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farewell Dr. Lo

IS professor and global citizen
Dr. Bruce W. N. Lo to retire

Dr. Lo

Dr. Bruce W. N. Lo, professor of information systems, will retire from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at the end of the fall 2011 semester.

Lo first came to UW-Eau Claire in Spring 2000 as a visiting professor from Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia, where he was head of the School of Multimedia and Information Technology.

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Make a difference by joining ACHCA

When Marianna Grachek, association president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) was on the UW-Eau Claire campus this fall, she noted that the UW-Eau Claire ACHCA student chapter was “an extremely active group”.

What sets the UW-Eau Claire ACHCA organization apart from other student groups on campus is its focus on activities that make a difference in the lives of senior citizens. Through these activities, ACHCA members give back to others and the community while enhancing their understanding of the long term care profession. And they have fun! This fall, for example, ACHCA members played bingo with residents during the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, carved pumpkins with residents at a local senior care facility, participated in a Wii tournament with residents of an assisted living facility, and shared Thanksgiving dinner with a group of nursing home residents. UW-Eau Claire ACHCA members quickly realize that they get back as much or even more than they give.

To learn more about ACHCA, contact Rebecca Brunz, president of the UW-Eau Claire ACHCA student chapter, or student organization advisers Dr. Douglas Olson, Dr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi and LaNette Flunker.

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Send your pictures, articles, news and events to Gretchen Hutterli, COB assistant dean-external affairs.

We may post your photos on our social media sites to help promote your organization's activities.

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The BizWire is sent electronically to COB undergraduates the first week of each month during the academic year. It can also be viewed on the COB website.

Please submit your news and photos to Gretchen Hutterli at hutterga@uwec.edu.

Editor: Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean-external affairs
Graphic Designer/Developer: Bonnie Krahn, graphic artist; Shari Berg, graphic design intern


People • places • things

UW-Eau Claire finance students help community turn finances around through FLIP: Apply now to be a spring 2012 mentor

Andrew Mlynar

Talking about one's personal finances is an uncomfortable subject for many people. And it can be especially difficult for individuals who live paycheck to paycheck, have maxed out one or more credit cards, or have defaulted on a loan.

Many people have no idea how much they spend or how much debt they are in, according to Adrian Klenz, coordinator of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Financial Literacy Improvement Program (FLIP).

"The need for reliable and useful financial information presented in an easy to understand format has never been greater," said Klenz. "FLIP helps fill this gap by providing students to mentor community members who lack basic financial information."

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Kollross to teach sales classes and coach UW-Eau Claire sales team

Jerry KollrossThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing and the Center for Sales and Sales Management welcome Gerald Kollross to the marketing program. Kollross will teach sales and other marketing courses, coach students participating in collegiate sales competitions, and assist with the planning, promotion and coordination of the department's Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up collegiate sales competition.

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UW-Eau Claire marketing students finish on top at Marketplace Live Global Competition

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire marketing teams finished first in six out of eight games and second in one game during the Marketplace Live Global Competition. The competition was administered by Innovative Learning Solutions, Inc. (ILS) of Knoxville, TN.

UW-Eau Claire marketing students participated in the competition as part of the fall 2011 marketing capstone course taught by Dr. Joseph Bonner, associate professor of marketing.

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Fall 2011 Sim Superbowl results announced

The team consisting of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students Eamon Flood, Ryan Matchey, Jordan Paul and Lawton Pieschek received the highest overall score and earnings per share at the Fall 2011 Sim Superbowl. Approximately 175 students participated in the event, which was held November 17 from 5:30-8:30 pm in UW-Eau Claire Schneider Hall, Room 100.

The Sim Superbowl is a three-hour competition that allows student teams to apply what they learned during the strategic management capstone course taught by Dr. Todd Hostager and Dr. Kristy Lauver. The event is held each semester.

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laptop support

FREE Tech Support Offered for Laptop Requirement

Upper-level IS students are offering tech support in the Schneider Hall Lobby to make sure your laptop meets College of Business laptop requirements.

Their fall 2011 schedule is as follows:
• Mondays: 9-11am
• Tuesdays: 11am-1pm
• Wednesdays: 12-2pm
• Thursdays: 12:30-2:30pm
• Fridays: 9-11am

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

Congratulations Graduates!

On behalf of the College of Business faculty and staff we send our best wishes to our fall 2011 graduates. To celebrate your achievements and recognize your special day, we have put together a special website in your honor. Graduation information for graduates can be found on the Commencement page.

Check the COB Home page to view the website which contains commencement ceremony information and a congratulatory message from Dean Hoadley.

Shimon Reflects on UW-Eau Claire Experience at Commencement

Operations and materials management major Cara Shimon, a December 2011 candidate for graduation, will deliver the student "Reflection" speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Commencement on December 17, 2011 at 9 am in Zorn Arena. Shimon's reflection is titled, The Blugold Experience".

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Commencement set for December 17; Management major to Speak, COB alum to be recognized

Commencement exercises for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business students will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Zorn Arena.

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Congratulations China 121 December graduates

China 121The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance and the Center for International Education hosted a reception for December 2011 graduates of the university's 121 China program, Wednesday, December 14.

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Krautkramer named December 2011 Outstanding Marketing Student

Ashley KrautkramerThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business marketing faculty hosted the December 2011 marketing graduates at a dinner held in their honor, Wednesday, December 11, 2011. The event was held at the home of Dr. Joe Bonner.

Ashley Krautkramer, a marketing student from Marathon, WI, was named the December 2011 Outstanding Marketing Student.

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Mark your calendar

Thursday, December 15
Study Day - No classes (Thursday)

December 16, December 19-22
Final Examinations

Saturday, December 17

December 24-26
Christmas Holiday, University closed

December 31-January 2
New Year's Day Holiday-University closed

Tuesday, January 3
Winterim Session classes begins

Saturday, January 7
Winterim Saturday Classes

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; University closed; no classes

Friday, January 20
Winterim Session classes end

Monday, January 23
Spring Semester classes begin

registration calendar

Friday, December 30
Deadline to cancel Winterim registration and receive a full fee refund

January 19-20
Advising and Registration

Friday, January 27
Last day to register for or add full-semester courses without instructor’s approval

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