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Review Severe Weather Policy

Now that winter is upon us, employees should refer to the University’s Severe Weather Policy for guidance.

To view the policy, visit

ITS extends test-scanning hours for finals week

During finals week (Dec. 12-16), ITS test-scanning hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Participants should bring their National Computer System answer sheets to 301 Hayes Hall for scanning.

Reception to honor IMS retirees

All BGSU faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception honoring two Instructional Media Services (IMS) employees who will be retiring, Marlene Helm and David Hampshire. A reception will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16) in 103 Olscamp Hall.

Hampshire, IMS photographer, has been with the University for 33 years. Helm, secretary for film, video and camcorder rentals, has been at BGSU since 1976.

Hardware Support revises its computer repair policy

The policy for services provided within the Hardware Support area of the Technology Support Center in ITS has been revised and will become effective Jan. 1.

The new policy is available at: .

Current students, faculty, staff and retirees may request service for supported hardware through the Technology Support Center in 110 Hayes Hall or by phone at 2-0999.

2006 Ohioana Awards nomination deadlines approaching

The Ohioana Library Association is seeking nominations of creative individuals for the annual Ohioana Awards, which honor Ohio writers, musicians and others in the arts and humanities.

These include the Ohioana Career Award, Pegasus Award, citations, book awards, Award for Editorial Excellence, Poetry Award, Award for Children’s Literature, Helen and Laura Krout Memorial Poetry Award and the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant.
Past BGSU recipients of Ohioana awards are Dr. Larry Smith, humanities, BGSU Firelands, who received the Ohioana Citation for Poetry, and the Mid-American Review, which has won two Ohioana Awards for excellence in magazine publishing.

Nominees for most of the awards must have been born in Ohio or lived in the state for at least five years.

The Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant is a writers’ contest for unpublished authors 30 years of age or younger.

Dec. 31 is the deadline for nominations, except for the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, which has a Jan. 31 due date.

For more information or nomination forms, visit or contact Linda R. Hengst by phone at 614-728-6974 or by email at .

December 12, 2005