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Business of Nature Centers

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Addressing business questions facing nature centers, Bill Rose, CEO of the Kalamazoo Nature Center, will share his insights into growing and managing local and national centers. Rose will deliver a presentation titled "The New Business Paradigm for Nature Centers" as the Haworth College of Business continues its monthly Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series on May 31.

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Highlighting Diversity at Work

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The career center at the Haworth College of Business recently developed the Women in Leadership Spotlight, a roundtable luncheon aimed to jump-start the dialogue of diversity successes and challenges in a business environment. The goal: organic, honest conversation about the topic of women in leadership roles.

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National Scholarship Winner

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Hanna Downs, a senior majoring in integrated supply management, is among 10 students from across the country selected to receive a nationwide business scholarship awarded by the Richter Foundation and the Institute for Supply Management's Richter Scholarship Fund. Downs is WMU's sixth scholarship recipient, placing WMU fourth in the nation for the total number of students honored with Richter Scholarships in the past 10 years.

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CIS Competitors Win Challenge

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WMU business students continue to show why our programs are top-notch. Recently, a team of computer information systems students made their case at the 2nd Annual Midwest Project and Case Competition, earning the title of Overall Champion.

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Social Networking Pays Off

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Dan Brown, B.B.A.'11, knew that he needed to use a modern strategy to land his dream job. He did it and shares his story of how he became a digital trafficker at McCann Erickson.

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Other news

Did you know? For the first time, new (and current) Broncos have the opportunity to take Business Enterprise (BUS 1750, an Area 5 Gen Ed) this summer in Grand Rapids or MetroDetroit. Students will earn three credits before coming to campus this fall! For more information, contact the location of your choice:

 

PITCH Competitors Make Their Cases

Photo of PITCH competitorClassrooms humming with energy, new business ideas, creativity—and that special brand of passion that only a prospective entrepreneur can bring to a burgeoning venture. That was the scene this spring in the Haworth College of Business as the college hosted PITCH: A WMU Business Pitch Competition, a University-wide event where students competed with the best entrepreneurial ideas from across WMU.

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Rokicki Earns Adcraft Award

Photo of RokickiSara Rokicki, a senior majoring in advertising and promotion, is one of six students in Michigan to receive a scholarship from the Adcraft Club of Detroit's Adcraft Foundation. The Adcraft Club of Detroit is the nation's largest advertising club. Rokicki was honored this spring, and she will also be featured in The Adcrafter magazine.

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U.S. Magistrate Shares Experiences with Students

Photo of BinderFor students planning business careers, understanding the regulatory environment is important. While understanding and remaining current with regulations impacting a particular industry can be daunting, Business Broncos begin that process in the required legal environment course. This spring, students wrapped up the semester with a discussion with U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder, B.A.'71.

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Photo of BusterCall for New Broncos     

With the 2013 graduates moving on to the next step in their lives, the college is gearing up to welcome a new class of Business Broncos. Soon these students will arrive on campus for orientation and fall welcome.

Many students look to family and friends for help in choosing just the right college. If you know a prospective student who is searching for an academic home, take a few minutes to share information about WMU. Then, refer them to us for more information or a tour at (269) 387-5075.

Want some facts to share? Check out (or share!) our pocket guide and admissions brochure.

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Attend the WMU-Grand Rapids Graduate Program Open House and speak with program advisors, a financial aid representative, and Grand Rapids faculty and staff about available graduate degree programs.

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Editor: Cindy Wagner cindy.wagner@wmich.edu
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5457 USA
(269) 387-5050
www.wmich.edu/business

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