Thursday, April 2, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Campus Operations help desk hours have been reduced. We are in the office from 7 a.m.- 11 a.m. daily. We will be working remotely the remainder of the day.
Contact Campus Operations Help Desk at 419-372-2251. For help after 5 p.m., contact the Campus Police non-emergency number at 419-372-2346.
The Ohio Primary Election has been changed to mail-in voting due to the current COVID19 health crisis. Anyone who has not voted yet must vote by mail.
If you registered for the Ohio Primary Election by February 18, 2020 and you were not able to vote due to public health advisories, you are encouraged to complete an absentee ballot application ASAP.
Complete the application and mail to the board of elections for which you are registered to vote. They will then send you your Absentee Ballot, which you will fill out and mail back to them by April 27. For a list of Ohio Board of Elections visit the Ohio Secretary of State Boards of Election Directory.
For links to these resources and more, please visit bgsu.edu/BGSUvotes.
Follow BGSU Votes on Facebook and Instagram for other updates and important information.
This series is the college’s response to the current coronavirus environment. They've had to cancel concerts, guest artists and speakers. In an effort to “rethink many of our traditional practices in music,” Dean Mathis said, the college has developed the concert series to use “music - a vital, powerful and therapeutic force - to connect us even when we may be physically isolated from each other.”
The concerts will be available through the college’s YouTube Channel at 8 p.m. The concerts can be watched as "YouTube Premieres" events while interacting with a virtual audience, or watched later at your convenience.
April 3: Wind Symphony
April 4: Faculty Artist Series: Caroline Chin
April 10: Faculty Artist Series: Collage Concert Part I
April 11: Faculty Artist Series: Collage Concert Part II
April 17: New Music Festival 2019 Concert V
April 18: Faculty Artist Series: Composer’s Forum
April 24: Faculty Artist Series: Jazz Concert
April 25: A Cappella Choir and Collegiate Chorale
Below is a list of activities planned during the upcoming week in which you can participate:
Falcon Fitness Virtual Challenge Sponsored by ARMY ROTC: Post your video of yourself completing the 60 sec challenge as an Instagram story and tag @bgsufitness. This week’s challenge: jump squats!
Virtual Well-Being Challenge: Complete 20 challenges during the month of April for a chance to win great prizes. Register here.
Virtual Book Discussion Group (Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John J. Ratey):
Focused Falcon Workshop with the Counseling Center:
Complete details and program updates online.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Recreation and Wellness and the Center for Violence Prevention and Education are sponsoring a Virtual SAAM 5k and Dog Walk.
How to participate:
1. Choose a day between April 1 and April 30 to go for either a 5k run/walk or take your dog for a walk. 2. Practice social distancing while completing this activity.
3. Document your activity: Take a photo/video, post photo/video and include hashtag #BGSUSAAM2020 and #BGSUVirtual.
*Optional: Caption your photo with a fact or statement about sexual violence and bring awareness to this important issue.
4. Encourage additional friends/family to join this movement and get involved!
For More Information:
Recreation and Wellness
Division of Student Affairs
The CWGE and Feminist Ambassadors would like to invite you to join us for a Netflix Party! Haven’t heard of a Netflix Party? No worries, Netflix is making social distancing a little more fun… the ability for all to watch Netflix together.
The Party is Sunday, April 5 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. We will be watching “Period. End of Sentence,” a short 26 minute documentary:
“In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.”
Please share this with your classes and colleagues. This is a time to come together as a community to continue the discussion around critical issues; in light of current conditions, it has become increasingly important to support communities affected by period poverty.
Please contact email@example.com (Rachel) if you would like to participate or have any questions. We hope you will join us!
The annual CURS Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship will be held online this year. Students should register their research/scholarly/creative presentation at bgsu.edu/curssymposium by April 5 and then submit their poster or oral presentation as a pdf or PowerPoint file to Cordula Mora (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 18. The presentation will be uploaded onto the CURS website as part of the virtual symposium.
If students would like their presentation to be judged, please provide either a written narrative for the poster (as a Word doc or pdf file) or for oral presentations please provide presentation text for each slide within the PowerPoint file or for all the slides as a separate document. For both poster and oral presentations, the additional option is to uploaded a video to YouTube with the narrative to their presentation. A narrated power point in lieu of a written narrative or YouTube video is also an option.
The Classified Staff Spirit of BG Award Committee is pleased to accept April nominations for the Classified Spirit of BG Award. Every qualified nominee will be recognized and presented a certificate of appreciation and their nomination(s) published in Campus Update each month.
There are no limits on nominations throughout the year. Qualified nominations submitted from May through the following April will be placed in a drawing at the annual Classified Staff Awards Ceremony in May to win one of 12 monetary prizes.
Click here for more information or to access the nomination form.
The guidelines provide all information necessary to qualify. Please submit a nomination for that special classified staff employee who displays what BG's spirit is all about.
You may deliver nominations to:
Math & Stats Tutoring
Math Tutors will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST Monday - Thursday; from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST on Friday; and from 6-10 p.m. EST on Sunday.
Course-based tutoring will continue online for both drop-in tutoring and small group tutoring. If you are currently a member of a study group, please contact your tutor or email@example.com for meeting information. Virtual drop-in tutoring will begin March 30.
The Writing Center will continue to offer online, asynchronous feedback to writers who submit a draft to us using the Online Writing Submission form. Writers can also request a Virtual Session.
Visit bgsu.edu/learning-commons for details on each service being provided.
Join Information Technology Services (ITS) on Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m. for a virtual learning event on Working in Groups Online! Learn best practices for collaborating online using Office 365 to complete group projects online during the Remote Learning Period.
This event is open to all current BGSU students; there is no need to RSVP, just follow the Webex link below on the scheduled date and time!
Questions? Contact Meredith Errington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Libraries are committed to supporting and enabling student academic success at BGSU. As students and faculty adjust to the online delivery of instruction, we would like to remind you about our online resources and remote services, which can be easily accessed from off campus directly through the University Libraries website.
Research and Information Desk will have chat hours available. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Circulation Desk will have chat hours available. M-F 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Sat./Sun. 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives will have chat hours. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Apply to be a Peace Corps Campus Ambassador for the 2020-2021 school year!
-Work with Peace Corps recruiters and BGSU's Peace Corps Fellows Graduate Assistant to increase outreach and awareness of Peace Corps on campus.
-Promote Peace Corps at BGSU at campus events and by working with student orgs.
-Receive professional mentorship and development.
-Boost your resume.
Application closes TOMORROW! Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.
For more information and to apply click here.
Falcons After Dark Presents: Virtual Bingo! Join us ONLINE this Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. for BINGO. We will be giving away Amazon e-gift cards starting at $15 and going to $50! Follow our Instagram account: bgsugetinvolved for more details and directions to join the game! Must be a BGSU student to win!
Join Information Technology Services (ITS) on Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. for a virtual learning event on Using Webex to Meet Online! We’ll offer advice for holding face-to-face meetings with your group and working on projects online using Webex and O365. All BGSU students have access to Webex, an online video conferencing tool, as well as Microsoft Office 365.
This event is open to all current BGSU students; there is no need to RSVP, just follow the Webex link below on the scheduled date and time!
Questions? Contact Meredith Errington at email@example.com
Join us for a webinar as we will explore the benefits and features of the Master of Arts in Financial Economics program here at Bowling Green State University.
Earn 3 credits over the summer! Take ACS 3000/WS 3000 Sex, Gender, and the Cold War during the second summer session (July 6-Aug. 14). This course examines issues surrounding gender and sexuality in post WWII American society. Domesticity, consumerism and the invention of the nuclear family; McCarthyism, the Lavender Scare and “the closet”; bombshells, bikinis, and sex kittens; and Queer femmes on screen and national identity.
For more info go to: coldwarclass.tumblr.com
Marketing in Latin America, MKT 4910 (3 credits), will be offered in a hybrid format (classes at BGSU the weekends of Sept. 12-13 and Oct. 10-11, 2020) with a business study tour to Peru and Machu Pichu from Nov. 21-29, 2020. Students will study marketing and regional issues in Latin America, with a focus on the emerging market of Peru and its importance in Latin America and the global economy. In Peru, students will visit Lima, the capital, Cusco, the old Inca capital, and Machu Pichu. They will also visit the U.S. Embassy, various plant tours, including the fishing and mining industries, and experience a Latin American high-context culture first-hand. Non- Business students are also encouraged to apply and the first 14 students who have applied to Study Abroad and submitted their deposits will receive travel grants of $1600 toward the cost of the trip. Please contact Dr. Ueltschy (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michelle (email@example.com) in Study Abroad for more information.
The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering a Canvas 101 for Teaching Assistants workshop. This workshop is intended for Graduate Students and is an introduction to the basics of using Canvas at an instructor/TA level. Concepts covered will include the creation of assignments and quizzes, discussion board moderation, and grading/assessment.
Webex will be used for this online workshop. You will receive an email invitation to the Webex meeting after you register.
Register for the April 9 Canvas 101 for Graduate Teaching Assistants Workshop.
Literature Reviews for a Thesis or Dissertation Tuesday, April 7, 11-12
This workshop will cover the basics of literature reviews for large projects. In it, we will go over common points of confusion such as how a literature review differs from an annotated bibliography, how a literature review helps you enter into academic conversation, how to organize a literature review, and some beginning strategies for locating and winnowing literature.
To register, or for questions, email Tabby Violet at firstname.lastname@example.org. This session will use Microsoft teams, through your BGSU email.
Literature Review Peer review session—Tuesday, April 14, 11-12
Project Management for Summer—Tuesday, April 21, 11-1
Calling all graduate students:
Graduate Student Senate (GSS) will sponsor the 11th annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium named in memory of the late Charles E. Shanklin on April 23, 2020. GSS wants to recognize our graduate students' significant research and efforts produced at BGSU.
This year, we will be hosting the event as a virtual colloquium. The virtual colloquium will offer two categories: paper presentation and poster presentation. The best part - graduate students may participate in both categories!
Did we forget to mention there are awards for the top three presenters in the paper and poster categories?
Applications are open for all graduate students on theGSSe Canvas page! If you are interested in the process of the events, judging criteria, awards, and the submission process, please visit the GSS website for more information.
WebEx is a program used to communicate through the use of audio and video over the Internet. This workshop will be conducted online through a WebEx meeting. It will include a faciliator-lead demonstration and provide examples of uses for WebEx,
Participants will be sent an email with the meeting information prior to the workshop date.
Register for a Webex Online Workshop.
The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering training for faculty members on how to create quizzes in Canvas. Topics will include how to use different types of questions such as fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple choice. Faculty will learn how to randomize questions by using Quiz Banks and allowing extra time for students with accessibility needs by using the moderate quiz function. There will also be a demonstration of how to use Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor to help prevent cheating.
This will be conducted via WebEx and Participants will receive an invitation in their email the day before or the day of the workshop.
Register for a Canvas Quiz Workshop with this link.
The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Workshops for interested faculty. After faculty complete this 2 part series, they will receive ALC Certification.
Part 1 will focus on active learning strategies and discuss how those strategies can be put to use in their classes.
Part 2 will focus on how to implement ALC technology as well as manage the classroom.
ALC Part 1: Friday, April 10 from 10:00-12:00 via WebEx
ALC Part 2: Friday, April 17 from 10:00-12:00 via WebEx
ALC Part 2: Friday, April 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. via WebEx
Use this registration page to access other workshop dates and to sign up.
In this webinar, Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD., will share some of the common mistakes that mid-career faculty make, as well as some of the strategies she used to get herself ready to go up for promotion from associate to full professor. Ultimately, this webinar will help demystify the road to full professor for mid career faculty who find themselves stuck and unsure how to move forward towards advancing their careers.
We ask that you watch the webinar on your own, and then invite you to attend a live discussion with colleagues from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ET. Detailed information about viewing the webinar and joining the WebEx discussion will be sent after receiving your registration.
Register for the Wednesday, April 29 NCFDD Webinar Screening: Moving from Associate to Full Professor.