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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wood, Lucas county leaders join in support for Issue 1

Cicak, Snavely, Bell, Borland
Following the press conference on Issue 1, Mike Cicak (left), CEO of Willard & Kelsey Group, confers with (left to right) Dr. Deanne Snavely, dean of the BGSU Graduate College; Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, and Provost Kenneth Borland.

BGSU officials publicly expressed support for Issue 1 at a joint news conference this morning. Held at the Willard & Kelsey Solar Group in Perrysburg, the event brought together Provost Kenneth Borland and other BGSU representatives with University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs, Toledo Mayor Michael Bell, Perrysburg Mayor Nelson Evans and a number of county commissioners and other regional officials.

The issue, on the May 4 ballot, is designed to provide support for advanced technology in northwest Ohio through the renewal of the Third Frontier initiative.

Fourth candidate for education dean announced

The fourth and final candidate for dean of the College of Education and Human Development will meet with the campus community on May 5.

Dr. William Colwell, associate dean for academic and student services in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, will hold an open forum on "Advancing Educator Preparation and the Public School Relationship, and Advancing Education and Human Development" from 3-4:30 p.m. May 5 in 113 Olscamp Hall.

Also next week, the third candidate, Dr. Hank Rubin, president of the Institute for Collaborative Leadership, will hold an open forum from 3-4:30 p.m. May 3 in 113 Olscamp.

Those at BGSU Firelands can participate in all the open forums by teleconference in the Cedar Point Center. The sessions are also being video recorded and made available to the campus community.

Details of the upcoming visits, along with the video recordings, are provided on the provost's Web site.

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Meet library dean candidates

The provost's office has announced three candidates for dean of University Libraries. All will hold open forums for the University community at which they will address the question: "What will be the critical roles for an academic library in the next century?" and answer questions from attendees.

Their forums are as follows:

Monday, May 3
Kay Flowers, university librarian and dean at Idaho State University, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Thursday, May 6
Bradley Shaffner, head of the Slavic Division of Widener Library, Harvard University, 4-5 p.m., 315 Union.

Monday, May 10
Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services and associate dean of library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3-4 p.m., 201A Union.

Round-the-clock enrollment offered this summer

Fall 2010 enrollment will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the summer.

Students who are registering and have questions or problems may call the Registration Helpline at 372-4444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is a direct line to an experienced staff person in the Office of Registration and Records.

If students have problems deciding on which classes to take or need alternative course choices, direct them to their advisor or college advising office. If a department needs assistance with opening additional class seats, creating new sections, or changing classrooms, contact Kathy Dean at 2-7951.

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April 29, 2010