Editor’s Note

Our BGSU is designed to connect faculty, staff and retirees with relevant information and vital resources. Our goal is to provide timely information while also celebrating employee excellence. We are embarking on an ongoing process and want your feedback. Please email ourbgsu@bgsu.edu with suggestions to help Our BGSU become a valuable resource.

The employee benefits enrollment system will open at 8 a.m. on Oct. 31 and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 18. This is a firm deadline, and all associated documentation (spousal forms, dependent eligibility documents and evidence of insurability forms) must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2022.  

Before enrolling, please review the information outlined on the BGSU Open Enrollment webpage. All forms and information are available online at www.bgsu.edu/benefits. Please review all information before making your selections. Human Resources/Benefits will be sending more detailed information by email before and during open enrollment. If you have questions, call Human Resources at 419-372-8421 or email benefits@bgsu.edu.

Important Reminders

Walk-in COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics

Walk-in COVID-19 booster and flu shots are available to BGSU students, faculty and staff at two more vaccine clinics in October. All clinics are conducted through a partnership between BGSU, Wood County Hospital and Wood County Health Department. COVID-19 booster shots are free to all without an insurance card needed. Insurance card information will be collected for flu shots and flu shots are fully covered by most insurances.

Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Sky Bank Room 201
Monday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perry Field House during the Well-O-Ween event

BGSU annual training now available

All BGSU employees are expected to complete the required courses by Nov. 18, 2022. The University will monitor the Bridge system to ensure that requirements have been fulfilled and Individual training reminders will be auto-generated through the Bridge system until all mandatory trainings are completed. The Bridge Training Portal link is also located near the bottom of the left navigation on MyBGSU. Upon completion of the courses, you may access your certificate within your learning profile on Bridge and print the certificate. If you need help accessing a course, please contact ITS at 419-372-0999.

Our People

SES Director Dawn Frieson discusses key issues and looks at what’s on the horizon with BGSU student employment.

Employee Resources

Free THRIVE well-being programs

Recreation and Wellness offers everything from free well-being consultations to yoga, meditation, PAWS Team therapy dogs and more. Empower your well-being journey today!

Winter sports ticket discounts

Attention Falcon Hockey fans: BGSU Athletics offers full-time faculty/staff and retirees discounted bench reserved seating. Men’s and women’s basketball fans enjoy discounted chairback and reserved seating. To learn more, call the ticket office at 419-372-0000 or email tickets@bgsu.edu.

Proctoring remote exams

The Office of the Provost and Center for Faculty Excellence have created a resource intended to provide guidance for proctoring remote exams, given ongoing legal developments at other universities involving the potential violation of a student’s right to privacy during a virtual room scan.

Employee headshots

BGSU faculty and staff members may schedule a complimentary headshot appointment during one of the Marketing and Brand Strategy photography days scheduled several times a year. View the schedule and book your headshot appointment.

Updated: 11/04/2022 05:00PM