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Business Officer Magazine

June-July 2009

Embracing the Unknown
Visionary leaders look below the surface of today’s troubled times and suggest actions that equip higher education for a new climate.

Fall Forecast
An economic low-pressure front hovers over fall’s headcount numbers. While many institutions have contingency plans to address every condition from “stormy” to “sunny,” it’s unclear just how many students will show up.

Green Cuisine
Fresh, local food is the hot entree in campus dining. Behind the scenes, reducing and composting food waste completes a more eco-friendly cycle.

Bold Strokes Bring Budget Relief
To deal with diminishing state funding, Valencia Community College resisted a broad-brush approach. Instead, the college implemented 10 business imperatives that pinpoint the best areas for curbing costs and boosting efficiencies.

Spotlight - Large-Scale Solutions
Think boldly and question assumptions, said presenters at the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. That’s the way to shed light on new energy efficiencies.

Saluting a New Cadre of Students
A wave of military veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan will have access to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits beginning in August. Is your campus prepared to serve the transitioning troops?

Condo Computing
The community approach to funding cyberinfrastructure gives researchers at Purdue University time allocations for funding contributions specified in their various grants. This cost-effective model has expanded capacity while reducing demands on the university’s IT budget.

Business Briefs
Short news articles based on research surveys and peers’ business experiences that can benefit institutions

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