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Ribeau, Baugher to appear on live WBGU-PBS show Thursday

An October forum at the University gave northwest Ohio citizens a chance to have their say about higher education in the state. Portions of that discussion—one of 11 nationwide on various issues—became part of a PBS program focused on the need for civic engagement.

“By the People: Citizenship in the 21st Century,” anchored by Jim Lehrer, aired last week on WBGU-PBS, which will devote another hour to the topic of Ohio higher education at 8 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 17). A live edition of “NW Ohio Journal” will feature Provost Shirley Baugher and President Sidney Ribeau. Viewers may call in questions during the show, which will be hosted by Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Patrick Pauken, educational administration and leadership studies.

Student Money Management Services launches Web site

The University’s innovative new Student Money Management Services (SMMS) now has its Web site up and running. The service, which offers financial education to undergraduate and graduate students, provides individual counseling and group seminars on various aspects of budgeting, credit and financial planning.

The site includes a schedule of group sessions, links to internal and external resources, budget worksheets and financial calculators, and online registration for individual appointments. 

The SMMS staff includes director Duane Whitmire, financial services educator Patricia Donnelly, graduate assistant Andrew Schultz and a group of volunteer educators.

Visit to learn more about this helpful new resource.

Volunteers needed to host Presidents’ Day open house

The Office of Admissions is seeking volunteer help with the upcoming Presidents’ Day campus open house on Monday, Feb. 18.

Last year, more than 7,000 prospective students and their families attended this program. Many campus volunteers are needed to give them a warm welcome and ensure that their visit is successful. Volunteers may greet visitors, provide directions to guests or help with check-in procedures.

Learn more about Presidents’ Day and register to volunteer at

January 14, 2008