APRIL 2017

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BPMC ON THE NEWS!

A feature story was pitched to CBS3 reporter Pat Gallen ’07 about the Business and Public Management Center that aired during the 6AM hour of CBS Philly Eyewitness News This Morning. In addition to visuals of the building, the piece highlights Pat in the GIS lab with Dr. Gary Coutu, a Geography and Planning faculty member, as well as interviews with Dr. Jeff Osgood, Interim Dean, and two students. 
VIEW THE VIDEO HERE

WCU STUDENTS IGNITE CHANGE WITH VOICES4PERU

Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Antonio (Criminal Justice) and Dr. Donna Sanderson (Education), 15 dedicated WCU students embarked on a spring break service learning trip to Peru, South America. 
 
In just one week, the team worked through 100+ degree heat to build a home for a family of five children in the marginalized community of Las Lomas, Peru. Donations of clothes, sports equipment, and books were also given, and enough funds were raised to sponsor a child’s education at Voices4Peru’s private school for one year.

REDUCING TEXTILE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Did you know that, in the US alone, 22,000 pounds of textile waste occurs each year? Last week, Net Impact, WCU’s sustainability group, hosted an event to raise awareness of the impact of textile waste on the environment and to encourage people to recycle clothing. Under the leadership of Economics and Finance Student Jaclyn Loforte, students across campus were invited to exchange and trade unwanted pieces of clothing/accessories with “new to you” pieces from other students.
 
The event was well attended, and Net Impact is looking forward to making this an annual event!

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM

The College of Business and Public Management sponsored the Women’s Leadership Forum on Wednesday, March 29th, which drew a crowd of 70+ students. The event was specifically designed for attendees to learn from inspiring female leaders the skills necessary to succeed in the working world today.
 
The event featured inspiring keynote speakers, and attendees participated in workshops that were designed to be interactive and informative. Themes covered included: effective communication, handling workplace discrimination, how to negotiate a salary, and creating workplace packages. 

CBPM REPRESENTED AT RESEARCH DAY

Research Day, facilitated by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, showcases student and faculty research activities through poster and oral presentations. Congratulations to the following CBPM students and faculty who were invited to attend:
  • “Military Ex Patriots US Veterans Living Abroad” – Dr. Kelly Fisher (Management Faculty) and Nicole Boylan (Management and Marketing Student)
  • "Diabetes, Nutrition & Healthcare Management” - Led by Drs. Davidson (Nutrition Faculty), Reed (Kinesiology Faculty), Monturo (Nursing Faculty), and Condliffe (Economics/Finance Faculty)
  • “Effects of Staff on Inmate Progress and Achievement” – Laura Freeley (Criminal Justice Student)
  • “White Privilege: A Study on Awareness and Its Impact” – Nikole Gray (Management Student)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT VISITS LONDON

Students from the Criminal Justice Department, led by Department Chair Dr. Mary Brewster, took a spring break trip to London, England. Their itinerary included guided tours of government offices, observations of real life court cases, meals with various public officials, and a lecture on facial recognition. They also attended a football match, saw “The Lion King,” visited the Tower of London, and took a ride on the London Eye! 

BUSINESS IDEA PITCH

You are invited to WCU's annual Business Idea Pitch, co-hosted by the Cottrell Center and the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic.

131 people submitted 114 ideas across four divisions (Professional, WCU Undergraduate Students, WCU Graduate Students and Alumni, and West Chester Area School District Students) for a chance to be selected to pitch their idea live in front of a panel of judges comprised of business angels, entrepreneurs, and business advisors.

Come see your peers, alumni, and local professionals compete for prizes totaling $7,000!

The event will be held on April 19th from 5PM - 8PM on the first floor of the Business and Public Management Center.

BUILDING BETTER START-UP COMMUNITIES

Join the Cottrell Center for a breakfast presentation on Building Better Start-Up Communities featuring Chris Heivly, WCU's Entrepreneur in Residence and Co-founder of MapQuest. The event is $25 and will be held at the WCU Foundation (202 Carter Drive) on Wednesday, April 19th from 7:30AM - 9AM.
REGISTER HERE

CLUB OF THE MONTH - CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Congratulations to the members of the WCU Criminal Justice Student Association, who brought home six trophies from the annual American Criminal Justice Association Conference! Last week, members competed in Austin, Texas against other universities taking multiple exams, a physical agility test, a mock crime scene, and a firearms competition.
 
Here’s how they did overall:
  • 1st Place – Criminal Law (Lower Division), John Hoover
  • 1st Place – Criminal Law (Upper Division), Brenna Turner
  • 1st Place – Corrections (Lower Division), Austin Glass
  • 1st Place – Crime Scene Investigation (Professional Division), Dr. Przemieniecki and Jonathan Henderson
  • 2nd Place – Group Talent Award, for their performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller
  • 2nd Place – Firearms Team (Lower Division), John Hoover, Preston Moyer, and Joe Beesley
Visit their Facebook Page for a more behind-the-scenes look at their trip.

SPOTLIGHTS

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STANDOUTS

  • Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week throughout the month of March!
    • Charlie Rushing - Men's Tennis (Pre-Business Marketing)
    • Juliarose Genuardi - Women's Golf (Accounting)
    • Shane Dressler - Baseball (Criminal Justice)
  • Dr. Johnna Capitano (Management) organized a symposium on "Current Methodological Issues in Work-Life Research" that has been accepted for the Academy of Management's annual meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in August. 
  • Management faculty members Sandra Tomkowicz and Sue Fiorentino received the Best Paper Award for Volume XXVII of the Southern Law Journal. The title: "Status-Blind Harassment and the Faragher Model: A Comprehensive Managerial Response to Workplace Bullying."
  • Dr. Lisa Calvano (Management) edited and contributed to a recently published book entitled The Sandwich Generation: Taking Care of Oneself and Others at Home and at Work. She wrote the last chapter entitled “What to Expect when the Unexpected Happens: Becoming a Caregiver.” 
  • Dr. Michelle Wade (PPA) presented a project at the ASPA Annual Conference that she worked on with Dr. Kristin Crossney (PPA) and Tom Pantages (Office of Distance Education) entitled “Diversity in Nontraditional Educational Paths to Public Service."

TAKE THIRTY - HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

"We begin with a topic that seems to be on everyone’s mind: how to get more done in less time. First, however, a warning: there’s a big difference between being busy and being productive." 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 5 — SIE: Landmark Fundraiser
April 5 — Beta Alpha Psi: Chipotle Fundraiser
April 11 — Criminal Justice Career Fair
April 17 — PPA Department Resume Workshop
April 18  — Tax Day
April 19  — JPMorgan Chase Information Table
April 19  — Chris Heivly: Building Better Start-Up Communities 
April 19  — Business Idea Pitch
April 20  — Learn from the Firms Night
April 21  — Inauguration of President Fiorentino
April 22  — Earth Day
April 28  — Outstanding Student and Scholarship Award Ceremony (Invite Only)
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