Thursday, August 27, 2015  
Utilities plan earns kudos | Peña enhances leadership skills
New Falcons show spirit Students celebrate following the Convocation in the Stroh Center Aug. 23.

BGSU recognized for excellence in utility management

Bob Swanson
BGSU has been recognized as a leader in the measurement, allocation and management of utility costs. The Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) has awarded the University and Bob Swanson, associate controller, first place in the organization's Best Practices competition for 2015.

Swanson's winning submission was titled "Effectively Measuring, Allocating and Managing Campus Wide Utility Costs." He has been invited to present at the Best Practice session at CACUBO's annual meeting this October in San Antonio, where "other universities and colleges will be able to learn more about the Bowling Green State University success story," according to CACUBO.

The association began the Best Practices Program in 2007 to showcase and reward the efforts of college and university business officers in creating improved, more efficient and customer-friendly business processes.


Bullerjahn on the difficulties of the Lake Erie algal bloom – The Blade

Stinson on the challenges of convicting a police officer – Associated Press

Stinson on mistrial of North Carolina officer – Associated Press

History of the BGSU Fact Line – Sentinel-Tribune

Student Legal Services worth every penny for some – Sentinel-Tribune

Peña learns leadership lessons for women in higher ed

Susana Peña
Dr. Susana Peña understands the role of faculty administrators. As director of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and a faculty member in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Peña has experienced the progression from faculty to administrator and admits this transformation at colleges and universities across the globe often occurs without sufficient training.

With a plan to advance her leadership skills in her faculty-administrator role, Peña accepted the recommendation from Dr. Raymond Craig, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, to attend the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College this summer.

The institute is an intensive, two-week program that focuses on helping advance women to senior leadership positions throughout the ranks of faculty and staff. Peña, who was one of 56 participants at the Bryn Mawr session, said the experience was invaluable and helped start to define her own pathway to leadership. She had the opportunity to learn from the skilled women who led the sessions as well as from other institute participants, who shared their own perspectives and challenges.


Mazey to speak on state of the University Friday
Faculty, staff and students are invited to President Mary Ellen Mazey's State of the University address, at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Aug. 28) in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

BGSU Firelands viewers may watch the address in the Cedar Point Center auditorium through live remote. It will also be available on live stream to the University community. The address will also be archived on the president's website for later viewing.


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