BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

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President Ribeau to speak in 6 O'clock Talk Series

BGSU President Sidney Ribeau will address members of the campus and Bowling Green communities Wednesday (Oct. 5) as part of the 6 O’clock Talk Series sponsored by the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Ribeau will discuss his role and responsibilities as University president at 6 p.m. in the Union Theater. There will also be a question-and-answer session.

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Free football tickets available to faculty, staff

All BGSU faculty and staff members may pick up four free tickets for Saturday’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night football game against Ohio University at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 6 p.m., will be available today (Oct. 3) through Friday (Oct. 7) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Ticket Office and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union’s main lobby.

Staff members are asked to have their BGSU employee ID when requesting the free tickets, which will not be offered at the stadium Saturday evening.

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Power outage planned Sunday


Facilities Services has scheduled a power outage for Sunday (Oct. 9) to repair a transformer leak. The outage, beginning at 3:30 a.m. and ending at about 11 p.m., will affect the following buildings: Business Administration, Centrex, Commons, Education, Memorial Hall, Moseley Hall, Olscamp Hall, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Tau fraternities, Rodgers Quadrangle and Williams Hall.

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OhioLINK borrowing period extended

BGSU faculty, staff and students can now keep the books they borrow from other OhioLINK libraries for up to 15 weeks, as long as another user has not requested the materials.

“Users statewide have been asking to keep OhioLINK books longer than six weeks,” said Tony Maniaci, chair of OhioLINK’s Inter-Campus Services Committee, which sets OhioLINK borrowing policies. “Recent improvements to the software used for online borrowing check for holds before allowing a renewal. This new functionality allows us to extend the maximum borrowing period for items and better meet the needs of all OhioLINK users.”

OhioLINK books may be checked out for three weeks and renewed up to four times, as long as another user has not placed a hold on the item, for a total maximum borrowing period of 15 weeks. Users can request and renew OhioLINK books and local library materials online via the University Libraries Web site at www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/ .

For more information, contact the Jerome Library Circulation Desk at 2-2051.

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Offices in Union, Business Administration take spirit decorating honors


The Bowen-Thompson Student Union Main Office and Graduate & Executive Studies in Business won their respective divisions in the annual spirit decorating contest, judged by Freddie Falcon as part of Homecoming festivities.

The Union office took Best of Show honors in the large division, for offices with 21 or more full-time employees. The Residence Life office was first runner-up, followed by the University Bookstore and the Falcon’s Nest.

In the division for smaller offices, the President’s Office, the Department of History and Marketing & Communications were runners-up behind Graduate & Executive Studies in Business.

The history department won the People's Choice Award, determined by online voting.

October 3, 2005