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Music’s effects on nervous system topic of concert-lecture
The College of Musical Arts will host a guest performance by neurologist Kamal Chemali and esteemed pianist Prisca Benoit. The concert-lecture, “When Music Sings, the Brain Listens and the Heart Modulates,” will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 30) in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

As director of the Music and Medicine Program at the Arts and Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Chemali studies the effects of music on the autonomic nervous system. During the program, he will discuss the body’s numerous responses to musical compositions that resonate with the listener. Benoit will illustrate Chemali’s argument by performing various well-known piano compositions.
The program will include such works as “Klavierstucke Op. 118” by Brahms, “Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor” by Chopin, “Sonata in F Minor, K. 466” by Scarlatti, “Etude Tableau Op. 33, No. 6 in E-flat Minor” by Rachmaninoff and “El Puerto” by Isaac Albeniz.
Chemali began playing the piano when he was 7 and completed the Lebanese National Conservatoire program by the age of 17. Since that time, he has conducted numerous choirs and chamber orchestras. He attended medical school at the Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and completed his internship at Staten Island University Hospital.  
Benoit, who has been practicing her craft since she was 5, is a professor of piano at the Paris National Superior Conservatory. She has performed all over the world both as a soloist and as a chamber music performer.
She will also conduct a piano master class, open to the public as well, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 1) in Bryan Recital Hall.

‘Clarinet Collage’ begins Young People’s Concert Series

The 2009-10 season of the Young People’s Concerts at the College of Musical Arts will kick off on Saturday (Oct. 3) with “Clarinet Collage,” a presentation by the college’s clarinet studio, at 11 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

The storytelling performance will include such pieces as “Overture to the ‘Marriage of Figaro’” and “Adagio” by Mozart, “Little Suite for E-flat Clarinet” by William Bolcom, “Haiku for Two Clarinets” by William O. Smith and “The Road to Hamelin” by Paul Ramsier.

The performers are students of clarinet faculty member Kevin Schempf, with special guests Dr. Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, piano, and clarinetist Susan Knapp, director of public events at the college.

BG@100 open forum: ‘Official and Unofficial Transcripts’

The monthly BG@100 open forum to be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 1) in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union will take a look at “Official and Unofficial Transcripts in CSS.” The presentation will address topics such as who needs a transcript, how official and unofficial transcripts are used, how to read a transcript, how students view and print unofficial transcripts, how advisors view unofficial transcripts and how students request official transcripts. 

All students, staff and faculty members are invited to attend. Project team members will also be available to answer questions regarding BG@100 and the Campus Solutions (CSS) implementation. Further information about the BG@100 project is available at

Data destruction, recycling service available

Do you have used computer equipment that you would like to dispose of but aren’t sure how? Does any of the equipment you no longer use possibly contain sensitive information—bank account or credit card information, for example?  Would you like to know that you are disposing of this equipment in a way that assures the data is eliminated from the device? If so, the Data Destruction and Recycling Service is your answer.

This free service offers users the assurance that sensitive information is “wiped” or “sanitized” from devices such as computers, hard drives, floppy and disk drives, flash drives, USB drives, CDs and DVDs, tapes and media cards. In addition, recycling of personal items such as computers, monitors and mice, keyboards, printers, laptops and external devices is available.

The Data Destruction and Recycling Service is located in 137 Hayes Hall and may be contacted at or 2-8618. For a schedule of hours and drop-off times, visit

For further details on the service, visit

Do you have questions about how to use CSS?

CSS users can share their questions about using the system at a series of sessions titled “Making CSS Work for You.” The sessions are designed as an opportunity for users to ask questions—whether about how to best navigate the system, how to most easily obtain needed data or how to complete a specific task in CSS. 

The BG@100 Project Team will offer answers at the sessions, which will begin the week of Oct. 19. All CSS users are invited to submit questions to The answers will form the basis for the sessions. 

Questions submitted on or before Friday (Oct. 2) will be addressed by the BG@100 Training Team at the sessions. Questions submitted after Friday or at a session will receive responses either in person or as follow-up support to users.

Ninety-minute sessions will be offered on:

Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in 1002 Business Administration Building
Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m. in 359 Education Building
Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in 107 Olscamp Hall*
Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. in 107 Olscamp Hall* 
*These sessions will be available by teleconference at BGSU Firelands.

Celebrate Rec Center’s 30th anniversary

The Department of Recreation and Wellness invites the University community to a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Student Recreation Center. An open house from 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 3) will include facility tours and photos detailing 30 years of happenings and changes at one of the first truly "student recreation facilities" in the country, followed by a short celebration program at 11 a.m.

The climbing wall will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon, and the center will also debut its new Adaptive Climbing System (ACS) equipment.

September 28, 2009

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