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Executive vice president honored with award

Dr. Linda S. Dobb, executive vice president and secretary to the Board of Trustees, has been named the recipient of the 2006 University Community Fellowship Award by the Division of Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Dobb received the award during the division’s 12th annual convocation Sept. 8.

The University Community Fellowship Award is presented each year in recognition of extraordinary contributions by faculty, staff and students to building collegial working relationships at the University.

“Dr. Dobb is well deserving of this award,” said Deanna Vatan Woodhouse, Graduate Student Senate president. “She is a role model and dedicated advocate for BGSU.”

Nominations for the award are solicited each summer. A committee of faculty and students within the division selects the winner.

Previous award recipients include President Sidney Ribeau, Dance Marathon, the Chapman Living/Learning Center and Ohio Eminent Scholar Milton Hakel, psychology.

PeopleSoft FMS update is focus of BG@100 open forum

A BG@100 open forum at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14) in 316 Bowen-Thompson Student Union will update faculty, staff and students about progress on the BG@100 project as it proceeds through the Financial Management Solutions (FMS) phase. A short presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Student Administration system presentations set

A series of presentations on the PeopleSoft Student Administration system will be held Sept. 19-21, focusing on specific areas within the system. The BG@100 project is working toward a February 2007 implementation of PeopleSoft Financial Management Solutions and will then move to the implementation of the Student Administration system. These presentations are in preparation for moving to that next phase of the project.

Sessions will take place at the following times:

• Admissions—Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon
• Student Records—Sept. 19, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Academic Advising—Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon
• Financial Aid—Sept. 20, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Student Financials—Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. to noon
• Wrap Up—Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Sept. 19 sessions will be held in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union; Sept. 20 and 21 sessions will be in the Union Theater.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend; registration is not needed. Questions regarding the BG@100 project or these sessions may be directed to

Last chance for BG@100 lecture-based FMS introductory training

The BG@100 project is offering 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 all upcoming FMS training.

Course material will be presented in several formats in order for participants to obtain the information in the manner best matched to their individual needs and learning styles.
To view options for obtaining the materials for specific courses, visit the BG@100 training Web site at

The next series of lecture-based training sessions begins Tuesday (Sept. 12), the last time the introductory courses will be offered in the lecture-based format. See the BG@100 training Web site listed above for specific sessions, dates, times and locations. Registration is not required to attend.

All who will be using the PeopleSoft FMS system to complete financial transactions are encouraged to review this course material and, if appropriate for their needs, attend a lecture-based training session. Questions about the BG@100 project may be sent to

September 11, 2006