Latta receives Outstanding Fundraising Professional award
Marcia Sloan Latta, interim vice president for advancement, was named the 2009 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Northwest Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration.
Nominated by members of her staff, Latta was honored for her work as director of the $120-million “Building Dreams: The Centennial Campaign” at BGSU. The campaign culminated with more than $146 million raised—the largest fundraising effort in northwest Ohio history.
Latta, who received her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 1995, is active in the advancement profession. She has served as faculty chair for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and as past president of the Northwest Ohio AFP. A frequent presenter on philanthropy, she has also received numerous awards, including three national Circle of Excellence Awards from CASE.
Safety guidelines reviewed
Portable Heater and Halogen Lamp Policy—Portable heaters and portable halogen lamps are prohibited in University buildings. Fires and fire-related deaths have occurred nationally when halogen bulbs came in contact with combustible materials such as clothing, curtains, bedding and upholstered furniture. The portable heater and halogen lamp policy can be viewed at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/page14014.html.
Decoration Policy—For the safety of students, employees, and visitors to campus, there are requirements for the use of candles, lighting, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations.
• Candles, incense, lanterns and similar "open flame" receptacles are not permitted in residential housing, burned or unburned. Candles and other open-flame devices can be burned only in Olscamp Hall, the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and Prout Chapel, and only with a permit issued by Environmental Health and Safety.
•Decorations shall be fire resistant, and cannot interfere with safe passage or evacuation.
•Exit signs, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarm pull stations, emergency lights, sprinkler heads and audible fire signals/strobe lights cannot be decorated, covered or obstructed in any way.
•Live or cut trees, straw, hay, leaves, corn shocks, or dry vegetation is not permitted in any building.
•BGSU prohibits amusement or educational events in which building occupants or the general public is conveyed through a fixed or restricted course.
See the complete Fire Safety Decoration Policy at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/envhs/page14008.html.