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GWSB Undergraduate News

December 19, 2012

 

Happy holidays from Undergraduate Programs and Advising!
From all of us to all of you, have a great winter break! We look forward to seeing you all back in the spring.

 

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This newsletter will resume publication January 9, 2013.


NEW! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Greetings GWSB students!

We are pleased to present three new scholarship opportunities available specifically to GWSB students!

The Gene R. Cohen Scholarship – This scholarship is a $3,000 award providing financial assistance to a student pursuing a career in the field of entrepreneurship. Open to any full-time GWSB undergraduate student who has a demonstrated interested in entrepreneurship.

The Davis S. Cohen Scholarship – This $4,000 award provides scholarship monies to an undergraduate student in the School of Business. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

GWSB Buff and Blue Scholarship – This $1,000 award provides scholarship funds to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Business. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

Students are encouraged to apply by completing the application form (available here) and following the directions as listed. The application period is open through January with all applications due on the January 25th deadline. Please be on the look out for more information or contact Wilmon Christian, GWSB Undergraduate Student Experience Advisor: wac3@gwu.edu with any inquiries. 

We look forward to seeing your applications!


BADM 1002 Winter Reading

The winter reading for the Spring semester of BADM 1002 will be How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein.  
 
This book will provide a framework to think about service learning, as this will be our capstone project in FYDP this coming spring semester. The book can be purchased online. This book will introduce you to important terms and concepts that will be integrated into the coursework for BADM 1002 next semester.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs and your FYDP instructors look forward to your conversations about the important ideas you will find discussed in How to Change the World and what they imply for undergraduate business students.

We would also like to invite any GWSB student to read the book and attend our first Colloquium of the semester on January 25, 2013 from 1- 3 pm at Lisner Auditorium.


Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

Take a 5 minute study break and help the UBA!

The Undergraduate Business Association is performing a survey to understand the feelings of GWSB undergraduate students in regards to their experience outside of the classroom. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. As an incentive, we will be giving away iTunes gift cards to 5 lucky survey takers as a thank you. Please be sure to include your GW Email address at the bottom to be entered into the raffle. The survey will be available December 21st.

The link to the survey can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/UBASurvey.

Thank for your time and we appreciate your assistance!
-GWSB Undergraduate Business Association


New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Over the next several decades, the two most important issues facing the country will be energy and the environment. This is the subject of a new course being offered in January by the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy: SMPP 4900 - Energy & Environmental Venture Capital. This course will count as an elective in the Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) major.
 
The class will focus on sustainability and renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energies as well as fossil fuels. 
 
Sustainability issues will be examined especially in the areas of the global availability of safe drinking water, water pollution,and the degradation of major water bodies, as well as solid and hazardous waste management strategies.
 
If you are not a BEPP student and want to find out if this course will fulfill any of your degree requirements, come in to meet with a GWSB advisor during Express Advising: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM -12:30PM.

Register for The 2013 Sports Industry Networking Career Conference

February 8-9, 2013 
Washington, DC  

Early Registration Discount Price Available Until January 4, 2013.

Please click here for more information.


Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI) is pleased to announce the Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion (IDI): A Grants Program.  The goal of the IDI grants program is to expand the capacity of the GW community in two ways.  First, to engage all members of the University in advancing the principles of diversity and inclusion in substantive ways; and second, to equip our community members with the necessary skills and resources to accomplish institutional goals related to diversity and inclusion. Students, faculty, staff, and units can apply for funding to support innovative ideas that advance GW's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Detailed information including the mission statement, guidelines and application can be found on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity.
 

The deadline for applications for the 2012-13 IDI grants is December 21, 2012.  Applications should be submitted electronically on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity or via email to diverse@gwu.edu.  A hard-copy of the application is available from, and can be submitted to:  Rice Hall, Suite 403, but electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants will be notified by January 21, 2013.


Attention Sophomores and Juniors

$2,500 Scholarship Awards Available!

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of The George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award. Each year, the awards are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of GWSB who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership,and vision. Traditionally, one or two awards are given each year. Each award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2500. Award proceeds are 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. The award and the application process are described in greater detail in our website: www.Sterg.org. For the 2013 awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2013. Recipients of the award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION 184 Marvin Ridge Road New Canaan, CT. 06840


GW Tutoring Initiative

GW Tutoring Initiative provides tutoring services for GW students in a variety of courses. In addition to individual sessions, we also have drop-in sessions that students can utilize throughout the semester free-of-charge, and online tutoring through Smarthinking. Please visit the GW Tutoring Initiative website for more information.


 
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NEW! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

BADM 1002 Winter Reading

Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Register for The 2013 Sports Industry Networking Career Conference

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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