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Countdown is on for Family Campaign

There are only five days left to make your pledge or contribution to support scholarships and programs through the 2006 Family Campaign.

So far, 52.88 percent of employees have participated, and together with retirees have given $780,457 in gifts and pledges.

“As we enter the final week of Family Campaign 2005-2006, we are excited to see continued momentum and growth,” said Amy Edgar Davis, campaign director. “Volunteers have been hard at work with a final push, and their efforts are paying off. Faculty, staff and retirees have until Friday (June 30) to participate this year. I hope many more will choose to be a part of Family Campaign.

“Every gift can make a difference in the life of a student and helps impact the University. We encourage people to give to areas that match their passions—whether it's a scholarship or fund designated for their specific department. Faculty and staff participation in our Family Campaign sends a very strong message when the University applies for funding through outside foundations and corporations."

Brady Gaskins appointed graduate student trustee

Gov. Bob Taft has appointed Brady Gaskins, from Bowling Green, as the graduate student trustee on the BGSU Board of Trustees. He replaces Korine Steinke, whose term expired.

Gaskins has both a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in sport and recreation administration from the University.

A doctoral intern with the Chapman Learning Community, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration. The former director of programs and promotions for Recreational Sports, he is also the announcer for BGSU men’s basketball games.

WBGU-PBS to visit county fairs

WBGU-PBS will provide live coverage at 11 county fairs through Sept. 14.

The station covered local county fairs in the early 1970s, and earlier this year its Public Advisory Council for Television endorsed the idea of once again broadcasting live from the Wood County Fair and others throughout the station's coverage area.

The 30-minute, live broadcasts begin at 8 p.m. each Thursday. Cathy Pratt, host of WBGU-PBS's “60-Plus” series, will be at each of the fairs interviewing fair planners, 4-H advisors/participants, and other special guests.

The station will also be recording community members' testimonials to public television to be aired later.
WBGU-PBS will be at the following county fairs on these dates: Paulding, July 13; Logan, July 20; Seneca, July 27; Wood, Aug. 3; Mercer, Aug. 10; Henry, Aug. 17; Allen, Aug. 24; Hancock, Aug. 31; Hardin, Sept. 7 and Williams, Sept. 14.

June 26, 2006