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Thursday, May 27, 2010

New office centralizes services for nontraditional students

NTSS Ribbon Cutting

Cutting the ribbon opening the new home for Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services (NTSS) are (left to right) Barbara Henry, veteran Robert Cooke and his wife, current student Artisha Cook, President Carol Cartwright, 2010 graduate Frank Fischer and his children, and Provost Ken Borland. About 100 people came out for the event.

NTSS provides one-on-one assistance through the admissions, registration and planning processes. Staff provide the guidance, support and resources needed to balance a nontraditional student’s personal responsibilities with academic and career goals.

Realignment of provost area leadership announced

BGSU is taking steps to expand and develop its graduate education program and curriculum, as well as its capacity for research and potential to contribute to the economic strength of the University and the region.

Accomplishing these two goals effectively will call for enhanced attention and leadership, says Dr. Kenneth W. Borland, Jr., senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

As he discussed in a recent posting to "Heard at BGSU" on his website, graduate education and research are not synonymous, but have been combined in the current leadership structure. Following input from the University community, Borland yesterday announced the decision to provide separate leadership for the two areas to better align with the University's strategic goals.

Thus, the decision is to have a Vice Provost for Academics and Graduate Dean as well as a Vice President for Economic and Research Development. Borland announced internal searches for one-year, interim leaders in those roles while national searches are being conducted for the two.

The goal is to have both interims in place in July.

Borland encourages all interested University members to apply for the interim positions. The deadline for the academics and graduate dean interim position is 5 p.m. June 11. For the economic and research development position, it is 5 p.m. June 18.

The position description for the Vice Provost for Academics and Graduate dean is at:

The description for the Vice President for Economic and Research Development position is at:

More information, as well as "Heard at BGSU," can be found at

in the news

Meizel discusses Simon Cowell's departure from ‘American Idol'
- The New York Times

BGSU archivist helps preserve newspapers
- Sentinel-Tribune

Leaving a legacy of alternative energy
- Sentinel-Tribune

A pioneer in BGSU women's sports dies
- The Blade

Firelands offers training for Veterans History Project

People who would like to help preserve stories of veterans may participate in the Veterans History Project, which for 10 years has collected oral histories, videos, original photographs, letters and other historical documents around the country from veterans of every war and conflict since World War I.

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio 9th District) is sponsoring training sessions for participants. A session will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow (May 28) in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. Volunteers may park in Lot H directly in front of the center.

For more information, contact Dan Foote in Kaptur's office at 419-259-7500.

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May 27, 2010