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On-campus lab tests offered at health service

There is a new, convenient option on campus for faculty and staff to have medical lab tests done. The Student Health Service offers professional lab services, and is open through the summer.

According to Barbara Hoffman, interim director of the health service, faculty and staff have two options:

• If they have a written order for a test from their doctor, they can bring it in and the Student Health Service will also submit the charge to their insurance.

• If they decide they would like to have a test, such as cholesterol screening, for example, they can self-order and pay cash for the lab service.

“We encourage faculty and staff to be proactive about their wellness,” Hoffman said. “This lab service is one way of making that easier.”

For a list of lab tests available and to set up an appointment, call the health service at 2-7442.

In addition to lab tests, the health service offers a number of other services to faculty and staff. These include:
• Allergy injections
• Travel immunizations and individual counseling for those going abroad
• Flu shots
• Hepatitis B vaccinations
• Routine immunizations
• Walk-in blood pressure readings
• Wheelchair loans and crutch purchases
• Prescriptions at the BGSU Pharmacy for employees, spouses and their dependents. New or transferred prescriptions can be purchased, and an online refill system makes ordering easy. The service offers free delivery on campus as well.

For more on the Student Health Service, visit

Attend fourth session in Student Life Cycle series
The BG@100 Project Team will present “Beyond Enrollment and Heading for Graduation,” the fourth installment in the Student Life Cycle series, during the May BG@100 Open Forum at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (May 7) in 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Topics will include Class Wait Listing, Viewing Transfer Credits, Viewing Grades, Viewing an Unofficial Transcript Internally, Changing Diploma Names, and How to Apply for Graduation.

Project team members will also be available to answer questions regarding BG@100 and the Campus Solutions (CSS) implementation. More information about the BG@100 project to implement CSS as the system of record for student administration is available at

The series has followed a student progressing through CSS, providing participants insight into the process from the perspective of the student as well as that of a BGSU faculty or staff member. Previous presentations in the series are available at

CSS transition nearly complete, processes to change

Throughout the past year, the process of transitioning from the mainframe-based (CICS) administrative systems to the PeopleSoft (CSS) system has been implemented through monthly go-lives.  

During the transition, temporary interfaces have been used to keep critical business processes that were still running on the mainframe functioning until they could be transitioned to PeopleSoft. At the end of this semester, the transition will be complete. University business processes, including enrollment information for summer 2009 and beyond, will be exclusively maintained within PeopleSoft, now the University’s system of record.

Many of the temporary interfaces will no longer be run as of May 15. Screens such as STAF, ADD1, NAME, DEMO, RESI, STUD(STU1), and SRCH will contain outdated information. Focus reports pulling data from any of the tables associated with these screens will no longer be accurate. Users who are continuing to use SIS for data that may not be available with their CSS security access will no longer be able to use this method.

For more information on PeopleSoft CSS, training and access, visit

May 4, 2009