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BG@100 open forum last before FMS goes live
The BG@100 project will host an open forum at 11 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 11) in 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. This week’s forum will be the last before the FMS “go-live” event scheduled for Feb. 5.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about the FMS implementation and the student administration implementation that will comprise the next phase of BG@100.

BG@100 PeopleSoft FMS will 'go live' on Feb. 5
On Feb. 5, the FMS system will go live and officially be the University's financial system. The BG@100 project team is finishing final implementation tasks and finalizing the plan for FMS “go-live.”

As of Feb. 5, all University financial transactions will be processed in FMS, and the purchasing office and business office will no longer accept paper documents used in AFIN to initiate the creation of purchase orders and to process vendor invoice payments. Departments will be required to use the online FMS system to transact these types of financial business.

BG@100 FMS training is being offered for staff members who need access to transact financial business. Anyone needing training on the FMS system who has not attended training sessions or has not received an invitation to attend may contact the project office by email at for more information and to set up training.

BG@100 FMS project information is available on the Web at

University Choral Society spring auditions under way
The College of Musical Arts is holding open spring-semester auditions by appointment for the University Choral Society.

The ensemble will perform William Walton's “Belshazzar's Feast” with the Bowling Green Philharmonia on Sunday, April 22.

The choral society provides opportunities for community and University singers to come together to sing great choral music with an orchestra. The ensemble performs frequently with the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Mark Munson, University choral activities director and president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, directs the group.

Participation in the ensemble can be on a noncredit basis or for University credit through the Creative Arts Program. Singers include current BGSU students as well as University faculty and staff, church choir members and other northwest Ohioans with previous amateur or professional choral experience.

Beginning tomorrow (Jan. 9), weekly rehearsals will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St.

Those interested in auditioning may sing a prepared solo in any language. An accompanist will be provided. For more information and to arrange an audition time, call the College of Musical Arts at 2-8288 or email Munson at

Creative Arts Program offers Kindermusik classes
The Creative Arts Program at the College of Musical Arts will offer four Kindermusik courses Jan. 22 through April 27 at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Kindermusik classes, taught by licensed instructor Samantha Closz, are designed to enhance a child's learning, growth and development through music.

All classes will meet in 3010 Moore Musical Arts Center. Class fees will cover all supplies and materials.

In a Kindermusik class, instructors lead parents and their children through activities using music and movement. Parents learn more about their child's individual developmental process, and the shared learning experience creates a unique bond as the child associates learning with fun, musical play.

The first class, Village (newborn to 18 months), will meet from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Caregivers will participate during the class time and are asked to bring a blanket to each class.

Our Time (18 months to 3 years) will meet from 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Caregivers are not required but may participate during the class time.

On Wednesdays, Sing & Sign (6 months to 3 years) will be held from 5:30-6:15 p.m., and Imagine That (3 to 5 years) will follow from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Caregivers will participate in the last 15 minutes of each class.

Classes require no prior musical training by the caregiver.

For more information, contact the Creative Arts Program office at 2-8177.

January 8, 2007