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Review fire safety policies

As cold weather and holidays approach, students, faculty and staff are reminded of BGSU’s Fire Safety Decoration Policy. The University community is also reminded of the prohibition of portable heaters and halogen lamps.

Please review the information on the following Web sites:

If you have any questions, call Environmental Health and Safety at 2-2171.


Content Management System training for the Web to be offered

The Office of Web Development is offering training sessions on the Content Management System (CMS) for the Web for campus areas that will be creating or maintaining their Web pages using the Rhythmyx CMS system.

Sessions will be customized to the needs of the department and the knowledge level of those being trained. The hands-on sessions are an introduction to the CMS system and include instruction on how to navigate through CMS, how to create new Web pages and how to maintain existing CMS Web pages. Additionally, for new CMS Web sites, discussion will be held regarding the next steps required to move Web sites to production.

A request for training may be completed by contacting the Technology Support Center at 2-0999, . Any specific questions regarding CMS may be directed to the Office of Web Development at .


Firelands brings back Big Band era for scholarship fund-raiser

The BGSU Firelands advisory and development boards and Dean James M. Smith will host a Big Band Scholarship Ball to raise $50,000 for student scholarships.

The event, at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, will include music by North Coast Big Band, dancing and specialty auctions.

The auction will feature prizes such as trips to Mackinac and Rattlesnake islands; an overnight stay at Rockwell Spring Trout Club; a one-week stay in Snowmass, Colo.; a one-week stay on Sanibel Island, Fla.; a “Roaring Twenties” gourmet dinner for 12 with limo service, and BGSU and Ohio State University football tickets.

Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple, and are partly tax deductible. For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 2-0817.


Local citizens invited to join national dialogue on health care

As part of a national dialogue, citizens throughout northwest Ohio are invited to participate in a series of public summits late this month to discuss the topic of health care. WBGU-PBS and BGSU’s Center for Regional Development (CRD) are partnering to organize and document local summits in five northwest Ohio cities, culminating in a regional summit.

Deliberation Week 2005, Oct. 24-29, is designed to energize and enhance the national conversation on America's role in the world and to make global concerns locally relevant. More than 1,000 Americans in communities around the country will join together in a common deliberation about one of two critically important issues before the nation: health care and education.

The local summits on health care will be held at various times in Bowling Green, Defiance, Findlay, Fremont and Lima to allow participants to choose the most convenient venue. All are invited to discuss health-care issues with peers and experts to help shape local, state and federal policy. The summits are non-partisan.

These deliberations, covered by WBGU-PBS and 15 other selected Public Broadcasting Service stations around the country, as well as other media, will be complemented by a national PBS broadcast produced by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, with station contributions. WBGU will feature the events in local programming and provide footage for the national “By the People” program to air on PBS at 10 p.m.
Nov. 10.

In addition to randomly selected participants, who have been contacted by letter and phone calls, the general public is encouraged to participate. Interested people can register or receive more information by emailing or calling Robin Weirauch at the CRD, toll-free at

These events are funded in part by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and MacNeil-Lehrer Productions.

Other partnering organizations include the Health Policy Institute of Ohio; BGSU's College of Health and Human Services, Institute for Psychological Research Application and Statistical Consulting Center; the University of Toledo’s Urban Affairs Center, and the League of Women Voters.


October 10, 2005