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Madigan, Fink take on new roles

The new year will find two University employees in new positions, the provost’s office has announced.

Dr. Dan Madigan, currently director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, has been named interim director of the scholarship of engagement initiative, a newly created position.

Bonnie Fink will step into the role of interim director of the CTLT, effective Jan. 1. She is a lecturer in the College of Technology and the Advanced Technology Education degree-completion program in Continuing and Extended Education and IDEAL.

A national search for a permanent director of the CTLT will be launched this spring, with hopes of having someone in place by July.

Learn to deal with stress at seminar

Stress management will be the topic of a brown-bag lunch seminar next week. Hosted by Administrative Staff Council, the event is open to the entire campus community and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in 315 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Dr. Craig Vickio, clinical psychologist and director of the BGSU Counseling Center, will be the speaker.

Beverages and dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Ginsburg at .

WBGU-PBS premieres BGSU Fine Arts Showcase Program, Arts Extravaganza 2005, and art auction

WBGU-PBS will premiere its Arts Extravaganza 2005 at 8 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8). The program gives viewers an inside look at the School of Art. Pledge breaks in support of the station will originate live from the Dorothy and Ashel Bryan Art Gallery at BGSU.

“This is your opportunity to support WBGU-PBS and get an original piece of art made by BGSU art students and faculty members as a thank-you gift,” said Station Manager Ron Gargasz. A limited number of original pieces of work will be offered as thank-you gifts to those who pledge support to WBGU-PBS.

BGSU students have donated hand-blown glass Christmas tree ornaments and hand-made ceramic cups in support of WBGU-PBS. A limited-edition print and four glass vases, created by BGSU faculty members and donated to the station, will also be available.

In addition, several BGSU faculty artists have donated original works of art that are being auctioned off in support of the station.

Bids for these items can be made at the station’s online Arts Extravaganza 2005 auction site, now available at Starting Dec. 8, bids can be made by calling 1-800-410-2727. The deadline for final bids is 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 10) at the conclusion of the live auction segment that begins at 12:30 p.m. that day.

December 5, 2005