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GWSB Undergraduate News

June 29, 2011

Welcome Class of 2015!

Welcome GWSB Class of 2015 to your first look at the GWSB Undergraduate News, e-newsletter. Look out for the newsletter every Wednesday during the academic year and DON'T DELETE! If you do delete, you'll miss out on some wonderful information.

We've enjoyed meeting those of you who have already been to CI and can't wait to meet the rest of you soon and see you all back here in the fall!


Dr. Carter Presents at 2011 Strengths in Education Conference

Joelle Davis Carter, Ph.D., Director for Undergraduate Programs, was invited by the Gallup Organization to co-present a seminar and lecture during the organization's 2011 Strengths in Education Conference held in Omaha, NE. Dr. Carter partnered with Dr. Tiffany Fountaine, Director of the Center for Academic Success and Achievement at Morgan State University, to deliver a session entitled, "Strengths Matter: Strategies to Integrate Strengths-Based Education into Pre-College and First-Year Programs" and an academic talk entitled, "The Tale of Institutions: Increasing Student Engagement with Strengths". Both presentations provided the context and strategies for the infusion of strengths-based education into the mandatory GWSB First Year Development Program course required for all incoming undergraduate business students. StrengthsQuest(c) is a comprehensive student development program designed to encourage students to think more intentionally about how they can build upon their innate talents and strengths and focus less on their deficiencies. The program is grounded in principles of positive psychology and demonstrated both strong construct validity and reliability through numerous statistical tests.

Dr. Carter is also a member of Strengths Advisory Network. Members of the network are respected experts in education and strengths development whom partner with institutions and individuals to enhance and integrate the strengths philosophy into higher education programs. For more details, please visit: http://www.strengthsquest.com/content/141404/strengths-network.aspx


Jogging with the Dean

Come kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend with a four mile run with Dean Doug Guthrie. Dean Guthrie invites interested students, staff, and faculty to join him for the run on Friday, July 1st at 2pm. Please meet in front of the main entrance of Duquès Hall with sneakers and appropriate running attire.


Win a Chance to Meet Warren Buffett in NYC!

Business Wire is hosting a college video contest to win a chance to meet Warren Buffett in New York City. To enter, submit a video of 3 minutes or less answering the question: "What is the future of public relations and communications?". The top five videos will be posted on Business Wire's Facebook page to be voted and commented on by users.

For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/43fh3da

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