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Family Motor Coach Association is coming

BGSU will host the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) annual international convention from July 20-23. More than 5,000 people (with nearly 2,000 motor coaches) are anticipated on campus. Attendees will begin to arrive this week (July 13-18), but the majority are expected in Bowling Green on Sunday (July 19).

Additional traffic (particularly motor coach and motor home traffic) can be expected this week. The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau will host an outdoor welcome picnic from noon-5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Bowling Green.

Since such a large number of people are coming to campus, you might consider allowing extra time for your lunch (if you are buying lunch on campus), packing your lunch for the week, or adjusting your lunch schedule for your convenience. The Bowen-Thompson Student Union is the location for many FMCA seminars; thus, there will be a heavy flow of traffic in the building. It is expected that the busiest convention day in the union will be July 20, when hundreds of convention attendees will meet and dine there. The FMCA has scheduled lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

While student parking lots will be affected by the convention, faculty and staff lots will not.

For more information on the convention, visit
http://www.fmca.com/index.php/conventions/bowling-green-oh.


Final BG@100 town hall meeting to be held

In preparation for the final go-live of the Campus Solutions System (CSS), a BG@100 Town Hall meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (July 16) in 113 Olscamp Hall. BGSU Firelands faculty and staff can participate by teleconference in 1011 Cedar Point Center.

The go-live, scheduled to take place the weekend of July 18, is the 11th in the yearlong implementation of the PeopleSoft CSS. Go-live activities surround Federal Work Study and Third-Party Awards for the Student Financial Aid module. In addition, Student Records activities will concentrate on Alumni and Clearinghouse interfaces, Grade Average Report and Grade Distribution Reports, HEI (Higher Education Information) files, Dean's List and Graduation News Service Queries.

The Student Center will be enhanced with an Academic Standing link that will provide information to advisors through their advising information in Faculty Center as well.
 
Information about the go-live and change-management items may also be obtained at: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/cio/page67995.html.


 
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