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Finalists named for athletic director position

President Sidney A. Ribeau has announced that Whit Babcock, assistant athletic director and executive director of development at West Virginia University, and Greg Christopher, associate athletic director for external relations and the John Purdue Club at Purdue University, are the two finalists for the position of director of athletics at BGSU. The University is seeking a replacement for Paul Krebs, who accepted a similar position at the University of New Mexico on March 13.

"I believe we have two outstanding individuals who offer a great deal to our institution and our community," said Ribeau. "Both have been successful in establishing the type of relationships you need to advance and lead an athletic program, and both have played a key role in the success of their respective institutions."

A decision on the position is expected soon, following campus visits by the two finalists. Applications and nominations were received by Neinas Sports Services of Boulder, Colo., which assisted in the screening process and worked with Ribeau and Dr. Ed Whipple, vice president for student affairs and acting athletic director.

For more information about the two finalists, go to

Family Campaign is in final month—pledge now

The total continues to grow as more people across the campus make their pledges and gifts to the Family Campaign—employees’ and friends’ chance to help support University programs and scholarships. The last day to participate in the 2006 campaign is June 30.

As of May 26, $689,564 had been raised from faculty, staff and retirees toward the $1 million goal. The campus is at 49.46 percent participation; the goal is 57 percent. Donors can give using the Family Campaign envelope that was recently mailed, give online at or call the development office at 2-2424.

Congratulations to the departments that have reached 100 percent participation. They include: equity and diversity; capital planning/design and construction; the treasurer’s office; risk management; payroll; disability services; the vice president for student affairs’ office, and Student Support Services.

No Monitor next week

There will not be a Monitor the week of June 12. Publication will resume June 19.

BG@100 Open Forum to include FMS navigation presentation

The next BG@100 Open Forum is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday (June 8) in 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union and will include a presentation on "Navigating FMS."

Rhythmyx Web Content Management System to be upgraded

The Rhythmyx Web Content Management System will be upgraded to Version 5.6 this week. Users should take note of the following:

• June 9-12: Rhythmyx CMS will be unavailable for use in creating, editing and publishing Web pages from 5 p.m. Friday (June 9) through 8 a.m. Monday (June 12). BGSU Web pages will remain accessible for viewing and reference during this time.

• June 12: Rhythmyx CMS Version 5.6 will be available for use beginning at 8 a.m.

Documentation for Rhythmyx CMS Version 5.6 is available at the Office of Web Development site:

Training sessions are being offered. Information on session times and enrollment is available in the Monitor calendar and at:

Contact the Technology Support Center at 2-0999 or with any questions regarding the outage and/or upgrade.
June 5, 2006