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January 27, 2010

GW Students Place First in Battle of the Beltway

The Deloitte Consulting Battle of the Beltway Federal Consulting Case Competition was held January 21-22, 2010 at The George Washington University School of Business. The Battle of the Beltway is a public sector case competition and the first of its kind on the east coast. Undergraduate students from American University, The George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University participated in preliminary competitions at their home schools in fall 2009, with the winning teams from each school advancing to the Battle of the Beltway on January 21-22, 2010. Ten teams, three each from American University, The George Washington University and Georgetown University as well as one team from Howard University competed in the Battle of the Beltway on Thursday January 21, 2010. The top three teams from Thursday's round of competition advanced to the final round on Friday, January 22, 2010.

The final three teams represented American University, The George Washington University and Georgetown University. The teams placed as follows, in first place The George Washington University, in second place Georgetown University and in third place American University. Members of the winning team from GW include Erik Haug, a junior Economics major; Jason Katz, a junior Finance and International Business major; Sarina Rubin a junior International Business and Marketing major; and Steven Wujek a junior Finance major. Members of the first place team will receive guaranteed first-round interviews for a summer internship with Deloitte Consulting.

FYDP Hot, Flat, and Crowded Panel Discussions

The GWSB First Year Development Program sessions on Friday, January 15, 2010 featured panel discussions of sustainability issues. The panels were focused on the issues presented in the Freshman Reading program selection, Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. Panelists included Steve Suranovic, Brian Dixon and Scott Sklar. Professor Mark Starik was moderator. For bios of the panelists and moderator click here.

GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek

This year's GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek will take place February 25-26, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to visit companies based on their concentration. This year there will be three treks, Finance, Marketing and Sports Management. Confirmed site visits include, Finance/Accounting: Lazard, Guggenheim and UBS; Marketing: Deutsch; Sports Management: CAA Sports. Check the Co-Curricular section of the Undergraduate Programs website for more information on the trip including the application form. Sign up as early as possible as spaces are running out.

Miriam's Kitchen Toiletry Drive

The Advising Center is hosting a toiletry drive for Miriam's Kitchen. There will be a box in the waiting area outside the Advising Center, Duques Hall 456 for the collection of men's clothing and new toiletries. Click here to see a wish list of toiletries and clothing.

Miriam's Kitchen was founded in 1983 by a collaboration of The George Washington University Hillel Student Association, Western Presbyterian Church and United Church in response to an urgent need for services for the homeless in Washington, DC. Our mission is to provide individualized services that address the causes and consequences of homelessness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, both directly and through facilitating connections in Washington, DC. We provide free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year through our core programs: Meals, Case Management, Miriam's Studio, and Miriam's Cafe. In addition, all of our services are free. For more information, please go their website at http://www.miriamskitchen.org/

GWSB Students Go Behind the Scenes of Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti and 28 students will be going behind the scenes of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Follow their trip at: http://business.gwu.edu/olympics/2010/

Speaking Event: Clay Jones, Chairman, President & CEO Rockwell Collins

Clay Jones, Chairman, President & CEO
Rockwell Collins

January 29, 2010
11:30am – 12:30pm
Funger 108

Clayton (Clay) M. Jones was appointed chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rockwell Collins in June 2002. He had been president and chief executive officer of Rockwell Collins since 2001.

Jones previously served as president of Rockwell Collins and was a corporate officer and senior vice president of Rockwell International, positions he was appointed to in December 1998. Prior to that, he held positions as vice president and general manager of the Collins Air Transport Division and as corporate senior vice president of Government Operations and International in Washington, D.C., where he represented all Rockwell businesses to international and domestic customers.

From 1988 to 1995, Jones was responsible for the space and aircraft systems business areas as vice president of Aerospace Government Affairs and Marketing at Rockwell's Government Operations office in Washington. In 1982, he was sponsored by Rockwell to serve a fellowship in a White House Executive Exchange program.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Jones joined Rockwell International in 1979 after serving in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot. Jones holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Jones serves on the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and is on the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM). In addition, he is a member of The Business Council and the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Jones is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a director of the Unisys Corporation and of Deere & Company.

Locally, Jones serves on the board of directors of Priority One, the economic development arm of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Tippie College of Business board of visitors at The University of Iowa, the board of trustees for the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI), and is a member of the Iowa Business Council.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Thursday, January 28
12:00-1:00, Italy & Greece Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
1:00-2:00, Middle East Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room

Friday, January 29
1:00-2:00, Africa Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
2:00-3:00, Australia & New Zealand Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
3:00-4:00, General Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Poland, Russia Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
4:00-5:00, French-speaking Europe Regional Information Session, Office for Study Abroad Conference Room

For additional information contact the Office for Study Abroad at 202-994-1649 or studyabr@gwu.edu.

Summer 2010 Study Abroad

The Office for Study Abroad offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate summer courses that include an overseas component. Classes will be led by GW faculty in some of the world’s most exciting locations. Overseas length of study ranges from 1-4 weeks.

For a complete list of programs and locations check out:


Application deadline: March 1, 2010

Questions? Contact the Office for Study Abroad
812 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Web: http://studyabroad.gwu.edu
Email: gwabroad@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-1649

Nourish International

In our world, as of 2009:

1.1 billion people lack access to clean water, 850 million people are malnourished, and 8 million people die each year because they are simply too poor to stay alive.

You can change this today.

Nourish International is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called "Ventures." Using the money they earn, Chapters plan and invest in sustainable community development projects. Students then travel abroad to partner with local communities in implementing those solutions.

To expand our impact, we're looking for students on your campus who want to be a part of the solution to global poverty and challenge themselves in the process. These students will receive professional training and support as they start a Nourish Chapter at their school – building membership, running ventures and implementing sustainable development projects overseas.

There are several ways to get involved:

  • Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and February 19th Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting student leaders from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.
  • Tell a friend – If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.

About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 29 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $140,000 in sustainable development projects in 22 communities worldwide.

Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!


The Nourish Team