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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

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  1. ITS open lab hours announced for finals week
  2. MIGSS Winter Holiday Social
  3. Food for Body, Mind, & Soul: St. John's Bridges
  4. Hanukkah Shabbat
  5. Tomorrow is the last day for Toys for Tickets
  6. CSS PeopleSoft Upgrade scheduled for 12/8 – 12/11
  7. Win the Fight Gala: for American Cancer Society
  8. Register for Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity
  9. InfoPro system outage scheduled for 12/19
  10. Printer upgrade scheduled for Dec. 20
  11. ReStore dates for Spring 2018!
  12. Ohio State Minimum Wage Increase
  13. International Studies Photo Contest Winners

Students

  1. Catholic Chat: What's Your Question?
  2. WSA Christmas potluck tonight!
  3. Mary and Joseph Night
  4. Midnight Mass at St. Thomas More!
  5. Study Tables with NABA
  6. Finals Week and SOS (Study on Sunday)
  7. Take a break from finals with a free massage!
  8. Phonathon now accepting applications
  9. Interested in a job gathering information on student learning?
  10. Looking for an on-campus job for Spring Semester?

Faculty/Staff

  1. Volunteers needed for December Commencement
  2. Call for Faculty for Spring 2018 Ally Pilot Group
  3. Respondus LockDown Browser Webinar

Firelands

  1. Tutor Frenzy Friday
Campus Update Archive

1. ITS open lab hours announced for finals week

ITS open lab hours have been adjusted to accommodate final exam week. To view the updated lab schedules please visit www.bgsu.edu/labhours and review the table under the "Exam Week Hours" tab.

Please direct any questions regarding lab hours to the Technology Support Center (TSC).

Contact the TSC
In person at 110 Hayes Hall
By phone at 419-372-0999
By live chat

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2. MIGSS Winter Holiday Social

The Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success (MIGSS) and the Black Graduate Student Union (BGSO) cordially invite you to our Winter Holiday Social on Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, room 207. It will be an evening of food and company while celebrating the holiday season. We would love to see you there! Please RSVP by Thursday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. to Jackie Hudson at either jphudso@bgsu.edu or Claudia Garcia at cgarci@bgsu.edu.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Initiatives for Graduate Student Success (MIGSS), a program within the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Graduate College.

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3. Food for Body, Mind, & Soul: St. John's Bridges

St. John's Bridges, the Episcopal Campus Ministry at BGSU, invites members of the BG community to gather with us every Thursday evening at St. John's on Wooster and Mercer. Share a home-cooked meal with us, engage in interfaith dialogue, and enter into contemplative meditation with our chanted, candlelit Compline (Night Prayers) service. All are welcome for any or all parts of our gathering:

6:00 p.m. - Supper
7:30 p.m. - "Bridges" interfaith/multicultural exploration 9:30 p.m. - Chanted Compline (Communion on the first Thursday of each month)

For more information, find Episcopal Bridges on Facebook or write to bridgesbgsu@gmail.com.

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church 1505 E. Wooster at Mercer (next to Mileti Alumni Center)

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4. Hanukkah Shabbat

Join Hillel tomorrow, December 8 for a Hanukkah celebration! We'll eat latkes and blintzes and of course will play dreidel! The fun begins at 6 p.m. in 315 Union. RSVP and check out the event details here.

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5. Tomorrow is the last day for Toys for Tickets

Until Friday, Dec. 8, anyone who has received a parking citation between Oct. 1, and Dec. 8, 2017*, can bring it to the BGSU Parking Office with a new, unwrapped toy and have the citation dismissed.

Invalid citations, including forged/illegal permits and those received for parking in a handicap area, do not qualify for the program. Toys must be of similar value to the citation amount; please bring a receipt.

Toys will be donated to the Wood County Children's Protective Services and the Wood County Children's Resource Center. Toys will also be accepted from those who do not have citations, but who would like to donate to these organizations.

*Event will end sooner if an equivalent of $5,000 in toys has been received.

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6. CSS PeopleSoft Upgrade scheduled for 12/8 – 12/11

ITS has scheduled a CSS PeopleSoft upgrade for Friday, December 8 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11. During this time, an outage will occur to the CSS PeopleSoft application. A complete list of impacted systems will be available online closer to go live.

If you have any questions regarding this upgrade and outage, please contact the Technology Support Center (TSC).

Contact the TSC
In person at 110 Hayes Hall
By phone at 2-0999
Visit our website
Chat Now!

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7. Win the Fight Gala: for American Cancer Society

Win the Fight Gala is an event put on by students from the TLEP Program here at BGSU. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Please join us for food provided by local Bowling Green restaurants, a guest performance, a speaker, and more! To pre-register, please click on this link.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Cocktail attire is upon request.

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8. Register for Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON DIVERSITY

Undergraduate students from any disciplines are invited to register poster or creative presentations related to diversity in all areas, including culture, ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality, age, disability, and socio-economic status as part of Unity Week next January.

Both group and individual presentations are welcome for projects conducted with a faculty mentor as part of a class project or as an individual project supervised by a faculty mentor.

Students can register their presentations at bgsu.edu/USDConference and registrations are due by Monday, December 11 at 5 p.m.

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9. InfoPro system outage scheduled for 12/19

On December 19 from 7-9 a.m., the electronic training system (InfoPro), will be unavailable while Information Technology Services (ITS) performs an upgrade. Please do not log into or try to access the system during this time frame. During the upgrade period, all functions related to the training system will be affected.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upgrade, please contact the Technology Support Center using one of the methods listed below.

Contact the TSC
In person at 110 Hayes Hall
By phone at 2-0999
Visit our website
Chat Now!

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10. Printer upgrade scheduled for Dec. 20

On Wednesday, December 20 beginning at 12:00 a.m. and ending no later than 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be applying an upgrade to the Pharos (campus printing) software that will require all lab printers and remote print release stations be shut down while maintenance is performed.

When the upgrade is complete (by 8:00 a.m. Dec. 21), printers located in the Jerome Library lobby and all remote print release stations will once again be available for use. All other campus lab printers will be restored no later than January 5, 2018, to allow ITS time to perform extended maintenance.

Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center (TSC).

Contact the TSC
In person at 110 Hayes Hall
By phone at 2-0999
Visit our website
Chat Now!

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11. ReStore dates for Spring 2018!

Did you use all of your office and school supplies this semester? That's okay!

You can visit the campus ReStore next semester on January 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to stock up on new supplies for free! The ReStore is stocked full for next semester with binders, folders, desk organizers and more!

Visit The Office of Campus Sustainability's website. Click here for more details and all of the dates that the Restore will be open next semester!

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12. Ohio State Minimum Wage Increase

The State of Ohio Minimum Wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 per hour effective January 1. The increase will be reflected in the paycheck of January 26, for all hours worked beginning January 1. This is applicable to student employees and employees paid an hourly rate of pay.

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13. International Studies Photo Contest Winners

International Studies would like to Congratulate the winners of the 2017 Photo Contest!

Winners are Jacob Hauter, 1st place for his photo of Madrid, Spain; Allison Rudolph, 2nd place for her photo from Antigua, and Katherine McPhillips, 3rd place for her photo from Jerusalem, Israel. We received many great entries and it was hard to make a decision! Look for these winning photos and other entries on our Facebook page and watch for the display of entries in the Arts & Sciences Administration Building entryway the entire month of January!

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1. Catholic Chat: What's Your Question?

Have you ever had a question about the Catholic faith? Are you trying to find a Catholic church in BG? Are you trying to find ways to get involved in your faith? Then come to Catholic Chat! Fr. Jason Kahle from St. Thomas More University Parish will be in the BTSU at the tables by the front doors from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to answer any questions you have, or if you just want to have a chat with him! Hope to see you there!

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2. WSA Christmas potluck tonight!

The World Student Association will be having a Christmas Potluck tonight from 7-10 p.m. in room 1007 in the Business Administration Building. Bringing a dish is not mandatory, but if you would like to, please do so. Plasticwear, napkins and paper plates would also be greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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3. Mary and Joseph Night

Come and join the Catholic Falcon Community, tonight at 7:30 p.m., in the BTSU room 201, for your weekly Catholic Falcon Night. This week's theme is Mary and Joseph Night! Join us as we dive deeper into the virtues of Mary and Joseph. Hope to see you there!

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4. Midnight Mass at St. Thomas More!

St. Thomas More University Parish and the Catholic Falcon Community wants to invite you to the Midnight Mass, the annual Seasonal mass for the BGSU community. Come prepare your hearts for Christ's birth. Prelude music will begin at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 with mass to follow at midnight. THERE WILL BE NO 5 P.M. MASS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10! We hope to see you there!

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5. Study Tables with NABA

Grab your notes and come prepare for finals with the members of National Association of Black Accountants. NABA will be having study tables this Thursday, December 7. Study tables will take place in Business Administration room 1001 at 7:30 p.m.

Let's end this semester strong! Come out and study with us!

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6. Finals Week and SOS (Study on Sunday)

Plan to study at the Learning Commons on Sunday, December 10 for our Study on Sunday event. Hours are extended from noon until 10 p.m. for subject tutoring. In addition, there will be drop-in tutoring available for math/stats and writing consultations. Special activities include: a coloring contest, popcorn and more. Check the website for the schedule and up-to-date information. Don't forget, the Library will be open 24 hours (Sunday through Thursday) to help you prepare for finals.

Click here for more info!

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7. Take a break from finals with a free massage!

Do your finals have you feeling stressed out? Come take a break by receiving a free massage & free coke! From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Tuesday of finals week there will be massages sponsored by Coca Cola in the Union across from the BG1 Plus desk.

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8. Phonathon now accepting applications

We need current students from BGSU who are: respectful, reliable, honest, able to learn quickly, and articulate. Most of all, they must have a deep commitment for BGSU. Benefits include:

Shifts:
- Sunday | 1:30-5:00 p.m. or 5:30-9:00 p.m.
- Monday - Thursday | 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Apply online.

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9. Interested in a job gathering information on student learning?

The BGSU Office of Academic Assessment is hiring an undergraduate Student Learning Analyst position for the spring semester. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students from all majors at BGSU.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Dr. Jessica M. Turos, Associate Director for the Office of Academic Assessment at jmturos@bgsu.edu.

For more details about this position please see the posting on WorkNet and check out the Student Learning Analyst webpage.

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10. Looking for an on-campus job for Spring Semester?

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is looking to hire an undergraduate student worker to assist with the planning and implementation of on-campus events. Students in the Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning program are encouraged to apply. If interested, please submit your resume to Dr. Cordula Mora via email cmora@bgsu.edu.

For more information about the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, please visit our website.

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11. Talented writers wanted!

Odyssey is a social platform aimed at college-aged students, giving them the opportunity for real world writing experience on a real media outlet. Creators are required to write one article a week on a topic of their choice that will be published on Odyssey's website. If you'd like to apply, visit muse.theodysseyonline.com/apply and if you'd like more information, contact Sara Petty (editor-in-chief) at spetty@bgsu.edu.

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1. Volunteers needed for December Commencement

Volunteers are still needed for the December Commencement ceremonies. Consider being part of this important, crowning event in our students' and their families' lives. Ticket taker, usher, program distributor, elevator operator and special accommodations assistant are among the opportunities for volunteers. By giving a couple hours of your time, you can help make commencement run smoothly and comfortably for our guests.

Friday, December 15, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m.

You may sign up online..

For more information, email commencement@bgsu.edu or call 372-2774.

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2. Call for Faculty for Spring 2018 Ally Pilot Group

Faculty will soon have a new tool to assist in making course content accessible for students. Ally is a product that integrates with Canvas and addresses accessibility in a way that benefits all students. Ally takes course content and immediately produces multiple formats such as electronic braille, semantic HTML, and others. In addition, Ally provides a means to indicate which content files do not meet accessibility standards and what is needed to be compliant. View a short video on Ally.

Faculty are invited to participate in a Spring 2018 pilot group for Ally. Participants in the pilot will begin using Ally in one or more spring semester course. Training will be provided to faculty in the pilot and the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Accessibility Services will be involved to provide support during the pilot session. Register for the pilot.

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3. Respondus LockDown Browser Webinar

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including the automated flagging system within Respondus Monitor. The webinar is presented by Respondus and is 45 minutes including a Q&A period at the end.

Register for this webinar.

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1. Tutor Frenzy Friday

Get ready for your exams!
Free Tutoring in most subjects!
Friday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Firelands Teaching and Learning Center 230 North
Bring snacks to share!
Let's make this a day to remember!

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