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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Catching the ‘next big thing’ focus of Sebo conference

Ed Kruszynski
Ed Kruszynski
Jeremy Gutsche
Jeremy Gutsche

In the world of entrepreneurship, timeliness is everything. Accordingly, the theme of this year’s Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship event is “Trends: Capitalizing on the Next Big Thing.” The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 23) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The day of presentations and conversations will include talks by two business people at the top of their fields: Ed Kruszynski, a leading retail innovator at Procter and Gamble who has recently overseen the development of its “Future Friendly” green products line, and Jeremy Gutsche, a “trend hunter” and author of Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation during Times of Change.

In addition, software engineer Jonathan Kennell of New York-based Yext, the Internet’s leading local business directory, and Susan Leger-Ferraro, of Little Sprouts Inc., will participate in discussions at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. The first is a presentation format, while the afternoon session will be a panel discussion that will include Kruszynski and the 2010 inductees into the Dallas Hamilton
Hall of Fame.

J. Robert Sebo, chair of the BGSU Board of Trustees, is the principal sponsor of the annual conference, which is hosted by the College of Business Administration and the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The center was established in 2004 with a $3 million gift from BGSU graduates Bill Dallas, CEO of Fox Sports Grill, and Olympic gold-medal figure skater
Scott Hamilton.

A discount price is available for faculty. For the full schedule or to register to attend, visit
the conference web site.


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Firelands faculty named fellow in allied health association

Mona Burke, director of the health information management technology program at BGSU Firelands, was elected a fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Firelands is the only college or university in the state with a fellow in AHIMA.

The fellowship program recognizes AHIMA members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the profession.
Fewer than 100 members nationwide have been awarded fellowship status, which is a lifetime recognition.

Burke joined the Firelands faculty in 1986 as an instructor and acting director of the Health Information Technology program. She is the 2009 recipient of the college’s Distinguished Creative Scholar Award and is a Firelands Distinguished Teacher.

She has served as editor for many allied health textbooks and most recently developed an online course through the AHIMA for “Health Statistics, Biomedical Research and Quality Management.”

Barbara Kidzus, senior project manager at AHIMA, wrote in her nominating letter that Burke has “an outstanding ability to share knowledge through her solid writing and information organization skills, and has great enthusiasm for participating in activities that benefit AHIMA.”

Groundbreaking heralds new residence halls

Visiting high school juniors on April 17 got a sneak peek at their potential new home during the groundbreaking for BGSU’s new residence halls. They will be the first class to live in the South Central and Northwest halls. View scenes of the event online.

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April 21, 2010