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Welcome Back!

Special greetings to all our new students!

A lot changed over the summer while you were gone—the old Davies is gone and a new one is in its place. The new education building has sprung up where the Children's Center used to be. Parking has changed—parking along Schneider is no longer a flasher zone (handicapped parking only). And believe it or not, it is much easier to navigate campus now than it was this summer (just ask your friends who stayed in town). Despite all the dust and the inconvenience, the area around Schneider is beginning to look pretty spectacular.

September is always a busy month but this year will be busier than most. This is especially true the last week of September as we will be hosting the Blugold Sales Challenge, AACSB reaffirmation of accreditation visit, Career Conference (and Pre-Conference Reception), Advisory Board meetings, Baker Tilly Room Dedication, and Homecoming! Check the COB calendar (on the college's homepage) for these and other activities. Stay up-to-date between BizWires by following the college's social media sites.

What's new with you? We are always interested in hearing about internships, study abroad experiences, students organziation activities, and other high impact learning experiences.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year.

Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean
Bonnie Krahn, COB graphic artist

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Find your name on the Dean's list

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

Learning goals

Do you know the areas the College of Business wants you to excel in? The COB focuses its efforts on specific learning goals for its undergraduate and graduate programs.

» View COB learning goals

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» Use the Schneider Hall directory to navigate the College of Business

» View fall 2012 campus construction and parking map

COB Resources

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 2012 schedule is as follows:
• Mondays: 8-10 am, 1-3 pm
• Tuesdays: 11-12 pm
• Wednesdays: 11-1 pm
• Thursdays: 11-12 pm
• Fridays: 10-2 pm

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

Accounting Tutoring Lab Opens Sept. 12th

The Accounting Tutoring Lab, located in Schneider 314, will be open to students needing help in Accounting 201, 202, and 301 starting September 12th. The lab is staffed by SAS student volunteers. Check the door of the lab for the dates and times students will be available for tutoring. A schedule also will be circulated to all Accounting 201, 202 and 301 students.

People • places • things

New accounting and finance program pairs Chinese students with mentors

ChinaTwelve Chinese students in the UW-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance are participating in a new mentoring program that pairs them with a current UW-Eau Claire accounting or finance student. The UW-Eau Claire students, who will serve as both friend and role model, will help the Chinese students navigate life on an American college campus by introducing them to professional, social, cultural and recreational activities, and answering a wide range of their questions, like "Where can I go for help with my research paper?".

The Department of Accounting and Finance mentoring program is coordinated by Ingrid Ulstad, senior lecturer and Dr. D'Arcy Becker, chair.

Health Care Administration Program accepting applications for admission to the program

Health Care AdministrationThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Health Care Administration Program accepts applications for admission to the program twice each year. Prospective or Pre-HCAD students seeking more information about the HCAD program and the required admission application process should plan to attend. The spring 2013 admissions process is the final opportunity to gain admission to the 2014 Practicum cohort. Application materials are available here.

Monday, September 24, from 4:30-5:30 pm in Schneider 217 OR
Friday, September 28, from 2:00-3:00pm in Schneider 217

» Read more

Advisory boards to meet Sept. 28th

The following UW-Eau Claire College of Business advisory boards will have their fall meeting, Friday, September 28, 2012:

Accounting and Finance Advisory Council, 8:30 am to I pm, Davies Center Centennial Room 320
Business Advisory Council, 8:30 am to 1 pm, Davies Center Chancellors' Room
IS Industry Advisory Council, 7 am to 2:30 pm, Schneider Cargill Collaboration Center (am), Davies Center Menomonee Room (pm)
Marketing Advisory Council, 8:30 am to 1 pm, Davies Center Ho-Chunk Room.

Members of the four groups will attend the Baker Tilly Room Dedication Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Davies Center Ojibwe Grand Ballroom.

COB students abroad: Summer 2012

College of Business students blogged about their study abroad experience in China and London this summer.

» Read about their adventures in China
» Read about Josh's adventures in London

Did you work or study outside the U.S. this summer? Email us about your experience and we will feature it in an upcoming edition of the BizWire.

India study abroad program application deadline extended until September 15

New Faculty and Staff

What are you doing over winter break to increase your knowledge of the global business world? Why not study in India, Asia's fourth largest economy. Deadline for application: September 15.

» Learn more
» Apply now

CADE Announcements

CADE Freshmen Meetings
Tuesday, Sept 18
4:00-5:30 pm, Davies 311
Wednesday, Sept 19
4:00-5:30 pm, Schneider 204

Don't forget to register for SPDP workshops

Students are required to take all four Student Professional Development Program (SPDP) workshops prior to applying for admission to the College of Business.

» View semester calendar-at-a-glance
» Register for a workshop

Etiquette Tip of the Month

Shake on it! Just in time for Career Conference.

» Learn more

Faculty & Staff news

Dr. Jean Pratt receives Excellence in Advising Award

Excellence Award Winners

UW-Eau Claire's 2012 faculty and staff excellence award recipients are, from left, Mark Larson, Dr. Jill Prushiek, Joey Bohl, Dr. Jean Pratt and Dr. Anne Hlas. Not pictured is Dr. Kent Syverson.

» Read more

New Faculty and Staff

Standifer invited to attend session in Italy

Dr. Rhetta StandiferDr. Rhetta Standifer, Management and Marketing, is one of 25 researchers worldwide to be invited to attend Bridging the Great Divide: Advancing the Science of Multiteam Systems Through International Collaboration, a small group meeting hosted by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). The meeting will be held October 27-29, 2012 in Varenna, Italy.

A multiteam system (MTS) consist of two or more teams that work together directly and interdependently on a commonly-held goal that is typically too large or complex for a single team or organization to accomplish. While MTSs may be found in business, science, the military and non-profits organizations, their impact on organizations has not been widely researched. The EAWOP seeks to build international visibility for MTSs and generate a global community of researchers interested in the topic.

Olson testifies at U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging legislative policy forum

Dr. Rhetta StandiferDr. Douglas Olson, Ph.D., associate professor of health care administration, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing, and director, Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) testified July 13, 2012 at a legislative policy forum of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The forum, which was titled, Advancing Practices for Raising the Bar for the Senior Care Leaders, was part of the 2012 National Emerging Leadership Summit for Long-Term Care Administrators held June 12-14, 2012 in Washington D.C.

» Read more

On leave. Emily Elsner Twesme (BCOM) and Mark Twesme are the proud parents of a baby girl. Ms. Elsner Twesme will be on leave until the end of October. Dr. Chuck Tomkovick (Management and Marketing) is on leave for the fall 2012 semester.

Promotions. Dr. Abe Nahm (Management and Marketing) from associate professor to full professor; Aimee Pernsteiner (Accounting and Finance) from associate lecturer to assistant professor; Don Gaber (IS) from associate lecturer to senior lecturer; Robert Heintz (Management and Marketing) from associate lecturer to senior lecturer; Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen (Management and Marketing) from lecturer to senior lecturer; Jeri Weiser (iDocs/Research Assistant) from
Instructional/Research Specialist to Senior Instructional/Research Specialist.

Wedding wishes. Best wishes to Jan Connolly (BCOM) who married Bob Bednar on June 9th in Eau Claire, WI. She has changed her name to Jan Bednar. Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Wyland (Management and Marketing) who married Fraser Clark on July 30th near Edinburgh, Scotland.


Get involved! Join a student organization

Looking for ways to boost your resume, connect with other business students and have fun at the same time? Find out how to join a business student organization.

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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
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