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Nominations requested for 2007 Ornelas Award
The BGSU Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for the 2007 Miguel Ornelas Award, which recognizes an individual, group or organization on campus whoseprograms, services or actions have significantly enhanced human relations at BGSU.

The award, given in honor of Dr. Miguel Ornelas, a former Human Relations Commission member and director of Affirmative Action at BGSU, will be presented during the Latino Issues Conference luncheon on April 12.

Any member of the BGSU community may nominate candidates for the Ornelas award. The nomination form is available on the Human Relations Commission Web site at The deadline is 5 p.m. March 16.

Contact HRC Chair Peg Yacobucci at or 2-7982 for more information.

Nominate a fellow employee for the BG Best Award

Administrative Staff Council is accepting nominations for BG Best Awards, which will be presented at the spring reception April 3.

The nominee should meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Implemented a new idea or program to benefit the BGSU learning community;

• Improved the quality of programs and/or services on the BGSU main or Firelands campus;

• Showed an outstanding commitment to BGSU by volunteer involvement in campus/community activities;

• Provided excellent customer service to the BGSU community, or

• Demonstrated exemplary commitment to the core values of BGSU.

The application can be found online at Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 9 and should be submitted to Lee Floro-Thompson, Instructional Media Services, at 101 Education Building or by email at

Dial 372-SNOW for latest info on University closings

The University policy is that if weather warrants closing or limiting the hours of the University, the decision to close will include both classes and nonessential areas on campus. If classes are canceled, nonessential areas will be closed as well. The decision is typically made for day classes by 6 a.m. and for evening classes by 4 p.m., unless developing weather systems necessitate intermediate action.

The campus community should refer first to the University recorded message (372-SNOW), the BGSU home page, the Fact Line (372-2445) and local TV and radio stations. Radio stations WSPD, WCWA, WIOT and YES-FM are among those who will announce closings.

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Please note that BGSU Firelands follows its own guidelines on weather closings.

February 19, 2007