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BG@100 FMS training begins this week

Beginning tomorrow (Sept. 19), the BG@100 FMS Training Team will offer lecture-based training sessions on “Creating and Approving Requisitions.” Attendees will learn the process of creating an online purchase requisition through to the initiation of the approval process by the requestor.

Sessions will be held:

Tuesday (Sept. 19) at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in 1007 Business Administration Building
Thursday (Sept. 21) at 1 and 3 p.m. in 115 Education Building
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in 1007 Business Administration Building
Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 and 3 p.m. in 115 Education Building

Sessions will last one hour or less; pre-registration is not required. BG@100 information is available on the Web at BG@100 project-related questions should be directed to

Learn about digital video streaming at Tech Trends session

The Tech Trends series continues this week with a look at “Best Practices in the Use of Digital Video Streaming Service in Classes and Training.”

A panel presentation will be held from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21) in 113 Olscamp Hall. This Tech Trends offering will demonstrate the latest developments in the DVSS services offered by WBGU-PBS. Tony Short, director of Television Learning Services at the station, will report on recent advancements. Cheryl Joyce, assistant director of Television Learning Services, will provide a demonstration. A panel of expert users representing various disciplines will share their experiences in using DVSS in their classes and offer tips to faculty, staff and students on using it effectively.

Panelists include Dr. Melissa Spirek, journalism; Betsy Bunner, project director for AIDS education, College of Health and Human Services; Dr. Rachel Vannatta, educational foundations and inquiry and interim director of the School of Leadership and Policy Studies, and Dr. Margaret Weinberger, sociology. The discussion will be led by Bonnie Fink, interim director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

The Tech Trends series is an exploration of the issues and trends affecting information technology in the university environment. The series is sponsored by the Information Technology Committee, the Office of the Executive Vice President and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

September 18, 2006