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Leadership and Passion

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William A. "Bud" Brian, B.A.'66, founder and original owner of Budco, a leading fulfillment and direct marketing company, is the next speaker in the 2012-13 Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the Haworth College of Business. His talk "Pursuing Your Passion and Developing Passionate Leadership," will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at
5 p.m. in Schneider Hall.

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Stay Fit at Work

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Are you reading this newsletter crouched over your computer or phone? Have you been attending meetings all day without taking a break for physical activity or healthy meals or snacks? Has your New Year’s fitness resolution waned? If any of these things are true for you, read on to learn more about aligning your fitness goals with your workplace realities. And, learn some ways to exercise right in your office.

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School of Medicine Update

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Hal Jenson is charged with leading the strategic vision for the WMU school of medicine that involves partnership with world-class teaching hospitals, active community involvement and a commitment to leveraging the Kalamazoo area's century-old legacy of innovation in the life sciences. On Feb. 22, he will share information on the school's progress and discuss the project during a presentation at the Haworth College of Business.

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Advertising and promotion students take first in national challenge

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Advertising and promotion students take top honors in national integrated marketing campaign competition.

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Litehouse Foods owner leads safewater team globally

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Wendell Christoff, B.B.A.'68, owns Litehouse Foods of Grand Rapids and recently started the non-profit Safewater Team.

Read more about Christoff at mywmu.com

Christoff is a graduate of the food marketing program and often participates in the program's conference. In its 48th year, the 2013 Food Marketing Conference explores “Moving the Metrics on Performance." Scheduled for March 25 and 26, registration is now open. Learn more about this annual event.

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Racquel Ankney, B.B.A.'07—Representing the consumer

Photo of AnkneyRacquel Ankney, B.B.A.,’07, learned how to represent herself well through WMU Ad Club and Phi Chi Theta while she was a student undertaking her first job search and now represents consumers in her role as strategic planner at McCann Erickson.

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Intern project supports Stryker's sales force

Photo of Simic "Looking to improve your business? Hire a Bronco!" So says Ed Kowalczyk, B.S.'78, market manager at General Mills, commenting on our Facebook page.

We agree, Ed. And so do others! Sara Simic, senior food marketing and ISM major, for example, is helping Stryker improve its business as a result of her internship. Read Simic's story of success. And, consider contacting the employer relations team at our career center. The team can help companies host their first internship, advance an already established program, or recruit full-time employees. Read more

Call for Class Notes

Submit your class notesCalling all alumni! We are accepting class note submissions for the 2013 Haworth College of Business alumni magazine. Share your accomplishments and news with fellow Haworth College of Business alumni in our annual college magazine. Send us details about promotions, awards, honors, appointments, marriages, births, adoptions and retirements.

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Professor Korth's plan for tax reform

Photo of Korth Appearing on Monday Night Live, a local cable show featuring interviews with Kalamazoo community members who have important or unique ideas to the share, Dr. Chris Korth, professor of finance and commercial law, shared his ideas for what he calls "Sensible Tax Reform—Simple, Just and Effective."

 

 

 

Editor: Cindy Wagner cindy.wagner@wmich.edu
Haworth College of Business
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