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February 15, 2012

Study International Business in Buenos Aires

Study International Business in Buenos Aires!
Application deadline: March 1

The IBUS in Argentina program will launch in Fall 2012 and will provide students the opportunity to complete all IBUS field courses in one semester. Students will take classes at di Tella University (UTDT) & all IBUS courses will be taught in English. The program is designed to maximize students' intercultural learning experience in the following ways:
+ half of the program's students will be from GW and half will be from UTDT
+ students will take part in corporate site visits and cultural activities
+ students will live with host families

Students will take a total of 5 IBUS courses and one Spanish course:
IBUS 3001 Introduction to International Business*
IBUS 3201 International Marketing
IBUS 3301 International Business Finance
IBUS 4402 Managing in Developing Countries
IBUS 4900 Doing Business in Argentina
Spanish Language Course (can be used as the Field related elective for IBUS)

*Students who have already completed IBUS 3001 do not have to re-take this course.

To learn more and to access the application, visit the Office for Study Abroad website.

Business Response Conference

George Washington University Energy Club, in conjunction with the GW Net Impact Chapter, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Business Response Conference on February 24th at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the George Washington Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st St. NW) . This event will dissect the issues of rising energy demand and supply side solutions through three panel discussions: The Role of Policy, Project Finance, and Corporate Strategy. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael Ware, Founder, Advanced Capital Markets
  • Michael Kagen, President of Retail Power, Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
  • Chris Lloyd, Executive Director of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
  • Peter Molinaro, Vice President of Federal and State Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Co.
  • Bo Poats, Executive Vice President, Pace Financial Services
  • Katherine Gensler, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Solar Energy Industry Association

The conference will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm with a cocktail reception to follow; breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will also be holding an industry specific career fair from 4:00pm - 5:30pm for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the energy sector. For more information on speakers, topics, and to register, please visit

Free Tutoring through the GW Tutoring Initiative

Need a Tutor for the Spring 2012 Semester?

Contact the GW Tutoring Initiative!

More information here.

Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join the program that's training the next generation of Jewish cultural entrepreneurs and arts administrators, GW's Master's Program in Jewish Cultural Arts, the first of its kind in the United States.

This 36-credit, two year MA program provides students with the hands-on skills and intellectual capital to think analytically about the history, ethnography, and sociology of the modern Jewish experience. Students gain expertise in audience development, fiscal management, and fostering new forms of Jewish cultural expression. The rich resources of the nation’s capital, coupled with those of the university, offer students stellar opportunities, including internships and cultural collaborations with arts organizations, foundations, and museums. The multidisciplinary degree culminates in a student project that plans and executes of an arts event for the GW community.

Light refreshments will be served.


Study Abroad: Arcadia Drop-in Advising

Arcadia Drop-in Advising

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Office for Study Abroad
812 20th St. NW

Representatives from Arcadia University will be hosting open advising hours at the Office for Study Abroad. Students interested in Arcadia study abroad programs are encouraged to stop in to speak with an advisor and learn more.

HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

Through advocacy, education and professional development, the National Capital Area Chapter of the Health Information Management & Systems Society promotes the development and improvement of healthcare information management as an essential contribution to quality patient care.

Purpose: The HIMSS-NCA Scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance and recognition to students who are pursuing health information or systems management degrees, and are interested in helping to shape the future of the profession.

Objective: The program awards three scholarships – one for each of the following
three degree programs: graduate, undergraduate and associate's level.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Active enrollment in a DC-Metro area accredited university fulfilling the
requirements for a health information or systems management related degree,
• A grade point of 3.0 or better
•Member of local HIMSS chapter

Application Requirements include:
• Submission of the HIMSS-NCA Chapter Scholarship Application Form
• Recent, official college transcripts, through the fall semester 2011
• Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current school
• A short essay of no more than 500 words (2 pages) that addresses:
• Why you have chosen this field? (1/2 page)
• Why IM/IT is important to healthcare today? (1/2 page)
• A discussion of a major issue facing the healthcare community today and
how IM/IT can address the issue. (1 page)

Applications are available on the HIMSS-NCA web site at:

and must be submitted no later than April 17, 2012 to be considered for an award.

Questions should be sent to

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
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 or 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: 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 We look forward to your participation this semester!

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

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

184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT. 06840

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: 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! Study International Business in Buenos Aires

NEW! Business Response Conference

NEW! Free Tutoring throught the GW Tutoring Initiative

NEW! Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

NEW! Study Abroad: Arcadia Drop-in Advising

NEW! HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

Robert P. Maxon Lecture - Wes Bush

Presentation Boot-Camp Workshop

Academic Success Skill Workshops

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

Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter

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

Evening with the Embassy - Federal Republic of Germany

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

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