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February 17, 2010

Makeup Days for Missed Classes

The University has scheduled makeup days for classes missed due to the snow. Make sure to mark these on your calendars now as they are required.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, canceled classes to be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (Regular Makeup Day);
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 canceled classes to be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 (Reading Day 1);
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 canceled classes to be held on Friday, April 30, 2010 (Reading Day 2);
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 canceled classes to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010.

Congratulations to Michelle Kordahi - Selected as One of the 2010 Most Promising Minority Advertising Students

Every year American Advertising Federation recognizes the Most Promising Minority Advertising Students. This year one of GWSB's students, Michelle Kordahi was selected for this honor. Students selected for the award attend a three day event in New York City where they are recognized and given opportunities to network and interview with industry professionals. Congratulations to Michelle for being selected! Congratulations also to Alumnus Brian Fernandez, who received a special MPS alumni award.

Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon

Register now! Come meet and network with GWSB Alumni by participating in our Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon featuring members of the Dean’s Board of Advisors.

Links for Life is a program designed to create “links” between members of the GWSB student and alumni population by offering a forum for them to connect. The program will give you access to alumni in an informal setting. You can gain professional insight and ask questions that you might not ask in an interview situation. You will also have the opportunity to speak with alumni about the current happenings and activities at GWSB.

We will be having our next luncheon on March 5, 2010 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The lunch is free and space is limited! For more information and to register, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/boalinks.

The Great Recession: Bank Failures, TARP and Various Government Initiatives

The Great Recession: Bank Failures, TARP and Various Government Initiatives

Please join Finance and Investments Club for a lively discussion on our series of panel on the current financial crisis. Our next panel is on “The Great Recession: Bank Failures, TARP and Various Government Initiatives”.

Somender Chaudhary, MBA’04, MSF’10


Richard Brown – GW PhD’94, Chief Economist at FDIC
Patrick J. Tadie – GW MBA’93, Executive Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon
Professor Jiawen Yang - Professor of International Business and International Affairs at GWSB
Dale Robinson – GW BBA’00, Vice President and Risk Manager, U.S. Bank
Monday, February 22, 2010
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 652 / Duquès Hall / School of Business
2201 G Street, NW / Washington, D.C. 20052

To RSVP for this event please contact Star Calaman at starcalaman@gmail.com

To see the full flyer complete with bios click here.

Study Abroad Information Session

Thursday, February 18, 2010
2:00 - 3:00 pm, National University of Singapore 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.

The GWSCPA Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the availability of 2010 scholarship awards for students attending accredited Washington DC universities.

ICDS Costa Rica Study Abroad Opportunities

International Center for Development Studies Costa Rica has several study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica. Links to the flyers below highlight the different programs as well as provide information on how to apply.

Summer 2010: International Business and Development in Latin America

Summer 2010: Spanish for Development Studies

Fall 2010 Programs

2010 Accounting Scholarships

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs has 2010 scholarships availble for accounting students. The deadline for the scholarship applications has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2010. For application information visit The Greater Washington Society of CPAs website at www.gwscpa.org.

The Scholarship Fund of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs was established in 1963. Since it's inception, the fund has awarded more than $210,000 to accounting students attending institutions of higher education located in Washington, DC.

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

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of The George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2010 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, to be used to defray tuition or work-study expenses, for a special research project, or to fund study abroad.

Winners of the Award are selected based on a short application, an essay and a faculty recommendation. Applications for the Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award will be accepted through early spring. Recipients of the award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

Andrew Stergiopoulos graduated from the School of Business at GWU in May 2000, and perished on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City.

For more information about Andrew, the Award and the application process and the Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, please visit our website at www.sterg.org

Screening of Highlights from the film Food, Inc.

"Don't take another bite till you see Food, Inc., an essential,
indelible documentary."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Don’t miss Robert Kenner’s first appearance in Washington, DC!

The George Washington University
Office of the President
Office of Sustainability

invite you to join

Robert Kenner, Academy-Award nominated director of Food, Inc.
for a discussion and screening of highlights from the film

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 8 p.m.
Funger Hall, room 103 (2201 G Street, NW)

RSVP at http://foodinc-gw.eventbrite.com

Capacity is limited! Register today!

Co-sponsored by: Food Justice Alliance, GreenGW, Net Impact, Students
for Fair Trade and Program Board

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's
food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been
hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's
regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food
Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food:
An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs
like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin,
Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we
eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we
are going from here.

For more information about the film and Robert Kenner, please visit:

“Mexico's Financial System and the Impact of the Global Recession”

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ignacio Deschamps, Chairman and CEO of BBVA Bancomer and Chairman of the Mexican Bankers’ Association, will be the keynote speaker at this conference, hosted by The Center for Latin American Issues. Please join us in discussing the outlook for the Mexican banking sector. To view the program announcement, click here.

GWSB Paris Program


Have you ever dreamed of visiting Paris? The Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame. . .
Do you want to go abroad but worry about finding classes that will fit into your BBA or BACCY program?
Are you looking for a program where you will develop strong relationships with GWSB faculty and other GWSB students?

The GWSB Paris Business Program may be for you!

This unique GWSB study abroad program provides an opportunity for business students to take core and elective courses while studying in Paris. This fall semester program lets students earn 15 credit hours while studying with GWSB and Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) faculty. All classes are in English so students do not need to speak French to participate. You will also have the opportunity to visit exciting, multi-national companies like Moet et Chandon and Pfizer.

Come learn more about this exciting program. There will be an information session on:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
5:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall, Suite 453


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/

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