The University of Portland’s Competitive Pilot Accountants team needs your help. They are participating in the semifinal round of the 2013 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Competition. They produced a video and now the public polls are open for voting until November 20. The final three teams will go to Washington, D.C., to compete. It’s time to get the word out and get an many UP community members to show their Purple Pride and help our team make it to the final competition. Go to http://tinyurl.com/l7ocvop to learn more, watch the UP video, and cast your vote. For more information contact Amanda Walsh, business administration, at 7224 or email@example.com.
Pamplin School of Business
The University of Portland, the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, and the Pamplin School of Business will host the fall Graduate Workshop: Women in Leadership, on Saturday, September 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., in Franz Hall room 214. The guest speaker will be Julia Gaskill (pictured), executive director of the Young Musicians Foundation and longtime nonprofit professional. Those who attend will have opportunities to network, ask questions, and enjoy food and refreshments. Registration information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/m2mxoxz. For more information or to RSVP, contact Pete Rooks, Franz Center, at 8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next UP HIVE Alumni Network event, presented by Immix Law Group, will be “How to Build a Personal Brand,” featuring a panel discussion by Ryan Buchanan of eROI; Shelley Gunton of Chez Marie, Inc.; and Mariah Rich, brand strategy consultant. Join UP alumni and friends on Wednesday, October 2, for a wonderful evening of networking and learning. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m. at eROI (505 NW Couch Street, #300, Portland, OR). Please RSVP via e-mail to email@example.com.
The Pamplin School of Business will offer an MBA and MSF information session on Wednesday, September 25, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Murphy Conference Room of Franz Hall, according to Melissa McCarthy. It is a great opportunity to learn more about both programs, ask questions, and sit in on a class. RSVPs are requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact McCarthy at 7225 or email@example.com.
The University daycare house will be providing child care on Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., during a Pamplin School of Business barbecue. Cost is $30 for one child and $40 per family. Parents who are not members of the PSOBA faculty are welcome to take advantage of this Parents Night Out service, which also takes place on the first Friday of each month. E-mail Cala Richman at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in reserving a spot for your child.
Denise Breyley of Whole Foods Markets will be speaking to Howard Feldman’s BUS 513 (Social Issues in Business) class at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, in Franz Hall 206. Any interested faculty, staff, or students are welcome to attend. Breyley serves as Local Forager for Whole Foods, working with and providing support to local farms and vendors to get their products into local Whole Foods stores. Breyley will speak about Whole Foods’ perspectives on organic and genetically modified foods and their connection to the company’s philosophy of “conscious capitalism.” For more information contact Feldman at 7270 or email@example.com.
All are welcome to join University alumni, current MBA students, and UP supporters on Wednesday, June 12 for an evening of networking and learning, hosted by the UP Hive and regent Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m. at Cambia Health Solutions (Three Sisters Conference Room, 100 SW Market St., Portland, OR). Please RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UP Hive is an open forum for alumni, MBA students, and supporters who are interested in business and entrepreneurial activity within the UP community. The HIVE organizes events focused on connecting and assisting UP alumni and supporters in finding new business partners, clients, and investors through networking and interactive and fun educational presentations.
Mark Ganz has participated in the region’s ever-evolving health care community throughout his life, and health care has become his personal and professional cause. He is a member of the board of directors of Portland General Electric Company, the U.S. Bank-Oregon Advisory Board, the Oregon Business Council, Greater Portland Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and many more. He also chairs the Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project.
Jim Murphy, a 1991 MBA graduate of the University and executive vice president/international at Costco Wholesale, will be a featured speaker for the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. School of Business Administration’s 2013 Leadership Speakers Series on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:10 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Board Room. His lecture is free and open to all.
Murphy is responsible for directing the activities and expansion of Costco’s operations outside of North America and for U.S.-based global buying and export groups. Murphy also serves on the University’s board of regents. For more information contact Pete Rooks, Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8914 or email@example.com.
The Faith-Based Leadership program is an internship experience that will introduce high-achieving juniors to the challenges facing leaders in church and faith-based organizations while also helping them to discern how God may be calling them to a vocation by using their personal gifts and talents in their careers. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate qualified sophomores who have a demonstrated interest, aptitude, and ability to thrive in a church or faith-based organization and encourage them to apply for the program. Student applications are due no later than March 31.
More information is available at http://bit.ly/12Nryfo, or by contacting campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of five senior operations and technology management majors from the Pamplin School of Business Administration placed first in the West Coast 7th Annual Student Case Competition, sponsored by APICS (Association for Operations Management). The competition, held in Phoenix, Arizona, featured 14 undergraduate teams and 11 graduate teams from schools and universities in five western states and Mexico. The team consisted of seniors Tommy French, Andrew Hadfield, Keith Hummel, Elyse Landreville, and Deven Ropes. The competition challenges teams with a case study based on a real company with a specific operations management problem. The teams developed solutions and presented them in written form and in an oral presentation. For more information contact the Pamplin School at 7224.