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Justin Kohlbeck, a sophomore marketing major from Green Bay, WI, is the college’s new social media intern.

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Faculty & Staff news

Our condolences to LaNette Flunker (Mgmt & Mktg) whose father, Herbert E. Gerke, died August 31, 2013. Funeral services were held September 4 in Prescott, WI.

Chris Gessner (Dean's Office) and Dave Gessner (Budget & Finance) are new grandparents. Aramis Rohan Reynolds was born to Cory and Katie Reynolds on August 29 in Madison, WI.

J. Ke"An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Fuel Costs on the Level and Distribution of Manufacturing
Inventory in the U.S.," a paper written by J. Ke (Mgmt & Mktg), M. Dresner (University of Maryland), and Y. Yao
(Lehigh University), will be published in the Winter 2014 edition of Transportation Journal, Vol 53 (1).

Ruidong Zhang“Mobile Commerce and Consumer Privacy Concerns,” an article written by Ruidong Zhang (IS), Jim Q. Chen (St. Cloud State U), and Jaejung Lee (Pukyong National University, Korea), was published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Summer 2013, pp. 31-38.

COB faculty members recognized at annual Authors Celebration

Four University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business faculty members were recognized for their research and scholarly activity at the university’s annual Authors Celebration, Monday, September 23, 2013 from 4:30–6pm in the Davies Center Ojibwe Ballroom. The event was hosted by the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored programs.

Business faculty recognized at the 2013 event were as follows

Dr. Nan Hu and Dr. Ling Liu, Department of Accounting and Finance
Dr. Liqiang Chen, Department of Information Systems
Dr. Jian-yu (Fisher) Ke, Department of Management and Marketing.

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COB 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 2013 schedule is as follows:

• Mondays

• Tuesdays
9:00–11:00am, 2:00–3:00pm

• Wednesdays
12:30–1:30pm; 1:00–3:00pm

• Thursdays
9:00–11:00am, 2:00–3:00pm

• Fridays

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

People • places • things

Warm-Up students and sponsors share information using QR code technology

recpassStudents and sponsors at the 7th Annual UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up will use RecPass, a candidate management system from RECSOLU that uses QR code technology to provide quick and easy data sharing of student contact information and résumés. This new system will replace the printed résumé books distributed to sponsors at past competitions.

Student competitors will upload their résumé and complete their RecPass profile by October 15.  Employers can access this information any time after October 15.

At The Warm-Up, students will receive a name badge with their personal RecPass QR code printed on it. The QR code is secure and can only be read by Warm-Up sponsors who have been given access to the RecPass QR code app.  Sponsors attending sales competition’s career fair can scan a student’s QR code to gain immediate electronic access to the student’s resume and personal contact information.

 “We are piloting RecPass at The Warm-Up at the request of some of our seasoned sponsors,” said Jerry Kollross, assistant director, UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management. “The RecPass System is paperless, seems easy to use, and flexible--students can update their personal information right up to the day of the career fair.”

RECSOLU is a leading recruiting software, mobile app, services, and consulting company.  The company’s clients include more than 130 major corporations and government organizations that utilize RECSOLU technology and services to manage recruiting processes to source and recruit nearly 25,000 new hires annually.

For more information, contact Jerry Kollross, assistant director, UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management.

faculty in the news

Dr. Jennifer Johs-ArtisensiDr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, associate professor of health care administration, was interviewed by Leader-Telegram reporter Eric Lindquist about the affordable health care reform law, commonly known as Obamacare. The article appeared in the Sunday, September 29,2013 edition of the Eau Claire newspaper.

“As with any huge new government program, I suppose there will be plenty of bumps in the road,” said Johs-Artisensi. “Some people will be excited to have the opportunity to participate, especially those who haven’t been able to get health insurance,” she said. “Others will probably find themselves a little frustrated if they don’t have all the information they need, and they might find it a complicated system to navigate.”



The APICS student chapter raised $1,350 for at the 2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake, a fundraiser held in May for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. For its efforts, the student group received the Team Challenge award, which was presented to them in September.

AMA welcomes new and returning with tacos and bowling


2013-14 Executive Board Members. From left to right: David Lynch, Phillip Dickinson, Megan Lipari, Cami Dahl, Ariel Wegner, Liv Otterness, Sarah Wittmann, Michael Boucher

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of the American Marketing Association begins the new semester with guest speakers, socials, fundraisers, and more.

AMA welcomes new and returning members to this year’s schedule of events including the new member dinner, semi-formal and the Fun Run. 

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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.

» Submit an Event

mark your calendar

Tuesday, October 1
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Wednesday, October 2
Study Abroad Fair
Davies Center Ojibwe Ballroom

Thursday, October 3
COB Twin Cities Alumni Bash

Friday, October 4
HCAD applications due

October 4–5
Blugold Sales Challenge

Monday, October 7
Spring Semester schedule of classes available on MyBlugold & Web

Winterim priority registration begins; $100 downpayment required; PACs not required

Tuesday, October 8
Sales Advisory Board Meeting

CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Wednesday, October 9
COB Faculty Forum & Recognition Drawing
Schneider 304

Friday, October 11
Marketing Advisory Committee
Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center 320E

October 11–12

Monday, October 14
Admissions Scholar Day

Enrollment appointment times for Spring Semester registration sent to students via e-mail

Tuesday, October 15
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Davies Center Ojibwe Rooms
Sponsored by CADE and AMA

Wednesday, October 16
Davies Center Ojibwe Rooms
Sponsored by CADE and AMA

Thursday, October 17
Admissions Blugold Spotlight,
Major Fair & MVP Day

CHAASE Fall Forum and
Board of Advisors Meeting
Chancellors Room, Davies Center 311

Friday, October 18
Admissions Blugold Spotlight

International Business Programs
Advisory Board

Schneider Hall Room 224

Monday, October 21
Fall 2013 Final Exams available on MyBlugold

Tuesday, October 22
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

October 22–24
Career Services
Explore Your Possibilities Days

Wednesday, October 23
COB Faculty Forum/ORSP Forum
CETL OL 1142
Topic: Facilitators and Barriers to Chinese Shop-Floor Employees' Participation in Problem Solving
Presenter: Abe Nahm

Thursday, October 24
Admissions Blugold Spotlight

Friday, October 25
Admissions Blugold Spotlight,
Major Fair & MVP Day

Sunday, October 27
International Fall Folk Fair

Tuesday, October 29
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Wednesday, October 30
Spring Semester Graduate Student Priority Registration

October 31–November 2
Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

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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