The University Health Center is now named the Health and Counseling Center, according to director Margaret Trout. Other programs and offices have made adjustments to their names in the past year, including the Pamplin School of Business (was Pamplin School of Business Administration) and the Career Center (was Career Services).
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The Pamplin School of Business has announced a new certification program, Marketing for Impact, which begins September 10, 2016. Classes will take place on Saturdays from September 10 to October 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with lunchtime. Students will learn critical communications skills in an eight week marketing certification course tailored for entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, social innovators, and any cause-driven professionals who need to market big ideas on small budgets. Course modules will include foundations of strategic communications and brand identity, putting identity into action, crafting and telling a story for impact, and measuring and growing your communications. Prior experience in marketing and communications is not required.
Learn the fundamentals of building strategy and brand while accelerating tactical skills in key areas of implementation including developing an online presence, mastering digital media, managing public relations, preparing for crisis communications and planning a communications budget. Course participants will learn from a curated network of professional experts, academics, and local changemakers. Integrated networking and practicum components ensure a head start to building an impactful marketing community and presence upon course completion. Register by July 31, 2016 to receive the early bird rate.
For more information contact Melissa McCarthy, program director, at 7225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All UP community members are invited to learn about the Pamplin School of Business graduate programs, including the MBA with six concentrations, MBA in Non-Profit Management, MS in Finance, and MS in Operations & Technology Management. Find out about flexible programs that match the lifestyle of working professionals with evening courses, go at your own pace options, and more. All programs are accredited by AACSB, the top global accreditation authority, and faculty members are dedicated to students’ success through academic support, advising, small class size, connections in the business community, and critical expertise in the field.
Spring term sessions are just in time for summer start applications due on April 15 and fall start applications due July 15:
- Wednesday, March 2: Franz Hall Murphy Conference room, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 9: Westside Campus, 6 p.m. (15220 NW Laidlaw Rd, Portland OR 97229, Suite 230)
- Saturday, April 16: Westside Campus, 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, April 20: Franz Hall Murphy Conference room, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 18: Franz Hall Murphy Conference room, 6 p.m.
RSVP to Melissa McCarthy, program director, at email@example.com or 7225.
A team of University of Portland students finished second in the 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition, held recently in Durham, North Carolina. The UP students’ finish earned a $3,000 award for the University, and the team received a $10,000 award to be split among team members.
The team consisted of students Isaac Mansuetti, Lance Chee, and Connor Ward, all juniors, and UP accounting professor Ellen Lippman, who served as faculty advisor. UP accounting teams have entered the competition twice, taking first with a team of four seniors and this year’s second place finish with three juniors.
Fifty-seven student teams entered the competition and were whittled down to 15 semi-final teams. Those teams received an additional challenge and submitted a video plan, which was reviewed by a panel of judges and voted on by the public (which included votes by UP faculty, staff, and students). The three teams with the best proposals and highest grades made it to the finals to present in person in Durham.
The competition was hosted on the AICPA’s ThisWayToCPA website, which provides tools, articles, and resources to accounting students and CPA Exam candidates.
For more information contact the Pamplin School of Business at 7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamplin School of Business professor Sam Holloway has received the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. The award is given to faculty members who have a maximum of 6-7 years’ of experience and are considered “ascendant” through an academic record that includes their areas of research, teaching, and service.
The Western Academy of Management (WAM) began in 1960 and is an independent affiliate of the national Academy of Management. Its objectives include promoting research and professionalism in the field of management, improving the teaching of management and fostering the general advancement of knowledge in the theory and practice of management.
For more information contact the School of Business at 7224 or email@example.com.
Junior business students Isaac Mansuetti, Lance Chee, and Connor Ward have qualified for the semi-finals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) accounting competition. Ten percent of the score to reach the finals is based upon a vote which is open to the public, and the top three teams advance to the finals held in North Carolina, where they vie for $10,000 in prize money. The University’s 2013 accounting team won the national AICPA competition in 2013.
University community members are asked to help the UP team (Northwest Accountants) by voting for them at http://tinyurl.com/qdjotph from November 5 to 11. Voters will receive a confirming e-mail; once they click on that e-mail their vote will be registered. (Check your spam folder in case you don’t receive the confirming email.) Their winning video can be seen at https://competition.thiswaytocpa.com.
For more information contact Taireez Niswander, business, at 8801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pamplin School of Business and APICS Portland Chapter will be hosting a talk by UP alumnus Ben Berry ’74 on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. in Shiley Hall Room 301. Berry, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Digital Officer for AirShip Technologies Group, will speak on AirShip’s move from an airframe proprietary mold process to a 3-D Printed Additive manufacturing process. AirShip’s Strategic Manufacturing program is designed to carve out market share in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry that is currently $11.3B and on track to reach $94B by 2017.
For more information and to register for the event, please go to the APICS Portland Chapter’s website here.
The Pamplin School of Business Administraiton invites all members of the University community to its next graduate program information session on Wednesday, September 30, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Franz 426 Murphy conference room. Refreshments will be provided. Those who attend will learn more about new graduate programs including the master of science in operation and technology management (MSOTM). Designed by faculty through consultation with employers from around the globe, the MSOTM program emphasizes the seamless integration of operations and information technology management disciplines. Students develop the skills necessary to engineer a competitive advantage with innovative solutions.
For more information contact Melissa McCarthy, business administration, at email@example.com or 7225.
The University has received a $100,000 gift from alumnus John Becic, who graduated in 1952 with a degree in accounting. With his gift, the University has established the John Becic Distinguished Professorship in Accounting within the Pamplin School of Business. Accounting professor Ellen Lippman has been appointed the inaugural holder of the new professorship. In addition, a portion of his gift will provide support for recent and future upgrades of Joe Etzel Field and the University’s baseball program.
Becic has been a strong supporter of the University and its athletic programs, especially baseball. While a student of the University, he was a pitcher for the Pilots baseball team. He had a career in accounting mostly in the Medford area. John and his wife Inez have four daughters and 13 grandchildren and currently live in the Portland area.
The Becic professorship will provide for such activities as a weekly accounting mentoring forum and a professional speaker series to develop awareness of career opportunities and create relationships among students, alumni, and local management professionals. Other plans call for a comprehensive leadership development program offered by the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation.
For more information contact development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland business professor Gary Mitchell and his wife, Veronica, coached a team of 13 Lake Oswego students who recently became robotics world champions. The students, ranging from grades eight through eleven, won the Control Award (for Robot Intelligence) at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship, held April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. Team Axis is a self-funded neighborhood robotics team that just finished its second year of FTC competition.
Only 128 of 4,500 teams from around the world qualified for the annual World Championship. The Mitchells started coaching the team last year when they learned their local high school had no space or budget to support a robotics team. Their son, Colin, is a member of the team as well.
In order to make it to the World Championship, the team had to advance through four levels of competition, including the Oregon State Championship and the West Super-Regional Championship (72 teams from 13 western states). The top 2.9% of teams from around the world competed at the World Championship, including teams from the U.S., China, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, Canada, Australia, Romania, India, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands.
According to the Mitchells, the primary mission of Team Axis is to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) opportunities for kids who do not have access to similar programs through their school.
Team Axis has social media pages at twitter.com/teamaxisftc and www.facebook.com/TeamAxis7187. Additional information on the FIRST FTC program can be found at www.usfirst.org/ftc and information about FTC in Oregon can be found at http://www.ortop.org/ftc/.