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All are invited to Kwanzaa celebration

Music and dance will be part of BGSU’s 12th annual Kwanzaa celebration, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Performing will be master drummer and choreographer Habib Idrissu of Ghana, the BGSU Africana Dance Troupe and harmony and soul singers. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by the Center for Multicultural and Academic Initiatives, the free event is open to all. Co-sponsors are the Ethnic Cultural Arts Program, the University Bookstore and dining services. For more information, call 2-2642.

Learn about next CSS ‘go-live’ at Dec. 4 town hall

In preparation for the BG@100 Campus Solutions (CSS) “go-live” scheduled for Dec. 8, the campus community is invited to a town hall event from 8-9 a.m. Dec. 4 in 113 Olscamp Hall. The time and location have changed since the original announcement.

The session will focus on the features and impact of the implementation, which includes Resource25 as the interface to CSS; the availability of additional self-service features including Student Self-Service for biographic and demographic data; additional Employee Self-Service fields, Course Catalog and Schedule of Classes for summer 2009. The December implementation will also include Financial Aid Item Type, Restricted Aid, and Aid Year activation in CSS.
The town hall will be teleconferenced to BGSU Firelands in 1004 Cedar Point Center. BG@100 project team members will be available to share information in addition to answering questions about the go-live. Information on the BG@100 project is available at the project Web site.

BG@100 open forum set
The next BG@100 Open Forum, at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, will focus on the CSS Program/Plan. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.  

The presentation is designed to offer a basic introduction to Program/Plan as it pertains to Student Records in CSS. This will not be a training session but will provide information. Topics to be covered include what Program/Plan is, how to navigate through the screens in CSS and how to add to or change a Program/Plan.

November 24, 2008