Marcia Latta a leader of fundraiser conference
Marcia Sloan Latta, interim vice president for advancement, served as faculty chair of the 2010 Major Gifts Conference presented by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Boston last week.
Advancement professionals from throughout the nation and several other countries were in attendance to learn how to increase fundraising effectiveness for their universities. CASE is the largest organization in the world in support of the advancement of nonprofit education.
Latta previously was BGSU’s campaign director and is a frequent presenter for CASE, among other organizations.
Thompson to conduct Detroit wind symphony
Dr. Kenneth Thompson, music education (band activities), has been named conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Wind Symphony for this season.
He also is on the conducting staff of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, where he is artistic director and conductor of the Toledo Youth Orchestra.
New in 2006, the Civic Wind Symphony was founded due to overwhelming interest in wind ensemble opportunities. The symphony builds upon the great tradition of musical training provided by the Civic Youth Ensembles and provides top-notch training for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students through sectionals coached by DSO musicians and advanced repertoire that will encourage swift development of large-ensemble skills.