In Brief

Monitor Logo

Memorial service to be held for Michael Nagy

A memorial service for Dr. Z. Michael Nagy, who died last fall, will be held Saturday (April 8) at 11 a.m. in Prout Chapel.

Nagy, a professor emeritus of psychology, taught at BGSU from 1970-97.

Race, sexuality and marriage focus of guest lecturer

Dr. Dwight A. McBride will discuss issues surrounding African-Americans and the national discourse on marriage equality and racial respectability as the next speaker in the Provost Lecture Series. His talk, titled “Race, Faith and Sexuality: Or a Snapshot Genealogy of the Grateful Negro,” will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 4) in 101A Olscamp Hall.

McBride is the chair and Leon Forest Professor of African-American Studies and a professor of English and communication studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality in America (2005) and Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism and Slave Testimony (2001), as well as several edited volumes. He has recently received the Lambda Literary Award and the Monette-Horwitz Achievement Award.

The Provost Lecture Series is hosted by the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society.

Call is out for presentations at undergraduate research symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will host the second annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research April 20 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The event will celebrate the scholarly accomplishments of BGSU’s undergraduate students by providing them a venue in which to share the results of their work with all members of the campus community.

Undergraduates in all disciplines are invited to present the results of their research projects and other creative activities. OUR Director Dr. John Farver asks faculty to encourage students to submit an abstract and present a poster. Abstracts are due by April 10. Examples of abstracts and posters from last year can be found at

For more information and to register for a poster presentation, visit:

Third Frontier projects, funding processes next topic in Tech Trends series

Carol Wedding, president of Imaging Systems Technology Inc., will speak on Third Frontier projects and funding processes as the next presenter in the Tech Trends series. Her talk will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday (April 6) in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The presentation is open to faculty, staff and students.

Previous Tech Trends presentations are accessible from the DVSS server on MyBGSU. Titles include:
• Copyright and the Use of Multimedia in Courses
• Laptops for Everyone? Possibilities and Challenges
• Distance Learning: Trends, Opportunities, and Current Statistics
• Podcasting - An Apple Presentation

To view a presentation, log into MyBGSU and from the Blackboard tab, select My Video Search from the Tools menu. Enter the keyword "Tech Trends" to see the listing of previous presentations.

Tech Trends is sponsored by the Information Technology Committee and the offices of the executive vice president and the chief information officer.

‘Meet Your FMS Chartfields’ at BG@100 Open Forum

The next BG@100 Open Forum is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 10 in 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The forum will include a presentation titled "Meet Your FMS Chartfields," providing an overview of the Chart of Accounts for the FMS phase of the project. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
April 3, 2006