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Finals week test-scanning hours announced

Test-scanning hours for finals week (May 1-5) will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants should bring their National Computer System answer sheets to 301 Hayes Hall for scanning.

2006 Tech Fair date announced

The BGSU Northwest Ohio Technology Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

TECS applications now accepted

The Technology Enhanced Classroom Support (TECS) program is accepting applications from faculty members who would like assistance incorporating technology in their classrooms and course materials. Each semester, a TECS student is paired with a faculty member to complete a project enabling the use of technology to facilitate instruction.

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Blackboard upgrade scheduled for May 12 and 13

In order to facilitate an upgrade to Blackboard version 7, Blackboard will be unavailable from 6 a.m. May 12 through noon on May 13. During the outage, hardware will be replaced and software will be upgraded.
A Web page has been created to provide details regarding the upgrade. While the Blackboard interface will appear very much the same, additional software features will be available as a result of the upgrade. These features and a listing of hardware enhancements are detailed at

Faculty teaching the first summer session are encouraged to complete course materials prior to the upgrade. Work completed by that time will be transferred to the new version.

During the Blackboard outage period, access to MyServices applications will be maintained through the University portal ( Users may access grades, rosters and other personal information by using the links in the left column.

Questions regarding the upgrade and outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at, 2-0999.

WBGU-PBS to air 'Our Community Cares' series

A new WBGU-PBS series, "Our Community Cares," is an outgrowth of the combined efforts of station staff members and local and regional community leaders, who came together in early February to respond to the pain and fears that resulted from a series of suicides in Bowling Green.

A continuing series of one-hour "Our Community Cares" programs will be broadcast live from the WBGU-PBS studio on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning May 3. Viewers will learn what to expect if a loved one reaches out for emotional support and what they might do to support those who are at risk and may be resistant to seeking help.
May 1, 2006