Economics and Management
Professional tennis player Eric Butorac ’03 spoke with Professor Owen’s Economics of Sports class on Wednesday via Skype. Eric currently serves as the Vice-President of the Player Council for the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). Eric, along with Player Council President Roger Federer, has been heavily involved in the ATP’s push to increase [...]
At the Honors Day Convocation last Saturday, Sheng Yang was awarded the 2013 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. This is a college-wide award determined solely by students. Sheng is in only his second year at Gustavus, and he has already had a huge impact heading up our finance curriculum. On behalf of the E/M [...]
In their Organizational Behavior class students are creating value for their community partners. They helped Feeding Our Community Partners’ Backpack food program create a values statement, which will assist in their ability to apply for grant funding. At the Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking on Monday May 6 (thankfully sunny and warm!) Ni helped in the [...]
Warren and Kari created a really special evening at the networking event.
Russ Michaletz ’74 talks with Brittany Hancock ’14 about what has to be exciting Accounting stuff…! John Hallberg ’79 also came to support students’ aspirations and offer his experiences as CEO of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
The Minneapolis Club room was full of energy- thanks to all the alumni who came to support Gustie students! Kent is a member of Econ/Management’s national advisory board. Great to see him that evening. Paul Batz is always available to support our students and is instrumental in the Mentoring Program’s success! Kari Clark will [...]
An energizing gift from those Wellbeing National Advisory Board folks– a design thinking workshop at the Optum Group, part of United Health! Design thinking is the next great innovation methodology inspired by David Kelley and IDEO.. and some Economics and Management students got to work through a ‘boot camp’ with a couple dozen UHG executives. [...]
I am starting to get the feeling folks want us to change here in higher education. Moody’s (yep, the credit rating agency) downgraded higher education’s outlook in a report from January 16. Here is a summary of the story: http://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-2013-outlook-for-entire-US-Higher-Education-sector-changed–PR_263866. They essentially said our business models won’t work going forward, and we can’t keep raising [...]
Although we didn’t know it at the time, some of Terry Morrow’s students did a wonderful send-off as he leavesfor a new job in Chicago. Impromptu “here’s how Professor Morrow helped shape my career” student stories were the loveliest gift. I was so glad to be there!
I got a chance to talk about character in leadership with the Order of Omega honor society students. Claire Koukol ’13 is president of the Gustavus chapter and presided over the induction ceremony for new members. Order of Omega recognizes top leaders involved with Greek organizations on college campuses, and students who are selected to [...]