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Center for Sales & Sales Management

The Center for Sales & Sales Management now has a website. Students can access this website to find out more information about the sales academic programs, internships, student organizations, the sales team, sales competitions, and news.

» Check it out

Business Writing & Presentations Lab

The Business Communication program has a webpage for their new Business Writing & Presentations Lab.

» Check it out

Find your name on the Dean's list

The Dean's List for Fall 2012 is now available online.

UW-Eau Claire College of Business a Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly MBA School

Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly MBA SchoolThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business has been selected as a Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly MBA School for 2013 by OnlineMBAPage.com, a social education community formed in 2012 in response to the growing demand for MBAs in the United States, China and emerging markets.

» Read more

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Follow the COB on social media


The COB is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr! Be sure to follow us and stay up to date with college news, networking, photos, video, and more!

Faculty & Staff news

New Faculty/Staff

Accounting & Finance:
DeeAnne Peterson, MBA

Management & Marketing:
Christina Mommsen, MBA
Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, MBA
James Windsor, MBA

On Sabbatical

Management & Marketing:
Dr. Abe Nahm, spring 2013

On Leave

Accounting & Finance:
Dr. Nan Hu, spring 2013


Management & Marketing:
Dr. Chuck Tomkovick

» View photos from Chuck's party


Olive Elizabeth Orwig was born December 16, 2012 to proud parents Dr. Marcy Leasum Orwig (BCOM) and Darrek Orwig.

Congratulations to Ashley Brott (MBA office) and her husband, Chris, on the birth of their son, Bentley Nolan, born Jan. 12, 2013. Bentley is Jan Stewart's (MBA office) first great grandson.


Our condolences to Tonya Simpson (BCOM & IS) whose mother, Judy Mae (Schaub) Andersen, 65, of Winton, MN, passed away unexpectedly, December 30, 2012 at the Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, TX.

laptop support

Laptop Support Schedule

IS students will be available in the Schneider Hall lobby to provide laptop support to students on the following days and times.

• Mondays & Wednesdays:
10 am–12 pm, 1–3 pm
• Tuesdays & Thursdays:
10 am–12 pm, 1–2 pm
• Fridays: 9–11 am, 1-3 pm

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support


Promote your organization!

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.

» Submit an Event

People • places • things

Free online tax filing service for students, faculty and staff

UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff can file their own 2012 federal and state taxes on-campus this year thanks to an online service offered by the UW-Eau Claire Facilitated Self Assistance program, offered by the UW-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance.

» Learn more

Health Care Administration Program accepting applications for admission to the program

Health Care AdministrationThe UW-Eau Claire Health Care Administration (HCAD) Program is accepting applications for the 2014 practicum cohort. Priority application deadline: March 5, 2013. Applications are due by 4 pm in Schneider 400C.

» Application materials are available here.

Prospective or pre-HCAD students seeking more information about the HCAD program and the required admission application process should attend one of the following information sessions:

Friday, February 15, from 2-3 pm in Schneider 217 OR

Tuesday, February 26, from 3:30-4:30 pm in Schneider 217.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, associate professor of health care administration, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing.

Ashley Furniture

Dean Diane Hoadley and IS Department Chair Tom Hilton started the new year by meeting with Steven Lamey, CIO, Ashley Furniture at the company's corporate office in Arcadia, WI. Pictured (l to r) are Hoadley, Lamey, and Hilton.

UW-Eau Claire chancellor search progress continues

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's chancellor search is progressing on schedule.

The search and screen committee has completed its initial review of applicants and has identified a group of candidates to be interviewed confidentially by the committee at a neutral site in the coming weeks, said committee chair Dr. Rama Yelkur, a faculty member in the university's College of Business.

» Learn more

Associate dean search committee named

UW-Eau Claire Dean Diane Hoadley has selected nine individuals to sit on the College of Business associate dean search committee. These individuals are Don Gaber (IS), Dr. Jay Holmen (Accounting & Finance), Dr. Tony Keys (IS), Dr. Scott Lester (Management & Marketing), Dr. Paula Lentz (BCOM), Dr. Marcy Leasum Orwig (BCOM), Meghan Ryan (student), Jan Stewart (MBA) and Abbie Windsor (CADE).

The committee’s first meeting was Friday, January 18.

The College of Business is conducting an internal search for the position of associate dean. This individual will replace Dr. Robert Sutton who retired in early November.


IS Scholarship Committee to accept applications starting Feb. 1

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Information Systems Scholarship Committee will accept applications for department need-based and merit-based scholarships starting Friday, February 1, 2013. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, March 1, 2013.

» Read more

WICPA Educational Foundation

2013-2014 scholarships available, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000!

The WICPA Educational Foundation’s scholarship program is focused on helping and supporting students achieve their goal of becoming a CPA.

Scholarships are awarded to qualified accounting students in their fifth year of academic study and working toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA Exam. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, a written personal statement and letters of recommendation. Scholarship award recipients will be announced in April 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.

Applications must be received by the WICPA Educational Foundation by Thursday, February 28, 2013.

For specific scholarship category eligibility requirements and applications, visit www.wicpa.org/efscholarships.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Barillari 800-772-6939 or 262-785-0445 ext. 3025 or email jessica@wicpa.org.

mark your calendar

Tuesday, January 29 OR
Wednesday, January 30 (repeat session)
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Davies Center Ojibwe Room

Wednesday, January 30
College of Business Faculty/Staff Meeting
12:00 noon–12:50 pm
Schnieder 100

Monday, February 4
Last day to drop full-semester Spring courses with no record; Last day to register for or add full-semester Spring courses without Dean's approval; Last day to change grade basis to/from Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory or Audit. After this date a Change of Registration form with proper signatures is required.

Tuesday, February 5
Blugold Organization Bash
11 am–2 pm
UW-Eau Claire Davies Center Ojibwe & Dakota Ballrooms

Wednesday, February 6
Internship Mania
10 am–3 pm
UW-Eau Claire Davies Center
Ojibwe Ballroom

Friday, February 8
COB Curriculum Committee Meeting
12:00 pm–12:50 pm
Schneider 203A

Monday, February 11
Summer Session undergraduate student registration begins; $100 down payment required; PACs not required

Monday, February 11
COB Curriculum Committee Meeting
12:00 pm–12:50 pm
Schneider 203A

Friday, February 15
HCAD Admission Information Session
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Schneider 217

Saturday, February 16
7th Annual Northwoods Batallion
ROTC Military Ball
Memorial Student Center Great Hall

Social Hour: 5:00–6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00–7:30 pm
Awards: 7:30–8:30 pm
Dance: 8:30 pm
Evening Attire: Semi-formal, Class A, Dress Blue, Dress Mess

Friday, February 22
Special Students may register for Summer Session; $100 down payment required

Monday, February 25
COB Curriculum Committee Meeting
12:00 pm–12:50 pm
Schneider 203A

Tuesday, February 26
HCAD Admission Information Session
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Schneider 217

CADE announcements

Get HIP! Enhance your resume with high impact practices

Tuesday, January 29 OR
Wednesday, January 30 (repeat session)
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Davies Center Ojibwe Room

Get hip!Get HIP! Enrich your life and enhance your resume with HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES. Attend a presentation to learn more about HIP activities, such as international and domestic student exchanges, competitions, service-learning, collaborative research, internships and student organizations.

» Read more

CADE Academic Focus Group Sessions: Spring 2013 Schedule

Accounting 201/202

• 8:00pm-10:00pm
• 4:00pm-6:00pm
• 7:00pm-9:00pm

• 5:00pm-7:00pm

Accounting 312

• 6:00pm-8:00pm

Finance 320

• 8:00pm-10:00pm

Math 10/20/109/111

• 6:00pm-8:00pm

• 7:00pm-9:00pm

Math 246

• 5:00pm-7:00pm

Econ 103/104

• 5:00pm-7:00pm

Students must sign up in CADE (Schneider 119) at the beginning of the semester. To learn more, contact Abbie Windsor, CADE academic adviser.

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


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