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Friday, January 15, 2010

Share your BGSU
memories on Centennial
'scrapbook' site

Dance Marathon
Dancers and support volunteers crowd
the floor of the Student Recreation Center
at Dance Marathon 1998.

Do you have some photos of departmental or organizational events? Stories of your first day in the classroom or at work at BGSU? Videos (even cell phone videos) of the activity on campus during the 2008 presidential election?

The University Libraries invites colleges, units, departments, organizations, offices as institutional entities, and the students, faculty, staff and alumni of BGSU personally to add their images, stories, videos, audio files and any other appropriate digital content to the Centennial Memories Digital Scrapbook at during the course of the Centennial year.

You can upload your content yourself. Just click on the "Add Item" tab on the site and follow the directions. You can even call in a short audio reminiscence from your phone. You can also add information or a comment to each item—look for the "Tell Us More" link on each item page.

Listen to a sample of the content already in Centennial Memories: Audio file of BGSU Alma Mater (Note: ability to play multimedia files may depend on your computer's browsers and plug-ins.)

Please help us build the Centennial Memories digital archive. We welcome any content connected with BGSU's past and present. If you would like help in creating a digital exhibit within Centennial Memories or are a faculty member and are interested in incorporating contributions to Memories into a class project, contact either Dana Nemeth at or Gwen Evans at

For more information about Centennial Memories, see the "About" and "FAQ" pages on the Centennial Memories site.


in the news

Active Christians today
and Haiti

Bob Vincent on earthquakes and Haiti

Ken Pargament joins PTSD study for Army
- Sentinel-Tribune


Student Money Management office helps students stay
in school

In December, a report funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and published by Public Agenda, a nonpartisan public-policy research firm, stated that the primary reason many young adults drop out of college is an inability to juggle school and work. Many students need to choose between finishing work toward a degree and employment, buying groceries, paying rent and supporting family members. Jean Johnson of Public Agenda said the research reflects a "very, very different reality" than the common image most people have of college as "a place where a young person goes and becomes an adult," Johnson said. "So many of them are already assuming adult responsibilities."

With a focus on student retention, Student Money Management Services at BGSU provides in-person and online tools and services to assist students with spending plans and debt management. The aim is to retain our students by providing them with tools and information to empower their financial choices. All BGSU students are eligible to partake in individual financial education sessions as well as follow-up sessions. The sessions are free of charge and strictly confidential. For more information, see

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January 15, 2010