Félicitations à Dr. Rodney K. Rogers - BGSU President! Fun fact: il a enseigné à l'École de Management at EuroMed-Marseille in France!

Congratulations to @[153186408090969:274:Dr. Rodney K. Rogers-Bgsu President]! Fun fact: he taught at the management school at euromed-Marseille in France!

BREAKING: Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Rodney Rogers as BGSU's 12th President.

Dr. Rodney Rogers is BGSU’s new president. The BGSU Board of Trustees promoted him permanently to the post at its meeting Feb. 23. Rogers was named interim president in December 2017 and assumed the role on Jan. 1. He served most recently as provost and senior vice president since 2012.

CONFERENCE -- here's another article about our conference and our keynote speaker!

A life of addressing cultural realities in Africa, from an African perspective, has led filmmaker Gaston Kaboré of Burkina Faso to awards and the creation of a school of film in Africa.
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BGSU French students singing "Le petit renne au nez rouge" (Rudolph). Joyeux Noël!

Tomorrow is the 20th Annual Student Research Conference: Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies, featuring keynote speaker Gaston Kaboré, award-winning filmmaker and luminary in African cinema. See you there! BGSU Africana Studies

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FILM Friday at 3:30 pm in BTSU Theater (206): BUUD YAM: "Grand prize winner at the Pan-African Film Festival, "Buud Yam" is a beautifully lensed fairy tale able to entrance both children and adults open to African storytelling. Written and directed by Burkina Faso veteran Gaston Kabore, it is a sequel to the director's well-known 1982 feature, "Wend Kuuni." In "Buud Yam," the child Wend Kuuni has grown into a young man in his adopted village. Flashbacks clipped from the previous film remind the audience how Wend Kuuni's mother was stoned to death as a sorceress, and how her baby was found and raised by foster parents. When his foster sister Pughneere falls sick of a mysterious illness, superstitious fingers point at Wend Kuuni as the culprit." ( BGSU Africana Studies

Download and Stream the full movie at Buud Yam is the story of a young man who lost his mother and father as a small child. In spi...

We were honored to have filmmaker Gaston Kaboré meet with two groups of French students today! BGSU Africana Studies

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FILM Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Gish Theater: RABI (1992) "is a universal story about children, parents, and pets. Rabi (Yacouba Kabore) adopts a tortoise that his father brings home. He spends so much time with that tortoise, that his annoyed dad throws it back into the bush. Rabi cries and cries, until an old man takes him to find his own tortoise. Rabi returns triumphant with a humongous one. Of course, there's a lesson to be grasped: Rabi must gain the wisdom that tortoises should be set free." (Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix) BGSU Africana Studies

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Please join French students and faculty Wed. 10-11 am for a "meet & greet" with filmmaker Gaston Kaboré in 024 Kohl Hall (conference room). BGSU Africana Studies

FILM Wed. at 6:00 pm in the Gish Theater: ZAN BOKO: "Zan boko means 'place where the placenta is buried' in Moré, one of the principal languages of the filmmaker’s native Burkina Faso, and symbolizes an individual’s connection to the land and to future generations. Kaboré creates a gripping narrative out of the stor...y of two men from very different worlds. They share a common integrity: a peasant farmer who loses his land to a wealthy businessman and a journalist whose uncompromising TV expose of the farmer’s victimization, is censored by a corrupt government. This film is the first to examine the role of mass media in contemporary Africa, Zan Boko is a tribute to the ancestral heritage of agrarian village societies." (

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FILM Tuesday at 4:00 pm in the Gish Theater: WEND KUUNI (God's Gift), winner of France's César award for Meilleur film francophone (Best French Language Film): "Wend Kuuni, written and directed by Gaston J.M. Kaboré, is a gentle fable set in a precolonial Africa, about a mute little boy who, found starving in the bush, is raised with love and kindness by the Mossi tribe. How Wend Kuuni, as the boy is named, comes to regain his speech provides the narrative shape of the film, which also recalls the manners, mores and rituals of a time of peace and plenty." (New York Times) BGSU Africana Studies

Download and Stream the full movie at This international award-winning film, directed by Gaston Kabore, offers up a gentle fable o...

We are hosting a meet & greet with Gaston Kaboré this Wed. Feb. 21 from 10-11 am in the Kohl Hall conference room. Please stop by for coffee & donuts and the chance to meet this amazing filmmaker from Burkina Faso. Check out the conference schedule and film screenings below!

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You will LOVE our Valentine's Day Edition of Café Conversation, Wed. 5-6 pm in the Kohl Hall conference room! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and Valentine's candy pour tous les amoureux! 😍❤️🇨🇵❤️😍

What are your terms of endearment with your love one? Fancy calling them in French?

A list of French words you can use to call your loved ones from the silly & quirky to the sweet & romantic. Can be used with men, women and kids!


Mardi Gras 2018

MARDI GRAS IS TODAY!!! Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

Mardi Gras is today!!! Let the good times roll!!!
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Mardi Gras Lunch is TODAY! Celebrate Fat Tuesday @ Carillon Place, co-sponsored by The French House🎭

Stop by our French table on Tuesday from 12-2pm! Earn your beads by answering a trivia question! #MardiGras BGSU Languages 💜💛💚🎉☂️🎵📣

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Let the good times roll @ Carillon Place! We're celebrating Mardi Gras on February 13th🎭

Reminder: the Education Abroad fair is happening tomorrow (Thurs 2/8) in the BTSU, Room 207 from 11am-1pm! Come to learn all about our programs, including Montpellier, France!

Thu 11:00 AM ESTBowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 207
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