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Target Finds Unique Partnership with Students at Case Competition

Apr 11 2018 4:00 PM | » Full Article Target Finds Unique Partnership with Students at Case Competition
Each spring, the Target Case Competition gives Nebraska Business students the chance to put themselves in the executive management chair and present a strategic business plan to Target managers with the goal of improving customer experience at their stores. This year five student teams worked to improve online strategies and blend them with the brick-and-mortar store experience.

Combs Builds Nebraska Through Inclusion

Apr 10 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Combs Builds Nebraska Through Inclusion
Dr. Gwendolyn Combs, associate professor of management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, helps build Nebraska by working to give voice to every individual employed at an organization. Her human resource career in the public and private sectors, including nearly 20 years at Nebraska Business, demonstrate her dedication to people and their value.

Women Reshaping Sales at Nebraska Business

Apr 10 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Women Reshaping Sales at Nebraska Business
Although stereotypes about the sales profession often paint it as a male-dominated occupation, women in the undergraduate certificate program in sales excellence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business believe those perceptions are changing. To that end, Laura McLeod, assistant professor of practice in marketing, works to increase the number of women in the program because their totals still fall far short of male students.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018

Apr 9 2018 7:00 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Student Blog - Spring 2018
The senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (Management 411), provides a semester-long project for business students called Strive to Thrive Lincoln, helping them gain knowledge of philanthropy in the Lincoln community. Students receive hands-on experience focusing on what it takes to manage a grant proposal process which ultimately awards $10,000 to local non-profits made possible through a gift by Rhonda Seacrest. Students also volunteer their service on outreach projects. As part of the class team structure, the social media team is initiating a Strive to Thrive Lincoln student blog. Students compose regular updates outlining their experiences from week-to-week as they go through the grant proposal process.

Student Entrepreneurs Create “April Madness” at Competition

Apr 5 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article Student Entrepreneurs Create “April Madness” at Competition
On the heels of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship generated its own “April Madness” this week, as more than 40 student teams competed in a bracket format for the right to be crowned champion of the New Venture Competition. Teams showcased business plans to judges during two preliminary rounds on the first day with the final four teams going at it on day two for the right to earn cash prizes from more than $75,000 in total prize money.

Business Students Connect with Minneapolis Employers

Apr 4 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Business Students Connect with Minneapolis Employers
Eleven students from the College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln traveled to Minneapolis on a career expedition hosted by the Business Career Center during spring break. Throughout four days, students networked with multiple professionals and alumni, and visited eight different employers.

Student Competitor Registration Open for New Venture Competition, April 3

Mar 15 2018 8:00 AM | » Full Article Student Competitor Registration Open for New Venture Competition, April 3
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosts the New Venture Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3-4. Held at the Nebraska Union, undergraduates of all majors and graduate students pitch their business plan to compete for over $75,000 in total prize money. Students who want to participate must register by Sunday, March 25. 

Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association

Feb 13 2018 3:00 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association and Teaching Council recognized 25 Nebraska Business faculty and staff during their annual award ceremony on Friday, February 2. The Parents' Recognition Award is presented to those who made a significant difference in students' lives.

Diving Into the Business of Great White Sharks

Feb 13 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Diving Into the Business of Great White Sharks
Tami Kaschke ’98, ’11, grew up believing her business future would be alongside her family at the John Deere dealership in North Platte, Nebraska, which they owned and operated for 36 years. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in management from the College of Business and acquired the foundational tools to succeed in business. However, when Kaschke ultimately dove into the business world, she found a new passion which took her halfway around the world working as a research assistant studying sharks at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in South Africa.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits

Feb 7 2018 3:00 PM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Grant Applications from Nonprofits
A management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to award up to $10,000. Students in the course call the hands-on experience with philanthropy Strive to Thrive Lincoln, and this semester they selected to focus on nonprofits which support people in need through education, awareness and enrichment.

Nebraska Business Dean’s List Announced for Fall Semester

Feb 6 2018 8:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Business Dean’s List Announced for Fall Semester
Students found success during their first semester in Howard L. Hawks Hall. More than 1,000 business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were named to the Nebraska Business Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester. The 929 undergraduate students who earned this recognition upheld a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. The College of Business also honored 237 undergraduate students for attaining a 4.0 GPA.

Entrepreneur Panel Provides Blueprint to Business Success for Students

Feb 2 2018 8:00 AM | » Full Article Entrepreneur Panel Provides Blueprint to Business Success for Students
Three Nebraska entrepreneurs took center stage at a special presentation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business on January 26 in Howard L. Hawks Hall. The program, facilitated by Dr. Sam Nelson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, featured Jon McNeill, president of global sales and service at Tesla Motors; Joe Petsick `85, co-founder and CFO of Proxibid; and Matthew Wegener, founder and CEO of iSoft Data Systems, Inc. The three guests told their stories and emphasized to students the qualities it takes to make an impact as an entrepreneur.

Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give

Feb 1 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Philanthropist Helping Nebraska Business Students Learn to Give
A meaningful class that gives Nebraska College of Business students hands-on experience with philanthropy will be offered in both fall and spring semesters, with the assistance of Nebraska philanthropist Rhonda Seacrest.

2018 Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream Award Presented to Osiri

Jan 18 2018 2:00 PM | » Full Article 2018 Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream Award Presented to Osiri
Dr. J. Kalu Osiri, director of international business and associate professor of practice in management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business, received the 2018 Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream Award as part of the MLK Week keynote address, Jan. 17 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The annual awards are given to individuals or groups who have contributed to the university or Lincoln by their exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Osiri Honored at Nebraska MLK Event

Jan 16 2018 10:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. J. Kalu Osiri, director of international business and associate professor of practice in management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business, receives the 2018 Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. annual keynote speech on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Nebraska celebrates a series of events honoring King from Jan. 12-19.

Global Immersion Blog: Jennifer Torres in Australia

Jan 13 2018 10:00 PM | » Full Article Global Immersion Blog: Jennifer Torres in Australia
Jennifer Torres, a senior management major from Chicago, Illinois, will travel to Cairns and Sydney, Australia, December 26-January 7. Leading up to her trip abroad, she and her classmates learn more about the region as part of the “LEED” program, which stands for Leadership, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Design in Asia Pacific - Australia. Torres wanted to make her senior year her best yet by studying abroad for the second time and exploring and familiarizing herself with Australian culture. She said, “I am most looking forward to seeing the Great Barrier Reef and being a part of the first in the world to ring in the new year! Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I made in college and am grateful for the opportunity to go again.”

10 Questions for the 10th Dean of the College of Business

Jan 11 2018 8:00 AM | » Full Article 10 Questions for the 10th Dean of the College of Business
After serving as the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business interim dean for nearly a year, Dr. Kathy Farrell became the 10th dean of the College of Business in December. In her relatively short time leading the college, Farrell has immersed herself in the job. The college’s Communications, Marketing and External Relations (CMER) team recently checked in with her to learn more about her and her thoughts on her new role and the future of the college.
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