News around Schneider

ACHCA Student Chapter has busy spring semester

The UW-Eau Claire student chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) offers many opportunities for students interested in careers in the long term care profession. See items below for a Spring 2012 update. The organization meets every other Monday. For more information about ACHCA, contact Rebecca Brunz, president or LaNette Flunker, faculty advisor.

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UW-Eau Claire APICS chapter competes at case competition


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of APICS competed at the 2012 Great Lakes District Student Case Competition held February 24-25, 2012 in Downers Grove, IL.

The UW-Eau Claire team finished 11th out of 33 teams, winning $452 for the Eau Claire student chapter. First place in the competition went to Bowling Green University, followed by UW-Madison (2nd) and Purdue University Krannert School of Management (3rd).

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UW-Eau Claire AMA: Off to a busy start


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of the American Marketing Association has had a busy and productive spring semester.

AMA is a student-run professional business organization that offers students opportunities to learn essential skills and leadership to prepare for a future in business. For more information about AMA contact Christina Kubitschek, UW-Eau Claire AMA president, at kubitscm@uwec.edu or visit the AMA website at www.uwec.edu/ama.

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UW-Eau Claire DECA students to compete at state career development conference

Fifteen University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business students will attend the 2012 Collegiate DECA Wisconsin State Career Development Conference, March 1-4 in Madison, WI. They will compete for the right to attend the 2012 International Career Development Conference, April 21-24, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Collegiate DECA competitions are clustered around six business areas: 1) business management and administration, 2) communications and technology, 3) entrepreneurship, 4) finance and accounting, 5) hospitality and tourism, and 6) marketing and sales. UW-Eau Claire College of Business students will compete in eight different events.

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PSE heads to national conference

Fourteen members of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), the national fraternity for men and women interested in sales, marketing and management, will be attending the 2012 PSE National Convention, March 13-17 in Indianapolis, IN. Approximately 500 PSE student and professional members from around the country will attend the five day event that includes presentations and workshops, competitions and a career fair.

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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.

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NEW on the Web

Post Internship Mania Advice

We sat down with Jana Schilmoeller, Career and Employment Manager in Career Services, and asked her advice on what students should do after they attend an event like Internship Mania.

College of Business Calendar

COB Calendar We now have a calendar for highlighting activities and key dates of importance to College of Business students, faculty and staff.

You can access the calendar by clicking the calendar icon on the COB homepage or view the calendar directly here. Please help us keep this calendar up-to-date by sending us activities and events you would like posted on it.

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Get Connected


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

People • places • things

Follow the UW-Eau Claire Sales Team!

Sales Team

The UW-Eau Claire Sales Team, consisting of Breanna Begin, Christina Kubitschek, Logan McCarville and faculty coach Jerry Kollross, heads to the National Collegiate Sales Competition on Friday, March. 2. Follow McCarville's tweets on the COB homepage. Go Blugolds!

Annual IT Conference to be Held March 1-2, 2012

Collaborating to Prepare Graduates for Rapid IT Change, is the theme of the 28th Annual Information Technology Conference for Wisconsin Technical College Instructors held March 1-2, 2012 at the Holiday Inn-Campus in Eau Claire, Wis. The conference is hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Department of Information Systems and the Wisconsin Technical College System. Attending the event are students, faculty, and staff from Wisconsin technical colleges and area universities as well as professionals from IT companies.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Hilton, UW–Eau Claire Information Systems Department chair, at hiltonts@uwec.edu or 715/836-4320.

ROTC Military Ball


The ROTC Military Ball was held on Saturday, February 18th in the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center Tamarack Room.

» View photos from the Military Ball on Facebook

REMINDER: Free online tax filing for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and staff

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, faculty, and staff can file their own 2011 federal and state taxes on-campus this year thanks to a new online service offered by the UW-Eau Claire Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). UW-Eau Claire VITA is a program of the UW-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance.

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If you have questions or trouble making an appointment, feel free to stop by the kiosk site for assistance during operating hours.

REMINDER: Health care administration program accepting applications for admission

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Health Care Administration Program is accepting applications for admission to the program. Prospective or Pre-HCAD students seeking more information about the HCAD program and the required application for admission process should plan to attend. The spring 2012 admissions process is the final opportunity to gain admission to the 2013 Practicum cohort.

Thursday, March 8, from 4:30-5:30 pm in Schneider 316

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Accounting and finance faculty win IMA case competition

Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance faculty members have won the 2012 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Competition sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). 

Dr. William F. Miller, CPA, Ed.D., assistant professor and Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting, and Thomas Mihajlov, lecturer, will be recognized at IMA's 93rd Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-27, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV.

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collaborative research

HCAD students attend national conference

Rebecca Brunz, a junior from Madison Lake, MN and Liza Holle, a senior from Pewaukee, WI, attended the 2011 National ACHCA Winter Marketplace. The event was held December 9-11 in Las Vegas, NV. Brunz participated in an initiative that examined the use of electronic and social media for professional associations. Holle, a student research assistant for ACHCA’s National Mentoring Program and the student leader for UW-Eau Claire’s HCAD Peer Mentoring Program, was a member of a panel discussion that explored opportunities and obstacles of the new ACHCA Mentoring Program. The panel was led by Dr. Doug Olson, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of health care administration.

ACHCA poster session

HCAD students working on research projects will have the opportunity to present their research at the 3rd Annual Student Applied Research Poster Session to be held at the 2012 ACHCA Convocation, May 4-8, in Nashville, TN.  UW-Eau Claire HCAD student Emily Rickman, who is also a ACHCA Academy Fellow, is helping coordinate the ACHCA poster session.

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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 spring 2012 schedule is as follows:
• Mondays: 8-10am, 12-2pm
• Tuesdays: 9-11am
• Wednesdays: 12-2pm
• Thursdays: 9-11am, 2-4pm

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

sports news

Cheer for our COB women basketball players

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold women's basketball team plays Simpson College (Iowa), Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament at the University of Chicago.

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Kirsten Lickel selected WIAC women's swimming and diving scholar-athlete

Kristen Lickel

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business student Kirsten Lickel has been selected the recipient of the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Judy Kruckman Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Award.

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Jundt Leads Blugolds on NCHA Men's Hockey All-Academic Team

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's hockey player Tyler Jundt, a senior finance major from Williston, ND, was named the 2012 Norther Collegiate Hockey Association's (NCHA) Co-Scholar-Athlete, leading eight Blugolds on this year's All-Academic team.

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UW-Eau Claire student wins silver medal at Junior National Curling Championships

Julie Lilla For 16 years, Julie Lilla took to the ice with a broom and a 42-pound polished stone and worked to become one of the best in the world at what she does.

It paid off for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student, when she recently competed in the Junior Women's Curling National Championships in Madison.

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Mark your calendar

Friday, March 2
DEADLINE: IS scholarships

March 5-9
Explore Study Abroad Week

March 19-23
Spring Break
No classes, no registration appointments assigned

Monday, March 26
Classes Resume

Friday, March 30
Blugold Preview Day
DEADLINE: COB and HCAD scholarships

registration calendar

Monday, March 5
Fall schedule of classes available on MyBlugold & Web

Monday, March 12
Degree audits & registration appointment times for Fall Semester registration sent to students via email this week

Monday, March 19
Spring 2012 Final Exams available on MyBlugold


College of Business Scholarship Update

The following departments and programs are accepting scholarship applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Scholarships are available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Accounting and Finance Department
Applications available: Friday, March 16, 2012
Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2012

College of Business
Applications available: Friday, March 2, 2012
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012 by 4pm

Health Care Administration Program
Information will be sent directly to majors.
Deadline Friday, March 30, 2012 by 4pm

Information Systems Department
Deadline: Friday, March 2 by 5pm
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Management and Marketing Department
Applications accepted Monday March 26 through Friday, April 6, 2012


Upcoming Student Professional Development Program Workshops

Becoming a Business Professional

• April 2, 3-5pm
• April 25, 3-5pm

Professional Appearance

• April 2, 5:30-7pm
• April 25, 5:30-7pm

Developing Your Professional Profile

• April 4, 3-5pm
• April 19, 3-5pm

Professional Etiquette

• April 4, 5:15-7:15pm
• April 19, 5:15-7:15pm

» Register for a workshop

For more information, contact co-coordinators Justin Gardner and Sheryl Poirier at spdp@uwec.edu.

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.

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