Introducing Bold BW

See differently. See opportunities. See impact.

Bold BW is a campus-wide initiative to empower innovative thinking and transform the work we do with a relentless focus on student success.

This initiative provides BW faculty and staff with a platform to share and develop transformative ideas. It’s our goal to build on the ways we work together to develop an innovation ecosystem, with the practices, resources, and leadership support needed to transform ideas into reality and sustain innovative activity. We encourage you to submit your ideas or work with colleagues to identify solutions to challenges or ways to take advantage of the opportunities you see.

Bold BW

Grow BW: learn the skills to build an innovation ecosystem

Focus BW: get the info and input to make an innovation plan

Invent BW: pitch your ideas and get the support to make it happen


Be Bold: Get Involved Today

Take the first step toward a more innovative BW. Access the Bold BW Blackboard Organization, watch MyBW for weekly editions of the Bold BW Briefing, and stay tuned for announcements on upcoming programs.

Have a Bold Idea?

Bold BW continues to seek ideas that bring value to BW and our students. If you have an idea that you'd like to move forward, email Dr. Lori Long (LLong@bw.edu) for resources, support and feedback.


Meet Campus Innovators

Explore some of the ideas that faculty and staff have already contributed to Bold BW:

Brain Center Social Innovation Initiative

Brain Center Social Innovation Initiative

with Christy Walkuski

Thinking Big

Thinking Big

with Carrie Davis Todd and Jim W. McCargar

What’s In a Name? Rebranding Academic Support Services

What’s In a Name? Rebranding Academic Support Services

with Megan Garriga

Innovative Inclusion

Innovative Inclusion

with Molly Swiger, Duane Battle and Sean Gilmore

A Breath of Fresh Air: Exploring New Paths to Team-Building and Leadership

A Breath of Fresh Air: Exploring New Paths to Team-Building and Leadership

with Christine Varga

Me and My Shadow: Collaboration and Fearless Innovation

Me and My Shadow: Collaboration and Fearless Innovation

with Hannah Schlueter and Kristi Reklinski


About Bold BW

Watch the video below to learn more about this initiative from BW President, Bob Helmer.


Bold BW is powered by the Center for Innovation & Growth and the Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

BW Center for Innovation & Growth