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March 31, 2010

Five-Year Accountancy Program Information Session Tonight

The Five-Year Accountancy program is a new program open to BBA and BAccy students interested in getting their Master of Accountancy. Students in the program will be able to complete thier Master of Accountancy in just one year. For more information on this new program come to the information session tonight.

March 31, 2010
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Duques 453

Battle of the Beltway Information Session

Deloitte Consulting invites all Sophomores to learn about the Fall 2010 “Battle of the Beltway” Federal Consulting Case Competition.

WHAT: Learn how you can represent your school in a competition against teams of students from other local universities during a 2-day Federal Case Competition in November 2010.
WHO: Teams of four students who will be Juniors in Fall 2010 will compete in October to represent their university in the November finals.
WHEN and WHERE: An Information Session will be held April 21st, 5:30-6:30pm at The GW School of Business, Duquès 453.

For more information on the Battle of the Beltway go to http://business.gwu.edu/ugrad/battleofbeltway

To view the information session flyer go to http://business.gwu.edu/ugrad/battleofbeltway/Info%20Session.pdf

Asset Management During a Financial Crisis

Asset Management During a Financial Crisis

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 “Asset Management during a Financial Crisis”.

Welcome Remarks:
Star Calaman, BBA’10


Adam Kobor – Principal Portfolio Manager, World Bank
Arjan Berkelaar – Head of Asset Allocation and Risk Management at Kaust Investment Management Company
Professor Isabelle G. Bajeux-Besnainou - Professor of Finance at GWSB
Tuesday, April 6th, 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 Somender Chaudhary at somender@gwmail.gwu.edu

Click here to see flyer including bios of panelists.

GW District Youth Empowerment Program

GW’s District Youth Empowerment Program, a program co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and Business School, is looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of underprivileged DC youth. Students are currently volunteering at two elementary schools and one high school, and we are looking for additional students who are interested in tutoring, mentoring, fundraising, special events, etc. Schedules can be flexible and we welcome any time commitment you want to give. DYEP will have a general body meeting this Friday, April 2, 2010 at 4pm in Duques room 520. Anyone interested in getting involved is encouraged to attend to learn more about what we do and how you can help! If you have any questions, please e-mail gwdyep@gwu.edu.

U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program, 2010

Looking for a way to earn credits and study U.S. foreign policy this summer? Look no further! The U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program will be taking place for graduate students (June 7-18) and undergraduates (July 12-23) here at the Elliott School of International Affairs. This three-credit program provides attendees with the opportunity to spend part of their summer in the heart of Washington, D.C., learning about the complex factors that shape U.S. foreign policy. Students attend a mix of lectures from our own GW faculty and special guest invitees. Students also go on a number of site visits to key institutions involved in the making and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

This summer, we are excited to have Prof. David Barton as the Director. Click here for his bio.

The application process is straightforward and we are accepting applications now. They are due no later than May 10, 2010. You will find a PDF of the program brochure by clicking here, and you can find plenty of information on our website: http://www.gwu.edu/~usfpsp.

You might be wondering, what does this fulfill? You can contact your academic advisor or our office with questions regarding how this program fits into your particular plan of study.

Please feel free to contact our office at usfpsp@gwu.edu, or (202) 994-1950 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Deloitte Consulting Cross-Campus Service Event

As part of Deloitte Consulting’s commitment to community involvement we’re planning a Cross-Campus Service Event where students from neighboring universities will volunteer with Deloitte employees. The event will be on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 9:45am to 2pm.

We’ll be volunteering at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at 1711 Rhode Island Ave, NW (near Dupont Circle). Afterwards we’ll have a short lunch and discuss how people have continued commitments to community involvement after graduation.

Volunteers can email lpfeiffer@deloitte.com to register.

Click here to see the flyer.

Nourish International

This year, 8 million people will die because they are simply too poor to stay alive.

You can change this.

Nourish International is inviting you to be a part of the solution to global poverty by applying for our Chapter Founders Program.

During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called ventures on campus to raise money, membership, and awareness. They then choose a compelling student-led project proposed by an international organization. Over the summer, students travel abroad to a local community to implement their chosen project as a tangible solution to poverty.
Whether it's creating a marketing campaign for an on-campus venture or funding a public health screening system for anemia in Guyana, students like you have used their knowledge to make an impact. You can create change today; all you have to do is:

· Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and April 21, 2010 Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting students from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.

· Tell a friend – If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.

To apply, get more information or nominate a friend, go to http://nourishinternational.org/students/overview.php. Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!


The Nourish Team

About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 29 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $140,000 in sustainable development projects in 22 communities worldwide.

For more information go to www.nourishinternational.org

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

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

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

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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