Young Entrepreneur Series-Speaker: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Mason Fuller
Please join the U.S. SBA Assistant Associate Administrator Calvin Goings in a dialogue with young entrepreneurs and local experts on February 6, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at “The Kitchen” on Boise State campus, 2203 University Dr. (Southeast Corner of Capital & University). Parking passes available. RSVP by February 2, 2012 to: Darla Nordstrom – (208) 334-9004 ext. 340 or email@example.com.
A distinguished panel of young business leaders will share their personal stories, business tips and lessons learned during an interactive session. Speakers include Mason Fuller (SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year) and Jenna Haener (local entrepreneur and BSU MBA alum). With youth unemployment twice the national average in many communities, SBA recognizes a need to promote and better support the efforts of young people looking to create jobs for themselves and others. Young entrepreneurs are a dynamic resource for our national recovery and growth.
The Young Entrepreneur Series (YES) is an initiative by the White House and SBA to connect young and aspiring entrepreneurs with SBA officials, local business advisors and resources to help them start or grow their own small business.
* YES brings together leading young entrepreneurs, youth advocacy organizations and government experts to listen, address critical challenges and formulate public policy measures needed to move the young entrepreneur’s business agenda to the next level.
* YES connects young entrepreneurs to each other, the federal government and other economic development resources.
* YES engages young people to discuss entrepreneurship.
Deadline for New Students to Apply for Fall 2012 Scholarships
The deadline for new and transfer students to apply for scholarships to Boise State University for the fall 2012 semester is fast approaching. In order to be considered for Boise State scholarships, students must submit all materials to the Admissions Office no later than Feb. 15.
To be considered for scholarships, new and transfer students must do the following:
The application deadline for financial aid for current Boise State students is March 15. Students who apply early have the best chance of being eligible for many limited types of federal aid. Early applicants also stand a better chance of ensuring that their funding is available when classes begin in the fall.
Please note that international students have earlier deadlines. Visit international.boisestate.edu to learn more.
For more information, contact the Boise State Admissions Office at (208) 426-1156 or visit admissions.boisestate.edu. Scholarship information also can be found at financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships.
To learn more about COBE scholarships go to: http://cobe.boisestate.edu/students/scholarships/
Executive MBA Open House
Boise State’s Executive MBA program will hold an open house for prospective students and interested companies from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Stueckle Sky Center at Bronco Stadium. Those planning to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 426-4034 to reserve a space.
Classes will begin in September 2012 and participants will earn an MBA degree in two academic years of part-time class attendance. The program is designed specifically for middle- to senior-level professionals who want to gain the leadership, business and innovation skills their organizations need on a schedule that minimizes work and personal life disruption.
Boise State’s Executive MBA was launched in 2006 and focuses on creativity in the evaluation of business problems, an immediate link between class projects and work tasks, an integrated curriculum that takes into account a wide range of business units and a trade mission-style international experience in Vietnam.
The program has earned very high marks in an independent survey of its graduates by the international Executive MBA Council, and 81 percent of graduates have said their Executive MBA degree had a positive impact on their careers.
For more information, visit cobe.boisestate.edu/emba.
Retirement Reception for Michael Bixby is Dec. 12
College of Business and Economics professor Michael Bixby will retire in January after teaching at Boise State for 30 years. COBE will host a celebration honoring his dedication and service to the college from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Student Union Lookout Room. The campus community is invited to attend. (more…)
Net Impact Club – Ethics Q & A with Dale Dixon
Ask DALE DIXON, CEO of the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU your real-world ethics question! Dale is an expert who frequently speaks on ethical issues. Bring your question, and get a real answer!
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 5:30 PM
PAPA JOE’S PIZZA – free Pizza
(across from campus)
The Corporate Social Responsibility Organization for Graduate Students
Undergraduates are welcome. Net Impact strictly follows all ASBSU regulations involving alcohol at events.
Faculty Research Presentation
Topic: The Relationship between Equity Dependence and Corporate Social Responsibility
Faculty Presenters: Jason MacDonald and Matt Maher
When: Friday November 4, 1:40pm
How does a corporation’s dependence on equity affect the sustainability of its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Although the literature has investigated how the financial markets respond to CSR initiatives, it has yet to examine how these responses affect future investments in CSR. In this research, we examine the relationship between equity dependence and CSR. In doing so, we use financial data from Research Insight and the KLD STATS social responsibility database. Our preliminary findings support our hypothesis that equity dependence and CSR are negatively related.
COBE Speaker Series Presents Nationally Renown Economics Expert
Guest Speaker: G. Alex Sinclair (see bio below)
Topic: Is the U.S. Economy Broken? What Needs To Be Done To Fix It?
Where: Student Union Building – Simplot B
When: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 – 1:45pm
Free and Open to the public
Alex Sinclair is originally from Twin Falls, Idaho. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Seattle University in Accounting, he started his career with the accounting firm, Price Waterhouse & Co. He moved into the commodities and currency trading business as a member of both the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Pacific Stock Exchange. The software he developed to run his commodities business is now used by major firms such as Cargill and ADM to run their commodities divisions.
He served as President of Sinclair & Company which continues as a full service commodity futures and options trading firm. Today, Alex continues to trade currencies and interest rates and is considered a leading thinker on economic policy and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal economic and financial forums.
Scentsy Executives to Speak at HRA Meeting
The Human Resource Association will be hosting guest speakers from Scentsy, Inc., the VP of HR and the Program Development Manager, on October 5, 2011. The Scentsy executives will be speaking about Scentsy, their jobs and what they love most about HR. This will be a great opportunity for all students to come and hear what they have to say. All majors, not just HR students, are welcome. Our meeting will be held at 6:05 pm to 7:00 pm in the Ah Fong Room (the second floor of the SUB).