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Free football tickets offered for Faculty/Staff Night

Faculty/Staff Night at Doyt Perry Stadium is Sept. 26, when the Falcons take on Boise State University. Two free tickets are available to each BGSU employee, with the option to purchase additional tickets for only $7 apiece.

Tickets may be picked up in Memorial Hall beginning Sept. 8. Employees must present a valid BGSU ID.

Help welcome multicultural and international students

The University community is invited to a reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2) to welcome incoming international and multicultural students to BGSU.   
A brief program will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the terrace of Jerome Library. In case of rain, the reception will be moved to the seventh floor of the library.

The event is hosted by University Libraries and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in partnership with the S.M.A.R.T. Program and International Programs.

September BG@100 open forum focuses on CSS security

The monthly BG@100 open forum on Thursday (Sept. 3) will focus on security related to the Campus Solutions System (CSS), the system for student administration at BGSU.

Set for 1:30-2:30 p.m. in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, the presentation will address topics such as: What is PeopleSoft security? What are the steps for obtaining CSS access? What training do I need to complete prior to receiving access? Where can I find information regarding CSS security access? How do I know what access to request? How do I complete and submit a CSS security access request form? What is row-level security? What are the different roles in CSS? What happens to my CSS access request form between the time I submit it and when I receive access?
Project team members will also answer questions regarding BG@100 and the CSS implementation. Further information is available at:

BGSU hires director for ice arena

Jeff Crawford, a former bank executive and longtime youth hockey supporter, has been named the new director of the BGSU Ice Arena.

Dr. Ed Whipple, vice president for student affairs, said Crawford’s business experience and knowledge of the community made him ideal for the job.

Crawford, formerly a manager at Fifth Third Bank, played hockey for Bowling Green High School, coached youth hockey, served as an officer of the community’s youth hockey league and is an off-ice official for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He also worked at the Ice Arena for four years while a student at BGSU.

“The arena still has a lot of potential, and I’m committed to helping it grow,” Crawford said.

Before joining Fifth Third, Crawford worked in the insurance industry and was a vice president with Mid Am Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree from BGSU.

BGSU Mortar Board chapter receives national awards

The Fayetta Paulsen Chapter of Mortar Board at BGSU was among the chapters honored for their excellence last month at the honor society’s national conference in Chicago.  
The BGSU group was one of just 32 to win the Golden Torch Award, presented to chapters that are “superb, timely and go above and beyond the minimum standards throughout the academic year,” according to Mortar Board, which recognizes college seniors for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
The 35-member BGSU chapter was also among 28 to receive a Project Excellence Award, granted to chapters with notable projects in the areas of scholarship, leadership, fundraising, service, a national “Reading Is Leading” literacy initiative, alumni involvement or Mortar Board Week. The chapter was recognized for its project, “The Living Book,” which was a live presentation of the book “Hello, Freddie Falcon!”
Accepting the awards was BGSU chapter President Brittany Fiffick, a Spanish and political science major from Hinckley.  
Chartered in 1969, the BGSU Mortar Board chapter was named in honor of Fayetta Paulsen, a longtime administrator in the University’s Office of Residence Life, in 1989.

August 31, 2009

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