Mendoza adds new position of associate dean for undergraduates

first_imgA new position of associate dean for undergraduate studies has been added to the Mendoza College of Business’ leadership team, the University announced in a press release Friday. Jim Leady, an associate teaching professor of finance, will begin the position July 1.Leady will oversee the existing undergraduate curriculum, as well as develop new initiatives for business students. As the new associate dean, Leady will work with Mendoza’s academic departments and with Notre Dame’s other colleges to create opportunities for undergraduates.Martijn Cremers, the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance, who served as Mendoza’s interim dean, said the position was a crucial addition because there are new academic developments occurring in the college.“Undergraduate studies at Mendoza is undergoing major changes, including transitioning from basically a three-year curriculum to a four-year curriculum, the addition of four minors open to non-business majors and organizational changes to our Office of Undergraduate Advising, which will mean adding four additional student advisers to the office,” Cremers said in the press release. “We also plan to explore further significant innovations and enhancements of our undergraduate curriculum, and thus hope to strengthen the college’s administration of our undergraduate studies by adding an associate dean.”Leady said in the release he is looking forward to beginning preparing students to be leaders in their eventual business fields.“I am very excited about this opportunity to lead the transformation of undergraduate business education at the University,” Leady said. “We want to leverage Mendoza’s unsurpassed excellence in preparing young women and men to be leaders in business and the community to broaden opportunities for current Mendoza students and expand programs for non-business majors.”Leady has been a faculty member of Mendoza since 2006 and teaches economic courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He also served as the assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies for Mendoza’s Department of Finance and advises the Corporate Finance Club.Throughout his career, Leady has taught courses in public finance, labor economics, game theory, intermediate microeconomics and principles of economics at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the U.S. Military Academy and his master’s and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan. Leady continues to serve as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve in the 766th Transportation Battalion, with his most recent deployment to Kuwait in 2015-2016.Tags: business, economics, Jim Leady, mendoza college of businesslast_img read more

Lauren Hill Memorial Park ready for your donations

first_imgGreendale, IN—Friends of Lauren Hill, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring Lauren Hill, her dogs, and her “never give up” philosophy, are working on bringing her legacy with an effort to make the Lauren Hill Memorial Park come to life. The park will benefit all area dog owners, bike enthusiasts, and citizens.During the beginning phase, the goal is to raise $125,000 to get the park up and running. They are actively seeking donations to get this started. The city of Greendale has granted a 15-year lease agreement on the land across from the 11th Fairway on Hidden Valley Golf Club, to cultivate it into an interactive destination with a Dog Park, Mountain Bike Trails and more. The park will feature open green space with a 2/3 acre area for small dogs, 1/3 acre area for large dogs, and a 3-mile mountain bike trail. In the future, with additional fundraising, they envision expanding the park to include basketballs courts and other recreational oriented amenities such as disc golf.last_img read more

EHS Reunion Committee establishes new scholarship

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School Class of ’66 Reunion Committee will proceed with a proposed 50th Anniversary Class Project — the establishment and funding of a new annual EHS scholarship in honor of former basketball coach Stuart Taylor.The scholarship will be known as “The Class Of ’66 Coach Stuart Taylor Best Class Athletes’ Award.” Two awards of $500 will be given annually to the graduating class’s best female and male athletes, as voted by their classmates. The first winners will be announced on June 8.The committee’s president, Wayne Mayo, said the scholarship will be funded by donations.“Our Reunion Committee welcomes additional donations from other EHS graduates and friends of the school,” Mayo said. “[The committee] hopes team members of Coach Taylor’s 1964 and 1966 state championship squads and the other Eagle teams he coached will consider donating to this worthy undertaking.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGifts should be made payable by check to Ellsworth High School and marked for “The Stuart Taylor Scholarship Fund.” They can be mailed to EHS at 299 State St., Ellsworth, ME 04605; Attn: Michelle Barnard, The EHS Guidance Department.last_img read more

Radio Iowa High School Pre-Season Football Poll — West Hancock #1 in Class A; Clear Lake, St. Ansgar, Newman also rated

first_imgClass A1. West Hancock @ Garner-Hayfield-Ventura2. Alta-Aurelia @ Lawton-Bronson3. Wapsie Valley vs Clayton Ridge4. Saint Ansgar vs West Fork5. Council Bluffs St. Albert @ 2A #9 Kuemper6. Edgewood-Colesburg @ Bellevue7. Hudson vs Jesup8. Algona Garrigan vs Emmetsburg9. Wayne (Corydon) @ Woodward Academy10.Mason City Newman @ Lake Mills Class 3A1. Western Dubuque @ Clinton2. Solon @ Mount Vernon3. Cedar Rapids Xavier vs 1A #9 Regina4. North Scott vs 4A #3 Iowa City West5. Pella vs #7 Dallas Center-Grimes6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton vs Lewis Central7. Dallas Center-Grimes @ #5 Pella8. Sioux City Heelan @ Sioux City East9. Decorah @ 2A #1 Waukon10.Spencer @ Spirit Lake Class 2A1. Waukon vs 3A #9 Decorah2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley @ 1A #1 West Sioux3. Clear Lake vs Osage4. Crestwood @ Charles City5. Williamsburg @ West Marshall6. Algona vs Humboldt7. Des Moines Christian @ West Central Valley8. Chariton vs Creston/O-M9. Carroll Kuemper vs A #5 St. Albert10.Waterloo Columbus vs Iowa Falls-Alden Class 1A1. West Sioux vs 2A #2 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley2. Dike-New Hartford vs Denver3. Van Meter vs Earlham4. West Branch @ West Liberty5. West Lyon vs Central Lyon6. Pella Christian @ Oskaloosa7. Mediapolis vs West Burlington8. Mount Ayr vs Nodaway Valley9. Iowa City Regina @ 3A #3 Xavier10.South Central Calhoun @ East Sac Countycenter_img Class 4A1. Dowling Catholic vs #2 Waukee2. Waukee @ #1 Dowling3. Iowa City West @ 3A #4 North Scott4. Ankeny Centennial vs #9 Ankeny5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs CR Jefferson6. WDM Valley @ Southeast Polk7. Bettendorf @ Pleasant Valley8. Cedar Falls vs Ames9. Ankeny @ #4 Centennial10.Dubuque Senior @ Linn-Mar Eight-man1. Don Bosco @ #9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck2. Newell-Fonda vs Collins-Maxwell3. Fremont-Mills vs Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton4. Turkey Valley @ AGWSR5. Remsen St. Mary’s vs #7 Audubon6. New London (1-0) Idle7. Audubon (1-0) @ #5 Remsen St. Mary’s8. Iowa Valley (1-0) Idle9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs #1 Don Bosco10.Lenox (1-0) @ Sidneylast_img read more

Thousand Oaks shooting: Warriors’ Steve Kerr praises “Enough” initiative

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Warriors coach Steve Kerr praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for backing the Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks for their role in wearing “Enough” T-Shirts that listed the victims in the recent Thousand Oaks shooting.“It was a great show of unity in the NBA, and a statement that we have to address this issue as a country,” Kerr said before the Warriors played the Clippers on Monday. “Our government has to address it. We can’t just keep spewing out the same …last_img

Skills hub for trainee accountants

first_img19 July 2012 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel launched a business hub and skills programme for unemployed accounting graduates in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, on Wednesday.He said the initiative would go a long way to addressing the shortage of accountants in the South African economy.“[This] brings together a range of stakeholders who will contribute to increasing skills, creating jobs and supporting small business development.”Through a partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica), the initiative would provide training to unemployed accounting graduates, to enhance their practical skills and workplace readiness.A total of R6-million had been set aside by the department of economic development for the first year, in which 50 graduates would be trained.The second group of graduates would start at the beginning of 2013.The first intake would all hold BCom Accounting or equivalent qualifications.They would be trained by Guarantee Trust in life skills and technical skills, with simulated real work in real companies.Graduates to work at business hubSaica would set up a business hub offering back-office support to black entrepreneurs with an annual turnover of about R10-million.Graduates from the programme would work at the hub, providing accounting support to the businesses.This would also be done through a partnership with the new Small Enterprise Finance Agency.Fifteen of the graduates from the programme would be placed at the hub and the rest in various companies across the country.Patel said the business hub and skills programme would help the government’s efforts to create five-million jobs by 2020, as set out in the New Growth Path.“As we celebrate Mandela Day today, we must recognise that it is this kind of public interest role that we need more organisations to play, as it contributes towards the kind of society that we are striving for,” he said.Saica CEO Matsobane Matlwa said training would bridge the gap between educational qualifications and what the industry needed.“We are committed to collaborating with government in ensuring that all South Africans can have an opportunity to really participate and increase the economy of the country, by ensuring that they have a decent living,” he said.Matlwa said Saica’s strategic partner Softline Pastel would fund the set-up costs of the business hub and provide accounting software.Sapalast_img read more

Build Your House (file)…and Keep It Tidy, Too

first_imgDraw a map. Create a flowchart. Put together some document with all of your database fields and the naming conventions for those fields. Clean up duplicate records often. If you have the time to do this regularly, it can save you time in the future.Essentially the most important ingredient to keeping your housefile (list) clean is to dust it regularly. Empower your organization by coming up with a clear and outlined process of how you collect and store your data. Doing so will allow you keep a tidy housefile that is easy to report on and analyze. Make sure all individuals in your organization have that document. This will ensure that everyone in your organization will use the same naming conventions and mapping process when creating the online forms you use to collect constituents’ information. Source: Connection Cafecenter_img If you have uniform response options you want to have listed on multiple choice questions (that are going to be used on many of your online forms), decide upon the answer options and make sure everyone in your organization has a document outlining those response options. Building your housefile (list) is one of the key ingredients in developing a strong online presence. It is important to welcome a constant flow of constituents into your online home. But, what are the next steps in maintaining that list? Once you have a good list going, it is vital to keep that list clean, dust and clutter-free. Mom always told you to keep your room clean. Why should your constituent list be any different?Here are some tips to keeping a clean list:Decide on what data you want to collect and how you want it to be organized in your database. For example, if you want to have a field in your database to store information on constituents’ pets’ names, decide where you want that information to live in the database and how you want to get it there.last_img read more

Create an Online Fundraising Plan: Know Your Numbers

first_imgEmpathetic. Donor-centric. Sympathetic. Your marketing communications are “ticking” along as they should be. But, as we’re all painfully aware, the right-side of the  brain just loves piping in to talk about numbers, figures, trends and goals.Instead of telling that portion of the brain to buzz off (as I often do), use it to create the fourth and final piece of your online fundraising plan: The Numbers. Below, check out our tips for getting a jump on mapping what your numbers look like now and what you hope they look like later:Budget Tips:Planning to raise money online? Of course you are! Why else would you be developing an online fundraising plan? Be sure to build into your budget what you plan to spend for donation processing. For instance, you can check out our own DonateNow service–great value for a price that won’t eat up your budget.Fixing up your website? Be realistic about the features you need versus the features you want. Set up your budget ahead of time, and don’t be distracted by shiny objects: your website is a tool and a resource, not a fireworks show.Thinking about advertising? If you’re considering developing banner ads or other paid online outreach, remember to keep in mind the various items you’re paying for: design, development and placement costs.Hiring extra help? You may be planning to use the talents of a copywriter for your website or consultant to help you out. Those folks often like to get paid–go figure. And in planning this line item, do some brainstorming about how you might cut costs: Maybe a graphic designer (could be a student) will donate time or a communications intern can develop testimonials for your website.Tracking, Benchmarking, Reporting Tips:DonateNow. Are you a DonateNow customer? If so, don’t forget to log into your account to check out your donor reports. You can even track your campaigns by evaluating the tracking codes for different DonateNow buttons on your site and in your emails. Email messaging. Determine an evaluation schedule for monitoring your e-communications. Will you track the number of donors (past and new) directly tied to your email communications? Monitor giving levels of donors receiving your emails versus those who are not.Website traffic. Sign up for Google Analytics to evaluate site traffic. Work language into your online fundraising plan about how you will determine which content is most appealing and how you will increase visibility of that content while simultaneously finding a way to tie in giving opportunities.Testing. Not happy with your fundraising results? Test out new ideas! Vary your email messaging and mix around your website a bit. Testing is a vital piece of the puzzle when working to improve your numbers!last_img read more