NOVEMBER 2016

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The previous version of this newsletter did not include a headcount for the Department of Geography and Planning, which is a part of the College of Business and Public Management. That number is now reflected in the bar graph below.

FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT

SIGN UP FOR THE LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD BUSINESS TOUR

Net Impact is planning a sustainable business tour and behind-the-scenes look of Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, December 3rd from 11-3pm. Cost is $5 per person. Free transportation will be provided to the first 10 people who register. If interested, please contact Jaclyn Loforte. 

THE CBPM IS OFFICIALLY ON INSTAGRAM!

Follow the new CBPM Instagram account to catch a sneak peak of the BPM Center scheduled to open in January!

WCU'S BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION WINNER WINS ANGEL EXPO FAST PITCH COMPETITION

WCU’s Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center proudly announces that the winner of its 2016 Annual Business Idea Competition, Elite Pureed Meals, won the Early Stage Fast Pitch Presentation at the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Angel Capital Expo on October 26th. 
 
Elite Pureed Meals, founded by Colleen McCloskey and a client of Chester and Delaware County SCORE, is an early stage company which prepares and packages visually appealing, appetizing, tasty, and nutritious pureed meals for persons with swallowing difficulties.

The Angel Capital Expo is held annually to foster collaboration among angel groups and to reach out to the larger investment community in the Mid-Atlantic region.

BUSINESS OF BASEBALL

On October 4th, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) hosted John Nickolas, CFO of the Phillies and WCU accounting alum, at Concord Country Club to talk about the business of baseball. John oversees all financial aspects of the club's operations and currently serves as a trustee of Major League Baseball's Non-Uniformed Personnel Pension Plan.

MANAGEMENT'S ON-CAMPUS FIELD TRIP

Dr. Kelly Fisher's MGT 313 class recently took a tour of the Gordon Natural Area with Dr. Nur Ritter, the Stewardship Manager. They discussed the challenges and benefits of preserving the natural environment for both business and society. The approximately 100-acre area, located on WCU's South Campus, is designated as a Wild Plant Sanctuary that habitats more than 340 species of native plants and trees, plus a multitude of fungi, fauna, and invertebrates.

GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING'S WORLD MAP PROJECT

Students from Dr. Joy Fritschle’s World Geography class (GEO101), with help from the Geography Club, were given a two-part assignment that encouraged local elementary school students to gain a broader global perspective. The first part of the project included painting a world map on Hillsdale Elementary School’s kindergarten playground located at 725 W. Market Street. The second part of the project required students to brainstorm educational activities for the elementary school students to utilize with their freshly painted map. View all pictures here.
 
GEO101 is an introductory level geography course that examines human society and the role geography plays in understanding the world’s regions. It is open to all majors and is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD WAY TO BOOST YOUR RESUME?

Case study competitions offer great opportunities for all underclassmen students to experience real-world business scenarios, while also gaining exposure to business professionals and leaders in the marketplace early on in their academic careers. 

Ernst & Young's (EY) case competition will be held on November 14th with a case rally on November 7th. For more information, please contact EY Campus Recruiter Alex Carr.

CLUB OF THE MONTH - BETA ALPHA PSI

Under the leadership of Dr. Peter Oehlers, WCU's Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has received Superior Status for the third year in a row. It is the only chapter in the Philadelphia area to receive this distinction, and one of only 150 in the entire country. Beta Alpha Psi is the accounting, finance, and information systems Honors Fraternity on campus. The group holds tutoring for ACC 201 and 202 every Wednesday from 1-3pm in Anderson 222 and weekly meetings on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in Merion 113. Stay up-to-date with BAP by following along with them on Instagram or by adding them on Snapchat at bap_wcu! If you have any questions or are interested in joining this group, please contact Communications Officer Amber Armstrong.

SPOTLIGHTS

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STANDOUTS

  • Dr. Gault (MKT) and Dr. Leach (MGT) with Professors Duey (MKT) and Benzing (MKT) had their article entitled "Enhancing the Value of Professional Experience in Undergraduate Education: Implications for Academic and Career Counseling" accepted for publication in the Journal of Employment Counseling. Their investigation surveyed more than 600 U.S. hiring managers, revealing a significant preference for undergraduates with off-campus professional experience relevant to the full-time position at graduation. 
  • This past month, the following CBPM faculty received service awards:
    • 30 Years: Dr. Nestlerode (CRJ)
    • 25 Years: Dr. Gault (MKT), Dr. Leach (MGT), and Dr. Lewandowski (GEO)
    • 20 Years: Dr. Arsenault (MKT)
    • 15 Years: Dr. Callanan (MGT)
  • Management professor Dr. Lisa Calvano will be presenting her proposal, "Transfer Learning Community Pilot Project," at the PASSHE Social Equity Conference in Philadelphia during the first week of November. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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