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Don’t be left out: Complete forms for health, life insurance

The deadline for Open Enrollment in the BGSU health care plan and life insurance plan is 5 p.m. this Friday (Nov. 21).

If you need to enroll, make changes to who is covered under your health care plan, file a Primary Coverage Spouse form or full-time student status paperwork, or create or renew a flexible spending account for 2009, be sure to get all necessary documents to Human Resources by the deadline.

If you have already turned in the paperwork, you will have received an email confirmation from human resources stating that the office is in receipt of the specific forms. If you have questions, call 2-2112.

Steve Cady

Prepare to live a life inspired

The campus community is invited to a free presentation by Dr. Steven Cady, management, on “Life Inspired: Six Ways to a Passionate Soul,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is being filmed by WBGU-PBS for broadcast next month.

A well-known expert on large-scale change and director of BGSU’s master of organization development program, Cady also leads people to identify the personal changes that will enable them to find and follow their calling.

In his BGSU talk, he will explore the simple truths garnered from his extensive research on how people have found meaningful ways to live in accord with what is most important to them. 

No ticket is required for the talk, but for preferred seating, email, call 2-2700 or visit

“Life Inspired” will premiere on WBGU at 8 p.m. Dec. 8, and will be rebroadcast at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

Be aware of campus Severe Weather Policy

The campus Severe Weather Policy provides guidance on University closings and employee responsibilities in extreme weather conditions.

To view the policy for main campus (included in the Handbook of Commonly Shared Employment Policies for BGSU Faculty, Administrative and Classified Staff), visit

In the event of a closing, regional radio and television stations will be notified. Faculty, staff and students will be sent an email message, and information related to the emergency will be posted on the Web site. In addition, text messages will be sent to those who have signed up for AlertBG. Recorded messages will also be available at 419-37-ALERT.

Efforts will be made to notify media, send email and text messages and post Web announcements by 6:30 a.m. the day of the closing. For evening closings, Marketing and Communications will attempt to notify the campus and media by 4 p.m.

BGSU Firelands has its own policy on severe weather, and employees should consult the college for guidance. Visit for updates.

November 17, 2008