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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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  1. BGSU Account Security Webinar
  2. Farewell reception for Mary Kruegers
  3. How Graduate Student Mothers Thrive in US Schools
  4. ASC silent auction to benefit student scholarships
  5. Zumba® Instructor Training at SRC - May 20
  6. Seniors! Apply to City Year by the April 30 deadline
  7. Learn Free or Die: Free Skool BG Opens Fall 2017
  8. Submit your Ziggy Points Events for Fall 2017!
  9. Provide feedback on the ITS website!

Students

  1. When You Move Out, Don't Throw It Out
  2. 2017 FALCON FAMILY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION PROCESS
  3. Summer BGP courses available online
  4. Mindfulness Practice this fall! 3 credit hrs.
  5. ENTREPRENEURS!
  6. SURVEY ON EATING BEHAVIORS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
  7. Family Feud Survey

Faculty/Staff

  1. BGP assessment process discussion
  2. Compliance Day provides free training
Campus Update Archive

1. BGSU Account Security Webinar

Over the recent months, BGSU has implemented a significant account security initiative to help protect its users. On March 1, all BGSU account holders were required to change their passwords, and on March 15, Two Step Authentication (Duo) protection was placed in front of the MyBGSU portal. These new security measures were in response to a recent increase in compromised university accounts resulting from faculty, staff and students falling for phishing emails and giving away their BGSU username and password.

To increase awareness on the importance of account security and to better explain these recent changes, ITS will be holding a live webinar on Thursday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. The webinar will also include information on identifying security risks, a personal security checkup and an overview of future security initiatives.

To register, click here.

Questions? Contact the TSC:
110 Hayes Hall
(419) 372-0999
Live Chat

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2. Farewell reception for Mary Krueger

BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey invites the BGSU community to a farewell reception for Mary Krueger on Thursday, April 27, from 4-5 p.m. in the McMaster Room, 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Business/business casual attire. President Mazey will make remarks at 4:15 p.m.

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3. How Graduate Student Mothers Thrive in US Schools

Parenting in a Foreign Land: How Graduate Student Mothers Struggle to Thrive in US Academic Settings| Wednesday, April 26| 12-1 p.m.
Presenter: Thi Hai Ly Tran, American Culture Studies

In this presentation, Hai Ly discusses being a graduate student mother in the US. She explores some of the difficulties that graduate student mothers encounter when trying to balance studying and parenting in a foreign land. Hai Ly also examines some of the coping mechanisms graduate student mothers utilize.

All are welcome, and as always, feel free to bring your lunch.

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4. ASC silent auction to benefit student scholarships

The Administrative Staff Council Scholarship Committee will recognize outstanding BGSU students by awarding the ASC Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship are undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or better GPA, demonstrate financial need, and provide leadership/service to BGSU and surrounding communities.

To help make this year's Silent Auction a huge success, we welcome your generous donations of prizes to raise funds for the scholarship. Please contact this committee at asc-scholarship@bgsu.edu by April 28 with your donations.

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5. Zumba® Instructor Training at SRC - May 20

Are you a Zumba® enthusiast that wants to leave an impact on others? Becoming a licensed Zumba® instructor enhances your leadership skills, your understanding of group exercise principles, and your ability to build relationships with others. Attend the one-day training course at the BGSU Student Recreation Center on May 20 to earn your Zumba® teaching license, learn the basic Zumba® steps, music, choreography, and the Zumba® formula. Follow your passion and register today!

For more information about the training course, please click here. Register before April 29 to receive a discounted rate!

For more information:
Adrienne Ansel, Fitness Student Supervisor | Recreation and Wellness
Division of Student Affairs
(419) 372-2348
aansel@bgsu.edu
Rec and Wellness

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6. Seniors! Apply to City Year by the April 30 deadline

City Year was founded on the belief that young people have the power to change the world and that national service is a valuable tool to tackle society's most pressing problems. City Year provides an opportunity for recent graduates to serve in public service as an Americorps member. City Year is a nonprofit, dedicated to improving student outcomes in our nation's highest need schools. Now in 28 U.S. cities, City Year unites young adults, from diverse ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds to engage in a year of full-time service, leadership development, and civic engagement.

City Year provides benefits of leadership and professional development. Financial benefits include a $5,815 Education Award, access to over 100 Graduate School Partnerships, and a bi-weekly stipend. The opportunity is open to all majors. The experience may help clarify a career path or next steps for students interested in a variety of career paths or graduate school.

Apply here!

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7. Learn Free or Die: Free Skool BG Opens Fall 2017

Do you want to LEARN beyond the University curriculum?
Do you want to TEACH beyond the University curriculum?
Do you want to ____ (fill in the blank)?

Then now is the time to propose a class at the Free Skool BG website.

The goal of Free Skool BG is to extend academic freedom-the independent and open exchange of ideas-to all people, regardless of age, race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, etc. And, we wish to do this in a non-threatening, non-coercive manner and environment, built on mutual respect and mutual benefit. Currently, Free Skool is available to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with BGSU. We're launching the Skool now in order to develop a class list starting in Fall 2017. So start proposing classes! Free Skool BG is sponsored by the Educators in Context & Community (ECCO) learning community.

Questions? Contact the Head of Free Skool BG, Emily Swanson, emiswan@bgsu.edu.

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8. Submit your Ziggy Points Events for Fall 2017!

Is your campus department or student organization interested in hosting a Ziggy Points event? Do you want to help students earn awesome prizes just for attending events? The time to submit your events for Fall 2017 Ziggy Points events is here!

How can my event become a Ziggy Points event? Complete the OrgSync form between April 12 and April 26.

What events are eligible for Ziggy Points? Any academic, administrative department, or student organization may submit a request to have a Ziggy Points event.

Are there any special requirements to be a Ziggy Points Event? Ziggy Points events must be open to all students, must be free for students (no additional cost for attendance/participation), and must occur between the first day of classes and finals week during the fall semester.

Please email ziggypoints@bgsu.edu with any questions.

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9. Provide feedback on the ITS website!

Have you visited the Information Technology Services (ITS) website/Service Portal recently? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are gathering feedback on our website to be used as we make design changes in the future. Your opinion could help shape our web presence and allow us to better communicate our services to campus. To provide feedback click here and complete our brief survey.

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1. When You Move Out, Don't Throw It Out

BGSU's Office of Campus Sustainability is hosting its 16th annual re-use & waste reduction program, When You Move Out, Don't Throw It Out! This event is one of BGSU's largest community service projects. When you move off campus for the summer, donate non-perishable food and any still usable items by placing them in the collection boxes to benefit local non-profit organizations and sustainable programs.

Donations may include: Furniture, electronics, books, clothing, household items, toiletries, cleaning products, office supplies, non-perishable food (use up extra falcon dollars to buy food to donate!), ANYTHING that is still usable!

WHEN: Now - May 5
WHERE: Collection boxes are in residence halls, Greek houses, Student Union & Outtakes

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to volunteer for this event, or if you have any questions, email greenbg@bgsu.edu or call (419) 372-9949. You may also click here for more information.

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2. 2017 FALCON FAMILY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION PROCESS

Students who will be enrolled at BGSU for fall 2017 are invited to nominate their family for the 2017 Falcon Family of the Year Award. Submissions are due by May 12, and the recipient will be selected by July 1.

The Falcon Family of the Year will receive a free hotel room for Falcon Family Weekend (Sept. 8-10), free Falcon Family Weekend shirts, special seating for the football games against South Dakota on Sept. 9, and a plaque presented on the field prior to kickoff.

Apply online here.

Contact Chris Bullins, Associate Dean of Students, with questions at chrishb@bgsu.edu.

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3. Summer BGP courses available online

There is still room in several Sociology BGP (general education) courses offered online this summer. SOC 2120, Population and Society, examines domestic and international migration, fertility (births), and mortality (deaths). Offered 2nd session (June 26-Aug. 4). Fulfills BGP requirement in Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS). In the first session, May 15-June 23, SOC 2310, Cultural Anthropology, introduces the study of culture. Fulfills International Perspective and SBS BGP requirements. SOC 2160, Minority Groups, explores social inequality and fulfills the Cultural Diversity in the U.S. and SBS requirements.

All are web-based and have no prerequisites.

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4. Mindfulness Practice this fall! 3 credit hrs.

Meditation and Mindfulness: Self-care and self-exploration.

Students will learn how to identify and implement effective mindfulness based practice methods such as: meditation, mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and journaling. 3 credit hours.

Tuesday 6-9 p.m. - FCS 4800/5800 - 1002/5001 - 71825/71827
Thursday 6-9 p.m. - FCS 4800/5800 - 1008/5002 - 72685/76975

Questions? Billl Hupp Jr., LISW-S, whupp@bgsu.edu

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5. ENTREPRENEURS!

Fall Semester, ESHP 2040, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 3 credit hours, is being offered as a distance learning course (web centric) which means you will meet online and sometimes at designated times face-to-face in the classroom on Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-5:15 p.m. as indicated by the instructor.

The class number is 71563. Enroll today! Contact the Marketing Department if you have questions, mbostel@bgsu.edu.

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6. SURVEY ON EATING BEHAVIORS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

Dear BGSU Student, I am a doctoral candidate from the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. I invite you to participate in my study on Eating Behaviors among College Students.

If you are interested in participating, please click here.

Upon clicking, you will first see an online consent form. Please read the consent form carefully and make sure that you agree with the terms described in it.
Please remember, your participation is completely voluntary and your responses will be anonymous. If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please use the contact information provided in the consent form. You will benefit from the study in that the results may raise your attention of the food you eat or do not eat and how it affects your health as well as perception of health to the people who matter in your life.

Thank you for taking your time to complete the survey!

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7. Family Feud Survey

Need a study break? Click here to take a Family Feud Survey for the College of Health and Human Services!

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1. BGP assessment process discussion

Thursday, April 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Come to this session to have your questions about the BGP assessment process answered.
Location: 110 Olscamp

For more information and to register, visit our Find a Workshop page.

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2. Compliance Day provides free training

BGSU will host a free training to address various aspects of compliance during the fifth annual Compliance Day on June 1.

Sessions will be led by representatives from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Veterans Programs; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; Ability Center and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC).

The training is recommended for deans, chairs and directors; federal contract holders; eeo compliance professionals; hiring directors; managers and supervisors; and professionals in the fields of ability/disability services, veterans services, law, human resources, and others.

Training will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Space is limited. RSVP to the Office of Human Resources at 372-8421, or email ohr@bgsu.edu.

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