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March 25, 2010

A Message to GW School of Business Parents from
Lawrence Singleton
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Dear GWSB Parents,

Using email addresses provided by your sons and daughters, you have been added to the distribution list of the GWSB Undergraduate News, a weekly electronic publication of the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs.
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With warm regards,

Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Advising Center News

Fall 2010 pre-registration schedule has been released by the Registrar’s Office. The dates are listed here:

Undergraduate Students begin:

March 31
90 or more hours (credits) earned
April 1
75 or more hours (credits) earned
April 2
55 or more hours (credits) earned
April 5
30 or more hours (credits) earned

Undergraduate Students with less than 20 hours (credits) earned:

April 6
Last names beginning A through K only
April 7
Last names beginning L through Z only

Additionally, I would strongly encourage you to read the Registrar’s website here: http://www.gwu.edu/~regweb/web-content/registration/gen_info_fall2010.html regarding Fall 2010 registration policies, procedures, and deadlines.

Registration Advising

To help prepare you for registration for the Fall semester, the Advising Center will operate on a total walk-in schedule from March 22nd – April 8th. We will not set-up advising appointments during this period to help as many students as possible. Additionally, we have expanded our advising hours during the total walk-in period to better assist you. The new hours during total walk-in are as follows:

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

New Staff and Advising Caseloads

I am pleased to announce that we have concluded our search for a new Academic Advisor and Executive Assistant.

Ms. Erika Waxbom, our new Academic Advisor, comes to us directly from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO. Erika has significant Academic Advising and Undergraduate Admissions experience and I know she is very excited to be working with you.

Mr. Ryan Cassidy, our new Executive Assistant, comes from the University of North Florida where he served in many academic and administrative roles. Ryan is also looking forward to meeting many of you.

Considering that we have a new academic advisor, we have adjusted our advising caseload to the following letter breakdowns by last name:

Advisor Last Name Begins With
Deb Coburn
A, B, G
Rene Thomas
Carl Coleman
H-K, Z
Maurice Cook
Erika Waxbom
Jessica Ortiz
L, T-Y

If you have been reassigned to a new academic advisor and wish to continue to work with your old advisor, you may do so.

Please let us know if you have any questions and best wishes for a successful rest of the semester.


Larry L. Fillian, Jr.
Director of Undergraduate Advising and Assessment

FINA 124 Advanced Financial Management

The case study capstone course FINA 124, Advanced Financial Management, is offered in the 1st summer session, May 17 - June 26, 2010. Taught by Professor Neil G. Cohen, it is a distance course under the auspices of Online Learning Initiative. Professor Cohen taught FINA 124 to generations of GWSB undergraduates and pioneered in developing online courses. His innovative techniques online, using Excel-based materials, proved in many online courses that financial decision making can be learned well at a distance. You don't have to be in Washington this summer to take this course. Look for it in the Summer Schedule of Courses under Online Courses. Register early; the course is capped at 25 students.

Just in Time Career Fair

Each year the School of Business hosts the Just In Time Career Fair, exclusively for School of Business students and top-notch recruiters who are looking for "just in time" opportunities and hires. On behalf of the staff of the F. David Fowler Career Center of the GWU School of Business, we look forward to seeing you at JIT!

School of Business Just In Time Career Fair
Date: April 8, 2010
Time: 2 PM - 6 PM
Location: 4th and 5th Floors of Duques Hall (2201 G Street, NW, Washington DC, 20052)

Nominations for Board of Advisors Awards

GW School of Business Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff:

Nominations for the 15th annual Board of Advisors Awards are now being accepted. The BOA Awards for Outstanding Commitment to the School of Business are cash awards of $1,000 presented to one faculty member, one staff member, one undergraduate student, one graduate student and one doctoral student.

To nominate a member of the School community in any or all categories, please submit a written response (two pages maximum) to the following:

How has the nominee, through his/her actions as a member of the School of Business community, gone above and beyond his/her expected role to further the School's efforts to achieve any or all of the following three goals?

* to create an outstanding educational experience for our students

* to stimulate the growth and development of the faculty and staff

* to increase service to our students, alumni, the community, our
professions and business and governments at home and abroad

Nominations can be emailed to Ben Tomchik at btomchik@gwu.edu or faxed to (202) 994-4411, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Business Diversity Week: Preparation for Tomorrow (5th-12th April 2010)

Business Diversity Week is a week of education and advanced preparation for students entering into the world of business. Being of a minority race, culture, gender or sexual preference may increase the risk of introducing prejudice to ones profile, making it difficult for the individual’s professional skills to remain the primary focus. Today's economy has made it even more competitive for students to find internships and post-graduate jobs.

The Business Diversity Week events will prepare the individual by:

- Strengthen and effectively expose personal brand.
- Develop professional communication and networking skills.
- Increase confidence and self-esteem.
- Discover New & Trending Career Options.
- Take advantage of local resources at GWU and in DC.

Get Your Money Up
Monday, April 5th | Room 403, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | 7pm – 8pm
Learn how to manage your finances, budget your spending and discover some of the essential principles of investing your money. Presented by GW School of Business Juniors Jarrod Brown and Joshua Joseph. Also featuring distinguished guest and moderator, GW Associate Professor of Finance, Neil G. Cohen.

“Consulting 101: A Consultant’s Manifesto” – hosted by Young Consultants of DC
Tuesday, April 6th | Room 453, Duques Hall | 7pm – 8:30pm
A Panel of DC’s Young Consultant sharing their experiences as a consultant and their transition from college to career. Learn the fundamentals of consulting by participating in a panel discussion with experienced consultants. Visit www.ycdc.org for more info

Hire Fashion – MBSA’s 5th Annual Charity Fashion Show
Wednesday, April 7th | Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | Doors Open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
Tickets are $10
Generation Y’s depiction of contemporary corporate attire. Learn how to mix and match contemporary fashion of today’s young professionals. Reception to follow.
Co-Sponsorship: Shopper’s Symposium

Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Passion To Profit
Thursday, April 8th | Room 453, Duques Hall | 7pm – 8:30pm
Meet and question the minds of successful entrepreneurs in the DC Metro area. Networking Reception to follow.
Co-Sponsorship: Colonial Entrepreneurs & CFEE

Register at www.passiontoprofit.eventbrite.com

GW Women In Business Spring Conference 2010
Saturday, April 10th | Duques Hall & Funger Halls | 9am – 3:30pm
Bridging The Gap: Transferring Classroom Lessons To Real World Experiences
Visit www.GWWIB.org to purchase tickets and for more info

Discover Your Personal Brand by Nicole Endres, hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi
Monday, April 12th | Room 310, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | 7pm-8:30pm
Discover the essential components to strengthen your personal brand and expose your human capital.

Check Out The Website

For More Information, email us at mbsa@gwu.edu

Washington Nationals College Night

On Friday, April 23, 2010 the Washington Nationals are pleased to present the 2010 College Night for all DC-area students. The Nationals and undergraduate students of Professor Neirotti's Sport and Event Marketing class invite you to "Pregame at Nats Park" and come root, root, root for the home team as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Starting at 5:30pm, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, a live band, raffles, mascot and player appearances, and Happy Hour specials before the game at Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk. Tickets for this event cost $28.50, an all-inclusive price which includes the Pre-Game Party, the 7:05 game and Terrace Level Seating! To purchase tickets, please visit: www.nationals.com/college1. There are a limited number available, so make sure to get some for you and your friends before they sell out. For more information, email nats.collegenight2010@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @NatsStudentNite or look for us on Facebook. For groups of 20 or more, contact Greg at 202.640.7806 or at greg.foscato@nationals.com. Come out to support the Nats and your fellow students. We hope to see you there for this thrilling event!

The Business Response to Climate Change

The Business Response to Climate Change
Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 12:30pm - 6:30pm

Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Business Response to Climate Change is a student-run, student-organized conference that explores how forward thinking businesses have innovated and created opportunity from the climate change challenge. DC entrepreneurs, consultants, policy experts, corporate officials and non-profit leaders will come together at the George Washington University on April 8, 2010, to challenge the economic, political, and social status quo to offer a vision for a renewable and sustainable future. While we certainly can't change the world in a single afternoon, we will inspire the business leaders of tomorrow to think about ways that they can.

Please visit www.thebusinessresponse.com to sign up for the entire event or individual panels. The event concludes with a networking reception sponsored by the Sustainability Institute.

Learn more about our speakers including: Gregory H. Kats, Good Energies; Tim Richards, GE Energy; Alex Laskey, O-Power; Josh Green, Verdeo Group; Claire Tomkins, Carbon War Room; Matt Ferguson, Reznick Group; Melissa Adams, Washington Gas; Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility; Bjorn Frogner, Maryland Clean Energy Technology Incubator at the University of Maryland and Colin Dunn, Cadmus Group

2009-2010 Maxon Lecture

The 2009-10 Maxon Lecture, featuring Robert M. Herz and Sir David Tweedie, will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 6:00pm. This 11th annual event will be a moderated dialogue between two distinguished figures in the area of global financial and accounting standards: Mr. Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The event will be moderated by Binyamin Appelbaum of the Washington Post, and will address, “Greater Global Transparency in Financial Reporting: Lighting the Path for Investors.”

Mr. Herz earned his BA in economics at the University of Manchester in 1974, and is both a certified public accountant and a chartered accountant. Mr. Herz has served on numerous boards and commissions concerned with finance and accounting, including the AICPA SEC Regulations Committee and the Transnational Auditors Committee of the International Federation of Accountants.

Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969), where he now serves as visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School. He has been awarded honorary degrees by eight British universities, the ICAEW's Founding Societies Centenary Award for 1997 and the CIMA Award 1998 for services to the accounting profession.

The Maxon Lectureship has a history of featuring distinguished business leaders and scholars. Previous lectures are available on the Institute for Corporate Responsibility’s website at: http://business.gwu.edu/icr/previous_maxon_lectures.asp Please visit this site for further information about the event. I hope you will take this opportunity to mark your calendars and plan to join us for the lecture.

Maxon Lecture Flyer

Webinar on Business and Peace

UN PRME, The Kogod School of Business at American University, The Institute of Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University School of Business, and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame present:

Webinar on Business and Peace

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, The Kogod School of Business at American University, The Institute of Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University School of Business, and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame invite you to an exclusive virtual meeting on the subject of Peace and Business.

Peace and business is a topic of growing interest among many organizations and people, including: governments, development agencies, corporations and their associations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, investors, and foundations. This topic is gaining acceptance as a matter of strategy for global corporations and as a matter of policy by governments to support and promote their goals for peace in zones of conflict.

This working group is assembled to identify the practices that businesses engage in that advance peace from a practical perspective in application to university courses. Additionally, the working group will seek to validate the connections between the actions that businesses take and their affect on building peace and advancing the post-conflict to peace process. Preparing future leaders is key in advancing peace in business. As information is developed and understanding grows, the working group will cooperate with higher education, business, NGO and governmental communities to disseminate knowledge and foster outreach into strategy and policy communities.


Viva Bartkus
Associate Professor of Management
University of Notre Dame

John Forrer
Associate Research Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
George Washington University School of Business

Bob Sicina
Executive in Residence, International Business Department
Kogod School of Business, American University

Timothy L. Fort, PhD, JD
Executive Director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility
Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics
George Washington University School of Business
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington Law School


Webinar on Business and Peace
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
11:30am - 1:00pm EST
RSVP: mariyai@gwmail.gwu.edu

AGA Networking Golf and Happy Hour

AGA Networking Golf and Happy Hour
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Golf Sign-in at 1:00 pm
Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
(times approximate)

Golf: Needwood Golf Course, 6724 Needwood Road, Rockville
Happy Hour: Guapo’s, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

Golfers and Non-golfers alike - come join our sponsors,
members and potential members of AGA for a relaxing
afternoon of “networking golf” and a Happy Hour

What is “networking golf”? Networking golf is a no-pressure 9-hole
tournament where golfers of all levels are welcome. Each team will use its
best hit on each stroke so that there is one team score. Teams will be
arranged with a focus on networking not on scores. Come early, meet our
sponsors, and hit some balls. Don’t have clubs – rent some from the
clubhouse and enjoy a no-pressure tournament.

See flyer for more information.

GW Summer Sessions Fair

GW Summer Sessions Fair
Thursday, April 15th 1- 3pm Kogan Plaza
Summer semester is quickly approaching, with the first session beginning May 17, 2010. Summer Sessions 2010 offers more course options than ever before - on campus, online, and abroad, as well as a variety of summer institutes.

For more information on Summer Sessions visit: http://summer.gwu.edu/portal/index.html

GW Summer Business Institute

Have friends who aren't business students that are interested in a business school experience? Let them know about the GW Summer Business Institute.

GW School of Business Undergraduate Programs is pleased to announce a new program for seniors and juniors with 75 semester credit hours or more to help further prepare them for life after GW and the job market. You are invited to participate in the GW Summer Business Institute, which provides an opportunity to learn business fundamentals in the core subjects covered in the School of Business’ Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program:

Accounting, Business Economics, Business Ethics, Business Law, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, Decision Making, Leadership, Presentation Skills, Team Building

Students will also:
-Work with career management professionals in the F. David Fowler Career Center to improve their resume and interview skills
- Learn to think and communicate like business professionals
- Learn to apply the appropriate vocabulary and customs of business
- Learn to understand and use business publications like The Wall Street Journal
- Motivate themselves and others to succeed

The 2010 GW Summer Business Institute will take place from May 30-June 19, and space is limited. The total cost of the program is $6,300 ($7,300 with on-campus housing), and applications are being accepted only through April 1st. Additional information about the GW Summer Business Institute and an application for admission are available at http://business.gwu.edu/gwsbi. You may also call the GW School of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs at 202-994-7536.

International Advertising Association (IAA) Diploma in Marketing Communications

The purpose of this letter is to invite qualified students to apply for the prestigious International Advertising Association Diploma. Since 2007, the GW Marketing Department has been affiliated with the International Advertising Association (IAA).

One benefit of our IAA membership is that our Department of Marketing within the School of Business is now able to offer a special additional diploma to those graduates who qualify under IAA regulations. Spring 2007 was the first year we were able to offer this diploma to qualified students, and this Spring 2010 is only the fourth time we have been able to provide this service. This diploma symbolizes your increased skill in Marketing Communications, and should set you apart from many other graduates in your job search or applications for additional education.

The link below includes several documents in regards to the diploma. One is an overview of the International Advertising Association (IAA); the second is a suggested list of courses (or substitutes) that you need to have taken to qualify for the IAA Diploma, and the third is the Diploma Application itself.

There is a fee of $75 for this diploma, which is needed for registry with the IAA and the processing of the diploma. The $75 (check or cash) should be made payable to “GW Department of Marketing” and is to be delivered with your completed application to Department Secretary, Christin Green, in Funger Hall, Suite 301. Applications and fees should be completed and delivered to the Department of Marketing by Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Salah Hassan (Hassan@gwu.edu), Dr Liebrenz-Himes (Liebrenz@gwu.edu) or Dr. Lynda Maddox (Maddox@gwu.edu)

IAA Diploma Invitation

Dodge a Ball; Feed the Community

Join Alpha Kappa Psi on March 27, 2010 for its first annual dodgeball fundraiser and help raise funds for the Foggy Bottom Food Pantry. The Foggy Bottom Food Pantry provides meals to disadvantaged DC community members. And, through your support, the Foggy Bottom Food Pantry can continue on its mission of assisting the local community. Register a team today and YOU can make a positive impact on the community and have fun while doing it!

Please see form below for further details.

Dodeball Tournament Flyer

GW District Youth Empowerment Program

We need You:

Volunteers needed to tutor and mentor at-risk youth in low-income communities here in DC. Get involved with GW's District Youth Empowerment Program. Good opportunity to enhance social-entrepreneurial skills while gaining "real world" experience and changing economic outcomes for low-income families. Ask about our Leadership Opportunities. For more info please contact Laura Chambers gwdyep@gmail.com

GWWIB Spring Conference

Bridging the Gap: Transferring Classroom Lessons to Real World Experiences
GW Women in Business' First Annual Spring Conference

GW Women in Business is proud to present our first annual spring conference on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Through our Conference, GWWIB hopes to facilitate a discussion on the major topics learned in the classroom and how these issues are translated into the real world of business. The discussions will be facilitated by GW professors and will feature panels of experts, as well as an opportunity for Q&A by conference participants. The conference will also include a networking luncheon where participants will be able to meet representatives from M&T Bank, Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, the World Bank, Capitol Hill, DuPont, and many more! Tickets for members ($10) and non-members ($15) include breakfast, lunch, a goodie bag with gift cards and discount coupons, and a wealth of networking opportunities.
Purchase your tickets at http://gwwibspringconference.eventbrite.com
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Duques and Funger Halls
URL: http://www.wix.com/gwwibsc10/gwwib-spring-conference

Conference Flyer

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

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.

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