Congratulations to the 2014 Finance & Business Awards for Excellence Nominees. See the list of nominees and read their nominations here.
Environmental Health and Safety intern Caleb Melvin evaluates lab space for safety and savings. Read more here.
A pilot project between NC State Grounds Management and the Horticulture Field Labs has resulted in the development of a new type of mulch blended from campus landscape debris and wood chips donated by a local tree company. This is the first year NC State has used the mulch blend, which is half the cost of mulch typically purchased from an outside vendor. In addition to cost savings, the mulch blend reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance delivery and has no chemical additives.
Barb Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, has been selected as the Chair-Elect for the CUPA-HR National Board. CUPA-HR is the leading national organization for university human resource officers.
Read the update regarding the University Business Operations Division and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partnership to implement college-based shared services.
NC State University students, faculty and staff saved the university $288,590 in avoided energy costs during winter break. A campus-wide energy conservation program facilitated by NC State’s Energy Management Office, the Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative reduces energy use by lowering thermostat temperatures in unoccupied campus buildings and encouraging students, faculty and staff to turn off lights and office equipment, close doors and windows, and unplug all unnecessary electronics before leaving for winter break. These efforts generated $24,049 of savings per day during winter break for a total of nearly $2.5 million since the program launched in 2004. Read the Bulletin article. Discover more energy saving tips at go.ncsu.edu/SaveEnergy.
Contracts & Grants has unveiled a new website. Visit the new site at http://cng.ncsu.edu/.
The Budget Restructuring Task Force is taking a fresh look at the budget allocation process and methodology. Read the recent Bulletin article, “Budget Process Due for a Tune Up”. Find out more about the Budget Restructuring Task Force and learn about the current resource allocation processes (requires Unity ID).