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President Ribeau to deliver Opening Day address Friday

Start off the academic year at President Ribeau’s Opening Day address Friday (Aug. 18) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Reconnect with colleagues and students over coffee at 9:30 a.m. and hear the president’s message at 10.

BG@100 open forums keep campus up to date

BG@100 open forums are held monthly to update interested faculty, staff and students about progress on the PeopleSoft implementation. In addition to presenting project information, project team members are available to answer questions regarding BG@100.

The next forum is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 17) in 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Registration is not required—anyone interested is invited to attend. A list of upcoming open forum dates and times is available on the project Web site at under the Communications link.

BG@100 FMS introductory training is under way

The BG@100 training team has begun to offer training sessions for the upcoming implementation of PeopleSoft FMS. The Introductory Training Series comprises four courses that provide an introduction to PeopleSoft and FMS-specific terms and concepts that will be used throughout FMS training.

You can obtain information on specific courses by visiting the BG@100 project page at and selecting the Training link. All who will be using the PeopleSoft FMS system to complete financial transactions are encouraged to review this course material. Questions regarding training or the project may be directed to

Fact or hearsay? Check it out at the BG@100 Rumor Mill

Have you heard something about the BG@100 project and wonder if it is true? Send your inquiry to the BG@100 Rumor Mill. Questions may be submitted anonymously or with a request for an email response. All questions and responses will be posted to the BG@100 Rumor Mill Response Page. Check it out on the BG@100 project page by selecting the Rumor Mill link.

August 14, 2006