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February 24, 2010

New York Trek 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 and Friday, February 26, 2010, 46 GWSB Undergraduates will be participating in the 2010 GWSB Undergraduate New York Trek. Follow them as they blog about the trek at: http://gwsbnyc.wordpress.com

European Study Abroad Information Session

On Tuesday, February 16, 2010 GWSB Undergraduate Programs along with the Office of Study Abroad held an

information session for GWSB undergrads interested in studying abroad at European Business Schools. Information was presented on four schools, Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, Grenoble Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France and Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna, Austria. Representatives from Bocconi University and Grenoble Ecole de Management were also present at the information session. Students unable to attend the information session, however interested in these opportunities can contact GWSB study abroad advisors Deborah Coburn or Jessica Ortiz for more information.

Makeup of Modular Classes for Spring 2010

Please take note of the update to the modular class schedule to makeup for classes missed due to the snow.

FIRST 7 WEEKS courses will now end on Monday, March 8.
SECOND 7 WEEKS courses will now start on Tuesday, March 9.
This new schedule will ensure that the semester is split evenly for both the first 7 weeks and the second 7 weeks with graduate courses having 7 meeting days and undergrad courses having 14 meeting days.

Classes for the second 7 weeks will start on March 9, which is a Tuesday. This will ensure that there are enough contact days for all classes, as required. At the end of Spring 2010, we need to follow the University calendar in terms of makeup days announced by the University. This means the following:

The second 7 week courses, AS WELL AS, the full semester courses, end the semester following the University guidelines for making up snow days:

Monday, April 26 -- last day for regular classes
Tuesday, April 27 -- Monday classes meet to make up for snow day
Wednesday, April 28 -- Monday classes meet to make up for holidays (previously scheduled)
Thursday, April 29 -- Tuesday classes meet to make up for snow day
Friday, April 30 -- Wednesday classes meet to make up for snow day
Saturday, May 1 -- Thursday classes meet to make up for snow day

These makeup classes all meet in the regularly scheduled classroom they had during the semester.

The Columbian Women Scholarship

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (Tuition Only) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at The George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

Awards will be for the 2010-2011 academic year. The total annual amount of the awards is approximately $90,000 with an average of individual awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to apply again in subsequent years.

Please review the following guidelines and instructions carefully before beginning your application. All materials should be sent The Columbian Women at Columbianwomen@gmail.com.

The application, including letters of recommendation must be received by March 26, 2010.

Scholarship Instructions

Application Form

Recommendation Form

Your Life, Your Money

Partial Screening of WETA's Your Life, Your Money documentary featuring Donald Faison and Russell Simons.

Interactive Expert Panel discussion with special guests on planning your financial future NOW!

For more information regarding event details, tickets, and prize entering, please visit our eventbrite registration page at:

Register for a chance to win one of twenty $100 saving bonds that will be given out as well as financial planning sessions with experts from HSBC and Smith Barney!








GWSB Internship and Career Recognition

The F. David Fowler Career Center would like to recognize those students who have recently found internships or jobs. The Fowler Career Center will be displaying students' information on the television screens in Oglethorpe Hall (lobby of Duquès). To have your information included in the display please click here and complete the survey.

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.

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

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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