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GWSB Undergraduate News

February 8, 2012

Robert P. Maxon Lecture - Wes Bush

The 13th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture

Mr. Wes Bush
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Global Challenges and How Northrop Grumman is Leading Innovative Solutions in Response
Monday, April 9, 2012
6:00pm
Jack Morton Auditorium

Maxon Lecture Website


Presentation Boot-Camp Workshop

This an opportunity to develop one of the most valuable skills engrained in any profession.

Students, welcome to Presentation Boot-Camp (PBC). PBC is a workshop designed to refine and develop your professional public speaking skills. PBC is an opportunity for you to truly explore the nuances of public speaking through real-time feedback and high intensity speaking activities. Consider this an opportunity to overcome the “um’s, uh’s, what’s, if’s and buts” that cause your audiences to lose interest and attention. PBC seeks to tangibly create dynamic speakers by increasing presenter confidence and preparedness. Interested students should email Jared Eisenberg directly at jared_e@gwu.edu or jarede0@gmail.com for more details.


Academic Success Skill Workshops

GWSB Undergraduate Programs is partnering with the University Counseling Center to offer Academic Success Skill Workshops to be facilitated by Dr. Imran Riaz of the University Counseling Center.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Each workshop will start at 5:00pm in Duquès 652.


School of Public Health and Health Services Offering Three Ugrad Courses Online for Summer

The School of Public Health and Health Services is now offering the following three undergraduate courses on-line during the first six week summer session.

EXSC 2119.DO1 Basic Nutrition CRN #88497
HLWL 1109.DO1 Human Sexuality CRN #88489
HLWL 1114.DO1 Personal Health and Wellness CRN #88488


Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter

Last year, a group of students interested in promoting sustainability in business founded the undergraduate chapter of Net Impact. The mission is “to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world” (Source: http://netimpact.org/about). This year, we are planning events such as site visits to sustainable companies, the re-launch of the DOT campaign, as well as partnering with other student organizations to bring a large group of students together for change.

Currently, we are looking for students who are interested in being a part of the organization, as either members or as part of the executive leadership. For more information, please send your contact information and level of interest in the organization to netimpactgw@gmail.com. We look forward to your participation this semester!


Volunteer Opportunity: GE Event - American Competitiveness: What Works

A DC-based events communication firm is producing a weeklong event next week (Feb. 13-16) for General Electric, and they are looking for bright and motivated graduate and undergraduate students to volunteer their time at this event.

The GE event will be a four-day event focused on the future of manufacturing, innovation, the global economy and American jobs. The event will feature in-depth conversations with top business, political and thought leaders, including GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt.

This event will provide students with an invaluable experience, as they will have the opportunity to expand their curriculum outside the classroom. Duties will range from registration, speaker management, press management, and production assistance.

All volunteers will also have the chance to sit-in on portions of the program, giving them an inside perspective that only attendees receive.

If you'd like to get info about volunteering, email geworksvolunteers@gmail.com. To sign up for volunteer availability, use this form.


BADM 4900: Reflections on the Federal Reserve and it's Place in the Economy Today

Many of you are excited about taking the course taught by Professor Fort and Chairman Bernanke (for the GW Today announcement, please click here).

The course information is as follows:

BADM 4900, Reflections on the Federal Reserve and it's Place in the Economy Today
TR 12:45 - 2 p.m.
3/20/12 - 4/26/12
1.5 credits
Location TBA

Due to anticipated demand for seats in this course, interested undergraduate students will apply through a selective course admissions process. A successful student in this course would be one who has evinced strong academic preparation, demonstrated leadership skills, and has exhibited a legitimate interest in the operations of the Federal Reserve and how it impacts the global economy and society.

To apply for this course, please submit your one-page resume and a one-page statement addressing the following question:

What questions about the Federal Reserve are most important to the world today and how will this course positively impact your academic development?
Statements should be no longer than one page, in 12 pitch Times New Roman font, with 1" margins on all four sides. Statements should include your name and GWID.

Your complete application should be submitted in hardcopy form to:
Larry Fillian
Director of Undergraduate Advising
The Advising Center
Duques 456
Applications must be received no later than February 17th, 2012 at 6 p.m. No electronic, late submissions or registrants will be accepted. Decisions will be made by March 9th.

By submitting an application to this class, you certify that your current schedule can accommodate this class. If you are accepted into the course, you will be notified, and registered for the class administratively. Students who have time conflicts will not be accepted to this course.


Evening with the Embassy - Federal Republic of Germany


Interested in Serving Your Fellow Students?

Want to give back to GW by serving fellow students? Are you interested in advocating for student concerns and working together with administrators to improve the GW experience? The GW Student Association is looking to fill a vacancy for Undergraduate Senator--School of Business. This appointment will last for the remainder of the 2011-2012 academic year. If interested, please contact Senate Chief of Staff Ryan Fanning at rfanning@gwu.edu or Executive Vice President Ted Costigan at costigan@gwu.edu. Application is available here.


NOW AVAILABLE: GWSB Sophomore Community Applications!


Attention GWSB Sophomores and Juniors: $2,500 Scholarships Available!!!

THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION
184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT. 06840
www.Sterg.org

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Awards. Each year, the Awards are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of the GW Undergraduate business school who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership and vision. Traditionally, two Awards are given each year, and each Award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2,500. Award proceeds are to be used to defray tuition or work-study expenses, for a special research project, or to fund study abroad.

Winners of the Awards are selected based on a short application, an essay and a faculty recommendation. The Award and the application process are described in greater detail at our website: www.Sterg.org For the 2012 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2012. Recipients of the Awards will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

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NEW! Robert P. Maxon Lecture - Wes Bush

NEW! Presentation Boot-Camp Workshop

NEW! Academic Success Skill Workshops

NEW! School of Public Health and Health Services Offering Three Ugrad Courses Online for Summer

NEW! Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter

NEW! Volunteer Opportunity: GE Event - American Competitiveness: What Works

BADM 4900: Reflections on the Federal Reserve and it's Place in the Economy Today

Evening with the Embassy - Federal Republic of Germany

Interested in Serving Your Fellow Students?

NOW AVAILABLE: GWSB Sophomore Community Applications!

Attention GWSB Sophomores and Juniors: Two $2,500 Scholarships Available!!!

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