG give BW students grad school edge

BW's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab enables students to explore their own research interests while gaining impressive skills.

Baldwin Wallace University honored as a top college choice for transfer students

The national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society named BW to a select list of the best schools for community college transfer students.

BW students shine a light on sustainability with Earth Week celebration

Events aimed at the entire BW community through April 23 are being led by students in a BW environmental sociology class.

Record-breaking success for BW Gives

Marking the ninth year of record-breaking collections, this year's BW Gives generated $503,497 thanks to the generosity of the BW community.

Neuroscience-biology student expands his BW research to a top-tier R1 university

An extraordinary research opportunity is enabling Juan Pablo Taborda Bejarano '22 to excel in his studies and receive acceptance to graduate...

BW BFA acting student juggles senior year with national tour debut

Will Savarese '22 is having a phenomenal dream-to-reality experience performing in the national tour of "Hairspray."

BW, Ohio STEM scholarships launch math and science teaching careers in one year

The new Choose Ohio First scholarships apply to a BW master's degree for career changers who hold a degree in math or science.

BW criminal justice grads take employment screening high tech

TriCor, the company started by Gary Becher '88, Stacey Sagerman '92 and Mary Morrison-Owens '90, has screened some 1.3 million job...

Broadway's Chris McCarrell '13 directs BW Music Theatre at Playhouse Square

The BW music theatre grad, who played Percy Jackson on Broadway, is coming home to NE Ohio to direct BW students in the electrifying musical.

Internship helps BW student boost career skills, confidence

With an interest in foreign diplomacy and humanitarian work, Kerrigan Ponsart '23 worked with BW and The Washington Center to find the right fit.

Star-studded podcast series features story and music by Baldwin Wallace grad

The multitalented Chris Porter '06 ignored advice to choose composing OR writing and developed both as a BW undergrad.

Since 1845: BW Among '50 Most Historically Notable Colleges in America'

Colleges selected for the list blended a "significant contribution to American history" with official National Historic designations.

BW names 2022 Alumni Merit Award winners

BW's 2022 Alumni Merit Awards recognize the distinguished achievements and service of five outstanding BW alumni.

BW music theatre direction builds momentum for success

Spotlight opportunities are giving aspiring music directors the ability to make their mark in music theatre.

Infusion of Kulas Foundation support lifts 90th BW Bach Festival to new heights

BW's venerated Bach Festival is back in person in 2022, buoyed by a new presenting sponsor and old festival friend.

BW study explores character persona to understand 'Where do I start and you end?'

An interdisciplinary research project between theatre and psychology is studying the effect character portrayal has on an actor.

BW communications grad reports from Poland-Ukraine border

Keith Kocinski's latest assignment has taken him to a refugee center in the midst of the humanitarian crisis.

Baldwin Wallace student volunteers rock 'n' roll with Berea seniors

Members of the BW Rotoract service club, regular visitors to Generations Senior Living, recently threw a "Snow Ball" for residents.

Brilliant women of BW

BW celebrates Women's History Month by remembering two of its trailblazing former students, Bobbie Cooley and Peggy Jo Carpenter.

Baldwin Wallace faculty experts weigh in on war in Ukraine

BW professors offer insights and context on the threat, the balance of power, world alliances and global economic impacts.

BW VP's initiative chosen for national 'Student Success Champions' program

BW's success project is a "Peer Involvement Advising" program to be developed by Dr. Timeka Rashid, VP for Student Affairs.

BW student body elects 110th president and vice president

Students elected Lizzy Cole '23 to serve as the student body president and Matt Perry '24 as student body vice president.

These BW music education majors infused their careers with a little allegro

Newfound passion and purpose are at the heart of these music educators, who found exciting opportunities to use their career skills.

Business leader Randell McShepard to speak at BW Commencement

Lauded as a leader in business and community, BW's keynote speaker is a proud YJ4L who will join us in celebrating the Class of 2022 on May 7.

BW student selected for competitive internship

English and education major Solé Hall-Hamilton '23 is selected for paid internship at Literary Cleveland.

BW makes Lean Six Sigma available to new, younger audience

A new partnership with Olmsted Falls City Schools is enabling 16 high schoolers to earn Six Sigma Yellow Belt business certification.

BW alumnae publish heartwarming children's picture book

Two BW alumnae publish a children's book they wrote and illustrated together.

BW explores the power of healthcare analytics to battle the COVID-19 pandemic

Data is increasingly crucial to healthcare professionals fighting novel disease and customizing patient care.

BW love connections

On this Valentine's Day 2022, we celebrate over 2,000 alumni couples. Here are a few stories from YJ4Ls who found love at BW.

Donor Generosity Brings an Elite Steinway Tech-Precise Spirio | r Piano to BW

With amazing capabilities, BW's new Spirio | r piano is transforming learning and performance experiences in the Conservatory of Music.

BW remembers former president known for compassion and warmth

BW's seventh president, The Rev. Dr. Mark H. Collier, died Monday surrounded by family.

BW Alumnus William McNicol Brings Fresh Focus to Fashion Week

William McNicol '09 has earned the coveted "one to watch" interest of the press, buyers and customers with his fashion brand William...

BW Sport Management majors take on Super Bowl, NBA All-Stars, March Madness

After scaling back due to pandemic restrictions, the program's experiential learning trips are back in full swing.

Black History Month: BW's James Lawson, a Civil Rights Giant

Baldwin Wallace draws inspiration from one of the most important figures in BW and Black History.

Online Master's Degree Programs at BW Recognized for National Excellence

U.S. News assessed online degree programs for more than 1,700 colleges to create its 2022 best lists.

BW establishes corporate engagement hub to expand, elevate and ease partnerships

Lacey Kogelnik is leading the initiative to give partners direct access to an expanded portfolio of campus resources.

BW Healthcare MBA Graduate Named Hospital President

Dr. Adnan Tahir, MBA '06, took over as president of Cleveland's St. Vincent Charity Medical Center on January 1.

Since 1845: Library of Congress researcher explores BW's storied Dayton C. Miller

The Library's musical instrument curator visits BW to research a biography of the renowned BW alumnus, scientist and flutist.

BW students inspire new app to untangle the law school application process

BW students provided inspiration, web design and testing for the development of the Applawz web application.

It's full 'STEAM' ahead for these BW dual majors

Harrison Gilberti '23 is among BW students who are infusing a love of music with science to expand career opportunities and gain personal...

BW alumni drive philanthropy strategy at The MetroHealth Foundation

Michelle Wood, MBA '09, and Mary Wilson Wheelock '96 are part of the foundation's expanded leadership team.

BW students spend fall semester abroad

Study abroad opportunities to England, Ireland and Denmark gave six BW students exciting learning experiences for personal and professional growth.

BW grad makes broadway debut behind the scenes

Isabella Shiavon '21 makes her broadway debut as a producing fellow for Orin wolf productions, overseeing the re-opening of "To Kill a...

BW students and faculty support literacy in the community

Various students and BW faculty members are doing their part to promote literacy and learning in the community.