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November 10, 2010

GWSB Students Participate in CUIBE Case Competition

On November 6, 2010 four GW students competed in the Northeastern University Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Business Case Competition. Sixteen teams of four competed in the first year of this case competition. Marilyn Cummings, Xichao Liu, Ashley Lowes and Chad Spangler were nominated by professors and interviewed by team advisor, Professor Jim Thurman before being selected for the 2010 GW team.

The GW team placed second in their preliminary round behind the University of Southern California. The top team from each preliminary round group advanced to the final round and The University of Southern California placed first in the entire competition.

GWSB in NYC Mock Interview Program (Junior and Senior Marketing Students Only!)

Are you interested in getting interview experience while meeting with a top firm in NYC? Apply to have one 30-45 min. mock interview with a recruiter and/or alumni from one of the participating companies (Associated Press, NBC, Chandler Chicco Agency, L’Oreal, Ruder Finn). Interviews will be held on-site at the company’s office the week of January 3-7, 2011. Students must apply for this opportunity –only 20 spots are available. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to/from NYC. To apply, you MUST be a Junior or Senior Marketing major. Please send a copy of your resume to Employer Development Consultant, Brooke Fina @ by Monday, Nov. 22nd. Include your top 2 company choices. You will be informed of acceptance into the program, and interview date, time, and location, in late December.

For more information click here.

GW's Gov 2.0 Startup Lab Preview

Webinar: GW's Gov 2.0 Startup Lab Preview
Jim Chung, Director of GW's Office of Entrepreneurship
Peter Corbett, CEO at iStrategyLabs
DJ Saul, Director of Open Innovation at iStrategyLabs

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
Cost: FREE
Register Here

* The $50K GW Business Plan Competition
* The Rise of the Gov 2.0 Movement
* Key Examples of Gov 2.0 Startups
* Opportunities for the GW Community
* Content Preview for the 11/19 Gov 2.0 Startup Lab

GW's Gov 2.0 Startup Lab will take place on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET) in Washington DC. Please click here to register - The GW Office of Entrepreneurship & iStrategyLabs bring you a half-day event to bring together DC’s growing community of Gov 2.0 thought leaders, application developers, local and federal government employees, entrepreneurs, and students. This event will stimulate new ideas and bring together collaborators for the 2011 GW Business Plan Competition with $50,000 in prizes, and further establish GW as a hotspot for innovation and entrepreneurship.

What is “Gov 2.0”?

A new methodology for governance and civic engagement based on transparency, open data, and citizen driven innovation -- “Gov 2.0” is gaining traction as a broad movement that has impacted both the public and private sector. It has now become crucial to bring the student voice into this conversation both from an educational and action-oriented perspective. Developing Gov 2.0 tools and technology is quickly becoming an integral part of the startup ecosystem, signaling significant opportunity, especially at the University level.

Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Conflict-Free Minerals

Please join the George Washington University’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) for a panel discussion with board directors George Munoz, Donald Nicolaisen, and Karen Hastie Williams on the practical aspects of corporate governance using the new disclosure requirements of the conflict minerals section of the Dodd-Frank Act as a catalyst for the discussion. The panel will be introduced by Cynthia A. Glassman, Senior Research Scholar at the ICR and former SEC Commissioner and moderated by Catherine Dixon. For full biographies of the moderator and panelists, please visit the ICR <> 's website. Please join the ICR for a light reception immediately following the conclusion of the panel discussion.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 6:00pm in Duques 651. To RSVP or for more information, please visit

The Kalb Report

The Kalb Report
A Series of Forums on Journalism and Public Policy
Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press

Monday, November 15, 2010
8:00pm - 9:15pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

About the Program:

Moderator Marvin Kalb and an expert panel will examine the history of the relationship between the press and our presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. The series is produced jointly by The George Washington University Global Media Institute, Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center, and the National Press Club. The Kalb Report is underwritten by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.


The program begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive by 7:30 p.m and must be seated by 7:45 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated.

For more information click here.

Volunteers Needed: The Wall Street Journal CEO Council

On November 15th and 16th, The Wall Street Journal will host its third annual CEO Council, a two-day event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. The CEO Council will bring together 100 of the world’s top CEOs and leading policymakers to discuss and debate action plans for addressing pressing public policy issues. This year’s meeting will feature Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Senator John McCain, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Professor William George of Harvard Business School, Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, and Republican Whip Eric Cantor among many others.

We’re looking for bright, motivated and capable students who are interested in becoming volunteers at this year’s event. Tasks and duties may include but are not limited to speaker management, registration, microphone running, and media logistics. We will need a great deal of volunteers for both days, as the CEO Council is a high profile, highly produced event that would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. All volunteers will also get the opportunity to attend a portion of the event. We need volunteers for the following shifts:
November 14th: Setup Day
Shift 1: 10am – 2pm: 20 Volunteers
Shift 2: 1:30pm – 5pm: 20 Volunteers
Shift 3: 4:30pm – 8pm: 20 Volunteers
November 15th: Day One
Shift 1: 8:30am – 12pm: 35 Volunteers
Shift 2: 11:30am – 4:30pm: 35 Volunteers
Shift 3: 4pm – 9:30pm: 35 Volunteers
November 16th: Day Two
Shift 1: 6:00am – 9:15am: 50 Volunteers
Shift 2: 9am – 2:30pm: 50 Volunteers
Shift 3: 2:15pm – 8:30pm: 50 Volunteers
Should you be interested in getting involved, please CLICK HERE to fill out the google form with your information and availability. We’d love it if students could help out for more than one shift!
We’re very excited for the CEO Council and know that the event will provide a unique opportunity for students seeking a chance to expand their interest in and knowledge of business, economics, and public policy outside the walls of the classroom. For more information on the event, please see the CEO Council website:
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you,
Jessica Lioon
WSJ CEO Council - Volunteer Coordinator

BADM 4900: Strategic Environmental Management

Strategic Environmental Management
(BADM 4900, Special Topics in SMPP, MW 3:45-5:00pm)

Learn about how to promote, design and implement win-win business environmental management strategies

Major Topics:
- Environmental protection challenges/opportunities for businesses
- Competitive environmental management strategies
- Climate change management strategies
- Greening of business in emerging market countries

Teaching method:
Socratic approach, involving in-depth analysis and discussions of real company cases

For more information, Contact Professor Jorge Rivera,, also see his website at:

International Marketing Careers Panel

Panel on
International Marketing Careers:
Established Paths and Unconventional Access Points

Event Details:
Monday, November 15, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duques Hall, Room 651

Please RSVP to

Click here for more information.

mHealth Lecture

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the GW Medical Faculty Associates and The GW Collaborating Centers for Global Health and Development present:

The Emerging Field of eHealth, mHealth & Telemedicine:
Key Milestones and Players

Thursday, November 11, 2010
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
GWU Center for Global Health
2175 K St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20037

Lunch will be provided

Electronic and mobile technologies have rapidly become an integral part of health care service delivery around the world. Join us as we discuss the latest applications and impacts of mHealth and eHealth and explore the University’s role in this burgeoning field.

This panel is the first in a six‐part seminar series that will provide a forum for discussing mHealth evaluations, highlighting mHealth research and practice at GW, and developing partnerships with the broader implementation community.

Dr. Mohit Kaushal, MBA, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Chief
Strategy Officer, West Wireless Health Institute

Lead Discussant:
Neal Sikka, M.D., Assistant Professor, Director, Innovative Practice Section, GW Medical Faculty Associates

James M. Sherry, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health, The George Washington University and Director, Center for Global Health

Save the Date for the Next mHealth Lectures in the Series
November 18, 2010 ‐ Products, Services and Applications
December 2, 2010 ‐ Research & Evaluation
This mHealth Seminar Series will continue in January, 2011

Dining Etiquette 101: Put Your Best Fork Forward

Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:30pm
The Caucus Room at 401 9th Street, NW
$125 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Price also includes class fees, three-course dinner and pre-selected wines
~Call (202) 393-1300 for reservations~
For more information click here.

IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business


New Service-Learning Course:

IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business

If you are interested in:

- understanding the global context of green business;
- drawing from best practices abroad and at home in order to promote their adoption locally in the area;
- developing a tool kit to incorporate green practices into business operations;
- gaining first hand experience with a green consulting project for a community partner;


Register now for IBUS 4900 for Spring 2011!
Thursdays: 12:45-3:15

(Registration is restricted to Juniors and Seniors)

For questions please contact Professor Helm at

Advising Center Total Walk-in: October 25 - November 16

In preperation for spring registration the Advising Center will operate on a total walk-in schedule from October 25 - November 16, 2010. Advising hours will be: Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

DNSC 4900: Business Analytics

Juniors/Seniors - Looking for an interesting elective in Spring 2011?
Check out a new course from Decision Sciences taught by Dr. Lejeune, DNSC 4900: Business Analytics, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:45pm - 2:00pm, Funger 222
More information is available here.

Delta Sigma Pi Sponsored Blood Drive

Delta Sigma Pi and The American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Continental Ballroom, Marvin Center. If you are eligible to donate blood please sign up for an appointment! Blood in the DC area is much needed!

You can schedule your individual appointment here:

Contact Stephanie Thompson ( for more information.

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

184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of George Washington University, is currently accepting application for the 2011 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 $2500. 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. Please visit our web site at for further information. For the 2011 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation not later than February 15, 2011. Recipients of the Award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

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NEW! GWSB Students Participate in CUIBE Case Competition

NEW! GWSB in NYC Mock Interview Program (Junior and Senior Marketing Students Only!)

NEW! GW's Gov 2.0 Startup Lab Preview

NEW! Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Conflict-Free Minerals

NEW! The Kalb Report

NEW! Volunteers Needed: The Wall Street Journal CEO Council

BADM 4900: Strategic Environmental Management

International Marketing Careers Panel

mHealth Lecture

Dining Etiquette 101: Put Your Best Fork Forward

IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business

Advising Center Total Walk-in: October 25 - November 16

DNSC 4900: Business Analytics

Delta Sigma Pi Sponsored Blood Drive

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

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