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Two weeks remain for benefits open enrollment

The deadline for full-time faculty and staff to submit their 2010 enrollment forms for health care, dental and vision coverage and life insurance to the Office of Human Resources is 5 p.m. Nov. 20.

There are several changes this year. During open enrollment, each full-time faculty and staff member must submit a form and choose an option for health benefits. Plan A remains the same as the current plan, while the new, second plan offers higher deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums but also enhanced wellness benefits.

Another new offering is a vision care plan.

Again this year, those whose spouse has primary coverage under the BGSU plan must submit the Primary Coverage Spouse Form in order to continue or begin coverage for 2010.

All forms and important open enrollment information are online at

The final informational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in 1 College Park to review the two health care plans, employees’ life insurance opportunities, the new vision plan and health- and child- care reimbursement accounts. Benefit representatives can take your enrollment forms as well. Call 2-8421 to reserve a seat.

Falcon Marching Band brings stadium sounds indoors
The Falcon Marching Band will present “Life Is a Highway,” its annual “Sounds of the Stadium” concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 15) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Led by Dr. Carol Hayward, music education, and Dr. Bruce Moss, director of band activities, the band will perform music from its halftime shows at this season’s Falcon football games. Among the selections will be songs from Chicago, such as “25 or 6 to 4” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” among other well-known titles from metal bands, Motown artists and one-hit wonders.

Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, on the day of the concert. For more information, call the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays at 2-8171.

BGSU to host high school students for business and marketing experience

High school students from across the state will be visiting BGSU on Veterans Day (Wednesday) to further their skills in leadership and business. The College of Education and Human Development and the College of Business Administration are co-sponsoring the High School Business and Marketing Leadership Experience.

Twenty-five BGSU students will host nearly 250 high school students during the program. Interactive sessions will include “Establishing Goals for Your Success as a Leader,” “Managing Relationships for Effective Leadership: The Inner Circle” and “Ethics and Leadership.” The event will also include a presentation by Mike McCartney, a nationally recognized motivational speaker.

Look into deep space through the eyes of the Hubble telescope

The BGSU Planetarium is celebrating Hubble Fest 2009 in honor of the famous space telescope that has provided Earthlings with never-before-seen images from outer space. Launched in 1990, the telescope seemed a failure until a 1993 mission to correct its lenses enabled it to revolutionize astronomy by transmitting clear images from our solar system and extending deep into space.

A series of shows beginning tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 3) focus on various aspects of the Hubble.

“Through the Eyes of Hubble,” a tour of the Universe with the space telescope, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10) and Thursday (Nov. 13), and at 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 14).

Discoveries of the space telescope are the subject of “Hubble’s Universe,” playing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 15), at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 20, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

“Hubble Vision,” the best of the space telescope, plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22; at 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and Nov. 27, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 28.

All showings are in the Planetarium, near Merry Avenue and North College Drive. A $1 donation is suggested. For more information, call 2-2421.

November 9, 2009

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