Monday, January 25, 2016  
Employee leadership academy underway | Saenz releases 'Eloquentia' solo CD
President Mary Ellen Mazey shares her perspective on leadership with the new cohort of the leadership academy.

With a new name and a new focus, the employee leadership development program at BGSU kicked off on Jan. 21 with morning opening remarks by Viva McCarver, chief human resources officer, and a lunchtime address by President Mary Ellen Mazey.

Renamed the Bowling Green Leadership Academy, the program is for the first time open to faculty – and a number took advantage of the opportunity. The academy unites classified and administrative staff with faculty and faculty administrators in a study of the principles of leadership, development of personal and professional leadership skills, and then applying those to helping move the University toward achieving the goals of its strategic plan. As a cross–section of the University, the group brings a broad perspective to the task.

Barbara Shergalis, University architect and director of the Office of Design and Construction, said the first session "exceeded my expectations. I'm excited and enthusiastic and I wish we didn't have to wait a month till our next meeting."

Participants will meet all day once a month for five months in a small–group format and will present their projects at the end.


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Pianist Solungga Liu
As its name suggests, the six compositions on trumpeter Charles Saenz's new CD, "Eloquentia," share a certain quality of eloquence. Recently released by Beauport Classical, the pieces for solo trumpet and piano "require the musician to understand the intention of each composer and their individual sense of the instrument," said Saenz, an associate professor of trumpet at BGSU and coordinator of the brass/percussion area.

Although his solo performing repertoire is quite eclectic, Saenz said he has an affinity for these works, several of which are influenced by the Paris Conservatory style of writing, which places great value upon musicianship. The pieces he has chosen – by turns pensive, ebullient, sultry, even worshipful – show his ability with the trumpet's expressive voice.

"The works on this CD are stunningly performed by a master soloist," said George Novak, associate professor emeritus and a former colleague on the BGSU trumpet faculty.



The University and the city of Bowling Green are hosting two panel discussions on "Islamophobia" in this region. The events are part of the Not In Our Town initiative.

Reminder: The Office of Sponsored Programs and Leadership has moved to 400 E. Poe Road.

Auditions will be held Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 for "Meet Me in St. Louis," a joint production of BGSU Firelands Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre.

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